Duties included, but are not limited to: conduct pre-commitment screenings and investigations in the
community; appear in court to provide expert witness testimony, may review treatment plans and client
records for quality assurance and to meet administrative rules and requirements; consult with in-house
staff and other agency staff regarding delivery of services and treatment plans for clients; advocate for
client rights and safety; provide emergency mental status evaluations and consultations; conduct
educational presentations to the community regarding the needs and care of the mentally ill; coordinate
efforts between units, divisions, departments and agencies; provide expert consultation to mental
health providers and the community on issues pertaining to dangerousness and involuntary treatment;
work multiple cases at any given time with time constraints for reporting; may serve as liaison to state
mental health offices on select projects.
Lane County Behavioral Health provides services to more than 1,200 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.
To provide technical consultant and expert services for a mental health program area; and to perform
related duties as assigned.
Lane County Behavioral Health is a participant in the National Health Service Corps (NHSC)
Loan Repayment Program.
*This is a AFSCME represented position*
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES - DUTIES MAY INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE
Reviews treatment plans and client records for quality assurance and to meet administrative rules and
Consults with in-house staff and other agency staff regarding delivery of services and treatment plans
Provides direct client care including evaluation, referral, therapy and development of treatment plans.
Provides clinical backup to client caseloads for other treatment staff.
Provides emergency mental status evaluations and consultations.
May serve as liaison to state mental health offices on select projects.
Conducts pre-commitment screenings and investigations.
Appears in court to provide expert witness testimony.
Oversees or provides investigation into certification of foster homes.
Conducts educational presentations to the community regarding the needs and care of the mentally ill.
Coordinates efforts between units, divisions, departments and agencies.
Lane County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If you require reasonable
accommodation in the application and/or interview process due to disability, requests must be made in
a timely manner. Contact a recruitment specialist at 541.682.3124.
Principles, practices and techniques of mental health treatment including counseling, social, emotional
and behavioral aspects of disease.
Dynamics of personal and social adjustment.
Theories of normal and abnormal behavior and appropriate treatment modalities.
Psychopharmacology and diagnostic nomenclature.
Community agencies and their programs involving mental health including the state hospital system.
Laws, rules and regulations governing the provision of mental health services.
Theories, practices and techniques of psychological testing.
Apply mental health principles and concepts.
Secure accurate and personal data.
Establish and maintain effective and professional therapeutic and interpersonal relationships.
Utilize community resources in a mental health or substance abuse rehabilitation program.
Work independently on counseling and mental health service activities.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Test, evaluate and assess the mental status of individuals using a variety of examination tests and
Handle and deal with complex and difficult cases.
Present information as an expert witness in a legal setting.
Respond to crisis situations.
Make commitment determinations.
Master's Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a mental health
field, psychology, sociology, counseling or a related field.
Three years of responsible professional mental health or professional mental health crisis experience.
An equivalent combination of experience and training that will demonstrate the required knowledge and
abilities is qualifying.
• Oregon Clinical Licensure in one of the following: Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed
Professional Counselor, Licensed Psychologist or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
• QMHP eligibility
• CV or Resume
• Immunization record/TB test within 10 days of hire.
This position is subject to a full criminal offender information record check. If fingerprinting is required,
the fee is paid for by the successful candidate and the expense is non-reimbursable. Offers of
employment are contingent upon consenting to and successfully passing a drug screening test; negative
results are reimbursable.