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Mental Health Therapist 2 (Underfill MHT1) - Children's Behavioral Health

Company: Marion County
Location: Salem
Posted on: September 18, 2023

Job Description:

This recruitment has been reopened for additional applicants and will remain open until filled. If you have already applied for recruitment #554-2023-22, you do not need to reapply. New applicants are encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible as this recruitment may close at any time without further notice.

Are you interested in helping youth and their families live vibrant and healthy lives? -Are you interested in being part of a positive and strength-based team working together to provide quality behavioral health services to our community? - If so, we have the job for you! - Children's Behavioral Health in Salem is hiring a mental health therapist to join our team. -The prospective candidate will provide individual and family therapy, conduct mental health assessments, and provide other therapeutic supports such as case management and coordination of care. -If you enjoy a diverse workday and professional growth, this may be the opportunity you are looking for. -We offer great benefits, LPC and LCSW licensure supervision, and we are a qualifying site for Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Wages:Mental Health Specialist 1: -$25.02 - $33.51 -hr
Mental Health Specialist 2: -$30.33 - $40.69 -hr

Plans and carries out recreational, social and skills training activities; performs case management and counseling functions with consumers and their families; facilitates counseling and/or skills training groups; performs related duties as required. -Primary responsibility of this class is case management and counseling, without responsibility for developing and implementing specific programs in the community.

Provides independent functional assessment and treatment of clients; provides crisis intervention services; assists in the development and implementation of behavioral health services to the community, including treatment groups; performs related duties as required. -Primary responsibility of this class is to provide crisis intervention, case management, and treatment services, including intensive services, to consumers and their families and/or to develop and implement specific services in the community. Typical Duties - Duties include, but are not limited to the following

  • Provides individual and family therapy to children, adolescents and Transition age youth in the Salem and surrounding communities. -
  • Provides intake mental health assessments including screening for A/D issues.
  • Documents services to meet contract, administrative rule and billing requirements. Expectation is that employee will strive for 30 hours per week to be scheduled with therapy, client support, committee work and approved training. -
  • Provides consultation, training and orientation regarding mental health and co-occurring disorders treatment to team members, student interns and other professionals. -
  • Provides case management services to clients. -
  • Assists clients and families with accessing community supports/resources. -
  • Assists with making referrals for services.Response Level 2: -In the event of an emergency, employee makes a reasonable effort to report to work. Employee may be required to perform duties outside of their regularly assigned duties. Employee may be requested to work an extended or flexible schedule. Staff at this response level must complete Incident Command System 100 and 700 on-line or in-person training. Requirements for the Position EXPERIENCE AND TRAININGMental Health Specialist 1 Minimum Qualifications:
  • Possession of a graduate degree in Psychology, Social Work, Recreational Therapy, Music Therapy, Art Therapy or a behavioral science field, or possession of a bachelor's degree in Nursing and licensed by the State of Oregon, or possession of a bachelor's degree in Occupational Therapy and licensed by the State of Oregon; OR -second year graduate students -waivered -as -QMHP's -by the Oregon Health Authority.Additional requirement for Mental Health Specialist 2 level:
    • In addition to the educational requirements above, the Mental Health Specialist 2 must have at least one year of full-time, post-graduate degree experience in the behavioral health fieldSPECIAL -REQUIREMENTS
      • Must be either 1) licensed by the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors, 2) licensed by the Oregon Board of Licensed Social Workers or 3) credentialed or registered through the Mental Health and Addiction Counseling Board of Oregon (MHACBO) as a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) within the first 30 days of employment. -
      • The finalist for this position will be required to pass a criminal history background check, including finger printing; however, conviction of a crime may not necessarily disqualify an individual for this position.
      • This position may be subject to the following: -Must not be excluded from participation in the federal health care programs (Medicaid, Medicare and other federally funded programs that provide health benefits); AND must not be excluded from participating in federal procurement (Federal Acquisition Regulation) and non-procurement activities (Executive Order No. 12549).
      • Must possess a current driver's license in the applicant's state of residence and an acceptable driving history. Marion County will obtain a copy of the driving record for all qualified applicants from Driver and Motor Vehicle Services and review the driving record according to the Marion County policy and procedure for Driving on County Business. The policy can be found at: -
      • This is a safety sensitive/special needs position. Final candidates selected for this position will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen, including testing for marijuana. The Marion County Drug and Alcohol Use and Testing Policy can be found at:
      • This assignment is represented by a union.
      • This is a full-time position, which is eligible for overtime.
      • Typical Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., with 1 late clinic 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. or 4/10 hour shifts, with flexibility depending upon the needs of the department and program. -KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
        Working knowledge of: community mental health concepts and/or chemical dependency case management and treatment services; individual assessment, treatment planning and treatment protocols; mental health disorders and diagnostic classifications;
        Ability to: establish positive working relationships with other employees, individuals and their families, other agencies, and the public; prepare concise and complete clinical documentation related to individual treatment and progress in services in a timely and professional manner; work within a team and collaborate with team members; knowledge of and ability to act professionally with regard to a code of ethics and confidentiality.

        Operates a motor vehicle; sees using depth perception; sits; stands; moves about the work area; climbs 1 floor of stairs; operates a keyboard; lifts up to 15 lbs.; pushes, pulls, carries items and moves carts weighing up to 15 lbs.; speaks with a clear and audible voice; reads a 12 pt. font; hears a whispered speech level; may work in areas exposed to dust, second hand smoke (outreach), noise, vibration or chemicals; may work in areas that are wet. Additional Information and/or Attachments Your well-being is important to us and we offer a comprehensive benefits package. For those relocating from outside of Oregon, we provide the following relocation package:
        • Up to $3,000 reimbursement of moving expenses
        • Relocation bonus in the amount of $3,000 (prorated based on FTE) as a one-time payment upon proof of Oregon residency.We offer the following retention bonus, prorated based on FTE:
          • $3,000 bonus after six months of continuous employment
          • $3,000 bonus after twelve months of continuous employmentWe offer tuition assistance for employees interested in professional development towards a profession in behavioral health.
            • Up to $7,500 to reimburse for tuition, licensure and/or other educational expenditures. According to the Marion County policy Administrative policies regarding tuition payments. The policy can be found at: -Marion County Tuition Payment Policy 303 PUBLIC SERVICE LOAN FORGIVENESS Marion County is a qualifying public employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. - Through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, full-time employees working at the County may qualify for forgiveness of the remaining balance on Direct Loans after 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan. - Questions about your loan eligibility should be directed to your loan servicer or the US Department of Education. VETERANS' PREFERENCE Applicants are eligible to use Veterans' Preference when applying with Marion County in accordance with ORS 408.225, 408.230, and 408.235 and OAR 105-040-0010 and 105-040-0015. - Preference will be awarded only if the applicant meets the minimum requirements of the position and attaches the required documentation at the time of application. DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR VETERANS' PREFERENCE
              • One of the following:
                • MEMBER COPY 4 of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214 or 215); OR
                • Letter from the US Department of Veterans Affairs indicating receipt of a non-service connected pension; OR
                • Certification that discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions will take place not later than 120 days after the submission of the certificate.
                  • In addition to one of the above documents, Disabled Veterans must also submit one of the following:
                    • A copy of their Veterans disability preference letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs; OR
                    • Certification that medical separation from active duty under honorable conditions will take place not later than 120 days after the submission of the certificate. You can request copies of your military service record through the National Archives website at Marion County is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Veteran and Disability employer committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce.PandoLogic. Keywords: Mental Health Counselor, Location: Salem, OR - 97308

Keywords: Marion County, Salem , Mental Health Therapist 2 (Underfill MHT1) - Children's Behavioral Health, Healthcare , Salem, Oregon

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