There are two positions available: Both positions are full time at 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday typical daytime business hours. One is located at a residential facility in NE Portland, and the other will be located at two of Cascadia's residential facilities, one in NE Portland and one in SE Portland.
The Counselor III works as a member of two interdisciplinary teams to implement and monitor treatment for residents within the residential facilities, 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. This position involves participation and implementation of program goals and objectives to promote a strengths-based, client-centered approach to assisting residents in achieving individual goals and ultimately transitioning to a less restrictive setting. Flexibility is required as the position is assigned to more than one program.
- A Master's Degree in a behavioral science field from an accredited college or university. The CADC credential is preferred in addition to a Master's Degree given the high occurrence of substance use/abuse. Demonstrate the competencies as outlined in the Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) to become credentialed as a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP). Certification must be current and in compliance with the OAR's.
- A minimum of three years of clinical experience providing inpatient or outpatient services is preferred.
- Ability to conduct a Mental Status assessment and formulate a diagnosis according to the most current DSM
- Have a general understanding of criminality and criminogenic risk factors
- 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
- 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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