Mental Health Counselor- Licensed/registered

County of Napa
Full Time $93,974 - $116,251 Per year CA Napa County Health & Human Services, 2751 Napa Valley Corporate Dr, Napa, CA 94558, United States Apply before 5/31/2024 5:00


The Napa County Mental Health Diversion Program is a collaborative, problem-solving court calendar designed to address behavioral health and criminogenic factors leading participants to become involved in the Criminal Justice system.   Participants are pre-trial and court ordered with mental health issues, often accompanied by substance use issues, who need and are willing to accept behavioral health treatment and supportive services. The goal of Mental Health Diversion is to is to reduce incidents of psychiatric decompensation and re-offense, and improve quality of life, for participants, while simultaneously improving community safety by addressing the issues that led participants into the criminal justice system.   The Mental Health Counselor position provides case management services to a caseload of up to 20 participants. Services are provided within the office and the community and include case management services, rehabilitative skill development, therapy, treatment coordination, collaboration with treatment team or other providers, advocacy and linkeage to community resources as identified by client need, collaboration with the other members of the team, and provision of court reports and attendance.  

This position may be filled with the Licensed or Unlicensed Registered Associate classification, depending on qualifications.  

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities would be:TTwo years supervised experience in a mental health setting providing direct services to mentally or emotionally disabled persons, including dual diagnosis and addiction concerns for those assigned to the substance abuse setting.Possession of a master's degree from an accredited college or university in Marriage and Family Therapy, Social Work, clinical or counseling psychology, or a closely related field.Current license by the State of California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners as either a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), or **Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC); OR Current license by the State of California as a Licensed Psychologist.**Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) must include the additional training and education to treat couples or families, as required under BPC section 4999.20(a)(3)(A).***

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Applicants requiring accommodation during the application and/or selection process pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Act should contact County of Napa Human Resources at (707) 253-4303.

Napa County employees automatically become Disaster Service Workers. This means that when Napa County experiences emergencies (earthquake, wildfire, power outage, etc.) you may be asked to pivot from your regular duties to provide critical services to those affected by the emergency (CA Govt Code § 3102).

Napa County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.