Crisis Specialistassociate Or Licensed

County of Marin
4) per week $43 - $55 Per hour CA 120 N Redwood Dr Suite 3, San Rafael, CA 94903, United States
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Overview

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: 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES: 

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. 

ABOUT THE POSITION

We have an on-going need for extra-hire employees in our Crisis Stabilization Unit, Mobile Crisis Continuum and with Jail Mental Health Services for Crisis Specialists and/or Licensed Crisis Specialists.
 
 In addition, if the position includes the below shifts, the corresponding differentials are:
 

  • Extra-hire = 15% 
  • PM/evening shift = 7.5%
  • NOC/overnight shift  = 15%
  • Weekend shift = 10%
You must work a minimum of four (4) hours within the defined shift to qualify for the shift differential
 
Schedule/hours availability vary depending on the department needs.
 
Shift differentials are paid for evening, weekend, overnight and holiday shifts.  In addition, there is a 10% differential paid for all shifts worked in the jail.
 
We are currently starting all new Crisis Specialists (Associates) hires at the top step: $52.13 hourly.
 
We are currently starting all new Licensed Crisis Specialist hires at the top step: $55.47 hourly.
 

Below is a description of the work done in the service areas:
 
CRISIS STABILIZATION UNIT:  The crisis specialists provide psychiatric assessment to clients in an outpatient Crisis Stabilization Unit, most of whom are held under W&I code 5150. The crisis specialist is responsible for assessing the mental status of clients, determining whether they meet criteria for involuntary observation and treatment (as a danger to self or others, or as gravely disabled). With information derived from a clinical interview, nursing report, case history, and collateral information the crisis specialist writes a semi-structured report, develops and then implements a treatment plan for clients under their care.
 
MOBILE CRISIS CONTINUUM:  The crisis specialists are responsible for providing field/community based  response and assessment of individuals presenting in behavioral or mental health and substance-related crisis across Marin County. The position will entail a significant level of teamwork with effective communication as well Medi-Cal billing documentation. All crisis specialists are trained and authorized to initiate 5150 applications and undergo extensive training in-line with CA Department of Health Care Services. Crisis Specialists in this role must have the  ability to collaborate with community partners including hospitals, law enforcement, and schools to provide most appropriate and least-restrictive level of intervention.
 
JAIL MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES: The crisis specialists provide psychiatric assessment to clients in a correctional institution. They are responsible for conducting crisis and mental health assessments of inmate patients, either at time of booking or at any point during their incarceration. Evaluations and treatment can include brief psychotherapeutic interventions, medication management, crisis intervention, and 5150 evaluations. With information derived from a clinical interview, nursing and deputy reports, case history, and collateral information, including the reason for their arrest and incarceration, the Crisis Specialist/Licensed Crisis Specialist writes a semi-structured report, develops and then implements a treatment plan for clients under their care including making referrals to appropriate disciplines and agencies (at discharge) based on the indicated need.
 

ABOUT YOU

Our Highly Qualified Candidate: 
Our highly qualified candidate will have experience working with mentally ill clients across all ages in crisis or emergent situations.  They will be able to work well with a small team.  The candidate will be able to organize their work effectively, as well as being able to document complex clinical information quickly, accurately, and concisely, and utilize this information to rapidly develop a treatment plan.  The ideal candidate can provide a welcoming environment to even the most distraught client.  The ideal candidate will have strong diagnostic and assessment skills in addition to having the ability to work with and relay information to a wide-range of clients, families, and other professionals.  In addition, the ideal candidate will have experience in de-escalating persons in high-stress and/or high anxiety situations in order to maintain the safety of Patients and Staff on unit.
 
Highly Desirable: Bilingual skills in Spanish and English are highly desirable.
 
Bilingual Testing/Certification: Please note if the successful candidate has bilingual skills, they must demonstrate proficiency in both Spanish and English prior to receiving differential pay. A bilingual proficiency exam will be administered at that time to ensure the candidate possesses the appropriate skill level to meet the requirements.

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

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.

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.

Highly Desirable: 
Bilingual skills in Spanish and English are highly desirable.

Bilingual Testing/Certification: 
Please note if the successful candidate has bilingual skills, they must demonstrate proficiency in both Spanish and English prior to receiving differential pay. A bilingual proficiency exam will be administered at that time to ensure the candidate possesses the appropriate skill level to meet the requirements.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

All applicants will receive email notifications regarding their status in the recruitment process. Please be sure to check your spam settings to allow our emails to reach you. You may also log into your governmentjobs.com account to view these emails.

Testing and Eligible List: 

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.  


OPEN & CONTINUOUS RECRUITMENT:   

Because this recruitment is Open and Continuous, applicants are encouraged to submit completed applications as soon as possible. The filing period for an Open and Continuous recruitment may be closed at any time. 

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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


For Forensics roles, Background Investigation: 
Successful applicants will be subject to a thorough and rigorous background investigation which may include, but is not limited to, a criminal records check, interviews with friends, relatives, neighbors and employers; verification of DMV records; and overall employment and education history. An applicant may be disqualified for past criminal convictions, poor driving record, providing false background information, and other reasons.  

Disaster Service Workers: 

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. 

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