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Mental Health Therapist/Clinician - 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. This position will have primary responsibility for monitoring the Civil Commitment post commitment process, and back up precommitment investigations. The person in this position will have skills with engagement and community coordination of resources with a goal of stabilization into community services. This position will also have the opportunity to support a small caseload of short-term intervention therapy with persons in crisis and work with our diversion teams to stabilize and connect our Marion County residents with long-term community supports. 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.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 Post-Commitment Monitoring Monitors all individuals under civil commitment, while inpatient and in the community. Completes all court and state documents and reports. Provides consultation and training to hospitals, community members and agencies regarding the civil commitment process and procedures. Understands and works within the constraints of their role as a Post Commitment Monitor as well as maintains professional partnerships and boundaries with hospital staff and community professionals. Community Engagement Performs post commitment and investigations, as well as BRES services in the following locations: hospital and correctional environments, private residences, community organizations, and other environments as needed. BRES Case Management Connects client with community services, including but not limited to, benefits, community case management, community counseling, alcohol and drug programs, vocational resources, medical resources, and ongoing medication. Works closely with the Mental Health Specialist/ Associates at Marion County Jail and Adult Behavioral Health. Works closely with the Psychiatric Crisis Center and the Diversion Team to create alternatives to psychiatric hospitalization. Provide community outreach as needed. Community includes the courthouse, the annex, the jail, the mission or Simonka House, or any community location where a client may be found. Provides weekly mental health groups to participants of Lotus House. 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 post-master's degree experience in the behavioral health field.Qualified candidates will be eligible for licensure supervision if hired. 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. Salem Hospital Credentialing: Must possess, or obtain within 6 months of hire, Salem Hospital Privileges.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 - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 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; works in areas that may be exposed to heat, cold, dust, smoke, noise, and chemicals; 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 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: Social Services, Keywords: Mental Health Counselor

Keywords: Marion County, Salem , Mental Health Therapist/Clinician - Full-Time, Healthcare , Salem, Oregon

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