Peer Support Specialist/Cadc ~ Johnson Creek F/T #1569

Columbiacare Services

Portland , OR 97222

Job Description

About Us

ColumbiaCare Services is a non-profit, mental health treatment agency offering a full spectrum of behavioral health care. We specialize in providing outpatient services, residential treatment programs and affiliated services for SPMI and veterans. We are more than a company. We are a team of people who are in the business of changing peoples lives.


About the Program

Johnson Creek Secure Residential Treatment Facility (SRTF) is an 8-bed facility, which promotes community safety and the psychiatric recovery of individuals who are under the jurisdiction of the Psychiatric Security Review Board.


About the Position

We have a Part-Time opening for Support Specialist/CADC position at our Johnson Creek facility in Milwaukie, Oregon. ColumbiaCare Services is looking for the right individual to work peer to peer and is willing to share their personal experiences with adult clients affected by a severe and persistent mental illness.


Work Schedule: 2 days a week 4 hours each day. Days of the week to be discussed.

This position will be required to support in the development of life skills and therapeutic interventions; adhere to policies and procedures; perform housekeeping duties and meal preparation; administer medication; perform clinical documentation, demonstrate professional boundaries and ethics; be willing to share personal mental illness experiences with peers; and facilitate groups focused on peer-to peer topics.In addition, direct care staff must be willing and able to successfully complete our Verbal and Physical Intervention (VPI) crisis de-escalation training, which requires performing various physical, hands-on maneuvers and techniques.


Qualifications
MUST
have personal experience with mental illness and the ability to effectively manage own symptoms.
MUST meet State of Oregon QMHA credentials by one of ourfollowing criteria:

a) Bachelors degree in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, or Human Development;
b) OR minimum THREE (3) YEARSverifiable mental health experience working with SPMI population in a supervised social service setting;
c) OR equivalent combination of behavioral science education in addition to satisfactory supplemental mental health experience and training


Successful applicants MUST also have a valid Oregon drivers license, maintain a safe driving record, and the ability to pass a DHS criminal background check.


Pay & Benefits

$14.00 per hour. ColumbiaCare offers substantial sick accruals for part-timeemployees who workunder30hours per week.

We are an AA/EOE and we give priority to applicants that qualify under protected veteran status.

Company Description

ColumbiaCare is in the business of changing peoples lives. We help people become self-sufficient to the greatest degree possible, to experience wellbeing, and meet their full potential in their relationships and everyday life. We specialize in designing, developing, and operating a full continuum of mental health care in the community, whereby people can receive the most clinically appropriate treatment based on their individual needs and strengths.
Our services include:
Licensed Residential Treatment
Supportive and Fully Integrated Supported Housing
Crisis Services & Programs
Suicide Prevention
Veterans Housing & Reintegration Services
Supported Employment
Rental Assistance Programs
Outpatient Services, and
Peer Support
Most individuals access our services by way of State, Regional, or County Mental Health agencies, or the Veterans Administration; however, we do process private requests for services.
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Peer Support Specialist/Cadc ~ Johnson Creek F/T #1569

Columbiacare Services