Case Manager (Aid and Assist Team)
Case Manager (Aid and Assist Team)
Job ID: 106731
Location: Oregon City, Oregon
Full/Part Time: Full Time
CLACKAMAS COUNTY CORE VALUES
Clackamas County employees work to serve the public and enrich our community. In that spirit, we pledge to hold ourselves to these standards at all times in our interactions with customers and one another:
• Individual accountability
By incorporating these values into our daily routines, we can better serve our customers, ourselves and our projects. We're always looking to improve.
That's the Clackamas County SPIRIT.
Clackamas County is committed to building a community where people thrive, have a sense of safety, connection, and belonging, so that everyone is honored and celebrated for the richness in diversity they bring.
We encourage applicants of diverse backgrounds and lived experience to apply.
This Job Posting closes at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time) on Monday, December 5, 2022.
PAY AND BENEFITS
Clackamas County is committed to offering a high-quality benefits package to support employees and their families.
Hourly Pay Range: $26.385626 - $33.247415
Salary offers will be made within the posted pay range and will be based on a candidate's experience (paid or unpaid) that is directly relevant to the position.
In addition to competitive wages, Clackamas County offers an attractive benefits package for employees in regular status positions. Most benefits, including Medical & Dental, start the first of the month after date of hire:
Generous paid time off package, including:
• 12 hours of vacation accrued per month
• 8 hours of sick accrued per month
• 10 paid holidays
• 1 personal day per year
Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP)
• PERS/OPSRP Pension Program is funded by Clackamas County and provides a lifetime pension to eligible participants, this includes the County picking up the 6% employee retirement contribution!
• OPSRP members get vested after five years of contributions or when they reach age 65
• The 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan provides a resource for retirement savings in addition to your PERS/OPSRP benefits. You can contribute a fixed dollar amount or percentage with each paycheck; a County-paid contribution is included for certain groups.
• Choice of Medical Plans that include chiropractic coverage, alternative care, vision and prescription drug coverage
• Choice of Dental Plans
• Robust EAP and wellness programs, including gym discounts and wellness education classes
• Longevity pay
• A variety of additional optional benefits
This is a full time County position represented by the Employees' Association.
JOB DETAILS AND QUALIFICATIONS
Clackamas County's Behavioral Health Division (CCBHD) is seeking an energetic and adaptable case manage to join our Aid and Assist Team. This is an interdisciplinary team of Qualified Mental Health Professionals (QMHPs), a Qualified Mental Health Associate (QMHA) and a Forensic Peer Support Specialist who work together to provide consultation, coordination and restoration services for individuals in the competency restoration process. Referrals are made by the Court through the Aid and Assist docket.
The Aid and Assist Team will be focusing on Community Restoration, including providing case management services, Community Consultations for individuals in jail custody or in the community, coordinating housing, and Legal Skills training.
The individual in this Case Manager position will provide Competency Restoration Services for individuals found unable to aid and assist in their criminal defense per the requirements of ORS 161.365 and 161.370 and OAR 309-088-0105 through 309-088-0146, as well as MHS Service Code 04 (Aid and Assist Client Services). This services will include assistance with access to resources such as housing, benefits and mental health treatment, coordination with Oregon State Hospital Forensic Evaluation Services, and some legal skills training. Additionally, this position with collaborate and coordinate with community and State partners including Clackamas County Jail, treatment and residential providers, and the Oregon State Hospital as required by OARs and contract.
Clackamas County is committed to building a workforce that reflects the community we serve. In that spirit, we encourage applicants of diverse backgrounds and experience, including those in recovery, or who identify as having lived experience.
Required Minimum Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*
Per the Oregon Health Authority, (https://secure.sos.state.or.us/oard/viewSingleRule.action?ruleVrsnRsn=280799 & https://secure.sos.state.or.us/oard/viewSingleRule.action?ruleVrsnRsn=280616), this position is subject to the mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement. Prior to the start of employment, the selected candidate must provide proof of full vaccination or have an approved medical or religious exception in place with the County as a qualification of employment.
• A minimum of three (3) years of relevant experience that would provide the required knowledge and skills to be successful in the position
• Qualified Mental Health Associate (QMHA) or (QMHA- R) as established by the Mental Health and Addiction Counseling Board of Oregon (MHACBO) at the time of hire
A Qualified Mental Health Associate (QMHA) means a person delivering services under the direct supervision of a Qualified Mental Health Profession (QMHP) and meeting the following minimum qualifications as authorized by the Local Mental Health Authority (LMHA) or designee:
(a) Bachelor's degree in a behavioral sciences field; or
(b) A combination of at least three years relevant work, education, training or experience.
Additionally, QMHAs must demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively, understand mental health assessment, treatment and service terminology and apply each of these concepts, implement skills development strategies, and identify, implement and coordinate the services and supports identified in an ISSP.
• At least 1 year experience providing case management support to individuals who are in mental health crisis
• Experience, knowledge and commitment to serving a diverse population and promoting equity, diversity and inclusion
• Experience working collaboratively with community partners, collateral service providers, law enforcement agencies and co-workers
• Experience in assessing client needs and supporting treatment plans
• Must pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. https://dochub.clackamas.us/documents/drupal/69fd8013-4594-4afd-bee9-f1e0aeab42ea.
• Must pass a criminal history check which may include national or state fingerprint records check
• Driving may be necessary for County business. For position(s) with occasional/incidental driving, incumbents must possess a valid driver's license. Accommodation requests for an acceptable alternative method of transportation will be reviewed on an individual basis in compliance with State and Federal legislation. For position(s) with regular driving, incumbent(s) must also possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment. http://dochub.clackamas.us/documents/drupal/828106a0-265a-47cc-a3a6-0a2c8b028673
Preferred Special Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*
• Bilingual English/Spanish
• Knowledge of mental health, substance abuse, legal, medical, social, and housing resources in the community
• Previous experience working with adults involved in the justice system
• Previous experience working with a treatment court program
*For Veterans qualified for Veteran's Preference: If you believe you have skills that would transfer well to this position and/or special qualifications that relate to this position, please list those skills and/or qualifications in the open-ended question at the end of the application and explain how those skills and/or qualifications relate to this position.
• Conduct initial and ongoing needs assessment of individuals referred for community restoration to determine appropriate placement and services
• Provide restoration services as outlined in the OARs and MHS 04, including providing incidental supports such as food, clothing and transportation as well as linkages to benefits and community resources such as SNAP, housing/shelter, Medicaid enrollment, mental health treatment and cash assistance
• Coordinate with attorneys, jail, corrections, courts, providers and other collateral supports as needed and as required by ORS 161.365 and 161.370, OAR 309-088-0105 through 309-088-0146 and MHS 04, including assistance with coordination of Forensic Evaluations
• Provide legal skills training for individuals in community Restoration, including training on court room procedures, roles, language and potential outcomes of the court process
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
Knowledge of: Mental health, legal, medical and social resources in the community; Oregon Revised Statutes and OARs pertaining to indivudals found Unable to Aid and Assist in their defense, including ORS 161.365 and 161.370 and Division 88 of the OARs; criminal court proceedings including roles of court parties, motions and appeals, and plea options; agency services and criteria for eligibility
Skill and ability to: Work effectively with Court, Oregon State Hospital, and Corrections partners to coordinate care and placement for persons with mental health issues
This position works 40 hours during a standard workweek of Monday through Friday. Specific hours of work will be discussed with the candidate selected for this position at the time an offer of employment is extended. This position is designated as on-site/in-person. It is expected that the selected candidate will perform duties at the specified on-site work location.
EXPLORE CLACKAMAS COUNTY
Clackamas County is in a prime location in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area and is recognized nationally as one of the most livable areas in the United States. Located on the southern edge of the City of Portland and extending to the top of Mt. Hood, Clackamas County is part of a thriving region in the Northwest. It has a population of about 420,000 residents.
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT
The Clackamas County Behavioral Health Division strives to provide excellent mental health and addictions services to Clackamas County residents who receive Medicaid and Medicare, or who may be uninsured. We offer services through partner providers located throughout the county. We also offer direct service through our Crisis Services programs.
Behavioral Health is a Division of the Health, Housing, and Human Services (H3S) Department.
Clackamas County only accepts online applications.
Help With Your Application:
If you have any questions or issues you may contact the Department of Human Resources at 503-655-8459 or mailto:email@example.com?subject=Application%20Materials%20Question. Our office hours are Monday - Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time (closed on Fridays).
HOW TO CLAIM VETERAN'S PREFERENCE
Clackamas County does not offer visa sponsorships. Within three days of hire, applicants will be required to complete an I-9 and confirm authorization to work in the United States.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Clackamas County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.
If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and would like to request an accommodation, please address the request to the Department of Human Resources prior to the recruitment close date. You may request an accommodation during the online application process.
E.D. Barnett-Herro, Recruiter
To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/3651457
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