Job Details

Mental Health Specialist 2 (LCSW) (Beavercreek Primary Care Clinic)

Clackamas County, Oregon City, OR

Job - Government

Close Date: 02/17/2020

This Job Posting will close at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) on Monday, February 17, 2020.
This position has been extended from the original close date. We reserve the right to close this recruitment at any time on or after that date.
Annual Pay Range: $73,138.17 - $92,523.18
Hourly Page Range: $35.162583 - $44.482298
Starting salaries will be within the posted pay range based on job-related factors such as experience, training and/or education.


Clackamas County's Health Centers- Behavioral Health Clinics is looking for a motivated and adaptable licensed mental health and substance abuse therapist to join the Beavercreek Primary Care Clinic in Oregon City. The clinician in this position will provide outpatient treatment to vulnerable individuals of all ages, primarily adults, many of whom may have limited resources. Individuals in this position should thrive in a setting where they will work independently as well as in a team environment. The clinician in this position is required to have current licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).
As a Mental Health Specialist 2, you will provide a variety of advanced level professional treatment and program services to individuals with mental health and substance abuse issues primarily servicing Medicaid, Medicare, and uninsured populations. You will be expected to participate as an effective member on a Medical team of professionals. This bilingual position will also manage client crises and will be assigned to cover other duties as necessary, which could involve working as a generalist in any of our adult, child and family programs.
At Clackamas Health Centers, our aim is to work with each individual to help them be as healthy as they can be. We believe engagement and participation in mental health and addictions treatment provides positive outcomes in the lives of each person, their chosen family, and the community in which they reside. The clinicians providing services to the community are responsible for the highest quality of care and be diverse in their treatment skills.
Candidates must be willing to qualify to complete the qualifications to provide alcohol and drug treatment.
Required Minimum Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*
• Designation as a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP)** as established by the Mental Health and Addiction Certification Board of Oregon
• Licensure by a recognized governing board in Oregon as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
• Direct experience providing child, adolescent, family and/or adult mental health treatment utilizing Evidence Based Practices
• Post-graduate clinical experience in a mental health treatment setting
• Experience providing treatment services for individuals with substance abuse disorders
• Strong skills and experience providing individual, family, and group treatment
• Ability to complete 120 documented hours of alcohol and drug training (within 3 months of hire)
• Ability to complete 60 documented hours of alcohol and drug training OR obtain a CADC within 2 years of hire
• Must successfully pass credentialing process
• Must successfully pass a post-offer criminal history check, which may include national or state fingerprint records check
• Must pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. Learn more about the County's drug testing policy.
• Driving may be necessary for County business. Possession of a valid driver’s license or an acceptable alternative method of transportation is required for occasional/incidental driving. Accommodation requests for an acceptable alternative method of transportation will be reviewed on an individual basis in compliance with State and Federal legislation. Learn more about the County's driving policy
Preferred Special Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*
• Experience working in a primary care clinic
• At least one year experience providing treatment services for individuals with substance abuse disorders
• At least one year experience providing adult mental health treatment
• Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) II or III
• Knowledge of mental health, substance abuse, legal, medical and social resources in the community
• Bilingual Spanish/English
*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 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.
1. Assesses individuals receiving services through intakes and other interviews to determine diagnosis and treatment needs; collects and evaluates critical information presented by client or other informants; examines history and current mental status.
2. Independently develops and implements service/treatment plans to meet specific requirements of clients; reviews treatment options with client; prepares documents and findings in electronic clinical record in accordance with OAR and Division procedures
3. Provides planned individual, group and family psychotherapeutic services to clients and their families; enters and maintains documentation of services provided in electronic clinical record in accordance with OAR and Division procedures.
4. Works as a key member of a diagnostic team consisting of physicians, psychologists, and other mental health professionals ; makes referrals to other community clinics, agencies, or care facilities; reviews client status, diagnosis, evaluations, treatment plans, treatment objectives and outcomes with diagnostic team, supervisors and other health care professionals as appropriate; provides case-specific consultation to other staff members, providers, families and/or community agencies; provides clinical consultation to students and volunteers.
5. Works as a consultant or trainer to staff, other individuals, other agency personnel, interested community groups or staff at institutions; provides mental health and chemical dependency education and training to other staff, outside professionals, family members and the community; may represent the agency on internal or external committees as appropriate; may act as liaison for specific projects or contract services.
6. Prepares client evaluations, writes case summaries, reports, and letters and maintains case records; completes program-related assignments as required.
Working knowledge of: Accepted principles and theories of human behavior, personality and development, and social interaction and development; techniques and procedures employed in diagnosing, evaluating, modifying and motivating human behavior; principles and techniques of group and individual therapy; principles and methods of community intervention; techniques of identifying and utilizing community resources; case management methods and techniques; rules, laws, regulations, and ethics governing the treatment of mental patients and clients; office equipment, including personal computers and software programs.
Skill to: Apply social and psychological theories of behavior and personality to the treatment of difficult mental and emotional disorders and handicaps; diagnose, evaluate and implement a treatment 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, both orally and in writing; make formal presentations to the public, community groups, and other mental health professionals; work effectively as a member of a professional mental health team to diagnose and treat clients; keep accurate and timely records; operate computer software and other office equipment; establish and maintain effective relationships.
This position works 40 hours during a standard workweek of Monday through Friday.
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 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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