We are hiring IMMEDIATELY for a Community Support Clinician to join one of our community mental health providers!
This position will perform a variety of services that serve individuals in the community with severe and persistent mental illness. position performs Mental Health Assessments, Assessment Updates, and Individual Service Plans in keeping with agency standards. Providing short-term individual and group counseling and therapy to an assigned caseload that may vary in size. The Community Support Services Clinician may initiate treatment plans, provide case management and care coordination, and is a community liaison.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provide assessment interviews for all new and returning clients to obtain comprehensive information regarding presenting problems. This includes the ability to conclude and assign diagnoses. Assessments may be for respite, residential or outpatient services placement.
- Assist the client in developing a meaningful Treatment Plan and provide services tied to the Treatment Plan.
- Conduct Mental Status Examinations and make appropriate treatment recommendations and referrals.
- Help identify the client’s natural support system and be able to work within that system as appropriate to facilitate clients’ recovery.
- Be knowledgeable of community resources, refer and facilitate clients’ access to these supports.
- Provide case management services as needed to an assigned caseload.
- Provide group and individual counseling in keeping with Evidence-based Practices.
- Provide backup crisis response upon request by supervisor.
- Provides outreach services as appropriate.
- Consult and coordinate services with other community partners such as Developmental Disabilities, Substance Abuse, Primary Care Physicians, DHS, Senior & Disability Services, Courts, Community Action, and Schools.
- Responsible for obtaining Releases of Information to be able to consult and coordinate with other community agencies.
- Participate in regular team and agency meetings.
- Complete and maintain all clinical documents and client files according to compliance standards with the State of Oregon Administrative Rules and standards established.
- Maintain productivity in keeping with agency expectations and standards, including timely discharge and termination of clients.
- Maintain client confidentiality and adhere to ethical standards of the profession.
- Participate in Investigations, Court hearings, and other legal proceedings as directed by the agency and/or subpoenaed and maintain the required documentation for the same.
- Remain flexible to the changing demands of a mental health system and the needs of the agency.
- All staff is mandated to abuse reporters per the State of Oregon.
- Report critical incidents or alleged client abuses to the Abuse Investigator or outside agencies.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- A Master’s Degree in Behavioral Sciences from an accredited university or a Bachelor of Science in Nursing with an RN is 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
- At least 3 years of outpatient clinical experience working with the mentally ill.
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