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Calaveras County: Career Ladder

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Uploaded on Apr 12, 2011

Calaveras County Behavioral Health created an educational career ladder, sponsored previously non-existent certificate and degree programs, and funded tuition assistance to support staff growth. The county faces occupational shortages due to rural geographic barriers, inaccessible educational opportunities, and a lack of local colleges or universities. Hiring qualified mental health staff is difficult, leaving significant shortages when positions are vacant. In response to this challenge, the county created two new psychology programs at Columbia College, a new rural mental health program at CSU Sacramento, and tuition assistance. The programs have been relatively cost effective and have come in substantially under budget for the past two years. Since the implementation of these programs, 40% of mental health staff has returned to school, and the educational programs were the first of their kind in California.

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