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Mental Health Therapist (Contract, Part-time or Full-time)

Company: Marion County
Location: Salem
Posted on: July 5, 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. 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! Our Youth & Family Services program in Salem is hiring a mental health therapist to join our team. The prospective candidate will be working in both our Children's Outpatient Program and our Wraparound Program, providing individual and family therapy, conducting mental health assessments, Wraparound eligibilities, case management, and clinical consultations. This is your opportunity to join a dynamic, diverse team that is dedicated to the MCHHS mission of creating a safe and welcoming environment where all people can access high quality health and human services. We offer great benefits, LPC and LCSW licensure supervision, and we are a qualifying site for Public Service Loan Forgiveness. 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.Wages: Mental Health Therapist 1: $27.94 hr Mental Health Therapist 2: $33.00 will be added to the hourly wage as compensation for hours worked between 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. WORK HOURS 40 hours per week with benefitsTypical work will be Wednesday - Sunday 4:00 p.m.-GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES Mental Health Therapist 2: 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. Mental Health Therapist 1: 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 Therapist 2 and Mental Health Therapist 3. SUPERVISION RECEIVED Mental Health Therapist 2 and 1: Works under the supervision of a supervisor who assigns work, establishes goals, and reviews the results obtained for overall effectiveness. SUPERVISION EXERCISED Mental Health Therapist 2 and 1: Supervision of others is not a responsibility of positions in this classification. Mental Health Therapist 2 may act as 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 Provides Mental Health Assessments and Child & Adolescent Needs & Strengths (CANS) screenings for children entering protective custody. Provides annual CANS screenings for children in protective custody.Provides individual, family and group therapy services. Completes intake mental health assessments, including screening for alcohol and drug issues. Completes and updates an individual service plan. Provides case management and outreach services to clients. Assists clients and families with developing skills to access community supports/resources and to advocate for themselves. Assists with making referrals for services.Provides level of care determinations and eligibility reviews for youth being referred to the Wraparound Program. Participates in individual service plan development in collaboration with the treatment team and other community providers. Ensures the collaborative development, periodic review and revision of an individual service plan. Provides service coordination to assist families in accessing formal and informal supports and services; facilitating communication between the family, natural supports, community resources, and involved child-serving providers and agencies; and provides for continuity of care by creating linkages to, and managing transitions between levels of care, and transitions of older youth to the adult service system.Completes required documentation and documents services to meet contract, administrative rule, and billing requirements and maintains acceptable level of productivity for these requirements. Provides consultation, training, & orientation regarding mental health and co-occurring disorders treatment to team members, student interns, and other professionals.ensures intervention to meet safety needs of children.Attends treatment reviews and discharge planning staffings at hospitals, residential centers and day treatment programs to develop discharge/transition plans for the return of the child to the community.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 TRAINING 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 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.Mental Health Therapist 2 Only: In addition to the educational requirements above, the Mental Health Therapist 2 must have at least one year of full-time, post-Master's degree experience in the behavioral health field.Qualified candidates will be eligible for licensure supervision if hired. AUTO-PROMOTE AND SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF CLASSIFICATION Individuals hired as a Mental Health Specialist 1 will auto-promote, as noted in Article 4 in the Marion County personnel rules, to the classification of Mental Health Specialist 2 upon satisfactorily completing one-year, post master's degree, of service as a Mental Health Specialist 1. (One-year of work experience is equal to 2080 hours). 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; 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.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. prepare concise and complete clinical documentation related to individual treatment and progress in services in a timely and professional manner; climbs 1 floor of stairs; reads a 12-pt. font; 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 policy Administrative policies regarding tuition payments. The policy can be found at: Marion County Tuition Payment Policy 303 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 Rehabilitation Worker

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