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Bargaining Unit: SEIU 1021 - Social Workers (005)
$57.39-$67.66 Hourly / $4,304.25-$5,074.50 BiWeekly /
$9,325.88-$10,994.75 Monthly / $111,910.50-$131,937.00 Yearly
This classification specification describes the journey-level classification in the Behavioral Health Crisis Intervention Specialist flexibly staffed series. Incumbents of this classification under direction, provide community-based crisis intervention services for children and adult populations with mental health and/or substance abuse diagnoses on mobile crisis and mobile evaluation teams which includes direct client contact in the community, partnering with law enforcement, crisis intervention, field clinical assessments, outreach services, and other related duties as assigned. Work is performed seven (7) days a week and assignment locations may vary in order to best serve the community.
This classification is part of a two-level flexibly staffed class series located in the Behavioral Health Care Services’ Crisis Services Systems of Care, Behavioral Health Crisis Intervention Specialist II reports to a Behavioral Health Crisis Intervention Specialist Supervisor. Incumbents provide community-based crisis prevention and early intervention services to clients and the community. A Behavioral Health Crisis Intervention Specialist II may provide direction to a Behavioral Health Crisis Intervention Specialist I, and oversight and training to graduate clinical interns.
This series is distinguished from the Behavioral Health Clinician series in that the Behavioral Health Clinician provides clinical and case management services to clients in a clinic setting, whereas the Behavioral Health Crisis Intervention Specialist work is solely field based responding to crisis calls to de-escalate situations involving the most vulnerable populations in the community.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
NOTE: The following are duties performed by employees in this classification. However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Each individual in the classification does not necessarily perform all duties listed.
Possession of a master’s degree from an accredited college or university in social work, marriage and family therapy, educational psychology, or a closely related field.
The equivalent of six (6) months full-time experience in the class of Behavioral Health Crisis Intervention Specialist I in the Alameda County classified service.
The equivalent of six (6) months of full-time post licensure experience as a behavioral health/mental health clinician providing community-based clinical and/or crisis management services.
Possession of a valid clinical license from the applicable licensing authority: California Board of Behavioral Sciences, California Board of Psychology, or California Board of Registered Nursing. Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's license. Applicants must possess such license prior to appointment to such positions.
In compliance with the Administrative Simplification provision of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), employees in this classification are required to possess a National Provider Identifier (NPI) number prior to their first day on the job.
In compliance with Medicare regulations, eligible licensed clinicians in this classification are required to complete the "Medicare Enrollment Process for Physicians and Non-Physician Practitioners" through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, prior to their first day on the job. Active enrollment in Medicare is a condition of employment. Failure to attain or maintain active enrollment will result in termination.
In compliance with the California Code of Regulations and the Board of Behavioral Sciences, clinicians in this classification will be required to complete “supervision training” to be eligible to provide supervision of trainees or interns.
In compliance with the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and the Federal Cures Act, Employees in this classification who are required to render direct specialty mental health services in the course of their assignment must successfully be enrolled in Provider Application and Validation for Enrollment (PAVE) web portal prior to commencing employment.
NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
NOTE: The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the "Examples of Duties" section of this specification.
CLASS SPEC HISTORY
CSC Date: 09/12/18
IL: saa Revised 03/08/2023
Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being. These benefits include but are not limited to*:
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*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement. This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.