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.

Crisis Technical Services Specialist (San Luis Obispo)

The Crisis Technical Services Specialist is a full-time position and is responsible for the collection and organization of statistical data, client insurance and Medi-Cal billings and general accounting office support. Major Duties & Responsibilities include: Intake, enter and/or verify crisis client billing information; Serve as liaison in communications to ensure all internal and external parties are properly and efficiently updated on current program/client status; Compile crisis data and prepare monthly statistics for crisis program; Coordinate with San Luis Obispo County for submission of crisis billings; Answer phones and assist clients; Receipt and distribution of daily mail; and other related duties as assigned.  Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from a four year college with a Bachelor’s degree in business, or an A.A. degree with a minimum of two years of experience in a closely related field; Experience with an EHR/EMR and Billing Software highly desirable; Anasazi experience highly desirable; at least three (3) years of increasingly responsible experience in technical, secretarial and/or general office support work. Preferably, the individual will have at least two (2) years of experience in a non-profit human services agency.

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.

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.

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.

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