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Clinical Counselor 4/5 Crisis

Company: Lincoln County
Location: Newport
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Clinical Counselor 4/5 Crisis Print (/lincoln/job/_bulletin.cfm?jobID=2963501&sharedWindow=0) Apply Clinical Counselor 4/5 Crisis Salary $56,028.00 - $70,152.00 Annually Location Lincoln County, OR Job Type Full-Time Department HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES Job Number 21-08 (295/296) Closing Continuous + Description + Benefits + Questions Position Summary Crisis Counselor 4: $4,669 - $5,413 Monthly Crisis Counselor 5: $5,043 - $5,846 Monthly Your job in the department is to . . . Perform professional behavioral health services through individual crisis counseling of clients in the community and in LCHHS clinics in association with law enforcement requests. Your job also involves . . . The delivery of behavioral health services for prevention of abuse and neglect, hospitalizations, crime and delinquency, and for improved County safety and quality of living. Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities The Behavioral Health Crisis Counselor 5 provides the following services: + Assess emergency mental and emotional disturbance cases by providing crisis intervention services in the community in association with law enforcement. + Ride-along with law enforcement for triage crisis cases in community. + Provide individual and family crisis counseling and solution focused counseling to include crisis assessment, safety planning, diagnosis, follow-up and/or referral for continuing care. + Prepare necessary records, reports, and correspondence to document work including referrals if needed. + Complete initial screening of new clients, including brief evaluation, screening for substance use, risk-of-harm, trauma history, diagnosis, and service planning. + Document services provided and communicates with client and care team as needed. Provide consultation to outside agencies as assigned, this includes: + Law enforcement in the Lincoln County Jail, Juvenile Shelter/Detention, local hospitals and other community settings. + Determine if crisis client meets criteria for acute care hospitalization and facilitate referral to an acute care unit, including consultation with medical provider, scheduling transportation, and faxing client information. + May conduct pre-commitment investigations as assigned (if qualified); submit reports to courts, arranges hearing, keeps records, and appears in court, as necessary. + Complete court-ordered evaluations and make recommendations, including 370 evaluations. Other functions: + Interact and convene with community partners and resources as necessary to assure population needs are being met. + Attend and participate in team meetings, trainings, and activities to further the health of the community. + Participate in on-going quality improvement and reports from data systems to guide and improve practice, + Use reflective supervision to evaluate and improve practice, and takes part in self-care activities. + Provide court testimony as an expert witness and/or consultant. Typical Qualifications Minimum Education Level 4 - Masters Specifics: Specializing in counseling, psychology or related field. Minimum Experience Level One year Specifics: One year working with mentally ill clients. Certifications Certification(s) required Specifics: For Crisis Counselor job assignment: CADC and Pre-Commitment Certification. Drivers License Oregon Driver's License required Specifics: This position requires an insurable driving record and a valid Oregon drivers License within in 30 days of appointment. Other Licenses Professional License required Specifics: The employee is required to maintain current and active licensure and/or certification and to provide the appropriate verifications at the time of renewals. Clinical Counselor 4: QMHP required. Crisis Counselor 5: LPC, LCSW, or LMFT required. Desirable Qualifications: Bilingual and/or bicultural competencies for Latino population is preferred. CGAC, CADC, EASA, PCIT, Pre-Commitment certification are preferred. Knowledge of: + The principals and practices of social casework or clinical delivery systems, medical/psychological diagnostic assessment, basic psychotherapy and counseling techniques. + General mental health/addictions need assessments. + Methods to conduct thorough interviews, assessments and evaluations and effectively interpret information in the formulation of a diagnosis and treatment plan. Skill or ability to: + Solve problems and negotiate. + Handle high physical demand and complex person interaction. + Exercise sound judgement in appraising situations and making decisions regarding complex behavioral health treatment issues. + Deal professionally with persons who have mental and emotional disturbances, developmental disabilities or alcohol and drug abuse problems and develop therapeutic relationships with patients and their families. + Comprehend and interpret laws, rules and regulations that apply to role. + Apply knowledge of needs and resources to development of services. + Convey information, ideas, and facts both orally and in writing to supervisors, colleagues, and individuals, inside and outside the county, using language and a format the audience will best understand. + Utilize computers and other technology to communicate in written and verbal forms (e.g., word processing, texts, emails, spreadsheets, department-specific software). + Effectively relate well with others, including supervisors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the county. Exhibit a professional manner in dealing with others and working to maintain constructive working relationships. + Take personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work. Show up to work on time, and follows instructions, policies, and procedures. Meet productivity standards, deadlines, and work schedules. Job Conditions and Physical Demands WORKING CONDITIONS Job Conditions: Additional hours may be required in order to provide triage/crisis services. Position involves exposure to people with a wide variety of behavioral health problems and may involve exposure to potentially dangerous situations. Work Location: Lincoln County Travel: Travel within county utilizing Lincoln County vehicle. PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands are typical of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Physical capability to handle high mobility demands and complex personal interactions. + Physical capability: tasks involve the ability to exert very moderate physical effort in light work, typically involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling, and which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (12-20 pounds). + Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require visual perception and discrimination. Some tasks require oral communications ability. Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate sounds. + Environmental Factors: Tasks are regularly performed with exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, pollen, odors wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, temperatures and noise extremes, machinery, vibrations, electric currently, traffic hazards, animals/wildlife and toxic/poisonous agents. Tasks are sometimes performed with exposure to violence, disease, or pathogenic substances. REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS Lincoln County is committed to providing reasonable accommodations as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This job description indicates, in general, the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, abilities, and essential functions expected of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Lincoln County offers a comprehensive benefit package including vacation, holiday, and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision which is paid at 90% by the County and 10% by the employee. Other fully paid benefits include life, AD&D, long-term disability insurance. Other optional insurances are available. A 401K retirement plan is also provided. The County's current contribution rate is 11%. Regular and Trial Service employees working between 20 - 39 hours per week on a regular basis are eligible for pro-rated employee benefits. 01 Are you willing to respond in the community in person for crisis needs. This would include the hospital, jail, juvenile, or other community setting. + Yes + No Required Question Agency Lincoln County Address 210 SW Second St. Newport, Oregon, 97365 Phone 541-265-4157 541-265-0375 Website o.lincoln.or.us

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