Job Details

Mental Health Services Coordinator (Wraparound Team)

Clackamas County, Oregon City, OR

Job - Government

Close Date: 08/21/2019

This Job Posting closes at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time) on Wednesday, August 21, 2019.


Annually: $60,380.30 - $76,668.96
Hourly: $29.02 - $36.86


In addition to competitive wages, Clackamas County offers an attractive benefits package for employees in regular status positions.
This is a full time County position represented by the Employees' Association.


Clackamas County’s Behavioral Health Division is looking for highly motivated, self-directed professionals to fill two vacancies for a Mental Health Services Coordinator on the Wraparound Care Coordination Team! The positions will be facilitating the Wraparound planning process and will be supporting youth and their families on the Child & Family Team.
As a Care Coordinator on the Wraparound Team, you will be working with children and families with multiple system involvement (including but not limited schools, behavioral health, DHS, juvenile justice, medical providers, etc.). Coordinators in this position will follow the values and principles of Wraparound to help families and their communities identify and address youth and family needs, brainstorm strategies to address needs and assure all partners are working together to meet the identified needs in a linguistic and culturally competent manner.
Successful candidates for the Wraparound Team will have: a work history with a strong emphasis on working with youth and families in a multi-disciplinary model; experience developing case plans; experience serving in a facilitator role with multiple community partners with a variety of agendas and requirements; experience working autonomously in field-based settings; and a focus on a clinical model that places the youth and family - and their peer partners - at the center of the planning process.
Required Minimum Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*
• Must be a Qualified Mental Health Associate (QMHA)** as established by the State of Oregon Mental Health Division
• Experience working with children and their families ages birth through young adult
• Experience with care coordination and care management including accessing and implementing service coordination plans and monitoring client progress towards goals
• Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with colleagues, clients, families, care providers, community resources and other agencies
• Experience with electronic medical records
• Must successfully pass a post-offer criminal history check
• Must successfully pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test
• Possession of a valid driver's license or an acceptable alternative method of transportation is required. Must also possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment. Accommodation requests for an acceptable alternative method of transportation will be reviewed on an individual basis in compliance with State and Federal legislation. Specific information on the County's driving policy can be found at Driving and Vehicle Policy (EPP 52).
Preferred Special Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*
• Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP)***as established by the State of Oregon Mental Health Division
• Bilingual English/Spanish
• Attended and completed four day Wraparound Foundation training
• Experience and training in trauma-informed care
• Familiarity with relevant Oregon Administrative Rules and statutes
• Familiarity with Clackamas County services, providers, and resources
*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 Associate” (QMHA) means a person delivering services under the direct supervision of a QMHP and meeting the following minimum qualifications as authorized by the Local Mental Health Authority (LMHA) or designee:
a) Bachelor’s degree in a behavioral sciences field; OR
b) A combination of at least three years relevant work, education, training or experience
QMHAs must demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively, understand mental health assessment, treatment and service terminology and apply each of these concepts, implement skills development strategies, and identify, implement and coordinate the services and supports identified in an ISSP.
***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 (LMHA) 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;
a) Graduate degree in psychology;
b) Graduate degree in social work;
c) Graduate degree in recreational, art, or music therapy; OR
d) 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.


Duties may include but are not limited to the following:
• Supports client and family concerns and communicates family strengths and needs to service providers; ensures effective communication and coordination among service providers and families.
• Coordinates admission and discharge of clients to community-based services; works with intensive service and outpatient providers, community agencies, housing and schools to establish and maintain a routine process to assure smooth transitions across services and agencies.
• Conducts administrative functions for assigned caseload; maintains appropriate and required documentation and recordkeeping in Database and client files within specified timeframes; ensures authorizations are current and generates authorization request forms within specified timeframes; maintains accurate information in various tracking systems; participates in weekly case staffings and review of individual client and program statistics.
• Coordinates the care for a caseload of families found meeting the criteria for Care Coordination. Facilitates fidelity Wraparound planning process to develop Child and Family Teams that can create a family vision; develop a team mission, identify needs, create strategies to address needs, and monitor progress.
• Engage families, supports and community partners in the wraparound process values and principles, ensure all members have a complete and ongoing Plan of Care, documentation of last meeting, completes quarterly outcomes tool with family, and timely processing mental health service authorizations.


In addition to the Minimum Qualifications for the position, other qualifications for the Mental Health Services Coordinator include, but not limited to:

Working knowledge of: Accepted principles and theories of human behavior, personality and development, and social interaction and development; techniques and procedures employed in evaluating, modifying and motivating human behavior; principles and methods of community intervention; techniques of identifying and utilizing community resources; case management methods and techniques; Maintain knowledge of on-going changes in Medicaid system, mental health diagnoses, law, regulations, programs, eligibility criteria, payment methodology, reporting requirements and resources affecting clients; use office equipment, including personal computers and software programs.

Skill to: Apply social and psychological theories of behavior and personality to the treatment of complex mental and emotional disorders; assess and implement a service coordination 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; keep accurate and timely records; establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, families, care providers, community resources, other public and private agencies and County employees; operate computer software and other office equipment.


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 is committed to building a workforce that reflects the community we serve. In that spirit, we encourage applicants of diverse backgrounds and experience, including those in recovery, or who identify as having lived experience.
Clackamas County only accepts online applications.

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.
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.

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