Marion County is a qualifying public employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.  Through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, full-time employees working at the County may qualify for forgiveness of the remaining balance on Direct Loans after 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan.  Questions about your loan eligibility should be directed to your loan servicer or the US Department of Education.
Do you enjoy connecting individuals with resources, and coaching them on their wellness journey? Are you interested in thinking creatively and collaborating to work through complex problems to improve someone’s quality of life? If you look forward to each day being an opportunity to learn, advocate and empower those around you to take that next step, we have the perfect job for you!

Marion County Adult Behavioral Health is hiring a mental health case managers/skills trainer for their Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team.

ACT is a multi-disciplinary treatment team that provides intensive, highly integrated, and community-based treatment services to individuals with serious mental illnesses and co-occurring disorders. Services are designed to be provided in the most integrated setting possible to maximize independence, community integration, and recovery. The ACT team takes treatment services to individuals wherever they might be: their homes, shelters, sidewalks, etc. To learn more about ACT, you can visit this website: OCEACT | Oregon Center of Excellence for Assertive Community Treatment

An ideal candidate would appreciate diversity in their workday, enjoy connecting and coordinating in the community, champion SAMHSA’s recovery model, and love working closely with a team! We offer great benefits, superb training, and are a qualifying site for Public Service Loan Forgiveness.

Provides individual and group recreational, social and skills training services under a professionally developed service plan; keeps records of persons served status; performs service plan directed case management functions under close supervision; performs related duties as required.  Primary responsibility of this class is to assist and support other mental health professionals, without primary responsibility for a caseload.

Works under close supervision of a supervisor who assigns work, establishes goals, and reviews the results obtained for overall effectiveness.

Supervision of others is not a responsibility of positions in this classification.


Typical Duties – Duties include, but are not limited to the following
Provide behavioral health services to individuals with serious and persistent mental health conditions and co-occurring substance use disorders who are enrolled in Assertive Community Treatment (ACT), with the majority of services provided in the community (i.e., individual’s homes, hospitals, jails, licensed care, shelters, etc.). Services are delivered according to ACT’s National Program Standards, fidelity standards, and OARs, including using a person-centered, recovery-oriented, trauma-informed, and culturally sensitive approach. Services include:

Skills Training 

  • Provide social and skills training in accordance with the individualized service plan.
  • Skill training areas include: activities of daily living (ADLs) and instrumental activities of daily living (IALDs), such as hygiene, medication management, grocery shopping, cooking, obtaining benefits, scheduling appointments, transportation, development of individuals’ natural supports, community integration, etc.
  • Skills training is provided in both individual and group formats. Facilitate and/or co-facilitate skills training groups.
  • Transport individuals to necessary grocery shopping & other necessary things.
  • Work on the development of individuals’ natural supports and community integration.

Case Management 

  • Provide treatment plan directed case management to assist individuals in accessing community services, supports, and housing. Case management include making referrals and coordinating with other agencies to obtain services and resources for individuals; advocacy and brokerage on behalf of client to access community resources, benefits, and entitlements; and monitoring services.
  • Participate in intra-agency and interagency case staffing’s for purposes of evaluation and treatment planning for individuals.

ACT Fidelity

  • Participate fully as a member of the Marion County Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team as a supportive, reliable, positive, collaborative, and professional team member during the development of individual treatment planning, daily clinical team meetings, and client crisis intervention.
  • Follow ACT’s National Standards, fidelity criterion, and OARs.
  • At least 75% of services are provided in the community, including individual’s homes, hospitals, jails, licensed care, shelters, etc.).
  • Provide community outreach.
  • Participate in after-hours on call rotation to provide coverage to support to individuals in crisis and provide coordination with other agencies and providers.


  • Maintain accurate and timely clinical documentation in accordance with Federal, State, County, and treatment program requirements under the direction of the clinical supervisor.
  • Meet performance expectations for time and billing standards.


  • Work with a team of clinicians and supervisor for clinical supervision, treatment planning, staff and departmental meetings, and trainings.
  • Employee must be able to drive county vehicles.
  • Hours of work may include weekends.
  • Other job duties as assigned by your supervisor.

Response Level 2: In the event of an emergency, employee makes a reasonable effort to report to work. Employee may be required to perform duties outside of their regularly assigned duties. Employee may be requested to work an extended or flexible schedule. Staff at this response level must complete Incident Command System 100 and 700 on-line or in-person training. 

Requirements for the Position

  1. Three years relevant work experience in a behavioral health services field; OR 
  2. Bachelor’s degree in a behavioral science field; OR 
  3. Any satisfactory combination of work, education, training or experience relevant to the position, as determined by Marion County.


  • Must possess a current Mental Health & Addiction Certification Board of Oregon (MHACBO) Qualified Mental Health Associate certification (QMHA) or register within ninety (90) days of hire, and complete in accordance with MHACBO guidelines. See MHACBO website for requirements.
  • This position may be subject to the following: Must not be excluded from participation in the federal health care programs (Medicaid, Medicare and other federally funded programs that provide health benefits); AND must not be excluded from participating in federal procurement (Federal Acquisition Regulation) and non-procurement activities (Executive Order No. 12549).
  • Must possess a current driver’s license in the applicant’s state of residence and an acceptable driving history.  Marion County will obtain a copy of the driving record for all qualified applicants from Driver and Motor Vehicle Services and review the driving record according to the Marion County policy and procedure for Driving on County Business.  The policy can be found at:
  • The finalist for this position will be required to pass a criminal history background check; however, conviction of a crime may not necessarily disqualify an individual for this position.
  • This is a safety sensitive/special needs position. Final candidates selected for this position will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen, including testing for marijuana. The Marion County Drug and Alcohol Use and Testing Policy can be found at:
  • Marion County is a qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.
  • This assignment is represented by a union.
  • This is a full-time position, which is eligible for overtime.
  • Typical Work Schedule:  Monday – Friday 8:00 am. – 5:00 p.m., with flexibility depending upon the needs of the department and program. Schedule may change in the future to Tuesday-Saturday OR Sunday-Thursday.

Working knowledge of the general concepts of mental health (including common symptoms for major behavioral health conditions) and chemical dependency as well as community resources; de-escalation, crisis intervention, and engagement strategies; strengths-based resiliency and recovery models; definitions of basic- and community-living skills; measurable goals/outcomes of mental health recovery, substance use disorders recovery, and co-occurring disorders recovery; evidence-based strategies for skills training and improving overall health; daily living activities that promote health and wellness.
Ability to demonstrate active listening skills and interviewing techniques; establish effective working relationships with diverse individuals and foster shared decision-making with behavioral health consumers, family members, and providers; clearly convey information about behavioral and general health; exercise cultural and trauma-informed competency when linking to resources; follow directions and accept feedback in a professional manner; prepare reports and document services provided to persons served in a timely and professional manner with clarity, conciseness, and completeness; work within an interdisciplinary team; practice appropriate boundaries with consumers; recognize unsafe situations.

Operates a motor vehicle; sees using depth perception; must be able to drive at night; stands; sits; moves about the work area; climbs 1 flight of stairs; crawls on hand and knees; reaches overhead; lifts up to 15 lbs.; pushes, pulls, moves carts and carries up to 10 lbs.; operates a keyboard; speaks clearly and audibly; reads a 12 pt. font; hears a whispered level of speech; may work in areas exposed to heat, cold, dust, noise and household chemicals such as bleach or cleansers or smoke while in client homes; works in areas that may be wet or uneven.

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 Here’s what some of the current ACT team members had to say: 

“Looking back at when I first started and what keeps me here, are the people. The folks we serve and the team. Best work environment I’ve been in, and I have been in a few.”  – Anthony

“I am prideful about making a difference in the community. By being creative and patient, we get to help folks achieve their goals. We get to plant seeds and watch them grow.” -Layni

“Helping people who need it most, who don’t have people in their corner. And we say, ‘I am here for you.’” -Kim

“I love working with the ACT team because I get the opportunity to assist our clients across healthcare visits and help people in all aspects of their life where they may be struggling.”        -Nicholas

Apply today to be part of this skilled, committed, and enthusiastic team!

Applicants are eligible to use Veterans’ Preference when applying with Marion County in accordance with ORS 408.225, 408.230, and 408.235 and OAR 105-040-0010 and 105-040-0015.  Preference will be awarded only if the applicant meets the minimum requirements of the position and attaches the required documentation at the time of application.


  • One of the following:
    • MEMBER COPY 4 of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214 or 215); OR
    • Letter from the US Department of Veterans Affairs indicating receipt of a non-service connected pension; OR
    • Certification that discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions will take place not later than 120 days after the submission of the certificate.
  • In addition to one of the above documents, Disabled Veterans must also submit one of the following:
    • A copy of their Veterans disability preference letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs; OR
    • Certification that medical separation from active duty under honorable conditions will take place not later than 120 days after the submission of the certificate.

You can request copies of your military service record through the National Archives website at


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