Behavioral Health Specialist III – Desert Children’s Youth Connect Program

Full time County of Riverside in Behavioral Health
  • Post Date: June 20, 2022
  • Apply Before : July 20, 2022
  • Salary: $20.42 - $30.81 / Hourly
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  • Industry Behavioral Health

Job Description

The County of Riverside’s Riverside University Health System – Behavioral Health Department is currently recruiting a Behavioral Health Specialist III for the Desert Children’s Youth Connect Program located in Indio, CA.

The incumbent will provide mental health services to children and adolescents by providing Substance Use Program consumers with behavioral health treatment and prevention services, assist consumers utilize appropriate community resources, provide general counseling, case management, community outreach, and provide education and information to the community.

The schedule for this position will be a standard 9/80 schedule.

The Behavioral Health Specialist III will be expected to use motivational enhanced techniques when performing multidimensional Substance Use screenings with clients. The incumbent for this position will make referrals and working with contracted providers so that the client can receive the appropriate level of care.

The Behavioral Health Specialist III should be experienced working within a multi-dimension teams and be able to assist various professional in the field. They will be expected to work with the hospitals, outside agencies, school, criminal justice and mental health providers. The Behavioral Health Specialist III  should be able to work in a fast-paced environment and good at multitasking. Strong oral and written skills are required.

Candidates are required to be registered or certified at date of application as an Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Counselor and to have a valid Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) certification or registration in accordance with the certification requirements as pursuant to Sections 11755, 11864, 11876 (a), and 11834.50 of the California Health and Safety Code and Sections 9846, 10125 and 10564 of the California Code of Regulations through either the California Consortium of Addictions Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) or the California Association of DUI Treatment Programs or Addiction Counselor Certification Board of California (ACCBC).

This recruitment will remain open until filled. The certification list generated from this recruitment may be used to fill any other mission-critical Behavioral Health Specialist III vacancies that may occur in the coming weeks.

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