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Overview

SALARY AND BENEFITS:
Mental Health Therapist I: $28.47 – $37.74 per hour plus benefits package
Mental Health Therapist II: $31.27 – $41.49 per hour plus benefits package
FILING DEADLINE:
Open Until Filled
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Mental Health Therapist I/II provides clinical treatment to mental health patients and crisis intervention and counseling to the public. The major duties of the job include:
• Function independently at a high level of responsibility in areas such as emergency psychiatric
services.
• Provide 24-hour on-call crisis evaluation on rotation; arrange for acute hospitalization in an
appropriate facility.
• Collect, organize and present clinical observations to staff. Assist with design and implementation of
departmental programs.
• May have responsibility for specified portions of counseling therapy and case management.
• May provide training for Mental Health Case Workers.
• Evaluate treatment progress and effect modifications as appropriate.
• Participate in a variety of treatment activities including individual and group psychotherapy; develop
aftercare and follow-up programs for clients.
• Obtain or fabricate materials for use in therapy activities.
• Organize and direct special mental health projects with the advice of medical and professional staff.
• Prepare daily records and summarized progress of treatment for clients.
• Other duties may be assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Education: Possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course
work in social work, psychology or a related field.

Experience: MHT I: Two years of experience providing counseling services to individuals with emotional
and mental problems. Dual diagnosis training, experience and knowledge preferred.
MHT II: Three years of experience providing counseling services to individuals with
emotional and mental problems. Dual diagnosis training, experience and knowledge preferred.
License: MHT I: Must be licensed-eligible practitioner registered with the California State Board of
Behavioral Science Examiners.
MHT II: Possession of licensure as an LCSW or MFC issued by the California State Board
of Behavioral Science Examiners, or licensure as a Clinical Psychologist issued by the
California State Board of Medical Examiners.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver’s license.
Bilingual, bicultural individuals and individuals with lived experience as a mental health consumers or family
members are encouraged to apply.

SELECTION PROCESS:
Application materials will be reviewed, and the best-qualified applicants will be invited to Susanville to
participate in interviews.
HOW TO APPLY:
It is your responsibility to provide specific, accurate and complete information describing how you meet the
minimum qualifications. Qualified applicants are invited to submit an official Lassen County application
obtained by visiting our website at: http://lassencounty.org in the Personnel/Risk Management Area, or visit our application center at:
Lassen County Personnel Department  (530) 251 -8320
221 South Roop Street
Susanville, California 96130
EOE

Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Months of Experience: 24
Education Required: Master's
Driver's License Required: Yes