Mental Health Associate - 3806

ColumbiaCare Services

Job Description

 

APPLY TODAY AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE MENTAL HEALTH FIELD!

 


What We Offer

Enjoy our many benefits and incentives including:

 

  • Affordable Medical/Dental/Vision plans
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Generous Vacation and Sick time
  • Whole Health & Wellness Reimbursement Program
  • Professional development and training opportunities
  • 100% Vested Retirement Plan w/ up to 6% Match
  • Holiday Pay (9)
  • Paid Personal Growth Hours
  • Paid Time Off for Mental Health
  • Company Paid Life Insurance
  • Spontaneous & Longevity Bonuses
  • Loan Forgiveness Program Eligibility
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) & Tobacco Cessation Program

 

For more details about our benefits, visit our website!

 

About the Job

We have an exciting opening for a Residential Associate position. The Residential Associate works as a member of a direct care team serving adults with serious mental illness. Primary responsibilities include supporting the development of life skills and therapeutic interventions, performing housekeeping, preparing meals, administering medication, and keeping accurate clinical documentation. If you have experience working as a Direct Support Professional (DSP), Qualified Mental Health Associate (QMHA), Residential Assistant (RA), Residential Counselor, Skills Trainer, or Caregiving for a client with behavioral health needs, then the Residential Associate position may be a great fit for you!

 

Work Schedule: Sunday through Wednesday, 7:00am - 5:30pm (Full Time, Day)

 

What You’ll Make

$20.00 - $22.00 per hour DOE/Credentials.

Additional 5% Language Differential offered for Bilingual or Multilingual candidates (Spanish/English desired).

 

About the Program

Alder Creek is a 6-bed licensed Residential Treatment Facility (RTF) located in Milwaukie, Oregon. The program serves 6 adults discharged from the Oregon State Hospital. Residential care and treatment are provided with the goal of preparing and enabling residents to transition back into their communities. Each resident enjoys their own room and access to two spacious common living areas. The home is surrounded on one side by an open field and farmland that give it a private, rural feel; yet it is very close to public transit, city services, and shopping.

 


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 Need

Must 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 training

If 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.

 


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 Us

ColumbiaCare 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.

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