LifeWorks NW
  • Beaverton, OR, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time
  • Mental Health - Bachelor's degree/Experience

The SERVICE COORDINATOR I, ACT position will work at one of LifeWorks NW's multi-service sites located in Beaverton, OR. We currently have two, full-time vacancies for this position. 

ACT is an intensive Assertive Community Treatment fidelity program.This is a community-based program, with approximately 80% of your time spent in the community. Our team works with adults, ages 18-99, who have severe and persistent mental illness who need intensive, wrap around services to assist with issues including (but not limited to) difficulty with housing, social support, interactions with law enforcement, addictions, economic status, employment, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, interpersonal skills, basic needs, and general independent living skills that are barriers to residing independently in the community.

PURPOSE: Assists with the implementation of treatment plans, provision of individual and group skills training, case management, and coordination of multiple service providers for client caseload under the direction of a senior clinician. Provides services onsite, within the community, and within clients' homes. Keeps accurate and timely records of activities. 

DAYS/HOURS: This is a full time position working days and evenings; also responsible for 24 hour crisis response at least 1 week out of 7.

PAY/BENEFITS: $18.81 to $20.45 per hour. Full Benefits

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Meets standards for documentation and work accuracy including timely completion of progress notes, assessments, treatment plans, authorization requests.
  • Meets standards for direct service, implementation and utilization of the clinical model, quality of clinical practice and teamwork.
  • Responsible for client orientation including advising clients and significant other(s) of the services offered through the program and recommend services.
  • Provides input on clinical assessments and the development of treatment plans.
  • Provides case-coordination by maintaining contact with other agencies, referral source(s) and staff regarding client and significant other(s) involvement in treatment services.
  • Conducts individual and group skills training sessions based on current evidenced based.
  • Teaches socially acceptable behavior, employing techniques such as behavior modification and positive reinforcement. Encourages individuals and family members to develop and use skills and strategies for confronting their problems in a constructive manner.
  • Observes and influences clients' behavior, communication and interaction. Detects unusual behavior and reports observations to professional staff.
  • Organizes, supervises, and encourages clients to participate in social, educational, and recreational activities. Provides assistance and support to clients with the job search process.
  • Assists the client to the extent necessary, based on client's level of functioning, to access needed services and resources. Advocates on client's behalf. May attend the client's psychiatric medical appointments, if clinically indicated.
  • Reviews and evaluates clients' progress in relation to measurable goals described in treatment plans.
  • Acts as a client advocate to coordinate required services or to resolve emergency problems in crisis situations. Provides clinical support to clients with immediate and urgent needs
  • Provides assistance with 'team tasks' (taking responsibility in one particular area i.e. arranging transportation).
  • Continually increases level of cultural sensitivity, awareness and competency.
  • Maintains chart notes related to external contracts, obtains pertinent records from other treatment providers, and tracks client's involvement, follow-through and progress in varied treatment activities. Completes documentation in electronic health record system in a timely manner.
  • Transports clients in a personal vehicle.


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work or a mental health related field OR a minimum of 3 years of prior experience with the related population in the counseling field (QMHA) required.
  • Requires access to a car, a valid driver's license, proof of current automobile insurance coverage, and ability to meet LifeWorks NW's driving requirements.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide case management services for people with severe and persistent mental illness in compliance with confidentially policies.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively; understand mental health assessment, treatment and service terminology and individual, group, family and other counseling techniques; program policies and procedures for services and supports identified in an Individual Services and Supports Plan.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide psycho-social skills training and implement elements of a treatment plan.
  • Knowledge of community resources and treatment agencies enabling appropriate referrals for specific client needs.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook and Word. Ability to master proprietary software including electronic health record system and scheduling system required.

 

JOB CODE/NUMBER: SERVICE COORDINATOR 1, ADULT SPMI ACT/1168082

NOTE: Soon, all QMHA qualified positions in the state of Oregon will need to be filled by candidates who are officially QMHA certified through MHACBO. For more details, contact MHACBO

LifeWorks NW believes that diversity strengthens our workforce and empowers our community. LifeWorks NW is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status in accordance with law. www.lifeworksnw.org Drug Free/Tobacco Free Site 01/09

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