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Mental Health Associate- Unlicensed

THE POSITION: Under clinical supervision, provide services to mental health clients and their families; provide liaison with other community agencies serving mental health clients; and perform related work as required.

Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Teaches relevant social and daily living skills, provides supportive counseling;
  • Participates as a team member in client evaluation, treatment planning and implementation of approved treatment plans;
  • Serves as a client advocate and assists clients in using community resources;
  • All the above activities will be supervised by a Psychiatric Social Worker, Mental Health Nurse, Clinical Psychologist or a Psychiatrist; and
  • Performs other related duties as required.

  • Two (2) years of experience providing patient care in a mental health setting and/or support services to mental health clients and their families

  • A Bachelor's degree in Social-Behavioral Sciences including psychology, social work, or sociology, AND one of the following:
  • Successful completion of the formal internship in the Behavioral Health Department's Mental Health Associate Intern Program with the County of Ventura

  • A minimum of six (6) months of experience performing work on a full-time basis providing patient care in a mental health setting and/or support services to mental health clients and their families.

FINAL FILING DATE: This is a continuous recruitment and may close at any time; therefore, apply as soon as possible if you are interested in it. Your application must be received by County of Ventura Human Resources no later than 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.

To apply on-line, please refer to our web site by clicking the "Apply Externally" button. If you prefer to fill out a paper application form, please call (805) 654-5129 for application materials and submit them to County of Ventura Human Resources, 800 South Victoria Avenue, L-1970, Ventura, CA 93009.

For further information about this recruitment, please contact Erin Niemi by e-mail at or by telephone at (805) 654-2568.