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Cascadia Behavioral Health Care

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is an evidence-based practice designed to provide comprehensive treatment and support services to individuals who are diagnosed with serious and persistent mental illness. ACT services are provided by a multidisciplinary team of clinicians and involve a variety of community-based outreach strategies with the goal to maximize independence and community integration for the individuals served.

Education: The incumbent must possess a Bachelor’s degree in a behavioral science field from an accredited college or university or three years of full time professional experience working with adults with severe and persistent mental illness.
Experience: One year of experience working with individuals with disabilities or human service related experience in an employment role.
Experience: Proficient in operating computer hardware and software (including EMR software)
Ability to enter and retrieve data and to prepare simple reports
Must be able to perform CPR and First Aid. CPR/First Aid certifications are required and must remain current (training will be provided)

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 is a full time position, Monday – Friday, day time hours. The position is located in one of our clinic in Milwaukie.Compensation: Minimum $18.03/hr. + DOE.

The Employment Specialist works as a member of the interdisciplinary Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACT), and supports a shared caseload of adults with severe mental illnesses and addiction issues in obtaining and maintaining employment, while supporting a Trauma Informed Care environment. With the high prevalence of trauma among individuals receiving mental health services, it is required the Employment Specialist understand the effects of trauma on health, coping, and other aspects of the lives of those we serve. The Employment Specialist is responsible for all areas of employment including job development, career exploration, employment preparation and skill-building, assistance in finding employment, and job retention. This position will work closely with other service providers and members of the ACT Team to coordinate services and ensure ongoing supports. This position utilizes rehabilitative clinical practices and will work with other service providers in helping the client develop, establish and maintain employment. The Employment Specialist, ACT position additionally involves participation and implementation of program goals and objectives to promote a strengths-based, client centered approach in assisting clients achieve individual goals.

Cascadia provides medical and dental insurance, an ample package of Paid Time Off (PTO), short and long term disability insurance, life Insurance, and a Vision Service Plan (VSP). Most Benefits are available to all Regular, Full time employees. Benefits are pro-rated for employees working over 20 hours and up to 40 hours per week. Some benefits are available to all employees regardless of hours worked: 403 (b) Retirement Plan, Employee Assistance Program, 24 hour Fitness and supplemental options.

Cascadia welcomes candidates whose experience and knowledge has 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

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