SALARY $30.17 – $40.46 Hourly
$5,229.00 – $7,013.00 Monthly
$62,748.00 – $84,156.00 Annually
LOCATION Dallas, OR
JOB TYPE Full time DEPARTMENT Behavioral Health
OPENING DATE 08/07/2023 CLOSING DATE 8/21/2023 1:00 PM Pacific
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 member of the team, you would provide intensive outpatient level services while representing the values of Polk County Behavioral Health; client focused, trauma informed, integrity, respect and collaboration. Clinicians should possess the ability to provide services to individuals with a variety of SPMI diagnoses at different levels of acuity and will utilize a variety of evidenced-based treatment models and perform a variety of community based treatment services.
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.
*Licensed candidates may be eligible for an additional 6% pay differential.
*Licensed MH providers who are also credentialed as a CADC may be eligible for up to 8% pay differential.
*This position eligible for a Commitment Bonus equivalent to 3 months salary with an agreement to stay with Polk County Behavioral Health for a period of at least 24 months.
This position may be underfilled with a MH Specialist I. Please refer to the classification specifications for details.
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.
Mental Health Specialist I
Mental Health Specialist II
** 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. **
Polk County is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities will be provided upon request.
Polk County (OR)
850 Main St.
Dallas, Oregon, 97338
Tillamook Family Counseling Center (TFCC) seeks a Licensed Practical Nurse [Part Time 24 Hours per Week] as a health provider for its Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACT). You will provide health care coordination, client support, and triage in home and community settings to adults presenting with severe and persistent mental illness.
Position Duties include:
– Basic health assessment and education
– Symptom management
– Works as part of a multi-disciplinary treatment team
– Organize and maintain pill minders for some clients
– Responsible for managing refill requests, communicating with providers, and working
– Some administration of IM injections
– Documentation in the Employee Health Records (EHR) system
This is a part-time, 24 hours per week, benefitted position. Days and hours of work are variable, but generally between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This position may require longer work hours if necessary.
**Successful Passing of a UA, Background Check is required
Required Education and Experience
- LPN License from an accredited college or program
- Experience working with individuals who have been diagnosed with serious psychiatric illnesses or major coursework in Psychology.
Preferred Education and Experience
- Bilingual – English/Spanish
- Previous Electronic Medical Records experience
At TFCC we value our employees and one of the ways that we show that is our amazing benefits package. We offer Dental, Vision and Medical that includes prescription coverage. We have HSA and FSA plans that we pay 90% of; you choose what suits you best. We have 9 paid holidays a year, as well as paid sick leave and vacation time. Vacation starts out at 8 hours a month and increases with your time here. We also offer a generous retirement program. Our 403(b) is non-contributory, we put in 9% of your salary (whether you contribute or not) and you are vested after 6 months.
Tillamook Family Counseling Center (TFCC) is a comprehensive behavioral health services provider, serving youth, adults and their families in Tillamook County. The Agency was incorporated as a nonprofit corporation in 1983 and has been successfully operating in Tillamook County since that time. Our trained professional staff is highly qualified to assess client problems and to partner with others to seek solutions. TFCC is certified by the Health Systems Division of the Oregon Health Authority (OHA).
At TFCC we strive to improve the lives of those that live in our community and are committed to making a difference within our community. Become a part of the process and not only help improve the lives of our clients but enrich yours at the same time.
Important Work. Making a Difference. Work with Us.
IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLYING:
If you are interested in this position, please apply online at http://tfcc.bamboohr.com/jobs. Be sure to submit an online application and upload your resume. Any questions, please visit us online at http://tfcc.org or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
TFCC is an approved participant in the National Health Services Corps-Loan Repayment Program. This program awards funds in exchange for multi-year commitments (Licensed and Certified Clinicians) to provide behavioral health and substance use treatment services. Learn more about this benefit by visiting www.HRSA.gov
Tillamook Family Counseling Center is a drug free workplace and equal opportunity employer.
Important Work. Making a Difference. Work with Us.
This Employment & Education Specialist-ACT position works as a member of a multi-disciplinary Assertive Community Treatment team to provide meaningful employment and/or education opportunities to transition age youth in the Multnomah County Homeless Youth Continuum.
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.
Assess skills and employability to assist in goal planning and, when needed, benefit attainment for disabled participants.
Provide individual and group employment skills development.
Assist youth in obtaining and maintaining employment.
Assist youth in enrollment and attendance to educational institutions.
Systematically develop relationships with employers and school personnel to support participants in obtaining and maintaining employment and education goals.
Help youth become active partners in learning soft skills that support success on the job or in school, assessing their progress, and celebrating gains, persistence and other achievements.
Support program to comply with all Oregon Administrative Rules related to Individual Placement and Support (IPS) and follow recommendations of the Oregon Supported Employment Center for Excellence (OSECE).
Coordinate with Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) for client referrals, resource navigation assistance, and to coordinate services per the VR contract.
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.
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.
Knowledge and Skills
Knowledge of basic employer expectations, employee rights, budgeting, and how to facilitate soft skills development.
Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and focus on data collection.
Ability to work with a diverse population and interact effectively with different types of people.
Ability to work collaboratively and equally well with diverse coworkers, businesses, community partners, and youth with multiple barriers to employment.
Good engagement skills.
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 drivers license.
Ability to be insured to drive participants in agency vehicle and car share.
Education and Experience
Qualified Mental Health Associate (QMHA) or Bachelors degree in Human Services Field (e.g., occupational therapy, teaching, social work).
Two years relevant experience working in workforce development, educational development and/or with young people experiencing homelessness and navigating trauma.
Experience building and maintaining relationships with community partners.
Experience using the IPS model to fidelity preferred
Training, experience, and skills working with people with mental health and substance use concerns preferred.
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 participants home, hospital, and other surrounding community settings. The employee will be responsible for transporting participants in a rented vehicle.
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.
Regular use of hands and fingers to type.
Must be able to climb stairs several times a day.
Talking and hearing is required on a regular basis.
Availability for after hours and holiday coverage rotation.
To apply, go here: Employment and Education Specialist (paycomonline.net)
- PUBLIC SERVICE LOAN FORGIVENESS
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 working with individuals to promote mental health recovery and wellness?
Marion County Adult Behavioral Health is hiring a Peer Support Specialist 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 who are diagnosed with serious mental illnesses, many of whom have co-occurring substance use disorders. ACT aims to maximize individuals’ independence, encourage community integration, and promote mental health and addictions recovery. ACT provides services to individuals wherever they might be: their homes, shelters, sidewalks, etc. To learn more about ACT, you can visit this website: OCEAT Oregon Center of Excellence for Assertive Community Treatment (oceact.org)
An ACT Peer Support Specialist is someone who has a mental health diagnosis for which they have received treatment, has similar lived experience as ACT participants, and uses their lived experience to support individuals’ recovery.
Marion County offers great benefits, excellent training, and is a qualifying site for Public Service Loan Forgiveness.
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES
The Peer Support Specialist provides support, encouragement, and assistance to mental health consumers. The specialist will promote those activities that foster recovery and empowerment by sharing their personal experiences when appropriate, modeling self-help and wellness activities. A consumer advocate who facilitates and connects individuals to services and activities. As a member of the treatment team the incumbent provides expertise, experience, and consultation to the team to promote a culture in which each individual’s point of view and preferences are recognized, respected, and integrated into treatment.
Works under the close supervision of a qualified clinical supervisor who assigns work, establishes goals, and reviews the results obtained for overall effectiveness.
Supervision of other employees is not a responsibility of positions in this class.
- Typical Duties – Duties include, but are not limited to the following
- Provide support, encouragement, and assistance to mental health consumers enrolled in Marion County Adult Behavioral Health (ABH)-Assertive Community Treatment Team, with the majority of services provided in the community (i.e., individual’s homes, hospitals, jails, licensed care, shelters, etc.). Services include:
Coaching and Consultation to participate to promote recovery and self-direction.
- Working with participants one on one on the goal development progress. Provide outreach to engage participants and assist them in overcoming barriers to participating in services.
- Offer support to develop personal recovery and wellness goals, explore self-help strategies, review dimensions of wellness, engage in wellness strategies, act as a peer advocate. Providing skills training in daily living skills or other areas as indicated by the participant.
- Promote activities that foster recovery and empowerment by sharing personal experiences when appropriate, modeling self-help and wellness activities.
Facilitating wellness management and Recovery Strategies
- Facilitate and connect individuals to services and activities with a focus on building self-efficacy.
- Assist to link with peer and community resources to build natural support.
- Promote skills building activities in the local community to support personal wellness and ongoing recovery.
- Provide supportive navigation, information, and coaching during acquiring services related to medical, social, educational, transportation, housing, education, employment, and other applicable services.
Modeling skills for and providing consultation to fellow ACT Team members.
- Provide expertise, experience, and consultation to the team to promote a culture where individual points of view are recognized, respected, and integrated into treatment.
- Provide cross training to other ACT Team members in recovery principles and strategies.
- Maintain accurate and timely documentation of clinical records 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.
- Participate fully as a member of the Marion County ABH-ACT team as a supportive, reliable, positive, collaborative, and professional team member during the development of individual treatment planning, team meetings, and crisis intervention.
- Work with a team and supervisor for clinical supervision, treatment planning, staff and departmental meetings, and training.
- Other 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
- EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
As defined by OAR 309-019-0105 (81) “Peer Support Specialist” means an individual providing peer delivered services to an individual or family member with similar life experience under the supervision of a qualified clinical supervisor and a qualified peer delivered services supervisor as resources are made available.
- A self-identified person currently or formerly receiving mental health services; OR,
- A self-identified person in recovery from an addiction disorder, who meets the abstinence requirements for recovering staff in alcohol and drug treatment programs; OR
- A self-identified individual in recovery from problem gambling; OR
- The family member of an individual currently or formerly receiving addictions or mental health services.
- Applicants will be asked to discuss recovering experiences during the interview process.
- Must successfully complete a Mental Health approved peer support training program within six (6) months of hire.
- 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: http://apps.co.marion.or.us/APAP/.
- 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).
- 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: http://apps.co.marion.or.us/APAP/policy.aspx?p=policy&pid=518.
- This position is represented by a union.
- A wage enhancement of $1.00 will be added to the hourly wage as compensation for hours worked between 6:00 PM and 6:00 AM.
- 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 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., with flexibility depending upon the needs of the department and program
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of: approaches to support others in recovery and resiliency and demonstrates efforts at self-directed recovery; community resources and how to connect individuals to those resources.
Ability to: understand and carry out directions and instructions; maintain confidentiality; interest and skill in providing services to adult consumers; speak, read and write English; provide documentation consistent with department standards for quality and timeliness, willingness to work hours conducive to reaching the identified population; ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with consumers, coworkers, and other agencies; asked to discuss recovering experiences during interview process.
Operates a motor vehicle; sees using depth perception; stands; sits; moves about the work area; bends forward; reaches overhead; climbs 1 floor of stairs; lifts, pushes, pulls, moves carts and carries items weighing up to 5 lbs.; operates a keyboard; speaks with a clear and audible voice; reads a 12 pt. font; hears a normal speech level; on rare occasion, may work in client homes or other areas exposed to dust or second-hand smoke; may work in uneven areas.
- VETERANS’ PREFERENCE
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.
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR VETERANS’ PREFERENCE
- 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 http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/
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