Human Resources Generalist - Redmond, Oregon
Title: Mental Health Counselor
Program Location: Madras
Employment Status: Full Time Regular
FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt (Horly)
Effective Date: February 2016
- Reports to: Program Director
- Employees Supervised: None
Language: Bi-Lingual Spanish / Engilish required, written and spoken
- Work closely with other staff as a member of a treatment team
- Complete intakes, assessments, and treatment plans as appropriate
- Complete training/certification required to perform mental health crisis work and be part of the MH crisis rotation
- Develop and maintain strong collaborative relationships with a wide range of community partners, including (but not limited to): local school districts, DHS-Child Welfare, Self-Sufficiency and Seniors/People with Disablities, Jefferson County Juvenile Department, Warm Springs Community Counseling Center, Jefferson County Adult Community Justice, Public Health, and other programs and departments. Work closely with referral sources, keeping them informed on the progress of the client, as needed and as compatible to client confidentiality and HIPAA
- Work with adults, youth, and families including MH screenings and engagement, counseling, in the MH clinic and local high schools
- Lead psycho-educational, skill development, process, and family groups as assigned
- Provide one-to-one, group, and family counseling, case management, home visits, mental health outreach, clinical staffings, working collaboratively with treatment team members and other agencies and document those services in the client file
- Work closely with referral sources, keeping them informed on the progress of the client as needed and as compatible to client confidentiality and HIPPA
- Maintain documentation in a timely manner in client files
- Model appropriate counselor behavior to the newer staff, and help train and orient new staff to the program
- Collect client fees as necessary
- Work with specific Spanish population
- Work with Spanish specific culture services in the Central Oregon area
- Other duties as assigned by the program manager and/or clinical supervisor
- Bilingual English/Spanish required
- Master's Degree in psychology, social work, counseling, behavioral sciences or related field required. Preferences given to people with licensure.
- Masters degree
- Master’s degree in psychology, social work, counseling, behavioral sciences, or related field required. Preferences given to people with licensure.
Ability to work effectively in multiple cultural contexts is essential. Ability to develop strong collaboratively relationships with a range of community partners is critical. Flexibility is a must.
Have the knowledge, skills, and abilities demonstrating competence in the following essential job functions: treatment of mental health and substance-related disorders including client evaluation and individual, group, family, and other counseling techniques; program policies and procedures for client case management and record keeping; and accountability for recording information in the client files assigned to them consistent with those policies and procedures and applicable OAR’s.
Have demonstrated competencies to identify precipitating events; gather histories of mental, emotional and physical disabilities, alcohol and drug use and substance abuse disorders, past mental health services and criminal justice contacts; assess family, social, and work relationships; conduct a mental status assessment; document a multiaxial DSM diagnosis; write and implement or supervise implementation of a treatment plan; conduct and document a mental health assessment; and provide mental health treatment and rehabilitative services within the scope of his or her practice.
Tools and Equipment Used:
Must have competency in using a computer for word-processing, data base and internet usage. Must be able to operate usual office equipment such a fax, telephone, and photocopy machine. Must have a current and valid driver’s license.
The physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential function s of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing this job, the employee is regularly required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and use hands to handle, feel or operate objects or controls. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to twenty (20) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The position requires the employee to dress in a professional manner that meets the standards for professional employees in Central Oregon.
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