Clinical Therapist I/ii

County of Riverside
5.5% Crisis differential that is applied to per week CA Riverside County Mental Health, 4095 County Cir Dr, Riverside, CA 92503, United States Apply before 5/31/2024 11:59



Applications will be reviewed in the order of when it was received


Under Supervision, the Community Behavioral Health Assessment Team Clinical Therapist (CBAT CT) Dispatcher is responsible for receiving and prioritizing emergency and non-emergency requests for service regarding mental health and for dispatching appropriate service providers in a manner consistent with the mission and goals of RUHS-BH CBAT and law enforcement public safety dispatch centers. All activities involve the use of computer technology, which requires a high level of accuracy, concentration, attention to detail, multi-tasking, and communication. Work involves the exercise of independent clinical judgment in determining the level of severity of the situation and collaborating with the public safety dispatch center staff and RUHS-BH staff to ensure the client is linked to the appropriate level of care.

For this recruitment, some positions are eligible for a 10% DTR &  5.5% Crisis differential that is applied to hours worked. At any time, this differential can be removed. 


• Interview consumers, relatives, and other involved persons to gather personal and social data relevant to assessing mental or emotional disorders.

• Develop service plans with consumers; evaluate psychological, economic, vocational, educational, physical, health, socialization, and housing needs.

• Coordinate with other staff members (psychiatrists, psychologists, and other program staff) and community agencies in carrying out and designing treatment or rehabilitation plans.

• Assist consumers and other concerned individuals in understanding the nature of major psychological illnesses and their psychosocial effects.

• Assist consumers and their families in understanding and choosing options of mental health treatment.
• Initiate and conduct individual, collateral, group, and family therapy sessions.

• Establish and maintain effective contact with local area mental health resources, including community members, parents, schools, residential facilities, and other agencies/organizations.

• Perform specialized tasks including involuntary hospitalization procedures (5150) and Tarasoff assessments.

• Participate in mental health conferences and local area committees.

• Prepare reports and write correspondence.

• Provide guidance to volunteers and staff.

• Act as a casework consultant to other clinical therapists and other departmental staff.

• Licensed level, within the scope of licensure, may provide clinical supervision to unlicensed clinicians.

• Coordinate clinical decisions in response to operational demands.

• Conduct clinical discussions regarding complex or difficult cases.

• Respond to emergencies, within licensure, which may occur on the unit.

• Coordinate the flow of information and clinical data to ensure continuity in treatment or shift.

• Serve as liaison with other sections, units, services, and agencies.


To review which position you qualify for please click on the links provided below.

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Salary: $29.50 - $42.60 Hourly 

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Salary: $33.99 - $48.37 Hourly 

Education: Possession of a Master's degree from an accredited college or university in clinical or counseling psychology, social work, marriage and family therapy, or a closely related behavioral science field.


Certificate: Clinical Therapist I must have possession of a valid certificate of registration as an Associate Clinical Social Worker, Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, or Associate Professional Clinical Counselor issued by the California State Board of Behavioral Sciences. 

Clinical Therapist II must have possession of a valid certificate of registration as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, or Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor issued by the California State Board of Behavioral Sciences.  


Knowledge of: Psychological aspects of physical and emotional disturbances and mental deficiencies; characteristics of emotional and mental disorders including their effect on the individual in the community; mental health local community resources and community support systems; principles of clinical interviewing and methods of recording consumer information; individual licensing law and the scope of professional practice governed by the same; laws, rules, and regulations of publicly operated health and welfare programs; principles and techniques for making psychosocial assessments.

Ability to: Effectively apply the principles and techniques of clinical therapy, including a variety of treatment modalities; analyze consumer behavior and apply treatment or counseling techniques in a coordinated care social rehabilitation environment; speak and write effectively; provide crisis intervention; prepare clear and concise reports and interpret data; work effectively with a multicultural consumer and family population with diverse backgrounds and needs; establish and maintain effective working relationships with consumers, their families, other staff members, and mental health organizations/ agencies; provide work direction and training to staff; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other professionals and to work as part of a multidisciplinary team; communicate the goals and objectives of the County's mental and behavioral health services to members of the community and other interested individuals; consult with and assist in the professional development and supervision of unlicensed clinical therapists, within the scope of appropriate licensure, and other mental health support staff.


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