Psychiatric Social Worker I – Trainee

US Government, Health

Open Date: March 22, 2021
Final Filing Date: Continuous 
Exam # 21/60B01T/03KK
The Monterey County Health Department, Behavioral Health Bureau is seeking enthusiastic candidates to work as part of a medical care team with children, youth and adults as a Psychiatric Social Worker I – Trainee.
The Behavioral Health Bureau is a progressive agency that serves children, youth, adults and their families with System of Care values of being community based, culturally relevant, client and family centered and using evidence based practices to support clients in the wellness and recovery of their mental illness.

Children’s System of Care provides an array of clinical services from birth to 25 years of age and their families. Clinical teams include Early Childhood Services, Transitional Age Youth, Post Hospitalization Support, as well clinical teams that partner with Child Welfare, Education and Juvenile Probation.

Adult System of Care provides a wide range of comprehensive integrated care to adults with serious mental illness, co-occurring substance use, primary care and other complex issues. Embracing the values and goals of wellness and recovery, the multi-disciplinary teams work together to provide the following types of services; i.e. psycho-social rehabilitation, strength-based case management, crisis intervention, supported employment, supported housing, substance use recovery, family support and community integration. Clinical teams include outpatient care coordination in Marina and Salinas, Forensic Service, Collaborative Courts, Mobile Crisis and Acute Psychiatry Unit.
Access to Treatment provides an array of clinical services for all ages and their families. Clinical services include assessment, intervention, individual and group services. Linkage and referral to community resources and Children and Adult systems of care.
Crisis Team: The ED Crisis Team is responsible for psychiatric evaluations of clients in the Emergency Department and assisting to determine the appropriate level of care for those patients; which may include evaluation for involuntary holds (5150), outpatient treatment, and/or placement in another facility.
As a member of a psychiatric team, this position will assist and participate in interviewing clients and families, compile social case histories, participate in diagnostic and evaluative staff conferences, prepare reports, interpret and explain factors pertaining to mental illness, provide case management services and work collaboratively with a variety of community, county and state agencies.
Candidates appointed to the Psychiatric Social Worker I – Trainee level may be promoted to the Psychiatric Social Worker I level upon meeting the employment standards for the higher job class which includes receiving their Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT) number, Associate Clinical Social Worker (ASW) number, or Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC) number issued by the California State Board of Behavioral Science Examiners, within six months of hire.
The Eligible List established by this recruitment process will be used to fill current and future vacancies, both regular and temporary, as they arise.


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