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Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor (CADC)

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 the 6-month probationary period.

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 ample opportunity to work with 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 Program Manager and Assistant Manager on overall program development.

Essential Duties and 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 development of the RAC (rapid access clinic). Work as a CADC may include assisting clients access housing, detox, higher levels of care and/or connecting to other community resources. CADC’s will 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. Must have ASAM knowledge.
  • Create service plans based on needs determined in the assessment and work to meet those needs throughout treatment.
  • 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 note on every client where a service was provided.
  • Maintain accurate and timely documentation for services and contacts with timely entry into electronic health record.
  • 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 law.

Additional Duties:

  • Outreach to clients and community partners.
  • Communicate client needs with CBH team and community partners as appropriate.
  • Refer clients to appropriate and medically necessary levels of care.
  • Attend team meetings and trainings as appropriate.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Behavioral Health, Psychology (Trauma informed care) or 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.
  • 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 from anywhere in the service region.
  • Knowledge of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA and 42CFR Part 2) and importance of maintaining confidentiality.
  • Required to have and maintain an Oregon or Washington Driver’s license and meet the agency’s insurance carrier’s insurance standards at the time of hire.

Desired Skills

  • 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 is desirable.

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

Posted 6/7/24

Crisis Systems Case Manager

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 the 6-month probationary period.

The Crisis Systems Case Manager receives client assignments from the Mobile Crisis Team, Forensics Team, and the Rapid Access Center; Co-responding with the Mobile Crisis Clinicians and intervening with clients that are experiencing a crisis episode or involved with the legal system, by providing intensive case management to help them address their needs from a holistic and comprehensive standpoint. The Crisis Systems Case Manager will mainly work in the community, interfacing with clients at locations varying from Emergency Departments to correctional facilities to local emergency shelters. However, this position may also be based in a designated CBH office at times. The target population is primarily clients experiencing a crisis and/or involved in court processes such as the aid and assist program, and also participate in general jail diversion processes. The Crisis Systems Case Manager will work with clients who are at various levels in the progression of their case, e.g. on conditional release programs, and will also serve as a CBH contact for efforts related to diversion from incarceration. 

Furthermore, the Crisis Systems Case Manager will be involved in outreach efforts and follow-ups for crisis clients to support the goal of diversion from incarceration or entanglement in the legal and/or healthcare systems. Client case management needs include but are not limited to: managing of mental health challenges, barriers to accessing and engagement in services, physical health issues, accessing benefits and entitlements, and obtaining affordable housing. Clients are often not yet connected to necessary resources and may require assistance covering apparent gaps in services. Many are diagnosed with co-occurring substance use disorders, severe mental illness, or other medical problems which present significant challenges in multiple areas of their lives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participates in daily Crisis Team meeting (days on shift) at 8:30 AM Mon-Fri.
  • Participates in ongoing case management, ongoing needs assessment, and support of their treatment plan.
  • Participates in jail discharge planning as needed in support of conditional release requirements.
  • Collaborates with natural and community supports.
  • Provides services with a collaborative, solution-focused approach.
  • Collaboratively manages a variable caseload of clients involved or at risk of involvement in legal system, e.g. clients with unresolved charges.
  • Provides services in the community at various locations: jail, court, emergency shelters, CMHP building, Emergency Departments, etc.
  • Documents case updates for Crisis or other cases in Care Logic, and shares information with all parties concerned.
  • Performs outreach and engagement as a preventative measure i.e. diversion from incarceration or from a Higher Level of Care (HLOC).
  • Meets with clients to assess needs and considers additional resource referrals both within and outside of CBH.
  • Coordinates with CBH program administrator (e.g. Crisis Systems Program Manager, Crisis Systems Assistant Manager, Exceptional Needs Care Coordinator (ENCC), or other designated staff) to provide accurate updates on client engagement.
  • Assists with referral and coordination of entry into diversion programs such as Jail Deflection, Mental Health Court, or Drug Treatment Court as needed.
  • Assists with referral and coordination of entry into other programs within CBH as needed, when not duplicating services.
  • Additionally provides in-person community outreach to clients and connection to natural supports and support providers of clients by visiting them in their homes, workplaces, or in the community.
  • Changes method and degree of treatment when indicated by clients’ reactions as outlined in the treatment plan.
  • Discusses progress toward goals with clients, clients’ families, and other natural support providers as appropriate.
  • Regular consultation with other team members to ensure client needs are being met.
  • Encourages use of identified coping skills, facilitates legal skills or other skills training groups, teaches life skills, and other evidence-based services.
  • Refers clients to other supportive services to supplement treatment and counseling.
  • Documents all services provided to participants according to agency standards and timelines.
  • Consults and coordinates services with appropriate community partners such as: Emergency Department Social Workers, Developmental Disabilities, Primary Care Physicians, Department of Human Services, Senior & Disability Services, Probation & Parole, Community Action, schools, families, and natural supports.
  • Obtains Releases of Information to be able to consult and coordinate care with other community agencies.
  • Maintains client confidentiality and adhere to ethical standards of the profession.
  • Participates in Investigations, court hearings, and other legal proceedings as directed by Supervisor and/or subpoena and maintains the required documentation for the same.
  • Remains flexible to the changing demands of a mental health system and the needs of the agency.
  • Coordinates with community-based Outreach workers in order to build rapport with the community-at-large, and to engage in preventative outreach of acute and vulnerable individuals.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education and/or Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a behavioral science field Preferred. Must have or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire the Qualified Mental Health Associate (QMHA) certificate. CADC preferred but not necessary.
  • Prior experience in the field of case management working with individuals in the area of mental health or substance use treatment. Experience working in corrections or the legal system preferred
  • Knowledge of the DSM 5 & ASAM Levels of Care.
  • Knowledge of processes related to mental health in Oregon (e.g. Aid/assist, civil commitment, etc.).
  • Must have general keyboarding and computer skills.
  • Must be able to read, write, and communicate in English.
  • Additional language skills in Spanish desirable.
  • Must have and maintain a valid Oregon or Washington Driver’s License and meet the agency’s automobile insurance carrier’s insurance standards.

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

Posted 5/3/24

Court Liaison Clinician

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 the 6-month probationary period.

This position will provide services to adults with mental health issues that are involved in the Civil Commitment process or are currently involved with the criminal justice system and/or at risk of facing criminal charges. Many of these individuals will have entered the Commitment process through the hospital and legal systems, however, this position will also be involved with jail diversion efforts. The clinician will be responsible for an assigned caseload that may vary in size. This position will complete Pre-Commitment Investigations, Assessments, Assessment Updates, and Treatment Planning in keeping with agency standards. The clinician will track individuals involved in the commitment process and document all contacts in keeping with agency standards. 

The Court Clinician’s responsibilities will also include the tracking of all Commitments for the purpose of collecting data for Quarterly Reports. This position will also work with all involved parties to ensure that the client is connected to their appropriate level of care upon completion of the commitment processes. Clinician will be required to provide crisis services if needed or defer to the CBH Mobile Crisis Team; Clinician is able to function as part of an inter-disciplinary team and possess flexibility to assist fellow team members to provide continuity and consistency of care to the agency’s clients.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides Pre-Commitment Investigations as ordered by local court and delegated through CBH Crisis Services.
  • Participates in Investigations, Court hearings, and other legal proceedings as directed by agency and/or subpoenaed and maintains the required documentation for the same.
  • Provides assessment in Clatsop County Jail and/or other community locations for assigned clients, frequently as a part of the jail diversion process, and obtains comprehensive information regarding the presenting problems.
  • Assists the client in accessing CBH services and provides brief interventions that are tied to the plan leading to the least restrictive setting for care.
  • Provides in-person therapeutic services in jail or other community settings.
  • Motivates clients toward diversion plan; This pertains to clients that may or may not already be involved with the Aid & Assist process or may be at risk of additional involvement with the legal system.
  • Conducts Mental Status Examinations and makes appropriate treatment recommendations.
  • Helps identify client’s natural support system and can work within that system as appropriate to facilitate client’s recovery.
  • Knowledgeable of community resources; refers and facilitates, as appropriate, the client’s accessing of these supports.
  • Provides case management and care coordination services as needed to assigned caseload and completes intake assessments as needed for the initiation of CBH services.
  • Collaborates with Court and jail staff to ensure the best treatment plan for clients that may lead toward diversion or less restrictive settings.
  • Provides outreach services as appropriate, with a focus on clients who may acquire criminal charges or otherwise become involved with the legal system.
  • Consults and Coordinates services with other community partners such as: Developmental Disabilities, Primary Care Physicians, DHS, Senior & Disability Services, Courts, Community Action, Probation/Parole/Post Prison Supervision, Schools, etc.
  • Responsible for obtaining Releases of Information to be able to consult and coordinate with other community agencies.
  • Participates in regular team and agency meetings.
  • Completes and maintains all clinical documents and client files, including legal paperwork and court orders, according to compliance standards with the State of Oregon Administrative Rules, Care Oregon, and Quality Assurance standards established at CBH.
  • Will maintain productivity in keeping with agency expectations and standards. This includes timely termination and discharge of clients.
  • Maintains client confidentiality and adheres to ethical standards of the profession.
  • Coordinate discharge planning with all treatment providers, including jail staff or Oregon State Hospital, as needed.
  • The ability to remain flexible to the changing demands of mental health and legal system and the needs of the agency

Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in the Behavioral Sciences from an accredited university is required.
  • At least three (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 5/28/24

Recovery Ally - Corrections Setting

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 the 6-month probationary period.

This position provides outreach to individuals in the Clatsop County Jail (CCJ), identify candidates for the Jail MAT (Medication Assisted Treatment) Program and provide ongoing support and release planning for the AIC’s (Adults in Custody).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with Clatsop County Jail staff to identify candidates for the Jail MAT Program
  • Provide non-contingent supportive relationships to the targeted population. Mentor them in whatever Stage of Recovery they’re in and help them identify positive coping skills and healthy living activities.
  • Meet with AIC’s on a routine basis to develop needs assessment and release planning;
  • Assist in finding needed resources to assist in their recovery and successful transition from Jail back to the community.
  • Provides encouragement and enthusiasm during skill development, naming and highlighting the achievement, capabilities and skills;
  • Act as a community resource, assisting in connecting individuals and families to local groups and organizations where, through participation, they will develop natural supports that will sustain them in the future;
  • Personally escort AIC upon release from CCJ to each Resource agency to obtain necessities for successful transition;
  • Recovery Ally – Corrections Setting is a partner with the CBH Recovery Services Substance Use Disorder Treatment Team, presenting a unified team approach to planning, service, and plan implementation;
  • Complete required paperwork and reports in a timely manner;
  • Attend all functions as assigned and on time;
  • Complete miscellaneous administrative duties in the Jail and the addictions outpatient program;
  • Other duties as assigned and consistent with the purpose and intent of this position.
  • All CBH Staff are Mandatory Abuse Reporters per the State of Oregon. As such, all staff must be aware of and follow the Mandatory Abuse Reporting Laws.

Education and/or Experience Required:

  • Any combination of experience/ training that will demonstrate the ability to perform the duties of this position may be considered.
  • Required to obtain the CRM (Certified Recovery Mentor) Credential from MHACBO (Mental Health and Addiction Certification Board of Oregon)
  • Personal past lived experience with substance use.
  • Minimum of 2 years of active and verifiable Recovery from substance use. 
  • Required CIJIS Background Clearance.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail, highly organized and ability to multitask.
  • 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 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA and 42CFR Part 2) and the importance of maintaining confidentiality.
  • Experience in the field of substance abuse disorders and case management, experience working with adults in custody, and those with developmental disabilities, mental health or drug and alcohol issues.
  • Required to have and maintain and Oregon or Washington Drivers License and meet the agency’s insurance carriers’ standards at the time of hire. 

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

Posted 5/29/24

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 the 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

Education and/or Experience Required:

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
  • 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 5/21/24

LMP Support 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 the 6-month probationary period.

The primary purpose of this position is to work closely with Licensed Medical Professionals (LMPs) staff to ensure medication refills, prior authorizations and lab orders/results are processed in a timely manner. Respond to all client inquiries regarding medication refills.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Verify medication is refilled in timely manner as requested by client.
  • Respond to client inquiries regarding medication refills
  • Obtain prior authorization for non-covered medications.
  • Notify LMPs when client is requesting schedule II mediations.
  • Identify clients that need to be closed and send closing to appropriate person to finish the closing
  • Call in medication orders.
  • Scheduling of Appointment for LMPs Ensuring labs are ordered and results entered into Electronic Medical Record. Maintain Clozapine registry.
  • Help clients with Rx Assistance forms
  • Access OR Rx monitoring program to verify last fill date & dosage of client prescriptions
  • Measure client vital signs prior to LMP appointments
  • Administer long acting injectable psychiatric medication as ordered by LMP’s
  • Provide coverage for MAT Care Coordinator as needed
  • Provide medication administration for CSS/ACT clients as needed
  • 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
  • Coordinate with onsite pharmacy staff (Genoa).

Secondary Functions:

  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • OHP Community Partner

Education and/or Experience Required:

  • Associate degree or above in Nursing, Medication Technician, or related program
  • Must be required to meet the minimum requirement of the State Medication Technician Certification if applicable
  • Skilled at working as a member of an interdisciplinary team and completing required documentation.
  • Current driver’s license and clean driving record.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Full professional fluency in English.
  • Strong attention to detail, highly organized and ability to multitask from anywhere in the service region.
  • Knowledge of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and importance of maintaining confidentiality.
  • Articulate well, speak precisely, and think and write clearly.
  • 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.

Desired Skills:

  • 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.
  • Knowledge of Clatsop Behavioral Health billing process, the Electronic Health Records, and basic intake process.
  • Ability to learn and adopt the policies and procedures of the agency.
  • Flexibility to travel throughout community and work at off-site locations including homes, schools, non-profit partner agencies, etc.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

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

Posted 5/21/24

Residential Counselor NOC 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 the 6-month probationary period.

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.

Residential counselors can expect rapidly changing priorities and tasks throughout their shift and frequent interruptions while operating from established and well known procedures. At times, determine own practices and procedures and contribute to the development of new concepts. Decisions are made within broad interpretation of applicable laws, governmental guidelines. Decisions are made within prescribed operating guidelines. Typical decisions include how to: prioritize clients’ needs, transport client to various locations and accomplishing duties in concert with co-worker. 

Operate independently with minimal supervision. Decisions include: crisis interventions, group activity topics, skill building and scheduling of these activities throughout shift.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Safety: Must be able to observe, report and document safety concerns. Update the sharps checklist and hourly checklist. 
  • Provide therapeutic interventions with residents as required and directed by the mental health treatment plan. 
  • Provide case management for client, as directed by client individual treatment plan. 
  • Provide individual and/or group skills training, supervision and support in areas such as self-care, hygiene, community resources, and other life skills as directed by the plan of care. 
  • Assist in group interactions. 
  • Participate in regular supervision. 
  • Attend clinical case conferences and staff meetings to gain knowledge and communicate program and resident needs. 
  • Comply with and implement regulations, policies, and procedures under which the facility is licensed and operates. 
  • Assist in crisis situations as appropriate, following emergency protocols/procedures and coordinating with the treatment team with interventions which support a trauma informed environment for residents and staff. 
  • Assist in menu planning, shopping for meals, meal set-up, preparation, serving, and clean up related to meal times or cooking group activities. Perform other household chores including but not limited to housekeeping throughout facility and cleaning of biohazards.
  • Must accompany and assist residents during medical appointments in the community.
  • Must respect and honor client rights and responsibilities and demonstrate professional boundaries and ethics. 
  • Admissions: Must complete admission/intake process, ensure completion of intake paperwork and procedures. 
  • Discharges: Must review discharge paperwork with client at time of discharge. 
  • Must document and maintain clinical records in a manner that assures compliance with all agency policies and procedures and local, state, and federal regulations. Maintain accurate and up-to-date documentation as required, associated with assessment, treatment, residents’ progress and other activities. Complete electronic medical records (EMR) as required using CareLogic or other CBH software.
  • Must demonstrate responsibility for safety of residents and property; have an understanding of fire regulations and evacuation procedures; hold regular fire safety drills with residents in compliance with facility policies and procedures. 
  • Will adhere to mandatory abuse reporting laws and HIPAA requirements. 
  • Is responsible for contacting the Administrator On-Call for clinical decisions and direction needed throughout a shift. 
  • Must be able to stay awake on all shifts. 
  • Provide input into the establishment of operational procedures. 
  • Must complete daily documentation requirements. 
  • Must coordinate with oncoming shift regarding resident concerns, building/program needs, and any relevant issues to ensure the smooth operation of the program. 
  • Must provide input toward the therapeutic treatment plan in collaboration with the treatment team. 
  • Will administer medication, as trained, in compliance with prescriber’s orders 
  • Must document within Medication Administration Record with new admits or changes to resident medications as needed, under training by facility nursing staff. 
  • Provide transportation to escort residents out in the community.

Secondary Functions: 

  • Must complete annual employee training requirements on a timely basis as indicated in the licensing requirements for the facility as well as agency requirements. Attend seminars, training and other educational opportunities in order to develop professional skills and abilities.
  • Must participate in all scheduled staff meetings, supervision sessions, and other departmental and agency meetings. 
  • Must have the ability to perform CPR, First Aid, and properly use AED equipment. CPR/ First Aid certifications are required and must remain current. 
  • Will perform other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:

  • Some higher education or vocational training in the field of Psychology (trauma informed therapy), Counseling, Social Work, Behavioral Health, Mental Health or equivalent work experience preferred. 
  • Bachelors Strongly Preferred. 
  • Psycho-educational Skills Training Certification, First Aid/CPR Certification and Food Handlers Certification or ability to obtain during initial department training. 
  • Preferred prior experience with medication administration and documentation within MAR.
  • Preferred prior experience working with the therapeutic process and modalities. 
  • Working knowledge of developmental disabilities and mental health issues facing clients. 
  • Experience with electronic health recordkeeping and protocols for assessing health information or ability to learn. 
  • Experience working with community agencies such as Probation, Department of Human Services, Court Appointed Special Advocates and School to collaborate on client services or ability to learn. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Articulate well, speak precisely, and think and write clearly. 
  • Strong attention to detail, highly organized and ability to multitask from anywhere in the service region. 
  • Skilled at: working as a member of an interdisciplinary team, leading and facilitating groups, conducting training in group setting, and completing required documentation. 
  • Ability to remain calm in stressful situations and de-escalate clients. 
  • Ability to learn and adopt the policies and procedures of the agency. 
  • Knowledge of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)-5, Quality Assurance Standards, American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), and the State of Oregon Administrate Rules applicable to this position preferred. 
  • Knowledge of Trauma -Informed approach with clients or ability to learn. Knowledge of human behavior of individuals diagnosed with a serious mental illness and addiction issues. 
  • Knowledge of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and importance of maintaining confidentiality. 
  • Knowledge of Clatsop Behavioral Health billing process, the Electronic Health Records, and basic intake process or ability to learn.
  • Required to have and maintain an Oregon or Washington Driver’s license and meet the agency’s insurance carrier’s insurance standards. 
  • Flexibility to travel throughout community and work at off-site locations including homes, schools, non-profit partner agencies, etc.  

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

Posted 5/21/24

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 experiencing crises in a variety of settings, including 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 in which 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 of 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 half paid with the first check after hire and half paid with the first check following a 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 our Housing programs in Seaside, Oregon. This position works as a member of an interdisciplinary team. It 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 the same or similar field is preferred.
  • Some higher education or vocational training in the field of Psychology (trauma-informed therapy), Counseling, Social Work, Behavioral Health, and 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.