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Care Coordinator, Outpatient Healthcare

Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare, SE Portland

Job - Non-Profit

Close Date: 09/22/2019

Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare (, one of the largest community behavioral health providers in the state of Oregon, delivers whole health care -- integrated mental health and addiction services, primary care and housing -- to support our communities. Our approach is recovery-oriented and trauma-informed. Cascadia hires innovative, compassionate, and dedicated staff who are aligned with trauma-informed care, are committed to working effectively with diverse community populations, and expected to strengthen such capacity if hired.

This is a full time position (40 hours/week) locateda at one of Cascadia's outpatient Health Centers in SE Portland. The work schedule for this position is typically Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm.

The Care Coordinator provides a wide range of clinical and administrative services to improve client care within the medical and psychiatric setting. The Care Coordinator collaborates in the management of a caseload of adults with complex medical concerns, severe mental illnesses and addiction issues, while supporting a trauma-informed Integrative Care environment. This position assists in the coordination and linking of clients to medical and psychiatric services. The Care Coordinator works to optimize service delivery by assisting with and facilitating improved access to clinical care across agency programs. With the high prevalence of trauma among individuals receiving mental health services, it is required that the Care Coordinator understand the effects of trauma on health, coping, and other aspects of the lives of those we serve. The Care Coordinator will contribute to the work of the multi-disciplinary team, including both medical and psychiatric clinicians, in the development and implementation of physical health services. This position involves participation and implementation of program goals and objectives to promote a strengths-based, client-centered approach in assisting clients achieve individual goals.

- The incumbent must possess 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. The job incumbent must demonstrate the competencies as outlined in OAR 309-016-0005 to become credentialed as a Qualified Mental Health Associate (QMHA).
- The CADC credential is desired given the high occurrence of substance use/abuse.
- Clinical experience providing outpatient services or working in community health, primary care is preferred.
- Ability to demonstrate working knowledge of accepted treatment practice with the capacity to implement and evaluate the effectiveness of treatment plans and recommend alternate strategies as necessary
- Ability to integrate best practices into the day to day operations, including Trauma Informed Care and Motivational Interviewing
- Understanding of recovery model, motivational interviewing, illness management and recovery
- Thorough knowledge of evidence based practices, and strength based case management philosophies and strategies
- Ability to operate computer hardware and software at a level needed to effectively perform job functions
- Ability to enter and retrieve data
- Ability to prepare simple reports

Cascadia is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates 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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