Counselor I/Cornerstone Residential Treatment Facility

Columbia Community Ment
 Saint Helens, OR

SUMMARY: The Counselor I (QMHA), as part of an integrated care team, will provide therapeutic services to adults, children, adolescents, and families as assigned by a designated QMHP or Clinical Supervisor. The Counselor I may be assigned to any agency program including, but not limited to: ACT, Crisis, Intensive Services, Outpatient, Jail Diversion, Wrap, Residential or Detox.

Essential duties may vary per location/department/position. Care coordinator is responsible for supporting clients and ensuring a seamless transition for clients across the full spectrum of care. This includes assisting clients in navigating services within and outside of CCMH, from point of entry to discharge from services.


  • Assist and coordinate intake and assessment scheduling
  • Serve as point of contact for client; provide appropriate behavioral health screenings
  • Provide wraparound and/or case management
  • Gather necessary documents for engagement such a ROIs/FAFs etc
  • Individual/group skills training including teaching/practicing life skills with clients and/or families according to client treatment plan
  • Consultation/education/information/referral
  • Coordinate services internally and externally
  • Assist client with scheduling and attending appointments; this includes transporting and attending with client as appropriate
  • Community outreach including, but not limited to, providing services in client’s residence, community events, phone/telehealth outreach and other forms as needed
  • Clinical record keeping and report writing
  • Participate in agency meetings and training as required and/or assigned
  • Collaborate with clinical team to target identified challenge areas in behavioral and social functioning and implement treatment plan as directed; additionally collaborate regarding changes in treatment plan as needed
  • Liaison with other human service organizations
  • Coverage, as needed, for other team members
  • Medication distribution may be necessary
  • Transportation duties as necessary
  • Assist with training new employees
  • Cooking, cleaning with clients as assigned and appropriate per location
  • Other duties may be assigned as needed per location/department

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree in social services field or combination of education/experience that qualifies as a QMHA required; History of working cooperatively in a team setting with at least two years relevant work experience preferred; Combination of education/experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties outlined for this position may be considered.

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS: Knowledge of human behavior, individuals diagnosed with mental illness/addiction issues; rehabilitation and recovery theories/practice. Ability to work in a high paced environment. Ability to build rapport and communicate effectively with people of various backgrounds and abilities including clients, coworkers, and community partners. Ability to utilize computers and other technology to perform duties of the position. Abilities in skills training and psych-educational groups/classes; implementing evidence-based practices. Abilities to interact as a member of an interdisciplinary team and complete required documentation. Reliable transportation, current auto insurance and valid driver’s license and ability to meet agency’s insurance standards. MVR check required.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to define and solve practical problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; able to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Must be able to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form. Ability to understand personal boundaries and how this impacts treatment.


  • Candidates must be legally employable by a U.S. business.