SalemRecruiter Since 2001
the smart solution for Salem jobs

Mental Health Therapist 2 (Underfill MHT1) - Community Response Team

Company: Marion County
Location: Salem
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

This recruitment has been reopened for additional applicants and will remain open until filled. If you have already applied for recruitment #554-2023-26, 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.
This position is a non-law enforcement response that will respond to 9-8-8 calls and provide mental health consultation to individuals/families in the community who are needing some extra support. They will provide triage, brief assessment, consultation, and referrals to community support.
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 individuals 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.SUPERVISION RECEIVED
Works under supervision of a supervisor who assigns work, establishes goals, and reviews the results obtained for overall effectiveness.SUPERVISION EXERCISED
Supervision of others is not a responsibility of positions in this classification.

Provides independent functional assessment and treatment of individuals; 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 individuals and their families and/or to develop and implement specific services in the community.SUPERVISION RECEIVED
Works under the supervision of a supervisor who assigns work, establishes goals, and reviews the results obtained for overall effectiveness.SUPERVISION EXERCISED
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 The incumbent in this position upholds confidentiality rules/regulations including HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2. Services may be delivered in person or via telehealth; services may be delivered in the following locations, but not limited to office or in the community including settings necessary to deliver addiction counseling services (e.g., PCC, schools, hospitals, jail, courtroom, residences including transitional treatment bed). The incumbent performs all of the following using a person-centered, strengths-based, recovery-oriented, trauma-informed, culturally sensitive, and ethically guided approach. -This position is stationed and dispatched from the Psychiatric Crisis Center.

  • Respond to 9-8-8 calls and provide mental health consultation to individuals in the community. -Provide triage, brief assessment, consultation, and referrals to the residents engaged by the program as needed. -Document services in a timely fashion meeting all standards and expectations per MCHHS policies.
  • Provide follow up case management to residents that were engaged in the community with their ARM partner or refer to the Navigators.
  • Provide back up to PCC as needed to include answering phones by logging into TouchPoint and conducting mental health assessments. -Provide counseling by telephone or in-person to individuals and/or their families or concerned others. -Intervene with both children and adults. -Presenting problems covering the full range of personal needs and include thoughts/plans or violence toward others, and major psychiatric illness. -Because of the wide spectrum of presenting problems, it is necessary to have a comprehensive knowledge of psychopathology and to be able to draw upon a wide range of therapeutic strategies in counseling. Perform independent assessment of mental status, diagnosis, level of functioning, dangerousness, and specific needs for service. -Screen individual for psychiatric hospitalization. -Develop plan with client/family to address immediate needs and plans to obtain services. -If a client is unwilling to seek services, make decisions regarding involuntary commitment based on dangerousness and ability to care for self. -Maintain current knowledge of, and contact with, community agencies to make referrals appropriately.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.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 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 field.Preference
      Preference points will be awarded to candidates who are LCSW, CSWA or eligible for LCSW. Qualified candidates will be eligible for licensure supervision if hired.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. -
      • 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: assignment is represented by a union.
      • This is a full-time position, which is eligible for overtime.
      • Typical Work Schedule: Wednesday through Saturday, 9:00 p.m. - 7:30 a.m., 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, carries, pushes, pulls and moves carts weighing up to 10 lbs.; speaks with a clear and audible voice; reads a 12 pt. font; hears a normal speech level; works in areas exposed to heat, cold, and noise; works in areas that may be wet or uneven. 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: Mental Health Counselor, Location: Salem, OR - 97308

Keywords: Marion County, Salem , Mental Health Therapist 2 (Underfill MHT1) - Community Response Team, Healthcare , Salem, Oregon

Click here to apply!

Didn't find what you're looking for? Search again!

I'm looking for
in category

Log In or Create An Account

Get the latest Oregon jobs by following @recnetOR on Twitter!

Salem RSS job feeds