School-Based Mental Health Skills Trainer/Case Manager - Prineville, Oregon

BestCare Treatment Services in Prineville is recruiting for a School-Based Mental Health Skills Training/Case Manager! This is a Full Time regular position that includes a competitive benefits package, FOUR WEEKS of paid time off, NINE recognized holidays, and a retirement account option.

Title:                              School-Based Mental Health Skills Trainer/Case Manager

Program:                      Crook County CMHP

Program Location:      Prineville, Oregon

Supervisor:                  Child & Family Mental Health Clinical Supervisor

Employment Status:    Full-Time Regular

FLSA Classification:    Non-Exempt (Hourly)

General Duties: The Skills Trainer/Case Manager provides recovery oriented services to children and families, primarily in the school setting. Teaches youth coping skills, trains them in social skills, and assists families in developing skills for effectively supporting the youth; also mentors and promotes the development of life skills such as emotional self-regulation, interpersonal skills, and self-advocacy.

Job Relationships:

  • Reports to: Child & Family Team Supervisor, Program Director
  • Employees Supervised: None

Specific Duties:

  • Work embedded in the local schools providing skills training in a variety of areas: social skills, emotional regulation, etc.
  • Execute behavior-shaping interventions, teach appropriate communication skills, teach and model suitable problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • Provide case management services for students and the school by facilitating and coordinating access to needed services and supports.
  • Work very closely with school staff to identify and access resources, such as mental health and social services, for students experiencing behavioral and/or mental health difficulties.
  • Although out stationed and working in the school setting, actively participate as part of an integrated treatment team by coordinating with other service providers of the Mental Health Team/BestCare and attend weekly mental health team meetings (i.e. child/family team meeting).
  • Work in partnership with and assist the other team members by coordinating services and by carrying out case management duties the clinician or school need in order to assist the student with their educational experience. Assist the student and/or student’s family with removing barriers that disrupt their success of decrease their level of functioning, including in the school setting.
  • Conduct individual and group skills training activities based on individual service plans and utilize curriculum appropriate for age group of youth.
  • Learn and remain abreast of local social service network to be able to assist students and families with accessing needed resources (housing, counseling, food bank, local medical community, etc.).
  • Maintain documentation in a timely manner in client files and agency logs.
  • Model appropriate professional behavior to staff, clients, and community partners.
  • Communicates clearly and respectfully with other staff, youth, family members, foster parents, and outside community partners.
  • Occasional client/family transportation to/from services or to connect with community based resources.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Clinical Supervisor or Program Director.

Minimum Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, or human services or three years of relevant experience in social service case management experience. Must be able to be certified as a QMHA within 3 months of hire. Preference will be given to individuals who are already QMHA certified.
  • High level engagement skills with students, school staff, families of students, and community partners.
  • Ability and willingness to perform high level collaboration with school staff, mental health team members, students & families, and social services resources throughout the community.
  • Possess the knowledge, skills and competence to help students/families access MH treatment and social services.
  • Be respectful of and have a high level of appreciation for cultural diversity, including working with students and families in poverty.
  • Good documentation and record keeping skills.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish is preferred, but not required.
  • Ability to work effectively in multiple cultural contexts is essential.
  • Ability to develop strong collaborative relationships with a range of community partners is critical.
  • Flexibility is a must.
  • Valid Oregon Driver’s License required.
  • Although this is a school-based job, this is a year-round position. When school is not in session, employee will still be expected to attend work, continuing to serve youth and families within the clinic.

Tools and Equipment Used:

Must have competency in using a computer for word-processing, database and Internet usage. Must be able to operate usual office equipment such as fax, telephone, and photocopy machine. Must have a current and valid driver’s license and proof of insurance the law requires.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing this job, the employee is regularly required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and use hands to handle, feel or operate objects or controls. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to twenty (20) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The position requires the employee to dress in a professional manner that meets the standards for professional employees in Central Oregon.

To Apply: Please fill out the application here, and submit along with a cover letter, resume with personal email address for correspondence, any applicable licenses, certifications or degrees with transcripts, and contact information for three supervisory/professional references to 


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