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Mental Health Therapist

Company: Sutter County Human Resources
Location: yuba city
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Under general direction, provides psychotherapy, counseling, and treatment services in a clinic or institutional setting.


The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other related duties may be required and assigned.

  • Performs primary intensive therapy services with patients or clients and their relatives.
  • Provides evaluation of problems presented, recommendations of services needed, and development/implementation of treatment plans.
  • Determines eligibility for mental health assessments, initiates assessments and prepares written assessments.
  • Participates in psychotherapy program with psychiatric staff team.
  • Confers with other staff members, psychiatrists, community agencies, school officials, probation officers, and others to exchange information and implement treatment plans.
  • Interprets and explains to clients, relatives, and community groups the social and emotional factors pertaining to illness.
  • Refers patients or clients to appropriate community agencies.
  • Evaluates new techniques for dealing with emotional and environmental problems.
  • Prepares social case histories with particular emphasis upon psycho-social factors affecting the patient or client.
  • Prepares and/or generates various correspondence and documentation.
  • Reviews various documentation and processes, forwards, or takes other action as appropriate.
  • Maintains departmental files and records.
  • Provides on-call coverage as needed.
  • Maintains inventory of departmental supplies and initiates requests for new or additional materials.
  • Answers the telephone, provides information, takes messages and/or directs calls as appropriate.
  • Responds to requests for information or assistance.
  • Attends meetings and hearings.
  • Oversees the work of other staff members as assigned.

    Knowledge of: Principles of psychiatric social work; counseling, psychotherapy, and other techniques of psychiatric social work; community resources in the field of mental health; physical and mental illnesses and their impact upon personality; social aspects of mental and emotional disturbances; the use of a milieu/treatment-team approach to inpatient treatment; new techniques, trends and advances in the profession; standard office equipment; and clerical activities related to an organization's programs and operations.

    Ability to: Apply casework skills effectively; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; secure and record accurate and pertinent social and personal data; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; operate standard office equipment; and operate a motor vehicle.

    Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with education and experience to be licensed in the State of California as a Psychologist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC).

    License or Certificate : Must possess a valid California license as a Psychologist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT).

    Those applicants holding out-of-state licenses as Psychologists, LCSWs, LPCC's, and LMFTs must apply for licensure with the California Board of Psychology or the California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners and apply for a waiver through the California Department of Health Care Services. Such applicants would be required to obtain licensure within three years of employment.

    Waivers may be obtained pursuant to Chapter 712, Statutes of 1995 and any regulatory requirements of the California Department of Mental Health. Must maintain licensure and registration as determined by California Department of Mental Health.

    It is the responsibility of the applicant to meet requirements for licensure and/or registration through the Board of Psychology or the Board of Behavioral Science Examiners in the State of California. Applicants must maintain registration and/or licensure as a condition of employment with the County of Sutter.

Keywords: Sutter County Human Resources, Yuba City , Mental Health Therapist, Other , yuba city, California

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