Behavioral Health Supervising Client Specialist

Job Type

Full Time


Details: $7,008 - 8,861 / Month



Application Deadline:



701 Ocean Street, Room 510
Santa Cruz
United States


THE JOB:  Under direction, supervise, coordinate, and participate in the work of mental health and substance use disorder programs for children/youth or adults and assist in the development, implementation and administration of assigned programs/projects; and do other work as required. This is the supervisory level in the professional Mental Health Client Specialist series. Incumbents supervise and evaluate the work of professional employees and assist in managing and directing a program area, while also providing advanced journey level professional services to clients. A candidate with experience in an integrated behavioral health setting preferred. The current vacancy specifically requires an LCSW or Clinical Psychologist license. However, the list established from this recruitment will be used to fill current and future full-time, part-time, substitute and extra-help temporary positions during the life of the eligible list. *Note: The official job title for the position is Mental Health Supervising Client Specialist.

THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of education and experience, which would provide the required knowledge and abilities, is qualifying, unless otherwise specified. A typical way to obtain these would be:  

Possession of a Master's Degree with a major in Social Work, Psychology, Psychiatric Nursing, Marriage, Family and Child Counseling, Registered Nursing, Certificate of Occupational Therapy, or closely related behavioral science field which has included completion of a university approved internship, preferably a clinical internship, in a mental health agency;                                                                                           


The equivalent to one year of experience at the level of Senior Mental Health Client Specialist providing treatment, counseling, or case management services to clients in a mental health setting, including some supervisory or lead experience;                                                                                                               


Qualification as a Certified Occupational Therapist or a Licensed Registered Nurse and five years of experience in mental health service delivery including some supervisory or lead experience.  


Paid holidays, excellent benefits and CalPERS retirement! 

The County of Santa Cruz offers a generous benefits package which includes annual leave, paid holidays, medical, dental, vision and retirement benefits!


Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

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