3238 - Counselor II or III, Dept. of Corrections (CADC)
Job Details
Experienced
Coffee Creek Correctional Inst - Wilsonville, OR
Full Time (30+ hrs. or more)
Addictions/SUD Certification (CADC)
Day
Mental Health & SUD

There are four full time positions at 40 hours per week, four days a week, located at a correctional facility in Wilsonville, OR. The schedules are Tuesday through Friday, 7:30 am to 6:00 pm. If you prefer to work four 10/hr. shifts, and like the idea of a three day weekend, these are great schedules.

Compensation:

  • Counselor II - $16.35/hr. to $17.50/hr.
  • Counselor III - $44,500/yr. to $49,496.50/yr.

The Counselor II or III provides addiction services to assigned clients, 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 addiction services, it is required the Counselor II understand the effects of trauma on health, coping, and other aspects of the lives of those we serve.

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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Responsibilities

This position description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities or an all inclusive job description.

  • Complete Substance Abuse and ASAM LOC assessments
  • Engage in the development and implementation of treatment plans.
  • Engage in on-going assessment of progress and recommend alternate strategies as necessary.  Review and update the treatment 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
  • Managing the Therapeutic Community milieu through informed guidance and direction
  • Collaborate with internal and external resources to assure the best possible treatment for clients, including participation in weekly Treatment Plan Review meetings with Corrections personnel, 70 and 120 day review process, and participation in Reach-in meetings with Parole/Probation from county of release
  • Adhere to Cascadia’s and the Department of Corrections’ (DOC) procedures, policies, and practices, including assisting the DOC in maintaining a safe and secure environment  
  • Participate in regular supervision, attend clinical case conferences and staff meetings to gain knowledge and communicate program and client needs
  • Participate in all, training, scheduled staff meeting, 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
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Counselor II: Must be at least a CADC applicant and eligible for a CADC I and obtain CADC within two years of applicant status 
    • Counselor II - $16.35/hr. to $17.50/hr.
  • Counselor III: The Counselor III must have 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 the Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR). Certification must be current and in compliance with the OAR’s.
    • Counselor III - $44,500/yr. to $49,496.50/yr.
  • It is preferred that the clinician II or III already have a CADCI or CADCII.
  • Knowledge and experience in working with clients involved with gender specific populations, and clients coming from the criminal justice system preferred
  • A thorough understanding of recidivism risk assessment tools is required and incorporated into treatment plans and individual interventions to decrease identified risk areas
  • Ability to implement recovery model, motivational interviewing, and stages of change
  • 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
  • Cascadia values employees with lived experience, including prior criminal justice involvement.  Having a prior criminal history does not automatically preclude working in a correctional facility.
  • The successful applicant must pass a Department of Human Services and the Department of Corrections background check. Department of Corrections Policies provides the following guidelines for applicants with lived experience: Applicants must be five years post release from incarceration for felony convictions; misdemeanor and felony convictions will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the institution supervisor

Physical Demands

  • Activities and structure support community integration and assist clients in learning socially acceptable behaviors.  The Counselor II must have the ability to assist the team in providing safety to all clients and staff in potentially volatile situations. 
  • Occasionally stooping, lifting (20-50 lbs),crouching, reaching, and running
  • Regularly sitting, standing, walking, climbing (stairs), 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 peopleandculture@cascadiabhc.org 

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