Mental Health Consultant, EASA Supported Employment

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organization:Multnomah County
position summary:

Are you a mental health professional experienced with the Individual Placement and Support model? Multnomah County Department of County Human Services invites applications for a new Mental Health Consultant on the Early Assessment and Support Alliance in the Mental Health and Addictions Services Division. This is a full-time position located in downtown Portland. The Eligible List created from this recruitment may be used to fill future regular and on-call, full- and part-time Mental Heath Consultants. Please note: this position is pending Budget approval.

The Early Assessment and Support Alliance (EASA) was created to address the needs of young people
ages 15 - 25 who are experiencing their first episode of psychosis. As the new Mental Health Consultant in EASA, you will be the individual's case coordinator and be responsible for linking them and their family to other members of EASA and community providers. You will be primarily responsible for the provision and oversight of Supported Employment services in accordance with the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) model. You will provide comprehensive clinical assessments, individual, family, and group therapy, psycho-education, public education, substance abuse treatment consistent with dual diagnosis practice guidelines, and the development and implementation of the treatment plan.

The major functions of this Mental Health Consultant are:
Supported Employment services
Service oversight
Monitoring and documentation

Salary / Pay Rate:$55,499.04 - $68,256.72 Annually
Apply by:April 16, 2014
Required Skills and Abilities:See Qualifications. All applications must be received online at; Job Code: 6365-109
Qualifications:Required Minimum Qualifications / Transferable Skills*: Master's degree from an accredited college or university in the mental health field with major coursework in social science, or a related field demonstrating the capacity for the required knowledge and skills. Meet provider Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) credentialing requirements as required by Oregon Administrative Rules (OARS) 309-032.1505:(105) to treat: adolescents and young adults. Two (2) years of professional experience (post-Master's) in the aforementioned areas as a QMHP under OARS. Critical Special Qualifications / Transferable Skills*: Trained and knowledgeable about Supported Employment Individual Placement and Support (IPS) model, techniques, and fidelity requirements. Knowledge of theory and practice of social work including accepted techniques and principles used in conducting clinical psycho-social assessments, with the ability to apply comprehensive mental health assessment and tools, treatment, and rehabilitation principles, practices, and techniques relating to needs of clients. Knowledge of a variety of local community resources and the community mental health system for children, adolescents, adults, and families in Multnomah County. Skill in tactfully and effectively supporting a variety of people, often under stressful conditions, including knowledge of working with individuals experiencing a severe mental illness.
Education Required:Graduate degree
Other:Equal Opportunity Employer