This is a full time position at 40 hours per week. Work is performed in the community setting including client residences, schools, police precincts, shelters, residential facilities, and public spaces. This position is based out of Kerns building in NE Portland, Lloyd Center area. The schedule is variable.
The Crisis Counselor III provides mobile crisis response, risk assessment and crisis stabilization planning for adults and children in Multnomah County. This position works as part of a team and approaches work with people from a trauma informed, strength-based, perspective and works in concert with programs in Multnomah County’s Acute Care Continuum. The Crisis Counselor III 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 a Trauma Informed Care environment.
Comprehensive benefit coverage.
- Equivalent combination of education/experience preferably in a non-profit organization preferred.
- Conduct a Mental Status assessment and formulate a diagnosis according to the most current DSM.
- Advanced knowledge of risk assessment and crisis intervention.
- Understand evidence based practices, and strength based case management philosophies and strategies including trauma informed care.
- Operate computer hardware and software at a level needed to effectively perform job functions including the ability to operate 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. This position requires the ability to drive a personal or company vehicle for the completion of work duties.
- Master’s Degree in a behavioral science field from an accredited college or university. Demonstrate the competencies to become credentialed as a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) as outlined in the Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR).