Mental Health Clinician (Registered)

Recruitment #22-333180-01

Introduction

Solano County's Behavioral Health mission is to provide mental health services and support in Solano County that are person-centered, safe, effective, efficient, timely and equitable, that are supported by friends and community, that promote wellness/recovery, and that fully incorporate shared decision making between consumers, family members and providers. 

 

Solano County Behavioral Health dedicates itself to the care of Solano residents to help them remainin the community so that they can progress in their recovery and benefit from natural supports, avoiding institutionalization. Behavioral Health provides psychiatric services to Solano Community in an integrated health care environment in three adult and child outpatient clinics located in Vallejo, Fairfield, and Vacaville.   

 

Our Services: In addition to outpatient psychiatric services, the Behavioral Health Division offers the following to its clients:

  • Outpatient Psychotherapy
  • Case  Management
  • A.C.T. model services (Full Service Partnerships)
  • Wellness Centers
  • Consumer and Family Support

Solano County Behavioral Health is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Our services aim to empower all community members throughout their journey towards wellness and recovery. It is also of equal importance for us to improve access to quality care for underserved and under-represented ethnic and minority populations who have been historically marginalized by health care systems. We are seeking qualified staff who possess valuable life experiences and expertise to ensure our workforce is culturally and linguistically responsive and leverages diversity to foster innovation and positive outcomes for the people we serve. 

 

To learn more about the Behavioral Health Services Division please visit: 

https://www.solanocounty.com/depts/bh/default.asp

THE POSITION

The Mental Health Clinician (Registered) is the professional intern level classification which provides mental health treatment services for mental, emotional and co-occurring disorders, including substance abuse and/or developmental disability and chemical dependency disorders in inpatient or outpatient settings, including assessment, diagnosis, crisis intervention, individual and group counseling, non-medical psychotherapy, and initiation of involuntary holds; provides and oversees both treatment and continuing care; prepares reports and maintains records related to client or client services.

The Mental Health Clinician (Registered) is a professional intern level classification in which incumbents must possess a Marriage, Family Therapist Intern or an Associate Clinical Social Worker License.  Work is performed within the limits of licensing and professional standards.  Clinicians use established clinical methods and procedures for client assessment, planning and implementation of treatment plans, and non-medical psychotherapy.  Clients served suffer from serious and persistent emotional, mental and/or substance abuse problems.  The work is performed in accordance with the requirements as mental health professionals with certain decisions and actions requiring sign-off by licensed staff.

The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used to fill full-time and part-time regular, limited-term or extra-help positions as vacancies occur or the need arises.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS 

Education and Experience

No experience required.

Possession of a Master’s degree in a field of study approved by the California State Board of Behavioral Science Examiners; AND

Acceptance by the California State Board of Behavioral Science Examiners as a candidate for licensure (registered intern/associate) as either a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern (MFTI) or Associate Licensed Clinical Social Worker (ALCSW) or Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) or any other equivalent Licensed approved by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Please see "Document Submittal Requirements" section below for more information.

Note: Failure to obtain such required license within the legally specified timelines or loss of State registration shall result in termination or reassignment, if such a vacancy exists and the incumbent meets the minimum requirements for the vacant position. (Such action will be taken in accordance with Civil Service Commission rules).  

To view the job description for this position, please visit: 
http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?blobid=15898

BENEFITS/ WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?

Solano County offers a cafeteria-style medical package with health benefits, offered through CalPERS. The County contribution for family coverage for the 2022 calendar year is $1,671.27 per month. The County offers a cash back provision for those who choose employee-only or who waive medical insurance coverage. The County may offer a supplemental contribution for employees enrolled in Employee plus Two or More coverage.

Dental and vision insurances for the employee and eligible dependents are paid 100% by the County.    

Solano County participates in CalPERS retirement and contributes to Social Security.    

Vacation is accrued at approximately 10 days per year for the first 3 years.

Sick leave accrues at approximately 12 days per year.  

The County observes 12 full day fixed and 2 half day fixed paid holidays per year. Additionally, employees in this bargaining unit receive 2 floating paid holidays per year.     

Employees are eligible to receive an additional 2.5% longevity pay, per level, after the completion of continuous service at 10, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years.

To view the benefits for a regular position, please visit:

 http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?blobid=16514

Extra-help employees who work less than 29 hours per week do not typically receive or accrue benefits of regular employees during their period of employment. All extra-help employees accrue .034 hours of Paid Time Off [Represented] Sick Leave [Unrepresented] for every full hour worked.

To view the benefits for an extra help position, please visit:

Represented - http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?blobid=16516

SELECTION PROCESS

Application Review:

11/23/2022 - 5:00pm Deadline to submit application and any required documents for next application review.

12/08/2022 - 5:00pm Deadline to submit application and any required documents for next application review.

Based on the information provided in the application documents, the qualified applicants may be invited for further examination and will either be pre-scheduled by the Department of Human Resources or be invited to self-schedule. All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of an initial application screening, a supplemental questionnaire assessment, a written and/or practical exam, an oral board exam, or any combination listed. Responses to supplemental questions may be used as screening and testing mechanisms and will be used to assess an applicant’s ability to advance in the process; as such, responses to supplemental questions should be treated as test examination responses. Information contained herein does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.


A minimum score of 70% is required to continue in the selection process, unless otherwise announced.

All potential new hires and employees considered for promotion to management, confidential positions or unrepresented positions will be subject to a background and reference check after contingent job offer is accepted. These provisions are subject to change.

RETIREES - Solano County invites all qualified candidates to apply for positions; however pursuant to Government Code Section 21221(h) and 21224, hiring restrictions may apply to California Public Sector Pension Plan Retirees.

HOW TO APPLY

Please visit the County of Solano website, www.jobsatsolanocounty.com, to apply. Applications must be submitted through the JobAps system. Paper copies of applications are not accepted. All additional application materials as requested in the job announcement (degree/transcripts, certificates, DD-214 if applicable, ADA Accommodation Request) must be submitted by fax to (707) 784-3424, or by email to recruitment@solanocounty.com. Be sure to include the recruitment title (Mental Health Clinician -Registered) and the recruitment number (22-333180-01) in your email or fax, and are due by the application review date.

Previously submitted application materials (i.e. copies of diploma and/or transcripts, etc.) for prior recruitments will not be applied for this recruitment but must be re-submitted for this recruitment.

Any further questions can be directed to the Department of Human Resources at (707) 784-6170, business hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EOE/AA.

Please note that all dates/times listed in the job announcement are Pacific Time.

 

 

 

DOCUMENT SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS

All candidates must submit a copy of the following by the final filing deadline:

  • Proof of the required Master's degree. All applicants must submit a copy of their degree (verifying the degree, date earned and area of specialization) or transcripts (official/unofficial verifying the student, institution, and date and degree conferred).
  • Verification of acceptance by the California State Board of Behavioral Science Examiners as a candidate for licensure (registered intern/associate) as either a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern (MFTI) or Associate Licensed Clinical Social Worker (ALCSW) or Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) or any other equivalent Licensed approved by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Candidates who fail to submit their diploma/transcripts and licensure verification by the screening deadline  will be disqualified from the recruitment.

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates who attended a college or university that is accredited by a foreign or non-U.S. accrediting agency must have their educational units evaluated by an educational evaluation service. The result must be submitted to the Human Resources Department no later than the close of the recruitment. Please contact the local college or university to learn where this service can be obtained.

How to Submit Your Documents

In addition to uploading attachments when applying online, candidates may submit documents by fax to (707) 784-3424, or by email to recruitment@solanocounty.com.  Be sure to include the recruitment title (Mental Health Clinician -Registered) and the recruitment number (22-333180-01) in your email or fax.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE

This Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to determine applicants’ qualifications for this position and assess an applicant’s ability to advance in the recruitment process; therefore, applicants are encouraged to answer all questions thoroughly and completely.  Omitted information will not be considered or assumed.  Applicants who have no experience in a specific area are recommended to state "no experience in this area" instead of leaving the space blank.

Please note that the experience in your answers must be reflected in your employment history.

 

Do you have verification of acceptance by the State of California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners as a candidate for licensure (registered intern/associate) as a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern (MFTI)? 

Yes  No 
 

Do you have verification of acceptance by the State of California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners as as a candidate for licensure (registered intern/associate) as a Associate Licensed Clinical Social Worker (ALCSW)? 

Yes  No 
 

Do you have verification of acceptance by the State of California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners as a candidate for licensure (registered intern/associate) as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor(LPCC)?

Yes  No 
 

Do you have verification of acceptance by the State of California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners as a candidate for licensure (registered intern/associate) in any other equivalent license approved by the California Board of Behavioral Science? 

Yes  No 
 

If yes, please indicate your license below:

1

Describe your experience with providing or supporting mental health services to severely, persistently mentally ill adults.

 
  I have less than 1 year of experience
  I have 1 - 2 years of experience
  I have 2 - 4 years of experience
  I have more than 4 years of experience
  I have no experience
2

Please describe your familiarity/experience working in a community based mental health agency or county mental health setting.

 
  I have less than 1 year of experience
  I have 1 - 2 years of experience
  I have 2 - 4 years of experience
  I have more than 4 years of experience
  I have no experience
3

Please select the option that best describes your experience working with multi-disciplinary teams.

  I have less than 1 year of experience
  I have 1 - 2 years of experience
  I have 2 - 4 years of experience
  I have more than 4 years of experience
  I have no experience
4

Please select the option that best describes your experience working with youth who have experienced traumatic life events or who have been involved with multiple agencies such as child welfare, juvenile justice, special education services. 

  I have less than 1 year of experience
  I have 1 - 2 years of experience
  I have 2 - 4 years of experience
  I have more than 4 years of experience
  I have no experience
5

Proof of the required Master's degree. All applicants must submit a copy of their degree (verifying the degree, date earned and area of specialization) or transcripts (official/unofficial verifying the student, institution, and date and degree conferred).

Verification of acceptance by the California State Board of Behavioral Science Examiners as a candidate for licensure (registered intern/associate) as either a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern (MFTI) or Associate Licensed Clinical Social Worker (ALCSW) or any other equivalent licensed approved by the California Board of Behavioral Science.

I will be submitting all the above in the following manner: 

  Uploading to my employment application prior to submittal
  Emailing to recruitment@solanocounty.com
  Faxing to (707) 784-3424
6

Some positions may require bilingual skills. Applicants who indicate bilingual skills on their application may be required to demonstrate proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing in the language indicated.

Are you proficient in speaking, reading, and writing any of the following languages?    

Spanish
Tagalog
Vietnamese
None of the above

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Driver’s License: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Class C Driver’s License may be required at the time of appointment. Loss of the Class C Driver’s License is a cause for discipline. Individuals who do not meet this driver’s license requirement due to a physical disability will be considered for accommodation on a case-by-case basis.

Assignment Requirements: Some positions in these classes may require work in an out-station location or in a setting with other professionals integrated as a team

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

Psychotherapy: Incumbents provide non-medical psychotherapy to clients in accordance with State law and regulation as individual licensing permits.

Travel: Independent travel may be required to various work sites and client residences.

Background Investigation: Candidates for some positions in this class will be required to pass a background investigation in accordance with applicable law, regulation, and/or policy.

Compliance Agreements: Selectees for employment must, as a condition of employment, sign a statement agreeing to comply with mandatory child and elder abuse reporting, drug free workforce, and confidentiality.

VETERANS PREFERENCE POINTS

To be eligible, applicant must have served at least 181 consecutive days of active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States and have received either an honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions.  A COPY OF THE DD 214, SHOWING DISCHARGE TYPE (GENERALLY COPY 4), MUST BE RECEIVED IN THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT BY THE FINAL FILING DATE.  Applicants who have a service connected disability must also submit a recent award letter from the VA stating they are receiving disability benefits for service connected reasons. 

Veteran applicants for initial County employment with an honorable or general under conditions discharge shall receive five (5) points added to their combined score.  Disabled veterans rated at not less than 30% disability shall have ten (10) points added to their combined score.  Veteran’s preference points will only be added to passing scores in competitive open examinations.

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

It is the policy of Solano County that all employment decisions and personnel policies will be applied equally to all County employees and applicants and be based upon the needs of County service, job related merit, and ability to perform the job.

APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES:  Qualified individuals with a disability, who are able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, and need an accommodation during any phase of the recruitment/testing/examination process (as detailed in the “Selection Process”), must complete the following Request for Testing Accommodation by Applicants with Disabilities Form: http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=23215.

This form must be received in the Human Resources Department by the final filing date of the recruitment.  Applicants will be contacted to discuss the specifics of the request.

SOLANO COUNTY

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OUR COMMUNITY

Solano County is the ideal place to live, learn, work and play…  The America's Promise Alliance has named Solano County as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People for six straight yearsthe only California community with that distinction.

  • Live – Solano County as well as cities within the County have ranked in the top 15 hottest markets across the country and within the Bay Area due to prime location and affordability.
  • Learn  Higher education abounds! Within the County, education choices include: Solano Community College, CSU Maritime Academy, Brandman University, and Touro University. Bordering our County is the renowned University of California Davis.
  • Work – The blend of agriculture, corporate business and pleasant lifestyle enhance the attraction of Solano County. Blessed with a thriving agricultural economy, the county is also home to biotechnology and other growth industries.
  • Play - Situated midway between San Francisco and Sacramento—the State capitol, Solano County is home to rolling hillsides, waterfronts and fertile farmland. County residents can enjoy day trips to the San Francisco Bay area, Lake Tahoe region and the Napa and Sonoma Valleys.

The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.

County Population (2019): 447,643

SOLANO COUNTY IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER



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