BENEFIT PACKAGE: annual leave, paid holidays, medical, dental, vision and retirement benefits!
SALARY: $6,588 – 8,340 / Month
The County of Santa Cruz is seeking a Senior Mental Health Client Specialist. Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) candidates are encouraged to apply. There are multiple vacancies in Children’s and Adult Mental Health Services, Alcohol and Drug Programs, and the County of Santa Cruz Primary Care Clinics.
THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of training and experience, which would provide the required knowledge and abilities, is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these knowledge and abilities would be:
• Possession of a Master’s Degree or PhD with a major in Social Work, Psychology, Clinical Counseling, Psychiatric Nursing or a closely related behavioral science field which has included completion of a university approved internship, preferably a clinical internship, in a mental health agency AND two years of experience providing treatment, counseling* or case management services to clients in a mental health setting.
• Qualification as a Certified Occupational Therapist or a Licensed Registered Nurse AND four years of experience in mental health service delivery.
*Educational counseling may be considered for up to 50 percent of qualifying experience for assignments in Children's Mental Health.
LICENSE REQUIREMENTS: Possession of one of the following licenses issued by the State of California: Clinical Social Worker; Marriage, Family and Child Counselor; Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Registered Nurse; Occupational Therapist; or Clinical Psychologist. 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. Additional License/Certificate Requirements: Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License, or the ability to provide suitable transportation which is approved by the appointing authority. Alcohol and Drug Assignment: All persons providing alcohol and drug counseling services within the Alcohol and Drug Program must be certified as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor OR be licensed as a mental health professional, OR within six (6) months of the date of hire, all non-licensed individuals pursuant to California Code of Regulations, Title 9, Division 4, Chapter 8, Subchapter 2, or non-certified individuals providing counseling services in an AOD program, must be registered to obtain certification as an AOD counselor by one of the approved certifying organization (CCR, Section 13035 (f).