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Clinical Therapist II - Quality Improvement - Outpatient

Company: County of Riverside
Location: riverside
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:



The County of Riverside's Behavioral Health Department - Outpatient - Quality Improvement has an opening for a Clinical Therapist II position in Riverside. This position will work with county programs and contracted providers and provide clinical oversight to all county clinics. This position will conduct audits, write reports, conduct training, and advise on technical issues. The Outpatient QI provides a mechanism for consumers and family members to file and reach resolution on complaints and grievances. Outpatient QI works to assure that all county activities maintain high standards while adhering to mandated requirements and regulations. This position will work a 9/80 schedule from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm, driving is required. You must be Licensed with the Board of Behavioral Sciences to qualify for this position (LCSW, LMFT, LPCC).

Under general supervision, performs a full range of therapeutic assignments related to the field of mental or behavioral health services and psychiatric social work, which includes the design and implementation of personalized treatment plans, individual and group psychotherapy, evaluations and investigations, and professional counseling, as applicable by professional licensing law, in order to meet the needs of consumers or families with mental or emotional disorders; and performs other related duties as required.

The Clinical Therapist II is the journey and licensed level of the Clinical Therapist series. Positions in this class include the Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), the Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), and the Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). The Clinical Therapist II class has responsibility for performing, within the scope of licensure, a full range of psychotherapy and counseling for individual consumers, couples, families, and groups exhibiting a variety of mental health and related disorders in a clinic or institutional setting. Assignments range from average difficulty to very complex and may include serving in a lead capacity over other mental health treatment staff.

The Clinical Therapist II is distinguished from the Senior Clinical Therapist in that the latter is the lead level classification, responsible for the most complex assignments or providing extensive clinical supervision over unlicensed clinicians.

Check out the departmentCounty of Riverside - RUHS - Behavioral Health Department


Interview consumers, relatives, and other involved persons to gather personal and social data relevant to assessing mental or emotional disorders.

* Develop service plans with consumers; evaluate psychological, economic, vocational, educational, physical, health, socialization, and housing needs. * Coordinate with other staff members (psychiatrists, psychologists, and other program staff) and community agencies in carrying out and designing treatment or rehabilitation plans. * Assist consumers and other concerned individuals in understanding the nature of major psychological illnesses and their psychosocial effects. * Assist consumers and their families in understanding and choosing options of mental health treatment. * Initiate and conduct individual, collateral, group, and family therapy sessions. * Establish and maintain effective contact with local area mental health resources, including community members, parents, schools, residential facilities, and other agencies/organizations. * Perform specialized tasks including involuntary hospitalization procedures (5150) and Tarasoff assessments. * Participate in mental health conferences and local area committees. * Prepare reports and write correspondence. * May provide guidance to volunteers and staff. * Act as a casework consultant to other clinical therapists and other departmental staff. * Licensed level, within the scope of licensure, may provide clinical supervision to unlicensed clinicians. * Coordinate clinical decisions in response to operational demands. * Conduct clinical discussions regarding complex or difficult cases. * Respond to emergencies, within licensure, which may occur on the unit. * Coordinate the flow of information and clinical data to ensure continuity in treatment or shift. * Serve as liaison with other sections, units, services, and agencies.


Education:Possession of a Master's degree from an accredited college or university in clinical or counseling psychology, social work, marriage and family therapy, or a closely related behavioral science field.

Certificate:Possession of a valid certificate of registration as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor issued by the California State Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Candidates qualifying with the Professional Clinical Counselor option must have completed additional education and training as defined below:

1. Six semester units or nine quarter units specifically focused on the theory and application of marriage and family therapy; or a named specialization or emphasis area on the qualifying degree in marriage and family therapy; marital and family therapy; marriage, family, and child counseling; or couple and family therapy;

2. No less than 500 hours of documented supervised experience working directly with couples, families, or children; and

3. A minimum of six hours of continuing education specific to marriage and family therapy, completed in each license renewal cycle.

Knowledge of:Psychological aspects of physical and emotional disturbances and mental deficiencies; characteristics of emotional and mental disorders including their effect on the individual in the community; mental health local community resources and community support systems; principles of clinical interviewing and methods of recording patient information.

Ability to:Effectively apply the principles and techniques of clinical therapy, including a variety of treatment modalities; analyze consumer behavior and apply treatment or counseling techniques in a coordinated care social rehabilitation environment; speak and write effectively; provide crisis intervention; prepare clear and concise reports and interpret data; work effectively with a multicultural consumer and family population with diverse backgrounds and needs; establish and maintain effective working relationships with consumers, their families, other staff members, and mental health organizations/ agencies.


License: Possession of a valid California Driver's License is required for this position.

Veterans' Preference

The County has a Veterans Preference Policy. Upload a copy of your (or your spouse's) Member-4 Form DD-214 (or NGB-22) indicating dates of service, and a copy of your spouse's letter of disability (if applicable) with your application. For privacy reasons, it is recommended that you remove your social security information from the document(s). A Human Resources Representative will review the materials and determine if you qualify for veterans' preference. See the policyhere(Download PDF reader).

What's Next?

This recruitment is open to all applicants.

Applicants who are current County of Riverside employees and/or current employees of the Riverside University Health System may be considered before other applicants depending on the volume of applications received.

Qualified applicants may be considered for future vacancies throughout the County.


Applications received prior to the closing date will be considered based on the information submitted. Changes or alterations cannot be accepted. No late applications will be permitted.

Include relevant work experience details on resume and/or application.

Applicants who fail to provide information demonstrating they possess the position requirements may not be considered further in the application process. A description of job duties directly copied from the job classification or job posting will not be considered.

Upload a copy of any license(s), official/unofficial transcript(s), degrees, and/or related employment documents to your NeoGov account. If your education was completed outside of the United States, you will need to provide a copy of your Foreign Education Equivalency evaluation from a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE).

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