About the Job: Join a counseling team dedicated to person-centered, trauma informed principles, and lead the Levantar program, which provides culturally and linguistically tailored outpatient mental health care for all Latinx in need, regardless of ability to pay. This position provides direct service, communicates extensively with community partners, and works collaboratively with management to ensure compassionate, professional care. There is a reasonable caseload with a supportive office staff to assist with billing and paperwork, flexible scheduling, great benefits, regular clinical supervision and educational opportunities, and work in the company of passionate, caring, diverse, and fun colleagues. Bilingual in Spanish and fluency in Latinx cultural background and issues required.
About Us: The Northwest Catholic Counseling Center (NCC) is a women-founded and led, family-friendly, warm and welcoming workplace. We are a completely independent nonprofit, community mental health center providing counseling and psycho-educational workshops to anyone, regardless of financial resources, faith, sexual orientation or identity, lived experience, or background. Rooted in social justice, NCC believes everyone has a right to quality health care and has a generous sliding scale ensuring no one is turned away because of an inability to pay. NCC is committed to these ideals and making them visible in daily operations.
For detailed information see: https://www.nwcounseling.org/job-openings/
Classification: Full-time, 40 hours/week; Exempt
Compensation: $54,000-$60,000/annually, DOE. Generous benefits valued at $21K ($15K pre-tax) including paid vacation, sick, holidays; 403(b) retirement with employer contribution; 100% employer paid medical and dental coverage; 100% employer paid short- and long-term disability insurance; paid license; in-house clinical supervision; mental health and education benefit.
Reports to: Clinical Director
Location: Northeast Portland, Oregon
Closing Date: September 30, 2021. Applicants encouraged to apply early as review will begin immediately
Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Maintain approximately 20 hours of direct counseling per week and offering early evening hours three days of the week
- Provide consultation, assessment, and diagnosis for all clients
- Maintain accurate and current client records and request authorizations as needed
- Participate in clinical supervision
- Document clinical best practices for the Latinx population, working with Pacific University or other educational partners as needed
- Adhere to professional practices for Mental Health Professionals
- Represent the program and agency to the partners and the general public, particularly those interested in Levantar
- Investigate and assist in implementing effective tools for outreach and education to the Latinx population, including workshops, groups, meetings, fact sheets, or handbooks
- Assist in developing new funding partners or opportunities for the program
- Participate in staff meetings and organizational committees as appointed
Training and Qualifications:
- Bilingual in Spanish and fluency in Latinx cultural background and issues
- Master’s degree in counseling required. Oregon mental health license preferred.
- One to two years counseling experience
NCC is committed to being an inclusive, welcoming, and diverse space and is committed to ending oppression. Staff members will share these values and commitment. NCC does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, social economic status, or military status in any of its activities or operations.
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