Mental Health Program Coordinator II, Juvenile Detention/Treatment Center (South Lake Tahoe)

  • County of El Dorado
  • Placerville, California
  • Mar 16, 2021
Full Time Project Management Public Health Public Safety
  • Salary: $73,070.40 - $93,246.40 Annually USD

Job Description



The County of El Dorado , Probation Department is committed to providing public safety through collaborative partnerships and innovative practices in Corrections, with accountability and compassion.

The Juvenile Treatment Center (JTC) , built in 2004, is a Juvenile Detention Facility constructed to provide secure detention for up to 40 minors. The facility is located in the County of El Dorado Government Center in the city of South Lake Tahoe. The JTC serves the juvenile detention needs of the Probation Department, Superior Court, and law enforcement agencies located in the South Lake Tahoe region of El Dorado County. The primary purpose of the JTC is to provide secure detention for minors coming under the jurisdiction of the Juvenile Court. Although the primary purpose is to provide secure detention, the JTC provides activities and guidance to contribute to each minor's social and personal development to enhance his/her ability to function acceptably in the community.

Use your knowledge, skills and compassion as licensed counselor, therapist or clinician to offer c ounseling services to minors during detention to assist them in initiating the process of rehabilitation and developing positive life goals. This unique, single position within the Probation Department is used to coordinate the delivery of behavioral health, drug and alcohol and evidenced-based treatment programs in the department's Juvenile Treatment Center (JTC). In this role, you will perform a continual evaluation of programming in the JTC and provide recommendations to management for augmented or amended treatment programs and will train and develop custody and contract staff, educators and facilitators in various programs.

As a Mental Health Program Coordinator, you will provide post-licensed direction for mental health programs and staff offering direct services to juveniles in the JTC. Services include case management, psychiatric services, juvenile treatment plans, therapeutic and recreational day treatment, discharge planning and a variety of youth intervention services

The selected candidate will have the opportunity to:

  • Work directly with line staff, managers, brief judges, attorney's and parents, and coordinate treatment plans with youth and various probation officers within and outside the County Probation Department.
  • Provide clinical supervision and counseling services to include mental health assessments for suicidal/homicidal youth.
  • Work with and direct the department's efforts in providing direct services in the facility and with the contract psychiatrist to diagnosis and assist in treatment planning, including medications.
  • Assess youth for long term camp placement and family reunification services.
  • Plan, organize, assign, review, evaluate, and direct the work of assigned professional, technical, and support staff.
  • Plan, organize and provide day-to-day direction, training, and work review to volunteers providing similar or related mental health services within the program.
  • Administer specified program area; develop and implement program budgets; administer grant funds and act as liaison and coordinator in all programmatic areas.
  • Identifies and utilizes community resources; develops and trains such resources; makes appropriate referrals for client services.
  • Direct or personally perform group and individual therapy and crisis intervention.

The ideal candidate for this position will possess post-licensing experience as a mental health therapist, clinician or counselor in a mental health inpatient or outpatient setting, jail, juvenile hall or juvenile treatment center and have a passion to work with minors coming under the jurisdiction of the Juvenile Court. Lead or supervisory experience is desirable.

Human Resources will assess your application to determine if you are minimally qualified using the following qualifications:

Education, Licensing and Experience Requirement:
Where college degrees and/or college course credits are required, degrees and college units must be obtained from an accredited college or university. Courses from non-accredited institutions will not be evaluated for this requirement.

Licensing Requirements for Mental Health Program Coordinator II:
Must possess an appropriate license to practice as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Psychiatrist or Registered Nurse in the State of California.

Mental Health Program Coordinator II: In addition to the Master's degree and license listed above, must possess two years of post-licensing experience as a mental health therapist, clinician or counselor in a mental health inpatient or outpatient setting. (For employees hired in the class of Mental Health Program Coordinator by El Dorado County on or before March 6, 2000: Must possess a Master's degree as listed above and a license to practice as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist, or Clinical Psychologist in the State of California.)

Additional Requirements:

All Classifications:
Must possess a valid driver's license. May be required to work nights, weekends and holidays. All incumbents must possess the appropriate clinical license described. Lead or supervisory experience is desirable.

Click here to view the minimum qualifications for Mental Health Program Coordinator II, as well as the physical, environmental, and working conditions.

Apply online by clicking the 'Apply" link at the top of this announcement. When your online application and responses to the required supplemental questions are complete, click 'Accept".

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment, contact Elizabeth Sorg in Human Resources at

The Human Resources Department will screen all applications to identify qualified candidates. After screening, qualified candidates will be referred to the next step and notified of all further procedures applicable to their status in the recruitment process.

Those candidates that meet the minimum qualification review will be asked to complete a Pre-Employment Background Questionnaire and be required to submit that questionnaire within the required 3 day timeframe. Those candidates that pass this screening will be invited to interview with the Probation Department. This job posting will be advertised continuously until this position has been filled and we will have cutoff dates established for interview dates.
For more information on the recruitment process, click here .

Based on the department's needs, the selection procedures listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedures.

The County of El Dorado is recruiting applicants for Mental Health Program Coordinator IB/II. This recruitment will establish a list for the purpose of filling current and future full time vacancies for at least three (3) months in the Probation Department only. There is currently (1) full time vacancy in the Probation department, Juvenile Treament Center, located in South Lake Tahoe, CA.

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The County of El Dorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Many job classifications require pre-employment medical screening. Depending on the job classification, medical screening may include drug testing, including but not limited to marijuana. A positive test may result in the revocation of an employment offer.

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