Post Date: 09/26/2019
Close Date: 10/31/2019
This is a full time position at 30 hours per week. The work is performed primarily in the community setting including client residences, schools, police precincts, shelters, residential facilities, and public spaces, with Project Respond's home base located in NE Portland. The schedule is Sunday through Tuesday, NOC shift 9:30 pm to 8:00 am.
The Crisis Counselor III provides mobile crisis response, risk assessment and crisis stabilization planning for adults and children in Multnomah County. This position works as part of a team and approaches work with people from a trauma-informed, strength-based, perspective and works in concert with programs in Multnomah County’s Acute Care Continuum. The Crisis Counselor III works collaboratively with mental health and physical health care providers, police agencies, emergency departments, school personnel, and other social service agencies to assure the best possible treatment for clients, while supporting a Trauma Informed Care environment.
- Master’s Degree in a behavioral science field from an accredited college or university.
- Demonstrate the competencies to become credentialed as a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) as outlined in the Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR).
Equivalent combination of education/experience preferably in a non-profit organization preferred
Specialized Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Conduct a Mental Status assessment and formulate a diagnosis according to the most current DSM
- Advanced knowledge of risk assessment and crisis intervention
- Understand evidence based practices, and strength based case management philosophies and strategies including trauma informed care
- Operate computer hardware and software at a level needed to effectively perform job functions including the ability to operate Electronic Health Record software
- The Project Respond Clinician must have the ability to work a flexible work schedule as the Project Respond program operates 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
- 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. This position requires the ability to drive a personal or company vehicle for the completion of work duties.
The Crisis Counselor III must work collaboratively with partner to minimize risk to self and clients and, when necessary, quickly and accurately communicate with police agencies in emergent situations.
- Occasionally stooping, lifting (20-50 lbs), climbing (stairs), crouching, reaching, and running
- Regularly sitting, standing, walking, and keyboarding
- Constant visual and auditory
Cascadia is an equal opportunity employer. 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, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin or age.
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