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 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 a Assessment and Coordination Clinician. A full time Qualified Mental Health Professional, the Assessment and Coordination Clinician coordinates with SLMH’s psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners to provide annual mental health assessments and intake assessments to clients who receive medication management services through South Lane Mental Health. In addition, the Assessment and Coordination Clinician will provide trauma-informed case management and crisis intervention to adults and youth with emotional problems, psychiatric disabilities and/or severe and persistent mental illness.
- Conduct mental health assessments for clients receiving medication management services from SLMH, develop individualized support plans, and document services appropriately.
- Coordinate annual assessments for medication-management-only clients to ensure that they are conducted in a timely fashion, including scheduling appointments.
- Conduct intake assessments for new clients.
- Work with clients to provide case management and crisis 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 medication management clients who present in a crisis state over the phone or in person.
- Understand that many individuals have been traumatized and strive to constantly provide services from a respectful, trauma-informed perspective.
- 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.
- 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
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
- 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.