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Bilingual Crisis Clinician 2 (Underfill) - Part-time - Relocation Offered

Company: Marion County, OR
Location: Woodburn
Posted on: July 6, 2024

Job Description:

Salary: $27.56 - $44.80 Hourly

Location : Woodburn, OR

Job Type: Part-time Regular

Job Number: 554-2024-26

Department: Health and Human Services

Division: HHS - BH - Acute and Forensic Diversion Svcs

Opening Date: 04/29/2024

Closing Date: Continuous

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Bargaining Unit: 06

This recruitment has been reopened for additional applicants and will remain open until filled. If you have already applied for recruitment #554-2024-26, you do not need to reapply. New applicants are encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible as this recruitment may close at any time without further notice.

The Psychiatric Crisis Center has been working to expand by offering bilingual/bicultural services at our Woodburn office. The Mental Health Specialist in this position will provide crisis assessments to individuals in need as well as case management, resource identification, and referral options. This position will require a motivated individual to learn about the available community services to provide mental health well-being. The individual in this position will possess a desire to be creative in matching individuals to available services while educating the community about the various services we provide at the Crisis Center. This position provides services to monolingual Spanish-speaking individuals; therefore, fluent bilingual Spanish/English skills are required.

We offer the following recruitment bonus, prorated based on FTE:

  • $2,000 bonus for employees new to Marion County starting on January 1, 2024, through June 30, 2025. Bonus will be included in employee's first paycheck. For those relocating from outside of Oregon, we provide the following relocation package:
    • Up to $3,000 reimbursement of moving expenses
    • Relocation bonus in the amount of $3,000 (prorated based on FTE) as a one-time payment upon proof of Oregon residency. Wages:
      Crisis Clinician 1: $27.56 - $36.94 hr
      Crisis Clinician 2: $33.44 - $44.80 hr

      GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES
      Crisis Clinician 2:
      Provide assessments and treatment of individuals and families, including groups; provides crisis assessment and intervention services and related duties as required. Primary responsibility of this class is to provide assessment and treatment services; crisis intervention, and treatment services, including intensive services, to individuals and their families with complex needs and diagnoses and/or to develop and implement specific services in the community.

      Crisis Clinician 1:
      Plans and carries out recreational, social and skills training activities; performs case management and counseling functions with Adults in Custody (AIC); facilitates counseling and/or skills training groups; performs related duties as required. Primary responsibility of this class is case management and counseling, without responsibility for developing and implementing specific programs in the community.

      SUPERVISION RECEIVED
      Crisis Clinician 2 and 1:
      Works under the supervision of a supervisor who assigns work, establishes goals, and reviews the results obtained for overall effectiveness.

      SUPERVISION EXERCISED
      Crisis Clinician 2 and 1:
      Supervision of others is not a responsibility of positions in this classification. Crisis Clinician 2 may act as Clinical Supervisor designee when needed. May assist in the supervision of practicum students and/or volunteers.
      Typical Duties - Duties include, but are not limited to the following

      Counseling to Crisis Clients: Provide counseling by telephone or in-person to individuals and/or their families or concerned others. Intervene with both children and adults. Presenting problems covering the full range of personal needs and include thoughts/plans or violence toward others, and major psychiatric illness. Because of the wide spectrum of presenting problems, it is necessary to have a comprehensive knowledge of psychopathology and to be able to draw upon a wide range of therapeutic strategies in counseling. This work is done at two different locations each day (at the Salem Hospital Emergency Dept. and at PCC), so driving is required.

      Assessment of Mental Status: Perform independent assessment of mental status, diagnosis, level of functioning, dangerousness, and specific needs for service. Screen individual for psychiatric hospitalization.

      Planning Development: Develop plan with client/family to address immediate needs and plans to obtain services. If client is unwilling to seek services, make decisions regarding involuntary commitment based on dangerousness and ability to care for self.

      Community Coordination: Maintain current knowledge of, and contact with, community agencies in order to make referrals appropriately. See that clients gain access to the services they need, and do follow-up work as needed, to make certain that client's needs are being met.

      Other:
      • Advocacy for Client's Rights: Provide advocacy for client rights, ethical consideration, needs for service and least restrictive care-intervention.
      • Requests for information: Respond to requests for information regarding clients not currently in the CSS, requiring a thorough knowledge of laws governing the release of confidential information.
      • Attend monthly PCC team meeting.
      • Perform other job duties as assigned by your supervisor. Response Level 2: In the event of an emergency, employee makes a reasonable effort to report to work. Employee may be required to perform duties outside of their regularly assigned duties. Employee may be requested to work an extended or flexible schedule. Staff at this response level must complete Incident Command System 100 and 700 on-line or in-person training.
        Requirements for the Position

        EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
      • Possession of a Master's degree in Psychology, Social Work, Recreational Therapy, Music Therapy, Art Therapy or a behavioral science field, or possession of a bachelor's degree in Nursing and licensed by the State of Oregon, or possession of a bachelor's degree in Occupational Therapy and licensed by the State of Oregon; OR second year graduate students waivered as QMHP's by the Oregon Health Authority.
      • Crisis Clinician 2 Only: In addition to the educational requirements above, the Crisis Clinician 2 must have at least one year of full-time, post-Master's degree experience in the behavioral health field.
        PREFERENCESPreference will be awarded to candidates who are LCSW, CSWA or eligible for LCSW. Qualified candidates will be eligible for licensure supervision if hired.

        AUTO-PROMOTE AND SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF CLASSIFICATION
        Individuals hired as a Crisis Clinician 1 will auto-promote, as noted in Article 4 in the Marion County personnel rules, to the classification of Crisis Clinician 2 upon satisfactorily completing one-year, post master's degree, of service as a Crisis Clinician 1. (One-year of work experience is equal to 2080 hours)

        SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
        • Salem Hospital Credentialing: Must possess, or obtain within 6 months of hire, Salem Hospital Privileges.
        • This position provides services to monolingual Spanish-speaking individuals; therefore, fluent bilingual Spanish/English skills are required. An additional 5% will be added to the hourly wage as compensation for this skill. Finalist will be required to pass a verbal and written Standardized Spanish/English Fluency Assessment as part of the hiring process.
        • The finalist for this position will be required to pass a criminal history background check, including finger printing; however, conviction of a crime may not necessarily disqualify an individual for this position.
        • This position may be subject to the following: Must not be excluded from participation in the federal health care programs (Medicaid, Medicare and other federally funded programs that provide health benefits); AND must not be excluded from participating in federal procurement (Federal Acquisition Regulation) and non-procurement activities (Executive Order No. 12549).
        • Must possess a current driver's license in the applicant's state of residence and an acceptable driving history. Marion County will obtain a copy of the driving record for all qualified applicants from Driver and Motor Vehicle Services and review the driving record according to the Marion County policy and procedure for Driving on County Business. The policy can be found at:
        • The finalist for this position will be required to pass a criminal history background check, including finger printing; however, conviction of a crime may not necessarily disqualify an individual for this position.
        • This is a safety sensitive/special needs position. Final candidates selected for this position will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen, including testing for marijuana. The Marion County Drug and Alcohol Use and Testing Policy can be found at:
        • This assignment is represented by a union.
        • This is a part-time position (24 hours per week), which is eligible for overtime.
        • Typical Work Schedule: Thursday - Saturday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
          Working knowledge of community mental health concepts and/or chemical dependency case management and treatment services; individual assessment, treatment planning and treatment protocols; mental health disorders and diagnostic classifications.

          Ability to establish positive working relationships with other employees, individuals and their families, other agencies, and the public; prepare concise and complete clinical documentation related to individual treatment and progress in services in a timely and professional manner; work within a team and collaborate with team members; knowledge of and ability to act professionally with regard to a code of ethics and confidentiality.

          PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
          Operates a motor vehicle; sees using depth perception; stands; sits; moves about the work area; climbs 1 floor of stairs; lifts, pushes, and pulls up to 20 lbs.; carries up to 10 lbs.; moves carts weighing up to 20 lbs.; operates a keyboard; speaks clearly and audibly; reads a 12-pt. font; hears a normal level of speech; works in areas that may be exposed to heat, cold, humidity, dust, and household cleaning chemicals.

          Additional Information and/or Attachments

          We offer the following retention bonus, prorated based on FTE:
          • $3,000 bonus after six months of continuous employment
          • $3,000 bonus after twelve months of continuous employment We offer tuition assistance for employees interested in professional development towards a profession in behavioral health.
            • Up to $20,000 to reimburse for tuition, licensure and/or other educational expenditures. According to the Marion County Administrative policies regarding tuition payments. The policy can be found at:

              PUBLIC SERVICE LOAN FORGIVENESS
              Marion County is a qualifying public employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. Through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, full-time employees working at the County may qualify for forgiveness of the remaining balance on Direct Loans after 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan. Questions about your loan eligibility should be directed to your loan servicer or the US Department of Education.

              VETERANS' PREFERENCE
              Applicants are eligible to use Veterans' Preference when applying with Marion County in accordance with ORS 408.225, 408.230, and 408.235 and OAR 105-040-0010 and 105-040-0015. Preference will be awarded only if the applicant meets the minimum requirements of the position and attaches the required documentation at the time of application.

              VISA SPONSORSHIP
              Marion County does not offer VISA sponsorship. Within three days of hire, you will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security's I-9 form confirming authorization to work in the United States. Marion County is an E-Verify employer and will use E-Verify to confirm that hires are authorized to work in the United States.

              DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR VETERANS' PREFERENCE
              • One of the following:
                • MEMBER COPY 4 of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214 or 215); OR
                • Letter from the US Department of Veterans Affairs indicating receipt of a non-service connected pension; OR
                • Certification that discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions will take place not later than 120 days after the submission of the certificate.
                  • In addition to one of the above documents, Disabled Veterans must also submit one of the following:
                    • A copy of their Veterans disability preference letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs; OR
                    • Certification that medical separation from active duty under honorable conditions will take place not later than 120 days after the submission of the certificate.
                      You can request copies of your military service record through the National Archives website at

                      Marion County is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Veteran and Disability employer committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce.

                      Marion County offers a generous benefits package to regular employees working 50% or more of the regularly scheduled work week and their eligible dependents. Temporary employees and part-time regular employees working less than 50% of the regularly scheduled work week are not eligible for benefits.

                      Most regular positions in this classification are represented by Marion County Employees Association (MCEA). For a summary of benefits, For a complete and detailed overview of the MCEA benefits package, , and select MCEA Benefits from the left menu or Marion County Employees Association (MCEA) from the page links. Regular and temporary employees are represented by MCEA.

                      Salary and benefits are subject to union contract negotiations and may change as a result.

                      01

                      In order to receive credit for your supplemental questions, your answers must be supported by details in the education and/or work experience section of your application form. Do you understand this statement?
                      • Yes
                      • No

                        02

                        Please select the option that best applies to you below:
                        • I am licensed by the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional
                        • I am credentialed by the Mental Health and Addiction Counseling Board (MHACBO) as a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP).
                        • MHACBO to become credentialed as a QMHP. Please list the registration date below.
                        • I am NOT licensed with the State nor have I registered with MHACBO to become credentialed as a QMHP.

                          03

                          If you have registered with MHACBO, please list the date of registration below. If you selected either of the other options above, please write N/A.

                          04

                          Indicate how many years of full-time post-Master's degree work experience you have in the behavioral health field providing services to adults with serious and persistent mental illness. (One year of work experience is equal to 2080 hours.)
                          • Less than 1 year
                          • 1 year to less than 3 years
                          • 3 years to less than 5 years
                          • 5 years or more
                          • None of the above

                            05

                            Please specify the place(s) of employment where you gained the work experience listed in the previous question. Write NA in the box if this question does not apply to you. Experience listed in this answer must be supported by the work experience section of your application. "See resume" is not an acceptable answer.

                            06

                            Indicate how many years of full-time experience you have providing individual and/or group therapy to adults.
                            • Less than 1 year
                            • 1 year to less than 3 years
                            • 3 years to less than 5 years
                            • 5 years or more
                            • None of the above

                              07

                              Please specify the place(s) of employment where you gained the work experience listed in the previous question. Write NA in the box if this question does not apply to you. Experience listed in this answer must be supported by the work experience section of your application. "See resume" is not an acceptable answer.

                              08

                              Indicate how many years of full-time post-Master's degree experience you have working with individuals with substance use disorders. (One year of work experience is equal to 2080 hours.)
                              • Less than 1 year
                              • 1 year to less than 3 years
                              • 3 years to less than 5 years
                              • 5 years or more
                              • None of the above

                                09

                                Please specify the place(s) of employment where you gained the work experience listed in the previous question. Write NA in the box if this question does not apply to you. Experience listed in this answer must be supported by the work experience section of your application. "See resume" is not an acceptable answer.

                                10

                                Indicate how many years of full-time work experience you have working with individuals who are homeless.
                                • Less than 1 year
                                • 1 year to less than 3 years
                                • 3 years to less than 5 years
                                • 5 years or more
                                • None of the above

                                  11

                                  Please specify the place(s) of employment where you gained the work experience listed in the previous question. Write NA in the box if this question does not apply to you. Experience listed in this answer must be supported by the work experience section of your application. "See resume" is not an acceptable answer.

                                  Required Question

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