The schedule for this position is full-time; Monday - Thursday 9:30am to 6:00pm, and Sunday 8:00am - 4:30pm. Work is performed at an Enhanced Care Facility (ECF), a private contracted provider of residential services. Cascadia provides mental health services to the residents residing in this ECF which is located in SE Portland.
The Counselor III works collaboratively in an interdisciplinary team environment, providing individual and group therapy, case management, and psychosocial programming for persons with severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI) residing in an Enhanced Care Facility (ECF). Employee will work collaboratively with the Enhanced Care Facility's Managers and Supervisors, however, direct supervision will be received from the Program Manager at Cascadia. 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.
- 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 maintained and in compliance with the OAR's.
- Three years of clinical experience providing inpatient or outpatient services is preferred.Experience working with older adults a plus.
- Understanding of the aging process, physiological and psychological changes of aging, physical disability and psychotropic medications
- Knowledge of community resources and how to access them.
- Ability to conduct a Mental Status assessment and formulate a diagnosis according to the most current DSM
- Skills in case management, planning, monitoring, and advocating
- Familiarity or experience working in longer-term care or residential setting
- 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.
- Must be able to perform CPR and First Aid as well as take precautions for Blood Borne Pathogens. CPR/ First Aid/ Blood Borne Pathogens certifications are required and must remain current.
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