LifeWorks NW
  • Hillsboro, OR, USA
  • Hourly
  • On Call
  • Mental Health - Master's degree

The Mental Health Therapist, Crisis Team, Overnight On Call position is an overnight clinician that works from home and responds to crisis calls in the community or by phone as needed.

Purpose: Responds to people across the lifespan experiencing a mental health crisis. Primarily provides phone and community based crisis intervention with people who call the Washington County Crisis Line after business hours  with mental health or substance use concerns. Conducts mental health risk assessments and triage, coordinates crisis intervention, develops short-term person centered stabilization plans, assists with resource linkage, and initiates involuntary transport to the emergency department (Director's Custody) when indicated for safety reasons.

Hours: This is an on call position. Hours: 9:30 pm to 7:45 am.

Pay: $25.55 to $27.69 per hour for hours worked. Stipend for holding phone - $80 per night Monday through Thursday; $91 per night Friday through Sunday. Stipend for go out - $160 per night (only if there is a go out) plus hourly rate for time spent in the community with person in crisis.

We are currently recruiting for one more clinicians to work up to 5 shifts a week. 

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Responds to emergency situations involving children and adults experiencing mental health crisis.
  • Provides on-site mental health assessments and crisis intervention as appropriate.
  • Performs client evaluations and risk assessments. Formulates a diagnosis and develops a short term stabilization or safety plan to relieve the present mental health crisis and to provide a stable environment for clients. Notifies client and significant other(s) of diagnosis and initial recommendations. Completes written narrative of evaluation and obtains necessary releases. May participate in long-term treatment plans.
  • Provides follow up contact as developed in the stabilization or safety plan.
  • Provides consultation and training to staff, caregivers, families, and community organizations regarding mental health issues, addiction and behavior management as it relates to clients.
  • 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.
  • Maintains awareness of community referral resources. Helps to build positive relationships with other community providers and provides appropriate referral services.
  • Identifies cases involving domestic abuse or other family problems affecting clients' development and determines whether clients should be counseled or referred to other specialists. Follows through with mandatory reporting duties.
  • Ensures that all necessary equipment for crisis response is ready at all times.
  • Maintains professional presentation in the community at all times and responds to all situations / calls with a customer service attitude.
  • Prepares mental health evaluations and reports for all client contacts. Maintains clear and concise records. Maintains case files that include activities, progress notes, evaluations, and recommendations according to confidentiality guidelines. Completes documentation in an electronic health records system in a timely basis. Completes time and attendance forms.
  • Assists staff members by helping to resolve difficult emergency situations and serves as back-up for other staff when needed.
  • Travels between sites and in the community, may transports clients in LifeWorks NW vehicles.
  • Requires overnight shifts.
  • For on call positions, graveyard/overnight shifts work from home and respond to crisis calls by phone or in person as needed. Option to work other on-call shifts (in the office, during regular hours) as available.

Qualifications:

  • Strong assessment, decision-making and interpersonal skills are absolute necessities for this position required.
  • Master's degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or a Mental Health related field (QMHP qualified) required.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct a 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.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) fluency preferred, but not required.
  • 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.
  • 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 valid driver's license and ability to meet LifeWorks NW driving requirements.

 

JOB CODE/NUMBER: MENTAL HEALTH THERAPIST, CRISIS TEAM OVERNIGHT ON CALL/824423

 

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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