Mental Health Specialist 1 (CADC) (Sunnyside Health Center)
Mental Health Specialist 1 (CADC) (Sunnyside Health Center)
Job ID: 106664
Location: Clackamas, Oregon
Full/Part Time: Full Time
CLACKAMAS COUNTY CORE VALUES
Clackamas County employees work to serve the public and enrich our community. In that spirit, we pledge to hold ourselves to these standards at all times in our interactions with customers and one another:
• Individual accountability
By incorporating these values into our daily routines, we can better serve our customers, ourselves and our projects. We're always looking to improve. That's the Clackamas County SPIRIT.
Clackamas County is committed to building a community where people thrive, have a sense of safety, connection, and belonging, so that everyone is honored and celebrated for the richness in diversity they bring.
We encourage applicants of diverse backgrounds and lived experience to apply.
This Job Posting has been extended. The Job Posting now closes at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time) on Monday, December 12, 2022.
PAY AND BENEFITS
Clackamas County is committed to offering a high-quality benefits package to support employees and their families.
Mental Health Specialist 1:
Annual Pay Range: $65,903.23 - $83,681.80
Hourly Pay Range: $31.684244 - $40.231635
• Salary offers will be made within the posted pay range and will be based on a candidate's experience (paid or unpaid) that is directly relevant to the position.
• If licensed, Hourly Pay Range is $38.378872 - $48.551052
In addition to competitive wages, Clackamas County offers an attractive benefits package for employees in regular status positions. Most benefits, including Medical & Dental, start the first of the month after date of hire:
• Generous paid time off package, including:
• 12 hours of vacation accrued per month
• 8 hours of sick accrued per month
• 10 paid holidays
• 1 personal day per year
• Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP)
• PERS/OPSRP Pension Program is funded by Clackamas County and provides a lifetime pension to eligible participants, this includes the County picking up the 6% employee retirement contribution!
• OPSRP members get vested after five years of contributions or when they reach age 65
• The 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan provides a resource for retirement savings in addition to your PERS/OPSRP benefits. You can contribute a fixed dollar amount or percentage with each paycheck; a County-paid contribution is included for certain groups.
• Other Benefits:
• Choice of Medical Plans that include chiropractic coverage, alternative care, vision and prescription drug coverage
• Choice of Dental Plans
• Robust EAP and wellness programs, including gym discounts and wellness education classes
• Longevity pay
• A variety of additional optional benefits
With the Clackamas County Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), you may be eligible for loan forgiveness, re-payment and scholarship opportunities through Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) and/or the Oregon Office of Rural Health (Oregon Medicaid Primary Care Loan Repayment Program). In addition, there may be options for loan forgiveness while working with a government/public agency with the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program.
This is a full time County position represented by the Employees' Association.
JOB DETAILS AND QUALIFICATIONS
Clackamas County Health Centers - Behavioral Health Clinics is looking for an adaptable clinician to provide substance use disorder and mental/behavioral health care to clients to support the work of the current Primary Care and Medication for Addictions Treatment Program at the Sunnyside Health & Wellness Center. The primary role will be conducting screenings and assessments for mental health/substance use disorder services, crisis needs, and coordination of care. This will include providing treatment planning, one-on-one, and in a group setting.
At Clackamas Health Centers, our aim is to work with each individual to help them be as healthy as they can be. We believe engagement and participation in mental health and addictions treatment provides positive outcomes in the lives of each person, their chosen family, and the community in which they reside. The clinicians providing services to the community are responsible for the highest quality of care and be diverse in their treatment skills. Clackamas County Health Centers is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) designated by the Health Resources and Services Association (HRSA).
Competitive candidates will have experience working with the target patient population and a strong working knowledge of rules, laws, regulations, and ethics governing the treatment of individuals experiencing mental health and substance abuse issues and their families. Successful candidates will have a background in conducting interviews to collect the necessary information to complete comprehensive assessments, for both mental health and substance use disorders, that include psychosocial, developmental, financial and physical factors, substance abuse history, trauma history, diagnosis and mental status.
Required Minimum Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*
Per the Oregon Health Authority, (https://secure.sos.state.or.us/oard/viewSingleRule.action?ruleVrsnRsn=280799 & https://secure.sos.state.or.us/oard/viewSingleRule.action?ruleVrsnRsn=280616), this position is subject to the mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement. Prior to the start of employment, the selected candidate must provide proof of full vaccination or have an approved medical or religious exception in place with the County as a qualification of employment.
• Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) as established by the Mental Health and Addiction Counseling Board of Oregon (MHACBO)
A ”Qualified Mental Health Professional" (QMHP) means a Licensed Medical Provider or any other person meeting one or more of the following minimum qualifications as authorized by the Local Mental Health Authority or designee:
• Bachelor's degree in nursing and licensed by the State of Oregon;
• Bachelor's degree in occupational therapy and licensed by the State of Oregon;
• Graduate degree in psychology;
• Graduate degree in social work;
• Graduate degree in recreational, art, or music therapy; or
• Graduate degree in a behavioral science field.
QMHPs must demonstrate the ability to conduct an assessment, including identifying precipitating events, gathering histories of mental and physical health, alcohol and other drug use, past mental health services and criminal justice contacts, assessing family, cultural, social and work relationships, and conducting a mental status examination, complete a five axis DSM diagnosis, write and supervise the implementation of a ISSP and provide individual, family or group therapy within the scope of their training.
• At least two (2) years of relevant experience that would provide the required knowledge and skills to perform the duties of the role, and the ability to become licensed within (4) years from date of hire
• Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor (CADC I, II or III)
• Experience providing mental health and substance use disorder treatment services
• Experience working in a primary care, behavioral healthcare, or similar setting
• Experience, knowledge and commitment to serving a diverse population and promoting equity, diversity and inclusion
• Knowledge of mental health, substance abuse, legal, medical and social resources in the community
• Must possess and maintain a Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate
• Must pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. https://dochub.clackamas.us/documents/drupal/69fd8013-4594-4afd-bee9-f1e0aeab42ea.
• Must pass a criminal history check which may include national or state fingerprint records check
• Driving may be necessary for County business. For position(s) with occasional/incidental driving, incumbents must possess a valid driver's license. Accommodation requests for an acceptable alternative method of transportation will be reviewed on an individual basis in compliance with State and Federal legislation. For position(s) with regular driving, incumbent(s) must also possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment. http://dochub.clackamas.us/documents/drupal/828106a0-265a-47cc-a3a6-0a2c8b028673
Preferred Special Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*
• Current LCSW
*For Veterans qualified for Veteran's Preference: If you believe you have skills that would transfer well to this position and/or special qualifications that relate to this position, please list those skills and/or qualifications in the open-ended question at the end of the application and explain how those skills and/or qualifications relate to this position.
• Conducts interviews with clients/patients and collects critical information necessary to complete comprehensive assessments, for both mental health and substance abuse disorders that include psychosocial, developmental, financial and physical factors, substance abuse history, trauma history, diagnosis and mental status; evaluates functional impairments of consumers. Completes the client level of care tool as part of the evaluation process.
• Develops and implements treatment plans; determines appropriate treatment, skills training and care service needs; matches client/patient needs with potential services and resources. Refers clients to other internal/external providers to match service needs.
• Monitors client progress during treatment. Writes treatment progress notes and maintains electronic and paper case records in accordance with OARs and agency procedures; completes program related assignments as required.
• Coordinates with resources, internal and external health care providers and social service personnel to obtain services for clients/patients or to participate in problem solving. Meet with community agencies as needed to coordinate care and meet client needs.
• Coordinates and consults on the client's behalf with family, providers, public and private agencies, law enforcement agencies, justice system, schools and others to maximize treatment goals; responds to emergencies and negotiates resolution of problems.
• Provides individual, group, and family therapy/SUD treatment and other therapeutic interventions to clients and significant family members in accordance with the treatment plan to meet the treatment needs of the client.
• Works closely with other agency providers, such as physicians, psychiatrists, therapists, and case managers to evaluate, treat, plan with clients for appropriate care.
• This position works 40 hours during a standard workweek of Monday through Friday. Specific hours of work will be discussed with the candidate selected for this position at the time an offer of employment is extended.
• This position is eligible for hybrid on-site/telework subject to the https://dochub.clackamas.us/documents/drupal/9065b5fb-2237-47ce-9534-e7c8c40fc2bc and based on the Department's business needs. The exact amount of on-site/telework and schedule will be discussed with the hiring manager during time of offer. Telework locations cannot be located outside of Oregon or Washington. Washington residents must perform 50% of their time on-site at Clackamas County.
• Clinic hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 7:00pm.
EXPLORE CLACKAMAS COUNTY
Clackamas County is in a prime location in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area and is recognized nationally as one of the most livable areas in the United States. Located on the southern edge of the City of Portland and extending to the top of Mt. Hood, Clackamas County is part of a thriving region in the Northwest. It has a population of about 420,000 residents.
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT
Clackamas County Health Centers provide direct medical, dental, and mental health services to Clackamas County residents.
We provide services at our Integrated Primary Health Care Clinics, our mental health clinics, or through our School Based Health Centers.
Health Centers is a Division of the http://www.clackamas.us/h3s/
Clackamas County only accepts online applications.
Help With Your Application:
If you have any questions or issues you may contact the Department of Human Resources at 503-655-8459 or mailto:email@example.com?subject=Application%20Materials%20Question. Our office hours are Monday - Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time (closed on Fridays).
HOW TO CLAIM VETERAN'S PREFERENCE
Clackamas County does not offer visa sponsorships. Within three days of hire, applicants will be required to complete an I-9 and confirm authorization to work in the United States.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Clackamas County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.
If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and would like to request an accommodation, please address the request to the Department of Human Resources prior to the recruitment close date. You may request an accommodation during the online application process.
E.D. Barnett-Herro, Recruiter
To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/3677705
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