Deschutes County Health Services is currently accepting applications for a Behavioral Health Specialist II - Access Team. Preference will be given for candidates possessing current licensure without restrictions from a recognized governing board in Oregon as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). This position will primarily provide behavioral health screenings and in-depth bio-psycho-social assessments with DSM 5 diagnoses for children, adults and families seeking mental health and addiction services. Screenings and assessments are conducted for all types of presenting concerns, including but not limited to depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, PTSD, and alcohol/drug abuse. Services will be provided face-to-face and over the phone with clients. Incumbent will also use psychometric tools to determine necessary levels of care, will need to provide appropriate treatment recommendations, and will collaboratively develop service plans with clients. Coordination of care with internal and external partners is also required.
Master's degree in psychology, social work, recreational therapy, music therapy, art therapy or a behavioral science field with one year of experience in the behavioral health field; OR a Bachelor's degree in nursing or occupational therapy, licensed by the State of Oregon, with three years of experience in a behavioral health field. For positions at the Health Services Department, incumbent must be able to be credentialed as a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) at time of hire.
Preference will be given for:
Current LCSW, LMFT, or LPC licensure in the State of Oregon.
Experience working with children, adults, and families.
Experience with short-term treatment therapy.
Experience with evidence-based models of behavioral health assessments.
Experience providing addictions assessments.
Bilingual in Spanish and English.
Must have a demonstrated ability to:
Conduct comprehensive assessments.
Establish working diagnoses and treatment plans.
Prepare concise and complete reports and documentation related to client diagnoses, treatment, progress and services in a timely and professional manner.
Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Work within an Electronic Health Record system with advanced computer skills.
Work effectively both independently and in a team setting.
Act professionally with regard to code of ethics and confidentiality.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, clients, other agencies and the public at all times.
Internal Number: 2018-00142
About Deschutes County
Deschutes County is one of the largest employers in Central Oregon and the largest municipal government in the region. The County provides: public safety (law enforcement, adult jail, parole and probation, and juvenile community justice), public health and behavioral health, community development, road construction and maintenance, elections, assessment and taxation, solid waste, social services, and operates a large fair and expo center. Indirect services that support county operations include legal counsel, finance, human resources, property and facilities management, internal auditing, information technology, and public information. Deschutes County operates as a General Law County (pursuant to ORS chapter 203), governed by the Board of County Commissioners, comprised of three commissioners, elected at large. The Board’s duties include judicial (quasi-judicial) and legislative authority over policy matters of countywide concern. The Board appoints a County Administrator who serves as the Chief Administrative Officer and oversees the day-to-day operations of the County. The Board has by ordinance delegated to the County Administrator the roles of budget officer, personnel offic...er, and purchasing agent. Except for the Legal Counsel and elected department heads (Sheriff, District Attorney, Justice of the Peace, Assessor, Treasurer and Clerk), all other department heads are appointed by and report to the County Administrator.