LifeWorks NW
  • Hillsboro, OR, USA
  • Hourly
  • Part Time
  • Mental Health - Master's degree

At LifeWorks NW we support people who are working towards a better life. Through our recognized, culturally responsive prevention, mental health and addiction services, our expert team delivers the highest quality individual and group treatment - benefiting children, teens and families, adults, older adults and the community as a whole.

Purpose:  Position responds to children and/or adults experiencing a mental health crisis.  Clinician is co-located with a Washington County Sheriff's Office Corporal or Deputy, in a Washington County Sheriff's Office vehicle.  Provides mobile crisis response in collaboration with a representative from Washington County Sheriff's Office, to people with mental health concerns. Conducts mental health risk assessments and triage, coordinates crisis intervention, develops short-term client centered stabilization plans, assists with resource linkage, and initiates involuntary civil commitment petitions to individuals who may need mental health services.

Hours: This is a part-time position, working 34 hours per week. This position works Thursday/Friday/Saturday from 11:30 am to 9:30 pm with an additional 4 hours per week for documentation outside of the patrol car.

Rate of Pay: $24.47 to $26.62 per hour / 34 hours per week. Pro-rated benefits.

Qualifications: 

  • Master's degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or a Mental Health related field (QMHP qualified) required.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct an mental health crisis assessment, including identifying precipitating events, gathering histories of mental and physical health, alcohol and other drug use, past mental health services and criminal justice contacts, assessing family, social and working relationships and conducting a mental status examination; complete a five-axis DSM diagnosis; write and supervise the implementation of an Individual Service and Support Plan; and provide individual, family and/or group therapy to address chemical dependency and/or mental health problems.
  • More than 1 year of experience preferred in a broad range of clinical interventions and mental health assessments with children and families or individual with severe and persistent mental illness.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively on a highly interdependent team, necessary skill sets include: initiative, dependability, flexibility and strong organizational skills. 
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain case management in accordance with federal, state and/or funding source requirements as well as LifeWorks' NW policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of community resources and treatment agencies enabling appropriate referrals for specific client needs.
  • Knowledge of medications commonly used by client population.
  • Good computer skills including a functional knowledge of Microsoft Outlook and Word.  Ability to master proprietary software including electronic health record system. This includes the ability to enter data and retrieve data and to prepare simple reports.
  • Demonstrates effective communication skills and maintains a cooperative working relationship with others in a culturally diverse environment.
  • Requires a valid driver's license and ability to meet LifeWorks NW's driving requirements.

 

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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