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.

Staff Clinician (Roseville- part-time, evenings)

The Staff Clinician provides direct clinical treatment to clients which can include performing intakes, screenings, mental health assessments, and individual, couple and group therapy. Completion of utilization reviews, file reviews, progress recording and all related paperwork is essential.

Minimum Qualifications and Characteristics: Graduation from an accredited university with a master’s degree in social work, counseling or related field, plus a professional license recognized by the State of California in the appropriate field of practice. At least two (2) years of direct practice experience in a human service agency providing therapy is expected.

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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) Data Entry Clerk (Grass Valley)

The CSU Data Entry Clerk is responsible for providing data entry and clerical support to the agency site and staff. Major duties and responsibilities include entering confidential client and account data into computerized system, and verifying client and account data by reviewing, correcting, deleting or reentering data. In addition, the Date Entry Clerk organizes and maintains staff and client files, and prepares reports as needed.

Minimum Qualifications and Characteristics: Graduation from a secondary school with a high school diploma or high school equivalency certificate. At least one (1) year of experience in clerical and/or general office support work. Preferably, the individual will have one (1) year experience in a non-profit human services agency. Demonstrated organizational skills, effective and professional communication skills, and ability to work independently as well as cooperatively with staff.

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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