DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH
EXAM NUMBER: b9030C
OPENCOMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY
FILING START DATE: 07/27/2015
This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met and is subject toclosure without prior notice
Under general supervision, provides mental health counseling and related services in accordance with applicable professional licensing laws, and performs related work as required.
Positions in this class work under general supervision and are assigned to out-patient mental health clinics, and specialized mental health treatment programs such as crisis intervention/screening units and criminal justice mental health programs.
Within agency guidelines and professional standards, incumbents of these positions function independently in formulating a differential diagnosis concerning the nature of the mental or emotional problem, in developing an effective treatment program, and in determining the intervention methods.
Essential Job Functions
Performs initial diagnostic evaluation, noting behavioral symptoms which may indicate mental disorders in children and interpersonal/family/social dysfunctions related to child and adult clients.
As a member of the professional treatment team, plans intervention programs and disposition of cases under treatment.
Provides crisis intervention, treatment, case management, and other related mental health services to clients and their families.
Provides case management, individual, family, and group therapy services.
Assesses progress of clients on a selected basis and proposes modification to rehabilitative plans in order to meet goals agreed upon by the client.
Prepares and maintains psychosocial case histories for use in diagnostic evaluations and of patient progress.
Collects and evaluates medical or psychosocial data such as histories, behavior patterns, and family relationships of clients.
Engages in psychoeducation activities with consumers, families, and caregivers.
May engage in outreach and community-based service provision.
May serve as broker between client and family, linking them to other community resources to assist individuals in maximizing their self-sufficiency and independence within the limits of their disability, providing case management services as appropriate.
May conduct treatment groups in schools and other community settings with emotionally and behaviorally disturbed children toward the goal of achieving higher functioning in interpersonal relations and learning.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
A current valid license as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (Marriage Family and Child Counselor) issued by the California Board of Behavioral Science.
A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation to carry out job-related essential functions.
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Experience working with mental health issues and services for children, adolescents, adults and/or older adults.
Experience in treatment of co-occurring disorders (mental health and substance abuse).
Experience working as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
Experience in the development of a new mental health program.
*All desirable qualifications will be scored based on post-licensure experience
Special Requirement Information:
A copy of the required license must be submitted with the application at the time of filing.
Past and present mental health clients and family members are encouraged to apply.
This examination will consist of an evaluation of education and desirable qualifications based upon application information weighted 100%. Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher in order to be placed on the eligible register.
The resulting eligible register for this examination will be used to fill vacancies throughout the Department of Mental Health.
: The names of candidates receiving a passing grade on the examination will be added to the eligible register and will appear in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date ofeligibility.
Application and Filing Information
All applicants are required to submit a Standard County of Los Angeles EmploymentApplication online only. Resumes cannot be accepted in lieu of applications, although resumes may be uploaded as attachments to the applications. This examination will remain open until the need of the services are met, and is subject to closure without prior notice.
You MUST complete the filing process ONLINE (via electronic submission) ONLY.
Instructions for Filing:
A standard County of Los Angeles Employment Applicationfor this examination must be completed online and submitted electronically. Applications electronically received after 5:00 pm, PST on the last day of filing will not be accepted.
APPLICANTS MUST COMPLETE AND SUBMIT THEIR JOB APPLICATIONS AND UPLOAD REQUIRED OR ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS (e.g.,diploma/official transcripts, license) AS ATTACHMENT(S) AT THE TIME OF FILING.
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The acceptance of your application will depend on whether you have clearly shown that you meet theMinimum Requirements. Please be sure your application indicates complete information, including dates for education and jobs held which relate to this position. For each job held, give the name and addresses of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, description of work performed, total number of hours worked (full or part-time) and salary earned. Resumes showing training and experience may be attached to the Los Angeles County Application. All information and records are subject to verification.
Falsification of records can result in disqualification from the examination or termination of employment.
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER LANGUAGE
All applicants must enter a valid social security number at the time of filing. Entering anything other than a valid social security number (i.e. 000-00-0000, 111-11-1111, etc.) will result in an automatic rejection of your application.
COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT LIBRARIES
For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.
NO SHARING USER ID AND PASSWORD
All applicants must file their applications online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.
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