Mental Health Counselor - Licensed/Unlicensed Registered Associate (Access Unit) - CONTINUOUS
County of Napa

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Post Date: Nov 18, 2021
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: - n/a -
Salary: $77,563.20 - $96,262.40
Location: US - California - Napa
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OPENING DATE: 11/19/21

CLOSING DATE: Continuous

JOB TYPE: Full Time

Job Category: Human and Social Services, Mental Health

DEPARTMENT: Health & Human Services Agency

LOCATION: Health and Human Services Agency - 2751 Napa Valley Corporate Dr, Napa, CA 94558


This recruitment is for a position in the Mental Health Access Unit. Bilingual Spanish-speaking candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

The Mental Health Access Unit is the first point of contact for individuals interested in mental health services. The Access Unit is responsible for determining eligibility for Medi-Cal services, and provides a comprehensive assessment to all children, adults, and older adults who are requesting services. The comprehensive assessment is provided in person or via telehealth, on-site and in the community at various designated sites, and also on an as-needed basis for those potential clients for whom transportation or other issues make it difficult to travel to the designated sites.

Napa County regular employees (permanent part-time and full-time) assigned to positions that require bilingual communication skills, and who pass the bilingual assessments, are eligible to receive an extra compensation, in addition to their regular pay.

The list established by this recruitment may be used to fill future full-time, part-time, limited term, and extra help vacancies (both bilingual and non-bilingual) for up to one year.

Mental Health Counselor – Mental Health Counselor is the advanced journey level in the series and incumbents work under limited supervision and handle the more difficult assignments including provision of a wider array of behavioral health services. Positions in this class are assigned responsibility for outreach, intake, assessment, client placement, service intervention, and general counseling to individuals and families with varying levels of need. The responsibility includes providing daily back-up and other support for Human Services entry programs.

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