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B.H. Clinician II/III - Youth Services - Latino Outreach Program (LOP)

Company: County of San Luis Obispo
Location: San Luis Obispo
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

About the Position Classes in this series provide a variety of professional mental health and substance use disorder assessment, diagnosis, therapy, counseling, education, and community outreach services to clients in the community, schools, clinics, jail, juvenile hall, and inpatient settings. About the position: The Behavioral Health Clinician (BHC) in the Latino Outreach Program (LOP) provides mental health treatment for the Latino/Latinx/Hispanic community. For the Latino/Latinx/Hispanic community, mental health issues are often stigmatized resulting in suffering in silence. This silence may compound mental health conditions connected to immigration, acculturation, trauma, and generational conflicts. This community also faces unique systemic and institutional barriers to accessing mental health services. The LOP clinician will engage in a wide range of services including psychoeducation, de-stigmatization of mental health issues, prevention, early intervention, case management, and mental health treatment as well as cultural, social, and spiritual re-enforcement practices. The Behavioral Health Department (BHD) serves children, youth, adults and their families. The department has a rich history of working collaboratively with other agencies to meet the needs of the diverse Latino/Latinx/Hispanic community and strives to enhance access to culturally and linguistically appropriate services by embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates must be fluent Spanish speakers and writers. Translation and interpretation of English-only material is often necessary. This program serves clients in underserved Latino/Latinx/Hispanic communities, particularly in areas of poverty in the north and south parts of the county, including Oceano and Nipomo, rural residents in Shandon and San Miguel, as well as limited-English speakers in the County's Mental Health Services clinics throughout the county. Key job duties include: Providing culturally and linguistically competent mental health services that include but are not limited to education, case management, assessment, crisis, individual, family and group therapy. Work with adults, children and families, schools, and other social serving agencies. Providing services within a Child and Family Team (CFT). Data collection and outcome reporting requirements. Ability to flex schedule as needed to provide services after 5pm to meet population's need for access during non-traditional hours. Driving to meet clients in the community to reduce barriers to clients receiving services. INTERNAL INTEREST : If you are currently a permanent BH staff in the BHC I/II/III series meeting the requirements stated above and are interested in a reassignment to any of the positions listed, please notify your supervisor. for the complete Job Description for B.H. Clinician II for the complete Job Description for B.H. Clinician III The Ideal Candidate Unless noted otherwise, licensure/registration must be held at time of application and maintained throughout employment. Behavioral Health Clinician II : Master's Degree in a counseling or related field, and proof of active intern registration with the Board of Behavioral Sciences, or Board of Psychology; and equivalent of one (1) year of full-time experience, post-Master's degree, in providing direct services to individuals and/or families. Behavioral Health Clinician III : Current active and unrestricted California license as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, or Psychologist, AND two (2) years of professional experience, post-licensure, in a related field. Ideal candidates: Ideal candidates will be Latino/Latinx/Hispanic and bi-cultural. They will have knowledge of evidenced-based practices for adults, children, and their families who have suffered trauma and/or are experiencing severe mental health issues.They will have experience in providing culturally and linguistically competent mental health services in various settings, such as at home and school.They will be knowledgeable about the importance and impact of employing a multi-cultural lens to address the client's needs. How to Apply Applications, including answers to supplemental questions, must be submitted online by the final filing date. To apply for this position, click "apply" at the top of this page. Most County recruitments require you to respond to supplemental questions as part of the application process. We recommend that you review these questions prior to beginning your application. An initial application review will be conducted. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications and are best qualified will be invited to participate in selection activities which may include online assessments, performance exams, written exams, and interviews. Final candidates will be required to have an in-depth background review performed before proceeding in the process. Please note that references will not be contacted until the end of the process. If you have questions or would like to discuss the opportunity further, please contact Human Resources at Confidential inquiries are welcomed. For further information regarding the County of San Luis Obispo, visit our website at Supplemental Information Reasonable Accommodation Notice: Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment. Please call 805-781-5959 for assistance or e-mail for more information. Pursuant to recent California Department of Public Health orders, workers in designated facilities and positions are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and/or submit to weekly COVID-19 testing. If your position is determined to fall under the State orders, you will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or submit to weekly COVID-19 testing, where applicable. Our CommunityLocated halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, approximately 280,000 people call San Luis Obispo County home. San Luis Obispo County's natural beauty includes beaches, lakes, mountains, wetlands, and oak-studded hills. It's home to California Polytechnic State University, Cuesta Community College, Hearst Castle, two historical missions, and a commercial airport. A Mediterranean climate keeps San Luis Obispo at an average daytime high of 70 -F with usual lows in the 40s. Varied and growing industries form its stable economy. Residents rejuvenate themselves by enjoying the county's year-round farmers markets, wineries, public trails, and cultural events.More information about San Luis Obispo County can be found at: . CompensationThe annual salary is supplemented by a generous benefit package which includes:- Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance- Participation in the San Luis Obispo County Pension Trust- Retirement Fund- Deferred Compensation Plan- Flexible Spending Section 125 Plans- Paid Personal, Sick and Vacation Days- Paid Holidays- Employee Assistance Program- Education Allowance- Post Employment Health PlanDepending on your position, you may be eligible for additional benefits. Click the link below to learn more.

Keywords: County of San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo , B.H. Clinician II/III - Youth Services - Latino Outreach Program (LOP), Other , San Luis Obispo, California

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