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To apply for this position, email us at jobs@nwfs.org. Be sure to attach your cover letter & resume.


The Position

This valuable member of the treatment team provides evidence-based and community-based mental health crisis response. Provides help to people when they need it the most.

This position will be based at the Clackamas DHS location and will be required to attend in-person meetings as well as telehealth and other virtual meetings.

Job Duties

  • Participate in the direct treatment of participants utilizing program policies and protocols. This includes screening, assessing and making treatment recommendations.
  • Provide crisis stabilization services to help address mental health issues of program participants. Work with project staff in order to secure mental health assessments and connect clients to ongoing mental health treatment service providers.
  • Conduct interviews with participants in order to evaluate their eligibility for mental health services.
  • Develop appropriate treatment plan(s) with participants.
  • If referred, make home assessments and/or provide screening and assessment services to participants and their families.
  • Work collaboratively with other staff members to ensure that program participants maintain connections with the available community resources they need.
  • As needed, assess the parent and family in order to determine any impact that mental health may have impacted the family dynamic in general.
  • As needed, prepare participants to transition into permanent mental health services.

 
Education / Experience

  • A Master’s degree.
  • Be a qualified Mental Health Professional as described by OAR 309-039-0510(12).
  • Experience providing community-based mental health services utilizing mental health intervention practices, conflict resolution, and family engagement/mobilization.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of community and social service agencies.

 
Skills and Abilities

  •   Able to remain calm and supportive in psychological emergencies and/or crises.
  • Have a working knowledge of accepted best practice protocols and ethical guidelines and behaviors for counselors, as identified by licensing and /or Certifying Boards. Maintain knowledge of current best practices treatment(s).
  • Understand difficulties and barriers participants have and what they need to do in order to have behavioral change.
  • Able to build and maintain rapport with youth and adults from diverse backgrounds and personalities.

 
Diversity Statement

Northwest Family Services, through our mission, practices and the services we offer, are committed to the belief that all people deserve dignity and respect. As we serve our communities, we will continue to work together to listen, to learn, and to act to overcome historic values and structures that have led to discrimination and inequities.

We are committed to creating a culture of belonging, where all staff are valued and given opportunity to grow and succeed equitably. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, sexual orientation, primary language, ethnic background or socioeconomic status. NWFS pursues policies, strategies, and programs which promote diversity, inclusion, and equity in our daily work. We seek staff who share our vision and commitment to our communities.

 
Supplemental Information

Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment. 

Up-to-date Covid 19-vaccination is required for new hires unless the employee is granted a medical or religious accommodation. Employees can request an accommodation once an offer of employment has been made.


To apply for this position, email us at jobs@nwfs.org. Be sure to attach your cover letter & resume.