Mental Health Consultant - Residential Specialist
Multnomah County, OR - Portland, OR

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Multnomah County Department of County Human Services is currently seeking a Residential Specialist, (Mental Health Consultant), for the Adult Safety Net Services with Mental Health and Addiction Services. Residential Services is responsible for the oversight of health and safety within licensed, structured, 24 hour-a-day/7 day-a-week residential care homes and facilities, foster homes and supported housing, as well as the facilitation of referral, screening and placement of persons with severe and persistent mental illness in to this housing. Residential Specialists ensure the Oregon Administrative Rules (OARs) and Multnomah County Administrative Rules (MCARS) for licensure of structured housing are followed in these facilities, homes and foster homes.

Some of the duties performed by this Residential Specialist are: Review housing referrals for completeness and eligibility; Provide oversight for health and safety requirements, compliance with OAR’s and MCARS; Provide frequent facility site visits; Design and implement monthly trainings for residential facility, home, and foster home administrators/ operators and line staff.

To Qualify:

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Education/Training: Master's degree from an accredited college or university in the mental health field with major coursework in social science, or a related field demonstrating the capacity for the required knowledge and skills; AND

Experience/Certification: Meet provider Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) credentialing requirements as required by Oregon Administrative Rules (OARS) 309-032.1505:(105) to treat: adults; children and adolescents; families; and acute care.
In addition, two (2) years of professional experience in the aforementioned areas as a QMHP under OARS. AND

Required KSA for this position: Minimum of two years professional experience in the provision of behavioral health services to adults in Residential Treatment as a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) under current OARs, to include provision of case management for mentally ill adults and provision of mental health services to adults and their families/guardians/advocates.

Preferred: It is preferred that the two years of experience in Residential Treatment have occurred within the past 5 years.

The Application Packet:

1. A standard Multnomah County Employment Application: Be sure to explain in detail all related work experience. All evidence of meeting minimum qualifications must be demonstrated in the work experience portion of your application. Information in the supplemental questions and/or resumes will not be reviewed for the purposes of screening for minimum qualification.

2. Responses to Supplemental Application questions: Respond to each of the questions individually and completely ; explain or describe any experience (paid or unpaid) and training related to each item. If you meet the minimum qualifications, the quality and rating of your supplemental questions will determine whether you advance further in the recruitment process.

3. Don’t miss important information: Open the full job announcement on the website by clicking on “Print Job Information” and read carefully. Contact the specific Recruiter listed near the bottom of the announcement if you have questions.

Supplemental Information:

Criminal Background Check: Oregon Revised Statutes 410-007-0200 through 0380 require applicants being considered for appointment to positions that provide care, treatment, education, training, instruction, supervision, placement services, recreation or support to children, the elderly or persons with mental or developmental disabilities to submit background information for the purpose of completing a criminal history record check. This position is subject to these statutes. Therefore, if you are a finalist for this position, you will be required to submit background information, which may include fingerprints. If you refuse to comply with this required process, you will be automatically disqualified.

List of Excluded Individuals/Entities (LEIE): The Office of the Inspector General's List of Excluded Individuals/Entities (LEIE) provides information to the health care industry, patients, and the public regarding individuals and entities currently excluded from participation in Medicare, Medicaid, and all other Federal health care programs. Those positions with Multnomah County Department of County Human Services that are related to these programs are subject to review for exclusion. If you are a finalist for this position, the Exclusions Database will be reviewed ( ). If your name appears on this list, you will be disqualified.

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