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Residential Counselor I or II - Multiple Positions

Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare, NW Portland

Job - Non-Profit

Close Date: 02/28/2019

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, are committed to working effectively with diverse community populations, and expected to strengthen such capacity if hired.

Residential Counselor, Entry Level and QMHAs
There are 9 positions to fill at this new program. Shifts that are available are day, swing and overnight shifts. Overnight shifts do get a .80 cent pay differential in addition to the hourly wage. The location of this program is in NW Portland, near downtown, alphabet district.

The Residential Counselor II (RCII) works as a member of an interdisciplinary team to implement and monitor treatment and co-ordinate care for residents within a residential facility, while supporting a Trauma Informed Care environment. With the high prevalence of trauma among individuals receiving mental health services, it is required the RC II understand the effects of trauma on health, coping, and other aspects of the lives of those we serve. This position involves participation and implementation of program goals and objectives to promote a strengths-based, client centered approach assisting residents in achieving individual goals, and ultimately integrating into the community.

If you have no experience, we welcome you the opportunity to learn new skills in mental health work and the possibility to advance. If you have prior experience in customer service, you can bring those skills to this type of work.

- The Residential Counselor I incumbent must have a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.
- The Residential Counselor II incumbent must possess 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. The job incumbent must demonstrate the competencies as outlined in OAR 309-016-0005 to become credentialed as a Qualified Mental Health Associate (QMHA). Certification must be current and in compliance with the OARs.
- The CADC credential is preferred in addition to a Bachelor's Degree given the high occurrence of substance use/abuse.
- Experience providing inpatient or outpatient services is preferred.
- Must understand recovery model, motivational interviewing, illness management and recovery, evidence-based practices, and strength-based case management philosophies and strategies
- Proficient in operating computer hardware and software (including EMR software)
- Ability to enter and retrieve data and to prepare simple reports
- Ability to perform CPR, First Aid, and properly use AED equipment. CPR/ First Aid certifications are required and must remain current.

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