This is a licensed professional class in the Sheriff's Department, Medical Services Division. Mental Health Clinicians provide a wide variety of professional mental health and case management services to inmates with psychiatric disorders. In this position, you will conduct clinical assessments and develop treatment plans within a medical/psychiatric treatment program to patients presenting a varied array of psychiatric/psychological/substance use issues.
Ideal candidates will have:
Professional level experience as part of a multi-disciplinary treatment team
Served as a program specialist or provided technical expertise through the application of appropriate individual or group psycho-therapeutic methods to adults during periods of crisis
Familiarity with and ability to function within the organizational structure of a law enforcement agency
Experience interfacing with a wide range of community organizations and knowledge of community resources
Professional demeanor with other agencies and collaborative partners with inmates and families of inmates
Knowledge of the California Welfare Act, Lanterman-Petris-Short (LPS) Act and Penal Codes 1026, 2970 and 1370
In addition, the department desires a candidate that displays leadership skills, can communicate effectively, is a knowledge worker, can hold self and others accountable, is a problem solver and is innovative, demonstrates ethical behavior, leverages resources (coaches and develops), drives to excel, maximizes team effectiveness, and is supportive of change.
Work primarily takes place in an office environment within a locked detention facility
Involves frequent contact with persons who are inebriated, uncooperative and/or emotionally disturbed
May be exposed to infectious illnesses and to inmates whose behavior is unpredictable and occasionally violent and combative
May involve daily travel to various locations throughout San Diego County
Current licensure by the State of California as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Marriage, Family and Child Counselor (MFCC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), or Clinical Psychologist AND
Possession of a master's degree from an accredited graduate school in social work, psychology, counseling or a closely related field; AND
At least two (2) years of full-time, post master's degree experience in a mental health program providing counseling and crisis intervention to adults under clinical supervision
Felony convictions will be disqualifying
Misdemeanor convictions may be disqualifying depending on type, number, severity, and recency
Must have a reputation for honesty and trustworthiness
Prior to appointment, candidates will be subject to a thorough background investigation which may include a truth verification examination or test
Internal Number: 005279
About San Diego Sheriff's Department
The San Diego County Sheriff's Department (SDSD), is the primary and largest law enforcement agency in San Diego County, California, and one of the largest sheriff's departments in the United States: The department was established in 1850, and has over 4,000 sworn deputies and additional civilian support personnel. The SDSD provides general law enforcement and public safety services to all unincorporated areas of the count. The department operates and provides detention facilities, court services, and specialized regional services (such as air support, search and rescue, SWAT, etc.) to all the county and the nine contract cities.
We provide the highest quality public safety service in an effort to make San Diego the safest urban county in the nation.
We earn the respect and the confidence of the public as a professional public safety organization. We are innovative and responsive to the needs of those we serve and work in partnership with our communities. We attract and retain highly competent and diverse employees
HONESTY- We are truthful in our words and in our actions.
INTEGRITY- As people of character and princi...ple, we do what is right, even when no one is looking.
LOYALTY - We are loyal to our department and our profession and committed to protecting the quality of life in the communities we serve.
TRUST - We are confident in the integrity, the ability and the good character of our colleagues.
RESPECT - We treat everyone with dignity, honoring the rights of all individuals.
FAIRNESS - We are just and impartial in all of our interactions. Our decisions are made without personal favoritism.
DIVERSITY- We embrace the strength in the diversity of our employees and our communities.