Residential Counselor, Outpatient Counselor (Central Oregon)

Residential Counselor, Outpatient Counselor (Central Oregon)

02 May 2020

Residential Counselor, Outpatient Counselor (Central Oregon)

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Rimrock Trails

Our mission is to provide comprehensive, evidence-based treatment services to improve the lives of adolescents, young adults and families affected by substance use and mental health problems. We create a foundation for healing, strengthen family connections, and offer hope for a brighter future.

You’ll play a key role in accomplishing these values by:

● Delivering quality clinical treatment services that are responsive to individual needs, reflective of current research, and evidence based practice.

● Supporting clients in achieving successful completion from treatment.

● Maintaining an expected caseload of 8 clients.

● Providing treatment in compliance with ethical standards and OARs.

● Maintaining a therapeutic environment in which staff works with one another to determine the optimal clinical approach.

● Serving as a representative of the Rimrock Trails mission, on and off the work site.

Residential Counselor Responsibilities include:

● Establishing and modeling a helping relationship with the client characterized by warmth, respect, authenticity, concreteness, and empathy.

● Conducting biopsychosocial, ASAM assessments.

● Understanding the established diagnostic placement criteria for substance use disorders, and implement treatment modalities within the continuum of care.

● Tailoring helping strategies to the client’s stage of dependence and change.

● Recognizing substance use disorders mimic a variety of medical and mental health conditions, and for these conditions to coexist with addiction and substance abuse.

● Engaging in an interdisciplinary approach to addiction treatment.

● Utilizing a variety of models for the treatment of addiction and other problems related to substance use in a culturally competent way.

● Fashioning interventions according to established goals in the treatment plan that are developed collaboratively with the client. Review progress on a weekly basis.

● Providing weekly individual therapy sessions, family therapy sessions, with check-ins throughout the week.

● Recognizing the importance of family, social networks, and community systems in the treatment and recovery process.

● Providing daily group therapy.

● Utilizing Feedback Informed Treatment (FIT) with 85% of caseload as a means to increase engagement, improve client outcomes, and promote therapist effectiveness.

● Utilizing Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) as a method for understanding behavior challenges in a compassionate, accurate and non-adversarial way.

● Supporting ongoing structure of the milieu by actively engaging with clients as a part of the therapeutic process to achieve treatment goals.

● Utilizing moment-in-time interventions to address the need of individuals, or groups of individuals, within the milieu.

● Demonstrating appropriate physical and emotional boundaries.

● Assisting clients with self-administration of medications according to agency policies and procedures.

● Transporting and providing direct supervision to residents during off-campus appointments and activities.

● Attending all required trainings and acquire education hours needed to uphold certification/licensure.

● Meeting regularly with the Clinical Supervisor per current OARs, developing a learning plan as necessary.

● And much more.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree or higher and paid experience in a related field.

• Must be knowledgeable of and/or had experience with the utilization of evidenced based practices and co-occurring disorders.

• Must hold CADC I certification or higher (CADC2 preferred) or eligible to obtain within 2 years of hire.

• Effective communication, organization and ability to work as a member of a team are essential skills.

• Maintain current certification in First Aid and CPR.

• Maintain current Oregon Food Handler’s Card.

Expectations of Rimrock Counselors:

• Maintain confidentiality of all written, verbal, and electronic communication.

• Represent Rimrock Trails in a professional manner.

• Work effectively with others.

• Maintain client confidentiality in accordance with Federal and State laws, agency policies and procedures, as well as all HIPPA regulations.

• Adhere to code of ethics.

• Uphold the agency mission and values.

• Consult with Program Director regarding any potential ethical dilemma.

• Maintain clear and consistent therapeutic boundaries with self, co-workers, and clients.

• Work within the clinical scope of one’s personal training, education, experience, and job expectation.

• Demonstrate care for equipment, buildings, and all other agency resources.

• Remain flexible with scheduling.

• Work holidays and weekends, as needed.

• The Primary Counselor must negotiate the conflicting demands

Conflicting Demands of providing evidenced-based treatment, supervising clients in the milieu, and completing the required professional documentation for the provision of services. The Primary Counselor must also prioritize client safety in working to: maintain stability within the group, provide strong coordination of services, assert continuing care, and respond to outside requests for records.

Multiple Locations

Residential Counselor – Full Time Prineville, OR

Outpatient Counselor –Bend (Part Time), Redmond (Part Time) and Prineville (Part Time & Full Time an offers group support to residential program). Part-time/ Per Diem Covering Bend, Prineville, Redmond ( $25 - 30/ hour)

Apply Today! - Be sure to indicate which location/role you are interested in.

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