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Mental Health Associate (Portland/Fairview)

ColumbiaCare Services, Inc

compensation: $20.00 - $22.00 per hour starting wage DOE/Credentials, plus night shift differentials
employment type: employee's choice
job title: Residential Associate
APPLY TODAY AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE MENTAL HEALTH FIELD!

***What We Offer***
Enjoy our many benefits and incentives including:

Affordable Medical/Dental/Vision plans
Flexible Spending Account
Generous Paid Time Off
Whole Health & Wellness Reimbursement Program
Professional development and training opportunities
100% Vested Retirement Plan w/ up to 6% Match
Holiday Pay (9)
Paid Personal Growth Hours
Paid Time Off for Mental Health
Company Paid Life Insurance
Spontaneous & Longevity Bonuses
Loan Forgiveness Program Eligibility
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) & Tobacco Cessation Program
Vocational Training Program: Accelerated training path towards QMHA certification

For more details about our benefits, visit our website!


***About the Job***
We have exciting openings for Mental Health Residential Associates at our programs in Portland and Fairview, Oregon! These positions work as members of direct care teams serving adults with serious mental illness. Primary responsibilities include supporting the development of life skills and therapeutic interventions, keeping accurate clinical documentation, providing housekeeping and meal preparation, and administering medication. If you have experience working as a Qualified Mental Health Associate (QMHA), Direct Support Professional (DSP), Residential Assistant (RA), Residential Counselor, Skills Trainer, or Caregiving for a client with behavioral health needs, then any of these positions may be a good fit for you!

Vocational Training Program
Persons with three years’ experience or a bachelor’s degree in a related field may qualify to register with MHACBO (Mental Health & Addiction Certification Board of Oregon) as a QMHA-R and start accruing hours towards their 1000 required supervised hours to apply for certification as a QMHA-I. ColumbiaCare offers a Vocational Training Program to accelerate the training, on-the-job experiential learning, and testing preparation for qualified employees to be able to complete their certification in as little as 6 months. This is an optional program.

Work Schedules: Day/Swing/Night shifts, up to Full Time (TBD in application)

***What You’ll Make***
$20.00 - $22.00 per hour starting wage, DOE/Credentials.
An additional $2.50 per hour night shift differential will apply during the work hours of 10:00pm - 6:00am.
Additional 5% Language Differential offered for Bilingual or Multilingual candidates (Spanish/English desired).


***About the Program***
Secure Residential Treatment Facility settings.

ColumbiaCare Services is a qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program. QMHA employees are also eligible to apply for the Oregon Behavioral Health Loan Repayment Program.


***What You’ll Need***
Must be eligible for Qualified Mental Health Associate (QMHA) registration. Eligibility requires 1 out of 3 Criteria below:
--Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science: Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, Human Development, or related field;
--OR minimum three (3) years of verifiable behavioral health experience working with individuals with behavioral health needs in a supervised setting;
--OR equivalent combination of behavioral science education in addition to satisfactory supplemental behavioral health experience and training

If not already registered as a QMHA through the Mental Health & Addiction Certification Board of Oregon (MHACBO), we will assist you in registering within 30 days of hire.

Vocational Training Program: Employees in the optional Vocational Training Program will have additional training expectations to meet the requirements for QMHA testing.

Driving is an essential function of this position. Successful applicants MUST have a valid Oregon driver’s license, maintain a safe driving record, and the ability to pass a DHS criminal background check.

Physical Requirements: This position requires the ability to frequently talk, listen, use hands and fingers, stand, walk, reach; as well as lift, carry, push, and pull up to 40 pounds. It may require the ability to occasionally sit, climb stairs and ladders, bend, stoop, squat/kneel, and perform other physical tasks as applicable. In addition, you must successfully complete crisis de-escalation and CPR trainings, which require performing various physical, hands-on maneuvers and techniques. Reasonable accommodations can be made.

***About Us***
ColumbiaCare Services is a non-profit, behavioral health and Veteran’s service agency offering a full spectrum of programming to help people get better. We are more than a company. We are a diverse team of individuals who are in the business of changing people's lives. We specialize in providing outpatient services, residential treatment programs, mental health housing, and other supports in beautiful and therapeutic service settings. We promote the whole health and wellbeing of the individuals and communities we serve. We value and honor diversity in all forms, including but not limited to race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, nationality, spirituality, Veterans, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. We welcome persons from historically underrepresented groups to apply. We seek applicants who can demonstrate experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and who will contribute to our mission, vision, and core values.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer; therefore, we invite individuals from all walks of life to apply. We strive to deliver equitable employment best practices and opportunities for all, from recruitment, to interviewing and hiring, to our retention activities, promotions, and training and growth opportunities. We give priority to applicants who qualify under protected Veteran status as well as bilingual and/or bicultural applicants.


***HOW TO APPLY***
See PORTLAND AREA employment opportunities here:
http://www.columbiacare.org/portlandemployment.html
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