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

LifeWorks NW's Early Assessment Support Alliance (EASA) program provides individual/family support, education, advocacy, and treatment to persons aged 15 to 25 who are experiencing emerging symptoms of psychosis. The program also has a robust family component including multi-family groups.

PURPOSE: Assesses, diagnoses, and treats transition age youth experiencing their first onset of psychosis and schizophrenia spectrum illness in its initial 12 months. Provides psycho education, appropriate treatments, and/or consultation with families, care providers, and community partners regarding treatment options. Works in community based and office based settings. Also offers community education to reduce the stigma of mental illness and raise awareness about psychosis. 

This particular position will work for LifeWorks NW's Clackamas County EASA program. 

HOURS: This is a full time position, generally Monday through Friday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm with some evenings. 

PAY/BENEFITS:  $42,747 to $46,488 per year. Full benefits.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Travels between sites or in the community and transports clients in personal vehicle.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's degree in Psychology, Counseling, Social work, or related mental health field (QMHP) required.
  • More than 1 year experience in broad range of clinical interventions and mental health assessment specific to children, adolescents and families.
  • Bilingual skills (English/Spanish) preferred, but not 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 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.
  • Demonstrated effective communication skills and ability to provide culturally-competent treatment services to diverse client populations and maintains cooperative working relationship with others in a culturally diverse environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of treatment methods for individual, family and group therapy to address mental health needs.
  • 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.
  • Requires access to a car, a valid driver's license, proof of current automobile insurance coverage, and ability to meet LifeWorks NW driving requirements.

JOB CODE/NUMBER: SERVICE COORDINATOR 2, EASA/806297

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  

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