This Job Posting closes at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time) on Monday, October 15, 2018.
The eligibility list established for this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies.
Mental Health Specialist 1(unlicensed - must be licensed within 3 years of hire)
Annually: $56,749.47 - $72,058.65 ; Hourly: $27.28 - $34.64
Mental Health Specialist 2 (licensed)
Annually: $68,740.17 - $86,959.51; Hourly: $33.04 - $41.80
Clackamas County Health Centers-Behavioral Health Clinics is seeking an experienced mental health and substance abuse clinician to join the Corrections Substance Abuse Program (CSAP) Team. CSAP provides residential addiction services to men and women with significant addiction and criminal histories. As a Mental Health Specialist, you will provide advanced level professional treatment and program services to adults with mental health and substance abuse issues involved in the criminal justice system. All candidates must be willing to qualify to complete the qualifications to provide alcohol and drug treatment.
This role includes the assessment of individuals on probation or parole with Clackamas County Community Corrections to determine diagnosis; collect and evaluate critical information presented by the individual and other informants; examine history and current addiction treatment needs; develop and implement treatment plans prepares documents and findings in electronic clinical record in accordance with OAR and Division procedures.
The clinician in this position will work as a key member of the residential treatment team and as a member of the Community Health Centers; makes referrals to other community clinics, agencies, or care facilities; reviews consumer status, diagnosis, evaluations, treatment plans, treatment objectives and outcomes with the team and PO, 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, volunteers and paraprofessional staff.
Competitive candidates will be licensed clinicians with experience in providing assessments and treatment for adults with substance abuse issues and a background of successfully collaborating with community partners. The ideal candidate will have significant experience treating individuals involved with the criminal justice system with substance abuse issues and certification as a CADC or 60 hours of Alcohol and Drug Training, if licensed.
This position is currently open for either a licensed or unlicensed clinician. We will consider unlicensed candidates with strong corrections experience or a background providing treatment to individuals involved with the criminal justice system. Licensure is required within 3 years of hire.
The Mental Health Specialist 1 is the first working level in the Mental Health Specialist series. Incumbents in this class are assigned a broad range of caseloads and duties involving assessment and treatment procedures, or consisting of severe mental/emotional/behavioral disorders which require a high level of proficiency for effective treatment. Incumbents are not considered independent practitioners as they are not licensed and service/treatment plans must be approved by a licensed mental health professional.
This class differs from the higher level Mental Health Specialist 2, which is a licensed Mental Health Professional. Advancement to Mental Health Specialist 2 is predicated upon mental health licensure by a recognized governing board in Oregon. When entering as a Mental Health Specialist 1, licensure is required within 3 years of hire.
The Mental Health Specialist 2 is the advanced working level in the Mental Health Specialist series. Incumbents of this class are independent practitioners assigned a broad range of caseloads and duties involving sophisticated assessment and treatment procedures, or consisting of severe mental/emotional/behavioral addiction disorders which require a high level of proficiency for effective treatment.
This class differs from Mental Health Specialist 1 which is not a licensed Mental Health Professional. Incumbents in this class are currently licensed.
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:
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 an individual service plan and provide individual, family or group therapy for the range of clients served. The person must be flexible in this work atmosphere as different job assignments are common.
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.
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 and is a great place to live, work and play!
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.
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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 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.