Psychiatric Social Worker II

  • Monterey County Human Resources
  • Salinas, California
  • Aug 03, 2020
Full Time Human and Social Services
  • Salary: $5,312.67 - $7,255.73 Monthly USD

Job Description

Position Description
Open Date: March 6, 2020
Final Filing Date: Continuous
Exam # 20/60B21/03KK
The Monterey County Health Department, Behavioral Health Bureau is seeking enthusiastic Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) or Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) candidates to work as part of care teams serving children, youth and adults as a Psychiatric Social Worker II.
The Psychiatric Social Worker II is the advanced level position for the Psychiatric Social Worker series. Candidates appointed to the Psychiatric Social Worker II level are expected to perform high quality psychiatric assessments, diagnosis and clinical interventions in inpatient and community settings to children, adolescents, and adults.
The Behavioral Health Bureau is a progressive agency that serves children, youth, adults and their families with System of Care values of being community based, culturally relevant, client and family centered and using clinical evidence based practices to support clients in the wellness and recovery of their mental illness.
Children's System of Care provides an array of clinical services from age's birth to 25 years of age and their families. Clinical teams include Early Childhood Services, Transition Age Youth, Post Hospitalization Support, as well clinical teams that partner with Child Welfare, Education and Juvenile Probation.
Adult System of Care provides a wide range of comprehensive integrated care to adults with serious mental illness, co-occurring substance use, primary care and other complex issues. Embracing the values and goals of wellness and recovery, the multi-disciplinary teams work together to provide the following types of services; i.e. psycho-social rehabilitation, strength-based case management, crisis intervention, supported employment, supported housing, substance use recovery, family support and community integration. Clinical teams include outpatient care coordination in Marina and Salinas; forensic services, and the mental health unit.
Access to Treatment provides an array of clinical services for all ages and their families. Clinical services include assessment, intervention, individual and group services. Linkage and referral to community resources and Children and Adult systems of care.
Crisis Team: The ED Crisis Team is responsible for psychiatric evaluations of clients in the Emergency Department and assisting to determine the appropriate level of care for those patients; which may include 5150, outpatient treatment or placement in another facility.
The Eligible List established by this recruitment process will be used to fill current and future vacancies, both regular and temporary, as they arise.

Examples of Duties THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
Will have a proven track record demonstrating the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
Knowledge of:
  • Current philosophy, principles, and practices for services to clients with serious mental illness or severe emotional disturbance.
  • Individual, group and family psychodynamics as they relate to adults or children.
  • Psychological diagnostic methods and terminology.
  • Personality development from infancy through adulthood.
  • Public Mental Health Policy and Welfare and Institutions Codes that provides guidelines for human and health services systems in the County.
  • Community resources available to consumers for linkage.
Skill and Ability to:
  • Provide treatment to adults, children or adolescents with various mental disabilities ranging from serious mental illness to dysfunctional behavior patterns including victims of sexual and physical abuse.
  • Provide services utilizing evidence-based practice skills.
  • Lead treatment planning meetings for clinical staff.
  • In conjunction with the consumer, develop realistic, attainable and measurable service plans and facilitate their attainment.
  • Evaluate the degree of community functioning and/or emotional distress of consumers.
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing and be able to complete work using electronic format.
  • Ensure time sensitive documentation submitted with established guidelines.
  • Provide consultation and mentor staff on best practices.
  • Provide consultation and technical assistance to agencies, schools, and other organizations.
  • Work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team.
Characteristics of the Ideal Candidate:
  • Demonstrate cultural humility
  • Demonstrate a solid understanding of mental health disorders and treatment
  • Demonstrate an understanding of substance use disorders and treatment
  • Strong application of diagnostic skills using DSM 5
  • Strong ability to apply and utilize evidence-based and best-practice interventions
  • Strong assessment skills
  • Develop and maintain positive partnerships within the agency and in the community
  • Demonstrate ability to identify treatment needs and work collaboratively with other team members
  • Ability to be flexible
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with community partners
  • Commitment to integrity, respect, innovation, health equity, and excellence

Examples of Experience/Education/Training EXAMPLES OF EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION/TRAINING :
The skills necessary may be acquired through various types of education, training, and/or experience, typically:
Possession of a Master's Degree from an accredited School of Social Work and licensure as a Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist, or Professional Clinical Counselor in the State of California issued by the State Board of Behavioral Science Examiners (BBSE)
Required Conditions of Employment:
  • The Health Department will conduct a thorough background and reference check process which includes a Department of Justice fingerprint check.
  • Possess and maintain a valid California Class C Driver's License with a satisfactory driving record or ability to provide suitable transportation approved by the appointing authority.
  • Possession of a Master's Degree from an accredited School of Social Work and licensure as a Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist, or Professional Clinical Counselor in the State of California issued by the State Board of Behavioral Science Examiners (BBSE).
  • In accordance with HIPPAA, incumbent must have applied for or have a National Provider Identifier (NPI).
  • Comply with the California licensure requirements as outlined by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
Pursuant to Section 5751.2 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, possession of any one of the following:
  • Possession of a current California License as a Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Marriage Family Child Therapist, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Psychologist
For complete information see the class specification/job description on our website at:

TO APPLY : Submit the following to the Monterey County Health Department, Human Resources Division, 1270 Natividad Road, Salinas, CA 93906
  • Monterey County Employment Application form
  • Responses to the Supplemental Questions
Or apply on-line at
Please be aware if the application form and responses to supplemental questions are not submitted timely with other required application materials, the application will be removed from further consideration.
Resumes may be submitted in addition to, but will not be accepted in lieu of, required application materials .
Application materials will be competitively evaluated.  Those applicants who are determined to be most appropriately qualified will be invited to participate further in the process. To further assess applicant's possession of required qualifications, this examination may include an oral examination, pre-exam exercise, performance exercise, performance exam, and/or written examination.
For more information or to receive application materials, contact the Health Department Human Resources Division at 831-755-4519.
  • If you believe you possess a disability that would require test accommodations, please call the Health Department Human Resources Office at 831-755-4519.
  • Employment is contingent upon acceptable documentation verifying identity and authorization for employment in the United States.
  • If you are hired into this classification in a temporary position, your salary will be hourly and you will not be eligible for the benefits listed below.
The County offers an excellent benefits package (Unit K)
The County of Monterey offers a premium benefit package that includes 22 days of annual leave; 11 paid public holidays per year; health, dental, vision; life insurance; and CalPERS retirement. For more benefits information please contact the Health Department Human Resources Division at 831-755-4519
See the Unit K Benefit Summary sheet at for more information.
The information listed above is a general summary of benefits for this position. This information is not legally binding, nor does it serve as a contract. The benefits listed in the Monterey County Personnel Policies and Practices Resolution and any applicable Memoranda of Understanding prevail over this listing.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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