2930 Behavioral Health Clinician - COVID Command Center

Recruitment #TEX-2930-904322

Introduction

2930 BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CLINICIAN 

** This recruitment may close at any time, but no earlier than 5:00pm on December 21, 2020.**

 **Interested applicants are encouraged to apply promptly**

Appointment Type: Temporary Exempt (Category 18).   In accordance with San Francisco Charter Section 10.104, exempt employees serve at the discretion of the appointing authority. The duration is up to one (1) year, with a possibility of extension.

The San Francisco Department of Public Health (DPH) is accepting applications for twenty-six (26) full-time, temporary exempt positions in class 2930 Behavioral Health Clinician.  The qualified applicant pool resulting from this recruitment may be utilized to fill other exempt vacancies (i.e., Category 16,17,18) at various locations within DPH.

Due to the COVID- 19 crisis, the Department of Public Health is recruiting a pool of clinicians to serve in multiple roles throughout the COVID Command Center. The ability to conduct in-person services and/or outreach to community settings is a priority in order to support individuals and communities that are disproportionately affected by this unprecedented crisis. These roles will provide support in a variety of settings including, but not limited to: Shelter in Place Hotels, Isolation and Quarantine Sites, Outbreak Management Teams, Clinical Support to Individuals in Quarantine at their residence. Successful applicants will exhibit flexibility and ability to adapt to changing roles as needed. Overarching work will be to provide clinical assessment, support, and engagement of individuals impacted by COVID-19.  

Schedule/Shift(s): Varies. May work various shifts.  Days, evenings, nights, and weekends, and/or holiday shifts may be required.

Essential Duties:

Under general supervision, makes investigations to determine the eligibility of applicants for psychiatric care and services; evaluates information gained through interviews and collateral sources; makes determination on one of several alternative procedures; completes appropriate forms and documents relating to intake procedures; makes pertinent determinations and recommendations.  The 2930 Behavioral Health Clinicians also perform duties including, but not limited to:

  • Interviews individuals experiencing multiple stressors to determine current needs;
  • Actively participates as a member of a multidisciplinary team;
  • Completes appropriate referrals to services/other team members;
  • Completes appropriate forms and documentation to track assessment/progress;
  • Conducts interviews with collateral contacts (e.g., providers, support system) as indicated;
  • Proactively engages with patients;
  • Provides DSM 5 diagnosis as indicated;
  • Provides verbal de-escalation support over the phone or in person as indicated;
  • Assesses for acute care (e.g., 5150 WIC);
  • Engages and creates therapeutic space both in person and via telehealth;
  • Conducts contacts in person;
  • Maintains confidentiality in accordance with Federal and State regulations;
  • Uses multiple technological tools (e.g., MS Excel, MS Team, Electronic Health Records, virtual meeting platforms);
  • Follows current guidance regarding Personal Protective Equipment; and
  • Exhibits flexibility to adapt to changing work landscape.

The 2930 Behavioral Health Clinician performs other related duties as assigned/required. 

Nature of Work: 

Requires responsibility for carrying out and explaining established methods and procedures to applicants, recipients and others; achieving economies and/or preventing losses through careful and judicious interpretations of various legal provisions, methods and procedures in recommending assistance; making regular contacts with applicants, recipients, their families and others concerned, also with employees, other departments and outside organizations; gathering, compiling and reviewing important detailed psychiatric financial, personal and confidential information. Nature of duties involves occasional exposure to accident hazards and disagreeable elements in dealing with mentally ill and emotionally disturbed persons.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 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). 

One (1) year of full-time employment is equivalent to 2,000 hours (2,000 hours of qualifying work experience is based on a forty (40) hour work week). Any overtime hours that you work above forty (40) hours per week are not included in the calculation to determine full-time employment.  Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.

Desirable Qualifications:

The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.

  • Experience providing field based services (e.g., hotels, community housing) to individuals experiencing compounding stressors.
  • Experience working with individuals who represent a breadth of diversity; including multicultural client population, persons experiencing homelessness, individuals with history of contact with the criminal justice system, individuals at a range of developmental stages. 
  • Experience providing services in languages other than English. 

       

    Verification:
    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.

    Verification of required education typically must be a photocopy of the degree or transcript from an accredited college or university.  

    Verification of required work experience typically must be on the employer’s letterhead, and must include the applicant’s name, job title, description of job duties, dates of employment, hours per week, and signature of the employer, supervisor, or appropriate representative.  City and County of San Francisco (CCSF) employees do not need to submit verification of their City employment, but must submit written verification of outside experience.   CCSF employees will not receive credit for experience obtained outside of their classification unless recorded in accordance with the provisions of the Civil Service Rule 110.9.1/111A.11.2.     

    Verification of required licensure/certification typically must be a photocopy of the license/certificate including the name of the issuing agency as well as the name of the license/certificate holder, license/certificate number, and expiration date.

     

    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.  In line with the Official Public Health Order to slow the spread of COVID-19, “shelter-in-place” has been issued for all San Francisco residents that is expected to be in effect until further notice. As a result, Department of Human Resources (DHR)’s office (located at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103) is currently closed to the general public. If you have any questions, please feel free to email the Human Resources Analyst listed on this announcement.

    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 specific questions regarding these COVID Command Center positions, please contact Melody Doan, HR Operations Division, by telephone at (415) 554-2750 or by email at melody.doan@sfdph.org.

    If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the analyst, Yvette Gamble, by telephone at (415) 554-2911 or by email at yvette.gamble@sfdph.org

    Selection Procedures

    The department may implement screening mechanisms in order to determine applicants’ qualifications for this position.  Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through all steps in the selection process. Only applicants most closely meeting the needs of the department will be invited to continue in the selection process.   

     

    Conviction History

    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

    All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

     

    Conclusion

    Statement on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion:

    At the City and County of San Francisco, we share a commitment to a diverse, inclusive and equitable community. Each member of our organization is responsible and accountable for what they say and do to make San Francisco an inclusive and equitable place to live and work by employing fair and just practices to and for all.

    Licensure/Certification/Registration:

    Valid licensure/certification/registration as a requirement to perform the job must be kept current throughout length of employment. Failure to demonstrate/show proof of possession of required valid licensure/certification/registration may result in dismissal and/or termination of employment. 

    Note on ICARE:
    Willingness to uphold/abide by ZSFG’s ICARE (I-Introduce, C-Connect, A-Ask, R-Respond, E-Exit) philosophy for employee and patient interactions: https://zuckerbergsanfranciscogeneral.org/about-us/.  

    Note on Electronic Health Record (EHR):

    The Department of Public Health (DPH) is implementing a unified Electronic Health Record (EHR) system and DPH employees must demonstrate competency in the use of the system that is appropriate for their classification as a condition of employment.

    Note on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):

    Some positions in the Department of Public Health will require the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), including but not limited to gloves, gowns, eye and face protection, and face-fitting respirators. The requirement for the use of PPE may come on short or no notice. Facial hair or any condition that interferes with a face-fitting respirator’s seal (i.e. comes between the sealing surfaces of the respirator and the wearer’s bare skin) is not permitted when face-fitting respirators are worn, including during initial or periodic respirator fit-testing.

    Employees who choose not to shave and do not have either American Disabilities Act (ADA) or Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Accommodations do not have the right to alternate work assignments or the option of using a loose-fitting Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) in place of a FaceFitting Respirator.

    Medical Examination/Drug Testing:

    Prior to appointment, at the Department's expense, applicants may be required to take a tuberculosis (TB) screening test, a medical examination and/or drug test. 

    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. In line with the Official Public Health Order to slow the spread of COVID-19, “shelter-in-place” has been issued for all San Francisco residents that is expected to be in effect until further notice. As a result, Department of Human Resources (DHR)’s office (located at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103) is currently closed to the general public. If you have any questions, please feel free to email the Human Resources Analyst listed on this announcement.

    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.

    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.

    Requests:

    Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation at: http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#applicantswithdisabilities

    Issued:  Month, Day, Year
    Carol Isen
    Acting Human Resources Director
    Department of Human Resources
    Recruitment ID Number: TEX-2930-904322
    DPH/YG/ 415-554-2911  (#01147108)

    Benefits

    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.

    For more information about benefits, please click here.

     


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