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Mental Health Outreach Worker-Behavioral Health Services

Part-time Positions

Recruitment #0221-RS2051-TM

Introduction

This recruitment is being held to fill multiple part-time vacancies in the Behavioral Health Services Department and to establish a referral list to fill future vacancies.  Candidates must pass a pre-employment drug screening to be considered for this position.

San Joaquin County Behavioral Health Services

Behavioral Health Services (BHS) is a division of San Joaquin County Health Care Services and provides an array of mental health and substance use disorder treatment services, primarily for Medi-Cal beneficiaries in San Joaquin County. The department consists of over 800 employees in the following operational divisions:

  • Administration
  • Mental Health Services
  • Mental Health Forensic Services
  • Adult/Older Adult Services
  • Inpatient and Crisis Services (24 hour services)
  • Children’s Services
  • Substance Abuse Services (Residential and Outpatient treatments)
  • Mental Health Pharmacy

TYPICAL DUTIES

  • Assists various mental health professional and paraprofessional staff by providing a wide variety of services in the area of community mental health.
  • Assists in teaching basic mental health information and coping skills to clients and families, particularly in areas of utilizing the resources of the children's, adult and older adult systems of care; may assist in teaching basic mental health concepts of support, relationships, crisis management, medication management, vocational involvement and related areas.
  • Provides outreach to locate persons who may need additional support and services to maintain and develop optimal functioning in the community; may assist in providing follow-up counseling as to treatment options and resources available; learns to make referrals as appropriate.
  • Assists in interviewing clients, gathering and assembling related information and preparing reports; maintains appropriate records and files.
  • Participates in development of programs and delivery of services for mental health consumers; learns to provide information and counseling regarding rights, complaint and grievance procedures, and advocacy.
  • Provides basic community mental health education to consumers, family groups, community groups, and other interested persons.
  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    Either I

    Experience:  One year as a Mental Health Outreach Worker Trainee.

     

    Or II

    Experience:  One year responsible work experience providing community based mental health services, working with community based organizations that provide mental health related services to culturally diverse groups or working with seriously and persistently mentally ill adults or severely mentally disabled children.

     

    And

    License:  Possession of a valid California Driver’s License.

     

    Special Requirements:  Must be recognized as a designated consumer of mental health services or as an immediate family member of a consumer with serious mental health needs.

     

    Note:  Supplemental application must be submitted with employment application.

    KNOWLEDGE

    Basic individual and community mental health needs and problems; mental health organizations and resources; basic principles of human behavior; basic report writing, data gathering and record keeping practices; basic interviewing principles and practices.

    ABILITY

    Fluently speak, read and write the English language; learn a wide variety of mental health programs and procedures; understand and follow technical written and oral-directions; understand and work effectively with diverse cultural and ethnic groups; work with individuals with severe and persistent mental health problems; learn to make verbal presentations to highly diverse community groups; establish and maintain effective working relationship with staff, clients and the general public; learn basic principles of teaching or counseling.

    PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

    Mobility-Constant walking; frequent operating of keyboard, standing for long periods, pushing/pulling, bending/squatting and stair climbing; Visual Requirements-Frequent overall vision and reading/close-up work; Dexterity-Constant holding and writing; frequent repetitive motion; Hearing/Talking-Constant hearing normal speech, hearing on the telephone, talking in person and talking on the telephone; Emotional/Psychological Factors-Constant public contact, decision making and concentration.

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    San Joaquin County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and is committed to providing equal employment to all without regard to age, ancestry, color, creed, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation or belief, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation.  For more information go to www.sjgov.org/department/hr/eeo.

    Accomodations for those covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA):

    San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

    Selection Procedures

    Applicants for part-time and temporary recruitments who meet the minimum qualifications are either referred to the hiring department for further selection or they may be required to take a written examination.  If a written examination is given, the top candidates may be referred to the hiring department for further selection.

    Testing Accommodation:  Candidates who require testing accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) must call Human Resources Division at (209) 468-3370 prior to the examination date. 

    Physical Exam:  Some classifications require physical examinations.  Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the physical examination.  The County pays for physical examinations administered in its medical facilities.

    Pre-employment Drug Screening Exam:  Some classifications require a new employee successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen as a condition of employment.  Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the drug screen.  The County pays for the initial drug screen.

     

    Employment of Relatives: Applicants who are relatives of employees in a department within the 3rd degree of relationship, (parent, child, grandparent, grandchild or sibling) either by blood or marriage, may not be appointed, promoted, transferred into or within the department when:

    • They are related to the Appointing Authority, or

    • The employment would result in one of them supervising the work of the other

    Department Heads may establish additional limitations on the hiring of relatives by departmental rule.

    Proof of Eligibility:  If you are offered a job, you will be required to provide proof of U.S. citizenship or other documents that establish your eligibility to be employed in the U.S.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Apply Online:       

    www.sjgov.org/department/hr

    By mail or in person:  

    San Joaquin County Human Resources

    44 N. San Joaquin Street Suite 330

    Stockton, CA 95202                                  

     

    Office hours:               
    Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; excluding holidays.

    Phone:  (209) 468-3370 

     

    Job Line:

    For current employment opportunities please call our 24-hour job line at (209) 468-3377. 

    When a final filing date is indicated, applications must be filed with the Human Resources Division before 5:00 p.m. or postmarked by the final filing date. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. Applications sent through county inter-office mail, which are not received by the final filing date, will not be accepted. (The County assumes no responsibility for mailed applications which are not received by the Human Resources Division).  

    San Joaquin County Substance Abuse Policy: San Joaquin County has adopted a Substance Abuse Policy in compliance with the Federal Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988. This policy is enforced by all San Joaquin County Departments and applies to all San Joaquin County employees.

    Equal Opportunity Employer:  San Joaquin County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and is committed to providing equal employment to all without regard to age, ancestry, color, creed, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation or belief, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation.  For more information go to
    www.sjgov.org/department/hr/eeo.



    Click on a link below to apply for this position:

    Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet.
    View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
    View and print the official application form as an Acrobat pdf file. scannable paper application A San Joaquin County application form is required for this recruitment. You may print this Acrobat PDF document and then fill it in.
    Contact us via conventional means. You may contact us by phone at (209) 468-3370, or by email, or apply for a job in person at the San Joaquin County Human Resources Division.

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    Human Resources Division  Stockton, CA 95202
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