Behavioral Health Services (BHS) is a division of San Joaquin County Health Care Services and provides an array of mental health and substance use disorder treatment services, primarily for Medi-Cal beneficiaries in San Joaquin County. The department consists of over 800 employees in the following operational divisions: Administration; Mental Health Services; Mental Health Forensic Services; Adult/Older Adult Services; Inpatient and Crisis Services; Children’s Services; and Substance Abuse Services.
The mission of San Joaquin County Behavioral Health Services is to partner with the community to provide integrated, culturally and linguistically competent mental health and substance abuse services to meet the prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery needs of San Joaquin County residents.
About the position:
The Chief Mental Health Clinician is responsible for the management of a specific comprehensive program in the Behavioral Health Services Department which will include preparation and monitoring of a program budget, providing guidance and supervision to professional, para-professional and support staff in delivering mental health services to the residents of San Joaquin County.
The ideal Candidate:
The ideal candidate will be a licensed clinician with experience providing treatment to consumers and have a strong knowledge of principles and techniques of psychiatric social casework, modern methods of mental health treatment and an understanding of the social aspects of disability and mental illnesses. As a management level position, the candidate should also have supervisory experience which includes both employee supervision and employee training.
EITHER PATTERN I
Special Requirement: Must possess and maintain a valid license as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT), or a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) issued by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
OR PATTERN II
Special Requirement: Must possess and maintain a valid license as a Psychologist issued by the California Board of Psychology.
FOR BOTH PATTERN
Education: Graduation from an accredited university with a master’s or doctorate degree in social work, counseling, psychology or other course of study acceptable to the State of California Board of Behavioral Sciences towards licensure as a LCSW, MFT, LPCC, or Psychologist.
Experience: Two years of progressively responsible licensed casework experience as an LCSW, MFT, LPCC or Psychologist, which included counseling or therapy in a clinical or treatment setting and also included one year of supervisory experience.
License: Possession of a valid California driver’s license.
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