loader
haystack and trees

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: Residential Counselor, Residential Medication Aid, Child and Family Clinician School Based, Outreach Nurse, ACT Clinician/Team Lead, Roving Housing Specialist, 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.

Link to MODA machine readable files https://www.modahealth.com/privacy-center/machine-readable-files


Insurance Billing Coordinator

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 (CBH) is seeking a full time Insurance Billing Coordinator. The primary purpose of this position is to ensure healthcare providers are paid for services rendered while maintaining compliance with contracts, payment structures, legislation and rules that impact billing and collection. 

This position will follow-up on any outstanding Accounts Receivable for all payers, including self-pay, and will work to resolve claim denials and secure payment.  This position bills a variety of payers for services rendered to clients including Medicaid, Managed Care Plans, contracts, private and commercial insurers, and guarantors.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  •     Ensuring all claims are processed in a timely manner.
  •     Submitting electronic claims and manual invoices/claims to contracted payers.
  •     Verifying insurance eligibility benefits and authorizations are in place.
  •     Reviewing and approving claims to bill out to the payers.  Following up on errors and/or reversing claims that need to be reprocessed.
  •     Preparing and sending billing statements to clients.
  •     Utilizing and interpreting explanation of benefits responses to process insurance claims.
  •     Approving and posting payments.
  •     Adding and maintaining grant payments and apply payments to client claims.
  •     Notifying staff if they need to complete missing or have incomplete documentation. 
  •     Programing modules when necessary i.e. fee matrix, activities modules, procedure module, roll up rules, and payer module, etc.
  •     Providing customer service by responding to inquiries from payers, clients and co-workers regarding claims, financial information set up, billing and payments. 
  •     Investigating and resolving outstanding balances with payers.
  •     Correcting and reprocessing accounts as needed.
  •     Reviewing, processing, and resolving any failed or scrubbed activities and failed claims.
  •     Following up with insurance companies/providers if more authorizations are needed.
  •     Running necessary reports to process claims for instance, authorizations, aging, tracking unpaid claims.
  •     All CBH Staff are Mandatory Abuse Reporters per the State of Oregon, as such all staff must be aware of and follow Mandatory Abuse Reporting Policies.
  •     Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  •     2-4 years’ prior experience as a billing specialist with strong understanding of medical coding.
  •     Knowledge of medical codes, billing procedures, legal billing guidelines, posting procedures.
  •     Knowledge of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act HIPAA and importance of maintaining confidentiality.
  •     Ability to understand and appropriately apply contractual language in various situations.
  •     Experienced at observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. 
  •     Experience with compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data. 
  •     Perform administrative activities such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork.
  •     Required to have and maintain an Oregon or Washington Driver’s license and meet the agency’s insurance carrier’s insurance standards at the time of hire.  

    Preferred:

  •     Associates Degree in Accounting or Finance or equivalent work experience.
  •     Experience working with confidential information. 

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

Posted 09/30/2022


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


Child and Family Clinician School Based

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 has an immediate opening for a full-time school-based child and family clinician. This position will provide services in school-based, community-based, and outpatient settings providing direct services to children and families. You will provide individual, family and group therapy to assigned caseload that may vary in size. Services provided in the community such as homes and schools are encouraged and appropriate. All services to clients will be closely tied to the Treatment Plans. You will perform Mental Health Assessments; Assessment Updates and Treatment Planning, Risk Assessment and Safety Planning.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

·       Provides assessment updates for clients to obtain comprehensive diagnosis information regarding the presenting problems.

·       Assist the client and family in developing a meaningful Service Plan or assist client in modifying the plan in order to reflect services being provided.

·       Complete Risk Assessments and Safety Planning as indicated.

·       Integrate Child’s family into therapeutic services on an ongoing basis and keep parent’s/guardian’s informed of any safety concerns which develop.

·       Be knowledgeable of community resources, refer and facilitate as appropriate client’s accessing of these supports.

·       Provide Family, Group, and Individual Services in keeping with evidence-based practices.

·       Provides outreach services as appropriate.

·       Consult and Coordinate services with other community partners such as Developmental Disabilities: Schools, Substance Abuse; Primary Care Physicians, DHS, Senior & Disability Services and the Courts.

·       Responsible for obtaining Release of Information in order to consult and coordinate with other community agencies.

·       Provide Psycho-education to clients, families and community.

·       Completes and maintains all clinical documents and client files

·       Maintain client confidentiality and adhere to ethical standards of the profession.

 

Education and Experience:

  • A Master’s degree in the Behavioral Sciences from an accredited university required
  • At least 3 years of outpatient clinical experience working with children and families.


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

Posted 7/27/2022


Outreach Nurse

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 seeking full-time Outreach Nurse. The primary purpose of this position is to conduct field-based outreach, education and nursing care to highly vulnerable people experiencing homelessness in the community.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  •     Conduct field-based outreach and nursing care to patients in encampments or streets
  •     Provide nursing care outreach in encampments and streets to highly vulnerable people experiencing homelessness.
  •     Implement care plans and provide urgent and primary care services within the Registered Nurse scope of practice.
  •     Collaborate in managing common health care problems present in homeless populations
  •     Perform timely client/patient telephone advice and triage assessment with clinical competence and judgment for urgent/drop-in-care.
  •     Provide education and counseling on various topics (e.g., pregnancy counseling, contraception, HIV, diabetes, hypertension, asthma, infestations, mental health conditions, substance use disorders, and specific diagnostic procedures), including but not limited to patients receiving Medications Assisted Treatment (MAT).
  •     Perform initial and continued assessment of client health status, immunization, and TB screening, based on established protocols.
  •     Administer immunizations, medications, and blood draws consistent with current guidelines and established protocols.
  •     Provides outreach, information and referral, care coordination and case management services as appropriate for Street Medicine and transitional housing and collaborating partners.
  •     Implement innovative interventions and models to improve the care of high-risk/high-vulnerability individuals experiencing homelessness.
  •     Be proficient in Care Logic and electronic documentation in order to document patient information; document appropriately in the electronic medical record; maintain medical records.
  •     Provide client care in a manner that is both non-discriminatory and non-judgmental.
  •     Communicate effectively with the client/patient, clinic staff, and departmental staff in a non-discriminatory manner.
  •     Participate in clinical case conferences and other case conferences and meetings.
  •     Ensures team is appropriately outfitted with supplies
  •     Provides input on appropriate nursing scope of practice
  •     Ensure clinical nursing protocols adhere to compliance and regulatory requirements
  •     Participate in onboarding of new nursing staff
  •     Provide input for development of Policies and Procedures relating to nursing practice
  •     Conduct nursing assessments, triaging medical, behavioral health, and social service needs, developing care plans, coordinating care, and working with the team’s medical provider to support the patient’s health goals
  •     Works with a variety partner organizations by providing transitional healthcare until a patient has stabilized enough to transition to others systems of conventional care (e.g. primary care and/or a community mental health clinic, intensive case management program, housing) or has been placed in a higher level of care
  •     Administrative responsibilities
  •     Perform other duties as assigned or requested.

Education/Requirements

  •     ADN required, BSN within 5 years
  •     Current Registered Nurse Oregon State License
  •     Current Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers from the American Heart Association.
  •     Valid OR driver’s license.

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

Posted 6/16/2022


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, GOBHI 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


Roving Housing Specialist

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 a full time Roving Housing Specialist. Under the direction of the Housing Services Manager, the Roving Housing Support Specialist provides front line support service in multiple housing programs. This position involves participation and implementation of program goals and objectives to promote a strengths-based, client centered approach to assisting guests/residents in accessing services and maintaining a housing placement.

 

Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities

·        Provide interventions and case management support with guests/residents as required and directed by CBH program staff. 

·        Provide individual and/or group skills training, supervision and support in areas such as self-care, hygiene, community resources, and other life skills as needed for a positive guest/resident stay.

·        Assist in group interactions with compassionate communication modeling.

·        Comply with and implement policies and procedures under which the facility operates.

·        Assist in crisis situations as appropriate, following emergency protocols/procedures and coordinating with the guest/resident’s treatment team with interventions which support a trauma informed environment.  

·        Assist in guest/resident meal planning, preparation, and clean up related to guest/resident meal preparation or cooking activities.

·        Perform household chores including but not limited to housekeeping throughout facility.

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

·        Ensure completion of intake paperwork and procedures.

·        Review discharge paperwork with guest/resident 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. 

·        Demonstrate responsibility for safety of guests/residents and property; understanding fire regulations and evacuation procedures.

·        Adhere to mandatory abuse reporting laws and HIPAA requirements.

·        Responsible for contacting the On-Call Administrator for clinical decisions and direction needed throughout a shift.

·        Must be able to stay awake on all shifts.

·        Complete daily documentation requirements.

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

·        Monitor guest/resident self-administration of medication and support as needed. 

 

Requirements:

        Psycho-educational Skills Training Certification, First Aid/CPR Certification and Food Handlers Certification or ability to obtain during initial department training.

        Working knowledge of behavioral health issues facing clients.

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

        Developed verbal and written communication skills. 

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

        Ability to remain calm in stressful situations and utilize verbal crisis prevention techniques.

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

        Knowledge of human behavior of individuals diagnosed with a serious mental illness and addiction issues or ability to learn.

        Knowledge of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and importance of maintaining confidentiality or ability to learn.

        Flexibility to travel throughout community and work at multiple locations.

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

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 5/6/2022


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.