This is a full time position at 30 hours/week, located at a residential treatment facility in SE Portland. The schedule is Thursday - Saturday; day shift, 8:00am - 6:30pm.
The Skills Trainer works as a member of an interdisciplinary team to implement and monitor treatment for residents living within the residential facility, while supporting a trauma-informed care environment. This position works with residents who receive Adult Mental Health Initiative (AMHI) services. With the high prevalence of trauma among individuals receiving mental health services, it is required the Skills Trainer understand the effects of trauma on health, coping, and other aspects of the lives of those we serve. The Skills Trainer must have the ability to work independently in the community, providing skills training to clients. 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.
- 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. Must demonstrate the competencies to become credentialed as a Qualified Mental Health Associate (QMHA), as outlined in the Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR). Certification must be kept current and in compliance with the OAR's.
- Experience working with adults with severe and persistent mental illness is preferred.
- Operate computer hardware and software at a level needed to effectively perform job functions
- Enter and retrieve data
- 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. Employee must be approved to provide transportation utilizing agency vehicles so that residents may access the community.
- Ability to perform CPR, First Aid, and properly use AED equipment. CPR/ First Aid certifications are required and must remain current.
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