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Secure Residential Treatment Specialist I or II, Float

Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare, Portland, OR

Job - Non-Profit

Close Date: 04/30/2020

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.


A sign on bonus up to $1000 is provided through April 30th!

We have more than one of these positions working full-time 32hr or 40 hours per week. The incumbents will float between the 3 secure facilities in the Portland metro area. A $1 float premium will apply on top of the hourly wage.

Secure Residential Treatment Programs serve adults with severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI) who have a history of institutionalizing in the state hospital system. They are transitional facilities with a goal to help residents become more independent. There is strong emphasis on community integrations which includes therapy and skills-building groups, dual-diagnosis treatment, nutrition and exercise, vocational training program, and staff-escorted community outings. Due to the high level of support for the residents, these programs have a higher level of staffing.

The Secure Residential Treatment Specialist 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.

Secure Residential Treatment Specialist I requires a High school diploma or GED equivalent
The Secure Residential Treatment Specialist II position requires a QMHA credential (Qualified Mental Health Associate-Bachelor's degree in a behavioral health field or 3 years adult mental health experience). (QMHA qualified required)
Note: All QMHA positions in the state of Oregon will need to be filled by candidates who are officially QMHA certified or registered with MHACBO. For details, go directly to MHACBO (
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).

Cascadia is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status such as race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, or age.

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