Mental Health Clinician (Licensed)

Recruitment #22-333190-01


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. 


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Under administrative direction, Mental Health Clinician (Licensed) provides mental health treatment services for mental, emotional, behavioral, and chemically dependent disorders in in-patient or out-patient settings, including assessment, diagnosis, crisis intervention, individual and group counseling, non-medical psychotherapy, and initiation of involuntary holds. Incumbents provide and oversee both treatment and continuing care, prepare reports and maintain records related to patient or client services, and related duties as required.

The following teams/units exist within the Behavioral Health Division:

  • The Quality Improvement Team works with all Mental Health Plan programs to support documentation practices, facilitate clinical trainings and support activities, collect and analyze healthcare data, and assist programs to effectively ensure that State and federal requirements are being implemented.
  • The Triage Unit focuses on early engagement, crisis management, clinical assessment and supportive services for individuals with serious mental illness, co-occurring substance use disorders and criminal justice involvement.
  • The SMART Team supports clients who are CalWORKS Welfare-to-Work recipients who suffer from mental health, substance use and/or domestic violence issues which reasonably prevent them from looking for employment or maintaining employment. The team offers clinical assessments and provide individual/family/group therapy services and case management services.
  • The Integrated Care Clinic serves adult clients with serious and persistent behavioral health issues. The mental health clinician provides clinical assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning and assist in determining levels of care including involuntary holds, provide individual and group therapy when indicated, and facilitate brief case management.
  • The Children’s Full Service Partnership Team is comprised of a multidisciplinary team that provides intensive mental health services to children and families in the home and community. This team members work collaboratively with the family and other ancillary services to provide a team approach to meet the needs of the child and family.
  • The Adult Full Service Partnership Team provides Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) to adults who have been recently hospitalized, incarcerated, or are at risk of being hospitalized due to the severity of their mental health symptoms in combination with insufficient social supports and co-morbid medical and/or substance abuse conditions.

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.


Education and Experience

Two years of post Master’s degree supervised experience in a mental health related setting providing direct services to mentally or emotionally disabled persons, including dual diagnosis and addiction issues for those assigned to the substance abuse settings;


Current licensure by the State of California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners as either a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) or any other equivalent Licensed approved by the California Board of Behavioral Science.

Note: Loss of the required State licensure 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). 

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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 fixed, 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.

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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 for every full hour worked. 

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Solano County is committed to “Invest In and For the Future” by providing training resources to encourage employee professional development and growth within our organization. While employed with Solano County, employees have the opportunity to pursue their career goals, interests, and develop the competencies on the Solano County Leadership Development Model by participating in the following programs:

• Tuition Reimbursement Program
• Annual Education Fair
• County Mentoring Program
• Leadership Academy
• Supervisory Trainings
• Skill Development Trainings
• Self-paced learning opportunities


11/17/2022 - 5:00pm Deadline to submit application and any required documents for next application review.

12/01/2022 - 5:00pm NEXT 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, 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.


Please visit the County of Solano website,, 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 Be sure to include the recruitment title (Mental Health Clinician (Licensed)) and the recruitment number (22-333190-01) 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.



All candidates must submit a copy of the following by the screening date:

  • Current licensure by the State of California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners as either a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) or any other equivalent Licensed approved by the California Board of Behavioral Science.
  • Proof of a Master's degree by either a copy of their college diploma (verifying the degree, date earned and area of specialization) or transcripts (official or unofficial which verify the student, institution, date and degree conferred)

Candidates who fail to submit the above by the final filing date will be disqualified from the recruitment.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:  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  Be sure to include the recruitment title (Mental Health Clinician (Licensed)) and the recruitment number (22-333190-01) in your email or fax.


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 possess a current license issued by the State of California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT)?

Yes No

Do you possess a current license issued by the State of California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)?

Yes No

If you do not possess either a Marriage and Family Therapist or a Clinical Social Worker license, do you possess an equivalent license approved by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences?

Yes No

If yes, please indicate your license below:


Please select all the areas that you have one or more years of clinical experience. 

Drug and Alcohol
Social Services
Court Services
Juvenile Justice
Grief or Hospice
Residential Treatment
Disaster Relief
Custody Services
Working with Homeless Population

Select your experience(s) with treating and/or counseling in any of the follow areas: 

Client - centered group and individual counseling
Family systems
Crisis Intervention
Adult Mental Health
Recreational Therapy
Individual Therapy
Experience with psychiatry clients
Experience working with Primary Care Physicians
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Trauma Focused Treatment
Brief Treatment


Do you have experience using the following psychosocial techniques and/or guidelines?


Motivational Interviewing

Yes No

Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Yes No

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Yes No

Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy

Yes No

Assertive Community Treatment

Yes No

American Society of Addiction Medicine Criteria for Assessment

Yes No


Does your multi-disciplinary team experience include working with any of the following?


Community-based services

Yes No

County Behavioral Health

Yes No

County Child Welfare Services

Yes No


Do you have experience working in a community-based agency or county mental health setting serving the following populations?



Yes No


Yes No

Juvenile Sex Offenders

Yes No

Dual Diagnosed

Yes No

Corrections and/or Probation Services

Yes No

Some positions require bilingual skills in Spanish.  Applicants who indicate bilingual skills in will be required to demonstrate proficiency in speaking, reading and writing in Spanish.      

Are you proficient in speaking, reading and writing Spanish?                    

Yes No

Some positions require bilingual skills in Tagalog.  Applicants who indicate they have bilingual skills will be required to demonstrate proficiency in speaking, reading and writing in Tagalog.      

Are you proficient in speaking, reading and writing Tagalog?  

Yes No


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.

Language Proficiency: Some positions may require bilingual skills.

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


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.
Candidates for some positions in this class will be required to pass a background investigation in accordance with applicable law, regulation, and/or policy.
Child Abuse Reporting: Selectees for employment must, as a condition of employment, sign a statement agreeing to comply with Section 11166 of the California Penal Code relating to child abuse reporting.


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 SCREENING 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.


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:

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.


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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


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