This is a full time position at 40 hours per week, working out of two of Cascadia's Health Centers in SE Portland and in Milwaukie, OR. The schedule is Monday through Friday, 11:00 am to 7:30 pm. This position has flexibility to be two part time positions filled by a CADC, Substance Use clinician and a QMHP, Mental Health Clinician, each working 20/hrs per week within the schedule or for one full time position for a clinician who is both a QMHP and holds a CADC, who is experienced in both mental health and substance use.
Counselor II (CADC only): Minimum Starting is $16.35/hr. + DOE
Counselor III (QMHP): Minimum Starting is $44,500/yr. if 40/hrs. per week salaried or min. $21.40/hr. part time + DOE and additional credentials.
The Counselor functions as a recovery clinician, providing and coordinating integrated mental health and addiction services to those referred by US Federal Pretrial and Probation, including assessment, development of treatment plans tailored to each client’s needs, and individual and group therapy while supporting a Trauma Informed Care environment. With the high prevalence of trauma among individuals receiving services, it is required the Counselor understand the effects of trauma on health, coping, and other aspects of the lives of those we serve. This position involves a high degree of collaboration with US Federal Probation and Pretrial services.
Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare delivers whole health care, integrated mental health and addiction services, primary care, and housing, to promote hope, and to support the well-being of the communities we serve. Cascadia is aligned with trauma-informed care, is committed to working effectively with diverse community populations, and hiring those who strengthen that capacity.
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- Assess client needs and participate in the development and implementation of treatment plans utilizing established treatment models.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of treatment plans and recommend alternate strategies as necessary, and review the plan a minimum of every 30 days or as clinically indicated.
- Provide individual and group therapy to clients, conduct family/support person sessions, and create relapse prevention and discharge plans.
- Provide crisis assessment and intervention services to clients to assist in minimizing periods of crisis, severe dysfunction, and acute care utilization
- Respect and honor client rights and responsibilities, and demonstrate professional boundaries and ethics at all times.
- Document and maintain clinical records in a manner that assures compliance with all agency policies and procedures and local, state, and federal regulations.
- Continue to work directly with clients if hospitalized and actively collaborate with hospital personnel to affect client discharge as soon as possible.
- Coordinate with site medical services to assist clients in accessing medication services.
- Collaborate with internal and external resources to assure the best possible treatment for clients.
- Adhere to Cascadia’s and the US Federal Probation (USPO) procedures, policies, and practices.
- Demonstrate responsibility for safety of clients, staff and property
- Understand and abide by federal regulation of Alcohol and Drug information, 42CFR Part 2 and HIPAA regulations for client confidentiality.
- Participate in regular supervision, attend clinical case conferences and staff meetings to gain knowledge and communicate program and client needs
- Participate in all scheduled staff meetings, supervision sessions, and other departmental and agency meetings.
- Provide input on all relevant documentation and procedural requirements
- Coordinate with other service providers (internally and externally) to coordinate continuity of care.
- Adhere to mandatory abuse reporting laws and understand and abide by federal regulation of Alcohol and Drug information, 42CFR Part 2 and HIPAA regulations.
- Complete annual employee training requirements on a timely basis as indicated in the licensing requirements for the facility as well as agency requirements. Attend seminars, training and other educational opportunities in order to develop professional skills and abilities.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Must have a Bachelor’s Degree and be a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) for the Counselor II position OR have a Master’s Degree in a behavioral science field from an accredited college or university for the Counselor III position. Demonstrate the competencies to become credentialed as Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) as outlined in the Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) for the Counselor III position. Certification must be current and in compliance with the OAR’s and in addition, it is preferred that the clinician is also a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC)
- If Clinician is either a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) or a QMHP, but is not both, there is flexibility to make this a part time position at 20/hrs. per week, shared between both a QMHP and a CADC clinician.
- Experience working with adults with co-occurring disorders and a history of involvement in the criminal justice system is preferred.
- Able to conduct a Mental Status assessment and formulate a diagnosis according to the most current DSM
- Trained Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) facilitator preferred.
- Knowledge of strength based case management, trauma informed services, and accepted treatment practices
- Ability to operate computer hardware and software (including Electronic Medical Record software) at a level needed to effectively perform job functions
- Ability to assist the team in providing safety to all clients and staff in potentially volatile situations
- Occasionally stooping, lifting (20-50 lbs),climbing (stairs), crouching, reaching, and running
- Regularly sitting, standing, walking, and keyboarding
- Constant visual and auditory
Cascadia is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at (503) 963-7654 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This position is represented by a Labor Union