Behavioral Health Specialist II, Crisis Team

Salary $5,128.44 - $7,216.22 Monthly Location Bend, OR Job Type Regular, full time, full benefits Department Health Services Job Number 2021-00300 Summary

Deschutes County is accepting applications for a Behavioral Health Specialist II on the Crisis Team. This position provides phone and face-to-face crisis screening and referral involving a variety of situations including high-risk children and adults needing hospital, residential or respite care. Clinicians may perform a variety of treatment services for both voluntary and involuntary clients including, but not limited to, comprehensive assessments, case management consultation, and crisis intervention. Services are provided at the newly established Deschutes County Stabilization Center (DCSC). This position is a night shift position and typical working hours are three 12 hour shifts a week occurring Monday through Wednesday from 7:00 p.m. to 7:30 a.m., plus additional off-shift hours as necessary to attend program meetings and fulfill duties of the position as assigned. Will be required to work some holidays.

*This posting is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but rather constitutes a general definition of the position's scope and function.

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$5,148.04 to $6,898.86 per month for a 173.33 hour work month, plus a 10% shift differential for night shift.

$5,405.45 to $7,243.81 per month for a 173.33 hour work month, plus a 10% shift differential for night shift for those possessing current licensure without restrictions from a recognized governing board in Oregon as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Marital and Family Therapist (LMFT), or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).

Excellent County benefit package when eligible. This union-represented position is available immediately.

This position is open until filled. A first review of applications will be January 5, 2022. Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in Psychology, Social Work, Recreational Therapy, Music Therapy, Art Therapy or a behavioral science field; AND one (1) year of experience in the behavioral health field; OR any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that provides the required skills and knowledge to perform the job.

There are registration/certification requirements under the Mental Health and Addiction Counseling Board of Oregon (MHACBO) that apply to Qualified Mental Health Professionals (QMHP) hired by Deschutes County Health Services (DCHS). This only applies to QMHPs who do not possess current licensure or are currently pursuing licensure as an LCSW, LMFT, or LPC. Please see website for information on these requirements:

There is no need to take action at this point. More information will be provided to candidates who progress to the final stage of the interview process. Registration and/or certification fees will be paid by DCHS, if the candidate selected for the position meets the criteria for registration/certification.

Preference will be given for:

  • Current licensure without restrictions from a recognized governing board in Oregon as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Marital and Family Therapist (LMFT), or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).
  • Experience providing crisis intervention.
Must have working knowledge of:
  • Community behavioral health and addictions concepts.
  • Client assessment and case management.
  • Treatment services, planning and protocols.
  • Behavioral health disorders and diagnostic classifications.
  • Psychological, sociological and psychiatric theories.
  • Well-developed human relations skills with an appreciable interpersonal sensitivity and awareness of client situations and values.
  • Interviewing and counseling skills.
  • Writing skills to prepare clear and concise reports.
Must have skill to:
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Apply theory in behavioral health and addictions diagnosis.
  • Plan and implement intervention programs.
  • Handle crisis situations.
  • Work effectively both independently and in a team setting.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, clients and their families, other agencies and the public at all times.
  • Collaborate with team members.
  • Act professionally with regard to code of ethics and confidentiality.
  • Prepare concise and complete documentation related to client treatment, progress and services in a timely and professional manner.
Necessary Special Requirements

Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Oregon driver's license within 30 days of hire date. The employment offer will be contingent upon presentation of an acceptable and verifiable driver's license, pre-employment screening for criminal history, driving history, and controlled substances (NOTE: Positive test results for marijuana use may result in rescission of a contingent offer of employment). This screening must be completed with satisfactory findings in order for a formal offer of employment to be extended.

Computer literacy with strong typing and computer skills required.

Must have dependable transportation and be willing and able to drive throughout the tri-county area in sometimes adverse weather conditions.

Physical Requirements: Requires sufficient ambulatory ability to drive throughout Deschutes County and to provide face-to-face services in a variety of settings in the community, including but not limited to hospitals, jails, clinics, client homes, and community and residential settings within required response times. Must have the ability to work in an office that is environmentally controlled; possess sufficient hand coordination to perform keyboarding and data entry; arm/hand movements to retrieve work materials and operate a variety of general office equipment; and an ability to sit, walk, stoop, bend, kneel, reach, stand, grasp, talk, hear, see, and lift up to 10 pounds on an occasional basis.

Deschutes County will comply with the Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR 333-019-101) requiring COVID-19 vaccination for employees working in a healthcare setting. It is a requirement of this position that the incumbent provide proof of vaccination status or request and be approved for an exemption based on legitimate medical reasons or sincerely-held religious beliefs (for detailed information on exceptions, please review section (4), (A) and (B)) by October 18, 2021 or their date of hire, whichever is later. Deschutes County provides reasonable accommodation as required by applicable law, and those finalists seeking a reasonable accommodation from the vaccination requirement may submit a copy of the medical or religious exemption form as prescribed by the Oregon Health Authority in order to certify the reasons for requesting an exemption. There is no need to take action at this point. More information will be provided to candidates that progress to the final stage of the process.

Salary Range
$40,000.00 - $57,000.00
per Year
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Bend, OR, 97701, US