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 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) Medical Professional. Nevada County

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) Supervisor. Nevada County

The Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) Supervisor is responsible for managing the activities of the CSU Team, including oversight of program functions, regulatory compliance, quality assurance, staff management and integration/coordination of the crisis stabilization services for Nevada County. Responsibilities include oversight of the CSU as related to the adherence to CSU policies and procedures.

Attendance at CSU related meetings, act as the program liaison to Nevada County Behavioral Health  and Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, supervision of staff for quality of client care and appropriate documentation, and assist with scheduling and staffing issues.

The position will also supervise staff for quality of client care and appropriate documentation, uphold a standard of care that is consistent with the CSU philosophy of the potential for wellness and recovery, assist staff in identifying ways of interacting more effectively with clients, and provide and facilitate an atmosphere of respect and cooperation toward clients and among staff.

Minimum Qualifications and Characteristics:

Master’s degree in social work or psychology or a related field and must possess a valid CA license – LCSW; LMFT. Minimum one (1) years of experience in supervision of staff, preferably in a multi-funded human services agency. At least three (3) years experience in the provision of community Mental Health Crisis services, as well as at least one year of experience in provision of crisis support services, preferably in a crisis stabilization unit environment. Demonstrated skills in crisis evaluation, case management and discharge planning. Demonstrated ability to facilitate communication between/among multiple entities.

Salary: $76,000 / DOE

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

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