This is a full time position (40 hours/week) located at one of Cascadia's outpatient Health Centers in Milwaukie, OR. The schedule is Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm.
The Counselor II works collaboratively in an interdisciplinary team environment, providing addiction services to assigned clients, 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 includes developing or assisting in the development of service plans tailored to each client's needs and collaborating with internal and external resources to assure the best possible treatment for clients. This position involves participation and implementation of program goals and objectives to promote a strengths-based, client-centered approach to assisting clients in achieving individual goals.
- The 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).
- Must be at least a CADC applicant and eligible for a CADC I and obtain CADC within two years of applicant status.
- It is preferred that the clinician have a CADCI or CADCII.
- Knowledge and experience in working with clients involved with the Child Welfare System, gender specific populations, and clients coming from the criminal justice system preferred.
- Understanding of strength-based case management philosophies and strategies
- Understanding of trauma-informed services
- Ability to implement recovery model, motivational interviewing, and stages of change
- Ability to operate computer hardware and software (including Electronic Medical Record software) at a level needed to effectively perform job functions
- Knowledge of accepted treatment practice
- Ability to enter data and retrieve data and to prepare simple reports
- Knowledge of DBT and Seeking Safety curriculum for men and women
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