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File #: 19-102    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Informational Report Status: Passed
File created: 1/14/2019 In control: DHHS: Administrative
On agenda: 2/5/2019 Final action: 2/5/2019
Title: Dis-allocate two (2) Vacant Crisis Specialists Positions and Allocate two (2) Mental Health Clinician I/II Positions in Budget Unit 424
Attachments: 1. Staff Report

To: Board of Supervisors

From: DHHS: Administration

Agenda Section: Consent

SUBJECT:
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Dis-allocate two (2) Vacant Crisis Specialists Positions and Allocate two (2) Mental Health Clinician I/II Positions in Budget Unit 424
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RECOMMENDATION(S):
Recommendation
That the Board of Supervisors:
1. Dis-allocate two (2) 1.0 full time equivalent (FTE) vacant Crisis Specialist positions (class 0900, position 03 and position 08, salary range 414) in budget unit (BU) 424; and
2. Allocate two (2) 1.0 FTE Mental Health Clinician I/II positions (class 0909A/B, salary range 424/454) in BU 424 effective immediately upon Board approval.

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SOURCE OF FUNDING:
Mental Health Fund

DISCUSSION:
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Mental Health has learned that the duties previously performed by Crisis Specialists are best suited for licensed staff (Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, or Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor) due to the complexity of writing and rescinding 5150 holds. Also the complexity and variety of the clinical presentation of clients requires a trained Mental Health Clinician. The job duties are too extensive to be filled by a Crisis Specialist. The re-allocation of these Crisis Specialist positions to Mental Health Clinician positions will allow for service in the Adult Mobile Response Team to meet the needs of this grant-funded program. Filling these Mental Health Clinician positions within the program would allow for expanded hours of coverage into the community 7 days a week.

FINANCIAL IMPACT:
On approval, the annual salary and benefit cost of this position allocation adjustment for Fiscal Year 2018-19 is an increase of approximately $7,500. Funding for the Mental Health Clinician positions is available from state funds granted to DHHS-MH through Senate Bill 82 Triage Services and Federal Financial Participation for service delivery to Medi-Cal beneficiaries. There is sufficie...

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