Placer County's Department of Health and Human Services is recruiting for Client Services Counselor - I . The Client Services Counselor performs a broad spectrum of duties including, but not limited to, providing direct services/case management support to clients facing difficult situations, emotional stresses, or significant changes in their lives as well as addressing emotional, behavioral, substance use, and/or mental health disorders in individuals and families.
Client Services Counselors assist individuals to cope with the situation at hand, and advocate for them and assist them in seeking out valuable resources and other means of support. Duties and responsibilities of this position are similar to Degree level positions in the Health and Human Services field, such as Behavioral Specialist, Family Support Counselor, Court Investigator, Residential Counselor, and Child Protective Services Intake Specialist. Assignments are in the following service areas: Adult System of Care, Children's System of Care, Public Health, and Human Services.
The eligible list created by this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies within the department for both temporary/extra-help and permanent positions. This recruitment will also be used to fill both open and promotional vacancies in various County departments as they arise, subject to specific position requirements.
Additional 5% Bilingual Pay for employees who use a second language in the scope of work.
Experience: Two years of experience performing client services and support functions in a public health/social services environment is desirable.
Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in sociology, psychology, counseling, behavioral sciences or a related field. Or: Possession of a license issued by the State of California as a Psychiatric Technician.
License or Certificate: May need to possess a valid driver's license as required by the position. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.
Placer County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.