Job Description About the Position The Trial Visit Monitor
position supports civilly committed adults in Lane County who are
placed on a Trial Visit as a condition of their return to a
community placement while remaining on commitment. The purpose of
this position is to facilitate the least restrictive level of care
for individuals committed under ORS 426, as well as providing for
the safety of the community. The majority of the work includes
evaluating referrals from local acute care hospitals, state
hospital, other commitment sites, and meet with outpatient
providers and clients to develop services and support for the
client on a Trial Visit, monitor progress of Trial Visit plan by
meeting with client and providers, accurately document in file
notes all significant activities affecting Trial Visit clients.
This position will also provide program education, consultation
and community advocacy on behalf of client population.
Collaboration and consultation with community providers, hospitals,
treatment teams, and consumers' family/significant others. Solicit
treatment recommendations from providers, work with providers to
offer interventions to facilitate stability/recovery. Lastly, this
position will represent the courts' interest relevant to committed
clients. In collaboration with the Civil Commitment Team ensuring
all legal documents are filed with the court, information is
accurately entered into the electronic health record system in a
timely manner. In consultation with the Pre-Commitment
Investigators, attend court appearances for testimony for
revocation of trial visit, recertification, civil commitment or
other legal issues as needed. In consultation with the
Pre-Commitment Investigators, support the termination and/or
transfer of Trial Visit or civil commitment as appropriate.
*One of the essential functions of this position is to travel
within Lane County (occasionally outside of Lane County) to
completed scheduled meetings.*
About the Division Lane County Behavioral Health provides
services to more than 1,200 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.
To provide professional mental health assessment and treatment
services to clients who have mental illnesses or mental disorders;
and to perform related duties as assigned.
Schedule: Monday Friday; 8:00am 5:00pm
*This is an AFSCME represented position*
Lane County Health & Human Services is committed to providing
Trauma Informed Care. As an organization, we recognize that many of
the people we serve have experienced trauma, either currently,
recently or in their past. Our agency is dedicated to incorporating
an understanding of trauma, both with our clients and with each
other. Our employees receive ongoing training to develop or deepen
their understanding of trauma and its impacts.
In alignment with Lane County's Strategic Plan, incumbent(s)
will be expected to demonstrate the following core behaviors:
Passion to Serve, Driven to Connect, and Focused on Solutions.
The 2018-2021 Strategic Plan focuses on the areas that Lane
County will pursue as a way to deliver on our vision for the
residents of Lane County. To meet these challenges, we know that
the basis of our efforts lies in leveraging our people and
partnerships to achieve our Strategic Priorities. We also recognize
that the quality and commitment of our staff is essential to a
shared future where Lane County is the best place in which to live,
work, and play. EXAMPLES OF DUTIES - DUTIES MAY INCLUDE, BUT ARE
NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING: Provides a variety of mental health
services to clients who may have mental illness or mental
disorders, to include substance use disorders or psychosexual
Screens and evaluates referred clients to determine whether
clients have a major mental illness or disorder and meet criteria
for eligibility for program services.
Performs in-depth assessments of referred clients to determine
mental health needs; completes client interviews, obtains social,
emotional, criminal and substance abuse histories, identifies
client needs, and assesses treatment options; conducts mental
status evaluations using approved diagnostic manual.
Prepares written reports with diagnostic impressions for review
by psychiatrist / physician.
Develops written comprehensive community treatment plans based
on identified needs; works with clients to establish goals and
objectives and determines treatment methods.
Provides individual and group counseling; guides clients in
obtaining insight into their emotional problems and in changing
behavior patterns; works with short- and long-term cases of a
Refers clients to outside agencies for additional social,
economic, and medical services as needed; arranges and coordinates
service provision; develops support service information and
Observes clients using prescribed medications for possible side
effects and for effectiveness of medications, and refers clients to
Acts as special consultant to other community agencies serving
patients with significant mental health needs.
Serves as expert witness and consultant in civil and criminal
proceedings; provides reports to courts regarding sentencing
alternatives, treatment options and client progress.
Monitors client payment records and billing information, and
sets payment schedules with clients.
Serves as liaison with hospitals on screening and discharge
planning for patients.
Maintains detailed, up to date and accurate records of all
client evaluations, therapy sessions, consultations, treatment
plans, progress notes and other information; prepares comprehensive
Interviews relatives of patients applying for services to obtain
psychological histories, and interprets data regarding prior mental
health problems, present behavior, and personal and social factors.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of: Principles, practices and
techniques of mental health assessment and treatment including the
social, emotional and behavioral aspects of mental illness,
addictive and/or psychosexual disorders.
Community mental health programs and services and their
procedures and practices.
Psychological testing procedures and the interpretation of
Laws, rules and regulations governing the assessment and
treatment of mental health clients.
Clinical manifestation and patterns of chemical dependency, and
chemical dependency treatment methods and practices.
Group dynamics and the theories and practices of group
Ability to: Assess and treat a variety of mental, addictive, and
psychosexual disorders within the scope of mental health services
provided by Lane County.
Counsel and negotiate with clients to provide an effective
Coordinate efforts with other specialists, agencies and
Provide treatment within the scope of a clearly defined law,
regulation or program definition.
Utilize community resources in a mental health or substance
abuse or other related rehabilitation program.
Present and discuss topics in front of a group of clients, staff
or the public, and lead the group to an appropriate conclusion.
Interview clients and their families to determine psychological
history and assess eligibility and appropriate treatments.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with
those contacted in the course of work.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Training: 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.
Experience: 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: Some positions may require special
certification. Some positions may require QMHP designation.
Special Requirements: Unencumbered professional license as a
LPC, LMFT, or LCSW in the State of Oregon Transcripts NPI CV or
Resume Diploma Immunization record/TB test within 10 days of hire.
Valid Oregon Driver's License by time of appointment
Notes: This position is subject to a full criminal offender
information record check. If fingerprinting is required, the fee is
paid for by the successful candidate and the expense is
Offers of employment are contingent upon consenting to and
successfully passing a drug screening test; negative results are
Please note that as part of the screening process Lane County
will verify license and certification status.
Tobacco Free Campus Policy The Board of County Commissioners
wants to help Lane County be the healthiest county in the state.
Effective October 1, 2018, any tobacco use, including vaping
devices, will not be allowed inside or on the grounds of properties
owned or occupied by Lane County including: All outdoor areas,
parking lots, County vehicles, and personal vehicles while on
Equal Employment Opportunity Lane County is an Equal Opportunity
Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential
elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. All
qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,
national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any
other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.
If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a
disability under the Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act and
would like to request an accommodation, you may request an
accommodation during the online application process, or request an
accommodation by contacting the Department of Human Resources prior
to the recruitment close date at 541-682-3124.
Company Description Mission Statement Enhancing individual and
family wellness through integrated care and community
Information Lane County Behavioral Health Services encompasses a
broad array of services and programs. Services include treatment
for children, families, and adults. Services can be accessed
through a variety of programs focusing on mental health issues.
Lane County Behavioral Health Services is a public mental health
provider receiving funding from state mental health grants and
client fees, some of which may be in the form of Medicaid,
Medicare, and other insurance carriers reimbursements.
Behavioral Health Services of Lane County is a National Health
Services Corps site.
This health center receives HHS funding and has Federal Public
Health Service deemed status with respect to certain health or
health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for
itself and its covered individuals.