Behavioral Health Therapist I-Temporary

  • Nevada County, CA
  • Alta Sierra, California
  • Oct 21, 2022
Temporary Other Public Health
  • Salary: $32.91 - $40.18 Hourly USD

Job Description

Definition and Class Characteristics
Through the services of its departments, Nevada County's Health & Human Services Agency develops and implements programs that fulfill the County’s commitment to provide support to our residents. We are pleased to be recruiting to fill several positions for Behavioral Health Therapists in a variety of capacities.

Our Behavioral Health Therapists provide the following support to community members:
  • Assessment, treatment planning, individual and group therapy, collateral/parent counseling.
  • Crisis intervention, case management, and documentation of services.
  • Screening potential clients on the phone.
  • Psychotherapy.
Services are provided in consultation with the clinical team and regional partners and outside agencies. Individuals who show patience, understanding, and caring in their dealings with others are highly valued. Other relevant personal traits include social skills, a strong sense of responsibility, and the ability to manage time effectively. The work is always interesting and provides opportunities for collaborative, creative problem solving. We seek to hire individuals who are not only caring but also bring a sense of humor and fun at the right time.

We are currently seeking Therapists for the following programs and services. Please be sure to apply for all levels of positions which you feel you may be qualified for.
  • One Licensed Therapist in Grass Valley to support our Quality Assurance Program, performing internal and external audits and program reviews. This position is full-time and fully-benefited.
  • One Therapist to provide direct services for children and their families in the Grass Valley offices. This position is full-time and fully-benefited.
  • One full-time therapist to provide intake assessments, individual therapy, and case management for adults in Western Nevada County. This position is benefited.
  • Several part-time temporary Therapists to provide direct services in our Children's division, and others for our Adult division. A temporary, part-time employee works an average 20 hours but not more than 29 hours per week, for a maximum of 1000 hours per fiscal year. Temporary employees earn sick leave but are not eligible for benefits or CalPERS.
Our staff members enjoy an extensive benefit package including, but not limited to: a generous sick time/vacation/leave benefit, CalPERS retirement, medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, a flexible spending account (FSA), a dependent care account (DCA), and a deferred compensation plan including 401(a), 457(b) and Roth options. While the County also offers a tuition reimbursement program, Nevada County Behavioral Health staff are eligible to apply for up to $15,000 in student loan repayment!
We also offer flexible schedules and telework options to our staff depending on program needs!Benefit eligibility and options are based on regular or temporary employee status.

You matter at County of Nevada. Your contribution, your worth, your ideas, all have a place here. We thrive on transparent and ongoing communication through employee newsletters, social media and hosted sites. We strive to be the best version of ourselves through continuous improvement. We learn and grow as a team. Great discoveries happen when people from a diverse set of backgrounds come together. Best of all, you make a difference in the lives of our community every day. Bring your whole self to our place.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided with reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

See the full Behavioral Health Therapist I-Temporary job description to learn more and to determine which level you qualify for.

Per California Department of Public Health regulations, employees working in healthcare positions and/or facilities are required to comply with both California and Federal vaccine policy mandates. Currently, the COVID-19 vaccine and, if you are eligible, the COVID-19 booster, is required for this position. Proof of vaccination and booster may be required if a conditional offer is extended. As an employer, the County complies with all applicable California and Federal laws, including but not limited to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Fair Employment and Housing Act, and will make, on request, accommodations for sincerely held religious beliefs and/or disabilities where a reasonable accommodation is available that does not create an undue hardship on the County’s business.


This summary of benefits is not a binding document and is provided as a courtesy. Refer to specific summaries and agreements (MOUs) for specific benefit information.

Sick Leave:

Temporary County employees shall accrue at the rate of one (1) hour of sick leave for each thirty (30) hours worked. Temporary County employees can accrue a maximum of 48 hours of sick leave per fiscal year.

Medical Benefits:

Temporary employees whose assignments average 30 hours per week or more are eligible to enroll in County-sponsored medical benefits.


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950 Maidu Avenue, Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 265-7010

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