Clinical Therapist II - Psychologist

  • SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, CA
  • San Bernardino, California
  • Mar 16, 2021
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $71,302.40 - $103,001.60 Annually USD

Job Description

The Job

Make a Difference in Delivering Health and Wellness to Millions of County Residents



Clinical Therapists II - Psychologist are lead workers who direct a small number of clinical staff members. Typical duties consist of providing clinical and administrative consultation to their staff, which includes providing clinical supervision and/or psychological testing supervision for interns and/or staff obtaining hours towards licensure; screening prospective clients for appropriateness of program services; intervening in crisis situations; complex care coordination; auditing and monitoring charts; utilization review; payment authorization; selecting, administering, scoring, and interpreting a wide variety of objective and projective tests, including intelligence, personality, aptitude, and achievement tests for the purpose of diagnosis and treatment of mentally ill and emotionally disturbed clients; and participating in providing rehabilitative mental health/substance abuse services in clinic, field, and community settings to clients with severe mental, emotional and substance abuse disorders.

Immediate vacancies exist in two clinical units, Juvenile Court Behavioral Health Services (JCBHS) and One-Stop TAY Center (TAY). Both positions will be assigned 50% of the time to the clinical unit and 50% to the DBH-operated American Psychological Association (APA) accredited pre-doctoral internship program.

JCBHS exists within Children and Youth Collaborative Services (CYCS) which is a centralized children's program in the Department of Behavioral Health. This program primarily focuses on the screening, assessment, and treatment of dependent children and youth (i.e., foster youth). The staff of CYCS provide clinical services to youth, oversee Children's contracts, and implement state mandates within the Children's System of Care. This position as a CT II will supervise pre-licensed staff and function as a lead clinician conducting treatment with children and youth with more acute and/or severe disorders.

One-Stop TAY Center (TAY) is the DBH operated Full Service Partnership (FSP) for Transitional Aged Youth (TAY) (aged 16 through 25) serving the San Bernardino City area. There are additional TAY Centers in other regions of the county operated by contract agencies. The TAY program focuses on the provision of a wide range of specialty mental health services to TAY aged individuals who are experiencing a serious and persistent mental illness. Services are coordinated and provided through a multidisciplinary team.

The APA pre-doctoral internship provides a one-year full-time training experience for psychology doctoral students in their last year of education. Interns are placed in a variety of clinical units throughout DBH, including the One Stop TAY Center. Staff awarded either of the current positions will work within the internship program 50% of the time. Tasks will include assisting in the coordination of the internship and providing direct supervision to interns for their clinical activities, including the review of psychological testing.

THE COUNTY OFFERS TWO LUCRATIVE BENEFIT PACKAGES

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Background Check: An extensive background check will include a credit check, fingerprint/DOJ LiveScan, and DMV check. Must be a U.S. Citizen or be a permanent U.S. resident. Medical exam will also include drug and TB test.

Shifts: Some programs offer 24-hour services; some assignments may require employees to work evenings, weekends, holidays, and on-call. NOTE: During the current pandemic the two positions listed are eligible for telework with a minimum amount of time spent at the designated worksite, but staff must be able to show up to work within a reasonable period of time if needed.

Travel: Travel throughout the County may be required depending on assignment. Employees will be required to make provision for transportation. At the time of hire, a valid California driver license and proof of automobile liability insurance must be produced for the individual providing the transportation.

Minimum Requirements

License: Must be licensed in the State of California as a Psychologist. Indicate license number and expiration date on the Supplemental Questionnaire. A copy of license is required upon appointment.

-AND-Experience: One (1) year of experience as a licensed therapist in a mental health or social service setting; the application must clearly distinguish between pre-licensed and post-licensed experience.

Desired Qualifications

Applicants fluent in American Sign Language, Arabic, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish and/or Vietnamese are strongly encouraged to apply. Additional compensation is associated with positions requiring the use of bilingual skills. Testing of bilingual skills may be required to receive additional compensation.

Experience in one or more of the following areas is highly desirable, however, not required:
  • Two (2) years of experience as a licensed therapist in a behavioral health or social services setting.
  • Experience providing clinical supervision over clinical interns and/or trainees.
  • Experience in a behavioral health or social service setting in a leadership role either managing a special assignment or providing occasional supervisory coverage.
  • Currently employed as a therapist.
  • Government or private inpatient, psychiatric hospital or behavioral health clinics/programs/contract agencies, serving acutely or persistently mentally ill clients.
  • Experience with Medi-Cal Documentation.
  • Experience providing child/adolescent and family therapy.
  • Experience with group and individual therapy services.
  • Experience serving Transitional Aged Youth (TAY).
  • Experience with working in multidisciplinary team settings.
  • Attention to detail and good ability to communicate.
  • Experience with either currently or previously system involved youth (e.g., Child Welfare or Probation).
  • Experience with psychological testing.
  • A graduate of an APA accredited or CAPIC internship or experience as a supervisor in an APA or CAPIC accredited program.
  • Experience in a crisis intervention/brief therapy setting with severely mentally ill adults/children.
  • Experience in quality assurance or utilization review activities.
  • Experience with managed care or insurance plans, such as, but not limited to, Kaiser, Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) or Molina Healthcare.
  • Experience with performing clinical screening/assessment duties including screening and resource referrals to care.
  • Experience with intensive care coordination with physical health care providers for severely persistently mentally ill clients.
  • Experience with case management for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness.
  • Experience with coordinating care for individuals with co-occurring substance disorders.
  • Experience in transitional care coordination between inpatient and outpatient levels of care for medical complexity children.


Selection Process

There will be a competitive evaluation of qualifications based on a review of the Application and Supplemental Questionnaire. It is to your advantage to be explicit in your responses on the Application and Supplemental Questionnaire. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the application and/or supplemental questionnaire.

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