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Career Pathways through the Mental Health Services Act

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Joshua Taylor, PsyD
Clinical Psychologist
Orange County Health Care Agency
Santa Ana, CA

A presentation on the vision of Orange County Health Care Agency and how we will implement Prop 63 funds throughout the county. Financial Aid, Loan forgiveness, certificate programs, programs for consumers and family members of mental health services & partnerships with local educational institutions.

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Career Pathways through the Mental Health Services Act

  1. 1. Orange County Workforce Education & Training Education Initiatives
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Discuss the intent and limits of the Mental Health Services Act as it applies to Education. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide an overview of our needs assessment, identifying the shortages in each professional and other occupational category </li></ul><ul><li>To outline The Mental Health Services Act Education Initiatives within the County of Orange </li></ul><ul><li>Outline our Pilot program to address the educational needs of Orange County Behavioral Health Services </li></ul>
  3. 3. What our needs are? <ul><li>Shortage of qualified individuals who </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Speak an identified threshold language </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Spanish </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Vietnamese </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Farsi </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are clinical license eligible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Marriage and Family Therapist </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Clinical Social Worker </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Psychologist </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Case workers in need of a Bachelors Degree </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Overview <ul><li>Prop 63 Funding for Educational Programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2.6 Million </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create career pathways </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase the capacity and the multi-ethnic and multi-lingual diversity of the workforce </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adhere to principles of recovery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be sustainable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase the capacity of the workforce </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meet the needs of consumers and families </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. High School <ul><li>Funding for High School Mental Health Academy, Career Counseling, & Internships </li></ul><ul><li>One time funds </li></ul><ul><li>Must be spent in 10 years </li></ul><ul><li>Can’t fund mere continuation of existing programs </li></ul>
  6. 6. Community College & Certificate Programs <ul><li>Funding for scholarships, stipends, fieldwork hours </li></ul><ul><li>One time funds </li></ul><ul><li>Must be spent in 10 years </li></ul><ul><li>Can’t fund mere continuation of existing programs </li></ul>
  7. 7. Undergraduate Studies <ul><li>Funding for scholarships, stipends,and fieldwork hours </li></ul><ul><li>One time funds </li></ul><ul><li>Must be spent in 10 years </li></ul><ul><li>Can’t fund mere continuation of existing programs </li></ul>
  8. 8. Graduate Studies <ul><li>Funding for scholarships, stipends,a nd fieldwork hours </li></ul><ul><li>One time funds </li></ul><ul><li>Must be spent in 10 years </li></ul><ul><li>Can’t fund mere continuation of existing programs </li></ul>
  9. 9. 20/20 Programs <ul><li>Funding up to 20 hours (depending on degree program and approvals) up to 20 hours of existing salary (not exceeding 20k) </li></ul><ul><li>One time funds </li></ul><ul><li>Must be spent in 10 years </li></ul><ul><li>Can’t fund mere continuation of existing programs </li></ul>
  10. 10. Guidelines <ul><li>All applications will be scored on a competitive basis </li></ul><ul><li>Awards are made on a year by year basis </li></ul><ul><li>Prior Award does not guarantee future awards </li></ul><ul><li>All Awards are subject to future funding guidelines and can be discontinued at any time </li></ul>
  11. 11. Guidelines for Tuition Only <ul><li>Community College </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Award not to exceed $1,500 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is equal to but not exceeds the cost of tuition & fees at an accredited school </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must be a full time/part time county employee or employed by a organization providing mental health services that contacts with the county and have Mgmt approval </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Graduate from an approved consumer training program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must lead to a certificate or AA degree in mental health </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Guidelines for Tuition Only <ul><li>Undergraduate Studies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Maximum award is equal to the cost of tuition & fees at a public university in California </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Award is for two years only </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must be a full time county employee or employed by a organization providing mental health services that contacts with the county and have Mgmt approval </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Graduate from an approved consumer training program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Degree must lead to a career in Mental Health </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Graduate Studies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Maximum award is equal to the cost of tuition & fees at a public university in California </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Award is for two years only </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must be a full time county employee or employed by a organization providing mental health services that contacts with the county and have Mgmt approval </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Graduate from an approved consumer training program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Degree must lead to a clinical degree in Mental Health </li></ul></ul>Guidelines for Tuition Only
  14. 14. Guidelines for Tuition Plus Work Incentive <ul><li>Community College </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Accredited program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maximum award is up to the cost of tuition & fees or salary limited to $10,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must be able to demonstrate need i.e.( no classes at night, family hardship) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maximum of 12 hours for class time or fieldwork </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must be a full time county employee or employed by a organization providing mental health services that contacts with the county and have Mgmt approval </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Graduate from an approved consumer training program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Degree must lead to a AA or certificate in Mental Health </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Undergraduate Studies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Accredited program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maximum award is $18,000 in any one year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maximum of two years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can be taken as tuition or 20/20 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maximum of 16 hours for fieldwork or class </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must be a full time county employee or employed by a organization providing mental health services that contacts with the county and have Mgmt approval </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Graduate from an approved consumer training program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Degree must lead to a career in Mental Health </li></ul></ul>Guidelines for Tuition Plus Work Incentive
  16. 16. <ul><li>Graduate Studies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Maximum of $20,000 in any one year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maximum of two years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can be used as tuition or 20/20 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maximum of 20 hours for fieldwork or class time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must be a full time county employee or employed by a organization providing mental health services that contacts with the county and have Mgmt approval </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Graduate from an approved consumer training program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Degree must be a Clinical degree in Mental Health </li></ul></ul>Guidelines for Tuition Plus Work Incentive
  17. 17. Who to Contact <ul><li>Education Coordinator </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Joshua Taylor, PsyD (714) 667-5606 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Recruiter </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sheuba Burke (714) 667-5608 </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Request for Proposals <ul><li>Partners </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum Development </li></ul><ul><li>Consumer Involvement </li></ul><ul><li>Students </li></ul>
  19. 19. Conclusion <ul><li>Questions </li></ul>

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