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Behavioral Health Assistant ACT, QMHA

Central City Concern, Portland, OR. 97209

Job - Health

Close Date: 12/31/2019

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: Behavioral Health Assistant ACT, QMHA
DEPARTMENT: Old Town Recovery Center
SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm

SUMMARY: The Behavioral Health Assistant (BHA) works as a member of a multi-disciplinary behavioral health care teams providing integrated behavioral health services to clients served on the ACT (Assertive Community Treatment) Team at Old Town Recovery Center. The ACT Team addresses all treatment needs, including crisis management, substance abuse treatment, psychiatric evaluation and treatment, physical health treatment, mental health treatment, accessing benefits and entitlements, accessing appropriate and affordable housing. The ACT Team is responsible for proactively managing the healthcare needs of the clients on their assigned team, including medical, mental health, addiction, and health behavior needs.
This position supports the work of these teams by assisting with incoming referrals, conducting screenings, generating reports and assisting with client records management. The position would require using various databases to perform administrative functions and ensure that client care is well orchestrated. This position supports the work of the ACT teams in their efforts to provide comprehensive care to clients served, meet reporting requirements, process incoming referrals for the program, and identifying potential unmet needs of the population served. The BHA provides administrative support to the Program Manager and is responsible for assisting in the work of data collection and the submission of weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports as identified by contracts, funders or program manager.

1. Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Sciences field or a combination of at least three year’s work
education, training or experience in chemical dependency and/or mental health treatment
2. Must meet credentialing requirements as a QMHA in the state of Oregon.
3. At least one year experience working with homeless, low-income, or other vulnerable populations
in a supportive role. Experience with people who live with Severe Mental Illness preferred.
4. Must meet CCC privileging requirements as required by FTCA.
5. Has the competencies necessary to:
a. Communicate effectively orally and in writing;
b. Understand healthcare related terminology;
c. Provide outreach, engagement and supportive services.
6. If a recovering chemically dependent person, must have 2 years of continuous sobriety from date
of employment.
7. Must have current CPR certification or must be able to obtain in one month. Must pass a preemployment
drug screen, TB test, and background check.
8. Physical ability to bend, stoop, kneel, squat, twist, reach, pull and lift heavy objects. Must be able
to climb stairs several times a day.
9. Sufficient manual dexterity and physical ability to perform assigned tasks.
10. Must adhere to agency’s non-discrimination policies. Ability to effectively interact with coworkers
and clients with diverse ethnic backgrounds, religious views, political affiliation, cultural
backgrounds, life-styles and sexual orientations, and treat individuals with respect and dignity.

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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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