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Behavioral Health Assistant, QMHA

Company: Central City Concern
Location: Beaverton
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

Open Until Filled (Seniority Bid 11/10/22)

Since 1979, the Portland community has trusted Central City Concern (CCC) to help people create meaningful, long-term change. Every year, we serve more than 13,000 people experiencing or at risk of homelessness with affordable and supportive housing, person-centered health care, addiction recovery and employment assistance. By providing health care, housing and jobs, CCC is ending homelessness in Portland and helping people achieve their highest potential.

CCC's Old Town Recovery Center is seeking a Behavioral Health Assistant (QMHA) to join our team!

Pay Rate: $20.87/hr.

Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm.

The Health Assistant (HA) works as a member of a multi-disciplinary behavioral health care team providing integrated behavioral health services to clients seen at Old Town Recovery Center. The HA is responsible for providing administrative support to the behavioral health home, ensuring care that is accountable, comprehensive, proactive, well-coordinated and patient-centered. The Care Team addresses all treatment needs, including crisis management, substance abuse treatment, psychiatric evaluation & treatment, physical health treatment, mental health treatment, accessing benefits and entitlements, accessing appropriate and affordable housing. The Care Team is responsible for proactively managing the healthcare needs of the patients on their assigned team, including medical, mental health, addiction, and health behavior needs.

The Successful Candidate:

You are able to consider the impacts and outcomes for underserved communities during decision-making processes, to deliver high quality care to a vulnerable population of clients. You are passionate about learning more about and working within healthcare. You are a clear communicator with excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage time effectively. You are open and willing to work cross-functionally with a group of internal and external partners, including community partners, providers, clients, and program staff.

Duties to Include:

Prepare for daily staffing of clients, coordinate care for clients seen same day/week.
Support care team & clients by participating in triage & evaluation of client needs.
Obtain, process, and document all necessary information and paperwork required to assist the Care Team Coordinator (CTC) in the provision of health services to Old Town Recovery Center patients.
Assists the CTC in tracking & organizing data in order to identify needs of the population; participates in follow up.
Provide follow up contact in person or by phone to patients identified by CTM or other care team members for support and management of health-related issues.
Participate in outreach activities necessary to offer services and engage participation in a non-coercive manner. This includes outreach to patients who are due for routine preventive services, patients needing follow up for chronic disease management, and patients who have no-showed for appointments.
Collect information regarding clients' health history, current health behaviors, and bio/psycho/social needs through a combination of direct interviewing, records review, and consultation with outside sources (after obtaining written consent).
Participate in clinical staff meetings and case conferences with team members in order to utilize interdisciplinary expertise and facilitate individual treatment plans for clients.
Provide educational information and materials to patients regarding available services in the community and how to appropriately access them.
Coordinate services with all members of the care team and the client's support network.
Maintain client records as required by program standards and funding requirements.
Participate in training opportunities to advance skills and knowledge in addictions and mental health.

Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in Behavioral Sciences field or a combination of at least three year's work education, training or experience in chemical dependency and/or mental health treatment (QMHA or QMHA-R).
At least one year experience working with homeless, low-income, or other vulnerable populations in a supportive role.
Ability to adhere to Central City Concern's drug-free workplace which encourages a safe, healthy and productive work environment and strictly complies with the Drug-Free Work Place Ace of 1988.An employee shall not, in the workplace, unlawfully manufacture, distribute, dispense, possess or use a controlled substance or alcohol.
Must meet CCC privileging requirements as required by FTCA.
Must have current CPR certification prior to start date.
Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, TB test, and background check.

Central City Concern offers an incredible benefits package to our employees!

Generous paid time off plan beginning at 4 weeks per year at the time of hire. Accrual increases with longevity.
Amazing 403(b) Retirement Savings plan with an employer match of 4.25% in your 1st year, 6% in the 2nd year, and 8% in your 3rd year!
12 paid Holidays PLUS 2 Personal Holidays to be used at the employee's discretion.
Comprehensive Medical, Vision, and Dental insurance coverage.
Employer Paid Life, Short Term Disability, AND Long Term Disability Insurance!
Sabbatical Program offering extended time off at years 7, 14 and 21.

Central City Concern is a second chance employer and complies with applicable laws regarding consideration of criminal background for employment purposes. Government regulations, contractual requirements, or the duties of this particular job may require CCC to conduct a background check and take appropriate action to address prior criminal convictions.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c) Associated topics: behavioral health, domestic, forensic, insights, mental health, npho, outpatient, outreach, social worker, youth

Keywords: Central City Concern, Beaverton , Behavioral Health Assistant, QMHA, Healthcare , Beaverton, Oregon

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