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Mental Health Specialist 1 or 2 - Forensic Team - Lane County Jail (B0 - Eugene, OR

Company: Lane County Gov
Job type: full-time
Category: Hospital, Health Care

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Description This position will be part of a multi-disciplinary team which includes law enforcement, psychiatrists, and behavioral health staff serving individuals with severe persistent mental illness that are currently incarcerated at the Lane County Jail which excludes inmates slotted for prison or federal jurisdiction. Duties include, but are not limited to: provide discharge planning, facilitation of groups, coordination with families, serve as a liaison between internal and external providers fostering community linkages to facilitate post release access to community resources, community networking and will require weekly staff meetings with the staff of California Forensic Medical Group and Correction staff. Lane County Behavioral Health provides services to more than 1,200 individuals with behavioral health conditions. We work with community partners to provide a continuum of care from prevention through treatment and aftercare in an environment that promotes a culture of resilience and recovery. Mental Health Specialist 1 : In collaboration with other mental health professionals, to provide professional level mental health assessment and treatment services to clients who have mental illnesses or mental disorders; and to perform related duties as assigned. Mental Health Specialist 2: To provide professional mental health assessment and treatment services to clients who have mental illnesses or mental disorders; and to perform related duties as assigned. MHS1: $43,305 - $60,008/ Annually MHS2: $44,345 - $61,464/ Annually Lane County Behavioral Health is a participant in the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program. Schedule: Monday - Friday; 8:00am - 5:00pm *This is a AFSCME represented position* Examples of Duties - Duties may include, but are not limited to the following MHS1: Collaborates in the provision of mental health services to clients who may have mental illness or mental disorders, to include substance use disorders or psychosexual disorders. Screens and evaluates referred clients to determine whether clients have a mental illness or disorder, and meet criteria for eligibility for program services. Performs assessments of referred clients to assess mental health needs; completes client interviews, obtains social, emotional, criminal and substance abuse histories, identifies client needs, and assesses treatment options; under supervision, conducts mental status evaluations using approved diagnostic manual. Assists in the preparation of written reports with diagnostic impressions for review by psychiatrist / physician. Works with clients to establish goals and objectives and determines treatment methods. Provides individual and group counseling; guides clients in obtaining insight into their emotional problems and in changing behavior patterns; works with short- and long-term cases. Refers clients to outside agencies for additional social, economic, and medical services as needed; coordinates client service provision. Observes clients using prescribed medications for possible side effects and for effectiveness of medications, and may refer clients to physicians/psychiatrists. Assists in the preparation of reports to courts regarding sentencing alternatives, treatment options and client progress. Monitors client payment records and billing information, and sets payment schedules with clients. Maintains detailed, up to date and accurate records of all client evaluations, therapy sessions, consultations, treatment plans, progress notes and other information; prepares summaries and evaluation reports. Interviews relatives of patients applying for services to obtain psychological histories, present behavior and personal and social factors. May perform other related duties as assigned. MHS2: Provides a variety of mental health services to clients who may have mental illness or mental disorders, to include substance use disorders or psychosexual disorders. Screens and evaluates referred clients to determine whether clients have a major mental illness or disorder and meet criteria for eligibility for program services. Performs in-depth assessments of referred clients to determine mental health needs; completes client interviews, obtains social, emotional, criminal and substance abuse histories, identifies client needs, and assesses treatment options; conducts mental status evaluations using approved diagnostic manual. Prepares written reports with diagnostic impressions for review by psychiatrist/physician. Develops written comprehensive community treatment plans based on identified needs; works with clients to establish goals and objectives and determines treatment methods. Provides individual and group counseling; guides clients in obtaining insight into their emotional problems and in changing behavior patterns; works with short- and long-term cases of a difficult nature. Refers clients to outside agencies for additional social, economic, and medical services as needed; arranges


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