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Mental Health and Addictions Counselor, QMHP

Central City Concern, Portland, OR. 97209

Job - Health

Close Date: 03/30/2019

Central City Concern is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide comprehensive solutions to ending homelessness and achieving self-sufficiency. CCC provides many services, such as addiction treatment, employment, housing, mental health, primary care, and other related culturally specific services, to a diverse population. As an agency deeply rooted in recovery, part of our policy and commitment to a drug and alcohol-free workplace includes post-offer, pre-employment drug screens.

TITLE: Mental Health and Addictions Counselor, QMHP
DEPARTMENT: Old Town Recovery Center-Community Engagement Program (CEP)
SALARY: $47,500-$54,625
SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm

SUMMARY: The CEP Mental Health and Addictions Counselor, QMHP is a critical member of a multi-disciplinary team providing intensive case management and integrated dual diagnosis treatment. The team works to address all treatment needs, including crisis management, substance abuse treatment, medication management, physical health treatment, mental health treatment, accessing benefits and entitlements, accessing appropriate and affordable housing, accessing employment and educational opportunities.

1. Master's degree in a behavioral science field and one year experience in mental health. Experience with severe mental illness (SMI) preferred.
2. Must meet OAR and State guidelines for QMHP.
3. Must have CADC I certification.
4. Has the competencies necessary to:
a. Identify precipitating events;
b. Gather histories of mental, emotional and physical disabilities, alcohol and drug use,
past mental health services and criminal justice contacts;
c. Assess family, social and work relationships;
d. Conduct a mental status assessment;
e. Document a DSM diagnosis;
f. Write and implement or supervise implementation of a treatment plan;
g. Conduct and document a mental health assessment;
h. Provide mental health treatment and rehabilitative services within ones scope of
5. Must meet CCC privileging requirements as required by FTCA.
6. Must become a certified Director’s Custody designee in Multnomah County within the first 6
months of hire.
7. If in recovery, must be able to document continuous abstinence under independent living
conditions or recovery housing for the immediate past two years.
8. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, TB test, and background check. This includes
clearance by the DHS Background Check Unit.
9. The OAR prohibits A&D program staff from having within the previous 3 years a DUI
conviction or diversion, a felony conviction, or a conviction under the Uniform Controlled
Substances Act.
10. Physical ability to bend, stoop, kneel, squat, twist, reach, pull and lift heavy objects. Must be
able to climb stairs several times a day.
11. Will be required to carry an agency cell phone for work use. Cell phone will be provided by
Central City Concern.
12. Must possess a current driver’s license, access to a vehicle, qualify as an Acceptable Driver as
designated in Central City Concern’s Fleet Safety policy. Must pass an initial drivers training
within 60 days of being an approved driver and continued recertification training. Must
maintain vehicle insurance coverage of a minimum of $100,000/$300,000 personal auto
liability coverage.
13. Must adhere to agency’s non-discrimination policies.
14. Ability to effectively interact with co-workers and clients with diverse ethnic
backgrounds, religious views, cultural backgrounds, life-styles, and sexual orientations and
treat each individual with respect and dignity.

*The new OARs currently in development by the OHA will include the requirement for all unlicensed QMHPs and QMHAs to obtain certification through the Mental Health & Addictions Certification Board of Oregon (MHACBO). At this time, they are offering a grandparenting window for those currently working in these roles. The grandparenting period ends on May 31, 2019.

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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.

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