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Crisis Team Clinician/Sr. Crisis Team Clinician - Regular and Per Diem Pool

Company: Ventura County
Location: Ventura
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Crisis Team Clinician/Sr. Crisis Team Clinician - Regular and Per Diem Pool Print (/ventura/job/_bulletin.cfm?jobID=2766398&sharedWindow=0) Apply Crisis Team Clinician/Sr. Crisis Team Clinician - Regular and Per Diem Pool Salary $56,080.81 - $82,611.15 Annually Location throughout Ventura County, CA Job Type Various Department Health Care Agency Job Number 0195HCA-20AB (SM) Closing Continuous + Description + Benefits + Questions Description Under immediate (CTC) or general (Sr. CTC) supervision, provides on a 24-7 basis, immediate crisis intervention and stabilization services to individuals who are experiencing a mental health emergency or urgent mental health situation on an intermittent basis; triages, assesses, and provides crisis mental health support services for persons seeking specialty mental health services, or experiencing a mental health emergency utilizing culturally sensitive, client/family-centered, strength-based, wellness and recovery models of service delivery, telephonically and in person, in a variety of clinical and non-clinical settings. Distinguishing Characteristics: This is a two-level classification series that supports the Crisis Team, whose goal is to provide a single point of entry for persons seeking crisis services on a 24-hour-a-day, seven-days-a-week basis throughout Ventura County. Crisis Team Clinician (unlicensed) and Senior Crisis Team Clinician (licensed) are distinguished from the Behavioral Health Clinician series by the crisis/emergency situation of the individual/family, and the rapid mental health services that are provided in response to the situation that will allow the individual to remain in the least restrictive care possible. The 24/7 nature of the work requires that Crisis Team Clinicians work evenings, weekends, and/or holidays. The Per Diem Pool (PDP) classifications are distinguished from the Regular classifications in that the incumbents in these classifications receive limited benefits. They will receive shift differential, standby and callback premium pay and will participate in the Ventura County Employees' Retirement Association if they are assigned a biweekly work schedule of 64 hours or more. Incumbents hired into these positions are not guaranteed any specific number of work hours per biweekly pay period, and management has the authority to relieve them from duty when there is insufficient work. APPROXIMATE SALARY: Effective 12/27/20, these salaries are increased by 2.5%. The figures below indicate the updated salary amounts. Crisis Team: $ 26.96 - $37.79 per hour Crisis Team PDP: $ 36.77 per hour Sr. Crisis Team: $ 28.31 - $39.66 per hour Sr. Crisis Team PDP: $ 39.72 per hour EDUCATIONAL INCENTIVE: Some positions may be eligible for educational incentive. This incentive may be 2.5%, 3.5%, or 5% for incumbents in eligible positions based on completion of an Associate's, Bachelor's, or Master's degree that is not required for the classification. BILINGUAL INCENTIVE: Some positions may be eligible for bilingual incentive depending on the applicable memorandum of agreement and the needs of the department. In order to qualify for this incentive, incumbents in eligible positions must take and pass the applicable bilingual fluency examination with a score of seventy percent (70%) or higher. AGENCY/DEPARTMENT: Health Care Agency / Behavioral Health Crisis Team Clinician and Senior Crisis Team Clinician - Regular and Per Diem are represented by the Service Employees' International Union (SEIU) and are eligible for overtime compensation. The eligible list established from this recruitment may be used to fill current and future Regular (including Temporary and Fixed-Term), Intermittent, and Extra-Help vacancies within the Health Care Agency. There are currently three (3) Regular vacancies and four (4) Per Diem Pool vacancies. NOTE: If appointed at the lower level, incumbent may be promoted to the higher level without further examination upon meeting the minimum requirements, demonstrating satisfactory performance, and in accordance with the business needs of the department. TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OPENING DATE: 7/31/20 CLOSING DATE: Continuous and may close at any time; therefore, the schedule for the remainder of the process will depend upon when we receive a sufficient number of qualified applications to meet business needs. Examples Of Duties Duties may include but are not limited to the following: Crisis Team Clinician + Triages, assesses, and provides referrals to individuals (children, transitional age youth/"TAY" and adults) seeking specialty mental health services; + Provides crisis intervention services to individuals in the community and Emergency Rooms experiencing an urgent or emergency mental health situation utilizing culturally-sensitive, client/family-centered, strength-based, wellness and recovery models of service delivery; + Performs clinical documentation and maintains productivity according to department standards with minimal administrative oversight; + Collaborates on behalf of the consumer/family with other support services provided by health care, social services agencies and community organizations; + Participates in staff meetings, VCBH trainings on various topics such as cultural competency, compliance, co-occurring disorders and substance abuse; + Provides administrative support services including outreach and information about how to access and apply for state and federal programs (such as Medi-Cal), performs pre-screening and assists in paperwork completion to determine eligibility; + Operates a vehicle to transport individuals and their families for the purpose of providing crisis mental health services; and + Performs related duties as required. Senior Crisis Team Clinician In addition to the duties above, the Senior Crisis Team Clinician: + Independently triages, assesses, and provides referrals to individuals (children, transitional age youth/"TAY" and adults) seeking specialty mental health services; + Independently completes clinical documentation and maintains productivity according to department standards with minimal administrative oversight; + Provides 5150 evaluations and writes involuntary holds as appropriate; and + Performs other related duties as required. Typical Qualifications These are entrance requirements to the examination process and assure neither continuance in the process nor placement on an eligible list. EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERIENCE Crisis Team Clinician/Crisis Team Clinician - Per Diem Pool A Master's degree in one of the following is required: Marriage & Family Counseling; Counseling Psychology; Clinical Psychology; Clinical Counseling; Clinical Mental Health Counseling; Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling; Social Work with an emphasis on Clinical Social Work; OR Other equivalent Master's degree from a college or university approved by the California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Behavioral Science Examiners; AND Must be currently registered with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) as a(n): Associate Marriage and Family Therapist; Associate Clinical Social Worker; OR Associate Professional Clinical Counselor. AND A minimum of one (1) year of experience (may be pre- or post-Master's degree) in an acute or residential setting for Seriously Mentally Ill (SMI) Adult or Seriously Emotionally Disturbed (SED) youth, or outpatient public mental health setting providing mental health services to Transitional Aged Youth (TAY), adults or older adults with serious mental illness or youth with serious emotional disturbance and their order to qualify for this job classification as a California Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, applicants must meet one (1) of the following additional training and education requirements beyond the minimum training and education required for licensure and attach proof to their application of: + Six (6) semester units or nine (9) quarter units specifically focused on the theory and application of marriage and family therapy; OR + A named specialization or emphasis area on the qualifying degree in marriage and family therapy; marital and family therapy; marriage, family and child counseling; or couple and family therapy. NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (Crisis Team Clinician) + Must have at time of hire and maintain a current Board of Behavioral Sciences registration number as a condition of continued employment. + Must obtain an LMFT license, LCSW license or LPCC license with the California BBS within six (6) years of initial registration as an Associate Marriage Family Therapist, Associate Clinical Social Worker, or Associate Professional Clinical Counselor as a condition of continued employment. Senior Crisis Team Clinician/Senior Crisis Team Clinician - Per Diem Pool A Master's degree in one of the following is required: Marriage & Family Counseling; Counseling Psychology; Clinical Psychology; Clinical Counseling; Clinical Mental Health Counseling; Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling; Social Work with an emphasis on Clinical Social Work; OR Other equivalent Master's degree from a college or university approved by the California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Behavioral Science Examiners; AND Must possess and maintain a valid California License as a: Marriage and Family Therapist; Clinical Social Worker; OR Professional Clinical Counselor. AND A minimum of three (3) years of experience (two (2) years must be post-Master's degree) working in an acute or residential setting for Seriously Mentally Ill (SMI) Adult or Seriously Emotionally Disturbed (SED) youth, or outpatient public mental health setting providing mental health services to Transitional Aged Youth (TAY), adults or older adults with serious mental illness or youth with serious emotional disturbance and their order to qualify for this job classification as a California Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), applicants must meet the following additional training and education requirements, beyond the minimum training and education required for licensure and attach proof to their application of: + Successful completion of no less than 500 hours of documented supervised experience working directly with couples, families or children; AND One of the following: + Six (6) semester units or nine (9) quarter units specifically focused on the theory and application of marriage and family therapy; OR + A named specialization or emphasis area on the qualifying degree in marriage and family therapy; marital and family therapy; marriage, family and child counseling; or couple and family therapy. NOTE: For all Crisis Team Clinician levels, proof of Master's Degree and BBS Registration (CTC) or licensure (Sr. CTC) is required by date of hire. NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (Senior Crisis Team Clinician) + Incumbents are required to maintain a LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy) license, LCSW (Licensed Professional Social Worker) license or LPCC (Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor) license with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences as a condition of continued employment. + Licensed Crisis Team Clinicians who are California Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors must complete a minimum of six (6) hours of continuing education, specific to marriage and family therapy, in each license renewal cycle as a condition of continued employment. + Travel throughout Ventura County may be required and therefore, a valid California driver license is required. + Crisis team positions may require evening, weekend and holiday coverage; and positions may be subject to a flexible work schedule (e.g. 12-hour work schedule rotation). + Related work experience with a multi-cultural client population is desirable. DESIRED English/Spanish bilingual skill. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Considerable knowledge of: the diagnosis, assessment, prognosis, treatment, rehabilitation and case management for persons with serious mental illness, alcohol and drug issues, co-occurring disorders and/or youth with serious emotional disturbance; effective therapeutic techniques and modalities; psychosocial and cultural factors affecting mental health and service delivery; and administrative procedures related to the delivery of mental health services, and Medi-Cal, state and federal mental health programs descriptions, treatment benefits, application procedures, etc. Ability to: establish and maintain effective working relationships with others as part of a multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural team; assess, treat and manage cases for an ethnically diverse population with mental illness and their families; communicate effectively in writing and orally, including public speaking; efficiently organize time and workload responsibilities; effectively utilize agency and community resources; conduct group meetings, interpret and explain laws, rules and regulations to other staff, clients, family members and the public; and help implement state, federal and County mental health programs. Recruitment Process FINAL FILING DATE: This is a continuous recruitment and may close at any time; therefore, apply as soon as possible if you are interested in it. Your application must be received by County of Ventura Human Resources in Ventura, California, no later than 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. To apply on-line, please refer to our web site at . If you prefer to fill out a paper application form , please call (805) 654-5129 for application materials and submit them to County of Ventura Human Resources, 800 South Victoria Avenue, L-1970, Ventura, CA 93009. To learn more about the employment process, please click here (/how-to-apply) . NOTE: If presently permanently employed in another "merit" or "civil service" public agency/entity in the same or substantively similar position as is advertised, and if appointed to that position by successful performance in a "merit" or "civil service" style examination, then appointment by "Lateral Transfer" may be possible. If interested, please click here (/CEO/HR/docs/Lateral/_Transfer.pdf) for additional information. Note to Applicants: It is essential that you complete all sections of your application and supplemental questionnaire thoroughly and accurately to demonstrate your qualifications. A resume and/or other related documents may be attached to supplement the information in your application and supplemental questionnaire; however, it/they may not be submitted in lieu of the application and supplemental questionnaire. SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE qualifying: All applicants are required to complete and submit the questionnaire for this examination AT THE TIME OF FILING. The supplemental questionnaire may be used throughout the examination process to assist in determining each applicant's qualifications and acceptability for the position. Failure to complete and submit the questionnaire will result in the application being removed from consideration. APPLICATION EVALUATION qualifying: All applications will be reviewed to determine whether or not the stated requirements are met. Those individuals meeting the stated requirements will be invited to continue to the next step in the screening and selection process. WRITTEN EXAMINATION - 100%: A job-related written examination will be administered to test candidates' knowledge of alcohol/drug knowledge, counseling, interpersonal relationships, and regulations/compliance. Candidates must earn a score of seventy percent (70%) or higher to qualify for placement on the eligible list. Candidates successfully completing the examination process may be placed on an eligible list for a period of one (1) year. BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: A thorough pre-employment, post offer background investigation which may include inquiry into past employment, education, criminal background information, and driving record may be required for this position. For further information about this recruitment, please contact Sam Maynard by e-mail at or by telephone at (805) 677-5323. YOUR BENEFITS AS A COUNTY OF VENTURA EMPLOYEE Service Employees International Union (LOCAL 721) (SEIU) In addition to your annual salary, the County of Ventura offers you an extensive benefits package, including: FLEXIBLE BENEFIT PROGRAM: Employees can allocate the County's non-taxable biweekly contribution among several benefit options. Employees regularly scheduled to work 60 hours or more biweekly receive a Credit Allowance of $447.00. Employees regularly scheduled to work 4059 hours biweekly receive a Credit Allowance of $313.00. Medical, Dental, and Vision Plans for you and your dependents. Current premium amounts can be found on the Benefits website (/benefits). Flexible Spending Accounts which increase your spending power by reimbursing you with pre-taxed dollars for IRS approved dependent care and health care expenses. Pre-tax Salary Reduction available if the costs for the benefit options you select exceed the County's contribution. This saves you taxes by lowering your taxable income. Cash added to your biweekly taxable pay, depending on the selection you have made. Employees in Optimum Census Staffing positions receive medical coverage under the Ventura County Health Care Plan, and earn limited benefits such as vacation and sick leave. EMPLOYEE HEALTH SERVICES CLINIC: Available to you for treatment of minor illness or injury. 10 PAID HOLIDAYS: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and one 8-hour floating holiday. Holiday time is pro-rated for permanent part-time employees. PAID VACATION: 14 days earned each year, increasing in increments after 5 years of service to 24 days per year after 15 years of service. You may accumulate up to 400 hours. You may redeem a portion of the accrual annually, after 10 years of service. You will be paid the value of your accrued credits upon retirement or termination. Earned vacation hours are pro-rated for permanent part-time employees. PAID SICK LEAVE: 80.08 hours earned per year. You may accrue up to 800 hours and will be reimbursed annually for 25% of the number of hours over the maximum. A cash payment of 25% of unused hours will be made if you retire or terminate with more than 10 years of service. Earned sick leave hours are pro-rated for permanent part-time employees. MILEAGE REIMBURSEMENT: You receive mileage reimbursement at the standard rate established by the Internal Revenue Service for each mile driven on County business. UNIFORM PROVIDED: The County will provide uniforms or uniform allowance when required. TEXTBOOK AND TUITION: When courses have been satisfactorily completed, the County will reimburse you to a maximum of $900 per fiscal year for tuition and books for off-duty, job-related courses. Other maximums apply to Exempt employees, Nursing Care Coordinators, and Clinical Coordinators. This benefit is prorated for part-time employees. EDUCATIONAL INCENTIVE: The County may provide up to a 5% incentive pay for educational attainment if not specifically required by your job. You may only receive one form of incentive pay or premium pay and will receive that which provides the greatest incentive. DEFERRED COMPENSATION PROGRAM: You may choose to contribute to one or both of the County's deferred compensation plans (established under Internal Revenue Code Sections 401(k) and 457). If you participate in the County sponsored 401(k) plan, the County will match a part of your contribution up to 1.75% of your salary, on a pay period basis. You must be regularly scheduled to work at least 40 hours each pay period to be eligible to participate in the 401(k) plan. These plans enable you to build long-term savings while deferring current federal and state income taxes. In addition to pre-tax contributions, you are also able to make after-tax contributions through the Roth option available in the 457 plan. RETIREMENT/SOCIAL SECURITY: Both the County and you contribute to the Ventura County Employees' Retirement Association (VCERA) and Social Security. VCERA is a defined-benefit pension plan that provides a lifetime retirement after being vested and meeting eligibility requirements. Benefits vest after 5 years of service. Employees hired to work less than 64 hours biweekly participate in a Safe Harbor retirement plan in lieu of VCERA and Social Security. FAQs (l/sjRJxh) STATE DISABILITY INSURANCE (SDI): This program provides weekly benefits in the event of short term disability. Premiums are automatically deducted from your pay. OPTIONAL WAGE SUPPLEMENT PLAN: You may purchase short-term disability coverage in weekly benefit amounts of $45 or $80. You must be regularly scheduled to work 40 hours or more each pay period to participate, and must enroll within 90 days of employment). DEATH BENEFIT: Your department will provide a $1,000 death benefit payable to your designated beneficiary in the event of your death if you are enrolled in the Flexible Benefits Program. OPTIONAL GROUP LIFE INSURANCE: If you are a regular County employee with a regular work schedule of at least 40 hours per pay period you may purchase term life insurance coverage for either $10,000 or one times your annual base salary, without evidence of insurability, if you enroll within your first 90 days of eligibility. You may also be eligible to purchase term life insurance at group rates for two or three times your annual salary, subject to evidence of insurability. Dependents life insurance is also available for employees who purchase optional life insurance coverage. OTHER BENEFITS: The County also offers an Employee Assistance Program, a Wellness Program, and a Work/Family Program which includes child care and elder care referrals. This Summary is informational only, and cannot modify or affect your benefits in any way, nor shall you accrue any rights because of a statement or omission from this Summary. Please note that Optimum Census Employees and Per Diem Pool employees are only eligible for limited benefits. Please refer to Plan Brochures and Memorandum of Agreement for details. Links to SEIU Memorandum of Agreement 2016-2019 (/CEO/HR/MOA/docs/SEIU721/_MOA/_2016-2019-ocr.pdf) Professional Classifications Union Codes: UPA, UPC, UPE, UPH, UPI, UPJ, UPT, UWS 01 Important Notice Regarding your Application and Responses in Supplemental Questionnaire: In order to receive credit for your experience, you MUST include each employer in the Work Experience section of your application, and all details for each employer must be included. You must include details for all degrees in the Education section and any licenses in the License and Certification section of the application. If you do not have the type of credential or experience noted in the supplemental question, please state, "none." Use your own words. Do not copy and paste your work history from your resume or the application work history section to the supplemental questions. Responses that are incomplete or "refer to resume" will not advance in the process. + I have read and understand this notice. 02 Some of the current vacancies are considered Per Diem Pool. The Per Diem Pool (PDP) classifications are distinguished from the Regular classifications in that the incumbents in these classifications are not guaranteed any specific number of work hours per biweekly pay period, management has the authority to relieve them from duty when there is insufficient work and they receive limited benefits. Are you willing to accept employment as a Per Diem Pool employee? + Yes + No 03 If you are not currently licensed in the State of California, for which of the following are you currently registered with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences? + Associate Marriage and Family Therapist + Associate Clinical Social Worker + Associate Professional Clinical Counselor + I am not currently registered with BBS + N/A - I am already an LMFT, LCSW, or LPCC in the State of California 04 If you indicated that you qualify for this job classification as an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor: Have you attached proof (e.g. transcripts) to your application of the following additional training and education requirements: + Six (6) semester units or nine (9) quarter units specifically focused on the theory and application of marriage and family therapy; OR + A named specialization or emphasis area on the qualifying degree in marriage and family therapy; marital and family therapy; marriage, family and child counseling; or couple and family therapy. + Yes + No + Does not apply 05 For unlicensed applicants only: What year was your original registration with the Board of Behavioral Science (BBS)? If already licensed, please state, "N/A." 06 If you indicated that you qualify for this job classification as an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor: Have you attached proof (e.g. transcripts) to your application of the following additional training and education requirements: + Six (6) semester units or nine (9) quarter units specifically focused on the theory and application of marriage and family therapy; OR + A named specialization or emphasis area on the qualifying degree in marriage and family therapy; marital and family therapy; marriage, family and child counseling; or couple and family therapy. + Yes + No + Does not apply 07 If you indicated that you qualify for this job classification as a California Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC): Have you attached proof to your application of the following additional training and education requirements: + Successful completion of no less than 500 hours of documented supervised experience working directly with couples, families or children; AND + One (1) of the following: + Six (6) semester units or nine (9) quarter units specifically focused on the theory and application of marriage and family therapy; OR + A named specialization or emphasis area on the qualifying degree in marriage and family therapy; marital and family therapy; marriage, family and child counseling; or couple and family therapy. + Yes + No + Does not apply 08 Describe your experience with Seriously Mentally Ill ("SMI") Adult or Seriously Emotionally Disturbed ("SED") youth or outpatient public mental health setting providing mental health services to Transitional Aged youth, adults or older adults with serious mental illness or youth with serious emotional disturbance and their families. Include the employer name, your title, the time frame, hours worked per week, and your duties/responsibilities. If you do not have this type of experience, please state, "No experience." 09 Can you complete a mental health assessment in Spanish? + Yes + No Required Question Agency Ventura County Address 800 S. Victoria Avenue LOC. #1970 Ventura, California, 93009 Phone (805) 654-5129 Website Apply Please verify your email address Verify Email

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