Mental Health Consultant
Multnomah County, OR
Multnomah County, OR
THIS WORK MATTERS
Are you a Mental Health professional with experience in corrections environment, who is looking for an exciting new opportunity?
Do you have a passion for working in a challenging environment where you can serve disadvantaged populations?
Do you bring demonstrated expertise in providing direct services of assessment, crisis intervention, counseling, case management, and discharge planning for the mentally ill client population?
If so, we want you on our team!
Multnomah County Health Department is seeking for full time Mental Health Consultants to serve in the Corrections Health located at the Justice Center. This recruitment may be used to fill other future vacant positions.
Depending upon assignment, the incumbent may perform a combination of some or all of the following duties, which are a representative sample of the level of work appropriate to this classification.
A successful candidate will possess the following characteristics:
Provides direct services of assessment, crisis intervention, counseling case management, and discharge planning for the mentally ill client population in jail.
Indirect services include case consultation, group facilitation, education, research and selected assigned administrative and patient care duties.
Receive clients on referred, emergent or follow up basis; responsible for initial psychiatric/psychological workup; accurately document client's care through the use of SOAP charting, at the time of client visit; formulates definitive assessment and treatment plan, utilizing DSM IV diagnostic criteria.
Provide direct patient care crisis intervention, counseling and client education, including how to access community resources.
Participate actively in the Mental Health Team, consulting with providers, nurses, and monitoring client response to treatment; and in court process, when subpoenaed, to explain client's mental health status.
Work closely with Correction Deputies in their day -to-day dealings with mentally ill clients.
Certification in Alcohol and Drug Counseling is highly desirable. (CADC III preferred).
Please note successful applicants must be able to pass a thorough background investigation, which may include being fingerprinted.