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Mental Health Specialist 1 or 2 - Aid and Assist Community Liaison

Company: Lane County
Location: Eugene
Posted on: May 4, 2024

Job Description:

This position is eligible for sign-on compensation of $4,500!Mental Health Specialist 1: $26.45 - $35.31/HourlyMental Health Specialist 2: 31.39 - $41.95/Hourly About the PositionLane County Behavioral Health is looking for a skilled Mental Health Clinician to join our Aid and Assist Team serving adults with severe and persistent mental illness and who are engaged in the process to determine fitness to participate in their own defense. This is a position for someone who is interested in systems level engagement along with client care. The ideal candidate is interested in being a part of a multidisciplinary team which includes behavioral health staff who interface frequently with Oregon State Hospital staff, municipal and circuit court staff, psychiatrists and law enforcement personnel. They will provide screening and assessment primarily in the community and in adult correction facilities for individuals whose fitness to participate in their own defense is in question. This person will utilize evidence-based treatments and supports while being responsible for monitoring the participation of individuals in community based restoration. This position will serve as a liaison between the community, contracted housing organizations, the Oregon State Hospital and the criminal justice system. They will also contribute to community mental health clinic development and continuous improvement efforts. Lane County Behavioral Health is looking for dedicated individuals who are focused on solutions, with a passion to serve and who are driven to connect. This position does require QMHP certification. Where as this position requires significant in-person work, telework is available for permanent employees.About the DivisionLane County Behavioral Health provides services to more than 1,600 individuals with behavioral health conditions. We work with community partners to provide a continuum of care from prevention through treatment and aftercare in an environment that promotes a culture of resilience and recovery.Schedule: Monday - Friday; 8:00am - 5:00pm This is an AFSCME represented positionMental Health Specialist 1 Training & Experience:

  • Master's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a mental health field, psychology, counseling, social work or a related field.
  • One year of some experience working directly with mentally or emotionally disturbed clients in the provision of behavioral health services is highly desirable.Mental Health Specialist 2 Training & Experience:
    • Master's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a mental health field, psychology, counseling, social work, or a related field.
    • Two years of responsible professional mental health experience, including one year of experience specific to the program or area of assignment.An equivalent combination of experience and training that will demonstrate the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. Special Requirements:
      • Transcripts
      • License or QMHP Certification
      • NPI
      • Diploma
      • CV or Resume
        • For MHS1 - QMHP Certification or enrolled as Clinical Social Work Associate, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate
        • For MHS2 - Oregon Health Licensure required: Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Psychologist or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Please provide a copy of your resumeNotes:
          • This position is subject to a full criminal offender information record check.
          • Offers of employment are contingent upon consenting to and successfully passing a drug screening test.
          • Please note that as part of the screening process Lane County will verify license and certification status.Studies have shown that women and BIPOC individuals are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they are able to perform every task in the job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. The county will consider any equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, education, and experience to meet minimum qualifications. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background and skill set for the role.

Keywords: Lane County, Eugene , Mental Health Specialist 1 or 2 - Aid and Assist Community Liaison, Healthcare , Eugene, Oregon

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