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Project Respond Mobile Crisis Clinician III

Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare, NE Portland

Job - Non-Profit

Close Date: 09/16/2019

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 is a part time position at 24 hours/week. The work is performed in the community setting including client residences, schools, police precincts, shelters, residential facilities, and public spaces, with Project Respond's home base located in NE Portland. The schedule is variable, primarily day shifts with some evenings, weekends, or overnight shifts on occasion.

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

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
•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 including the ability to operate Electronic Health Record software

•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.

Physical Abilities:
Staff must have the ability to assist residents in participating in a variety of active leisure and recreational events, as well as skill building outings and accessing community resources. These are required to avoid behavioral incidents and volatile situations. The Residential Counselor I must have the ability to assist the team in providing safety to all clients and staff in potentially volatile situations.
•Regular sitting, Standing, walking, and Keyboarding
•Occasionally stooping, lifting 20 to 50 lbs, climbing (stairs), crouching, reaching, and running
•Constant visual and auditory

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