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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 or submittal of medical/religious exception for consideration. 


Clatsop Behavioral Healthcare Job Application: Application for Employment

Must submit Cover Letter, Resume and Application

CURRENT OPEN POSITIONS: Medication Assisted Treatment Clinician*, DD Service Coordinator*,ACT Clinician/Team Lead*, Residential Administrative Assistant, Roving Housing Specialist*, CSS Case Manager*, Adult Outpatient Clinician (QMHP)*Developmental Disabilities Program Manager*, Community Support Services Clinician*, 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 ($500/yr for unlicensed clinicians and $1000/yr for licensed clinicians.)

12 paid holidays and 22 days of PTO years 1-3, increases after year 3. PTO accumulation starts at hire and is available for use as accumulated. CBH also offers sabbatical of 22 days after 10 years of service.

* Indicates position qualifies for a sign-on bonus


Medication Assisted Treatment Clinician

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 Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Clinician. The primary purpose of this position is to provide confidential addictions counseling, education and support to individuals to promote healthy lifestyles and healthy choices.

This position has a heavy focus on medication assisted treatment in conjunction with medication prescribers. Clientele includes adults and young people referred via: self, court, Department of Human Services/Child Welfare, Department of Probation, and Driving under the Influence (DUII) referred by Alcohol and Drug Evaluation and Screening Specialist (ADES).  Program coordination responsibilities include building and maintaining community partnerships, building program capacity, and working under the guidance of the MAT Lead and Program Manager.

Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities

  •             Conduct group and individual counseling to promote an addiction-free lifestyle to encourage the health and wellness of individuals.
  •             Work with medical professionals to provide medication assisted treatment, including harm reduction best practices and assisting in the RAC (rapid access clinic).
  •             Assisting clients access housing, detox, higher levels of care and/or connecting to other community resources.
  •             Create lesson plans and relapse prevention tools.
  •             Monitor attendance and UA (urinary analysis) results to ensure all clients are in compliance with treatment expectations.
  •             Complete SUD screening and assessments.
  •             Create service plans based on needs determined in the assessments.
  •             Send reports monthly or more to referent. Make calls to referent to inform them of any compliance or non-compliance concerns.
  •             Complete Electronic Medical Record notes and maintain accurate and timely documentation for services.
  •             All CBH staff are Mandatory Abuse Reporters per the State of Oregon.
  •             Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  •             Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Behavioral Health, Psychology (Trauma informed care), Counseling or an acceptable combination of education and experience.
  •             1-2 years prior experience in the field of substance abuse disorders and case management experience working with adults in the mental health arena, developmental disabilities or drug and alcohol issues.
  •             Certified as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC), CADC I, II, or III.
  •             Knowledge of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)-5, MI, Stages of Change and Quality Assurance Standards, American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), and the State of Oregon Administrative Rules applicable to this position.
  •             Experience with electronic health recordkeeping and protocols for assessing health information.
  •             Clinical knowledge and skills. Experience working with community agencies such as Probation, Department of Human Services, Court Appointed Special Advocates and Schools to collaborate on client services.
  •             Knowledge of Trauma-Informed therapy.
  •             Knowledge of human behavior of individuals diagnosed with a serious mental illness and addiction issues.
  •             Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  •             Attention to detail, highly organized and ability to multitask.
  •             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:

  •             Ability to remain calm in stressful situations and de-escalate potential aggression from clients.
  •             Skilled at leading, facilitating, and teaching groups.
  •             Prior experience working with the therapeutic process and modalities, dependency courts and Department of Human Services.
  •             Flexibility to travel throughout the community and work at off-site locations including homes, schools, partner agencies, the jail, and local hospitals.
  •             Fluent in Spanish is highly desirable
  •             QMHA/QMHP preferred.

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

Posted 5/27/2022


Services Coordinator – Developmental Disability Program

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 has an immediate opening for a Full Time Developmental Disability Services Coordinator. This position advocates for individuals in Developmental Disability (DD) services and makes sure that they are receiving the most suitable services available. 

 

The DD Services Coordinator works with a diverse population and with very specific support needs and identify individual’s strengths and challenges to provide support in a safe manner. Conduct quarterly monitoring of foster homes and group homes of all support being provided within the home.

 

Essential Duties/Major Responsibilities:

  •     Develop Individual Support Plans and Service Agreements that address client goals and level of care needs identified in either an Adult Needs Assessment (ANA), Children's Needs Assessment (CNA), Oregon Needs Assessment (ONA) or Support Needs Assessment Profile (SNAP).
  •     Monitor services, client records, and documentation in group homes, foster homes, and/or supported individuals’ own homes to verify standards are being met
  •     Develop individual Plan of Care (POC) based on the person's needs assessment and goals identified through the Individual Support Plan (ISP). 
  •     Benefits counseling and Medicaid enrollment for new and existing clients.  Follow up with client/family to discuss approval/declination and services are then discussed and developed based on the results.
  •     Identify housing for individuals seeking residential services outside of their family home. This may include children and adult foster homes, group homes, out-of-county placement and supported living. Services are then developed on client desires, needs and interests. 
  •     Complete Notice of Planned Action and assist individual or family to file hearing request if desired.
  •     Advocate for clients’ rights and services.
  •     Collaborate with community providers.
  •     All CBH Staff are Mandatory Abuse Reporters per the State of Oregon and follow Mandatory Abuse Reporting policies.

 Requirements:

·       Bachelor’s degree in behavioral science or related field; or Bachelor’s degree in any field with at least one year of social services related experience; or an associate’s degree in a behavioral science AND two years human services related experience; or three years of human services related experience. 

·       Excellent communication skills with individuals and families, community partners and providers and provide excellent customer service.

·       Knowledgeable with computer software such as Windows and Excel.

·       Skilled at working as a member of an interdisciplinary team and completing required documentation.

·       Excellent oral and written communication skills. 

·       Full professional fluency in English.

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

·       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 out of the state of Oregon

Preferred:

·       Bilingual

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

·       Skilled at remaining calm in stressful situation and de-escalating potential aggression from clients.

·       Skilled at leading and facilitating groups.

·       Skilled at conducting training in groups.

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

 

 

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

Posted 5/27/2022


QMHP Clinician/Assertive Community Treatment Team Lead

This position qualifies for a hire on bonus of $3000 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


Residential Administrative Assistant

This position will be required to perform a variety of administrative services for the NCCRC Residential/Respite clients and program. The Administrative Assistant will be responsible for ensuring authorizations are completed and submitted on time. This position will help monitor and ensure that all admission and discharge paperwork is complete. The Administrative Assistant will be responsible for tracking a variety of things at the direction of the NCCRC Program Manager.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collect required information for submissions authorizing payment of residential and respite clients.
  • Maintain working relationship with Comagine to ensure accurate submissions of authorization packets as rules change.
  • Work with the billing department to ensure that all services are billed correctly.
  • Assist with referral packets to Adult Foster Homes.
  • Assist with discharge and transition planning.
  • Run insurance verification (MMIS) prior to the date of admission.
  • Coordinate with the Program Manager all admissions and extensions.
  • Work with the Assistant Manager to complete residential/respite admit packet to ensure completion and updates so they can be sent off for authorization.
  • Participate in regular team and agency meetings
  • Track the LSI, LOCUS, Treatment Plan, and Mental Health Assessment for each resident to ensure they are current and to help schedule when they are due.
  • Help maintain productivity in keeping with agency expectations and standards.
  • Maintain client confidentiality and adhere to ethical standards of the profession.
  • The ability to remain flexible to the changing demands of a mental health system and the needs of the agency.
  • Other duties as assigned and consistent with the Assistant Program Manager position.

Education and Experience:

          1-2 years prior experience as billing clerk or similar work with money handling or processing duties.

          Knowledge of HIPAA and its application to insurance billing.

          Experienced working with confidential information.

          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.

          Knowledge of medical terms and coding.

          Document/record Information to include entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic form.

          Interact with computers and use computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

          Perform administrative activities such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork.



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


Community Support Services Case Manager QMHA

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 QMHA Case Manager CSS. Community Support Services (CSS) provides services for adults diagnosed with severe mental health issues that may make it difficult to accomplish daily tasks. Work as part of a collaborative process to assess, plan, implement, coordinate, monitor, and evaluate the options and services required to meet an individual's health and human service needs.  Provide treatment services which provide individual case management, support in monitoring medications, skill building, groups, and a variety of socialization activities. Specific to Open Door case management are service planning and coordination, family and social relationships, referral to substance abuse treatment and support, housing assistance, referral to supported employment and education, wellness self-management,   problem solving, skills development,  (including basic personal care and safety skills, grocery shopping and cooking, purchasing and caring for clothing, household chores, accessing different types of transportation, assessing other community resources), health education and support, medications access, financial management, and empowerment and self-help.

Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities:

  • Interview clients to obtain information concerning medical and psychosocial history or other pertinent information.
  • Observe clients to detect indications of abnormal physical or mental behaviors.
  • Plan with clients and provide services such as behavior modifications, skill training, education on symptoms and symptom management, and stress reduction treatment, to assist clients in understanding and controlling symptoms and other interpersonal problems.
  • Provide sensitive and assertive community outreach to clients and natural by visiting them in their homes, workplaces, or in the community.
  • Discuss progress toward goals with clients, clients’ family, and other natural support providers.
  • Consult with supervisor, team lead, medical director, nurse practitioner, primary care Physician and other specialists concerning treatment plans and make recommendations to the overseeing Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) regarding updates to Treatment Plans.
  • Conduct relaxation exercises, facilitate skills training groups, teach life skills, and other evidence-based services.
  • Refer clients to supportive and supplemental services working community partners.
  • Maintain client charts keeping with Oregon Administrative Rules (OARs) and agency quality assurance standards, protocols, procedures, and timelines.
  • Participate in investigations, hearings and other legal proceedings as directed by agency and/or subpoena and maintain required documentation for the same.
  • Exercise a high degree of understanding and compliance with accepted standards of client care.
  • Maintain client confidentiality and adhere to ethical and code of conduct standards.
  • Coordinate admissions and discharge planning with all treatment providers.
  • Remain flexible to the changing demands of a mental health system and the needs of the agency.
  • All ACT team members are responsible for 24/7 crisis coverage for ACT clients on a rotating basis.

Requirements:

  • 3 years combined education/experience
  • QMHA or ability to gain QMHA certification within 30 days using the MHACBO requirements https://www.mhacbo.org/en/certifications/

Preferred:

  • Knowledge of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and importance of maintaining confidentiality.
  • Knowledge of DSM-5
  • Experience with electronic health records
  • Knowledge of Trauma Informed Care
  • Skilled at remaining calm in stressful situations and de-escalation techniques.
  • Skilled at leading, facilitating and training groups

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

Posted 2/10/2022


Adult Outpatient Clinician

This position qualifies for a hire on bonus of $3000 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, Adult Outpatient Clinician. The clinician will perform a variety of tasks pertaining to mental health treatment of adults including: assessments, treatment planning, individual and group counseling, case management, care coordination, and crisis services. The Adult Outpatient Clinician functions as part of an interdisciplinary team. Flexibility, attention to detail and accurate and timely documentation are critical skills necessary for this position.

Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Behavioral Health, Psychology or Counseling (must be able to obtain QMHP certification)
  • 1 year outpatient experience working with people who struggle with mental illness
  • Valid driver’s license or ability to obtain Oregon or Washington DL
  • Background check clearance
  • Ability to meet insurance requirements, must submit current motor vehicle record if licensed outside of the state of Oregon

Preferred:

  • LPC, LMFT, LCSW
  • Bilingual
  • Dual Diagnosis, CADC1

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

Posted 12/29/2021


Developmental Disabilities Program Manager

This position qualifies for a hire on bonus of $3000 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 Program Manager for the Community Development Disabilities Program. The primary purpose of this position is to work in coordination with the Community Developmental Disabilities (CDDP) Director to ensure the integrity of the CDDP at Clatsop Behavioral Healthcare. The person in this position will oversee quality assurance of the program to ensure compliance with Oregon Administrative Rules (OARs) and policies & procedures of CBH and of Oregon Developmental Disability Services (ODDS). This position will oversee the Adult Abuse Investigator(s), DD Eligibility Specialist/PSW Liaison, Adult Foster Home Licensor, the Licensing Program, the Oregon Needs Assessment Program, and Developmental Disabilities Services Coordinators. The person in this position will take on supervisor role for the DD department in collaboration with the DD Director. Other supervision duties will be assigned by the CDDP Director as needed.

The person in this position will act as a support to CDDP staff. This will require learning the role of each staff and acting as a back-up when needed. Back-up work will include conducting assessments, filling in for Services Coordinators, completing tasks for Adult Foster Home (AFH) licensing, assisting the Direct Referral Contact (DRC) with referrals, and other roles as assigned.

Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities:

  •     Running multiple reports- daily, weekly, and monthly
  • Reviewing Individual Support Plans (ISPs) and all related content.
  • Assisting Services Coordinators to correct issues
  • Reviewing Adult Foster Home (AFH) licensing processes for compliance and completion
  • Assisting the Adult Foster Home (AFH) Licensor to correct issues
  • Trouble shooting issues with Express Payment and Reporting System (eXPRS)
  • Reviewing Quality Assurance procedures and make additions as needed, with permission
  • Services Coordinator (SC)- Fill in for SCs as needed. May include completing ISPs, attending meetings, making Case Management Contacts, and other duties as needed.
  • AFH Licensor- Fill in for AFH licensor as needed
  •     Identifying and addressing problem areas and reporting to Program Director as needed
  •     Teaching/Training as needed to address areas of deficit
  •     Giving deadlines for corrections
  •     Attending CBH Manager/Leadership meetings
  •     Attending ODDS Manager Meetings
  •     Passing information on to staff and conducting corresponding training as required
  •     Other duties as assigned                                           

Requirements

·        ·         A bachelor's degree in behavioral science, social science, health science, special education, public administration, or human service administration and a minimum of four years of experience with at least two of those years of experience in developmental disabilities services that provided recent experience in program management, fiscal management, and staff supervision; or

·         Six years of experience with staff supervision; or

·         Six years of experience in technical or professional level staff work related to developmental disabilities services.

·       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:

  •     Ability to work in a fast paced, ever changing environment
  •     Knowledge and understanding of various developmental disabilities and how they may impact individuals
  •     Detail oriented with the ability to learn, track, and organize a variety of tasks
  •     Ability to interact respectfully and professionally with clients, families, coworkers, staff, CBH leadership, ODDS, Program Manager, and community partners
  •     Must have the ability to manage time and work demands appropriately
  •     Must have the skills and ability to run reports using a variety of software systems.
  •     Must have experience with Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel.

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

Posted 12/2/2021-Updated 4/11/2022


Community Support Services Clinician

This position qualifies for a hire on bonus of $3000 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 Community Support Services Clinician. This position will perform a variety of services at our Open Door location, which serves individuals in the community with severe and persistent mental illness. position performs Mental Health Assessments, Assessment Updates, and Individual Service Plans in keeping with agency standards. Providing short-term individual and group counseling and therapy to assigned caseload that may vary in size. The Community Support Services Clinician may initiate treatment plans, provide case management and care coordination, and is a community liaison.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • 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. Assessments may be for respite, residential or outpatient services placement.
  • Assist the client in developing a meaningful Treatment Plan and provided services tied to the Treatment Plan.
  • Conduct Mental Status Examinations and make appropriate treatment recommendations and referrals.
  • Help identify client’s 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 these supports.
  • Provide case management services as needed to assigned caseload.
  • Provide group and individual counseling in keeping with Evidence-based Practices.
  • Provide backup crisis response upon request by supervisor.
  • Provides outreach services as appropriate.
  • Consult and coordinate services with other community partners such as: Developmental Disabilities, Substance Abuse, Primary Care Physicians, DHS, Senior & Disability Services, Courts, Community Action and Schools.
  • Responsible for obtaining Releases of Information to be able to consult and coordinate with other community agencies.
  • 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 standards established at CBH.
  • Maintain productivity in keeping with agency expectations and standards, including timely discharge and termination of clients.
  • 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.
  • Remain flexible to the changing demands of a mental health system and the needs of the agency.
  • All CBH staff are mandatory abuse reporters per the State of Oregon.
  • Report critical incidents or alleged client abuses to the CBH Abuse Investigator or outside agencies.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in the Behavioral Sciences from an accredited university or a Bachelor of Science in Nursing with an RN is required.
  • 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:

  • At least 3 years of outpatient clinical experience working with the mentally ill.

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

Posted 11/4/2021


Mobile Crisis Clinician, QMHP (on-call)

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.

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


Residential Counselor (on-call)

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 1.25 differential pay. This Residential Counselor position qualifies for a hire on bonus of $500.00 with $250.00 paid with 1st paycheck after hire and $250.00 paid with 1st paycheck after completion of 6-month probationary period.


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