This Job Posting closes at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time) on Tuesday, May 1, 2018.
Mental Health Specialist 2
Annually: $68,740.17 - $86,959.51; Hourly: $33.04 - $41.80
Bilingual skills are compensated at an additional 5%. Spanish/English Bilingual skills are required.
Clackamas County's Health Centers- Behavioral Health Clinics is looking for a motivated and adaptable, licensed mental health professional with bilingual Spanish skills to join our Behavioral Health Clinic Team! Mental Health Specialists provide outpatient treatment to vulnerable individuals, many of whom may have limited resources. Professionals in these positions should thrive in a setting where they will work independently as well as in a team environment.
As a Mental Health Specialist 2, you will provide a variety of advanced level professional treatment and program services to adults with mental health and substance abuse issues primarily servicing Medicaid, Medicare, and uninsured populations. You will be expected to participate as an effective member on a team of professionals who regularly conduct mental health and addictions assessments, treatment plans and services for a wide range of individuals. This position will also manage client crises and will be assigned to cover other duties as necessary, which could involve working as a generalist in any of our adult, child and family programs.
The most competitive candidates will have knowledge and experience in providing assessments and treatment for adults with both mental health and substance abuse disorders as well as fluent in Spanish. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in facilitating therapy groups, experience performing collaborative documentation and charting for clients and have either 60 hours of Alcohol and Addiction Training or a CADC.
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.
** 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:
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:
Working knowledge of:
Accepted principles and theories of human behavior, personality and development, and social interaction and development; knowledge of level of care instruments such as the LOCUS, CASII and ASAM; 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.
Apply social, behavioral and psychological practice theories to treat acute and chronic mental health and addiction concerns; 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 in writing and make formal presentations to the public, community groups, and other mental health professionals; work effectively as a member of a professional mental health and addictions team to diagnose and treat clients; keep accurate and timely records; operate computer software and other office equipment.
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 will be located at the Hilltop Behavioral Health Center. Clinic hours are Monday through Friday 8am to 6:30pm.
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
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.
This position will be part of the Mental Health & Addiction Services Team focusing on the Adult population. The Hilltop Behavioral Health Center offers a variety of outpatient counseling and treatment services for both mental health and drug and alcohol issues.
Adult Treatment Programs
The following programs are available for adults at the Hilltop Behavioral Health Center. Please click on the individual program titles to learn more.
Health Centers is a Division of the Health, Housing, and Human Services (H3S) Department.
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.