Behavior Consultant (SH Specialist I/QMHA)

Yamhill County   McMinnville , OR   Full-time
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Job #ER20-012

Recruitment closes February 26, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.



Behavior Consultant (HS Specialist I/QMHA)

Enhanced Residential & Outreach Programs

Salary: $3668- $4209/month ( DOE) with Excellent Benefits


Our Community

Yamhill County has approximately 102,000 residents and is a very desirable place to live in the heart of the Willamette Valley wine country. Yamhill County is home to Linfield College and Chemeketa Community College in McMinnville and George Fox University and Portland Community College in Newberg. Yamhill County is centrally located in the Willamette Valley, within close proximity to the Oregon Coast, the Portland and Salem metropolitan areas, and the Oregon Cascade Mountains. Wide varieties of indoor and outdoor recreation opportunities are available. We have the benefits, appeal and superior quality of life found in a small town community, while enjoying active social and cultural lifestyles found in larger metropolitan areas.


The Behavior Consultant

This is a regular full-time position for a Human Services Specialist I (QMHA) to work on the Behavior Support Services (BSS) team providing outreach support and education to clients and care providers to promote improved social and emotional functioning. Our program provides BSS in Yamhill, Polk, and Marion Counties. Behavior Consultants work within a Positive Behavior Support (PBS) model to develop supports within the environment and improve interactions with caregivers in order to address issues with challenging behaviors, cognitive processing, communication skills, self-help activities, impulse control, and/or adaptive skills. Consultants use observation, interviews and environmental assessments to develop behavior support plans and teach caregivers how to carry out and revise the plan through individual coaching, group training, and modeling. Please see attached job description for full details.


The Benefits

Health coverage - Group medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage for the entire family. For the 2019-20 plan year, the County pays 99% of the monthly premium and employees pay 1% ($15.90 per month) for the Base Plan. With this plan, employees are eligible for a $100 a month contribution into an HRA VEBA account. Buy-up plans are also available.

Retirement - PERS (Public Employee Retirement System) contribution is 100% employer funded, which includes both contribution to PERS pension and IAP accounts (IAP contribution is 6% of salary).

Short-Term Disability – 100% County paid

Life insurance - $6,000 for employee/$2,000 for spouse and children – 100% County Paid.

Vacation/Sick Leave - Flexible Earned Time (FET) is a combination of vacation and sick leave. To start, you will earn 12.38 hours per month and future accruals increase based on years of service. After a year of service and depending on FET balance, employees may sell-back up to 40 hours of FET per year.


The Qualifications

A master’s degree in a human services related field (or equivalent) is required or a bachelor’s degree in human services related field and at least one year of related work experience. Appropriate combination of education and experience may be substituted for degree. Must meet eligibility to become credentialed as a certified QMHA through the Mental Health and Addiction Certification Board of Oregon (MHACBO). A license to drive in the state of Oregon is required. Must be able to successfully complete CPI Non-Violent Crisis Intervention training and maintain this certification during employment. Experience working with vulnerable individuals, developing behavior support plans, and providing staff training preferred. Will be subject to completion of a background check.


The Candidate

The successful candidate will be conscientious and collaborative with excellent communication skills (both verbal and written) and strong organizational & time management skills. The individual in this position must be detail-oriented, self-directed, and dependable with the abilities to interact professionally and respectfully with others, be responsive to requests, and support person-centered services. Must demonstrate willingness and ability to adhere to applicable policies, and be open to feedback, learning, and growth. Other essential characteristics and skills include proficiency in general keyboarding and computer use, ability to work effectively in a busy team environment, and an understanding of general mental health, developmental disabilities, chemical dependency, social structure, agency functioning, and individual differences in people.


In order to qualify for most HHS positions, applicants:

**Must not be excluded from participation in federal health care programs (Medicaid, Medicare, and other federally-funded programs that provide health benefits); and

**Must not be excluded from participation in federal procurement (Federal Acquisition Regulation) and non-procurement activities (Executive Order No. 12549).

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of this classification with or without accommodation.


Yamhill County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and values diversity. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.  A completed county application is required. Applicants are considered for employment based on their qualifications without regard to race, religions, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, medical condition or disability, or any other factor prohibited by law or regulation. Veterans are encouraged to apply. In order to receive Veterans’ Preference Points, please be sure to submit the required Veterans Hiring Preference Form.




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Yamhill County

McMinnville , OR