Contra Costa County Health Services


$4,922 - $5,983/Month


The Contra Costa County Health Services Department currently has an excellent opportunity for a Mental Health Vocational Counselor I in Concord, CA. The incumbent will be responsible for assisting mental health consumers in obtaining and retaining employment and career advancement. Other duties include: assessing vocational readiness in mental health consumers and referring consumers to appropriate vocational resources; coordinating and providing training and assistance in job search skills; screening and referring consumers for available job opportunities; and counseling clients regarding supplemental security income and other available benefits.


The ideal candidate will have the following:


  • Ability to identify and assess employability factors and assist clients in removing barriers to employment
  • Knowledge of vocational opportunities suitable for adults with mental disabilities and the availability and use of rehabilitation facilities
  • Knowledge of advanced principles and methods of mental health and vocational rehabilitation services
  • Ability to adapt easily to varied and changing priorities
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work cooperatively with co-workers, other agency staff, employers, community and educational organizations, employees and the general public


Minimum qualifications include possession of a Master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling or a closely related field from an accredited college or university; or proof of eligibility to sit for the examination for certification by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification. Requires one year of full-time, or its equivalent, experience providing vocational services specific to clients with psychiatric disabilities.


Final Filing Date:  September 1, 2017


Application Filing: All applicants, including County employees, are to apply on-line at and submit the required information as indicated on the job announcement. All applicants must clearly demonstrate that they meet the minimum qualifications provided on the job announcement. Resumes may not be substituted for the official County application. Paper, faxed or late applications WILL NOT be accepted. To view the typical tasks, knowledge, skills and abilities associated with this position, please visit our website to see the detailed job description. EOE


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