Location: Lake Oswego, OR
Salary: $40,000-$45,000 DOE
About New Avenues for Youth:
New Avenues is a social services agency working in partnership with the Portland area community to provide homeless, foster-care, and at-risk youth of all backgrounds with the resources and skills needed to lead healthy, productive lives. We are a diverse non-profit organization in our 20th year serving youth.
Our Commitment to Equity:
New Avenues for Youth imagines a community where all young people thrive and experience health, well-being, and a self-determined home. Historical inequities and intersecting forms of oppression such as racism, poverty, adultism, sexism, homophobia, and ableism, among others contribute to marginalization and exploitation of youth. We believe, to redress youth homelessness and housing instability we must challenge and dismantle racism and other forms of oppression and build relationships within our communities that advance equity.
At New Avenues, advancing equity is an ongoing commitment without closure. We remain open-minded and presume best intentions, knowing that discomfort and conflict are inevitable. We take risks and make and learn from our mistakes. We seek multiple perspectives, strive for transparency, remain humble, and resist the urge to silence hard truths.
The QMHP-Clinical Case Manager provides mental health support and care coordination services for youth ages 9-20 who are in residential care at New Avenues Robinswood facility. Support services include assessment, crisis & mental health counselling, skills group facilitation, clinical documentation, and routine consultation with the Youth Villages Intercept team, the facility’s staff, and other outside providers. This individual also works with the Robinswood management team and peer QMHPs to review intake materials for foster youth handling intake on-site which includes an overview of program rules and inventory of meds, personal items, and safety plan, or education plan details. The QMHP-Clinical Case Manager also collaborates with youth and schools or on-site instructors to ensure that all clients are engaging in meaningful educational experiences while staying at Robinswood.
Education & Experience:
- Must meet minimum Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) criteria for QMHP designation
- Prior experience and skill building with youth
- A minimum two years of experience providing mental health counseling for youth
- Experience conducting mental health and behavioral assessments
- Experience with crisis intervention, including training on non-violent de-escalation and hands on intervention ( CPI or similar intervention training)
Skills & Knowledge:
- Demonstrated expertise in Trauma Informed Care, Collaborative Problems Solving, and Advanced Youth Development
- Demonstrated aptitude for clinical documentation and record keeping
- Prior knowledge and experience working with Department of Human Services and/or foster care providers
- Desire to work with multicultural staff and youth
- Bilingual English/Spanish speaking a plus
New Avenues for Youth offers a very generous benefits package. To apply, send your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to include where you came across this opportunity in your response. You can learn more about New Avenues by visiting our website at http://www.newavenues.org/contact-us/employment-opportunities. New Avenues for Youth is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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