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Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare Counselor II or III, Corrections in Wilsonville, Oregon

Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare, one of the largest community behavioral health providers in the state of Oregon, delivers whole health care -- integrated mental health and addiction services, primary care and housing -- to support our communities. Our approach is recovery-oriented and trauma-informed. Cascadia hires innovative, compassionate and dedicated staff who are aligned with trauma-informed care and who are committed to working effectively with diverse community populations, and who are expected to strengthen such capacity if hired.

This is a full time position (40 hours/week) located at a correctional facility in SW Wilsonville. The schedule is Tuesday - Friday, 7:30am - 6:00pm.

The Counselor II or III provides addiction services to assigned clients, including assessment, development of treatment plans tailored to each client's needs, and individual and group therapy while supporting a trauma-informed care environment. With the high prevalence of trauma among individuals receiving addiction services, it is required the Counselor II or III understand the effects of trauma on health, coping, and other aspects of the lives of those we serve.

Essential Responsibilities:

This position description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, or working conditions associated with the position. Management reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties as necessary.

  • Assess client needs and participate in the development and implementation of treatment plans utilizing established treatment models.

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of treatment plans and recommend alternate strategies as necessary, and review the plan a minimum of every 30 days or as clinically indicated.

  • Provide individual and group therapy to clients, conduct family/support person sessions, and create relapse prevention and discharge plans.

  • Respect and honor client rights and responsibilities, and demonstrate professional boundaries and ethics at all times.

  • Document and maintain clinical records in a manner that assures compliance with all agency policies and procedures and local, state, and federal regulations.

  • Collaborate with internal and external resources to assure the best possible treatment for clients.

  • Adhere to Cascadia's and the Department of Corrections' (DOC) procedures, policies, and practices.

  • Demonstrate responsibility for safety of clients, staff and property

  • Understand and abide by federal regulation of Alcohol and Drug information, 42CFR Part 2 and HIPAA regulations for client confidentiality.

  • Participate in regular supervision, attend clinical case conferences and staff meetings to gain knowledge and communicate program and client needs

  • Participate in all scheduled staff meetings, supervision sessions, and other departmental and agency meetings.

  • Provide input on all relevant documentation and procedural requirements

  • Coordinate with other service providers (internally and externally) to coordinate continuity of care.

  • Adhere to mandatory abuse reporting laws and understand and abide by federal regulation of Alcohol and Drug information, 42CFR Part 2 and HIPAA regulations.

  • Complete annual employee training requirements on a timely basis as indicated in the licensing requirements for the facility as well as agency requirements. Attend seminars, training and other educational opportunities in order to develop professional skills and abilities.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • The Counselor II must be a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC); or must be at least a CADC applicant and eligible for a CADC I and obtain CADC within two years of applicant status.

  • It is preferred that the Counselor II have a CADCI or CADCII.

  • The Counselor III must have a Master's Degree in a behavioral science field from an accredited college or university. Demonstrate the competencies to become credentialed as a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) as outlined in the Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR). Certification must be current and in compliance with the OAR's.

  • In addition, the Counselor III must have an LPC, LMFT, or LCSW or be licensed within two years of the hire date; or must be at least a CADC applicant and eligible for a CADCI and obtain a CADC within two years of the date of hire.

  • It is preferred that the clinician already be a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and have a CADCI or CADCII.


  • Previous experience working with adults with co-occurring disorders and clients with a history of criminal justice involvement is required.

Specialized Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Understanding of strength-based case management philosophies and strategies

  • Understanding of trauma informed services

  • Ability to implement recovery model, motivational interviewing, and stages of change

  • Ability to operate computer hardware and software at a level needed to effectively perform job functions

  • Knowledge of accepted treatment practice

  • Ability to enter data and retrieve data and to prepare simple reports


Knowledge of DBT and Seeking Safety curriculum for men and women. While having a legal background does not automatically preclude working in a correctional facility, the successful applicant must pass a Department of Corrections background check.

The physical demands of this position will require the ability to perform the essential functions without compromising client care. For more inquiries about physical requirements or to request an accommodation, please contact

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any protected status. Cascadia is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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