Clinician I/II

US Government, Health and Human Services Agency

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The County of Yolo is recruiting to fill three (3) regular, full-time positions and one (1) limited term position in the class of Clinician I/II at the Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA). The level of hire will be determined by the hiring manager at the time of offer. The positions will be with the following programs:

Forensic Team  partners closely with our criminal justice partners in the Public Defender Office, Probation Department, District Attorney Office, Sheriff Office, and Courts on a variety of programs and projects both internal to HHSA and provided by community partners.  The team is looking to hire one (1) clinician that will be paired with a case manager and a peer support worker as part of HHSA’s Department of State Hospital (DSH) felony incompetent to stand trial diversion program.  This clinician will provide assessments, clinical case management, and some therapy for the clients involved in the DSH program. 

Behavioral Health Crisis Clinician to function as an embedded Co-Responding Crisis Services Clinician within Woodland Police Department. This position will be assigned to work with our Law Enforcement Department partners to respond in collaboration with law enforcement officers for behavioral health service calls. The Clinician will be trained to assess for and write involuntary holds. Clinician will be housed at the Woodland Police Department station and will utilize a County crisis van for field response. Clinical supervision and licensure hours will be provided by an HHSA supervisor, but much of the day to day task supervision will be provided by law enforcement personnel. Hours are currently Monday through Friday 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm.  This is currently a 1 year limited term position.
Quality Management is a team that provides support, guidance, and coordination to HHSA and contractor staff that provide direct client care and is looking to fill two (2) Clinician positions. Due to the functions of the Quality Management unit, these clinicians must be licensed and therefore Clinician II positions. The clinicians function as part of a multidisciplinary team that provides quality management services for both mental health and substance use treatment programs. The incumbent will be responsible for an array of quality assurance and quality improvement tasks, including clinical documentation training, utilization review, program monitoring, and continuing implementation of the Federal Managed Care requirements. The ideal candidate for this position will have an interest in and working knowledge of Medi-Cal documentation standards and regulatory requirements that govern Specialty Mental Health Services and / or the Drug Medi-Cal – Organized Delivery System. Additionally, the ideal candidate would demonstrate an understanding of managed care, process improvement, performance measurement, and quality management tools, and have experience providing training

Clinician I:
Clinician II:

Under supervision, provides individual, group, and family counseling, therapy, and referral services to psychologically disturbed or substance abusing clients and provides consultation, information, and education to community groups, schools, and agencies.
Distinguishing Characteristics
The Clinician I/II is a single class with two salary levels, and positions in this class are flexibly staffed.
The Clinician I is the entry level in this class series. Under close supervision, incumbents are given detailed instructions in the performance of tasks from a Licensed Clinician. These responsibilities are more closely supervised and generally more structured and repetitive than those assigned at Level II. As requisite skills and knowledge are developed, incumbents are expected to perform increasingly responsible and difficult assignments. Incumbents may advance to the higher level after demonstrating the ability to perform the full journey level duties of the class, which requires a minimum of two years of experience at Level I, and possession of a license.
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