This Job Posting closes at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time) on Monday, February 4, 2019.
Annually: $56,749.47 - $72,058.65
Hourly: $27.28 - $34.64
Bilingual skills are paid at an additional 5%. Bilingual skills are desired, but not required.
In addition to competitive wages, Clackamas County offers an attractive benefits package for employees in regular status positions.
This is a full time County position represented by the Employees' Association.
Clackamas County's Behavioral Health Division is seeking a highly motivated, self-directed Mental Health Services coordinator to join our Adult Care Coordination Team.
The Adult Care Coordinator's primary focus will be to provide care coordination services to a caseload of clients who meet the criteria for the Choice Model (formerly the Adult Mental Health Initiative, or AMHI), including: (a) working with multiple systems serving the client, (b) working proactively to keep the client in the most integrated, community based setting consistent with the client’s wishes, and (c) partnering with a broad range of community partners, including (but not limited to) family, friends, peers, natural systems of support as defined by the client, community mental health providers, hospitals, APD/DD, Oregon State Hospital, residential settings, and A&D providers.
Successful candidates for the Adult Team will have: a work history with a strong emphasis on working with adults with severe and persistent mental illness; an understanding of the mental health and residential systems of care; experience with using person-centered, strengths-based recovery-oriented approaches; experience with providing care coordination (vs. case management or therapy) and collaborating with diverse partners; and a belief that it is our job to support every person we serve in defining and pursuing their own definition of recovery.
Clackamas County is committed to building a workforce that reflects the community we serve. In that spirit, we encourage applicants of diverse backgrounds and experience, including those in recovery, or who identify as having lived experience.
Required Minimum Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*
Preferred Special Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*
*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.
** "Qualified Mental Health Associate” (QMHA) means a person delivering services under the direct supervision of a QMHP and meeting the following minimum qualifications as authorized by the Local Mental Health Authority (LMHA) or designee:
a) Bachelor’s degree in a behavioral sciences field; or
b) A combination of at least three years relevant work, education, training or experience
QMHAs must demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively, understand mental health assessment, treatment and service terminology and apply each of these concepts, implement skills development strategies, and identify, implement and coordinate the services and supports identified in an ISSP.
*** "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 (LMHA) 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;
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.
Duties may include but are not limited to the following:
In addition to the Minimum Qualifications for each position, other qualifications for the Mental Health Services Coordinator include, but not limited to:
Working knowledge of: Accepted principles and theories of human behavior, personality and development, and social interaction and development; techniques and procedures employed in evaluating, modifying and motivating human behavior; principles and methods of community intervention; techniques of identifying and utilizing community resources; case management methods and techniques; Maintain knowledge of on-going changes in Medicaid system, mental health diagnoses, law, regulations, programs, eligibility criteria, payment methodology, reporting requirements and resources affecting clients; use office equipment, including personal computers and software programs.
Skill to: Apply social and psychological theories of behavior and personality to the treatment of complex mental and emotional disorders; assess and implement a service coordination 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 in writing and make formal presentations to the public, community groups, and other mental health professionals; keep accurate and timely records; establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, families, care providers, community resources, other public and private agencies and County employees; operate computer software and other office equipment.
This position is included in the County’s alternate workweek program, working 40 hours during a standard workweek of Monday through Thursday (Fridays off).
Specific hours of work will be discussed with the candidate selected for this position at the time an offer of employment is extended.
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 400,000 citizens.
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT
The Clackamas County Behavioral Health Division strives to provide excellent mental health and addictions services to Clackamas County residents who receive Medicaid and Medicare, or who may be uninsured. We offer services through partner providers located throughout the county. We also offer direct service through our Crisis Services programs.
Behavioral Health is a Division of the Health, Housing, and Human Services (H3S) Department.
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 e-mail us. 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.
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.