The Forensic Mental Health Counselor provides professional mental health forensic services including screening, counseling, crisis intervention and continuing care services. This eligibility list generated from this recruitment will be used to fill full-time permanent, part-time permanent, limited term, and extra help vacancies for up to twelve months. Being bilingual in Spanish is preferred for this vacancy, but is not required.
The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.
Napa County Health and Human Services Mental Health Division is contracted with the Napa County Detention Center (Department of Corrections) to provide mental health treatment, case management, and release coordination for inmates who have been identified as having mental health needs during their detention within the facility. These individuals have a variety of criminogenic, social, and psychiatric needs which are addressed through coordination between the HHSA-Mental Health staff, NCDC correctional officers, and other organizations. The Forensic Mental Health Counselor position covers designated shifts in the Napa County Detention Center, which may include evening and night work.
Job duties include: Conduct forensically-oriented individual and group therapy and case management; conduct collateral contacts with significant individuals in clients' lives; prepare clinical case histories and treatment plans and maintain clinical case notes and documentation of services provided; prepare reports as requested for the courts; prepare and maintain records and documentation as per the requirements of the County of Napa and relevant State authorities; and make recommendations to the NCDC administration and staff as requested; Provide other shift coverage as needed.
**Please notice this position is physically located in the Napa County Jail.**
Theories of human behavior and personality development.
Case management techniques for the adult mentally ill.
Personality disorders diagnosed among mentally ill offenders.
Social factors relating to crime and adult offenders.
Economic factors relating to crime and adult offenders.
Psychological factors relating to crime and adult offenders.
Mental and emotional illnesses and professional methods for assessment and treatment.
Basic knowledge of medications and psychotropic drug treatment.
Assess patient behavior including emotional and mental problems.
Develop and implement effective and appropriate treatment plans.
Conduct effective and appropriate individual therapy for Penal Code clients.
Conduct effective and appropriate group therapy for Penal Code clients.
Analyze situations accurately, make recommendations and take appropriate action.
Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Prepare and maintain clear, concise and complete reports and correspondence.
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Stand or sit for prolonged periods of time.
Stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist.
Use repetitive hand movement and fine coordination skills including using a computer keyboard.
To qualify for this classification, an individual must possess any combination of experience and education that would likely produce the required knowledge and abilities. A desirable combination is:
Experience: Sufficient post-masters experience providing treatment and counseling in a mental health agency to obtain required licensure. Experience in a forensic setting is highly desired.
Education: Possession of a Master's degree with a major in social work, clinical or counseling psychology, or a closely related behavioral science field, and completion of a university approved clinical internship in a mental health agency.
Required License: Possession of any of the following valid licenses issued by the State of California: Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor**, Licensed Clinical Psychologist or Registered Intern or Associate Clinical Social Worker who is licensable within one year.
**Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) must include the additional training and education to treat couples or families, as required under BPC section 4999.20(a)(3)(A).
Internal Number: FMHC
About Napa County
The County of Napa is a highly respected employer within the local community as well as throughout the region. We offer rewarding and challenging work, flexible hours, competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package and tremendous opportunities for career growth. At the County of Napa we truly value our employees and are committed to diversity in our family-oriented environment. This is why we are the Employer of Choice for more than 1,400 employees.
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