Mental Health Specialist (Child & Family Treatment Team)

$68,869 - $87,447 yearly
  • Clackamas County
  • Oregon City, OR, USA
  • May 03, 2024
Full time Public Health

Job Description

Mental Health Specialist (Child & Family Treatment Team)

Job ID: 107417

Location: Oregon City, Oregon

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Regular/Temporary:Regular

CLACKAMAS COUNTY CORE VALUES

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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.

Application reviews will occur each week on Wednesday, beginning May 8, 2024.

We reserve the right to close this recruitment at any time on or after that date.

PAY AND BENEFITS

Clackamas County is committed to offering a high-quality benefits package to support employees and their families.

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!

Mental Health Specialist 2 (licensed):

Annual Pay Range: $83,420.32 - $105,530.57

Hourly Pay Range: $40.105921 - $50.735849

Mental Health Specialist 1 (unlicensed):

Annual Pay Range: $68,868.87 - $87,447.48

Hourly Pay Range: $33.110035 - $42.042059

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

• Eligible newly hired employees will have the one-time option to frontload their first year of vacation accruals in compliance with https://dochub.clackamas.us/documents/drupal/a51ff5d3-d243-49ba-aa11-15324f4c0bf8! This means you have access to vacation time at time of hire.

• 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.)
• OPSRP 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)

This is a full time County position represented by the Employees' Association.

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JOB DETAILS AND QUALIFICATIONS

Clackamas County's Health Centers - Behavioral Health Clinics is looking for a therapist to provide mental health and substance use disorder assessment and treatment services to adolescents, families, some younger children and some young adults. The successful candidate will demonstrate exceptional strengths in client engagement, the ability to provide culturally appropriate and equitable services to a wide range of clients, and a strong commitment to equity, inclusion, and diversity. This position will join the Child and Family Team located in Milwaukie.

As a Mental Health Specialist, the therapist will provide mental health and addictions assessments, develop service plans in conjunction with youth and their families, develop and deliver a range of evidence-based, anti-racist and trauma-informed treatment services. Candidates will have experience in adolescent substance abuse treatment, family systems work and experience coordinating with other agencies as a team player or leader. They will demonstrate ability to engage with youth, caregivers and teams through a variety of in person and remote media, and provide individual, family, and group therapy, as well as case coordination and crisis management. This position requires some evening hours. Staff will routinely provide 2 or more treatment groups to support the needs of the team.

This position will provide a variety of advanced level professional treatment and program services to mental health consumers' ages 0-25 and their families in addition to providing treatment services to youth and young adults with substance abuse issues. The successful candidate will participate as an effective member on a diagnostic team of mental health professionals which conducts evaluations, treatment planning, and placement for consumers.

Clackamas County Health Centers' 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 treatment provides positive outcomes in the lives of each person, their chosen family, and the community in which they reside. The therapists providing services to the community are responsible for the highest quality of care and should be diverse in their treatment skills. Candidates with a strong commitment to providing equitable services to the community and supporting Clackamas County's commitment to equity, inclusion and diversity are encouraged to apply. This is your opportunity to give back to the community!

*This position is currently open for a licensed, Mental Health Specialist. Clackamas County will consider unlicensed candidates who have a background providing mental health treatment to individuals in a health clinic or relatable environment serving the vulnerable population. Licensure is however required within three (3) years of hire for applicants who are unlicensed and they must still meet QMHP criteria (outlined below).

Required Minimum Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

• 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:

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.

• If Licensed, must be credentialed as aClinical Social Worker (LCSW) - preferred, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) or Licensed Psychologist (PsyD/PHD) AND a minimum of two (2) years of related experience that would provide the required knowledge and skills to perform the responsibilities of this position.
• If unlicensed, must have minimum of one (1) year of relevant experience that would provide the required knowledge and skills to perform the duties of the role AND must also receive licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) or Licensed Psychologist (PsyD/PHD) within three (3) years of hire.
• Experience, knowledge and commitment to serving a diverse population and promoting equity, diversity and inclusion
• Experience working with Evidence Based Treatment Practices, including family systems work with adolescents
• Experience providing substance abuse assessments and treatment services to youth ages 0-25
• Experience facilitating addictions and mental health therapy groups and demonstrated success in engaging youth through remote services
• Ability to perform collaborative documentation/charting with clients
• Must possess and maintain a Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate
• Must successfully pass the credentialing process

Preferred Special Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

• Bilingual Spanish/English proficiency
• Current Licensure (LCSW, LPC or LMFT preferred)
• Certification as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) I, II, III

Pre-Employment Requirements:*

• 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

*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

• Conducts culturally appropriate and sensitive interviews with consumers and collects critical information necessary to complete comprehensive assessments / reassessments, for both mental health and substance use disorders that include psycho-social, developmental, financial and physical factors, substance use 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.
• Collaborates with youth and families to develop culturally appropriate service plans, determines appropriate treatment, skills training and care service needs, matches client 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 case records in accordance with OARs and agency policies and procedures; completes program related assignments as required.
• Coordinates with internal and external health care providers and social service personnel to obtain services for consumers or to participate in problem solving; consult with other staff as assigned; meet with community agencies as assigned to coordinate care and meet client needs.
• Provides individual, group and family therapy and other therapeutic interventions to clients and significant family members or caregivers in accordance with the service plan to meet the treatment needs of the clients.
• 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.
• Access for safety, develop safety plans and coordinate with collateral to maintain client safety. Clearly document level of risk and measures taken to address risk of harm to self or other.
• Participate in individual supervisor and group consultations to identify areas of professional strength and development needs.
• Maintains clinical licenses required for this position including completing continuing education and paying fees in a timely manner to keep license current. Takes responsibility to stay current with standards of care in the field.
• Maintains client privacy in accordance with HIPPA and report and respond to abuse reports. Conductions effective informed consent discussions with clients with a range of cultural, linguistic and educational barriers to understanding these complex concepts.

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 or on a flex schedule. This position requires working some evening hours. Evening hours won't typically extend past 7:00 PM.

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.

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/

http://www.clackamas.us/healthcenters/

Health, Housing, and Human Services (H3S) consists of six divisions, dedicated to ensuring health families and strong communities in Clackamas County.

Mission Statement: We lead and learn with equity in serving individuals, families, and communities by providing access to high quality healthcare, housing, and services that strengthen social and economic resilience.

Vision Statement: Individuals, families, and communities are resilient and thriving.

H3S is committed to improving programs and ensuring better outcomes for the people served, and focuses on the following goals:

• EMPOWERED AND THRIVING STAFF - H3S staff are empowered, engaged and have a sense of belonging while being valued and supported to thrive.
• EQUITY DRIVEN SERVICES - H3S promotes and provides accessible, equitable and culturally responsive services.
• ORGANIZATIONAL EXCELLENCE & CONTINUOUS QUALITY IMPROVEMENT - H3S operates consistently, efficiently and effectively as a cohesive department, using our individual and collective skills and expertise.

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. Once a job applicant has accepted a position, they will be required to complete an I-9 and confirm authorization to work in the United States prior to their first day.

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.

OTHER INFORMATION

If selected as a final candidate, you will be required to submit all State Professional Licenses/Certificates, DEA, National Board Certifications, Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), BLS and/or ACLS level CPR, and degrees (as applicable). Credentialing and Provider Enrollment processes will be completed prior to hire with the help of our Health Centers Credentialing team.

This position will require possession of a current certification as a Qualified Medical Health Associate (QMHA) by having the minimum education requirements as established by the Mental Health and Addiction Counseling Board of Oregon (MHACBO).

RECRUITING QUESTIONS?

Jimmy Henry, Recruiter
mailto:JHenry@clackamas.us

To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/5226176

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