Options Counseling and Family Services
Bilingual Mental Health Associate (Spanish/English), part-time (Personal Services)
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/
The Mental Health Associate (QMHA) provides variable hours of "hands-on" in-community demonstration, teaching, and support to achieve behavioral changes in families where child mental health issues are present. They will assess the youth's needs and co-create a behavioral plan with the assigned therapist and client. Families served include those in which children have behavioral, social, emotional and mental health issues and may be reuniting with their families after out-of-home placement, working to avoid out-of-home placement, and/or transitioning to less intensive level of care. Collaborates with other service providers and community agencies, provides oral and written reports. Ability to travel to families' homes and communities required.
This position is anticipated to be part-time (20 hours/week). The actual hours worked may vary daily depending on the needs of the referring agency or individual client families. Example of schedule based on current client needs: Mon 1-5 pm, Tue 1-5 pm, Wed 8-12 pm, Thurs 1-5 pm, Friday 8-12 pm.
Must be able to qualify as a Qualified Mental Health Associate with the Mental Health & Addictions Certification Board of Oregon (MHACBO). Pass a DHS background check and/or fingerprinting. Bilingual in Spanish/English (must pass an assessment to qualify). Two years of knowledge in behavioral interventions, basic knowledge of parenting skills, and experience working with disadvantaged individuals and families in the provision of services. Knowledge of dynamics of high-risk families including drug and alcohol abuse, domestic violence, sexual abuse and neglect. Must have respectful, open, unbiased, accepting attitude toward clients and their families. Must have a valid Oregon driver's license, reliable transportation, and auto insurance.*
Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, family studies or related field. Strong understanding of available community resources and supports.
Essential duties and Responsibilities:
50% - Direct Service
35% - Case Coordination
15% - Documentation
* Positions that require driving clients must maintain vehicle insurance as required by law, with a minimum of $100,000/$300,000/$100,000 personal auto liability coverage (proof of insurance will be required).
**Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable applicants with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.