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Project Respond Mobile Crisis Counselor III (Gresham Police Mental Health Team)

Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare, Gresham, OR

Job - Non-Profit

Close Date: 06/07/2019

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 and who are committed to working effectively with diverse community populations, and who are expected to strengthen such capacity if hired.

This position will work primarily in Gresham out of the Gresham Police Department, but will also be based out of NE Portland where Project Respond’s home base is located. The schedule for this position is Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday with the Gresham Mental Health Team/Rockwood PD (9:00am – 5:30pm), and variable shifts on Sunday & Wednesday with Project Respond.

The Crisis Counselor III provides mobile crisis response, risk assessment, and crisis stabilization planning for adults, children, and families within Multnomah County. This position works as part of a team within Gresham Police 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. This position 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 as outlined in the Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) to become credentialed as a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP).

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 criteria
- 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

- Must pass Gresham Police background check.
- Ability to perform CPR, First Aid, and properly use AED equipment. CPR/ First Aid certifications are required and must remain current.
- 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.

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