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Mental Health Specialist 2 (Stewart Community Center)

Clackamas County, Oregon City, OR

Job - Technology

Close Date: 09/24/2018

This Job Posting closes at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time) on Monday, September 24, 2018.
Annually: $68,740.17 - $86,59.51; Hourly: $33.04 - $41.80
Bilingual skills are compensated at an additional 5%. Bilingual Spanish skills are preferred, not required.

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 Health Centers - Behavioral Health Clinics is looking for a licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) to work with our Community Support Team. This program provides evidence-based treatments and supports for adults with severe and persistent mental illness as well as co-occurring addiction issues. Our focus is on CBT for psychosis, trauma-informed care, health and wellness, and cognitive remediation for employment.
We are looking for a skilled, experienced mental health professional to provide assessment, treatment planning, individual and group therapy as well as some community outreach and crisis intervention. This position coordinates care with a team of therapists, addiction specialists, case managers, psychiatric prescribers, peer specialists and supported employment specialists.
Competitive candidates will have experience working with this population and be skilled at engaging, assessing and appropriate treatment planning with this population. The ideal candidate will be bilingual in English/Spanish and be either a CADC or have a minimum of 60 hours of Alcohol and Drug training with extensive experience conducting and providing substance abuse assessment and treatment.
Required Minimum Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*
• Must be a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP)** as established by the State of Oregon Mental Health Division
• Must have licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
• Must currently possess or complete 60 documented hours of Alcohol and Drug training or obtain CADC within 2 years of hire
• Experience using Evidence Based Practices (EBP)
• Experience providing comprehensive mental health assessments and treatment services to adults
• Direct experience working with and providing substance abuse assessments and treatment services to adults
• Experience facilitating group therapy for adults
• Must successfully pass the credentialing process
• Must successfully pass a post-offer criminal history check, which may include national or state fingerprint records check
• Must successfully pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test
• Valid Driver's License. Applicants for this position must meet the requirements of the County's Driving Policy. Specific information on the County's driving policy can be found at Driving and Vehicle Policy (EPP 52).
Preferred Special Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*
• Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) OR have a minimum of 60 hours of Alcohol and Drug training, if licensed
• Knowledge of mental health, substance abuse, legal, medical and social resources in the community
• Bilingual in English / Spanish
*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.



Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
• Conduct assessments for individuals requesting or referred for mental health or substance abuse treatment.
o Determine medical necessity for all individuals seeking services through Clackamas County Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC).
o Complete appropriate Level of Service screening tools as identified by the agency.
• Complete treatment planning in coordination with adult (and family as appropriate).
o Complete relapse prevention plans for all individuals participating in alcohol/drug treatment.
• Provide group, individual, family treatment, case management and consultation as appropriate and identified in the treatment plan.
o Utilize agency approved Evidence Based Practices
o Provide outreach to individuals for missed appointments.
o Utilize outcome measures identified by CCBHC to monitor an individual’s progress in his/her recovery.
o Make mandatory reports as defined by state law and agency policy.
• Maintain documentation according to agency policy, procedures, and standards, insurance requirements, State of Oregon rules, and Medicaid and/or Medicare rules. Includes but not limited to:
o Clinical formulations that clearly support diagnoses, need and rationale for treatment.
o Recovery oriented treatment plans with observable, measurable objectives.
o Clear, organized, timely progress notes.
• Ensure that updates to assessments and treatment plans occur as dictated by client need, but before expiration of current document.
• Work effectively as a member of a treatment team by coordinating with case manager/skills trainers, therapists, prescribers, and peer partners in provision of services.
• Coordinate treatment services with health care providers, social service and other agencies.
• Actively participate in team meetings and treatment planning sessions to ensure appropriate treatment and education is provided to individuals enrolled in services.
• Participate in supervision as required by the agency.
• Meet agency productivity goals.
• When indicated, provide UA (urinalysis) surveillance; accurately complete documentation and adhere to chain of custody requirements to ensure samples are valid.
• Develop and sustain positive working relationships with other county agencies, state divisions and departments, and other community partners.
• Provide crisis services to support the safety of individuals served by CCBHC, including performing the duties of a designee as needed.
• Meet the standards of confidentiality as defined in agency policy, state and federal law.
• Adhere to policies and procedures of CCBHC and maintain all applicable professional, legal, and ethical standards.
• Provide other duties as assigned.

Working knowledge of: Human development and trauma-informed treatment to ensure appropriate services for each individuals seeking treatment services; accepted principles and theories of assessing and treating mental health issues and substance abuse and dependency; principles and techniques of providing individual, family and group treatment.
Skill to: Accurately assess developmentally appropriate mental health issues and substance abuse and dependency issues; maintain objective and therapeutic relationships with individuals receiving services; apply Evidenced Based Practices.
Ability to: Establish positive working relationships with other employees, clients and their families, with community partners and the public.


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 Health Centers provide direct medical, dental, and mental health services to Clackamas County residents.
We provide services at our Integrated Primary Health Care Clinics, our mental health clinics, or through our School Based Health Centers.

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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