Careers

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)

 The Staff Clinician position requires direct clinical treatment to clients which can include performing intakes, screenings, drug and alcohol assessments, mental health assessments, and providing individual, couple and group therapy. In addition, completion of utilization reviews, file reviews, progress recording and all related paperwork is essential. At least two (2) years of direct practice experience in a human service agency, preferably providing therapy and/or alcohol/drug treatment, is expected.  Minimum Qualifications: 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, or an intern registration preparing to apply for licensure.  Candidate must display a positive and energetic outlook and a willingness to participate effectively as a member of a team of professional colleagues. Professional verbal and written communication skills are essential. The candidate must be fingerprinted and cleared by the Department of Justice. This is a part-time position with flexible hours.

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.

Office Manager (Tahoe City)

The Office Manager is responsible for providing clerical, scheduling and reception support to the agency site and staff.  Major duties & responsibilities include answering telephones and routing calls, organizing and maintaining staff and client schedules, collecting client fees and keeping records, and compiling statistical data.  Additional duties include submitting timely month end reports and invoices, submitting files to the County in a confidential manner, and maintaining and organizing the office files, equipment and supplies.  This position is key to providing support to the clinicians as well as being the first point of contact for our clients.  Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from a secondary school with a high school diploma or high school equivalency certificate, and 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.  In addition, the successful candidate will have the 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, have demonstrated organizational skills and the ability to work independently, and be able to set priorities and hande routine functions without continuous direction.

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 Support Worker (Placer County)

The Crisis Support Worker is responsible for providing after hours crisis support services, both on uncontrolled standby and on-site, for Placer 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 Support Worker 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 Support Worker effectively participates in staff meetings, in-service training, new employee orientations and inter-agency coordination activities.  Minimum qualifications include graduation from an accredited university with a master’s degree in social work, counseling or related field; a professional license (or license eligibility) recognized by the State of California in the appropriate field of practice is ideal but not necessary, at least one (1) year 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.

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.

Application Instructions

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: maryo@sierramentalwellness.org