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 is responsible for providing mobile crisis support services, both on uncontrolled standby and on-site (days, nights & weekends), in San Luis Obispo County, by performing mental health assessments and 5150 evaluations, providing short-term, stabilizing counseling and/or referral and linkage to community resources, and follow-up. In addition, 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).  The Crisis Specialist effectively participates in staff meetings, in-service training, new employee orientations and inter-agency coordination activities.  

Minimum Qualifications and Licensing Requirements: Minimum qualifications include graduation from a four year college with a 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. 

Experience:  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, with a demonstrated ability to facilitate communication between/among multiple entities and 5150 Certification completed in San Luis Obispo County.

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)783-5207