Bilingual Mental Health Clinician - PASO

Morrison Child and Family Services

About the organization

Morrison Child and Family Services is a non-profit organization that provides a comprehensive array of services to children, adolescents, and their families. As an agency Morrison, its team members, and clients commit to the following values of trauma-informed care:

• Nonviolence - being safe and doing the right thing
• Emotional Intelligence - managing our feelings so we don’t hurt ourselves or others
• Social Learning - respecting and sharing ideas of our teams
• Democracy - shared decision making whenever possible
• Open Communication - saying what we mean and not being mean when we say it
• Social Responsibility - everyone makes a contribution to the organizational culture
• Growth and Change - creating hope for our clients and ourselves
• Equity - Assuring all can survive and thrive

Visit our website at www.morrisonkids.org to learn more about our mission and goal of achieving significant, positive, and long-term clinical outcomes for the clients served.

Duties

Portland, OR
Full Time, Full Benefits
FLSA: Exempt

***(20-30 hour/week) options also available***

Job Req: 1300

Job Summary:
PASO is seeking to hire a bilingual Mental Health Clinician (MHC) to provide mental health assessments, and conduct mental status examinations, as well as provide ongoing individual and group counseling services. The Mental Health Clinician will also screen for human trafficking concerns and provide crisis intervention services.

This position will work in a residential setting in our PASO program. They will help youth navigate mental health care as they transition into a community-based environment. This includes referrals, and guiding youth on how to access mental health resources such as psychiatric and psychological services. In addition, the MHC will serve as a resource in helping youth explore and enroll in community-based activities.

We’re committed to providing quality services in a culturally competent manner. Due to program needs, the perfect candidate will be bilingual (Spanish and English) to ensure effective communication with youth in our care.

In addition to the responsibilities listed above, the MHC will also play a crucial role in the following areas:
• Conducts best practice suicide risk assessments and flight risk assessments
• Provides safety planning
• Provides required documentation, services and external communication for youth on their caseload

Qualifications

Education and Experience Requirements:
We consider education, training, experience and demonstrated skills. A typical background for the person who can fulfill the duties of this position is as follows:
• Master’s degree in social work with clinical experience in the program, or master’s degree in psychology, sociology, or other relevant behavioral science in which direct clinical experience is a program requirement,
• Qualify as a QMHP in the State of Oregon
• Bi-lingual in Spanish and English, written, read and verbal required; must be able to provide mental health services in Spanish

This position requires ORR approval; exceptions to the minimum qualifications require ORR’s explicit written approval prior to hire and ORR may require supervision plans and additional training.

Other Requirements:
• Must pass DHS criminal history check
• Meet agency driving requirements
• Language Testing for both English and Spanish language, when applicable.

Salary

Unlicensed Bilingual Mental Health Clinician: $25.96 - 27.65  ($54,000 - $57,500) Licensed Bilingual Mental Health Clinician $27.52 - 29.31  ($57,000 - $61,000)

Application instructions

About the Program:
PASO mid- level security (staff -secure) residential facility for adolescent boys. The youth are primarily from Latin American countries and occasionally from other areas of the world. They reside in our care, living in a 12- bed residential facility. Our program is designed to help the youth, by creating a supportive and therapeutic environment in which the youth receive individualized support and learn the necessary skills to be self-sufficient. Through our residential facility, the youth have access to education and mental health services onsite while they are waiting reunification with family, a sponsor or the next steps in their immigration case. To ensure the safety of the youth in the program, we maintain stricter security measures, such as higher staff to client ratio for supervision. This placement is for youth who do require a higher level of individualized support, but who are not appropriate for other, more acute, restrictive levels of care.

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