Post Date: 01/25/2019
Close Date: 02/25/2019
Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare (www.cascadiabhc.org), 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) located at one of Cascadia's Secure Residential Treatment Facilities in NE Portland. The work schedule for this position is Tuesday - Saturday, 8:30am - 5:00pm.
Under close supervision, the Program Coordinator works as a member of a multi-disciplinary team to implement and monitor treatment for residents within the residential facility while supporting a trauma-informed care environment. With the high prevalence of trauma among individuals receiving mental health services, it is required that the Program Coordinator understand the effects of trauma on health, coping, and other aspects of the lives of those we serve. This position involves participation and implementation of program goals and objectives to promote a strengths-based, client-centered approach to assisting residents in achieving individual goals and ultimately transitioning to a less restrictive setting.
- 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 in mental health. The job incumbent must demonstrate the competencies as outlined in OAR 309-016-0005 to become credentialed as a Qualified Mental Health Associate (QMHA).
- A Master's Degree in a behavioral science field from an accredited college or university is preferred.
- A CADC in addition is also preferred.
- Certification must be kept current and in compliance with the OAR's.
- Work experience working with adults with severe and persistent mental illness is preferred.
- Understand and implement the following as indicated: Recovery Model, Motivational Interviewing, Illness-Management and Recovery, Trauma-Informed Care, Culturally Appropriate Treatment, and Sanctuary Model as appropriate
- Operate computer hardware and software at a level needed to effectively perform essential job functions
- Enter and retrieve data
- Prepare reports
- Possess a valid driver's license, and a three year driving history; clean driving record, ability to pass Driver Motor Vehicle (DMV) check and complete the Cascadia online Defensive Driving course.
- Ability to perform CPR, First Aid, and properly use AED equipment. CPR/ First Aid certifications are required and must remain current.
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