Job Details

Counselor III

Volunteers of America Oregon, Portland, OR

Job - Non-Profit

Close Date: 11/11/2019

Position Summary: The Counselor III provides compassionate and trauma-informed mental health and addiction counseling services to clients who have been referred through the Multnomah County Federal Probation/Parole Program.

Education, Training and Experience:
• Master’s degree in counseling, psychology, or social work and addictions treatment is required.
• CADC required within 1 year of hire.
• Mental Health Licensure preferred. If not yet licensed, agreement to obtain license within 3 years of hire.
• Minimum 3 years of experience in substance abuse counseling preferred. Experience in mental health counseling and provision of clinical services for persons with dual diagnoses.
• Required knowledge and skills to meet Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) credentialing requirements as required by Oregon Administrative Rules (OARS) 309-032.1505:(105) to treat adults.
• Skilled in provision of individual and group counseling using respect and compassion.
• Knowledge of criminal behavior and at-risk populations.
• Knowledge of engagement challenges with a mandated population and skills to engage mandated clients.
• Experience in mental health counseling and clinical services for persons with dual diagnoses.

• Excellent communication skills, oral and written.
• Mission-focused and passionate, with an emphasis on serving high-risk populations using evidence-based practices.
• Organizational and time management skills.
• Ability to write accurate and concise reports using an electronic medical record while meeting tight deadlines.
• Well-developed clinical documentation skills and a strong commitment to quality management.
• Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
• Highest level of ethical and professional standards.
• High level of cultural competence.
• Computer literate – functional ability with Word, Outlook Express and electronic medical records.

Additional Eligibility Requirements:
• Ability to pass a criminal background check.
• Reliable vehicle, active driver’s license, current insurance and ability to pass insurance driving standards are required.
• If recovering from a substance use disorder, must be able to demonstrate continuous sobriety under nonresidential, independent living conditions for the immediate past two years.

Compensation: $42,640/year + Depends on Experience and/or Certifications. Visit our career page for more details. This is a full-time position with benefits. Generous benefits package includes medical, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, short and long-term disability insurance, 15 days of paid time off, 403(b) retirement contributions, flexible spending account, employee assistance program, and other voluntary benefits and discounts.

Interested applicants must apply online at
If you need assistance completing online application, please contact the HR department.

For over 100 years Volunteers of America Oregon has become synonymous with compassion and care of our community’s most vulnerable population. We've earned our reputation through dedication and tireless commitment to helping individuals and families create safer, healthier, and more stable lifestyles. For as long as we've been around, our programs have been changing lives.

Volunteers of America Oregon is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability any other category protected by federal, state or local law.

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