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 OAR 309-016-0005. Note: All QMHP qualified positions in the state of Oregon will need to be filled by incumbents who are officially certified or who meet eligibility qualifications to register with MHACBO as a QMHP. If you are not currently registered, you will need to be registered if you become employed with Cascadia. For more details on QMHP certification and registration, contact MHACBO (www.mhacbo.org)
A minimum of three years of clinical experience providing inpatient or outpatient services is preferred.
Experience working with individuals who experience homelessness and with individuals experiencing substance use issues is preferred.
Specialized Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Conduct a Mental Status assessment and formulate a diagnosis according to the most current DSM
- Understand recovery model, harm reduction model, motivational interviewing, illness management and recovery, evidence based practices, and strength based case management philosophies and strategies
- Operate computer hardware and software at a level needed to effectively perform job functions
- Enter data and retrieve data
- Prepare 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 have own car and be able to use it to travel to home visits and community appointments.
Able to perform CPR, First Aid, and properly use AED equipment. CPR/ First Aid certifications are required and must remain current.
Activities and structure support community integration assisting clients in continued growth for successful independent living. The Counselor III must have the ability to assist residents to participate in a variety of activities, events, and excursions involving skills building and community integration. Employee must have the ability to assist the team in providing safety to all residents and staff in potentially volatile situations.
- 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.