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Mental Health Therapist 2 (Underfill) - Adult Outpatient Services - Relocation Offered

Company: Marion County
Location: Salem
Posted on: July 10, 2024

Job Description:

This recruitment has been reopened for additional applicants and will remain open until filled. If you have already applied for recruitment #554-2024-20, 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.

Are you a mental health therapist, counselor, QMHP, or social worker who wants to make a positive impact in your community? Marion County Health and Human Services has an opportunity for you to join our expanding Adult Behavioral Health Program to support a high-risk and underserved population.

In this position, you would provide mental health therapy to individuals diagnosed with serious and persistent mental illnesses (SPMI). You would get to work closely with other providers on the adult outpatient team, including other therapists, skills trainers, case managers, peer support specialists, prescribers, and supported employment and education specialists. An ideal candidate would have great communication skills, be flexible, enjoy a challenge, and have creative problem-solving skills.

We offer LPC and LCSW licensure supervision, great benefits, great training, and opportunities for advancement. If you enjoy a diverse workday, want to increase your clinical skills, and would like to be part of an amazing team, this is the perfect job for you!

We offer the following recruitment bonus, prorated based on FTE:

  • $2,000 bonus for employees new to Marion County starting on January 1, 2024, through June 30, 2025. Bonus will be included in employee's first paycheck.For those relocating from outside of Oregon, we provide the following relocation package:
    • Up to $3,000 reimbursement of moving expenses
    • Relocation 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: $27.56 - $36.94 hr
      Mental Health Therapist 2: $33.44 - $44.80 hr

      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:
      Plans and carries out recreational, social and skills training activities; performs case management and counseling functions with Adults in Custody (AIC); 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.

      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.

      Mental Health Therapist 2 and 1:
      Supervision of others is not a responsibility of positions in this classification. Crisis Clinician 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

      Provide behavioral health services to individuals with serious and persistent mental health conditions at Adult Behavioral Health. Services are delivered according to county standards and OARs.

      • Provide individual and group therapy to individuals using a variety of evidence-based practices as clinically indicated, which may include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS), Collaborative Problem-Solving (CPI), and Motivational Interviewing.
      • Works independently to provide crisis assessment and specific intervention services, including development of safety/crisis plans and suicide and self-harm risk assessments.Assessments & Treatment Planning
        • Provide intake and annual comprehensive mental health assessments, including assessing mental health and/or behavioral symptoms using a variety of standard assessment tools, individual functional skills, determining treatment needs, developing individualized treatment plans, developing crisis prevention plans, and directing provision of treatment services.Case Management & Consultation
          • Determine individual service needs and appropriateness of services.
          • Provide minimal case management, including community-based services, making referrals and coordinating with other agencies to obtain services and resources, benefits and entitlements.
          • Provide case specific consultation to other providers and community partners.Documentation
            • Maintain accurate and timely clinical documentation in accordance with federal, state, county and treatment program requirements under the direction of the clinical supervisor.
            • Meet performance expectations for time and billing standards.Misc.
              • Work with a team of clinicians and supervisor for clinical supervision, treatment planning, staff and departmental meetings, and trainings.
              • Work within a team and collaborate with other team members.
              • May serve as a team leader.
              • May represent the agency on internal or external committees as requested by the supervisor.
              • May provide mental health and/or substance use disorders education and training to other staff.
              • May represent the agency on internal or external committees as requested by the supervisor.
              • Perform other duties as assigned by your supervisor.
                NOTE: A Mental Health Specialist 2 may have a higher caseload and/or more complex cases than a Mental Health Specialist 1.

                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

              • 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. PREFERENCES
                Preference will be awarded to candidates who are LCSW, CSWA or eligible for LCSW. Qualified candidates will be eligible for licensure supervision if hired.

                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)
                • 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 a.m. - 5:00 p.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, pushes, pulls, and carries up to 15 lbs.; speaks with a clear and audible voice; reads a 12 pt. font; hears a normal speech level; works in areas that may be 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

                  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 $20,000 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(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.

                      Most regular positions in this classification are represented by Marion County Employees Association (MCEA). For a summary of benefits, click here. For a complete and detailed overview of the MCEA benefits package, click here, and select MCEA Benefits from the left menu or Marion County Employees Association (MCEA) from the page links. Regular and temporary employees are represented by MCEA.

                      Salary and benefits are subject to union contract negotiations and may change as a result.PandoLogic. Keywords: Mental Health Counselor, Location: Salem, OR - 97308

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