Job: Correctional Health Psychiatric Social Worker/Marriage & Family Therapist- Limited Term (Open)

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Pay: $67,184.04 to $94,203.24/year

Salary : $32.30 - $45.29 Hourly $2,584.00 - $3,623.20 Biweekly $5,598.67 - $7,850.27 Monthly

Posted: 06/21/2017

Job Status: Contract/Temporary

Job Reference #: 1441405

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Job Title:Correctional Health Psychiatric Social Worker/Marriage & Family Therapist- Limited Term (Open)
Closing Date/Time:Continuous
Salary:$32.30 - $45.29 Hourly
$2,584.00 - $3,623.20 Biweekly
$5,598.67 - $7,850.27 Monthly
Job Type:Extra Help - Agile (Limited Term)
Location:Redwood City, California
 
Note: This job announcement was amended on October 9, 2016 to update the salary.
 
The San Mateo County Health System is seeking qualified individuals for the position of Correctional Health Psychiatric Social Worker/Marriage & Family Therapist-Limited Term. 

There are currently several limited-term vacancies in Correctional Health Services located in Redwood City.

These PSW/MFT positions provide clinical mental health services to inmates with mental illness or co-occurring disorders of mental illness and chemical dependency; provide case management services; provide discharge planning; interviews inmate patients to assess mental health needs and formulates treatment plans; exercise good judgment and tact when interacting with inmate patients and other service providers; relate and communicate effectively with inmate patients and others from the diverse multi-cultural community served; function as a team member in a multi-disciplinary work setting; work independently and as a team member; and collaborate with Sheriff's Office staff to manage inmate patients' daily activities.  Will work with various professionals involved with the court system, including probation officers, attorneys, case managers and other treatment providers, and develop treatment plans for seriously mentally ill inmates.  Some positions require weekend and evening hours.

The ideal candidates will have:
  • A license as either a Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Marriage and Family Therapist;
  • Experience working in a correctional facility;
  • Experience providing case management services for an inmate population;
  • Demonstrated ability in providing clinical mental health services to an adult population with serious mental illness or co-occurring disorders of serious mental illness and chemical dependency; and
  • Working with a diverse multi-disciplinary team and inmate population.
  • Fluency in Spanish is preferred but not required.
SALARY:
PSW/MFT I:  $32.30 - $40.38/hour
PSW/MFT II:  $36.23 - $45.29/hour

These are limited term, at-will positions.  Limited Term Employees are assigned to assignments not to exceed 3 years. They receive medical and dental benefits, similar to regular employees, and a defined contribution retirement plan.
 Qualifications:

Security Clearance: This position requires that the applicant obtain and maintain a security clearance as a condition of employment.

Licensure/Certification:
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).
 Application/Examination:
If you are interested in being considered for an extra help position the following must be submitted via e-mail:
  • Copy of valid Registration or License issued by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences
  • Responses to supplemental questions
  • Resume 
Please include the words "Correctional Health Psychiatric Social Worker/Marriage & Family Therapist-Limited Term Position" in the subject line of email submission. All submitted materials must be in a Word or PDF format.  Please submit the above listed materials via email to: 
 
Shivika Dharamrup, Supervising Psychologist
sdharamrup@smcgov.org
 
Submit responses to these Supplemental Questions:  
  1. Describe your experience working with seriously mentally ill adult patients, including assessment, counseling and/or therapy services. Specifically cite any experience working with inmates in a correctional facility.
  2. Describe your experience providing case management services working with seriously mentally ill adult clients. Specifically cite any experience working with inmates in a correctional facility.
  3. Describe your experience working with adult clients with the co-occurring disorders of mental illness and chemical dependency. Include a description of your efforts to encourage recovery services for them.
Application materials will be reviewed as they are received and well-qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. This is a continuous recruitment which may close at any time. The final filing date will be posted five days in advance on this job announcement.

Apply immediately. Application materials will be accepted until positions are filled. This posting is open on a continuous basis and selection may be made at any time within the process. 
 
NOTE: Application materials are only accepted via e-mail. Materials sent via regular mail and/or fax will not be accepted. Submittals that do not include all required elements (Copy of valid registration or license issued by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, responses to supplemental questions and resume) will not be considered.

The County of San Mateo does not require job applicants to disclose conviction history information until after the applicant successfully completes all examination phases for the recruitment. All passing applicants will receive instructions by email only from Human Resources staff to complete and submit a conviction history questionnaire online within a specified deadline of two business days.  Failure to do so within the timeframe will disqualify you from the rest of the process.  Please visit this link at http://hr.smcgov.org/conviction-information-applicants-faqs to find out more information about the conviction history questionnaire so that you can prepare accordingly.
 
Note: Positions in criminal justice agencies currently required by law to pass background checks are exempted from this bill, and applicants may be required to submit conviction information at the time of application.
 
San Mateo County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

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