LifeWorks NW
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time
  • Mental Health - Master's degree

LifeWorks NW's STRIDE program (Strengthening Tools to Recovery, Independence, Determination, and Empowerment), provides outreach and engagement to individuals ages 14-24, regardless of  insurance, income, or medical/treatment history. 

PURPOSE: Position provides outreach, engagement, and mental health treatment. Services will be offered in the community throughout Multnomah County. Duties will include assessment, treatment planning, and clinical case management as well as coordination/collaboration with partner agencies in the community.

HOURS: This is a full-time position working various hours a week: days/evenings/weekends.

CLOSING DATE: Wednesday, April 18, 2018

PAY/BENEFITS: $40,907 - $44,486 per year. Full benefits.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for client evaluations including initial intake interviews. Formulates diagnoses, and identifies appropriate treatment services. Notifies client and significant other(s) of diagnosis and initial recommendations, completes written narrative of evaluation, and obtains necessary releases within specified timeline standards.
  • Obtains and studies medical, psychological, social, and family histories by interviewing individuals or families and by reviewing records such as medical records or school reports.
  • Consults with parents, teachers, and other school personnel to determine causes of problems such as truancy and misbehavior, and to implement solutions.
  • Interviews clients individually, in families, or in groups, assessing the clients' situations, capabilities, and problems to determine what services are required to meet their needs.
  • Develops therapeutic treatment plans based on clients' interests, abilities, strengths and needs. Treatment plans will be based upon clinical experience and knowledge, and will have measurable goals and objectives based on the diagnosis and will specify type, frequency, intensity, and duration of therapy. Treatment plans will be client driven and follow-ups will be completed on time, assessing the quantity and quality of services provided.
  • Conducts individual, family and group therapy sessions based on current evidenced based practices.
  • Responsible for case management.
  • Provides referral services to clients and their families.
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of counseling or treatments and the accuracy and completeness of diagnoses, modifying plans and diagnoses as necessary. Uses program outcome measures as assigned.
  • Documents and maintains client records to ensure compliance with agency and contract guidelines and confidentiality. 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.
  • Identifies cases involving family problems affecting clients' development and determines whether clients should be counseled or referred to specialists. Addresses legal issues, such as domestic abuse.
  • Acts as client advocate to coordinate required services or to resolve emergency problems in crisis situations. Will be available on call as assigned to program clients to include evenings, nights. May be required to work some weekends.
  • Meets performance standards for productivity, documentation (including progress notes, assessments, treatment plans and authorization requests) proficiency in clinical model and evidence based practices, quality of care (including engagement and retention) and teamwork.
  • Continually increases level of cultural sensitivity, awareness and competency.
  • Transports clients in a personal vehicle.


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's degree in area of specialization directly related to work performed e.g. psychology, counseling, social work, etc (QMHP) required.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct an 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 within the scope of their training.
  • More than 1 year experience in broad range of clinical interventions and mental health assessment specific to children, adolescents and families.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of treatment methods for individual, family and group therapy to address mental health needs.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide case management services 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.
  • Requires ability to carry rotating pager for one week at a time. While carrying a pager must have ability to respond immediately to crisis calls by phone in person as needed.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook and Word. Ability to master proprietary software including electronic health record system required.
  • Requires access to a car, a valid driver's license, proof of current automobile insurance coverage, and ability to meet LifeWorks NW 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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