Mental Health Counselor (Albany, Oregon)

Mental Health Counselor (Albany, Oregon)

02 May 2019

Mental Health Counselor (Albany, Oregon)

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Location: Albany, Oregon

Reports To: Clinical Supervisor

Status: Part-Time

At ABC House, our people are passionate about breaking the cycle of child abuse and neglect by supporting children as they find their voice, and helping children and families heal and thrive. Our core services include forensic medical exams and interviews to help identify child maltreatment, trauma counseling and family support services, and prevention and awareness education for the community. We envision a world in which every child has the opportunity to be happy, healthy and safe; parents and caregivers understand the impact of their actions on children; and our community actively and vocally stands up to child abuse and neglect. Join our team to help make a positive impact in a child’s life today!

ABC House offers a culture of respect, teamwork, integrity and pride as well as competitive wages based on experience.

Primary Responsibilities

This is a .5 FTE (20 hours/week) professional position providing mental health evaluation, therapy and consultation services. Specifically, this position will provide strengths-based and trauma focused mental health services for children and non-offending family members referred for concerns of physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, and exposure to domestic violence. Duties include but are not limited to:

• Provide mental health assessment, diagnosis and treatment of children referred for concerns of child maltreatment and other traumas. Provide family and/or group therapy to non-offending family members as needed.

• Provide case management for clients, including liaising with community partners such as law enforcement, the Department of Human Services and school personnel, as well as discharge and aftercare planning.

• Maintain client records according to organizational, state and federal guidelines, including billing information, client demographics and outcomes.

• Provide clinical support and consultation to other members of the child abuse multidisciplinary team as needed.

• Participate in regularly scheduled clinical consultation and communicates with supervisor on clinical issues relating to clients as needed.

• Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

• Master’s degree in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or other field that qualifies the candidate to be a licensed professional counselor, clinical social worker, psychologist or marriage and family therapist in the State of Oregon.

• Licensed mental health therapist, licensed marriage and family therapist, licensed clinical social worker.

• Minimum of two years’ experience at the QMHA or QMHP level (including internship and practicum experience) in an outpatient mental health facility, hospital, residential or day-treatment setting providing counseling services to children, adolescents and families, specifically with trauma informed practices.

• Experience delivering trauma-focused treatment modalities to children, such as TF-CBT, EMDR or PCIT, or willingness to receive training in trauma focused treatments.

• Strong ability to develop rapport with children and non-offending family members and flexibility to meet their needs.

• Knowledge of child abuse issues and laws preferred.

• Strong computer skills, including demonstrated experience with electronic health records, word processing and data entry.

• Ability both to work independently and as part of a collaborative, multidisciplinary team.

• Commitment to the Vision, Mission and Purpose of ABC House.

• Ability to pass criminal background and child abuse registry check.

Compensation: Dependent upon experience. Excellent benefits, including generous paid time off and the ability to participate in our retirement plan.

To apply: All qualified applicants interested in this position are encouraged to apply by emailing a resume, cover letter and list of three professional references to hr@abchouse.org. Please include “Mental Health Counselor” in the subject line. Position will remain open until filled. No calls please. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed; please be sure to include all three requirements.

ABC House is an equal opportunity employer committed to respectful, quality care to children and their non-offending family members from diverse racial, ethnic, religious, and nontraditional family forms. ABC House is a drug-free work place. Under the provisions of the Immigration and Reform Act of 1986, the candidate will be required to provide evidence of identity and eligibility for employment.

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