Job Description:

Do you enjoy living in smaller rural communities? Love the coast? Bring your career to a coastal community mental health provider!

*This position serves our members in the Tillamook and Lincoln Counties*


This position is responsible for working with the system of care which supports older adults and individuals with disabilities, which includes translating policies and procedures, contractual requirements, and clinical models into core operations within the regional network of behavioral health providers. Work is performed under the direction of internal leaders and external partners.

Essential Position Functions:

  • Engages in community-wide coordination; prevention, health promotion, and education related to behavioral health services for older adults and individuals with disabilities.
  • Assesses community needs, identifies gaps in services, eliminates barriers, promotes best practices and evidence-based approaches, offers placement and transition assistance, provides information and training, and maintains information on area resources for older adults.
  • Establishes multidisciplinary teams to identify, leverage, and coordinate resources in the community to eliminate system barriers to independent living and promote healthy living.
  • Assists in coordinating urgent placements for seniors with severe mental health symptoms and assist with transitions and discharges from hospital and residential services.
  • Assists with care coordination, multidisciplinary team facilitation, supporting access and referrals to services, providing consultation support, and resolving system barriers.
  • Translates requirements related to the Older Adult Behavioral Health Initiative from policy to practice.
  • Serves as a liaison to providers regarding behavioral health programs serving older adults and individuals with disabilities, including interpreting programmatic requirements, and models of best practice.
  • Works closely with multiple agencies, systems, and individuals including Oregon Health Authority, Aging and People with Disabilities (APD), healthcare systems (i.e., hospitals, physicians, nursing facilities, and other care settings), consumer groups, advocates, caregivers and family members to assure appropriate services are provided with dignity and responsiveness to individual needs.
  • Monitors and completes all program reporting requirements relative to the standards outlined in the contract with Oregon Health Authority.
  • Maintain reports, records, and documents activities related to the Older Adult Behavioral Initiative.
  • Attends state-wide system coordination meetings for the Older Adult Behavioral Health Initiative representing CPCCO.
  • Coordinates and facilitates training for local physical health, behavioral health and other system partners related to best practice in serving/supporting the behavioral health needs of older adults and individuals with disabilities.
  • Leads meetings among CPCCO staff, providers, collaboratives, and other behavioral health-focused groups as needed.
  • Serves as the central resource for Columbia Pacific CCO regarding behavioral health service delivery to older adults and individuals with disabilities, and the role(s) of related system partners.

Essential Department and Organizational Functions:

  • Propose and implement process improvements.
  • Meet deadlines for completion of workload.
  • Maintain agreed upon work schedule.
  • Demonstrate cooperation and teamwork.
  • Provide cross-training on specific job responsibilities.
  • Meet identified business goals that contribute to departmental goals.
  • Perform other duties as needed.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Working knowledge of services and programs that serve older adults and individuals with disabilities
  • Working knowledge of OHP benefits
  • Working knowledge and use of Trauma-Informed language and principles
  • Working knowledge of OARs and CCO requirements pertaining to the delivery of behavioral health services and supports
  • Understanding of mental health and substance use disorders and how they impact health
  • Understanding of social determinants of health
  • Understanding and use of Person First language and principals
  • Knowledge of community social service agencies
  • Familiarity with operations of partners in the systems of care serving older adults and individuals with disabilities
  • Ability to facilitate highly collaborative and productive meetings with multiple stakeholders
  • Ability to foster consensus-based decision-making in collaborative meetings and workgroups
  • Ability to take comprehensive notes and synthesize information in a manner that captures key questions, feedback, decision points, and action steps
  • Ability to coordinate and organize committee meetings and workgroups that maximize opportunities for participation by all stakeholders
  • Ability to remain flexible, positive, and adaptable
  • Ability to support process improvement and principles of cultural competence
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a continuously changing environment and support others to embrace change
  • Ability to plan, prioritize, and coordinate multiple projects or task
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of professionalism
  • Ability to critically evaluate information gathered from the multiple sources
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Ability to have excellent oral and written communication skills, facilitation and presentation skills to articulate concepts to diverse individuals and groups, partners and stakeholders
  • Proficient in Microsoft tools; ability to effectively track and report on progress
  • Ability to commute throughout areas of the North Oregon Coast region

Education and/or Experience:


  • Minimum 1 year experience as a program specialist in behavioral health and/or social services or 3 years’ experience in a program support role in these areas
  • Master’s degree in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or related field
  • Valid driver’s license, acceptable driving record, and automobile liability coverage or access to an insured vehicle


  • Experience working with populations including older adults and/or individuals with disabilities in community medical or behavioral health settings

Please send your resume and cover letter to Tonya Christensen, Senior Recruiter. EOE

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