Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Why Work for New Directions Northwest?

Located in Baker City, Oregon, New Directions Northwest  is one of the largest employers in Baker County. Working and living in Eastern Oregon offers the best of both worlds.  Baker County offers a wide variety of outdoor activities with four ‘true’ seasons, has beautiful views and landscapes (that have been captured by artists, photographers and writers), and our communities are wonderful destinations for raising families or for settling down after retirement.

Baker City is close to lakes and rivers for water sports and fishing, and mountain ranges for skiing, mountain biking, hiking and hunting.  Baker City has a very artistic and charming downtown with a variety of restaurants, tasting rooms and art galleries.  You will see children biking and walking safely along the Powder River walkway to the local library or to our ownhometown ice cream parlor.  During the summer we feature free movies in the park in an outdoor theater that is also along the walking path. Baker City is also home to two medical systems that offer high quality care close to home.

Our school system includes educational opportunities for all ages, including specialized training through the Baker Technical Institute as well as a satellite location for Blue Mountain Community College.  All this charm and relaxation is just a 2 hour drive from Boise, Idaho for those that desire bigger city amenities.

New Directions Northwest offers an excellent benefit package with company-paid health and life insurance. We also offer eight hours of paid time off per month of both vacation and sick leave, with step increases up to 16 hours.  We also offer a retirement plan that provides up to 10% of your salary each pay period and employees are fully vested in 3 years.

We currently have 135 employees and continue to grow.  New Directions has several paid career path opportunities: a path for those just starting out and wanting to receive supervision to become a CADC or Licensed Clinician, a path for students who desire work experience while pursuing their education in a related field, and even a path for retirees who are looking to keep busy on a part-time basis.

We would like to talk with you about starting your career with us at New Directions Northwest, in beautiful Baker County.

Positions Currently Available

Crisis Clinician - Overnight


Full-time Position - "Graveyard Shift"
Exempt

— Position available until filled —

Brief Description: As a crisis clinician you would conduct individual, group and family counseling for clients need mental health services. Provided crisis intervention, counseling, evaluations, safety planning and related services.Skill in dealing with mentally ill, developmentally disabled, and alcohol or drug addicted persons and able to understand the behavior of people under stress; ability to develop cooperative relationships with patients, their families, and the community.  Identify and assess risk factors for harm to self or others in the context of the client’s current psycho-social state via interview with client and with consideration given to collateral information; consider and articulate potential outcomes of various interventions, discuss their risks and benefits, and formulate why a particular course of action was pursued in lieu of other options; opt for least intrusive and most supportive intervention. in dealing with mentally ill, developmentally disabled and alcohol or drug addicted persons and able to understand the behavior of people under stress; ability to develop cooperative relationships with patients, their families, and the community.

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS
Journey-level professional counseling position with M.A. degree plus 2 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

ACT Peer Support Specialist


Part-time
Non-exempt

— Position available until filled —

Brief Description: The Peer Support Specialist has their own mental health diagnosis for which they have received treatment, with similar life experiences to the population being served, and is willing to self-disclose as part of their role on a multidisciplinary team to promote and support adults with mental health challenges pursue their recovery goals.

DESIRED MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
The person filling this position must have Peer Support Specialist certification from a state-approved program or ability to obtain certification within 2 months of hire, and a high school diploma or GED. The person must be a self-identified current or former recipient of mental health services who embraces the philosophy of resilience and recovery and will be a role model for persons receiving mental health services. Have personal experience and knowledge of recovery. Proficient in office systems and computer literate and have the ability to utilize word processing and spreadsheets, and learn clinical software systems. Additional experience in office administration and team leadership is desirable. This position demands highly independent, responsible, self-directed functioning with high ethical standards.

Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor (CADC) or Counselor in training


Full-Time
Non-exempt

— Position available until filled —

Brief Description: Responsible for helping chemically dependent adults by providing a therapeutic and welcoming living environment, and most importantly guarantee each individual is provided every opportunity to receive appropriate treatment and skills to reach sobriety. It is also the general-purpose to effectively assist each individual to transition back to their county of origin with a strong support system and plan in place to ensure the best possible outcome for long term success.

Skills Trainer/Case Manager


Full-Time
Non-exempt

— Position available until filled —

Brief Description: Skills Trainer/ Case manager to specialize in the youth population. Skills trainer/Case Manager will meet with youth either face to face or via telehealth to provide skills training. The position will meet with parents to support their skill development around supporting youth. Coordinate care and needs with appropriate community partners, such as school, juvenile department, medical providers, DHS, and other community partners as appropriate for the stability of the youth.
DESIRED REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor’s Degree in social services with mental health-related experience.
PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS
QMHAs shall demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively; understand mental health assessment, treatment, and service terminology as well as suicide risk assessment, lethal means counseling, and safety planning; and apply each of these concepts, implement skills development strategies, and identify, implement, and coordinate the services and supports identified in a service plan. In addition, QMHAs shall meet the following minimum qualifications: (a) Bachelor's degree in a behavioral science field; or (b) A combination of at least three years of relevant work, education, training, or experience; or (c) A qualified Mental Health Intern, as defined in OAR 309-019-0105.

CADC I


Full-time
Non-Exempt

— Position available until filled —

Brief Description:  Responsible for helping chemically dependent adults and their families; provide a therapeutic and welcoming living environment, and most importantly guarantee each individual is provided every opportunity to receive appropriate treatment and skills to reach sobriety.  It is also the general-purpose to effectively assist each individual to transition back to their County of origin with a strong support system and plan in place to ensure the best possible outcome for long term success.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
A High school diploma/GED is required. A CADC (Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor) certification is required. Must interact amiably with co-workers and members of the public.

Family Partner


Part-time
Non-exempt

— Position available until filled —

Brief Description: Provides peer support to parents served by the Wraparound program and assist them to successfully engage in the wraparound process and staff by using personal and professional life experiences. They will demonstrate unconditional acceptance and support families and family voice throughout the wraparound process.

DESIRED MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
The person filling this position must have Peer Support Specialist certification from a state-approved program or ability to obtain certification within 3 months of hire, and a high school diploma or GED. The person must be a self-identified current or former recipient of mental health and/ or substance abuse services who embraces the philosophy of resilience and recovery, and will be a role model for persons receiving mental health services. Have personal experience and knowledge of recovery. Proficient in office systems and computer literate and have the ability to utilize word processing and spreadsheets, and learn clinical software systems. Additional experience in office administration and team leadership is desirable. This position demands highly independent, responsible, self-directed functioning with high ethical standards.

Counselor - Master's Degree or Licensed


Full-time
Exempt

— Position available until filled —

Brief Description: As an counselor/clinician you would provide psychotherapy counseling and case management to individuals, couples, families, and groups, in a community based outpatient mental health program. Actively participate in joint case planning and coordination with an interdisciplinary team and agency psychiatrist. Ability to prepare concise and complete treatment notes using-the EHR system. Provide Crisis intervention counseling on a rotation basis. This is a full-time exempt position with full benefits starting the 1st of the month after hire date.

Medical Assistant


Full-time
Non-Exempt

— Position available until filled —

Brief Description:

Primary responsibility is assisting the Psychiatric Nurse Practioner(s) in performing their duties and carrying on the necessary functions required in accordance with established policies and procedures. Obtain vitals as directed. Using information provided by OBOT prescribers, the Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner(s), Psychiatrists, and Medical Providers and gathered during face-to-face interaction with individuals receiving OBOT services, draft treatment plans, progress notes and quarterly reviews for physicians’ approval, according to licensure, Medicaid and other third party insurance regulations.
Provide medication case management, to include observing/assessing individual’s behavioral, physical and medical status; providing medication education; reaching out to individuals relative to missed appointments; and providing community resource information for medical needs and the identification of other behavioral health needs.
Document medication counts, medication administration, and other information according to all Federal and State regulations, New Direction policy and/or as directed by Direct Supervisor, Clinical Director and/or Prescribers.
Responsibility to keep all medications in locked/secure location at all times, unless dispensing, providing education to an individual about the medication, and/or other administrative tasks related to refills, etc. All medications and containers should be accurately labeled at all times. Disposal of medications will be conducted according to Federal and State laws/mandates and New Directions policy.

Administer UA’s according to procedure, document administration in EHR.

Minimum Requirements
To perform this job successfully, individual must have a CNA or MA certification. Individual must be able to perform each essential duties satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and Experience
Individual must have CNA or MA certificate with additional work experience and/or education in medical field. Individual must have a minimum of 3 years’ experience performing business office functions. Must be computer literate and have the ability to utilize word processing, spreadsheets, and learn/use clinical software systems. Additional experience in medical office administration and team leadership is desirable.

Support Specialist/Treatment Facilitator


Full-time
Non-Exempt

— Position available until filled —

Brief Description:  To perform the duties of Support Specialist and Treatment facilitator during day shift. Responsible for monitoring the activities and behavior for up to twenty-four adult clients. These activities will include but are not limited to, special county-wide outings, behavior-modification teaching, role modeling, free time, recreation time, mealtime, clean-up time, scheduled outings, transporting clients as needed. Also responsible for informing the withdrawal management/admissions manager if any emergent needs occur with detox clients during shift. Perform vitals on withdrawal management clients every 2 hours and logging information accurately in the documentation. Distribute medications per pre-authorized doctor orders. Help facilitate client movement on schedule during dinner time. Oversee and check-in with client kitchen helpers during dinner time. Assist where needed. Helping clients get their needs met during the client-free time.

FEMA - Crisis Counseling Program Crisis Counselor (2 positions)


1 - Full-Time Non-Exempt
1 - .6 Time Non-Exempt

This is a federally grant funded temporary position.  This position is expected to be funded until August 2021 but may be extended dependent on funding and need.
The Crisis Counselor position provides outreach and support to persons who need supports during the COVID-19 pandemic. The person in this position works with individuals, families, and groups to provide outreach, emotional support, individual and group crisis counseling, public education, and referrals when needed. Represents program in the community and networks with other agencies and partners to ensure needs of survivors are met. Provides presentation to community groups on disaster reactions, coping skills, stress management, and the Crisis Counseling Program.

Minimum Qualifications:
· High School Diploma
· Demonstrated organizational experience
· Demonstrated communication experience
· Demonstrated familiarity with local community
· Has a global understanding of the culture and resources available throughout Baker County
· Experience in disaster behavioral health work (preferred)

Employment Application & File Upload

To submit PDF and DOC applications, use the "Upload Files" button above, or fax to (541) 523-4927, or email us, or mail to:

Attn: Human Resources
3425 13th Street
Baker City, Oregon 97814

Important: You may include a resume with your application but resumes cannot replace a completed application.  Completed applications are required for all employment considerations.

For more information regarding employment at New Directions, please contact Cari Markham, Training/Recruitment Manager, at (541) 523-7400.