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Culturally Specific Mental Health & Addiction Counselor, QMHP/CADC - Imani Center

Company: Central City Concern
Location: Gresham
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Close Date: Open Until Filled

Central City Concern is an innovative nonprofit agency providing comprehensive services to single adults and families in the Portland metro area who are impacted by homelessness, poverty and addictions. We hire people that are skilled and passionate to meet our mission through innovative outcome-based strategies which support personal and community transformation.

CCC's Imani Center is seeking a Culturally Specific Mental Health & Addiction Counselor, QMHP & CADC

You may qualify for a $3000 hiring bonus for this position!

Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm. May include occasional evening hours to accommodate program needs.

The Culturally Specific Mental Health & Addiction Counselor, QMHP/CADC works as a member of a multi-disciplinary team that provides mental health and addictions outpatient treatment services to Black & African American individuals.

Imani offers a range of outreach based, integrated, culturally specific services including mental health, substance use, and case management. The team works to address all treatment needs, including preventative services, crisis management, substance use treatment, medication management, physical health treatment, mental health treatment, accessing benefits and entitlements, accessing appropriate and affordable housing.

All these services will promote & support emotional well-being, mental health and healthy identity, in order to engage, maintain and successfully transition individuals in the Black & African American community into sustained recovery and self-sufficiency.

Duties to include:

  • Participate in culturally specific outreach efforts to engage prospective clients, including appointments, home visits, and community based service
  • Develop relationships with organizations, providers, community leaders, and advocacy groups serving the Black & African American community.
  • Connect participants with culturally specific community services and supports.
  • Collect information regarding clients' history through a combination of interviewing, records review, and consultation, after obtaining written consent.
  • Conduct and document Mental Health & Addiction Assessments, including mental status exam, DSM diagnosis, and clinical formulation.
  • Use culturally sensitive lens to guide all aspects of service delivery, ensuring that the impact of socio-political & cultural factors are consistently considered
  • Maintain client records and document as required by program standards and funding requirements including documentation of clinical interactions, behavioral health assessments & individual service plans.
    • Master's degree in a human services field and one year experience in mental health and must meet State guidelines for QMHP.
    • At minimum, must meet state guidelines for QMHP and be licensed/certified with appropriate board.
    • Must have a minimum of a CADC I, or be currently registered as a CADC-R with the appropriate Oregon board and able to meet the credentialing requirements for CADC I under the terms of the hiring agreement with Central City Concern. A CADC-R will be considered based on experience in the field and previous education hours.
    • Current CPR certification required or obtain before employment
    • Experience with culturally specific outpatient mental health services required.
    • Will be required to carry an agency cell phone for work use. Cell phone will be provided by Central City Concern.
    • Must have reliable access to transportation for regular outreach activities. If using a vehicle for agency use: Must possess a current driver's license, access to a vehicle, qualify as an Acceptable Driver as designated in Central City Concern's Fleet Safety policy; pass an initial drivers training within 60 days of being an approved driver and continued recertification training; and maintain vehicle insurance coverage of a minimum of $100,000/$300,000 personal auto liability coverage.
    • Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, TB Test, and background check. This includes clearance by the DHS Background Check Unit.
      Benefits: Central City Concern offers an incredible benefits package to our employees:
      • Generous paid time off plan which provides up to 4 weeks of PTO accrual in the first year. Accrual increases with longevity.
      • Amazing 403(b) Retirement Savings plan with competitive employer match!
      • 10 paid Holidays PLUS 2 Personal Holidays to be used at the employee's discretion.
      • Comprehensive Medical, Vision, and Dental insurance coverage.
      • Employer Paid Life, Short Term Disability, AND Long Term Disability Insurance!
        This description is intended to provide a snapshot of the work performed and is not designed to contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of the position.

        As an agency deeply rooted in recovery, part of our policy and commitment to a drug and alcohol-free workplace includes post-offer, pre-employment drug screens. Please note we follow Federal Guidelines regarding prohibited substances, even for those legal at the state level.

        Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

        The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c) Associated topics: behavioral healthcare, clinician, counselor, lmsw, msw, npho, outpatient, outreach, sickle, social worker

Keywords: Central City Concern, Gresham , Culturally Specific Mental Health & Addiction Counselor, QMHP/CADC - Imani Center , Healthcare , Gresham, Oregon

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