Two New OCEACT Statewide Trainers Have Been Hired!

OCEACT has hired two new statewide trainers. Please welcome Asia Gray and Cathy Bozarth to the OCEACT team!

Asia Gray:

Asia is an Oregon native, born and raised in the Portland area. Currently, she lives in St Helens Oregon with her partner Len and 3 of their 4 children. Their oldest daughter lives with her mom.

Asia returned to school in her twenties as a nontraditional student, and received a Ford Restart scholarship. She completed her Masters degree at Portland State University in 2013. Her background is working in rural community mental health, and she has been in several roles across the continuum of care for folks living with serious mental illness. In 2017, Asia implemented a high fidelity ACT team and served as team lead. She is passionate about social justice, especially health equity, and environmental stewardship.

Asia enjoys being in the woods, gardening and learning about plants, reading and listening to audio books, walking and hiking, and finding secret swimming holes and beautiful places near rivers and creeks. She reports that she is grateful for the opportunity to serve the community by joining OCEACT!

Cathy Bozarth:

Cathy earned her Master of Arts in Counseling:  Clinical Mental Health from Adams State University at   Alamosa, Colorado.   Cathy spent over twelve years working in community mental health in Grand Junction, Colorado.  In that time Cathy held various positions working in the hospital, as part of the mobile crisis outreach team, and finally as part of the outpatient leadership team.  Cathy relocated to the Medford area two years ago and in that time worked as part of the Options Jackson County ACT team.  Cathy is looking forward to working with ACT teams in this new capacity as a statewide trainer.

Cathy most enjoys spending her free time in the outdoors, especially camping and most recently has taken up kayaking.  She also enjoys time with family and friends who continue to visit from California, Colorado, and Washington.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.