Job Description:

Community Mental Health Provider is seeking a Rapid Access Clinician. Bring your career to the Oregon Coast and enjoy coastal living while making a difference in the community!

Position Summary:

As the Rapid Access Clinician, you will be responsible for providing clinic-based intervention as part of the rapid access team with individuals that present with mental health or substance use concerns. The Rapid Access Clinician position functions as part of an inter-disciplinary team and possesses flexibility to assist fellow team members to provide continuity and consistency of care to community members in need.

This position performs a variety of services by presenting issues of individuals and triaged with the Rapid Access Manager and the Mobile Crisis Team. You will assist in screening clients to determine if crisis assessment and safety planning is indicated. You will perform mental health assessments for individuals accessing care, and crisis assessments for individuals presenting with high risk symptoms. The Rapid Access Clinician will complete ASAM assessments for individuals presenting with substance use concerns. Linking clients to supportive and sustainable community resources including housing, food scarcity, bridging care with primary care providers, accessing the Oregon Health Plan benefits, etc.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

(These responsibilities must be able to be performed with or without reasonable accommodation.)

· Perform mental health crisis assessment and intervention services to community members and document these in accordance with agency standards.

· Perform full mental health assessments and substance use assessments as indicated.

· Coordinate care interagency and with community partners and stakeholders.

· Report critical incidents or alleged client abuses to the PROVIDER Abuse Investigator or outside agencies as needed within 24 hrs.

· Provide risk assessment and determine appropriate level of care, with consideration of least restrictive option and community integration as a priority.

· Provide crisis services resulting in coordination of care for future treatment and document accordingly.

· Provide services that are tied to treatment plans if currently in place.

· Conduct Mental Status Examinations and make appropriate treatment recommendations and referrals.

· Help identify client’s natural support system and be able to work within that system as appropriate to facilitate crisis intervention.

· Consult and coordinate services with other community partners: Developmental Disabilities, Substance Abuse, Primary Care Physicians, DHS, Senior & Disability Services, Courts, Community Action and Schools during crisis intervention to ensure adequate follow up.

· Responsible for obtaining Releases of Information (ROI) to be able to consult and coordinate with all other family/friends and identified community agencies/providers the client is involved with.

· Participate in regular team and agency meetings.

· Maintain client confidentiality and adhere to ethical standards of the profession.

· The ability to remain flexible to the changing demands of a mental health system and the needs of the agency.

· All PROVIDER staff are mandatory abuse reporters per the State of Oregon, and as such all staff must be aware of and follow Mandatory Abuse Reporting policies.

· Continually increases level of cultural sensitivity, awareness and competency. Actively participates in training related to cultural effectiveness in working with diverse populations.


(Equivalent education and/or experience may be substituted for qualifications. Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each task proficiently.)

· Master’s Degree in the Behavioral Sciences from an accredited university is required.

· At least 3 years of outpatient clinical experience.

· Credentialing as a QMHP required.

· Dual diagnosis, CADCI or ability to obtain CADCR required.

· Required to have and maintain an Oregon or Washington Driver’s license and meet the agency’s insurance carrier’s insurance standards at the time of hire

(The above statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills)


For full time employees, benefits include Medical (minimal premium cost for employee only coverage), Dental (Employer Paid), Vision (Employer Paid), Retirement, Life Insurance (Employer Paid) and Short-term Disability (Employer Paid). Dependents covered on medical, dental, and vision at cost to employee. PROVIDER offers 40 paid hours of paid time for elective training per year in addition to mandatory trainings assigned by supervisors. Employee are eligible for elective training reimbursement of ($500/yr for unlicensed clinicians and $1000/yr for licensed clinicians.) 12 paid holidays and 22 days of PTO years 1-3, increases after year 3. PTO accumulation starts at hire and is available for use as accumulated. PROVIDER also offers sabbatical of 22 days after 10 years of service.

For immediate consideration, please send your resume and cover letter to Tonya Christensen, Senior Recruiter. EOE

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