Posted

30+ days ago

Location

Throughout San Bernardino County, CA

Description

Make a Difference in Delivering Health and Wellness to Millions of County Residents


 

Clinical Therapists II - Psychologist are lead workers who direct a small number of clinical staff members. Typical duties consist of providing clinical and administrative consultation to their staff, which includes providing clinical supervision and/or psychological testing supervision for interns and/or staff obtaining hours towards licensure; screening prospective clients for appropriateness of program services; intervening in crisis situations; complex care coordination; auditing and monitoring charts; utilization review; payment authorization; selecting, administering, scoring, and interpreting a wide variety of objective and projective tests, including intelligence, personality, aptitude, and achievement tests for the purpose of diagnosis and treatment of mentally ill and emotionally disturbed clients; and participating in providing rehabilitative mental health/substance abuse services in clinic, field, and community settings to clients with severe mental, emotional and substance abuse disorders.
 
Immediate vacancies exist in two clinical units, Juvenile Court Behavioral Health Services (JCBHS) and One-Stop TAY Center (TAY).  Both positions will be assigned 50% of the time to the clinical unit and 50% to the DBH-operated American Psychological Association (APA) accredited pre-doctoral internship program.  
 
JCBHS exists within Children and Youth Collaborative Services (CYCS) which is a centralized children's program in the Department of Behavioral Health. This program primarily focuses on the screening, assessment, and treatment of dependent children and youth (i.e., foster youth). The staff of CYCS provide clinical services to youth, oversee Children's contracts, and implement state mandates within the Children's System of Care. This position as a CT II will supervise pre-licensed staff and function as a lead clinician conducting treatment with children and youth with more acute and/or severe disorders. 
 
One-Stop TAY Center (TAY) is the DBH operated Full Service Partnership (FSP) for Transitional Aged Youth (TAY) (aged 16 through 25) serving the San Bernardino City area.  There are additional TAY Centers in other regions of the county operated by contract agencies.  The TAY program focuses on the provision of a wide range of specialty mental health services to TAY aged individuals who are experiencing a serious and persistent mental illness.  Services are coordinated and provided through a multidisciplinary team.
 
The APA pre-doctoral internship provides a one-year full-time training experience for psychology doctoral students in their last year of education.  Interns are placed in a variety of clinical units throughout DBH, including the One Stop TAY Center. Staff awarded either of the current positions will work within the internship program 50% of the time.  Tasks will include assisting in the coordination of the internship and providing direct supervision to interns for their clinical activities, including the review of psychological testing.  

 
THE COUNTY OFFERS TWO LUCRATIVE BENEFIT PACKAGES
 
 
 CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
 

Background Check: An extensive background check will include a credit check, fingerprint/DOJ LiveScan, and DMV check. Must be a U.S. Citizen or be a permanent U.S. resident. Medical exam will also include drug and TB test.

ShiftsSome programs offer 24-hour services; some assignments may require employees to work evenings, weekends, holidays, and on-call. NOTE: During the current pandemic the two positions listed are eligible for telework with a minimum amount of time spent at the designated worksite, but staff must be able to show up to work within a reasonable period of time if needed.

Travel: Travel throughout the County may be required depending on assignment. Employees will be required to make provision for transportation. At the time of hire, a valid California driver license and proof of automobile liability insurance must be produced for the individual providing the transportation.

Job Type: Full-time
Location: Throughout San Bernardino County, California
Agency: Department of Behavioral Health