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compensation: $49,500/yr + DOE
employment type: full-time
non-profit organization

Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare (, one of the largest community behavioral health providers in the state of Oregon, delivers whole health care -- integrated mental health and addiction services, primary care and housing -- to support our communities. Our approach is recovery-oriented and trauma-informed. Cascadia hires innovative, compassionate, and dedicated staff who are aligned with trauma-informed care, are committed to working effectively with diverse community populations, and expected to strengthen such capacity if hired.

There are two positions available. The office location for these positions is located in NE Portland, but the incumbent will work extensively in the community. The schedules available are Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 6:30pm, or Tuesday - Friday 8:00am - 6:30pm.

The Behavioral Health Unit Clinician is partnered directly with a Portland Police Officer and responds to individuals identified by the Portland Police Behavioral Health Unit as in need of services. The Clinician provides mobile crisis response, risk assessment, crisis stabilization planning, and follow up engagement and outreach for adults and children within the city of Portland. This position works as part of a team with Portland Police 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 Behavioral Health Unit Clinician works collaboratively with mental health and physical healthcare 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.

  • Master's Degree in a behavioral science field from an accredited college or university.
  • Demonstrate the competencies as outlined in the Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) to become credentialed as a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP).
  • 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
  • Must pass Portland Police background check.
  • Must comply with Portland Police dress code and will be provided with Portland Police Bureau safety vest.

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