ACT Team Lead Mental Health Therapist – Center for Human Development

Adult Dual Diagnosis Therapist/ACT Coordinator

Description
Seeking a mental health therapist to lead the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team. This position will monitor and track the implementation of ACT, analyze services both quantitatively and qualitatively (especially related to maintaining ACT fidelity), and lead team that provides therapy and case management services, including but not limited to: providing support to maintain the consumer’s preferred level of independence and community integration, psychosocial skills training, and supportive counseling to individuals with mental illness and their families.

The Requirements
Master’s degree in a social sciences field.

State licensure or be willing to pursue licensure preferred.

Two years of relevant mental health experience.

Must meet requirements of a Qualified Mental Health Professional.

Certified as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor or willingness to pursue.

Knowledge of practices, principles and philosophy of mental health treatment, including motivational interviewing, assessment, treatment plans and diagnoses, and crisis counseling.

Knowledge of computer basics.

Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

Proficient in coordinating services with care providers from other agencies.

Ability to provide adequate written documentation of services rendered in order to satisfy federal, state and ACT requirements.

Ability to develop documents, spreadsheets, and presentations that illustrate and track how ACT services are being implemented and improved.

Valid driver’s license, and must pass criminal history check and drug screening.

The Company
Center for Human Development (CHD) is a nonprofit corporation that is recognized statewide as an innovator. Join a self-directed team that has the capability to manage their own work and make decisions at the level of service to the customer.

The Area
Tired of the rat race? La Grande, Oregon is a small town in Eastern Oregon that offers fresh air, a strong community presence, virtually no traffic, and lots of outdoor recreation in the surrounding Blue Mountains.  Enjoy hiking, horseback and mountain bike trails, and ATV access at Mt. Emily Recreation Area, bird watching at Ladd Marsh, picnics along the Grande Ronde River, inland links style golf courses and more. Home of Eastern Oregon University.

The Benefits
Full time exempt position with attractive benefit package that includes paid time off, medical, dental, vision, life/AD&D insurance, long-term disability insurance, excellent retirement benefit with generous contribution to 401k after orientation, Professional Development Plan, paid renewal leave, annual employee appreciation picnics and dinners, Mental Health Days, gym discounts, and more. CHD is a qualified site for Loan Repayment Programs.

Posted

January 14, 2022

Please CLICK HERE for more details on the position and to learn how to apply:

 

ACT Counselor III – Polk County’s ACT/FACT team

ACT Counselor III 

SALARY: $26.81 – $33.92 Hourly
$4,647.00 – $5,879.00 Monthly
$55,764.00 – $70,548.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: 05/10/22
CLOSING DATE: 05/24/22 01:00 PM

DESCRIPTION: Polk County is located in Oregon’s beautiful Willamette Valley. If you seek a position where
voices are heard and contributions are valued and recognized, consider Polk County. Every
employee plays a critical role providing helpful and friendly service to make a difference to the
citizens and communities that we serve. We offer a generous benefits package which includes
county contribution to health insurance, fully paid retirement in PERS paid life insurance, long
term care, paid holidays and more!
Provides extensive behavioral health treatment in a clinic or other community setting. Conducts
comprehensive mental health assessments. Provides counseling and crisis services to a
complex variety of clients, which may include adolescents, children, adults and families.
Coordinates with other agencies in serving the needs of the client. Participates in program
development, implementation, and evaluation.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES:
An employee in this classification may perform any of the following duties. However, these
examples do not include all the specific tasks which an employee may be expected to perform.
1. Provides comprehensive mental health assessment, individual service planning,
counseling, crisis screening and support services to clients.
2. Provides support and consultation to Intake Coordinator by screening clients who may
qualify for urgent or emergent response. Follows crisis protocols.
3. Participates in Utilization Review and Clinical Review of client progress through committee
and Multi-Disciplinary Staffing.
4. Conducts groups, therapy and screening services using Evidence Based interventions
and curricula.
5. Supports the efforts of the clinic; maintains active participation in departmental meetings
and clinical supervision. Participates in meeting the department’s quality assurance
standards and assists in program development, implementation and evaluation.
6. Completes all clinical documentation thoroughly and accurately in accordance with
departmental standards.
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7. Develops, supports, and maintains a positive working relationship with community
partners. Serves on committees as assigned.
8. Coordinates with other agencies in serving the needs of the client. Refers clients to
appropriate services as necessary.
9. Conducts training, educational and information programs for agency personnel, schools
and other community groups.
10. Performs related duties as required.
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EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
Master’s degree in psychology, social work, counseling or related mental health field plus three
years experience in treating mental health disorders, including one year in mental health
outpatient treatment; or any equivalent combination of experience and training.
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:
Must possess and maintain licensure under the State of Oregon Board of Licensed Social
Workers, Board of Licensed Professional Counselors & Therapists, or QMHP Certification
through the Mental Health and Addiction Certification Board of Oregon.
Must possess and maintain a valid Oregon driver’s license and automobile insurance, and have
access to and use of a personal automobile as a condition of employment.
** A cover letter and résumé are 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. *

Official Job Description

ACT Case Manager – Polk County’s ACT/FACT team

ACT Case Manager 

SALARY: $22.04 – $27.88 Hourly
$3,820.00 – $4,833.00 Monthly
$45,840.00 – $57,996.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: 05/10/22
CLOSING DATE: 05/24/22 01:00 PM

DESCRIPTION:
Polk County is located in Oregon’s beautiful Willamette Valley. If you seek a position where
voices are heard and contributions are valued and recognized, consider Polk County. Every
employee plays a critical role providing helpful and friendly service to make a difference to the
citizens and communities that we serve. We offer a generous benefits package which includes
county contribution to health insurance, fully paid retirement in PERS paid life insurance, long
term care, paid holidays and more!
This is the entry level in the case management class series. Performs a variety of case
management services with a general focus on assisting individuals to access entitlements, local
resources and coordination of complex care needs. Employees are qualified and assigned to
work with behavioral health populations which may include children, adults, families and seniors.
Duties and responsibilities are assigned according to the population.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES:
An employee in this classification may perform any of the following duties. However, these
examples do not include all the specific tasks which an employee may be expected to perform.
1. Provides a variety of individual and group services within the Behavioral Health programs,
which may include alcohol and drug abuse, and chronic mental or emotional disturbances.
2. Maintains an assigned caseload and provides assistance with obtaining supported
employment or education, access to housing supports and other community resources.
3. Provides consultation and support to clients, their families, and facilitates healthy
community relationships between client, community and other agencies.
4. May provide individual and group skills training and transportation.
5. Provides crisis management support and problem response/resolution.
6. Serves as an advocate/liaison in assisting clients to obtain necessary services, which may
include transitioning, community integration, resource and referral.
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7. May assist in the development of homes, services, other community placements, and
vocational programs for people with mental illness.
8. May provide services or support for nursing homes, enhanced care facilities, group
homes, regional care facilities, foster homes, semi-independent or supported living
situations and other residential/vocational day services, where designated case
management services are needed.
9. Performs related duties as required.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
Bachelor’s degree in psychology, sociology, counseling or related field; or any equivalent
combination of experience and training, including an associate’s degree.
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:
Must possess and maintain QMHA Certification through the Mental Health and Addiction
Certification Board of Oregon at the time of appointment. Must possess and maintain a valid
Oregon driver’s license and automobile insurance, and have access to and use of a personal
automobile as a condition of employment.
** A cover letter and résumé are 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. **

Official Job Description 

ACT Clinician, Peer Support Specialist & Supported Employment Specialist Positions Open at NARA Northwest

OCEACT would like to announce that NARA Northwest in Multnomah County has several open ACT positions. If individuals are interested in applying or have any questions please email Andrea Garber, agarber@naranorthwest.org, and reference what position is of interest. Please see the ACT Clinician, ACT Peer Support Specialist, & ACT Supported Employment Specialist position descriptions below:

ACT Clinician

ACT Supported Employment Specialist

ACT Peer Support Specialist job description

ACT Substance Use Disorder Specialist Position Open on Benton County ACT Team

The Benton County Behavioral Health Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team is seeking applicants for a Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Specialist to join our team.

TO APPLY: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/bentonor/jobs/3429585/sud-specialist-act-hcp42

About the ACT Team
Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) aims to provide an intensive, highly integrated, community-based service that is provided by a multidisciplinary team of professionals. The targeted population is individuals 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 are individuals who do not typically come into a clinic setting for traditional treatment. The ACT Team takes the treatment service to them in their homes, shelters, sidewalks, etc.

Job Summary
This position provides a broad range of social services to a mixed caseload of individuals with substance use disorders. Services are offered in individual and group settings, utilizing evidence-based clinical practices, trauma informed and skills that are in compliance with program standards. The SUD Specialist participates in treatment team planning, and performs crisis intervention. Services are provided under the oversight of a Qualified Mental Health Professional. May provide specialized services depending on area of assignment.

If you like to be able to get out of the office, and have the flexibility to work with clients in a less traditional but effective ways, this may be a position for you. Strong communication skills and a desire to work with colleagues are highly valued and needed.
First Review of Applications will be on March 18th.

Minimum Qualifications
The following minimum qualifications are required for this position:
• Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, Applied Behavior Analysis or closely related field from an accredited college or university; AND
• 2 years of experience in mental health, drug court, counseling or closely related field; AND
• Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselor (CADC) certification required.

An equivalent combination of work experience and education may be accepted.
Special Requirements:
• 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.
Your Total Compensation/Benefits
• Annual salary range of $57,781 – $77,983
• Rewarding work in a productive, innovative, and creative environment.
• Colleagues who are passionate about public service.
• Paid vacation, holiday, and sick leave; and a great work-life balance.
• Advancement and learning opportunities that will help grow your career with Benton County.
• Choose between a traditional PPO (low deductible) medical plan in which you pay a portion of the monthly premium or an employer-paid (high deductible) medical plan with additional options for an HSA or HRA account.
o The County funds up to $1400 (available for the high deductible plan only) for the HSA or HRA account.
• Choose between two dental group plans – MODA or Willamette Dental Plan.
• The Vision plan is embedded in the medical plans.
• Employer paid Life and AD&D insurance coverage, plus optional supplemental available for employee/spouse.
• Employer paid Long Term Disability coverage.
• Employer paid retirement contribution towards Oregon PERS.
• Deferred Compensation 457b Plan with employer contribution and optional employee contribution.
• Live, work, and play in Corvallis, Oregon.