ACT is an intensive Assertive Community Treatment fidelity program. This is a community-based program, with approximately 80% of your time spent in the community. Our team works with adults, ages 18-99, who have severe and persistent mental illness who need intensive, wrap around services to assist with issues including (but not limited to) difficulty with housing, social support, interactions with law enforcement, addictions, economic status, employment, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, interpersonal skills, basic needs, and general independent living skills that are barriers to residing independently in the community.
The Certified Recovery Mentor provides mentorship and recovery-based coaching for individuals enrolled in the ACT program, a multidisciplinary team approach with assertive outreach in the community for clients experiencing the most severe symptoms of mental illness. ACT programs are evidence-based, and fidelity reviewed to help support those clients at highest risk of psychiatric crisis and hospitalization and involvement in the criminal justice system. Services will be provided in both onsite and in the community.
Location: This position is based out of LifeWorks NW’s Beaverton site.
Pay/Benefits: $22.50 starting hourly pay plus, Full benefits.
Visit the LifeWorks NW site to apply https://lifeworksnw.e3applicants.com/careers/Certified-Recovery-Mentor-ACT-1466-1040
As a behavioral health organization, LifeWorks NW employees are required to have had their COVID 19 vaccination (or have an approved medical/religious exemption) per State of Oregon rules. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required upon hire.
Screens and complete needs assessment for identified clients enrolled in ACT.
Uses a Person-Centered approach to support treatment plan goals tailored to the specific needs of the individual receiving services.
Uses own lived experiences as guided by training and models the principles of recovery for those they work with, including gaining greater independence, emphasizing wellness and self-determination.
Provide crisis intervention and support, as appropriate.
Provides case management from the perspective of the recovery model.
Assists the person they work with to identify and utilize natural community supports to decrease dependence on the traditional mental health system.
Work with clients to develop wellness and recovery goals towards what the client wants for their lives.
Model wellness and recovery for the individuals they work with, sharing their own experience when beneficial to the individual.
Work with clients on specific and obtainable goals included in the person’s individual service and support plan.
Accompany participants into the community to access resources, attend appointments, and build skills.
Travel between sites or in the community, may transport clients in the LifeWorks NW or personal vehicle.
Assists clients in maintaining a medication regimen. May deliver medications, makes reminder calls, and complete home visit to support compliance with medication management.
Build community relationships by presenting the program to community partners and attending community partner meetings as requested.
Maintain confidentiality of records relating to client’s treatment.
Meets standards for documentation and accuracy of work as defined in the Performance Evaluation.
Meets standards as defined in the Performance Evaluation for client care, quality/customer service, attendance/punctuality, and teamwork.
Continually increase level of cultural sensitivity, awareness, and competency.
Participates in regular individual team meetings with supervisor. Provides written and verbal reports to supervisor regarding cases. Attends informational and clinical meetings which may include all-agency meetings, team meetings, consultation meetings with psychiatrist, staffings, intra-agency trainings, etc. Attend and contribute positively to team meetings, agency and interdisciplinary meetings.
Checks e-mail/voicemail daily/throughout the day when working responding to contacts within 48 hours for routine matter (urgent matters may require a more immediate response).
Completes online training courses as assigned.
Attends peer group supervision once per month.
Meets with peer coordinator, as requested, for peer specific support.
Cover for co-workers when needed; willingly accept and follow through on other tasks as needed.
Utilize the integrated dual diagnosis treatment and Enhance Illness Management and recovery offered by OCEACT
Meet standards for attendance; follow department’s call-in policy for unscheduled absences.
Participate in a culture of feedback at the agency by eliciting feedback to promote professional growth and assess work effectiveness.
High school diploma or GED.
Must have current Recovery Mentor Certification and a Traditional Health Worker number from the Office of Equity and Inclusion.
Substantial experience with and knowledge of issues involving addiction, including language, values, norms, and other attributes of this subculture; also including the subtleties and linguistic nuances of differences between honest dialogue and statements made for affect.
Extensive knowledge of how to efficiently navigate the social service network from the bottom up.
May participate in on-call 24/7 crisis phone rotation, members are on-call for 7-day shifts in case of client emergencies, hospitalizations, and to serve as an after-hours emergency contact. The on-call clinician receives an additional stipend when performing this duty,
Ability to accompany clients throughout their environment.
Valid driver’s license, access to a car, proof of current automobile insurance coverage, and safe driving record from DMV (verified by agency).
Must have knowledge of the legal/corrections system.
The ability to maintain confidentiality and appropriate boundaries.
Good computer skills, including functional knowledge of Outlook and Word; ability to master proprietary software such as electronic health record system.
Ability to work some evenings and/or weekends.
Ability to perform essential functions of job without creating a direct threat to the safety of self or others.
Primarily works in the community, at a site or clinic. May be eligible for hybrid or remote work schedule based on programmatic requirements and client needs. Supervisor approval for remote work required.
LifeWorks NW is a private, non-profit organization providing prevention, mental health, substance use treatment, and related social services to youths, adults, and older adults in over fifteen locations throughout Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas counties. LifeWorks NW promotes a healthy community by providing quality and culturally responsive mental health and addiction services across the lifespan.
Our core values-Recovery and Relationships, Resilience, and Results-inform the work we do. The four pillars of the strategic vision include Compassionate, Impactful Care, Holistic Health, Passionate Team, and Thriving Organization. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are critical to successfully achieving the mission. We know that “life works” when people get the help they need and are dedicated to changing lives.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Drug Free/Tobacco Free Site 01/09
The schedule is Monday through Friday, typically 8:30 a.m. to 5: 00 p.m. It is located in the Kerns neighbourhood of NE Portland. This position in 80% community based. View the position listing here: 14529 – Addiction and Recover Counselor I or II (Forensic Assertice Community Treatment) (paycomonline.net)
The Addiction and Recovery Counselor for the Forensic Assertive Community Treatment (FACT) provides and coordinates a wide range of supportive and therapeutic behavioral health services for a caseload of adults with severe mental illnesses and addiction issues with criminal justice involvement while supporting a Trauma Informed Care environment. With the high prevalence of trauma among individuals receiving mental health services, it is required the incumbent understand the effects of trauma on health, coping, and other aspects of the lives of those we serve. This position collaborates with internal and external resources to assure the best possible treatment for clients. This position is responsible for identifying and prioritizing service plan goals and identifying resources to meet those goals. The Addictions and Recovery Counselor, FACT position involves participation and implementation of program goals and objectives to promote a strengths-based, client centered approach in assisting clients achieve individual goals and reduce their recidivism.
This position description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, or working conditions associated with the position. Management reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties as necessary.
- Provide community-based case management for FACT clients including coordinating and monitoring services.
- Act as the liaison between client and community, building relationships with families and community agencies.
- Advocate on clients behalf for resources and access to services such as housing, benefits, employment, legal and other resources.
- Provide direct service, including social and emotional support, coupled with instrumental support to team clients.
- Assist in the teaching of daily living skills; this includes teaching and assistance in medically necessary services such as grocery shopping, maintaining clean housing, utilizing public transportation, maintaining self-care, exploring employment opportunities, etc.
- Transport and/or accompany clients to appointments which connect them to community resources, services and pro-social activities.
- With documented consent, engage the clients family and/or significant others to provide education regarding mental illness and system resources.
- Provide Alcohol and Drug Assessments, build relapse prevention plans and integrate best practices into the day-to-day operations including Harm Reduction and Motivational Interviewing.
- Must have knowledge of accepted treatment practice along with ability to implement treatment plan and evaluate the effectiveness of treatment plans and recommend alternate strategies as necessary, with review minimum every 30 days or as clinically indicated.
- Assess client behavior and support appropriate service plans. Work with the FACT Counselor III to obtain information: a) to establish the clients behavioral health needs, b) criminogenic risk and needs and required level of cognitive behavioral interventions to mitigate risk factors, and c) support interventions and a plan for linkage or reengagement in community resources.
- Assist in the development of service plans tailored to each individuals needs.
- Provide crisis assessment and intervention.
- Coach clients in setting their own goals and identifying realistic steps in order to achieve the goals.
- Implement service plans utilizing established treatment models.
- Document client contacts, progress and other relevant events and circumstances. Maintain accurate and up-to-date documentation associated with billing, assessment, treatment, clients progress and other activities, as required. Complete electronic medical records (EMR) as required using Cascadia software.
- Provide strength-based supportive counseling focused on minimizing illness and maximizing client strengths.
- Participate in evidenced-based cognitive behavioral interventions for criminal behavior to reduce criminal recidivism and engage in pro-social behaviors in the community.
- Work with others both inside and outside of Cascadia to assure that assigned clients are receiving the best possible treatment.
- Adhere to generally accepted treatment standards, departmental rules, company policies and terms and conditions of contracts or grants.
- Adhere to mandatory abuse reporting laws and HIPAA requirements.
- Coordinate with other service providers and Multnomah County Department of Community Justice.
- Provide input on all relevant documentation and procedural requirements.
- Respect and honor client rights and responsibilities and demonstrates professional boundaries and ethics.
- Understand and abides by federal regulation of Alcohol and Drug information, 42CFR Part 2.
- Complete annual employee training requirements on a timely basis as indicated in the licensing requirements for the facility as well as agency requirements. Attend seminars, training and other educational opportunities in order to develop professional skills and abilities.
- Participate in all scheduled staff meetings, supervision sessions, and other departmental and agency meetings.
- Provide On-Call crisis response and back up interventions and services.
- May serve as lead person on a given shift, providing leadership for decisions that are needed throughout a shift
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelors degree in a behavioral science field from an accredited college or university or three years of full time professional experience working with adults with severe and persistent mental illness. Demonstrate the competencies as outlined in OAR 309-016-0005 to become credentialed as a Qualified Mental Health Associate (QMHA).
The CADC credential is required in addition. CADC Registrant will qualify.
Minimum of one year experience and training in addiction treatment, including internships.
Equivalent combination of education/experience preferably in a non-profit organization preferred.
Specialized Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Conduct a Mental Status assessment and formulate a diagnosis according to the most current DSM
- Knowledge of Motivational Interviewing, the components of maintaining a trauma informed care environment
- Knowledge of the principles of Illness Management and Recovery
- Understand evidence-based practices, and strength based case management philosophies and strategies including trauma informed care
- Operate computer hardware and software at a level needed to effectively perform job functions
Possess a valid drivers license, three-year driving history; clean driving record, ability to pass Driver Motor Vehicle (DMV) check and complete the Cascadia online Defensive Driving course.
Ability to perform CPR and First Aid. Become CPR/ First Aid certified and keep it current.
Cascadia is an Equal Opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at 503.238.0769 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Leadership and Decision Making:
Ability to make sound treatment decisions and business decisions in a timely manner
Most decisions are guided by generally accepted therapy practices
Provide clinical guidance and direction
Serve as a role model for other Counselors, offering guidance, training and support
Provide clinical consultation to other Cascadia Programs when appropriate
Make decisions under pressure
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Effectively engage with internal providers, external providers, and stakeholders
Work independently as well as part of a team
Demonstrate a work history of dependability
Contribute to cost savings through continuously identifying opportunities to improve methods, systems and procedures
Meet or exceed assigned billing targets
Possess clinical skills that honor individual autonomy while promoting a safe and secure environment
Demonstrate initiative and creativity in approach to problems and tasks
Identify opportunities to improve methods, systems and procedures to increase productivity and enhance services
Understand, appreciate, and respect diversity and cultural differences
Represent the program effectively in a variety of settings and with diverse communities
Work may be performed in both a community and clinic setting. The work schedule is variable due to the nature of the FACT program and the potential for crisis response and will include rotating on call shifts at least one weekend a month. Meal periods and breaks are subject to interruption. Universal Precautions and remaining alert to the environment are critical to address the potential for violent behavior, exposure to disease, biohazards, noise and contaminants.
The work assigned is diverse and involves addressing new and unusual circumstances in which outcomes may negatively affect clients, community and/or employee mental health. The nature of the work dictates that the employee is alert and attentive during their assigned shift. The Addictions Counselor must have the ability to quickly assess and respond to concerns related to interpersonal and environmental safety. The work regularly involves a degree of unpredictability and disruption of planned tasks requiring a flexible time management approach
The Addictions must have the ability to assist the team in providing safety to all clients and staff in potentially volatile situations.
We offer generous benefits for our full-time and part-time employees (20 hours + pro-rated) including:
- Generous Paid Time Off Package Full-time employees earn 6 weeks of PTO in their first year!
- Medical and Dental Coverage (begins 1st of the month following 30 days after hire date)
- VSP Vision Discount Plan
- 403(B) Retirement Savings (Pre and post-tax plans with matching contribution)
- Flexible Spending Account (FSA) (Medical, dependent care, and transportation options)
- Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, and Life Insurance
- Paid Bereavement and Jury Duty Leave
- Length of Service Award
- Voluntary Life Insurance
- AFLAC Supplemental Insurance
- Pet Insurance
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Bicycle Reimbursement
- Discounted Fitness Memberships
- Trauma Support Team
Cascadia is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at 503.963.7654.
We are a healthcare provider and required to be in compliance with the COVID-19 vaccine mandate. If you would like additional information in regard to the mandate please see the following link: https://www.oregon.gov/boli/workers/Pages/covidvaccine.aspx#:~:text=On%20August%2010%2C%202021%2C%20Governor,also%20employed%20by%20the%20state
Benton County, Oregon
Apply Today: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/bentonor/jobs/3828652/act-qmhp-hcp42
Are you interested in working in a dynamic treatment setting? If you like to be able to get out of the office and have the flexibility to work with clients in less traditional but effective ways: this may be the position for you! Hiring Bonus
About the ACT Team
Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is an evidence-based practice designed to provide comprehensive treatment & support services. ACT aims to provide intensive, highly integrated, community-based services from a multidisciplinary team of professionals. The target population is individuals ages 18 and over, who have a Serious Mental Illness who often have a co-occurring diagnosis of substance use disorder that impair their capability to live in the community. These individuals do not typically come into a clinic setting for traditional treatment. The ACT model aims to provide services in the most integrated settings as possible to maximize independent & community integration. The ACT Team takes the treatment service to them in their homes, shelters, sidewalks etc.
The Qualified Mental Health Professional provides recovery oriented, crisis and therapeutic case management to serve individuals with a severe and persistent mental illness. Services are offered in individual and group settings utilizing evidence based clinical practice and skills and in compliance with program standards. Provide an array of services to a mixed caseload of individuals with mental illness and/or addictions. This position may provide specialized services depending on area of assignment.
The Benton County Behavioral Health Department is seeking a Qualified Mental Health Professional to join the ACT Team. We proudly serve all Benton County residents regardless of race, ethnicity, immigration status, gender, or sexual orientation, and regardless of ability to pay for services.
This role delivers intensive and highly integrated community-based mental health services to a mixed caseload of individuals with serious mental illness and co-occurring substance disorders as a member of the multi-disciplinary ACT Team. Services are provided in individual and group settings, utilizing evidence-based clinical practices, harm reduction, trauma informed and skills that comply with program standards. This position includes a diverse array of job duties, including but not limited to, mental health assessment, services planning, crisis planning, and outreach.
The Oregon Center of Excellence for Assertive Community Treatment (OCEACT) provides training and technical assistance to support new and existing Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) programs throughout Oregon. For more information about the ACT model, please visit OCEACT | Oregon Center of Excellence for Assertive Community Treatment
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The first review of applications will be December 21st.
Applications submitted after this date may or may not be considered. This listing may close at any time after the first review date.
Your Total Compensation/Benefits
• Bonus: New Employee’s hired into this position are eligible for up to a $6,000 hiring bonus!
• Spend more time with your family, friends and get back to doing what you love!
o 10 Paid Holidays + 2 Floating Holidays + 8 hours of vacation accrual every month + sick leave! Vacation accrual increases with years of service.
• $0 Health Insurance Premium!
o Medical, Dental and Vision – cover your whole family without paying a dime.
o The county currently pays up to $10.28 per hour to cover your health benefits ($1,781 a month for a family plan, $21,372 a year).
o In addition, the county contributes up to $1,400 per year to your Health Savings or Retirement account!
Apart from your deductible you can use this money for things that aren’t traditionally paid by insurance – i.e. Ibuprofen, Tylenol and other preventative type medications
You never lose your Health Savings Account funds as it rolls over from year to year
o Dependents up to age 26 are covered!
• Get ready for retirement. Save money without putting in money!
o After 6 months of employment:
o The county makes a retirement contribution of 6% of your salary towards Oregon PERS!
o The county makes a deferred compensation 457b plan contribution of 1.5% of your salary! You can add more if you wish.
• A free wellness and assistance program that pays YOU!
o We want to help you be your best self. Join county groups and competitions and get money added to your paycheck for taking care of yourself! Earn up to $240 a year in quarterly and yearly health incentives!
o Participate in drawings for fun prizes like exercise equipment, smart watches, and more!
o Get free legal and financial counseling sessions through our Employee Assistance Program, Canopy.
• 100% employer-paid coverage for AD&D ($100,000), Life ($50,000), and Long Term Disability coverage.
o Supplemental plans are available at reasonable rates!
• Advance, learn and grow your career with a team committed to your professional development.
o $1000 reimbursement to toward continuing education available for each fiscal year. This covers licensure/certifications fees. Passing six month probation required.
• Annual salary range of:
o QMHP – Health Care Professional 2: $59,514 – $80,322
o QMHP – Health Care Professional 3: $63,069 – $85,106
o This position guarantees two salary raises within your first year. Increases are given at the end of the 6 month probationary period and at the 1 year anniversary, as long as your performance is in good standing! Increases are given until the maximum of the salary range is reached.
o For most employees who take advantage of health benefits the salary only makes up 60% of their total compensation. The County invests in you and your family!
• Have benefits questions?
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We encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and LGBTQIA+ community members. The strength of our organization lies in the diversity of our workforce and the perspectives our employees bring to their work at Benton County.
MHP – Health Care Professional 2 level:
• Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Counseling, Social Work, Psychology, or closely related field; AND
• One year of health experience providing mental health outpatient services; AND
• Must be registered as a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) with Mental Health & Addiction Certification Board of Oregon (MHACBO) or be able to obtain certification within 6 months of hire.
QMHP – Health Care Professional 3 level:
• Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Counseling, Social Work, Psychology, or closely related field; AND
• Two years of health experience providing mental health outpatient services; AND
• Must be registered as a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) with Mental Health & Addiction Certification Board of Oregon (MHACBO) or be able to obtain certification within 6 months of hire; AND
• PsyD, LCSW, LPC, LMFT or equivalent licensure.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted. Please note candidates must have at least 6 months of actual work experience to be considered as equivalent.
Please ensure you have provided a thorough and updated application as it pertains to the position for which you are applying. Your application materials will be used to determine salary based on a pay equity assessment. For further information, please click on the link: Oregon Pay Equity Law
• Hiring is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.
• Valid Oregon driver’s license. This position requires driving and may require use of a personal vehicle.
• Benton County requires all Health Services and Clinic employees to complete their COVID-19 vaccination series or have an approved exception to the requirement due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief. Successful candidates for this position must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exception prior to their first day of employment. Failure to provide proof of full documentation or receipt of an approved exception will lead to withdrawal of the job offer.
• PsyD, LCSW, LPC, LMFT or equivalent licensure
• CADC obtained