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Behavioral Health Aide- Part-Time/Relief/On-Call

Marion County
Job Description

Behavioral Health Aide - Part-Time/Relief/On-Call - Temporary



$21.93 - $29.38 Hourly


Salem, OR

Job Type

Part-Time Relief/On-Call

Job Number



Health and Human Services


HHS - HS - Residential and Support Svcs

Opening Date


Closing Date




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This recruitment will remain open until a sufficient number of qualified applications are received. Applications will be reviewed periodically until a decision is made to close the recruitment. Applicants are encouraged to submit the application as soon as possible as the recruitment may close at any time without further notice.
If you have an interest in gaining experience within the mental health residential services field, this is the job for you.  Marion County Health and Human Services is seeking a compassionate, energetic, and flexible individual to work in its Horizon House Residential Treatment Facility. This individual will work collaboratively within an interdisciplinary team to provide Person-Centered mental health treatment services in a 24-hour residential setting, serving adults with serious and persistent mental illness or chemical dependency. This position is opportunity to build experience working in a therapeutic milieu environment, administering medications, maintaining documentation and communication with staff, and transporting residents as needed - ODL is required. This is a potential opportunity to gain hours for credentialing. Temp/On-call positions generally help cover 8-10 hour shifts as needed, most emergent need is graveyard coverage.  Temp/On-call Aides are required to cover at least two shifts per month and may take on as many additional shifts as they are willing/able.  

Assists in assessing health and social service needs of a specific population through home visits and visits to other agencies and social services resources; refers clients to appropriate resource; advocates to obtain required services as necessary; provides information and education on health-related issues.
Works under the general direction of a supervisor who assigns work, establishes goals and reviews the results obtained for overall effectiveness.
Supervision of other employees is not a responsibility of positions in this class.


Typical Duties - Duties include, but are not limited to the following


  • Provide oversight and Mental Health services in a residential setting serving adults with serious and persistent mental illness.  
  • Help to create and maintain a caring and supportive setting.  
  • Monitor for emotional and behavioral changes to ensure resident and staff safety.
  • Facilitate group and individual skills training to assist in promoting community integration and recovery model approach (e.g. cooking, budgeting, shopping, cleaning, nutrition, medications, social skills, communication).  
  • Complete documentation in an accurate and timely manner.  
  • Coordinate and facilitate resident activities, develop necessary appointments and community outings.  
  • Transport clients as needed.
  • Administer medications and record in the MARS in accordance with Physician/PMHNP orders and Horizon policies and procedures.
  • Work effectively with case managers, crisis workers, families of residents, and others involved to provide well coordinated treatment.  
  • Perform shopping, cleaning, laundry and other housekeeping duties as needed. 
  • Provide meals and snacks as scheduled.
  • Other job duties as assigned by your supervisor
  • Response Level 2: In the event of an emergency, employee makes a reasonable effort to report to work. Employee may be required to perform duties outside of their regularly assigned duties. Employee may be requested to work an extended or flexible schedule. Staff at this response level must complete Incident Command System 100 and 700 on-line or in-person training.


Requirements for the Position


  1. Graduation from high school, or equivalent; AND
  2. One year of experience (paid or unpaid) working with the client population served by the position, or post high school training in health occupations, behavioral or social sciences; OR
  3. Any satisfactory combination of work, education, training, or experience relevant to the position, as determined by Marion County. 

  • This position may be subject to the following:  Must not be excluded from participation in the federal health care programs (Medicaid, Medicare and other federally funded programs that provide health benefits); AND must not be excluded from participating in federal procurement (Federal Acquisition Regulation) and non-procurement activities (Executive Order No. 12549).
  • The finalist for this position will be required to pass a criminal history background check; however, conviction of a crime may not necessarily disqualify an individual for this position.
  • Must possess a current driver's license in the applicant's state of residence and an acceptable driving history.  Marion County will obtain a copy of the driving record for all qualified applicants from Driver and Motor Vehicle Services and review the driving record according to the Marion County policy and procedure for Driving on County Business.  The policy can be found at:
  • This is a safety sensitive/special needs position. Final candidates selected for this position will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen, including testing for marijuana. The Marion County Drug and Alcohol Use and Testing Policy can be found at:
  • If position is within a Drug & Alcohol Treatment program, must be able to obtain CADC1 certification within 6 months of date of hire.
  • This assignment is represented by a union.
  • A wage enhancement of $1.00 will be added to the hourly wage as compensation for hours worked between 6:00 PM and 6:00 AM. 
  • This assignment is represented by a union.
  • This is a Temporary part-time position, which is eligible for overtime.
  • Typical Work Schedule: Hour vary depending upon the needs of the department and program.

Knowledge and understanding of general mental health issues of the clients with whom the incumbent interacts; knowledge of, or training in, the field of health, social sciences, psychology, or substance abuse; ability to understand and carry out directions and instructions; ability to maintain confidentiality.
Interest and skill in providing services to people; ability to read and write English; must be willing to work hours conducive to reaching the identified population; ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with clients, coworkers, and other agencies.

Operates a motor vehicle; sits; stands; moves about the work area; climbs stairs; lifts up to 5-30 lbs.; pushes and pulls up to 5-30 lbs.; moves carts weighing up to 10 lbs.; carries items weighing up to 30 lbs. for up to 50 yards; keyboard operation; rapid-mental/hand/eye coordination; speaks in clear and audible voice; reads at 12 point font; depth perception; ability to hear at a whispered level; may have exposure to chemicals (cleaning). 


Marion County is a qualifying public employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.  Through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, full-time employees working at the County may qualify for forgiveness of the remaining balance on Direct Loans after 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan.  Questions about your loan eligibility should be directed to your loan servicer or the US Department of Education.

Applicants are eligible to use Veterans’ Preference when applying with Marion County in accordance with ORS 408.225, 408.230, and 408.235 and OAR 105-040-0010 and 105-040-0015.  Preference will be awarded only if the applicant meets the minimum requirements of the position and attaches the required documentation at the time of application.


  • One of the following:
    • MEMBER COPY 4 of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214 or 215); OR
    • Letter from the US Department of Veterans Affairs indicating receipt of a non-service connected pension; OR
    • Certification that discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions will take place not later than 120 days after the submission of the certificate.
  • In addition to one of the above documents, Disabled Veterans must also submit one of the following:
    • A copy of their Veterans disability preference letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs; OR
    • Certification that medical separation from active duty under honorable conditions will take place not later than 120 days after the submission of the certificate.

You can request copies of your military service record through the National Archives website at

Marion County is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Veteran and Disability employer committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce.

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