County of San Mateo

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Correctional Health Psychiatric Social Worker/Marriage & Family Therapist I/II-Extra Help (Open)

at County of San Mateo

Pay: $37.32 to $46.65/hour
$37.32 - $46.65
Posted: 11/15/2018
Job Status: Contract/Temporary
Job Reference #: 2253781

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

$6,468.80 - $8,086.00 Monthly
Redwood City, CA
Job Type
Extra Help
Correctional Health Services
Job Number

San Mateo County Health is seeking qualified individuals for the position of Correctional Health Psychiatric Social Worker/Marriage & Family Therapist I/II-Extra Help. 

There are currently multiple extra help vacancies in Correctional Health Services. These positions work in the Maguire Correctional Facility and the Maple Street Correctional Center, both located in Redwood City. Positions include weekend and evening shifts.

These PSW/MFT positions provide clinical mental health services and substance abuse services to inmates with mental illness, serious mental illness, chemical dependency or co-occurring disorders; provide case management services; provide discharge planning; interviews inmate patients to assess mental health needs and formulates treatment plans; exercise good judgment and tact when interacting with inmate patients and other service providers; relate and communicate effectively with inmate patients and others from the diverse multi-cultural community served; function as a team member in a multi-disciplinary work setting; work independently and as a team member; and collaborate with Sheriff's Office staff to manage inmate patients' daily activities.  Will work with various professionals involved with the court system, including probation officers, attorneys, case managers and other treatment providers, and develop treatment plans for seriously mentally ill inmates.  Some positions require weekend and evening hours.

The ideal candidates will have:

  • A license as either a Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Marriage and Family Therapist;
  • Experience working in a correctional facility;
  • Experience providing case management services for an inmate population;
  • Demonstrated ability in providing clinical mental health services to an adult population with serious mental illness or co-occurring disorders of serious mental illness and chemical dependency; and
  • Working with a diverse multi-disciplinary team and inmate population.
  • Fluency in Spanish is preferred but not required.
PSW/MFT I:  $33.27 - $41.59/hour
PSW/MFT II:  $37.32 - $46.65/hour

NOTE: This is an extra-help, at-will assignment, paid on an hourly basis. Some extra help positions are eligible for benefits under the Affordable Care Act. Extra help employees are not guaranteed permanent status at the end of the assignment.


Security Clearance: This position requires that the applicant obtain and maintain a security clearance as a condition of employment.

current California registration as an Associate Clinical Social Worker (ASW).
MFT I - current California registration as an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMF).

PSW-II - current California license as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).
MFT II - current California license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT).


If you are interested in being considered for an extra help position the following must be submitted via e-mail:

  • Copy of valid Registration or License issued by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences
  • Responses to supplemental questions
  • Resume 
Please include the words "Correctional Health Psychiatric Social Worker/Marriage & Family Therapist-Extra Help Position" in the subject line of email submission. All submitted materials must be in a Word or PDF format.  Please submit the above listed materials via email to: 
Tung Tran, Supervising Mental Health Clinician
Submit responses to these Supplemental Questions:  
  1. Describe your experience working with seriously mentally ill adult patients, including assessment, counseling and/or therapy services. Specifically cite any experience working with inmates in a correctional facility.
  2. Describe your experience providing case management services working with seriously mentally ill adult clients. Specifically cite any experience working with inmates in a correctional facility.
  3. Describe your experience working with adult clients with the co-occurring disorders of mental illness and chemical dependency. Include a description of your efforts to encourage recovery services for them.
Application materials will be reviewed as they are received and well-qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Apply immediately. Application materials will be accepted until positions are filled. This posting is open on a continuous basis and selection may be made at any time within the process. 
NOTE: Application materials are only accepted via e-mail. Materials sent via regular mail and/or fax will not be accepted. Submittals that do not include all required elements (Copy of valid registration or license issued by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, responses to supplemental questions and resume) will not be considered.

The County of San Mateo is a diverse, inclusive workplace, where employees are valued and respected for their different perspectives, experiences, backgrounds, and contributions.  
We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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