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Mental Health Therapist, Crisis Team

LifeWorks NW, Hillsboro, OR

Job - Non-Profit

Close Date: 08/31/2018

The Mental Health Therapist, Crisis Team, Overnight On Call position is an overnight clinician that works from home and responds to crisis calls in the community or by phone as needed.
Purpose: Responds to people across the lifespan experiencing a mental health crisis. Primarily provides phone and community based crisis intervention with people who call the Washington County Crisis Line after business hours with mental health or substance use concerns. Conducts mental health risk assessments and triage, coordinates crisis intervention, develops short-term person centered stabilization plans, assists with resource linkage, and initiates involuntary transport to the emergency department (Director's Custody) when indicated for safety reasons.
Hours: This is an on call position. Hours: 9:30 pm to 7:45 am.
Pay: $25.55 to $27.69 per hour for hours worked. Stipend for holding phone - $80 per night Monday through Thursday; $91 per night Friday through Sunday. Stipend for go out - $160 per night (only if there is a go out) plus hourly rate for time spent in the community with person in crisis.
We are currently recruiting for one more clinicians to work up to 5 shifts a week.
• Strong assessment, decision-making and interpersonal skills are absolute necessities for this position required.
• Master's degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or a Mental Health related field (QMHP qualified) required.
• Demonstrated ability to conduct a mental health crisis 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, social and working relationships and conducting a mental status examination; complete a five-axis DSM diagnosis; write and supervise the implementation of an Individual Service and Support Plan; and provide individual, family and/or group therapy to address chemical dependency and/or mental health problems.
• More than 1 year of experience preferred in a broad range of clinical interventions and mental health assessments with children and families or individual with severe and persistent mental illness.
• Bilingual (English/Spanish) fluency preferred, but not required.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively on a highly interdependent team, necessary skill sets include: initiative, dependability, flexibility and strong organizational skills.
• Demonstrated ability to maintain case management in accordance with federal, state and/or funding source requirements as well as LifeWorks NW policies and procedures.
• Knowledge of community resources and treatment agencies enabling appropriate referrals for specific client needs.
• Good computer skills including a functional knowledge of Microsoft Outlook and Word. Ability to master proprietary software including electronic health record system. This includes the ability to enter data and retrieve data and to prepare simple reports.
• Demonstrates effective communication skills and maintains a cooperative working relationship with others in a culturally diverse environment.
• Requires valid driver's license and ability to meet LifeWorks NW driving requirements.


LifeWorks NW believes that diversity strengthens our workforce and empowers our community. LifeWorks NW is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status in accordance with law.
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