Note: We currently have two positions available. When applying, make sure to note whether you are applying for the Part-time Accountant or Forensic Peer Support Specialist positions. 


Part-time Accountant

Description of Primary Duties and Responsibilities:  Manages the financial/accounting functions for MHAO.  This is a “hands-on” position that manages and performs day-to-day activities to ensure that all financial/accounting data is collected, recorded, reconciled, balanced and reported regularly i.e. at least monthly.  The person in this position prepares a complete set of financial statements and analyses for Management and the Board of Directors.  This position is responsible for designing and maintaining internal control systems for all financial/accounting policies, activities, functions, processes, in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). 

 

Instructions

To apply, submit cover letter and resume to careers@mhaoforegon.org. Deadline is September 1st. 

 

Financial Accountant Duties & Responsibilities:

 

1.     Collaborates with the Operations Director to ensure that the agency business activities, financial policies, and associated procedures meet MHAO and grant requirements and are in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.

2.     Reconciles Bank/Investment Accounts - making any adjusting entries on a monthly basis.

3.     Responsible for quarterly - reconcile prepaid and payable accounts - creating accruals where necessary to ensure a full accrual account quarter close.

4.     Preparing program review reporting for management and Board Review (IS, BS, P&L, Dashboard).

5.     Coordinate preparations for annual audit by external audit organization. Provide access and information to auditors and serve as liaison between auditors and administration.

6.     Become familiar with and maintain compliance with financial reporting compliance standards under each grant or contract.

7.     Advise on appropriate MHAO fiscal policies.

8.     Act as point of reference for in-house Accounting Clerk. Ensures recurring GL Journal entries are accurate and maintained on a timely basis.

9.     Develops and maintains systems to ensure that financial transactions comply with established policies and procedures that include accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash management, and payroll. 

10.            Budget to actual annual program budgets.

11.            Coordinates annual budget development with Management Team. Prepares structure, compiles budget data and provides guidance to Management Team.

12.             Provides information and training to staff as needed to make sound financial decisions.

13.            Performs various assignments for departments as directed. 

14.            Other duties as assigned by the Operations Director.

 

Qualifications:    Bachelor’s degree, five years non-profit accounting experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. 

 

Skills and knowledge required: Proficiency in MS Excel, MS Word, and QuickBooks accounting software.  Adept knowledge of basic accounting functions as they relate to payroll, billing, accounts payable, accounts receivable and general ledger.  Ability to interact professionally with all levels of employees, contractors, and vendors.  Excellent time management skills.

 

Demonstrated non-profit and/or government sector accounting experience, federal grant financial management experience, excellent communication, training, and collaboration skills. Understanding of the consumer/survivor movement.

 

Supervisory relationship: The Financial Accountant reports to the Operations Director.

 

Amount of travel: NA

 

Hours per Week:  This is an hourly position and is not eligible for health or dental insurance, but will accrue paid time off in accordance with the MHAO Employment Handbook. Hours vary between 10 to 20 per week.

 

Salary range:

 

$24.00-$30.00/hour


Forensic Peer Support Specialist

FTE: 0.75 (30 hours per week)

Pay range: $16-18 per hour DOE

Deadline to apply: September 6, 2016

To apply: Submit cover letter and resume to careers@mhaoforegon.org.

 

Description: Provides holistic, person-centered, trauma informed and strength based support to individuals with mental health and/or co-occurring addiction challenges, involved in the Criminal Justice System. Support may begin at any point from initial contact with law enforcement, incarceration, inpatient treatment program, hospitalization (including Oregon State Hospital), or court involvement to getting reestablished with home and community.

 

Duties and responsibilities:

  1. Participates as a valuable member of a comprehensive multidisciplinary treatment court team. Works collaboratively with both the mental health court and forensic diversion staff as a team member.
  2. Arrange initial meetings with individuals who have been referred for Forensic Peer Support Services.
  3. Meet with individual in the community/their home/while incarcerated to establish and maintain a positive and trusting relationship.
  4. Following the direction of the individuals served, assist them in exploring strategies that increase satisfaction with the eight dimensions of wellness and recovery goals.
  5. Assist individuals with identifying and engaging various community resources and supports including 12-step/recovery/addiction/mental health support groups and/or navigation of the criminal justice/court system.
  6. Offer individuals educational opportunities to explore new resources and information.
  7. Work with individuals to maintain accurate records that support their needs and goals and record progress toward set goals.
  8. Ideally, following a timeline that works for them, assist individuals with progressing out of structured peer support services and into more natural and mutually beneficial relationships.

 

Qualifications for position: Identifies as having lived experience of mental health challenges, the criminal justice system and addiction recovery; has received an Oregon Health Authority (OHA) approved Peer Support Specialist Training and Certified Recovery Mentor (CPM) training and is certified in Oregon as a Peer Support Specialist and CRM or able to within 3 months of hire.

 

Background Check:  Criminal Background Check will be performed by OHA included in the Traditional Health Worker (THW) certification application and/or ACCBO Certified Recovery Mentor certification. A criminal history does not necessarily exclude an individual from hire.

 

Supervisory relationship: Reports directly to the EVOLVE Peer Delivered Services Program Director.

 

Skills and knowledge required:

  • PSS and CRM trained and certified.
  • Understanding of Person-Directed Planning.
  • Understanding of confidentiality and HIPAA laws.
  • Understanding of Mandatory Abuse Reporting requirements.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Computer skills that include data entry and Microsoft Office.
  • Training and knowledge of trauma and trauma-informed services.
  • Understanding of programmatic procedures for unusual incidents, and all safety protocols.

 

Qualities:

  • Possess an absolute belief in every peer’s ability to learn, grow, and recover.
  • Value peers’ right to make their own decisions.
  • Value peers as the “experts” in their own lives.
  • Possess insight pertaining to personal biases and worldview and how they may interfere with effectively working with individuals representing a variety of cultures and beliefs.

OLDER ADULT (55 +) PEER SUPPORT SPECIALIST/ RECOVERY MENTOR

Mental Health Association of Oregon (MHAO)-EVOLVE Job Posting

                                                                                                                 

PAY SCALE:  $16.00-$18.00 per hour DOE

 

FTE:  0.5 FTE (20 hours per week)

 

BENEFITS: This is a non-benefited position as outlined in the MHAO Employee Handbook        

                                                                                                                 

TITLE:   OLDER ADULT (55 +) PEER SUPPORT SPECIALIST/ RECOVERY MENTOR

 

REPORTS TO: Director of EVOLVE Peer Delivered Services

 

DEPARTMENT:  EVOLVE Peer Delivered Services (Clackamas County Program)

 

DATE LAST REVIEWED: August 25, 2016

 

DEADLINE TO APPLY: September 8, 2016

 

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLY: Submit cover letter and resume to careers@mhaoforegon.org. Make sure to include which position you are applying for.

 

A peer support specialist is an individual who has made a personal commitment to his or her own mental health and/or addiction recovery, has navigated their recovery over a period of time, participates in special training to work with others, and is willing to share what he or she has experienced to support others on their individualized path.

 

Peer Support Specialists believe in recovery and work to promote the values that:

 

  • Recovery is a choice and unique to each individual.
  • Recovery is a journey, not a destination.
  • Self-directed recovery is possible for everyone, with or without professional help.

 

JOB SUMMARY:

 

The Older Adult Peer Support Specialist (PSS)/Recovery Mentor offers peer support to individuals residing in Clackamas County as a peer who has similar life experiences and acts as a positive role model of living in recovery. 

 

Provides holistic, person-centered, trauma-informed and strength-based support to older adults with mental health and/or co-occurring addiction challenges living in Clackamas County established with home and community. Initial point of contact may be while an individual is in the hospital, long term care community based setting private residence.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Education:  High school diploma or equivalent valued. 

 

Background Check:  Criminal Background Check will be performed by Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and ACCBO for the PSS/CRM certification process by the Background Check Unit (BCU). A criminal record does not necessarily exclude an individual from certification.

 

Experience:  Identifies as having lived experience of mental health and/or addiction challenges.  Understands the effects of the aging process, trauma on health, coping, and other aspects of individual needs.  Understands the principles of recovery, person-directed services and trauma-informed care.

 

Qualities:

  • Possess an absolute belief in every peer’s ability to learn, grow and recover
  • Value peers’ right to make their own decisions
  • Value peers as the “experts” in their own lives
  • Possess insight pertaining to personal biases and worldview and how they may interfere with effectively working with individuals representing a variety of cultural, ethnic, language and life experiences.

 

Licensure/Certification:  Oregon Health Authority Peer Support Specialist certification and/or ACCBO Recovery Mentor certification is valued but may be applied for within 3-6 month of hire. This position requires at least 2 years of sobriety if applicant identifies as being in recovery from addiction challenges.

 

Valid Oregon Driver’s License and proof of automobile insurance required. Have reliable transportation preferred.

 

Skills:

Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively within a team.

Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

Keyboard skills and ability to navigate electronic systems applicable to job functions.

 

GENERAL ACCOUNTABILITIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

  • Collaborates with individuals to create Person Directed Plans.
  • Participates in regular peer support supervision sessions.
  •  Attend staff meetings as applicable to gain knowledge and communicate program goals and the needs of the individuals being served.
  • Implements the regulations, policies, and procedures which pertain to peer-delivered service.
  • Meets with peers in the community and/or their homes to establish and maintain a positive and trusting relationship.
  • Following the direction of the individuals served, assist peers in exploring strategies that increase satisfaction with their life.
  •  Assists peers with identifying and engaging various community resources and supports.
  • Explore building a network of natural supports
  • Offers peers educational opportunities to explore new resources related to aging and information and alternatives to utilizing the emergency department for non-emergent needs.
  •  Administers outcome measurement tools with individuals being served and participates in data collection.
  • Reflects positive peer values.
  • Documents supports services in a program database in a manner that assures compliance with policies, program procedures and local, state, and federal regulations.  Maintains accurate and up-to-date documentation as required by program deliverables.
  • As appropriate, openly identifies as a person 55 years or older who has lived the experience of receiving mental health/addiction services and shares own recovery story with individuals being served.
  • Acts as a positive role model for individuals being served and exploring their own path to wellness and recovery.
  • Acts as an advocate for individuals being served when appropriate, both within the organization and also with other entities.
  • Respects and honors an individual’s rights and responsibilities and demonstrates professional boundaries and ethics.  Adheres to mandatory abuse reporting laws and HIPAA requirements.

 

 

The above accountabilities represent work performed by this position and are not all-inclusive.  The omission of a specific accountability will not preclude it from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical extension of the position.