Counselor III

Volunteers of America - Oregon Portland, OR
DescriptionThe Counselor III position is responsible for delivering quality alcohol, drug, and mental health treatment services to women involved in the corrections system through group facilitation, individual treatment planning, case management, team coordination, and chart maintenance.

Requirements• Master's degree in a behavioral health field preferred.

* CADC I required, or ability to obtain one within six months of hired preferred.

* A reasonable combination of experience in the following areas:

o Chemical dependency

o Non-SPMI mental health

o Dual diagnosis

o Trauma

o Criminality

o Women's issues

o At-risk populations

o Diverse populations

o Residential treatment

* Skills and abilities in all of the following areas:

o Assessment

o DSM-IV diagnosis

o Treatment and discharge planning

o Individual and group therapy

o Provision of gender-specific and culturally competent services.

o Knowledge of motivational interviewing/stages of change

o Dialectical Behavioral therapy

o Cognitive Behavioral therapy

o Solution-focused therapy

o Family Systems Theory and Mindfulness desirable.

* If in recovery, able to demonstrate at least two years of continuous sobriety under nonresidential, independent, independent living conditions for the immediate past two years.

* Ability to engage in a productive, therapeutic relationship with clients.

* Maintain charts in accordance with Oregon Administrative Rules for Inpatient Drug and Alcohol and Outpatient Mental Health services and respond to chart reviews in a timely manner.

* Maintain client confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA and 42-CFR rules.

* Provide services in accordance with professional ethical guidelines.

Additional Eligibility Requirements:

* Ability to pass a DHS criminal background check.

* Reliable form of transportation.

* Proven record of success in managing treatment services.

Pay range: Depends on Experience and/or Certifications.

Please attach BOTH your COVER LETTER & RESUME

* Volunteers of America Oregon is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.

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