Behavioral Health Practitioner

County of Marin
Full Time $90,105 - $108,638 Per year CA 120 N Redwood Dr Suite 3, San Rafael, CA 94903, United States


At the County of Marin, our employees overwhelmingly report feeling their work is meaningful, they like the work they do, and they are proud to tell people "I work for the County of Marin." Discover more about us, our values and our organizational culture . Read on to find out more about this opportunity:

At Health & Human Services, we serve our community through the values of support, unity, trust and excellence with one common goal: to promote and protect the health, well-being, safety and self-sufficiency of all in Marin. Join our team of bright, committed, and energetic people who also want to make an impact through public service.


Marin's Support and Treatment After Release (STAR) program is a full-service partnership providing culturally competent intensive, integrated services to mentally ill offenders and forensic clients. Operating in conjunction with the Mental Health Court, STAR Court is a multidisciplinary, multi-agency team that provides comprehensive assessment, individualized client-centered service planning and linkages to services.

There are two Behavioral Health Practitioner positions within the STAR team; one (1) regular ongoing role and one (1) regular fixed-term position through November 14, 2024.

Under the direction of the Mental Health Unit Supervisor, the Behavioral Health Practitioner (BHP) provides intensive case management services to adults with serious mental illness who are involved with the criminal justice system and are participating in a mental health court. In addition, the BHP provides on-going comprehensive clinical assessment and treatment planning, and acts as client advocate when clients are unable to advocate for themselves. The BHP provides case management to the clients and works collaboratively with an intensive, multi-disciplinary team of highly skilled professionals, para-professionals, volunteers, and interns, and is responsible for keeping electronic medical records current and meeting monthly productivity standards. The role assists with providing diagnostic picture and treatment planning.

The fixed term position is initially funded up to November 14, 2024. Please note, this position may end prior to November 14, 2024 if funding ceases or the work is complete. In addition, these positions may continue after November 14, 2024 if funding is renewed or extended. Per PMR 48.2, fixed term employees are not subject to Reduction in Force rights at the completion of the term. 


Our Highly Qualified Candidate: 

The ideal candidate will have experience working independently and be self-directed as well as work well with an intensive, multi-disciplinary team of highly skilled professionals. The ideal candidate will understand the importance of collaboration and will strive to have strong working relationships with all internal and external stakeholders. The ideal candidate will be able to work successfully in a high volume, fast paced work environment. The candidate will have the ability to work with workgroups with stakeholders from different parts of the organization and community. The ideal candidate will demonstrate clear and effective communication skills, both oral and written. The candidate will have a record of meeting deadlines and maintaining productivity standards.

We recognize your time is valuable, so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required Minimum Qualifications:

EITHER possession of a Master's degree from an accredited institution in social work, psychology, counseling or a closely related field by first date of employment OR possession of a Doctoral degree in clinical psychology or a closely related field by first date of employment AND equivalent to one year of clinical behavioral health experience under qualified supervision in a behavioral health setting appropriate to the assignment.Certificates & Licenses

Behavioral Health Practitioner 
From the first day of employment, an employee must be registered with the State of California, Board of Behavioral Sciences as an Associate Clinical Social Worker, Associate Marriage and Family Therapist OR Associate Professional Clinical Counselor AND employees must successfully pass the licensing exam within six years from the date of employment.  
From the first date of employment, an employee who is an unlicensed Psychologist is required to be waiver-eligible AND must successfully pass the licensing exam within the five-year waiver period.
Failure to obtain licensure within specified timelines will result in termination of employment. Incumbents must acquire the appropriate licensure before advancing to the Licensed Crisis Specialist. 

Licensed Behavioral Health Practitioner 
Must be professionally licensed by the State of California, Board of Behavioral Sciences as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, or a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor OR must be professionally licensed as a Clinical Psychologist issued by the State of California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Psychology. 
Qualified non-California residents must submit proof of license eligibility in California that meets the requirement of their prospective licensing board and be waiver eligible from the California Department of Health Care Services. 
Failure to obtain licensure within the specified timelines, and/or loss of State registration at any time, will result in termination of employment. 
Employees who drive on County business to carry out job-related duties must possess a valid California driver’s license for the class of vehicle driven and meet automobile insurability requirements of the County including review of a recent DMV history. At the time of the selection interview by the appointing authority, applicants will have to furnish a recent DMV driving record.   


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Depending on the number of qualified applications received, the examination may consist of a highly qualified review, application screening, online assessment, written examination, oral examination, performance examination, or any combination to determine which candidates' names will be placed on the eligible list.
The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used to fill the current vacancy and any future vacancies for open, fixed-term, full-time or part-time positions which may occur while the list remains active. 

Candidates selected are subject to fingerprinting by the Sheriff's Department and must pass a Department of Justice LiveScan background check prior to appointment. 

All County of Marin employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the County 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