US Government, Health
A Drug-Free Workplace
Invites your interest for the position of
Behavioral Health Aide – Bilingual (English/Spanish) Required
$3,105 – $4,242 per Month
Final Filing Date: March 31, 2023
SUMMARY OF POSITION
The County of Monterey Health Department – Public Health and Behavioral Health Bureaus are hiring for the position of Behavioral Health Aide (BHA).
The Public Health Bureau is seeking to fill four full time Behavioral Health Aide positions in the Enhanced Care Management (ECM) Program. The ECM Program serves clients who are experiencing homelessness, have chronic medical conditions, are high utilizers of the emergency department and/or hospitalizations, and/or have severe mental health diagnosis. The BHA will focus on supporting the social and behavioral goals of the clients, provide coaching and education around goals, maintain regular contact with providers and community supports, and assist connect clients to social support resources. The BHA may also transport clients to and from appointments as needed. They will work within an interdisciplinary team of Public Health Nurses, Public Health Licensed Vocational Nurses, Social Workers, and Community Services Aides.
The Behavioral Health Bureau serves the Medi-Cal population of Monterey County including, adults and young adults with serious and persistent mental illness and children, youth, and families with severe mental health difficulties. The Behavioral Health Aides are an integral part of our multidisciplinary teams. Currently, the Behavioral Health Bureau is seeking to fill four full time Behavioral Health Aide positions within the Adult System of Care (ASOC), Children’s System of Care (CSOC), Forensic Team, and South County Access programs.
The Adult System of Care programs in Salinas and Marina provide a wide range of clinical care services to adults with serious mental illness. These programs are oriented towards a strength-based, wellness-based, whole person approach that facilitates each person’s progress towards their recovery journey. Staff work within a multi-disciplinary team consisting of Psychiatrists, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Clinicians, Social Workers, and Behavioral Health Aides. Additionally, there are a rich set of community providers that work closely with teams to provide supported employment, supported education, dual recovery, peer support and a range of housing supports. Finally, ASOC Salinas and ASOC Marina have the added benefit of working together with a co-located primary care clinic to provide clients with their primary care needs. Primary functions of the Behavioral Health Aide position include working within a multidisciplinary team to provide case management services to help connect clients with essential services and community supports as identified by the care coordinator and in coordination with the treatment team.
The Children’s System of Care programs serve children, youth, and their families across all geographic regions of Monterey County. These programs work in partnership with Child Welfare, Juvenile Probation, First 5, the Monterey County Office of Education, LEA’s (School Districts), and numerous Community Based Organizations. The children and youth typically have complex needs and their families require support to address the mental health needs of their children. CSOC teams are multi-disciplinary to ensure a coordinated and individualized care approach is addressed for each child and youth. Administrative support is equally critical within CSOC to ensure that the clinical care teams are equipped to deliver the mental health services. The primary duties of the Behavioral Health Aide position within CSOC include working within the multidisciplinary teams to support client engagement and connection to care needs, transportation support, interpretation support, and providing assistance and support to administrative and professional level staff.
The Forensic Services Court Team programs include the Creating New Choices (CNC), Adult Mental Health Treatment Court full-service partnership program. This program is oriented towards a strength-based, wellness-based, whole person approach that facilitates each person’s progress towards their recovery journey. Staff work within a multi-disciplinary team consisting of Psychiatrist, Nurse, Clinician, Social Worker, and Behavioral Health Aide. This team works closely with the probation officer assigned to the team as well as other justice partners. Additionally, there is a rich set of community providers that work closely with the team to provide supported employment, supported education, dual recovery, peer support and a range of housing supports. Primary functions of the Behavioral Health Aide position include working intensely within a treatment court model to provide case management services and support to adults with serious mental illnesses. To help connect clients with essential services and community support as identified by the care coordinator and in coordination with the treatment court team. The ideal candidate would have some understanding of the criminal justice system and be comfortable supporting justice involved clients with linkage to court and other mandated services.
South County Access/ASOC:
The position in South County Access/ASOC is unique to Monterey County Behavioral Health, as the South County teams operate integrated clinics serving clients from the Access to Treatment Programs, as well as the Adult System of Care. The position is vital to the success of these programs, as the candidate provides much needed support to the clients and to the adjunctive staff providing mental health services. Duties include, but are not limited to, transportation of clients to needed mental health services and other related appointments, language translation for psychiatry providers, basic case management, mental health rehab support, and administrative support.
The Eligible List established by this recruitment process may be used to fill current and future vacancies on a regular full-time, part-time, or temporary basis County-wide.