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Mental Health Therapist 2 (Underfill MHT1) - Enhanced Care Outreach Services

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

Job Description:

Marion County Adult Behavioral Health is looking for a clinician for our Enhanced Care Services (ECS) and Enhanced Care Outreach Services (ECOS) programs. These programs provide behavioral health services to individuals who are diagnosed with co-occurring serious mental health disorders, Major Neurocognitive Disorders, and who have complex behaviors. ECS and ECOS are unique programs, with only a few other programs in Oregon, and provide an intersection of services by Aging and Persons with Disabilities and mental health treatment. In this role, you would provide behavioral health services to help individuals achieve their recovery goals and gain necessary skills to move to less intensive settings. You would have the opportunity to build strong relationships while liaising with community and state partners, work as a member of a highly skilled multidisciplinary treatment team, and support individuals to achieve their highest level of health. An ideal candidate would be compassionate, highly collaborative, have strong clinical skills, and excellent written and verbal communication. We have great benefits and are a qualifying site for Public Service Loan Forgiveness. We encourage new graduates to apply!

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

Provide assessments and treatment of individuals and families, including groups; provides crisis assessment and intervention services and related duties as required. Primary responsibility of this class is to provide assessment and treatment services with oversight and support provided by a supervisor. Individuals and families served will generally have less complex needs and diagnoses as compared to a -Mental Health Specialist 2 -and -Mental Health Specialist 3. -
Works under close supervision of a supervisor who assigns work, establishes goals, and reviews the results obtained for overall effectiveness. -
Supervision of others is not a responsibility of positions in this classification

Provide assessments and treatment of individuals and families, including groups; provides crisis assessment and intervention services and related duties as required. Primary responsibility of this class is to provide assessment and treatment services; crisis intervention, and treatment services, including intensive services, to individuals and their families with complex needs and diagnoses and/or to develop and implement specific services in the community. -
Works under the supervision of a supervisor who assigns work, establishes goals, and reviews the results obtained for overall effectiveness.
Primary supervision of other employees is not a responsibility of positions in this classification. May act as a Clinical Supervisor designee when needed. -May assist in the supervision of practicum students and/or volunteers. Typical Duties - Duties include, but are not limited to the following

  • Review Referrals and Coordinate Screenings on-site.
  • Develop Comprehensive Mental Health Assessments, Individualized Service Plans, Behavioral Support Plans, and Crisis Plans - with the goal of transitioning individuals to lower level of care
  • Meet with individuals on a weekly basis to provide therapy; may also provide case management, group therapy, and/or skills training as determined by the Individualized Service Plan. Provide crisis stabilization when necessary.
  • Oversee and coordinate daily functioning and activity programs for residents.
  • Coordinate and facilitate weekly IDT (Inter-Disciplinary Team) meetings to review treatment progress.
  • Facilitate on-going trainings for non-MH staff. Liaison with community providers to maintain working relationships and collaborate on MH treatment.
  • Determine appropriateness of continued enrollment in ECS & ECOS.
  • Coordinate discharge planning with NorthWest Seniors and Disability Services (NWSDS).
  • Collaborate routinely with OHA/DHS on the status of the individuals enrolled in these programs.
  • Complete clinical record documentation in timely fashion. Meet performance expectations for time and billing standards. Be an active participant of team meetings.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 Mental Health Specialist 1 Minimum Qualifications:
  • Possession of a Master's 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 or Occupational Therapy and licensed by the State of Oregon; OR
  • Second year Master's degree students waivered as QMHPs 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-Master's degree experience in the behavioral health field.SPECIAL -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. Applicants may be required to pass a practical knowledge and skills assessment as part of the interview process.
      • 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: -
      • The finalist for this position will be required to pass a criminal history background check; however, conviction of a crime may not necessarily disqualify an individual for this position.
      • 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 through Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, 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; bends forward; stoops; reaches overhead; operates a keyboard; lifts, pushes, pulls, moves carts and carries up to 15 lbs.; speaks with a clear and audible voice; reads a 12 pt. font; hears a normal speech level; may work in areas exposed to heat, cold, humidity, dust, second-hand smoke, noise or household cleaning chemicals such as bleach or cleansers; may work in areas that are uneven or 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 expensesRelocation 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 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: Clinical Social Worker, Location: Salem, OR - 97308

Keywords: Marion County, Salem , Mental Health Therapist 2 (Underfill MHT1) - Enhanced Care Outreach Services, Healthcare , Salem, Oregon

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