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Program Coordinator, Housing Outreach

Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare, NE Portland

Job - Non-Profit

Close Date: 04/26/2019

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 at 40 hours per week. The majority of the work is performed during normal business hours Monday - Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm. The position will mainly be working at Cascadia's outpatient Health Center in NE Portland.

The Program Coordinator tracks and directs the day-to-day operations of the Cascadia administered Permanent Supportive Housing programs including Palm 2 PSH, ISEP PSH, HOPE, Home Safe, OTIH, OTIS and Special Needs Housing programs. This position ensures each member of the team has the necessary information regarding policy and procedures to carry out the program's mission. The Program Coordinator ensures that complex requirements of each PSH grant and program are tracked and completed in regards to the varied and specific criteria for each grant, directly supporting and coordinating with Housing Supports & Services staff. With the high prevalence of trauma among individuals receiving mental health services, it is required the Program Coordinator understand the effects of trauma on health, coping, and other aspects of the lives of those we serve.

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. Demonstrate the competencies necessary to become credentialed as a Qualified Mental Health Associate (QMHA), as outlined in OAR 309-016-0005.

- Experience working with individuals who have mental health challenges. Experience working with individuals and households that have the experience of homelessness and/or living in poverty.
- Previous experience in insurance programs, grant/contract detailed standards and/or documentation compliance preferred.

Specialized Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of Motivational Interviewing
- Knowledge of components of maintaining a Trauma Informed Care environment
- Knowledge of principles of Illness Management and Recovery
- Skills to provide strengths-based services
- Knowledge of HUD CoC funded services and requirements
- Operate computer hardware and software at a level needed to effectively perform job functions
- Familiarity with basic office equipment, i.e., fax machines, printers, copiers
- Advanced skills with PC systems, including MS Windows, MS Word and MS Excel preferred
- Sound judgment and collaboration skills

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.

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