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Medication Assisted Treatment Clinician

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Outside In
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Portland, OR
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Published 27 days ago

Position Announcement Medication Assisted Treatment Clinician

Outside In is seeking a full time Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Clinician to join our Integrated Behavioral Health team. This role will work with folx across a spectrum of diversity to support staff, patients, and patients treatment plans within an interdisciplinary team. This includes serving patients with high needs who use drugs and/or have substance use disorders are experiencing intense challenges affecting their mental health.

For 52 years, Outside In, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), has transformed thousands of lives by helping break the cycles of chronic homelessness, poverty, and poor health among Portlands LGBTQIA+ community, people of color, those experiencing homelessness, and the underserved. Our health clinic and young adult programs strive to meet people where they are and provide safe, affirming spaces for our community to receive judgment-free care and support.

The MAT Clinician provides substance use disorder focused counseling, clinical program coordination, treatment support, and case management for individuals in Outside ins Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) programs. This role participates in an interdisciplinary team of medical providers, peer support specialists and behavioral health counselors. The MAT Clinician will work closely with providers to develop and administer consistent service protocols and support as well as assist with referrals and connection to healthcare and treatment resources as needed. This position is primarily based in a federally qualified health center (FQHC) in downtown Portland servicing adults experiencing homelessness, substance use, mental health concerns, and chronic illness.

This is a full-time, union represented, salaried position with a starting range of $45,0523 - $57,845, based on experience, licensure, and skills. Outside In offers an excellent benefits package, including comprehensive medical and dental insurance; Employee Assistance Program; short term and long term disability coverage; life insurance; health, dependent care, and transportation flex plans; 403(b) retirement plan with vestment on day one; 18 days of paid vacation in your first year with increases every year until your sixth year; paid holidays; an Employee Discount Program that offers employer discounts on everything from dining to cars. This role also qualifies for federal loan forgiveness under HRSA, up to $50,000 for two years of service for licensed mental health professionals, or up to $75,000 for three years of service for certified substance use disorders treatment professionals.


This position reports to the Integrated Behavioral Health Supervisor and is a member of the Integrated Behavioral Health team. Weekly clinical supervision is provided for this role.

Who you are:

  • You are passionate and enthusiastic about serving high needs and underserved folx from across a spectrum of diversity and lived experiences. You are team oriented and can work individually, with strong process skills and ownership of your work.
  • Your friends describe you as a natural organizer and supportive person.
  • You possess an understanding of the intersectionality of mental health, oppression, and substance use and how these affect treatment and service delivery.
  • You can meet people where they are at and are comfortable with trauma-informed approaches as well as harm reduction models.
  • You are a flexible colleague who can support a vision, able to support programmatic development and being a collaborative part of how the program grows.
  • You are passionate about anti-racist practice, engaging in equity and anti-racist discussions within the team and the agency to ensure the equitable impact of the mission within our communities and with our stakeholders.

What you will do:

  • Provide substance use and dual diagnosis counseling to participants accessing Outside In Medication Assisted Treatment programs
  • Identify barriers to accessing MAT for clients and work to increase program capacity
  • Provide program screenings and assessments, determine program eligibility, and refer to outside programs when needed
  • Facilitate SUD treatment and harm reduction groups
  • Further develop and coordinate Medication Assisted Treatment program including processes for referral, screening, induction, and ongoing follow up
  • Work as a member of interdisciplinary care team in close collaboration with prescribing primary care providers, pharmacist, behavioral health specialists, peer support specialists and other Outside In staff
  • Complete administrative tasks related to screening, eligibility determination, assessment, tracking and quality provision of MAT services to include pharmacy coordination, insurance issues, and prior authorizations

Qualifications

We are committed to having an applicant pool for this position that reflects the diversity of the people we serve, and we highly encourage Black, Indigenous and People of Color and Queer folx to apply.

Studies have shown that women and Black, Indigenous and People of Color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every one of the qualifications as described in a job description. We know that the best candidates for this job might include individuals who havent engaged in traditional educational systems, and if this position speaks to you, we encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of our described qualifications.


Required Qualifications

  • Masters degree in counseling, social work, or closely related field. Ability to be credentialed as Qualified Mental Health professional (QMHP)
  • Ability to appropriately manage crisis situations
  • Knowledge and understanding of; stages of change theory, trauma-informed care, harm reduction, and motivational interviewing
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and data collection
  • Experience working with underserved populations


Preferred Qualifications

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LSCW)
  • Additional credential in Chemical Dependency counseling equivalent to CADC I preferred.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish
  • Experience working in a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC)
  • Experience working in medication assisted treatment programs

Working Conditions

This role is based in a typical medical office environment.


Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear for extended periods. The employee frequently is required to use hands and fingers to type, answer phones and forward calls. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.


Application Instructions

Please follow the link of the position for which you wish to apply and complete the online application. A resume and cover letter are required. You can submit these documents in any format, but pdf works best. In your cover letter please address the following:

  • How would this position contribute to the pursuit of your long-term professional goals?
  • If you were selected for this position, how would you use your skills and experience to contribute to equity, inclusion and community growth at Outside In?

Applications will be considered as they are submitted so you are encouraged to apply early. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Position Announcement Medication Assisted Treatment Clinician

Outside In is seeking a full time Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Clinician to join our Integrated Behavioral Health team. This role will work with folx across a…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    November 15, 2021
  • Education
    Master's Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional
Salary
USD $45,052 - USD $57,845
/ year
Pay rate depends on licensure and experience level

Benefits

Outside In offers an excellent benefits package, including comprehensive medical and dental insurance; Employee Assistance Program; short term and long term disability coverage; life insurance; health, dependent care, and transportation flex plans; 403(b) retirement plan with vestment on day one; 18 days of paid vacation in your first year with increases every year until your sixth year; paid holidays; an Employee Discount Program that offers employer discounts on everything from dining to cars. This role also qualifies for federal loan forgiveness under HRSA, up to $50,000 for two years of service for licensed mental health professionals, or up to $75,000 for three years of service for certified substance use disorders treatment professionals.

Outside In offers an excellent benefits package, including comprehensive medical and dental insurance; Employee Assistance Program; short term and long term disability…

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual English / Spanish preferred

Bilingual English / Spanish preferred

Location

On-site
1132 SW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97205, United States

How to Apply

Qualifications

We are committed to having an applicant pool for this position that reflects the diversity of the people we serve, and we highly encourage Black, Indigenous and People of Color and Queer folx to apply.

Studies have shown that women and Black, Indigenous and People of Color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every one of the qualifications as described in a job description. We know that the best candidates for this job might include individuals who havent engaged in traditional educational systems, and if this position speaks to you, we encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of our described qualifications.


Application Instructions

Please follow the link of the position for which you wish to apply and complete the online application. A resume and cover letter are required. You can submit these documents in any format, but pdf works best. In your cover letter please address the following:

  • How would this position contribute to the pursuit of your long-term professional goals?
  • If you were selected for this position, how would you use your skills and experience to contribute to equity, inclusion and community growth at Outside In?

Applications will be considered as they are submitted so you are encouraged to apply early. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.


Qualifications

We are committed to having an applicant pool for this position that reflects the diversity of the people we serve, and we highly encourage Black, Indigenous and…

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