Senior Mental Health Services Coordinator

County Of Washington Hillsboro , OR 97123

Posted 3 weeks ago

THE POSITION

JOB# 2019-213

Do you have a passion for helping members of our community who experience mental health or addictions conditions? Do you enjoy working in a collaborative, fast-paced environment? Are you compassionate, innovative and a team player? If so, Come Lead with Us as a Senior Mental Health Services Coordinator!

This recruitment may be used for vacancies that will become available for all teams within Health and Human Services, Behavioral Health Program. Please visit our webpage to explore our diverse human services programs: Health and Human Services.

Washington County is currently recruiting for positions that are both currently open and positions that may open in the next few months. This recruitment will be used to fill positions that fall in the classification of Senior Mental Health Services Coordinator. This classification may provide a variety of services to support individuals with mental health and addiction disorders. Populations served may include:

  • Youth

  • Adults

  • Older Adults

  • Individuals involved in the criminal justice system

  • Protective Services/Abuse Investigations

This recruitment will be used to fill openings within the following positions:

  • Wraparound Care Coordinator: Individuals in this position provide team-based wraparound planning and support for youth with complex needs who are multi-system involved. Wraparound Care Coordinators facilitate a fidelity Wraparound process, and develop plans of care, provide complex case or exceptional needs care coordination, procure needed treatment, coordinate service delivery, review and disposition authorization requests, perform utilization management activities, and coordinate and collaborate frequently with system partners.

  • Bilingual Wraparound Care Coordinator: Individuals in this position support monolingual and bilingual families in the Spanish speaking community. Bilingual staff provide team-based wraparound planning and support for youth with complex needs who are multi-system involved. Wraparound Care Coordinators facilitate a fidelity Wraparound process, and develop plans of care, provide complex case or exceptional needs care coordination, procure needed treatment, coordinate service delivery, review and disposition authorization requests, perform utilization management activities, and coordinate and collaborate frequently with system partners.

  • Choice Care Coordinator: The Choice team provides intensive care coordination and support to individuals with serious and persistent mental illness who are transitioning out of higher levels of care including licensed residential and the state hospital. Care coordinators carry a caseload of adults and use person-centered planning processes to assist individuals in living as independently as possible in the community. Coordinators facilitate multidisciplinary team meetings, service planning and assist individuals in connecting to needed services and supports.

  • Protective Services/Abuse Investigator: Protective services investigators manage and screen allegations and reports of abuse and conduct adult abuse investigations for individuals involved in community mental health services. Investigators prepare and submit reports, collect information through interviews and written material and maintain case record files. The ideal candidate will have the ability to review and interpret the Oregon Administrative Rules and Oregon Revised Statutes around abuse and neglect. The candidate must be able to perform a variety of duties throughout the workday, including the ability to multi-task, work on several cases at one time and be able to respond immediately to allegations of abuse.

  • Older Adult Care Coordinator: Care coordinators working in the older adult program will partner with staff from Disability, Aging and Veteran Services to support older individuals in our community who experience mental health conditions. The individual in this position will provide care coordination to an assigned caseload, consultation to community partners, facilitate multidisciplinary teams, assist in connecting individuals to other service delivery systems and provide community education and support.

  • Intensive Care Coordinator: Intensive Care Coordinators may work with either youth or adults to provide needs assessment, connection to service delivery systems, coordination with health and dental providers, psychosocial evaluation and consultation. Using a person-centered approach, care coordinators facilitate interdisciplinary teams, coordinate with partners such as Housing, Corrections, Juvenile Services and law enforcement and maintain accurate and complete records.

Washington County offers their employees a collaborative culture, work-life balance, and a comprehensive benefits package. Working within Washington County provides daily opportunities to serve and build communities now and into the future. We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES

Duties may include:

  • Provides or supervises the provision of behavioral health service coordination for adults and youth with severe, chronic, or acute mental illness or emotional and behavioral problems within approved guidelines, regulations, and policies; performs mental status exams, behavioral health evaluations, and develop treatment plans; procures needed behavioral health services and monitors treatment.

  • Plans and coordinates the activities of a specialized service within the behavioral health program.

  • Provides assistance with coordination of behavioral health services for youth and adults as identified by system/community partners, to include ensuring communication between system partners and behavioral health treatment providers when possible.

  • Participates in meetings and committees led by other behavioral health providers and systems as the County behavioral health representative; provides consultation and support in linking clients in other systems to behavioral health services in the community.

  • Provides technical assistance in the development of suicide prevention and intervention policies and procedures, tragedy response policies and procedures, and threat assessment policies and procedures.

  • Represents Washington County Behavioral Health in the development and implementation of grant funded behavioral health programs, which may include working with authorization procedures, consultation on the model of services provided, etc.

  • Provides consultation and support to other child-serving system partners regarding accessing behavioral health services and supports for identified youth, including system development to improve practice.

  • Conducts pre-commitment investigations of individuals put on legal or medical holds within the County; takes petition statements; gathers or supervises the gathering of background information; interviews individuals named in commitment petitions to evaluate mental health status and needs; approves pre-hearing commitments and coordinates hospital arrangements.

  • Attends commitment hearings; provides courts with investigation reports; testifies in court; works with County Counsel and the District Attorney's Office to determine proper disposition of commitment petitions and holds.

  • Trains local agencies and police departments in commitment and abuse reporting procedures.

  • Provides behavioral health services coordination for adult offenders within the Community Corrections Department; acts as liaison between the Behavioral Health and Community Corrections Departments; evaluates offenders' needs and recommends services to probation counselors, jail staff, and court personnel.

  • Works with other County agencies to coordinate effective behavioral health service provision to offenders; identifies needed behavioral health services.

  • Monitors client progress in department or outside agency programs, including hospitals; attends agency meetings to review client progress and evaluates need for further services.

  • Maintains caseload records of investigations, evaluations, treatment plans, referrals, and follow-up reports.

  • Assists in monitoring of specialty program budget; assists in the preparation of the annual program budget and plan.

  • Provides information on and referrals to specialty services; arranges for a variety of goods and services including, but not limited to, respite care, special medical, diet, or recreational services, etc.

  • Coordinates investigations of abuse with other responsible agencies and develops and implements protective service plans.

  • Provides consultation and/or supervision to Service Coordinator I and II.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Education and Experience:

Minimum qualifications for each area of specialty are listed in the classification specification and identified in the supplemental question section of the job posting. Please review carefully for each area of specialty you wish to be considered for and demonstrate in your application materials and supplemental question responses your qualifying experience and education.


Additional Licenses, Certificates, Physical Abilities and Specialty

Requirements:
  • Some positions require possession of a driver's license valid in the State of Oregon with an acceptable driving record per Washington County policy.

  • Some positions in this classification require the completion of a criminal history check in accordance with Oregon Administrative Rules.

If you have completed education in a foreign college or university and are using this education to meet the minimum qualifications, you must provide documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received within the United States' accredited college or university system or your application will not be accepted.

Washington County organizes its positions into classifications. Classification descriptions are typically written broadly. To review this classification, please use the following link: Senior Mental Health Services Coordinator.

Please be clear and specific in the applicable sections of the employment application about how your background is relevant. This information must also be consistent with your supplemental question responses if applicable. Please note: Answers to the supplemental questions are typically evaluated separately from your application.

Background Investigation:

This position requires that successful candidates pass a criminal history background investigation, post job offer.

Department of Motor Vehicle Records (DMV) Requirement:

Driving a motorized vehicle is an essential function of this position. Successful applicants must possess a valid driver's license and an acceptable driving record. To review the Driver's License and Record Policy for Washington County and instructions for submitting appropriate DMV documentation, please use this link: Driver's License & Records Policy. SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

Washington County is committed to using a Merit Based System in which recruiting, selecting, and advancing employees is based on their relative knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Selection Process:

  • An evaluation of training and experience of submitted application packets will be performed by Human Resources. The time frame to review will be the week of August 12, 2019.

  • A Subject Matter Expert (SME) Panel will perform an evaluation of experience and training taken from your employment application materials to include responses to supplemental questionnaire. This process will begin after August 19, 2019

  • Washington County will perform DMV records checks on candidates that successfully pass the SME Panel review step in the selection process.

  • Our goal is to schedule oral panel interviews with candidates that successfully pass the Human Resources evaluation step in the selection process.

Please note: Candidates that are successful in the evaluation process may have their applications referred for additional vacancies in the same classification, or job family.

Veterans' Preference:

If you are a Veteran and would like to be considered for a Veterans' preference for this recruitment, please review instructions using this link: Veterans Preference Points Instructions.

Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act:

Reasonable accommodation is available to anyone whose specific disability prevents them from completing this application or participating in the selection process for this recruitment. To obtain confidential assistance please contact Human Resources 503-846-8606, or e-mail at: hr@co.washington.or.us at least 48 hours before any step in the recruitment and selection process for which you feel you need accommodation.

Status of Your Application:

You will be advised by e-mail of your status at each step in the application process, from initial application to final employment disposition. Please note that Washington County communicates with all candidates via email. If you "opt out" or "unsubscribe" of email notification from notices in NEOGOV it will impact our ability to communicate with you about job postings.

Questions (?) Regarding This Recruitment

Kandace Bell, Sr. HR Business Partner

Kandace_Bell@co.washington.or.us

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