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Mental Health Clinician I/II - Full-Time

County Of Humboldt
Eureka, CA Full-time
Posted on August 20, 2019

County of Humboldt

Mental Health Clinician I/II - Full time $25.26-$37.65 hourly

Closes: August 30, 2019

Stationed at South Fork High School in Miranda, CA Under general supervision, has responsibility for a psychiatric caseload involving children and/or adults; performs psychotherapeutic counseling, including individual, group, family and other approved techniques; provides outreach and emergency services and counseling in crisis situations; performs related work as assigned.

Examples of Duties: 

  • Evaluates patients in a variety of out- and in-patient settings, including field situations; obtains patient history, completes mental status exam, and develops treatment plans.
  • Provides on-going psychotherapy in short term out-patient and longer term day treatment environment; makes necessary referrals for patients as needs dictate.
  • Participates as a member of a multi-disciplinary treatment team providing critical clinical input related to patient diagnosis and recommended treatment plans; participates in case conferences and consults with psychiatric staff to review patient cases and medication issues.
  • Evaluates patients for voluntary and involuntary commitment; signs commitments for clients requiring hospitalization.
  • Provides direction, training and chart auditing for assigned student interns; participates in staff/intern training and quality assurance/peer review functions.
  • Performs detailed patient record documentation and maintains caseload records; prepares intake and discharge summaries, progress notes and treatment reviews.
  • Provides courtroom testimony and consultation to school and adult programs as required; performs program planning to develop and implement services appropriate to assisting both adult and children psychiatric patients.
  • May serve as case coordinator for assigned patients or clients.
  • Consults with and serves as a liaison with community agencies, schools personnel, parents, and other mental health programs and services to evaluate community health needs and services; educates on needs of specific patient or segment of mental health patient population; advocates for patients.
  • May serve as the director of social services for the in-patient health facility.