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Careers


Clatsop Behavioral Healthcare welcomes and values the diversity of the people we hire and serve. CBH is an equal opportunity employer.


Clatsop Behavioral Healthcare has moved most positions to a 4 day 9 hour work week with paid 30 minute lunches to promote a better work life balance. Wages have also been increased for our valued current and future employees. 

All positions are required to get the mandatory COVID-19 vaccination. 


Clatsop Behavioral Healthcare Job Application: Application for Employment

Must submit Cover Letter, Resume and Application

CURRENT OPEN POSITIONS: Receptionist, Housing Support Specialist, Housing Program Manager, Residential Counselor, Residential Medication Aid, ACT Clinician/Team Lead, Residential Counselor On-Call and Mobile Crisis On-call. See below for details.

CBH offers an exceptional BENEFIT package.

For full time employees, benefits include Medical (minimal premium cost for employee only coverage), Dental (Employer Paid), Vision (Employer Paid), Retirement, Life Insurance (Employer Paid) and Short-term Disability (Employer Paid). Dependents covered on medical, dental, and vision at cost to employee.  CBH offers 40 paid hours of paid time for elective training per year in addition to mandatory trainings assigned by supervisors. CBH also offers relocation assistance and supervision towards licensure. Employees are eligible for elective training reimbursement of ($1000/yr for unlicensed clinicians and $1500/yr for licensed clinicians.)

12 paid holidays and 6.77 hours PTO accumulated per pay period for years 1-3 with increases after year 3. PTO accumulation starts at hire and is available for use as accumulated. CBH also offers sabbatical of 176 hours after 10 years of service.

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Receptionist

 

This position qualifies for a sign on bonus of $1000 with half being paid with first check and half after 6 months of hire.


Clatsop Behavioral Healthcare (CBH) has an immediate opening for a full time Receptionist. The purpose of this position is to provide front line customer service, answer general inquiries in person and over the phone, check-in clients, and schedule appointments.  Performs data entry, take vitals for tele-psychiatry, and runs daily insurance verification reports.  Performs general administrative duties including answer phones, file, copy, scan, and fax, review paperwork and collect money.

 

Requirements:

  •     High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  •     Valid driver’s license or ability to obtain Oregon or Washington DL   
  •     Background check clearance
  •     Ability to meet agency insurance requirements, must submit current motor vehicle record if licensed outside of the state of Oregon

Preferred:

  •     1-2 years’ experience as an administrative assistant or office specialist with public interaction and front desk reception

The above statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills.

Posted: 12/7/2022


Housing Support Specialist

This position qualifies for a sign on bonus of $1000 with half being paid with first check and half after 6 months of hire.

Clatsop Behavioral Healthcare is seeking a full time Housing Support Specialist. Under the direction of the Housing Services Manager, the Housing Support Specialist works as a member of an interdisciplinary team that provides front line support to implement and monitor housing support services for guests and residents within our housing program. This position involves participation and implementation of program goals and objectives to promote a strengths-based, client centered approach to assisting guests/residents in achieving individual goals and a long-term housing setting.

 

Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities

·        Safety: Must but able to demonstrate responsibility for safety of the residents and property.  Must be able to observe, report and document safety concerns.

·        Communication: Must communicate in a professional and polite manner with guests/residents, program staff, coordinating treatment/service providers, public safety members and all community contacts to include neighbors and public officials.

·        Provide counseling interventions with guests/residents as required and directed by the behavioral health treatment and/or housing service plan.

·        Provide individual and/or group skills training, supervision and support in areas such as self-care, hygiene, community resources, and other life skills as directed by the housing service plan.

·        Comply with and implement regulations, policies, and procedures under which the program operates.

·        Assist in crisis situations as appropriate, following emergency protocols/procedures and coordinating with the assigned treatment team with interventions which support a trauma informed environment for guests/residents and staff.  

·        Assist in meal set-up, preparation, and clean up related to guest meal times or cooking group activities. Perform other household chores including but not limited to housekeeping throughout facility.

·        Must respect and honor guest/client rights and responsibilities and demonstrate professional boundaries and ethics.

·        Admissions: Must complete admission/intake process, ensure completion of intake paperwork and procedures.

·        Discharges: Must review discharge paperwork with client at time of discharge.

·        Document and maintain clinical records in a manner that assures compliance with all agency policies and procedures and local, state, and federal regulations.

·        Adhere to mandatory abuse reporting laws and HIPAA requirements.

·        Must be able to stay awake on all shifts.

·        Must complete daily documentation requirements.

·        Must coordinate with oncoming shift regarding guest/resident concerns, building/program needs, and any relevant issues to ensure the smooth operation of the program.

·        Monitor medication, as trained, in compliance with prescriber’s orders. 

 

Secondary Functions

·        Must have the ability to perform CPR, First Aid, and properly use AED equipment.  CPR/ First Aid certifications are required and must remain current.

·        Will perform other duties as assigned and consistent with the Housing Counselor role.

 

Requirements:

        Working knowledge of developmental disabilities, serious mental illness and addiction facing clients.

        Experience with electronic health recordkeeping and protocols for assessing health information or ability to learn.

        Experience working with community agencies.

        Excellent oral and written communication skills.  Articulate well, speak precisely, and think and write clearly.

        Strong attention to detail, highly organized and ability to multitask from anywhere in the service region.

        First Aid/CPR Certification and Food Handlers Certification or ability to obtain during initial department training.

        Skilled at working as a member of an interdisciplinary team, conducting training in group setting, and completing required documentation.

        Ability to remain calm in stressful situations and de-escalate potentially agitated individuals.

        Ability to learn and adopt the policies and procedures of the agency.

        Knowledge of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)-5, Quality Assurance Standards, American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), and the State of Oregon Administrate Rules applicable to this position preferred.

        Knowledge of Trauma Informed approach with clients or ability to learn.

        Knowledge of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and importance of maintaining confidentiality.

        Required to have and maintain an Oregon or Washington Driver’s license and meet the agency’s insurance carrier’s insurance standard.

Preferred:

        Some higher education or vocational training in the field of Psychology (trauma informed therapy), Counseling, Social Work, Behavioral Health, Mental Health, Hospitality, or equivalent work experience preferred. 

        Bachelors Strongly Preferred.

        Preferred prior experience with medication administration and documentation.

        Preferred prior experience working with the public and providing customer service.

 

The above statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills.

Posted 12/2/2022


Housing Program Manager

This position qualifies for a hire on bonus of $5000 with 1/2 paid with 1st check after hire and 1/2 paid with 1st check following 6-month probationary period. 


Clatsop Behavioral Healthcare is a seeking a full time Housing Program Manager. The Housing Program Manager is responsible for the administrative oversight of behavioral health housing programs with varying size and scope of service. This position will provide direction of activities for determining housing priorities, objectives, and operational goals. Support leadership in the acquisition of funding/resources, development of housing and supportive services, and housing policies and procedures. The Housing Program Manager is responsible for ensuring consistent oversight of reporting requirements and regulatory compliance along with supervision and support of housing staff. Work involves collaboration with executive management, clinical program management and teams, the administrative team, outside agencies, state/county/city liaisons and community stakeholders.

 

Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities:

·        Provide supervision and clinical oversight to staff supporting housing programs.  Coordinate with CBH leadership team when housing programs are staffed by an alternative clinical program.

·        Provide oversight to housing contracts, reporting requirements and regulatory oversight.

·        Maintain up to date policies and procedures for CBH housing programs in partnership with the Housing and Residential Services Director and Policy Committee.

·        Coordinate with CBH leadership team to ensure quality care for individuals residing within CBH housing.

·        Develop and ensure accurate record keeping for clinical and support services provided to housing program clients.

·        Work with clients and program staff in developing individualized housing resources within CBH housing portfolio and with external partners.  

 

Required Education and Experience:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential ·duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

 

        Degree in behavioral health related field such as social work or counseling with Oregon QMHP certification preferred.

        Three years of increasingly responsible experience in program management providing both administrative and clinical supervision to behavioral health practitioners. Administrative responsibilities to include management of daily operations and service provision, resource acquisition and management, program and policy development, data collection and analysis, stakeholder engagement. 

        Experience in management of licensed residential programs and/or permanent supportive housing/shelter programming preferred.

        Experience in developing and analyzing program objectives and outcomes via quality management tools.

        Experience communicating program planning objectives, and outcome to internal and exterior stakeholders.

        Comprehensive knowledge of diagnosis and treatment of mental health and substance use disorders.

        Knowledge of Medicaid, Oregon Health Authority (OHA)/Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS), SAMHSA, and related State and Federal health care regulations to include Oregon Administrative Rules (OARs) and statutes preferred.

        Valid Oregon or Washington driver’s license   

        Must be able to pass a criminal background check.

Required to have and maintain an Oregon or Washington Driver’s license and meet the agency’s insurance carrier’s insurance standards.    

 

Preferred:

        Excellent oral and written communication skills. 

        Strong attention to detail, highly organized and ability to multitask.

        Knowledge of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and importance of maintaining confidentiality.

 

The above statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills.

Posted 11/18/2022



Residential Medication Aid Swing Shift

This position qualifies for a hire on bonus of $1000 with 1/2 paid with 1st check after hire and 1/2 paid with 1st check following 6-month probationary period. 

Clatsop Behavioral HealthCare’s North Coast Crisis Respite Center (NCCRC) in Warrenton, Oregon is looking for a dedicated service provider to fill a full time 40 hour/week swing shift position for a Residential Medication Aid. Under the direction of the North Coast Crisis Respite Manager, this position works as a member of a team working to make a difference in the lives of persons with mental illness. This position will focus on medication administration to residents. This position is 40 hours a week from 3pm-11:30pm.

This position will dispense and document medications as an essential function. This position involves participation and implementation of program goals and objectives to promote a strengths-based, client centered approach to assisting residents in achieving individual goals and ultimately transitioning to a less restrictive setting.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  •     Accurately administer and document Medication in compliance with prescriber’s orders.
  •     Follow facility nurse’s administering and delegation training.
  •     Ability to distribute and document medications accurately.
  •     Maintain and document service notes
  •     Encourage and motivate residents to engage in new experiences and accomplish personal goals
  •     Safely transport residents to appointments and community outings
  •      Facility safety and cleanliness.

Requirements

  •     Valid Oregon or Washington Driver’s license or ability to obtain by date of hire.
  •     Motor Vehicle Record clearance that meets agency insurance requirements.
  •     Ability to pass DHS background check clearance.
  •      Maintain high attention to detail.

Preferred

  •     Previous experience in medication administration.
  •     Prior experience in same or similar field
  •     Some higher education or vocational training in related field
  •     Knowledge of Trauma informed care, behavioral health or mental health training or experience
  •     QMHA certified or Bachelor’s degree

The above statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills.

Posted 8/8/2022


Residential Counselor

This position qualifies for a hire on bonus of $1000 with 1/2 paid with 1st check after hire and 1/2 paid with 1st check following 6-month probationary period. 

 

Clatsop Behavioral Healthcare’s North Coast Crisis Respite Center in Warrenton, Oregon is looking for a dedicated service provider to fill a full-time position as a Residential Counselor. Under the direction of the North Coast Crisis Respite Manager, the Residential Counselor works as a member of a team working to make a difference in the lives of persons with mental illness. This position involves participation and implementation of program goals and objectives to promote a strengths-based, client centered approach to assisting residents in achieving individual goals and ultimately making the leap to independence.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

·         Maintain and document service notes

·         Provide case management and document progress.

·         Encourage and motivate residents to engage in new experiences and accomplish personal goals

·         Safely transport residents to appointments and community outings

·         Ability to facilitate groups and work individually to skills train

·         Ability to distribute and document medications accurately

·         Cooking and cleaning

Requirements

  •     Ability to work any shift
  •     Qualified Mental Health Associate (QMHA) or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire
  •     Valid Oregon or Washington Driver’s license or ability to obtain by date of hire
  •     Motor Vehicle Record clearance that meets agency insurance requirements
  •     Ability to pass DHS background check clearance

Preferred

  •     3 years prior experience in same or similar field
  •     Some higher education or vocational training in related field
  •     Trauma informed care, behavioral health or mental health training or experience
  •     Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred

The above statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills.

Posted 8/8/2022


QMHP Clinician/Assertive Community Treatment Team Lead

This position qualifies for a hire on bonus of $5000 with 1/2 paid with 1st check after hire and 1/2 paid with 1st check following 6-month probationary period.  


A Full Time QMHP Clinician who will work as the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team Lead is available immediately at Clatsop Behavioral Healthcare. The position will perform a variety of QMHP services to include individual and group supervision to ACT team members as assigned, coordination and management of fidelity, assessments, treatment and recovery plan development, provide outreach as well as coordination of discharge. This position will carry a case load.


Essential Duties/Responsibilities

  • Provide individual and group supervision to team members utilizing the Assertive Community Treatment model and strength’s based group supervision.
  • Maintain training and supervision logs.
  • Assist Program Manager to complete annual performance evaluations for all team members.
  • Directly supervise and oversee the services provided by QMHA and all staff in the ACT Program.
  • Develop work schedules, including after hour on-call schedule; approve time cards.
  • Coordinate and manage the ACT program to fidelity.
  • Provide assessment interviews for all new and returning clients to obtain comprehensive information regarding presenting problems. This includes the ability to conclude and assign Diagnoses.
  • Assist the client in developing a meaningful Recovery (Treatment) Plan.
  • Provide services that are tied to the Recovery Plan and assist client in modifying the plan as needed throughout the treatment process.
  • Conduct Mental Status Examinations and make appropriate treatment recommendations.
  • Help identify clients’ natural support system and be able to work within that system as appropriate to facilitate clients’ recovery.
  • Be knowledgeable of community resources, refer and facilitate clients’ accessing of theses supports as appropriate.
  • Provide case management services as needed to assigned caseload
  • Provide Group Services Treatment in keeping with evidence based practices.
  • Provide backup crisis response for ACT clients, and coordinate with the Crisis and Engagement team when ACT clients present in crisis.
  • Provide outreach services as appropriate..
  • Provide psycho-education to clients, families and the community.
  • Participate in regular team and agency meetings.
  • Complete and maintain all clinical documents and client files according to compliance standards with the State of Oregon Administrative Rules and Quality Assurance standards established at CBH.
  • Maintain client confidentiality and adhere to ethical standards of the profession.
  • Participate in Investigations, Court hearings, and other legal proceedings as directed by agency and/or subpoenaed and maintain the required documentation for the same.
  • Coordinate discharge planning with all treatment providers.
  • The ability to remain flexible to the changing demands of a mental health system and the needs of the agency.

Requirements

  •     Master’s degree in the Behavioral Sciences from an accredited university
  •     Valid Oregon or Washington Driver’s license or ability to obtain
  •     Ability to be insured under the agency motor vehicle insurance, MVR obtained
  •     Ability to pass state required background check
  •     Professional communication skills, written and verbal
  •      Leadership skills to promote team cohesiveness 

Preferred

  •     3 years of outpatient clinical experience working with people who have mental illness
  •      year of working with ACT Program 

The above statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills.

Posted 5/20/2022


Mobile Crisis Clinician, QMHP (on-call)

This position qualifies for a hire on bonus of $5000 with 1/2 paid with 1st check after hire and 1/2 paid with 1st check following 6-month probationary period.  

Clatsop Behavioral Healthcare (CBH) has an immediate opening for an on-call Mobile Crisis Clinician, QMHP. This position will provide Crisis Assessment and Intervention, follow up support and other outreach for individuals who are experiencing crises in a variety of settings to include local hospitals, jails, and diverse locations within the community. The Mobile Crisis Team works closely with Law Enforcement and other community partners to resolve crises in the natural setting they occur in order to defer from a higher level of care if possible. 

Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in a Behavioral Health-related field and meet qualifications to be a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) in the state of Oregon.
  • Valid driver’s license or ability to obtain Oregon or Washington Driver's License
  • Background check clearance
  • Ability to meet agency insurance requirements, must submit current motor vehicle record if licensed outside of the state of Oregon

Preferred:

  • Three (3) years direct service with individuals experiencing severe and persistent mental illness.
  • Candidate will have a background that includes special training, experience and other demonstrated abilities in providing behavioral health crisis intervention.
  •  Demonstrate effective communication skills to diverse client populations.
  • Proficiency in clinical documentation and use of applicable information technologies.
  • Bilingual

The above statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills.

Salary DOE.


Residential Counselor (on-call)

This position qualifies for a hire on bonus of $1000 with 1/2 paid with 1st check after hire and 1/2 paid with 1st check following 6-month probationary period.  

Clatsop Behavioral Healthcare is seeking to hire on-call Residential Counselors at the North Coast Crisis Respite Center facility in Warrenton, Oregon. Under the direction of the North Coast Crisis Respite Manager, the Residential Counselor works as a member of an interdisciplinary team to implement and monitor treatment for residents within the residential facility. This position involves participation and implementation of program goals and objectives to promote a strengths-based, client centered approach to assisting residents in achieving individual goals and ultimately transitioning to a less restrictive setting, and completing daily facility tasks like cooking and cleaning. Must be willing to work any shift.

Preferred

  • Three years’ prior experience in same or similar field preferred.
  • Some higher education or vocational training in the field of Psychology (trauma informed therapy), Counseling, Social Work, Behavioral Health, Mental Health.
  • Bachelor’s degree.

Required:

  • Valid driver’s license as well as a Motor Vehicle Record that meets agency insurance requirements.
  • State background check approval.

Salary DOE

Swing shift has an additional $1.00 per hour differential pay and NOC shift has an additional $2.00 differential pay. 


Please complete the application, see link at the top of this employment page.