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South Lane Mental Health Office | OR

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South Lane Mental Health is Hiring

South Lane Mental Health began in 1988 by the community for the community. Today that sentiment continues. Our team  is committed to providing individualized counseling services for the Cottage Grove, OR, community and all of South Lane County. We treat our clients with compassion and respect and provide a culture where our employees are supported and trusted.

We believe that to help others, you must first put on your own oxygen mask. Therefore, South Lane Mental Health pays 100% of the employee health insurance premiums and deductibles, provides generous paid time off, and offers a strong employee assistance program. We also provide clinical supervision for licensure candidates, opportunities for training, and growth-focused, strength-based management.

Current Open Positions

Child and Family Team Meeting Facilitator

Benefits of Working for South Lane Mental Health:

  • Tier 7 position – starting salary: $19.95.
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Mental Health Therapist (Adult Therapist)

Benefits of Working for South Lane Mental Health:

  • Tiered salary starting at $53,025, with regular pay increases based on both tenure and cost of living.
  • 100% employer payment of health insurance premiums for the employee, plus 100% employer coverage of in-network copays and deductibles.
  • 100% employer payment of dental and vision premiums.
  • 5 weeks Paid Time Off per year to start.
  • 9 paid holidays per year.
  • Up to 12 weeks of paid family/medical leave as needed, plus paid bereavement and civic duty leave. 
  • Robust Employee Assistant Program, including gym and wellness discounts and resources for legal and financial advice.
  • Opportunities for pre-tax contributions to a 403(b) retirement account, and to acquire supplemental insurances (disability, life, etc.)
  • Eligibility for state and federal student loan forgiveness/repayment programs.
  • Fully covered clinical supervision to licensure, and reimbursement for license fees and license renewal.
  • Flexible schedules.
  • Exceptional culture where employees are supported, trusted and treated as adults. 

South Lane Mental Health is seeking a Mental Health Therapist to join our agency. Our supportive work culture offers flexibility to learn and grow as a professional, to work with a variety of clients in rural Lane County, and we provide support and training for our staff to develop expertise in the therapeutic areas that they are most passionate about.  Many of South Lane Mental Health’s therapists work as part of treatment teams, which may include skills trainers, peer support specialists, occupational therapists, and/or nurses to help provide holistic support to give our clients the best chance of success.

 

Position Duties:

  • Build therapeutic relationships and provide individual therapy to clients with emotional problems and/or psychiatric disabilities to help them identify personal strengths, resources needed to acquire skills and supports, and assisting with developing and implementing culturally appropriate individualized plans.
  • Work with clients to provide therapy and support in the environment that provides the best opportunity for success, including conducting therapeutic sessions in the office, in the community or schools, over the phone, and/or conducting home visits as necessary and appropriate. 
  • Provide support to individuals with navigating systems, and identifying and acquiring basic needs (food, clothing, housing, medical care, etc.)
  • Conduct mental health assessments intakes and updates, develop individualized support plans, and document services as appropriate. 
  • Complete all required paperwork, including notes on each session and individual client paperwork as well as annual assessments, in a timely manner.
  • Understand that many clients have been traumatized and strive to constantly provide services from a respectful, trauma-informed perspective.

Position Requirements:

Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in the related fields of therapy to include social work, professional counseling, or couples and family therapy.

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Skill in building therapeutic relationships with clients in individual, family, or group settings and provide therapy within scope of training. 
  • Ability to conduct DSM 5 diagnoses and mental status examinations.
  • Knowledge of theoretical frameworks for psychotherapy, as well as case management and skills training techniques and resources.
  • Ability to determine appropriate treatment modalities and level of care for each client, including identifying when to focus on solution-oriented symptom management and when to focus on addressing underlying causes as the path to symptom reduction.  Ability to write and implement an integrated service plan.
  • Skill in de-escalating stressful situations and providing appropriate support to clients in crisis.
  • Ability to clear conceptualize a case, and clearly communicate that conceptualization to others.
  • Knowledge of best practice suicide risk assessment and safety planning techniques, and ability to assess health and safety risks.
  • Ability to conduct mental health assessments according to standards set in Oregon Administrative Rules including identifying precipitating events, gathering histories, and assessing relationships.
  • Attention to detail and ability to track details in a changing environment.
  • Ability to balance clinical, cultural, and ethical values, particularly as relates to client and staff needs.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills, and sound communication skills.
  • Ability to interact with people of all ages and cultural background.

Note: Many people, particularly women and minorities, are less likely to apply to jobs unless they exactly fit all of the requirements listed in the job ad or feel like they would be great at every piece of the job description.  South Lane Mental Health is looking for the right people to join our team, and that means recognizing individual strengths while providing support for areas that aren’t as strong.  We encourage you to think broadly about your skills and reach out even if you don’t feel you have every single skill listed above.

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Mental Health Therapist (Youth Therapist)

Benefits of Working for South Lane Mental Health:

  • Tiered salary starting at $53,025, with regular pay increases based on both tenure and cost of living.
  • 100% employer payment of health insurance premiums for the employee, plus 100% employer coverage of in-network copays and deductibles.
  • 100% employer payment of dental and vision premiums.
  • 5 weeks Paid Time Off per year to start.
  • 9 paid holidays per year.
  • Up to 12 weeks of paid family/medical leave as needed, plus paid bereavement and civic duty leave. 
  • Robust Employee Assistant Program, including gym and wellness discounts and resources for legal and financial advice.
  • Opportunities for pre-tax contributions to a 403(b) retirement account, and to acquire supplemental insurances (disability, life, etc.)
  • Eligibility for state and federal student loan forgiveness/repayment programs.
  • Fully covered clinical supervision to licensure, and reimbursement for license fees and license renewal.
  • Flexible schedules.
  • Exceptional culture where employees are supported, trusted and treated as adults. 

South Lane Mental Health is seeking a Youth Mental Health Therapist to join our agency. Our supportive work culture offers flexibility to learn and grow as a professional, to work with a variety of clients in rural Lane County, and we provide support and training for our staff to develop expertise in the therapeutic areas that they are most passionate about.  Many of South Lane Mental Health’s therapists work as part of treatment teams, which may include skills trainers, peer support specialists, occupational therapists, and/or nurses to help provide holistic support to give our clients the best chance of success.  Therapists have the flexibility to design their own caseload, Youth Therapists are required to have a minimum of 50% youth on their caseload.

 

Position Duties:

  • Build therapeutic relationships and provide individual therapy to clients with emotional problems and/or psychiatric disabilities to help them identify personal strengths, resources needed to acquire skills and supports, and assisting with developing and implementing culturally appropriate individualized plans.
  • Work with children, adolescents, and families; provide developmentally appropriate interventions.
  • Work with clients to provide therapy and support in the environment that provides the best opportunity for success, including conducting therapeutic sessions in the office, in the community or schools, over the phone, and/or conducting home visits as necessary and appropriate. 
  • Provide support to individuals with navigating systems, and identifying and acquiring basic needs (food, clothing, housing, medical care, etc.)
  • Conduct mental health assessments intakes and updates, develop individualized support plans, and document services as appropriate. 
  • Complete all required paperwork, including notes on each session and individual client paperwork as well as annual assessments, in a timely manner.
  • Understand that many clients have been traumatized and strive to constantly provide services from a respectful, trauma-informed perspective.

Position Requirements:

Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in the related fields of therapy to include social work, professional counseling, or couples and family therapy.

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Skill in building therapeutic relationships with clients in individual, family, or group settings and provide therapy within scope of training. 
  • Ability to conduct DSM 5 diagnoses and mental status examinations.
  • Knowledge of theoretical frameworks for psychotherapy, as well as case management and skills training techniques and resources.
  • Ability to determine appropriate treatment modalities and level of care for each client, including identifying when to focus on solution-oriented symptom management and when to focus on addressing underlying causes as the path to symptom reduction.  Ability to write and implement an integrated service plan.
  • Skill in de-escalating stressful situations and providing appropriate support to clients in crisis.
  • Ability to clear conceptualize a case, and clearly communicate that conceptualization to others.
  • Knowledge of best practice suicide risk assessment and safety planning techniques, and ability to assess health and safety risks.
  • Ability to conduct mental health assessments according to standards set in Oregon Administrative Rules including identifying precipitating events, gathering histories, and assessing relationships.
  • Attention to detail and ability to track details in a changing environment.
  • Ability to balance clinical, cultural, and ethical values, particularly as relates to client and staff needs.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills, and sound communication skills.
  • Ability to interact with people of all ages and cultural background.

Note: Many people, particularly women and minorities, are less likely to apply to jobs unless they exactly fit all of the requirements listed in the job ad or feel like they would be great at every piece of the job description.  South Lane Mental Health is looking for the right people to join our team, and that means recognizing individual strengths while providing support for areas that aren’t as strong.  We encourage you to think broadly about your skills and reach out even if you don’t feel you have every single skill listed above.

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Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Reports to: Medication Management Team Manager

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners at SLMH provide psychiatric evaluation, develop treatment regimes and medication plans, prescribe appropriate psychiatric medications to clients, monitor effectiveness and impact, and in conjunction with therapists and treatment teams assist with implementing the full treatment plan for clients.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Provide Psychiatric Mental Health Services and Prescribing to Clients

  • Assess client status and prescribe medications as necessary.
  • Review and adjust medication plans, including evaluating reactions and effectiveness of medication plans of clients.
  • Provide education to clients about medication management and options.
  • Provide therapy to clients as necessary.
  • Work with clients to provide services in the environment that provides the best opportunity for success, including conducting appointments in the office, in the community or schools, over the phone, and/or conducting home visits as necessary and appropriate.
  • Order labs and conduct general health reviews with clients to assist with identifying side effects and impacts of medications.
  • Coordinate care with other members of the client’s treatment team, as well as other providers, families, courts, schools, etc. as required to assist the client succeed in meeting individual goals, and participate in complex case reviews, family system reviews, or team meetings as necessary.
  • Provide consultation to therapists, case managers and specific teams.
  • Understand that many individuals have been traumatized and strive to constantly provide services from a respectful, trauma-informed perspective.

Complete administrative and continuing education responsibilities

  • Complete all required paperwork, including notes on each session and individual client paperwork as well as annual assessments, in a timely manner.
  • Review and sign off on mental health evaluations.
  • Meet requirements regarding productivity and dependability.
  • Actively participate in clinical consultation, as well as team meetings and staff meetings.
  • Participate in completeness and quality reviews as required.
  • As required, positively represent SLMH in the community and with other service providers, and/ or act as a liaison with other organizations or with internal committees/cross- departmental teams.
  • Perform all duties in a respectful and responsible manner, both with clients and coworkers, and in a manner that meets all professional ethical standards.
  • Engage in continuing education activities and trainings, and maintain appropriate continuing education credits as required by board and licensure, as well as continually building therapeutic skills.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing and either Master of Science in Nursing or Doctor of Nursing Practice required.
  • Current Board Certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner required.
  • Active RN license and DEA registration.

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Detailed knowledge of psychiatric medications and treatment protocols.
  • Ability to diagnosis mental health conditions and develop treatment plans.
  • Ability to identify side effects and impacts of medication, and adjust treatment plans as appropriate. 
  • Ability to balance clinical, cultural, and ethical values, particularly as relates to client and staff needs.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills. 
  • Ability to interact with people of all ages and cultural background.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Sound computer skills.
  • Fluency in English is required and additional language skills are encouraged.

Working conditions and physical requirements:

  • This is a largely sedentary role, located in an office environment.  The employee is regularly required to talk or hear.   Occasional need to lift files, open filing cabinets, use computers, and bend or stand.
  • Travel between office locations occasionally required.

Substance Use Disorder Specialist

About South Lane Mental Health: 

Located in Cottage Grove, Oregon, South Lane Mental Health is guided by an enduring commitment to provide individualized mental health services with compassion and respect.  South Lane Mental Health’s staff of almost 100 provided a variety of therapeutic services to over 2,000 individuals in Cottage Grove and the surrounding community.  Our employees have a wide range of backgrounds, educational attainment and skill sets.  We strive to create an agency community characterized by empowerment, compassion and innovation.   

About the Position: 

The Substance Use Disorders Specialist provides assessments, diagnoses, case management and individual and group counseling to clients with a primary diagnosis of a Substance Use Disorder.  

Position Duties: 

  • Provide ASAM 6 Dimension assessments, determine diagnosis and develop individualized treatment plans. 
  • Conduct individual and group counseling sessions with clients of SLMH’s Recovery Program, including adolescents starting at the age of 14. 
  • Understand and plan intervention strategies for a variety of individuals, utilizing knowledge of a variety of therapeutic models and theories from a harm reduction lens that meets the individual where they’re at. 
  • Monitor individual progress and make changes to the therapeutic approach and best practice and evidence based interventions based on individual’s response to treatment. 
  • Work collaboratively with the individual and appropriate others to develop a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses priority needs of the individual, desired treatment outcomes, an agreed upon plan of action, and reassessment. 
  • Assist with providing an appropriate milieu and supports for successful recovery, including providing assistance with ensuring clients are meeting basic needs such as food and shelter, including coordinating and cooperating with local agencies and organizations necessary to expedite treatment for each individual. 
  • Understand that many clients have been traumatized and strive to constantly provide services from a respectful, trauma-informed perspective. 
  • Maintain HIPPA compliancy through strict client confidentiality as required by 42 CFR Part 2. 
  • Complete all required paperwork, including notes on each session, group and individual client paperwork, as well as assessments within the allotted time frame. 
  • Meet requirements regarding productivity and dependability.   
  • Coordinate with co-workers and treatment teams, including participating in complex case reviews as necessary and weekly team meetings. 
  • Actively participate in clinical supervision, as well as team and staff meetings. 
  • Engage in continuing education activities and trainings, and continually building therapeutic skills.   
  • Participate in completeness and quality reviews as required. 
  • As required, positively represent SLMH in the community and with other service providers, and/or act as a liaison with other organizations or with internal committees/cross-departmental teams. 
  • Perform all duties in a respectful and responsible manner, both with clients and coworkers, and in a manner that meets all professional ethical standards.  

Position Requirements: 

  • Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor I, II, or CADC-R with the ability to become credentialed within six months. 
  • Associate’s/Bachelor’s degree in social services, behavioral health, or a related subject; or at least 1-3 years of active employment in the field of mental health/substance use disorder services preferred.  
  • 1-2 years of active employment in the field of substance use treatment preferred.  

Competencies: 

  • Knowledge of ASAM criteria and assessments, treatment planning and service terminology, and the ability apply these concepts. 
  • Ability to effectively build therapeutic relationships with clients in treatment. 
  • Ability to respond calmly and professionally in high-stress situations and respond constructively to clients in a crisis. 
  • Ability to balance clinical, cultural, and ethical values, particularly as relates to client and staff needs.  
  • Strong written and oral communications skills.  
  • Ability to interact with people of all ages and cultural backgrounds.  
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.  
  • Sound computer skills.   

Benefits of Working for South Lane Mental Health: 

  • 100% employer payment of health insurance premiums for the employee, plus 100% employer coverage of in-network copays and deductibles. 
  • 100% employer payment of dental and vision premiums. 
  • 5 weeks Paid Time Off per year. 
  • 9 paid holidays per year. 
  • Up to 12 weeks of paid family/medical leave as needed, plus paid bereavement and civic duty leave.  
  • Robust Employee Assistant Program, including gym and wellness discounts and resources for legal and financial advice. 
  • Opportunities for pre-tax contributions to a 403(b) retirement account, and to acquire supplemental insurances (disability, life, etc.) 
  • Eligibility for state and federal student loan forgiveness/repayment programs. 
  • Flexible schedules. 
  • Exceptional culture where employees are supported, trusted and treated as adults. 

Resume and Cover letter are required. No phone calls, please.

Apply Now

Substance Use Disorder Specialist II CADCII

About South Lane Mental Health: 

Located in Cottage Grove, Oregon, South Lane Mental Health is guided by an enduring commitment to provide individualized mental health services with compassion and respect.  South Lane Mental Health’s staff of almost 100 provided a variety of therapeutic services to over 2,000 individuals in Cottage Grove and the surrounding community.  Our employees have a wide range of backgrounds, educational attainment and skill sets.  We strive to create an agency community characterized by empowerment, compassion and innovation.   

About the Position: 

South Lane Mental Health is looking for a Substance Use Disorder Specialist II to join our team in supporting the ACT program participants to maintain health, wellness, and stability in the community. ACT team members provide support to individuals with severe and persistent mental illness living in the rural communities of Cottage Grove and south Lane County. Substance use Disorder Specialists build helping relationships with participants and help them implement individual harm reduction care plans to support the management of their substance use challenges while working towards long-term wellness goals.

Role and Summary of Duties: 

The ACT Substance Use Disorders Specialist II works as part of a multidisclipinary team and primarily provides individual and group therapy to participants with severe and persistent mental health diagnoses and a co-occurring substance use disorder. The SUDS II will also supervise CADCI or CADC-R
clinicians on the ACT team.

  • Has been trained on and utilizes an evidence based integrated dual disorder treatment model. 
  • Well versed in stages of change, harm reduction, motivational interviewing ,and matching treatment to stage. 
  • Performs substance abuse assessments. 
  • Conduct individual and group therapy sessions with participants of SLMH ACT program, with a focus on those with a dual diagnosis of substance use and other mental health diagnosis. 
  • Understand and plan intervention strategies for a variety of individuals, utilizing knowledge of a variety of therapeutic models and theories. 
  • Monitor individual progress and make changes to the therapeutic approach and best practice, evidence-based interventions based on individual’s response to treatment.
  • Work collaboratively with the individual and appropriate others to develop a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses priority needs of the individual, desired treatment outcomes, an agreed upon plan of action, and reassessment. 
  • Assist with providing an appropriate milieu and supports for successful recovery, including aiding participants to meet basic needs such as food and shelter. 
  • Coordinating and cooperating with local agencies and organizations as necessary to expedite treatment for participants. 
  • Understand that many clients have been traumatized and strive to constantly provide services from a respectful, trauma-informed perspective.  
  • Provide Supervision for CADCI and CADC-R clinicians on the ACT team. 

Participate in the ACT Treatment Team

  • Regularly attend ACT team meetings and rounds and collaborate with other ACT team members to identify strategies to provide quality care to ACT participants.  
  • Coordinate care with other members of the ACT team, other providers, families, courts, schools, etc. as required to help the participants succeed in meeting individual goals. 

Complete administrative and continuing education responsibilities

  • Complete all required paperwork, including notes on services and individual participant paperwork, in a timely manner. 
  • Meet requirements regarding productivity and dependability.
  • Be familiar with relevant fidelity requirements and complete responsibilities in a way that comports with them.
  • Coordinate with co-workers and treatment teams, including assisting with complex case reviews or family systems reviews, as necessary.
  • Actively participate in clinical supervision and staff meetings.
  • Engage in continuing education activities and training, and continually build therapeutic skills.
  • Participate in completeness and quality reviews as required.
  • As required, positively represent SLMH in the community and with other service providers, and/or act as a liaison with other organizations or with internal committees/cross-departmental teams.
  • Perform all duties in a respectful and responsible manner, both with clients and coworkers and in a manner that meets all professional ethical standards.
  • Additional duties as requested.

Position Requirements: 

  • This position requires a CADCII certification with MHACBO. 
  • Minimum 2 years and 4000 hours of active Alcohol and Drug counseling.  
  • Some mental health treatment experience, with a focus on the SPMI population, proffered.
  • Experience as part of a complex treatment team proffered.  

Proffered Skills and Knowledge: 

  • Providing supervision to CADCI and/or CADC-R. 
  • Understand mental health assessment, treatment, and service terminology, and apply these concepts. 
  • Experience working with individuals with severe and persistent mental illness. 
  • Ability to respond calmly and professionally in high-stress situations and respond constructively
    to clients in a mental health crisis.  
  • Ability to balance clinical, cultural, and ethical values, particularly as relates to client and staff needs.  
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.  
  • Ability to interact with people of all ages and cultural backgrounds.  
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.   
  • Sound computer and typing skills.

Benefits of Working for South Lane Mental Health: 

  • 100% employer payment of health insurance premiums for the employee, plus 100% employer coverage of in-network copays and deductibles. 
  • 100% employer payment of dental and vision premiums. 
  • 5 weeks Paid Time Off per year. 
  • 9 paid holidays per year. 
  • Up to 12 weeks of paid family/medical leave as needed, plus paid bereavement and civic duty leave.  
  • Robust Employee Assistant Program, including gym and wellness discounts and resources for legal and financial advice. 
  • Opportunities for pre-tax contributions to a 403(b) retirement account, and to acquire supplemental insurances (disability, life, etc.) 
  • Eligibility for state and federal student loan forgiveness/repayment programs. 
  • Flexible schedules. 
  • Exceptional culture where employees are supported, trusted and treated as adults. 

Essential Job Functions

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, move, talk, hear, and manipulate equipment, as well as lift and move objects, equipment, and supplies. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Lift up to 40-50 pounds may occasionally be required, depending on the specific style or type of care provided. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee must travel regularly using a personal vehicle to locations throughout the community, including client homes.

The employee works in well-lit, clean environments. The noise level in the work environment is quiet to moderate. May work weekends or holidays. The employee may occasionally work with angry or hostile clients or members of the public, work with toxic substances and biohazards, and be exposed to infectious illnesses.

Resume and Cover letter are required. No phone calls, please.

Substance Use Disorders Peer Support Specialist

About South Lane Mental Health:
Located in Cottage Grove, Oregon, South Lane Mental Health is guided by an enduring commitment to provide individualized mental health services with compassion and respect. South Lane Mental Health’s staff of almost 100 provided a variety of therapeutic services to over 2,000 individuals in Cottage Grove and the surrounding community. Our employees have a wide range of backgrounds, educational attainment and skill sets. We strive to create an agency community characterized by empowerment, compassion and innovation.

About the Position:
The Substance Use Disorders (SUD) Peer Support Specialist provides recovery-based peer support to clients who would benefit from extra support within the treatment continuum of care. The Peer Support Specialist would offer assistance with tasks such as attending appointments and meetings in the community, provide skills training, case management and linkage to various resources and socialization within the recovery community.

Position Duties:
Conduct individual peer support sessions and participate in recovery focused activities, provide skills training, case management, co-facilitate treatment groups with CADC’s and provide various other supports to clients receiving SUD services through SLMH’s SUD program.
Provide education to clients and families about substance use disorders and the treatment and recovery process
Provide education to others, including community service providers, regarding treatment and the recovery process.
Serve as the contact point, advocate, and informational resource for client, care team, family/caregivers, and community resource agencies.
Assist with resolving issues that could affect treatment.
Participate in collaboration meetings with SUD team, Therapists, Doctors, Probation Officers, DHS caseworkers and other community service providers to assist in achieving treatment and recovery goals and outcomes on service plans.
Monitor client progress in a timely manner, and facilitate and communicate changes to plans as needed.
Assist in evaluating and monitoring the effectiveness of and adherence to the treatment plans.
Understand that many clients have been traumatized and strive to constantly provide services from a respectful, trauma-informed perspective.
Complete all required paperwork, including notes on each session and individual client paperwork, in a timely manner.
Meet requirements regarding productivity and dependability.
Coordinate with co-workers and treatment teams, including participating in complex case reviews or family systems reviews as necessary.
Actively participate in clinical supervision, as well as staff meetings.
Engage in continuing education activities and trainings, and continually build therapeutic skills.
Participate in completeness and quality reviews as required.
As required, positively represent SLMH in the community and with other service providers, and/or act as a liaison with other organizations or with internal committees/cross-departmental teams.
Perform all duties in a respectful and responsible manner, both with clients and coworkers, and in a manner that meets all professional ethical standards.
Additional duties as requested.
Position Requirements:
Lived experience in recovery from a substance use disorder, with at least two years abstaining from alcohol and other drugs, and a willingness to complete necessary training and other requirements to become certified as a Peer Support Specialist, or current certification as a SUD Peer Support Specialist.
Previous experience in substance use peer support and case management experience is a plus.
Valid driver’s license.
Competencies:
Skill in building supportive relationships with clients, particularly female clients with complex trauma histories.
Ability to respond calmly and professionally in high-stress situations and respond constructively to clients experiencing various crises and life struggles.
Ability to balance clinical, cultural, and ethical values, particularly as relates to client and staff needs.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Ability to interact with people of all ages and cultural background.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Sound computer skills.
Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.
Benefits of Working for South Lane Mental Health:
100% employer payment of health insurance premiums for the employee, plus 100% employer coverage of in-network copays and deductibles.
100% employer payment of dental and vision premiums.
5 weeks Paid Time Off per year.
9 paid holidays per year.
Up to 12 weeks of paid family/medical leave as needed, plus paid bereavement and civic duty leave.
Robust Employee Assistant Program, including gym and wellness discounts and resources for legal and financial advice.
Opportunities for pre-tax contributions to a 403(b) retirement account, and to acquire supplemental insurances (disability, life, etc.)
Eligibility for state and federal student loan forgiveness/repayment programs.
Flexible schedules.
Exceptional culture where employees are supported, trusted and treated as adults.
Resume and Cover letter are required. No phone calls, please.

Apply Now

Youth Behavioral Support Specialist

About South Lane Mental Health: 

Located in Cottage Grove, Oregon, South Lane Mental Health is guided by an enduring commitment to provide individualized mental health services with compassion and respect.  South Lane Mental Health’s staff of 100 provides a variety of therapeutic services to over 2,000 individuals in Cottage Grove and the surrounding community.  Our employees have a wide range of backgrounds, educational attainment and skill sets.  We strive to create an agency community characterized by empowerment, compassion and innovation.   

About the Position: 

South Lane Mental Health is seeking a Behavioral Support Specialist to join our Intensive Outpatient Support Services (IOSS) team. A full time Qualified Mental Health Associate, the Behavioral Support Specialist is able to make connections with youth ages 3 to 18 and deliver skills to reduce the impact of mental health symptoms in the family, community and school.  The Behavioral Support Specialist is also able to make connections with adult care providers (parents, foster parents, teachers) and educate them about the nature of the emotional problem/psychiatric disability, provide child management and supervision, provide nurturing support and participate in Collaborative Problem Solving. 

IOSS is mental health treatment for children and youth that happens anywhere the child is having a problem coping with stress whether that is at the home, at the school or in the community… wherever the child needs help. IOSS is a team of therapists and skills trainers who want to help children and families deal with stress better and appreciate a safe and supportive family. This position is primarily based in Springfield, though some travel throughout Lane County is expected.  

Position Duties: 

  • Build helping relationships with clients, including helping clients identify personal strengths, find resources needed to acquire skills and support, and assist clients in developing and implementing individualized plans.   
  • Participate in one-on-one skills training sessions with clients to help clients build and implement techniques to manage their psychiatric disability/emotional problem.  Conduct skills training sessions wherever there is a problem coping with stress, whether that is at home, at school, or in the community.   
  • Implement an established emotional intelligence curriculum, and select appropriate sections of the curriculum to use in a given situation. 
  • Provide family support as necessary and appropriate, including providing support for parents and other caregivers of clients.   
  • Assist clients with identifying symptoms, goals, and methods for achieving goals, and identify and provide appropriate skills training to clients based on the service plans. 
  • Provide crisis services as required. 
  • Understand that many clients have been traumatized and strive to constantly provide services from a respectful, trauma-informed perspective. 
  • Regularly attend IOSS team meetings, and collaborate with other IOSS team members to identify strategies to provide quality care to IOSS clients.  In collaboration with the IOSS team, create behavioral support plans for assigned clients. 
  • Coordinate care other providers, families, courts, schools, etc. as required to assist the client succeed in meeting individual goals.  As requested, participate in Child and Family Team Meetings and work with adult care providers (parents, foster parents, teachers) to provide nurturing support to caregivers and assist with improving the family system. 
  • Assess safety of self and others in community/home situations, respond to safety concerns, and coordinate with the team to ensure appropriate safety while seeing clients. 
  • Schedule appointments with assigned clients, and coordinate and maintain appointment calendar. 
  • Complete all required paperwork, including notes on each session and individual client paperwork, in a timely manner. Meet requirements regarding productivity and dependability.    
  • Engage in continuing education activities and training, and continually build therapeutic skills.    
  • Participate in completeness and quality reviews as required.  Actively participate in clinical supervision, as well as staff meetings.  
  • As required, positively represent SLMH in the community and with other service providers, and/or act as a liaison with other organizations or with internal committees/cross-departmental teams.  
  • Perform all duties in a respectful and responsible manner, both with clients and coworkers, and in a manner that meets all professional ethical standards.   

Position Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in social services, behavioral health, or a related subject; or at least 3 years of active employment in the field of mental health service provision.   
  • Ability to obtain MHACBO registration and be credentialed as a QMHA; or Peer Support Specialist Certification and inclusion on the Traditional Health Worker Registry.   
  • Valid driver’s license, and a reliable vehicle that can be used to transport self to and from client homes (mileage reimbursement provided). 

Competencies: 

  • Knowledge of mental health assessment, treatment and service terminology, and ability to apply these concepts. 
  • Ability to implement skill development strategies for youth and adults. 
  • Skill in identifying, implementing, and coordinating the services and supports identified in an Individualized Support Service Plan. 
  • Ability to respond calmly and professionally in high-stress situations and respond constructively to clients in a mental health crisis. 
  • Strong oral communications skills, and ability to write in clear, clinically appropriate language. 
  • Ability to balance clinical, cultural, and ethical values, particularly as relates to client and staff needs. 
  • Ability to interact positively with people of all ages and cultural backgrounds. 
  • Ability to adapt and evolve to meet the needs of the client and team. 
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team environment. 
  • Sound computer skills. 

Benefits of Working for South Lane Mental Health: 

  • 100% employer payment of health insurance premiums for the employee, plus 100% employer coverage of in-network copays and deductibles. 
  • 100% employer payment of dental and vision premiums. 
  • 5 weeks Paid Time Off per year. 
  • 9 paid holidays per year. 
  • Up to 12 weeks of paid family/medical leave as needed, plus paid bereavement and civic duty leave.  
  • Robust Employee Assistant Program, including gym and wellness discounts and resources for legal and financial advice. 
  • Opportunities for pre-tax contributions to a 403(b)-retirement account, and to acquire supplemental insurances (disability, life, etc.) 
  • Eligibility for state and federal student loan forgiveness/repayment programs. 
  • Flexible schedules. 
  • Exceptional culture where employees are supported, trusted and treated as adults. 

Resume and cover letter are required. No phone calls, please.

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Insurance Benefits

Machine-readable files (MRFs) are made available in response to the federal Transparency in Coverage Rule and include negotiated service rates and out-of-network allowed amounts between health plans and healthcare providers. The MRFs are formatted to allow researchers, regulators, and application developers to more easily access and analyze data.
In addition to our main insurance, we have a program that covers all co-pays and deductibles for most all medical procedures and prescriptions (some exceptions do apply).

Employee Testimonials

“Working with families devastated by trauma is extremely difficult. Why, then, do I like my job? Because SLMH is the most caring and compassionate employer I have ever had. As an employee, I am supported by an entire team and am empowered and trusted to serve the families we work with. I am supported with supervision, trainings, excellent health care, and more benefit time than I know what to do with. Above everything else, SLMH cultivates emotional intelligence in both clients and staff. I am a better version of myself after working here.”

-Brett M.

“South Lane Mental Health centers the needs and goals of clients while supporting and respecting therapists and other staff.”

-Jones D.

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