2930 Behavioral Health Clinician

Recruitment #TEX-2930-099327



APPOINTMENT TYPE:  Temporary Exempt.  In accordance with San Francisco Charter Section 10.104, exempt employees serve at the discretion of the appointing authority.  

The Department of Public Health’s Jail Health Services is accepting applications for one (1) full time position in class 2930 Behavioral Health Clinician to function as a Jail Health Reentry Clinical Case Manager.  This position is funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge grant (see description below). This position will be providing clinical case management and behavioral health services to incarcerated individuals discharging from the jail who have been diagnosed with a mental illness and/or co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.    

A high degree of collaboration with all Safety and Justice Challenge stakeholders is required including the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department, the San Francisco Superior Court, community treatment providers, the Office of the Public Defender, the Office of the District Attorney, and the Adult Probation Department. Close partnerships with other agencies and departments serving the criminal justice population is also essential.  Services provided will be racially equitable and grounded in the principles of wellness and recovery, cultural humility and trauma-informed care and support the pursuit of each patient's optimal health, sense of well-being, self-defined recovery and successful discharge from jail into their community of choice.  

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge recognizes that there are better, fairer, and more effective alternatives to excessive jail incarceration. Key to beginning and sustaining reform efforts is an understanding of how jail use has changed, and what impacts this growth has had on individuals, communities, and the economy. San Francisco is one of twenty-five (25) jurisdictions across the country funded to implement reforms furthering fairer, more effective justice systems that protect public safety. A multi-disciplinary team representing several City and County Departments collaborates to implement strategies targeted toward safely reducing the jail population. The grant initiative is administered by the District Attorney’s Office.  

SHIFT:  Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:30pm.  DAYS OFF:  Saturday and Sunday.  

LOCATIONS:  Jail Health Services, San Francisco City and County Jails:

      • 425 7th Street, San Francisco.
      • 850 Bryant Street San Francisco.
      • 1 Moreland Drive, San Bruno.  

Under general supervision of the Deputy Director of Jail Health Reentry Services, the 2930 Behavioral Health Clinician performs the following essential job functions:

  • In collaboration with patients, develop individualized reentry plans that are patient centered and strengths-based;
  • Appear in court and collaborative court case conferences to facilitate reentry planning and placement;
  • Participate in regular assessment of the jail population to identify opportunities for linking patients to community treatment and facilitating their discharge from jail;
  • Conduct routine mental health assessments and screenings;
  • Routinely assess for client safety including WIC 5150 criteria;
  • Document on all interactions with and work done on behalf of patients using established standards;
  • Develop treatment plans of care and collaborates with patients to develop comprehensive reentry plans;
  • Provide case management services to assigned clients including making appropriate referrals to community programs, providing progress reports to the courts and attending case conferences;
  • Maintain a strong working knowledge of community resources available to the incarcerated population;
  • Refer to psychiatrist for medication when indicated;
  • Assist with initiating and renewing conservatorships when clinically appropriate;
  • Collect and report data as needed for grant reporting and monitoring;
  • Complete court-ordered evaluations (4011.6 PC);
  • Contact community providers, family, court and lawyers as needed to obtain collateral information and ensure continuity of care;
  • File Tarasoff reports, Child Protective Services Report, and Adult Protective Services Reports, when indicated;
  • Attend and participate in monthly Safety and Justice Challenge workgroup meetings.
  • Impart and maintain ethical standards;
  • Promote high quality treatment and client welfare; and
  • Participate in on going quality improvement and assurance efforts.  

The 2930 Behavioral Health Clinician performs other related duties as assigned.    

Minimum Qualifications

  • Possession of a valid Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) license issued by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS); OR
  • Current registration as an Associate Social Worker (ASW) license issued by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS); OR
  • Possession of a valid Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) license issued by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS); OR
  • Possession of a valid Marriage and Family Therapist Intern (MFTI) license issued by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS); OR
  • Possession of a valid Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) license issued by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS); OR
  • Possession of a valid Professional Clinical Counselor Intern (PCCI) license issued by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS);


  • Maintain Background Jail Clearance (Special Condition).  

Condition of Employment:  Security clearance issued by the Sheriff’s Department is required prior to appointment in positions with Jail Health Services Division and must be maintained for continued employment. Failure to demonstrate/show proof of security clearance may result in dismissal and/or termination of employment.  

Special Conditions:
The above minimum qualifications reflect special conditions associated with the position(s) to be filled. They may differ from the standard minimum qualifications associated with this classification. 

One (1) year of full-time employment is equivalent to 2,000 hours (2,000 hours of qualifying work experience is based on a 40 hour work week). Any overtime hours that you work above 40 hours per week are not included in the calculation to determine full-time employment.  Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.

Desirable Qualifications:
The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.

  • Ability and willingness to demonstrate commitment to the continued development of multi-cultural understanding through trainings, workshops, reading, etc.
  • Two (2) years of experience as behavioral health case manager with extensive training in mental health and substance use disorder treatment.
  • Specific experience in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Motivational interviewing, Wellness and Recovery Principles, Trauma-informed care and behaviorally based treatments preferred.
  • Two (2) years verifiable experience working with individuals with severe and persistent mental illness.
  • Familiarity with Title 15 Minimum Jail Standards.
  • Ability to work sensitively with diverse cultural groups.
  • Knowledge of community behavioral health, the criminal justice, and the legal system.
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully and cooperatively in a multi-disciplinary team structure.
  • Strong facilitation and consensus-building skills with groups who may have diverse and conflicting opinions.
  • Excellent writing, analytical, critical-thinking and computer skills.
  • Ability to deal effectively with government officials, service providers, community-based agencies and others at all levels.

Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at

Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.

Verification of required education typically must be a photocopy of the degree or transcript from an accredited college or university.  

Verification of required work experience typically must be on the employer’s letterhead, and must include the applicant’s name, job title, description of job duties, dates of employment, hours per week, and signature of the employer, supervisor, or appropriate representative.  City and County of San Francisco (CCSF) employees do not need to submit verification of their City employment, but must submit written verification of outside experience. CCSF employees will not receive credit for experience obtained outside of their classification unless recorded in accordance with the provisions of the Civil Service Rule 110.9.1/111A.11.2.     

Verification of required licensure/certification typically must be a photocopy of the license/certificate including the name of the issuing agency as well as the name of the license/certificate holder, license/certificate number, and expiration date.  

How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.

  • Select the desired job announcement
  • Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
  • Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously”
  • Follow instructions on the screen

Computers are available for the public (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) to file online applications in the lobby of the Dept. of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco.

Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date.  Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter.  To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com, @sfpl.org, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.org, @famsf.org, @ccsf.edu).

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file.  Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records.  Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline.  Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Yvette Gamble, by telephone at (415) 554-2911 or by email at yvette.gamble@sfdph.org

Selection Procedures

Departmental Selection Procedures:
The department may implement screening mechanisms in order to determine applicants’ qualifications for this position.  Only applicants most closely meeting the needs of the department will be invited to continue in the selection process.  Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through all steps in the selection process. 


Conviction History

As a selected candidate for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a selected candidate. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as:

  • Candidates for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.
  • Candidates for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.

Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.

If you are a selected candidate, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.



Statement on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion:
At the City and County of San Francisco, we share a commitment to a diverse, inclusive and equitable community. Each member of our organization is responsible and accountable for what they say and do to make San Francisco an inclusive and equitable place to live and work by employing fair and just practices to and for all.  

Valid licensure/certification/registration as a requirement to perform the job must be kept current throughout duration of employment. Failure to demonstrate/show proof of possession of required valid licensure/certification/registration may result in dismissal and/or termination of employment.   

Note on Electronic Health Record (EHR):
The Department of Public Health (DPH) is implementing a unified Electronic Health Record (EHR) system and DPH employees must demonstrate competency in the use of the system that is appropriate for their classification as a condition of employment.  

Note on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):
Some positions in the Department of Public Health will require the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), including but not limited to gloves, gowns, eye and face protection, and face-fitting respirators. The requirement for the use of PPE may come on short or no notice. Facial hair or any condition that interferes with a face-fitting respirator’s seal (i.e. comes between the sealing surfaces of the respirator and the wearer’s bare skin) is not permitted when face-fitting respirators are worn, including during initial or periodic respirator fit-testing.  

Employees who choose not to shave and do not have either American Disabilities Act (ADA) or Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Accommodations do not have the right to alternate work assignments or the option of using a loose-fitting Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) in place of a Face Fitting Respirator.  

Medical Examination: 
Prior to appointment, at the Department’s expense, applicants may be required to take a tuberculosis (TB) screening test, medical examination, and/or drug test.    

General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures:
Important Employment Information for the City and County of San Francisco can be obtained at http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor.

Copies of Application Documents:
Applicants should keep copies of all documents submitted, as these will not be returned.

Right to Work:
All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States.

Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation at: 


Issued: October 11, 2019
Micki  Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number:  TEX-2930-099327
DPH/YG/(415) 554-2911  (#01144167)


All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

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