Child & Family Therapist
Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare
This position is located in the Gateway area of NE Portland at one of Cascadia's Health Centers. The schedule for this position is Day Shift, Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:30pm. This position may also include some late shifts in the evening, one to two days a week (10:00am to 6:30pm).
The Counselor III works as a member of a child, family and adult outpatient team to assess clients for risk, mental health and chemical dependency diagnoses, and treatment readiness while supporting a Trauma Informed Care environment. With the high prevalence of trauma among individuals receiving mental health services, it is required the Counselor III understand the effects of trauma on health, coping, and other aspects of the lives of those we serve. The primary focus will be on child, adolescent, and family work, however, some focus on adult populations may be included. Clinicians provide therapeutic mental health and addictions treatment to clients, and complete client assessments. The Counselor III develops or assists in the development of treatment plans tailored to each client's needs. The clinician maintains documentation associated with client contacts, consultation, and treatment strategies, tracking for referents, etc. The Counselor III works with others both inside and outside of Cascadia to assure that assigned clients are receiving the best possible treatment, with particular focus on transitioning clients to the adult systems of care or the community for most appropriate treatment.
A Master's Degree in a behavioral science field from an accredited college or university. Demonstrate the competencies to become credentialed as a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) as outlined in the Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR). Certification must be current and in compliance with the OAR's. The CADC credential is preferred in addition to a Master's Degree given the high occurrence of substance use/abuse.
Clinical experience providing inpatient or outpatient services with child and family is preferred.
Specialized Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Able to conduct a Mental Status assessment and formulate a diagnosis according to the most current DSM
- Understand recovery model, motivational interviewing, illness management and recovery
- Thorough knowledge of evidence based practices, and strength based case management philosophies and strategies
- Solid skills in working with people from different backgrounds (i.e Latino, LBGTQ, African American, refugee and immigrants)
- Knowledge and understanding of child developmental milestones and be familiar with engagement strategies in working with both parents and care givers.
- Operate computer hardware and software (including EMR software) at a level needed to effectively perform job functions
- Enter and retrieve data
- Prepare reports
- Bilingual ability is preferred.
- 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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