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Mental Health Clinician I

  2019-10-10     Butte County Office of Education     1859 Bird Street     $274.01-$349.70   

JOB TITLE: Mental Health Clinician I

WORK YEAR: Full Time /11 months/183 working days (prorated based on date of hire)/ 7.5 hours per day

START DATE: As soon as possible after interviews


SALARY: Schedule 04F $274.01-$349.70 daily

Salary placement dependent on education and experience. Stipend for Doctorate $500 annually (BA and MA are included in our salary schedule).

BENEFITS: Generous benefits package that includes Medical, Dental, and Vision employee and dependents. Sick leave accrued. Life Insurance provided employee. This position qualifies for CalPERS retirement.


DEADLINE: This position is open until filled; to receive full consideration, please apply by Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 4:00 P.M.


Under clinical supervision of a licensed credentialed clinician, and within the scope of his or her training, the Mental Health Clinician I provides assessment, diagnosis, counseling, and psychotherapeutic treatment to children and adults; may provide educational consultation services to other staff, community agencies, and the public, and may do related work as required.


This is entry-level work within the SELPA Office leading to work as a credentialed clinician. Positions require that incumbents work within the scope of a:

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT); OR
  • PhD with a license in Clinical Psychology or Marriage and Family Therapy; OR
  • Masters of Social Work with either a license (LCSW) or registration (ACSW)

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES: (May include, but is not limited to the following.)

  1. Performs intensive casework services with children and adult clients or their relatives through individual or group therapy
  2. Participates in the intake process in the evaluation of problems presented and in the development of treatment plans
  3. Gathers data relative to client’s personal, social, and emotional history by interviewing client, relatives, friends, teachers, and employers
  4. Prepares case histories with particular emphasis upon psycho-social factors affecting the client
  5. Cooperates with other staff members and with community agencies in carrying out treatment plans.
  6. Provides consultation to other departments and agencies assists in development and negotiation of contracts with other agencies to provide services to the county
  7. Monitors and evaluates the performance of associated services, notes any deficiencies and recommends changes
  8. Interprets and explains to community groups the social and emotional factors pertaining to illness in order to provide a better understanding of the social aspects of environmental, emotional and physical problems
  9. Interprets modern methods of treatment for emotional and environmental problems.
  10. Prepares records and reports



  1. Counseling, psychotherapy and various treatment modalities
  2. Biological, behavioral and environmental aspects of emotional disturbances, mental disability, or substance abuse
  3. The scope and activities of public and private health and welfare agencies and other available community resources
  4. Principles and techniques of mental health consultation, education and prevention within the community
  5. Effectively apply psychotherapeutic techniques of a complex nature in the treatment of individual clients and groups
  6. Develop and maintain cooperative, constructive relationships with clients and their families, members of other professional disciplines, social agencies and fellow workers
  7. Prepare clear, concise and comprehensive casework records, and make sound recommendations on the basis of such information; organize and manage a caseload


  1. Possession of a Master’s Degree or higher in Psychology or Marriage and Family Therapy and a valid California license in either Clinical Psychology or Marriage and Family Therapy


  1. Possession of a Master’s Degree in Social Work with either a valid California license (LCSW) or registration (ACSW)


Applicants must meet the educational requirements to pursue a Pupil Personnel Services Credential as a School Counselor, or a Pupil Personnel Services Credential as a School Social Worker in the State of California as established by the California Teaching Commission (CTC) within two years of employment in this classification to remain employed within the SELPA.

Possession of an appropriate California operator’s license issued by the State Department of Motor Vehicles.


Occasional (less than 25%)

Ability to bend and twist, stoop, and kneel

Ability to lift 30 pounds

Ability to carry 15 pounds

Ability to stand for extended periods of time

Often (25 – 50%)

Sufficient mobility to move about the work environment

Ability to drive to various sites

Very Frequent (76%)

Ability to stand and move around an office

Ability to work at a desk, conference table, or in meetings of various configurations.

Ability to see for purposes of reading printed matter and observing staff

Ability to hear and understand speech at normal levels

Ability to communicate so others will be able to clearly understand

Ability to operate office equipment

Ability to reach in all directions

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable a person with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job.


  1. To comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, all new employees must provide proof of identity and authorization to work in the United States.

TO APPLY: Visit:

Online applications only; no paper copies will be accepted. All online applications must be accompanied by the following attachments; (incomplete applications will not be accepted):

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Three letters of recommendation required, current letters preferred
  • Copy of Master’s Degree or higher in Psychology or Marriage and Family Therapy


Copy of California license in either Clinical Psychology or Marriage and Family Therapy


Possession of a Master’s Degree in Social Work with either a valid California license (LCSW) or registration (ACSW)

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity/Handicapped IX Employer

Deaf individuals may use the toll-free California Relay Service (CRS). If you have a TTY: (530) 532-5650. If you do not have a

TTY: 1-800-735-2922. Upon CRS connection, ask for 530-532-5785 for more information about this recruitment.

**Upon offer of employment the following is required:

  1. Newly employed personnel shall present student copies of transcripts with the registrar's signature or copies of official transcripts with the registrar's signature or grade reports/credit certificates with an official seal and registrar's signature to verify initial placement on the salary schedule.
  2. Newly employed personnel shall be responsible for securing and presenting to the Human Resources Department all documentation required for unit verification and/or in support of salary schedule placement. All documentation must be received within thirty (30) days following the effective date of the initial contract. Failure to present required documentation within the thirty (30) day period will result in the withholding of salary warrants until such documents are placed on file

3. Copy of a valid California Driver’s License.

Do not contact this company in solicitation of any product or service.

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