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Director of Problem Gambling Services

Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR

Job - Non-Profit

Close Date: 03/30/2018

The Problem Gambling Services (PGS) Director oversees the clinical and administrative work of the Lewis & Clark Problem Gambling Services program. PGS offers problem gambling treatment in Multnomah County and is housed in the Lewis & Clark Community Counseling Center on SW Barbur Blvd. The PGS Director will work closely with and report to the Counseling Psychology (CPSY) Department Chair. The PGS Director’s workweek will include weekends. This position is supported by a contract with Multnomah County to provide general problem gambling services in the community.

The PGS Director collaborates with the Latino Problem Gambling Services (LPGS) Coordinator. LPGS provides Latino-specific services across Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas Counties and is funded by the Oregon Health Authority Problem Gambling Services (OHAPGS). LPGS provides services in the Community Counseling Center on SW Barbur Blvd. and in offices in Hillsboro and Milwaukie.

The Department of Counseling Psychology at Lewis & Clark College is grounded in a strong commitment to equity and social justice. We are looking for a colleague with the requisite knowledge of problem gambling treatment who shares our vision and commitment to these principles.

Lewis & Clark College is committed to achieving a diverse workforce. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or age.

The College explicitly acknowledges and affirms its conviction that diversity with respect to race, ethnicity, national origin, socio-economic background, religious orientation or spirituality, physical or sensory disability, gender, and sexual orientation on the Lewis & Clark campus provides an educational benefit for all students that can be realized only if students and education professionals from diverse backgrounds are present in significant numbers within our learning community. In creating and sustaining such a community, we engage, to the extent possible, in practices that will ensure a high degree of diversity on our campus, simultaneously meeting the highest standards of academic excellence of which we are capable.

Essential Functions:
1. PGS Director works under the direct supervisory and administrative authority of the Counseling Psychology (CPSY) Chair and collaborates with the Chair to develop and oversee all aspects of problem gambling services, including service delivery models, outreach planning, and contract/grant development.

2. Oversees daily operations of Problem Gambling Services (PGS) at the Lewis & Clark Community Counseling Center.

3. Supervises PGS therapists/counselors-in-training.

4. Plans and oversees outreach activities; collaborates with community stakeholders; advertises to the public; and provides ongoing training to staff.

5. Attends all relevant county and state meetings; attends community meetings; maintains working relationships with members of state and county problem gambling administrators; participates in Latino Problem Gambling Advisory Board.

6. Maintains/reviews PGS client files and required paperwork; triages and oversees scheduling of appointments.

7. Prepares monthly statements of service delivery and billing; oversees expenditures; ensures service delivery meets expectations; regularly updates CPSY Chair on status of service delivery.

8. Provides direct clinical services for problem gambling.

9. Ability to honor and work with all identities and individuals, particularly those who are underrepresented in the country and/or at Lewis & Clark College.

Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s degree in mental health related field.

Oregon State qualified clinical supervisor.

Certified or eligible for Gambling Addiction Counselor II

Licensed or eligible for Oregon State Licensed Professional Counselor or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.

Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of mental health and addiction counseling from a community-based social justice and trauma-informed perspective.

Extensive knowledge of problem gambling treatment with individuals and families.

At least two years clinical work with problem gamblers.

Knowledge of Oregon State law regarding problem gambling and mental health treatment.

At least one year administrative and program development experience.

Ability to build and maintain working relationships and effectively represent L&C with state, county and community stakeholders.

Knowledge of budgets, billing, program evaluation, community outreach, and report writing.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience building and overseeing problem gambling programs, including knowledge of all reporting systems, diagnosis requirements, service delivery categories, billings, etc.

Three years clinical work with problem gamblers.

Existing relationships with state, county and community stakeholders.

Experience supervising clinicians working in problem gambling.

Experience working with students in clinical training settings.

Experience working within Oregon’s problem gambling treatment structure at the level of program management.

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