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Skills Trainer - Adult Mental Health

Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare, NE Portland

Job - Non-Profit

Close Date: 04/13/2018

The schedule for this position is Day shift, Tuesday - Friday 9:00am - 5:30pm. The applicant will understand that this position may require early or late days due to programming needs. Compensation : 16.35/hr + DOE.

The Skills Trainer works as a member of an interdisciplinary team to implement and monitor treatment for residents living within the residential facility, while supporting a Trauma Informed Care environment. This position works with residents who receive Adult Mental Health Initiative (AMHI) services. With the high prevalence of trauma among individuals receiving mental health services, it is required the Skills Trainer understand the effects of trauma on health, coping, and other aspects of the lives of those we serve. The Skills Trainer must have the ability to work independently in the community, providing skills training to clients. This position involves participation and implementation of program goals and objectives to promote a strengths-based, client centered approach to assisting residents in achieving individual goals and ultimately transitioning to a less restrictive setting.

A Bachelor's degree in a behavioral science field from an accredited college or university or three years of full time professional experience working with adults with severe and persistent mental illness. Must demonstrate the competencies to become credentialed as a Qualified Mental Health Associate (QMHA), as outlined in the Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR).
Certification must be kept current and in compliance with the OAR's.

Experience working with adults with severe and persistent mental illness is preferred.

Specialized Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Operate computer hardware and software (including Electronic Health Record software) at a level needed to effectively perform job functions
Enter and retrieve data
Prepare reports

Possess a valid driver's license, three year driving history; clean driving record, ability to pass Driver Motor Vehicle (DMV) check and complete the Cascadia online Defensive Driving course. Employee must be approved to provide transportation utilizing agency vehicles so that residents may access the community.
Ability to perform CPR, First Aid, and properly use AED equipment. CPR/ First Aid certifications are required and must remain current.

Cascadia provides medical, dental, and ample Paid Time Off package (PTO), short term disability, long term disability, life Insurance, and a Vision Service Plan (VSP). Most Benefits are available to all Regular, Full time employees. Benefits are pro-rated for all employees working less than 40 hours per week and more than 20 hours. Some benefits are available to all employees regardless of FTE (403b Retirement Plan, EAP Services, 24 hour Fitness, Supplemental options).

Successful candidates must be committed to working effectively with diverse community populations, and expected to strengthen such capacity if hired. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any protected status. Cascadia is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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