The Monterey County Health Department, Behavioral Health Bureau, and Clinic Services Bureau is seeking enthusiastic Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW) or Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) candidates to work as part of a medical care team with children, youth and adults as a Psychiatric Social Worker II.
The Behavioral Health Bureau is a progressive agency that serves children, youth, adults and their families with System of Care values of being community based, culturally relevant, client and family centered and using clinical evidence based practices to support clients in the wellness and recovery of their mental illness.
Children's System of Care provides an array of clinical services from age's birth to 25 years of age and their families. Clinical teams include early intervention, transitional age youth, out of home placement as well clinical teams that partner with child welfare, education and juvenile justice.
Adult System of Care provides comprehensive therapeutic case management services to adults with persistent and chronic mental illness. Embracing the values and goals of wellness and recovery the therapeutic teams provide access services, crisis intervention, hospital based emergency services, alcohol and drug services, older adult intensive services and full services partnership programs.
Crisis Team: The ED Crisis Team is responsible for psychiatric evaluations of clients in the Emergency Department and assisting to determine the appropriate level of care for those patients; which may include 5150, outpatient treatment or placement in another facility.
Adult Forensic Services: The Adult Forensics Team will work as part of the AB109 collaborative multidisciplinary team. Primary functions of the job include triage, psychosocial and substance abuse assessments, treatment planning, referral, individual counseling, case management and evidence based group treatment. The overall goal is to reduce recidivism for participants returning from state prisons to the community, those charged with 1170H offenses and high risk felony probationers.
Clinic Services Bureau operates primary care clinics that serve over 40,000 Monterey County residents. We are in the process of transforming care delivery to include care teams and include medical professionals and Social Workers to help patients improve their health, both medically and by addressing the social determinants of health that impact their medical diagnoses.
Our clinics are moving into the dynamic medical environment governed by the Patient Centered Medical Home and payment reform. At the core, both are putting the patient at the center of care and helping us reform the way we do business to improve outcomes and improve the experience of the patients as well as the staff at the clinic. Some of these measures include patient satisfaction surveys (98% approval), depression and drug screening, shorter waiting times, access to care, incidence of opioid prescribing, hypertension control and obesity counseling. We provide behavioral health services to our patients who have mild to moderate behavioral health diagnoses and that element of our care model is expanding.
Summary of Position
The Psychiatric Social Worker II is the advanced level position for the Psychiatric Social Worker series. Candidates appointed to the Psychiatric Social Worker II level are expected to perform high quality psychiatric assessments, diagnosis and clinical interventions in inpatient and community settings to children, adolescents, and adults.
The Eligible List established by this recruitment process will be used to fill the current vacancy and may be used to fill future vacancies as they arise.
Examples of Duties
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
Will have a proven track record demonstrating knowledge of:
Social work and psychiatric social work
Full use of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM IV/V)
Evidence based therapeutic practices
Current trends in the mental health field
Analyze, evaluate, and draw logical conclusions from data
Ability to prepare records and reports
For candidates who are bilingual: Effectively be able to communicate mental health terminology in a culturally relevant and easy to understand manner for clients and their families. (Bilingual English/Spanish may be required for some positions)
The skill and ability to:
Provide treatment to adults, children, or adolescents with various mental disabilities ranging from serious mental illness to dysfunctional behavior patterns including victims of sexual and physical abuse.
In conjunction with the consumer, develop realistic, attainable, and measurable service plans and facilitate their attainment.
Evaluate the degree of community functioning or emotional distress of consumers.
Communicate effectively, orally and in writing, and able to complete work using electronic format.
Ensure time sensitive documentation submitted with established guidelines.
Characteristics of the Ideal Candidate:
Be culturally sensitive
A team player
Have great customer service skills
Develop and maintain positive partnerships within the agency and in the community
Commitment to integrity, Respect, Innovation, Health Equity and Excellence
Examples of Experience/Education/Training
Conditions of Employment:
Possess and maintain a valid California Class C Driver's License with a satisfactory driving record or ability to provide suitable transportation approved by the appointing authority.
Possession of a Master's Degree from an accredited School of Social Work and licensure as a Clinical Social Worker in the State of California issued by the State Board of Behavioral Science Examiners (BBSE).
The Health Department will conduct a thorough background and reference check process which include a Department of Justice fingerprint check.
In accordance with HIPAA, incumbent must have applied for or have a National Provider Identifier (NPI)
Pursuant to Section 5751.2 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, possession of any one of the following:
Possession of a current Licensure either as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or a License as a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) or a License as a Clinical Psychologist (Ph.D.) from the State of California issued by the California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners.For complete information see the class specification/job description on our website at:
TO APPLY: Submit the following application materials to the Monterey County Health Department, Human Resources Division, 1270 Natividad Road, Salinas, CA 93906.
Monterey County Employment Application form
Response to the Supplemental Questions
A copy of the required license must be included with the employment application
Please be aware if the application form, responses to supplemental questions, and copies of Certificates is not submitted timely with other required application materials, the application will be removed from further consideration and not be considered further.
Resumes may be submitted, but will not be accepted in lieu of required application materials.
Application materials will be competitively evaluated. Those applicants who are determined to be most appropriately qualified will be invited to participate further in the process. To further assess applicant's possession of required qualifications, this examination may include an oral examination, pre-exam exercise, performance exercise, performance exam, and/or written examination. For more information or to receive application materials, contact the Health Department Human Resources Division at (831) 755-4519.
If you believe you possess a disability that would require test accommodations, please call the Health Department Human Resources Office at (831) 755-4519.
Employment is contingent upon acceptable documentation verifying identity and authorization for employment in the U.S.
If you are hired into this classification in a temporary position, your salary will be hourly and you will not be eligible for the benefits listed above.
The County of Monterey offers an excellent benefits package (K Bargaining Unit) that includes:
22 days of Annual Leave
Paid Holidays: 10 paid holidays
Health, Dental, Vision
Life Insurance: $20,000 Term Life
Social Security/Medicare: The County participates in these programs
Deferred Compensation: Voluntary deferred compensation program
For additional information please visit Unit K's benefit summary sheet at:
The information listed above is a general summary of benefits for this position. This information is not legally binding, nor does it serve as a contract. The benefits listed in the Monterey County Personnel Policies and Practices Resolution prevails over this listing.
An Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace