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Mental Health Crisis Specialist, Grants Pass, OR


Options for Southern Oregon

Behavioral Health Professional

Grants Pass, OR

November 10, 2017


Mental Health Crisis Specialist (Grants Pass)

Overview:

Mental Health Crisis Specialist Position(s)

OPTIONS FOR SOUTHERN OREGON

1,000 IN YOUR POCKET (AFTER TAX DOLLARS) AT TIME OF HIRE

  • $500 IN YOUR POCKET AT 6 AND 12 MONTHS AFTER HIRE
  • $1,000 RELOCATION REIMBURSEMENT FOR OREGON RESIDENTS (outside of Jackson/Josephine County)
  • $2,000 RELOCATION REIMBURSEMENT FOR OUT OF STATE RESIDENTS

The Crisis Specialist conducts mental health crisis assessments at the local hospital and other community agencies and operates as part of an interdisciplinary team at Options Crisis Resolution Center (CRC). The CRC provides short term respite and mental health stabilization to adults. Options’ CRC, an innovative, inpatient hospital diversion and respite program opened as the first of its kind in Oregon 15 years ago. As part of this dynamic program you will work with other Crisis Specialists on an interdisciplinary team that offers psychiatry, nursing, mental health therapy, co-occurring disorders treatment, gambling treatment and skills training services for adults from all walks of life. This 15 bed, secure, short term, transitional program works closely with a large network of programs within Options and with multiple community partners to help individuals along their recovery path.

Various schedules may be available.

Training on the specifics of this position is provided. Shadowing of current Crisis Specialists is a component of this training as is classroom, interactive education on differential diagnosis, confidentiality, therapeutic boundaries and the electronic health record. Opportunities for internal continuing education are available to all Master’s level personnel at Options.

Responsibilities:

This position performs diagnostic assessments and formulates diagnoses. Provides clinical recovery-focused services to clients with mental illness and co-occurring disorders in individual and group settings. Collaborates with client and treatment team in development of individual treatment plan. Completes treatment plan updates and comprehensive assessment updates.

Qualifications:

Candidates must possess a Master’s degree in Counseling, Social Work, Psychology or a related field. Registered Nurse (BSN required) with psychiatric experience also encouraged to apply. Computer proficiency required to use Electronic Health Records. Valid OR driver's license and excellent driving record required. Must successfully pass the state-required background check and DMV checks. Drug testing is required for this position.

Company Overview:

Options for Southern Oregon is a private non-profit organization. We serve people of all ages who have mental health needs. Our holistic approach addresses housing, advocacy, community integration, crisis intervention, therapy, co-occurring issues, education, work, and economic well-being. We foster the development of mental and emotional health in children, adults, and families, and support the participation of our clients as respected members of the community. We employ over 350 people in 11 locations in Grants Pass and Medford.

Excellent salary and benefits: family medical, long term disability, 403 (b) plan with 6% match - and more. This position is eligible for relocation reimbursement as well as professional development and support for licensure.

How To Apply:

Please visit our website at www.optionsonline.org and click on Jobs to complete the online application process, or call 541-476-2373.


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