Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary $101,109.00 - $121,430.00 gross per year
  • Napa


The Napa Valley

The Napa Valley - Internationally known for its fine wines exciting restaurants and world-class resorts, is home to 140,000 residents who share a strong sense of community and a legacy of preserving and protecting our rich agricultural heritage.

Located in the heart of California's preeminent wine region, the Napa Valley is also part of the dynamic San Francisco Bay Metropolitan Area. With its sunny Mediterranean climate and proximity to the mountains and ocean, the Valley offers residents easy access to virtually unlimited shopping, dining, cultural and recreational opportunities.

The Napa Valley's strategic location, natural and cultural resources, history of responsible land use planning and attractive quality of life provide the ideal mix of small town living and big city amenities.

County of Napa as an Employer
The County of Napa is a highly respected employer within the local community as well as throughout the region. We offer rewarding and challenging work, flexible hours, competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package and tremendous opportunities for career growth. At the County of Napa we truly value our employees and are committed to diversity in our family-oriented environment. This is why we are the Employer of Choice for more than 1,400 employees.

As an organization, the County is dedicated to improving the lives of our citizens and reflecting the best of the community's values: integrity, accountability, and service.

The Position
It is the role of the Supervising Mental Health Counselor IIto provide direct services, coordinate care for the family, and provide leadership for the activity of the team as a whole.This position also acts as a liaison with other program units within the department and with outside agencies; to develop and evaluate complex community agency contracts; and/or to supervise staff providing clinical casework counseling and treatment.

This position is to supervise Forensic Mental Health Staff embedded in the Napa County Jail and Juvenile Hall.

This vacancy will be filled at a level commensurate with the selected candidate's qualifications.

The Recruitment Process

1. Applications are due by 5:00 P.M. on Friday, November 29, 2019.

2. Candidates that possess one of the required licenses will have their supplemental questionsscored during the week ofDecember 2, 2019.

3. Only the most qualified candidates from the scoring of the supplemental questions will be invited for an Oral Panel Interview.Oral Panel Interviews are tentatively scheduled for the week ofDecember 16, 2019. You will be notified by HumanResources to schedule yourself for an interview if you qualify.

Human Resources reserves the right to make changes to the recruitment process and schedule at any time.

Example of Duties
The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents mayperform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

Plan, coordinate and supervise the activities of a Human Services Unit and staff; assume responsibility for a variety of personnel actions including assisting with selections and promotions; conducting performance evaluations; and recommending disciplinary actions and dismissals; participate in planning and implementing new programs; ensure the orientation and training of assigned program staff; plan and participate in staff development programs and in staff conferences regarding cases and professional approaches; coordinate work schedules, case assignments and other program activities among staff members; assess the needs of a particular target group, region, or staff and propose methods and resources for meeting these needs; define program needs as part of the budget process; monitor program expenditures bases on annual plan and fiscal analysis; make recommendations to the Program Chief on their respective program budget; oversee the ordering of services and supplies necessary for the functioning of the program; develop, negotiate, monitor and evaluate all community agency contracts for provision of care and services; propose standards and participate in the system for contract monitoring; write proposals and reports for submission to State, County or Federal authorities; assist in the designing of policies and procedures necessary to improve programs or implement new regulations; act as liaison with other units within the Department, community groups and agencies, state agencies, schools and other organizations in the provision of services; provide clinical consultation to schools and/or other community agencies and serves on related committees and attends relevant meetings within the department and in the community; provide skilled psychiatric casework services, evaluation, treatment, planning, counseling and therapy to individuals, groups, families including couples and children; provide crisis counseling, intervention, and referral in the field, over the telephone, and/or at the office; keep informed of current issues, philosophies and theories related to a particular program area, State and County regulations, or specialized technology; compile and review clinical data relating to program and service efficiency and effectiveness; prepare and maintain various records and reports; and perform related duties as assigned.



Principles and practices of planning, organizing and supervising community Human Services programs.

Standards of quality and utilization of Human Services programs.

Scope and activities of public and private health and welfare agencies.

Social characteristics and behaviors of mental and emotional disturbances.

Principles, practices and techniques of psychotherapy and psychiatric casework and social model programs.

Current trends in mental hygiene, public health and public welfare, and Federal and State programs in these fields.

Program budgeting and financial management.

Typical community resources available to Human Services programs.

Techniques of training, supervising, evaluating and coordinating the activities of a multi-disciplinary clinical treatment staff.

Client's legal rights.


Plan, organize, supervise and evaluate the work of subordinate staff.

Effectively train staff in mental health methodologies.

Guide and evaluate the work of others.

Determine needs and priorities of mental health services in the community.

Consult with and advise administrators on the activities and status of the program.

Develop and monitor short and long-range budget plans that accurately reflect program needs.

Evaluate and recommend grant or contract requests.

Prepare and maintain clear, concise and comprehensive records and reports.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, their relatives, department staff and social agencies.

Analyze situations accurately and take effective action.

Develop and maintain the confidence and cooperation of mentally and emotionally disturbed patients in order to secure and record accurate and pertinent social and personal data.

To qualify for this classification, an individual must possess any combination of experience and education that would likely produce the required knowledge and abilities. A desirable combination is:

The equivalent of two years as a Mental Health Counselor I in the County of Napa.


Two years of professional mental health counseling experience with one year in an administrative, supervisory or lead capacity in the mental health field.

Master's or doctorate degree in social work, psychology, counseling or related field approved by the State of California Board of Behavioral Sciences to provide psychotherapy.


LCSW, or MFT, license by the California State Board of Behavioral Science plus 2 years post Master's degree experience providing psychotherapy services


Licensure as a Clinical Psychologist or a PH.D. or Psy.D. and 2 years of clinical experience, or master's level Registered Nurse.

License or Certificate:
Incumbent in this position is expected to operate automotive vehicles in the performance of assigned duties. Due to assignments and hours worked, public transportation may not be an efficient method for traveling to required locations. Individuals appointed will be required to maintain a valid California Driver's License while employed.

Any license, certification, or registration required for this position shall be maintained (i.e. active and in good standing) at all times during employment with Napa County. For continued employment with Napa County, you must maintain such license, certification, or registration to meet the minimum qualifications of this position.

Loss of the required State license may result in termination or reassignment.


Background Investigation:
Incumbents for some positions in this class will be required to pass a background investigation in accordance with applicable law, regulation and or policy.

ADA Accommodation
Applicants requiring accommodation during the application and/or selection process pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Act should contact County of Napa Human Resources at (707) 253-4303.

Napa County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • access
  • due
  • education
  • nurse
  • recruitment