Mental Health Counselor / Licensed /Unlicensed Registered - Bilingual (Spanish) Required

  • Napa County
  • Napa, California
  • Oct 31, 2021
Full Time Human and Social Services Public Health
  • Salary: $37.29 - $46.28 Hourly USD

Summary

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The Napa Valley - Internationally known for its fine wines exciting restaurants and world-class resorts, is home to 140,000 residents who share a strong sense of community and a legacy of preserving and protecting our rich agricultural heritage.

Located in the heart of California's preeminent wine region, the Napa Valley is also part of the dynamic San Francisco Bay Metropolitan Area. With its sunny Mediterranean climate and proximity to the mountains and ocean, the Valley offers residents easy access to virtually unlimited shopping, dining, cultural and recreational opportunities.

The Napa Valley's strategic location, natural and cultural resources, history of responsible land use planning and attractive quality of life provide the ideal mix of small town living and big city amenities.

Job Description

The position may be filled with the Licensed or Unlicensed Registered Associate classification, depending on qualifications. Bilingual Spanish Required.

This recruitment is for one position in Adult Mental Health Division, Health and Human Services Agency.

Adult Mental Health - Case manager position :

The Adult case management unit serves at-risk consumers with mental health diagnoses that have a variety of needs, such improving social well being, behavioral and physical health, or could benefit from increased recovery skills and improved quality of life. Case managers in this unit assist consumers with increasing or maintaining mental health stability at the lowest level of appropriate care. Often clients we serve are entering the community out of psychiatric facilities, require ongoing support to maintain stability while living independently, or are deemed gravely disabled by the court and placed in facilities on LPS conservatorships.

The Mental Health Counselor in this unit provides services to a caseload of up to 20 clients. Services are client centered and can range from intensive wraparound interventions to long term maintenance, and are provided in the office, the community, and in contracted facilities. These include targeted case management services, rehabilitative skill development, therapy, treatment coordination, collaboration with treatment team or other providers, advocacy and linkage to community resources as identified by client need, and collaboration with the other members of the client's support network.
Role of the Mental Health Counselor in the Adult Case Management Unit
  1. Case Management Duties: Assess clients' needs and level of care, provide referrals and resources, collateral involvement with families and other professionals and with the treatment team. Assist clients in living in the least restrictive level of care possible. Individual and collateral support given through telephone, office and field visits. Coordination of services and assistance with accessing housing and financial resources, psychiatric and medical care, vocational and educational resources, etc. as needed by participants. Rehabilitative interventions aimed at building pro-social life skills, social skills, leisure skills etc. Advocate for consumers to obtain needed services provided by community resources and coordinate treatment planning with hospitals, board and care homes, IMD's, etc.
  2. Documentation: Includes various assessments, Wellness and Recovery Plans, progress notes, discharge summaries etc. in the electronic health record, as well as preparing packets required for accessing placement and other resources, releases of information, quarterly Treatment Team reports, and other needed documents for individual clients. All documentation to be legible, timely, and expressed concisely and clearly.
  3. Meeting and court attendance: In collaboration with LPS conservator and LPS office assistant, plan for yearly LPS renewal hearings and provide support to client throughout this process. Attend inpatient Treatment team meetings as well as unit meetings, educational workshops and agency committees when requested.
  4. Officer of the day functions: Includes covering as responder of the day for the mental health division as assigned.
The Mental Health Counselor - Licensed
SALARY:
$38.64 - $46.28 Hourly
$3,091.20 - $3,702.40 Biweekly
$6,697.60 - $8,021.87 Monthly
$80,371.20 - $96,262.40 Annually

TheMental Health Counselor - Unlicensed Registered Associate
SALARY:
$37.29 - $44.58 Hourly
$2,983.20 - $3,566.40 Biweekly
$6,463.60 - $7,727.20 Monthly
$77,563.20 - $92,726.40 Annually

The Recruitment Process

1. Applications will be accepted on-line on a continuous basis until the current vacancy is filled.

2. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will have their supplemental responses scored by subject matter experts on a continuous basis. The most qualified applicants from the scoring of the supplemental questions will be invited for an Oral Panel Interview.

3. Oral Panel Interviews will take place on a continuous basis.

The Human Resources Department reserves the right to change the recruitment process at any time.

Special Instructions

Continuous

Additional Information

The County of Napa is a highly respected employer within the local community as well as throughout the region. We offer rewarding and challenging work, flexible hours, competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package and tremendous opportunities for career growth. At the County of Napa we truly value our employees and are committed to diversity in our family-oriented environment. This is why we are the Employer of Choice for more than 1,400 employees.

As an organization, the County is dedicated to improving the lives of our citizens and reflecting the best of the community's values: Respect, Accountability, Dedication, Integrity and Innovation.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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