LMFT: Workforce Education and Training Program*

US Government, Department of Behavioral Health

Be an agent of change and make a difference in delivering health and wellness to millions of residents.

Join a team who is passionate about the services they provide and is committed to making a difference throughout San Bernardino County.

Recruitment Bonus – Newly hired employees from this recruitment may be eligible to receive bonus payments up to $2,000* ($1,000 upon hire and an additional $1,000 upon completion of 2080 service hours.)
Referral Bonus – Current SBC employees who refer newly hired employees from this recruitment may be eligible to receive a referral bonus.*
Relocation Assistance – Newly hired employees from this recruitment may be eligible to receive relocation assistance*.
Tuition Reimbursement – Newly hired employees from this recruitment may be eligible to receive tuition reimbursement. San Bernardino County employees are eligible for Federal Student Loan Forgiveness. 

*According to criteria established in the Professional Unit Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) (see pages 64-67

The San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health invites qualified professionals to apply for the position of LMFT: Workforce Education and Training Program*. Responsibilities will include providing a combination of administrative and clinical supervision to master’s level Marriage and Family Therapist interns, selection and placement of interns, and developing and maintaining relationships with local universities and Department of Behavioral Health programs. Some travel will be required to provide on-site supervision to interns placed in clinics and programs throughout the County and to attend outreach events. Responsibilities may also include providing program support to the Social Work and/or Psychology Intern Programs and providing clinical supervision and training to Psychiatric Residents.

*Official Title: Clinical Therapist II.
For additional details, please refer to the Clinical Therapist II job description. 

The Department of Behavioral Health (DBH) is responsible for providing mental health and substance use disorder services to county residents who are experiencing major mental illness or substance abuse related issues. DBH provides mental health and substance use disorder treatment services to all age groups, with a primary emphasis on treating children/youth who may be seriously emotionally disturbed, adults who are experiencing a serious and persistent mental illness, and individuals who are experiencing substance use disorders. DBH also provides an array of outreach/engagement, prevention, and early intervention services. DBH’s core values are service, integrity, accountability, and trust.
DBH is a unique County Department comprised of six (6) service areas: Outpatient Clinics and Youth Services; Substance Use Disorder and Recovery Services; 24-Hour and Emergency Services; Forensic and Homeless Services; Administrative Services; and Program Support Services. The Department currently has a workforce in excess of 1000 positions and an approximate $164 million-dollar annual budget.


Click HERE to learn more about the Department of Behavioral Health
Click HERE to learn more about San Bernardino County


Background Check: An extensive background check will include credit check, fingerprint/DOJ LiveScan, and DMV check. Must be a U.S. Citizen or be a permanent U.S. resident. Medical exam will also include drug and TB test. Some positions may require additional background check/process dependent upon the work location.
Shifts: Some programs offer 24-hour services; some assignments may require employees to work evenings, weekends, holidays, and on-call.
Travel: Travel throughout the County may be required depending on assignment. Employees will be required to make provision for transportation (mileage reimbursement at current IRS rate is available). At the time of hire, a valid California driver license and proof of automobile liability insurance must be produced and maintained for the individual providing the transportation.
Differential: Clinical therapists regularly assigned to work night/overnight hours or in detention facilities receive additional compensation. Indicate your interest and availability for positions assigned to night/overnight or detention facilities on the supplemental questionnaire.

Qualifying Experience: Official commencement of job duties cannot begin until candidate possesses two (2) years of experience as a licensed therapist in a mental health or social service setting. Contingent job offers may be made to candidates who are within three (3) months of completing two (2) years of the requisite experience as a licensed therapist.

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