Employment Type
Full-time
Job Location
1060 Webber, The Dalles, 97058
Base Salary
$4831.59-$5326.82 Per month
Date posted
June 7, 2022
Job Benefits

Benefits (Note: subject to change annually)

  • Affordable monthly medical premium through the PEBB
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Retirement: Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)
  • 11 Paid holidays a year (including one floating holiday)
  • 7.5 hours of sick leave accrued each month
  • Generous vacation accruals (up to 15 for years 1-3, based on date of hire and hours worked)
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Position title
Mental Health Counselor (Jail Diversion)
Description

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:

Provides therapeutic interventions, in small team setting, to support criminal-justice involved clients in order to reduce impact of systemic trauma and recidivism. Provides Legal Skills Training for defendants designated by courts in need of community restoration services.

Does related work as required.

Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: includes the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Provides crisis counseling, psychotherapy, consultation and case management services to individuals and groups. This includes interviews to accumulate pertinent data, assess and evaluate client goals and development of treatment plans. Counseling/psychotherapy may include working with assigned clients developing communication/relationship skills, substance use assessment/treatment, harm reduction techniques, harm to self/others risk assessments & development of safety plans, monitoring the effects of prescribed medications.
  • Provides Community Restoration duties including consultations & interview with defendants to be delivered to court and Legal Skills Training/case management to .370 Aid & Assist defendants to promote adjudication.
  • Actively participates in meetings to collaborate with community partners including jail, community corrections & housing systems.
  • Actively participates in joint case planning and coordination with agency multi-disciplinary team and agency psychiatrists.
  • Works with other staff and community representatives to initiate new programs, reviews, evaluates, and revises existing programs as necessary.
  • Provides behavioral health education and information to various interest groups.
  • Develops and conducts various groups and classes providing intensive group therapy.
  • Utilizes agency clinical software system to prepare current client records of treatment and reports as necessary and required.   Responsible for maintenance and timeliness of all records, progress notes, and other required documentation.
  • Utilize agency clinical software system to prepare current client records of treatment and reports as necessary and required. Maintain timely and cogent progress notes and service plans.  Ensure that client records and other documentation are up-to-date and justify the services provided.
  • Serve as investigator and/or examiner in involuntary commitment procedures.
  • 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 law enforcement, community detention facility, schools, group homes, community medical hospital and DHS programs.
  • Participate in all team and agency meetings as scheduled.
  • Regular and reliable attendance, professional communication, and confidentiality are essential functions of this position.
  • Provides after-hours emergency services on a 24-hour, rotating basis, such as telephone consultation, crisis intervention, and pre-hospital screening examinations.  Serves as investigator and/or examiner in involuntary commitment procedures.
  • Participates in all team and agency meetings as scheduled
Qualifications

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.
  • Some positions will require alcohol and drug counselor certification (CADC 1 or CADC 2).
  • Bilingual fluency Spanish/English is preferred (but not required)
  • Professional licensure in the State of Oregon as an LCSW or LPC,
    OR must obtain this licensure within two (2) years of hire through the certifying agency (MHACBO.org).
  • 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.
  • 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
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