Benton County Behavioral Health is seeking a Qualified Mental Health Associate for the newly developed Children and Family Outpatient Mental Health program. This program will supplement the already existing treatment programming for Children and Families. This program will provide services including individual and family therapy, skills training, case management and care coordination, and other services in order to treat children and families experiencing mental health conditions.
This trauma-informed program will allow staff to strive for excellence, while balancing work life and home life and will be integrated in the outpatient department, with opportunities for professional development. Benton County is continuing to extend services to create a strong continuum of care for children, families, and adults experiencing mental health conditions.
This position provide case management and skills training to children and families mental health and emotional disturbance. Services are offered in individual and group settings utilizing evidence-based clinical practice and skills and in compliance with program standards. Services are provided under the oversight of a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP). This position may provide specialty services depending upon area of assignment.
Client services and Skill Training
Collect and compile information for assessing client functioning and goals.
Provide specific training in the area of life skills development for clients and families, including individual and group education and skill building (budgeting, time management, organizational skills, stress management, assertiveness, conflict resolution and vocational goals), at the direction of the assigned QMHP.
Coordinate care/services with the program treatment team, employers, job coaches/developers, advocates and others.
Act as a liaison as needed with other community agencies.
Provide case management to client and family relevant to needs identified within a comprehensive treatment plan.
Demonstrate fundamental knowledge based care to assigned clients and families in accordance with standards of practice and regulations.
Assist client and families to obtain public benefits when necessary.
Housing and/or Employment Services
Collect and compile information to assist clients and families to obtain housing and/or employment as identified on service plan.
Provide specific training in areas determined by the assigned QMHP and agreed to by the client and/or family.
Coordinate care/services with the program treatment team, employers, job coaches/developers, advocates and other community partners.
Advocate for client and families to obtain needed resources.
Clinical Services Support and Documentation of Work
Complete required documentation relative to service delivery that meets Health Services and State/Federal record keeping standards including progress notes, responding to requests from allied agencies and complete occasional miscellaneous paperwork from allied agencies, entitlement programs, etc.
Assist in service plan maintenance under the supervision of a QMHP.
Schedule routine appointments and manage schedule to assure ability to address emergent issues in a timely manner.
Pursue ongoing continuing education to stay current/up to date with best practice standards.
The following minimum qualifications are required for this position:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, or closely related field.
1 year of related metal health work experience.
The ideal candidate is someone who have experience working with children and families, including community-based services. Have the ability to work independently under the direction of the QMHP assigned to the case.
Ability to get certified as a QMHA by MHACBO within the first year of employment.
Valid Oregon driver’s license required.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.
Hiring is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.
This position requires driving and may require use of a personal vehicle.
This is a FLSA non-exempt position.
A quick glance at our available benefits:
Annual salary range of $52,503.84 - $65,626.77 ; Depending on qualifications and experience.
Choose between a traditional PPO (low deductible) medical plan in which you pay a portion of the monthly premium or an employer-paid (high deductible) medical plan with additional options for an HSA or HRA account.
The County funds up to $1400 for the HSA or HRA account.
Choose between two dental group plans – MODA or Willamette.
The Vision plan is embedded in the medical plans.
Employer paid Life and AD&D insurance coverage, plus optional supplemental available for employee/spouse.
Employer paid Long Term Disability coverage.
Employer paid retirement contribution towards Oregon PERS.
Deferred Compensation 457b Plan with employer contribution and optional employee contribution.
Plus paid vacation, holiday, and sick leave; and a great work-life balance!
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, move, talk, hear, and manipulate equipment, as well as lifting and moving objects, equipment and supplies. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Lifting up to 40-50 pounds may occasionally be required, depending on the specific style or type of care provided. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
The employee works in well-lighted, clean environments. The noise level in the work environment is quiet to moderate. May work evenings or weekends. The employee may occasionally work with angry or hostile clients or members of the public, work with toxic substances and biohazards, and exposure to infectious illnesses.
Benton County is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to work force diversity, fair employment practices and non-discrimination, including pay equity for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income.
If you wish to identify yourself as an individual with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and will be requesting accommodation, please contact the Benton County Human Resources Department by calling (541)766-6081 or email firstname.lastname@example.org