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Crisis Specialist, Grants Pass, OR


Options for Southern Oregon

Behavioral Health Professional

Grants Pass, OR

June 7, 2019


Crisis Specialist (Grants Pass)

Job Locations US-OR-Grants Pass

ID 2018-1672
# of Openings 4
Category Crisis Resolution Center
Department Crisis Resolution Center

Overview

Excellent salary and benefits: family medical, long term disability, 403 (b) plan with 6% match - and more.

This position is eligible for professional development and support for licensure.

  • $1,000 IN YOUR POCKET (AFTER TAX DOLLARS) AT TIME OF HIRE
  • $500 IN YOUR POCKET AT 6 AND 12 MONTHS AFTER HIRE
  • $1,500 RELOCATION ALLOWANCE FOR OREGON RESIDENTS (outside of Jackson/Josephine County)
  • $2,500 RELOCATION ALLOWANCE FOR OUT OF STATE RESIDENTS

The Crisis Specialist conducts mental health crisis assessments at the local hospital and in the community and operates as part of an interdisciplinary team at Options Crisis Resolution Center (CRC).

Schedule:

  • 40 hours/week – schedule entails 3 day/evening shifts, which includes one weekend day. The fourth shift is overnight at home unless called to assess a patient at the Three Rivers Medical Center Emergency Department.

The CRC provides short term respite and mental health stabilization to adults. Options’ CRC, an innovative, inpatient hospital diversion and respite program opened as the first of its kind in Oregon 16 years ago. As part of this dynamic program you will work with other Crisis Specialists on an interdisciplinary team that offers psychiatry, nursing, mental health therapy, co-occurring disorders treatment, gambling treatment and skills training services for adults from all walks of life. This 15 bed, secure, short term, transitional program works closely with a large network of programs within Options and with multiple community partners to help individuals along their recovery path.

Training on the specifics of this position is provided. Shadowing of current Crisis Specialists is a component of this training as is classroom, interactive education on differential diagnosis, confidentiality, therapeutic boundaries, and the electronic health record. Opportunities for internal continuing education are available to all Master’s level personnel at Options.

Responsibilities

This position performs diagnostic assessments and formulates diagnoses, screens patients for a mental health hold, may offer respite or diversion from hospitalization to Option’s inpatient program, and develops safety plans with patients and their significant others. Responds to requests for mental health screenings in the community and determines next steps for care. Provides clinical recovery-focused services to clients with mental illness and co-occurring disorders in individual and group settings. Collaborates with client and treatment team in development of individual treatment plan.

Qualifications

Candidates must possess a Master’s degree in Counseling, Social Work, Psychology or a related field. 2018 graduates welcome to apply. Registered Nurse (BSN required) with psychiatric experience also encouraged to apply. Computer proficiency required to use Electronic Health Records. Valid OR driver's license and excellent driving record required. Must successfully pass the state-required background check and DMV checks. Drug testing is required for this position.

Company Overview:

Options for Southern Oregon is a private non-profit organization. We serve people of all ages who have mental health needs. Our holistic approach addresses housing, advocacy, community integration, crisis intervention, therapy, co-occurring issues, education, work, and economic well-being. We foster the development of mental and emotional health in children, adults, and families, and support the participation of our clients as respected members of the community. We employ over 350 people in 11 locations in Grants Pass and Medford.

Excellent salary and benefits: family medical, long term disability, 403 (b) plan with 6% match - and more.

How to Apply:

Please visit our website at www.optionsonline.org and click on Jobs to complete the online application process, or call 541-476-2373.


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