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Residential Counselor

Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare, Portland

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Close Date: 10/31/2019

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.

Sites are run 24/7 and shifts available are typically day, swing, overnight and on-call shifts. There are several of these programs. They are located in Downtown NW Portland, SW Multnomah Village, and Portland on the East side of the river (NE & SE).

These programs typically run single staffed except for a very a limited three. Residents of the PSRB are referred by the Psychiatric Review Board (PSRB) and have involvement in the criminal justice system. Residents at these programs are typically high functioning individuals who need minimal supervision to ensure completion of household tasks and meal preparation. Staff help with dispensing medication, ensuring safety of residents, providing support and guidance, and education around ADLs (activities of daily living), including nutrition and exercise. Residents work through a level system that corresponds with increasing independence and responsibility. They often participate in skills training and therapeutic support groups at an outpatient clinic setting. In addition, they are provided support with vocational rehab and finding jobs or volunteer work. They reside at the program before transitioning into independent or semi-independent living.

The Residential Counselor I or Treatment Specialist I is an entry level position, requiring a high school diploma or GED.

The Residential Cousnelor II or Treatment Specialist II requires either a Bachelor's degree in a behavioral science field from an accredited college or university or three years of full time professional experience working with adults with severe and persistent mental illness.

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