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Salary: $5,551.00 - $7,595.00
Posted: 01/11/2013

Job Description:
*** This position is permanent pending freeze exemption approval; however, the freeze exemption may only be approved on a limited term basis. If appointed limited term, there is a possibility of the appointment becoming permanent.**

** Your state application must indicate you are applying for Licensed Clinical Social Worker position 065-923-9872-001. Please explain your eligibility (i.e. lateral transfer, on a list, etc.).
You must have current certification, list, lateral, or reinstatement eligibility to apply for this vacancy.

Job Description:

Under the general direction of the Chief, Quality Management (QM), Statewide Mental Health Program (MHP), the Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), will assist in the implementation and coordination of the division’s mental health quality management program. Extensive travel is associated with this position.

50% Conduct on-sight reviews for mental health quality assurance and quality improvement. Compile audit results into statewide reports for review by the MHP management and Federal Court. Ensure compliance with existing federal and State regulations and laws; ensure standardization of services in conformity with Federal, State, and Departmental policies and procedures and mental health care standards. Assist the Senior Psychologist Specialist in the development of Corrective Plans for identified program areas in need through consultation with mental health regional administrators, participation on mental health quality management committees, and through other means as deemed appropriate. Review clinical documentation utilizing QM audit tools or other standardized audit means for appropriateness of mental health treatment planning and documenting.

30% Assist in the development of quality management audit tools and reports that identify and address principles of mental health care. Consult with institution clinical and management staff, both in the field and HQ, to ensure consistency and standardization is maintained statewide for the implementation of policies and for the statewide quality management priorities. Conduct random reviews of case histories, intake assessments, initial evaluations, and treatment plans for consistency and standardization of mental health treatment using QM audit tools.

10% Assist the Chief, QM and/or Senior Psychologist Specialist with conducting research related to identified quality improvement efforts. Provide technical assistance on mental health services at institutions through training, phone consultation, and onsite consultation Conduct Statewide training for quality management audits, clinical documentation and other training as needed.

10% Assist the Chief, QM in representing mental health in the design and implementation statewide information technology solutions. Provide clinical subject matter expertise to IT for the development of IT programs such as the Mental Health Tracking System, Strategic Offender Management System and, electronic health record. Perform other duties as assigned.

Benefits information can be found on the CalHR website,, and the CalPERS website,

In order to apply and be considered for this position, all applicants must submit a completed Standard State Application Form (Std. 678) available at , under “My Profile.”
All methods of appointment may be considered. Applications will be screened and only the most competitive candidates will be invited for an interview.

This advertisement may be used for other vacancies that occur during this posting.

* Through June 30, 2013, full-time employees’ monthly pay will be reduced by 4.62% in exchange for eight (8) hours of leave. Part-time employees shall be subject to the pay reduction on a pro-rated basis consistent with their time base.

Knowledge of: Principles, procedures, techniques, trends, and literature of social work with particular reference to clinical social work; psycho/social aspects of mental and developmental and physical disabilities; community organization principles; scope and activities of public and private health and welfare agencies; characteristics of mental, developmental, and physical disabilities; current trends in mental health, public health and public welfare, and Federal and State programs in these fields.

Ability to: Utilize and effectively apply the required technical knowledge; establish and maintain the confidence and cooperation of persons contacted in the work; secure accurate psycho/social data and record such data systematically; prepare clear, accurate, and concise reports; work family and community agencies in preparation for discharge; develop and implement programs; provide professional consultation; analyze situations accurately and take effective action; communicate effectively.

Special Personal Characteristics

An objective and empathic understanding of individuals with the mental, developmental, or physical disabilities; flexibility to alter hours as needed; tolerance; tact; emotional stability; and respect for persons from diverse backgrounds.

Special Physical Characteristics

Persons appointed to the class of Clinical Social Worker (Health/Correctional Facility) Safety are reasonably expected to have and maintain sufficient strength, agility, and endurance to perform during physically, mentally, and emotionally stressful situations encountered on the job without compromising their health and well-being or that of their fellow employees, patients, or inmates.

Assignments may include sole responsibility for the control of patients, clients, or inmates and the protection of personal and real property.

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Health/Correctional Facility 065 - 923 - 9872 - 001
Location County
Elk Grove, California SAN BENITO
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
03/12/2013 None Specified
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Mental Health Program, Quality Management
P. O. Box 4038
Sacramento 95812-4038
Julia Rodden
(916) 691-0346

Special Requirements:
Licensed in California

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