The Health & Human Services Agency's Mental Health Clinical Services Division is seeking a Psychiatric Emergency Services Manager with leadership skills to join the Crisis Response Team. The successful incumbent will assist administration in policy, procedure, and protocol development and implementation. The Psychiatric Emergency Services Manager will collaborate and maintain effective relationships with community agencies and providers. This position will work closely with law enforcement in the development and presentation of Crisis Intervention Team and Critical Incident Trainings. He or she will liaise with and provide training to the community and educational institutions regarding crisis management within their systems.
Tulare County Mental Health Clinics provide services that help individuals and families recognize and manage mental health areas by providing comprehensive, culturally and linguistically appropriate, specialty children's health services to transitional-age youth and adults who meet Medi-Cal requirements. Services include assessments, clinical and rehabilitative services, case management, peer support, and medication services within a wellness and recovery model. Tulare County Mental Health has two adult mental health clinics--one in Visalia and one in Porterville and works with community-based providers to make mental health services available throughout the county.
Responsible for the delivery of short-term crisis intervention services in the community for adult and children populations who are mentally ill and/or severely emotionally disabled
Provide assessment to determine suicidality, homicidality, or grave disability as related to mental status and other behavioral, cognitive, and/or affective indicators
Collaborate with the inpatient staff of the acute hospitals to facilitate admission and/or discharge; includes interfacing with the emergency departments to secure physical clearance for admission to acute mental health hospital settings and coordination with the criminal justice services team
Apply the laws, rules, and regulations governing a public mental health agency to specific situations
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with families, co-workers, governmental agencies, and community representatives
Knowledge of characteristics of mental illness, including the effects on the consumer, the family, and the community
Understand WIC-5150 regulations
Conditions of Employment
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license. The selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol screening; furthermore, a background investigation may be conducted. Some job classes may also require a physical examination.
Student Loan Forgiveness
This is a qualifying position for student loan forgiveness through the College Cost Reduction and Access Act (CCRAA). Only student loan payments made after October 1, 2007, and in a qualified repayment plan are eligible. For more information, you are encouraged to speak with your student loan servicer or visit:http://studentaid.ed.gov/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation.
**PLEASE NOTE: ONLY COMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED**
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Candidates must meet the qualifications listed below by the application deadline.
Master's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in one of the behavioral sciences
Three (3) years of full–time, paid experience as a mental health professional, including one (1) year of counseling mental health consumers in crisis;ORany equivalent combination of training and experience
Possession of a valid Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Marriage, Family, and Child Counselor (MFCC) issued by the State of California, Board of Behavioral Sciences