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Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) Mental Health Professional (San Luis Obispo County and Nevada County)

Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) Medical Professional (San Luis Obispo County and Nevada County)

CSU Administrative Assistant (San Luis Obispo County)

Crisis Specialist (San Luis Obispo County and Nevada County)

Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) Mental Health Professional (San Luis Obispo County and Nevada County)

The CSU Mental Health Professional acts independently and in conjunction with the CSU and Mental Health Evaluation Team (MHET) 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 to impact positive, healthy change in each client’s life. 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 (multiple trainings will be provided). 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.

Full-Time and Part-Time positions available

Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) Medical Professional (San Luis Obispo County and Nevada County)

The CSU Medical Professional acts independently and in conjunction with the CSU and Mental Health Evaluation Team (MHET)to provide medical, medication and psychiatric support services to clients residing in the CSU, and prepares and maintains documentation related to client services to impact positive, healthy change in each client’s life. The CSU Medical Professional will apply the principles, practices and techniques of general and psychiatric nursing as defined by the State of California licensing requirements and applicable to the CSU environment with knowledge of the Federal, State and local laws and regulations governing the administration and documentation of medications. The CSU Medical Professional will utilize the principles, practices and techniques of mental health medication and case management, including clinical assessment, treatment planning and delivery, patient education, evaluation of outcomes, and uses, effects and side effects of psychotropic medications. Knowledge of the psychological, physical and social aspects and characteristics of mental illness, emotional disturbances and chemical dependency as well as the principles, practices, procedures and operations of CSU programs and basic medical and psychiatric terminology (multiple trainings will be provided). In addition, an understanding of the laws, rules, regulations and procedures governing mental health services including 5150 protocols, and acceptance of the Wellness and Recovery Model.

Minimum Qualifications and Licensing Requirements: RN – Possession of a valid license as a registered nurse issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing, or LVN or LPT – Possession of a valid license as a licensed vocational nurse or licensed psychiatric technician issued by the Californian Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians. Possession of a current CPR certification required.

Full-Time and Part-Time positions available

CSU Administrative Assistant (San Luis Obispo County)

The CSU Administrative Assistant is responsible for the collection and organization of statistical data, client insurance and Medi-Cal billings and general accounting office support. The Administrative Assistant will collect, review and coordinate Electronic Medical Forms (EMFs) with SLO County Managed Care for submission of mental health billings, monitor, develop and revise database applications for tracking purposes and organize and maintain staff schedules, keep records and statistical data, as appropriate.

Minimum Qualifications and Characteristics: Prefer graduation from a two-year college with an associate’s degree. At least three (3) years of increasingly responsible experience in secretarial and/or general office support work. Preferably, the individual will have at least one (1) year experience in a non-profit human services agency. Demonstrated ability to touch-type at least 45 words per minute with at least 95% accuracy, and/or is able to input data efficiently into agency computers. Exceptional organizational, communication and prioritization skills expected.

Full-Time, $18.00 – $18.50 hourly.

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Crisis Specialist (San Luis Obispo County and Nevada 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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Interested candidates, please submit a cover letter and resume to:

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