On March 30th, 2021, OCEACT hosted a consultation call with Patricia Deegan, PhD where she explored the role of peer specialists working on clinical teams. She described some of the differences between the peer support role and the clinical role and demonstrated how specific tools in Recovery Library help peer supporters and clinicians work together, especially around supporting people in their use of psychiatric medications. If you missed this call or would like to re-watch, please follow the link below for the recording.
Topic: Consultation with Patricia Deegan, PhD – Using Recovery Library to Create Synergy Between the Work of Peer Specialists and Clinicians
Meeting Recording Link (see required passcode below):
Access Passcode: Deegan3.30
LifeWorks NW has a Program Director position open to oversee the Rehabilitation Program and Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) teams. To view details on the position and learn how to apply, please follow the link below.
LifeWorks NW Program Director Position
OCEACT would like to share with you a recent publication that OCEACT staff published about all the wonderful work ACT programs across Oregon have accomplished to implement high fidelity and recovery oriented services.
This article highlights some of the innovative strategies that Oregon has used to make ACT accessible to as many Oregonians as possible in urban, rural and frontier communities.
It is the results of your hard work and dedication that makes the success of ACT programs thrive.
OCEACT looks forward to our continued partnership with you to improve the quality of lives of individuals living with Serious Mental Illness by offering them ACT services and other evidence based practices. Helping individuals served by ACT programs live their best, most rewarding lives is our shared mission.
Click HERE to read the article celebrating ACT implementation in Oregon.
Options for Southern Oregon, located in Grants Pass and Medford, is recruiting for two full-time Employment Specialists, one at each location! Click HERE for more information.
Here is a good place to start if you have any questions regarding COVID 19 and behavioral health.
OHA Behavioral Health COVID-19 vaccine FAQ
OCEACT will be offering ACT 101 trainings this year quarterly!
Learn the basics of ACT. We will cover everything from the history of ACT, the make up of an ACT team, and the steps of implementing ACT. The training covers all the key components of the ACT model, including: the team approach; community based services, 24/7 crisis coverage; integrated dual disorder treatment; and integrated care.
ACT 101 Training – 2021 Quarterly offering!
March 2nd – 4th (8am – 12pm each day) Click Here to Register
June 1st – 3rd (8am – 12pm each day) Click Here to Register
August 31st – Sept 2nd (8am – 12pm each day) Click Here to Register
Nov 30th – Dec 2nd (8am – 12pm) Click Here to Register
**Upon completion of each 3 day ACT 101 training, a certificate of 11.25 CEUs will be granted. CEU certificates will not be granted for partial attendance.
OCEACT would like to announce that Yamhill County Mental Health has a Registered Nurse position and a Case Manager position open on their ACT team. Please follow the links below to see job descriptions and details on how to apply.
ACT Registered Nurse Position
ACT Case Manager Position
Oregon Health Authority (OHA) announces initial plans for vaccine distribution to health providers
• ACT staff are considered priority health care providers as defined by the OHA.
• At this time, the vaccine is in limited supply and the specifics of the distribution plan will be informed by the Vaccine Advisory Committee which is expected to convene on 1/7/21.
What does that mean for you?
o Oregon has not yet received (nor has been allocated) enough vaccine to administer vaccine to all potential recipients in the health care provider priority group (Group 1, Phase1a).
o OHA is working to develop operational plans to connect individuals to vaccines as more vaccine arrives over these coming weeks and months.
o OHA will be posting more information about these operational plans in the coming weeks on their website https://covidvaccine.oregon.gov/ .
o Another helpful website regarding COVID vaccines is: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/PREVENTIONWELLNESS/VACCINESIMMUNIZATION/IMMUNIZATIONPROVIDERRESOURCES/Pages/COVIDvaccine.aspx
o If you have questions in the meantime, please send them to OHA at: COVID19.Vaccine@dhsoha.state.or.us
The Deschutes County Mental Health ACT team has a position opening for a “Behavioral Support Specialist I, Supported Employment”. To read details on the positions and to apply, please follow the link below.
Behavioral Support Specialist I, Supported Employment.
OCEACT would like to announce an ACT team lead/Supervisor position available in Tillamook with the Tillamook Family Counseling Center. To view the job description and details for how to apply, please follow the link below:
ACT Team Lead/ Supervisor Position