LifeWorks NW
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • Hourly
  • On Call
  • Mental Health - Bachelor's degree/Experience

LifeWorks NW's Child and Family Outpatient Services provide therapy, mental health assessments and treatment planning, medication management, skills training and consultation.

PurposeProvides skills training to children and adolescents ages 3 to 18 experiencing mental health issues and behavioral problems in an outpatient, community based, or home visit settings.  Provides appropriate case management with families, care providers, and community partners relating to treatment options.

This position will provide services primarily in the NE Portland area at our King site. May report to other locations in the Portland Metro area as needed. 

Hours: This is an on-call position working a variety of day/evening hours. Schedule changes frequently. 

Rate of Pay: $18.81 to $20.45 per hour.  

Essential Responsibilities: 

  • Conducts individual, family, parenting, and group skills trainings sessions based on current evidenced based practices e.g. collaborative problem solving, cognitive behavioral interventions, and solution focused therapy.
  • Responsible for case management.  Coordinates/collaborates with physicians, staff, families, caregivers, teachers, and community partners to address concerns and collaborate with Child & Family team members to best identify and provide support for client and client's family.
  • Collects supplementary information needed to assist client, such as medical records, or school reports.
  • Provides evidence based interventions based on clients' interests, culture, abilities, strengths, and needs, according to the individual service and support plan.
  • Uses program outcome measures as assigned.
  • Maintains awareness of community resources and helps clients and their families to access these resources.
  • Consults with supervisor on cases involving potential abuse or other family problems affecting clients' development and well being.
  • May provide training to staff, caregivers, and family regarding issues of mental health, addiction and behavior management as it relates to clients.
  • May act as client advocate to coordinate required services or to obtain information regarding emergency /crisis situations and relate information to appropriate team members.
  • Maintains chart notes related to external contracts, obtains pertinent records from other treatment and track client's involvement, follow-through and progress in treatment activities. Documents and maintains client records to ensure compliance with agency and contract guidelines and confidentiality within specified timelines. Completes documentation in electronic health record system.
  • Checks e-mail/voice mail daily/throughout the day when working responding to contacts within 48 hours  for routine matter (urgent matters may require a more immediate response)
  • Meets performance standards for direct client care, documentation, quality (including engagement and evidence based practices), and teamwork. 

 

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's degree in areas of Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or a mental health related field OR a minimum of 3 years of prior experience working with the related population in the counseling field (QMHA qualified) required.
  • Spanish fluency preferred, but not required. 
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively; understand mental health assessments, treatment and service terminology, case management, confidentiality, 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 culturally-competent treatment services to diverse client populations and maintain a cooperative working relationship with others in a culturally diverse environment.
  • Previous experience in broad range of interventions and mental health skills training specific to children, adolescents and families.
  • 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 required.

 

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

 

JOB CODE/NUMBER: SKILLS TRAINER, CHILD AND FAMILY OUTPATIENT (ON CALL)/ 1338091 -1002 


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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