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Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Northwest Human Services is seeking a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with CADC II/III certification to join a well-established, high functioning Agency; working in interdisciplinary and integrated teams.

Position is FT with half-time in our Mental Health program offering individual & group therapy services and half-time in primary care providing Alcohol & Drug services to patients enrolled in our newly developed Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Program.  

NWHS offers competitive wages and a generous benefits package.

For more information and to apply visit us at:
https://northwesthumanservices.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=129&Source=NASW

Questions:
Contact the Administration Office at
681 Center St. NE • Salem, OR 97301
Office: 503-588-5828
EOE

Clinical Social Worker for Community Health Center

This fulltime position will be responsible for serving as a Clinical Social Worker for Community Health Center and will be responsible for developing and implementing individual treatment plans, assisting patients and families cope with and./or restore social, emotional, financial and environment factors which affect and/or affected by illness. This position will also provide intake and mental health assessments, refer participants and their families to appropriate community agencies or facilities, act as a liaison with such organizations and advocate for participants and/or their families.

Click here for more information and to apply.

Instructor MSW Program: Eugene Campus

Pacific University invites applications for the position of Instructor of Social Work starting in Fall 2019. This is a nine-month full-time position in Pacific’s MSW program, located in Eugene, Oregon. Candidates must have a MSW degree from a CSWE accredited university and a minimum of two (2) years post-MSW social work practice experience is required.

We seek to produce culturally competent, highly trained, advanced social work practitioners who have special preparation to work with immigrant and Latino communities, and other communities of color, and to become leaders in the fields of health and wellness.

Contact Joseph Gallegos at Gallegos@pacificu.edu for more information.

To apply, please email a cover letter, CV, statement of your teaching philosophy, complete contact information for professional references, and evidence of teaching effectiveness in PDF format to: Suzy Kropf, Skropf@pacificu.edu.

https://www.pacificu.edu/non-discrimination-statement​

Mental Health Specialist 1 – Dual Diagnosis

TITLE: Mental Health Specialist 1 – Dual Diagnosis
PROGRAM: Adult Mental Health
OPENING DATE: February 19, 2019
CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled (First Screening 03/05/2019)
STATUS: Full-time, Exempt. Schedule will include some
evenings and Saturdays.
SALARY RANGE: $4,515 - $5,488 per month**
LOCATION: The Dalles
THE CENTER: Mid-Columbia Center for Living (MCCFL) is a recovery-oriented, trauma-informed service provider for persons with serious mental illness, addictions and Intellectual/Developmental disabilities. MCCFL seeks to become consumer-involved, consumer-engaged and consumer-driven. MCCFL furthermore seeks to increase its trauma-sensitive services through participation in the community-wide adaption of The Sanctuary Model over the tri-county (Hood River, Wasco and Sherman) area. The employee must embody principles of recovery, consumer-involvement and trauma-informed care as demonstrated in prior work experience, daily attitude and professional behaviors.

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: The Mental Health Specialist 1 provides culturally competent, appropriate, and trauma-informed crisis and behavioral health treatment for assigned clients. This position specializes in providing behavioral health treatment services to consumers who present with Substance Abuse Disorder in addition to other behavioral health issues. This position provides counseling and education for individuals, couples, families and groups. The Mental Health Specialist 1 may provide behavioral health services in other community settings, and it coordinates behavioral health services with other community and State resources. Incumbents must demonstrate cultural sensitivity and understanding of how culture influences and impacts behavioral health services while incorporating this understanding into trauma-informed care.

TO APPLY: Interested applicants may obtain an application on the employment page at our website, http://www.mccfl.org , or by contacting the HR office at MCCFL 419 E Seventh Street, #207, The Dalles, OR (541) 296-5452 x8110. A signed, completed application is required; submission of a resume is optional and does not replace the application form. Please return your application to the attention of the MCCFL Human Resources Office at the address noted above. For first consideration, please submit application materials as soon as possible! MCCFL is an Equal Opportunity / ADA Employer.

**Starting salaries are assigned considering the applicant’s qualifications and experience measured against internal factors; the successful applicant is typically appointed at the beginning steps of the salary range.

Due to the volume of applications received, we regret that we can contact only those applicants who are invited to interview. If you are not contacted for an interview, please know that we are grateful for your interest in employment opportunities at MCCFL!

JOB SPECIFICATIONS:
Any qualifying combination of education, licensure and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position is qualifying. This would typically include:

  • Master's degree in social work, psychology, psychiatric nursing or other related field AND

  • Two (2) years’ professional experience providing behavioral health counseling.

  • CADC1 certification is required within one year of hire.

  • Professional experience providing Substance Abuse Disorder counseling is preferred but not required.

  • Professional licensure in the State of Oregon as an LCSW or LPC, or must have the ability to obtain this licensure within two (02) years of hire is preferred (and may be required for some MHS1 positions).

  • Experience engaging underserved populations in the Native American, Veteran and/or Latino/Hispanic communities is desired.

  • Incumbent must obtain certification from the Department of Human Services as a Mental Health Investigator and Mental Health Examiner.
  • Incumbent must keep certification current and in good standing.
    Must possess a valid Oregon or Washington Driver's License, maintain an acceptable driving record and be insurable for client service purposes and for travel between business office for meetings and/or trainings. This position must pass all criminal history check requirements as required by ORS 181.536 to 181.537, and in accordance with OAR 407-007-0220 to 407-007-0370.


OTHER REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge: Knowledge of the principles and practices and techniques of mental health assessment and treatment including the social, emotional and behavioral aspects of mental illness and substance abuse disorder; knowledge of community health programs and services; knowledge of techniques, tests and procedures employed in evaluating and modifying behavior; knowledge of laws, rules and regulations governing the assessment and treatment of mental health clients; knowledge of clinical manifestations and patterns of substance abuse disorder and associated treatment methods and practices; knowledge of group dynamics and group therapy.

Skill: Skill in the use of computerized medical systems; skill in the use of standard office software.

Ability: Ability to understand and effectively apply the concepts and practices of a trauma-informed philosophy in performing the work. Ability to work within strong professional ethics and rules of confidentiality to provide effective assessment and treatment of a variety of mental health disorders. Ability to work with consumers to develop an effective service plan; ability to write and maintain timely and cogent progress notes, service plans, reports and other professional documents; ability to maintain a strong service orientation; ability to organize and execute work effectively under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines; ability to speak before groups of various sizes; ability to work with grace and good humor under pressure; ability to work cooperatively with other departments; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, within Sanctuary Model guidelines; ability to establish and maintain harmonious work relationships with co-workers at all levels of the organization, consultants, contractors, community partners, and consumers.

MENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST 1 ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: The following list represents the essential responsibilities (functions) of the position. It does not, however, include all of the duties the position may be asked to perform.

  • Provide psychotherapy, counseling, and case management services to individuals, couples, families and groups. Conduct interviews to accumulate pertinent data; assess presenting issues; develop treatment plans. Counseling and psychotherapy may include working with assigned clients in developing communication skills, providing assertiveness training, providing behavior modification programs, and monitoring the effects of prescribed medication.

  • Provide substance abuse disorder assessment and integrated dual-diagnosis services to assigned clients.

  • Utilize agency clinical software system to prepare current client records of treatment and reports as necessary and required. Maintain timely and cogent progress notes and service plans. Ensure that client records and other documentation are up-to-date and justify the services provided.

  • Serve as investigator and/or examiner in involuntary commitment procedures.

  • Assist and/or provide back-up support with screening, referral, and crisis services as needed and directed by supervisor. May provide after-hours emergency services on a 24-hour, rotating basis, such as telephone consultation, crisis intervention, and pre-hospital screening examinations.

  • Actively participate in joint case planning and coordination with internal multi-disciplinary team and agency psychiatrists. Collaborate in case planning and service coordination as needed with other community agencies such as schools, group homes, community detention facility, community medical hospital and other DHS programs.

  • Regular and reliable attendance; timely and professional communication; confidentiality.

  • Participate in all team and agency meetings as scheduled.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The Mental Health Specialist must have the ability to quickly assess and respond to concerns related to interpersonal and environmental safety. While performing the essential duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to use office automation including computer and phone system that requires fine manipulation, grasping, typing and reaching. The employee may be required to sit or stand for several hours at a time, depending on environment and need. This position may occasionally be required to lift up to twenty (20) pounds, and to kneel, reach, bend or squat while in the office or in the community. The employee should possess a valid driver's license for vehicle travel between business offices in order to attend required meetings and/or trainings. This employee must be approved to provide transportation for clients using agency vehicles.

Work is performed in a variety of settings, including office environment, community settings and other agency stakeholder facilities. The office environment is typically with moderate stimuli and may often result in exposure to increased sensory experiences. Community settings, such as residence, schools, police precincts, respite facilities, hospitals and other public spaces may pose additional risks or discomforts which require safety precautions. Universal Precautions and remaining alert to environment are critical to address the potential for violent behavior, safety concerns, biohazards, noise and contaminants.

LEADERSHIP RECEIVED: This position works within the supervisory leadership of the Clinical Supervisor for its assigned program. The designated supervision emphasizes independence of method and process while indicating accountability for results. Leadership will include triage with staff, guidance and support of clients while demonstrating initiative and responding to concerns within the framework of the Sanctuary Model.

MCCFL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER / ADA EMPLOYER

Bilingual Chinese Case Manager

Are you excited about helping people with intellectual and developmental disabilities experience personal growth and development, enjoy meaningful relationships, safely live, and fully participate in communities and activities they choose? We are too!

Multnomah County Department of County Human Services invites applications for a Case Manager 2 position that requires proficiency (speak, read, write) in Cantonese or Mandarin Chinese. This position in the Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Services Division will be working primarily with children ages 0-15.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Provide services to clients which could include eligibility assessment and intake for Oregon Supplemental Income Program (OSIPM), General Assistance, and Medicare

  • Assess client needs and risk status through home visits, phone calls, and connecting them with resources

  • Develop comprehensive, client-centered care plans

  • Paperwork, paperwork, and more paperwork! Plus quite a bit of data entry


Successful case managers have:

  • Ability to promote a culture of respect, inclusiveness, and appreciation of diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and values

  • Knowledge of principles and practices of case management for people impacted by intellectual and/or developmental disabilities

  • Ability to stay on top of the clerical duties so the client work stays up to date

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize

  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills

  • Commitment to delivering person-centered care

  • Comfort and competence with using standard technology



For more info and to apply: https://multco.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Multco_Jobs/job/Southwest-PortlandDowntown/Bilingual-Chinese-Case-Manager-2--Kids---Intellectual---Developmental-Disabilities_R-676

QMHP CAREER OPPORTUNITY IN THE BEAUTIFUL COLUMBIA GORGE!!

Are you a mental health clinician or therapist who is looking for a different direction in your career? If so, we may just have just the match you’re looking for!

We’re currently recruiting for the position of Quality Improvement Coordinator 2. This position will allow you to use your clinical knowledge and skills in auditing clinical records, training staff in clinical documentation best practices, analyzing data, and in investigating complaints. And while this position has no direct client contact, it is vitally important to our Agency in ensuring that our clients receive the best service possible!

Community behavioral health agencies sometimes get a bad rap! Yes, we’ve heard the stories. Don’t believe ‘em. Instead, come check us out for yourself! Community agencies are often the only source of treatment for people who have limited resources and, as such, agencies like ours are vitally important to the health of our rural communities. You’ll work with some really amazing colleagues and you’ll be able to maintain a regular, dependable schedule. And, since we’re rural but not inaccessible, it’s easy to zip over to Portland when you want to enjoy some city fun. But sitting in traffic for hours won’t be a part of your daily routine, and you’ll get to live in one of the most beautiful places anywhere!

The Agency: MCCFL is a quasi-governmental agency that provides behavioral health services within three counties in north-central Oregon – Hood River, Wasco and Sherman. We employ a recovery-oriented and trauma-informed approach in the services we provide to adults, children and families. MCCFL has adopted the Sanctuary Model throughout the Agency; Sanctuary informs both MCCFL’s employee relations and its communications. MCCFL was recently designated a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) as part of a two-year demonstration program. This program is part of a comprehensive effort to integrate behavioral health with physical health care, and it has the opportunity to dramatically improve healthcare in our communities.

The Job: This position is based in The Dalles and works as a member of our Quality Improvement Team. It provides primary staff consultation and training specific to clinical documentation, and it liaises with the MIS team to improve Electronic Health Record (EHR) system utilization and performance. It may also investigate complaints specific to our clinical services, as assigned.

Desired Attributes: Upon hire you’ll need to certify as a QMHP in the State of Oregon, so you’ll need that Master’s diploma! MCCFL seeks master’s-prepared applicants who possess a strong clinical documentation skill set as well as an eye for detail. You should also have great professional communication skills tempered by well-tuned emotional intelligence and a sense of humor. (See the full job announcement on the employment page of our website for all position requirements and essential functions.)

Compensation Package: MCCFL offers a 37.5 hour workweek and a generous public-employee benefit package that includes Oregon PERS, liberal vacation and sick leave accruals, and great holiday benefits. We offer a bonus for active Oregon LCSW or LPC licensure (one-time 3% bonus awarded after completion of the trial service period). The 5-step salary range is $4,515 - $5,488 per month; most applicants are hired at step one or step two of that range.

Application Process: Please see the full job announcement at https://www.mccfl.org/job/quality-improvement-coordinator-2/. There you’ll find a link to our employment application and all the information you need. (Yep, an application is required!) Applications are being reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. We can’t wait to hear from you!

MCCFL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/ADA EMPLOYER

Behavioral Health Consultant (LCSW) – Salem, Oregon

Salem Clinic is accepting applications for a Behavioral Health Consultant!
Please visit our “careers” page at http://www.salemclinic.org .
Questions? Call 503-375-7417.

The behavioral health consultant is a core member of the collaborative care team, including the patient’s medical provider, mental health consultants, as well as the larger primary care team, and the Comprehensive Care Coordination Department. The behavioral health consultant is responsible for providing direct patient care, supporting and coordinating the mental and physical health care of referred patients with the patient’s medical provider, and when appropriate, mental health providers.
Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
 Master’s degree in Social Work. Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
 Demonstrated ability to collaborate and communicate effectively in a team setting.
 Ability to maintain effective and professional relationships with patient and other members of the care team.
 Experience with screening for common mental health and/or substance abuse disorders.
 Working knowledge of differential diagnosis of common mental health and/or substance abuse disorders.
 Experience with assessment and treatment planning for common mental health and/or substance use disorders.
 Ability to effectively engage patients in a therapeutic relationship.
 Ability to work with patients by telephone as well as in person.
 Working knowledge of evidence-based psychosocial treatments and brief behavioral interventions for common mental health disorders, when appropriate (e.g., motivational interviewing, problem-solving treatment, behavioral activation).
 Basic knowledge of psychopharmacology for common mental health disorders.
 Experience with evidence-based counseling techniques.
 Ability to utilize computer programs for patient care (Epic, SC Fox, Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.) and access information from the internet.

Essential Functions:
 Closely coordinate care with the patient’s primary care provider (PCP) and, when appropriate, other mental health providers. The position is an extension of the PCP’s care and coordination of their patient’s health care needs.
 Support the mental and physical health care of assigned and referred patients.
 Screen and assess patients for common mental health and substance abuse disorders. Facilitate patient engagement and follow-up care.
 Provide patient education about common mental health and substance abuse disorders and the available treatment options.
 Provide brief behavioral interventions using evidence-based techniques such as behavioral activation, problem-solving treatment, motivational interviewing, or other treatments as appropriate.
 Participate in consultations with mental health consultants and communicate resulting treatment recommendations to the patient’s medical provider.
 Systematically track treatment response and monitor patients (in person or by telephone) for changes in clinical symptoms and treatment side effects or complications.
 Support mental health medication management as prescribed by medical providers, focusing on treatment adherence monitoring, side effects, and effectiveness of treatment.
 Facilitate outside referrals to evidence-based psychosocial treatments (e.g. problem- solving treatment or behavioral activation) as clinically indicated.
 Track patient follow up and clinical outcomes in the EHR. Document in-person and telephone encounters in the EHR.
 Document patient progress and treatment recommendations in EHR and other required systems so as to be shared with medical providers, mental health consultants, and other treating providers.
 Facilitate treatment plan changes for patients who are not improving as expected in consultation with the medical provider and mental health consultants and who may need more intensive or more specialized mental health care.
 Facilitate referrals for clinically indicated services outside of the organization (e.g., social services such as housing assistance, vocational rehabilitation, mental health specialty care, substance abuse treatment).
 Develop and complete relapse prevention self-management plan with patients who have achieved their treatment goals and are soon to be discharged from the caseload.
 Provides regular feedback and updates to the primary care team on treatment findings and progress through written and verbal communication.
 Other duties as assigned. Duties and responsibilities may change.
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Northwest Social Workers Networking Contacts

Aging / End of Life Social Workers Network contact Janet at (503) 452-8420

Rural Social Workers Network contact Maja at (208) 315-2797

Legislative Advocacy in Idaho contact Delmar at (208) 466-0511

Legislative Advocacy in Oregon contact Kelly at (503)719-9806

Legislative Advocacy in Washington contact Catherine at (509) 876-6989

Political Action Committee in Idaho contact Kiersten at (509) 475-7022

Political Action Committee in Oregon contact Heather at (206) 919-3905

Political Action Committee in Washington contact Taylene at (206) 706-7084

School Social Workers Network contact Janelle at (208) 695-4051

Bend / Redmond
Contact Elisabeth at (541) 4806917

Boise / Nampa / Caldwell
Contact Delmar at (208) 466-0511

Coeur d’Alene / Post Falls
Contact Kati at (208) 640-8814

Eugene / Springfield
Contact Kaseja at (541) 844-5038
meeting the first Thursday of every month at the 6th Street Grill

Idaho Falls / Pocatello
Contact Delmar at (208) 466-0511

Lewiston / Moscow
Contact Brian at (208) 413-0323

Medford / Ashland
Contact Tawnya at (541) 601-2152

Ontario / Vale
Contact Delmar at (208) 466-0511

Pendleton / La Grande / Baker City
Contact Debbie at (541) 786-8028
regular meetings at the First Presbyterian Church in La Grande

Portland / Vancouver
Contact Janet at (503) 452-8420

Salem
Contact Martha at (503) 508-8037

Seattle
Contact Taylene at (206) 706-7084

Spokane / Cheney
Contact Martha at (509) 720-0039

Twin Falls / Sun Valley / Burley / Rupert
Contact Delmar (208) 466-0511

Walla Walla
Contact Catherine (509) 876-6989