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Behavioral Health Services Manager I, Monterey County Behavioral Health Bureau

The Behavioral Health Bureau is seeking a dynamic person to supervise the counties Alcohol and Drug Program Services.   Most services are contracted to community provider organizations.  Knowledge of or willingness and ability to learn the funding streams, regulatory requirements, auditing, licensing and certification aspects and provide county oversight is essential.  With the Affordable Care Act more residents are eligible for services.  The planning, coordination and expansion of those services will be a primary job responsibility.

The Behavioral Health Services Manager I will be responsible for developing, monitoring and evaluating the Monterey County plan for Alcohol and Drugs service provision; serve as the key liaison to the Department of Healthcare Services for Alcohol & Drug services; serve as the County Alcohol and Drug Program Administrator; assist the county and providers with keeping abreast of emerging issues, practices, legislation, funding and grant opportunities.

For more info. visit our website http://agency.governmentjobs.com/montereycounty/default.cfm  or contact Monterey County Health Department, Human Resources Division, 1270 Natividad Road, Salinas, CA 93906 , Irene Espinoza at (831) 755-4515 espinozai@co.monterey.ca.us.

Final filing date: 10/29/14
An equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace


Mental Health Practitioner, Marin County H&HS – STAR Team (Support and Treatment After Release)

THE POSITION: Under the direction of the Mental Health Unit Supervisor, the mental health practitioner provides intensive case management services to adults and/or older adults with serious mental illness who often have substance use disorders and/or complex medical conditions. In addition, the mental health practitioner provides on-going comprehensive clinical assessment and treatment planning, and acts as client advocate when clients are unable to advocate for themselves. The mental health practitioner works collaboratively with an intensive, multi-disciplinary team of highly skilled professionals, para-professionals, volunteers, and registered interns, and is responsible for keeping electronic medical records current and meeting monthly productivity standards.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE: The ideal candidate for these positions will have a strong mental health case management background and experience working with at-risk adult/older adult populations with serious mental illness and involvement with the criminal justice system.

The successful candidate must have experience in home-based services and must be comfortable meeting in the client’s environment. Written and oral communication skills should be excellent. The ideal candidate will have ability to work independently and be self-directed, as well as work well with an intensive, multi-disciplinary team of highly skilled professionals and para-professionals. The candidate should have excellent judgment and decision making skills, should be well versed in community resources, and have excellent computer and documentation skills, as well as excellent work habits. The ideal candidate will be able to work successfully in a high volume, fast paced work environment and be able to manage psychiatric crisis. The ideal candidate will understand the importance of collaboration and will strive to have strong working relationships with team members, clients, families, volunteers, other Health & Human Services providers and community partners. In addition, the ideal candidate will have experience working collaboratively with psychiatric emergency services, acute psychiatric hospital units and long term psychiatric care facilities.

Contact Ziya Dikman, Ph.D. at zdikman@marincounty.orgApplications due Friday, October 24, 2014, by 4pm.

More information and ONLINE APPLICATIONS: www.marincounty.org/Jobs


Forensic Psychologist, Liberty Healthcare, Southern CA

Liberty Healthcare is seeking a Psychologist who has an interest in the field of forensics and competency restoration. The Program is located in Rancho Cucamonga (San Bernardino County), California.
As a Forensic Psychologist with Liberty Healthcare, you will provide a vital role in our behavioral health program which provides restoration of competency services to individuals in jail who are found be incompetent to stand trial. You will be responsible for evaluating patients for symptoms of mental disorders, and behavioral problems, including mental status examination and psychosocial history, and develop multi-axis diagnoses. Performing comprehensive evaluations, assessments and tests on assigned patients.
As a full-time employee of Liberty Healthcare you can expect to receive a competitive salary and well-rounded benefits package which includes health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance and 6 week paid time off. For additional information contact Carol Wertley 800-331-7122 ext. 141 carolw@libertyhealth.com EOE


Forensic Clinician, Gateways/LA County CONREP

The Los Angeles County Conditional Release Program (CONREP) is looking for a Spanish speaking fo-rensically trained clinician. Gateways/Los Angeles CONREP provides court mandated treatment and supervision in an outpatient setting to individuals who have been found Not Guilty by Reason of Insan-ity or certified as a Mentally Disordered Offender. The primary function of the Forensic Clinician is to provide forensically focused treatment, supervision and monitoring through individual therapy, group therapy, collateral contacts, case management, and guided risk assessment. The position also involves court report writing, expert witness testimony, and crisis management.

The successful candidate will possess a Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Psychology, preferably with an emphasis in Forensic Psychology. Post Doc or licensed Psychologist is preferred. This position calls for a bilingual Spanish/English candidate who is able to conduct treatment in Spanish.

Contact Dr. Lindsay Salseda at lsalseda@gatewayshospital.org for more information.


Psychiatric Social Worker, Monterey County Behavioral Health Bureau

The Monterey County Health Department's Behavioral Health bureau has openings for Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW) or Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT) to provide a continuum of facility and community-based mental health services for under-served residents of Monterey County.

The Behavioral Health Bureau is a progressive agency that serves children, youth, adults and their families with System of Care values of being community based, culturally relevant, client and family centered and using evidence based practices to support clients in the wellness and recovery of their mental illness.

As a member of a psychiatric team, this position will assist and participate in interviewing clients and families, compile social case histories, participate in diagnostic and evaluative staff conferences, prepare reports, interpret and explain factors pertaining to mental illness, provide case management services and work collaboratively with a variety of community, county and state agencies.

For more info. visit our website or contact Monterey County Health Department, Human Resources Division, 1270 Natividad Road, Salinas, CA 93906. Irene Espinoza at (831) 755-4515. An equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.


MFT II and LCSW II, Orange County Adult Correctional Health Services

Orange County Adult Correctional Health Services (ACHS) provides medical, dental, nursing, infection control, health education and pharmaceutical services at a community standard of care to all adult inmates in the County's five correctional facilities and contracts with hospitals for inpatient and specialty care. ACHS also provides mental health services including 24-hour emergency triage and crisis intervention, suicide prevention, treatment beds, individual and group therapy, substance abuse counseling, medication assessment and discharge planning to all adult inmates in the County's five correctional facilities. There are currently positions open for MFT II and LCSW II.

The Marriage and Family Therapist II (MFT II) position will provide case management services to mentally ill patients. The MFT II also evaluate clients mental status or psychosocial data such as past and recent psychiatric treatment, current level of functioning as well as support systems and access to resources in the community.
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The Clinical Social Worker II (CSW II) position will provide case management services to mentally ill patients. The CSW II also evaluate clients mental status or psychosocial data such as past and recent psychiatric treatment, current level of functioning as well as support systems and access to resources in the community.
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Program Clinician, MHM Services, Concord

MHM Services has an opportunity for a licensed clinician to work FT at our Concord office. Under the supervision of the Program Director, the Program Clinician will be responsible for the provision of core services for adults with co-occurring disorders (mental health symptoms, substance abuse, and have prior illegal offenses). The Program Clinician must ensure community and client safety at all times. The individual in this position will work as the primary clinician in our forensic outpatient treatment and supervision program.
MHM Services, Inc. offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance, 401K plan with employer match, generous paid time off allowance and company paid holidays.
Qualified candidate should have a Master's Degree or Ph.D. (psychology, social work, marriage and family therapist). Be a MFT/ LCSW or clinical Psychologist in good standing. Two years experience in forensic mental health which may include substance abuse counseling. Training to the specifics of the role will be available.
Must have valid California driver's license; good driving record. Proof of current auto insurance and must meet insurability requirements of MHM insurance carrier.
If interested, forward your resume to angie@mhmcareers.com.


Clinical Positions, Sharper Future

Are you a professional who wants to contribute to preventing sexual violence?  SHARPER FUTURE, an established California forensic mental health agency, is seeking well-trained licensed clinicians to provide outpatient treatment services to adults under criminal justice supervision because of a past sexual offense.  Well-delivered, evidence-based treatment can change lives and prevent future victimizations.  This work is not for everyone but can be very rewarding for those who enter the field.  There are immediate openings in a number of California locations.  SHARPER FUTURE uses a team approach, strongly supports clinicians and provides a range of structures to guide effective rehabilitative work.  Some direct or relevant experience is required.  Licensed clinicians are preferred but well-qualified prelicensed individuals will be considered.  Learn more & find out how to apply by visiting www.SHARPERFUTURE.com   EEO Employer.


CONREP Program Manager, MHM Services

MHM Services is proud to announce we are partnering with the California Department of State Hospitals to provide mental health services throughout the state. We are currently seeking a Program Manager to work under the Regional Vice President to manage the overall clinical and non-clinical functions and activities of a multidisciplinary team providing services to seriously mentally ill patients who are currently monitored under a conditional release program in a outpatient setting to meet service delivery requirements of the contract.
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Associate Director, Family Service Agency of San Francisco (from Philanthropy News Digest)


Clinical Psychologist, Neuropsychologist and Forensic Psychologist positions, Coalinga State Hospital

Immediate Clinical Psychologist, Neuropsychologist, and Forensic Psychologist positions (civil service or contract) are available at Coalinga State Hospital, a maximum security facility specializing in the assessment and treatment of forensic patients, primarily Sexually Violent Predators.  
Clinical Psychologists provide a variety of services including facilitating sex offender psychotherapy groups, conducting violence risk assessment, administering cognitive and diagnostic tests, developing treatment plans, leading treatment team conferences, training clinical and level of care staff, as well as brief individual therapy.
Neuropsychologists conduct a full range of neuropsychological assessment and provide services such as neuropsychological reports, diagnostic clarification, treatment recommendations, establish baseline measures for monitoring progressive cerebral diseases, assist with integration of neuropsychological findings into therapeutic approaches, and work with a multidisciplinary team of health care providers. 
Forensic Psychologists conduct Sexual Violent Predator annual reports and Mentally Disordered Offender reports for the courts, and do not treat patients. CSH provides training in specific aspects of SVP and MDO law in California.
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exp Jan 2015


State Hospital Forensic Policy, Programming and Legislation Administrator, State of Washington Department of Social and Health Services

The Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), Behavioral Health and Services Integration Administration (BHSIA), is searching for a well-versed and culturally competent State Hospital Forensic Policy, Programming and Legislation Administrator in the Lacey office to provide coordination on statewide forensic operations and special programs, service delivery, policy development, and program development for three Washington State Hospitals. 
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Independent Evaluators for appointment by the Board of Parole Hearings (BPH)

To be eligible for appointment by BPH, Independent Evaluators must meet four criteria:  1. Be either a licensed psychiatrist or a licensed psychologist with a doctoral degree in psychology;  2. Have at least five years of experience in the diagnosis & treatment of mental disorders; &,  3. Not be a State Government (or Forensic Conditional Release Program) employee.  4. Must be able to pass a background check by the Department of Justice.  Per Penal Code Section 2978(b), the Department of State Hospitals (DSH) & California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) annually locate & contact Independent professionals who are eligible & willing to serve as Independent Evaluators for the Board of Parole Hearings.  Please see the link below for the application process.       http://www.dsh.ca.gov/


Clinical Position, HOPE Program, Stockton, CA

The HOPE Program offers a wide range of outpatient psychotherapy and mental health treatment services in the Bay Area and Stockton communities. Our individualized approach combines the latest research and treatment models with cognitive behavioral therapy to effectively assist individuals, couples, and families coping with emotional, behavioral, or psychological challenges. In addition to offering general psychotherapy services, we also specialize in providing sex-offender specific evaluations and treatment.
The HOPE Program offers a competitive compensation package including paid vacation, sick leave and holidays.
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Contact Trisha Busby at tbusby@hopeprogram.biz

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