PSYCHIATRIC SOCIAL WORKER/MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPIST
Same Day Assistance/Primary Care Interface
Spanish Speaking Required
PSW I: $5,598.56 - $6,999.07/Monthly
PSW II: $6,279.75 - $7,850.27/Monthly
The County of San Mateo Health System's Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) Division is seeking a well-qualified individual for the position of Psychiatric Social Worker/Marriage & Family Therapist – Same Day Assistance/Primary Care Interface – Spanish Speaking Required.
Same Day Assistance (SDA) is a county-wide service provided by Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) to San Mateo County residents seeking behavioral health services. A San Mateo County resident will meet with a clinician to determine needs and will then be linked to appropriate services. This clinician will work collaboratively with the primary care clinic as a member of a multidisciplinary team which includes primary care physicians, psychiatrists, therapists and co-occurring case managers and peer workers.
The current vacancy is with the BHRS Coastside Clinic, located in Half Moon Bay, CA, but may travel to other locations within the County of San Mateo to perform duties of the job (meetings, trainings or community events). The position is a regular full-time, 40-hour per week position and requires fluency in both English and Spanish. The population served represents a diverse community and a specific focus is on providing services that meet cultural and language needs of the youth and families being served in a rural community, from Half Moon Bay to Pescadero. This community also has a large immigrant and migrant seasonal farmworker population.
Incumbents provide specialized psychiatric casework counseling and brief therapy services to either children and adolescents or mild to moderate mentally ill adults; provide individual and group therapeutic counseling and case management services to clients having basic and/or severe emotional, family and/or social adjustment problems; refer clients to the Private Provider Network and community agencies; link clients identified as severely mentally ill to BHRS regional clinics; and if qualified may supervise graduate interns.
The primary duties will include triage, mental health assessments, case management, crisis management, brief treatment (individual, family and leading groups for adults, youths and parents); and collaborating with primary care providers and outside agencies and/or schools. Clinician will also perform "Officer of the Day" and "Same Day Assistance" duties.
The ideal candidate will possess:
Solid clinical treatment, assessment, diagnostic and evaluation skills
Experience providing brief treatment to youth and adult populations (individual, group and family treatment)
Experience working with youth and adult populations with emotional disturbances, history of complex trauma, disrupted attachment and substance abuse/dependence
Experience with crisis assessment and triage
Knowledge of principles, techniques and trends in counseling, psychotherapy, clinical case management, crisis management as well as evidence-based practices
Demonstrated ability working with a broad range of clients from diverse cultures and backgrounds, and an ability to provide culturally appropriate clinical services in both Spanish and English
Experience working with undocumented youth and families
Experience working in rural communities and/or migrant and seasonal farm working population
Experience working collaboratively with primary care, psychiatry and school districts
Experience generating community referrals, and helping clients to connect with those community resources
Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing
Solid and timely documentation skills, including assessments, progress notes, client care plans, discharge plans, etc.
Experience delivering co-occurring services to adult consumers who have mental health and substance abuse problems
Skills in establishing and maintaining productive working relationships with families, co-workers, other professionals, collaborative partners and the public
The ability to make sound decisions based on the exercise of judgment and the consideration of all available information
A typical way to qualify is a Master's degree in Social Work, Social Welfare or a closely related field and the following:
PSW I - Current California registration as a Clinical Social Worker Associate (ASW)
MFT I - Current California Registration as a Marriage and Family Therapist intern (IMF). Individuals hired in these classifications must become licensed within three years from the date of employment as a Clinical Social Worker or Marriage and Family Therapist by the State of California.
PSW-II- Current California license as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
MFT II - Current California license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT)
Language Requirement: The ability to speak, read and write fluently in both English and Spanish is required.
First Round Application Deadline: July 19th, 2017
To learn more about the position and to apply online, please visit our website at http://jobs.smcgov.org. Applications are only accepted online. EOE