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WorkSource Oregon Jail Diversion Therapist in PENDLETON, Oregon

Want to make a difference in someone's life? Join the Lifeways team serving the community since 1964. We are a progressive behavioral health organization specializing in helping people in our community achieve and maintain emotional and social well-being. Lifeways is currently seeking a full-time Mental Health Specialist II to provide services at our Pendleton, OR office. Lifeways provides the following benefits: Health, dental, vision plans 401k with company contribution Voluntary benefits, life and short-term disability, etc. Generous PTO plan Wellness plan Professional development funds Life balance-oriented organization Please apply online at Summary: Provides a variety of case management, skills training, support services, group and individual counseling as required for persons with Developmental Disabilities, Severe and Persistent Mental Illness, and Chemical Dependency as needed for the level of the position. ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job: - Must ensure compliance with federal, state, and interagency regulations - Model and enforce Lifeways' policies and procedures in a fair manner - Must model the culture of excellent customer service as adapted by Lifeways, as well as Lifeways Mission Statement and Core Values. - Under general supervision, assess client needs and function level. - Provides individualized case management to clients in the community. - Make appropriate referrals. Provides some individual and group counseling and education and support to clients and families, skills training and outreach to client homes, Community Corrections, and the Umatilla County Jail. - Acts as liaison and provides consultation, education and information to community agencies that routinely come in contact with individuals with mental or emotional disturbances. - Attends weekly and monthly meetings with various law enforcement agencies and entities to assist with criminal justice involved clients. - Conducts assessments, evaluations, therapy and consultations at the Umatilla County Jail for incarcerated clients. - Assesses and makes recommendations for placement of .365 and .370 clients who have committed crimes and are also mentally ill. - Make diagnoses. Acts as program coordinator by assisting with program planning activities. Screens clients for program eligibility and conduct comprehensive evaluations resulting in a DSM V diagnosis. - Develops diagnostic evaluations and treatment plans for clients which includes delivery of appropriate services as defined in the detailed treatment plan. - May provide consultation for chemical dependency problems, education and training for other program staff and community agencies and groups. - May provide clinical review of work by other clinicians or subcontracted programs. - May perform other duties and special assignment as assigned QUALIFICATIONS: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required to perform the essential functions of this job.