Mental Health Counselor, Peer (ACT Team)
Company: Central City Concern
Posted on: November 26, 2022
Central City Concern's Old Town Recovery Center is hiring a
Mental Health Counselor, Peer for the Assertive Community Treatment
Team (ACT) team.
The Counselor works as a member of a multi-disciplinary team
providing intensive case management and integrated dual diagnosis
treatment. The team works to address all treatment needs, including
crisis management, substance abuse treatment, medication
management, physical health treatment, mental health treatment,
accessing benefits and entitlements, accessing appropriate and
Schedule : Monday-Friday 8:30AM-5:00PM with the ability to cover
rotation of carrying the team pager for one week at every 8 weeks
for responding to after hours crisis events both via phone and in
- Participate in Outreach activities necessary to offer services
and engage participation in a non-coercive manner. Escort clients
to meetings and appointments as necessary.
- Exemplify recovery principles in order to show by example that
recovery is possible and attainable. Share their own recovery story
as appropriate, and walk the road of recovery alongside the
- Work to increase level of cultural sensitivity, awareness and
competency regarding Person Centered and Peer Delivered
- Educate and advocate for the values and principles of the
- Work with Clinical Supervisor to develop and support new peer
- Participate in the development of the treatment plan with
client & treatment team.
- Participate in evaluating clients for risk of harm.
- Participate in admission and discharge planning for any client
needing hospitalization or subacute level of care. Client contact
must be made within one working day of admission.
- Participate in the rotation of carrying after-hours pager and
providing holiday coverage with other members of team/program.
- QMHA preferred (Bachelor's degree in Behavioral Sciences field
or a combination of at least three year's work, education, training
or experience in chemical dependency or mental health
- Must be a self-identified person currently or formerly
receiving mental health services; or a self-identified person in
recovery from a substance use disorder, who meets the abstinence
requirements for recovery staff in alcohol and other drug treatment
programs; or a family member of an individual who is a current or
former recipient of addictions or mental health services. Person
must identify on the application or cover letter how they have
"lived" personal experience leading to an understanding of the
needs of persons with mental health & substance abuse issues.
- Must be certified by an Oregon State Addictions & Mental Health
approved training as Peer Specialist.
- Must meet CCC privileging requirements as required by
- Must have current CPR certification or obtain before start
- 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. Must pass an initial drivers
training within 60 days of being an approved driver and continued
recertification training. Must maintain vehicle insurance coverage
of a minimum of $100,000/$300,000 personal auto liability
- 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 beginning at 4 weeks per year.
Accrual increases with longevity.
- Amazing 403(b) Retirement Savings plan with an employer
- 10 paid Holidays PLUS 2 Personal Holidays to be used at the
- Comprehensive Medical, Vision, and Dental insurance
- Employer Paid Life, Short Term Disability, AND Long Term
- Sabbatical Program offering extended time off at years 7, 14
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with
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: abuse, domestic, family, forensic, mental,
mental health, msw, outpatient, rww, youth
Keywords: Central City Concern, Portland , Mental Health Counselor, Peer (ACT Team), Healthcare , Portland, Oregon
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