Senior Behavioral Health Clinician - HSA

Recruitment #TPV-2932-107783

Introduction

Appointment Type: Provisional (TPV) The temporary provisional appointee must participate and be successful in a Civil Service Examination process for this classification and be selected through an open competitive process in order to be considered for a permanent appointment. Provisional appointments may not exceed three (3) years.

This position is located in the County Adult Assistance Program (CAAP) of the Human Services Agency.

Overview

San Francisco's Human Services Agency (HSA) is a centralized resource which delivers public assistance, child welfare, and aging and adult services to the citizens of San Francisco. Its mission is to promote well-being and self-sufficiency among individuals, families, and communities in San Francisco. HSA was formed in 2004 with the merger of two previously existing City departments - the Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Department of Disability and Aging Services (DAS). The office of Early Childhood Education (OECE) joined the Agency in 2014.  

What We Do  

We provide a safety net for individuals and families by offering income support, community-based living supports, and assistance getting food, housing, and health coverage. We offer programs and services that ensure the protection and safety of children, the elderly, and dependent adults. We help people secure employment through training, job search, and child care assistance.   

Position Description  

Under direction, the Senior Behavioral Health Clinician, with the management team provide oversight of the Social Security Income (SSI) Case Management program including ongoing review quality control of case management activities to ensure that it meets or exceeds project goals. This position supervises a team of 2916 Social Work Specialist assigned to the SSI Case Management Team and Triage Primary Assessment to assist adult clients with disabilities qualify for County Adult Assistance Programs (CAAP) and SSI.  

Essential duties include, but are not limited to:

  1. Ensures case managers’ client assignments are equivalent and workloads are balanced.
  2. Reviews appropriate forms/documents to ensure accuracy of the findings; ensure clients referred for case management are seen and assessed within established timelines.
  3. Coordinates with the Disability Evaluation and Consultation Unit (DECU) Clinicians to ensure clients referred to Case Management receive accurate assessments to determine eligibility for SSI.
  4. Coordinates with the physician, psychologist, and Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) to ensure clients, who do not have current primary care or behavioral health providers, complete consultative exams with DECU staff.
  5. Reviews SSI applications for completeness, accuracy, and on-time submittal including recording notes/data for all cases and/or treatment of clients in COSTS.   
  6. Ensure case management staff develops and maintains strong working relationships with referral sources and other staff that work with clients such as: Practical Assessment Exploration Systems (PAES), CAAP Counseling Service, Triage, State Systematic Improvement Plan (SSIP), Shelter Staff, HSA Staff, Single Room Occupancy (SRO) Housing Program, Staff Services Analyst (SSA),and staff and analysts of DDS.    
  7. Coordinates and oversees outstations of Case Management Staff in CAAP Triage, (PAES), Homeless Shelters, and the DHS SRO Housing Subsidy Program. 

Minimum Qualifications

1. Experience: Two (2) years of verifiable post-Master’s psychiatric Marriage, Family and Child Counselor (MFCC), Marriage, Family Therapist (MFT), Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) experience in a psychiatric or medical setting;  

AND

2. License and Certification: 
  • Possession of a valid Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) 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 Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) license issued by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) 

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.

Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.

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 (TPV-2932-107783)
  • 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 any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Dorys Lorio, by telephone at (415) 557-5733, or by email at Dorys Lorio.

 

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

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.

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.

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 

Clerical Errors:

May be corrected by the posting of the correction on the Department of Human Resources website at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#announcementsdefinitions 

Note on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):

Some positions in the Human Services Agency 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 face-fitting respirator.

 

The Human Services Agency of the City and County of San Francisco is committed to a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community. Each member of our organization is responsible and accountable for promoting success, being compassionate, and ensuring that everyone has a voice to make San Francisco an inclusive and equitable place to live and work by employing fair and just practices to and for all.  


 
Issued: November 20, 2020 
Carol Isen 
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: TPV-2932-107783
HSA / DL / 415-557-5733

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.

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