County of San Benito

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SAN BENITO COUNTY, CA Hollister, California, United States
Oct 04, 2019
Full Time
TO VIEW CLASS SPECIFICATION AND APPLY CLICK HERE Closing Date/Time: Mon. 10/21/19 11:59 PM Pacific Time
SAN BENITO COUNTY, CA Hollister, California, United States
Oct 04, 2019
Full Time
DEFINITION I Under general supervision, to learn and perform specialized employment services and career development for eligible clients of the Community Services & Workforce Development Department; to assist with the provision of client employment services and case management; and to do related work as required. II Under general supervision, to perform complex and specialized employment services and career development for eligible clients of the Community Services & Workforce Development Department; to assist with the provision of client employment services and case management; and to do related work as required. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS I This is the entry and trainee level in the Employment & Training Services Counselor class series. Incumbents initially work under close supervision and receive extensive in-service training. As requisite skills and knowledge are developed, greater independence is exercised in the performance of work assignments. An incumbent is expected to demonstrate the ability to advance to the Employment & Training Services Counselor II class after one year of satisfactory work performance at the Employment & Training Services Counselor I level. This class is distinguished from Employment & Training Services Counselor II by the fact that Employment & Training Services Counselor II independently perform a broader range of employment services, eligibility determinations, and integrated case management duties, referring non-procedural questions to an appropriate supervisor. II This is the experienced working level class in the Employment & Training Service Counselor class series. Incumbents perform a variety of employment services appraisal, assessment, plan development, and case management duties necessary to move unemployed and underemployed clients from dependency to self-sufficiency within prescribed time limits. This class is distinguished from Employment & Training Services Counselor I by independently performing a broader range of employment and training services. It is distinguished from Employment & Training Services Counselor III by the fact that Employment & Training Service Counselor III's perform the more complex specialized assignment, as well as lead work responsibilities. REPORTS TO I/II Deputy Director, Community Services & Workforce Development. CLASSIFICATIONS SUPERVISED I/II None. TYPICAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS I/II Sit for extended periods; frequently stand and walk; normal manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; lift and move objects weighing up to 25 lbs.; corrected hearing and vision to normal range; verbal communication; use of office equipment, including computer, telephone, calculator, copiers, and FAX. TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS I/II Work is performed in an office environment; continuous contact with other staff and the public, incumbents may be required to travel within a designated service area, work may involve stressful situations. Examples Of Essential Duties: The following is used as a partial description and is not restrictive as to duties required. I Learns to conduct one-on-one interviews with clients from a diverse population to determine the client's potential employability and program eligibility; identifies employment barriers and evaluates the need for authorizing ancillary services to mitigate the impact of employment barriers; conducts complete appraisals of case records to assess clients' education, work experience, skills, abilities and job interest; learns to develop an Individual Service Strategy for each client according to their needs; refers qualified clients to employment opportunities; learns to monitor clients through their formal/vocational training; provides counseling and support; develops and presents support services and alternative solutions to client's for resolving transportation, financial need, and employee/employer relations issues and problems; may refer clients to other agencies for other services; maintains liaison with other Department staff to ensure prompt and efficient provision of services; learns to interpret, apply and explain regulations, rules and policies to clients; learns to develop, implement, and present employment and training workshops; identifies clients not in conformance with the established employment plans and works with other staff to initiate other efforts to gain the client's cooperation; inputs required information into an automated system; learns to consult with businesses, non-profit organizations and public agencies to develop job opportunities, including establishing agreements for client placement; learns to consult with businesses, service providers, education entities, and other organizations for identification of pre-employment knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for clients' effective transition to employment; maintains records on clients services; prepares a variety of reports; maintains individual client records for training contracts and employment development plans. II Conducts one-on-one interviews with clients from a diverse population to determine employability and program eligibility, identify employment barriers, and evaluate the need for ancillary services; authorizes ancillary services necessary to mitigate the impact of employment barriers; conducts complete appraisals of case records to assess education, work experience, skills, abilities, and job interest; develops an Individual Service Strategy for each client, according to their needs; refers qualified clients to employment opportunities; monitors clients through their formal/vocational training and provides counseling/support; monitors job sites by telephone or conducting on-site visits; develops and presents support services/alternative solutions to resolve transportation, financial need, and employee/employer relations needs and issues; may refer clients to other agencies for services; maintains liaison with other department staff to ensure prompt, efficient provision of services; interprets and explains regulations, rules and policies to clients; may be responsible for special employment programs; approves/denies clients requests for re-training services; conducts recruitment for all JTPA programs; develops, implements and presents employment and training workshops; identifies clients not in conformance with the established employment plans and works with other staff to initiate efforts to gain the clients' cooperation; inputs required information into an automated system; takes required actions within specific time limits established by regulations; consults with businesses, non-profit organizations and public agencies to develop job opportunities, including establishing agreements for client placement; researches the labor market to identify potential employers and the skills and abilities employers require of the work force; consults with businesses, service providers, education entities and other organizations to identify pre-employment knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for clients' effective transition to employment; maintains records on clients services; prepares a variety of reports and payrolls; maintains individual client records, including training contracts and employment development plans. Typical Qualifications: Any combination of training and experience which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be: I One (1) year of experience performing the duties of an Eligibility Worker II in San Benito County. OR Two (2) years of experience interviewing applicants to determine eligibility for employment and training programs. OR One (1) year of experience providing job placement and counseling services. SUBSTITUTION: Successful completion of the requirements for a Baccalaureate Degree in the social or behavioral sciences from an accredited college or university may be substituted for the required experience II One (1) year of experience performing duties comparable to an Employment &Training Services Counselor I in San Benito County. OR Two (2) years of experience providing job placement and counseling services. SUBSTITUTION: Successful completion of the requirements for a Baccalaureate Degree in the social or behavioral sciences from an accredited college or university may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience. Special Requirements: I/II Some positions may require the possession of, or the ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California Driver's License. Supplemental Information: Knowledge of: I Basic theories and techniques of career planning, vocational guidance, and employment counseling. Customary practices used in employment training and job placement . Computers and software used in employment program services and administration. Interviewing techniques. Record keeping practices. II Goals and purposes of work force development, employment preparation, and training programs. Laws, rules and regulations governing public funded employment and training programs. Customary practices used in employment training and job placement . General theories and techniques of career planning, vocational guidance, and employment counseling. Computers and software used in Department employment program services and administration. General labor market conditions and hiring trends of the local area. Department and community resources providing social, health, nutrition, housing, employment, training, child care, and transportation to clients. Ability to: I Learn goals and purposes of work force development, employment preparation, and training programs. Learns laws, rules and regulations governing public funded employment and training programs; Learn the general labor market conditions and hiring trends of the local area. Learn the Department and community resources available to clients for obtaining social, health, nutrition, housing, employment, training, child care, transportation. Learn to conduct employment-related interviewing and maintain requisite documentation. Gather, record, and evaluate requisite data for employment and training programs. Use a computerized system to enter and retrieve employment program data. Understand and apply the principles of vocational guidance, work-readiness appraisals, employment plan development, and employment assessment theory and concepts. Motivate clients. Learn to identify and evaluate client needs and employment barriers, developing employment plans agreements, and program documents making referrals as necessary. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Learn to understand, and interpret complex rules, regulations, policies and memos governing Job Training and Partnership Act, and other employment services programs. Communicate with others from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Learn to conduct individual and group training and counseling. Effectively represent the Community Service & Workforce Development Department in contacts with the clients, the public, community organizations, other County staff, and other government agencies. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships. II Conduct employment-related interviewing and maintain requisite documentation. Gather, record, and evaluate required data for employment and training programs. Use a computerized system to enter and retrieve employment program data. Understand and apply the principles of vocational guidance, work-readiness appraisals, employment plan development, and assessment theory and concepts. Motivate clients. Identify and evaluate client needs and employment barriers, developing employment plans, agreements, and program documents, making referrals as necessary. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Read, understand, and interpret complex rules, regulations, policies and memos governing the Job Training and Partnership Act, and other employment services programs. Communicate with others from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Conduct individual and group training and counseling. Evaluate case progress and initiate necessary actions to facilitate client progress. Effectively represent the Community Service & Workforce Development Department in contacts with clients, the public, community organizations, other County staff, and other government agencies. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships. In accordance with California Government Code section 3100, et., seq., all County of San Benito employees are considered disaster service workers who may be required to report for duty, or remain on duty to address disaster service activities in the event of an emergency or disaster and are required to undertake an applicable loyalty oath. Closing Date/Time: Fri. 10/18/19 5:00 PM Pacific Time
SAN BENITO COUNTY, CA Hollister, California, United States
Oct 02, 2019
Full Time
DEFINITION I Under general direction, to perform a variety of skilled inspection, diagnosis, maintenance, servicing, and repair work on gas, propane, and diesel power driven equipment; and to do related work as required. II Under general supervision, to perform skilled work in repairing, overhauling and maintaining diesel and gasoline-powered automotive, road construction and maintenance equipment; and to do related work as required. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS I This is the journey level in Heavy Equipment Mechanic class series. Incumbents perform a variety of skilled maintenance and repair work on County light and heavy power driven equipment and busses. Employees who successfully complete the Heavy Equipment Operator Apprenticeship Program will advance to the Heavy Equipment Mechanic II level without further competition. II Positions in this class are experienced in all phases of automotive and equipment repair and may be assigned lead supervision over other skilled and unskilled personnel. REPORTS TO Road Maintenance Superintendent CLASSIFICATIONS SUPERVISED I None II This is not a supervisory class. However, incumbents may provide lead direction and work coordination for other staff. TYPICAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Occasionally sits; frequently stand, walk, stoop, kneel, and crouch; normal manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; ability to lift and move objects weighing up to 50 lbs.; corrected hearing and vision to normal range; verbal communication; use a variety of hand and power equipment, electrical testing equipment used in the mechanical trades; use a computer and telephone; operate a variety of road maintenance equipment. TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS Work is performed in a shop environment; occasionally works outdoors in varying temperatures; exposure to hazardous materials, smoke, gasses, and fumes; exposure to hazards such as moving machine parts and electrical current; continuous contact with other staff. Examples Of Essential Duties: EXAMPLES OF IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES (The following is used as a partial description and is not restrictive as to duties required.) I Inspects, locates, and diagnoses mechanical and/or electrical defects on County trucks, a variety of light and heavy maintenance and construction equipment, and busses; determines extent of necessary repairs; overhauls, repairs, and adjusts transmissions, differentials, air brakes, hydraulic systems, clutches, and engines; tunes-up engines, replacing ignition parts and cleaning and adjusting carburetors and fuel injection systems; replaces and repairs faulty parts, including wheel bearings, oil seals, shock absorbers, exhaust systems, steering mechanisms and other components; works on generators, distributors, relays, lights, and switches; changes and installs belts and hoses; maintains time and materials records for work orders; changes tires; orders and maintains inventory of requisite parts and supplies; carries out preventive maintenance programs; may weld and fabricate parts and equipment; may make field and emergency repairs; installs emergency warning equipment; may road test repaired equipment, may operate a special fueling station and transit facility, may assist with planning new equipment procurement. II Examines and locates mechanical defects in a wide variety of automotive, road construction and maintenance equipment, including diesel and gasoline-powered trucks, tractors, motor graders, backhoes, loaders, rollers, sedans, and power tools; Makes major and minor mechanical repairs including engine tune-ups, brake relining, body and fender repair, electrical system repair, and radio installation; Disassembles, repairs, grinds, welds or replaces worn parts, fits new parts and adjusts engines, oil, water and fuel pumps, carburetors and fuel injectors, governors, starting motors, clutches, transmissions, differentials, brakes and steering gear; Repairs caterpillar tractors, checking and replacing rollers, pins and bushings; times and adjusts motors; replaces electrical wiring; Overhauls hydraulic lifts and steering assemblies on motor graders and tractors; r Repairs equipment bodies; does repair work in the field; does metal fabrication including use of gas and electrical welding equipment; operates a variety of vehicles including heavy-equipment; serves in a lead capacity over other assigned staff. Typical Qualifications: Training and Experience: Any combination of training and experience which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be: I Graduation from high school or equivalent and; Two years of responsible work experience as a journey level automotive mechanic,preferably including substantial experience in working on heavy construction equipment. II Graduation from high school or equivalent; and, One year of experience in the County of San Benito performing the duties of a Heavy Equipment Mechanic I. OR Two years of skilled experience in the repair and overhaul of a wide variety of diesel and gasoline-powered automotive, road construction and maintenance equipment. AND Two years of responsible work experience as a journey level automotive mechanic, preferably including substantial experience in working on heavy construction equipment. Special Requirements: I Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California Driver's License. Employees hired after August 20, 2013 and employees who have volunteered for the Heavy Equipment Operator Apprenticeship Program must also possess a Class A driving permit in conformance with the California Department of Motor Vehicle licensing requirements within six months from the date of hire and possession of valid California Class A driver's license within one year from the date of hire. Out-of-pocket expenses as they relate to pursuing a valid California Class A driver's license would be the responsibility of applicants or employees. II Possession of a Class A driving permit in conformance with California Department of Motor Vehicle licensing requirements and possession of a valid California Class A driver's license within six months from date of hire. Out-of-pocket expenses as they relate to pursuing a valid California Class A driver's license would be the responsibility of applicants or employees. Incumbents transporting hazardous materials may be required to possess special endorsements. Supplemental Information: Knowledge of: I Practices, tools, equipment, and materials used in skilled gas, propane, and diesel- powered equipment maintenance and repair work. Operation and care of internal combustion engines and components. Principles and methods of preventive maintenance. Safe work practices and procedures. Hydraulic valves and controls, hydraulic and air brake systems, and electronic ignition systems. Principles and methods of gas and electrical welding. II Methods, materials, tools and equipment used in the testing, adjustment, repair and overhaul of automotive and road construction equipment; gas and electrical welding procedures; Theory and operation of gasoline and diesel-powered engines; Tools and equipment of the trade; Preventive maintenance inspection methods; Safety practices. Ability to: I Inspect gas, propane, and diesel-powered equipment and accurately diagnose electrical, hydraulic, and mechanical defects. Skillfully use a variety of hand and power tools in the maintenance and repair of automotive equipment and heavy equipment. Performed skilled testing, adjustment, repair, and overhaul work on automotive equipment and heavy equipment. Read and interpret shop and repair manuals. Apply technical knowledge of mechanical and electrical trades work. Estimate time and materials for repair jobs. Maintain accurate records and reports. Operate light and heavy road maintenance equipment in a safe manner. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships. II Demonstrate skill in the use of mechanical tools and equipment in the diagnosing and repair of heavy-duty road construction and maintenance equipment; Perform metal fabrication and repair using gas and electric welding equipment; Follow oral and written instructions; work cooperatively with those contacted in the course of work; Meet and maintain standards of physical endurance and agility. In accordance with California Government Code section 3100, et., seq., all County of San Benito employees are considered disaster service workers who may be required to report for duty, or remain on duty to address disaster service activities in the event of an emergency or disaster and are required to undertake an applicable loyalty oath. Closing Date/Time: Wed. 10/16/19 5:00 PM Pacific Time
SAN BENITO COUNTY, CA Hollister, California, United States
Sep 25, 2019
Full Time
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SAN BENITO COUNTY, CA Hollister, California, United States
Sep 25, 2019
Full Time
TO VIEW CLASS SPECIFICATION CLICK HERE Closing Date/Time: Continuous
SAN BENITO COUNTY, CA Hollister, California, United States
Sep 04, 2019
Full Time
THIS RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME DEFINITION Under administrative direction of the Director of Health & Human Services, to plan, organize, direct and coordinate the medical oversight of public health programs for the County; to provide technical consultation to citizens, public officials, staff and community organizations and agencies on public health and preventative medicine issues; to serve as the designated County Health Officer; and to do other work as required. To advise as a medical expert to the Board of Supervisors, County Administration, County Service Departments and the community at large on medical and public health issues, including: carrying out the legal mandates of Health and Safety Codes specific to public health directly or through delegation; acting as the medical liaison to private sector medical care systems and coordinate development of sound public health activities; interpreting and enforcing directly or through delegation local, State and Federal policies, laws, regulations and directives related to medical and public health issues. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This class provides medical supervision for the San Benito County Public Health Division. The incumbent coordinates public health care services with external agencies and health care providers and provides on-going communication with the local medical community. This position is responsible for providing medical oversight and enforcement of public health regulations for a variety of public health programs and services including, environmental health, vital records, communicable disease control, public health nursing, emergency and disaster medical planning, public health education, California Children's Service and maternal and child health services. This class is distinguished from the Director of Public Health in that the latter has overall management responsibility for the Public Health Division's programs and services, whereas the Health Officer directs the medical oversight for all public health programs. REPORTS TO Director of Health and Human Services Agency CLASSIFICATIONS SUPERVISED May supervise medical staff and other professional, licensed positions such as Environmental Health Manager, Occupational and Physical Therapists, emergency medical services personnel, etc. TYPICAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Sit for extended periods; frequently stand and walk; normal manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; lift and move objects weighing up to 25 lbs. corrected hearing and vision to normal range; verbal communication; use of office equipment, including computer, telephone, calculator, copiers, and FAX. TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS Work is performed in an office environment; in community meetings and event settings, outdoors at inspection sites when warranted. Examples Of Essential Duties: (The following is used as a partial description and is not restrictive as to duties required.) Plans, organizes, directs and evaluates the medical delivery of comprehensive, county-wide public health programs to protect and promote public health and mitigate public health hazards. Enforces all statutes, ordinances and regulations related to public health, environmental health, and sanitation Consults and provides direction on policy, investigation, treatment and control of communicable disease to include emergency preparedness and response. Directs, coordinates and participates in the development and delivery of goals, objectives, policies, procedures and priorities that protect public health and conform with applicable public health standards and accepted clinical practices. Analyzes legislative changes, evaluates and develops medical and public health policies, programs and procedures and formulates improvements. Serves as an advocate to promote statewide public health policies, which also benefit the County. Researches, prepares and interprets clinical and technical data, reports and studies; prepares written correspondence as necessary. Reviews technical requirements, reports and procedures generated by the health department. Disseminates and interprets policies, laws, regulations and state and federal directives regarding medical and public health issues to physicians, department staff and representatives of hospitals, nursing homes, medical clinics and schools by written and personal contacts; acts as medical epidemiologist for public health diseases. Consults and coordinates with federal and state officials and representatives of local public and private health agencies in the enforcement of health laws and the development of programs to meet public health needs. Directs the issuance and recordation of birth and death certificates and provides vital statistics information to the State Office of Public Health. Provides direction and advice regarding policies and procedures directed by the state immunization board. Directs public health education. Promotes the advancement of maternal and child health. Directs the recording of vital statistics. Directs immunization programs. Supervises, directs and evaluates assigned staff, to include assigning work, handling employee concerns and problems, and counseling. Responds to requests for information or assistance. Represents the County Public Health Division with regard to public health issues to outside groups and organizations; coordinates public health activities with other public and private agencies Conducts staff meetings with Public Health Division Supervisors, Managers and others. Typical Qualifications: TYPICAL QUALIFICATIONS - TRAINING & EXPERIENCE Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited medical school with a Doctor of Medicine degree and a minimum of three years of increasingly responsible work in a public health service that included both clinical and managerial experience. Training in Family Practice, Pediatrics or Internal Medicine is desirable. Possession of a Master's Degree in Public Health is also highly desirable. License/Certification: Possession of a valid Physician's and Surgeon's Certificate issued by the State of California Eligible to possess DEA license issued by the State of California Must possess a valid California Driver's License as required by the position Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS In accordance with Section 454 of the California Health and Safety Code, must be a graduate of a medical school in good standing and repute. Must possess a valid California driver's license. Must possess a valid license to practice medicine in the State of California issued by the Board of Medical Quality Assurance. SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION The contents of this class specification shall not be construed to constitute any expressed or implied warranty or guarantee, nor shall it constitute a contract of employment. The County of San Benito assumes no responsibility beyond the general accuracy of the document, nor does it assume responsibility for any errors or omissions in the information contained herein. The contents of this specification may be modified or revoked without notice. Terms and conditions of employment are determined through a "meet and confer" process and are subject to the Memorandum of Understanding currently in effect. Supplemental Information: Knowledge of: Principles and practices of public health, including current trends in policy, research, treatment, prevention, education and related issues. Communicable diseases and principles and practices of communicable disease control. Principles and practices of clinical medicine. Epidemiology and biostatistics. Principles and practices of policy development and implementation. Principles and practices of public health program development and administration. Pertinent local, state and federal laws, rules and regulations, including appropriate enforcement techniques. Organization, purpose and function of federal and state health agencies. Local medical associations and community health groups. Principles and methods of public and community relations, and public information practices and techniques. Socio-e conomic and psychological factors and the impact of the effectiveness of health services delivery. Principles and practices of organizational analysis and management including basic budgeting. Ability to: Plan, organize and direct public health programs within professional standards, legal requirements and financial constraints. Work with county, state, federal and local government officials in the establishment of coordinated and effective program services to populations and individuals. Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals. Direct, train and supervise professional and technical personnel. Interpret and explain laws, regulations, policies, procedures and standards pertaining to public health. Prepare clear and comprehensive records and reports. Maintain accurate records. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Speak effectively in public. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff members, other departments, agencies and public groups and organizations. Operate standard office equipment. In accordance with California Government Code section 3100, et., seq., all County of San Benito employees are considered disaster service workers who may be required to report for duty, or remain on duty to address disaster service activities in the event of an emergency or disaster and are required to undertake an applicable loyalty oath. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
SAN BENITO COUNTY, CA Hollister, California, United States
May 18, 2019
Full Time
In accordance with California Government Code section 3100, et., seq., all County of San Benito employees are considered disaster service workers who may be required to report for duty, or remain on duty to address disaster service activities in the event of an emergency or disaster and are required to undertake an applicable loyalty oath. DEFINITION Under general supervision, to provide assessments, treatment planning, and counseling for Substance Abuse Program clients; to provide education, consultation services, and training for other staff, community agencies, and the public; to perform prevention activities designed to prevent alcohol and drug abuse in the County; and to do related work as required. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is a fully experienced Substance Abuse Counselor classification. Incumbents have responsibility for providing a variety of substance abuse counseling services for individuals and groups. Incumbents are required to develop case service plans, identify appropriate treatment methods, and use a variety of counseling techniques. REPORTS TO Substance Abuse Program Administrator CLASSIFICATIONS SUPERVISED This is not a supervisory classification. TYPICAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Sit for extended periods; frequently stand and walk; normal manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; lift and move objects weighing up to 25 lbs.; corrected hearing and vision to normal range; verbal communication; use of office equipment, including computer, telephone, calculator, copiers, and FAX. TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS Work is performed in an office, clinic, home, school, or community environments; work is performed with people who may exhibit unstable and potentially violent behavior; continuous contact with other staff and the public. Examples Of Essential Duties: (The following is used as a partial description and is not restrictive as to duties required.) Meets with individuals, families, and groups in clinic, home, schools, jails and community settings to develop client centered service plans Conducts assessments of clients with substance abuse concerns Develops treatment plans for clients; provides outpatient counseling on an individual/group basis to assist clients in understanding their problems and developing plans to resolve them May work with clients' families to secure their cooperation in programs Advises clients on available community resources and serves as a liaison with organizations and service agencies Makes referrals and other arrangements for client treatment and service, as necessary Prepares and present progress reports on assigned cases Cooperates with professionals from other disciplines in the development of team and collaborative diagnoses and counseling programs Develops recommendations to mitigate client problems and follows-up with clients and their families to assess progress Performs crisis intervention Maintains records and prepares reports for State and local agencies Conducts community substance abuse prevention programs for targeted groups, such as school children. Typical Qualifications: Any combination of training and experience which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be: Two years of experience working in substance abuse counseling and related social services in a public or certified private welfare or health agency. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS : Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California Driver's License. Possession of or ability to obtain a Certificate as a Certified Addiction Specialist. Supplemental Information: Knowledge of : Psychological and social aspects and characteristics of substance abuse. Drugs and drug abuse patterns, alcoholism, and the physiological effects of drug abuse and alcoholism. Methods and techniques for conducting assessments of individuals' substance abuse problems. Approved principles and practices of psychological counseling and group therapy. Available community resources for substance abuse services. Requirements and needs of persons with seriously substance abuse problems. State and local laws, policies, and procedures governing the administration of alcohol and drug prevention and treatment programs, especially those pertaining to an individual's legal rights. Ability to : Assess substance abuse problems and develop services to meet client problems, working and consulting with clients and other professional staff. Conduct effective individual and group counseling related to substance abuse problems and recovery. Recognize a potential crisis and deliver crisis intervention services. Handle stress and unstable client behavior. Communicate effectively with people from diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. Explain complex and technical terminology and concepts in an understandable and non-threatening manner. Establish and maintain a variety of personal and administrative records, clinical documentation, and related materials. Effectively represent the Substance Abuse Program in contacts with clients, the public, community organizations, other County staff, and other government organizations. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
SAN BENITO COUNTY, CA Hollister, California, United States
May 16, 2019
Full Time
THIS IS A CONTINUOUS POST AND MAY BE CLOSED AT ANY TIME. DEFINITION - QUALITY IMPROVEMENT SUPERVISOR I Under direction of the Behavioral Health Director or Management Designee, the Quality Improvement Supervisor-I plans, coordinates and evaluates a variety of service delivery systems and program activities within the Quality Improvement Program of the County Behavioral Health Department. The Quality Improvement Supervisor-I provides support in the evaluation of the work produced by professional, paraprofessional staff and other support personnel. The Quality Improvement Supervisor-I may plan for and perform a variety of administrative work functions associated with ensuring appropriate utilization of the type and quantities of behavioral health services. DEFINITION - QUALITY IMPROVEMENT SUPERVISOR II Under general direction of the Director of Behavioral Health, plans, organizes, manages, evaluates and supervises the activities that ensure the quality of client care and over-all quality/effectiveness of major programs within the County Behavioral Health Department; assigns and evaluates the work of multidisciplinary professional and paraprofessional staff and other support personnel, may plan and provide a variety of direct client behavioral health services, performs a variety of administrative work functions associated with ensuring fiscally sound utilization of behavioral health services; serves a primary role in the completion of the departments Performance Improvement Projects; serves as the departments Compliance Officer; serves as a liaison for the department with contracted direct service providers, community, regional, or State agencies DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS - QUALITY IMPROVEMENT SUPERVISOR I This is an entry level, middle management position (MEG) position in the Quality Improvement Supervisor series that works in a support role for the implementation of the Quality Improvement functions required in the operation of the Behavioral Health Department. The Quality Improvement Supervisor-I provides assistance with the administration of the quality improvement and compliance plan of a major department with multiple programs that include mental health and substance abuse branches. The Quality Improvement Supervisor-I assists in maintaining the quality of both staff and program performance and workload standards. The primary focus is to ensure the that the work produced within the Behavioral Health Department is in compliance with state and federal laws and regulations, utilization review and overall services and programs quality improvement in Behavioral Health. The Quality Improvement Supervisor-I is distinguished from the Quality Improvement Supervisor-II, as an entry level position in the series and does not assume overall management authority over the Quality Improvement activities and operations within the Behavioral Health Quality Improvement Program. As the Quality Improvement Supervisor-I is the first level in the Quality Improvement Supervisor series, an individual that occupies this position is expected to have the aptitude to learn and implement under direction, the regulations and laws to maintain the Behavioral Health Departments compliance. Additionally the Quality Improvement Supervisor-I in the support role should have the ability to perform tasks as delegated that require the use of Excel, basic math calculations and the construction of reports requiring the assembling of and organization and interpretation of behavioral health services data utilized for program evaluation and analysis. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS - QUALITY IMPROVEMENT SUPERVISOR II This is middle level management position with primary responsibility for the administration of the quality improvement and compliance plans of a major department with multiple programs that include mental health and substance abuse branches. Incumbents are responsible for maintaining the quality of both staff and program performance and workload standards. This classification requires strong management and communication skills as well as problem solving skills and the ability to participate effectively in decision-making processes. This classification also requires a high degree of professional knowledge in the areas of mental health and substance abuse treatment/support services, federal and state laws and regulations related to MediCal and Medicare reimbursement and program operations. REPORTS TO - QUALITY IMPROVEMENT SUPERVISOR I Behavioral Health Director or Management Designee REPORTS TO - QUALITY IMPROVEMENT SUPERVISOR II Director of Behavioral Health CLASSIFICATIONS SUPERVISED - QUALITY IMPROVEMENT SUPERVISOR I/II This classification has no direct supervisor responsibility of specifically assigned staff, however the responsibilities of the position requires review and analysis of the work produced by professional level, paraprofessional, other support personnel and the service programs within which these staff provide services. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Sit for extended periods; frequently stand and walk; normal manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; lift and move objects weighing up to 25 lbs.; corrected hearing and vision to normal range; verbal communication; use of office equipment, including computer, telephone, calculator, copiers, and FAX. TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS Work is performed in an office, clinic, homes, school, or community environments; work is performed with people who may exhibit unstable and potentially violent behavior; continuous contact with other staff and the public. Examples Of Essential Duties: QUALITY IMPROVEMENT SUPERVISOR I (The following is used as a partial description and does not exemplify the full scope of all duties required.) Supports in the review of client admission data and clinical documentation to ensure compliance with County and State regulations and policies relating to medical necessity and case documentation Reviews case records for the inclusion of required documentation components. Supports in the development of training for staff and contract providers on regulations, policies and procedures, code of conduct, documentation requirements, etc. Participates with department staff in utilization review and quality improvement meetings. Supports with the evaluation of financial status of inpatients at contractor inpatient facilities to identify appropriate lengths of stay, medical necessity and payer sources. Supports with the posting and reconciliation of all payments from all payer sources for inpatient physician services and bed day charges. Records MediCal and Medicare payments, cutbacks and denials. Prepares or supports in the preparation of comprehensive reports related to program operations and activities. Works on the design, implementation and completion of the departments Performance Improvement Projects. Support the responsibilities of compliance as identified in the department's Compliance and Quality Management Plans. Ensures the adherence to and fulfillment of the responsibilities of the department as described in the department's Annual Quality Improvement Plan. Responds to requests for information and assistance. Under supervision and with direction assists in the preparation for various state and federal program audits to ensure department compliance with MediCal and Medicare regulations. Supports with monitoring overall activities of assigned programs/functions, including contracted service providers/programs, methods and procedures for effectiveness and consistency with program goals and objectives. Supports in filing MediCal updates. Operates a computer and updates files, records. Other duties as assigned QUALITY IMPROVEMENT SUPERVISOR II (The following is used as a partial description and is not restrictive as to duties required.) Reviews client admission data and clinical documentation to ensure compliance with County and State regulations and policies relating to medical necessity and case documentation: when appropriate interviews clients, significant others, and consults with outpatient professional staff, and contract provider staff regarding client diagnoses, medical necessity, length of treatment and case documentation. Reviews case records and assesses for appropriate levels of care, aftercare and discharge planning. Represents the County in disputes with contract providers over appropriateness of treatment plans and length of stay in care. Advocates on behalf of the County with contract provider staff for appropriate client care. Provides training for professional, paraprofessional and contract provider staff on information about utilization and documentation requirements. Facilitates and participates with department staff in utilization review and quality improvement meetings. Evaluates financial status of inpatients at contactor inpatient facilities to identify payer sources; posts and reconciles all payments from all payer sources for inpatient physician services and bed day charges; records MediCal and Medicare payments, cutbacks and denials. Prepares comprehensive reports related to program operations and activities Works in a primary staff role in fulfilling the responsibilities for the design, implementation and completion of the departments Performance Improvement Projects Fulfills the responsibilities of the Compliance Officer as identified in the departments Compliance Plan Ensures the adherence to and fulfillment of the responsibilities of the department as described in the department's Annual Quality Improvement Plan Responds to requests for information and assistance Assists in the preparation for and participates in various state and federal program audits to ensure department compliance with MediCal and Medicare regulations Monitors and evaluates overall activities of assigned programs/functions, including contracted service providers/programs, methods and procedures for effectiveness and consistency with program goals and objectives, recommending and implementing upon Director approval changes in program, policies, and procedures as necessary. Files MediCal updates Operates a computer and updates files, records Typical Qualifications: Any combination of training and experience which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be: QUALITY IMPROVEMENT SUPERVISOR I Professional experience in a multidisciplinary community based program which includes experience in quality management, program evaluation, quality improvement and /or experience in the production of reports requiring basic math, assembly of data and work with Excel. AND A Masters or Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course works in social work, human services, clinical psychology, nursing, public administration, or a degree in another similar area of subject matter as those previously identified. License or Certificate: Possession of one of the following issued by the State of California is desirable, but not essential: Pre-licensed or Licensed Clinical Psychologist Pre-registered or Registered Nurse Pre-licensed or Licensed Clinical Social Worker Pre - licensed or licensed Marriage Family and Child Counselor QUALITY IMPROVEMENT SUPERVISOR II At least three years of licensed professional experience in a multidisciplinary Behavioral Health program which includes experience in administrative management and /or clinical supervision that demonstrates possession of the knowledge and abilities. AND Completion of academic coursework and training as defined in Title IX for the California Administrative Code in one of the following: Ph.D. in clinical psychology from an accredited school; Master's degree in Social Work from an accredited school of social work; Master's degree in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling, Psychology, or Counseling from an accredited school. Registered Nurse, meaning a person licensed as a registered by the California Board of Registered Nursing. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR QUALITY IMPROVEMENT II Special Requirements: Possession of a valid California class C driver license. Possession of one of the following licenses issued by the State of California: Clinical Psychologist; Registered Nurse; Clinical Social Worker; or Marriage Family and Child Counselor. Supplemental Information: QUALITY IMPROVEMENT SUPERVISOR I Knowledge of: Previous Knowledge of Quality review/quality assessment principles, practices, methods and techniques are desirable but not essential for the Quality Improvement Supervisor-I entry level but the candidate should possess the aptitude to understand, learn and apply the laws and regulations as related to the operations of a Behavioral Health Department. Cultural, socio-economic and language factors that affect service delivery to ethnic populations Basic training and employee development principles and practices Basic mathematics and basic computer applications and techniques Ability to: Work collaboratively with program managers and staff Promote and support quality management initiatives and operating systems Collect, interpret and evaluate data Interpret complex regulations, laws and guidelines, and policies and procedures governing behavioral health programs and services Prepare concise, logical oral and written reports and explain policies, procedures and recommendations Communicate effectively both orally and in writing Prepare and maintain accurate records Operate standard office equipment, utilize various software programs relevant to the responsibilities of the position Operate a motor vehicle; assist in the establishment of program goals and objectives and evaluate their attainment, train, evaluate and motivate staff QUALITY IMPROVEMENT SUPERVISOR II Knowledge of: Quality review/quality assessment principles, practices, methods and techniques Pertinent laws and regulations regarding health and social service programs, including guidelines pertaining to reimbursement of health care services Federal, state and county regulations and policies pertaining to utilization review Laws and regulations pertaining to client's legal rights Basic pharmacology and and the utilization of prescription drugs for treatment: Methods and procedures of admissions, discharges, and client care in outpatient and acute care psychiatric settings Principles, practices, and techniques of psychotherapy and psychiatric casework and substance abuse treatment Social aspects, attitudes, characteristics and behaviors of mental illness, emotional disturbances and addiction to drugs and alcohol Current developments in the field of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Community resources available to mental health and substance abuse programs Cultural, socio-economic and language factors that affect service delivery to ethnic populations Basic training and employee development principles and practices Basic mathematics and basic computer applications and techniques. Ability to: Review and interpret healthcare documentation, including interpretation of clinical data and medical terminology pertaining to diagnosis, treatment and medication Ascertain facts through examination of records Collect, interpret and evaluate data Interpret complex regulations, laws and guidelines, formulate policies and procedures, rationalize and project consequences of decisions, and /or recommendations Establish and maintain effective relations with clients, the general public, contract providers and personnel at all organizational levels Prepare concise, logical oral and written reports and explain policies, procedures and recommendations Communicate effectively both orally and in writing Prepare and maintain accurate records Operate standard office equipment, utilize various software programs relevant to the responsibilities of the position Operate a motor vehicle; assist in the establishment of program goals and objectives and evaluate their attainment, train, evaluate and motivate professional and support staff. In accordance with California Government Code section 3100, et., seq., all County of San Benito employees are considered disaster service workers who may be required to report for duty, or remain on duty to address disaster service activities in the event of an emergency or disaster and are required to undertake an applicable loyalty oath. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
SAN BENITO COUNTY, CA Hollister, California, United States
May 09, 2019
Full Time
THIS RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME Important Note: This is for one (1) position for either Public Health Nurse level I-II-III-IV or Community Health Nurse level I-II-III-IV depending on qualifications. DEFINITION PHN I Under close supervision, to provide public health nursing services including the prevention and control of diseases, health education, and the promotion of health awareness; and to do related work as required. PHN II Under supervision, to plan and conduct a variety of public health nursing clinics and services; to provide nursing services, health education, and health consulting services, including the prevention and control of diseases and the promotion of health awareness; and to do related work as required. PHN III Under direction, to provide lead direction and work coordination for other professional nursing and support staff; to plan and conduct a variety of public health nursing clinics and services; to provide complex, specialized, and general nursing, health education, and health consulting services, including the prevention and control of diseases and the promotion of health awareness; and to do related work as required. PHN IV Under general direction, to provide the most complex, specialized, and general nursing, health education, and health consulting services, including the prevention and control of diseases and the promotion of health awareness; to provide lead direction and work coordination for other professional nursing and support staff; to plan and conduct a variety of public health nursing clinics and services; and to do related work as required. CHN I Under close supervision, to learn to plan and conduct a variety of community health nursing services to promote and preserve the health of the community; to provide nursing services, health education, and health consulting services, including the prevention and control of diseases and the promotion of health awareness; and to do related work as required. CHN II Under supervision, to plan and conduct a variety of community health nursing services; to promote and preserve the health of the community; to provide nursing services, health education, and health consulting services, including the prevention and control of diseases and the promotion of health awareness; and to do related work as required. CHN III/IV Under direction, to plan and conduct a variety of community health nursing services; promote and preserve the health of the community; to provide complex, specialized and general nursing, health education, and health consulting services, including the prevention and control of diseases and the promotion of health awareness; to provide lead direction and some work coordination for other professional nursing and support staff and to do related work as required. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS PHN I This is the entry and first working level in the Public Health Nurse class series. Incumbents must have requisite public health nursing certification, but have limited public health nursing work experience. As experience is gained, incumbents learn to perform the full scope of public health nursing duties. This class is distinguished from Public Health Nurse II in that the II's have responsibility for more independently performing a larger scope of public health nursing duties and activities. When a Public Health Nurse I incumbent becomes familiar with the Department and demonstrates good sustained work performance, they may be promoted to the Public Health Nurse II. PHN II This is the first journey level in the Public Health Nurse class series. Incumbents perform a wide scope of public health nursing duties. This class is distinguished from the Public Health Nurse I in that incumbents are expected to perform on a more independent basis. It is distinguished from Public Health Nurse III and IV in that Public Health Nurse III and IV incumbents perform more complex, specialized assignments, as well as provide lead direction, work coordination, and training for other professional nursing and support staff. PHN III This is an advanced journey level and a lead class in the Public Health Nurse class series. Incumbents provide the more complex public health nursing services in a specialized public health program, as well as provide lead direction and coordination for other professional nursing staff. This class is distinguished from Public Health Nurse II by assignment of a higher level of public health program responsibilities and the performance of lead responsibilities for other professional nursing staff. It is distinguished from Public Health Nurse IV in that Public Health Nurse IV incumbents perform more complex, specialized assignments. Both levels III and IV may provide lead direction, some work coordination, and training for other professional nursing and support staff. PHN IV This is the advanced and highest level and a lead class in the Public Health Nurse class series. Incumbents provide the most complex public health nursing services in a specialized public health program, as well as provide lead direction and coordination for other professional nursing staff. This class is distinguished from Public Health Nurse III by assignment of a higher level of public health program responsibilities. Both levels III and IV may provide lead direction, some work coordination, and training for other professional nursing and support staff. CHN I This is the entry and basic working level in the Community Health Nurse class series. Incumbents must have requisite nursing certification, but have limited community health nursing work experience. As experience is gained, incumbents learn to perform the full scope of community health nursing duties. This class is distinguished from Community Health Nurse II in that Community Health II's have responsibility for more independently performing a larger scope of community health nursing duties and activities. Community Health Nurse II's are also responsible for special programs such as School Nursing or Immunizations Clinic Coordination. When a Community Health Nurse I incumbent becomes familiar with the Department and demonstrates good sustained work performance, they may be promoted to the Community Health Nurse II. CHN II This is the first journey level in the Community Health Nurse class series. Incumbents perform a wide scope of community health nursing duties as well as have responsibility for special programs, such as School Nursing or Immunizations Clinic Coordination. This class is distinguished from the Community Health Nurse I in that incumbents are expected to perform on a more independent basis. It is distinguished from Public Health Nurse III and IV in that Public Health Nurse III and IV incumbents perform more complex, specialized assignments, as well as provide lead direction, work coordination, and training for other professional nursing and support staff. CHN III This is an advanced journey level and lead class in the Community Health Nurse class series. Incumbents provide more complex community health nursing services in a specialized public health program, as well as provide lead direction and coordination for other professional nursing staff. Perform a wide scope of community health nursing duties as well as have responsibility for special programs. This class is distinguished from the Community Health Nurse II due to the assignment of a higher level of community health program responsibilities and the performance of lead responsibilities for other professional nursing staff. Both levels III and IV may provide lead direction, some work coordination and training for other professional nursing and support staff. CHN IV This is the highest of the advanced journey level and lead class in the Community Health Nurse class series. Incumbents provide the most complex community health nursing services in a specialized public health program, as well as provide lead direction and coordination for other professional nursing staff. Performs a wide scope of community health nursing duties as well as have responsibility for special programs. This class is distinguished from the Community Health Nurse III due to the assignment of a higher level of community health program. Both levels III and IV may provide lead direction, some work coordination and training for other professional nursing and support staff. REPORTS TO PHN I-IV/CHN I-IV Director of Health, Director of Nursing Services, Supervising Public Health Nurse, or designee CLASSIFICATIONS SUPERVISED PHN I-II/CHN I-II This is not a supervisory class. PHN III Provides lead direction and may provide work coordination for Public Health Nurse I, II. PHN IV Provides lead direction and may provide work coordination for Public Health Nurse I, II, III. CHN III/IV Provide lead direction and may provide work coordination for Community Health Nurse I/II. TYPICAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS PHN I-IV/CHN I-IV Sit and stand for extended periods; normal manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; lift and move objects weighing up to 50 lbs.; corrected hearing and vision to normal range; verbal communication; use of medical and office equipment, including computer, telephone, calculator, copiers, and FAX. TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS PHN I-IV/CHN I-IV Work is performed in clinical, office, and home environments; exposure to communicable diseases and blood borne pathogens; continuous contact with other staff and the public. Incumbents are expected to follow universal precautions. Incumbents may be required to drive to remote areas of the County in all weather conditions Examples Of Essential Duties: (The following is used as a partial description and is not restrictive as to duties required.) PHN I Learns to plan, organize, and provide public health nursing services, health instruction and counseling, and guidance for individuals, families, and groups regarding disease control, health awareness, health maintenance, and rehabilitation in a clinic setting May learn the procedures and policies and work within a special program such as California Children Services Provides referrals Teaches and demonstrates health practices to individuals and groups Learns to instruct clients in family planning, sexually transmitted disease prevention and follow-up, and immunization procedures Learns to identify individual and family problems which are detrimental to good health Works with families to alleviate health problems and promote good health habits Learns to refer and coordinate care of individuals and families with other public and private agencies Learns to identify special health needs for assigned cases, recommending and implementing services to meet needs Assists individuals and families with implementing Physician recommendations Learns to plan, direct, and perform epidemiological investigations in homes, schools, community, and public health clinics Prepares appropriate health records and arranges follow-up services, based on findings Confers with physicians, nursing staff, and other personnel regarding public health programs, patient reports, evaluations, medical tests, and related items May work with community groups in identifying and developing public health services and improving existing public health services Prepares reports and documents health findings; Compiles statistical information for appraisal and planning purposes. Other duties as assigned PHN II Plans, organizes and provides public health nursing services, health instruction, counseling, and guidance for individuals, families, and groups regarding disease control, health awareness, health maintenance, and rehabilitation in a clinic setting; May work within a special program such as Maternal and Child Care, Community Health, or California Children Services identifying and interacting with local care providers; Develops plans and direct resources consistent to programs goals and objectives; provides referrals; teaches and demonstrates health practices to individuals and groups; Instructs clients in family planning, sexually transmitted disease prevention and follow-up, and immunization procedures; Identifies individual and family problems which are detrimental to good health; May make home visits to assess individual's progress; Works with the families to alleviate health problems and promote good health habits; refers and coordinates the care of individuals and families with other public and private agencies; Identifies special health needs for assigned cases, recommending and implementing services to meet those needs; Assists individuals and families with implementing physician recommendations; May plan, direct, and perform epidemiological investigations in homes, schools, the community, and public health clinics; Prepares appropriate records and case documentation, arranging follow-up services based on findings; Confers with physicians, nursing staff, and other staff regarding public health programs, patient reports, evaluations, medical tests, and related items; may consult in multidisciplinary teams for the purpose of creating a plan of service for "at risk" families; Works with community groups in identifying public health needs, developing needed public health services, and improving existing public health services; Prepares reports and maintains records; Compiles statistical information for appraisal and planning purposes. Other duties as assigned. PHN III Investigates outbreaks of communicable diseases; plans and implements programs for the prevention and control of communicable disease, including tuberculosis, sexually transmitted diseases, and AIDS; Develops procedures to control the spread of communicable diseases and identify people needing public health services; Provides interpretations of public health laws and regulations for others; Assesses individuals and families, using health histories, observations of physical condition, and a variety of evaluative methods to identify health problems, health deficiencies, and health service needs; Identifies psycho/social, cultural background, and environmental factors which may hinder health care services; Assists with determining funding needs for the program; Monitors budget expenditures; Plans and coordinates services for special programs such as perinatal, maternal, child and adolescent (MCAH), or family planning; Performs public health nursing activities to promote perinatal, child, and adolescent health; Provides local case management and coordination for State mandated programs; Participates in programs to enhance school children health; Works with community groups to identify needs, develop and facilitate a variety of health services, and improve existing programs; Refers individuals and families to appropriate agencies and clinics for health services; Participates in programs to enhance community health services and education; attends conferences and workshops related to community health issues; Assists with the preparation of program and service policies and procedures; May supervise paraprofessional staff and volunteers; prepares reports and maintains records; Complies statistical information for appraisal and planning purposes; Performs a wide scope of complex professional public health nursing services; Provides lead direction, training and work coordination for other professional nurses. Other duties as assigned. PHN IV Investigates outbreaks of communicable diseases; plans and implements programs for the prevention and control of communicable disease, including tuberculosis, sexually transmitted diseases, and AIDS; Develops procedures to control the spread of communicable diseases and identify people needing public health services; Provides interpretations of public health laws and regulations for others; Assesses individuals and families, using health histories, observations of physical condition, and a variety of evaluative methods to identify health problems, health deficiencies, and health service needs; Identifies psycho/social, cultural background, and environmental factors which may hinder health care services; Assists with determining funding needs for the program; Monitors budget expenditures; Plans and coordinates services for special programs such as perinatal, maternal, child and adolescent (MCAH), or family planning; Performs public health nursing activities to promote perinatal, child, and adolescent health; Provides local case management and coordination for State mandated programs; Participates in programs to enhance school children health; Works with community groups to identify needs, develop and facilitate a variety of health services, and improve existing programs; Refers individuals and families to appropriate agencies and clinics for health services; Participates in programs to enhance community health services and education; attends conferences and workshops related to community health issues; Assists with the preparation of program and service policies and procedures; May supervise paraprofessional staff and volunteers; prepares reports and maintains records; Complies statistical information for appraisal and planning purposes; Performs a wide scope of complex professional public health nursing services; Provides lead direction, training and work coordination for other professional nurses. Other duties as assigned. CHN I Learns to plan, organize and provide community health nursing services, health instruction, counseling, and guidance for individuals, families, and groups regarding prevention of illness, disease control, health awareness, health maintenance, and rehabilitation; Identifies and interacts with local community care resources and/or local school districts in providing mandated health screening for children; Learns to develop plans and direct resources consistent with program goals and objectives; provides referrals; Teaches and demonstrates health practices to individuals and groups; Instructs clients in sexually transmitted disease prevention and follow-up, and immunization procedures; Identifies individual and family problems which are detrimental to good health; May make home visits to assess individual's progress; works with the families to alleviate health problems and promote good health habits; Refers and coordinates the care of individuals and families with other public and private agencies; Learns to identify special health needs for assigned cases, recommending and implementing services to meet those needs; may perform investigations in homes, schools, and the community; Prepares appropriate records and case documentation, arranging follow-up services based on findings; confers with physicians, nursing staff, and other staff regarding community health programs, patient reports, evaluations, medical tests, and related items; May consult with multi-disciplinary teams for the purpose of identifying and creating a plan of service for "at risk" families; works with community groups in identifying community health needs, developing needed health services, and improving existing services; Prepares reports and maintains records; Compiles statistical information for program evaluation and planning purposes. Other duties as assigned. CHN II Plans, organizes and provides community health nursing services, health instruction, counseling, and guidance for individuals, families, and groups regarding prevention of illness, disease control, health awareness, health maintenance, and rehabilitation; May be responsible for special programs such as School Nursing or Immunizations Clinics; Identifies and interacts with local community care resources and/or school districts in providing mandated health screening for children; Develops, plans, and directs use of health resources consistent with programs goals and objectives; Provides referrals; Teaches and demonstrates health practices to individuals and groups; Instructs clients in sexually transmitted disease prevention and follow-up; Provides training in immunization procedures; Identifies individual and family problems which are detrimental to good health; May make home visits to assess an individual's progress; Works with families to alleviate health problems and promote good health habits; Refers and coordinates the care of individuals and families with other public and private agencies; Identifies special health needs for assigned cases, recommending and implementing services to meet those needs; May perform investigations in homes, schools, and the community; Prepares appropriate records and case documentation, arranging follow-up services based on findings; Confers with physicians, nursing staff, and other staff regarding community health programs, patient reports, health evaluations, medical tests, and related items; May consult with multi-disciplinary teams for the purpose of identifying and creating a plan of service for "at risk" families; Works with community groups in identifying community health needs, developing needed health services, and improving existing services; May develop procedures/protocols for an assigned program; Orders and maintains clinic supplies, including immunization vaccines; Prepares grants, project plans, reports, and maintains records; Compiles statistical information for program evaluation and planning purposes. Other duties as assigned. CHN III/IV Provides the more complex community health nursing services in a specialized public health program; Provides lead direction and coordination for other nursing staff; Plans, organizes and provides community health nursing services, health instruction, counseling, and guidance for individuals, families, and groups regarding prevention of illness, disease control, health awareness, health maintenance, and rehabilitation; may be responsible for special programs such as School Nursing or Immunizations Clinics; Identifies and interacts with local community care resources and/or school districts in providing mandated health screening for children; Develops, plans, and directs use of health resources consistent with programs goals and objectives; Provides referrals; teaches and demonstrates health practices to individuals and groups; instructs clients in sexually transmitted disease prevention and follow-up; Provides training in immunization procedures; identifies individual and family problems which are detrimental to good health; May make home visits to assess an individual's progress; Works with families to alleviate health problems and promote good health habits; Refers and coordinates the care of individuals and families with other public and private agencies; Identifies special health needs for assigned cases, recommending and implementing services to meet those needs; May perform investigations in homes, schools, and the community; prepares appropriate records and case documentation, arranging follow-up services based on findings; Confers with physicians, nursing staff, and other staff regarding community health programs, patient reports, health evaluations, medical tests, and related items; May consult with multi-disciplinary teams for the purpose of identifying and creating a plan of service for "at risk" families; works with community groups in identifying community health needs, developing needed health services, and improving existing services; May develop procedures/protocols for an assigned program; Orders and maintains clinic supplies, including immunization vaccines; Prepares grants, project plans, reports, and maintains records; Compiles statistical information for program evaluation and planning purposes. Other duties as assigned. Typical Qualifications: Any combination of training and experience which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be: PHN I Completion of sufficient education and experience to meet State of California certification requirements. Some nursing experience in a public health setting is highly desirable. PHN II Completion of sufficient education and experience to meet State of California certification requirements. One year of public health nursing experience comparable to a Public Health Nurse I with San Benito County. PHN III Completion of sufficient education and experience to meet State of California certification requirements. One year of public health nursing experience comparable to a Public Health Nurse II with San Benito County. PHN IV Completion of sufficient education and experience to meet State of California certification requirements. One year of public health nursing experience comparable to a Public Health Nurse III with San Benito County. CHN I Completion of sufficient education and experience to meet State of California certification requirements. Some nursing experience in a community health setting is highly desirable. CHN II Completion of sufficient education and experience to meet State of California certification requirements. One year of community health nursing experience comparable to a Community Health Nurse I with San Benito County. Graduation from an accredited college or university and completion of an approved public health nursing program. CHN III Completion of sufficient education and experience to meet State of California certification requirements. One year of community health nursing experience comparable to a Community Health Nurse II with San Benito County. Graduation from an accredited college or university CHN IV Completion of sufficient education and experience to meet State of California certification requirements. One year of community health nursing experience comparable to a Community Health Nurse III with San Benito County. Graduation from an accredited college or university Special Requirements: PHN I-IV Possession of a valid license as a Registered Nurse in California Possession of a Certificate as a Public Health Nurse issued by the California State Board of Registered Nursing. Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California Driver's License. CHN I-IV Possession of a valid license as a Registered Nurse in California. Certain positions may require a School Nurse Credential. Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California Driver's License. Supplemental Information: Knowledge of: PHN I Principles, methods, practices, and current trends of general/public health nursing. Community aspects of public health nursing including community resources and demography. Federal, State, and local laws and regulations governing communicable disease, public health, and disabling conditions. Environmental, sociological, and psychological problems related to public health nursing programs. Child growth and development. Causes, means of transmission, and methods of control of communicable diseases, including sexually transmitted diseases, AIDS, and tuberculosis. Methods of promoting child and maternal health and public health. Principles of public health education. PHN II Principles, methods, practices, and current trends of general and public health nursing and preventive medicine. Community aspects of public nursing including community resources and demography. Federal, State, and local laws and regulations governing communicable disease, public health, and disabling conditions. Environmental, sociological, and psychological problems related to public health nursing programs. Child growth and development. Unique psycho/social and cultural issues encountered in a rural health program. Causes, means of transmission, and methods of control of communicable disease. Methods of promoting child and maternal health and public health programs. PHN III Principles, methods, practices, and current trends of general and public health nursing and preventative medicine. Community resources and demography influencing public health nursing services. Federal, State, and local laws and regulations governing communicable disease, disabling conditions, and public health nursing services. Environmental, sociological, and psychological problems related to public health nursing programs and services. Causes, means of transmission, and control of communicable diseases. Child growth and development. Unique psycho/social and cultural issues encountered in a rural health program. Principles of public health education. Program planning, evaluations and development principles. Principles of lead direction, program and work coordination, and training. PHN IV Principles, methods, practices, and current trends of general and public health nursing and preventative medicine. Community resources and demography influencing public health nursing services. Federal, State, and local laws and regulations governing communicable disease, disabling conditions, and public health nursing services. Environmental, sociological, and psychological problems related to public health nursing programs and services. Causes, means of transmission, and control of communicable diseases. Child growth and development. Unique psycho/social and cultural issues encountered in a rural health program. Principles of public health education. Program planning, evaluations and development principles. Principles of lead direction, program and work coordination, and training. CHN I Principles, methods, practices, and current trends of general nursing and preventive medicine. Federal, State, and local laws and regulations governing communicable disease, public health, and disabling conditions. Environmental, sociological, and psychological problems related to community health nursing programs. Child growth and development. Causes, means of transmission, and methods of control of communicable disease. Methods of promoting child and maternal health and community health programs. CHN II Principles, methods, practices, and current trends of general and community health nursing and preventive medicine. Community aspects of nursing including community resources and demography. Federal, State, and local laws and regulations governing communicable disease, public health, and disabling conditions. Environmental, sociological, and psychological problems related to community health nursing programs. Child growth and development. Unique psycho/social and cultural issues encountered in a rural health program. Causes, means of transmission, and methods of control of communicable disease. Methods of promoting child and maternal health and community health programs. CHN III/IV Principles, methods, practices, and current trends of general and community health nursing and preventive medicine. Community aspects of nursing including community resources and demography. Federal, State, and local laws and regulations governing communicable disease, public health, and disabling conditions. Environmental, sociological, and psychological problems related to community health nursing programs. Child growth and development. Unique psycho/social and cultural issues encountered in a rural health program. Causes, means of transmission, and methods of control of communicable disease. Methods of promoting child and maternal health and community health programs. Program planning evaluations and development principles. Principles of lead direction, program and work coordination, and training Ability to: PHN I Learn to organize and carry out public health nursing activities in an assigned program. Develop and maintain public relations with clients, staff, community groups, and other government organizations. Collect, analyze, and interpret technical, statistical and health data. Analyze and evaluate health problems and take appropriate action. Provide instruction in the prevention of diseases. Communicate effectively orally and in writing. Develop and maintain health records and prepare clear and concise reports. Deal tactfully and courteously with the public, community organizations and other government agencies when explaining public health issues and providing public health services. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships. Effectively represent the Nursing Division in contacts with public, other county staff and other government agencies. PHN II Plan, organize, and carry out public health nursing activities in an assigned program. Develop and maintain public relations with clients, staff, community groups, and other government organizations. Analyze and evaluate health problems and take appropriate action. Provide instruction in the prevention of diseases. Develop and maintain health records and prepare clear and concise reports. Communicate effectively orally and in writing. Deal tactfully and courteously with the public, community organizations, and other staff when explaining public health issues and providing public health services. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships. PHN III Plan, organize, and carry out public health nursing activities and services for an assigned service area or program. Develop and maintain public relations with clients, staff, community groups and other government organizations. Collect, analyze and interpret technical, statistical and health data. Analyze and evaluate health problems and take appropriate action. Provide work direction and coordination for other staff. Provide instruction in the prevention and control of diseases. Communicate effectively orally and in writing. Develop and maintain health records and prepare clear and concise reports. Deal tactfully and courteously with the public, community organizations, and other staff when explaining public health issues and providing public health services. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships. PHN IV Plan, organize, and carry out public health nursing activities and services for an assigned service area or program. Develop and maintain public relations with clients, staff, community groups and other government organizations. Collect, analyze and interpret technical, statistical and health data. Analyze and evaluate health problems and take appropriate action. Provide work direction and coordination for other staff. Provide instruction in the prevention and control of diseases. Communicate effectively orally and in writing. Develop and maintain health records and prepare clear and concise reports. Deal tactfully and courteously with the public, community organizations, and other staff when explaining public health issues and providing public health services. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships. CHN I Learns the principles, methods, practices and current trends of community health nursing. Learns the community aspects of nursing including community resources and demography Learns to plan, organize, and carry out community health nursing activities in an assigned program. Learns the psycho/social and cultural issues encountered in a rural health program. Learn to analyze and conduct health assessment/problems and take appropriate action. Provide instruction in the prevention of diseases. Develop and maintain health records and prepare clear and concise reports. Communicate effectively orally and in writing. Deal tactfully and courteously with the public, community organizations, and other staff when explaining community health issues and providing community services. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships. CHN II Plan, organize, and carry out community health nursing activities in an assigned program. Develop and maintain public relations with clients, staff, community groups, and other government organizations. Analyze and conduct health assessment/problems and take appropriate action. Provide instruction in the prevention of diseases. Develop and maintain health records and prepare clear and concise reports Communicate effectively orally and in writing. Deal tactfully and courteously with the public, community organizations, and other staff when explaining community health issues and providing community services. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships. CHN III/IV Plan, organize, and carry out community health nursing activities in an assigned program. Develop and maintain public relations with clients, staff, community groups, and other government organizations. Analyze and conduct health assessment/problems and take appropriate action. Provide work direction and coordination for other staff. Provide instruction in the prevention of diseases. Develop and maintain health records and prepare clear and concise reports. Communicate effectively orally and in writing. Deal tactfully and courteously with the public, community organizations, and other staff when explaining community health issues and providing community services. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships. In accordance with California Government Code section 3100, et., seq., all County of San Benito employees are considered disaster service workers who may be required to report for duty, or remain on duty to address disaster service activities in the event of an emergency or disaster and are required to undertake an applicable loyalty oath. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
SAN BENITO COUNTY, CA Hollister, California, United States
May 09, 2019
Full Time
THIS RECRUITMENT MAY BE CLOSED AT ANY TIME. Please: Lateral/Academy Graduates only Under general supervision, to perform law enforcement and crime prevention work; to patrol assigned area and enforce state and local laws; to conduct investigations of misdemeanor and felony crimes; and to do related work as required. Examples Of Essential Duties: Patrols assigned areas and answers calls for protection or life and property Conducts preliminary investigations, interrogates witnesses, gathers evidence and takes statements in connection with suspected criminal activities Substantiates finding of fact in court Serves warrants, civil documents and makes arrests Conducts Coroner's investigations and prepares reports Investigates accidents Assists and cooperates with other law enforcement agencies in investigations and arrests Maintains departmental files and records Keeps firearms and other equipment in good working condition Prepares detailed reports of all activities Other duties as assigned Typical Qualifications: Must have successfully completed, or successfully complete during the probationary period, a Basic Academy certified by the California Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission. Supplemental Information: Knowledge of: Principles and practices of law enforcement. Laws of arrest and rules of evidence. Laws applicable to the apprehension and treatment of juveniles. Care and operation of small firearms and other law enforcement equipment. First Aid and CPR. Ability to : Demonstrate keen powers of observation and memory. Secure information from witnesses and suspects. Make independent decisions while working in the field. Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action. Interpret, explain and apply laws and regulations. Write clear and comprehensive reports. Understand and carry out oral and written directions. Use and care for firearms and other law enforcement equipment. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with fellow employees and the general public. Meet and maintain standards of physical endurance and agility. In accordance with California Government Code section 3100, et., seq., all County of San Benito employees are considered disaster service workers who may be required to report for duty, or remain on duty to address disaster service activities in the event of an emergency or disaster and are required to undertake an applicable loyalty oath. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
SAN BENITO COUNTY, CA Hollister, California, United States
May 09, 2019
Full Time
THIS RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME. Under direction, to supervise public health staff and services; to plan, coordinate, organize and supervise a multiple number of public health and related programs; may assist with administrative responsibilities as assigned. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is the supervisory level in the Public Health Nurse class series. Incumbents are responsible for coordinating and supervising a multiple number of public health and related programs and may perform more complex public health nursing services in a specialized public health program, as well as provide direction and coordination for other professional nursing staff. Positions at this level are distinguished from the higher level position, Director of Nursing Services, in that the latter has first line management authority over all public health programs within the Public Health Division. Positions at this level are distinguished from the Supervising Community Health Nurse in that this classification possesses a Certificate as a Public Health Nurse issued by the California State Board of Registered Nursing. REPORTS TO Health Officer or designee. CLASSIFICATIONS SUPERVISED Provides supervision of Public Health Nurse I/II/III and Community Health Nurse I/II/III and other assigned public health staff. TYPICAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Sit and stand for extended periods; normal manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; lift and move objects weighing up to 50 lbs.; corrected hearing and vision to normal range; verbal communication; use medical and office equipment, including computer, telephone, calculator, copiers, and fax. TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS Work is performed in clinic, office, and home environments; exposure to communicable diseases and blood borne pathogens; continuous contact with other staff and the public. Incumbent are expected to follow universal precautions. Incumbents may be required to drive in remote areas of the County in all weather conditions. Examples Of Essential Duties: (The following is used as a partial description and is not restrictive as to duties required.) Supervises and monitors public health and related services/programs Supervises public health and community health nurses and other subordinate staff Plans, assigns, and reviews the work of staff, assists in hiring staff and recommends disciplinary action when appropriate, approves staff leave requests Advises staff on nursing policies, procedures and special problem areas Drafts and standardizes procedures Reviews records and reports for quality improvement purposes Assists in planning and participates in in-service educational programs Evaluates staff training needs and develops strategies for addressing training needs Evaluates work performance of subordinate staff; Maintains liaison with other social and health agencies Attends public health-related meetings and conferences Prepares reports Collaborates with nursing administration, other county departments, and community organizations to develop needs assessments and long-term plans; may serve in a leadership role in a special area or coordinate a designated program or project May participate in grant writing, collection and analysis of statistics, program audits and evaluations and preparation of specific program budgets Other duties as assigned. Typical Qualifications: Any combination of training and experience which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be: Completion of sufficient education and experience to meet State of California certification requirements. One year of public health nursing experience comparable to a Public Health Nurse III with San Benito County. Two years of public health nursing experience comparable to a Public Health Nurse II with San Benito County. Special Requirements: Possession of a valid license as a Registered Nurse in California. Possession of a Certificate as a Public Health Nurse issued by the California State Board of Registered Nursing. Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California Driver's License. Supplemental Information: Knowledge of: Principles and practices of staff supervision and development. Principles, methods, practices, and current trends of general and public health nursing and preventative medicine. Community resources and demography influencing public health nursing services. Federal, State, and local laws and regulations governing communicable disease, disabling conditions, and public health nursing services. Environmental, sociological, and psychological problems related to public health nursing programs and services. Causes, means of transmission, and control of communicable diseases. Child growth and development. Unique psycho/social and cultural issues encountered in a rural health program. Principles of public health education. Program planning, evaluations and development principles. Principles of program and work coordination, and training. Ability to: Provide direction, supervision and evaluation of the work of subordinate staff. Plan, organize, and supervise public health nursing activities and services for an assigned service area or program. Understand, interpret and apply rules, laws, policies and regulations relative specific public health programs. Develop and maintain public relations, staff, community groups and other government organizations. Collect, analyze and interpret technical, statistical and health data. Communicate effectively orally and in writing. Deal tactfully and courteously with the public, community organizations, and other staff when explaining public health issues and providing public health services. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships. In accordance with California Government Code section 3100, et., seq., all County of San Benito employees are considered disaster service workers who may be required to report for duty, or remain on duty to address disaster service activities in the event of an emergency or disaster and are required to undertake an applicable loyalty oath. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
SAN BENITO COUNTY, CA Hollister, California, United States
May 09, 2019
Full Time
THIS RECRUITMENT MAY BE CLOSED AT ANY TIME. DEFINITION MHCI Under general direction, to provide assessments, diagnoses, prognoses, counseling and psychotherapeutic treatment for Mental Health Department clients; to provide education, consultation services, and training for other staff, community agencies, and the public; and to do related work as required. DEFINITION MHCII This is the advanced-level professional Mental Health Clinician classification. Individuals that occupy the level-2 have completed the BBS requirements to possess the BBS licensed clinician credentials designation (LCSW, or LMFT). Incumbents have responsibility for independently providing a variety of mental health services for individuals and groups. Incumbents are required to develop case service plans, identify appropriate treatment methods, and use a variety of applied psychotherapeutic techniques. DEFINITION MHCIII Under general direction, to provide assessments, diagnoses, prognoses, counseling and psychotherapeutic treatment for Mental Health Department clients; to provide education, consultation services, and training for other staff, community agencies, and the public; and to do related work as required. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS MHCI This is an entry level professional Mental Health Clinician classification and typically the individual that meets the qualifications for this position is an unlicensed clinician that meets the requirements to be and is registered with the State Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) as an Associate Clinical Social Worker (ACSW), or Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT). Individuals occupying the Mental Health Clinician -I of the classification series typically have not completed the BBS required number of clinical service delivery hours working under the supervision of an assigned Licensed Clinician as required by the BBS. A Mental Health Clinician -I completes clinical service delivery repsonsbiltites under the supervision of a Licensed Clinician assigned by the department to provided unlicensed clinician supervision. Individuals in this job classification series have responsibility for providing a variety of mental health services for individuals and groups. Such individuals are also required to develop case service plans, identify appropriate treatment methods, and use a variety of applied psychotherapeutic techniques. Upon successful completion of State Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) licensing exams and the awarding of Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist designation, incumbents may be promoted to the Mental Health Clinician level II. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS MHCII This is the advanced-level professional Mental Health Clinician classification. Individuals that occupy the level-2 have completed the BBS requirements to possess the BBS licensed clinician credentials designation (LCSW, or LMFT). Incumbents have responsibility for independently providing a variety of mental health services for individuals and groups. Incumbents are required to develop case service plans, identify appropriate treatment methods, and use a variety of applied psychotherapeutic techniques. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS MHCIII This is an advanced journey-level professional providing mental health services as part of a multi-disciplinary team under general supervision. Increments in this classification demonstrate a greater skill and depth of the job knowledge in the assortments, and are able to independently perform most complex clinical and case management assignments. Individuals that occupy the level-III have possessed the BBS licensed clinician credentials designation (LCSW, or LMFT) for a minimum of one year. Incumbents have responsibility for independently providing a variety of mental health services for individuals and groups. Incumbents are required to develop case service plans, identify appropriate treatment methods, and use a variety of applied psychotherapeutic techniques. Demonstrates leadership within the multi-disciplinary team. Incumbents in the Level -III classification series may be required and assigned to provide consultation for other Mental Health Clinicians in the Mental Health Clinicians at the level-I and II in the clinician series. Incumbents in the Level-3 classification series after hour's crisis response duty s may also be assigned to be a clinical consultant for other clinicians that may include being the clinical consult contact staff as needed, for other clinicians fulfilling after hours crisis response duty. Incumbents in the Level-III classification series may also be assigned to fulfill after hours crisis response duty. REPORTS TO Assistant Director of Behavioral Health, Director of Behavioral Health, Behavioral Health Clinical Supervisor or designee CLASSIFICATIONS SUPERVISED MHCI This is not a supervisory classification. CLASSIFICATIONS SUPERVISED MHCII/III May serve as lead clinician TYPICAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Sit for extended periods; frequently stand and walk; normal manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; lift and move objects weighing up to 25 lbs.; corrected hearing and vision to normal range; verbal communication; use of office equipment, including computer, telephone, calculator, copiers and FAX. TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS Work is performed in an office, clinic, home, school, or community environments; work is performed with people who may exhibit unstable and potentially violent behavior; continuous contact with other staff and the public. Examples Of Essential Duties: MHCI (The following is used as a partial description and is not restrictive as to duties required.) Meets with individuals, families, and groups in clinic, home, schools, and community settings to develop client centered service plans; Provides direction for client mental health and community activities; Assists clients with understanding their problems and developing plans to resolve them; Provides a variety of Mental Health counseling and therapy for clients and their families; Works with clients' families to secure their cooperation in treatment programs; Advises clients on available community resources and serves as a liaison with organizations and service agencies; Makes referrals and other arrangements for client treatment and service, as necessary; Serves as a consultant for other Mental Health staff; prepares and present progress reports on assigned cases; Cooperates with professionals from other disciplines in the development of team and collaborative diagnoses and treatment programs; Develops recommendations for discharge and follow-up treatment planning for clients and their families; May be assigned administrative responsibilities, including scheduling and case assignments; Performs crisis intervention; Performs involuntary hospitalization assessments and arranges for hospitalization, if necessary, may serve as an expert witness in court cases; Other duties as assigned. MHCII (The following is used as a partial description and is not restrictive as to duties required.) Meets with individuals, families, and groups in clinic, home, schools, and community settings to develop client centered service plans; Provides direction for client mental health and community activities; Assists clients with understanding their problems and developing plans to resolve them; Provides a variety of Mental Health counseling and therapy for clients and their families; Works with clients' families to secure their cooperation in treatment programs; Advises clients on available community resources and serves as a liaison with organizations and service agencies; Makes referrals and other arrangements for client treatment and service, as necessary; Serves as a consultant for other Mental Health staff; prepares and present progress reports on assigned cases; Cooperates with professionals from other disciplines in the development of team and collaborative diagnoses and treatment programs; Develops recommendations for discharge and follow-up treatment planning for clients and their families; may be assigned administrative responsibilities, including scheduling and case assignments; Performs crisis intervention; Performs involuntary hospitalization assessments and arranges for hospitalization, if necessary, may serve as an expert witness in court cases; Other duties as assigned. MCIII (The following is used as a partial description and is not restrictive as to duties required.) Independently assess, evaluates, and provides mental health and/or substance abuse services including individual, group, and family therapy/counselling, rehabilitation, crises intervention, and case management services for persons with serious mental illnesses or youth with serious emotional disturbance utilizing culturally sensitive, client/family-centered, strength-based well ness and recovery models of service delivery. Meets with individuals, families, and groups in clinic, home, schools, and community settings to develop client centered service plans; Provides direction for client mental health and community activities; Assists clients with understanding their problems and developing plans to resolve them; Provides a variety of Mental Health counseling and therapy for clients and their families; Works with clients' families to secure their cooperation in treatment programs; Advises clients on available community resources and serves as a liaison with organizations and service agencies; Collaborates with other support agencies and community organizations. Makes referrals and other arrangements for client treatment and service, as necessary; Serves as a consultant for other Mental Health staff; prepares and present progress reports on assigned cases; Cooperates with professionals from other disciplines in the development of team and collaborative diagnoses and treatment programs; Develops recommendations for discharge and follow-up treatment planning for clients and their families; may be assigned administrative responsibilities, including scheduling and case assignments; Assist in the development and monitoring of policies and procedures as assigned. Performs crisis intervention; Performs involuntary hospitalization assessments and arranges for hospitalization, if necessary, may serve as an expert witness in court cases; Develops and participates in training on a verity of topics such as cultural competency, clinical practice, compliance, treatments planning, case management and makes presentations to local agencies and community groups regarding issues related to mental health and or substance abuse. Other duties as assigned. Typical Qualifications: Any combination of training and experience which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be: Special Requirements: Possession of a license as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker or as a Marriage and Family Counselor issued by the State of California. Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California Driver's License. Mental Health Clinician I Experience : Two years of professional experience working in mental health counseling, psychotherapy, and related social services in a public or certified private welfare or health agency. AND Education : Equivalent to a Master's degree in psychology, social work, marriage and family counseling, or a related field from an accredited college or university. Mental Health Clinician II Education : Equivalent to a Master's degree in psychology, social work, marriage and family counseling, or a related field from an accredited college or university. AND Experience : One year as a Mental Health Clinician I with the County of San Benito. OR Three years of professional experience working in mental health counseling, psychotherapy, and related social services in a public or certified private welfare or health agency. Mental Health Clinician III Education : Equivalent to a Master's degree in psychology, social work, marriage and family counseling, or a related field from an accredited college or university. AND Experience : One year as a Mental Health Clinician II with the County of San Benito. OR Three years of professional experience working in mental health counseling, psychotherapy, and related social services in a public or certified private welfare or health agency. Supplemental Information: MHCI Knowledge of : Principles, techniques and trends in counseling, psychotherapy, and various treatment modalities. Biological, behavioral and environmental aspects of emotional disturbances, mental disability, retardation, and substance abuse. The scope and activities of public and private health and welfare agencies and other available community resources. Identification of individual, social, and environmental problems and their analysis and resolution in existing social contexts. Legislative and administrative rules and regulations pertaining to Lanterman-Petris-Short and Short-Doyle services. Ability to : Perform a variety of complex psychiatric social work and psychotherapy for Mental Health Department clients. Develop clear and comprehensive case records and documentation. Develop and maintain cooperative, constructive relationships with families of clients, members of other professional disciplines, social agencies, and other staff. Prepare treatment plans, client treatment recommendations, and a variety of reports. Organize and manage a caseload. Define a therapist's role and deal with clients in a variety of circumstances and settings in accordance with professional standards and ethics. Conceptualize and prioritize the problems of mentally disordered persons, determining their needs, services, and appropriate treatment methods. Integrate a number of clinical approaches into a treatment plan. Recognize a potential crisis and deliver crisis intervention services. Handle stress and unstable client behavior. Work with people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Effectively represent the Mental Health Department in contacts with clients, the public, community organizations, other County staff, and other government agencies. MHCII Knowledge of: Principles, techniques and trends in counseling, psychotherapy, and various treatment modalities. Biological, behavioral and environmental aspects of emotional disturbances, mental disability, retardation, and substance abuse. The scope and activities of public and private health and welfare agencies and other available community resources. Identification of individual, social, and environmental problems and their analysis and resolution in existing social contexts. Legislative and administrative rules and regulations pertaining to Lanterman-Petris- Short and Short-Doyle services. Ability to : Perform a variety of complex psychiatric social work and psychotherapy for Mental Health Department clients. Develop clear and comprehensive case records and documentation. Develop and maintain cooperative, constructive relationships with families of clients, members of other professional disciplines, social agencies, and other staff. Prepare treatment plans, client treatment recommendations, and a variety of reports. Organize and manage a caseload. Define a therapist's role and deal with clients in a variety of circumstances and settings in accordance with professional standards and ethics. Conceptualize and prioritize the problems of mentally disordered persons, determining their needs, services and appropriate treatment methods. Integrate a number of clinical approaches into a treatment plan. Recognize a potential crisis and deliver crisis intervention services. Handle stress and unstable client behavior. Work with people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Effectively represent the Mental Health Department in contacts with clients, the public, community organizations, other County staff, and other government agencies. MHCIII Knowledge of : Principles, techniques and trends in counseling, psychotherapy, and various treatment modalities. Biological, behavioral and environmental aspects of emotional disturbances, mental disability, retardation, and substance abuse. The scope and activities of public and private health and welfare agencies and other available community resources. Identification of individual, social, and environmental problems and their analysis and resolution in existing social contexts. Legislative and administrative rules and regulations pertaining to Lanterman-Petris-Short and Short-Doyle services. Ability to : Perform a variety of complex psychiatric social work and psychotherapy for Mental Health Department clients. Develop clear and comprehensive case records and documentation. Develop and maintain cooperative, constructive relationships with families of clients, members of other professional disciplines, social agencies, and other staff. Prepare treatment plans, client treatment recommendations, and a variety of reports. Organize and manage a caseload. Define a therapist's role and deal with clients in a variety of circumstances and settings in accordance with professional standards and ethics. Conceptualize and prioritize the problems of mentally disordered persons, determining their needs, services, and appropriate treatment methods. Integrate a number of clinical approaches into a treatment plan. Recognize a potential crisis and deliver crisis intervention services. Handle stress and unstable client behavior. Work with people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Effectively represent the Mental Health Department in contacts with clients, the public, community organizations, other County staff, and other government agencies. In accordance with California Government Code section 3100, et., seq., all County of San Benito employees are considered disaster service workers who may be required to report for duty, or remain on duty to address disaster service activities in the event of an emergency or disaster and are required to undertake an applicable loyalty oath. Closing Date/Time: Continuous