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Clinical Counselor 4/5, Co-occurring Disorders - QMHP

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

Job Description:

Clinical Counselor 4/5, Co-occurring Disorders - QMHP Print (/lincoln/job/_bulletin.cfm?jobID=2916348&sharedWindow=0) Apply Clinical Counselor 4/5, Co-occurring Disorders - QMHP Salary $56,028.00 - $64,200.00 Annually Location Lincoln County, OR Job Type Full-Time Department HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES Job Number 20-52 (561-3;562-3) Closing Continuous + Description + Benefits Position Summary CLINICAL COUNSELOR 4 SALARY: $4,669.00-$4,954.00 CLINICAL COUNSELOR 5 SALARY: $5,043.00-$5,350.00 CLINICAL COUNSELOR 4: Performs professional behavioral health services through individual and group psychotherapy and counseling of clients. Primary responsibility is the delivery of behavioral health services, responding to crisis calls, and for improved Lincoln County (County) safety and quality of living. Responsible for PCI's and other court-mandated evaluations/monitoring as assigned. CLINICAL COUNSELOR 5: Performs professional behavioral health services through individual, group and family psychotherapy and counseling. Distinguished from the Clinical Counselor 4 classification by increased emphasis on professional initiative, competence developed through years of experience, continuing education and potential to coordinate specific program functions. Primary responsibility is the delivery of behavioral health services responding to crisis calls, and for improved Lincoln County (County) safety and quality of living. Responsible for PCI's and other court-mandated evaluations/monitoring as assigned. Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities CLINICAL COUNSELOR 4: a)Provides individual, family or group psychotherapy and counseling including diagnosis, treatment planning, case management, counseling and follow-up. b)Prepares necessary records, reports and correspondence to document work. c)Performs initial screening of new clients, which includes evaluation, diagnosis and treatment planning. d)May conduct pre-commitment investigations as assigned if qualified; submits reports to courts, arranges hearings, keeps records and appears in court as necessary. e)Assesses emergency mental and emotional disturbance cases by providing crisis intervention services. f)Provides a full range of behavioral health services including both mental health and addictions treatment. g)Provides consultation services to outside agencies as assigned. h)If performing problem gambling services , actively markets and provides education about problem gambling treatment to community partners, schools, courts, health care providers, and the general public, as assigned; identifies and effectively engages problem gambling clients in treatment services, as assigned. CLINICAL COUNSELOR 5: a)Provides individual, family or group psychotherapy and counseling including diagnosis, treatment planning, case management, counseling and follow-up. b)Prepares necessary records, reports, clinical evaluations, and correspondence to document work. c)Performs initial screening of new clients, which includes evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment planning. d)May conduct pre-commitment investigations as assigned (if qualified); submits reports to courts, arranges hearings, keeps records and appears in court as necessary. e)Treats/assesses emergency mental and emotional disturbance cases by providing crisis intervention services. f)Provides a full range of behavioral health services including both mental health and addictions treatment. g)Provides consultation services to outside agencies as assigned. h)Assists with needs assessments in a specialized area of behavioral health and participates in the design and implementation of programs. Consults with other agencies in assessing, diagnosis and treatment of emotionally, behaviorally disturbed persons as assigned. i)May be assigned responsibility for sub-program area. j)If performing problem gambling services , actively markets and provides education about problem gambling treatment to community partners, schools, courts, health care providers, and the general public, as assigned; identifies and effectively engages problem gambling clients in treatment services, as assigned. Typical Qualifications CLINICAL COUNSELOR 4: SPECIFIC JOB SKILLS: Thorough knowledge and understanding of Oregon Administrative Rules (OARs) related to mental health treatment of children and adults are required. Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills. Ability to solve problems and negotiate. Proficiency in the principles and practices of social casework or clinical delivery systems, medical/psychological diagnostic assessment, basic psychotherapy and counseling techniques. Physical capability to handle high mobility demands and complex personal interactions. Ability to exercise sound judgment in appraising situations and making decisions regarding complex behavioral health treatment issues; perform general mental health/addictions needs assessments and apply knowledge of needs and resources to development of services; 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; conduct thorough interviews, assessments and evaluations and effectively interpret information in the formulation of a diagnosis and treatment plan; write clear and concise reports and client evaluations. Ability to comprehend and interpret laws, rules and regulations; develop and maintain effective working relationships with peers, supervisors, and professionals in related disciplines. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/LICENSES/CERTIFICATES REQUIRED: A Master's degree specializing in clinical social work, psychology or a related field or a Bachelor's level Registered Nurse with experience in the provision of psychiatric care is required.. For the Problem Gambling Counselor position, an Oregon certification in Gambling Addiction Counseling (CGAC) or the ability to document a minimum of 1000 hours of problem gambling treatment experience and completion of 60 hours of problem gambling-specific education by the time of appointment, is required. Certification as a CGAC II is preferred. In addition, an Oregon certification in Chemical Dependency Counseling (CADC) preferred For Co-occurring Disorders Counselor position, an Oregon certification in Chemical Dependency Counseling is required (CADC), CADC II is preferred. This position is classified as a Qualified Mental Health Professional. Bilingual and/or bicultural competencies for Latino population is preferred. This position requires an insurable driving record and a valid Oregon driver's license within 30 days of appointment. The employee is required to maintain current and active licensure and/or certification and to provide the appropriate verifications at the time of renewals. JOB SCOPE: Encounters a wide diversity of work situations, which involve a high level of complexity due to the nature of behavioral health problems and treatment needs of children and adults. Performs duties under clinical and administrative supervision. Decisions are made within general policy constraints. Work is reviewed for adherence to procedures, standards and for effectiveness. CLINICAL COUNSELOR 5: SPECIFIC JOB SKILLS: Thorough knowledge and understanding of Oregon Administrative Rules (OARs) related to mental health treatment of children and adults is required. Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills are required. Ability to problem solve and negotiate is required. Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of social casework and clinical delivery systems. Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of behavioral health treatment, including assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, psychotherapy and counseling. Reasonable knowledge of psychological and personality testing and their application to the diagnosis and treatment of mentally ill persons; functions and procedures of other social service agencies; laws and regulations applicable to behavioral health programs and employee's area of specialization. Intermediate to high level skills in psychotherapy and counseling techniques. Ability to exercise sound judgment in appraising situations and making decisions regarding complex behavioral health treatment issues; perform general mental health/addictions needs assessments and apply knowledge of needs and resources to development of services; 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; conduct thorough interviews, assessments and evaluations and effectively interpret information in the formulation of a diagnosis and treatment plan; write clear and concise reports and client evaluations. Ability to comprehend and interpret laws, rules and regulations; develop and maintain effective working relationships with peers, supervisors, and professionals in related disciplines. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/LICENSES/CERTIFICATES REQUIRED: A minimum of 3 years extensive experience in behavioral health counseling and psychotherapy following graduation with a Master's degree and a current Oregon license in social work or counseling psychology (LCSW, LPC, LMFT) is required. For the Problem Gambling Counselor position, an Oregon certification in Gambling Addiction Counseling (CGAC) or the ability to document a minimum of 1000 hours of problem gambling treatment experience and completion of 60 hours of problem gambling-specific education by the time of appointment, is required. Certification as a CGAC II is preferred. In addition, an Oregon certification in Chemical Dependency Counseling (CADC) preferred. For Co-occurring Disorders Counselor position, an Oregon certification in Chemical Dependency Counseling is required (CADC), CADC II is preferred. This position is classified as a Qualified Mental Health Professional. Bilingual and/or bicultural competencies for Latino population is preferred. This position requires an insurable driving record and a valid Oregon driver's license within 30 days of appointment. The employee is required to maintain current and active licensure/certification/insurance and to provide the appropriate verifications at the time of renewals. This position is classified as a Qualified Mental Health Professional. Bilingual and/or bicultural competencies for Latino population is preferred. This position requires an insurable driving record and a valid Oregon driver's license within 30 days of appointment. The employee is required to maintain current and active licensure/certification/insurance and to provide the appropriate verifications at the time of renewals. JOB SCOPE: Encounters a wide diversity of work situations which involve a high level of complexity. Job involves a high degree of complexity due to the nature of behavioral health problems and treatment needs of children and adults. Requires advanced level skills applied in psychotherapy and counseling techniques for the most severe cases. Operates from established practices and procedures with opportunities to participate in the planning, design and implementation of programs. Operates with minimal supervision. Work is reviewed for adherence to procedures, standards and for effectiveness. Job Conditions and Physical Demands CLINICAL COUNSELOR 4 AND CLINICAL COUNSELOR 5: JOB CONDITIONS: Normal working hours, however, 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. 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. ADA COMPLIANCE: Physical capability to handle high mobility demands and complex personal interactions. a)Physical Ability: 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). b)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. c)Environmental Factors: Tasks are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, traffic hazards, animals/wildlife and toxic/poisonous agents. Tasks are sometimes performed with exposure to violence, disease, or pathogenic substances. Lincoln County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation. Lincoln County offers a comprehensive benefit package including vacation, holiday, and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, long-term disability insurance. Other optional insurances are availablE. PERS retirement plan is provided to employees who are required to carry a gun. For other employees in the LCDA unit, there is a 401K retirement plan with a current County contribution of 11%. Regular and Trial Service employees working between 20 - 39 hours per week on a regular basis are eligible for pro-rated employee benefits. Agency Lincoln County Address 210 SW Second St. Newport, Oregon, 97365 Phone 541-265-4157 541-265-0375 Website o.lincoln.or.us

Keywords: Lincoln County, Salem , Clinical Counselor 4/5, Co-occurring Disorders - QMHP, Other , Newport, Oregon

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