Psychiatric Social Worker I

US Government, Health


Open Date: March 22, 2021
Final Filing Date: Continuous
Exam # 21/60B01/03KK
                                               
SUMMARY OF POSITION
The Monterey County Health Department, Behavioral Health Bureau is seeking enthusiastic Associate Clinical Social Workers (ACSW), Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT) or Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC) candidates to work as part of care teams serving children, youth and adults as a Psychiatric Social Worker I.
 
As a member of a psychiatric team, this position will assist and participate in interviewing clients and families, compile social case histories, participate in diagnostic and evaluative staff conferences, prepare reports, interpret and explain factors pertaining to mental illness, provide case management services and work collaboratively with a variety of community, county and state agencies.
 
The Behavioral Health Bureau is a progressive agency that serves children, youth, adults and their families with System of Care values of being community based, culturally relevant, client and family centered and using evidence based practices to support clients in the wellness and recovery of their mental illness.
 
Children’s System of Care provides an array of clinical services from age’s birth to 25 years of age and their families. Clinical teams include Early Childhood Services, Transition Age Youth, Post Hospitalization Support, as well clinical teams that partner with Child Welfare, Education and Juvenile Probation.
 
Adult System of Care provides a wide range of comprehensive integrated care to adults with serious mental illness, co-occurring substance use, primary care and other complex issues. Embracing the values and goals of wellness and recovery, the multi-disciplinary teams work together to provide the following types of services; i.e. psycho-social rehabilitation, strength-based case management, crisis intervention, supported employment, supported housing, substance use recovery, family support and community integration. Clinical teams include outpatient care coordination in Marina and Salinas, Forensic Services, Collaborative Courts, Mobile Crisis and the Acute Psychiatry Unit.
 
Access to Treatment provides an array of clinical services for all ages and their families. Clinical services include assessment, intervention, individual and group services. Linkage and referral to community resources and Children and Adult systems of care.
 
Crisis Team: The ED Crisis Team is responsible for psychiatric evaluations of clients in the Emergency Department and assisting to determine the appropriate level of care for those patients; which may include evaluation for involuntary holds (5150), outpatient treatment, and/or placement in another facility.
 
This classification is part of a flexible series. Incumbents appointed at the lower level of the career series may be promoted up to the higher level of the career series subject to their meeting the employment standards for the higher class and a recommendation for their promotion by the appointing authority in accordance with the Flexible Staffing Program and Guidelines.

The Eligible List established by this recruitment process will be used to fill current and future vacancies, both regular and temporary, as they arise.
 

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