NOTE: There are currently positions available in Madras but we are also accepting applications for positions statewide.
These position vacancies exist within Behavioral Health Services and are at institutions located in Salem, Portland, Madras, Ontario, Pendleton, Umatilla, and Wilsonville. This recruitment will be used to establish a list of qualified candidates and may be used to fill future vacancies. Example of Duties These positions identify, according to specific criteria, all mentally ill inmates within the institution and coordinate regular contact with inmates to assess their mental status; refer inmates to programs and services as appropriate, and provide crisis intervention services. Major duties:
review intake assessment tools, collateral information, and utilization of standardized criteria to determine inmate eligibility for services and appropriate course of treatment in the least restrictive environment; conduct assessments through interviews with the inmate, personal observations and consultation with prescribers and identify a mental health code and level of acuity; provide crisis intervention to include appropriate behavioral and environmental controls for inmates who may be aggressive, assaultive, or at risk of self-harm; implement suicide monitoring procedures according to established policies; evaluate inmates placed in Disciplinary Segregation Unit (DSU) within 24 hours; make recommendations to the hearing officer regarding modified sanctions; monitor the progress of mentally ill inmates in treatment; assess and reassess the inmate's level of functioning, medication compliance and side effects and evaluate level of assistance needed; refer to medication management, medical services, mental health housing, mental health infirmary, psychosocial activity or outpatient groups; develop a comprehensive treatment or support plan for assigned mentally ill inmates; determine and develop inmate goals and appropriate interventions and modify as necessary; coordinate and integrate services with other treatment staff; monitor inmate progress and compliance with treatment activities; provide individual counseling and refer to group skills training programs that utilize a broad range of therapeutic interventions required to effectively address inmate problems; review inmate charts, staff inmate concerns and make case presentations; consult with institution release counselor to identify inmate needs at release; may assist with completion of financial applications for medical benefits and social security applications; follow-up mental health appointments and structured community placements; coordinate reach-in visits with outside agencies involved in community supervision; complete written documentation of contact with inmates according to established procedure and ensure information is available to other members of the treatment team; complete timely responses to inmate communications based on institution policy; complete required consents for treatment and inform inmates of confidentiality policies and state and federal laws; and attend staff, committee and other scheduled meetings to discuss and provide input concerning risk management plans and other critical inmate needs; attend and participate in in-service training, workshops, seminars, and continuing education programs to enhance knowledge, skills and abilities related to job performance; present in-service training to other staff; provide clinical supervision of student interns as assigned. Qualifications have two years of experience treating clients suffering from either alcohol/drug abuse or mental/emotional distur bance and a Bachelor's degree in Psychology or closely-related field; OR an equivalent combination of training and experience.
A Masters degree in Psychology or a closely related field may substitute for one year of the required experience.
If submitting application to this announcement, applicants must now meet the criteria to be a Qualified Mental Health Professional as defined in Oregon Statute. Applicants eligible to apply for licensure/certification (Masters degree or above in Psychology or closely related field) will be considered.
Your application will be reviewed to verify that you :
are eligible to apply for licensure/certification or are currently licensed/certified in the State of Oregon to provide mental health services from one of the following licensing boards: Board of Psychologist Examiners; Board of Licensed Clinical Social Workers; Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists; or Board of Nursing; and have a Graduate degree in psychology; or a Bachelor's degree in nursing and be licensed by the State of Oregon; or a Graduate degree in social work; or a Graduate degree in a behavioral science field; or a Graduate degree in recreation, art, or music therapy; or a Bachelor's degree in occupational therapy and be licensed by the State of Oregon; AND HAVE education and experience which demonstrates the competencies to identify precipitating events; gather histories of mental and physical disabilities, alcohol and drug use, past mental health services and criminal justice contacts; assess family, social and work relationships; conduct a mental status examination; document a multi axial DSM diagnosis; write and supervise a treatment plan, conduct a comprehensive mental health assessment; and provide individual, family, and/or group therapy within the scope of their training. Copies of your transcripts must be uploaded to your electronic application before submission.
In the "Work Experience" section of your electronic application, clearly describe your experience as it relates to these qualifications. Failure to provide this information may result in eliminating your application from further consideration. A resume' will not replace the "Work Experience " section of the application.
You must have a valid e-mail address to apply for jobs with the State of Oregon.
All communication regarding your application and status are done by e-mail. If you do not currently have an e-mail address and do not know where to go to get one, please refer to our Applicant E-Recruit FAQ's web page. Click on the link below to go directly to question #14 to view several internet providers where you can get a free e-mail account. The State of Oregon does not endorse any particular provider.
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Only complete applications will be considered. Be sure to answer all supplemental questions and attach required documents to your electronic application .
The pay and benefits on all announcements may change without notice. For budgetary reasons, the State of Oregon requires employees to take up to 14 mandatory unpaid furlough days through the end of the current biennium (June 30, 2011).
Application Reference Number: DOC12-0194OC
The successful candidate to this position will be subject to a Criminal Records Check.
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