Options Counseling and Family Services Mental Health Therapist in Beaverton, Oregon
Options Counseling and Family Services supports the health, safety, equity, and well-being of our clients, families, employees, and communities.
In partnership with members of the communities we serve, Options Counseling and Family Services promotes safety, healing, and empowerment for individuals and families.
Options offers many benefits for our full-time employees (full-time is any employee working 30 hours per week or more). A list of all our benefits can be found on our website, here: https://wp.options.org/employment/benefits/
Options pays 100% of the cost to cover employees for medical, dental, vision, basic term life, accidental death and dismemberment, and long-term disability
403b retirement plan with an agency match
Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) funded by Options to reimburse employees for a percentage of medical expenses related to employees' deductible
Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Dependent Care Expense accounts are available
Generous Paid Time-Off (PTO) policy that allows employees to earn up to four weeks in the first year of employment
Employee Assistance Program (EAP), 100% funded by Options
The Mental Health Therapist provides individual and family therapy, group therapy to children, families and adults, and may also provide case management and consultation with PCPs, schools, DHS Child Welfare and Self Sufficiency programs, and other community partners. Some evening hours may be required. Eligible clients may be self-referred or referred by schools, County Mental Health, DHS Child Welfare and Self Sufficiency, or the client’s PCP. Authorization for services may be required from the Coordinated Care Office (CCO) or other payer sources.
Master’s or doctorate degree in counseling, psychology, social work, or related field. Knowledge and/or experience providing mental health services, including assessment and diagnosis, to children, families and adults. Must be computer proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and record keeping software preferred. Must have respectful, open, unbiased, accepting attitude toward clients and their families. Must be able to qualify as a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) and be eligible for licensure.
Knowledge of parenting skills/techniques and child development, and experience working with disadvantaged individuals and high-risk families, including work with incest, sexual abuse, drug and alcohol abuse, and domestic violence and trauma. Strong understanding of available community resources and supports.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
65% - Direct Client Services
Interview client to obtain information concerning family history or other assessment information
Conduct mental health assessments for children and adults, including DSM-V diagnosis
Provide therapy and case management services in the office, schools, communities, or in the client’s home
Develop and implement treatment plans, defining specific goals and objectives, and revise as needed
25% - Documentation
Maintain accurate and current client records, including timely Service Plans, authorization requests, and service notes within the electronic client record (ECR), and sign documents to meet federal and state regulatory standards
Coordinate access and provision of services from multiple agencies, including establishing service linkages, advocating for service needs, and obtaining entitlements based on mental or emotional disability
Work closely with psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses and their primary care physicians to coordinate treatment
Coordinate case activities with Program Supervisor, DHS/Child Welfare, Juvenile Department, schools, and others as appropriate
Refer client to supportive services to supplement treatment and counseling as appropriate and suggested by parent, guardian and/or DHS/Child Welfare caseworker
Make requests for authorization for services to the local Coordinated Care Organization (CCO) as required
Coordinate with DHS and the local CCO regarding referrals as directed
10% - Other
Attend and participate in regular clinical supervision (minimum of two times a month) and team meetings, as directed
Conduct a peer review of at least 10% of open individual service record files each quarter, as part of the Quality Improvement process.
Remain current on relevant research and evidenced based practices
Report suspected child abuse and neglect
Maintain client confidentiality according to state guidelines
Transport clients when necessary. A valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and auto insurance that meets Options’ policy is required
Extended periods of time sitting or standing at work station updating client records, phone work, and therapy sessions
Mobility and dexterity sufficient to assist clients and handle required job related functions and move about the facility
Ability to cope with clients who may use challenging or offensive language with potential for escalation to physical aggression.