Summary ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT:
Deschutes County Health Services supports over 400 staff in Behavioral and Public Health programs working to promote and protect the health and safety of the community in a broad variety of community based settings.
Deschutes County Behavioral Health (DCBH) is the Community Mental Health Program providing safety net and core clinical services for community members in Deschutes County dealing with mental health and substance use conditions. DCBH is also a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC). As such, DCBH relies on multi-disciplinary teams to provide innovative, evidence based, recovery oriented services in behavioral healthcare settings co-located with physical health providers. To hear from staff about working at Deschutes County Behavioral Health, please click HERE. ABOUT THE COUNTY:
We know where you choose to live, work and play matters. Deschutes County is one of the largest employers in Central Oregon and the largest municipal government in the region. Our dedicated and passionate workforce of more than 1,200 employees provide County services in a number of departments, divisions, and offices.
Located in the heart of Central Oregon, between the towering Cascade Mountain Range to the west and the high desert plateau to the east, Deschutes County is the outdoor recreation capital of Oregon. We enjoy a renowned quality of life, with big-city opportunities and small-town neighborhoods.
We hope you’ll consider joining our talented team.ABOUT THE JOB:
The Behavioral Health Specialist II is a member of the Intensive Forensic Services team (IFS), which is part of Deschutes County Intensive Adult Services. The purpose of this team is to promote integration and collaboration within the behavioral health and criminal justice systems for individuals with serious and persistent mental illnesses. This position functions as behavioral health clinician within the IFS team and provides therapeutic and monitoring services to forensically involved clients in the Psychiatric Security Review Board, Aid and Assist, and Mental Health Court programs in Deschutes County. This clinical knowledge and expertise is critical to working effectively with this population on p roviding both case management and therapeutic services in the community. This position works closely as part of a multi-disciplinary team and participates in a treatment model that provides individualized wrap-around services closely tied to clients’ needs. The Behavioral Health Specialist II will also be coordinating with the Oregon State Hospital and community partners including courts and jail, testimony at state or court hearings, review of program referrals in conjunction with team members, and coordination with local residential providers. Key Responsibilities:
What You Will Bring:
- Individual and group therapy.
- Conducting and completing biopsychosocial assessments and substance use treatment plans.
- Providing monitoring services to assure compliance with conditional release plans.
- Care coordination.
Knowledge of or experience with:
- Completing assessments and treatment plans.
- Individual/group/family therapy.
- Group/individual skills training.
- Substance abuse/dual diagnosis treatment.
- Effective communication both verbally and in writing.
- Working effectively both independently and in a team setting.
- Preparing concise and complete reports and documentation related to client assessment and services in a timely manner.
- Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other employees, clients and their families, other agencies, and the public at all times.
- Acting professionally with regard to code of ethics and confidentiality.
- Be comfortable and work well with individuals with serious mental health issues.
*This posting is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but rather constitutes a general definition of the position's scope and function.
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Compensation Part Time:
$2,705.40 to $3,625.50 per month for a 86.34 hour work month.Full Time
: $5,410.49 to $7,250.59 per month for a 172.67 hour work month.Part Time
: $2,840.68 to $3,806.78 per month for a 86.34 hour work month f or those possessing current licensure without restrictions from a recognized governing board in Oregon as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Marital and Family Therapist (LMFT), or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Full Time:
$5,681.03 to $7,613.12 per month for a 172.67 hour work month for those possessing current licensure without restrictions from a recognized governing board in Oregon as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Marital and Family Therapist (LMFT), or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).
Excellent County (pro-rated for part time) benefit package when eligible. This position is available immediately.BENEFITS:
Our robust health plan is offered at a minimal cost of $90 per month, which includes an innovative on-site clinic, pharmacy, and wellness and wellbeing services. Additionally, we include life insurance, retirement (PERS), generous paid time-off (14-18 hours/month to start, pro-rated for part-time), holidays, and professional development opportunities.
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for full benefit details.You may be assigned to another program area depending upon the needs of the department.
- Master's degree in Psychology, Social Work, Recreational Therapy, Music Therapy, Art Therapy or a behavioral science field;
- AND one (1) year of experience in the behavioral health field;
- OR any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that provides the required skills and knowledge to perform the job.
There are registration/certification requirements under the Mental Health and Addiction Counseling Board of Oregon (MHACBO) that apply to Qualified Mental Health Professionals (QMHP) hired by Deschutes County Health Services (DCHS). This only applies to QMHPs who do not possess current licensure or are currently pursuing licensure as an LCSW, LMFT, or LPC. Please see website for information on these requirements: https://mhacbo.org/en/ . There is no need to take action at this point. More information will be provided to candidates who progress to the final stage of the interview process. Registration and/or certification must be received within 14 days of hire date. Fees will be paid by DCHS if the candidate selected for the position meets the criteria for registration/certification. Preferred Qualifications :
- Current licensure without restrictions from a recognized governing board in Oregon as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Marital and Family Therapist (LMFT), or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).
- Substance abuse background, CADC I, CADC II, or CADC III or 60 hours of substance use disorder training in lieu of CADC if also licensed as a LCSW, LMFT or LPC.
Necessary Special Requirements
Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Oregon driver's license within 30 days of hire date. The employment offer will be contingent upon presentation of an acceptable and verifiable driver's license, pre-employment screening for criminal history, driving history, and controlled substances (NOTE: Positive test results for marijuana use may result in rescission of a contingent offer of employment). This screening must be completed with satisfactory findings in order for a formal offer of employment to be extended.
NOTE: Per OAR 407-007-0000 to 407-007-0100 this position requires a Criminal Background check through the State Background Check Unit/Orchards, which may also include being fingerprinted. These rules provide for the reasonable screening under ORS 181A.195, 181A.200, 409.027 AND 413.036 of the County’s employees to determine if they have a history of specific criminal behavior identified in federal or state law or rules such that they should not be allowed to work, be employed, or perform in positions covered by these rules. Please click HERE to review Criminal Records Check Rules. All offers of employment for this position are contingent upon the candidate receiving final approval from the State Background Check Unit/Orchards to work in this position.
Must be willing to work a flexible schedule when necessary, to meet client and department needs.
Must have dependable transportation and be able and willing to drive throughout Deschutes County in sometimes adverse weather conditions.Excellent County benefit package when eligible.
Deschutes County offers eligible employees a comprehensive health care package that covers medical, prescription, dental, and vision coverage for employees and their eligible dependents at a minimal cost of $90 per month. Coverage becomes effective the first of the month following 1 month of employment. Included in the health care package is the Deschutes Onsite Clinic (DOC), which provides a wide range of health, wellness, and primary care services to employees and their dependents. The DOC offers convenient hours and no out-of-pocket costs to patients. The DOC Pharmacy is a full service pharmacy available to employees and dependents to have their prescriptions filled at a discounted co-pay. In addition to the health care package, Deschutes County provides a generous and comprehensive benefits program to eligible employees. Employer paid benefit offerings include:
Employee paid voluntary benefit offerings include:
- Life Insurance for employee and dependents
- Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
- Long-term Disability Insurance
- Employee Assistance Program
- Retirement Program through Oregon PERS
- Time Management Leave
- 125 Flexible Spending Program
- 457 Deferred Compensation Program
- Supplemental Life and Accident Insurance
To learn more about Deschutes County's generous benefit offerings, please visit www.deschutes.org/hr and click on Employee Benefits.