Mental Health Specialist II

Industry: Health & Fitness


Less than 5 years

Posted 300 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Our experienced staff of Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Mental Health Specialists, Parent Partners and other therapists/counselors provide case management, mental health care and a range of support services in schools, homes or other community settings.  Our dedicated teams work collaboratively and in partnership with family members, school administrators and faculty, county social workers, case managers, probations officers and other agencies.

Note: This position is located at our Joshua Tree CRT location. 

Job Summary:

Responsible for conducting initial assessment and collecting all documentation needed to develop treatment plans; lead admission and discharges planning process; conduct staff supervision as directed and provide back-up to Clinical Director as needed. 

Job Duties:

  • Prepares a comprehensive written psychosocial evaluation and assessment on assigned

  • clients, in addition to an intake note, daily progress notes, summary notes (as may be required) and a discharge summary.

  • Responsible for assessing client’s readiness for discharge and coordination planning with treatment team; working with case managers to effect appropriate referrals for placement, case management and aftercare services; coordinates benefits (MediCal) with Business Office personnel; and maintains knowledge of community resources.

  • Interprets facility policies and procedures to clients and family members.

  • Verbally communicates to clients their legal status and rights under applicable law and acknowledges in writing their understanding of same.

  • Actively participates in treatment team meetings and is responsible for working with other disciplines to develop a coordinated treatment plan for assigned clients.

Minimum Qualifications:


  • Master's degree in Social Work, Psychology, or Marriage, Family and Child Counseling from an accredited college or university.


  • Four (4) years direct service experience with the mentally ill, preferably adults.

License or Certification

  • Registered Intern in a Mental Health field, Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Intern or Marriage, Family Intern.

  • Valid California Driver’s License.

General Skills

  • Ability to interact and communicate both verbally and in writing with seriously and persistently mentally ill clients, other staff, and the public.

  • Demonstrated experience participating on treatment team(s).

  • Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of basic medical/psychiatric terminology and psychopharmacology.

  • Demonstrated ability to visually and audibly assess the mental status and psychosocial needs of severely mentally ill clients.

  • Ability and willingness to assist in agency efforts to improve quality in operations.

Specialized Skills

  • Principles and techniques of interviewing clients and documenting and resolving individual, social, and environmental problems.

  • Principles, techniques, statutes and regulations applicable to social work and public social services.

  • Knowledge of community agencies and the services they provide.

  • Ability to establish rapport with clients and families and apply casework knowledge and skills.

  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public.

We offer:

  • MFTI and ACSW’s receive supervision for BBS hours

  • Competitive compensation

  • Company paid benefits package including medical, dental and vision and many other voluntary benefits

  • Rewarding work environment with excellent opportunities for career growth

  • Excellent work/life balance including generous vacation and holiday pay

  • Meaningful relationships with your co-workers and the individuals we serve

  • Family-oriented environment

  • On the job training including paid CEU opportunities and career development

  • Flexible work schedule and environment

  • Mileage reimbursement