Sierra Mental Wellness Group employs a top notch staff dedicated to our clients and our team approach to services. Sierra Mental Wellness Group values the many talents and abilities of its employees and seeks to foster an open, cooperative and dynamic environment where employees and the Agency alike can thrive.

Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) Nursing Supervisor

The Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) Nursing Supervisor reports directly to the General Crisis Manager and is responsible for all duties expected of RNs, LVNs, LPTs and Mental Health Professionals working on the Crisis Stabilization Unit, such as medication dispensing, client interaction and documentation. Additional responsibilities include: staff needs, schedule maintenance, recruitment, hiring, training and disciplinary actions, as needed; client and staff safety; effective and cordial interaction with the county therapeutic community and other county stakeholders. The CSU Nursing Supervisor provides supervision of the nursing staff for quality of client care, good medical practice, and appropriate documentation and upholds a standard of care that is consistent with the CSU philosophy of the potential for wellness and recovery. Additionally, he/she will demonstrate and facilitate a cooperative and helpful atmosphere amongst the members of the entire Crisis Response Team and all our collaborative partners.

Minimum Qualifications and Characteristics: Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing or University with a bachelor’s or associate’s degree in nursing, and licensed with the State of California. At least one year of experience working as a registered nurse in a medical setting, and a minimum of one year of experience in provision of crisis/psychiatric support services, preferably in a crisis stabilization environment. Demonstrated skills in crisis evaluation, case management and discharge planning. Demonstrated ability to facilitate communication between/among multiple entities.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $80,000.00 /year + Benefits

Crisis Specialist (San Luis Obispo County)

The Crisis Specialist provides mobile crisis support services, both on uncontrolled standby and on-site (days, nights & weekends), in San Luis Obispo County and performs mental health assessments and 5150 evaluations, providing short-term, stabilizing counseling and/or referral and linkage to community resources, and follow-up. Additionally, the Crisis Specialist provides crisis intervention for individuals who are in distress, completes admissions to an appropriate mental health inpatient unit, including completing forms with clients who are to receive ongoing mental health services, and assists mental health clients in obtaining social and other human services by communicating directly and effectively with hospital staff and psychiatrist(s).

Minimum Qualifications and Characteristics: Bachelor’s degree in behavioral sciences or an A.A. degree with two years’ experience in mental health crisis work or closely related field. Licensed Psychiatric Technician or Master’s Degree preferred; a professional license (or license eligibility) recognized by the State of California in the appropriate field of practice is ideal but not necessary. The successful candidate must possess at least three (3) years’ experience in provision of crisis support services, and a sound grasp of the principles of crisis evaluation and clinical interviewing. Demonstrated ability to facilitate communication between/among multiple entities and 5150 Certification completed in San Luis Obispo County.

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Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) Behavioral Health Worker (Grass Valley)

The CSU Behavioral Health Worker serves in a paraprofessional capacity and is responsible for providing support services, both on uncontrolled standby and on-site, for the Nevada County Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU). This position is located in a health care facility that is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Weekend & night shifts as well as holiday work will be required. Major duties and responsibilities include providing short-term stabilizing support to clients, helping complete forms with clients who are to receive ongoing mental health services, providing back up support to Crisis Response Team and assisting clients in obtaining services.

Minimum Qualifications and Characteristics: High School Diploma or equivalent required. At least one (1) year experience in provision of residential support services, preferably in an acute care psychiatric health facility, crisis stabilization unit environment or long term psychiatric residential care facility setting. Demonstrated ability to facilitate communication between/among multiple entities, function independently and have flexibility, personal integrity and the ability to work effectively with residents, staff and support agencies and able to relate to and work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset and at times hostile people.

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Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) Medical Professional

The CSU Medical Professional works in conjunction with the Crisis Response Team to provide medical, medication, and psychiatric support services to clients residing in the CSU, and prepares and maintains documentation related to client services.

The CSU Medical Professional will be “trained” in the application of the principles, practices, and techniques of general and psychiatric nursing as defined by the State of California licensing requirements and applicable to the CSU regulation governing the administration and documentation of practices and techniques of mental health medication. The CSU Medical Professionals will be “trained” in the utilization of the principles, practices and techniques of mental health medication and case management, including clinical assessment, patient education, evaluation of outcomes, and uses, effects and side effects of psychotropic medications.

Minimum Qualifications and Licensing Requirements: Possession of a valid license as a Registered Nurse (RN) issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing, or LVN or LPT – Possession of a valid license as a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) or Licensed Psychiatric Technician (LPT) issued by the California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians. Possession of a current CPR certification required.

Job Type: Full and Part-Time positions available

Salary: $29.87/hour

Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) Mental Health Professional (Nevada County)

The CSU Mental Health Professional acts independently and in conjunction with the Crisis Response Team to provide a variety of behavioral health services and referral support to clients residing in the CSU, and prepares and maintains documentation related to client services. The CSU Mental Health Professional will apply theories, principles and techniques of mental health treatment including clinical interviewing, assessment, diagnosis, crisis intervention, individual and group therapy and counseling; as well as identify psychological, physical and social aspects and characteristics of mental illness, emotional disturbances and chemical dependency while applying the applicable laws, rules, regulations and procedures governing mental health services, including 5150 protocols. Knowledge of the principles, practices, procedures and operations of CSU programs, County and community mental health systems of care, community resources and related services, and basic psychiatric terminology and treatment methods, including uses, effects and side effects of psychotropic drugs, and an understanding and acceptance of the Wellness and Recovery Model. 

Minimum Qualifications and Licensing Requirements: A valid license as a Clinical Social Worker or Marriage, Family Therapist able to exercise considerable independent clinical judgment within the scope of the program responsibilities is preferred; or Registered Interns with the Board of Behavioral Science Examiners able to accrue hours of Supervised Professional Experience as defined by the requirements of the Board of Psychology will be considered.

Interested candidates, please submit a cover letter and resume to:

Annika Giron
Accounting & Human Resources Assistant
Email: annikag@sierramentalwellness.org
Fax: (916)783-9145