Post Date: 03/27/2019
Close Date: 04/29/2019
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 in SW Portland. The schedule is typically Monday through Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm.
The Counselor III works as a member of an interdisciplinary team to identify and coordinate needed services for the most vulnerable justice-involved individuals with mental illness in jail and the community, while supporting a Trauma Informed Care environment. With the high prevalence of trauma among individuals receiving mental health services, it is required that the Counselor III understand the effects of trauma on health, coping, and other aspects of the lives of those we serve. Work is done in collaboration with Multnomah County Department of Community Justice. This position involves participation and implementation of program goals and objectives to promote a strengths-based, client-centered, trauma-informed approach to assisting clients in achieving individual goals and reducing recidivism.
- A 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). Certification must be current and in compliance with the OAR's.
- The CADC credential is preferred in addition to a Master's Degree given the high co-occurrence of substance use/abuse.
- Three years of clinical experience providing inpatient or outpatient services and experience working with the criminal justice system preferred.
- Conduct a Mental Status assessment and formulate a diagnosis according to the most current DSM
- Understand recovery model, motivational interviewing, illness management and recovery
- Thorough knowledge of evidence based practices, and strength based case management philosophies and strategies
- Operate computer hardware and software at a level needed to effectively perform job functions
- Enter and retrieve data
- Prepare reports
- Must have 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.
- Ability to perform CPR and First Aid. CPR/ First Aid certifications are required and must remain current.
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