ABOUT THE JOB
This position is designed to be part of the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team which is a multidisciplinary team providing intensive, community based outpatient services for participants with severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI) and co-occurring disorders. As a case manager for the ACT team, you will walk alongside program participants and be a key player in supporting their access to community resources, access to housing supports, and other entitlements. In doing so, your role will provide clients the opportunity to build their skills, develop healthy relationships with the client and community agencies, family, and other natural supports and facilitate progress towards overall wellness and healthy functioning.
Your skills in quick problem solving, time management & communication, crisis support, and advocacy will be instrumental in your success within this role as you partner with your fellow team members, internal PCBH partner programs and other community agencies to facilitate clients’ success in recovery and achievement of their identified treatment goals. If you are passionate about helping others move forward in their journey towards recovery, this is the role for you and we are excited to add you to our team!
Polk County, the Organization:
Polk County takes pride in knowing that our employees are what makes the County a great place to work. We have a strong desire for each employee to feel respected; connected to the department they work for as well as other County departments and the community at large; and know that they are critical to County business. We understand that work may be necessary, but not what should define each individual. We all have diverse personalities and interests away from the job, and at Polk County we encourage our employees to be connected to something bigger than work.
Polk County offers generous employee benefits including, but not limited to:
11 paid holidays per year
8 hours of vacation earned monthly (increasing with years of service)
8 hours of sick leave earned monthly
4-5 Personal Leave Days earned each fiscal year (Depends on position; prorated depending on date of hire
PERS (Public Employees Retirement System) – 100% employer funded contributions
Full health benefits with employee paying only 10% of the premium which covers all members of the employee’s immediate family
Life Insurance – employer paid
Qualifying employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness program HRSA/NHSC approved site for certain positions
Polk County is located in the Willamette Valley just an hour from the Pacific Coast to the west and an hour from Portland to the north. The population is approximately 87,000 and the county spans about 744 square miles, with two thirds of the western part of the county being forest. National protected areas include the Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge and Siuslaw National Forest. The County is part of the agricultural richness the Willamette Valley has to offer. In recent decades, the valley has also become a major wine producer, with Polk County being one of the best in the area. The valley is often known as the “Oregon Wine Country”. Polk County has over 25 wineries alone. Polk County also houses the beautiful liberal arts college, Western Oregon University, and is only 30 miles from Oregon State University. Western was an inaugural winner of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award. This award recognizes universities and colleges that have demonstrated the highest level of commitment and action towards fostering a campus community that celebrates all the many facets of diversity. WOU is one of the most diverse universities in Oregon and has a higher percentage of Latino students in the Oregon University system.
Please refer to the Class Specification for the full job description and minimum experience,
education and training requirements for this position.
*Bilingual Spanish speaking proficiency preferred ( 5%) bonus eligible.
*Must possess Qualified Mental Associate certification, provided through the Mental Health and
Addiction Certification Board of Oregon at the time of appointment.
*Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and automobile insurance as a condition of
** A cover letter is required. If you are a military veteran and want to apply for Veterans’
Hiring Preference, you must attach the Veterans’ Preference Form (available on our
website) and your DD-214/215 and/or disability letter. **
** DO NOT ATTACH ANY OTHER DOCUMENTS (transcripts, letters of recommendation,
certificates, etc.) They will not be considered at the application stage. You may bring them to the
interview if you are selected to interview. **
APPLICATIONS MUST BE COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED ONLINE AT:
Personnel is located at:
850 Main St.
Dallas, OR 97338
Polk County is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities will be provided upon request.