Clinical Therapist II

US Government, Multiple County Departments

Be an agent of change and make a difference in delivering health and wellness to millions of residents.

Earn up to $100,942 annually.

Hear about our Therapist’s experiences within the department by clicking here.

Recruitment Bonus- Newly hired employees from this recruitment may be eligible to receive bonus payments up to $2,000* $1000 upon hire and $1000 upon completion of 2080 service hours.
Referral Bonus- SBC employees who refer newly hired employees from this recruitment may be eligible to receive a referral bonus*
Remote Assignment- Newly hired employees from this recruitment may be eligible to receive bonus payments up to $2,000*
Relocation Assistance- Newly hired employees from this recruitment may be eligible to receive relocation assistance*
Tuition Reimbursement- Newly hired employees from this recruitment may be eligible to receive tuition reimbursement. San Bernardino County employees are eligible for Federal Student Loan Forgiveness. 

*According to criteria established in the Professional Unit Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) (see pages 64-67

The Department of Behavioral Health (DBH) is responsible for providing mental health and substance use disorder services to county residents who are experiencing major mental illness or substance abuse issues. DBH provides mental health/substance use disorder treatment to all age groups, with a primary emphasis placed on treating children/youth who may be seriously emotionally disturbed, adults who are experiencing a serious and persistent mental illness, and individuals who are experiencing substance use disorders. DBH also provides an array of prevention and early intervention services for both mental health and substance abuse. DBH’s core values are service, integrity, accountability and trust.

The Department of Behavioral Health is a unique County department comprised of six service areas: Outpatient Clinics and Youth Services; Criminal Justice/Forensic Services; 24-Hour and Emergency Services; Substance Use Disorder and Recovery Services; Administrative/Fiscal Services; and Program Support Services.

  • Click here for more information on SBC Behavioral Health.
  • Click here for more information on the San Bernardino County

Clinical Therapists II are lead workers who direct a small clinical staff. Typical duties consist of providing clinical and administrative consultation to their staff; screening prospective clients for appropriateness of program services; intervening in crisis situations; auditing and monitoring charts; utilization review; payment authorization; and participating in providing rehabilitative mental health/substance abuse services in clinic, institutional, field, and community settings to clients with severe mental, emotional and substance abuse disorders. 

The resulting eligible list will be used to fill current and future vacancies as they occur throughout DBH.

For more detailed information, refer to the Clinical Therapist IIjob 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. Some positions may require additional background check/process dependent upon the work location. 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.

Qualifying Experience: Official commencement of job duties cannot begin until candidate possesses one (1) year of experience as a licensed therapist in a mental health or social service setting. Contingent job offers may be made to candidates who are within three (3) months of completing one (1) year of the requisite experience as a licensed therapist.

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