Supervising Mental Health Clinician - South County Adult Outpatient Clinic (Open & Promotional)

  • County of San Mateo, CA
  • Redwood City, California
  • Feb 25, 2021
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $108,742.40 - $135,928.00 Annually USD

Job Description

The Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Division of San Mateo County Health is seeking a responsible, innovative leader and skilled clinician for the position of Supervising Mental Health Clinician-South County Adult Outpatient Clinic. This Supervising Mental Health Clinician will supervise and coordinate the work of mental health professionals and interns in the Redwood City geographic area in San Mateo County. This position works closely with community members and community providers to develop and sustain programming that is culturally and community responsive. This position will participate in program administration, planning and evaluation. The Supervising Mental Health Clinician supervises and guides the clinical team who provides services to seriously mentally ill adults. Services provided include: medication assessment and management; individual and group therapy; psychological assessment; case management; rehabilitation services; and crisis intervention.

The current vacancy is in South County Adult Outpatient Unit, located in Redwood City but will travel throughout San Mateo County for trainings and meetings.

This position supervises a multidisciplinary team that provides clinical outpatient services to adults. The team may include psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric nurses and social workers and marriage and family therapists. The clinical teams also include master and doctoral level interns and psychiatric residents. In providing clinical services team members also relate to peer counselors and parent partners.

The ideal candidatewill possess:
  • Knowledge of system of care principles and general services.
  • Knowledge of program management techniques and practices.
  • Demonstrated expertise and skill in clinical work with adults with serious mental illnesses; and clients with co-occurring disorders.
  • Experience working with clients of diverse cultures and backgrounds and with underserved and/or isolated communities.
  • Knowledge of evidence-based clinical practice modalities, e.g. Trauma Informed Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Solution Focused Brief Treatment.
  • Knowledge of Medi-Cal and Medicare regulations and managed mental health care.
  • Strong clinical assessment, diagnostic and evaluation skills.
  • Strong supervisory/leadership skills which demonstrate an ability to direct and motivate a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Experience guiding or supervising others during a systemic or programmatic change process.
  • Collaborative skills and the ability to establish and maintain productive working relationships with consumers, families, professionals and the public; including collaborative community engagement to plan and implement needed services.
  • Ability to make sound decisions based on the exercise of judgment and the consideration of all available information.

NOTE: The eligible list generated from this recruitment may be used to fill future extra-help, term, unclassified, and regular classified vacancies.
  • Possession of a California license in at least one of the following: Registered Nurse; Clinical Psychology; Clinical Social Worker; or Marriage, Family and Child Counseling.

Education and Experience:
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to qualify is:

Education: A Master's degree in a mental health specialty, such as social work, nursing, or clinical counseling.

Experience: Two years of professional post-graduate experience in a mental health setting.

Knowledge of:
  • Basic program management techniques and practices.
  • Principles and practices of supervision and training.
  • Human and health services system in the county including private agencies and their community resources.
  • Current philosophy, principles and practices for services to clients with serious mental illness.
  • Legal and policy aspects of community mental health methods.
  • Techniques of family, individual and group counseling and diagnosis.
  • Individual, group and family psychodynamics.
  • Current principles and practices of psychiatric casework.
  • Mental health consultation and education.
  • Problems, needs, attitudes and behavior patterns of patients/clients.

Skill/Ability to:
  • Supervise, train and evaluate inter-disciplinary staff.
  • Work collaboratively with other senior professionals in planning and developing programs of a geographic or service unit.
  • Prepare and deliver written and oral reports.
  • Plan, implement and evaluate all operations of a geographic or service unit.
  • Provide treatment to adults with various dysfunctions.
  • Establish and maintain objective working relationships with clients/patients, other professionals, and the public.
  • Evaluate degree of mental disability or emotional distress of patients/clients.

Open and Promotional. Anyone may apply. Current County of San Mateo and County of San Mateo Superior Court of California employees with at least six months (1040 hours) of continuous service in a classified regular, probationary, SEIU or AFSCME represented extra-help/term position prior to the final filing date, will receive five points added to their final passing score on this examination.

A supplemental application form must be submitted in addition to our regular employment application form. Resume or CV will not be accepted as a substitute for the required employment application and supplemental questionnaire.

The examination process will consist of an application screening (pass/fail) based on the candidates' application and responses to the supplemental questions. Candidates who pass the application screening will be invited to a panel interview (weight: 100%). Depending on the number of applicants, an application appraisal of education and experience may be used in place of other examinations or further evaluation of work experience may be conducted to group applicants by level of qualification . All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. All examinations will be given in San Mateo County, California and applicants must participate at their own expense.

IMPORTANT : Applications for this position will only be accepted online . If you are currently on the County's website, you may click the "Apply" button. If you are not on the County's website, please go to to apply.


Apply immediately. This is a continuous recruitment and is open until filled. Selections may be made at any time within the process.

First Round Application Filing Deadline: March 10, 2021
First Round Application Screening: March 11, 2021
First Round Panel Interviews: March 30 and/or 31, 2021

At the County of San Mateo, we take pride in the way our employees bring together their diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to serve our community's needs. The County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Analyst: Kristin Herman (02242021) (Supervising Mental Health Clinician - F005)

Job Address

Redwood City, California United States View Map