ABOUT THE POSITION
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LicensedMarriage &Family
or Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
The Riverside University Health System - Behavioral Health -
Youth & Family Community Services - has an opening for a Clinical
Therapist II position in Indio with the Juvenile Court. This
position will assist clients in court proceedings and officers in
navigating the behavioral health system and it services in an
effort to best meet the needs of the client. Consumers will likely
be between the ages of 12 to 20 going through our juvenile court
system. This position will work a 9/80 schedule starting between
7:00 and 8:00 am, and driving is required. You must be Licensed
with the Board of Behavioral Sciences as a Licensed Clinical Social
Worker, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, or Licensed
Professional Clinical Counselor.
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
The Clinical Therapist II is the journey and licensed level of
the Clinical Therapist series. Positions in this class include the
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Licensed Marriage &
Family Therapist (LMFT). 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
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
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EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES
Interview consumers, relatives, and other involved persons to
gather personal and social data relevant to assessing mental or
- 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
- Assist consumers and their families in understanding and
choosing options of mental health treatment.
- Initiate and conduct individual, collateral, group, and family
- 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
- 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
- Conduct clinical discussions regarding complex or difficult
- Respond to emergencies, within licensure, which may occur on
- Coordinate the flow of information and clinical data to ensure
continuity in treatment or shift.
- Serve as liaison with other sections, units, services, and
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
Certificate:Possession of a valid certificate of registration as
a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Marriage & Family
Therapist, or Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor issued by
the California State Board of Behavioral Sciences.
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.
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).
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
Qualified applicants may be considered for future vacancies
throughout the County.
BASED ON THE NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED, THIS POSTING MAY
CLOSE WITHOUT NOTICE.
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
Include relevant work experience details on resume and/or
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
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.