Behavioral Health Clinician - Access to City Employment (ACE) (2930)
Published: August 23, 2023
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The Access to City Employment Program (ACE) seeks to hire qualified individuals with a disability into permanent entry-level jobs outside the normal civil service selection process. To be hired through the ACE Program, individuals must meet the minimum qualifications of the job and provide a Certification of Disability from the California Department of Rehabilitation or a Veterans Preference Letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Definition: Under general supervision, makes investigations to determine the eligibility of applicants for psychiatric care and services; evaluates information gained through interviews and collateral sources; makes determination on one of several alternative procedures; completes appropriate forms and documents relating to intake procedures; makes pertinent determinations and recommendations; and performs related duties as required. Requires responsibility for: carrying out and explaining established methods and procedures to applicants, recipients and others; achieving economies and/or preventing losses through careful and judicious interpretations of various legal provisions, methods and procedures in recommending assistance; making regular contacts with applicants, recipients, their families and others concerned, also with employees, other departments and outside organizations; gathering, compiling and reviewing important detailed psychiatric financial, personal and confidential information. Nature of duties involves occasional exposure to accident hazards and disagreeable elements in dealing with mentally ill and emotionally disturbed persons.
Examples of Important and Essential Duties: According to Civil Service Commission Rule 109, the duties specified below are representative of the range of duties assigned to this job code/class and are not intended to be an inclusive list. Interviews applicants, recipients, parents and others concerned for the purpose of securing information to determine eligibility for psychiatric care and services; evaluates material obtained through interviews and from other sources, including information given directly, together with such factors as appearance and manner, attitude of parents, relatives and others toward the applicant and his problems. On basis of interviews and analyses, decides upon one of several alternative dispositions such as emergency therapy, referral to other staff members for further study, referral to appropriate community resources or assistance on a temporary basis; completes appropriate forms and documents relating to the intake processes. Conducts interviews with parents and children to obtain supplementary information; makes tentative diagnosis to determine need for testing to supplement the diagnosis; decides on one of several alternative dispositions. Confers with referring agency or other interested organizations and persons, including schools, Public health nurses and doctors and with supervisor or other psychiatrists on medical and psychiatric questions relating to evaluation of the patient; prepares related case re-ports, including all pertinent material. Subsequently follows up on individual patient therapy; establishes positive relationships; assists the patient with explanation of diagnosis and causes of difficulties; confers with consulting psychiatrists on treatment; prepares therapy notes on each case and incorporates in case records. Maintain records of all activities relating to patients' care; prepares clinical statistics and compiles periodic reports; participates in periodic staff meetings; confers with supervisor on formulation of policies and procedures; attends conferences with. Other clinics and agencies.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Requires broad knowledge and ability to: solve problems inherent in the duties and responsibilities of psychiatric welfare work; plan appropriate courses of action as a result of analysis and evaluation of data and other significant factors. Requires skill and ability to: effect cooperative and effective contacts with associate staff employees and others; deal effectively with patients in the adjustment of problem situations.
How to qualify
Minimum Qualifications: These minimum qualifications establish the education, training, experience, special skills and/or license(s) which are required for employment in the classification. Please note, additional qualifications (i.e., special conditions) may apply to a particular position and will be stated on the exam/job announcement.
License and Certification: Possession of a valid license as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), issued by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS); OR Possession of valid registration as an Associate Clinical Social Worker (ASW), issued by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS); OR Possession of a valid license as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), issued by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS); OR Possession of valid registration as an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT), issued by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS); OR Possession of a valid license as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), issued by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS); OR Possession of valid registration as an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor I (APCC), issued by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS).
What else should I know?
Notes: SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION PROMOTIVE LINES 2932 Senior Behavioral Health Clinician ORIGINATION DATE: AMENDED DATE: 10/30/14; 08/07/15; 05/13/21 REASON FOR AMENDMENT: To accurately reflect the current tasks, knowledge, skills & abilities, and minimum qualifications. Business unit(s): COMMN SFMTA
Conviction History: As a selected candidate for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a selected candidate. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as: Candidates for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code. Candidates for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City. If you are a selected candidate, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.
Disaster Service Workers: All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.
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