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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. 


Clatsop Behavioral Healthcare Job Application: Application for Employment

Must submit Cover Letter, Resume and Application

CURRENT OPEN POSITIONS: Rapid Access Clinician,Engagement Specialist, Housing and Residential Program Director, Child and Family Assistant Program Manager, Child and Family Clinician, Supported Employment 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.

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Rapid Access Clinician (QMHP)

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 Rapid Access Clinician. As the Rapid Access Clinician, you will be responsible for providing clinic-based intervention and triage as part of the rapid access team with individuals that present to the drop-in clinic with mental health concerns. The Rapid Access Clinician position functions as part of an inter-disciplinary team and possesses flexibility to assist fellow team members to provide continuity and consistency of care to community members in need. 

This position performs a variety of services as triaged with the Rapid Access Manager and the Mobile Crisis Team.  You will assist in screening clients to determine if crisis assessment and safety planning is indicated. You will perform mental health assessments for individuals accessing initial care through the drop-in clinic, and crisis assessments for individuals presenting with high-risk symptoms. The Rapid Access Clinician will also complete some case management and care coordination when indicated; linking clients to supportive and sustainable community resources including housing, food scarcity, bridging care with primary care providers, accessing the Oregon Health Plan benefits, etc.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

(These responsibilities must be able to be performed with or without reasonable accommodation.)

·         Perform mental health crisis assessment and intervention services to community members and document these in accordance with agency standards.

·         Perform full mental health assessments and substance use assessments as indicated.

·         Coordinate care interagency and with community partners and stakeholders.

·         Report critical incidents or alleged client abuses to the CBH Abuse Investigator or outside agencies as needed within 24 hrs.

·         Provide risk assessment and determine appropriate level of care, with consideration of least restrictive option and community integration as a priority.

·         Provide crisis services resulting in coordination of care for future treatment and document accordingly.

·         Provide services that are tied to treatment plans if currently in place.

·         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 crisis intervention.

·         Consult and coordinate services with other community partners: Developmental Disabilities, Substance Abuse, Primary Care Physicians, DHS, Senior & Disability Services, Courts, Community Action and Schools during crisis intervention to ensure adequate follow up.

·         Responsible for obtaining Releases of Information (ROI) to be able to consult and coordinate with all other family/friends and identified community agencies/providers the client is involved with.

·         Participate in regular team and agency meetings.

·         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.

·         All CBH staff are mandatory abuse reporters per the State of Oregon, and as such all staff must be aware of and follow Mandatory Abuse Reporting policies.

·         Continually increases level of cultural sensitivity, awareness and competency. Actively participates in training related to cultural effectiveness in working with diverse populations.

Requirements:

(Equivalent education and/or experience may be substituted for qualifications. Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each task proficiently.)

  • Master’s Degree in the Behavioral Sciences from an accredited university is required.
  • At least 3 years of outpatient clinical experience.
  • Credentialing as a QMHP 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.

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

Posted 4/9/2024


Engagement 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 (CBH) has an immediate opening for a full-time Engagement Specialist. The Engagement Specialist will provide outreach, screenings, and schedule assessments for individuals seeking services for mental health, substance use disorders, and medication management. This position will work collaboratively with community partners and with in-house staff who send referrals. This individual also works with clinical staff to triage clients to ensure appropriate follow-up steps are developed, based on client presentation and acuity. This position will be one of the first people most clients interact with at the Rapid Access Clinic; this may involve utilizing de-escalation strategies and conflict resolution techniques and knowing when to seek support from additional clinical Staff.

    Essential Duties:

    • Provide clients with information regarding services utilizing excellent customer service skills.
    • Process incoming referrals from partner agencies and in-house staff.
    • Follow up on referrals to ensure they are scheduled or re-scheduled as needed.
    • Generate and forward status reports to referents to ensure continuity of care.
    • Track referrals utilizing electronic medical record (EMR) and various Excel spreadsheets.
    • Prepare and send referral and status reports.
    • Help to manage client traffic flow at the clinic. Keep an eye on the lobby to ensure client behavior remains sage and appropriate. Engage in de-escalation strategies and ask for additional clinical assistance when in need.
    • Enter new admissions or reopens previously clients in the electronic medical records system.   Update data fields with the most recent information.
    • Provide screenings to determine the appropriateness of consideration of an individual for participation in a specified program.  The engagement specialist will go over treatment options. 
    • Manages caseload and closes clients from the screening program when appropriate. 
    • Promptly notify supervisor if access to care is hindered and may limit a client’s ability to receive services within state guidelines.
    • Verify client OHP insurance coverage via MMIS.
    • Screen individuals to determine the appropriateness of utilizing the Rapid Access Clinic. (RAC) Determine which clinical professional the client is best suited to meet with for follow-up if indicated. Coordinate with that professional/department to facilitate the next treatment service steps. The engagement specialist will go over treatment options.
    • Coordinate daily activity and tasks with other Engagement Specialists. 
    • 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.

    Required Qualifications:

    ·        Bachelor’s degree or ability to be certified as a Qualified Mental Health Associate (QMHA)

    ·        Excellent oral and written communication skills. Fluent in English

    ·        Strong attention to detail and highly organized

    ·        Ability to learn and adopt the policies and procedures of the organization

    ·        Strong interpersonal skills with good judgment, discretion, and flexibility in work hours

    ·        Have (or ability to obtain) and maintain a valid Oregon or Washington driver’s license and meet the agency insurance standards.

    Preferred Skills:

    ·        Knowledge of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

    ·        Prior experience with Carelogic

    ·        Prior experience working in a human services environment

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

    Posted 3/28/2024


Housing and Residential Program Director

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 a full time Housing and Residential Program Director. The director in this position is responsible for leadership/administrative oversight of behavioral health housing programs with varying size and scope of service and the North Coast Crisis Respite and Residential Program. 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. Ensure oversight over the clinical and fiscal functioning of residential and NCCRC. Position is responsible for ensuring consistent oversight of contracts, reporting requirements and regulatory compliance. Supervision and support of housing and residential managers. Work involves collaboration with executive management, clinical program management and teams, administrative team, outside agencies, state/county/city liaisons and community stakeholders.

 

Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities:

·         As funding and organizational capacity permits, develop housing programs in varying size and scope for clients with substance use and mental health disorders.

·         Pursue funding opportunities through grant writing, community partnerships and other strategies to resource housing capacity and supportive services.

·         Provide supervision and clinical oversight to staff supporting shelter and permanent supported housing.  Coordinate with CBH leadership team when housing programs are staffed by a different program.

·         Provide supervision and clinical oversight of the NCCRC.

·         Work with contractors, architects, city planners, housing developers, funders and other professionals in the development of new housing projects and providing oversight to housing contracts, reporting requirements and regulatory oversight.

·         Maintain up to date policies and procedures for CBH housing programs and NCCRC.

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

·         Maintain accurate record keeping for clinical services provided to clients.

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

·         Supervise the housing program manager and the NCCRC program manager

 

Requirements: 

  •     Six 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 and budget management. 
  •     Experience in management of licensed residential programs and/or permanent supportive housing/shelter programming.
  •     Experience in writing grants, contracts, procurements and service agreements.
  •     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.
  •     Knowledge of Community Mental Health Program (CMHP) and Coordinated Care Organization (CCO) responsibilities, objectives and initiatives.
  •     Knowledge of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) guidelines, programs, procurements and regulatory requirements.
  •     Valid Oregon or Washington driver’s license   
  •        Must be able to pass a criminal background check.

Preferred:

  •      Master’s degree in behavioral health related field such as social work or counseling
  •      Licensed
  •     General knowledge of State and Local building codes, permitting and statute requirements
  •     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 3/11/24


Child and Family Assistant 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 has moved this position to a 4 day 9 hour work week with paid 30 minute lunches to promote a better work life balance.

Clatsop Behavioral Healthcare has an immediate opening for a full-time Assistant Manager for our Child and Family Program. The Child and Family Assistant Manager will supervise the Wraparound Team and the Intensive In-Home Behavioral Health Team ensuring all clinical services in these programs are in keeping with agency standards and closely tied to the treatment plans and assessments. Provide crisis services during business hours, as indicated, function as part of the inter-disciplinary management team, and possess flexibility to assist team members to provide continuity and consistency of care to the agency’s clients.

The Child and Family Assistant Manager may provide direct services at times, based on agency capacity and program need. This position is responsible for regularly scheduled staffing and ongoing and recurrent individual supervision of assigned staff. The Assistant Manager is responsible for ongoing outreach and engagement, maintaining and building relationships with community partners and stakeholders. They will provide support to families outside of working hours through scheduled rotation on the Warmline.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Overall management and supervision of Wraparound and IIBHT programs with collaboration and partnership of Child and Family Program Manager.
  • Provide direct services as indicated and assigned.
  • Assure best practice through oversight including monitoring and auditing staff documentation.
  • Manage workloads and workflows to ensure that access to care is expedited.
  • Supervise assigned employees and interns.
  • Maintain fidelity standards for Wraparound, and IIBHT, communicate with oversight agencies as needed.
  • Participate in required conferences and trainings.
  • Provide individual and group supervision to team members. Supervision includes clinical standards of care, documentation compliance, caseload/utilization management, productivity, and licensure supervision if applicable.
  • Develop work schedules, training schedules, and approve timecards.
  • Maintain client confidentiality and adhere to ethical standards of the profession.
  • Coordinate with other teams as indicated.
  • Manage, update and submit all fidelity reporting for assigned programs.
  • Seek consultation from the Child and Family Program Manager and the Director of Outpatient Services regarding high-risk cases, system barriers, and any concerns regarding abuse, neglect, or elements impacting direct care.
  • Assist in recruiting and hiring for open agency positions as needed.
  • Provide ongoing training, development, and retention of employees.
  • Serve as liaison between CBH child and family services and community stakeholders. Attend assigned meetings with community partners to ensure system collaboration and coordination of care.
  • Attend assigned internal meetings including but not limited to: Child and Family Mental Health Staffing, Wraparound Staffing, Managers’ Meeting, Lead Meeting, Crisis Meeting, etc.
  • Participate in Warmline rotation.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in the Behavioral Sciences from an accredited university required.
  • 3 years of outpatient clinical experience working with children and families is preferred.
  • Qualified Mental Health Profession certification or licensed preferred.

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

Posted:3/1/2024


Child and Family Clinician

Clatsop Behavioral Healthcare has an immediate opening for a full-time child and family clinician. This position will provide direct services to children and their families. You will provide individual and family therapy to assigned caseload that may vary in size. 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 Treatment Plan or assist client in modifying the plan in order to reflect services being provided.

·         Conduct Mental Status Examinations and make appropriate treatment recommendations.

·         Integrate the clients 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:

Master’s degree in the Behavioral Sciences from an accredited university required

3 years of outpatient clinical experience working with children and families is preferred 



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


Posted 1/23/24


 Supported Employment Program 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 Supported Employment Program (SEP) Specialist. The Supported Employment Program Specialist assists individuals who experience mental health symptoms gain the skills to obtain and maintain employment, helping lead them to self-sufficiency. They will provide one-on-one community-based contact with clients to assist the client in job searches and skills training. This position creates strong relationships with employment contacts in the community through outreach and engagement efforts. The SEP Specialist encourages clients to actively pursue appropriate employment opportunities. This position helps to maintain a strength-based and recovery-oriented perspective and approach in working with clients, community partners, and as part of a treatment team.

Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities:

  •             Provide Supported Employment Services to clients in EASA, ACT, CSS, and Adult Outpatient Mental Health programs.
  •             Maintain a strength-based and recovery-oriented perspective and approach in working with clients, community partners, and as part of a treatment team.
  •             Provide 1:1, community-based contact with assigned clients across settings including: the client’s home, library or other community setting, or the client’s place of employment.
  •             Ongoing and persistent job development including the creation of relationships with businesses and clients to obtain long-term employment options that lead to self-sufficiency. 
  •             Complete regular documentation towards billing and statistical compliance.  All documentation must be completed within 24 hours per Oregon Administrative Rules.
  •             Establish crucial relationships with other service providers and community partners to ensure continuity of care.  Obtain indicated Release of Information agreements when discussing specific clients with other service providers and community partners.  Create new community connections where appropriate.
  •             Teach, model, and foster the skills to obtain and maintain employment with clients.
  •             Attend assigned team meetings
  •             Report any abuse under role as a Mandated Reporter.
  •             Complete fidelity tracking and participate in fidelity reviews for assigned programs.
  •             Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  •             Associates or Bachelor’s degree in behavioral science field
  •             Registered as a QMHA or ability to register as a QMHA within 30 days of employment.
  •             All training for this position is provided by employer or OSECE at the agency expense.
  •             Excellent oral and written communication skills. 
  •             Strong attention to detail, highly organized and ability to multitask from anywhere in the service region.
  •             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
  •             Knowledge of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and importance of maintaining confidentiality.

Preferred:

  •             Degree in social work or occupational rehabilitation with 1-2 years of work experience
  •             Knowledge of local resources and available benefits within Clatsop County.
  •             Knowledge or experience with Clatsop Community College and other local, educational opportunities/programs.
  •             Ability to understand community, state, and federal support programs.
  •            Understanding of local businesses hiring procedures.

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

Posted 1/4/2024


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/Housing Support Specialist (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/Housing Support Specialists to work at both the North Coast Crisis Respite Center facility in Warrenton, Oregon and in our Housing programs in Seaside, Oregon. This position works as a member of an interdisciplinary team and 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.