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Exceptional Needs Care Coordinator (Mental Health Specialist 2)

Company: Marion County
Location: Salem
Posted on: June 7, 2024

Job Description:

New applicants are encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible as this recruitment may close at any time without further notice. Marion County Adult Behavioral Health is hiring an Exceptional Needs Care Coordinator. This position provides services to individuals with serious and persistent mental illnesses and complex needs, many of whom also have co-occurring substance use disorders and medical conditions. 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. We provide great benefits, superb training, and LPC and LCSW licensure supervision. 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.00 will be added to the hourly wage as compensation for hours worked between 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. The 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 or to develop and implement specific services in the community. SUPERVISION RECEIVED Work under a supervisor who assigns work establishes goals and reviews the results for overall effectiveness. SUPERVISION EXERCISED Primary supervision of employees is not a responsibility of this classification; Typical Duties - Duties include, but are not limited to the following The Choice Model Exceptional Needs Care Coordinator (ENCC) provides services to individuals with serious and persistent mental illnesses and complex needs, many of whom also have co-occurring substance use disorders and medical conditions. This position is an outward facing position, operates on a systems level and involves coordination with entities on the state and local levels, and involves making sound clinical decisions with complex cases. Exceptional Needs Care Coordination Act as a liaison (with supervisory oversight) between ABH and various stakeholders involved in mental health care, including Oregon State Hospital (OSH), acute care hospitals, coordinated care organizations (CCO), Aging and People with Disabilities (APD), Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Services (IDD), other programs within Marion County Health & Human Services, etc. Collaborate with individuals in the mental health system, partners, and stakeholders to assess individuals' needs, determine eligibility for services, appropriateness of services, authorize enrollment for Choice Model services, etc. Facilitate community transition for individuals who fall under Choice criteria. Provide case specific consultation to providers and community partners, including clinical recommendations for treatment, services, and risk reduction.Collaborate with acute care staff regarding care recommendations, diversion opportunities, and Long-Term Psychiatric Care needs. With clinical supervisor acting as CMHP delegate, initiate authorization process for requests for Long-Term Psychiatric Care.Ensure accuracy of utilization data of those admitted to the Oregon State Hospital and acute care hospitals, provide routine reports to Marion County Management. May require overnight travel to participate in coordination meetings for individuals deemed Marion County of Responsibility placed in other counties.Licensed Care/Residential Coordination Assess individuals' needs, determine eligibility for services, appropriateness of services, and authorize licensed care/residential placements. Identify and coordinate placements in appropriate licensed care settings, within and outside of the mental health system, for individuals discharging from OSH, acute care hospitals, and/or residing in the community. With supervisory support and oversight, negotiate with Oregon Health Authority (OHA) to advocate for Rate Reviews for complex cases. Organize, facilitate, and/or attend treatment planning meetings for individuals enrolled in Choice Model services and collaborate with providers and agencies involved in individuals' care. Make recommendations to ABH leadership for funding for Choice Model services for licensed care placements, Supportive Housing, and other needs as identified that interfere with placement. Assess individuals' readiness to step down to lower levels of care/placement when identified. Ensure residential capacity, track referrals, placements, placement/discharge dates, and utilization data is being tracked by Choice team. Provide clinical consultation in response to complex cases, critical and/or unusual incidents, grievances, and complaints within the residential system; this includes bi-annual training to providers on topics related to mental health.Assessment & Treatment Planning Complete intake and annual comprehensive mental health assessments, develop individualized treatment plans, develop crisis prevention plans, and direct provision of treatment services.Meet performance expectations for time and billing standards.Compile and submit Choice Model reports to the Oregon Health Authority.Participate fully as a member of the Marion County Adult Behavioral Health team as a supportive, reliable, positive, collaborative, and professional team member.Work with a team of clinicians and supervisor for clinical supervision, treatment planning, staff, and departmental meetings, and trainings.Response Level 2: In the event of an emergency, employee makes a reasonable effort to report to work. 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 TRAININGMaster's degree in psychology, social work, recreational therapy, music therapy, art therapy or a behavioral science field; ORBachelor's degree in nursing, or occupational therapy and licensed by the State of Oregon; ANDOne year of postgraduate degree experience in the behavioral health field.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. 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. 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: finalist for this position will be required to pass a criminal history background check, including finger printing; 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: 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 or chemical dependency case management and treatment services; individual assessment, treatment planning and treatment protocols; mental health disorders and diagnostic classifications. climbs 1 floor of stairs; reads a 12-pt. font; Additional Information and/or Attachments Additional Information and/or Attachments 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. According to the Marion County Administrative policies regarding tuition payments. The policy can be found at: Marion County Tuition Payment Policy 303 (Download PDF reader) Marion County offers a generous benefits package to regular employees working 50% or more of the regularly scheduled work week and their eligible dependents. Temporary employees and part-time regular employees working less than 50% of the regularly scheduled work week are not eligible for benefits. Regular and temporary employees are represented by MCEA. Salary and benefits are subject to union contract negotiations and may change as a result.Category: Healthcare, Keywords: Mental Health Coordinator

Keywords: Marion County, Salem , Exceptional Needs Care Coordinator (Mental Health Specialist 2), Healthcare , Salem, Oregon

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