Mental Health Specialist (Gladstone Health Centers)

$31.68 - $40.23 hourly
  • Clackamas County
  • Oregon City, OR, USA
  • Jan 17, 2023
Full time Other (Please Specify)

Job Description

Mental Health Specialist (Gladstone Health Centers)

Job ID: 106805

Location: Oregon City, Oregon

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Regular/Temporary:Regular

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:

• Service

• Professionalism

• Integrity

• Respect

• Individual accountability

• Trust

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.

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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.

CLOSE DATE

This position will remain open until filled. The first application review will be Thursday, January 19, 2023. We reserve the right to close this recruitment at any time on or after that date.

PAY AND BENEFITS

Mental Health Specialist 1 (unlicensed): licensure is required within 4 years of hire

Annual Pay Range: $65,903.23 - $83,681.80

Hourly Pay Range: $31.684244 - $40.231635

Mental Health Specialist 2 (licensed):

Annual Pay Range: $79,828.05 - $100,986.19

Hourly Pay Range: $38.378872 - $48.551052

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.

Clackamas County proudly offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, including competitive wages, cost-of-living adjustments, merit increases (for eligible employees), and a robust sick and vacation plan for regular status employees.

We encourage and support employee health and wellness by offering, health and wellness classes and events, and alternative care benefits, so you can customize your wellness needs to fit your lifestyle.

Employee benefits become effective the first of the month following an employee's date of hire.

Attractive benefits package and incentives for employees in regular status positions are detailed below.

Generous paid time off package, including:

• 12 hours of vacation accrued per month

• 8 hours of sick accrued per month

• 10 paid holidays and 1 personal day per year

Other Benefits:

• Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP):

Employer paid 6% PERS retirement contribution (The county currently pays the employee's share of the retirement contribution.)

• ORSRP members get vested after five years of contributions or when they reach age 65

A Choice of Medical Plans that include chiropractic coverage, alternative care, vision, and prescription drug coverage

A Choice of Dental Plans

• Robust EAP and wellness programs, including gym discounts and wellness education classes

• Longevity pay

• Other retirement Savings Options that allow for additional retirement funds savings, including an option to contribute a portion of employee earnings on a pre or post-tax basis to a 457b Deferred Compensation Plan

• A variety of additional optional benefits (see links below for additional information)

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.

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JOB DETAILS AND QUALIFICATIONS

Clackamas County Health Centers - Behavioral Health Clinics is looking for an adaptable clinician to work with our Gladstone Integrated Primary Care Team as a Mental Health Specialist. This would be specifically for clients ages 5-18. This position will also cover 2 days per week at the Oregon City High School School-Based Health Center, working primarily with high school students.

At Clackamas County 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).

As part of the integrated health center at the Gladstone clinic, which is designated as a Patient Centered Primary Care Home for children, clinicians will be working with a team of professionals providing mental health services tailored to specific age groups or therapeutic needs. This position will have a focus specifically on ages 5-12 and their families/guardians. Along with this there will be work with the 12+ age group as well. Duties may include brief screenings, consultation with providers, school counselors, as well as maintaining a caseload of therapy clients.

The clinician in this position will provide a variety of advanced level professional treatment and program services to individuals (primarily children and families) receiving mental health services; to participate as an effective member on a diagnostic team of mental health and primary care professionals which conducts evaluations, service/treatment planning, and placement for clients; to participate in one or more programs within the system to provide services; and to do other work as required.

Competitive candidates will have significant experience with children and families as well as demonstrated skill in providing family-focused services. Successful candidates will have experience coordinating with multiple systems of care and experience with electronic health records.

We are looking for either a licensed or unlicensed clinician. You must be able to obtain licensure within four years from date of hire.

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.

• Licensure (either current or within 4 years) as an Oregon Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Licensed Marriage & Family (LMFT)

• If unlicensed, minimum of two (2) years of relevant experience that would provide the required knowledge and skills to perform the duties of the role

• At least one year of post-graduate clinical experience in a mental health treatment setting

• Experience, knowledge and commitment to serving a diverse population and promoting equity, diversity and inclusion

• Direct experience providing child, adolescent, family and some adult mental health treatment utilizing Evidence Based Practices

• Strong skills and experience providing individual, child and family, and group treatment

• Ability to complete 60 documented hours of alcohol and drug training (within 3 months of hire)

• Must successfully pass credentialing process

• 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 licensure or within one year

• Experience working with children under 12 and their families

• Experience working with children in their teen years

• Experience working in a Primary Care clinic

*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.

TYPICAL TASKS

Duties may include but are not limited to:

• Assesses individuals receiving services through intakes and other interviews to determine diagnosis and treatment needs; collects and evaluates critical information presented by client or other informants; examines history and current mental status.

• Independently develops and implements service/treatment plans to meet specific requirements of clients; reviews treatment options with client; prepares documents and findings in electronic clinical record in accordance with OAR and Division procedures; may review and approve treatment plans recommended by a Mental Health Specialist 1, if Mental Health Specialist 2.

• Provides planned individual, group and family psychotherapeutic services to clients and their families; enters and maintains documentation of services provided in electronic clinical record in accordance with OAR and Division procedures.

• Works as a key member of a diagnostic team consisting of physicians, psychologists, and other mental health professionals ; makes referrals to other community clinics, agencies, or care facilities; reviews client status, diagnosis, evaluations, treatment plans, treatment objectives and outcomes with diagnostic team, supervisors and other health care professionals as appropriate; provides case-specific consultation to other staff members, providers, families and/or community agencies; provides clinical consultation to students and volunteers.

• Works as a consultant or trainer to staff, other individuals, other agency personnel, interested community groups or staff at institutions; provides mental health and chemical dependency education and training to other staff, outside professionals, family members and the community; may represent the agency on internal or external committees as appropriate; may act as liaison for specific projects or contract services.

• Prepares client evaluations, writes case summaries, reports, and letters and maintains case records; completes program-related assignments as required.

• May act as a field instructor to oversee work of student interns or volunteers, if Mental Health Specialist 2.

• May provide crisis assessment and intervention to individuals receiving services and residents of Clackamas County and their families via telephone, in clinics or in the community as part of a 24/7 crisis response system.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

Working knowledge of: Accepted principles and theories of human behavior, personality and development, and social interaction and development; techniques and procedures employed in diagnosing, evaluating, modifying and motivating human behavior; principles and techniques of group and individual therapy; principles and methods of community intervention; techniques of identifying and utilizing community resources; case management methods and techniques; rules, laws, regulations, and ethics governing the treatment of mental patients and clients; office equipment, including personal computers and software programs.

Skill to: Apply social and psychological theories of behavior and personality to the treatment of difficult mental and emotional disorders and handicaps; diagnose, evaluate and implement a treatment plan and monitor the client's progress toward established goals; analyze and evaluate social, psychological, and physical factors affecting clients and their families; treat clients and their families in order to enhance their social, psychological, and physical functioning; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; make formal presentations to the public, community groups, and other mental health professionals; work effectively as a member of a professional mental health team to diagnose and treat clients; keep accurate and timely records; operate computer software and other office equipment; establish and maintain effective relationships.

WORK SCHEDULE

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. Typical work schedule is 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. 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.

• This position will divide hours between two clinic locations; one in Gladstone, OR. and the other in Oregon City, OR.

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.

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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/

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APPLICATION PROCESS

Clackamas County only accepts online applications.

Help With Your Application:

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If you have any questions or issues you may contact the Department of Human Resources at 503-655-8459 or mailto:jobs@co.clackamas.or.us?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

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VISA SPONSORSHIP

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.

RECRUITING QUESTIONS?

Jimmy Henry, HR Recruitment Business Partner

mailto:JHenry@clackamas.us

To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/3795018

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