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Adult Mental Health Therapist

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South Lane Mental Health
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Cottage Grove, OR

South Lane Mental Health


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Published 16 days ago

December 14, 2020
December 11, 2020
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About South Lane Mental Health:

Located in Cottage Grove, Oregon, South Lane Mental Health is guided by an enduring commitment to provide individualized mental health services with compassion and respect. South Lane Mental Health’s staff of almost 100 provided a variety of therapeutic services to over 2,000 individuals in Cottage Grove and the surrounding community. Our employees have a wide range of backgrounds, educational attainment and skill sets. We strive to create an agency community characterized by empowerment, compassion and innovation. 


About the Position:

South Lane Mental Health is seeking an Adult Mental Health Therapist. A full time Qualified Mental Health Professional, the therapist provides trauma-informed mental health therapy and case management to adults with emotional problems, psychiatric disabilities and/or severe and persistent mental illness, including individuals, families, and groups, as well as providing crisis support and intake assessments. The Adult Mental Health Therapist collaborates with co-workers on clinical details of family/community systems, and completes required documentation. 


Position Duties:

  • Work as a therapist to help adults with emotional problems, psychiatric disabilities, and/or severe and persistent mental illness identify symptoms, goals, and methods for achieving desired outcomes.
  • Build therapeutic relationships with clients by helping them identify personal strengths, resources needed to acquire skills and supports, and by assisting them in developing and implementing individualized plans.
  • Work with clients to provide therapy and support in the environment that provides the best opportunity for success, including conducting therapeutic sessions in the office, in the community, over the phone, and/or conducting home visits as necessary and appropriate.  
  • Provide support to individuals with navigating systems, and identifying and acquiring basic needs (food, clothing, housing, medical care, etc.)
  • Provide therapeutic intervention to clients of SLMH’s walk-in crisis service.   
  • Understand that many individuals have been traumatized and strive to constantly provide services from a respectful, trauma-informed perspective.
  • Conduct mental health assessments, develop individualized support plans, and document services appropriately.
  • Coordinate and conduct group therapy programs as necessary. 
  • Conduct intake assessments for new clients. 
  • Complete all required paperwork in a timely manner, and meet job requirements regarding productivity and dependability. Participate in completeness and quality reviews as required. Attend supervisory and training meetings and sessions as required.
  • Coordinate with co-workers and treatment teams, including participating in complex case reviews or family systems reviews as necessary. 
  •  Perform duties in a respectful and responsible manner, both with clients and co-workers. Meet ethical standards.
  • Positively represent South Lane Mental Health in the community and with other service providers.

Position Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in the related fields of therapy to include social work, professional counseling, or couples and family therapy.  

·        Verification of past employment and education, background check 

Competencies:

·        Skill in building therapeutic relationships with clients in individual, family, or group settings and provide therapy within scope of training. 

·        Ability to conduct DSM 5 diagnoses and mental status examinations.

·        Knowledge of theoretical frameworks for psychotherapy, as well as case management and skills training techniques and resources.

·        Ability to determine appropriate treatment modalities and level of care for each client, including identifying when to focus on solution-oriented symptom management and when to focus on addressing underlying causes as the path to symptom reduction. 

·        Ability to write and implement an integrated service plan.

·        Skill in de-escalating stressful situations and providing appropriate support to clients in crisis.

·        Ability to clear conceptualize a case, and clearly communicate that conceptualization to others.

·        Knowledge of best practice suicide risk assessment and safety planning techniques, and ability to assess health and safety risks.

·        Ability to conduct mental health assessments according to standards set in Oregon Administrative Rules including identifying precipitating events, gathering histories, and assessing relationships.

·        Strong oral communications skills, and ability to write in clear, clinically appropriate language.

·        Ability to balance clinical, cultural, and ethical values, particularly as relates to client and staff needs.

·        Ability to interact positively with people of all ages and cultural background.

·        Ability to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team environment.

·        Sound computer skills.


About South Lane Mental Health:

Located in Cottage Grove, Oregon, South Lane Mental Health is guided by an enduring commitment to provide individualized mental health services with compassion and respect. South Lane Mental Health’s staff…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Contract
  • Master's Degree Required

Benefits

Benefits of Working for South Lane Mental Health:

·        Exceptional culture where employees are supported, trusted and treated as adults. 

·        100% employer payment of health insurance premium for the employee. 

·        Dental, vision, and prescription drug insurance 

·        Generous Paid Time Off  

·        Robust Employee Assistance Program

·        Opportunity to contribute to a 403(b) retirement account 

·        Opportunities for training and reimbursement for licensure and certification costs 

·        Administrative and clinical supervision, including that for licensure candidates 

Benefits of Working for South Lane Mental Health:

·        Exceptional culture where employees are supported, trusted and treated as adults. 

·        100% employer payment of health insurance…

Location

Cottage Grove, OR

How to Apply

To Apply:

Please complete the application here: https://www.slmh.org/careers/?gnk=apply&gni=8a7885ac75953d200175d83e85e31895&gns=Idealist

Resume and Cover letter are required. No phone calls, please.

EOE

To Apply:

Please complete the application here: https://www.slmh.org/careers/?gnk=apply&gni=8a7885ac75953d200175d83e85e31895&gns=Idealist

Resume and Cover letter are…

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