Counselor Iii, Gambling Addictions

Cascadia Behavioral Health Portland , OR 97206

Posted 2 months ago

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.
This is a full time position (40 hours/week) in which the incumbent will work at two of Cascadia's outpatient Health Centers, one in SE Portland and one in Milwaukie, OR.
The schedule is Monday

  • Friday; day shift 8:30am

  • 5:00pm, with two days per week working evenings hours.
    The Counselor III is responsible for providing and coordinating a wide range of supportive and therapeutic mental health services, 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.
    Services are provided from a strengths-based philosophical framework for a caseload of approximately ten adults with mental illnesses that may not have successfully been served in more traditional clinic-based delivery systems.
    This is a dynamic team that uses creativity and exploration of unique thinking to develop personal recovery plans one on one with clients and help with advocacy to overcome barriers.

    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 assessment for pathological and problem gambling issues and for collateral clinical issues for those affected by someone else's gambling.

  • Assign evidence-based therapeutic interventions to clients.

  • Implement treatment plans utilizing established treatment models.

  • Provide outreach to at-risk clients--including "Client Finding." * Refer clients to community resources when appropriate.

  • Assist in crisis situations, following emergency protocols and procedures.

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of treatment plans and recommends alternate strategies as necessary.

  • Participate in individual and group clinical/administrative supervision.

  • Consult with treatment team and community partners.

  • 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 as required, associated with billing, assessment, treatment, client's progress and other activities.

  • Understand and abide by federal regulation of Alcohol and Drug information, 42CFR Part 2 and HIPAA regulations for client confidentiality.

  • Respect and honor client rights and responsibilities and demonstrate professional boundaries and ethics.

  • Assist in crisis situations as appropriate, following emergency protocols/procedures and coordinating with the treatment team with interventions which support a trauma-informed environment for clients and staff.

  • Demonstrate responsibility for safety of consumers, staff, and property; is familiar with fire regulations and evacuation procedures.

  • Adhere to mandatory abuse reporting laws and HIPAA requirements.

  • Provide coverage for intake/consult and on-going clients as scheduled.

  • Provide coverage for groups as needed.

  • Complete administrative and support tasks as needed to ensure smooth functioning of clinic.

  • Provide input into the establishment of operational procedures.

  • Adhere to generally accepted treatment standards, departmental rules, company policies and terms and conditions of contracts or grants.

  • 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.

  • Participate in all scheduled staff meetings, supervision sessions, and other departmental and agency meetings.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.
    Education: * 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.

  • Incumbent must be working toward a CGAC I at the minimum, and will attain it along with a CGAC II if possible through the early course of their work with the program.
    Responsible for obtaining a Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS) certification.
    Experience: Knowledge and/or experience in working with clients involved gambling addictions.
    Specialized Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent written and verbal skills.

  • Ability to conduct Mental Status assessments and formulate a diagnosis according to the most current DSM.

  • Understand the recovery model, motivational interviewing, illness management and recovery, evidence-based practices, and strength-based case management philosophies and strategies.

  • Ability to facilitate both group and individual treatment, build relapse prevention plans, conduct family/support person sessions, discuss financial barriers for gamblers' family systems, and conduct termination sessions.

  • Ability to work through motivational issues of clients and any accompanying counter-transferential issues that may arise in counseling problem gamblers and their significant others.

  • Operate computer hardware and software (including Electronic Health Record software) at a level needed to effectively perform job functions.

  • Ability to enter and retrieve data.

  • Ability to prepare reports.
    Other: Ability to commute to various Cascadia sites.
    The physical demands of this position will require the ability to perform the essential functions without compromising client care.
    For more inquiries about physical requirements or if you request an accommodation, please contact All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any protected status.
    Cascadia is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
    Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Job Type: Full Time

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