Post Date: 04/01/2019
Close Date: 05/30/2019
Central City Concern’s (CCC) Blackburn Center is a new six-floor building in East Portland, Oregon (clinic and housing) that will give vulnerable people access to integrated housing, employment and health services, and provide support they need to stabilize and rebuild their lives.
CCC is hiring employees to help lift this project to national prominence. Known for innovative programming already, CCC now moves toward a first-of-its-kind operating model (including key changes such as centralized intake and integrated care teams) in a more diverse community and a landscape of new potential community partners. About 40 percent of East Portland’s population are immigrants and from communities of color. We strive to be a true reflection of the community and design our services and teams to achieve a culturally responsive place for our clients.
Our innovative, comprehensive services focuses on the whole person and their well-being. Our guiding principles drive this work to be:
• trauma informed
• integrated; in collaboration with community partners
• focused on diversity, equity and inclusion; and
• sustainable for long-term success.
Join us in this innovative and impactful work! CCC values lived experience and multilingual individuals in its hiring practices. Training and advancement opportunities are embedded in our culture and staff members support one another in their professional endeavors.
TITLE: Behavioral Health Assistant, QMHA
DEPARTMENT: Blackburn Center
REPORTS TO: Mental Health Clinical Manager
SALARY: $18.46-$20.31, Hourly
SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
SUMMARY: The Blackburn Center is an innovative program that will offer integrated housing, health care, and employment services with the long term goal of eliminating homelessness. We seek to change how these services are delivered to all people, especially vulnerable populations.
This position will work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team at the Blackburn Center to deliver comprehensive, person-centered, integrated services to the Portland Eastside community. The Behavioral Health Assistant (BHA) is responsible for providing administrative support to the behavioral health home, ensuring care that is accountable, comprehensive, proactive, well-coordinated and patient-centered. The Care Team addresses all treatment needs, including crisis management, substance abuse treatment, psychiatric evaluation & treatment, physical health treatment, mental health treatment, accessing benefits and entitlements, accessing appropriate and affordable housing. The Care Team is responsible for proactively managing the healthcare needs of the patients on their assigned team, including medical, mental health, addiction, and health behavior needs.
1. Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Sciences field or a combination of at least three year’s work education, training or experience in chemical dependency and/or mental health treatment (QMHA).
2. At least one year experience working with homeless, low-income, or other vulnerable populations in a supportive role.
3. Has the competencies necessary to:
a) Communicate effectively orally and in writing;
b) Understand healthcare related terminology;
c) Provide outreach, engagement and supportive services
4. If in recovery, must be able to document continuous abstinence under independent living conditions or recovery housing for the immediate past two years.
5. Must have current CPR certification or must be able to obtain in one month.
6. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, TB test, and background check. This includes clearance by the DHS Background Check Unit.
7. Must generally have the ability to walk, bend, stoop, kneel, squat, twist, reach, pull and lift heavy objects, and climb stairs with reasonable or no accommodation.
8. Must adhere to agency’s non-discrimination policies.
9. Ability to effectively interact with co-workers and clients with diverse ethnic backgrounds, religious views, political affiliation, cultural backgrounds, life-styles and sexual orientations, and treat individuals with respect and dignity.
Check out the full job description and apply at:
Central City Concern is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER and does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of race, gender, protected veteran’s status, disability, or any other protected class. Applicants seeking reasonable accommodation can contact the Human Resources department at 503-294-1681.
Complete details: http://www.ccconcern.org/jobs