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Open Unti Filled Case Manager 1 - Housing Assistance
Full-time; Exempt
The Dalles $3,809 - $4,631 per month
THE POSITION:

The incumbent in this position uses knowledge of local resources and a strong service orientation to assist program clients in the Housing Assistance Support Program. The successful applicant will assist mentally ill clients in securing and maintaining stable housing – this requires excellent communication skills, as well as the ability to provide support to clients in integrating service plan objectives into their daily lives.
The incumbent also uses well-developed outreach and negotiation skills in developing and maintaining relationships with landlords and housing providers. With the high prevalence of trauma among individuals receiving mental health services, this position daily requires an understanding of the effects of trauma on health, relationships, coping and other aspects of the lives of those we serve.
THE OPPORTUNITY:
  • Provide case management services to all assigned clients. Services are provided in a variety of community settings, with consideration to client preference.
  • Assess eligibility of potential clients utilizing agency standards and processes. Assist clients in acquiring services and resources needed to achieve treatment goals and maintain independence within the community. Coordinate with other community partners to develop, provide, and maintain a rich array of services and resources for clients. Provide transportation for clients when required.
  • Actively participate in joint case planning and coordination with internal multi-disciplinary team and agency psychiatrists.
  • Utilize agency clinical software system to prepare current client records and reports as necessary and required. Maintain timely and cogent progress notes and plans. Ensure that client records and other documentation are up-to-date and justify the case management services provided.
  • Adhere to all clinical and MCCFL program policies and procedures. Remain updated on all applicable rules and OARs.
  • Participate in all team and agency meetings as scheduled. Attend local, regional, and/or state meetings as requested by Supervisor/Program Manager. Within the scope of the position, perform duties independently in the community and promote a positive image of the agency.
  • Depending upon program, this classification may provide after-hours emergency services on a 24-hour, rotating basis, such as telephone consultation, crisis intervention, and pre-hospital screening examinations if qualifications for this service are met. This position may also serve as investigator and/or examiner in involuntary commitment procedures. Such duties may be required as an essential responsibility based upon budget and/or staffing levels in specific programs and/or locations.
  • Depending upon location, this classification may provide some administrative support to the team. This may include tasks such as opening and closing case files, greeting visitors and clients, screening telephone calls, etc. Such duties may be required as an essential responsibility based upon budget and/or staffing levels at specific locations.
  • Regular and reliable attendance; professional communication with all contacts; confidentiality.

BASIC JOB SPECIFICATIONS:

Incumbents in this classification must meet requirements as a Qualified Mental Health Associate (QMHA). Any combination of experience and training equivalent to the following is qualifying:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology or related human services field AND two (2) years’ responsible experience in human services; OR
  • High school diploma and five (5) years of equivalent training and work experience in human services.
  • Experience working with the severe and persistent mentally ill population is preferred.
  • Bilingual fluency Spanish/English is preferred.
  • Must possess a valid Oregon or Washington Driver’s license
  • and be insurable for client service purposes and for travel between business offices, meetings and/or trainings.
  • Must pass all criminal history check requirements as required by ORS 181.536-181.537
  • and in accordance with OAR 407-007-0200 to 407-007-0370.

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Open Until Filled Alcohol & Drug Counselor 1
Full-time; Exempt; Tuesday-Saturday Schedule
Hood River $3,343 - $4,063 per month
THE POSITION:

The Alcohol and Drug Counselor 1 provides professional Substance Abuse Disorder (SUD) evaluation, treatment, referral, and monitoring services. The Drug and Alcohol Counselor 1 position requires a CADC 1 (Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor 1), and it provides services within the scope of that certification.
THE OPPORTUNITY:
  • Provide screening and assessment in the treatment of substance abuse disorders. Evaluate and screen clients in accordance with procedures and policy guidelines; verify personal information and records; determine level of care, education and treatment. Make referrals as necessary.
  • Provide individual, group and family therapy services as appropriate.
  • Coordinate client placement into residential treatment and/or transitional housing as necessary.
  • Performs joint case planning and coordination in substance abuse treatment and prevention issues with other community agencies such as schools; group homes; community corrections and detention facilities; community hospitals; and other Department of Human Services programs.
  • Provide timely and accurate clinical documentation utilizing Agency clinical software system; this includes treatment records, service plans, progress notes and other required documentation. Maintain the integrity of the electronic records system within the scope of practice.
  • Provide screening and participate in the treatment of mental health issues. Actively participate in joint case planning and coordination with internal multi-disciplinary team and agency psychiatrists.
  • Regular and reliable attendance.
  • Participate in all team and agency meetings as scheduled.

BASIC JOB SPECIFICATIONS:

Any qualifying combination of education, licensure and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position is qualifying. This would typically include:

  • Certification as CADC 1, OR
  • Documented equivalence to CADC 1 certification standards (i.e. 1,000 hours supervised experience in substance abuse counseling, 150 contact hours of education and training in alcoholism and drug abuse related topics as required by ACCBO, and [if recovering] 2 years of sobriety) AND ability to achieve a passing score on the NCAC 1 national certification exam within 60 days of hire.
  • Work experience in a behavioral health service milieu is preferred.
  • Bilingual fluency Spanish/English is desirable.
  • Must pass all criminal history check requirements as required by ORS 181.536-181.537 and in accordance with OAR 407-007-0200 to 407-007-0370.
  • Must possess a valid Oregon or Washington Driver’s license, maintain an acceptable driving record, and be insurable for client service purposes and for travel between business offices, meetings and/or trainings. The successful applicant must be able to be approved to provide transportation for clients using Agency vehicles.

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Open Until Filled (First Screening: 07/19/2018) Care Coordinator 1 -Medical Assistant
Full-time, Exempt.
The Dalles Competative Salary and Benefits

THE POSITION: The Care Coordinator 1 assists clients in acquiring services needed to achieve treatment goals, with an emphasis on coordination of services both in MCCFL programs and in partner agencies throughout the community. This position regularly interfaces with clients and service providers to ensure a smooth delivery of services in accordance with Oregon statutes and MCCFL policies and protocols.
THE OPPORTUNITY: The following list represents the essential responsibilities (functions) of the position. It does not, however, represent all of the duties the position may be asked to perform.
  • >Provide service eligibility screening and coordination to assigned clients in accordance with Agency protocols and scope of position.
  • Interview client to screen potential service eligibility.
  • Process clients at intake and record initial client data including; vital signs, current complaints, general health status, and specific client concerns. Provide unusual information to the provider for review.
  • Deliver client communication relating to prescription renewals, current illnesses, chronic conditions, and health-related information and education.
  • Provide basic client education and information about follow-up care at the conclusion of client’s visit.
  • Facilitate booking of appointments and adjusting of appointment times; ensure, wherever possible, that services are provided in accordance with client preference; provide appointment reminder calls to clients; maintain regular in-person or telephone contact with clients to encourage engagement.
  • With the prescriber, participate in client medication management appointments at various locations.
  • Dispense prescribed routine medications as assigned by professional nursing staff.
  • Verify, identify and record all medications being used by clients; process and log incoming medications; maintain a sufficient inventory to ensure adequate supplies.
  • Performs tasks of “nursing” visits as directed by licensed medical provider.
  • Assist the provider with treatments and procedures including preparation of client and equipment and post-treatment clean up.
  • Operate bio-medical equipment following appropriate function and operating procedures. Report malfunctions immediately to supervisor or other personnel as appropriate.
  • Provide direct client care in support of assigned medical providers.
  • Record client data including vital signs, current complaints, general health status, and specific client concerns. Note unusual information for provider review.
  • Assist provider during client exams as requested and required.
  • Obtain information from outside agencies related to test orders.
  • Document all pertinent information and actions in the client’s electronic health record.
  • Actively participate in joint case planning and coordination with internal multi-disciplinary team, and agency psychiatrists.
  • Prepare client files; ensure that files are complete including psychiatric and medical assessments and treatment service plans.
  • Regular and reliable attendance; timely and professional communication; confidentiality.
  • Participate in all team and agency meetings, as directed.

BASIC JOB SPECIFICATIONS:
Any eligible combination of education and experience that qualifies the applicant to meet criteria for a Qualified Mental Health Associate (QMHA) and also demonstrates the ability to perform the position’s essential responsibilities. This might typically include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a medical or social services-related discipline OR four (04) years’ experience as a medical assistant in a behavioral health or medical clinic setting.
  • Graduation from an accredited medical assisting program.
  • Current certification as a medical assistant within 6 months of hire.
  • Experience working with individuals who have severe and persistent mental illness, substance abuse disorder and/or developmental disabilities is preferred.
  • Bilingual Spanish/English is preferred.
  • Must pass all criminal history check requirements as required by ORS 181.536-181.537 and in accordance with OAR 407-007-0200 to 407-007-0370.
  • Must possess a valid Oregon or Washington Driver’s license, maintain an acceptable driving record, and be insurable for client service purposes and for travel between business offices, meetings and/or trainings.

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Open Until Filled (First Screening: 10/04/2018) Clinical Services Manager
Full-time, Exempt.
The Dalles $6,389 - $7,474 per month

THE POSITION: The Clinical Services Manager assumes responsibility for the development, implementation, administration and evaluation of clinical services provided within a large Agency department. This position develops an effective team to participate and promote mission and goals of the agency, and ensures that clinical documentation meets Oregon administrative, CCO and Medicaid requirements.
This position is responsible for the oversight and development of outpatient behavioral health and Substance Use Disorder (SUD) programming for clinics in Hood River and Wasco Counties. This position liaises with community stakeholders and consumers to develop and monitor relevant programming that addresses the needs of the communities it serves. (SUD services are fully integrated into Agency behavioral health services.)
THE OPPORTUNITY: The following list includes the essential functions of the position. It does not include, however, all of the responsibilities the position may be asked to perform.
  • Participate in the MCCFL Management Team to develop, coordinate and prioritize MCCFL mental health services.
  • Ensure that clinical documentation is timely and meets Oregon administrative, CCO, and Medicaid regulations and requirements. Ensure program/staff compliance with all applicable statutes, regulations, policies and procedures and best and evidenced based practices for applicable clinical programs.
  • Ensure effective and efficient use of staff and agency resources through targeted performance standards; assure that department staff fully participates in program as outlined in work plans and audits. Participate in Agency quality assurance and quality improvement activities.
  • Develop and facilitate new programs and clinical practices that meet standards of Evidence Based Practices as defined by the State of Oregon and SAMSHA. Develop and recommend new and revised rules, policies, procedures, goals and priorities to respond to agency and program needs.
  • Prepare bi-annual plans as required by agency and State of Oregon requirements.
  • Ensure that department staff follow all electronic health record and management information system procedures; participate in ongoing system planning, development and training.
  • Develop and monitor budgets for assigned programs in collaboration with the Accounting Manager. Participate in the development of revenue through grant applications, client collections, procurement of contracts, etc. as appropriate.
  • Serve as trainer and consultant to other state and regional programs as approved by the Executive Director.
  • Participate (as needed) in agency emergency services on a 24-hour, rotating basis. Includes telephone consultation, crisis intervention, and pre-hospital screening examinations.
  • Attend community partner meetings as appropriate to keep the community informed, knowledgeable, and involved in outpatient mental health services provided by MCCFL.
  • Attend relevant meetings at state, regional, or local level as needed.
  • Regular and reliable attendance; professional communication; maintaining confidentiality.

BASIC JOB SPECIFICATIONS:
Any qualifying combination of education, licensure and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position is qualifying. This would typically include:

  • Master’s degree in psychology, social work, counseling, or related field and appropriate state license or certification; AND
  • Five (5) years’ post-Master’s experience in behavioral health which includes at least three years of clinical supervision of other professionals including program supervisors. Experience in rural service delivery a plus; AND
  • Demonstrated experience providing clinical or management services in a Substance Use Disorder program.
  • Must possess professional licensure in the State of Oregon as an LCSW, LPC, or Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner; or must have the ability to obtain State licensure within six months of hire.
  • CADC 1 certification is required; CADC 2 or CADC 3 is desired.
  • Experience in the administration of public mental health programs in Oregon is strongly preferred.
  • Experience working with underserved communities, including work with mental health services, drug and alcohol abuse, and trauma is strongly preferred.
  • Incumbent must obtain certification as an investigator and/or non-medical examiner for court in the procedures of involuntary commitments.
  • Must possess a valid Oregon or Washington Driver's License, maintain an acceptable driving record and be insurable for occasional client service purposes and also for travel between business office for meetings and/or trainings. (An alternate source of reliable transportation may suffice.)
  • Must pass all criminal history check requirements as required by ORS 181.536-181.537 and in accordance with OAR 407-007-0200 to 407-007-0370.
  • Ability to respond outside of regular office hours as assigned; ability to carry after-hours telephone.

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Open Until Filled (First Screening: 10/16/2018) Clinical Supervisor - Family & Children
Full-time, Exempt. Eve/wknd hours may be assigned.
The Dalles $5,409 - $6,327 per month**

THE POSITION: The Clinical Supervisor is responsible for managing individual program segments within a larger program, and for providing supervisory leadership to staff in the delivery of program services. This position assures that staff meet all requirements for clinical and program standards as prescribed by the agency, state or other governing body. It evaluates staff competence and training needs while providing professional instruction and guidance, and it conducts annual performance evaluations, resolves conflict as appropriate and provides positive leadership. The Clinical Supervisor works as part of a team and approaches work with clients and staff from a trauma-informed, strength-based perspective, and it works collaboratively with a variety of community and internal stakeholders to ensure the best possible treatment for clients.
THE OPPORTUNITY: The following list represents the essential responsibilities (functions) of the position. It does not, however, include all of the duties the position may be assigned.
  • Ensure that service delivery and team functions are being carried out in an effective, professional and trauma-informed manner that are in keeping with the mission and vision of MCCFL. Manage staff schedule to ensure adequate coverage, effective and efficient utilization of resources and ease of access to services. Consult with manager to develop systemic plans for optimal coverage.
  • Provide direct supervision to assigned staff. Train and coach staff; provide professional consultation; monitor caseloads. Collaborate with manager in the development of job descriptions. Interview and recommend applicants for hire. Manage staff performance including performance evaluation, skill development, and corrective action. Provide individual supervision to each staff member in assigned program.
  • Facilitate team meetings; provide in-service training; encourage ongoing training of staff. Collaborate with other MCCFL programs to incorporate relevant intra-agency information into supervision.
  • Ensure that staff and program meet minimum patient care productivity requirements as may be set by the Agency to meet requirements of outside funding and/or reimbursement sources.
  • Review and evaluate assessments, treatment plans, diagnosis reviews and progress notes in accordance with State standards; recommend resource allocation to ensure delivery of quality treatment services; provide guidance and support in the use electronic medical records systems; assist in quality assurance/improvement functions within the team.
  • May administer intelligence, psychological and other behavioral tests within scope of professional qualifications, as assigned. May interpret results of clinical evaluations for community agencies and/or apply results to individual guidance.
  • Provide feedback on general program operations in order for Clinical Manager to work on program, policy and procedure development to satisfy needs of clients and community partners. Provide behavioral health consultation services to other community agencies and professionals, such as schools, State, County or local health organizations, Courts, law enforcement agencies, attorneys, medical professionals and clergy.
  • Participate in required, clinically relevant, meetings and committees that may include Systems Integration, All-Staff Meetings, Clinical Planning and Supervisory Team; may participate in other committees as it relates to program services.
  • Participate in rotating, on-call crisis services supervisory role for up to one-week periods, including telephone consultation, crisis intervention, community collaboration and screening.
  • Adhere to mandatory abuse reporting laws and HIPAA requirements; understand and abide by federal regulation of Alcohol and Drug information, 42CFR Part 2 and HIPAA regulations for client confidentiality.

BASIC JOB SPECIFICATIONS: This position requires incumbents to be certified as a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) under Oregon Administrative Rules. Any combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to meet that requirement and perform the position’s essential responsibilities is qualifying. This might typically include:

  • Master’s degree in psychology, social work, counseling, or related field and appropriate state license or certification (if required) AND three (3) years’ professional experience in behavioral health counseling AND
  • One (1) year of experience providing supervision to other clinical professionals.
  • Professional licensure in the State of Oregon as an LCSW or LPC, or ability to obtain licensure within two (2) years of hire.
  • Experience working with disadvantaged individuals and high-risk families, including work with sexual abuse, drug and alcohol abuse, domestic violence and trauma is strongly preferred.
  • Incumbent must obtain certification from the Department of Human Services as a Mental Health Investigator and Mental Health Examiner. Incumbent must keep certification current and in good standing.
  • Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor 1 is preferred
  • Bilingual fluency Spanish/English is preferred.
  • Knowledge of Intensive Therapeutic Care Coordination concepts and practices is desired.
  • Must possess a valid Oregon or Washington Driver's License, maintain an acceptable driving record and be insurable for client service purposes and for travel between Agency offices and to community stakeholders for meetings and/or trainings, and to provide supervision to workers.
  • Must pass all criminal history check requirements as required by ORS 181.536-181.537 and in accordance with OAR 407-007-0200 to 407-007-0370.
  • Ability to respond outside of regular office hours as assigned; ability to carry after-hours telephone.

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Open Until Filled (Date of First Screening: 11/06/2018) Family Care Coordinator (QMHA) - Sherman County
Part-time (.6 FTE), Regular, Benefit-Eligible (Pro-Rated)
Sherman County $2,285-$2,778 Per Month (.6 of Full-time Salary Range)

THE POSITION: The Family Care Coordinator (QMHA) is responsible for providing service planning and needs assessment to children and their families. This position assesses and monitors progress and also coordinates/refers resources as necessary. The Family Care Coordinator works in collaboration with community partners and the MCCFL Clinical Services Team to ensure that appropriate and effective services are provided to clients. This position is based in Sherman County and it works in the Sherman County schools.
THE OPPORTUNITY:
  • Work within Sherman County schools in providing care coordination services to students.
  • Attend meetings as directed by Superintendent & school staff.
  • Provide consultation to staff.
  • Document work in both MCCFL and Sherman County systems.
  • Facilitate student individual and group skill building.
  • Provide case management to students & families needing services.
  • Collaborate with MCCFL Sherman County Counselor for children needing outpatient or crisis treatment.

BASIC JOB SPECIFICATIONS: Incumbents in this classification must meet requirements as a Qualified Mental Health Associate (QMHA). Any combination of experience and training equivalent to the following is qualifying:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology or related human services field AND two (2) years’ responsible experience in human services; OR
  • High school diploma and five (5) years of equivalent training and work experience in human services.
  • Experience working with families and children with severe emotional disturbances is preferred.
  • Bilingual fluency (Spanish/English) is preferred.
  • Must possess a valid Oregon or Washington Driver’s license and be insurable for client service purposes and for travel between business offices, meetings and/or trainings.
  • Must pass all criminal history check requirements as required by ORS 181.536-181.537 and in accordance with OAR 407-007-0200 to 407-007-0370.

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Open Until Filled (First Screening: 03/19/2018) Mental Health Specialist 1 - Community Support Services - Crisis
Full-time, Exempt: Monday - Friday
The Dalles $4,405 - $5,355 per month

The Mental Health Specialist 1 provides culturally competent, appropriate, and trauma-informed crisis and behavioral health treatment for assigned clients. This position provides counseling and education for individuals, couples, families and groups. The Mental Health Specialist 1 provides behavioral health services to other community agencies, coordinates behavioral health services with other community and State resources, and performs related work as required. Incumbents must demonstrate cultural sensitivity and understanding of how culture influences and impacts behavioral health services while incorporating this understanding into trauma-informed care.
THE OPPORTUNITY: The following list includes the essential functions of the position. It does not include, however, all of the responsibilities the position may be asked to perform.
  • Provide psychotherapy, counseling, and case management services to individuals, couples, families and groups. Conduct interviews to accumulate pertinent data; assess presenting issues; develop service plans. Counseling and psychotherapy may include working with assigned clients in developing communication skills, providing assertiveness training, providing behavior modification programs, and monitoring the effects of prescribed medication
  • Triage and implement strategies for crisis and crisis stabilization in collaboration with Crisis Services.
  • Meet minimum client service productivity requirements as may be set by the Agency to meet requirements of outside funding and/or reimbursement sources.
  • Facilitate psycho-educational and therapy groups.
  • Provide substance abuse disorder assessment and provide integrated dual-diagnosis services to assigned clients.
  • Utilize agency clinical software system to make internal referrals, manage work schedule, and to prepare current client records of treatment and reports as necessary and required. Maintain timely and cogent progress notes and service plans to required standards. Ensure that client records and other documentation are up-to-date and justify the services provided.
  • May serve as investigator and/or examiner in involuntary commitment procedures, as required.
  • Assist and/or provide back-up support with screening, referral, and crisis services as needed and directed by supervisor. May provide after-hours emergency services on a 24-hour, rotating basis, such as telephone consultation, crisis intervention, and pre-hospital screening examinations.
  • Actively participate in joint case planning and coordination with internal multi-disciplinary team and agency psychiatrists. Collaborate in case planning and service coordination as needed with other community agencies such as schools, group homes, community detention facility, community medical hospital and other DHS programs.
  • Regular and reliable attendance; timely and professional communication; confidentiality.
  • Participate in all team and agency meetings as scheduled.

BASIC JOB SPECIFICATIONS: Any qualifying combination of education, licensure and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position is qualifying. This would typically include:

  • Master's degree in social work, psychology, psychiatric nursing or other related field AND
  • Two (2) years’ professional experience providing behavioral health counseling that includes work with sexual abuse, drug and alcohol abuse, domestic violence and trauma.
  • Responsible work experience as a crisis therapist is preferred.
  • Professional licensure in the State of Oregon as an LCSW or LPC, or the ability to obtain this licensure within two (02) years of hire is preferred (and may be required for some MHS1 positions).
  • Bilingual fluency in Spanish/English is desired.
  • Experience working with children and youth and with disadvantaged populations is desired.
  • Must possess a valid Oregon or Washington Driver's License, maintain an acceptable driving record and be insurable for client service purposes and for travel between business office for meetings and/or trainings. This position must pass all criminal history check requirements as required by ORS 181.536 to 181.537, and in accordance with OAR 407-007-0220 to 407-007-0370.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule as needed.

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Open Until Filled (First Screening: 08/07/2018) Mental Health Specialist 1
Full-time, Exempt
The Dalles $4,405 - $5,355 per month

THE POSITION: The Mental Health Specialist 1 provides culturally competent, appropriate, and trauma-informed crisis and behavioral health treatment for assigned clients. This position provides counseling and education for individuals, couples, families and groups. The Mental Health Specialist 1 provides behavioral health services to other community agencies, coordinates behavioral health services with other community and State resources, and performs related work as required. Incumbents must demonstrate cultural sensitivity and understanding of how culture influences and impacts behavioral health services while incorporating this understanding into trauma-informed care. This position is based in an office located in Moro, Oregon; it provides behavioral health therapy to clients both in Moro and in various Sherman County locations. Clients present with a variety of issues, and the therapist must be prepared to employ a variety of therapeutic approaches in individual therapy and in groups.
THE OPPORTUNITY: The following list includes the essential functions of the position. It does not include, however, all of the responsibilities the position may be asked to perform.
  • Provide psychotherapy, counseling, and case management services to individuals, couples, families and groups. Conduct interviews to accumulate pertinent data; assess presenting issues; develop service plans. Counseling and psychotherapy may include working with assigned clients in developing communication skills, providing assertiveness training, providing behavior modification programs, and monitoring the effects of prescribed medication.
  • Triage and implement strategies for crisis and crisis stabilization in collaboration with Crisis Services.
  • Meet minimum client service productivity requirements as may be set by the Agency to meet requirements of outside funding and/or reimbursement sources.
  • Facilitate psycho-educational and therapy groups.
  • Provide substance abuse disorder assessment and provide integrated dual-diagnosis services to assigned clients.
  • Utilize agency clinical software system to make internal referrals, manage work schedule, and to prepare current client records of treatment and reports as necessary and required. Maintain timely and cogent progress notes and service plans to required standards. Ensure that client records and other documentation are up-to-date and justify the services provided.
  • May serve as investigator and/or examiner in involuntary commitment procedures, as required.
  • Assist and/or provide back-up support with screening, referral, and crisis services as needed and directed by supervisor. May provide after-hours emergency services on a 24-hour, rotating basis, such as telephone consultation, crisis intervention, and pre-hospital screening examinations.
  • Actively participate in joint case planning and coordination with internal multi-disciplinary team and agency psychiatrists. Collaborate in case planning and service coordination as needed with other community agencies such as schools, group homes, community detention facility, community medical hospital and other DHS programs.
  • Regular and reliable attendance; timely and professional communication; confidentiality.
  • Participate in all team and agency meetings as scheduled.

BASIC JOB SPECIFICATIONS:
This position requires that the incumbent meet requirements of a Qualified Mental Health Professional in the State of Oregon (OAR 309-032-1505 [105]). This would typically include:

  • Master's degree in social work, psychology, psychiatric nursing or other related field AND
  • Two (2) years’ professional experience providing behavioral health counseling that includes work with sexual abuse, drug and alcohol abuse, domestic violence and trauma.
In Addition:
  • Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) 1 certification is preferred.
  • Bilingual fluency in Spanish/English is preferred.
  • Experience with Feedback Informed Treatment (FIT) is desired.
  • Experience working with underserved populations is desired.
  • Professional licensure in the State of Oregon as an LCSW or LPC, or the ability to obtain this licensure within two (02) years of hire is preferred (and may be required for some MHS1 positions).
  • Must possess a valid Oregon or Washington Driver's License, maintain an acceptable driving record and be insurable for client service purposes and for travel between business office for meetings and/or trainings. This position must pass all criminal history check requirements as required by ORS 181.536 to 181.537, and in accordance with OAR 407-007-0220 to 407-007-0370.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule as needed.

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Open Until Filled (First Screening: 10/12/2018) Reimbursement Specialist
Part-time (.6 FTE), Regular, Pro-rated Benefits
The Dalles $18.26 - $22.19 Per Hour**

THE POSITION: The Reimbursement Specialist processes and documents MCCFL services to ensure the timely collection of receivables from Medicaid, Medicare, and other reimbursement sources. This position compiles a variety of reports specific to accounts receivable activities, informs management of billing issues, and processes monthly client statements.
THE OPPORTUNITY: The following list represents the essential responsibilities (functions) of the position. It does not, however, include all of the duties the position may be assigned.
  • Compile and review billing data to ensure accuracy of all billing information including Current Procedural Technology (CPT) codes, Oregon Health Plan (OHP) codes, cost center codes, bundling of services, and total fees.
  • Analyze, understand and interpret billing software upgrades and coding change effects on customers’ accounts receivables.
  • Perform monthly processing of outstanding third-party billing.
  • Monitor aged accounts receivable for assigned payer groups monthly.
  • Take appropriate action to resolve open balances for non-OHP clients.
  • Inform clinicians of client balances over 60 days for counseling on collection.
  • Prompt follow-up and correction of billing errors, rejections, insurance company errors and inquiries.
  • Send monthly statements to clients and separate out special handling statements for alternative processing.
  • Perform data entry tasks in MCCFL’s billing system including third party payments, electronic health records data, fee adjustments as noted on reconsideration forms. Review data entry work to ensure accuracy.
  • Inform screeners and providers of client insurance eligibility within 24 business hours of notification for new and re-opened clients. Verify coverage for OHP clients on community partner invoices notifying managers and supervisors of client’s eligibility.
  • Maintain batched billing data and upload to the clearinghouse on a scheduled basis.
  • Check daily activity in billing system, input corrections and advise Business Service of changes.
  • Prepare and submit encounter measurement data for Mental Health (MH) and Alcohol & Drug (SUD) services to MCCFL’s affiliated Coordinated Care Organizations (CCO) in the format requested, either electronically or paper.
  • Confirm OHP eligibility thru Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS).
  • Provide assistance and support to clients in the OHP enrollment process.
  • Respond to client/staff inquiries regarding billing status providing resolution information in a professional manner.

BASIC JOB SPECIFICATIONS: Any qualifying combination of education, licensure and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position is qualifying. This would typically include:

  • A high school diploma (or GED), AND
  • Four (4) years of responsible bookkeeping experience that includes demonstrated skill in the use of automated financial system software.
  • Responsible experience with billing and collections in a health care environment, including knowledge of procedural and diagnosis codes, is highly desirable.
  • Bilingual fluency (English/Spanish) is desired.
  • Must possess a valid Oregon or Washington Driver’s license and be insurable for travel between business offices, or possess an alternative reliable mode of transportation.
  • Must pass all criminal history check requirements as required by ORS 181.536-181.537 and in accordance with OAR 407-007-0200 – 407-007-0370.

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Open Until Filled (First Screening: 09/25/2018) Supported Employment Specialist
Full-time, Non-exempt
The Dalles $3,365 - $4,091 per month

THE POSITION: The Supported Employment Specialist provides direct services and assistance to clients in obtaining and maintaining employment that is consistent with their vocational goals. This position interacts with clients in the community, at work sites, and in community partner agencies.
THE OPPORTUNITY: The following list represents the essential responsibilities of the position. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Perform outreach activity to engage clients in program services. Establish and maintain trusting, collaborative relationships directed toward the goal of competitive employment in community job settings with other workers who do not necessarily have disabilities.
  • Collaborate with clients in developing job support plans. Consult with mental health team; adjust plans according to client needs and preferences. Conduct job development and job search activities directed toward positions that relate to individual client interests. As approved and directed by clients, provide education and support to family members. Explore with clients their preferences for disclosing psychiatric status to employers.
  • Ensure that optimal support is provided to clients who start new jobs; meet with clients both directly before and after new job starts; ensure that clients understand job expectations. Provide ongoing assessment of client vocational functioning utilizing background information and work experiences. Provide individualized follow-along support to assist clients in maintaining employment. Provide interventions as needed; ensure that interventions are timely and appropriate. Provide education and support to employers as directed by clients, this may include evaluating and negotiating job accommodations.
  • Establish and maintain regular contact with various employers in the community. Discuss current business needs; describe supports offered by the program; describe client strengths that are relevant to the position.
  • Assist clients in obtaining information about their benefits (e.g., SSI, Medicaid, etc.) and how regular employment might impact them; refer clients to benefits counseling, as indicated. Assist clients in reporting earnings, as needed.
  • Perform a variety of outreach activities as necessary when established clients appear to disengage from program services. Transport clients in agency vehicles as needed throughout Hood River, Wasco, and Sherman counties.
  • Regular and reliable attendance; timely and professional communication; confidentiality.
  • Participates in regular meetings with mental health treatment team; communicate individually with team members between meetings in order to coordinate and integrate vocational services into mental health treatment. Interact with Community Support Services Team and act as liaison to Vocational Rehabilitation.

BASIC JOB SPECIFICATIONS:
Any qualifying combination of education, licensure and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position is qualifying. This would typically include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant human services discipline and two (2) years’ experience in employment readiness, job development and retention; OR
  • High school diploma or GED and five (5) years of equivalent training and work experience as noted above.
  • Experience must include responsible case management and/or training work with individuals who have severe and persistent mental illness or developmental disabilities.
  • Experience providing community support services, rehabilitative services, and/or work in the vocational rehabilitation field is preferred.
  • Bilingual fluency Spanish/English is preferred.
  • Must possess a valid Oregon or Washington Driver’s license and be insurable for client service purposes and for travel between business offices and to attend required meetings and/or trainings.
  • Must pass all criminal history check requirements as required by ORS 181.536-181.537 and in accordance with OAR 407-007-0200 – 407-007-0370.

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