Assessment and Access Specialist (Jackson Services, Medford)

Date: December 7, 2018

Kairos’ is looking to hire an Assessment and Access Specialist at Jackson Services in Medford, Oregon. The Assessment and Access Specialist provides the initial contact a Youth or family has with Kairos. This position also provides a smooth and seamless experience that includes telephone and/or face to face eligibility screenings to determine the nature and extent of the client's need and how Kairos can provide services which best meet the needs identified. They also meet with clients to perform Initial Assessments and complete initial Treatment Plans, as needed, that take into account any psychological, social and biological problems that may be affecting the youth and family's life. The Assessment and Access Specialist assigns the youth to a staff team, factoring their knowledge of the needs presented, the strengths of the staff teams, current team caseloads, and other relevant information.  This position also schedules initial appointments with assigned providers to begin the treatment process.

Kairos is a non-profit, multi-service, mental health agency that provides a comprehensive array of services and support to children, adolescents, young adults, and families struggling with trauma and other mental and behavioral issues.  Known state-wide and nationally for innovation, quality, and accountability in its provision of services, Kairos commits itself to continuous learning and grounding of evidence based treatment models and emerging best practices in mental health through partnerships and training opportunities with leaders in the mental health field. Over its 39 years it has grown in scope and now operates out of five counties. Kairos is licensed by the Oregon Department of Human Services and certified by the Oregon Health Authority, and has been accredited by The Joint Commission since 1984.

Must meet Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) classifications, which includes a degree in one of the following: Graduate degree in Psychology; Graduate degree in Social Work; Graduate degree in Recreational, Art, or Music Therapy; Graduate degree in a behavioral science field; or a qualified Mental Health Intern, as defined in 309-019-0105 (61) Additionally the QMHP’s ability to become licensed within 2 years is preferred. Applicants must demonstrate the ability to conduct an assessment, including identifying precipitating events, gathering histories of mental and physical health, substance abuse, past mental health services and criminal justice contacts, assessing family, cultural, social and work relationships, conducting a mental status examination, complete a DSM diagnosis, write and supervise the implementation of a Service Plan, and provide individual, family or group therapy as needed within the scope of their training. Applicants will also need to have the ability to pass a background check and a Medicaid fraud check. Qualified candidates are required to have a valid driver's license with 3 years minimum driving experience and hold a safe driving record.

This position is a full-time position, working Monday through Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm. Depending on the candidate’s experience, compensation ranges from $3,689-$5,376 monthly. In addition, all full-time employees with Kairos are eligible to participate in a number of Company-sponsored benefits.  Kairos offers a comprehensive employee benefits program, including: Up to 96 hours of Paid time off your first year, up to 40 hours of sick leave your first year, 6 paid holidays per year (after 90 days of employment), Health dental and vision (on the first of the month after 60 days of employment), Life/ AD&D Insurance ($20,000 for employee and $2,000 for spouse and dependents), 401K Retirement (up to 3% employer matching and additional 3% contribution from employer after 1 year), and an Employee assistance program (good for all members of your household).

Kairos requires all applicants to complete an employment application to be considered for any open positions. While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates who are meet minimum qualifications and are selected for an interview will be contacted.


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