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Mental Health Therapist (.75 FTE) 

About the Organization Options Counseling and Family Services is an Oregon based non-profit agency comprised of people helping people. Our culturally diverse team of caring individuals has been serving Oregon families for over 25 years. We are proud to offer a Trauma Informed Care environment for both our clients and our staff.

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Location Florence Office  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Open Date 6/7/2019  
Number of Openings 1  

**Employees working .75 FTE or higher, qualify for full benefits**

General Description:

The Mental Health therapist provides individual and family therapy, group therapy to children, families and adults, and may also provide case management and consultation with PCPs, schools, DHS Child Welfare and Self Sufficiency programs, and other community partners. Some evening and weekend hours will be required. Eligible clients may be self-referred or referred by schools, County Mental Health, DHS Child Welfare and Self Sufficiency, or the client’s PCP. Authorization for services may be required from the Coordinated Care Office (CCO) or other payer source.

Typical Schedule:

Monday - Friday, six hours per day

May be on staff rotation to work evenings and weekend hours providing on-call home-based crisis support for the Children and Adolescents Mental Health Crisis Response Program.

Position Requirements

Required Qualifications:

Master’s or doctorate degree in counseling, psychology, social work, or related field. Knowledge and/or experience providing mental health services, including assessment and diagnosis, to children, families and adults. Must be computer proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and record keeping software preferred. Must have respectful, open, unbiased, accepting attitude toward clients and their families. Must be able to qualify as a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) and be eligible for licensure.

Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge of parenting skills/techniques and child development, and experience working with disadvantaged individuals and high-risk families, including work with incest, sexual abuse, drug and alcohol abuse, and domestic violence and trauma. Strong understanding of available community resources and supports. Bilingual, English/Spanish.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

65% - Direct Client Services

  • Interview client to obtain information concerning family history or other assessment information
  • Conduct mental health assessments for children and adults, including DSM-V diagnosis
  • Provide therapy and case management services in the office, schools, communities, or in the client’s home
  • Develop and implement treatment plans, defining specific goals and objectives, and revise as needed

25% - Documentation

  • Maintain accurate and current client records, including timely Service Plans, authorization requests, and service notes within the electronic client record (ECR), and sign documents to meet federal and state regulatory standards
  • Coordinate access and provision of services from multiple agencies, including establishing service linkages, advocating for service needs, and obtaining entitlements based on mental or emotional disability
  • Work closely with psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses and their primary care physicians to coordinate treatment
  • Coordinate case activities with Program Supervisor, DHS/Child Welfare, Juvenile Department, schools, and others as appropriate
  • Refer client to supportive services to supplement treatment and counseling as appropriate and suggested by parent, guardian and/or DHS/Child Welfare caseworker
  • Make requests for authorization for services to the local Coordinated Care Organization (CCO) as required
  • Coordinate with DHS and the local CCO regarding referrals as directed

10% - Other

  • Attend and participate in regular clinical supervision (minimum of two times a month) and team meetings, as directed
  • Conduct a peer review of at least 10% of open individual service record files each quarter, as part of the Quality Improvement process.
  • Remain current on relevant research and evidenced based practices
  • Report suspected child abuse and neglect
  • Maintain client confidentiality according to state guidelines
  • Transport clients when necessary. A valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and auto insurance that meets Options’ policy is required

Working Conditions:

  • Extended periods of time sitting or standing at work station updating client records, phone work, and therapy sessions
  • Mobility and dexterity sufficient to assist clients and handle required job related functions and move about the facility
  • Ability to cope with clients who may use challenging or offensive language with potential for escalation to physical aggression.
Req Number HEA-19-00002  
Salary Range* $31,500 to $37,000 DOE  
EOE Statement Options Counseling and Family Services is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

* The salary range is calculated using Oregon Equal Pay Law factors, which accounts for experience, education, training, travel, and workplace location.  

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