Post Date: 08/28/2019
Close Date: 09/29/2019
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 and who are committed to working effectively with diverse community populations, and who are expected to strengthen such capacity if hired.
This is a full time position (40 hours/week) located at one of Cascadia's oupatient health centers in Milwaukie, OR. The schedule will be Monday - Friday, day time hours, typically between 8:30am and 5:00pm.
The Counselor II works as a member of an interdisciplinary team to provide skills training, case management, and coordination within the outpatient setting, while supporting a Trauma Informed Care environment. With the high prevalence of trauma among individuals receiving mental health services, it is required the Counselor II understand the effects of trauma on health, coping, and other aspects of the lives of those we serve. This position must have the ability to work independently in the community and within the health center setting, providing skills training and case management for clients. This position involves participation and implementation of program goals and objectives to promote a strengths-based, client-centered approach to assist clients in working towards their treatment goals.
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. Must demonstrate the competencies to become credentialed as a Qualified Mental Health Associate (QMHA), as outlined in the Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR). Certification must be kept current and in compliance with the OAR's.
Some work experience working with adults with severe and persistent mental illness is preferred.
Specialized Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
•Operate computer hardware and software at a level needed to effectively perform job functions
•Enter and retrieve data
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.
Activities and structure support community integration assisting clients in continued growth for successful independent living and may require the incumbent use a company vehicle to transport clients out in the community. Employee must have the ability to assist the team in providing safety to all residents and staff in potentially volatile situations.
•Regular sitting, Standing, walking, and Keyboarding
•Occasionally stooping, lifting 20 to 50 lbs., climbing (stairs), crouching, reaching, and running
•Constant visual and auditory
Cascadia is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants 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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