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Counselor III (Residential, Case Managers)

Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare, Portland Area

Job - Non-Profit

Close Date: 12/31/2019

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.

Residential Programs operate 24/7 and therefor requires around the clock staffing. These roles typically work day time hours, Monday through Friday and often require the ability to drive in order to take residents out into the community for appointments and other services. Location are in the Portland area, NE, SE and a few are in Oregon City area.

Qualifications we are looking for in these roles:
- MA Degree in a behavioral science field. I.e. Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, Therapy, Sociology...
- Must be able to qualify as a Qualified Mental Health Professionals (as Per the Oregon Administrative
Rules/OARs). Degrees mentioned above qualify.
- LPC, CADC are great in addition too but are not required.

What kind of experience is helpful to have in these programs?
- Prior experience working/volunteer in mental health and/or SUD
- Prior experience working in a behavioral healthcare setting especially nonprofit
- Prior experience in case management
- Prior experience in doing assessments
- Prior experience using electronic medical or health record systems
- Prior experience serving diverse populations and demonstrative ability to provide culturally appropriate services
- Prior experience in residential programs or inpatient or outpatient services

What are some knowledge skills and abilities that can help with this work?
- Demonstrative ability to provide culturally appropriate interactions in working with our consumers and colleagues
- Culturally specific experience and representing other cultures and ability to engage and provide culturally specific services
- Knowledge of Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Informed Care, and principles of Illness Management
- Recovery, and skills to provide strength based practices.
- Able to conduct a Mental Status assessment and formulate a diagnosis according to the most current DSM
- Emotional IQ: Ability to effectively communicate and engage with others
- Understanding of criminality and criminogenic risk factors
- Ability to be dependable
- Respect client confidentiality
- Knowledge of Trauma Informed Care

Other Considerations that make this type of work a good fit for you:
- A desire to help others
- A general understanding of cultural differences and appreciation for
- Caring and compassionate
- Patience and understanding
- Dedication and commitment

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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