Initial Posting Date:01/24/2022
Agency:Oregon Youth Authority
Salary Range:4,552.00 - 6,964.00
Position Title:Behavioral Health Specialist 2 - QMHP (Multiple Positions and Relocation Assistance)
Job Description:OREGON YOUTH AUTHORITYBehavioral Health Specialist 2 - Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP)Woodburn - MACLAREN YOUTH CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
Do you have a passion for providing counseling and guidance services to youth?Join our MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility as a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP)!
The Oregon Youth Authority (OYA) is currently seeking multiple, full-time Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) to provide mental and behavioral health treatment and service, under general guidance of a contracted psychiatrist, psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP), or psychologist to youth within MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility. You will join a team of professionals to develop and maintain the treatment milieu for the assigned living unit and support and maintain a dynamic environment that moves youth through a developmental and reformative process that promotes the acceptance of responsibility, healthy habits, productive lifestyle, and socially acceptable conduct. In cooperation with the Living Unit Manager (LUM), and unit Case Coordinator (CC) the QMHP provides leadership to their assigned living unit for implementing and sustaining evidence based intervention in a group living environment.
At OYA, diversity, equity, and inclusion are more than just words on a page.To meet our mission and live our values as an agency, DEI must be at the heart of all we do. We support cultural competence, develop teams and cultivate leaders in ways that are equitable to everyone, especially people of color, those who identify as LGBTQ+, or those from other marginalized communities. We are explicit and intentional as we identify resources that all our youth and staff need to grow and prosper. Our DEI work connects closely with our culture of positive human development, with safe and supportive environments where everyone is held accountable and connected to their community. The end goal is to protect the public and reduce crime by holding youth accountable and providing opportunities for reformation in safe environments.
If you are looking to join a team that values individual and cultural differences, with the opportunity to contribute to youth reformation by enriching our workforce with diversity, OYA wants to hear from you! People of color, women, and other members of historically marginalized communities are strongly encouraged to apply!
Please take a moment to watch this quick video about Oregon Youth Authority, our team and our culturebit.ly/work4OYA. For more information please visitwww.oregon.gov/oya.
What's in it for You?
OYA values our employees. We believe that your time outside of the workplace is as valuable as it is inside the workplace. We offer a great work/life balance with flexible work schedules on most positions and a competitive benefits package, including low-cost, high-coverage health insurance, generous time-off, and a competitive retirement plan.
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What We Are Looking For:
A Qualified Mental Health Professional at the time of hire.
NOTE:To be qualified as a Qualified Mental Health Professional you must have:
* Graduate degree in psychology; or
* Bachelor's degree in nursing and be licensed by the State of Oregon; or
* Graduate degree in social work; or
* Graduate degree in a behavioral science field; or
* Graduate degree in recreational, art, or music therapy; or
* Bachelor's degree in occupational therapy and be licensed by the State of Oregon:
Education and experience which demonstrates the competencies to identify precipitating events;
gather histories of mental and physical disabilities, alcohol and drug use, past mental health services and criminal justice contacts; assess family, social and work relationships; conduct a mental status examination; document a multiaxial DSM diagnosis; write and supervise a treatment plan, conduct comprehensive mental health assessment; and provide individual, family, and/or group therapy within the scope of practice.
DESIRED ATTRIBUTES/APPLICATION SCORING CRITERIA: If you have these qualities, let us know! It's how we will choose whom to move forward!
Note: You do not need to have all of these qualities to be eligible for this position.
How to apply:
1. Complete the application (we will not accept an attached resume in place of a completed application).
2. Complete questionnaire.
3. After you submit your application, be sure to respond to the public records request authorization. This screen will come after you submit and will complete the process. If you are an employee, the public records request task will come to your Workday inbox.
4. If you are a veteran, the task to claim preference will come after the public records request question. Please do not attach your DD214/DD215/civil service preference letter to your application. We will ask you for your documents later in the process.
Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we are here to serve. OYA is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be individualized based on merit, competence, performance, and business need.
We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law." The more diverse we are, the better our work will be.
Applicants with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process. For assistance regarding reasonable accommodation or for alternative format please contact OYA Recruitment at 503-373-7301. Oregon Relay Service can be reached by calling 7-1-1.
In keeping with our mission, OYA will conduct a criminal record check, per OAR 416 Division 800, a driving record background check and a vulnerable population abuse and neglect check. Information obtained about an individual is confidential. An individual who refuses to consent to a criminal records/background check shall be disqualified from consideration in the position for which you applied. All applicants are subject to additional pre-employment check(s) such as fingerprint based on criminal records check, pre-employment drug screening and/or education verification as required for the position.
In 2003 Congress passed the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), the first federal civil statue focused specifically on addressing sexual violence in juvenile facilities, jails, prisons, and other facilities. In recognition of the rights, safety, and well-being of the youth we serve you will be asked specific questions about your background to ensure our hiring and promotion practices comply with the National PREA standards.
All OYA employees are required to submit to a two-step TB test to establish a TB free "base line." If offered employment and you accept, OYA will offer you the TB testing, and if you refuse, OYA will require the necessary documentation from your personal health care provider as a condition of employment.
All positions in OYA will require the incumbent to serve as a "mandatory reporter" of child abuse.
We do not offer Visa sponsorship. If you are hired, you will be required to fill out the US Department of Homeland Security's I-9 form confirming you are able to work in the US. OYAuses E-Verify to confirm that applicants are authorized to work in the United States.
For questions about the job announcement, call 503.373.7301 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.