US Government, Department of Behavioral Health
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The San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health invites qualified professionals to apply for the position of Pre-Licensed Psychologist*. Pre-Licensed Psychologists* work in a variety of programs providing rehabilitative mental health/substance abuse services in clinical, institutional, and community settings to adults and children with severe mental or emotional disorders. Pre-licensed clinicians obtain supervised clinical experience.
*Official Title: Clinical Therapist, Pre-Licensed Psychologist
For additional details, please refer to the Clinical Therapist, Pre-Licensed Psychologist job description.
Hear from current therapists about their experiences within the County below!
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 $700 million-dollar annual budget.
- Incumbents assigned to this program will be responsible for evaluating individuals referred for Assisted Outpatient Treatment based on criteria outlined in Laura’s Law pursuant to Welfare and Institutions Code Sections 5345-5349.5; developing declarations and drafting petitions to submit to Superior Court; and writing progress reports for those individuals ordered into Assisted Outpatient Treatment.
Incumbents assigned to this program will be responsible for evaluating, facilitating, and providing direct care for justice-system involved adults. Pre-licensed therapists will be expected to assess adults upon referral for specialty mental health services under the provision and/or facilitation of Mental Health Court and Mental Health Diversion for adults that have been incarcerated or are at risk of being incarcerated. A majority of the face-to-face services are conducted within the clinic.
Incumbents assigned to this program will be responsible for evaluating, facilitating, and providing direct care for system involved children and youth. Examples of responsibilities include: assessing foster youth upon initial entry into foster care with subsequent facilitation and/or provision of needed services; completing Qualified Individual (QI) assessments for youth referred to residential placement; the provision and/or facilitation of intensive specialty mental health services for very high needs children and youth. A majority of face-to-face services are performed in the community.
- This position is located within a large community mental health clinic located in Ontario, CA working with a multi-disciplinary team to serve Serious and Persistent Mentally Ill (SPMI) adults, children, and youth with Serious Emotional Difficulties (SED). Examples of responsibilities include conducting assessments, collaboratively planning services, and administering direct services to individuals. A majority of face-to-face services are conducted within the clinic.
Sponsorship: Please note San Bernardino County is not able to consider candidates who will require visa sponsorship at the time of application or in the future.
Who possess Ph.D./Psy.D. degrees, are not licensed in California, and who have not completed the requirements for California licensure, must be eligible for waiver of licensure under State laws and regulations and obtain the required Professional Licensing Waiver prior to the commencement of employment. Pre-Licensed Psychologists must become licensed by the State of California within five (5) years of the original waiver or be terminated unless they were previously licensed in another state.
The California Department of Health Care Services may grant a waiver for those who were previously licensed in another state and considered license ready in CA according to the Board of Psychology criteria, for up to three (3) years. Applicants must have sufficient experience to gain admission to a licensing examination so that registration with the Board of Psychology is not required. Offers of employment are contingent on the applicant’s ability to obtain waiver and obtain licensure within three (3) years of the date of the waiver. At the interview, all pre-licensed and license ready applicants will sign a Statement of Awareness of the Requirement to Obtain Licensure for Continued Employment.