ACT Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) – Polk County

ABOUT THE JOB
This position is designed to be a part of the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team which is a multidisciplinary team providing intensive services, community based outpatient services for  participants with severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI) and co-occurring disorders.

As a nurse for the ACT team you will be providing nursing care and coordination to ACT program participants in a community setting. Primary responsibilities of the ACT team nurse include: managing the medication system; administering medications and injections; screening participants for medication side effects and medical conditions; coordinating care with medical providers; facilitating health promotion, prevention, and education activities; and educating the team about medications, side effects, and health conditions. The majority of these services are provided in the community. The ACT team nurse may also perform case management tasks such as providing consultation to home care providers, managing participant care schedules, accompanying ACT participants to medical appointments, and advocating for ACT participants during interactions with outside organizations.

To apply, please go to Polk County’s career page: ACT Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) | Job Details tab | Career Pages (governmentjobs.com)

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Graduation from an accredited school for licensed practical nursing and three years of experience in public health or in a clinical setting; or any equivalent combination of experience and training.

SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS
*Possession of a license to practice as a licensed practical nurse in the State of Oregon at the time of appointment.
*Must possess and maintain a valid Oregon driver’s license, automobile insurance, and access to and use of a personal automobile as a condition of employment.

General Statement

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.

Benefits:

  • 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

Our Community:
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.

Qualifications

Please refer to the Class Specification for the full job description and minimum experience, education and training requirements for this position.

Supplemental Information

** 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. **

Polk County is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities will be provided upon request.

To apply, please go to Polk County’s career page: ACT Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) | Job Details tab | Career Pages (governmentjobs.com)

ACT Case Manager – Polk County

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!

Follow the link to Polk County career page to apply: ACT Case Manager | Job Details tab | Career Pages (governmentjobs.com)

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
High School Diploma or equivalent and three years of responsible and relevant professional experience; OR any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that provides the required skills and knowledge to perform the essential functions of the job.

SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS
*Must possess Qualified Mental Associate certification, provided through the Mental Health and Addiction Certification Board of Oregon (MHACBO) at the time of appointment.

*Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and automobile insurance as a condition of employment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
*Bilingual Spanish speaking preferred which includes a 5% pay differential

General Statement

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.

Benefits:

  • 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
 Our Community:
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.

Qualifications

Please refer to the Class Specification for the full job description and minimum experience, education and training requirements for this position.

Supplemental Information

** 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. **

Polk County is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities will be provided upon request.

Follow the link to Polk County career page to apply: ACT Case Manager | Job Details tab | Career Pages (governmentjobs.com)

Substance Use Counselor – Outside In

Position Summary

This Substance Use Counselor ACT Team position works as a member of a multi-disciplinary Assertive Community Treatment team serving transition age youth in the Multnomah County Homeless Youth Continuum. Supervision offered for CADC, LCSW, and LPC licensure. Student loan repayment programs available for licensed individuals. Note the schedule for this position is Sundays-Thursdays.

Please go to the Outside In Career page to apply: Substance Use Counselor – ACT Team (paycomonline.net)

Salary Grade/Schedule:

CADC Only: $53,185.60-$66,421.53     

Master’s Level: $58,510.40-$73,071.47   

LCSW/LPC: $64,355.20-$80,370.83

Essential Duties

  • Participate on interdisciplinary team providing community-based, wrap-around support.
  • Participate in outreach activities necessary to offer services and engage participation in a non-coercive manner.
  • Facilitate development of a Service Plan with participants.
  • Execute treatment services consistent with professional judgement as identified on Service Plan, including individual and group counseling and skills interventions.
  • Facilitate treatment groups specific to substance use disorder needs.
  • Collect and utilize treatment outcomes related to behavioral health counseling.
  • Participate in admission and discharge planning for any participant needing hospitalization or subacute level of care.
  • Participate in crisis planning and crisis intervention, which may include after-hours work.
  • Participate in the rotation of carrying after-hours crisis phone and providing holiday coverage with other members of the team/program.
  • Provide advocacy and assist participants in accessing the services and other resources they need.
  • Coordinate access to shelter and housing services.
  • Ensure timely documentation of services and outcomes.
  • Adhere to all state and federal privacy regulations, including HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2, and to Outside In policies and agreements regarding confidentiality, privacy, and security.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Knowledge

  • Through knowledge of relevant treatment models including Assertive Community Treatment (ACT), Integrated Dual Diagnosis Treatment (IDDT), and Individual Placement and Support (IPS).
  • Knowledge and understanding of adolescent development, Trauma Informed Care, Stages of Change Theory, harm reduction and Motivational Interviewing.

Skills

  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and focus on data collection.
  • Ability to work with a variety of clients and diagnostic categories.
  • Ability to work with a diverse population and interact effectively with different types of people.
  • Good communication and conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team.
  • Ability to support agency goals and the operational functioning of the Behavioral Health Department.
  • Ability to complete all required documentation and information input in a professional, thorough, and timely manner.
  • Commitment to continual learning and quality performance.
  • Ability to maintain professional boundaries and performance at all times.
  • Ability to navigate technologies used in this position including Credible Behavioral Health Electronic Health Record, MS Office Applications, and Windows Server.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to be insured to drive participants in agency vehicle and car share.
  • Spanish language fluency preferred.

Education and Experience

Required:

  • Able to meet State guidelines for QMHA required.
  • Credential in Chemical Dependency counseling equivalent to CADC I required or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire required
  • At least two years’ experience in mental health or substance use support services required.

Preferred:

  • Dual Diagnosis counseling experience preferred
  • Experience with relevant treatment models including Assertive Community Treatment (ACT), Individual Placement and Support (IPS), and Integrated Dual Diagnosis Treatment (IDDT) preferred.
  • Master’s degree in a human services field and meet State guidelines for QMHP preferred
  • LCSW or LPC preferred

Working Conditions

This job includes working in a standard office environment as well as a variety of community locations to offer community-based treatment. This means that the employee will meet with participants in community locations which may include the participant’s home, hospital, and other surrounding community settings. The employee will be responsible for transporting participants in a rented vehicle.

Physical Requirements

  • If in recovery, must be able to document continuous abstinence under independent living conditions or recovery housing for immediate past two years.
  • Must pass pre-employment background check. This includes clearance by the DHS Background Check Unit.
    • Standing, sitting, walking, on a regular basis.
    • Driving, climbing, balancing, reaching, kneeling, crouching, stooping and lifting up to 25 pounds on a frequent basis.
    • Must be able to climb stairs several times a day.
    • Regular use of hands and fingers to type.
    • Talking and hearing is required on a regular basis.
    • Availability for after hours and holiday coverage rotation

Please go to the Outside In Career page to apply: Substance Use Counselor – ACT Team (paycomonline.net)

Please Welcome Monica Dechert to the OSECE/OCEACT Teams!

We are so excited to welcome Monica Dechert, a Certified Personal Medicine Coach Trainer, to the OCEACT/OSECE teams! Monica earned a Bachelor of Science degree with major emphasis in psychology from Southern Oregon University.  She worked in community behavioral health services as a Qualified Mental Health Associate (QMHA) for nearly two decades.  Her roles included work as a Crisis Associate with the Psychiatric Crisis Center (PCC) in Salem, a Residential Treatment Facility (RTF) staff member at the Cottages Program in Marion County, a Skills Trainer and Case Manager with Polk County Community Support Services (CSS), and an Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Intensive Case Manager and IPS Employment and Education Specialist with Yamhill County Abacus/CSS.  Over the years, Monica has been privileged to learn from several talented, skilled, and knowledgeable colleagues and to witness the resilience and wonderful recovery journeys of individuals.

Monica obtained her Certified Personal Medicine Coach (CPMC) certification in 2022 as part of the second Oregon cohort offered by OCEACT and OSECE in partnership with Pat Deegan and Associates (PDA).  She joined the Oregon Centers of Excellence in January 2024 as a Statewide Trainer/CPMC-T.  She is excited to be part of sharing the innovative, person-centered approach of Personal Medicine with providers to support all individuals in connecting to their own wisdom and inner healers to be well.

Monica enjoys spending time with friends and family, reading, singing, working on small creative projects, connecting to nature, and playing video games.  She lives with her spouse, Chris, in Salem.  They share their home with their senior rescue dog, whom they spoil relentlessly with copious belly rubs, walks, treats, car rides, and a selection of comfortable beds to nap on.

ACT Supervisor – Deschutes County Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health Supervisor, Assertive Community Treatment

Salary

$6,839.56 – $9,165.65 Monthly

Location 

Bend, OR

Job Type

Regular, full time, full benefits

Job Number

2023-00256

Department

Health Services

Opening Date

12/27/2023

Closing Date

1/10/2024 11:59 PM Pacific

Summary

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT:

Deschutes County Behavioral Health (DCBH) is the Community Mental Health Program (CMHP) providing safety net and core clinical services for community members in Deschutes County. DCBH is also a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC). As such, DCBH relies on multi-disciplinary teams to provide innovative, evidence based, recovery oriented services in behavioral healthcare settings co-located with physical health providers.

To hear from staff about working at Deschutes County Behavioral Health, please click HERE.

ABOUT THE COUNTY:

We know where you choose to live, work and play matters. Deschutes County is one of the largest employers in Central Oregon and the largest municipal government in the region. Our dedicated and passionate workforce of more than 1,200 employees provide County services in a number of departments, divisions, and offices.

Located in the heart of Central Oregon, between the towering Cascade Mountain Range to the west and the high desert plateau to the east, Deschutes County is the outdoor recreation capital of Oregon. We enjoy a renowned quality of life, with big-city opportunities and small-town neighborhoods.

We hope you’ll consider joining our talented team.

ABOUT THE JOB:

This Behavioral Health Supervisor position leads a team that provides high intensity outreach and case management services to adult individuals with serious mental illness using Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) model.  ACT is a client centered/recovery focused treatment approach, where services are largely delivered outside of the office setting.  Many ACT clients are at risk for psychiatric hospitalization, and require extensive supports in order to live independently in the community. This multidisciplinary team includes; therapists, case managers, nurses, peer support specialists, and psychiatrists and is co-located with a primary care clinic and pharmacy. For more information about the ACT treatment model click HERE.

This supervisor position provides program oversight and supervision to a team of seven staff, as well as providing some direct service to clients.  The position requires the application of specialized knowledge in the area of behavioral health supervision, diagnosis, documentation, substance use disorders, multidisciplinary team care, crisis services, complex care coordination, intensive treatment models, and fidelity programming.

Typical schedule is Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm, with the potential for minor schedule adjustments.

This position is located in Bend, though occasional travel throughout Deschutes County may be required. Candidates must be willing to work a flexible schedule when necessary to meet client/team needs, which will include some evenings and weekends. ACT team members do a rotation of carrying an on-call phone on evenings and weekends, to be available to the crisis team for consultation regarding ACT clients.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide program leadership, oversight, and coordination to the CSS team.
  • Supporting, training, directing and developing clinical staff.
  • Training and developing clinical staff.

What You Will Bring:
Knowledge of or experience with:

  • Clinical leadership and supervision.
  • Evidence based practices for treating SPMI clientele/ACT model.
  • Fostering strong internal agency and community partner relationships.

Skill in:

  • Supporting staff through change.
  • Managing competing demands.
  • Interpersonal communication.

*This posting is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but rather constitutes a general definition of the position’s scope and function.

Notification to all candidates will be sent via email and/or text only. Please opt in for text messaging or check your email and your Governmentjobs.com account for application status.

Review the full job description by clicking HERE.

Compensation

$6,839.56 to $9,165.65 per month for a 172.67 hour work month. Excellent County benefit package when eligible. This position is available immediately.

BENEFITS:
Our robust health plan is offered at a minimal cost of $95 per month for employee only or $116 per month for employee plus dependents, which includes an innovative on-site clinic, pharmacy, and wellness and wellbeing services. Additionally, we include life insurance, retirement (PERS), generous paid time-off (14-18 hours/month to start, pro-rated for part-time), holidays, and professional development opportunities.

This posting is re-opened with applications being reviewed January 11, 2024.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, or a related behavioral science field;
  • AND three (3) years of related experience in the behavioral health field, including lead or supervisory experience;
  • OR any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that provides the required skills and knowledge to perform the essential functions of the job.

Must possess current licensure without restrictions from a recognized governing board with the ability to be licensed in Oregon as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Marital and Family Therapist (LMFT), or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous supervisory experience as a LCSW, LPC and/or CADC II, III, MAC.
  • Knowledge and experience with treating co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders.
  • Knowledge and experience in working with Serious and Persistent Mental Illness.
  • Knowledge and experience of the ACT model.
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English communication.

Necessary Special Requirements

Driving is a requirement for this position. Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Oregon driver’s license within 30 days of hire date. The employment offer will be contingent upon presentation of an acceptable and verifiable driver’s license, pre-employment screening for criminal history, driving history, and controlled substances (NOTE: Positive test results for marijuana use may result in rescission of a contingent offer of employment). This screening must be completed with satisfactory findings in order for a formal offer of employment to be extended.Must meet provider Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) credentialing requirements as required by Oregon Administrative Rules (OARs) 309-019-0125 (8).

Must have the ability to work a flexible schedule to meet client and department needs.

Must have dependable transportation and be willing and able to drive throughout Deschutes County in sometimes adverse weather conditions.

NOTE: Per OAR 407-007-0000 to 407-007-0100 this position requires a Criminal Background check through the State Background Check Unit/Orchards, which may also include being fingerprinted. These rules provide for the reasonable screening under ORS 181A.195, 181A.200, 409.027 AND 413.036 of the County’s employees to determine if they have a history of specific criminal behavior identified in federal or state law or rules such that they should not be allowed to work, be employed, or perform in positions covered by these rules. Please click HERE (Download PDF reader) to review Criminal Records Check Rules. All offers of employment for this position are contingent upon the candidate receiving final approval from the State Background Check Unit/Orchards to work in this position.

Deschutes County is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to build an inclusive environment that encourages, supports, and represents the diverse voices and needs of our communities. All are encouraged to apply – we welcome diverse perspectives and experiences.

If you are a veteran and would like to apply for Veterans’ Preference, please click HERE for information.

Agency

Deschutes County Human Resources

Address

1300 NW Wall Street Suite 201

Bend, Oregon, 97703

Phone

(541) 388-6553

Website

https://www.deschutes.org/jobs