Mental Health Alcohol & Drug Specialist (LCSW LPC LMFT) job Portland Oregon
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Mental Health/Alcohol & Drug Specialist (LCSW/LPC/LMFT) Job

Location: Portland, Oregon Date Posted: 1/7/2019
Wage: $56,000 - $62,000 Category: Social Services
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Number Of Openings: 1

Job Description:
POSITION: Mental Health/Alcohol & Drug Specialist (LCSW/LPC/LMFT)
WAGE: $56,000 - $62,000 per year
LOCATION: Multiple Department of Human Services (DHS) Branch locations
STATUS: Full-Time/Regular with Benefits
SCHEDULE: 8:30am – 5:00pm; Monday - Friday
PROGRAM(S): Community Works Project
OPENING DATE: January 2, 2019
CLOSING DATE: Open until filled
LANGUAGE: English required/Bilingual-Spanish preferred
DRIVING: Required

The Community Works Project (CWP) is a collaborative initiative of six community-based organizations with a collective 175 years of experience empowering traditionally underserved individuals from diverse backgrounds to find employment and become self-sufficient. Multicultural and multilingual staff provide interactive customer-driven services at multiple DHS branch locations. CWP works closely with our funder and partner, Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS), to help move families on TANF into self-sufficiency.

The successful applicant must have a valid license as a Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Professional Counselor or a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, certified by a regulatory board of Oregon.

The Mental Health/Alcohol & Drug Specialist will be responsible for serving participants referred by Department of Human Services (DHS) Family Coaches for Mental Health and/or Alcohol & Drug services, and will also supervise a Peer Wellness or Peer Support Specialist to support this work.
The Mental Health/Alcohol & Drug Specialist will follow evidence-based trauma-informed best practices to:
(1) Realize the widespread impact of trauma, particularly how racism, poverty and other forms of oppression can contribute to trauma
(2) Recognize the signs and symptoms of trauma in clients, families, and staff
(3) Integrate knowledge about trauma into policies and practices
(4) Actively resist re-traumatization by adjusting practices and encouraging resiliency
(Adapted from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration).
This role is responsible for assessing clients’ needs and determining appropriate types and level of services, and implementing culturally responsive and trauma informed interventions for specific cases. This is not a direct clinical service role, though some degree of on-going case management and follow-up to referrals will be needed to ensure participants are receiving the services they need.
This position will supervise one or more Peer Wellness or Peer Support Specialists to support the work.

• Conduct screenings/evaluations with participants to determine current need for mental health services and/or drug and alcohol counseling services
• During the screening process-
o Gather histories of mental, emotional and physical disabilities, alcohol and drug use, past/current mental health services
o Assess family, social and work relationships
o Conduct a mental status exam
o Determine level of services and provide assistance to participants during the referral process
• Provide ongoing case management to monitor and assess progress of participants' engagement with the referral services, and to ensure participants receive needed services
• Work collaboratively with CWP Medical Case Consultant Team, CWP Program Manager, and DHS Leadership to streamline Mental Health and Drug & Alcohol services and processes, and co-create processes for medical and mental health teams to work together to serve participants with multiple barriers
• Help modify and implement culturally responsive and trauma informed tool for assessment of clients’ needs to determine level and type of appropriate referral service
• Establish referral system for culturally responsive and culturally specific mental health and drug & alcohol services with local providers
• Consult with treatment provider to monitor treatment progress and to determine participant’s ability to participate in JOBS program. Identify any accommodations needed to support the participant’s functioning and success
• Participate in DHS groups and committees as needed for case staffing and consultation
• Provide insight with respect to clinically informed service delivery and participant services
• Review and evaluate recent psychosocial health research and interpret it to professionals and patients
• Perform short-term crisis intervention for participants, as necessary
• Develop, maintain and constantly update project records, including all data and forms required by DHS
• Prepare psychosocial educational materials as needed or required
• Provide supervision and support to one or more Peer Support/Peer Wellness Specialists
• Provide consultation to the CWP team and to DHS as requested to maintain a strengths-based perspective on families served, normalize challenges, explore triggers, and reduce feelings of isolation in the job

Job Requirements:
• Self-starter, capable of managing staff and give directions to others and work under pressure in certain cases
• Must be able to maintain and adhere to the highest ethical standards of the social work/counseling profession by maintaining strict confidentiality, striving for the highest quality level of client care and staff alike, and following mandatory reporting duties as specified by the Oregon Law 419B.010.
• Must be able to meet multiple, sometimes conflicting deadlines
• Must be able to respond in a respectful manner and with integrity to stressful situations with clients and staff, alike
• Must have knowledge of publicly funded services, including OHP, TANF, SNAP, WIC, and Social Security benefits
• Familiarity with local non-profit resources to support emotional well-being and family stability
• Must be able to communicate verbally and in writing to individuals and groups
• Must be able to communicate verbally in person and using a telephone
• Must be able to listen for understanding and assist in problem solving
• Must be able to work in a team environment, by collaborating with different levels of IRCO and other community partners and providers
• Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of multicultural staff, and levels of organization as well as with persons outside the organization
• Must be able to prepare clear and concise reports
• Must have excellent grammar, spelling and writing skills
• Must be able to utilize a computer, read and analyze data in hard copy and on screen
• Must be able to travel and to work outside of regular office hours without advance notice
• Must be able to sit, stand, walk and drive and use a computer terminal for long periods of time
• Must possess a valid driver’s license and verification of current auto-insurance, and have full use of automobile during work hours
• Must be able to work in varied temperatures and weather conditions

Job Criteria:
Start Date: 1/22/19
Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
Years of Experience Required: 3
Education Required: Masters
Overnight Travel: None
Vacation Time: 2 weeks / year

Job Benefits:
Health/Dental Benefits, Retirement Benefits, Paid Holidays, Vacations, and Sick Leave, Life and/or Disability Insurance, Flex Time, Casual Dress, Transportation Subsidies

Company Profile:
If you're a great collaborator, enjoy a high-energy environment, and believe in your ability to change the world one person and family at a time, we invite you to browse our current job openings. To apply for a position, complete an IRCO application and submit it with a resume and cover letter. In some positions you may need to follow alternative submission instructions listed in the job posting. Due to the high volume of applicants and varying timelines for filling positions, we will not be able to return calls inquiring about the status of an application.

IRCO is an equal opportunity employer – we don't discriminate based on race, national origin, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristics protected by law. We will make reasonable accommodations to meet our obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and state disability laws.

Contact Information:
Contact Name: Tammy Williams Company Type: Employer
City: Portland
State: Oregon
Zip: 97220
Web Site:

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