Licensed Psychologist I*

US Government, Department of Behavioral Health

Are you interested in using your clinical and administrative skills to make a difference in delivering health and wellness to millions of residents?

Join a team who is passionate about the services they provide and is committed to making a difference in the lives of the residents of San Bernardino County.

The San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health invites qualified professionals to apply for the position of Licensed Psychologist I*. Licensed Psychologists I* work in a variety of programs providing rehabilitative mental health/substance abuse services in clinical, institutional, and community settings to adults and children with severe mental or emotional disorders. Licensed Psychologists may provide clinical supervision and/or psychological testing supervision for interns and/or staff obtaining hours towards licensure. Incumbents may be asked to select, administer, score, and interpret a wide variety of objective and projective tests including intelligence, personality, aptitude, and achievement tests for the purpose of diagnosis and treatment of mentally ill and emotionally disturbed clients.

*Official Title: Clinical Therapist I – Psychologist
For additional details, please refer to the Clinical Therapist I – Psychologist job description.

Hear from current therapists about their experiences within the County below!

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 related issues. DBH provides mental health and substance use disorder prevention and treatment services to all age groups, with a primary emphasis 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 outreach/engagement, prevention, and early intervention services. DBH’s core values are service, integrity, accountability, and trust.

DBH is a unique County Department comprised of six (6) service areas: Outpatient Clinics and Youth Services; Substance Use Disorder and Recovery Services; 24-Hour and Emergency Services; Forensic and Homeless Services; Administrative Services; and Program Support Services. The Department currently has a workforce in excess of 1000 positions and an approximate $700 million-dollar annual budget.

DBH is also accepting applications for Pre-Licensed Psychologist* and Licensed Psychologist II*. Please click on either job title to be redirected to the corresponding application. Each position requires its own application; submitting applications for multiple positions is in your best interest as they do not interfere with one another.

Click HERE to learn more about the Department of Behavioral Health
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Immediate vacancies exist in the following Department of Behavioral Health programs; please indicate your availability for referral to each program in the Supplemental Questionnaire.
Assisted Outpatient Treatment
  • Incumbents assigned to this position will be responsible for evaluating individuals referred for Assisted Outpatient Treatment based on criteria outlined in Laura’s Law pursuant to Welfare and Institutions Code Sections 5345-5349.5; developing declarations and drafting petitions to submit to Superior Court; and writing progress reports for those individuals ordered into Assisted Outpatient Treatment.
Serious and Persistent Mentally Illinvolved with the Court System (Forensics)
  • Incumbents assigned to this program will be responsible for evaluating, facilitating, and providing direct care for justice-system involved adults. Pre-licensed therapists will be expected to assess adults upon referral for specialty mental health services under the provision and/or facilitation of Mental Health Court and Mental Health Diversion for adults that have been incarcerated or are at risk of being incarcerated. A majority of the face-to-face services are conducted within the clinic.
Children and Youth Collaborative Services (CYCS)
  • Incumbents assigned to this program will be responsible for evaluating, facilitating, and providing direct care for system involved children and youth. Examples of responsibilities include: assessing foster youth upon initial entry into foster care with subsequent facilitation and/or provision of needed services; completing Qualified Individual (QI) assessments for youth referred to residential placement; the provision and/or facilitation of intensive specialty mental health services for very high needs children and youth. A majority of face-to-face services are performed in the community.
Community Clinic
  • This position is located within a large community mental health clinic located in Ontario, CA working with a multi-disciplinary team to serve Serious and Persistent Mentally Ill (SPMI) adults, children, and youth with Serious Emotional Difficulties (SED). Examples of responsibilities include conducting assessments, collaboratively planning services, and administering direct services to individuals. A majority of face-to-face services are conducted within the clinic.
The list established from this recruitment may be used to fill current and future vacancies as they occur throughout the Department.

Pre-Employment Process: Applicants must pass a background check that will include fingerprint/DOJ LiveScan, DMV check, and medical exam. The medical exam will include a drug and TB test. Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent U.S. resident. Some positions may require additional background check processes dependent upon the work location.
Travel: Travel throughout the County may be required depending on assignment. Employees will be required to make provision for transportation. 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.
Compensation Differential: Clinical therapists regularly assigned to work in detention facilities or in the Behavioral Health Inpatient Unit at ARMC receive additional compensation. Indicate your interest and availability for such positions on the Supplemental Questionnaire.
Applicants from out of state: if you are not licensed in California, you may not proceed to apply as a Licensed Psychologist and must apply as a Pre-Licensed Psychologist*.

Sponsorship: Please note San Bernardino County is not able to consider candidates who will require visa sponsorship at the time of application or in the future.

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