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Mental Health Residential Counselors - Entry & Associate Level

Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare, Portland, Oregon and metro areas

Job - Non-Profit

Close Date: 05/02/2019

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.

These positions are great for those interested in pursuing careers in mental health, addiction, counseling, therapy and behavioral health. For those with limited experience, if you have work experience in customer service, your patience is a great skill that transfers over. Additionally, those with experience working as a CNA, care-giving, home-care or any direct support position, will find that much of their skills can transfer over into this type of work. This is work that can be very rewarding if you are the type who is passionate about helping vulnerable communities.

We have multiple positions in different programs. Our programs are located at various sites in Portland and Portland Metro area; Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington county. These include Portland; NE, SE, NW, SW and East and Mid County; Gateway, Rockwood, Woodvillage, Gresham, Oregon City, Gladstone, and Wilsonville.

Shifts available are full time, part time, float positions that work at various sites to meet a certain number of work hours per week. Additionally we have oncall-relief available.

These positions are titled as follows:
Residential Counselor I or II
Treatment Specialist I or II
Secure Residential Treatment Specialist I or II

Residential Support Staff work as a member of an interdisciplinary team to implement and monitor treatment for residents within the residential facility. These positions involve 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.

Level I ( Residential Counselor I, Treatment Specialist I or Secure Treatment Specialist I) positions require a High school diploma or GED equivalent
Level II ( Residential Counselor II, Treatment Specialist II or Secure Treatment Specialist II) positions require a BA degree in a behavioral science field or a combination of education and mental health work experience. Must demonstrate the competencies as outlined in the Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) to become credentialed as a Qualified Mental Health Associate (QMHA). Certification must be maintained and in compliance with the OAR's.
Some work experience working with adults with severe and persistent mental illness is preferred.
Operate Computer hardware and software (Including Electronic Health Record Software) at a level to effectively perform the job functions, including entering and retrieving data.
Work may include the use of company provided transportation in order to transport clients; incumbent may need to 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 (Overnight shift is an exception based on program needs).

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