LifeWorks NW
  • Forest Grove, OR, USA
  • 16.61 - 18.07
  • Hourly
  • On Call
  • Mental Health - Bachelor's degree/Experience

Purpose:  Provides mental health services and behavioral interventions for medically compromised adults in a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF).

HOURS: This is an on-call position  

Essential Responsibilities: 

  • Provides behavioral interventions, case management and skill training to client within Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) and in community according to treatment plan.
  • Develops and presents group activities or therapies appropriate for treatment of clients such as art groups, community outings, movement, reminiscence, etc.
  • Coordinates services with other LifeWorks NW staff and with external organizations such as government agencies, social services providers, and healthcare providers.
  • Provides crisis intervention to clients experiencing difficulties.
  • Documents and maintains client records in electronic healthcare system within 24 hours of client care to ensure compliance with LifeWorks' and contractual guidelines.
  • Maintains confidentiality of records relating to clients' treatment.
  • Encourages clients to express their feelings and discuss what is happening in their lives, and help them to develop insight into themselves and their relationships.
  • Guides clients in the development of skills and strategies for dealing with their problems.
  • Counsels clients and patients, individually and in group sessions, to maximize the quality of their lives. 
  • Collects information about clients through interviews and observation.
  • Acts as client advocates to coordinate with SNF required services or to resolve emergency problems in crisis situations.
  • Collaborates with other staff members to perform clinical assessments and develop and implement treatment plans.
  • Evaluates clients' physical and mental condition based on review of client information.
  • Checks e-mail/voice mail daily the day when working responding as appropriate.
  • Continually increase level of cultural sensitivity, awareness and competency.
  • Transports clients in LifeWorks NW vehicle ensuring client safety.
  • Some evening and weekends required.
  • Meets performance standards for direct client care, documentation, quality (including engagement and evidence based practices) teamwork as defined in the Performance Review.
  • Participates in regular individual and team meetings with supervisor.  Attends informational and clinical meetings which may include all staff and team meetings, consultation with other staff and required trainings.



  • A bachelor's degree in behavioral sciences field or at least three years relevant work, education, training, or experience (QMHA qualifications) required.
  • Prior experience working in skilled nursing facilities or leading behavioral groups preferred.
  • 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 ISSP. (Individual Services and Supports Plan.)
  • Good computer skills including a functional knowledge of Microsoft Outlook and Word.  Ability to master proprietary software including electronic health record system.
  • Demonstrates effective communication skills and maintains a cooperative working relationship with others in a culturally diverse environment.
  • Understanding of and ability to apply medical and mental health assessment, treatment, and service terms.
  • Ability to perform essential functions of job without creating a direct threat to the safety of self or others.

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.

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