Job Details

Behavioral Health Specialist

CODA Inc., Portland, OR

Job - Health

Close Date: 05/31/2019

Building Health & Recovery

We provide medical treatment, teach parenting skills, carry out research and manage health records. We cook, we write, we keep CODA's buildings safe and clean. We run group counseling sessions, manage payroll, hire, train and support our 300 colleagues working in several locations in Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington Counties. We are counselors, nurses, maintenance workers, accountants, leaders, medical assistants, case managers, administrative staff and doctors.
In this position, you would fulfill the following essential functions :
•Conduct substance use treatment intakes and assessments. Determine medical necessity for substance use treatment including screening for detoxification needs, providing diagnostic evaluation of substance use disorders, and evaluating placement within ASAM criteria.
•Assist in the gathering and compiling of information for integrated assessments under direction of a QMHP.
•Develop collaborative strength based treatment plans incorporating relevant treatment interventions indicated by substance use assessment.
•Provide mental health individual and group clinical services including case management, skills training, coordination of care, and medication training as directed by individual treatment plan.
•Provide trauma-informed culturally responsive individual clinical services including case management. Act assertively to include and engage family members as partners in treatment.
•Implement and assert continuity of care protocols with outside primary care providers.
•Apply evidence based group practices in educational, skills, and relapse prevention groups using agency approved curriculum.
•Produce accurate strength-based documentation demonstrating clinical knowledge that is in alignment with agency protocols and payor regulations. Utilize collaborative documentation to elicit patient engagement and recovery based language.

Those with the following qualifications and experience are encouraged to apply:
•A minimum of 2 years experience in a similar or closely related role.
•Master's Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Criminal Justice, or closely related area of study OR Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Criminal Justice or closely related area of study and an additional 3 years experience in a related role (5 years total).
•A minimum of 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) of coursework in some or all of the following courses: elemental/intro psychology, social psychology/sociology, human behavior, development or biology, statistics/research methods, substance misuse, criminogenic/forensic, psychopharmacology or neuroscience, cognitive development and/or communication; behavior modification, or cultural practices.
•Has advanced knowledge of and is able to effectively apply advanced principles of motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma informed care, and similar strategies for facilitating recovery and empowerment.
•Must demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively, understand mental status concepts, symptomology, treatment and service terminology and apply each of these concepts, implement skills development strategies, and identify, implement and coordinate the services and supports identified in a treatment plan.
•Ability to engage patients in service oriented treatment plans and determine clinically relevant substance use treatment interventions.
•Meet requirements for application of CADC II certification within 24 months of employment.

Portland: Monday - Friday from 11:30 AM to 8:00 PM

Learn more about what we do:

BENEFITS: Review our generous benefit package here:
•Employment with CODA, as a non-for-profit agency, allows individuals with the direct student loans to apply for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. For more information go to: .

OUR SYSTEMS: We employ a sophisticated Electronic Health Records System (EMR), modern HR software, along with Telemedicine, video conferencing, and video phone links between all of CODA's multiple sites.

•access to training fund to cover both training and credentialing needs
•paid time for certain professional development activities
•certification and recertification financial assistance via training funds
•internal career-advancement opportunities
•unlimited free access to a library of 600 accredited, interactive modules specific to social and clinical services via partnership with Relias program, including over 400 CEUs
•access to credential and licensing tracking tool

Join us and be part of a best-in-class research environment within a supportive, diverse and inclusive company culture.
CODA, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All CODA facilities are drug-free and smoke-free worksites.

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