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December 2016
College Mento for Local Middle School Students with College Mentor Trio First

Looking to become a mentor? Do you want to become a teacher? Do you like math or science and want to pass that love on to students? Come be a College Mentor with TRIO College First! Our mentors will:

  • Provide academic support to students in math and science classes
  • Help to plan and teach enrichment activities with a TRIOadviser
  • Be a positive college role model for students
  • Have fun with students!!

We ask mentors to commit to the following:

  • Be available Mondays from 3-5:10
                     OR
  • Be available Wednesdays from 4-5:30

Mentors must have transportation to and from Ron Russell Middle School (Mondays) or Clear Creek Middle School (Wednesdays).

For more information and to sign up, please

contact: Ellen Massey, Ellen.massey@mhcc.edu

 

Counselor III, Volunteer of America OR, Women's REsidential Center

The Counselor III is responsible for delivering trauma-informed, integrated
chemical dependency and mental health treatment services to women involved in
the corrections system through group facilitation, individual therapy and
treatment planning, case management, clinical team coordination, billing, and
chart maintenance.

Salary Range: 17.71-21.69 + generous benefits package

Education, Training and Experience Required:

  • Master’s Degree in a behavioral health field.
  • Must have CADC I or be CADC eligible within 18 months.
  • A reasonable combination of experience in the following areas: chemical dependency, mental health, dual-diagnosis, trauma, criminality, women’s issues, at-risk populations, diverse populations, and residential treatment.
  • A combination of skills and abilities desired in the following areas: assessment, DSM-V diagnosis, treatment and discharge planning, individual and group therapy, provision of gender-specific and culturally competent services.  Knowledge of Motivational Interviewing/Stages of Change, Mindfulness, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy desirable. Ability to engage in a productive, therapeutic relationship with clients.
  • Individuals in recovery from alcoholism and/or drug addiction must have maintained continuous sobriety under non-residential, independent living conditions for at least the immediate past two years at the time of hire.

Individuals in recovery from alcoholism and/or drug addiction must have
maintained continuous sobriety under non-residential, independent living
conditions for at least the immediate past two years.

 

Sexual Assault Program On-Call Advocate with YWCA Clark County

The primary responsibilities of this position include working with the Director of Sexual Assault and Sexual Assault program staff to provide consistent, round the clock sexual assault hotline call response.

Requirements:

  • AA/AS degree in a related field
  • OR
  • Have at least 6 months experience providing sexual assault advocacy
  • Reliable Transportation, and phone and email access
  • Strong adaptability and problem solving skills
Each position at YWCA Clark County has both shared and unique responsibilities. To be successful in any position at YWCA Clark County, each employee must share the responsibility of upholding the organization’s core values. In addition, the below listed unique responsibilities provide a picture of what the person in this position is responsible for and the goals they must consistently and effectively meet.
  • Call Hotline at start of each shift, and call in to supervisor at end of shift with any response information.
  • Respond to sexual assault hotline calls within 15 minutes of that call while on shift.
  • Responding to a call ‘providing advocacy, support, and information to victims/survivors of sexual assault, their families and friends.
  • Document information as required by law and in conjunction with best practices and submit information to the Sexual Assault Program ASAP, but no later than 24 hours after responding to a call.
  • Depending on the location of the victim/survivor, the individual will be required to drive to the hospital, shelter, juvenile detention or other approved location to make contact with the victim/survivor.
  • Respond to all sexual assault hotline calls, including information & referral and/or crisis intervention.
Compensation is $25 per week night shift and $75 per weekend, plus $13 an hour when responding to calls.
Schedule: approx 1 wkngt shift/week,and one weekend shift/month + Sunday night shift, with potential for other occasional shifts as available 5:00PM–8:00AM Sunday-Thursday nights 5:00PM–5:00PM Friday – Sunday weekend
Criminal background check required.
Those interested can go to their website for more information.
Applications can be sent to hr@ywcaclarckcounty.org
November 2016
Marion County Clinical Supervisor-Informal Request for Proposals

Closing Date: January 12th, 2017

Single Point of Contact: Debbie Durig, Contracts Specialist, 3030 Center St. NE Salem OR 97301, 503-585-4971 (voice), 503-584-4899 (fax), ddurig@co.marion.or.us

Introduction:

Marion County is seeking mental health clinical oversight and consultation for the Juvenile Department’s counseling services program and is interested in utilizing a third party Vendor to provide this functionality. Proposals must be economically, technically, operationally, and legally viable.

Scope of Work:

Selected vendor shall provide clinical supervision and consultation of counseling staff and interns which shall consist of but not limited to:

 

  • Providing counsel regarding clinical cases and exploring responses in particular scenarios
  • Evaluating and monitoring policies and procedures
  • Identifying and enhancing known employee and program strengths,
  • Identifying professional developmental needs and facilitating staff growth,
  • Maintaining appropriate documentation and,
  • Evaluating and monitoring professional ethical issues and code of conduct

 

Vendor shall participate in weekly group case reviews with staff regarding youth deemed to be at risk of self-harm or suicide, group case consultations three times a month and individual consultations once a month. Each group and individual meeting shall be documented in detail. Vendor shall review and sign off on case files, assessments, and closures and give service improvement or suggestions to staff either written and/or verbally. Contractor shall provide administrative consultation to program supervisor as needed. All services shall be provided at the Marion County Juvenile Department located at 3030 Center St NE, Salem OR 97301. Payment shall be made monthly upon receipt of invoice for services rendered.

Term of Contract:

The Contract is anticipated to start in February, 2017. The initial Contract term shall be for 3 years. The parties may agree to extend the term of the Contract up to a maximum of 5 years but may not exceed $100,000.

Minnimum Qualifications:

Vendors shall provide proof that they are currently and have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Professional Counselor, or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in good standing in the State of Oregon for the past 5 (five) years. Vendors must, at a minimum, have 2 (two) years experience providing clinical supervision and have at least 3 (three) years experience working with at-risk youth and their families preferably in a juvenile justice setting. Each responsible Vendor shall respond to the “Proposal Questions and Scoring” as presented below. Proposals received without the required information may be rejected as non-responsive.

 

Contact Debbie Durig (above) for a full description and with any questions.

 

Home Retention Coordinator with Latino Network

Latino Network seeks a bilingual, bi-cultural mission-driven professional with proven nonprofit and community experience to work with median and low income Latino homeowners in East Portland.  This is a roll-up-your-sleeves position with the capacity to impact the lives of Latino youth and their families. If you are caring, resourceful, outcome-orientated and able to build strong relationships, then Latino Network is the place for you.

The Home Retention Coordinator oversees Latino Network’s anti-displacement program in East Portland.  The Coordinator will recruit qualifying homeowners in a position to benefit from reduced monthly mortgage payments, housing-based education, credit counseling and linkage to appropriate related community resources.  The Coordinator will work with financial institutions to refinance mortgages where lower rates and monthly payments are possible, administering program funds to subsidize this process.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work with Latino Network staff and community partners to identify qualifying program participants.
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with the Portland Housing Bureau, partner organizations and financial institutions to ensure positive outcomes for clients.
  • Administer flex funds to qualifying homeowners to facilitate mortgage refinancing and home retention.
  • Identify community resources in support of creating increased financial stability for homeowners, including access to credit counseling and housing-based education
  • Coordinate case management with other service providers assisting clients.
  • Perform home visits and off-site case management meetings.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social science or three years of directly relevant experience conducting case management or direct client services
  • Experience working with and navigating government or financial institutions
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in Spanish and English (including public speaking).
  • Computer literate and proficient in Microsoft Office programs
  • Knowledge of housing programs and homeownership programs a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with partner agencies, institutions, clients, and local jurisdictions

Evening and weekend availability may me required. Reliable transportation required. Chosen Applicant must pass a criminal background check.

$39,200 - $48,713 annually, or $148.85 - $23.42 hourly. Full medical, dental, and life insurance benefits.

For more information, and for information on applying, visit the job posting.

Family Success Specialist with Latino Network

Latino Network seeks a bilingual, bi-cultural mission-driven professional with proven nonprofit and community experience to lead a full range of activities for a growing organization.  As part of a dedicated team working toward a shared vision, the Family Success Specialist is charged with supporting the Family Stability Manager in all aspects of program development and implementation.  This is a roll-up-your-sleeves position with the capacity to impact the wellbeing of Latino youth and their families. If you are resourceful, able to build strong relationships, and passionate about working for equity in the community, then Latino Network is the place for you.

The Family Success Specialist will provide culturally specific and/or culturally appropriate assessment, community-based coaching and advocacy, and linkage to essential supportive services to diverse families receiving or who are demonstrating high likelihood of becoming active in Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) in District 2.

Primary Duties include:

  • Outreach to potential families needing additional support, based on targeted demographics of project and home agency. Work closely with other programs to ensure adequate and appropriate referrals to fill monthly caseload needs. 
  • Facilitate interactive culturally responsive Skills and Resiliency workshops for individuals and families.
  • Implement a participant engagement plan specific to the cultural and linguistic needs of families to ensure that family members have the skills and tools they need to overcome life hurdles and to thrive as a family unit.
  • Work with team to develop and implement culturally specific and/or culturally appropriate assessment-screening tools to identify and refer appropriate families to intensive services that will decrease entry or reentry into TANF, including referrals to project Financial Navigator or Clinical Specialist. 
  • Provide culturally and linguistically specific and culturally responsive individualized coaching and referral services, utilizing Assertive Engagement techniques, Motivational Interviewing, and Trauma-Informed care. Involve the family in goal setting and selection of service options. 
  • Work collaboratively with DHS Family Coaches to ensure goal alignment and non-duplicative service for each participant or family.

Experience:

  • Demonstrated respect for, and willingness to learn from, communities most affected by social inequities
  • Commitment to shared leadership and community empowerment
  • Bachelor’s degree in education, social work or related field or three years equivalent experience in community outreach or social services
  • Knowledge of emergency, social, education, domestic violence, child welfare, human services, and information/referral systems.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in Spanish and English (including public speaking)

Evening and weekend availability may be required. Reliable transportation required. Chosen applicant must pass a criminal background check.

THIS IS A SEASONAL POSITION due to end June, 30, 2017.

For full information, and for information on applying, visit the job posting.

Cafe Program Specialist with Latino Network

This position is critical to the continued growth and sustainability of Latino Network’s youth workforce development and entrepreneurship programs.  The Cambio Café Program Specialist will work closely with the Family Stability Manager and youth to maintain and expand our established Cambio Café program, including working in the café as a barista and training program youth.  The Program Specialist will operate with a great deal of autonomy and will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Café.  This position will provide the opportunity to assist in the development of new projects in the department, and to be a voice for the Latino community in our region.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Arrive promptly and consistently each day to open and run the café
  • Undergo professional barista training and ongoing skill building trainings
  • Maintain the till, inventory and cash deposits with accuracy and consistency
  • Track sales, inventory and supply needs
  • Clean and maintain equipment
  • Notify Program Manager immediately of any equipment issues or other problems
  • Work collaboratively with and support youth completing work training hours in the café, including teaching them how to prepare coffee and espresso drinks
  • Provide support and guidance to prepare youth for success in the workplace
  • Ensure that all tasks and duties are implemented with a high level of quality and fidelity
  • Participate in ongoing program evaluation and data analysis

Skills and Experience:

  • Demonstrated excellence in customer service, with a minimum of 2 years experience in customer service, food service or related industry, including experience as a cashier. Café and/or supervisory experience is a plus but not required.
  • Demonstrated respect for, and willingness to learn from, communities most affected by social inequities
  • Commitment to shared leadership and community empowerment
  • High School Diploma or GED, or equivalent experience, and a desire to grow personally and professionally
  • Knowledge of basic math and/or experience in retail sales
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in Spanish and English Ability to employ critical thinking and confidence in decision-making and carrying out actions

Evening and weekend availability may be required. Chosen applicant must pass a criminal background check.

$32,302-40,705 annually or $15.53-19.57 hourly. Full medical, dental, and life insurance benefits, as well as paid holidays, vacation, and sick-time.

For more information and for information about applying, visit the job posting.

Program Support Specialist with Latino Network

Latino Network seeks a bilingual, bi-cultural mission-driven professional with proven nonprofit and community experience to assist in a full range of activities for a growing organization. As part of a dedicated team working toward a shared vision, the Program Support Specialist is charged with supporting the Program Manager and direct service staff of School Based Programs in all aspects of program development, data collection and reporting. This is a roll-up-your-sleeves position with the capacity to impact and promote the organization’s vision and mission.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Maintain accurate records and written communications including, but not limited to: data collection for compiling program reports and meeting minutes
  • Work collaboratively with team members to coordinate reservation of facilities, travel arrangements, agendas, food orders and the overall set-up of events
  • Purchase, order and maintain programmatic supplies
  • Assist team members in the classroom or as a chaperone as needed
  • Maintains communication with families through phone calls and in person to inform students and parents of meetings, classes and special events as needed

Requirements Include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Communication, Sociology, Cultural Studies or an equivalent
  • Knowledge of, and experience in, navigating educational institutions, resources, programs, social services and government agencies
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in Spanish and English
  • Strong data management experience with high attention to detail
  • Proven event coordination experience
  • Experience in designing and implementing programs for the Latino community preferred

Additional requirements include the ability to work in the office and the community as needed, evening and weekend availability, reliable car, driver's license, and insurance. There may be work in the community including homes, schools, churches, parks, etc. Chosen applicant must pass a criminal background check.

Latino Network provides a generous benefits package that includes 15 days of paid vacation, 12 days of paid sick leave, 10 paid holidays, employer-paid health coverage, and life insurance.

$26,300 - $32,900 annually, based on experience.

For more information, and for information on applying, visit the job posting.

Youth Engagement Specialist with Latino Network

The Latino Network’s mission is to provide transformative opportunities, services and advocacy for the education, leadership and civic engagement of our youth, families and communities.

The Youth Engagement Specialist works as a part of a collaborative and energetic team to implement a high quality, culturally inclusive family and youth engagement program. They ensure and promote youth safety, growth, and leadership, facilitate curriculum lessons for student groups, and provide individual case management. The Specialist works collaboratively to achieve program goals and meet and document measurable youth-development outcomes, contributes to a collegial and productive work environment, and promotes the organization’s vision and mission.

Responsibilities include outreach and recruiting, logistical planning, curriculum implementation, individual case management, collaboration with partner organizations, school, and community. Fluency in both Spanish and English is required.

Responsiblities include:

  • Demonstrate outcomes in participant recruitment and retention; school performance and attendance improvement; decrease disciplinary referrals.  Support internship placement and completion and postsecondary enrollment for Escalera students
  • Assist Program Coordinator in curriculum development that engages and motivates youth
  • Work collaboratively with Family Engagement Specialists to keep families engaged and informed with the goals of 1) increasing two-way communication between schools and families, 2) increasing student learning in the home, and 3) monitoring of students’ discipline, academic progress, and attendance.
  • Work collaboratively with team to coordinate and carry out field trips and/or other special events
  • Support organization’s development and fundraising efforts

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in education, communication, sociology, psychology or related field
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in Spanish and English
  • Demonstrated outcomes in developing, implementing, and facilitating classes for youth and adults
  • Knowledge of and experience in navigating educational institutions, resources, programs, social services and government agencies
  • Knowledge of culturally based world view, adaptive reasoning, and problem solving practices of Latino individuals, families, and community living in urban neighborhoods impacted by crime, poverty, and racial inequity

This position also requires ability to walk long distances for youth excursions, some lifting and moving boxes, and some crawling or lying on floor or grass for youth activities. The chosen applicant must pass a criminal background check, and have the ability to work evenings and weekends during programs. Also required are a reliable car, drivers license, and automobile liability insurance; must be eligible to be an insured driver under Latino Network’s Commercial Auto Liability.

Position is $32,000-40,000 annually based on experience, with full medical, dental, and life insurance benefits.

For more information, and to apply, visit the job posting.

Culturally Responsive Family Therapist with Volunteers of America

Volunteers of America, Family Recovery Support Program and the Miracles Club
are partnering together in SE Portland to provide culturally specific family
services to DHS involved parents in recovery from chemical dependency. There
is currently a full time position open for a Culturally Responsive Family
Therapist.

The Culturally Responsive Family Therapist is responsible for providing
culturally responsive family therapy and other support services to
participants of the Family Recovery Support Program.

Position requires a Master's Degree in a Human Services field and two years experience providing culturally specific and responsive therapy services to African American Families.

The ideal candidate has experience working with African American families who
are experiencing a combination of challenges including involvement with child
protective services, chemical dependency, mental health, trauma, criminality,
and parenting issues. He/she should have a good understanding of the specific
barriers faced by African American parents in recovery from addiction.

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing individual, couples, and family therapy to participants
  • Maintaining theraputic and supportive relationships with participants
  • Planning content for and facilitating weekly therapeutic and/or psycho-educational groups
  • Engaging in outreach efforts
  • Providing family therapy referral and advocacy services to participants

Those interested can apply on their website. Follow these steps:

  • “Explore Careers”
  • “VOA Oregon Careers”
  • “Oregon”
  • “Search for Jobs”
  • Click on job title and follow prompts to apply for position
Latina Case Manager with Sexual Assault Resource Center

The vision of SARC’s bilingual/bicultural Latina/o Case Manger (LCM) position is to increase access to confidential, sexual assault services, reduce barriers for Latina/o survivors and coordinate service delivery to better provide culturally relevant support services in Washington County. A successful applicant will be able demonstrate a compassionate understanding of the dynamics of sexual violence and how they affect the individual survivor and communities as a whole. Experience in assessing needs and collaborating with teens and adults to build trauma-informed plans that address their unique needs will be important as well as a talent for developing and maintaining a diverse group of community partnerships. Supervision will cover crisis intervention, assessment, planning, resource linkage, peer education, and community collaboration in order to meet the needs of the survivors’ emotional, physical and social needs within a culturally appropriate context.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Support the agency's 24-hour crisis response protocol by helping to cover support line shifts as needed
  • Provide crisis intervention, information, and referral, and emotional support at hospitals and police departments
  • Assess, construct, and maintain client case plans
  • Link clients to community resources
  • Collaborate with case-related service providers
  • Provide in-person advocacy during criminal justice proceedings
  • Maintain self-care plan that fosters a healthy approach to trauma-related work
  • Assist in the training of program specific bilingual/bicultural  volunteers
  • Supervise volunteers
  • Help organize seasonal community events
  • Build ways to increase a sense of community for the survivors
  • Develop bridges between SARC and other culturally specific organizations

Education Requirements: Minimum of high school diploma with relevent work experience related to human services

Professional experience preferred: Volunteer, internship, or work experience with Crisis Centers that serve survivors of violence; an understanding of how both the criminal and social justice systems function; and a strong understanding of the dynamics of sexual violence and how it affects the individual survivor and communities as a whole.

Skill requirements:

  • Fluency in spoken and written Spanish
  • Skills in Word, Excel, and Power Point

A criminal background check and a valid driver's license and reliable transportation are required.

This position has annual compensation of $35,000 and a full benefits package.

Those interested should submit a one-page cover letter outlining how previous work and volunteer experience makes them an ideal candidate. Applicants must also submit a resume that spans no more than two pages, and three references that include professional, academic, colunteer, or community engagement experiences.

Applications are due by December 2, 2016, to sarc@sarcoregon.org

Clinic Support Specialist with Outside In

Clinic Support Specialists provide reception, appointment check in, and new patient registration. They assist patients in applying fot, and navigating, the Oregon Health Insurance Program.  They provide outreach coordination for our mobile medical clinic and school based health center. 

This position is 40 hours a week with full medical and dental benefits, and 27 days paid off. Pay range is $13.97 - $14.47/hr. 

Responsibilities:

  • Be an engaged team member of a Patient Centered Primary Care Medical Home care team.
  • Provide intake, registration, scheduling and administrative tasks at the downtown medical clinic and sometimes at outreach sites including Clackamas Service Center and Milwaukee High School.
  • Answer email and MyChart communication.
  • Maintain an environment conducive to patient comfort and confidentiality.
  • Provide referrals for clients to various community agencies.
  • Assist providers and Medical Assistants with patient follow-up.
  • Daily scanning, data entry and troubleshooting of patient paperwork using Epic EMR.

Qualifications:

  • Bilingual spoken English/Spanish/Mandarin strongly preferred.
  • Ability to handle crisis situations & multiple tasks in high patient volume environment.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Strong reception and administrative skills with high accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Able to work with people from diverse ethnic, cultural, gender, socioeconomic and sexual preference backgrounds.
  • Ability to quickly adapt to new technology and software, including Electronic Medical Records systems.
  • Medical office or medical terminology background preferred.

Those interested can apply on their website. Applications are due by 12/6/16.

State Policy Fellowship

State Policy Fellowship program, an exciting career opportunity that could be the perfect fit for some of your master’s level students or recent graduates. The Fellowship is a project of the State Priorities Partnership, a national network of independent state policy organizations in 42 states coordinated by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP), one of the nation’s premier policy institutes. Since 2010, we have placed fellows in leading state-based policy organizations across the country.  The fellowship is designed to: 

Bring new and diverse perspectives to state policy debates.  To expand the voices that speak with authority in state policy debates, the program identifies highly motivated candidates with a passion for, and a track record of, working on public policies that affect low-income and diverse communities and have implications for racial equity.

Make a difference for vulnerable families and communities.  Working in independent, highly respected policy organizations across the country, Fellows analyze the impact of state budget and tax policy choices on low-income residents, promote positive reforms, and collaborate with advocates to engage the public on the impacts of public policies on local communities.

Launch careers and build leaders.  State Policy Fellows spend two years developing expertise in issues such as state budget and tax policies, health care, education finance, family economic security, and criminal justice.  Fellows travel to Washington, D.C. for training and career development, and they have access to ongoing training and opportunities for professional growth.

Fellows earn a base salary of $45,000 to $50,000 per year (regional salary adjustments may be applied to higher-cost locations). Health benefits are included. Eligible candidates must have received a graduate degree in public policy, public affairs, economics, law, social work, public health, or a related field within the past two years, or expect to receive a degree before August 1, 2017; have a strong academic record; and be eligible to work full-time in the United States for the two-year duration of the program.

Please share this email with students and recent graduates who might be interested and with faculty who may identify qualified applicants. The application deadline is January 29, 2017.  For more information on the fellowship and to apply, visit here. If you have question, please don’t hesitate to contact us at fellowship@cbpp.org.

Behavioral health Director for Cowlitz Family Health Center, Longview WA

Family Health Center is an established non-profit Community Health Center in S.W. Washington, seeking an experienced Behavioral Health Director. We have clinics in Cowlitz, Wahkiakum, and Pacific counties that include Medical, Dental and Behavioral Health Services, for high-risk, low-income and multi-ethnic population. We pride ourselves in our ability to provide exceptional care for our patients and clients and our sincere connection to the communities we serve.

As Behavioral Health Director you will lead the operational performance of the Family Health Centers integrated behavioral health and substance abuse disorder treatment services. You will be responsible to oversee the full range of behavioral health services to achieve contractual, performance, and quality goals. You will provide clinical behavioral healthcare for FHC patients/clients, as well as supervise the behavioral support staff, and be a part of the leadership team.

Experience:

  • Must have a minimum of 5 years of experience in behavioral healthcare, including direct patient care, outpatient, and/or residential behavioral health management, and experience implementing operational improvement initiatives.
  • Minimum 5 years of administrative, supervisory, or project management experience with application of clinic operations and quality concepts.

Preferred Candidate:

  • Dual Licensure in Mental Health & Chemical Dependency
  • Visionary: able to embrace changing models of behavioral health (including managed care & medication assisted treatment)
  • Demonstrated experience developing, building and monitoring programs and services.
  • Able to work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team
  • Experienced in analyzing data to improve quality; optimizing the use of EHR

Requirements:

Education: Masters or Doctoral Degree in Behavioral Health

Certification/Licensure: as appropriate to education, maintains one of the following clinical licensure/certifications; without restriction, probation, or limiting condition or threat thereof; including meeting all requirements for on-going training and supervision:

  • Physician or Nurse Practitioner licensed to practice to practice in the State of WA, without restriction, probation or limiting condition or threat thereof; Board certified or Board eligible in Psychiatric Practice
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor
  • Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
  • Licensed Social Worker
  • Licensed Psychologist
  • Chemical Dependency Professional

To Apply: Send your Resume & Cover Letter with Salary Requirements to: jobs@cfamhc.org

Family Health Center is an AA/ EEO Employer

 

 

Volunteer with El Programa Hispano Católico

Through considerable volunteer support El Programa Hispano Católico offers free tax preparation to the Latino community, providing taxpayers a culturally-specific alternative to unlicensed preparers and to paying fees to prepare their basic tax returns. Last season our volunteers served over 1,000 low-income taxpayers and with your help we can continue this success! By providing just four hours a week during tax season volunteers can help provide an invaluable service, gain a meaningful experience and become part of a great team of like-minded people. While prior tax knowledge is helpful it is not required, we provide you with free training!

We offer the following positions, depending on each volunteer’s interest and availability:

  •  Tax Preparer: Take our free training and learn a useful new skill! Certify in basic personal tax law and prepare returns using IRS filing software. Must have intermediate to high level of Spanish and English and the ability to work comfortably on a computer. No tax experience required. Free 30-hour training provided. 
  • Intake Assistant: Don’t have time for our 30-hour training but still want to help? Provide taxpayers assistance with IRS and agency intake forms! Must have intermediate to high level of Spanish. No tax experience, computer skills or English required. Free 3-hour training provided in January. Great beginner position for native Spanish-speakers that have limited English that would like to help
  • Quality Reviewer: Do you have tax experience, or know someone that does? No Spanish required! Our Quality Review position’s main role is to ensure high-quality, accurate preparation and is crucial to the success of our program. Continuing Education (CE) credit is available for your volunteer service hours. Training hours depend on level of experience.
  • Interpreter: Are you an Interpreter wanting to further develop your skill? Provide interpretation services for our taxpayers! Previous Interpreter training and experience preferred. Free 3-hour volunteer program training provided in January.

 Orientations are taking place throughout November and December, trainings in December and January. Volunteer service runs January 25th to April 17th, 2017. Training spaces fill quickly so please contact our Site Coordinator Karen Keating at your earliest convenience at 503-489-6834 orkkeating@elprograma.org with any questions and interest you have and to schedule an orientation. We look forward to hearing from you! J

 

Gambling Addictions Treatment Counselor for the Native American Rehabilitation Association

The Native American Rehabilitation Association (NARA) is private non-profit that provides culturally appropriate physical and mental health services and substance abuse treatment for American Indians, Alaska Natives and other vulnerable people.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement culturally specific Gambling Addiction Treatment curriculum into the outpatient treatment schedule.
  • Provide direct outpatient client care, to include intakes, referral routing, assessment, treatment planning, case management, and individual and group counseling.
  • Attend meetings and develop relationships with external organizations to maintain communication and cooperation between NARA and outside tribes/agencies/organizations.
  • Organize, attend, and participate in outpatient PGS staff meetings.
  • Prepare reports as required (weekly, monthly, quarterly) for submission to the applicable program management/staff as well as Herbert and Louis monthly reports.
  • Participate with outpatient staff to identify community self-help resources and provide aftercare treatment for clients with gambling addiction.
  • Provide staff training on Gambling Addiction identification, assessment, treatment planning, and treatment.
  • Make appropriate referrals to mental health professionals, medical or any other appropriate needs and collaborate for continuity of care.
  • Maintain clinical records and/or oversee maintenance of clinical records
  • Public contact person for intakes, assessments, and general questions about problem gambling

Qualifications:

  • Must be certified as Gambling Addiction Counselor II
  • A&D certification not required but recommended
  • Paid experience in addictions theory / treatment.
  • Candidates must demonstrate disciplined empathy for alcohol/drug abuse clients and an understanding of the illness concept of alcoholism/drug abuse, plus demonstrate knowledge of AA, NA, Alateen and other support program.
  • Ability to maintain professional boundaries with clients, the community, and other staff members.
  • Work collaboratively with clients and staff, treat everyone with respect and dignity at all times.

The NARA offers a full benefit package including dental, medical, vision, and prescription insurance. They also offer a 401k plan with a company match and supplemental life and accident benefits. 12 paid holidays a year with generous vacation and sick time benefits.

Those interested can send a cover letter, resume, and salary request to jobs@naranorthwest.org

All candidates must pass a pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check.

 

Emergency Room Diversion Team (Youth Villages)

Program Overview

Our Emergency Room Diversion program serves children and adolescents under the age of 18 who are experiencing a crisis- suicidal, homicidal, physical aggression, or psychosis. The program specializes in working with the client, family, and other systemic key participants to assess the risks versus the protective factors to keep the client and others safe. Emergency Room Diversion strives to use the least restrictive environment. The Youth Villages’ Model uses a systematic treatment model where interventions are parent focused bringing change through the family, school, community, and peer groups; training staff intensively in conducting assessment, crisis management, in- home treatment, and respite care.

Position Overview

Provide crisis response and thorough, strength-based assessment of children and families in crises in the community and hospital environments.

Provide and coordinate referrals in the community to ensure the client receives care to target high risk mental health needs Provide ongoing treatment and intervention to maintain the families until appropriate services are secured.

Attend regular staff meetings and trainings scheduled in your regional office.

Work non-traditional hours.

Have flexibility in your schedule

Documentation that is on-line / mobile is available to you

Requirements

A Master's degree in a social services discipline is required

Degrees that can be considered include: social work, drug and alcohol education or counseling, psychology, criminal justice, guidance counseling, or marriage and family therapy. Other degrees will have to be evaluated further to determine if they meet the qualifications.

Experience in a clinical counseling or case management setting

Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

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Behavioral Health Consultant (OHSU)

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  • FTE: 1.0, Full Time
  • Schedule: Variable, 6:30am-8:30pm Mon-Fri, & Sat. 8:30am-1:30pm
  • Salary Range: $30.34-$41.67
  • Location: Portland, OR (South Waterfront)
  • Job Type: AFSCME

Duties of Position

Responsible for working with the Primary Care Providers and other office staff to recognize and address psychological symptoms and conditions using the bio-psychosocial model. Acts as the behavioral health consultant of the primary care team. Performs assessment, management, and triage of psychological and social problems in clinic patient population. Works with health providers to monitor and manage "at risk" and "chronic" patients. Supports provider decision making and builds on provider-patient interventions. Provides effective triage of patients in need of specialty behavioral health. Coordinates and works with ofther team members to ensure the efficient and effective flow of patients through the departement. Establishes and maintains liaision with other related professional services to ensure that clinical requirements are provided for patients, especially with regards to substance abuse referral resources. Develops and maintains a trusting and partnering relationship with assigned patients in order to assist in the success of treatment. Obtains complete and accurate information in a couteous, respectful and culturally sensitive manner. Attends clinic staff meetings, training sessions, and planning and problem solving sessions. Develops educational, training materials and conducts session on "core" behavioral health skills. Patient notes are wrinnten in EMR in order to provide adequate information for other health providers.

Required Qualifications

  • A Master’s Social Work (MSW) required. Health care experience preferred
  • Certificate of Clinical Social Work Associate (CSWA) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) required for employees who practice clinical social work
  • Knowledge of assessment techniques, diagnosis, and treatment of psychiatric disorders in children, adolescents, and adults
  • Knowledge of sexual abuse, domestic violence, and substance abuse issues; as well as evaluating suicidal individuals or individuals in crisis and managing their safe disposition
  • Knowledge of and experience with a broad repertoire of psychotherapeutic skills from a variety of theoretical perspectives e.g. motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, and family therapy
  • Exposure to and training in evidence based procedures for complicated conditions, such as severe depression and obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Communication skills sufficient to report patient activities and deviations from normal; ability to interact with patients and families
  • Skill at interpersonal relationships to work as an effective team member within a department which is focused on team building
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in regard to patient care information and chart contents as use of patient record and privacy of individuals must be protected to the fullest
  • Ability to maintain documentation in compliance with State, Federal, Professional and Ethical guidelines
  • Ability to consistently utilize professional communication and conflict resolution skills with patients and staff
  • Ability to efficiently and effectively manage multiple clinical tasks and be self-directed
  • Ability to use the computer system in order to obtain patient information
  • Ability to utilize different therapeutic modalities including group therapy, individual, child, family, couples counseling, family support services and wrap around services
  • Ability to utilize assessment information and collateral information to conceptualize patient psychopathology
  • Ability to effectively coordinate with multi-disciplinary team and RFHC providers in accomplishing goals/objectives of treatment plans
  • Hours: Variable 7:00am-8:00pm Monday – Friday and occasional Saturdays 8:30am-1:00pm (40 hours per week)
  • Ability to stand for four continuous hours a day
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation

Preferred Qualifications

  • One year of supervised clinical experience
  • 3 years experience in similar position
  • Fluency in Spanish

 

Behavioral Health Resource Specialist (OHSU)

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  • FTE: 1.0, Full Time
  • Schedule: Variable, 6:30am-8:30pm Mon-Fri, & Sat. 8:30am-1:30pm
  • Salary Range: $24.17-$32.68
  • Location: Portland, OR (South Waterfront)
  • Job Type: AFSCME

Duties of Position

The Behavioral Health Resource Specialist  works in partnership with the Behavioral Health Consultant to assist patients and their families to achieve maximum physical, social and emotional health. Provides resources/referral information about community resources including, but not limited to; rent and utillity  assistance, medical insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, SNAP benefirs, medication assistance, and access to care. Assists families in accessing transportation and lodging resources. The person in the position must be able to demonstrate strong patient advocacy skills and follow patients through periods in which they may have of intense multiple needs.

The position requires innovatinve and creative thinking, self-directed work style, high level of energy, flexibility, time-management, communication skills, and drive. 

Required Qualifications

  • Two years of social service work experience providing supportive counseling to clients on a one to-one basis which includes full responsibility for handling each case plan; AND
  • A Bachelor’s degree, or three more years of experience which shows: a) knowledge of casework methods and techniques; b) knowledge of patient’s family’s rights; c) knowledge of medical terminology; and d)knowledge of implications of the effect of illness, injury and/or disability on patients and families
  • Intermediate level skills in Microsoft Word
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a variety of diverse customers in difficult situations
  • Skill in developing and maintaining professional relationships
  • Ability to prioritize work demands
  • Ability to interpret and follow policies and procedures
  • Requires prioritization and time management skills
  • Frequent interruptions in an environment of frequent change and fluctuations
  • May be exposed to body fluids, tissue, possible radiation exposure, and infectious processes
  • Subject to computer work for several hours, as needed
  • Able to utilize office equipment within work area
  • Able to travel between Family Medicine Clinics to cover fellow Social Work Specialists and attend meetings
  • Standing: On concrete, vinyl, or carpeting up to 4 hours per day and intermittently
  • Sitting: Chair or stool continuous up to 8 hours per day and intermittently
  • Changing Position: Intermittently, as needed
  • Walking: Intermittently up to 4 hours per day on concrete, vinyl, and carpeting
  • Bending: From the waist and knees, frequently throughout the day
  • Reaching/Handling: Fine manipulation, repetitive, gross motor requiring full ROM in upper extremities, including overhead reaching
  • Twisting: All ROM required, intermittent periods, throughout the day
  • Climbing: Staircase, intermittently throughout the day
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work (BSW)
  • Experience within a medical service delivery system or health plan (Medicare, Medicaid)
  • Experience working with an electronic medical record system
  • Oregon Registered Baccalaureate Social Worker Certificate/License
Medical/Hospice Social Worker (MSW)

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Columbia Memorial Hospital, located in the beautiful and historic North Oregon coastal town of Astoria, Oregon, seeks a service-minded individual to join our Hospice/Care Management Team as a Medical Social Worker (MSW). This position is responsible as a member of the interdisciplinary team for the hospice bereavement program to include the provision of supportive services to help meet patient/family social service and emotional needs consistent with Lower Columbia Hospice. Will also help cover other CMH departments utilizing MSW services as needed.

Job Requirements

Knowledge of /Skill/Ability to: Maintains the standards of Social Work excellence in accordance with principles set forth by the State Health Department, Columbia Memorial Hospital, and agency policies and procedures. Performs short-term crisis intervention and individual or family counseling when indicated. License/Certification: Masters in Social Work. Licensed through the Oregon State Board of Social Workers within 4 months of hire as LCSW or CSWA. Valid driver's license with current vehicle insurance coverage and safe driving record is required. Education and/or Experience: Masters in Social Work and an accredited educational institution Physical Demands: good general health, must be able to work alone and independently, able to travel to patients home and other health institutions – climb stairs and hills, must drive or provide own transportation; able to cope with physical and emotional stress of working death and dying; position involves standing, walking, stopping and occasional carrying/lifting of lightweight material up to 40 lbs, may be required to site for extended periods of time, requires visual acuity and depth perception to recognize words and numbers, ability to use computer and keyboard.

 

Volunteers of America - Safe Start Advocate

Pay Range: $13.99 - $16.79

Position Summary: This is a co-located position in partnership with the Department of Human services within the Gresham Child Welfare branch. The Safe Start Advocate is responsible for follow-up and delivery of supportive services to domestic violence survivors selected for contact due to co-occurring domestic violence and allegations of child abuse/neglect. This position monitors DV advocacy aspects of Safe Start’s collaborative response and works closely with advocates and Child Welfare personnel to ensure coordination of follow-up, advocacy, case management, and cross-disciplinary response to referred domestic violence survivors. The advocate will also be available to child welfare staff for consultation, case planning, and training in the branch.

Education and Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, Early Childhood, or related equivalent and a minimum of two years’ advocacy experience in domestic violence and/or sexual assault programs, OR
  • Associates degree and three years of experience in domestic violence and/or sexual assault programs.
  • Four years of experience working as a qualified domestic violence/sexual assault advocate may be substituted in lieu of education requirements.
  • Specialized knowledge of the child welfare system and in issues and dynamics of co-occurring domestic violence and child trauma/abuse/neglect.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in domestic and sexual violence dynamics, collaborative and multidisciplinary teamwork, systems navigation, and local community resources.
  • Experience with home visiting models, experience working within collaborative partnerships
  • Experience working with diverse, multicultural populations.
  • Experience with navigating the Child Welfare system.
  • Experience providing training and/or consultation.

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Co-Occuring Therapist, East Village - Salem, Bridgeway

Days Worked: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., 
Job Status: Part-Time
Details: This position is Part Time and will be working in our co-occurring corrections treatment program.

Our mission of helping people in our community who struggle with the symptoms of addiction to drugs, alcohol, problem gambling, and/or psychiatric illness only happens when we create an agency culture of community, mutual respect, encouragement, and desire to see each employee grow and excel. If this sounds like an environment for you, come join our team! 

Bridgeway Recovery Services is currently seeking a qualified 
Co-Occurring Therapist 
to join our growing Mental Health treatment team!

Provide dual diagnosis enhanced services using stage-of-change specific interventions with individualized outcomes focusing on reduction of symptoms related to both mental health and substance abuse.

Benefits:

  • Paid Holidays 
  • Medical and Dental Coverage 
  • 5% employer match 401K Retirement Savings Plan 
  • Corporate Courthouse Fitness Membership subsidy 
  • Employer-Sponsored: Life, Accidental Death, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Coverage 
  • Opportunities for Training/Tuition Reimbursement 
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) Plan 
  • Flexible Spending Accounts 
  • Internal Growth Opportunities. 

Qualifications:
Requires QMHP with graduate degree in psychology, social work, or a behavioral science field
from an accredited college or university AND CADCI or higher. Prior experience providing treatment for individuals in the Criminal Justice System is preferred. Starting Pay: Depends on experience and credentials. Additional stipend for Spanish/English bi-lingual fluency.

First Director - Department: Share Outreach

Supervisor: Deputy Director

Salary Range: $54,000-$60,000

Share is seeking a creative and caring individual to be our next Housing First Director. This position is responsible for the supervision of the daily operations of Lincoln Place, a site- based housing first program, a HUD funded scattered site housing first program, a street outreach program and a day center. The Housing First Director directly supervises the outreach housing case managers, client support specialists, activities coordinator and graveyard staff (14 people). The Housing First Director is responsible for ensuring that thestaff are properly trained, that they are working with clients in a strength-based, supportive and ethical manner, providing client centered solutions to complex problems, providing on- going coaching to staff, completing annual staff evaluations and collaborating with Key Properties and the Vancouver Housing Authority to ensure that the building is safe and being well maintained.

Summary of essential job functions and responsibilities

  1. Provide a safe and comfortable environment for people experiencing homelessness. Ensure that all staff utilize a housing first philosophy and are trained in harm reduction and motivational interviewing. Work with staff to ensure that all clients are treated with a warm positive regard.
  2. Ensure that all case managers are properly trained and growing in their professional development. Research and make recommendations for training opportunities outside of the agency.
  3. Ensure staff are following policy and procedures, completing reports and being prepared for monitoring. Conducting yearly reviews, coaching and disciplinary action as appropriate.
  4. Work with the staff to develop curriculum for special meetings, activities
  5. Responsible for ensuring that all programs meeting the proposed performance measure and seeking to enhance and adjust the program as needed to best serve the clients.
  6. Implement all policies and procedures to operate programs.
  7. Review all reports for accuracy and completion before submitting them
  8. Ensure that case managers are providing case management to assist housing client i accessing eligible services and that individual action plans are realistic. Elements of the case management to be provided include: 
  •  
    • Assistance with daily living skills
    • Linkage with financial entitlements
    • Assist with the maintenance of housing
    • Provide linkage with mental health treatment
    • Provide linkage with drug and/or alcohol dependency treatment
    • Assist with employment and vocational issues
    • Assist with educational needs and goal

  9. Ensure that comprehensive case management files and statistics required by funding sources are maintained.

  10. Attends meetings, workshops, seminars, or community events centered around homelessness and services for   Share;s clients as assigned by the Deputy Director

  11. Be able to speak publicly about people experiencing homelessness.

  12. Have the ability to work collaboratively within the agency and partners in the greater community

  13. Be adaptable and creative to make the program fit the needs of the clients and the community.

  14. Keep current with laws and regulations that impact the homeless and that are related to permanent supportive   housing program.

  15. Ensure that all required data is entered into HMIS (Homeless Management Information System) database.

  16. Recognize that Lincoln Place and scattered sites require 24/7 support and ensure that this requirement is met

  17. Complete other duties as assigned

 

Minimum requirements

  • 4 years experience with the people experiencing homelessness, chemical dependency, mental health counseling and crisis intervention.
  •  Bachelor’s Degree, MSW or LCSW preferred
  • Experience in working with individuals and families with mental health issues and or physical disabilities desirable and the ability to work with families and individuals in crisis.
  • Ability to operate basic functions of the computer and familiar with Microsoft Word programs.
  • Must have a vehicle for the purpose managing operations at multiple sites, proof of insurance and a valid drivers license.

Abilities required

Knowledge of community resources and programs. Knowledge of problems and needs of homeless, low-income, elderly and disabled individuals. Knowledge or ability to acquire crisis intervention techniques. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide and diverse range of others, such as business groups, community organizations, other human service providers and target population groups. Must be able to effectively interact with persons with diverse ethnic backgrounds, cultural backgrounds and sexual orientations with respect and dignity. Ability to maintain accurate records/documentation. Must demonstrate effective communication skills by conveying necessary information accurately effectively both orally and in writing.

 

Graveyard Support Staff

Share is now accepting applications for the Graveyard staff positions. The hours of work for these positions are 11:00pm – 9:30am Monday-Saturday then Sunday 11p-8:30; at least two people will be hired to cover the shifts, this work is currently temporary through March 31, 2016. The rate of pay is $12- $14.00 per hour, based on experience and education.

Position Summary

This position is responsible for maintaining a clean, safe and healthy environment in a rented space in a church. The graveyard support staff is responsible for ensuring the people are able to have their essential needs met.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Belief in a Housing First Philosophy of Service
  • Assisting clients in maintaining a calm and healthy environment
  • Ability to remain calm, professional and de-escalate emotional situations
  • Completing nightly statistical information.
  • Display strong conflict resolution skills
  • Work effectively as part of a team
  • Enter data into the HMIS system
  • Respond to crisis situations, i.e. conflicts, medical emergencies, domestic violence. Evaluate incidents of potential or actual conflict; determine and initiate appropriate course of action. Perform first aid and/or CPR as needed.
  • Attend monthly staff meetings, workshops, training, and in-service classes.
  • Implement all policies and procedures to operate this program
  • Keep current with laws and regulations that impact the homeless and that are relate to and subsidized housing programs.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Two (2) years experience with homeless people, chemical dependency or mental healthcounseling.

Or

  • Two (2) years of college level course work with an emphasis in social or behavioral sciences
  • Possess or be able to obtain CPR and basic first aid certification
  • Display skill in utilizing Microsoft Office software
  • Have or be able to easily obtain the skills to work with the HMIS database
  • Exhibit the ability to work as a collaborative and productive part of a team

Physical Demands

The nature of the work involves maintaining the safety and cleanliness of the facility. The job requires some activity and the ability to lift and bend repeatedly.

Women Housing and Transition (WHAT) Case Manager

The WHAT is now accepting applicants for temporary case manager positions, in a low-barrier, pet friendly shelter for women experiencing homelessness.  The position is in the evening from 6:30-11:30. Shifts are available Monday-Sunday until March 31st. Rate of pay is $14.00 per hour. Please submit cover letter and resume to: whatdir@sharevancouver.org

  • Position will be open until filled.

Position Summary:

The WHAT Case Manager is responsible for creating a comfortable, safe environment for women who have been experiencing homelessness, some of whom are accessing shelter for the first time. The WHAT is a low-barrier shelter meaning people can enter under the influence of alcohol or other substances. All staff and residents are expected to be kind and respectful towards each other and the property.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Case manages single women through the transition from shelter to permanent housing. Provide referrals and assistance as needed.
  • Create a supportive environment by communicating with residents in a kind, friendly and encouraging manner. Communicate and enforce shelter rules and policies. Supervise the residents in accomplishing daily house cleaning assignments.
  • Communicate with the previous shift to receive pertinent information about residents, schedules, shelter activities, volunteers, etc. Work as a team to ensure appropriate and complete client service.
  • Respond to crisis situations, disagreements, unattended children, medical emergencies, domestic violence. Evaluate incidents of potential or actual conflict; determine and initiate appropriate course of action. Perform urgent and mmediate first aid and/or CPR as needed. 
  • Regularly inspect the shelter to maintain cleanliness, security and safety of residents, and to assure compliance with rules and regulations.
  • Assist volunteers and residents in meal preparation, service and clean up.
  • Network with social service agencies to provide information and referral services to the residents.
  • Attend monthly staff meetings, workshops, trainings, and in-service classes.
  • Record observations and resident/shelter activities in daily log.
  • Enter all required information into HMIS (Homeless Management Information System) database
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge, or the ability to acquire, of the needs and problems of the homeless, low- income, elderly, disabled or others with special needs; interview techniques to gather information from clients; crisis intervention techniques; and urgency basic first aid. Ability to establish and maintain effective communication with a wide and diverse range of people, particularly the homeless; defuse and resolve potentially volatile actions of residents; coordinate house cleaning schedules and insure effective accomplishment of tasks; work independently for extended periods of time; read, interpret, communicate, and follow simple written instructions; complete routine forms and reports. Work Environment and Physical Demands The nature of the work involves working in a group living situation with low-income, people who are experiencing homelessness. Occasional first aid may involve exposure to blood and other bodily fluids. Proper training will be given. Twenty-four hour staff coverage is required. Consequently, non-standard hours may be scheduled for Shelter Case Managers.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Two (2) years of direct experience providing human services to target populations such as homeless, low-income, elderly, or handicapped,
  • Or
  • Two (2) years of college level course work with an emphasis in social or behavioral sciences and experience providing direct human services,
  • Computer skills including knowledge of Excel, Word, e-mail and the Internet
  • Knowledge or the ability to obtain the knowledge of the HMIS database
  • Possess or be able to obtain CPR and basic first aid certification

 

October 2016
Behavioral Health Consultant (BHC):

Co-located, behavioral health consultant opportunity to works as a primary care team member providing brief consultation and follow-up to patients and their primary care providers. Opportunities available at a family medicine practice in SE Portland (3 locations) and potential opportunity at pediatric practice in Oregon City. The BHC will be expected to serve as a consultant to patient and staff with a clinical focus on brief, functional assessments and interventions rather than traditional specialty mental health assessments and interventions. Applicant should be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, willing to take initiative and be capable of interacting in an effective manner with primary care staff. Other activities for the BHC are leading brown bag provider education workshops, developing population based intervention programs and related referral pathways, conduct warm-handoffs with patients, provide curbside consultations to staff, participate in provider meetings, and triage patients to other services if indicated. Training and experience in health psychology preferred. LCSW or psychologist licensure in Oregon preferred due to needs of Medicare population.

About Western Psychological and Counseling Health Psychology Program

Western Psychological and Counseling Services, PC (Western) - established in 1986 to provide quality outpatient mental health, Chemical Dependency, and EAP services in a cost- effective manner. In 2014 we launched our Health Psychology program that services the pediatric through geriatric population. Our Health Psychology services are comprised of primary care behavioral health integration services, chronic/persistent pain treatment, readiness evaluations for surgical procedures, and outpatient chronic disease management. These programs serve the pediatric, adult, and geriatric populations in a variety of settings: specialty mental health clinics and partner medical groups in the Portland metro area. Services include individual and family therapy, group therapy, consultation with family and medical providers, psychological assessment, and workshops. Services are focused on evidence based treatment approaches to help clients reach specific measurable, outcome based goals to improve health. Our program uses specialty trained master’s and doctoral level providers to provide direct services to our clients.

Basic Qualifications

  • Master’s or doctoral degree in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, or related field.
  • Current, unrestricted license in the state of Oregon or Washington upon hire.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and/or adults in a health care or specialty mental health setting with a focus on the biopsychosocial factors of physical health or illness.

Job Duration - Full-Time and Part-Time Positions available. Possibility for flexible work hours.

PLEASE SEND CV/RESUME and COVER LETTER TO: Daryl Quick, Ph.D. CEO of Western Psychological and Counseling Services Email: dquick@teleport.com

 

Chronic/Persistent Pain Provider:

Join our chronic/persistent pain program that focuses on helping patients live well with pain. Opportunities available at the majority of our 14 Western locations to lead chronic/persistent pain group therapy, lead pain related workshops (e.g., trauma and insomnia), conduct individual therapy focus on pain management, and act as a consultant to colleagues. Potential future opportunity available at our partner medical groups to lead chronic/persistent pain group therapy with adjunct individual consultation with patients and medical staff. Applicant should be knowledgeable of chronic pain etiology and experienced in working with patients who are managing pain. Training and experience in group therapy and health psychology preferred. LCSW or psychologist licensure in Oregon and/or Washington preferred due to needs of the Medicare population.

About Western Psychological and Counseling Health Psychology Program

Western Psychological and Counseling Services, PC (Western) - established in 1986 to provide quality outpatient mental health, Chemical Dependency, and EAP services in a cost- effective manner. In 2014 we launched our Health Psychology program that services the pediatric through geriatric population. Our Health Psychology services are comprised of primary care behavioral health integration services, chronic/persistent pain treatment, readiness evaluations for surgical procedures, and outpatient chronic disease management. These programs serve the pediatric, adult, and geriatric populations in a variety of settings: specialty mental health clinics and partner medical groups in the Portland metro area. Services include individual and family therapy, group therapy, consultation with family and medical providers, psychological assessment, and workshops. Services are focused on evidence based treatment approaches to help clients reach specific measurable, outcome based goals to improve health. Our program uses specialty trained master’s and doctoral level providers to provide direct services to our clients.

Basic Qualifications

  • Master’s or doctoral degree in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, or related field.
  • Current, unrestricted license in the state of Oregon or Washington upon hire.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and/or adults in a health care or specialty mental health setting with a focus on the biopsychosocial factors of physical health or illness.

Job Duration - Full-Time and Part-Time Positions available. Possibility for flexible work hours.

PLEASE SEND CV/RESUME and COVER LETTER TO: Daryl Quick, Ph.D. CEO of Western Psychological and Counseling Services Email: dquick@teleport.com

 

Health Psychologist:

Opportunity for general practice psychologist with a specialty area in health psychology to practice with pediatric through geriatric population at our 14 specialty mental health Western locations. Training and experience in psychological assessment and health psychology required. Prefer application to be knowledge of standards of practice for readiness evaluations for bariatric surgery and transgender gender affirming treatment. Psychologist license in Oregon and/or Washington required.

About Western Psychological and Counseling Health Psychology Program

Western Psychological and Counseling Services, PC (Western) - established in 1986 to provide quality outpatient mental health, Chemical Dependency, and EAP services in a cost- effective manner. In 2014 we launched our Health Psychology program that services the pediatric through geriatric population. Our Health Psychology services are comprised of primary care behavioral health integration services, chronic/persistent pain treatment, readiness evaluations for surgical procedures, and outpatient chronic disease management. These programs serve the pediatric, adult, and geriatric populations in a variety of settings: specialty mental health clinics and partner medical groups in the Portland metro area. Services include individual and family therapy, group therapy, consultation with family and medical providers, psychological assessment, and workshops. Services are focused on evidence based treatment approaches to help clients reach specific measurable, outcome based goals to improve health. Our program uses specialty trained master’s and doctoral level providers to provide direct services to our clients.

Basic Qualifications

  • Master’s or doctoral degree in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, or related field.
  • Current, unrestricted license in the state of Oregon or Washington upon hire.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and/or adults in a health care or specialty mental health setting with a focus on the biopsychosocial factors of physical health or illness.

Job Duration - Full-Time and Part-Time Positions available. Possibility for flexible work hours.

PLEASE SEND CV/RESUME and COVER LETTER TO: Daryl Quick, Ph.D. CEO of Western Psychological and Counseling Services Email: dquick@teleport.com

 

Behavioral Health Counselor

Work within Rex Putnam High School, with the Outside In School Based Health Center at Milwaukie High School and Outside In’s integrated behavioral health team as part of an exciting, collaborative project.  Provide population-based health promotion work to Rex Putnam High School students, process referrals from the counseling staff, and promote services and schedule appointments for students on Outside In’s mobile medical van. This position will be a combination of clinical behavioral health intervention and relationship building and health promotion within Rex Putnam High School. There is the potential for the program to grow to serve a wider range of students including elementary school students and their families.

This position is 40 hours a week with full medical and dental benefits and 27 paid days off in the first year. Pay is $22/hr. The application deadline is 11/22/16.

Responsibilities

  • Provide behavioral health groups, advocacy, and community referrals.
  • Employ brief interventions including cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused, motivational interviewing, psycho-education, trauma-informed care, and chronic disease self-management.
  • Work with staff to identify and facilitate groups and activities designed to address socio-emotional components of student behavior that affect health, assess community needs and develop and maintain partnerships.
  • Provide appropriate training and information on alcohol and drug, harm reduction, and mental health issues to school staff as needed.
  • Facilitate connections with other support networks that are individually tailored to youth.
  • Establish a presence, building rapport with youth and provide information on the services, programs, and groups available through this project and in the community. Act as scheduler for primary care appointments.

 Qualifications

  • LCSW required. 
  • Bilingual Spanish/English highly valued.
  • Experience, ability and commitment to work with clients and staff from diverse racial, ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic and sexual/gender backgrounds, and providing culturally responsive care.
  • Knowledge of clinical issues related to mental illness, and/or addictions and how it affects health and function.
  • Experience conducting mental and behavioral health assessments and treatment using brief, solution-focused interventions.
  • Comfort with new technologies and experience using electronic medical records systems helpful.
  • Able to negotiate and advocate in complex educational, social, and medical systems.
  • Document services provided using an electronic medical record (EPIC).

At Outside In, we’re guided by a belief in each individual’s potential for change and growth.  Since 1968, we have been successfully empowering homeless youth and other marginalized communities to become healthy and self-sufficient. With a stable leadership team and a collaborative approach to community partnerships, we value hope, integrity and compassion.  We believe our people are our greatest asset and we value their competence.  Oregon Business Magazine ranked us as “One of the 100 Best Nonprofits to work for in Oregon” seven times.  At Outside In, your time and talent truly make a difference.

 We are an equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity.  Multicultural and intersecting diversities are highly valued.

Please apply online here

 

Deputy Director for Council for the Homeless

The Council for the Homeless operates the Housing Solutions Center, our community’s one-stop access point for over 40 housing assistance programs, including emergency shelter, homelessness prevention, and programs designed for specific populations such as families or unaccompanied youth. Staff and volunteers at the Housing Solutions Center work with clients to assess their housing needs and connect them to their best fit housing solution, as well as connect them to services in the community that will help them on their journey toward safe and stable housing.

Position Summary: The position of Deputy Director (DD) will be responsible for the Council for the Homeless’ (CFTH) program operations and will act as the Executive Director (ED) when the ED is unavailable. The DD will oversee the operations of the Housing Solutions Center (HSC) which includes the call center, homelessness prevention and diversion, housing assessments, and placements as well as our partnership programs with the school districts. The DD also provides leadership to the Continuum of Care and represents CFTH in community presentations and helps lead policy, planning and advocacy opportunities. The DD will work closely with the ED and the board of directors to create and update a strategic framework for the organization, and to create and monitor an annual budget.

Responsibilites include:

  • Provide vision, leadership, and direction to CFTH's programs including the HSC
  • Oversee hirin gprocess and responsible for providing direct supervision to program staff
  • Creates, implements, and maintains policies and procedures for CFTH programs
  • Manages grants that fund our programs
  • Attends monthly board of director's meetings and gives program report
  • Assists in monitoring annual budget

Qualifications:

  • Master in Social Work or related field and at least 5 years' experience working with people who are low income and/or homeless
  • At least 2 years' experience supervising staff
  • Knowledge of Clack County resources and agencies available to the homeless population preferred
  • Valid driver's license and access to vehile required

Position comes with benefit package including dental and medical, life insurane, and long term disability. Salary dependent on experience.

Visit their website for a link to apply. For additional questions regarding the position, email jobs@vhausa.com

Western Psychological and Counseling Health Psychology Program

Our Health Psychology services are comprised of primary care behavioral health integration services, chronic/persistent pain treatment, readiness evaluations for surgical procedures, and outpatient chronic disease management. These programs serve the pediatric, adult, and geriatric populations in a variety of settings: specialty mental health clinics and partner medical groups in the Portland metro area. Services include individual and family therapy, group therapy, consultation with family and medical providers, psychological assessment, and workshops. Services are focused on evidence based treatment approaches to help clients reach specific measurable, outcome based goals to improve health.

There are two positions available:

  1. Behavioral Health Consultant: The BHC will be expected to serve as a consultant to patient and staff with a clinical focus on brief, functional assessments and interventions rather than traditional specialty mental health assessments and interventions. Applicant should be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, willing to take initiative and be capable of interacting in an effective manner with primary care staff. Other activities for the BHC are leading brown bag provider education workshops, developing population based intervention programs and related referral pathways, conduct warm-handoffs with patients, provide curbside consultations to staff, participate in provider meetings, and triage patients to other services if indicated.
  2. Chronic/Persistent Pain Provider: Opportunities available at the majority of our 14 Western locations to lead chronic/persistent pain group therapy, lead pain related workshops (e.g., trauma and insomnia), conduct individual therapy focus on pain management, and act as a consultant to colleagues. Potential future opportunity available at our partner medical groups to lead chronic/persistent pain group therapy with adjunct individual consultation with patients and medical staff. Applicant should be knowledgeable of chronic pain etiology and experienced in working with patients who are managing pain.

Both Part-Time and Full-time Positions are available.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master's or doctoral degree in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, or related field.
  • Current, unrestricted license in the state of Oregon or Washington
  • Minimum 2 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and/or adults in a health care of specialty mental health setting with a focus on the biopsychological factors of physical health or illness.

For more information visit their website.

To apply, send resume and cover letter to Daryl Quick at dquick@teleport.com

Manager of Impact Measurement for the Boys and Girls Clubs of King County, Seattle

This position is responsible for developing and maintaining a data system and accountability for program and site-level work. This position will lead efforts to further develop our data ecosystem and utilization of data to improve programs for youth. The employee will be expected to ensure we are meeting the expectations of grants and that we have accurate and relevant outcomes data for site level decision making and organizational reporting on impact. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Partnering with Club Executive Directors to ensure attendance and outcomes data system is being properly managed and implemented
  • Leads, manages and facilitates work around shared data portals and external data systems
  • Oversees the Boys and Girls Clubs fo America Annual Report, as well as survey data collection, analysis, and communication for the National Youth Outcomes Initiative and Local Parent Outcomes Initiative
  • Trains and assists site directors and staff in data utilization for increased impact with youth and families, as well as provides technical assistance for member manager system
  • Oversees youth program quality data collection and reporting dashboards in coordination with the Director of Program Quality
  • Develops and implements measurement systems to gather progress data

Qualifications, Skills and Abililties:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Human Services Administration, Accounting, Management Information Systems, Sociology, or another relevent field
  • Minimum 2 years relevant work experience
  • Background in research and evaluation, outcome measurement, or statistics
  • Strong computer skills, including word processing and spreadsheets
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to organize, direct, and coordinate multiple tasks

Hourly wages from $15.38 - 18.50

For full information and where to apply, visit this link.

 

Mental Health Clinical Supervisor for Willamatte Family Treatment Services

This position provides clinical supervision of outpatient mental health treatment services offered at Willamette Family clinic locations in Lane County. Evidence-based, trauma-informed treatment services are provided within a comprehensive array of gender-specific residential and outpatient substance addiction treatment interventions, family services, psychiatric, and primary health care accessible and integrated into each individual's treatment and wellness plan.

Responsibilities include:

  • Weekly individual and group clinical supervision to mental health therapists
  • Provides one on one clinical case supervision to assure that each individual receives quality care and individualized treatment 
  • Regular review of clinical documentation in client files and assures program, state, and federal documentation standards are met
  • Observes therapy sessions
  • Assures that culturally appropriate services are implemented
  • Teaches, coaches, and mentors the professional development of each supervisee
  • Works with Senior Manager to establish clear and measurable program goals

Skill preferences and Requirements include:

  • Master's Degree or higher with licensure in a behavioral health field, QMHP certification, and meets OBLPCT and/or OBSW requirements for being an approved clinical supervisor
  • Valid Oregon Driver's License
  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Knowledge and understanding of substance addiction as a progressive disease
  • Ability to train, coach, mentor, observe, and monitor clinical staff to insure that they are providing quality services
  • Effective communication and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work with co-workers and clients from diverse ethnic backgrounds, religious views, political affiliation, cultural background, and sexual orientation with respect and dignity
  • Ability to work in an environment where people may be verbally hostile and/or abusive
  • Effective time management skills

More information about Willamette Family can be found here

Those interested in the position should submit a resume and cover letter directly to lynaen@wfts.org

 

Equity Trainer/Facilitator for Clackamas Workforce Partnership

Clackamas Workforce Partnership is seeking an Equity Trainer/Facilitator to work with us on a contracted basis. Clackamas Workforce Partnership (CWP) is developing an Equity Council made up of job-seekers in Clackamas County. The trainer/facilitator would be responsible for training staff, board members, and Equity Council members on equity, inclusion, and diversity. The trainer/facilitator would also help Equity Council members develop an equity lens. 

The trainer/facilitator will:

  • Serve as facilitator for skill and knowledge building activities regarding power, privilege, intersectionality, and systematic and institutional racism for the following:
  1. 1 half day retreat for board members 
  2. 1 full day retreat for staff members
  3. 7 Equity Council meetings (1.5 hours each) 
  4. 1 additional board meeting (1 hours)
  5. 2 additional staff meetings (1.5 hours each) 
  • Facilitate development of Equity Council group norms, goals, and discussion of role within CWP
  • 1 full day retreat for Equity Council members
  •  Facilitate development of Equity Lens with Equity Council members

Requirements include:

  • Group Facilitation/community organiztion skills
  • Background/experience in adult educaiton, training, or related work
  • Backgroud/Experience in developing equity tools, programs, and projects
  • Experience working with service users from diverse backgrounds and with marginalized communities
  • Background in public policy, organizational management, and workforce development

"Experience" can include paid work experience, volunteer experience, and life experience

Applications are due by 5 pm PDT on November 15th 2016.  For more information on the position and for information on how to apply visit this link

 

Health Services Specialist I – QMHA/CADC, Chemical Dependency Counselor, Yamhill County

Adult Behavioral Health, Recruitment closes November 14, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.

This is a part-time (19-hours/week) position for a Qualified Mental Health Associate (QMHA) with a minimum certification of CADC I to provide gender-specific services in an integrated Chemical Dependency outpatient treatment setting for women. Knowledge of criminality is a plus.

Duties may include some or all of the following: conducting individual and group treatment sessions, developing individual service plans, timely clinical documentation, and monitoring and processing urine analyses. The work schedule will include day, evening, and weekend hours.

A Bachelor’s degree in a related field and at least one year of experience in a setting relevant to the duties and skills noted above are required. Any acceptable combination of education and experience may be substituted for the degree.

For more information, including how to apply, visit their website

Salary: $19.92 - $22.86/hour anticipated at hire, DOE. This is a non-bargaining, non-benefitted position.


Transitional Treatment Recovery Services Specialist (Human Services Specialist I), Yamhill County

Adult Behavioral Health - Recruitment closes November 10, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.

This is a regular part-time (19 hours/week) position for a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor with a valid CADC or a registered CADC candidate to provide gender-specific on-site transitional treatment and recovery support in two supported housing and day treatment settings for adult men with children. The adult residents will have a history of substance abuse and/or mental health disorders and are in the process of retaining or regaining custody of their children.

Duties will include providing assistance/input in case treatment planning for clients in short-term housing, case management, and skills training services to assist residents in linking and accessing services as well as obtaining and maintaining entitlements. Other duties include working in an integrated system of care and processing urine analyses. Pager/on-call duty may be required in addition to rotating shifts, including weekends.

The position requires a bachelor’s degree in a related field and at least one year of experience in a setting relevant to the duties and skills of this position.

Salary: $19.92 - $22.87/hour anticipated at hire, DOE. This is a non-benefitted, non-bargaining

position. For more information, including how to apply, visit their website


Health Specialist II - General Outpatient Therapist, Yamhill County

Adult Behavioral Health

Recruitment closes December 2, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.

This is a regular full-time position for a general outpatient therapist to perform a variety of tasks consistent with the experience and abilities of the individual client including, but not limited to: therapy, care coordination, crisis contacts, Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality CAMS), and skills training, both within the clinic and in the community.

The position requires a Master’s degree in social work or a related field and at least one year of work experience or Master’s level intern experience in a setting relevant to the duties and skills noted above.

The successful candidate will be willing to work on LCSW or LPC and CADC and be dependable, organized, and team-oriented. Will be subject to successful completion of a background check.

For more information, including how to apply, visit their website

Salary: $3966 - $4523/month anticipated at hire. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life

insurance, health savings, paid leaves, holiday, PERS and deferred compensation options.


On-Call Youth Advocate, New Avenues for Youth

The On-Call Advocate will engage youth through the Positive Youth Development model providing guidance, support, and information in a multicultural environment for homeless and at-risk youth. Supervise a milieu setting, maintaining a safe and supportive environment while motivating youth to explore alternatives to street life. Hours are varied based on coverage needs.

Requirements:

• Active pursuit of a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology or Social Work preferred

• Ability to work with multicultural staff and youth

• Desire to work with high-risk populations

Responsibilities Include:

• Developing relationships with youth to assist them in their daily responsibilities within the programs.

• Work to create a space that reflects the tenants of Positive Youth Development

• Work to encourage youth participation within the programs

• In conjunction with the program teams, provide basic services and a safe, clean, supportive atmosphere within the facilities

• Ensure program rules are being followed. Maintain a safe environment, emotionally andphysically, for all youth

• Oversee and participate in the cleaning and up-keep of the program facilities

• Work assigned shifts with flexibility to cover all departments as needed

• Ability to work with diverse staff and excel in a multi-cultural environment

To apply, send your cover letter and resume to jobs@newavenues.org. Please be sure to include where you came across this opportunity in your response. You can learn more about New Avenues by visiting our website. New Avenues for

 

Life Skill Builders - Portland, New Avenues for Youth

Serve as both a My Life and Life Skills Coach provide case management, skill development, resource brokerage and referral, case coordination and advocacy services to former and current youth in care ages 16-21. Coaches will typically carry a caseload of 2 youth with more intensive service needs (My Life-enrolled youth) and approximately 18 general ILP youth.  For the My Life-enrolled caseload, implement and complete My Life coaching intervention for the youth being served.  Work to transition age youth develop and strengthen their self-determination and connection to community allies in an effort to prepare them for better outcomes when they transition from foster care. As part of the PDX-Connect staff at New Avenues, work closely with the team to pilot a tiered model for transition-based services for youth preparing to exit foster care. 

Ability to perform essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to safety or health of employee or others. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • A Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology or related human services field or combination of a lived personal experience in foster care and work experience. Will consider lived experience in substitute of years of education.
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience working with youth who face multiple barriers
  • Basic working knowledge of the foster care system
  • Use of personal/agency vehicle for transporting self and clients for work purposes
  • Valid Oregon or Washington issued driver’s license
  • Ability to work with multi-cultural staff and youth

Find more information here

 

Meeting Facilitator - Family Skill Builders

Position Summary: Coordinate, plan, and facilitate meetings for parents involved with DHS Child Welfare to bring together all parties involved with a parent's DHS case. The goal is to create a forum to discuss family strengths, concerns of DHS, progress toward closure of DHS case, planning for increased involvedment of service providers, natural and community supports, and written objectives for follow up. 

Duties include:

  • Case staffings to prepare for facilitation of meetings, scheduling and facilitation of meetings, note taking and distribution
  • Clinical supervision, consultation, on-going professional training, service planning, and other administrative tasks
  • 8-5 Work Week Monday-Friday
  • Staff Trainings, agency meetings, and individual supervision

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, Family Studies or related field
  • Four years related experience

Additional preferences:

  • Personal Parenting experience and/or extensive experience working with children and families
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred
  • Needs assessment experience
  • Knowledge of crisis theory, solution-focused interventions
  • Conflict resolution and mediation skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Able to function in a team
  • Good organizational skills, and writing skills
  • Must have reliable transportation and driver's license, own insurance
  • Must have computer and internet access
  • Criminal Background check required

More information can be found on their website.

Those interested can send cover letter and resume to saram@familyskillbuilders.org

Equity and Partnerships - District Equity Diversity and Inclusion Manager With Portland Public

Under general supervision, lead development, implementation and monitoring of the District's Racial Equity Plan and programs; create systems and procedures that advance and promote the District's equity and inclusion initiatives; ensure compliance with District policies and local, state and federal guidelines and laws. 

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: 
Develop, implement and monitor the District's Racial Equity Plan, Affirmative Action Plan, and similar initiatives and programs, ensuring compliance with District policies and State and federal laws and guidelines; provide technical assistance and counsel to senior leadership and across the district regarding status, development and implementation of division racial equity plans and initiatives. 

Participate on cross-functional teams and partner across departments on data selection, collection and analysis in order to improve student achievement and District milestones reporting. 

Provide advice, guidance and support on equity and diversity issues; assess District, student and stakeholder needs in promoting racial equity, inclusion and diversity in a cohesive manner; explore and implement ways to promote positive equity, diversity and inclusion messages within the organization and throughout the PPS community. 

Develop and manage a variety of contracts with external vendors to ensure projects are completed on-time and within budget. 

Collaborate with state and municipal entities and schools of education to advance District equity initiatives 

Manage, counsel and support district-wide employee affinity groups in order to build an inclusive district culture for all employees. 

Demonstrate a commitment to the Portland Public Schools Equity Initiative by developing a thorough knowledge and application of the district Racial Educational Equity Policy, Equity in Public Purchasing and Contracting and other board policies. 

Participate in staff development, in-services and trainings related to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and in K-12 education; model appropriate behaviors; develop, recommend and implement improvements to education and business practices with awareness and understanding of their impact in a racially and culturally diverse community. 

Prepare a variety of written and oral reports; research, source and apply for grants and external funding which provide opportunities and support for enhancement of the district's Affirmative Action, diversity and equity policies. 

May recruit, supervise, assign and evaluate the performance of assigned staff; establish performance requirements and development targets; regularly monitor performance and provide coaching for performance improvement and development; develop, evaluate, discipline and retain high performing individuals who are aligned with PPS's goals and values; work with employees to develop their full potentials. 

Perform related duties as assigned. 

EDUCATION TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: 
A Bachelor's degree in Cultural Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Criminology, Education, Human Resources, Public Administration or a related field and three (3) years of professional-level experience conducting research, analysis, investigations and/or program and policy development within the framework of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion programs, including experience preparing both statistical and narrative reports and making public presentations is required. Experience working in a richly diverse K-12 school district or public agency is highly desirable. 

A Master's degree in one of the identified disciplines will substitute for one (1) year of the required experience. 

Any other combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities may be considered. 

Special Requirements: 

Work hours will include occasional evening and weekend attendance at meetings, trainings, workshops and similar events. 

Some positions in this classification may require the use of a personal automobile and possession of a valid driver's license.

To apply, or to find more information, please go to the PPS Employment webpage

 

HS Specialist II - COS and CAT Team Therapist with Yamhill County

This is a regular full-time position for a clinician who can provide intake screenings, assessment, and ongoing therapy including case management, community outreach work with law enforcement, Jail Diversion, and a variety of community-based interventions and engagements. Half of the time for the therapist in this position will be with the Crisis Assessment and Triage Team (CAT) providing screenings, assessments, crisis intervention, therapy, and case management. The remaining half of the therapist’s time will be with Community Outreach and Jail Diversion teams which will include Law Enforcement ride-alongs, responding to community calls with and without law enforcement, following up on referrals for client contacts, and creative case management services. The person in this position will provide services to a broad-based population with complex needs in a recovery-oriented system of care. Additional duties may include collection of UA’s. Clinician will be required to work varied shifts at times, including days, evenings, weekends, and/or holidays depending on coverage needed.

The successful candidate must have the ability to work with all team members within the agency and with community partners including law enforcement and criminal justice and will have the understanding and appreciation for addictions/recovery and mental illness/recovery, and how these are often entwined. Experience working with individuals with serious mental illness as well as trauma and substance use is critical as is the ability to diffuse volatile situations while respecting every individual’s strengths and resiliencies. The position requires close collaboration and partnership with local law enforcement agencies and primary care providers. The successful candidate must have experience with behavioral health crises, be dependable, organized, team-oriented and a self-starter. Computer literacy is required as well.

Master’s level QMHP is required. The preference is for a dually credentialed therapist or working toward dual credentials with Master’s level QMHP and Oregon CADC Certification. Training and experience in evidence-based practice is preferred as is fluency in both Spanish and English.

Salary: $3966 - $4523/month anticipated at hire. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, health savings, paid leaves, holiday, PERS and deferred compensation options. 

In order to qualify for most HHS positions, applicants:

  • Must not be excluded from participation in federal health care programs (Medicaid, Medicare, and other federally-funded programs that provide health benefits); and  
  • Must not be excluded from participation in federal procurement (Federal Acquisition Regulation) and non-procurement activities (Executive Order No. 12549). 

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of this classification with or without accommodation.

Closes Oct. 27th

Go here for more information and/or to apply 


Research and Planning Internship with Multnomah County

Multnomah County Department of Community Justice invites applications for a Research and Planning Intern.  Students accepted or currently enrolled in a related graduate degree program seeking further experience with research, data analysis, qualitative / quantitative measurement, data coding, data visualization or collection tools are encouraged to apply. 

As a Research and Planning Intern, you will have the opportunity to utilize and hone your skills with quantitative or qualitative research and experience an insider's look at Juvenile Justice Research in an applied setting.  Interns will increase their knowledge base of evidence-based practices in community corrections and field implementation.  Interns play a large role in helping to educate the public about DCJ operations and effectiveness.  Successful candidates will have strong communication skills, the ability to work independently, and an interest in Juvenile Justice or research methods. 

This internship opportunity will provide the selected student with 16 - 40 hours of temporary employment per week, totaling no more than 1,040 hours in a 12 month period.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Assist with the design, collection, data entry, analysis and reporting of the data produced by the programs and services of the Department of Community Justice.
  • Effectively communicate scientific and technical results to diverse audiences including elected officials, policymakers, and the general public. 
  • Meet with staff to understand business processes and identify tools for tracking performance measures for criminal justice programs.
  • Use a variety of tools and data systems to develop queries, extract and analyze data, and write reports
  • Create data visualization tools, charts and presentations
  • Assist with website development and management
  • Perform qualitative interviews and assist with focus groups

Diversity and Inclusion: At Multnomah County, we don't just accept difference; we value it and support it to create a culture of dignity and respect for our employees. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To Qualify

We will consider any combination of relevant experience, education and transferable skills as qualifying unless an item or section is labeled required. Please be clear and specific about how your background is relevant.
 
Minimum Qualifications/Transferable Skills*:

  • Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in criminal justice, sociology, psychology, public health, statistics, or a related field.
  • Currently accepted or enrolled in a post-graduate program in criminal justice, sociology, psychology, public health, statistics, or a related degree program with coursework in applied research, policy analysis, quality assurance, information systems, survey development, and/or organizational metrics (required.) 
  • Experience with Microsoft Suite, including proficiency with Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Must be able to pass a thorough background investigation, which includes being fingerprinted on the first day of employment.
  • Must be able to travel to various offices/buildings throughout Multnomah County in a timely fashion to perform functions.

Preferred Qualifications/Transferable Skills: You do not need to have the following preferred qualifications/transferable skills to qualify.  However, keep in mind we may consider some or all of the following when identifying the most qualified candidates. Please clearly explain on your application how you meet any of the following preferred qualifications/transferable skills:

  • Experience with quantitative data analysis tools (such as SPSS, ArcGIS, R, Microsoft Access, SQL)
  • Experience with qualitative data analysis tools (such as Nvivo, or Atlas)
  • Experience with data visualization tools or graphic design (Tableau, Domo, Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop)

Closes Oct. 21st Find full job description here.

 

Medical Billing Specialist

As a Federally Qualified Health Center, Outside In provides 28,000 medical and behavioral health visits a year to the most vulnerable members of our community. The Medical Billing Specialist will review electronic medical records (EMR) and process clinical visits through the OCHIN/Epic system for claim submissions.

This position is 40 hours a week, with full medical and dental benefits and 27 paid days off in the first year. Pay is $16/hr. The application deadline is 10/28/16.

Responsibilities

  • Review electronic work queues to assess coding and charting accuracy. 
  • Work with medical, mental health, and other staff to insure accurate records.
  • Trouble-shoot billing, charting and reporting issues.
  • Record and balance client payments.
  • Verify patient insurance information.

Qualifications

  • Billing experience, including Medicare and Medicaid, mental health, alcohol & drug, and Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) billing preferred.
  • Well-organized and detail-oriented.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to relate well to diverse people (e.g., regarding ethnic, cultural, socio-economic, and sexual orientation differences).
  • Familiarity with electronic medical records, experience with Centricity Practice Management Systems or OCHIN/Epic a plus.
  • Experience with chart reviews and coding.
  • Capable of working independently and collaboratively.

 

At Outside In, we’re guided by a belief in each individual’s potential for change and growth.  Since 1968, we have been successfully empowering homeless youth and other marginalized communities to become healthy and self-sufficient. With a stable leadership team and a collaborative approach to community partnerships, we value hope, integrity and compassion.  We believe our people are our greatest asset and we value their competence.  Oregon Business Magazine ranked us as “One of the 100 Best Nonprofits to work for in Oregon” seven times.  At Outside In, your time and talent truly make a difference.

We are an equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity.  Multicultural and intersecting diversities are highly valued.

Please apply online here

 


Community Health Outreach Coordinator

The Community Health Outreach Worker facilitates access to health resources for homeless and other marginalized people who have health insurance but have not engaged in Primary Care.  The Community Health Outreach Worker assists clients to develop trusting and lasting relationships with their assigned Patient Centered Primary Care Home.  This position will work closely with the Outreach & Enrollment team to assist in enrolling clients who have yet to enroll in Medicaid and establish primary care, and work closely with Primary Care Teams to re-engage clients. The Community Health Outreach Worker will assess data provided by insurers and PreManage to determine the most efficient way to seek out potential clients, and the conduct in-person outreach.

This position is 40 hours a week with full medical and dental benefits and 27 paid days off in the first year. Pay is $14.75-$15.25/hr DOQ. The application deadline is 10/28/16.

Responsibilities

  • Assist clients in developing a trusting relationship with their Patient Centered Primary Care Home.
  • Conduct outreach activities to link individuals with their primary care provider. Improve client health literacy related to the importance of preventive health visits.
  • Asses and maintain the prioritized list of potential clients who have not engaged in care.  Maintain data on the effectiveness of contacts, interventions and outcomes.
  • Visit and connect with clients in their community and home, including outdoors and in shelters for clients experiencing homelessness.
  • Assist clients in engaging in all services needed to achieve better health outcomes.
  • With the assistance of members of the healthcare team, develop health goals and support clients to reduce barriers to achieve those goals.
  • Participate in compliance, quality assurance and quality improvement activities as directed.
  • May perform duties associated with front desk reception and Medicaid application enrollment if needed.

Qualifications

  • Two years’ experience working in community social service or healthcare environment.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
  • Prefer either an Associate’s Degree or higher in health or social service related field of study.
  • Must possess a current driver’s license and pass a background check.
  • Strong computer and database skills. Excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in written and spoken English.
  • Demonstrated ability to attend to details, prioritize and complete multiple tasks independently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to adhere to trauma-informed care principles and apply Motivational Interviewing techniques.
  • Demonstrated ability to relate to individuals and families of varied ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds, ages, and living circumstances.
  • Ability to promote programs and services to the community.

Find the job posting here

 

Equity & Partnerships-Coordinator-Student Assistance Corrdinator, with Portland Public Schools (PPS) *.5 FTE

 

The current vacancy is in The Office of Equity & Partnerships. This position assists students who have been involved in school-based discipline measures and/or who struggle in their relationships with school staff. The SAC works with targeted schools to provide these students with additional wraparound services. 


The SAC supports students and their families in two primary ways:
Collaborates with school staff, parent/ guardians and students to provide services.

Works to transform the way students view their individual situations so discipline is reduced, school connectedness is increased, and nonacademic barriers to learning are addressed in a culturally responsive manner.

BASIC FUNCTION:

  • Lead the development, implementation and monitoring programs, standards, objectives and goals for assigned students and programs; collaborate with school staff to monitor progress and effectiveness of assigned activities; recommend and implement improvement strategies as appropriate; communicate status, progress and concerns with district leaders, families and caregivers. 
  • Develop, gather and review a wide variety of records, reports and related materials to assist in determining appropriateness and eligibility for designated programs; gather information and prepare for, monitor and follow-up on process dialogues, agreements and outcomes.
  • Participate in and dialogue with students, parents, caregivers, school administration, student support team-members and other stakeholders to motivate program participants to develop skills and attitudes that support student success; implement plans that meet identified needs and objectives.
  • Establish rapport; mentor, guide and monitor students, teams and program designees to facilitate effective programs and processes.
  • Collaborate with district staff, social services and other public agencies on student issues; develop programs and strategies and facilitate and coordinate internal and external agency opportunities to improve the academic, social and/or emotional needs of assigned students and programs as appropriate.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the Portland Public Schools Equity Initiative by developing a thorough knowledge and application of the district Racial Educational Equity Policy and other board policies; participate in staff development, in-services and trainings related to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and in K-12 education; model appropriate behaviors; develop, recommend and implement improvements to educational practices with awareness and understanding of their impact in a racially and culturally diverse community.
  • Identify and partner with community stakeholders and businesses to help create leadership opportunities, community service, educational projects, personal growth and similar experiences for students
  • Identify and partner with community stakeholders and businesses to help create leadership opportunities, community service, educational projects, personal growth and similar experiences for students.
  • Participate in trainings, in-services, workshops and meetings related to assigned activities; serve on a variety of district and community committees as assigned.
  • Create, maintain and distribute a variety of records, reports, lists and files including confidential materials.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS:


The Coordinator Student Support Programs, leads the development and deployment of a variety of programs and strategies designed to provide a variety of academic, social and/or emotional support services and guidance to district students and families. In addition, employees work directly with the students, parents, district staff and community stakeholders served by their assigned program(s). This classification differs from the Senior Specialist - Student Support Programs, by the level of involvement developing, implementing, tracking, monitoring and reporting on assigned program(s).

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS
Knowledge of:

  • Child and Adolescent psychology and behaviors.
  • Research design methods and assessment techniques.
  • Conflict resolution techniques.
  • One-on-one and group facilitation techniques.
  • Multi-cultural and multi-ethnic communities within and surrounding the PPS boundaries.
  • Oral and written communication techniques.
  • Crisis management and intervention theories and techniques.
  • Report writing and recordkeeping methods.
  • Computer and software technologies.


Education and Training:
A Bachelor's degree in Education, Counseling, Psychology, Sociology, Criminology, Social Work or related field and two (2) years working with children and/or adolescents to effect positive academic, social and/or emotional life-skills behaviors or two (2) years as a Senior Specialist-Student Support Programs is preferred.

This position will require experience serving the needs of a richly diverse student and community populations.

Any other combination of education, training and experience which demonstrates the candidate is likely to possess the skill, knowledge, ability and trait characteristics essential for this classification may be considered.

This position requires the use of a personal automobile and possession of a valid driver's license.

Job Description/Posting


Multnomah County District Attorney Sexual Assult Victim Adcovate Training & Volunteer Opprotunity

The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Victims’ Assistance Program is seeking Sexual Assault Victim Advocate (SAVA) volunteers (formerly Rape Victim Advocates) to respond to local hospitals. SAVA volunteers are on-call advocates who provide crisis response and support to victims of sexual assault that occur evenings, weekends, and holidays.

A total of eighteen hours of intensive training is provided at the Multnomah County Courthouse and other related facilities. The upcoming training will be held November 1, 2, 3 and 8, 9, 10, 2016. Each evening session runs about three hours and culminates in a graduation event upon completion.

An application form, training agenda, and information regarding the roleof on-call SAVA volunteers are all available on the website  or you may also receive this information and register for the training by calling

Ila Christy 503-988-5598, SAVA Volunteer Coordinator.


El Programa Hispano Catolico

El Programa Hispano Catolico has several open positions that you can veiw on their website.

Position Descriptions are also linked below.

Part Time Nanny

We are looking for a female college student to take a 13 year old to and from school. Hours are approximately 730-830 am and 3-5pm. Monday through Thursday and some Fridays. Pay is $15.

We live near SE 63rd and Duke and school is near SE 92nd and Stark.

About her: I am 13 years old. I like to play volleyball and basketball, and I like to run a lot. Right now I would need help with math we are working on y=mx+b and finding parallel and perpendicular lines. Sometimes I like to stay a little after school to socialize so be open to time changes and maybe dropping a friend off or them coming over some days. In the morning I might need help making breakfast or lunch. I would like you to be at the by 7:45 at the latest and we leave around 7:50 or 8. When I get home I like to relax, do homework, or maybe chores. Sometimes I like to go to the mall after school, so hopefully you like shopping, or you can chill at Starbucks and do something. Sometimes I like trying out new places after school. And pick me up at three unless I tell you different in the morning.

If you are interested please contact

Matt
9714048088

or 

Danielle
9712952324

 

Assertive Engagement Specialist/Clinical Case Manager With New Avenues for Youth

Salary Range:               $35,000 - $38,000 DOE

Job Classification:        Full-time, evenings and weekends required

Job Location:                Portland, OR

New Avenues for Youth provides the supervision needed to work towards CADC, LCSW or LPC licensure!

General summary:

The AES Case Manager provides engagement and clinical case management services to high-risk, homeless youth ages 16-24 in a drop in center program.  Responsibilities include assessment and service planning, individual counseling, crisis intervention, resource brokerage and referral, case coordination and advocacy, housing placement, follow-up and after care.

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, counseling, or psychology required with 3+ years of experience working with at-risk youth and understanding of aforementioned issues facing this population. 
  • Master’s Degree in social work preferred.   
  • Experience, ability and commitment to working with sexual minority and culturally diverse staff, participants and community required
  • Bilingual English/Spanish speaking a plus

Responsibilities Include:  

  • Conducts Initial Assessments to identify the client’s presenting issues and determine client’s strengths and needs with attention to immediate service provision.
  • Develops and maintains professional and trusting relationships with youth that encourage positive social and emotional development. Creates and nurtures Protective Factors (caring relationships, high expectations, and relevant and meaningful participation) in each youth’s environment, including within the multi-agency team setting.
  • Integrates and reconnects youth with natural supports and community resources.
  • Manages crisis by having the ability to recognize and provide appropriate intervention as needed. Addresses youth conflict directly and respectfully while avoiding power struggles.
  • Teaches and models effective problem solving and conflict negotiation.
  • Works collaboratively with youth to address their full range of needs by establishing short-term and long-term intervention goals.  Work lunch and dinner shifts on the Drop In floor at least one day per week to provide clinical support to the Drop In team and build relationships with youth to educate youth on AE services and supports in order to provide referrals to the AE team.
  • Makes referrals based on appropriate match between youth’s needs and available resources.
  • Provides overall coordination of services to each client. Advocates with referral agencies as needed and when appropriate to facilitate referral for identification of client needs.
  • Engages community members in support roles and network various systems/options for youth.
  • Maintains accurate and up to date clinical records related to caseload and statistical information within legal and ethical professional standards.
  • Assists clients’ enrolled in scattered site housing grants search for and maintain housing.

New Avenues for Youth offers a very comprehensive benefits package.  To apply, send your cover letter and resume to jobs@newavenues.org for consideration.  You can learn more about New Avenues by visiting our website at newavenues.org.  New Avenues for Youth is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Bilingual & Referral Assistant with Disability Rights Oregon
Disability Rights Oregon is Oregon’s designated Protection & Advocacy (P&A) System. DRO works to uphold the legal rights of people with disabilities. DRO promotes Opportunity, Access, and Choice for individuals with disabilities. We assist with legal problems directly related to disabilities.​

 

About the Information and Referral Assistant Position:

The Information and Referral (I&R) Assistant plays a critical role in providing services to individuals and family members seeking assistance from DRO. The I&R Assistants are the first contact for the thousands of people served by DRO each year. An I&R Assistant’s responsibilities range from screening callers and directing them to the appropriate staff person to providing information and referral resources based on each caller’s unique needs. In addition, the I&R Assistants help to maintain DRO’s professional office by managing the equipment and supplies, filing case files for DRO attorneys, and providing overall office administrative support. This position requires proficiency in both Spanish and English.
​Interested candidates can apply by submitting a letter of interest, a resume, and a completed application form. Interviews will begin as resumes are received and qualified candidates identified. This position will remain open until filled. Applications must be received by email at jobs@droregon.org. If you need to submit your application in an alternate format, please contact us at:


Support Group Advocate with Call to Safety

Call to safety is looking for someone to assist in providing high quality crisis intervention, advocacy, and information/referal, assessment, and support services by phone and in-person to survivors of sexual violence. They will participate in community partnerships and actively promote education, outreach, and prevention of  sexual and domestic violence.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide needs assessment, emotional support, information and referalls to community services, safety planning, and crisis intervention for victims of sexual violence
  • Provide case management and follow-up services on an on-going basis
  • Provide 24-48 hours of back-up support for in-person sexual assault medical advocacy at local hospitals on rotating schedule
  • Provide compassionate and professional advocacy in-person and over the phone to survivors
  • Complete monthy statistical reports and maintain accurate participant files
  • Maintain a case load of 15-30 participants
  • Assist with program planning, development, and improvements
  • Help recruit, train, and supervise volunteers
  • Provide community education
  • Serve as a visible spokesperson

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 6 months of domestic and/or sexual violence specific advocacy experience
  • Previous completion of a 40-hour Domestic and Sexual Violence Advocacy Training
  • Recent experience with survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence
  • Strong organizational abilities and team participation skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Problem solving capabilities
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Up to date on current technology systems
  • Vehicle and Car insurance required

Preferring additional Qualifications:

  • Bilingual or bicultural individuals
  • Knowledge or experience in the sex industry

Starts November of 2017, 40 hours per week. Schedule varies between 8am-9pm Monday-Friday with rare weekend obligations. Starts at $14.50 an hour with full medical, dental, and vision benifits, as well as paid time off, and paid holidays.

Those interested should email a letter of interst outlining their ability to meet the required qualifications, a resume, and three professional references to haley@calltosafety.org by October 20th at 9:00am.

 

Part-time Caregiver

Autism Learning Partners' CEO is looking for a responsible student part-time to aid his son Jefferson Winter in everyday life. Jefferson is developmentally challenged, and would need help navigating bus routes, getting to the bank and to mental health appointments, and assuring he is eating properly. Sort of a "big brother" role. 

Anticipated time commitment is 8-15 hours a week. Days and times are flexible and may change based on need.

$18-20 an hour.

Send any inquiries to Hospitalceo2000@yahoo.com or call (626) 893-2354

 

Education Coordinator with Familias en Accion

The mission of Familias en Accion is to promote empowerment and family well-being for Latinos through compassionate community engagement, education, and advocacy for social change.

The purpose of this position if to enhance the educational programs offered by Families en Accion, specifically in the Portland city limits. This includes increasing the number of classes, the types of classes, and the locations of the classes, as well as handling the recruitment, retention and reporting on all classes offered by Familias in the metro area and other locations. It also includes assisting with the Latino Health Equity Conference each year.

Duties Include:

  1. Develop new educational opportunities for Latinos with diabetes or pre-diabetes issues in the City of Portland

  2. Receive training to offer the classes, as well as recruit other volunteer leaders

  3. Recruit new locations with community partners

  4. Recruit new attendees from health systems and clinics

  5. Create an educational space that is inviting to clients and encourages them to complete the classes

  6. Collect and analyze data from the classes and make recommendations to improve the program

  7. Develop Familias capacity to offer the new Diabetes Prevention Program in 2017

  8. Assist with the Latino Health Equity Conference offered each June

  9. Assist on other educational projects, website, social media and marketing as needed

Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent in health, education, social work, or related field.

  • Minimum of two years of experience in teaching or coordinating classes, human services, healthcare, or social services with knowledge of working with the Latino community.

  • Ability and willingness to work as a team member and support Familias en Acción's mission.

  • Self-motivation and the ability to work independently with strong analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Preference for someone already trained to provide Stanford Living Well classes in Spanish.

  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office computer program and data entry skills.

  • Valid driver's license with reliable transportation that is insured.

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish with the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Those interested should send a cover letter and resume to gail@familiasenaccion.org 

 

Clinic Quality Improvement Manager, with Outside In

The Clinic Quality Improvement Manager supports Outside In’s quality improvement programs, policies, processes, and initiatives.  Primary responsibilities are to support performance improvement and major quality management projects, and to use effective methods and data analysis to help Outside In measure and produce desired quality improvement and process improvement outcomes. The Clinic Quality Improvement Manager provides a combination of oversight, consultative and direct service that promotes and operationalizes policy, procedure and actionable project activities. The quality improvement program cultivates and supports the adoption of innovative clinical and behavioral health best practices, with the goal of data-driven transformation of care at the patient, provider, organizational and community levels.

This position is 40 hours a week, with full medical and dental benefits and 27 paid days off in the first year. Salary range is $48,000-$55,000 DOE. The application deadline is 10/18/16.

Responsibilities:

  • Work intensively with staff to foster an organizational systems approach to quality improvement by leveraging health information technology capacity to promote data-driven change.
  • Promote practice transformation through implementation of best practices and practice guidelines, team-based care, care management and care coordination, patient self-management support, etc.
  • Perform analysis of gaps in clinical care and barriers to care, ensuring alignment of all interventions with Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) and National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) strategic plans.
  • Collect, analyze, and disseminate information regarding performance improvement indicators.
  • Stay informed on national and local trends in quality improvement.
  • Provide support and leadership for program development, evaluation, and improvement initiatives.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Public Heath, Public Administration, Business Administration or equivalent experience.
  • 2 years of experience in healthcare or related setting.
  • 2 years in leadership position with experience in staff supervision.
  • Experience initiating or participating in quality improvement projects in a healthcare setting.
  • Training in LEAN, Six Sigma or other quality improvement methodologies desired.
  • Experience with Electronic Medical Records & strong computer skills.

We are an equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity.  Multicultural and intersecting diversities are highly valued.

Please Apply Online Here

 

REACH Too Recovery Support Specialists(2), with Consumer Vocies are Born (CVAB)

Recovery Support Specialists are gender specific positions.  They offer one on one recovery support for participants with a substance use disorder releasing from Clark County Jail

Recovery Support Specialists are responsible for engaging participants in CVAB/REACH Too programming, connecting them with outpatient treatment, and supporting them in accessing resources including housing and employment supports.

Questions?  Contact Jessica Defrees, Reach Too Program Director, at defreesj@cvab.org or (360) 773 8054

Apply here

 

Outpatient Mental Health Counselor

We have two levels open for this position depending on your experience.

Outpatient Mental Health Counselor Level III

The person in this position will provide mental health services as determined in the treatment or care plan of the client. This person may provide counseling or case management services either independently or as part of a clinical team. Mental Health Worker III may participate in the treatment or care plan for clients in outpatient services, placement services, Functional Family Therapy (FFT) or Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services. Assigned clients will be multi-service cases, chronic clients in need of skills training or guidance, those with special issues such as domestic violence, sexual assault and anger management, those in need of behavioral rehabilitation in several life domains to function youth who have severe emotional, behavioral and social needs, and/or children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Education: Master’s Degree in a relevant field required. Formal training on ABA principles and techniques preferred for those working with ASD children.
  • Experience: Two years of experience in the direct treatment of persons with mental illness or emotional disturbance that was gained under the supervision of a mental health professional preferred. If position will work with ASD children, experience working with children with developmental delays.
  • Licenses/Certificates/Registration: Any one of the following licenses is acceptable for this position: Washington State Licensed Social Worker Associate Advanced (LSWAA), Licensed Social Worker Associate Independent Clinical (LSWAIC), Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (LMHCA), or Agency Affiliated Counselor Registration, all within 60 days of hire; current Washington State driver’s license and proof of automobile liability insurance coverage; and a current First Aid/CPR card, or obtained within 45 days of hire. NOTE: FBI fingerprints required if have lived in Washington State less than the last 3 consecutive years.
  • Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Required: Bi-lingual preferred. In designated bi-lingual positions, must demonstrate ability to translate at level 11 on the ALTA language proficiency test. Knowledge of the State special education regulations; familiarity with the theories of human growth: physical, emotional and cognitive developmental stages; ability to utilize the DSM V and multi-axial diagnostic process; ability to represent the Agency in contact with both State and County agencies; knowledge of Federal, State and County social services regulations and systems; knowledge of State mental health and special education requirements; familiarity with the psychological principals in learning and their application to treatment stages; familiarity with advanced evaluative techniques of personality, academic behavior, and cognitive domains; and the ability to synthesize and formulate the assessment data into a comprehensive treatment summary. If working with ASD children, knowledge of ABA principles. If working with FFT specific training in the principles of FFT.

 

Outpatient Mental Health Counselor Level IV

The person in this position will provide mental health or Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services as determined in the treatment or care plan of the client. This person may provide counseling or therapy services either independently or as part of a clinical team. . This person may also be the specialized treatment provider in a multiple provider plan. Assigned clients may be multi-service, chronic clients in need of skills training or guidance, those with special issues such as domestic violence, sexual assault and anger management, or those with personality disorders, developmental delays, complex diagnosis and other cases requiring advanced skill level, including expertise in evidence based practices.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Education:Master’s Degree in a relevant field required.
  • Experience:two years supervised experience in the direct treatment of mentally ill persons. If providing ABA services, two years experience in the direct treatment of children with autism spectrum diagnosis (ASD)
  • Licenses/Certificates/Registration:Any one of the following licenses is acceptable for this position: Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) or Licensed Advanced Social Worker (LASW); Board Certified Behavior Analysis certificate required if position is for ABA services. Current Washington State driver’s license and proof of automobile liability insurance coverage; and a current CPR/First Aid card, or obtained within 45 days of hire. NOTE: FBI fingerprints required if have lived in Washington State less than the last 3 consecutive years.
  • Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Required:In designated bi-lingual positions, must demonstrate ability to translate at level 11 on the ALTA language proficiency test. Knowledge of the State special education regulations; familiarity with the theories of human growth: physical, emotional and cognitive developmental stages; ability to utilize the DSM IV and multi-axial diagnostic process; ability to represent the Agency in contact with both State and County agencies; knowledge of Federal, State and County social services regulations and systems; familiarity with the psychological principals in learning and their application to treatment stages; familiarity with advanced evaluative techniques of personality, academic behavior, and cognitive domains; and the ability to synthesize and formulate the assessment data into a comprehensive treatment summary. Bi-lingual English/Spanish preferred. If working with ASD children, knowledge of ABA principles.

Want to Apply? Want more information? Go here

 

Mental Health Worker III - Wise Therapist

The person in this position will provide mental health services as determined in the treatment or care plan of the client. This person may provide counseling or case management services either independently or as part of a clinical team. Mental Health Worker III may participate in the treatment or care plan for clients in outpatient services, placement services, Functional Family Therapy (FFT) or Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services. Assigned clients will be multi-service cases, chronic clients in need of skills training or guidance, those with special issues such as domestic violence, sexual assault and anger management, those in need of behavioral rehabilitation in several life domains to function youth who have severe emotional, behavioral and social needs, and/or children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Wraparound with Intensive Services (WISe) is designed to provide comprehensive behavioral health services and supports to Medicaid eligible individuals, up to 21 years of age, and their families, with complex behavioral health needs. The goal of the program is for eligible youth to live and thrive in their homes and communities as well as to avoid or reduce costly and disruptive out-of-home placements.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Education:Master’s Degree in a relevant field required. Formal training on ABA principles and techniques preferred for those working with ASD children.
  • Experience:Two years of experience in the direct treatment of persons with mental illness or emotional disturbance that was gained under the supervision of a mental health professional preferred. If position will work with ASD children, experience working with children with developmental delays.
  • Licenses/Certificates/Registration:Any one of the following licenses is acceptable for this position: Washington State Licensed Social Worker Associate Advanced (LSWAA), Licensed Social Worker Associate Independent Clinical (LSWAIC), Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (LMHCA), or Agency Affiliated Counselor Registration, all within 60 days of hire; current Washington State driver’s license and proof of automobile liability insurance coverage; and a current First Aid/CPR card, or obtained within 45 days of hire. NOTE: FBI fingerprints required if have lived in Washington State less than the last 3 consecutive years.
  • Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Required:Bi-lingual preferred. In designated bi-lingual positions, must demonstrate ability to translate at level 11 on the ALTA language proficiency test. Knowledge of the State special education regulations; familiarity with the theories of human growth: physical, emotional and cognitive developmental stages; ability to utilize the DSM V and multi-axial diagnostic process; ability to represent the Agency in contact with both State and County agencies; knowledge of Federal, State and County social services regulations and systems; knowledge of State mental health and special education requirements; familiarity with the psychological principals in learning and their application to treatment stages; familiarity with advanced evaluative techniques of personality, academic behavior, and cognitive domains; and the ability to synthesize and formulate the assessment data into a comprehensive treatment summary. If working with ASD children, knowledge of ABA principles. If working with FFT specific training in the principles of FFT.

Want to Apply? Or want more information? Go Here

 

Mental Health Worker II

The person in this position will provide mental health services as determined in the treatment or care plan of the client.  This individual may provide counseling or case management services either independently or as part of a clinical team.  Mental Health Worker III may participate in the treatment or care plan for clients in outpatient services, placement services, Functional Family Therapy (FFT) or Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services.  Assigned clients will be multi-service cases, chronic clients in need of skills training or guidance, those with special issues such as domestic violence, sexual assault and anger management, those in need of behavioral rehabilitation in several life domains to function youth who have severe emotional, behavioral and social needs, and/or children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Qualifications

  • Education: Master’s Degree in a relevant field required.  Formal training on ABA principles and techniques preferred for those working with ASD children.
  • Experience: Two years of experience in the direct treatment of persons with mental illness or emotional disturbance gained under the supervision of a mental health professional preferred. If the position works with ASD children, experience working with children with developmental delays.
  • Licenses/Certificates/Registration: Any one of the following licenses is acceptable for this position: Washington State Licensed Social Worker Associate Advanced (LSWAA), Licensed Social Worker Associate Independent Clinical (LSWAIC), Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (LMHCA), or Agency Affiliated Counselor Registration, all within 60 days of hire; current Washington State driver’s license and proof of automobile liability insurance coverage; and a current First Aid/CPR card, or obtained within 45 days of hire.  NOTE:  FBI fingerprints required if have lived in Washington State less than the last 3 consecutive years.  
  • Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Bilingual preferred.  In designated bilingual positions, must demonstrate the ability to translate at level 11 on the ALTA language proficiency test.  Knowledge of the State special education regulations; familiarity with the theories of human growth: physical, emotional and cognitive developmental stages; ability to utilize the DSM-V and multi-axial diagnostic process; ability to represent the Agency in contact with both State and County agencies; knowledge of Federal, State and County social services regulations and systems; knowledge of State mental health and special education requirements; familiarity with the psychological principals in learning and their application to treatment stages; familiarity with advanced evaluative techniques of personality, academic behavior, and cognitive domains; and the ability to synthesize and formulate the assessment data into a comprehensive treatment summary.  If working with ASD children, knowledge of ABA principles. If working with FFT specific training in the principles of FFT.

Want to apply? Or want more information? Go here

 

Psychosocial Worker, Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic, Lincoln Avenue Medical-Dental Center

Social worker needed to join our dedicated Community Health Services (CHS) team in a busy OB/GYN clinic setting. Primary responsibilities of this position include offering brief, culturally relevant counseling for patients with perinatal depression, connecting patients to various community resources, collaborating with providers and members of the CHS team, and coordinating integrated patient care.

 CHS is a multidisciplinary team composed of nurses, social workers, community health workers, and dieticians who seek to provide health services in the community and meet families where they are. This position offers you the opportunity to work as part of an integrated team as well as to make decisions and work independently in your profession. Bilingual English/Spanish skills are required.

Qualifications

  • Education: Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, or relevant field;
  • Experience: Prior experience in a mental health or social service setting. Understanding of the psychological principals in learning and their application to treatment stages. Understanding of advanced evaluative techniques of personality, academic, behavior and cognitive domains. Ability to synthesize and formulate the assessment data into a comprehensive treatment summary.  Understanding of bio-psychosocial assessment, crisis intervention and case coordination
  • Licenses/Certificates/Registration:  Any one of the following licenses are acceptable for this position: Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), Licensed Advanced Social Worker (LASW), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LF), Licensed Psychologist (PY) in WA,: Licensed or certified by the Oregon State Board of Licensed Social Workers (LCSW, CSWA, LMSW). Current Washington or Oregon State driver’s license and proof of automobile liability insurance coverage; and a current First Aid/CPR card, or obtained within 45 days of hire.
  • Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Effective oral and written communication skills; ability to form and sustain effective relationships with clients, team members and community providers; understanding of federal, state and county regulations as they pertain to social services; ability to manage time, resources and client caseload; knowledge of human growth and development, throughout the lifespan which can be applied to a psychosocial assessment and intervention methods; knowledge of brief counseling techniques and crisis intervention; knowledge of pregnancy and postpartum issues; ability to provide effective consultation; and the knowledge of poverty, family disorganization and health issues. Bilingual, English/Spanish fluency is required. Must demonstrate the ability to communicate at level 10 on the ALTA language proficiency scale.

Working at YVFWC

Working at Farm Workers Clinic means being the passionate champion for those who have no voice. It means having the opportunity to work with underserved populations and with peers committed to the same work.

At Farm Workers Clinic:

  • We will consistently TRUST one another to work for the common good.
  • We will foster INTEGRITY by demonstrating ethical behavior and insisting on doing what we say we will do.
  • We will demonstrate TRANSPARENCY by being candid and truthful no matter the risk.
  • We will create PARTNERSHIPS to strengthen ourselves and our community.
  • We will fight for JUST TREATMENT for all individuals.
  • We will let JOY in.
  • We have the COURAGE to be an agent of change and refuse anything short of excellence.

Apply Here

 

Psychosocial Worker I, Salud Medical Center in Woodburn and Lancaster Family Health Center in Salem

MSW needed to join our dedicated Community Health Services team in a family practice clinic setting. The Psychosocial Worker provides culturally relevant counseling and crisis intervention to clients on areas identified in the assessment; educates clients regarding physical and mental health issues to support informed treatment choices for themselves or family members; and provides resources and referral interventions to assist clients in accessing community resources for basic needs, health care, and social services. The position requires flexibility, strong assessment skills, strong intervention skills, and the ability to blend social work practice with overall functioning of the integrated health care team. This person will travel to and provide support at two different sites, Salud Medical Center in Woodburn and Lancaster Family Health Center in Salem. This role is vital to assisting the client for self-sufficiency and control over their lives and the raising of their children.   

CHS is a multidisciplinary team composed of social workers, community health workers, and nurses who seek to provide health services in the community and meet families where they are. This position offers you the opportunity to work as part of an integrated team as well as to make decisions and work independently in your profession. Being an MSW at YVFWC means using your skills and experience to make a difference in the lives of people in your community. Typical work schedule is Monday-Friday,8:00am-5:00pm, with occasional Saturdays; no holidays. Competitive pay and generous benefits package.Bilingual English/Spanish skills are required.

 

Complete description and online application here

 

Trauma Informed Specialist/Coordinator with Tigard-Tualitin School District

Full-time position at Tigard High School

  Coordinate professional development including on-going training for all school staff and school-based partner staff, and additional training to a Trauma Advisory Team (TAT) and existing committees such as Positive Behavioral Intervention Support, School Climate team, Equity Team , Student Support Team, Attendance Team, and/or other data teams using tools such as early warning systems.

  Facilitate the alignment of school based health, mental health, culturally-specific programs, youth service and/or other community organizations under trauma informed principles and practices through training, networking opportunities and streamlining of student identification and referral systems. Support the implementation of student and family-targeted universal education and messaging strategies (includes the development of materials to be used in person, newsletter or online and social media-based) focusing on resiliency and healing. Collect and interpret data for pilot study and communicate frequently with the Chief Education Office on matters related to the study.

Required Knowledge and Qualifications

Knowledge of trauma-informed theories, principles, and practices (includes multi-faceted understanding of concepts such as community trauma, intergenerational and historical trauma, parallel processes, and universal precautions). Knowledge of racial equity and racial justice in the context of public education. Knowledge and/or experience with change management as it relates to positive organizational change. Knowledge and familiarity with local health and mental health providers and their school based service delivery models.

Oregon School Psychology or School Counseling License; master’s degree in social work, counseling or mental health related field; or similar. Previous knowledge of/experience working with trauma-informed practices and systems highly desirable.

Apply here

 

Transitional Housing Life Skills Coach with New Avenues for Youth

We are seeking someone willing to provide case management, skill development, resourse brokerage and referral, case coordination, and advocacy services to former and current youth in care and youth involved with the Oregon Youth Authority ages 16-24. Candidates should have 2 + years of experience working with youth, and a working knowledge of the foster care system. This is a full time position that provides the opportunity to work to support transition age youth and to provide them with connections to community allies to better prepare them for their move towards independence.

Place of work: New Avenues is a culturally diverse organization working in partnership with the Portland community to provide homeless, foster-care, and at-risk youth of all backgrounds with the resources and skills needed to lead healthy, productive lives. 

Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology or related human services field or combination of a lived personal experience in foster care and work experience.  
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience working with youth who face multiple barriers
  • Basic working knowledge of the foster care system
  • Use of personal/agency vehicle for transporting self and clients for work purposes
  • Ability to work with multi-cultural staff and youth

Job is full-time, with some evenings and weekends required.

$30,000-$34,000 DOE

New Avenues for Youth offers a benefits package. Those interested should visit their website. You can also send your resume to jobs@newavenues.org

     

September 2016

Temporary Preschool Teacher with Stumptown Kids

We are seeking a preschool teacher with 2 + years of experience working in early childhood education. We need temporary help covering some paternity leave-someone that can work October 10th through November 11th. The hours are 12pm to 5:45pm Monday-Thursday. There is the possibility for additional hours after November 11th.

Place of Work Details: Stumptown Kids is a small, Reggio-inspired preschool, that serves children ages 3-5. Stumptown Kids is located in a small home-based setting. Their curriculum is emergent, child-led, and play based.

Specific qualifications/characteristics include:

  •  
    • Current CPR & First aid certification
    • Proof of completion of the Recognizing & Reporting Child Abuse training
    • Current Oregon food handlers card
    • Currently enrolled in the Central Background Registry
    •  Can work well alone and has strong classroom management skills
    • Punctual and reliable and doesn't call in sick often
    • Ability to collaborate and work well with others
    • Honest
    • Respect for children- talks to children like they are people; listens to children like they have something to say
    • Sense of humor
    • Ability to empower kids
    • Respect and appreciation of community and fostering that among parents and children
    • Healthy communication skills and the ability to translate those skills to help children communicate effectively with one another

Other Details:

  •  
    • No Health Benefits
    • Salary: $14/hr
    • Paid training on the week of 10/10-10/14
    • First day of employment 10/17/16 and last day is 11/11/16

Interested parties should email: Stumptownkids@yahoo.com

 

Social Services Regional Manager, Riverside County's Department of Public Social Services, Indio, CA

Riverside County's Department of Public Social Services is currently recruiting for a Social Services Regional Manager to join their team of professionals in the Children's Services Division-Desert Region located in the city of Indio. 

Salary: $80,008.03 - $128,991.20 annually (plus great benefits!)

Location: Indio, CA

Job Description:

Under general direction, the Regional Manager plans, organizes, directs, and coordinates the work of a social service staff within an assigned geographical district; coordinates district social service programs with other agencies and the community; and performs other related duties as required. 

The Regional Manager reports to a Deputy Director or Assistant Director of Public Social Services and is responsible for managing social service programs within an assigned geographical district through subordinate supervisors or may be assigned to specialized units within administration. Incumbents assigned to specialized units are responsible for the assessment, implementation, evaluation of new service initiatives and programs, development of policy and procedure training, and act as program liaisons. 

Minnimum Qualification:

Bachelor's degree in social welfare, social or behavioral sciences, social/human services, counseling, or a closely related field. 

AND 

Four years of experience in social case planning/case management in a public or private agency, at least two years must be equivalent to either a County of Riverside Children's Social Services Supervisor II or a Social Services Supervisor II classification.

Please refer to the complete job posting at our careers site for more job details, qualification requirements, and other important information. 

APPLY HERE: Job ID 4620

Application deadline: Wednesday, September 28, 2016

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment please contact Rosie Morse via email prior to the job announcement closing at RMorse@rc-hr.com.

 

 

PSU Asian American/Asian/Pacific Islander Task Force Research Assistant

Student Qualifications: PSU graduate students taking at least 5 credits

Where: Office of the Vice President for Enrollment Management & Student Affairs

Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  • Support the Asian American/Asian/Pacific Islander Task Force in supporting
  • Asian American/Asian/Pacific Islander student success.
  • Attend monthly Task Force meetings and additional meetings with Task Force Members.
  • Conduct research pertaining to Asian American/Asian/Pacific Islander student communities.
  • Prepare reports for the Task Force.
  • Facilitate meeting minutes for the task force and support the Co-Chairs during Task Force meetings.

 

For the full job description and to apply click here.


Senior Juvenile Counselors, Washington County Juvenile Services Department

 

There are  Senior Juvenile Counselor positions currently open within the Senior Juvenile Counselor  job classification as follows:

The first is a Bilingual English/Spanish position currently assigned to the Beaverton Region Team.  The hours of the position will generally be 8 am-5 pm Monday-Friday though some earlier mornings and/or late evenings may be required as needed. See the job listing with the link below for additional information.

The second position is working at our shelter program (Harkins House).   The hours of the position will be a swing shift position Thursday 12:00 pm – 10:30 pm and Friday through Sunday 12:30 pm-11:00 pm.

For the full job listing and to apply, click here.


Youth Alcohol & Drug Counselor, Central City Concern

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Participate in culturally specific outreach efforts to engage prospective clients.
2. Conduct screenings and complete necessary enrollment paperwork.
3. Complete alcohol and drug assessments and develop culturally appropriate, strengths-based individual service and support plans (ISSP) with clients.
4. Maintain a caseload of clients and serve as their primary counselor from admission to discharge.
5. Meet with each client at least once per week for individual counseling and case management.
6. Provide group counseling, whenever necessary.
7. Collaborate with treatment team, agency and community providers to address the needs of clients.
8. Coordinate services with all members of client’s support network.
9. Maintain client records as required by the program, county, state and funding source.
10. Work within scope of training and experience. Seek consultation when appropriate.
11. Adhere to all state and federal privacy regulations, including HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2, and to CCC policies and agreements regarding confidentiality, privacy, and security. Support compliance with all privacy and security requirements pursuant to community partners’ and outside providers’ patient confidentiality agreements, including privacy and security requirements for EMR access. This includes immediate reporting of any PHI breach of CCC or outside provider health records to the CCC Legal and Quality departments, as well as to the program administrator.

For the full job listing and to apply click here.


Two Mental Health Counselors, Central City Concern

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Participate in culturally specific outreach efforts to engage prospective clients.
2. Conduct screenings and complete necessary enrollment paperwork.
3. Collect information regarding clients’ history through a combination of interviewing, records review, and consultation, after obtaining written consent;
4. Conduct and document Mental Health Assessments, including mental status exam, DSM diagnosis, and clinical formulation.
5. Develop strengths-based treatment plan with client; Participate in clinical staff meetings and case conferences with team members in order to utilize interdisciplinary expertise and facilitate individual treatment plans for clients;
6. Coordinate case management for individuals in caseload;
7. Conduct educational and therapeutic mental health groups for clients, using approved curriculum;
8. Participate in admission and discharge planning for any client needing hospitalization or sub-acute level of care. Monitor and assure that the health and safety needs of clients are met;
9. Utilize Evidence-based Practices in work with clients in individual and group formats;
10. Adhere to all state and federal privacy regulations and support compliance with all privacy and security requirements, including HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2, and to CCC policies and agreements regarding confidentiality, privacy, and security.

For the full job listing and to apply click here.


MDT Mental Health Specialist, Lutheran Community Services Northwest

Part time (30 hr/week) fully benefited position available as a Mental Health Specialist with Lutheran Community Services NW in conjunction with Multnomah County’s Aging and Disability Services.

Position: Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) Mental Health Specialist

Program: Multidisciplinary Team

Hours: 30 hours per week

Benefits: Medical, dental, life, disability, retirement, vacation, and sick

Location: Portland

Lutheran Community Services Northwest is seeking a MDT Mental Health Specialist in our Portland Office. As a Mental Health Specialist, you will provide guidance to the Multi-Disciplinary Teams (MDT), take Mental Health referrals from Case Managers, APS investigators and Senior Centers, and provide intakes, assessments (including cognitive and risk), therapy, treatment planning and referrals as appropriate. This position is funded through a grant that provides Mental Health expertise to each of Multnomah County’s 5 Aging and Disability branches. It is designed to provide short term Mental Health services for clients who need help linking to other services or are not able to obtain them elsewhere. This position is fast-paced and requires organization, flexibility, initiative, and a collaborative spirit.

This position will provide individualized treatment planning and referrals to community partners, culturally sensitive Mental Health counseling and clear documentation of all services and interventions that demonstrates awareness and sensitivity in the delivery of services as it relates to the cultural and socioeconomic characteristics of the populations served. This is a unique position in that you will provide services to clients primarily in their homes and can serve clients regardless of insurance. Typical clients include older or vulnerable adults. You will work closely with an MDT team at the East Area Multnomah County Aging and Disability branch. The East Area Office serves people with disabilities living in Multnomah County East of 162nd.

Ability to travel, multi-task and provide clear written and verbal documentation are key tasks of this position. Must work collaboratively with a team and community partners as well as work individually to maintain client caseload and record keeping. Must be comfortable and effective in home and clinical environments and serving clients who are struggling with severe situations and mental health related disorders, establish professional communication with older and vulnerable adult clients and service providers, and work as a member of a coordinated team effort. Requires strict adherence of HIPAA standards in the office workspace to ensure confidentiality. Strong/advanced computer skills are required.

MA, MS, MSW or equivalent degree is required for this position. Must have accomplished a Master’s level Counseling/Psychotherapy training and internship, and have experience/interest with older and vulnerable adults, working on a Multidisciplinary Team and working with strong outcome and evaluation-based approaches.

The salary for the 30 hours per week will be $28,000-$31,000/year DOE. Hours and supervision towards licensure are available. If you are interested in this position, please email your cover letter, resume, completed application (can be found on our website at www.lcsnw.org), and 3 professional references to Human Resources at hrpdx@lcsnw.org. Application materials must be received by October 2, 2016 in order to be considered. 


Family Advocate III, Oregon Child Development Coalition (OCDC)


DETAILS: Full-time, year-round position to support Early Head Start and Head
Start programs
LOCATION: Portland, OR
SALARY: DOE, $16.45-$18.32 per hour, plus excellent, comprehensive benefits
package         
TO APPLY:  Online at www.ocdc.net

POSITION SUMMARY
The Family Advocate III serves as the coordinator for services to children
enrolled in Early Head Start Child Care Programs. This includes organizing
and maintaining central filing systems for child records, maintaining
confidentiality, as well as providing program case management services to
children and families that include health, social services, family literacy,
and parent education in compliance with Head Start Performance Standards,
federal, and state regulations. The Family Advocate III also assists in the
planning, implementation and evaluation of parent related activities at the
center level.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
BS/BA in health or social work/services WITH 3 years of working directly with
low-income families in an early childhood setting or home visiting;
       OR
AS/AA or higher in in any field with coursework equivalent to a major
relating to health, social work/services, sociology, psychology, family
studies, counseling, family development, family systems theory, or human
resources development WITH 5 years of working directly with low-income
families in an early childhood setting or home visiting;
       OR
One year of college with coursework equivalent to a major relating to health,
social work/services, sociology, psychology, family studies, counseling,
family development, family systems theory, or human resources development
WITH 7 years of working directly with low-income families in an early
childhood setting or home visiting

COMPANY BIO
OCDC is a highly regarded, statewide, private non-profit with a 40-plus year
track record of making a difference in local communities through Head Start
programs.  We provide early care and education support to migrant, seasonal,
and other rural low-income children in direct partnership with their families
and the communities served.  We believe in the value of comprehensive
services and strive for full engagement of families and community partners,
thereby achieving high quality outcomes.
Benefits include 11 paid holidays, an accelerated rate of earned vacation
time (2 weeks the first year, 3 weeks the second year, 5 weeks the fifth
year), medical, dental, and a one of a kind 401k program that ranks top in
the nation.

OCDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Two Relief/On-call Residential Counselors, Volunteers of America, Oregon

VOA Oregon’s Men’s Residential Center (MRC) is a 52-bed residential mental health and drug and alcohol treatment center in NE Portland. The MRC seeks two Relief/on-call Residential Counselors. Residential Counselors are responsible for supervising and providing crisis counseling and support services for men in a residential therapeutic community. The MRC serves men in residential drug and alcohol treatment who are recovering from addiction. This is a fun, challenging job in a team-oriented environment and a great opportunity for those interested in fields such as addiction treatment, psychology, sociology, social work and/or social justice. Specifically, this position is primarily composed of relief ‘swing’ shifts that start in the early afternoon and end between 10p and 12a. It also may include some relief overnight/graveyard shifts from 12a-8a.

For the full job listing and to apply click here

Case Manager/Shelter Manager, Room at the Inn

Room at the Inn is hiring a .5 FTE year round case manager and seasonal shelter manager for the women’s cold weather shelter.  This program operates between November 1 and April 1.  The monthly salary will range between $1200 and $1500 commensurate with experience.   Interested persons can reply to outreach@corvallisfumc.org for a complete job description and application.  For more information about the shelter, our website is at Corvallis First United Methodist Church website. We operate under the church's 501(c)3, but we do not proselytize and we accept all self-identified women who are currently without permanent housing. Applications must be sent via email.  Please, do not send resumes without the full application. 

Application deadline is October 1, 2016. 

The ideal candidate must be reliable and must meet at least Oregon QMHA (Qualified Mental Health Associate) standards by having either: a BA/S or equivalent in behavioral sciences field or a minimum of 3 years relevant work, education, training, or experience working with women experiencing homelessness, mental illness, or poverty. Ideally, candidates will also have good communication and conflict resolution skills and have experience working with volunteers. First Aid certification is helpful.  All applicants will have a background check as a requirement for employment. 


Mentors and other Volunteers needed, Minds Matter

Help High-Achieving, Low-Income High School Students Pursue their Dream to attend a 4-year University

You: A college graduate

When: Saturday afternoons (12:30-2:30 for mentors) during the school year

Where: Self Enhancement Inc. in North Portland near N Mississippi Ave

What: Mentor and mentee teams meet together Saturdays October – early May (except school holidays) to work on critical thinking, leadership, goal setting, summer prep program selection, and college/university selection. Limited other volunteer opportunities (tutoring, administration, and coordination) with varied hours also available.

Contact us at mindsmatterpdx@gmail.com or go to http://mindsmatterportland.org to learn more.

Mentee Reflection:

 “My mentors took the time to get to know me, helped me with my essays and college applications. I still talk to them today, eight years after we first met. I give them much credit for where I am today because I was a pretty stubborn high schooler and they worked hard to get me my scholarship and convince me to get everything in on time and with quality. Without Minds Matter, I doubt I would have gotten into a good college or gone at all. Minds Matter gave me the experiences that helped me get my scholarship, and the mentors that made it all happen.”

Minds Matter Class of 2011 Mentee

Northeastern University Torch Scholar, graduating 2016 with B.A. in Sociology

Mentor Reflections:

“I find mentoring incredibly rewarding. For a small investment of time, I get to work with inspiring kids who will become our next generation of community members, entrepreneurs, and professionals.”

“I think I gain as much as the students do. Volunteering with Minds Matter turned my lazy Saturdays into something more meaningful. It gets me going and out of the house earlier. It's my time to have conversations about current events with a much broader perspective than I am typically around.  I'm always impressed with the determination, achievements, and accomplishments of the students and I leave feeling inspired to use the rest of my weekend wisely.”


Case Manager (QHMP, Full-time), Salvation Army, Salem

Closes:  10.12.2016

Salem Social Services - Salem, OR

To apply online please click here.

Upload resume, cover letter, and complete the job application provided.

To apply in person go to The Salvation Army 1887 Front Street, Salem, OR 97301.  Please bring resume, cover letter, and complete the application provided to you.

Please complete job applications entirely.  Incomplete job applications cannot be accepted.

If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation, such as the modification or adjustment of the job application process or interviewing process due to a disability, please call 503.794.3206 or email Denise.Gende@usw.salvationarmy.org.  Ms. Gende will coordinate your accommodation request with personnel at the local address specified in paragraph two above.

If you have questions about this position, please contact Melissa Baurer at Melissa.Baurer@usw.salvationarmy.org or call 503.798.4876. Ms. Baurer is the sole point of contact for questions about this position.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer-

EOE of Females/Minorities/Vets/Disability

Benefits offered:
Full time hours
Excellent medical benefits
Dental
Vision
Life Insurance
Disability Insurance
Retirement plan
Paid Holidays
Paid sick leave
Paid vacation leave


Direct Support Workers, Homewatch CareGivers

Homewatch CareGivers continues to grow and we are looking for dependable and knowledgeable direct support workers (DSW) who want to work for a leader in ADL/iADL’s behavior supports. (OIS training is a definite plus)

Our DSW’s work variable hours that can be made to work around a busy school schedule. We can usually accommodate anywhere from 15 to 40 hours per week. We are currently looking to staff 3 to 12 hour shifts in the Greater Portland Area, but more specifically in Beaverton/Tigard areas, and throughout SE Portland. Our clients require assistance in skills training, positive behavior supports (PBS), and client observation/redirection, as well as thorough documentation.  The work is challenging and rewarding, our pay structure is very competitive. Starting pay is typically $13.00 per hour with the opportunity to grow to $14.00 per hour after completion of in-house trainings within first year.

We offer great medical, dental, and vision benefits, plus PAID TIME OFF! We work with community partners to assist us with training to improve knowledge of diagnosis, trauma, boundaries, and skills training.

 Our Company's Mission is to help the Behavioral Health population stay in their current placements and homes, and help them build skills of independence surrounding their activities of daily living. We also help them with social inclusion and promote healthy life choices that will build greater security for our clients.
 

We work closely with county behavior support teams, and behavior support case management as a part of the continuum of care for this population.

Our Values commit us to exemplify integrity, compassion and a commitment to delivering the highest quality service. In addition, we look for the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

·         Experience as a DSW in a home care setting or skilled facility certainly helps, but we would be willing to talk to you if you are trying to get started in Behavior supports field

·         You have to pass a thorough criminal background check and have solid personal references

·         You have to be able to function with minimal supervision when you are on shift and caring for a client

·         Our DSW’s must be able to maintain an appropriate, professional relationship with our clients and other workers.

·         You have to have good communication skills to interact effectively with clients

·         And you need to be able to physically perform the work of caring for clients -- which usually requires that you can bend, climb, stoop, and stand; and to lift 20-30 pounds without hurting yourself.

·         OIS trained DSW’s are highly encouraged to apply. 


Access Counselor & Consultant, Portland State University Disability Resource Center

The Access Counselor & Consultant, working with a clear understanding of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act, facilitates accessibility, accommodations, and support services for Portland State University students with disabilities. Through the interactive process and through comprehensive reviews of medical, psychological and technical evaluations of students’ abilities, disabilities, and requests for reasonable accommodations, The Access Counselor & Consultant develops plans to support access to courses, programs, facilities, services and activities on campus. The Access Counselor & Consultant is also tasked with ensuring that these plans are followed by on-campus partners, acting as a resource to the students and to the PSU employees working with them.

For the full job listing, and to apply, click here.


Crisis line volunteers, Lines for Life

Lines for Life Crisis line is accepting applications for our Fall 2016 training sessions. Please visit http://www.linesforlife.org/content/volunteer  for more info. Our application is here: https://www.linesforlife.org/crisis-lines-volunteer-application/

Attend a two hour orientation/interview session. Stop by and find out what it's like to volunteer on our lines, including Lifeline, Veteran's Crisis Line, Military Line, Drug and Alcohol Helpline and Oregon Youthline!

Application Process

In addition to submitting an application, we require that you attend a 2-hour orientation/interview session at our office on SW Macadam. We hold monthly orientations every third Tuesday at noon and every third Wednesday at 6pm. Volunteer Orientation gives us a chance to get to know you a bit while providing you with some background and information on our organization. We’ll also give you a quick tour of the crisis line room and set up a short interview so please allow about 2 hours.

Our next orientation/interview sessions are:

                Saturday, September 17th at Noon

                Tuesday, September 20th at Noon

                Wednesday, September 21st at 6pm               

Fall Training is offered from Saturday, October 15th through Saturday, November 12th.

Please note that we do require a minimum of a one year commitment, or 200 hours on the lines. Volunteers agree to take one 4 hour shift per week.

Lines for Life offers 56 hours of professional training, an Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Certificate and 225 hours towards ACCBO Certification including monthly clinical supervision. Any person who completes the training and volunteer commitment will walk away as a competitive applicant to graduate programs in psychology, licensing programs for addictions treatment and many other realms of helping professions.

Contact Tracy Reilly, Volunteer Coordinator, for more information at TracyR@linesforlife.org with any questions or to sign up for an orientation.


Career Coaches, Career Pathways at Portland Community College

Career Pathways at Portland Community College is hiring three career coaches.
All three coaches will provide comprehensive vocational support for students
in Career Pathways programs, but one position is a bit more specialized. As
part of PCC's Opening Doors Project, this coach will work with individuals
exiting the Oak Creek Youth Correctional Facility in Albany (women only) and
transitioning into Career Pathways training programs. The coach will work
both onsite in Albany and at PCC. If you are interested in any of these
positions, please read the full position description on PCC's jobs page:
http://jobs.pcc.edu (Click view/apply for jobs and scroll down to 'career
coach') and apply as soon as possible. Women and minority candidates are
encouraged to apply.


Request for Proposals, Case Worker/Social Worker, Columbia County.

Click here for information.

Community Health Worker/Health Navigator, Familias en Acción

Location: Portland Metro
Closing Date: Open until filled

The mission of Familias en Acción is to promote empowerment and family well-being for Latinos through compassionate community engagement, education and advocacy for social change

Position Summary:

The Community Health Worker / Health Navigator works directly with clients, families, and health care personnel to support Latino clients with serious illnesses and social determinants that impact their health. The Community Health Worker will work as a member of a care coordination team and will support clients in implementing their individual care plan. This candidate will be working with client health information and must be able to maintain strict confidentiality using the HIPAA requirements. This position requires a flexible, self-directed person, who is excellent at handling situations where all the details may not yet be available or determined and can search for the information that is needed. This position is unique within Familias en Acción because it is located part of the time at the Kaiser Permanente Mt. Scott Clinic as part of a unique partnership to integrate CHW's into clinic care. Client visits will be conducted in the Southeast Portland area. This person must be an excellent communicator with Latinos in the community as well as professional health care employees and must be bilingual in English and Spanish. The person must have a strong background in working with the Latino culture and understand the nuances of the values that impact medical care. They must be able to empower the clients to manage their health. Experience and knowledge of the health care system community and the new Coordinated Care Organizational structure is required. This is a fast-paced, interactive, demanding environment. Excellent phone and computer skills are required. 

Job Responsibilities:

Process referrals and conduct client intake, social service application assistance, insurance enrollment and orientation by phone or in person 

Conduct home visits with families and attend health care appointments as needed Enter client and referral data into Familias en Acción database (CLARA) and Kaiser data base as needed

Communicate with members of Kaiser care coordination team

Assist clients in addressing social determinants that serve as barriers to health and selecting Pathways

Provide referrals to complete Pathways

Conduct and participate in trainings

Conduct chronic disease self-management classes

Other duties as required.

Requirements and Qualifications:

Bilingual in English and Spanish with the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

Bachelor degree or equivalent in health, social work, or related field; or

Minimum of three years of experience in human services, healthcare, social services or non-profit sector with demonstrated knowledge of working with the Latino community and their cultural values 

Strong background on community resources to address social determinants 

Self-motivation and the ability to work independently with strong analytical and problem solving skills 

Possess excellent attention to detail, good organizational skills and ability to prioritize multiple tasks 

Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office computer program and data entry skills

Valid driver's license with reliable transportation and insurance

To Apply:

Send cover letter and resume to info@familiasenaccion.org

Open until filled. Position salary and health benefits are at competitive rates.

Mental Health Therapist, Hands On Medicine

Hands On Medicine is pleased to announce a position open for a MENTAL HEALTH THERAPIST at HANDS ON MEDICINE. Specifically, we are looking for candidates with experience counseling adolescents, the LGBTQ community, and families. Candidate should be motivated to build their own practice as an independent contractor, and have approximate availability of 20-30 hours a week.

MANDATORY JOB REQUIREMENTS:

LCSW or Ph.D.; outpatient experience with children and adults; good work ethic and employment history; timely and accurate charting and coding experience within an EHR; unencumbered license; competency working with diverse populations including the working poor, racial and ethnic minorities, and LGBTQ communities; ability to respond quickly and professionally in crisis situations; malpractice liability insurance; desire to work within an empowering interdisciplinary integrated nurse practitioner-owned family practice clinic.

PREFERRED JOB REQUIREMENTS:

•             Credentialed with Medicaid and most private payers.

All interested candidates should email jobs@handsonmedicine.net with the subject line: “Mental Health Therapist Position” and enclose a cover letter and resume. If you know of anyone who may meet these qualifications, please forward them our information!

Thank you!

Julie Chinnock, ND, MPH, CRNA
Interim Associate Medical Director

Hands On Medicine
5311 N Vancouver Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97217
(503) 281-0308 ext. 1003

“Providing integrated care to families and individuals since 2006.”

Mental Health Counselor, Cascade Health Solutions

Department:  Behavioral Health

Job Title:  Mental Health Counselor

Responsible to:  Behavioral Health Manager

Hours:  10 – 20/week

Pay Range:  $23.27 – 34.94

Schedule:  Varies

Job Summary:  Provides assessment of client problems, short-term counseling, referrals to appropriate community agencies for employees and members of their immediate households of all client companies.  Provides training and education to client companies.  Provides follow-up to assure quality of care and problem resolution for employees of client companies.  Conducts self in a professional manner, maintains confidentiality, and continues to maintain professional skills.  Work day will be flexible and scheduled to meet the needs of the client companies, the employees, and Behavioral Health.

Education & License Requirements:  Earned master’s degree or doctorate in social work, psychology, alcoholism studies program, or human services area required.  LCSW, LPA, LPC, LMFT, or Psychologist licensure in the State of Oregon is required.

Minimum Qualifications & Experience:  Experience working with children, adolescents, and families is preferred.  Substance abuse assessment experience preferred.  Clinical counseling and excellent communication skills required.  Must have the ability to work as an effective team member, as well as independently, and seek consultation when needed.

Essential Job Functions: 

Communicate clearly - verbal, written, telephone, and electronic.

Maintain knowledge base of current providers in the community.

Work independently utilizing good time management.

Demonstrate sound judgment.

Listen to client’s problems.

Provide assessment of client’s problems.

Deliver brief, short-term problem-resolution oriented therapy.

Assist in writing and updating policies and procedures.

Make presentations to public.

Marginal Job Functions: 

Light cleaning.

Clerical duties.

Move furniture, equipment, and supplies.

Please direct your transfer request or application to:

Human Resources

Cascade Health Solutions

2650 Suzanne Way, Suite 200, Eugene, OR  97408

Phone:  541-228-3006, Fax:  541-228-3165


Mental Health Counselor, Cascade Health Solutions

Department:  Behavioral Health                                 

Responsible to:  Behavioral Health Manager

Pay Range:  $23.27 – 34.94                                         

Job Title:  Mental Health Counselor

Hours:  8-10 hours/week

Schedule:  Monday, Friday, weekend on-call

Job Summary:  Provides assessment of Springfield Municipal Jail client’s mental status and screens primarily for suicide risk, mood disorders, and substance abuse.  Communicates relevant information to medical providers.  Provides short term treatment and referrals to appropriate community resources.  Conducts self in a professional manner, maintains confidentiality, and continues to develop clinical skills. 

Education & License Requirements:  Earned master’s degree or doctorate in social work, psychology, alcoholism studies program, or human services area required.  LCSW, LPA, LPC, LMFT, or Psychologist licensure in the State of Oregon is required.

Minimum Qualifications & Experience:  Experience with crisis intervention and trauma informed care.  History working with inmate or mandated population and short-term treatment interventions.  Knowledge of the addiction cycle.  Ability to work as an effective team member, as well as work independently, and seek consultation when needed.  Clinical counseling and excellent communication skills required. 

Essential Job Functions: 

·         Communicate clearly – verbal, written, telephone, and electronic.

·         Maintain knowledge base of current providers in the community.

·         Work independently utilizing good time management.

·         Demonstrate sound judgment.

·         Listen to client’s problems.

·         Provide assessment of client’s problems.

·         Deliver brief, short-term problem-resolution oriented therapy.

·         Complete associated clinical documentation of services provided.

·         Assist in writing and updating policies and procedures.

·         Make presentations to the public.

Marginal Job Functions: 

·         Light cleaning.

·         Clerical duties.

·         Move furniture, equipment, and supplies.

Please direct your transfer request or application to:

Human Resources

Cascade Health Solutions

2650 Suzanne Way, Suite 200, Eugene, OR  97408

Phone:  541-228-3006, Fax:  541-228-3165

Systems of Care Trainer, The Center for Improvement of Child and Family Services (School of Social Work, Portland State University)

This position will work with the Director of the Systems of Care Institute, Training/Consultation Team, and system partners to develop and implement a training and consultation plan for projects focused on services and supports for children, youth, adults and families. Position requires work with program staff, community partners, sponsor staff, and internal/external groups affiliated with grant project(s). Position will provide training, consultation and technical assistance at the practice, program and leadership level. Position will develop trainings, tools and resources. This position requires advanced knowledge of adult learning theory. This position requires consistent exercise of discretion and judgement.

For the full job listing and to apply click here.


SPANISH-SPEAKING Child Assessment Staff Needed, Center for Improvement of Child and Family Services

The Center for Improvement of Child and Family Services at Portland State University is seeking a Spanish-speaking part time, hourly staff.  The position offers the opportunity for possible additional hourly work and community-based research experience. 

Child Assessor Position: A person or persons to conduct assessments with preschool and kindergarten children from September-November 2016, and possibly in the spring of 2017.  Data collectors will work approximately 15-20 hours per week during this period.  Additional work may be available following the data collection period depending on project needs and staff skills.  The schedule is flexible, with most work occurring between 9 am-3 pm weekdays at the Earl Boyles Elementary school in Southeast Portland. Training on all assessments will be provided in September.   Staff must provide their own transportation to Earl Boyles Elementary, located in Southeast Portland.   

Experience/Qualifications: Experience working with preschool and/or kindergarten aged children is required; experience conducting standardized child assessments is desired.   Must have excellent attention to detail, organizational skills, and interpersonal skills.  Criminal background check required for this position.  The applicant must speak Spanish fluently.

Pay rate for both positions is $15-$18 per hour, depending on experience.  Please send a cover letter and resume to:  Ron Joseph, rjoseph@pdx.edu.  Review of resumes will begin on 9/8/2016 and will continue until positions are filled.


August 2016

 Life Skills Coach-Mental Health Specialist, New Avenues for Youth

Job Hours:          Full-time, some evenings and weekends required
Salary Range:     $32,000 - $35,000 DOE            
Job Location:     Portland, OR

Organization Summary:

New Avenues for Youth is a culturally diverse organization working in partnership with the Portland community to provide homeless, foster-care, and at-risk youth of all backgrounds with the resources and skills needed to lead healthy, productive lives.  At New Avenues for Youth, our dedicated team envisions a community in which all young people have a safe place to call home and are provided with the support they need to thrive. Find out why the Portland Business Journal named New Avenues for Youth one of the Most Admired businesses in the Portland region.

General Summary:
The Life Skills Coach-Mental Health Specialist is responsible for providing case management, skill development, resource brokerage and referral, case coordination and advocacy services to former and current youth in care for ages ranging from 16-21.

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in social work, psychology or related field or Bachelor’s degree combined with more extensive clinical experience.
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience engaging youth who face multiple barriers.
  • Basic knowledge of the child welfare system and spectrum of services for youth in foster care.
  • Understanding of the issues of substance abuse, mental health, developmental disability, trauma, abuse and adolescent development.
  • Ability to work with multicultural staff and youth.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Experiences working with youth who experience developmental disabilities strongly preferred

Responsibilities Include:

·         Act as a Mental Health Specialist on three levels: 1) working with individual youth referred to PDX-Connect who present some of the more acute mental health needs, 2) acting as one of the team leaders on clinical and mental health issues for program youth/staff/interns, including how we’re modifying our services to best meet the needs of youth in the program, and 3) serve as a mental health point person for PDX-Connect with our community partners.

  • Supply clinical knowledge and support to the team on a regular basis during team meetings, particularly around how we’re working to best support the unique and varied needs that youth are facing who experience mental health issues while navigating transition from foster care
  • Work with the Program Supervisor and Foster Care Initiatives Director in developing and delivering community outreach with partners such as DHS around how we can work to best support youth around mental health issues through the PDX-Connect program
  • Provide individual support as needed for staff/interns who are needing guidance around mental health resources for their particular caseloads
  • Administer range of assessments to determine youth’s current skills and areas of growth.
  • . Maintain accurate and timely documentation of all services. Track youth participation in development activities and document youth progress in these activities in accordance with performance reporting requirements using an electronic data collection system.
  • Provide budgeting and financial support for youth receiving state/federal funds.
  • Provide support and guidance to help youth expand work readiness skills, post-secondary readiness, and transitional life skills and accomplish identified goals.
  • Maintain regular face to face meetings with youth on caseload at least once a month.
  • Provides referrals to other programs and services as needed

New Avenues for Youth offers a very generous benefits package.  To apply, send your cover letter and resume to jobs@newavenues.org.  Please be sure to include where you came across this opportunity in your response.  You can learn more about New Avenues by visiting our website .  New Avenues for Youth is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Family Court Enhancement Project Court Navigator, Multnomah County Circuit Court


The purpose of this position is to perform complex administrative support for the Circuit Court's FCEP program, including screen for, identify, and assist qualified litigants; collect, enter, and maintain data; prepare and present reports; develop and assist in designing family law materials; participate in training and technical assistance events; and staff and work on committees, as assigned.

Salary Range (monthly) $3,004- $4,889 (cost of living increase effective 12/1/2016, see posting).

Posting Closes:  Midnight, Tuesday, September 13, 2016.

For a full job description, and to apply click here.


Coordinator, Social Determinants of Health Initiative 

The Social Determinants of Health Initiative (SDHI) is seeking a graduate student to help coordinate the Initiative's activities. 

The SHDI supports and conducts community-engaged, interdisciplinary research, education, and action to promote health equity. It aims to bring together individuals from Portland State University, Oregon Health & Science University, community organizations, governmental agencies, and local health systems. The Initiative's goal is improve the health of our communities by identifying, understanding, and addressing social determinants of health. More information about the Initiative is at www.pdx.edu/social-determinants-health 

The SDHI Coordinator is responsible for the following activities:

- Compiling the weekly SDHI newsletter: the newsletter includes information about grant proposal opportunities, events, calls for workshops or papers, job opportunities, resources, and other information related to social determinants of health. The coordinator must review various sources to select what to include in the newsletter and format information to fit our newsletter style.

- Coordinating the Scholarship and Research in Progress (SRIP) Series: The SDHI holds a weekly SRIP session. The coordinator will help make the schedule for each term, remind presenters of upcoming sessions, make weekly announcements about upcoming SRIPS, and set up AV equipment.

- Coordinating SDHI-sponsored events: over the course of the academic year, the SDHI hosts a variety of lectures and conferences. The coordinator is responsible for helping plan and publicize events and manage logistics (registration, room reservations, refreshments, AV needs, etc).

-  Coordinating SDHI-related consortia and other groups: The coordinator will help set up quarterly meetings with the SDHI Substance Abuse Consortium, the SDHI Community-Academic Council, and other such groups that may form over the course of time, and will maintain communications with other SDHI members.

- Assisting the SDHI Director with grant proposal preparation: The coordinator will support the SDHI Director to submit 1-4 grant proposals per year. Assistance may include searching the literature and collecting, preparing, formatting and/or uploading proposal materials.

- Maintaining the SDHI expert database and website

- Helping expand the SDHI impact and reach: the coordinator will work with the SDHI director and the Community-Academic Council to create and implement plans for how to help the SDHI have the greatest possible impact on the community.

- Helping supervise undergraduate students working with the initiative, as needed.

Qualifications

- Candidates must be very organized, responsible, and detail-oriented.

- Candidates must be able to work independently. 

- Candidates must have strong communication skills. 

- Basic computer skills are required, (though the coordinator will receive training on how to use PSU's website management system). 

- Prior experience with grant preparation is helpful but not required. 

- The Coordinator is more likely to be successful in this position if s/he has a passion for addressing social determinants of health though community-engaged research.

Position Details:

This position is for an average of 10-15 hours per week during the 9-month academic year. 

Salary is $16/hour.

Hours can be flexible, but the coordinator must meet with the SDHI Director at least weekly. 

The SDHI Coordinator will work out of the Regional Research Institute a majority of the time. 

To apply:

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and c.v. to Christina Nicolaidis at nicol22@pdx.edu.

Deadline: September 4, 2016


Volunteers needed for Youth Gambling Prevention (a program of Volunteers of America Oregon)

Youth Gambling Prevention (a program of Volunteers of America Oregon) is a community partner with Floyd Light Middle School’s SUN School’s (School’s Uniting Neighborhoods) after school program to disseminate gambling prevention strategies to youth through providing hands-on experiences and positive adult bonding.

Volunteers will play an integral role in facilitating activities for youth, building positive relationships and watching children grow. This is a great opportunity to gain skills in child development, teaching, and counseling.

Sample activities include:

1. Support staff by working one-on-one and in small groups of students to aid in the completion of provided activities - games and or art projects.

2. Set up and break down activities for the day; assist in the implementation and creation of new projects.

3. Co-lead field trips to local parks and other outdoor activities for our Kids at Home in the Wild (KaHW!) program.

Please read the time and commitment requirements carefully:

Three month commitment of a weekly shift on Mondays; with the exception of school/VOA Oregon closures.

Activities are from 3:45-5:05 P.M.
Volunteer for one, two, or all three terms offered below:

* 10/03/16 - 12/12/16, Theme: Games of all kinds
* 01/09/17 - 03/20/17, Theme: DIY Art Projects
* 04/17/17 - 06/12/17, Theme: KaHW! Outdoor Field Trips

Contact kstark@voaor.org or 503-595-2009 if interested in learning more.


Alcohal and Drug Youth Counselor, Central City Concert-Puentes


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Participate in culturally specific outreach efforts to engage prospective clients.
2. Conduct screenings and complete necessary enrollment paperwork.
3. Complete alcohol and drug assessments and develop culturally appropriate, strengths-based individual service and support plans (ISSP) with clients.
4. Maintain a caseload of clients and serve as their primary counselor from admission to discharge.
5. Meet with each client at least once per week for individual counseling and case management.
6. Provide group counseling, whenever necessary.
7. Collaborate with treatment team, agency and community providers to address the needs of clients.
8. Coordinate services with all members of client’s support network.
9. Maintain client records as required by the program, county, state and funding source.
10. Work within scope of training and experience. Seek consultation when appropriate.
11. Adhere to all state and federal privacy regulations, including HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2, and to CCC policies and agreements regarding confidentiality, privacy, and security. Support compliance with all privacy and security requirements pursuant to community partners’ and outside providers’ patient confidentiality agreements, including privacy and security requirements for EMR access. This includes immediate reporting of any PHI breach of CCC or outside provider health records to the CCC Legal and Quality departments, as well as to the program administrator.

For a full job description and to apply click here.


Two Mental Health Counselors, Central City Concern-Puentes


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Participate in culturally specific outreach efforts to engage prospective clients.
2. Conduct screenings and complete necessary enrollment paperwork.
3. Collect information regarding clients’ history through a combination of interviewing, records review, and consultation, after obtaining written consent;
4. Conduct and document Mental Health Assessments, including mental status exam, DSM diagnosis, and clinical formulation.
5. Develop strengths-based treatment plan with client; Participate in clinical staff meetings and case conferences with team members in order to utilize interdisciplinary expertise and facilitate individual treatment plans for clients;
6. Coordinate case management for individuals in caseload;
7. Conduct educational and therapeutic mental health groups for clients, using approved curriculum;
8. Participate in admission and discharge planning for any client needing hospitalization or sub-acute level of care. Monitor and assure that the health and safety needs of clients are met;
9. Utilize Evidence-based Practices in work with clients in individual and group formats;
10. Adhere to all state and federal privacy regulations and support compliance with all privacy and security requirements, including HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2, and to CCC policies and agreements regarding confidentiality, privacy, and security.

For a full job description and to apply click here.


Program Analyst 2 (Youth Services Program Trainer), Oregon Department of Human Services, Salem, Or.

The Department of Human Services (DHS) mission is the safety, health and independence for all Oregonians. We help Oregonians in their own communities achieve well-being and independence through opportunities that protect, empower, respect choice and preserve dignity. We protect children who are abused or neglected. We serve seniors and people with disabilities. We help low-income people along the road to self-sufficiency with health coverage, job preparation, childcare and other supports. Our services are delivered in the least restrictive setting and in partnership with communities. We are absolutely committed to ongoing innovation in the delivery of services, and we are committed to recruiting, developing and retaining dedicated employees.  DHS is guided by our core values of Integrity, Innovation, Respect, Service Equity, Responsibility, Stewardship and Professionalism.

DHS employs over 7,500 people, in more than 100 locations around the state, and delivers services through and in coordination with many community partners.

The Oregon Department of Human Services, Office of Self-Sufficiency Programs, is seeking to fill ONE permanent, full-time Youth Services Program Trainer position. This job opportunity is located in  Salem (500 Summer St NE). This position is represented by a union.

This recruitment announcement will be used to establish a list of qualified candidates to fill the current vacancy and may be used to fill future vacancies as they occur.

Duties & Responsibilities:

This position provides technical support, coordination and training to ensure the My Future My Choice Program (MFMC) is delivered with efficacy and is part of a comprehensive strategy to reduce teen pregnancies.  This is accomplished throughout the development and delivery of trainings to teen leaders and adult facilitators.  Recommending program improvements and revision of training materials as needed.  Providing consultation services to local program coordinators.  Monitoring of program outcomes and participating in program evaluation.  Working with local coalitions and local school districts to provide technical assistance around the development of a comprehensive approach to teen pregnancy prevention.

For a full description and to apply click here.


Home Visitor (bilingual in Spanish/English), Impact NW

Impact NW is a social service non-profit organization whose mission is to help people achieve and maintain self-sufficiency and to prevent and alleviate the effects of poverty. Impact NW is looking for passionate individuals that support our mission to help people prosper through a community of support.

JOB SUMMARY:  Healthy Families is an intensive home visiting program that promotes positive parent-child relationships, supports healthy childhood growth and development, and enhances family functioning for families with newborns in Multnomah County.

Hours: Full time, 40 hours/week
Wage: starts at $17.40/hr
Primary location: Brentwood Darlington Community Center Portland, OR

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Deliver parent and child education services in home visit settings to parents and their babies 0-3 years of age according to families’ individual goal plans, families’ needs, developmental stage of baby, and using a variety of curriculum.
  • Work with families, supervisor, and Healthy Families team to promote positive parent-child relationships, support healthy growth and development, enhance problem-solving skills and improve support systems.
  • Effectively work with families and individuals of diverse backgrounds (including teen parents; families with mental health, substance abuse, or domestic violence concerns; families experiencing poverty).
  • Work in close collaboration with community partners.
  • Connect families with community resources and support self-advocacy across systems.

Any combination of experience and training that would likely meet the following requirements

  • Bilingual in Spanish/English
  • Minimum of three (3) years experience in education or human services, preferably providing early childhood education services to low-income children ages prenatal to 5 years.
  • One year specialized experience in providing parent and child development services for families with infants and toddlers.
  • Ability to provide strengths-based, trauma-informed, client-centered services in a culturally responsive manner.
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in early childhood education, social work or related field preferred. 
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule including some evenings and occasional weekends.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license, a good driving record, and provide own dependable transportation to travel on behalf of agency.

HOW TO APPLY: 
To learn more about this position and apply online, please click here.

To learn more about the different program and services Impact NW offers, please visit the website at: www.impactnw.org

Impact NW is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity. We strongly encourage all qualified candidates to apply regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, veteran status, disability or other status protected by applicable law.


Academic Engagement Specialist, Impact NW

Impact NW is a social service non-profit organization whose mission is to help people achieve and maintain self-sufficiency and to prevent and alleviate the effects of poverty. Impact NW is looking for passionate individuals that support our mission to help people prosper through a community of support.

Hours of Service: Full-Time (1700hrs)

Impact NW is partnering with Connect2Complete (part of AmeriCorps) and is looking for an Academic Engagement Specialist to serve our Pathways to Manufacturing Program.

Summary of Position: The Connect2Complete Academic Engagement Specialist will serve with the Pathways to Manufacturing Program (PTM) at Impact NW. The primary function will be to help instruct PTM courses at 2 of our partnering high schools. The Engagement Specialist will deliver curriculum designed to expose marginalized students to career pathways in manufacturing and skilled trades as an intervention to deepen engagement in education and put students on a path to adult self-sufficiency.

Major Responsibilities and Related Tasks:

  • Instruct PTM courses at 2 Portland area high schools
  • Assist in developing hands-on projects to engage students
  • Develop strong relationships with students and their families
  • Assist in cultivating school/community partnerships
  • Organize 2 service learning events for all PTM students
  • Assist in developing the Makerspace: developing projects, creating a student friendly environment, supervising open studio hours

Campus Compact of Oregon AmeriCorps Responsibilities:

  • Attend all Campus Compact of Oregon trainings and events for Connect2Complete AmeriCorps Members
  • Complete all Campus Compact of Oregon required progress reports, timesheets and other paperwork

Required Qualifications:

  • 18 years and older
  • U.S. Citizen, U.S. National or lawful permanent resident
  • Ability to pass a criminal history background check
  • Valid driver’s license and personal vehicle
  • Experience facilitating and guiding groups
  • Some post-secondary training or education
  • Computer literacy; comfortable learning new technology
  • Youth development experience with high school students
  • Willingness/openness to learn about and discuss racial equity and social justice issues

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with disadvantaged youth
  • Knowledge of makerspaces and makerspace technology

Connect2Complete AmeriCorps Member Benefits:

  • Living stipend of $12,530 (distributed over 10.5 months)
  • Education award of $5,730 pending successful completion of service
  • Loan forbearance and interest accrual payment on qualified student loans
  • Low-cost life insurance (optional)
  • Childcare (if eligible)
  • Access to an extensive network of AmeriCorps Alums
  • Training and professional development opportunities

Site Specific Benefits:

  • Access to $150 professional development fund
  • Cellphone and mileage reimbursement

HOW TO APPLY: 
To learn more about this position and apply online, please click here.

To learn more about the different program and services Impact NW offers, please visit the website at: www.impactnw.org

Trauma Informed Schools Internship, Oregon School Based Health Alliance

Summary:

OSBHA will be providing technical assistance to two schools as they
create a trauma informed culture, and is seeking an intern to provide project
support for an average of 20 hours per week.

Background on Trauma Informed Schools:
A trauma-informed school creates a whole school culture that ensures children
feel safe and supported. This happens by:
•       Providing professional development and ongoing support for all staff so
that they understand the effects of trauma and how to mitigate them.
•       Examining and modifying school policies, practices, and environments so
they are trauma-informed.
•       Coordinating services for impacted students within the school and outside
of the school with community partners.

Description, Essential Duties, and Responsibilities:
•       Provide high level support for meetings with complex information. This
includes drafting agendas, designing process documents, attending meetings,
and documenting and synthesizing complex conversations and concepts.
•       Help plan and provide input into project structure development.
•       Research concepts and resources related to the project.
•       Assist with grant writing and report development.

Qualifications/Competencies:
The ideal candidate will have a combination of the following qualifications
necessary to perform job tasks.
•       High level organization and prioritization skills.
•       Proficiency with Microsoft Office products, specifically Excel and Word.
•       Ability to think at a systems level and with attention to detail.
•       Self-motivating, ability to take initiative and communicate ideas, issues, and questions clearly to supervisor.
•       Solid research skills, detail oriented.

•       Experience working in a school.
•       An understanding of the concept of ACES and Trauma Informed Care.
•       Experience in systems change/change management processes.
•       Background or Education in Public Health, Social Work, Education, Trauma Informed Care or similar field. Some graduate level experience preferred.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of
those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential
functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While
performing the duties of this Job, the intern is regularly required to talk
or hear, stand and walk. The intern is frequently required to sit. The intern
must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities
required by this job include close vision and distance vision.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are
representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential
functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise
level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Please Send Resume and Cover Letter to: Admin@osbha.org


Behavioral Health Specialist-Child/Adolescent, Jackson Care Connect (an organization owned by CareOregon)

General Statement of Duties

The Behavioral Health Specialist (BHS) is responsible for providing assessment, care planning and service coordination to members who are identified as high risk, due to behavioral health issues. The BHS provides clinical expertise in mental health and alcohol and other drug related addiction (AOD) treatment in coordinating services for the purpose of improving member self-management abilities and health outcomes. The BHS acts as the primary liaison to community behavioral health providers and agencies.  These functions include components of community-focused and population-based behavioral health case management.  A  focus of the BHS position is addressing members’ exceptional needs care coordination (ENCC) and responding to other member behavioral health care needs according to established department protocols.  The BHS may be assigned to any area of the department or have their assignment changed, based on member population changes and departmental needs.

For a full job description and to apply click here.


Behavioral Health Care Coordinator-Child/Adolescents, Jackson Care Connect
(an organizaiton owned by CareOregon)

General Statement of Duties

The Behavioral Health Care Coordinator (BH CC) is responsible for providing assessment, care planning and service coordination to members who are identified as high risk due to behavioral health issues.  The BH CC provides clinical expertise in mental health and alcohol and other drug related addiction (AOD) treatment in coordinating services for the purpose of improving member self-management and overall health outcomes. The BH CC acts as the primary Care Support liaison to state and community behavioral health providers and agencies.  These functions include components of community-focused and population-based behavioral health care coordination, as well as System of Care principles.  Key partners in this process are the member and relevant family/caregivers, the primary care provider and any appropriate community partners and internal operational staff.  The BH CC may have their assignment changed, based on member population changes and departmental needs.

For a full job description and to apply click here.


Behavioral Health Specialist-Adults, Jackson Care Connect
(an organizaiton owned by CareOregon)

General Statement of Duties

The Behavioral Health Specialist (BHS) is responsible for providing assessment, care planning and service coordination to members who are identified as high risk, due to behavioral health issues. The BHS provides clinical expertise in mental health and alcohol and other drug related addiction (AOD) treatment in coordinating services for the purpose of improving member self-management abilities and health outcomes. The BHS acts as the primary liaison to community behavioral health providers and agencies.  These functions include components of community-focused and population-based behavioral health case management.  A  focus of the BHS position is addressing members’ exceptional needs care coordination (ENCC) and responding to other member behavioral health care needs according to established department protocols.  The BHS may be assigned to any area of the department or have their assignment changed, based on member population changes and departmental needs.

For a full job description and to apply click here.


Behavioral Health Care Coordinator, Jackson Care Connect
(an organizaiton owned by CareOregon)

General Statement of Duties

The Behavioral Health Care Coordinator (BH CC) is responsible for providing assessment, care planning and service coordination to members who are identified as high risk due to behavioral health issues.  The BH CC provides clinical expertise in mental health and alcohol and other drug related addiction (AOD) treatment in coordinating services for the purpose of improving member self-management and overall health outcomes. The BH CC acts as the primary Care Support liaison to state and community behavioral health providers and agencies.  These functions include components of community-focused and population-based behavioral health care coordination, as well as System of Care principles.  Key partners in this process are the member and relevant family/caregivers, the primary care provider and any appropriate community partners and internal operational staff.  The BH CC may have their assignment changed, based on member population changes and departmental needs.

For the full job description and to apply click here.

Hourly Interviewers and Child Assessment Staff Needed, Center for Improvement of Child and Family Services

The Center for Improvement of Child and Family Services at Portland State University is seeking 2-3 part time, hourly staff.  The position offers the opportunity for possible additional hourly work and community-based research experience. 

Child Assessor Position:   
A person or persons to conduct assessments with preschool and kindergarten children from September-November 2016, and possibly in the spring of 2017.  Data collectors will work approximately 15-20 hours per week during this period.  Additional work may be available following the data collection period depending on project needs and staff skills.  The schedule is flexible, with most work occurring between 9 am-3 pm weekdays at the Earl Boyles Elementary school in Southeast Portland. Training on all assessments will be provided in September.   Staff must provide their own transportation to Earl Boyles Elementary, located in Southeast Portland.   

Experience/Qualifications: 
Experience working with preschool and/or kindergarten aged children is required; experience conducting standardized child assessments is desired.   Must have excellent attention to detail, organizational skills, and interpersonal skills.  Criminal background check required for this position.  At least one of the 2-3 positions available will be given to an applicant that speaks Spanish fluently.

Pay rate for both positions is $15-$18 per hour, depending on experience.  Please send a cover letter and resume to:  Ron Joseph, rjoseph@pdx.edu.  Review of resumes will begin on 8/26/2016 and will continue until positions are filled. 


Case Manager, Clark County Jail RWS

Join us in transforming peoples' lives and their communities! ResCare is a one-of-a-kind human services company offering services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, home care for seniors, as well as education, vocational training, and job placement for people of all ages and skill levels. Right now, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as a Case Manager - Clark County Jail RWS.

Are you passionate about helping others? Don’t miss this opportunity to find career success and fulfillment while you help people reach their highest level of independence! Apply today! ResCare. Where Care Meets Career.

Case Manager - Clark County Jail RWS Responsibilities

The Career Advisor connects candidates to occupational skills training that will provide the skills needed to gain employment and is also responsible for reengaging those customers for job placement after training completion. Provides advice on career paths and development for Program’s customer base as well as facilitating knowledge regarding access to training grants. Facilitates Program Orientations and workshops as well as various administrative responsibilities and multiple roles throughout the Program.

For a full description and to apply, click here.


Social Service Coordinator, The Taft Home, Portland, OR 


The Taft Home, a residential care community located in the heart of downtown Portland, is seeking a full-time Social Service Coordinator.

Our entire staff is committed to pursuing the highest quality of life for our residents. Daily care is provided by dedicated caregivers, with oversight by a registered nurse. We offer personalized care to support our resident's unique needs and preferences. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff receive regular professional training and continuing education well beyond what's required for certification or licensing. It's one of the many ways the Taft Home is committed to delivering exceptional service.

The social service coordinator is responsible for the social service portion of our resident's care so as to maximize the social functioning of each resident, enhance the coping capacity of the resident and, as appropriate their family, to assert and safeguard the human and civil rights of the resident and foster the human dignity and personal worth of each resident.

The ideal candidate should have the desire to make a difference in the lives of seniors and a commitment to meet the needs of our residents and our community. Other qualifications include:
* A minimum of a bachelor's degree in a human services field
* Experience with residents having a chronic mental illness and the understanding of the physical, mental, and social changes associated with the elderly population
* Experience working with individuals with alcohol and drug use.
* Must have the ability to work in a team environment and a willingness to be flexible.
* Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel and Outlook

Benefits: All FT and PT employees accrue vacation and sick time. In addition, employees that work 30 hours or more a week are eligible for our comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision and 401(k) retirement savings. In addition, we are proud to offer access to our educational grant for employees that have served one year of employment.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $40,000.00 /year

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

Please send resumes to assistantdirector@tafthome.org for review.


Project Respond Program Supervisor, (Job 4115), Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare

Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare (www.cascadiabhc.org) is a major nonprofit provider of behavioral health services in the state of Oregon. Cascadia is a recovery-oriented, trauma-informed service provider for people with mental health and addiction challenges. Cascadia seeks to become consumer-involved, consumer-engaged, and consumer-driven. Cascadia furthermore seeks to increase its trauma-sensitive services. The heart of Cascadia is her people - the people we serve, our coworkers, and our community partners.

PROGRAM

Project Respond is an integral part of Multnomah County's Acute Care System. We are accessed through the Multnomah County Call Center or Law Enforcement Agencies to provide a mobile response to individuals and families experiencing a mental-health crisis within Multnomah County. Services are provided in the community with a focus on de-escalation and developing a safety plan that is client-centered, addresses risk and protective factors, and provides the least restrictive level of care. Short-term follow-up to alleviate the crisis episode is provided.

REQUIREMENTS

Master's degree in behavioral science field from an accredited college or university

Demonstration of competencies to become credentialed as Qualified Mental Health Professional as outlined in the Oregon Administrative Rules

Equivalent combination of education/experience, preferably in non-profit organization preferred

Ability to conduct mental-status assessment and formulate diagnosis according to current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders; advanced knowledge of risk assessment and crisis intervention; understanding of evidence-based practices, and strengths based case management philosophies and strategies including trauma-informed care; ability to operate computer hardware and software at level needed to perform job functions effectively including Electronic Health Record software

The Project Respond Clinician must have the ability to work a flexible work schedule as the Project Respond program operates 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

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.

POSITION

This is a full-time position, Monday through Friday, day-time hours. Some flexibility is required, may requires some evenings and weekends.

The Program Supervisor II works as a member of an interdisciplinary team to implement and monitor the provision of mobile crisis response, risk assessment and crisis stabilization planning for adults and children in Multnomah County. This position approaches work with people from a trauma-informed, strengths-based, perspective and works in concert with programs in Multnomah County's Acute Care Continuum. The Program Supervisor II works collaboratively with mental-health and physical-health care providers, police agencies, emergency departments, school personnel, and other social service agencies to assure the best possible treatment for clients, while supporting care environment that is trauma-informed. Program Supervisor IIs provide general and specific direction to team members, are responsible for management of crisis response, and serve as back up to those supervised. Program Supervisor II assures that program activities are administered in cooperation with Program Counselors and as directed by Program Manager.

BENEFITS

Cascadia provides insurance (medical, dental, short- and long-term disability, life, vision service) and ample paid time off. Most benefits are available to all regular, full-time employees. Benefits are pro-rated for employees working over 20 and under 40 hours per week. Some benefits are available regardless of hours worked:  403(b) retirement plan, Employee Assistance Plan, 24 Hour Fitness, supplemental options.

Cascadia welcomes candidates whose experience and knowledge have equipped them to contribute to our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any protected status. Cascadia is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

In order to be considered for our positions, you must apply online. We do not accept an emailed resume as an application. To learn more about our employment opportunities and to apply please visit our careers page (www.cascadiabhc.org/careers).

To review this position and/or to apply, go to our careers site and start your search with the following job number 4115 or search keywords: "Project Respond Supervisor."

Inquiries can be directed to sita.khalsa@cascadiabhc.org.


Several positions at Outside In.

Join the Outside In Team. We'll admit it, we think Outside In is a great place to work. Oregon Business Magazine ranked us as "One of the 100 Best Nonprofits to work for In Oregon" six times. We believe our people are our greatest asset. We offer excellent health benefits and a generous paid time off package.

We look for people who are passionate about working with a diverse population of homeless, youth and people in need of medical care.

We highly value multicultural and intersecting diversities amongst our staff.

Current Opportunities

Clinic Support Specialist (Bilingual)

Health & Wellness Coordinator

Housing Case Manager

Supported Employment Specialist

Application Instructions

Please follow the link of the position for which you wish to apply and complete the on-line application.

A resume and cover letter are required. A cover letter for each position that you are interested in must be included with the application.

You must complete the on-line application to be considered. If you have any problems completing the application, please email apply@outsidein.org. We are unable to accept unsolicited applications.

You will hear from us. We think it is important to notify every applicant of their status. Please don't call to follow up on your application as calls slow the process for all applicants.


JCC Behavioral Health Care Coordinator-Child and Family, CareOregon

Position Title:               JCC Behavioral Health Care Coordinator-Child and Family

Date:                            August 2016

Job Code:                    A357

Department:                 Population Health Partnerships

Title of Manager:         High Risk Populations Program Manager

Supervises:                  Non-supervisory position

Employment Status:     Regular – Non-Exempt

Work Hours:                Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM

General Statement of Duties:

The Behavioral Health Care Coordinator (BH CC) is responsible for providing assessment, care planning and service coordination to children, adolescents and their families who are identified as having complex needs due to multi-system involvement and/or placement in facility based care. The BH CC provides clinical expertise in mental health and alcohol and other drug related addiction (AOD) treatment in coordinating services among various child serving systems (child welfare, juvenile justice, developmental disabilities, etc.) to meet the unique needs of that individual or family. The BH CC acts as the primary CareSupport liaison to community behavioral health providers and agencies.  These functions include components of community-focused and population-based behavioral health case management, as well as System of Care principles.  Key functions of the BH CC position include ensuring smooth transitions between levels of care and facilitating child and family team meetings with system partners to develop plans of care.   Key partners in this process are the member and relevant family/caregivers, the member’s primary care and other treatment providers, and other involved community partners. The BH CC may have their assignment changed, based on member population changes and departmental needs.

Essential Position Functions:

Effectively lead child and family teams for behavioral support of high needs children and their families

Assess overall risk of member, including physical condition, behavioral issues, mental status, social support system availability, and engagement with providers

Respond to internal and external inquiries, referrals, and service requests for behavioral health care coordination assistance

Develop individualized plans of care for assigned children and their families

Participate in CCO IDT meetings to coordinate care services for OHP members

Respond to referrals from Health Services Operations Unit Behavioral Health staff

Collaborate with hospital/facility discharge planners regarding OHP members who are discharging from hospital or other facility based care to the community with behavioral health needs

Coordinate with providers to ensure timely and effective treatment planning

Coordinate community support of the child or family as appropriate

Collaborate with community providers and  staff, state workers, partners, vendors, agencies, and other relevant parties

Plan and  participate in care conferences for members and coordinate with all involved entities, as deemed appropriate

Demonstrate a trauma-informed and youth guided approach to working  with members by respecting their autonomy, exploring any ambivalence, meeting resistance with acceptance and following their lead in developing care plans

Evaluate all relevant information regarding the physical, behavioral, social , and  medical needs of the member to develop an individualized plan of care

Acknowledge member’s right to choice of treatment or refusal of treatment

Implement care coordination plans in collaboration with member, providers, and other relevant parties

Accept assignment of and maintain a caseload of members based on behavioral health assessment or clinic assignment

Collaborate with other internal and external clinical disciplines

Provide direction to non-clinical staff involved  

Identify suspected abuse and neglect issues and appropriately report to mandated authorities

Maintain tracking data for program evaluation and reporting purposes

Maintain timely and accurate documentation on each member

Maintain working knowledge of OHP benefits, including Addictions and Mental health benefits

Creatively utilize available community resources as an adjunct to health plan benefits and follow-up to determine if these are received by the member

Involve PHP or Operations Medical Director (MD) for member resource needs that exceed Oregon Health Plan – Medicaid (OHP) and/or Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services – Medicare (CMS) benefit packages or for situations that appear to warrant medical director review

Assist members to ensure timely access to providers and services

Maintain unit compliance with Coordinated Care Organization requirements

Assist Quality Assurance (QA) in identifying behavioral health providers with practice patterns which are not in conformity to best practice standards

Report member complaints to QA for investigation and follow-up, per protocol

Essential Department and Organizational Functions:

Coordinate care for child, adolescent and transition age youth members with complex behavioral needs; confer or co-manage complex medical and behavioral members with a peer RN Care Coordinator

Forward relevant information of members requiring special consideration of benefits to Health Services Operations Review RNs or to affiliated CareOregon programs

Serve as a resource to the organization on mental health and AOD topics and issues

Provide coaching and training on specific job responsibilities

Make referrals to established community programs as deemed appropriate

Collaborate with CareOregon’s essential community partners in achieving improved health status for member populations

Follow ENCC, departmental, and organizational policies and procedures

Report to work as scheduled and follow attendance policies

Perform other duties and projects as assigned

Participate in quality and organizational process improvement activities and teams when requested

Participate in work-related continuing education when offered or directed

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

Knowledge of current version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) criteria for mental health and substance dependence/abuse diagnoses, ASAM (American Society of Addiction Medicine) criteria for alcohol and/or drug dependence treatment and Mental health and addictions treatment modalities and best practice, basic concepts of managed care and ICD, CPT, and HCPCS codes and drug formularies

Knowledge of co-morbidities that indicate potential for psychiatric de-compensation and/or relapse

Knowledge of side effects of psychotropic medications that may impact health status and adherence with treatment recommendations and behavioral health integration in primary care settings

Knowledge of the children’s mental health system of care and System of Care principles

Knowledge of  the Oregon Health Plan benefit package, eligibility categories, and Oregon Medical Assistance Program (MAP) rules and regulations

Knowledge of community resources

Ability to conduct psychosocial assessments, including history of mental and physical disabilities, alcohol and drug use, past mental health and criminal justice contacts, family and social relationships, and level of functioning, mental status examination and formulate multiaxial DSM impressions and mental health risk assessments and intervene accordingly, if indicated

Ability to assess the quality of AOD assessments, treatment and discharge plans, as well as patient outcomes, synthesize complex medical and behavioral health diagnostic information to assist providers and other care coordinators in treatment planning and write and supervise an individual plan of care

Ability to exercise sound clinical judgment, independent analysis, critical thinking skills, and knowledge of behavioral health conditions to determine best outcomes for members and access mental health and addictions treatment for members

Ability to meet department standards for competency in the use of motivational interviewing within 12 months of hire, collaborate with members, providers, and community partners to develop plans to address complex care needs and monitor and evaluate a plan of care for optimal outcomes

Ability to work in an environment with diverse individuals and groups

Ability to establish collaborative relationships and effectively lead a multidisciplinary team

Ability to manage multiple tasks and to remain flexible in a dynamic work environment and work autonomously and effectively set priorities

Ability to provide excellent customer service and verbal and written communication

Basic word processing skills

Education and/or Experience:

Position requires Master’s degree in social work, counseling or other behavioral health field, at least three (3) years of increasingly responsible experience in mental health and/or drug and alcohol treatment.  Preference will be given for current Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) license, experience with a similar population in health plan case management/care coordination or behavioral health integration in a person-centered primary care home, experience administering the Oregon Health Plan (OHP) (Medicaid) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) (Medicare) benefits, related experience in the use of Motivational Interviewing (MI), certification as CCM (certified case manager) and certification as Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor II or III (CADC II or III).

Working Conditions:

This individual will answer a high volume of telephone calls, complete documentation, and use computer programs to either obtain or record information. These functions will occur on an ongoing basis and will at times need to be performed simultaneously. This individual will spend significant time in the community facilitating child and family team meetings at various locations. This individual may experience frequent work assignment and/or process changes.

This individual will be expected to possess a high degree of initiative and motivation along with the ability to effectively collaborate and plan with coworkers and others. In addition, this individual will be collaborating with a variety of professional and technical staff and must be customer service oriented and able to function under potentially tight timelines. Attention to detail is critical for accuracy and timeliness of processing service requests. Given the multiple tasks and deadlines, this individual must be able to organize their work and remain focused under challenging situations. This position will require an individual to sit for long periods of time. Some amount of time may be spent performing these functions in a clinic setting. This position will require some day trips and may require overnight travel.

Equipment Used:

Personal computer, multiple-line telephone, ICD, CPT, DSM, behavioral health, and medical electronic and written resources, and other standard office equipment for recording, storing, and presenting information.

To Apply:  Apply online at www.careoregon.org (About Us: Careers). Position may close at any time.

We are an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.  T­­­he EEO is the Law poster is available here.


JCC Behavioral Health Care Coordinator - Adult, CareOregon


Position Title:               JCC Behavioral Health Care Coordinator - Adult

Date:                            August 2016
Job Code:                    A357
Department:                 Population Health Partnerships
Title of Manager:         High Risk Populations Program Manager
Supervises:                  Non-supervisory position
Employment Status:     Regular – Non-Exempt
Work Hours:                Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM

General Statement of Duties

The Behavioral Health Care Coordinator (BH CC) is responsible for providing assessment, care planning and service coordination to members who are identified as high risk due to behavioral health issues and placement in the state hospital or residential level of care, or those at risk of entering the state hospital. TH BH CC is responsible for managing admissions, discharges and transitions from any long term psychiatric care facility to ensure that members are served in, and transition into the most appropriate, independent and integrated community-based setting possible. The BH CC provides clinical expertise in mental health and alcohol and other drug related addiction (AOD) treatment in coordinating services for the purpose of improving member self-management and overall health outcomes. The BH CC acts as the primary Care Support liaison to state and community behavioral health providers and agencies.  These functions include components of community-focused and population-based behavioral health care coordination.  Key partners in this process are the member and relevant family/caregivers, the primary care provider and any appropriate community partners and internal operational staff.  The BH CC may have their assignment changed, based on member population changes and departmental needs.

Essential Position Functions

Effectively coordinate interdisciplinary team for behavioral support of complex members

Assess overall risk of member, including physical condition, behavioral issues, mental status, social support system availability, and relationship with providers

Respond to internal and external inquiries, referrals, and service requests for behavioral health care coordination assistance

Provide culturally and linguistically appropriate ICM services to members identified as Aged, Blind, and Disabled, members with special health needs (complex, high utilization, multiple comorbidities, and/or serious behavioral health issues) and those in Long Term Care services under the State’s 1915(i) State Plan Amendment

Participate in monthly state hospital IDT meetings as well as discharge planning meetings

Ensure members on the state hospital Ready to Transition (RTT) list are prioritized for referral into appropriate transition setting

Compile and distribute referral packets to residential and foster care facilities as needed

Coordinate care for members residing outside of service area as required in contract

Participate in CCO IDT meetings to coordinate care services for OHP members

Respond to referrals from Health Services Operations Unit Behavioral Health staff for transition services for COA psychiatric discharges

Collaborate with hospital/facility discharge planners regarding OHP members who are discharging from hospital, residential or SNF care to the community with behavioral health needs

Coordinate with providers to ensure consideration is given to unique needs in treatment planning

Aid with coordinating community support and social services systems linkage with care systems, as deemed necessary and appropriate

Collaborate with community providers and staff, state workers, partners, vendors, agencies, and other relevant parties

Practice using a trauma-informed and client-centered approach with members by respecting their autonomy, exploring any ambivalence, meeting resistance with acceptance and following their lead in developing care plans

Evaluate all relevant information in order to determine the physical, behavioral, social support, and medical needs of the member as a basis for the development of an individualized plan of care

Acknowledge member’s right to choice of treatment or refusal of treatment

Implement care coordination plan in collaboration with member, providers, and other relevant parties

Accept assignment of and maintain a caseload of members based on behavioral health assessment or clinic assignment

Provide direction as appropriate to non-clinical staff involved with the member

Identify suspected abuse and neglect issues and appropriately report to mandated authorities

Maintain tracking data for program evaluation and reporting purposes

Maintain proper and timely documentation per program policies and procedures

Maintain working knowledge of COA and OHP benefits, including Addictions and Mental health benefits

Creatively utilize available community resources as an adjunct to health plan benefits and follow-up to determine if these are received by the member

Involve PHP or Operations Medical Director (MD) for member resource needs that exceed Oregon Health Plan – Medicaid (OHP) and/or Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services – Medicare (CMS) benefit packages or for situations that appear to warrant medical director review

Assist members to ensure timely access to providers and services

Maintain unit compliance with the Model of Care requirements

Maintain unit compliance with Coordinated Care Organization requirements

Assist Quality Assurance (QA) in identifying behavioral health providers with practice patterns which are not in conformity to best practice standards

Report member complaints to QA for investigation and follow-up, per protocol

Essential Department and Organizational Functions

Serve members with complex behavioral needs; confer or co-manage complex medical and behavioral members with a peer RN Care Coordinator

Serve as a resource to the organization on mental health and AOD topics and issues

Collaborate with CareOregon’s essential community partners in achieving improved health status for member populations and make referrals as appropriate

Follow ENCC, departmental, and organizational policies and procedures

Report to work as scheduled and follow attendance policies

Perform other duties and projects as assigned

Participate in quality and organizational process improvement activities and teams when requested

Participate in work-related continuing education when offered or directed

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

Knowledge of current version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) criteria for mental health and substance dependence/abuse diagnoses, ASAM (American Society of Addiction Medicine) criteria for alcohol and/or drug dependence treatment and Mental health and addictions treatment modalities and best practice, basic concepts of managed care and ICD, CPT, and HCPCS codes and drug formularies

Knowledge of co-morbidities that indicate potential for psychiatric de-compensation and/or relapse

Knowledge of side effects of psychotropic medications that may impact health status and adherence with treatment recommendations and behavioral health integration in primary care settings

Knowledge of  the Oregon Health Plan benefit package, eligibility categories, and Oregon Medical Assistance Program (MAP) rules and regulations

Knowledge of Medicare parts A and B benefit packages and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) rules and regulations and community resources

Knowledge of community resources

Ability to conduct psychosocial assessments, including history of mental and physical disabilities, alcohol and drug use, past mental health and criminal justice contacts, family and social relationships, and level of functioning, mental status examination and formulate multiaxial DSM impressions and mental health risk assessments and intervene accordingly, if indicated

Ability to assess the quality of AOD assessments, treatment and discharge plans, as well as patient outcomes, synthesize complex medical and behavioral health diagnostic information to assist providers and other care coordinators in treatment planning and write and supervise an individual plan of care

Ability to exercise sound clinical judgment, independent analysis, critical thinking skills, and knowledge of behavioral health conditions to determine best outcomes for members and access mental health and addictions treatment for members

Ability to meet department standards for competency in the use of motivational interviewing within 12 months of hire, collaborate with members, providers, and community partners to develop plans to address complex care needs and monitor and evaluate a plan of care for optimal outcomes

Ability to work in an environment with diverse individuals and groups

Ability to establish collaborative relationships and effectively lead a multidisciplinary team

Ability to manage multiple tasks and to remain flexible in a dynamic work environment and work autonomously and effectively set priorities

Ability to provide excellent customer service and verbal and written communication

Basic word processing skills

Education and/or Experience

Position requires Master’s degree in social work, counseling or other behavioral health field, at least three (3) years of increasingly responsible experience in mental health and/or drug and alcohol treatment.  Preference will be given for current Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) license, experience with a similar population in health plan case management/care coordination or behavioral health integration in a person-centered primary care home, experience administering the Oregon Health Plan (OHP) (Medicaid) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) (Medicare) benefits, related experience in the use of Motivational Interviewing (MI), certification as CCM (certified case manager) and certification as Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor II or III (CADC II or III).

Working Conditions

This individual will answer a high volume of telephone calls, complete documentation, and use computer programs to either obtain or record information. These functions will occur on an ongoing basis and will at times need to be performed simultaneously. This individual may experience frequent work assignment and/or process changes.

This individual will be expected to possess a high degree of initiative and motivation along with the ability to effectively collaborate and plan with coworkers and others. In addition, this individual will be collaborating with a variety of professional and technical staff and must be customer service oriented and able to function under potentially tight timelines. Attention to detail is critical for accuracy and timeliness of processing service requests. Given the multiple tasks and deadlines, this individual must be able to organize their work and remain focused under challenging situations. This position will require an individual to sit for long periods of time. Some amount of time may be spent performing these functions in a clinic setting. This position will require some day trips and may require overnight travel.

Equipment Used

Personal computer, multiple-line telephone, ICD, CPT, DSM, behavioral health, and medical electronic and written resources, and other standard office equipment for recording, storing, and presenting information.

To Apply:  Apply online at www.careoregon.org (About Us: Careers). Position may close at any time.

We are an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.  T­­­he EEO is the Law poster is available here.


Part time Interim Social Worker Position, Our House

Our House is one of the region’s premier HIV service organizations, and a leader in providing client-centered health and housing services that promote wellness and quality of life. We are looking for an On-Call Social Worker (10-20 hours/week) to join our outstanding clinical team of social workers, nurses, and occupational therapists in our beautiful 14-bed residential care facility in SE Portland. Our clinicians are dedicated to creatively and compassionately meeting the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of our clients. Our House is consistently rated as one of the top nonprofits to work for in Oregon.

Primary Duties:

·         Intensive and ongoing case management to residents in a 24-hour residential care facility

·         Perform routine psycho-social evaluation; administer standardized mental health/substance use screening tools

·         Development and implement service plans

·         Meet 1:1 with clients for counseling support around addictions and goals of reducing harm

·         Participate in end-of-life planning and discharge planning

Qualifications:

·         MSW with at least 4 years clinical experience working with persons living with complex physical and mental health issues

·         Experience with needs assessment and service planning

·         High standards of ethical practice

·         Cultural competency

·         Working knowledge of Harm Reduction and Compassionate Communication model

·         Working knowledge of current Social Work theory and practice.

·         Familiarity with community resources

·         Knowledge of Medicaid, long-term care, and general healthcare systems is a plus

Qualified applicants should contact:

Qualified applicants please send resume and cover letter to: kriley@ourhouseofportland.org No phone calls please.

Rate: $20 - $24 per hour, depending on experience.


To learn more about our programs and services: http://www.ourhouseofportland.org/employment/opportunities/


LGBTQ Program Coordinator, Bradley Angle


Bradley Angle is a dynamic social service organization offering safe shelter and supportive services to
survivors of domestic violence and their children since 1975. We offer an array of holistic programs and
services focused on economic empowerment, housing assistance, LGBTQ programming, Healing Roots (a
culturally specific program for African American survivors), group support, emergency shelter and youth
and family supports. At Bradley Angle, we aim to have our staff reflect the populations we serve and
encourage applicants from those communities to apply. We are accepting applications for the LGBTQ
Program Coordinator position, based out of the Bradley Angle Resource Center. The ideal candidate will have previous experience coordinating a program in a nonprofit setting, a passion for providing community level
education about dynamics of DV/IPV in LGBTQ relationships and a demonstrated strength in providing culturally relevant support and advocacy to LGBTQ people of diverse identities and communities who have been impacted by domestic violence. If you have experience working with LGBTQ communities, domestic violence survivors, and want to be part of a dynamic and growing organization with a strong legacy of innovation, then we want to hear from you!

STATUS: Full time, 1.0 FTE
SALARY: Starting hourly range $1618/ hour; medical & dental insurance; retirement
HOURS: 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday, some evenings and weekends
SUPERVISOR: Community Based Services Manager
OBJECTIVE: To coordinate and deliver culturally specific services, primarily to individuals self identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer (LGBTQ).

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES
Coordinate and Provide Direct Advocacy for LGBTQ survivors at Resource Center and Emergency Shelter
● Work with participants, coworkers, supervisor, community partners, and all other relevant stakeholders in a manner that is consistent with, and promotes, Bradley Angle Ethical Commitments and Bradley Angle Organizational Values.
● Provide short term crisis intervention and longterm advocacy to assist LGBTQ domestic violence survivors in the identification and achievement of participant directed and participant driven goals that support self sufficiency.
● Coordinate and cofacilitate LGBTQ Support Group, Healthy Relationships classes and other relevant workshops, including participant recruitment and screening, curriculum planning, coordinating facilitators, and event logistics.
● Document services provided using Bradley Angle file standards and comply with program reporting requirements and funder documentation standards (including Service Point entry and written documentation).
● Maintain good communication with all Bradley Angle Advocates and other service providers to ensure seamless service delivery for participants and their children.
● Comply with Bradley Angle policies and procedures, including maintaining strict confidentiality protocols.
● Attend required meetings, trainings, and workshops at Bradley Angle.

Develop and Provide Support and Training for LGBTQ Awareness Internally and Externally
● Provide training and technical assistance to volunteers, staff, community partners, and accommodate external training requests as schedule allows.
● Offer coadvocacy in partnership with other Multnomah County domestic violence and sexual assault programs and shelters.
● Advocate for LGBTQ services within the larger agency, community, and domestic violence movement.
● Build and maintain partnerships in the community that enhance and strengthen resources available to participants and help promote/advertise program offerings.

Staff and Intern Supervision
● Provide strengths based supervision to the LGBTQ Advocate, the LGBTQ Program Intern and volunteers.

Coordinate LGBTQ Community Advisory Committee
● Coordinate LGBTQ Advisory Committee, including recruitment, scheduling, task management and evaluation.
● Support LGBTQ Advisory Committee members in self directed projects such as speaking, training, outreach, fundraising, and more.
● Evaluate and assess LGBTQ program and facilitate program updates or changes. Utilize measurable outcomes tool and community needs assessment for program evaluation.

QUALIFICATIONS:
All employees are expected to demonstrate:
1. Ability to relate to survivors of all ages from diverse backgrounds.
2. Reading and writing skills which include ability to access and utilize a variety of resource materials
in a timely manner, and maintain accurate records.
3. Ability to contribute to a healthy organizational culture based on open communication,
collaboration and accountability.
4. Commitment to working with survivors of domestic violence and knowledge of domestic violence
and its effects on society.
5. Commitment to social change including working to end domestic and sexual violence and all
forms of oppression: racism, heterosexism, trans oppression, ableism, sexism, classism, etc.
6. Understanding the linkages between domestic and sexual violence and other forms of oppression.
7. Experience supervising staff, interns and volunteers.
8. Working knowledge of computers or willingness to learn.

Additional required qualifications for Coordinator:
1. Master’s degree in social work or related field; or at least five years relevant experience.
2. Strong understanding of and ability to communicate the dynamics of intimate partner violence in
LGBTQ relationships.
3. Demonstrated knowledge of, and experience working with LGBTQI communities.
4. Experience in group facilitation, establishing personal/professional boundaries, and relationship
building
5. Two years of experience coordinating programs, preferably in a nonprofit
setting.
6. Experience presenting trainings and workshops to groups of adults.
7. Direct service experience working in a program with marginalized populations (low income,
alcohol and drug affected, domestic violence, child welfare, etc.) required.
8. Experience working with individuals with diverse relationships and sexualities (poly/open
relationships, kink/BDSM, etc.)
9. Demonstrated knowledge of Portland area resources—housing, food, health care, LGBTQ resources, trans specific
resources, etc.
10. Effective crisis intervention and conflict resolution skills.
11. Ability to work independently, as well as part of a team.

APPLICATION PROCESS
Please review the qualifications we are looking for and take the time to look at our website to become
familiar with our mission and programs. We want to read cover letters and resumes from qualified and
interested candidates who take the time to respond to the specific dimensions outlined in this position
announcement.

Send your resume and cover letter to jobs@bradleyangle.org. Include LGBTQ Program Coordinator in the
subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We will contact qualified candidates as
applications are submitted to schedule the first round of interviews. Interested applicants are
encouraged to apply no later than August 19th at 5:00pm. The person hired for this position will begin by
September 1st.

MSW Field Seminar Instructor/Faculty Advisor/Faculty Liaison (average 10 hours/week), Portland State University

Instructional Responsibilities:

● Facilitates MSW Field Seminar for 1.5 hours every week for fall, winter and spring terms

● Uses and/or revises Master Course Syllabus for SW 511

● Assigns, reviews and responds to weekly course assignments

● Coordinates and facilitates at least one office hour each week and/or by appointment

meetings

● Participates in quarterly seminar instructor debrief meetings in person or via Google

Hangout

● Enters students’ final grades in Banweb each term

Liaison Responsibilities:

● Participates in Fall Welcoming event to meet seminar students and provides an

introduction to the liaison role

● Serves as field placement liaison for 15 MSW Generalist students

● Provides field related support to students and field instructors as needed

● Conducts a minimum of 2 site visits (typically one in fall term; the second in spring term)

with all MSW student advisees and field instructors each academic year; conducts

additional visits if needed or requested

● Reviews, provides feedback and signs each student’s field documents Fall, Winter,

Spring terms through the Faculty Web Center

● Represents the School to the field placement agency serving both as consultant and

support person to the field instructor and student

● Explains relevant field program policies and procedures (when applicable)

● Confers with the placement agency about student placements for the coming year and

makes annual recommendations to the Director of Field Education as to the suitability of

the agency and the field instructor for continued participation in the field education

program

● Provides feedback to Field Education Team about each student’s strengths, goals and

growth edge for their advanced placement to inform a thoughtful matching process

Advising Responsibilities:

● Serves as academic advisor for 15 MSW Generalist students

● Provides academic advising (using course map provided by MSW Campus Program) to

support course selection, change in program status and selection of advanced

concentration and placement and as needed

● Explains relevant SSW program policies and procedures (when applicable)

● Schedules a 1:1 meeting with each student at least once per academic year; more as

requested

● Supports initiation of Plan of Assistance or Performance Review procedures as warranted

(see MSW Handbook)

Required Qualifications:

● Two or more years post MSW social work experience

● Two or more years in combination of the following:

○ field liaison or○

BSW/MSW field instructor or○

staff supervisor or○

social work educator, trainer or community member in service to the PSU SSW

(i.e. admissions committee, mentor program, Equity, Inclusion & Community

Partnership, etc)

● Ability to be available to teach on Monday or Wednesday from 45:

30pm from

SeptemberJune

● Schedule conducive to participating in site visits in the community on Tuesdays,

Thursdays and/or Fridays from SeptemberJune

● Familiarity and comfort with the use of technology and computer based communication

● Teaching and/or training experience

● Demonstrated ability to work productively on a team and to communicate and collaborate

effectively with diverse students, staff, faculty and community partners

Portland State University Key Cultural Competencies:

● Creates an environment that acknowledges, encourages and celebrates differences;

● Functions and communicates effectively and respectfully within the context of varying

beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities and cultural backgrounds;

● Seeks opportunities to gain experience working and collaborating in diverse,

multicultural and inclusive settings with a willingness to change for continual

improvement;

● Adheres to all PSU’s policies including policies on Prohibited Discrimination &

Harassment and the Professional Standards of Conduct.

Please submit a resume and letter of interest by Monday, August 15th, to Julie Kates

( jkates@pdx.edu ), Director of Field Education, and Monica Parmley (mparmley@pdx.edu),

Field Specialist/Lead Seminar Instructor.


Outpatient Behavioral Health Therapist – Partial Hospital Program (118286), Providence Health & Services

Attention Social workers:  Full time therapist opportunity in an outpatient mental health/dual diagnosis setting.  Perform biopsychosocial assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, and individual, family, and group psychotherapy in a multidisciplinary team treatment environment to patients along the continuum of care.  Exciting career opportunity in expanding outpatient mental health continuum of care at Providence!  Requires MSW, and five years master’s level experience (can include master’s level social work practicums) and eligibility for licensure in Oregon.  Must have or be willing to obtain 60 hours of CD specific training/education within six months of hire.  Clinical supervision for licensure is available.  LCSW preferred. 

As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities. If you want more information about this opportunity, apply online at http://bit.ly/OP_BH_Therapist_Partial_Hospital and/or call Karen Ito at 503-893-7463.