Therapist II/III

  • County of Colusa
  • Colusa, California
  • Sep 28, 2021
Full Time Human and Social Services
  • Salary: $4,251 USD
  • Salary Top: $7,703
  • Negotiable/DOQ: Yes
  • Apply By: Apr 30, 2021



Under the direction of the Director of Behavioral Health or designee, this clinical position provides individual, family and/or group psychotherapy in a variety of clinical settings. The Therapist II is a journey-level position and the licensed Therapist III is the most experienced level. There is one position available at the Behavioral Health Department. This recruitment may be used to fill other Therapist openings within the county without reposting.

Job Description


Important responsibilities and duties (all levels) may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Participates in the intake process and the evaluation of problems presented by potential clients; develops appropriate treatment plans. Maintains client records in an electronic health record.

Provides counseling services to children and adults with mental health disorders, and their family members, when appropriate utilizing individual, group, marital or family treatment methods.

Provides prevention and education services in schools and other community agencies.

Interprets and explains to community groups the social and emotional factors pertaining to emotional and substance abuse disorders in order to provide a better understanding of the social, environmental, emotional, and physical problems experienced by a family in crisis.

Provides crisis services in the clinic and other settings such as the emergency room or the county jail, as needed.

Provides professional assistance to staff as needed.

Performs related duties as required.

Therapist III:

In addition to the duties listed above:

Provides clinical supervision to interns and/or associates.

Job Requirements


Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Both Levels

 California Drivers License

 A Master’s degree in counseling, social work or a closely related field

 Bilingual Spanish/English preferred but not required Prior to interviews, applicants advancing in the process will be required to provide two professional letters of reference.

Prior to interviews, applicants advancing in the process will be required to provide two professional letters of reference.

Therapist II

 Required practicum experience as required by the specific Master’s program

 Possession of or applied for registration as a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern or an Associate of Clinical Social Work with the Board of Behavioral Sciences

Therapist III

 Complete Clinical Supervision Training as authorized by the California Board of Behavioral Services when eligible

 Two years post graduate related experience of increasing responsibility

 Current registration as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist or Licensed Clinical Social Worker with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences

The successful applicant will be required to provide an official Driving Record printout and college transcripts verifying degree or equivalency upon acceptance of job offer.

Special Instructions

Please mention you found this employment opportunity on the job board.


Applications may be obtained from and returned to:

Human Resources Department

250 5th Street

Colusa, CA 95932

Phone: 530-458-0420

Scanned completed application packets may be emailed to

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A complete application packet will include:

-A signed completed standard Colusa County Application REV.111317

-Verification of Board of Behavioral Science Registration or license

Submitting an incomplete application packet may result in the disqualification of your application.

Applications will be used to select the best-qualified applicant to participate in the selection process. A skills examination may be administered to those candidates meeting the minimum qualifications . A qualifications appraisal interview will be used to assess the candidate's knowledge, skills and training experience. The Director or Behavioral Health will make the final selection and appointment.

Additional Information


CalPERS retirement plan, 3 @ 60 for Classic, 2 @ 62; deferred compensation plans available with monthly matching employer contributions; paid holiday, vacation and sick leave; Health Reimbursement Arrangement account; paid health insurance, dental, vision and life Insurance for employee. Eligible for NHSC Loan Repayment Program (Therapist III level only, up to $50,000 award, details at If employee elects not to enroll in County insurance and can provide proof of other group health insurance coverage, they may be eligible for a $300 monthly cash in-lieu benefit. This position is part of the Colusa County Employees Association (CCEA), Professional Unit.

THIS POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED. It is to your advantage to submit an application as soon as possible, as the recruitment may close at any time. Application forms must be filled out completely and show clearly that all minimum requirements are met. Unofficial transcripts will be required, if selected for the position. Faxed applications will not be accepted. Meeting the announced requirements does not guarantee selection in the examination process.

Note: The information contained in this flyer is general in nature and does not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Colusa County does not reimburse applicants for any travel or related expenses incurred in connection with applying for employment. Colusa County participates in E-Verify. To view the Notice of E-Verify Participation and the Right to Work posters, please visit the Employment Opportunities section of the Colusa County website.

Retirees: Colusa County invites all qualified candidates to apply for positions; however, pursuant to Government Code Section 21221 (h) and 21224, hiring restrictions may apply to California Public Sector Pension Plan Retirees.


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