Mental Health Therapist, Crisis Team/Hawthorn Walk-In Center - 802722

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Details: $25.55 to $27.69 per hour

Published

05/23/2018

Application Deadline

06/22/2018

Address

NA
Portland
Oregon
97124
United States

Description

Purpose:  Responds to children and/or adults experiencing a mental health crisis. Primarily provides clinic based crisis intervention with people who come in to the walk-in center with mental health or substance use concerns. This position is also crossed trained for mobile response to provide crisis response in the community. Conducts mental health risk assessments and triage, coordinates crisis intervention, develops short-term person centered stabilization plans, assists with resource linkage, and initiates involuntary transport to the emergency department (Director's Custody) when indicated for safety reasons.


Days/Hours: This is a full-time position working 40 hours per week. Shift: Sunday through Wednesday from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm. 


Pay/Benefits: $25.55 to $27.69 per hour. Full benefits


Qualifications: 


  • Strong assessment, decision-making and interpersonal skills are absolute necessities for this position
  • Master's degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or a Mental Health related field (QMHP) required.
  • Bilingual fluency (English/Spanish) requirements preferred, but not required. 
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct an mental health crisis assessment, including identifying precipitating events, gathering histories of mental and physical health, alcohol and other drug use, past mental health services and criminal justice contacts, assessing family, social and working relationships and conducting a mental status examination; complete a five-axis DSM diagnosis; write and supervise the implementation of an Individual Service and Support Plan; and provide individual, family and/or group therapy to address chemical dependency and/or mental health problems.
  • More than 1 year of experience preferred in a broad range of clinical interventions and mental health assessments with children and families or individual with severe and persistent mental illness.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively on a highly interdependent team, necessary skill sets include: initiative, dependability, flexibility and strong organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain case management in accordance with federal, state and/or funding source requirements as well as LifeWorks' NW policies and procedures.
  • Good computer skills including a functional knowledge of Microsoft Outlook and Word. Ability to master proprietary software including electronic health record system. This includes the ability to enter data and retrieve data and to prepare simple reports.
  • Demonstrates effective communication skills and maintains a cooperative working relationship with others in a culturally diverse environment.
  • Preferred: valid driver's license and ability to meet LifeWorks NW driving requirements.

 

LifeWorks NW believes that diversity strengthens our workforce and empowers our community. LifeWorks NW is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status in accordance with law. www.lifeworksnw.org


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Benefits

Full Benefits

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

How To Apply

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.


https://www.applicantpro.com/j/802722-86978


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