ACT RN and Counselor II positions open at Columbia Community Mental Health

OCEACT is pleased to announce two open positions at Columbia Community Mental Health in St. Helens, Oregon

See job postings from Columbia Community Mental Health below. To apply, go to their website :

“We offer excellent benefits to all eligible employees. Medical/Dental/Vision, 90% employer paid HMO option – Part Time employee option as well. Other benefits offered include $30,000 Employer paid Life/ADD, voluntary life for employee/spouse/children, FSA, retirement 43(b) and Roth IRA with up to 3 percent employer match for eligible employees, generous paid time off and 10 paid holidays yearly!  “

ACT Registered Nurse

Salary Range : 32.07 To 44.95 (USD) Annually

We are looking for that enthusiastic, motivated and compassionate individual to join our dedicated ACT Team!

SUMMARY: Registered Nurse, licensed to practice in the State of Oregon, according to Oregon’s professional nursing standards. Duties may vary per location/department.

HIGHLIGHTS OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Conduct mental/physical health assessments, including initial assessments of new clients, based on current/relevant mental health and nursing theory and through critical thinking
• Monitor/evaluate medication effectiveness and side effects for consumers in the Agency receiving medications; to include periodic AIMS testing of clients receiving neuroleptic medications
• Help with renewal of prescriptions at local pharmacies
• Review medications of clients living at group homes. Provide teaching of the staff and consumers at facility, including Nurse Delegation training/monitoring
• Provide medication/symptom management; and give consumers/staff in-services using a variety of methods to include groups, one-to-one and written example
• Provide support services to LMPs at the Agency
• Screen all initial health evaluation forms; contacting the client for additional data as needed
• Provide case management and individual/group skills training to clients as needed
• Complete documentation of all actions/services
• Act as liaison between the LMP’s and other members of the treatment community and provide consultation/education as needed

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Must have an Associate’s Degree or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school for Nursing. Bachelor’s Degree Nursing is preferred. Six months to one-year related experience and/or training; or a combination of education/experience may be considered. Licensed under the State of Oregon Registered Nurse. Previous ACT experience highly desired. Fluent Bilingual Spanish an asset.

**Salary Range is a “step progression” system – Typically, wage for new hires, based on education/skills/experience, is set using the start of the range to mid-range.

Counselor II Position

Salary Range : 43867.00 To 56222.00 (USD) Annually

SUMMARY: Serving as part of our ACT Team, this position will be providing therapeutic services to adults diagnosed with serious mental health issues.

HIGHLIGHTS OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Assessments/evaluations
• Treatment planning
• Individual, group and family therapy
• Case management
• Individual/group skills training
• Dual Diagnosis work as needed
• Consultation/education
• Information/referral
• Community outreach
• Member of after-hours Psychiatric Rehabilitation Crisis Team, as needed, which may include Civil Commitment Investigator Certification

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Master’s Degree in Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Social Work or related field from an accredited college required. LCSW preferred. CADC I required or ability to obtain within 1 year of hire. Three to five years related work experience to include Crisis, Outpatient, Addictions and high acuity client services required. Combination of education/experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties outlined for this position may be considered.

Fluent Bilingual Spanish an asset.

**Salary Range is a “step progression” system – Typically, wage for new hires, based on education/skills/experience, is set using the start of the range to mid-range.

CCMH COMPENSATION PHILOSOPHY STATEMENT

Columbia Community Mental Health seeks to recruit and retain highly qualified and motivated employees who will strive to support the agency’s mission, vision and values. It is the goal of Columbia Community Mental Health to provide a compensation structure that is fair, reasonable, transparent and consistent with compensation structures of comparable non-profit agencies with like positions of complexity and responsibility, while also providing a structure that will motivate, recognize and reward excellent performance.

Our company makes reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities who are otherwise qualified to perform a job unless such accommodations would impose an undue business hardship. Please let us know if you need an accommodation to participate in the application process. Columbia Community Mental Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. As such, all qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and all will receive equal consideration without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, veteran/reserve/national guard, disability, or any other similarly protected status.

Job Opportunity with OCEACT – ACT Statewide Trainer

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Statewide Trainer (Oregon)

Overview:

Excellent salary and benefits: family medical, long term disability, 403 (b) plan with 6% match – and more.

The full-time ACT Statewide Trainer coordinates implementation of evidence-based assertive community treatment in selected sites across the state. This role provides trainings at various sites and at annual events and conducts fidelity reviews for ACT assigned evidence-based program models.

This position works remotely.

Extensive travel is required.

They must be a self-starter, well disciplined, able to meet deadlines, an effective public speaker, and possess good organizational skills. The successful candidate will have the ability to meet people with ease, write and edit effectively, and communicate the written and spoken word with tact, diplomacy, and/or authority when necessary.

Responsibilities:

  • This position coordinates implementation of evidence-based Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) in selected sites across the state
  • Assists sites in developing stakeholder groups with key members
  • Acts as liaison between community mental health providers and community partners such as Oregon Health Authority, Oregon State Hospital, Coordinated Care Organizations, Department of Corrections, and others as needed for relationship/partnership development
  • Meets individually with program managers and directors as needed to address specific implementation aspects that are site specific
  • Presents principles of ACT to consumers, families, clinical staff and community partners in venues that include trainings and kickoff events
  • Conducts ACT fidelity reviews and writes reports detailing results of reviews
  • Assists with development of an intensive training plan for each community mental health provider implementing ACT

Training Responsibilities:

  • Assists with the production of annual ACT statewide training events with multiple speakers, slideshows, and group activities
  • Conducts ACT training on-site
  • Assists with all site monthly ACT conference calls
  • Calls will cover specific topics within toolkit materials, supplemental materials, and topics of ongoing training
  • Provides phone and email support, along with regular electronic resource distribution, to all ACT team members and stakeholders as implementation occurs

Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s degree in psychology or a related field (or equivalent combination of education and experience) is required. Master’s degree is preferred.

This position requires the ability to telecommute and work independently in the field. Proficiency with a variety of software applications and technologies is required.

Experience with program evaluation and ACT is preferred. Lived experience of mental illness and recovery is a plus.

The candidate must pass state-required background and DMV checks, possess a valid driver’s license, have an excellent driving record, and have the ability to drive between sites in Oregon.

How to Apply:

For more detailed information, and to apply online, please visit our website at www.optionsonline.org and click on Jobs. EOE.

3 ACT Job Opportunities Available at Columbia Community Mental Health

OCEACT would like to present several ACT job openings at Columbia Community Mental Health.

All applicants should visit their agency website at www.ccmh1.com to upload resumes and complete the application process through their ADP Career Center.  Candidates are also free to contact Tammie Kackley directly for any agency or benefit questions

  • Clinical Supervisor –

SUMMARY: The Clinical Supervisor assures program adherence to ACT fidelity program while supervising assigned ACT team members.  LCSW/LPC not required but highly desired.  This position qualifies for sign on bonus

  • Counselor II –

SUMMARY: Serves as part of our ACT Team, providing therapeutic services to adults diagnosed with serious mental health issues.

*Counselor/Supervisor Positions:

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: Master’s Degree in Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Social Work or related field from an accredited college required. LCSW/LPC preferred.. CADC I required or ability to obtain within 1 year of hire. Three to five years related work experience to include Crisis, Outpatient, Addictions and high acuity client services required; previous ACT team experience required. Combination of education/experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties outlined for this position may be considered.

  • Registered Nurse –

SUMMARY: Registered Nurse, licensed to practice in the State of Oregon, according to Oregon’s professional nursing standards, will serve as an integral part of our ACT Team conducting mental/physical health assessments, including initial assessments of new clients, based on current/relevant mental health and nursing theory and through critical thinking.