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Sheriff's Detentions, Mental Health Clin...

Police Force:San Diego County Sheriff Department
Location:County of San Diego, California
Salary:$61,110.40 - $75,067.20 Annually

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Job Title:Sheriff's Detentions, Mental Health Clinician-14527907
Closing Date/Time:Continuous
Salary:$61,110.40 - $75,067.20 Annually
Job Type:Regular - Full time
Location:County of San Diego, California


Would you like to have a positive impact on the lives of adults by providing clinical assessments, crisis intervention and psycho-social services? If so, this may be your opportunity to join our team.
The Sheriff's Department has an immediate opening for the position of
Sheriff's Detentions, Mental Health Clinician
This is a licensed professional class allocated only to the Sheriff's Department, Medical Services Division. Incumbents provide a wide variety of professional mental health and case management services to inmates with psychiatric disorders. This journey level class will conduct clinical assessments and develop treatment plans within a medical/psychiatric treatment program to patients presenting a varied array of psychiatric/psychological/substance use issues.
The ideal candidate will have:
  • Professional level experience as part of a multi-disciplinary treatment team
  • Served as a program specialist or provided technical expertise through the application of appropriate individual or group psycho-therapeutic methods to adults including during periods of crisis
  • Familiarity with and ability to function within the organizational structure of a law enforcement agency
  • Experience interfacing with a wide range of community organizations and knowledge of community resources
  • Professional demeanor with other agencies and collaborative partners with inmates and families of inmates
  • Knowledge of the California Welfare Act, Lanterman-Petris-Short (LPS) Act and Penal Codes 1026, 2970 and 1370
"Click Here" for a complete description of the duties and responsibilities.
Required Education and Experience:
1. Current licensure by the State of California as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Marriage, Family and Child Counselor (MFCC) or Clinical Psychologist AND
2. Possession of a master's degree from an accredited graduate school in social work, psychology, counseling or a closely related field; AND
3. At least two (2) years of full-time, post master's degree experience in a mental health program providing counseling and crisis intervention to adults under clinical supervision.

A copy of your diploma or transcripts and licenses MUST be submitted with your application unless already submitted on or after February 29, 2008.

In addition, the department desires a candidate that displays leadership skills, can communicate effectively, is a knowledge worker, can hold self and others accountable, is a problem solver and is innovative, demonstrates ethical behavior, leverages resources (coaches and develops), drives to excel, maximizes team effectiveness, and is supportive of change.
Working Conditions:
  • Work primarily takes place in an office environment within a locked detention facility
  • Involves frequent contact with persons who are inebriated, uncooperative and/or emotionally disturbed
  • May be exposed to infectious illnesses and to inmates whose behavior is unpredictable and occasionally violent and combative
  • May involve daily travel to various locations throughout San Diego County
Background Qualifications:
  • Felony convictions will be disqualifying
  • Misdemeanor convictions may be disqualifying depending on type, number, severity, and recency
  • Must have a reputation for honesty and trustworthiness
  • Prior to appointment, candidates will be subject to a thorough background investigation which may include a truth verification examination or test

Qualified applicants will be placed on a twelve (12) month employment list based on scores received during the evaluation of information contained in their employment and supplemental applications. Please ensure all information is complete and accurate as the responses you provide on the supplemental application questionnaire will be reviewed using an automated evaluation system.
Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable an individual with qualified disabilities to perform the essential functions of a job, on a case-by-case basis.
Don't miss out on this opportunity to grow with the County, Apply Now!

Site link:For the full job application please click here.
Job ID:34994


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