Licensed Clinical Therapist*

US Government, Multiple County Departments


Licensed Clinical Therapists* (Marriage and Family Therapy, Clinical Social Worker, and Professional Clinical Counselor) work in a variety of programs providing rehabilitative mental health/substance abuse services in clinical, institutional field and community settings to adults and children with severe mental or emotional disorders. Applicants willing to work in forensics, criminal justice, and after-hours positions are encouraged to apply, as well as those seeking traditional schedules. 

Immediate vacancies exist in the Department of Behavioral Health and Aging and Adult Services. The resulting eligible list may be used to fill immediate and future vacancies throughout the County as they occur, including any vacancies in the psychiatric unit of the Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC), a Healthcare Provider level Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate would be required of these positions. 

*Official title: Clinical Therapist I.

For more detailed information, refer to the Clinical Therapist I job description.





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. 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. Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors: Applicants with PCC licensure must provide proof of the required coursework or named specialty and a copy of supervision agreement/BBS hours verification form (as described in the minimum requirements section) in order for contingent offers to be made.

Applicants from out of state:

  • The CA Department of Health Care Services requires applicants who have been recruited from outside of CA as psychologists, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists or professional clinical counselors and whose experience is sufficient to gain admission to a licensing examination to apply for and obtain a professional licensing waiver through the County of San Bernardino if the applicants are licensed-ready according to the Board of Behavioral Science’s criteria. The waiver may not exceed three (3) years from the date of employment. See State Waiver Request Form. Applicants must have sufficient experience to gain admission to a licensing examination so that registration with the BBS 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. Upon accepting a contingent job offer, all pre-licensed applicants will sign a Statement of Awareness of the Requirement to Obtain Licensure for Continued Employment.

Therefore, if you do not possess a California license as described above, please apply for the pre-licensed position, and not the licensed position. They are two separate recruitments.

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