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Mental Health Clinician, Redding, CA

Organization: Shasta County
Category: Behavioral Health Professional
Location: Redding, CA
Date Job Posted: June 18, 2021
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Under general supervision, to provide professional rehabilitative, case management, counseling, and medically necessary treatment services to seriously emotionally disturbed adults and children; and to do related work as assigned.

In the non-direct clinical service setting, under general supervision to provide clinical and administrative functions that support the documentation and delivery of high quality treatment services to seriously emotionally disturbed adults and children and to ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations governing the provision of these services; and to do related work as assigned.

This position is a job share, which is two (2) part-time positions, and includes benefits.

Performs case management and rehabilitative treatment services with seriously emotionally disturbed adult or child clients and their families; develops treatment plans; gathers data relative to client's personal, social, and emotional history by interviewing client, relatives, friends, teachers, and employers; prepares social case histories with particular emphasis upon psychosocial factors affecting the client; participates directly in individual therapy and group therapy programs for children, adults, and families; coordinates with other team members and with community agencies in carrying out treatment plans; interprets and explains to clients, relatives, and community groups the social and emotional factors related to emotional disorders. Attends staff conferences; team meetings; in-service training sessions; and continuing education or required training sessions. Maintains documentation of biopsychosocial rehabilitative services and assessment of mental health clients.

The current vacancy is a not a direct care clinical service position. Examples of duties include internal and external chart auditing, service utilization review, maintaining documentation standards and communicating standards to clinical staff, monitoring activities to ensure quality of service delivery and compliance with the Mental Health Plan contract, training, Medi-Cal site certification, and researching and interpreting and applying federal, state and local regulations.

Education, Experience. Certifications

Any combination of education and experience sufficient to directly demonstrate possession and application of the following:

Knowledge of: Principles, procedures, techniques, trends, and literature associated with biopsychosocial rehabilitation; documentation standards associated with public and private reimbursement systems and Federal financial compliance; and scope and activities of public and private health, social service, and law enforcement agencies.

Ability to: Apply the principles of biopsychosocial diagnosis and treatment planning; establish and maintain the confidence and cooperation with an interdisciplinary team; maintain an objective and empathetic understanding of mental illness, be tolerant, use tact, and maintain emotional stability; and establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with staff, mental health, health, and social services professionals, contract providers, County and State representatives, consumers and their family members, community groups, and the general public.

These employment standards are typically attained with possession of a valid license through the California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners.


Incumbents are required to maintain appropriate licensure through the California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners.

Positions in this classification may require a valid driver's license.


The Utilization Review/Quality Management Mental Health Clinician II will possess the ability to perform the following:

Utilization review activities for Mental Health treatment programs and services.

Clinical documentation auditing and feedback for internal and organizational providers.

Establishing written documentation standards and contract monitoring protocols for quality assurance purposes and conformance with the Shasta County Mental Health Plan Contract.

Provide training, troubleshooting, and clarification of compliance and managed care requirements and other activities that support quality and continuity of client care. Research existing and new federal, state and local regulations governing the delivery of Mental Health treatment services.

To Apply

Shasta County Personnel will accept applications and responses to the supplemental questions until 5:00 p.m., on July 17, 2021. A Resume and/or Cover Letter will be accepted in addition to the application form but will not serve as a substitute for a completed application. It is not acceptable to complete the application with statements such as, “Refer to Resume and/or Cover Letter,” or “See Attached Resume and/or Cover Letter” the employment application must be completed in its entirety prior to submission. Incomplete applications will not be processed. Closing date postmarks or faxes will NOT be accepted. This recruitment will establish a list that may or may not be used by other departments. Prior applicants must reapply to be considered.

Applicants will be screened and those considered best qualified will be invited to appear for an oral and/or written examination. Meeting the announced requirements does not guarantee inclusion into the selection process. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of additional application screening, written and/or practical exam(s), oral interview, or any combination thereof.

Veterans' Credit: Veterans (as defined by California Government Code section 18973) who have been discharged from military service under conditions other than dishonorable and who receive a passing score on all components of the employment examinations (up to and including oral examinations) shall receive credit for an additional five points to be added to their final examination score. To be considered for this credit, a veteran MUST provide a copy of his or her discharge document (DD-214 or equivalent) and information as to the type of discharge (honorable, dishonorable, etc.) WITH THE EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION ON OR BEFORE THE FINAL FILING DATE.

Applicants are encouraged to apply on-line at: or submit an application to the Shasta County Personnel Office.

Arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants with disabilities. Requests for accommodations may be made to the Shasta County Personnel Office by the filing deadline posted on this bulletin. Shasta County does not discriminate on the basis of disability. If you feel you are being denied service based on a disability, our ADA Coordinator may be reached at (530) 225-5515; relay service (800) 735-2922; fax (530) 225-5345.

Shasta County Personnel
1450 Court Street, Suite 348; Redding, CA 96001; (530) 225-5515

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