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Personal Care Associate

Company: ColumbiaCare Services, Inc.
Location: Wilsonville
Posted on: July 2, 2024

Job Description:

APPLY TODAY AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE MENTAL HEALTH FIELD!What We OfferEnjoy our many benefits and incentives including: Affordable Medical/Dental/Vision plansFlexible Spending AccountGenerous Paid Time OffWhole Health & Wellness Reimbursement ProgramProfessional development and training opportunities100% Vested Retirement Plan w/ up to 6% MatchHoliday Pay (9)Paid Personal Growth HoursPaid Time Off for Mental HealthCompany Paid Life InsuranceSpontaneous & Longevity BonusesLoan Forgiveness Program EligibilityEmployee Assistance Program (EAP) & Tobacco Cessation ProgramVocational Training Program: Accelerated training path towards QMHA certification For more details about our benefits, visit our website! About the Job We have several exciting openings for mental health associates at different facilities in Clackamas County! We are hiring Residential Associates and Personal Care Associates (PCAs). These positions require that applicants have the ability to work as a member of a direct care team serving adults with serious mental illness; support the development of life skills and therapeutic interventions; keep accurate clinical documentation; and provide housekeeping, meal preparation, and medication administration.If you have experience working as a Direct Support Professional (DSP), Residential Assistant (RA), Residential Counselor, Skills Trainer, or Caregiving for a client experiencing severe mental illness (e.g. memory care in an Assisted Living Facility), then any of these positions may be a good fit for you! Vocational Training ProgramPersons 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 Schedule: Day, Swing, and Night shifts available up to Full Time (TBD in interview) What You'll Make$19.00 - $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 Residential Treatment Homes and Residential Treatment Facilities in Wilsonville and Milwaukie, Oregon. See more information on our programs and services on our website.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 NeedPersonal Care AssociateCaregiving and/or mental health experience (personal or professional) is preferred.A dedication to the well-being of each client and helping them meet their Activities of Daily Living (ADL). OR Residential AssociateMust 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 trainingIf 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 UsColumbiaCare 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.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/protected veteransCompensation details: 19-22 Hourly WagePIac2c6f01c912-25660-28913253

Keywords: ColumbiaCare Services, Inc., Portland , Personal Care Associate, Other , Wilsonville, Oregon

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