Job Details

Program Planner (Adult 65+ Program)

Clackamas County, Oregon City, OR

Job - Government

Close Date: 03/20/2018

This Job Posting closes at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time) on Tuesday, March 20, 2018.

This job has been extended to increase the applicant pool.

Annually: $56,749.47 - $72,058.65
Hourly: $27.283398 - $34.643582


In addition to competitive wages, Clackamas County offers an attractive benefits package for employees in regular status positions.
Health Plan Options: Most employees are eligible to start most benefits the first of the month after two full months of continuous employment.
This is a full time County position represented by the Employees' Association.


Clackamas County's Behavioral Health Division is seeking a Program Planner to work with systems serving the older adult (age 65 and older) population. This position is responsible for assessing, planning, overseeing, evaluating, and participating in the development and implementation of senior mental health provision system for Clackamas County. The incumbent will provide system evaluation of existing programs and identify needed programs and prevention services. Additionally, they will develop information and referral process for services and act as a liaison between community agencies, system partners and the State aging and mental health programs, as well as providing training and consultation to community partners. This position reports to the Clackamas Behavioral Health Division System Coordination Manager, but will be providing consultation to other community agencies serving the 65 and older population and may spend significant time at these agencies, as well as attending both regional and state meetings. This position will also work collaboratively with the Older Adult Behavioral Health Regional Coordinator, and the other members of the regional team.

Required Minimum Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*
•At least three (3) years of experience as a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP)**, working with older adults, age 65 years and older
•At least two (2) years of experience working with other older adult system partners, such as APD, health and medical care providers, and/or long term care and community services
•At least one (1) year of experience tracking referrals and data collection
•At least three (3) years of experience working with multi-disciplinary teams, specific to older adults, including professionals from mental health, APD, health and medical, long term care, and/or community supports
•At least one (1) year of experience public speaking, including presenting training material, and leading community discussions
•Must successfully pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.
•Must successfully pass a criminal history check, which may include national or state fingerprint records check.
•Driving is required for County business on a regular basis or to accomplish work. Incumbents must possess a valid driver's license, and possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment. Specific information on the County's driving policy can be found at Driving and Vehicle Policy (EPP 52) .

Preferred Special Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*
•Licensed Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP)**
•At least one (1) year of experience working with older adults within specialty populations not limited to Veterans, populations with cultural and linguistic needs and LGTBQ

** 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.

*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.


Duties may include but are not limited to:
•Provide coordination and collaboration between systems in order to promote improved outcomes for older adults (65+). Systems involved include: Adults and Persons with Disabilities (APD), Mental Health, consumer groups, health and medical care and other community services.
•Provide consultation to case managers and other system partners for those individuals (older adults) with urgent/acute needs (complex cases), including providing appropriate resources and referrals; facilitate care conferences, if needed.
•Provide information to families, primary care providers, and local communities regarding local and state wide resources for older adults.
•Assist with transitions and discharges from long term care as well as diversion and/or discharge from jail and hospitals, as needed.
•Participate with interdisciplinary teams, consumers and advocates to develop and provide best practices for older adults living in the community; maintain high priority partnerships with agencies, health care providers and service providers that work with older adults and people with disabilities.
•Assess community needs for the older adult population, in order to identify needs and eliminate barriers.
•Maintain and monitor access and referral to existing services in the local community; assure services are available and that they are provided with dignity and are responsive to unique needs.
•Maintain a current database on resources for placements for families and facilities, including community, long-term care, and acute care; create reporting elements specific to the coordination of services; document data based on identified outcome elements.
•Assist regional Older Adult Coordinator in the coordination of peer support programs and trainings for local area.


Working knowledge of: Principles, procedures, and techniques of research, program evaluation, and analysis of program design and administration; availability of community and contract resources for older adults; departmental policies and procedures as they relate to stated goals and objectives; concepts and principles of human behavior, behavioral or personality adjustment problems as they relate to the older adult population and respective program emphasis of a specific department; modern office practices and procedures; budget concepts, basic accounting and mathematical skills and techniques of monitoring expenditures.

Skill to: Assess and present need for service, compose and negotiate contracts, and establish procedures for effective program appraisal as they relate to the older adult population; analyze and evaluate situations accurately and recommend effective courses of action; present comprehensive information in either oral or written form; communicate effectively in public; interpret professional material to lay individuals; conduct staff training in utilizing available programs and assess their effectiveness with departmental personnel and the public; establish and maintain effective working relationships.


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.


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.


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.


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 or ACLS CPR Certification, and degrees (as applicable). Credentialing and Provider Enrollment processes will be completed prior to hire with the help of our Health Centers Credentialing team.

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