12/31/2022

Job Description:

Qualified Mental Health Associate II-QMHA needed immediately!  Bring your career to Southern Oregon!  Nestled between the Cascade and Siskiyou mountains, the Rogue Valley and surrounding area in Southern Oregon offers many trails to explore, large parks, breathtaking views, mild climate year- round and more!  Be part of a thriving, growing region!

Summary:

Provides a variety of case management services to an identified caseload of clients with chronic mental illness; and, provides fiscal oversight and decision-making duties regarding program functions and/or oversight of fidelity model programs. Employees initially work under direct supervision, and progress to more general supervision as the incumbent becomes able to independently perform the full range of duties and work is normally reviewed upon completion and for overall results.

Examples of Essential Position Duties: (The following duties represent some of the principal job duties; however, they are not all-inclusive. Other duties may be required or assigned.)

  • Assesses client needs and functioning level and identify client’s goals and objectives for services; provides individualized case management services to clients to meet those needs.
  • Provides services such as gathering information and data to determine the need and support for program eligibility, assess client problems and make referrals; schedules client appointments for various services; transports clients; assists clients in completing forms.
  • Establishes and maintains complete and accurate records of client activities and treatment progress.
  • Conducts home visits; provides basic individual and group counseling, education, skills training, outreach and support to clients and families as necessary.
  • Provides indirect services including routine consultations to care givers and community agencies, client advocacy and community resource development.
  • Maintains knowledge of current research, trends and practices applicable to assigned program by attending classes, conferences and workshops as appropriate.
  • Adheres to regulatory requirements, collective bargaining agreements, County and departmental policies and procedures, required trainings, as well as safe work practices.
  • Develops and maintains effective internal and external working relationships at all levels.
  • Has regular and reliable attendance. Overtime may be required.

 License, Certificate or Other:

  • Requires possession of a valid driver’s license and an acceptable driving record. If not currently licensed as stated below, must register as an intern and have an approved Plan for Supervised Work Experience or have a complete application and an approved Resident Supervision Contract with the appropriate Oregon licensing board within one (1) year of date of hire.
  • Must be licensed as a clinical social worker (LCSW), psychologist, professional counselor (LPC), or marriage and family therapist (LMFT) in Oregon within five (5) years of date of hire.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Requires a knowledge of the techniques and procedures used in evaluating, modifying and motivating human behavior; case management methods; rules, laws, regulations and ethics of mental health services and treatment; and community services and resources.

Ability to assess status of individuals and families for services and needs; write concise and accurate progress notes and reports; coordinate treatment plan; provide individual and group counseling; maintain confidentiality; participate as an active member of a cohesive work groups; work independently and as a team member; exercise initiative, tact and good judgment in dealing with people from various backgrounds; provide support and guidance to clients and family members; handle multi-task situations well; understand and carry out detailed instructions of a technical and professional nature; understand and use basic mathematics to compute totals; operate office equipment including a computer and basic medical equipment; read and understand medical reference manuals, equipment manuals, etc.; maintain records with accuracy and confidentiality; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; communicate effectively and sensitively with patients; respond professionally and responsibly in crisis, emergency or dangerous situations.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, a behavioral sciences field, or equivalent; OR
  • A combination of at least four years of relevant work, education, training or experience.

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