This position is will work with the Acute Community Treatment (ACT) team, based out of the Clackamas health center. The schedule is Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.
The Counselor III, ACT provides and coordinates a wide range of supportive and therapeutic addiction and mental health services for a caseload of adults with severe mental illnesses and addiction issues while supporting a trauma-informed care environment. With the high prevalence of trauma among individuals receiving mental health services, it is required the incumbent understand the effects of trauma on health, coping, and other aspects of the lives of those we serve. This position collaborates with internal and external resources to assure the best possible treatment for clients. This position involves a combination of direct service to clients, managing and leading the daily team meetings, and coordinating services amongst team members. The Counselor III, ACT position involves participation and implementation of program goals and objectives to promote a strengths-based, client-centered approach in assisting clients achieve individual goals.
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 is preferred.
Specialized Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Excellent communication skills; both written and verbal.
- Ability to conduct Mental Status assessments and formulate a diagnosis according to the most current DSM.
- Understand the recovery model, motivational interviewing, illness management and recovery, evidence-based practices, and strength-based case management philosophies and strategies.
- Operate computer hardware and software (including Electronic Health Record software) at a level needed to effectively perform job functions.
- Ability to enter and retrieve data.
- Ability to prepare reports.
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. Must have access to a personal vehicle.
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