Post Date: 03/13/2019
Close Date: 05/31/2019
Options Counseling and Family Services is an Oregon based non-profit agency comprised of people helping people. Our culturally diverse team of caring individuals has been serving Oregon families for over 25 years. We are proud to offer a Trauma Informed Care environment for both our clients and our staff.
The Mental Health Therapist provides individual and family therapy to children and their families in an office setting. They will provide case management and consultation with PCPs, schools, DHS Child Welfare and Self Sufficiency programs, and other community partners. Eligible clients may be self-referred or referred by schools, County Mental Health, DHS Child Welfare and Self Sufficiency, or the client's PCP. Authorization for services may be required from the Coordinated Care Office (CCO) or another payer source. Some evening and weekend hours will be required.
Master’s or doctorate degree in counseling, psychology, social work, or related field. Must be able to qualify as a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) and be eligible for licensure. Knowledge and/or experience providing mental health services, including assessment and diagnosis, to children and families. Ability to incorporate child-based therapies into treatment is required, as our core client population age between the ages of 5-15. Must be computer proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and record keeping software. Must have respectful, open, unbiased, accepting attitude toward clients and their families.
Knowledge of parenting skills/techniques and child development, and experience working with disadvantaged individuals and high-risk families, including work with incest, sexual abuse, drug and alcohol abuse, and domestic violence and trauma. Experience in play therapy, sand tray, and other child-based therapies. Strong understanding of available community resources and supports.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
65% - Direct Client Services
Interview client to obtain information concerning family history or other assessment information
Conduct mental health assessments for children, including DSM-V diagnosis
Provide therapy and case management services in the office
Develop and implement treatment plans, defining specific goals and objectives, and revise as needed
25% - Documentation
Maintain accurate and current client records, including timely Service Plans, authorization requests, and service notes within the electronic client record (ECR), and sign documents to meet federal and state regulatory standards
Coordinate access and provision of services from multiple agencies, including establishing service linkages, advocating for service needs, and obtaining entitlements based on mental or emotional disability
Work closely with psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses and their primary care physicians to coordinate treatment
Coordinate case activities with Program Supervisor, DHS/Child Welfare, Juvenile Department, schools, and others as appropriate
Refer client to supportive services to supplement treatment and counseling as appropriate and suggested by parent, guardian and/or DHS/Child Welfare caseworker
Make requests for authorization for services to the local Coordinated Care Organization (CCO) as required
Coordinate with DHS and the local CCO regarding referrals as directed
10% - Other Duties
Attend and participate in regular clinical supervision (minimum of two times a month) and team meetings, as directed
Conduct a peer review of at least 10% of open individual service record files each quarter, as part of the Quality Improvement process.
Remain current on relevant research and evidenced based practices
Report suspected child abuse and neglect
Maintain client confidentiality according to state guidelines
Extended periods of time sitting or standing at work station updating client records, phone work, and therapy sessions
Mobility and dexterity sufficient to assist clients and handle required job related functions and move about the facility
Ability to cope with clients who may use challenging or offensive language with potential for escalation to physical aggression
May be required to work afternoon, evening, and/or weekend hours
SALARY RANGE* $40,000 to $55,000 DOE
EOE STATEMENT: Options Counseling and Family Services is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
* The salary range is calculated using Oregon Equal Pay Law factors, which accounts for experience, education, training, travel, and workplace location.