31 Jan
Mental Health Associate - Mobile Crisis Unit
Oregon, Eugene , 97401 Eugene USA

Mental Health Associate - Mobile Crisis Unit Print (https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lanecountyor/jobs/newprint/4369962) Apply  Mental Health Associate - Mobile Crisis Unit Salary$22.80 - $30.45 HourlyLocation Eugene, ORJob TypeRegularJob Number202400038DepartmentHealth & Human ServicesDivisionHHS BH Behavioral Health SvcsOpening Date01/30/2024Closing Date2/20/2024 11:59 PM PacificFLSANon-Exempt




DESCRIPTIONJoin our Mobile Crisis Team as a Mental Health Associate - Make a Difference in Moments of Crisis! This position is eligible for sign-on compensation of $4,500! See what Lane County Behavioral Health (https://www.lanecounty.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=3585881&pageId=4133179) employees have to say about working at LCBH! About the Position Are you passionate about making a tangible difference in the lives of individuals with mental health challenges? Lane County Behavioral Health is expanding our 24/7 mobile crisis unit, and we are seeking dedicated Mental Health Associates to join our dynamic team. This vital role is an opportunity to work on the front lines of mental health care, providing essential assessment and treatment services to those in need.As a Mental Health Associate, you will be instrumental in assisting our team in delivering high-quality mental health services. Your responsibilities will include conducting mental health assessments, participating in the development of treatment plans, and providing direct support to our clients who are experiencing mental illnesses or disorders. This role will challenge you to use your skills and compassion to make a real difference in the community.Your Impact: Contribute to a team that responds to mental health crises, offering first-hand support and intervention.Assist in the evaluation of clients' mental health status and participate in the creation of effective treatment plans.Engage with clients, providing them with the support and care they need during challenging times.Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team, ensuring a holistic approach to mental health care.Join Us: If you are driven by a desire to help others, possess a strong understanding of mental health care, and are ready to take on a challenging yet rewarding role, we encourage you to apply. Your work as a Mental Health Associate will have a direct impact on individuals in crisis, providing them with the support and care they need to navigate their mental health journey.This is not just a job; it’s an opportunity to be part of a team that is changing lives every day. You will gain invaluable experience, work in a supportive environment, and be a key player in a critical and growing area of mental health services.Take the next step in your career and join a team that is dedicated to making a lasting difference. Apply now to become a Mental Health Associate in our Mobile Crisis Unit! About the DivisionLane County Behavioral Health provides services to more than 1,600 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. Schedule: These positions will work 12-hour shifts, with 3 days on, and 4 days off. This is an AFSCME represented position QUALIFICATIONSTraining:

Bachelor's degree in a behavioral science field from an accredited university with major course work in a mental health field, psychology, sociology or a related field.


At least one year of work experience working directly with mentally or emotionally disturbed clients, and a combination of education, training and/or work experience in a behavioral sciences field that totals two additional years, plus the required competencies.


A combination of at least three year's relevant work, education, training or experience, AND have the competencies necessary to a) communicate effectively, b) understand mental health assessment treatment and service terminology and to apply the concepts, and c) provide psychosocial skills development and to implement interventions prescribed on a treatment plan within their scope of practice, is qualifying.

Special Requirements:

Must be in possession of a valid driver's license at time of application, and a valid Oregon Driver's license by time of appointment.


QMHA Certification through MHACBO



CV or Resume

Notes :

This position is subject to a full criminal offender information record check.

Offers of employment are contingent upon consenting to, and successfully passing, a drug screening test.

Please note that as part of the screening process Lane County will verify license and certification status.

Studies have shown that women and BIPOC individuals are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they are able to perform every task in the job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. The county will consider any equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, education, and experience to meet minimum qualifications. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background and skill set for the role.

CLASSIFICATION DETAILSMental Health Associate Classification Details (https://agency.governmentjobs.com/lanecountyor/default.cfm?action=specbulletin&ClassSpecID=995199&headerfooter=0) Selection ProcessSUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATIONEqual Employment Opportunity Lane County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job. Strategic Plan In alignment with Lane County's Strategic Plan, incumbent(s) will be expected to demonstrate the following core behaviors: Passion to Serve, Driven to Connect, and Focused on Solutions. The 2022 -2024 Strategic Plan focuses on the areas that Lane County will pursue as a way to deliver on our vision for the residents of Lane County. To meet these challenges, we know that the basis of our efforts lies in leveraging our people and partnerships to achieve our Strategic Priorities. We also recognize that the quality and commitment of our staff is essential to a shared future where Lane County is the best place in which to live, work, and play. Trauma Informed Care Statement Lane County Health & Human Services is committed to providing Trauma Informed Care. As an organization, we recognize that many of the people we serve have experienced trauma, either currently, recently or in their past. Our agency is dedicated to incorporating an understanding of trauma, both with our clients and with each other. Our employees receive ongoing training to develop or deepen their understanding of trauma and its impacts. Veteran Preference Information (https://www.lanecounty.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=3585881&pageId=5143112) Careers with Lane County Offer Extraordinary BenefitsAt Lane County, we value our employees and we show it with our extraordinary benefits. We know that you chose public service for more than a paycheck, and our outstanding benefits are designed to help you Live Well, Live Lane - throughout your career. Read on to learn what great benefits await you in a career with Lane County.Introducing ALEX (https://www.myalex.com/lanecounty/home#choose-benefits) , Lane County's benefit advisor! ALEX is an interactive tool that will help you understand the benefits being offered, out of pocket expenses and coverage available. You will need the Collective Bargaining Unit found in your job posting and when asked for your date of hire, please put in today's date. The below information describes typical benefits available for Regular Full-time Employees. Actual benefits received may differ by position, employment status (regular, temporary, or extra help) and/or bargaining group.ALEX Benefit Advisor (click here) (https://www.myalex.com/lanecounty/home#choose-benefits) Collective Bargaining Units:Admin-ProAFSCMEAFSCME NursesAFSCME PhysiciansFOPPOLCPOALocal 626Prosecuting Attorney'sBenefits to keep you & your family well - PhysicallyHealth insurance coverage becomes effective the first of the month following your first 30 days as an eligible employee.Medical/Rx/Vision - Lane County offers medical, prescription and vision exam coverage for you and your eligible dependents. The plan options and costs per month for 2018 are outlined below:If you enroll in the HDHP the County will contribute to your HSA: $1,500 (individual) or $3,000 (family) annually. This amount is prorated based on date of hire.Eligible employees who complete a Health History Risk Assessment (HHRA), Biometric Screening, and Comprehensive Health Review (CHR) at the Live Well Center receive a $20 per month credit.Wellness Clinic - The Live Well Center is for Lane County benefits-eligible employees, spouses and dependents (ages 2 and up) who are enrolled in the Lane County health plan. Marathon Health manages the Live Well Center and their clinical team provides confidential, affordable care for your acute and preventive healthcare needs. The Live Well Center also provides health coaching, chronic disease counseling, comprehensive primary care services, and much more.Dental - Lane County provides dental coverage for employees and their eligible dependents.Employee Assistance Program (EAP) - Lane County provides this counseling and concierge service to employees and members of their immediate households.Fitness Center Membership - Lane County provides employees with a free membership to a local fitness center. Employees may add their families at a discounted rate.Benefits to keep you & your family well - Financially Retirement - Lane County pays for, and enrolls employees in the Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP) and the Individual Account Program (IAP) following six full months of employment. (Current members are eligible upon hire.)Disability - Lane County pays a portion of wages for eligible employees through Short-Term Disability, and provides Long-Term Disability coverage. Lane County complies with all State and Federal disability laws for employee, family, parental and pregnancy leaves regulations.Time Management - Lane County provides employees with a generous bank of hours to be used for sick, vacation, family emergencies and personal days.Holidays - Lane County provides 10 paid holidays per year:New Year's Day Independence DayMartin Luther King Jr's Birthday Labor DayPresidents' Day Veterans' DayMemorial Day Thanksgiving DayJuneteenth Christmas DayLife Insurance - Lane County pays for employee group term life insurance.County-paid Training & Development to keep your career well On-site Classes - Lane County offers a variety of on-site classes to develop employees' soft and technical skills.Online Training - Lane County offers a variety of online classes through LEAP to help employees continually improve their skills.Conferences & Seminars - Lane County will consider reimbursement for employees to attend professional conferences, dependent upon budget, to encourage continuous learning and professional development.Lane County offers these other valuable benefitsDeferred Compensation Retirement Savings - Employees may enroll in a deferred compensation program 457(b) to save for retirement.Vision - Eligible employees may purchase supplemental vision insurance.Supplemental Life Insurance - Employees may purchase supplemental life insurance for themselves and their dependents/spouse.Aflac - Optional employee-paid voluntary group coverage is available through Aflac.Group Discounts - Group discounts may include homeowners and auto insurance, pet health insurance, credit union membership.Paid medical, dental and vision coverage for dependents is determined by labor agreement or APM, as applicable. Physicians should contact their supervisor for health plan options and rates. Please note that Temporary and Extra Help positions are not typically eligible for benefits. This is only brief summary of benefits available to eligible Lane County employees. In all cases, plan documents govern. For additional information about these extraordinary benefits contact the Benefit Resource Center at 1-866-468-7272, or Lane County HR at (541) 682-3124.01 IMPORTANT: Please ensure you have included all RELEVANT education, employment and experience in your application. To ensure compliance with Oregon Equal Pay laws, Human Resources will conduct a wage analysis based on the information you have provided in your application to determine the appropriate starting wage if you are selected.

I acknowledge I have provided all relevant education and employment history.


What is your highest level of education?

High School diploma or equivalent.

Associate's degree in a behavioral health field, psychology, sociology, or a related field

Bachelor's degree in a behavioral science field from an accredited university with major course work in a mental health field, psychology, sociology, or a related field.

Master's degree in a behavioral science field from an accredited university with major course work in a mental health field, psychology, sociology or a related field.


How many years of work experience working directly with mentally or emotionally disturbed clients.do you have?

No experience.

1 year of experience.

2 years of experience.

3 years of experience.

4 years of experience.

5 years of experience.


Please answer YES if you meet one of the following criteria: (25 points) a. You have a valid Oregon Driver's License. b. You have a valid driver's license from another state AND are able to obtain an Oregon Driver's License by the time of appointment.




I acknowledge that I have fully completed my application AND attached the required resume as instructed in the posting. Please Note: Your resume is reviewed independently from your application. (25 points)

I agree


Are you currently an accredited Qualified Mental Health Associate with MHACBO? (25 points)




Has your accreditation ever been encumbered? (25 points)



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