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Licensed Clinical Therapist*

at County of San Bernardino

Pay: $27.73 to $38.13/hour
$27.73 - $38.13
Posted: 10/12/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2305825

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

The Job

RECRUITMENT BONUS: Newly hired employees may be eligible to receive up to $2,000
REFERRAL BONUS: Current employees may be eligible to receive bonus payments up to $750
Employees may be eligible to receive tax-free loan repayment assistance of up to $50,000

Licensed Clinical Therapists* (Marriage and Family Therapy, Clinical Social Worker, and Professional Clinical Counselor) work in a variety of programs providing rehabilitative mental health/substance abuse services in a clinical, institutional field and community settings to adults and children with severe mental or emotional disorders. Applicants willing to work in forensics, criminal justice, and after-hours positions are encouraged to apply, as well as those seeking traditional schedules.

Immediate vacancies exist in the Department of Behavioral Health and the Probation Department. The resulting eligible list may be used to fill immediate and future vacancies throughout the County as they occur, including any vacancies in the psychiatric unit of the Arrowhead Regional Medical Center.

*Official title: Clinical Therapist I.

For more detailed information, refer to the Clinical Therapist I job description.


Background Check: An extensive background check will include credit check, fingerprint/DOJ LiveScan, and DMV check. Must be a U.S. Citizen or be a permanent U.S. resident. Medical exam will also include drug and TB test. Shifts: Some programs offer 24-hour services; some assignments may require employees to work evenings, weekends, holidays, and on-call. Travel: Travel throughout the County may be required depending on assignment. Employees will be required to make provision for transportation (mileage reimbursement at current IRS rate is available). At the time of hire, a valid California driver license and proof of automobile liability insurance must be produced for the individual providing the transportation. Differential: Clinical therapists regularly assigned to work night/overnight hours or in detention facilities receive additional compensation. Indicate your interest and availability for positions assigned to night/overnight or detention facilities on the supplemental questionnaire. Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors: Applicants with PCC licensure must provide proof of the required coursework or named specialty and a copy of supervision agreement/BBS hours verification form (as described in the minimum requirements section) in order for contingent offers to be made. 

Applicants from out of state:

  • The CA Department of Health Care Services requires applicants who have been recruited from outside of CA as psychologists, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists or professional clinical counselors and whose experience is sufficient to gain admission to a licensing examination to apply for and obtain a professional licensing waiver through the County of San Bernardino if the applicants are licensed-ready according to the Board of Behavioral Science's criteria. The waiver may not exceed three (3) years from the date of employment. See State Waiver Request Form. Applicants must have sufficient experience to gain admission to a licensing examination so that registration with the BBS is not required. Offers of employment are contingent on the applicant's ability to obtain waiver and obtain licensure within three (3) years of the date of the waiver. Upon accepting a contingent job offer, all pre-licensed applicants will sign a Statement of Awareness of the Requirement to Obtain Licensure for Continued Employment.

Therefore, if you do not possess a California license as described above, please apply for the pre-licensed position, and not the licensed position. They are two different recruitments.

Minimum Requirements

License: Must be licensed in the State of California as a Marriage and Family Therapist, Clinical Social Worker, or Professional Clinical Counselor. Applicants must indicate license number and expiration date on the Supplemental Questionnaire. A copy of license is required upon appointment.

LPCC Applicants: Must have completed six (6) semester ( 9 quarter) units specifically focused on the theory and application of marriage and family therapy OR a named specialization or emphasis area on the qualifying degree in marriage and family therapy; marital and family therapy; marriage, family, and child counseling; or couple and family therapy. A copy of a transcript showing the required coursework or named specialty should be submitted with the application in order to be considered for the position.


Five hundred hours or more of documented supervised experience working directly with couples, families or children. A copy of the supervision agreement and the BBS hours verification form should be submitted with the application in order to be considered for this position.

Desired Qualifications

Applicants fluent in American Sign Language, Arabic, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish and/or Vietnamese are strongly encouraged to apply. Additional compensation is associated with positions requiring the use of bilingual skills. Testing of bilingual skills may be required to receive additional compensation.

Experience in one or more of the following areas is highly desirable, however, not required:
  • Government or private inpatient, psychiatric hospital or behavioral health clinics/programs/contract agencies, serving persistently mentally ill clients.
  • Experience providing child/adolescent and family therapy.
  • Experience in a crisis intervention/brief therapy setting with severely mentally ill adults/children.
  • Experience in quality assurance or utilization review activities.
  • Experience with managed care or insurance plans, such as, but not limited to, Kaiser, Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) or Molina Healthcare.
  • Experience with performing clinical screening/assessment duties in a call center environment, including screening and resource referrals to care.
  • Experience with grievances, beneficiary rights and consumer complaints investigations and resolution.
  • Experience with intensive care coordination with physical health care providers for severely persistently mentally ill clients.
  • Experience with case management for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness.
  • Experience with coordinating care for individuals with co-occurring substance disorders.
  • Experience in transitional care coordination between inpatient and outpatient levels of care for medical complexity or severely persistently mentally ill adults and children.
  • Experience working with detained youth and incarcerated adults in correctional settings, such as institutions/locked detention facilities or with probationers/offenders recently released from a correctional setting.

Selection Process

There will be a competitive evaluation of qualifications based on a review of the Application and Supplemental Questionnaire.  Do not refer to a resume. The most highly qualified candidates, based on the results of the evaluation, may be referred for a selection interview.

Please click HERE for important Applicant Information and the County Employment Process.