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Mental Health Crisis Coordinator

Center for Human Development, Inc., is currently seeking a Mental Health Crisis Coordinator.  This position provides daytime crisis coverage Monday through Friday and coordinates an existing team of in house crisis workers to ensure 24 hour, 7 day a week mental health crisis response to Union County.  Coordinate discharge planning, provide clinical services, and focus on minimizing hospitalization.

The Company
CHD is a nonprofit corporation that is recognized statewide as an innovator. Join a self-directed team that has the capability to manage their own work and make decisions at the level of service to the customer.

The Area
Tired of the rat race? La Grande, Oregon is a small town in Eastern Oregon that offers fresh air, a strong community presence, virtually no traffic, and lots of outdoor recreation in the surrounding Blue Mountains.  Enjoy hiking, horseback and mountain bike trails, and ATV access at Mt. Emily Recreation Area, bird watching at Ladd Marsh, picnics along the Grande Ronde River, inland links style golf courses and more. Home of Eastern Oregon University.

The Benefits
Full time exempt position with attractive benefit package that includes paid time off, medical, dental, vision, life/AD&D insurance, long-term disability insurance, excellent retirement benefit with generous contribution to 401k after orientation, Professional Development Plan, one month paid renewal leave every 7 years, annual employee appreciation picnics and dinners, Mental Health Days, gym discounts, and more. CHD is a qualified site for Loan Repayment Programs.

The Requirements
Master's degree in a social sciences field.

Two years of relevant mental health experience.

A&D certification or be willing to pursue A&D certification.

Qualify as a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP).

Willingness to pursue MH Investigator/Examiner certification.

Basic experience with computers.

Knowledge of practices, principles and philosophy of mental health treatment and crisis counseling.

Knowledge of motivational interviewing, assessment, treatment plans and DSM IV diagnoses.

Valid driver’s license, and must pass criminal history check and drug screening.

Essential Job Functions
Provide daytime crisis coverage Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm and coordinate an existing team of in house crisis workers to ensure 24 hour, 7 day a week mental health crisis response to Union County.

Coordinate pre-commitment and commitment functions to include testifying in court.  Coordinate discharge planning activities for individuals in state hospital and other residential settings.

Provide after-hours crisis coverage as a member of CHD crisis team including the agency required after hours coverage Monday through Thursday 5pm to 8am and Friday 5pm to Monday 8am.

Responsible for developing and maintaining positive relationships with community partners such as Grande Ronde Hospital, local and state law enforcement, courts, public schools, etc.

Coordination of crisis coverage scheduling.

Administrative oversight of the Respite House.

Responsible for developing alternatives to hospitalization and efforts are directed at minimizing hospitalization.

Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

Work independently and within a self-directed team environment.

Submit timely progress reports, treatment plans, revisions or terminations and document in a timely manner.

Understand agency productivity requirements and comply as appropriate.

Must maintain punctual and regular work attendance.

Must have the ability to maintain positive and professional working relationships with co-workers, clients and other agencies.

Oct 16, 2019

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Center for Human Development, Inc.
2301 Cove Avenue
La Grande, OR 97850
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