Bilingual Mental Health Therapist, Licensed - Children's Behavioral Health - Relocation Offered
This recruitment has been reopened for additional applicants and will remain open until filled. If you have already applied for recruitment #513-2024-3, you do not need to reapply. New applicants are encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible as this recruitment may close at any time without further notice.
Are you interested in helping youth and their families live vibrant and healthy lives? Are you interested in being part of a positive and strength-based team working together to provide quality behavioral health services to our community? If so, we have the job for you!
Children's Behavioral Health in Salem is hiring a mental health therapist to join our team. The prospective candidate will provide individual and family therapy, conduct mental health assessments, and provide other therapeutic supports such as case management and coordination of care. If you enjoy a diverse workday and professional growth, this may be the opportunity you are looking for. We offer great benefits and LPC and LCSW licensure supervision.
We offer the following recruitment bonus, prorated based on FTE:
- $2,000 bonus for employees new to Marion County starting on January 1, 2024, through June 30, 2025. Bonus will be included in employee's first paycheck.
For those relocating from outside of Oregon, we provide the following relocation package:
- Up to $3,000 reimbursement of moving expenses
- Relocation bonus in the amount of $3,000 (prorated based on FTE) as a one-time payment upon proof of Oregon residency.
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES
Provide assessment and treatment services; crisis intervention, including intensive services, to individuals and their families with complex needs and diagnoses; or develop and implement specific services in the community. Act as a task supervisor for interns and staff, provide clinical supervision to mental health professionals, to perform various advanced, specialized clinical and treatment services for individuals receiving services and their families.
Work under the general supervision of a manager or supervisor, who assigns work, establishes goals, and reviews the results for overall effectiveness. Per Oregon Health Authority, Behavioral Health Services Rule 309-019-0130: Program staff providing direct services shall receive clinical supervision by a qualified clinical supervisor related to the development, implementation, and outcome of services, documentation of two hours per month of supervision for each individual supervised.
Primary supervision of employees is not a responsibility of this classification; however, positions may act as lead workers, as defined in the Marion County Personnel Rules. May assist in the supervision of interns and volunteers.
Typical Duties - Duties include, but are not limited to the following
This position provides services to monolingual Spanish-speaking individuals; therefore, fluent bilingual Spanish/English skills are required.
- Provides individual and family therapy to children, adolescents and transition age youth in the Salem and surrounding communities.
- Provides intake mental health assessments including screening for alcohol and drug issues.
- Documents services to meet contract, administrative rule and billing requirements. Employees will strive for 30 hours per week to be scheduled with therapy, client support, committee work and approved training.
- Provides consultation, training and orientation regarding mental health and co-occurring disorders treatment to team members, student interns and other professionals.
- Provides case management services to clients. Assists clients and families with accessing community supports/resources. Assists with making referrals for services.
- Performs other job duties as assigned by your supervisor.
Response Level 2: In the event of an emergency, employee makes a reasonable effort to report to work. Employee may be required to perform duties outside of their regularly assigned duties. Employee may be requested to work an extended or flexible schedule. Staff at this response level must complete Incident Command System 100 and 700 on-line or in-person training.
Requirements for the Position
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
- This position provides services to monolingual Spanish-speaking individuals; therefore, fluent bilingual Spanish/English skills are required. An additional 5% will be added to the hourly wage as compensation for this skill. Finalist will be required to pass a verbal and written Standardized Spanish/English Fluency Assessment as part of the hiring process.
- The finalist for this position will be required to pass a criminal history background check, including finger printing; however, conviction of a crime may not necessarily disqualify an individual for this position.
- This is a safety sensitive/special needs position. Final candidates selected for this position will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen, including testing for marijuana. The Marion County Drug and Alcohol Use and Testing Policy can be found at: http://apps.co.marion.or.us/APAP/policy.aspx?p=policy&pid=518.
- This position may be subject to the following: Must not be excluded from participation in the federal health care programs (Medicaid, Medicare and other federally funded programs that provide health benefits); AND must not be excluded from participating in federal procurement (Federal Acquisition Regulation) and non-procurement activities (Executive Order No. 12549).
- This position is represented by a union.
- This is a full-time position, which is eligible for overtime.
- Typical Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., with one (1) late clinic 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., with flexibility depending upon the needs of the department and program.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Working knowledge of community mental health concepts, chemical dependency case management, and treatment services; individual assessment, treatment planning, and treatment protocols; mental health disorders and diagnostic classifications.
Ability to establish positive working relationships with other employees, individuals and their families, other agencies, and the public; prepare concise and complete clinical documentation related to individual treatment and progress in services in a timely and professional manner; work within a team and collaborate with team members; knowledge of and ability to act professionally regarding a code of ethics and confidentiality.
Operates a motor vehicle; sees using depth perception; stands; sits; moves about the work area; climbs 1 floor of stairs; lifts up to 5 lbs.; (lifts, pushes, pulls and carries can be combined if same weight amounts); operates a keyboard; speaks clearly and audibly; reads a 12 pt. font; hears a normal (or whispered) level of speech.
Additional Information and/or Attachments
We offer the following retention bonus, prorated based on FTE:
- $3,000 bonus after six months of continuous employment
- $3,000 bonus after twelve months of continuous employment
We offer tuition assistance for employees interested in professional development towards a profession in behavioral health.
- Up to $20,000 to reimburse for tuition, licensure and/or other educational expenditures. According to the Marion County Administrative policies regarding tuition payments. The policy can be found at: Marion County Tuition Payment Policy 303(Download PDF reader)
Marion County offers a generous benefits package to regular employees working 50% or more of the regularly scheduled work week and their eligible dependents. Temporary employees and part-time regular employees working less than 50% of the regularly scheduled work week are not eligible for benefits.
Most regular positions in this classification are represented by Marion County Employees Association (MCEA). For a summary of benefits, click here. For a complete and detailed overview of the MCEA benefits package, click here, and select MCEA Benefits from the left menu or Marion County Employees Association (MCEA) from the page links. Regular and temporary employees are represented by MCEA.
Salary and benefits are subject to union contract negotiations and may change as a result.