Licensed Afro-Centric Mental Health & Addictions Counselor
Oregon Health and Science University
Location: Portland, Oregon
Internal Number: 18694
The appointee shall provide services as assigned by the supervisor in furtherance of the university's missions and goals of teaching, research, patient care, outreach and public service.
Provide direct mental health and addictions clinical services in a culturally-competent manner to outpatient clients by providing evaluation, individual, group, family counseling, case management and timely documentation of clinical services consistent with program standards and relevant OARs. Provide services as assigned by the supervisor in furtherance of the university's missions and goals of teaching, research, patient care, outreach and public service. Experience with both adults and adolescents is preferred.
Function/Duties of Position
Provide direct clinical services to program clients including evaluation, individual, group, family counseling, case management and documentation of clinical services consistent with program standards and relevant OARs. Services provided will reflect cultural competence and knowledge of evidenced based practices regarding the clients and their clinical concerns.
Collaborate with other clinical staff, including medical providers, to ensure that clients receive appropriate and coordinated care.
Provide mentoring and clinical supervision of student interns and students, as needed.
Attend and participate in weekly staff meetings and case consultation meetings
Must meet qualifications as a LPC, LMFT or LCSW
Must have a Master's degree in social work, counseling, psychology or another related behavioral health discipline.
Must demonstrate the ability to conduct an assessment, including identifying precipitating events, gathering histories of mental and physical health, substance use, past mental health services and criminal justice contacts, assessing family, cultural, social and work relationships, and conducting a mental status examination, complete a five-axis DSM diagnosis, write and supervise the implementation of a Service Plan and provide individual, family or group therapy within the scope of their training.
Must have demonstrated knowledge and skill in providing evidence-based treatment of mental health and addictive disorders.
Must have cultural competence in working with the African and African-American communities, as demonstrated by the following:
In-depth knowledge of impact of African-American history on African-American culture and psychology;
Ability to work clinically with issues of systematic oppression, racism and discrimination, including teaching clients a comprehensive skill set to deal with these concerns;
Ability to assist clients in developing a healthy African or African-American identity;
Two plus years of working with African-Americans and/or Africans; and
Five or more years of experience of immersion in African-American culture.
For treatment staff holding certification in addiction counseling, qualifications for the certificate must have included at least:
750 hours of supervised experience in substance use counseling
150 contact hours of education and training in substance use related subjects; and
Successful completion of a written objective examination or portfolio review by the certifying body.
For treatment staff holding a health or allied provider license, the license or registration must have been issued by one of the following state bodies and have at least 60 contact hours of academic or continuing professional education in substance use disorders treatment:
Board of Medical Examiners
Board of Psychologist Examiners
Board of Licensed Social Workers
Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists
Board of Nursing
All are welcome
Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or firstname.lastname@example.org. As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
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