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) 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.
Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) Medical Professional (Nevada County)
The CSU Medical Professional acts independently and 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 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. 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.
Case Manager (Tahoe City)
The Case Manager performs a variety of professional case management and direct client services duties, coordinating and acting as liaison with other departmental and community services/resources. The position provides counseling and case management to assigned client(s) on an on-going basis, monitors and documents treatment plans and activity strategies, provides linkage and refers clients to other departmental and/or community services and resources, conducts home/work site visits, and monitors and assesses client status on an on-going basis by performing intakes and screening applicants for designated services, reviewing investigations and case studies; and determining appropriate services necessary and/or applicable to most effectively meet client needs. In addition, the position coordinates and oversees clients involved in the learning and performance of designated living/working skills; evaluates and tracks the level of functional behavior; teaches/trains clients in appropriate behavior/skills utilizing a multi-disciplinary team approach, and assists clients with re-entry into community and/or work place. Other duties include participating in the development and on-going implementation of treatment plans, activity strategies, and other individualized program to include behavior modification, basic financial management, social and workplace skills, job search and other activities necessary for independent living; observe and interact with clients, families, employers and other involved participants in a defined and professional manner and record observations and interactions, as well as assess applicant/client status and abilities relative to assigned program acceptance, appropriate placement and/or on-going participation; conduct needs assessments, administer tests and apply standardized criteria in making determinations and recommendations. In this capacity, the Case Manager participates in and contributes to an inter-agency and community networking/referral system; evaluates clients’ needs relative to appropriate program referrals; and maintains close communication with contract providers, employers and community service agencies to ensure treatment plan/activity strategies and client needs are being met in a successful manner. Minimum qualifications include: Graduation from a four year college with a Bachelor’s degree in behavioral sciences required; master’s degree in social work, psychology, counseling or related field preferred, and at least two (2) years of experience performing client services and support functions in a public health/social services environment, with the demonstrated ability to facilitate communication between/among multiple entities.
Practicum/ Traineeship Opportunities
At our Roseville Office we offer limited spaces for student practicum and traineeship opportunities for students in the field. Practicum experience can include a combination of the following: mental health and drug/alcohol assessments and group and individual counseling sessions. For more information about Sierra Mental Wellness Group and the work we do, please explore our website.
If interested in applying when positions become available, please submit a cover letter and resume to the following:Mary O’Mara, MBA, SPHR Director of Finance and Human Resources Fax: 916.783.9145 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org