Closing extended to December 4, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.
(HS Specialist III)
Salary: $4597- $5215/month (DOE) with Excellent Benefits
Yamhill County has approximately 102,000 residents and is a very desirable place to live in the heart of the Willamette Valley wine country. Yamhill County is home to Linfield College and Chemeketa Community College in McMinnville and George Fox University and Portland Community College in Newberg. Yamhill County is centrally located in the Willamette Valley, within close proximity to the Oregon Coast, the Portland and Salem metropolitan areas, and the Oregon Cascade Mountains. Wide varieties of indoor and outdoor recreation opportunities are available. We have the benefits, appeal and superior quality of life found in a small town community, while enjoying active social and cultural lifestyles found in larger metropolitan areas.
The Occupational Therapist
This is a regular full-time position for an Occupational Therapist in the Yamhill County Community Support Services Program. It is an excellent opportunity for variety & challenge in a multi-disciplinary, community mental health program to provide evidence-based, recovery-oriented services to youth/adults with serious mental illness and their families.
Duties will include participation in annual evaluations, diagnosis and treatment planning activities, providing direct treatment and OT Assessment of assigned clients, and maintaining current records of treatment while working closely with an integrated behavioral health team. Please see attached job description for full details.
Health coverage - Group medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage for the entire family. For the 2019-20 plan year, the County pays 99% of the monthly premium and employees pay 1% ($15.90 per month) for the Base Plan. With this plan, employees are eligible for a $100 a month contribution into an HRA VEBA account. Buy-up plans are also available.
Retirement - PERS (Public Employee Retirement System) contribution is 100% employer funded, which includes both contribution to PERS pension and IAP accounts (IAP contribution is 6% of salary).
Short-Term Disability – 100% County paid
Life insurance - $6,000 for employee/$2,000 for spouse and children – 100% County Paid.
Vacation/Sick Leave - Flexible Earned Time (FET) is a combination of vacation and sick leave. To start, you will earn 12.38 hours per month and future accruals increase based on years of service. After a year of service and depending on FET balance, employees may sell-back up to 40 hours of FET per year.
The position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy and a license or the ability to become licensed in the State of Oregon within one month of hire. Any satisfactory equivalent combination of experience and training which ensures ability to perform the work may substitute for the above. Must qualify as QMHP, CADC, or QMRP to work in respective fields. Successful completion of a background check is also required.
In addition to working knowledge and techniques of community behavioral health, the position requires understanding behaviors of people under stress; the ability to develop and maintain cooperative relationships with clients, their families, physicians, law enforcement agencies, the courts, public and private agencies and administrators, and the community in general; knowledge of community mental health and chemical dependency services; and preparing and maintaining concise and complete client treatment and progress records. The successful candidate will have the ability to work effectively as part of a team, excellent communication skills, proficiency in computer use including basic office software, and will be dependable and organized. Bilingual (Spanish language) candidates are encouraged to apply.
In order to qualify for most HHS positions, applicants:
Must not be excluded from participation in federal health care programs (Medicaid, Medicare, and other federally funded programs that provide health benefits); and
Must not be excluded from participation in federal procurement (Federal Acquisition Regulation) and nonprocurement activities (Executive Order No. 12549). Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of this classification with or without accommodation.
Yamhill County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and Values diversity. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.