Mental Health & Addiction Counselor (QMHP/CADC) - $3,000 Hiring Bonus!

Central City Concern

Job Description


Central City Concern is an innovative nonprofit agency providing comprehensive services to single adults and families in the Portland metro area who are impacted by homelessness, poverty, and addictions. We hire people that are skilled and passionate to meet our mission through innovative outcome-based strategies which support personal and community transformation.

CCC’s Imani Center is seeking a Culturally Specific Mental Health & Addiction Counselor, QMHP & CADC

You may qualify for a $3,000 Hiring Bonus!

Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm. May include occasional evening hours to accommodate program needs.

The Culturally Specific Mental Health & Addiction Counselor, QMHP/CADC works as a member of a multi-disciplinary team that provides mental health and addictions outpatient treatment services to Black & African American individuals.

Imani offers a range of outreach-based, integrated, culturally specific services including mental health, substance use, and case management. The team works to address all treatment needs, including preventative services, crisis management, substance use treatment, medication management, physical health treatment, mental health treatment, accessing benefits and entitlements, and accessing appropriate and affordable housing.

All these services will promote & support emotional well-being, mental health, and healthy identity, in order to engage, maintain and successfully transition individuals in the Black & African American community into sustained recovery and self-sufficiency.

Responsibilities include:

  • Participate in culturally specific outreach efforts to engage prospective clients, including appointments, home visits, and community-based service
  • Develop relationships with organizations, providers, community leaders, and advocacy groups serving the Black & African American community.
  • Connect participants with culturally specific community services and supports.
  • Collect information regarding clients’ history through a combination of interviewing, records review, and consultation, after obtaining written consent.
  • Conduct and document Mental Health & Addiction Assessments, including mental status exam, DSM diagnosis, and clinical formulation.
  • Use a culturally sensitive lens to guide all aspects of service delivery, ensuring that the impact of socio-political & cultural factors is consistently considered.
  • Maintain client records and document as required by program standards and funding requirements including documentation of clinical interactions, behavioral health assessments & individual service plans.


  • Master's degree in a human services field and one year experience in mental health and must meet State guidelines for QMHP.
  • At a minimum, must meet state guidelines for QMHP and be licensed/certified with the appropriate board.
  • Must have a minimum of a CADC I, or be currently registered as a CADC-R with the appropriate Oregon board and able to meet the credentialing requirements for CADC I under the terms of the hiring agreement with Central City Concern. A CADC-R will be considered based on experience in the field and previous education hours.
  • Current CPR certification required or obtain before employment
  • Experience with culturally specific outpatient mental health services required.
  • Must have reliable access to transportation for regular outreach activities. If using a vehicle for agency use: 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; pass an initial drivers training within 60 days of being an approved driver and continued recertification training; and 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. This includes clearance by the DHS Background Check Unit.
  • Will be required to carry an agency cell phone for work use. A cell phone will be provided by Central City Concern.

Benefits at Central City Concern offered to our employees!

Central City Concern offers incredible benefits to our employees. We offer an extensive total rewards package to include base wages, medical, dental, vision, and voluntary plans. Central City Concern also takes employees’ financial wellness into consideration and provides a rich retirement match.

  • Generous paid time off plan beginning at 4 weeks of PTO accrual per year! Accrual amount/rate 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!
  • 11 paid Holidays + 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.

This description is intended to provide a snapshot of the work performed and is not designed to contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required for the position.

As an agency deeply rooted in recovery, part of our policy and commitment to a drug and alcohol-free workplace includes post-offer, and pre-employment drug screens. Please note we follow Federal Guidelines regarding prohibited substances, even for those legal at the state level.

CCC values and celebrates diversity in race, heritage, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, and disability. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and we prioritize active inclusion of diverse staff.

Central City Concern is a second-chance employer and complies with applicable laws regarding the 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)


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