2930 Behavioral Health Clinician
|Department||Homelessness and Supportive Housing Services|
|Date Opened||1/6/2020 3:00:00 PM|
|Filing Deadline||1/20/2020 5:00:00 PM|
|Salary||$43.14 - $52.41/hour; $7,477.00 - $9,085.00/month; $89,726.00 - $109,018.00/year|
|Job Type||Temporary Exempt|
Appointment Type: Temporary Exempt (TEX); this position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive Civil Service examination process and shall serve at the discretion of the Appointing Officer.
Who We Are
Through the provision of coordinated, compassionate, and high‐quality services, the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing (HSH) strives to make homelessness in San Francisco rare, brief, and one time. The Department provides assistance and support to homeless and at‐risk youth, adults and families to prevent imminent episodes of homelessness and end homelessness for people in San Francisco. Services include outreach, homelessness prevention, emergency shelter, drop‐in centers, transitional housing, supportive housing, short‐term rental subsidies, and support services to help people exit homelessness. For more information about the department, please visit our website: http://dhsh.sfgov.org/
What We Do
San Francisco is a pioneer in homeless services and a leader in providing supportive housing as a permanent exit from homelessness. The Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing seeks to be a national leader in the movement to end homelessness by developing a coordinated, client-focused system of services, piloting innovative models, and implementing proven solutions with measurable results. Major programs include: street outreach and service connection through the Homeless Outreach Team; 1,500-bed shelter system for adults and families including shelters for members of the LGBT community and survivors of domestic violence; Navigation Centers that provide temporary shelter to chronically homeless individuals using a low-threshold entry model; rapid rehousing rental subsidies for families, adults, seniors and transitional aged youth; the Homeward Bound program which has helped 10,000 individuals return to stable housing in their city of origin; and robust supportive housing programs of nearly 7,400 units which provide permanent housing and services to formerly homeless individuals and families.
What You’ll Be Doing
Under general supervision of the Senior Behavioral Health Clinician, leads team of caseworkers working in residential setting with high risk mentally ill and/or substance abusing clients to prevent homelessness and links clients to appropriate outpatient services. The incumbent will provide intensive clinical case management, psychotherapy, crisis intervention and 5150 services, referrals for substance abuse treatment, and psycho education; intake, assessment, service planning and consultation; coordinate closely with property management staff and support service team members to develop successful treatment strategies; provide treatment advocacy and coordination with other agencies, families and clients and provide clinical supervision for paraprofessional caseworkers.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Evaluates social, emotional and physical needs of clients by applying social work theories;
• Helps clients cope with the environmental and psychological issues of illness by explaining options and treatments as well as making appropriate referrals;
• Collaborates with the interdisciplinary health care teams to treat and plan for the psychosocial and medical needs of clients by consulting with other providers and making referrals; develops and implements psychosocial treatment plans and records progress notes;
• Conducts mandatory reporting activities by completing reports and documents in specific timeframes;
• Provides supportive counseling or crisis intervention to clients as well as client’s significant others, families, or friends and/or may provide referral services to therapists or mental health providers;
• Provides education, information and referrals to staff and clients regarding substance use issues and services;
• Leads team of paraprofessional caseworkers;
• Advocates on behalf of clients, with agencies, medical practitioners and within the community;
• Conducts home/room visits when necessary to survey living situations of clients for accessibility and to determine the need for further services;
• Plans, coordinates and leads socialization activities for residents in conjunction with caseworkers;
• Prepares written reports and evaluations for placement into residential or inpatient services;
• Assists clients with basic needs services and resources such as housing, food, clothing, legal aid, and entitlements;
• Organizes and leads psycho-educational groups, with a focus on harm reduction;
• Works with the management team in program development;
• Provides client care in a manner that is both non-discriminatory and non-judgmental;
• Performs other duties as assigned.
License and Certification:
Possession of a valid Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) license issued by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) OR
Current registration as an Associate Social Worker (ASW) license issued by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS); OR
Possession of a valid Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) license issued by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS); OR
Possession of a valid Marriage and Family Therapist Intern (MFTI) license issued by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS); OR
Possession of a valid Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) license issued by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS); OR
Possession of a valid Professional Clinical Counselor Intern (PCCI) license issued by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS).
Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.
The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.
• One (1) year experience working with people with severe mental illness in an inpatient psychiatric unit, through an intensive case management program, and/or in a psychiatric emergency room.
• Experience providing clinical supervision.
• Three (3) years of experience working with chronically homeless people in a community setting.
• Possession of a valid Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) license issued by the California Board of Behavioral Science (BBS).
• Working knowledge of SF City and County Departments, agencies, programs, criminal justice system, veteran services, and homeless services.
• Interest in and experience with working in a harm reduction model.
• Ability to work independently.
• Experience as a service provider with a multidisciplinary health care team in a health care agency.
• Demonstrated work experience with people with substance abuse problems.
Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at https://sfdhr.org/how-verify-education-requirements
Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.
How To Apply
Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.
- Select the desired job announcement
- Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
- Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously”
- Follow instructions on the screen
Computers are available for the public (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) to file online applications in the lobby of the Dept. of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco.
Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date. Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter. To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com, @sfpl.org, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.org, @famsf.org, @ccsf.edu).
Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file. Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records. Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.
All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline. Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.
Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.
If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Stefanie Lim, by telephone at 415-551-8911, or by email at email@example.com.
Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire (Weight: Qualifying): Candidates will be prompted to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire as part of the online employment application. This Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire is designed to obtain specific information regarding an applicant's experience in relation to the Minimum Qualifications for this position. Applicants must also complete the official application. It is essential that applicants provide complete information in identifying their education, experience and training. The Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to evaluate if the applicant possesses the required minimum qualifications.Selection Procedure: The selection process will include evaluation of applications in relation to minimum requirements. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to the interview. Depending on the number of applicants, the Department may establish and implement additional screening mechanisms to comparatively evaluate the qualifications of candidates. If this becomes necessary, only those applicants whose qualifications most closely meet the needs of the Department will be invited to participate.
As a selected candidate for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a selected candidate. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as:
- Candidates for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.
- Candidates for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.
Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.
If you are a selected candidate, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.
Disaster Service Workers
The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.
Terms of Announcement:
Applicants must be guided solely by the provisions of this announcement, including requirements, time periods and other particulars, except when superseded by federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations. Clerical errors may be corrected by the posting the correction on the Department of Human Resources website at www.jobaps.com/sf.
Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation at:
General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures:
Important Employment Information for the City and County of San Francisco can be obtained at http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor.
Copies of Application Documents:
Applicants should keep copies of all documents submitted, as these will not be returned.
Right to Work:
All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States.
Exam Type: TEX
Issued: January 6, 2020
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: TEX-2930-903939
All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.