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Counselor III - PSRB Case Manager

Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare Portland, OR
  • Posted: July 23, 2019
  • Full-Time

Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare, 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 and who are committed to working effectively with diverse community populations, and who are expected to strengthen such capacity if hired.
The Counselor III works as a member of two 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.
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.
* Provide clinical interventions, coordination of care, and supportive counseling with residents.
* Complete Behavioral Health Assessments, Treatment Plans and develop Behavioral Support Plan, and if clinically appropriate, complete Safety Plans and communicate with PSRB regarding monitoring of Conditions of Release.
* Provide individual and/or group therapy/psycho-education in living skills, and support in areas such as self-care, community resources, recovery, wellness, and life skills.
* Provide monitoring and supervision for clients under the jurisdiction of the PSRB and assist clients with developing and maintaining structured activities in accordance with their goals and the terms of their release into the community.
* Generate therapeutic treatment plan; redefine goals throughout treatment in order to obtain success. Conduct continuous assessment and measurement of progress toward treatment goals. Consult with the Case Manager, Program Manager, Program Supervisor, and the Administrator On-Call as necessary in order to maintain treatment team communication.
* Coordinate treatment and continuity of care with community stakeholders, guardians, and representatives from the legal system, housing, social security, hospital care, medical care, and other community based agencies in order to assist with the treatment needs of clients on case load.
* Provide supportive counseling, track UAs, run therapeutic and psycho-educational groups, complete documentation and provide reports.
* 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 of going to the program outside of working hours to intervene with crisis intervention services such as a revocation and an on-call rotation.
* Provide consultation and collaboration with community partners including the County, and the PSRB.
* Comply with and implement the regulations, policies and procedures under which the clinic and residential facilities operate.
* Assist in crisis situations following emergency protocols/procedures; become certified to administer Director's Custody; coordinate treatment with hospital and the PSRB, which supports a trauma informed environment for residents and staff.
* Document and maintain electronic health record (EHR) and ancillary records in a manner that assures compliance with all agency policies, program procedures and local, state, and federal regulations. Maintain accurate and up-to-date documentation associated with billing, assessment, treatment, client's progress and other activities as required.
* Check company email and facility log book each shift.
* Coordinate with oncoming shift regarding resident concerns, building/program needs, and any issues relevant to ensure the smooth operation of the program.
* Provide input toward the therapeutic treatment plan in collaboration with the case manager.
* Provide medication administration as delegated by a licensed medical practitioner.
* Participate in all scheduled staff meetings, supervision sessions, and other departmental and agency meetings.
* Respect and honor client's rights and responsibilities and demonstrate professional boundaries and ethics.
* Demonstrate responsibility for safety of residents, staff and property; possess familiarity with fire regulations and evacuation procedures.
* 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. Attend seminars, training and other educational opportunities in order to develop professional skills and abilities.
* Remain awake on all shifts.
* Perform other duties as assigned.
A Master's Degree in a behavioral science field from an accredited college or university. The CADC credential is preferred in addition to a Master's Degree given the high occurrence of substance use/abuse. 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.
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
* Have a general understanding of criminality and criminogenic risk factors
* Must understand recovery model, motivational interviewing, illness management and recovery, evidence based practices, and strength based case management philosophies and strategies
* Proficient in operating computer hardware and software (including EMR software)
* Ability to enter and retrieve data and to prepare simple 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.
Physical Demands:
Activities and structure support community integration assist program residents in learning socially acceptable behaviors.
Employee must be approved to provide transportation using agency vehicles in order to support resident access to the community. The Counselor III, Case Manager must also have the ability to assist residents to participate in a variety of activities, events, and excursions involving skills building and community integration. The employee must have the ability to assist the team in providing safety to all clients and staff in potentially volatile situations.
* Regular sitting, Standing, walking, and Keyboarding
* Occasionally stooping, lifting 20 to 50 lbs, climbing (stairs), crouching, reaching, and running
* Constant visual and auditory
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare


Portland, OR
97240 USA

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