WorkSource Oregon Safety Specialist (Security) in Portland, Oregon

THE COMPANY -Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare ( is a major nonprofit provider of behavioral health services in the state of Oregon. Cascadia is a Recovery-oriented, trauma-informed service provider for persons with mental health and addiction challenges. Cascadia is a consumer-involved, consumer-engaged, and consumer-driven organization. Cascadia furthermore seeks to increase its trauma-sensitive services. The heart of Cascadia is her people - the people we serve, our coworkers, and our community partners. . THE POSITION- One on-call position available. This position requires the ability to effectively communicate verbally in de-escalating clients in crisis. Professional experience in behavioral health settings a plus. A Successful candidate for this position is required to have current Oregon State Department of Public Safety Standards and Training, (DPSST) certification as an Unarmed Security Professional. Upon hire if the employee is not already DPSST certified Cascadia will reimburse candidate for successful completion of DPSST certification. The candidate must have a general understanding of cultural differences and have a strong appreciation of and respect for other cultures and attitudes. Prior safety/security experience is preferred. The Safety Specialist is responsible for all aspects of client, staff, building, and property safety and security. Duties include: - Performing regular safety checks in and around the facility. - Assisting staff and clients with reasonable requests for assistance. - Working with staff to assist clients who are engaging in any disruptive behavior. - Responsible for all building evacuations and control during fire alarms or other emergency situations requiring building evacuation. - Directly assisting with any emergency response to the facility by the police bureau, fire department, or other emergency responders. - Writing clear, concise, complete and timely reports as required. . BENEFITS Cascadia provides medical, dental, a Paid Time Off package (PTO), short term disability, long term disability, life Insurance, and a Vision Service Plan (VSP). Most Benefits are available to all Regular, Full time employees. Benefits are pro-rated for all employees working less than 40 hours per week and more than 20 hours. Some benefits are available to all employees regardless of FTE (403b Retirement Plan, EAP Services, 24 hour Fitness, Supplemental options). Cascadia welcomes candidates whose experience and knowledge has equipped them to contribute to our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard t