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Overdose Prevention & Aftercare Specialist, QMHP

Company: Central City Concern
Location: Portland
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Since 1979, the Portland community has trusted Central City Concern (CCC) to help people create meaningful, long-term change. Every year, we serve more than 13,000 people experiencing or at risk of homelessness with affordable and supportive housing, person-centered health care, addiction recovery and employment assistance. By providing health care, housing and jobs, CCC is ending homelessness in Portland and helping people achieve their highest potential.

CCC is seeking an Overdose Prevention & Aftercare Specialist (QMHP) to join our growing team!

Schedule: Monday - Friday, 9am - 6pm.

The Overdose Prevention & Aftercare Specialist is part of a multidisciplinary team providing care coordination, compassionate interventions, and support to clients at elevated risk of opioid overdose, leveraging harm reduction principles and trauma-informed, evidence-based practice. Key responsibilities include providing crisis intervention, providing outreach and initial engagement, conducting needs assessments, facilitating interdisciplinary case conferences, and facilitating service engagement through face-to-face outreach and phone contact.

Duties to Include:

Provide same-day and next-day outreach, engagement, and brief solution-focused crisis interventions to CCC clients who have experienced an opioid overdose.
Participate in referral review and prioritization of CCC clients identified as at risk of opioid overdose.
Support the proactive identification of eligible clients through review of incident reporting data, Collective records, medical records, and other resources.
Collect information regarding clients' history through a combination of interviewing, records review, and consultation, after obtaining written consent.
Facilitate the development of interdisciplinary, cross-departmental care plans, including client, clinical care team members, and Housing and Supportive Housing care team members in the process.
Facilitate interdisciplinary case conferences, including clinical care team members and Housing and Supportive Housing care team members.
Leverage systems knowledge and care pathways to support clients in rapidly accessing withdrawal management, outpatient therapy, medication-assisted treatment, primary care, and other services as indicated.
Participate in outreach activities necessary to offer services and engage participation in a non-coercive manner. Escort clients to meetings and appointments as necessary.
Provide follow-along monitoring of clients following intervention, and support re-engagement in overdose prevention and other services as appropriate.
Participate in the development of care pathways, access improvement strategies, and other service design activities.
Collaborate with health plans to ensure that clients are able to access available benefits and supports.
Collaborate with residential facilities, subacute facilities, and hospitals to support admission planning, care delivery, and discharge planning. Provide services to clients while admitted to inpatient facilities as needed.
Create and deliver opioid safety and harm reduction training, education, and technical assistance to CCC staff, teams, and leaders across our continuum of services, using a variety of instructional techniques such as didactic lecture, role playing, experiential learning, team exercises, group discussions, and multi-media.


Master's degree in a human services field and one year experience in mental health. Experience with severe mental illness (SMI) preferred. Must meet State guidelines for QMHP.
Three years of experience providing care coordination, case management, or other services to an under-served adult population experiencing mental illness, substance abuse, and/or houselessness, including at least two years of postgraduate or post-BSN experience.
Must have CPR training and certification before start date.
Experience working with dually-diagnosed individuals preferred.
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 coverage.
Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, TB Test, and background check.

Central City Concern offers an incredible benefits package to our employees!

Generous paid time off plan beginning at 4 weeks per year at the time of hire. Accrual increases with longevity.
Amazing 403(b) Retirement Savings plan with an employer match of 4.25% in your 1st year, 6% in the 2nd year, and 8% in your 3rd year!
10 paid Holidays PLUS 2 Personal Holidays to be used at the employee's discretion.
Comprehensive Medical, Vision, and Dental insurance coverage.
Employer Paid Life, Short Term Disability, AND Long Term Disability Insurance!
Sabbatical Program offering extended time off at years 7, 14 and 21.

Central City Concern is a second chance employer and complies with applicable laws regarding consideration of criminal background for employment purposes. Government regulations, contractual requirements, or the duties of this particular job may require CCC to conduct a background check and take appropriate action to address prior criminal convictions.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

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, advocate, casework, clinical, domestic, field, lmsw, mental, sickle, women

Keywords: Central City Concern, Portland , Overdose Prevention & Aftercare Specialist, QMHP, Other , Portland, Oregon

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