Behavioral Health Supervising Client Specialist
County of Santa Cruz

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Post Date: Sep 29, 2021
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: - n/a -
Salary: $7,398 – 9,355 / Month
Location: US - California - Santa Cruz
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$7,398 - 9,355 / Month

Paid holidays, excellent benefits and CalPERS retirement!

The County of Santa Cruz is seeking a Behavioral Health Supervising Client Specialist to join the team at the Health Services Agency. Do you have experience as a Senior Mental Health Client Specialist? Do you have supervisory experience? Are you looking for an exciting new opportunity? If so, then please read on!

THE POSITION: Under direction, supervise, coordinate, and participate in the work of a mental health program unit and assist in the development, implementation, and administration of assigned programs/projects; and do other work as required.

THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of education and experience, which would provide the required knowledge and abilities, is qualifying, unless otherwise specified. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Possession of a Master's Degree with a major in Social Work, Psychology, Psychiatric Nursing, Marriage, Family and Child Counseling, Registered Nursing, Certificate of Occupational Therapy, or closely related behavioral science field which has included completion of a university approved internship, preferably a clinical internship, in a mental health agency. AND The equivalent to one year of experience at the level of Senior Mental Health Client Specialist providing treatment, counseling, or case management services to clients in a mental health setting, including some supervisory or lead experience. OR Qualification as a Certified Occupational Therapist or a Licensed Registered Nurse and five years of experience in mental health service delivery including some supervisory or lead experience.

Special Requirements: License Requirements: License Requirements: Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to obtain suitable transportation, which is approved by the appointing authority. Possession of one of the following licenses issued by the State of California: Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW); Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT); Registered Nurse (RN); Clinical Psychologist; or Occupational Therapist (OT). If licensed in another state, incumbent must obtain the appropriate license issued by the State of California within twenty-four months from the date of employment.

Live, work and play in beautiful Santa Cruz County!

The County’s natural beauty spans from its coastal beaches to its redwood forests. The County also has excellent shopping throughout the local communities and features a lively downtown area in the City of Santa Cruz.

Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of psychological and social aspects and characteristics of emotional disturbances and mental illness; principles and methods of counseling and the accepted techniques for assessing psycho-social behavior; human behavior and development.

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Employee Benefits:
Annual Leave
Bereavement Leave
Medical Plan
Dental Plan
Vision Plan
Life Insurance
Disability Insurance
Dependent-Care Plan
H-Care Plan
Health Care Flexible Spending Allowance (HCFSA)
Deferred Compensation

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