Deschutes County has been selected to participate in a two-year federally-funded behavioral health pilot program. The new Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) program is designed to increase coordination of care and other treatment services for individuals with the most serious, complex mental illnesses and addictions.
The additional funding will enable the Deschutes County Health Services Department to expand behavioral health services provided to veterans, seniors who are enrolled in Medicare, and other underserved groups. It will also allow for increased collaboration with agencies serving veterans.
Oregon is one of eight states that were selected for the pilot program, which is part of a two-year $1.1 billion federal investment in mental health and addiction treatment at the community level. Deschutes County is one of 13 Oregon counties that will be participating in the pilot program.
To adequately staff the CCBHC program, Deschutes County will hire 29 limited duration employees. New staff members will be hired on 2 year limited duration basis and include the following:
Behavioral Health Specialist I – Outpatient Case Manager – 2 positions.
Peer Support Specialist – 4 positions.
Public Health Nurse II/Psychiatric – 3 positions.
Senior Secretary – Behavioral Health - 6 positions.
Behavioral Health Specialist II – Child & Family.
Behavioral Health Specialist II – Adult Outpatient.
Behavioral Health Specialist II – Older Adult.
Health Services Administrative Specialist I.
Quality Improvement Specialist.
Interested applicants may visit www.deschutes.org/jobs for additional information and to apply.