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Housing Program Therapist (QMHP)
Job Description: Housing Program Therapist (QMHP)
Eugene (Eugene, OR)
Housing Program Therapist
Varies based on credentials
Position Type: 0.5 FTE, (20 hours/week) may increase proportionate to client load
Supervisor: Behavioral Health Manager
- Without CADC II or III: $19/hr unlicensed; $23/hr license
- With CADC II or III, $21/hr unlicensed; $25/hr licensed
- $1/hr additional if bilingual in Spanish
Eligible for part-time benefits. See our benefits page at https://hivalliance.org/employment/benefits/
Application Instructions: All applicants must submit a complete Job Application, Supplemental Questions, and resume via the Job Portal to be considered. The Job Portal can be found at https://hivalliance.org/employment/open-postions/
The primary role of the Housing Program Therapist is to provide comprehensive mental health services and to provide initial assessment of behavioral health and substance use, and make appropriate referrals to outside community providers when needed. This position works closely with the Housing Care Coordinator, Behavioral Health Manager, and Program Director to provide high-quality, low-barrier behavioral health services.
This position entails once- or twice-weekly trip to another HIV Alliance branch office. During COVID-19 restrictions, sessions are largely conducted via Zoom teleconferencing and telephone, but some in-person sessions will occur at an HIV Alliance branch office or at clients' homes, depending on the clients' needs, with appropriate precautions. Some drop-in counseling, crisis counseling, and intake assessments will take place in person, with appropriate precautions.
This is a special position created for a 3-year renewable funding from Oregon Health Authority, for a pilot program designed to assist people who are living with HIV and are having difficulty sustaining stable housing. The position may continue beyond the funding if there is enough revenue from billable services.
Work in close coordination with Housing Care Coordinator to assess the clients’ mental health needs and ensure delivery of needed services and support
Conduct and document comprehensive biopsychosocial behavioral health assessments, including ASAM criteria
Develop Individual Services and Support Plan (ISSP) in collaboration with clients
Refer clients to other psychiatry, behavioral health, substance use, or dual diagnosis programs as appropriate
Provide individual, family or group psychotherapy within the scope of education and training, including services at clients’ homes or at other locations outside HIVA offices
Maintain confidentiality and records in compliance with CFR 42, HIPAA and HIVA policies and standards
Ensure patient comfort while visiting HIV Alliance
Serve as a client advocate and collaborate with other HIVA staff in helping clients get access to funding, benefits, services, and healthcare as needed
Administer outcome measuring tools
Assist with mental health crisis situations during scheduled office hours
Utilize the electronic data systems appropriately
Other duties as assigned
Graduate degree (Master’s or Doctorate) in clinical psychology, social work, counseling, or related behavioral health field.
Professional license (Licensed Psychologist, LPC, LMFT, or LCSW) or qualifications to register as licensure intern
Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor level II or III certification, or equivalent combination of certification, experience, and training, including experience and training working with dual diagnosis clients
Ability to become credentialed by the Coordinated Care Organization (CCO), and Division of Medical Assistance Programs (DMAP) as a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP)
Ability to pass agency criminal background check
Demonstrable competency and experience in working with clients of diverse cultural backgrounds, especially LGBTQ+ clients, low-income clients, and clients with chronic health conditions, especially clients living with HIV and/or HCV.
Demonstrable understanding of how trauma affects individual, family and community psychology and ability to offer trauma-informed services
Demonstrable understanding of and ability to apply Harm Reduction principles
Demonstrable understanding of challenges facing clients who have difficulty maintaining stable housing
Willingness to meet with clients at their places of residence and other nontraditional therapeutic environments, while practicing appropriate boundary-setting and self-care
Ability to develop concise treatment plans, notes and progress records
Ability to evaluate client progress and work with client to make adjustments
Knowledge of mental health treatment and related issues, including DSM- V diagnostic criteria and ASAM assessments
Excellent communication skills
Ability to work in a high impact, dynamic environment and maintain a positive attitude
Alignment with HIV Alliance values
Ability to identify areas of improvement and work on collaborative problem solving
Valid Oregon driver’s license, driving record sufficient to be covered by agency auto insurance policy, ability to transport self to job-related events, meetings, and locations
TB test (provided at agency)
Flexible hours required, including some evenings and weekends
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required
Repetitive use of hands such as grasping, twisting/turning of wrists, and finger dexterity necessary to perform various clerical duties, such as typing and writing.
Frequent use of arms such as pushing and pulling to open and close drawers and cabinets
Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time at an assigned station
Ability to bend, stand, and reach to move office supplies and paperwork
Continuous clarity of vision at 20 inches or less for processing of paperwork
The physical demands described above here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
Working conditions, Travel and Environment
The duties of this job require individuals be able to work in traditional office settings.
The duties of this job require regular attendance
Ability to work flexible hours, including early mornings and evenings.
Ability to work 5 days per week for a minimum of 20 hours per week
Travel to other locations as necessary to complete essential job functions
Ability to transport self to job-related events and locations
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HIV Alliance is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. HIV Alliance encourages all qualified individuals to apply and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.
HIV Alliance prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, age, sex, sexual/affectional orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital or partnership status, veteran status, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, HIV antibody status or any other factor protected by law or association with any of these classes, in its services, employment, or use of volunteers.
HIV Alliance is a community united to stop the spread of the HIV epidemic. We strive to create an environment where everyone is empowered to reach their full potential. We value the diverse perspectives that each of us brings to this work, understanding the influences of culture, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, age, sex, sexual/affectional orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital or partnership status, veteran status, political affiliation or belief, genetic information and HIV status in shaping our life experiences. We pledge to listen and ask questions before making judgments, and to continue to educate ourselves and each other. We recognize that we will only be successful against the HIV epidemic in a culture where oppression is not tolerated.