1422- Counselor III (Case Manager, Residential)
Job Details
Experienced
Rain Garden - Wilsonville, OR
Part Time
QMHP Certification
$44,500.00 - $51,175.00 Salary/year
Day
Residential Mental Health
Description

This is a part time position at 28 hours per week, located at a residential treatment facility in Wilsonville, OR. The schedule is flexible with three days per week, currently Tuesday through Thursday, 8:00 am to 6:30 pm. 

Essential Function:

The Case Manager works as a member of 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.

Essential Responsibilities:

This position description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, or working conditions associated with the position. Management reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties as necessary.

  • Complete Assessments, Individual Services and Support Plan; if clinically appropriate, complete Safety Plans and Behavioral Support Plans.
  • Coordinate treatment and continuity of care with community stakeholders, guardians, representatives from the legal system, hospital care, medical care, and other community based agencies in order to assist with the treatment needs of clients on case load. This may require transporting residents to medical or other appointments.
  • Comply with and implement the regulations, policies, and procedures under which the facility is licensed and operates.
  • Become certified to administer Director’s Custody and coordinate treatment with hospital and civil commitment based providers. 
  • Respect and honor client rights and responsibilities and demonstrate professional boundaries and ethics.
  • Document and maintain clinical records in a manner that assures compliance with all agency policies and procedures and local, state, and federal regulations.  Maintain accurate and up-to-date documentation associated with billing, assessment, treatment, residents’ progress and other activities as required. 
  • Complete electronic medical records (EMR) as required using Cascadia software.
  • Demonstrate responsibility for safety of residents and property; possess familiarity with fire regulations and evacuation procedures.
  • Assist in crisis situations as appropriate, following emergency protocols/procedures and coordinating with the treatment team with interventions which support a trauma informed environment for clients/residents and staff.  
  • Adhere to mandatory abuse reporting laws and HIPAA requirements.
  • Complete annual employee training requirements on a timely basis as indicated in the licensing requirements for the facility as well as agency requirements.
  • Must be able to perform CPR and First Aid. CPR/ First Aid certifications are required and must remain current.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Role Specific Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the on-call rotation as instructed by program leadership.  This requires being on call for crisis intervention, including receipt of telephone calls and the possibility to travel to a residential program outside of working hours to intervene with crisis intervention services such as Director’s Custody and coordination of all clinically appropriate care. This rotation is conducted in Cascadia’s Clackamas County residential and respite programs.
  • When necessary, this position may be utilized to manage caseloads on a temporary basis. This would entail the provision of: case management, individual counseling, intensive skills training, clinical evaluation of clients and coordination of care which may require travel to other sites.
Qualifications

Education:

A Master’s Degree in a behavioral science field from an accredited college or university. 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. The CADC credential is preferred in addition to a Master’s Degree given the high occurrence of substance use/abuse.

Experience:

A minimum of three years of clinical experience providing inpatient or outpatient services is preferred.

Specialized Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to conduct a Mental Status assessment and formulate a diagnosis according to the most current DSM
  • Understanding of criminality and criminogenic risk factors
  • Understanding of recovery model, motivational interviewing, illness management and recovery, evidence based practices, and strength based case management philosophies and strategies
  • Proficiency in operating computer hardware and software (including EMR software)
  • Ability to enter and retrieve data and to prepare simple reports

Other:

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.

Physical demands:

Activities and structure support community integration assist program residents in learning socially acceptable behaviors. Employee must be approved to provide transportation utilizing agency vehicles so that residents may access the community. The Case Manager 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. 

  • 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.

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