Job Details

Intensive Needs Service Coordinator (QMHP)

Luke-Dorf, Portland

Job - Non-Profit

Close Date: 06/30/2020

Who We Are:
Luke-Dorf, Inc. is a private, non-profit community mental health agency that provides services for individuals with psychiatric disabilities. Luke-Dorf, Inc. is a licensed provider of mental health and alcohol and drug treatment services in both Washington and Multnomah Counties. Our network of supportive programs is designed to maximize each individual's self-determination, independence and stability. With a focus on Recovery and Community Integration, we are committed to individualized, strength-based treatment, utilizing a variety of evidence-based practices and innovative models.

The Intensive Needs Service Coordinator provides behavioral health services including counseling focused on recovery goals related to both mental health and substance use disorder diagnoses, case management, and care coordination to individuals enrolled in the Bridge City Recovery Program and the Luke Dorf East clinical team. The Intensive Needs Service Coordinator will be a dually credentialed QMHP or licensed mental health clinician and CADC, or willing to work towards a CADC credential (supervision and hours provided onsite). Populations served includes individuals with multiple system involvement, medical complications, and/or individuals dually diagnosed with mental health disorder and substance abuse diagnosis. Focus of this position will be on stabilization in the community, ensuring consumers have access to services that support their overall wellness, individual rights and dignities and individual goals, and ensuring folks are able to move towards increased independence.

Case Management and Counseling
- Develop and update treatment plans in partnership with each individual on the caseload.
- Assist individuals in connecting to resources needed to achieve goals set in their treatment plan.
- Assist with coordination and attendance of medical appointments, social supports and legal requirements as needed.
- Facilitate Dual Diagnosis Recovery Groups
- Provide individual therapy utilizing evidence based practices that address mental health and substance abuse issues.

Crisis Intervention
- Coordinate hospital/inpatient service transitions and program transfers when necessary
- Effectively utilize crisis de-escalation skills to support all individuals and work collaboratively with team members to support Bridge City residents and outpatient clients on the caseload
- Complete and document risk assessments and safety plans

- Document all services provided within 72 hours through ‘DAP’ Format on EHR.
- Complete ASAM and master treatment plans as needed
- Coordinate transfers for individuals transitioning from the Bridge City program to Luke Dorf outpatient services or alternative services as their depart their current treatment providers
- Attend or facilitated care coordination meetings, as necessary.

Other General Expectations:
- Attend and positively participate in required meetings.
- Demonstrate effective organizational and time management skills
- Pursue ongoing development of skills and competencies as required by individuals licensing bodies and as required to maintain competency in the role.
- Maintain current Oregon Drivers License.
- Maintain CPR and First Aid Certificate.


Ideal applicant will have knowledge of evidence-based practices, the DSM, community mental health system and dual diagnosis population. Applicants will demonstrate an enthusiasm for advocating for underserved and vulnerable population through advocacy, care coordination, behavioral health counseling and case management. Positive attitude, organization, and ability to work as a team are required traits, as well as being a self-starter and comfort in working with two programs and within the complicated community mental health system.

- Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) with a Masters Degree in social work or counseling is required:
- The ability to meet the Oregon Administrative Rules definition of QMHP qualifications: “QMHPs shall demonstrate the ability to conduct an assessment including identifying precipitating events, to include health and safety risks to self or others; gathering histories of mental and physical health, substance use, past mental health services, and criminal justice contacts; assessing family, cultural, social, and work relationships; conducting a mental status examination; completing a DSM diagnosis; developing a safety plan; writing and supervising the implementation of a person-centered treatment plan; and providing individual, family, or group therapy within the scope of their training.”
- Experience with dual diagnosis and/or individuals diagnosed with persistent mental illness preferred.
- A CADC I is required within one year of hire with education, supervision and hours being provided onsite.

Mental Requirements:
Extensive mental activities required. Examples to include but not limited to the use of educated judgment, communicate thought clearly, maintain calm demeanor in crisis situations, be an empathetic and effective listener, flexible and analytical. Ability to engage others and remain strength based and recovery oriented.

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