Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare (www.cascadiabhc.org), one of the largest community behavioral health providers in the state of Oregon, delivers whole health care — integrated mental health and addiction services, primary care and housing — to support our communities. Our approach is recovery-oriented and trauma-informed. Cascadia hires innovative, compassionate, and dedicated staff who are aligned with trauma-informed care, are committed to working effectively with diverse community populations, and expected to strengthen such capacity if hired.
This is a full time position at 40 hours per week, working in the community setting in correctional facilities, residential facilities, and client residences, with the home site being in Downtown Portland. The schedule is Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. *Teleworking from home part time and going out in the community part time, as needed during COVID restrictions.*
The Counselor III works as a member of an interdisciplinary mental health court team to identify and coordinate services needed in the community for individuals participating in the Multnomah County Mental Health Court. With the high prevalence of trauma among individuals who are justice involved, it is imperative that 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, person-centered, trauma informed approach to assisting clients in achieving individual goals, reducing recidivism and successfully completing the mental health court program.
- 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.
- A minimum of three years of clinical experience providing inpatient or outpatient services. Experience working with the criminal justice system is preferred.
- Conduct a Mental Status assessment and formulate a diagnosis according to the most current DSM
- Understand recovery model, motivational interviewing, illness management and recovery
- Thorough knowledge of evidence based practices, and strength based case management philosophies and strategies
- Operate computer hardware and software (including EMR software) at a level needed to effectively perform job functions
- Enter and retrieve data and prepare reports
- Must have 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.
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
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