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Behavioral Health Supervising Client Specialist

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Behavioral Health Supervising Client Specialist in Santa Cruz County

  • County of Santa Cruz
  • Full time
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  • Santa Cruz County
  • 08/07/2019
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  • Supervise, coordinate, and participate in the work of mental health and substance use disorder programs for children/youth or adults and assist in the development, implementation and administration of assigned programs/projects.


This is the supervisory level in the professional Mental Health Client Specialist series.

  • Incumbents supervise and evaluate the work of professional employees and assist in managing and directing a program area, while also providing advanced journey level professional services to clients.
  • A candidate with experience in an integrated behavioral health setting preferred. 


The current vacancies are within the Public Guardian and Children’s Behavioral Health teams. *Note: The official job title for the position is Mental Health Supervising Client Specialist.

THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of education and experience, which would provide the required knowledge and abilities, is qualifying, unless otherwise specified. A typical way to obtain these would be:

Possession of a Master's Degree with a major in Social Work, Psychology, Psychiatric Nursing, Marriage, Family and Child Counseling, Registered Nursing, Certificate of Occupational Therapy, or closely related behavioral science field which has included completion of a university approved internship, preferably a clinical internship, in a mental health agency;


The equivalent to one year of experience at the level of Senior Mental Health Client Specialist providing treatment, counseling, or case management services to clients in a mental health setting, including some supervisory or lead experience;


Qualification as a Certified Occupational Therapist or a Licensed Registered Nurse and five years of experience in mental health service delivery including some supervisory or lead experience.

Special Requirements: License Requirements: Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to obtain suitable transportation, which is approved by the appointing authority. Possession of one of the following licenses issued by the State of California: Clinical Social Worker; Marriage, Family and Child Counselor; Registered Nurse; Clinical Psychologist; or Occupational Therapist. If licensed in another state, incumbent must obtain the appropriate license issued by the State of California within twenty-four months from the date of employment.

 Paid holidays, excellent benefits and CalPERS retirement! 

The County of Santa Cruz offers a generous benefits package which includes annual leave, paid holidays, medical, dental, vision and retirement benefits!



$7,200 - 9,105 / Month

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