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Mental Health Skills Trainer - Residential - Temporary Relief/On-Ca

Marion County
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Mental Health Skills Trainer - Residential - Temporary Relief/On-Call


$25.02 - $33.51 Hourly


Salem, OR

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Part-Time Relief/On-Call

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Health and Human Services


HHS - BH - Adult Outpatient MH Svcs

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This recruitment has been reopened for additional applicants and will remain open until filled. If you have already applied for recruitment #T551-2023-3, you do not need to reapply. New applicants are encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible as this recruitment may close at any time without further notice.
Adult Behavioral Health is looking for on-call Mental Health Associates to work at our supported housing setting. We are looking to fill shifts for a supportive housing site for those under the jurisdiction of the Psychiatric Security Review Board (PSRB) which is a forensic population. The PSRB team works with individuals that have been found guilty except for insanity (GEI) with the understanding that individuals diagnosed with a persistent mental illness have different rehabilitative needs than convicted defendants, and we work towards safe reintegration into the community. The individuals residing in our supportive housing have shown the ability for progressive independence, typically having stepped down from higher more restrictive settings.
You'll gain valuable experience by helping to maintain a caring and supportive setting for our residents. We actively engage our residents in treatment related activities by helping individuals increase independence, promoting community integration and recovery model approach (e.g., cooking, budgeting, shopping, cleaning, nutrition, medications, social skills, communication, supervision and monitoring). The ideal candidate should feel comfortable working alone as well as with others, be a self-starter, communicate well with team members and have knowledge of the population we serve.

Provides individual and group recreational, social and skills training services under a professionally developed service plan; keeps records of persons served status; performs service plan directed case management functions under close supervision; performs related duties as required.  Primary responsibility of this class is to assist and support other mental health professionals, without primary responsibility for a caseload.
Works under close supervision of a supervisor who assigns work, establishes goals, and reviews the results obtained for overall effectiveness.
Supervision of others is not a responsibility of positions in this classification.


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

Skills Training & Case Management

  • Provide social and skills training in accordance with the individualized service plan.  Skill training areas include: activities of daily living (ADLs) and instrumental activities of daily living (IALDs), such as hygiene, medication management, grocery shopping, cooking, obtaining benefits, scheduling appointments, transportation, development of individuals’ natural supports, community integration, etc. 
  • Provide skills training in both individual and group formats. Facilitate and/or co-facilitate skills training groups. 
  • Transport individuals to necessary grocery shopping & other necessary things.
  • Work on the development of individuals’ natural supports and community integration.
  • Case management to assist individuals in accessing community services, supports, and housing. 
  • Perform case management to include making referrals, coordinating with other agencies, providing advocacy, and supporting individuals to advocate for themselves. 
PSRB Supervision and Monitoring
  • Provide PSRB supervision and monitoring, per the PSRB’s policies and procedures, to ensure individuals are in compliance with their conditional release orders, and are able to be safely maintained in the community.
  • Interact with individuals in-person to monitor for warning signs, symptom increases, and other signs of psychiatric decompensation.
  • Implement safety plans to mitigate risk.
  • Collect UAs.
  • Carry out any special monitoring according to individuals’ conditional release agreements, per PSRB/ABH case monitor/treatment team, sex offender treatment safety plan or treatment team.
  • Communicate changes in psychiatric status, behaviors, or any concerns to the treatment team and clinical supervisor in a timely manner. 
  • Maintain accurate and timely clinical documentation in accordance with federal, state, county and treatment program requirements under the direction of the clinical supervisor.
  • Meet performance expectations for time and billing standards.
  • Work with a team of clinicians (skills trainer, therapist, medical provider, etc.) and supervisor for clinical supervision, treatment planning, staff and departmental meetings, and trainings.
  • Communicate with and maintain positive, collaborative relationships with community partners that provide services to individuals served by the PSRB team.
  • Perform other job duties as assigned by the 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. Three years relevant work experience in a behavioral health services field; OR 
  2. Bachelor's degree in a behavioral science field; OR 
  3. Any satisfactory combination of work, education, training or experience relevant to the position, as determined by Marion County. 
  • Must possess a current Mental Health & Addiction Certification Board of Oregon (MHACBO) Qualified Mental Health Associate certification (QMHA) or register within ninety (90) days of hire, and complete in accordance with MHACBO guidelines. See MHACBO website for requirements.
  • 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).
  • 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:
  • 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.
  • 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:
  • 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 is a part-time relief/on-call position, which is eligible for overtime.
  • Available Shifts: 35 hours a week during the hours of Sunday - Saturday 4:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m., with flexibility depending upon the needs of the department.
Working knowledge of the general concepts of mental health (including common symptoms for major behavioral health conditions) and chemical dependency as well as community resources; de-escalation, crisis intervention, and engagement strategies; strengths-based resiliency and recovery models; definitions of basic- and community-living skills; measurable goals/outcomes of mental health recovery, substance use disorders recovery, and co-occurring disorders recovery; evidence-based strategies for skills training and improving overall health; daily living activities that promote health and wellness.

Ability to demonstrate active listening skills and interviewing techniques; establish effective working relationships with diverse individuals and foster shared decision-making with behavioral health consumers, family members, and providers; clearly convey information about behavioral and general health; exercise cultural and trauma-informed competency when linking to resources; follow directions and accept feedback in a professional manner; prepare reports and document services provided to persons served in a timely and professional manner with clarity, conciseness, and completeness; work within an interdisciplinary team; practice appropriate boundaries with consumers; recognize unsafe situations. 

Operates a motor vehicle; sees using depth perception; stands; sits; moves about the work area; climbs 1 flight of stairs; reaches overhead; lifts, pushes, pulls and carries up to 15 lbs.; operates a keyboard; speaks clearly and audibly; reads a 12 pt. font; hears a normal level of speech; daily duties will include home visits, driving clients to appointments, etc.; on occasion will have exposure to heat, cold, humidity, dust, noise, second hand smoke during outreach and household chemicals such as bleach and cleansers; may work in uneven or wet areas.


Additional Information and/or Attachments

We offer the following retention bonus, prorated based on FTE:

  • $2,000 bonus after 6 months of continuous employment
  • $2,000 bonus after 12 months of continuous employment
We offer tuition assistance for employees interested in professional development towards a profession in behavioral health.
  • Up to $7,500 to reimburse for tuition, licensure and/or other educational expenditures. According to the Marion County policy administrative policies regarding tuition payments. 


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.

Marion County
PO BOX 14500

Salem, Oregon, 97309
(503) 566-3949

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