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. (QMHA qualified required) Note: All QMHA positions in the state of Oregon will need to be filled by candidates who are officially QMHA certified or registered with MHACBO. For details, go directly to MHACBO (www.mhacbo.org)
- Relevant experience includes working in a long term care facilities or residential settings and/or experience working with individuals coping with a serious mental illness.
- Experience working with older adults is a plus.
Specialized Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Understanding of strength based case management philosophies and strategies
- Ability to implement recovery model, motivational interviewing, and illness management and recovery
- 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
- Driving may be required at some of our locations. If driving is required, incumbent must possess a valid driver’s license, a recent three consecutive year driving history; clean driving record, ability to pass Driver Motor Vehicle (DMV) check and complete the Cascadia online Defensive Driving course.
- Ability to perform CPR, First Aid, and properly use AED equipment. CPR/ First Aid certifications are required and must remain current.
Work includes activities and structure which support community integration and enhancement, while also assisting program residents in becoming more adapted to increasing independence within the larger community. These are required to enhance behavioral and social repertoires within less structured community situations and settings. Staff must be approved to provide transportation utilizing agency vehicles so that residents may access the community. Staff must also have the ability to assist residents in participating in a variety of active leisure and recreational events, as well as skill building outings and accessing community resources. The Counselor II must have the ability to assist the team in providing safety to all residents and staff in a variety of community settings. When the need arises, staff may be asked to perform limited assistance with activities of daily living, non-violent physical interventions, and assess emergent medical difficulties from a first aid perspective.
- Occasionally stooping, lifting 20 to 50 lbs, climbing (stairs), crouching, reaching and running
- Regular sitting, Standing, walking, and Keyboarding
- Constant visual and auditory
Cascadia is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status such as race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin or age.