Job: Supervising Mental Health Clinician-HOPE Program-Adult Collaborative Care Team (Open & Promotional)

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Pay: $96,075.20 to $120,036.80/year

Salary : $46.19 - $57.71 Hourly $3,695.20 - $4,616.80 Biweekly $8,006.27 - $10,003.07 Monthly $96,075.20 - $120,036.80 Annually

Posted: 03/13/2018

Job Status: Full Time

Job Reference #: 2015498

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Overall Job Objective

Job Title:Supervising Mental Health Clinician-HOPE Program-Adult Collaborative Care Team (Open & Promotional)
Closing Date/Time:Tue. 03/27/18 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Salary:$46.19 - $57.71 Hourly
$3,695.20 - $4,616.80 Biweekly
$8,006.27 - $10,003.07 Monthly
$96,075.20 - $120,036.80 Annually
Job Type:Full-Time
Location:San Mateo County, California
The County of San Mateo Health System's Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Division is seeking a well-qualified individual for the position of Supervising Mental Health Clinician - HOPE Program - Adult Services - Collaborative Care Team.  The Supervising Mental Health Clinician will serve as the contract monitor and liaison between the Helping Our Peers Emerge (HOPE) contractor agency, San Mateo Medical Center's (SMMC) inpatient psychiatric unit and HOPE clients' residential and treatment teams.  This Supervisor will provide clinical oversight and consultation for HOPE services in San Mateo County.  The HOPE peer mentors/family partners will provide supportive and recovery-based services, utilizing their lived experience, to engage clients in developing Wellness Recovery Action Plans and supporting them in working towards their recovery goals.  The peer mentors and family partners are primarily field-based and will work with BHRS adult clients with serious mental illness/co-occurring conditions transitioning from inpatient psychiatric facilities to lower levels of care, which may include Alcohol or Other Drug (AOD) programs, Mental Health Rehabilitation Centers (MHRCs), Licensed Board and Cares, Skilled Nursing Facilities, Social Rehabilitation Programs, or other community-based residential and/or treatment programs.  The Supervising Mental Health Clinician will also participate in program planning, oversight and evaluation.  Supervising Mental Health Clinicians are part of the BHRS leadership Team.

The current vacancy is in Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) for Adult Services, located in San Mateo, CA, but will travel, at times, throughout the County, as well as outside the County, to perform duties of the job.
This Supervising Mental Health Clinician will work within the Collaborative Care Team, which is a collaborative effort between Behavioral Health and Recovery Services, Aging and Adult Services and the San Mateo Medical Center designed to specifically address the needs of the most complex clients by connecting them to the most appropriate level of care and mix of services and coordinating with treatment and service providers to ensure continuity of care and smooth transitions as clients progress through the continuum of care on their recovery journey.

This Supervising Mental Health Clinician will provide clinical oversight/consultation to the HOPE contracted provider agency and their staff of Peer Mentors and Family Partners. This Supervisor will be involved in utilization management and will meet weekly with HOPE Peer Mentors and Family Partners to review all assigned client cases. This MH supervisor will oversee the process of referrals from SMMC to the HOPE program, including reviewing referral requests for appropriateness, program capacity, prioritization, recommendations for specific matching criteria, etc.  They will work closely with the HOPE contracted provider agency to ensure an appropriate peer/family partner match based on the client's cultural/linguistic or other individualized needs. The Supervising Mental Health Clinician will monitor client progress, serve as a bridge between HOPE staff and clients' residential and treatment providers for clinical issues that arise with HOPE.  This MH Supervisor will be involved in the discharge planning of clients from the HOPE program and will collaborate with departments and teams throughout the health system. This Supervisor will provide supervisory coverage for Adult Resource Management and Collaborative Care Team Programs as needed.  This Supervisor will participate in Whole Person Care meetings, utilization review meetings, BHRS leadership meetings, and other meetings identified as being pertinent to the role as a Supervising Mental Health Clinician.  The MH Clinician will collaborate with the Office of Diversity and Equity and the Office of Consumer and Family Affairs to best support clients in their recovery journey.

The ideal candidate will possess:
  • Knowledge of system of care principles.
  • Knowledge of program management techniques and practices.
  • Demonstrated expertise and skill in clinical work with adults with serious mental illnesses, co-occurring, and complex needs.
  • Experience providing clinical services for clients with co-occurring disorders of mental illness and substance use, and chronic homelessness.
  • Ability to provide clinical case management and consultation.
  • Experience working with consumers/families of diverse cultures and backgrounds and conducting outreach to underserved communities from a trauma-informed perspective.
  • Experience supervising peers and/or family members.
  • Ability to collaborate with multiple providers and divisions within the health system.
  • Knowledge of evidence-based clinical practice modalities, e.g. Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Treatment, etc.
  • Knowledge of Medi-Cal and Medicare regulations and managed mental health care.
  • Strong clinical assessment, diagnostic and evaluation skills.
  • Strong supervisory/leadership skills, which demonstrate an ability to direct and motivate a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Experience guiding or supervising others during a systemic or programmatic change process.
  • Collaborative skills and the ability to establish and maintain productive working relationships with consumers, families, professionals and the public; including collaborative community engagement to plan and implement needed services.
  • Ability to make sound decisions and manage crises based on the exercise of judgment and the consideration of all available information.
  • Experience working with clients in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, MHRCs and board and care facilities.
NOTE: The eligible list generated from this recruitment may be used to fill future extra-help, term, unclassified, and regular classified vacancies.

 Examples Of Duties:
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Plan, assign, train, provide clinical oversight, and support to a group of peers.
  • Plan, implement and coordinate all unit related activity.
  • Participate in administrative staff meetings to formulate overall program plans and review ongoing operations.
  • Establish and maintain program procedures which are consistent with federal, state and local laws governing mental health services.
  • Monitor and consult with contract providers to ensure compliance with services requested by the County and to help determine jointly beneficial solutions to problem areas.
  • Maintain unit records and collect statistical data for routine, evaluative and research purposes.
  • Research and prepare grant proposals for specific mental health projects as needed.
  • Lead clinical meetings for cooperative planning of treatment and accountable case disposition.
  • Facilitate development of training program for staff and interns.
  • Maintain patient/client case documentation adhering to state and division policy and procedures.
  • Provide crisis services and screen for new patients and their families.
  • Serve as the HOPE liaison for clients hospitalized or in AOD treatment facilities, or residential facilities.
  • Provide utilization management and assist in discharge planning.
  • Provide both client-centered and program-centered consultation to external agencies, institutions and individuals.
  • Provide community education and information to external agencies, institutions and individuals.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


Licensure/Certification:  Possession of a current California license in at least one of the following:  Clinical Psychology; Clinical Social Worker or Marriage and Family Therapy.

Education and Experience:  Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to qualify is a Master's degree in a mental health specialty, such as social work, nursing, or clinical counseling and two years of professional post-graduate experience in a mental health setting.

Knowledge of:  Basic program management techniques and practices; principles and practices of supervision and training; human and health services system in the county including private agencies and their community resources; current philosophy, principles and practices for services to clients with serious mental illness; legal and policy aspects of community mental health methods; techniques of family, individual and group counseling and diagnosis; individual, group and family psychodynamics; current principles and practices of psychiatric casework; mental health consultation and education; and problems, needs, attitudes and behavior patterns of patients/clients.

Skill/Ability to:  Supervise, train and evaluate inter-disciplinary staff; work collaboratively with other senior professionals in planning and developing programs of a geographic or service unit; prepare and deliver written and oral reports; plan, implement and evaluate all operations of a geographic or service unit; provide treatment to adults and/or children/adolescents with various dysfunctions; establish and maintain objective working relationships with clients/patients, other professionals, and the public; and evaluate degree of mental disability or emotional distress of patients/clients.
Open and Promotional. Anyone may apply. Current San Mateo County and San Mateo County Superior Court employees with at least six months (1040 hours) of continuous service in a classified regular, probationary, SEIU or AFSCME represented extra-help/term position prior to the final filing date will receive five points added to their final passing score on this examination. 

A supplemental application form must be submitted in addition to our regular employment application form. A resume will not be accepted as a substitute for the required employment application and supplemental questionnaire. 

The examination process will consist of an application screening (weight: pass/fail) based on the candidates' application and responses to the supplemental questions. Candidates who pass the application screening will be invited to a panel interview (weight: 100%).  Depending on the number of applicants, an application appraisal of education and experience may be used in place of other examinations or further evaluation of work experience may be conducted to group applicants by level of qualification. All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination.  All examinations will be given in San Mateo County, California and applicants must participate at their own expense. 

IMPORTANT: Applications for this position will only be accepted online. If you are currently on the County's website, you may click the "Apply Online" button above or below. If you are not on the County's website, please go to to apply. Online applications must be received by the Human Resources Department before midnight on the final filing date.

Final Filing Date: 
 March 27, 2018
Application Screening:  April 5, 2018
Panel Interview:  April 17, 2018

At the County of San Mateo, we take pride in the way our employees bring together their diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to serve our community's needs.  The County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

HR Analyst: Carolyn Burns (031318) (Supervising Mental Health Clinician - F005)

Keywords: Health and human services, mental illness, psychology, supervising clinician, clinician, adult services, counseling, mental health, psychology, peer support

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