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Assessment Counselor - Full Time

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Assessment Counselor - Full Time

Job Code:  240939
Facility: Cedar Hills Hospital
Location: PORTLAND, OR US Western
Region: Western
Travel Involved: 0-10%
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level: 
Minimum Education Required: Master's Degree 
Skills: Health Care -> Patient Admissions
Category: Healthcare - Rehabilitation
FTE: 1.0
Position Summary:

Cedar Hills Hospital - located just 15 minutes from downtown Portland - is an 89-bed, free-standing psychiatric hospital specializing in mental health and substance use care that allows our patients to take the first step to recovery. We provide a wide range of services and programs that offer evidence-based treatment proven to have positive outcomes for our patients. Our inpatient and outpatient services offer supportive and compassionate care through specialty programs that are tailored to meet the needs of our patients.

The Inpatient Assessment Counselor oversees the assessment, referral and admission activities during the assigned shift. Candidates’ responsibilities include: providing telephonic and in person risk assessment and crisis intervention; initial contact with referral sources and potential patients; coordinating the referral and intake process, determining the appropriate level of care and maintaining all associated communications. Counselors also complete admission pre-certifications.

Our benefit package includes:
Competitive wage that starts at $23.00 per hour plus $3.00 shift differential, but increases depending on experience.
Generous PTO (Paid Time Off) accruals (dependent on PT or FT eligibility), Health, dental, and vision insurance (eligibility requires FT status).

Education: Master's degree in Counseling/Social Work/Psychology or other related field.

Licensure: Not required.

Experience: One (1) year of related experience, with knowledge of psychiatric patient care techniques with understanding of mental illness, preferred. Minimally two or more years of experience in intake assessment activities within a mental health setting preferred.

Additional Requirements: Working knowledge of the DSM-IV, DSM V and the Mental Status Exam, as well as ASAM. Working knowledge of the Addiction and Recovery field. Ability to multi-task in a fast pace office arranging for admission of patients, including alerting the business office staff to begin the verification of benefits, initiating calls to physicians and other related tasks as directed by the Case Manager.

Training: Successful completion of CPR certification, Company provided training including Crisis Management and Service Excellence training must occur within 90 days of employment.

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