Adolescent Family Counselor II Bilingual
Morrison Child and Family Services - Portland, OR

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April 24, 2013

Bilingual Adolescent and Family Counselor/Therapist II
Portland, Oregon
40 hours per week, Full Benefits

Residential Alcohol & Drug
RAD provides innovative treatment in a secure facility (Multnomah County Juvenile Justice Center) to help youth resolve issues around substance abuse.
  • Working with primarily Latino Populations
  • Bilingual in Spanish/English Required
  • Come Join the Latino Services Provider Group

When Applying Please Reference Job Code AFC-B-676
Please Follow Application Procedures

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Adolescent and Family Counselor II position is responsible for maintaining co-occurring disorder client caseload and providing family therapy per program policies and guidelines while utilizing best practices in alcohol and drug treatment and mental health services.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
  • Master’s degree in related field required.
  • CADC application required within 3 months of employment and licensing required within two years of employment.
  • Experience working with families is preferred.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish reading, writing, verbal required.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
  • Values working in a multicultural/diverse work environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with a broad variety of people including clients, staff, supervisors and management.
  • Bilingual ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing in both English and Spanish.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with agency staff and the community.
  • Ability to work with Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs issues.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and appropriate professional boundaries.
  • Ability to remain calm and emotionally available in an environment serving severely troubled youth.
  • Ability to exercise tact and discretion while working and interacting with others.
  • Knowledge of child and adolescent development, family systems, substance abuse and dependence, delinquency and related interventions.
  • Individual, group and family therapy skills required.
  • Effectively monitor safety and demonstrate group management skills and effectively de-escalate potentially chaotic or volatile situations.
  • Organizational and leadership skills required.
  • Ability to regularly attend scheduled shift, be punctual for scheduled shifts and meetings, and be in a condition suitable for assuming responsibilities of position.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
  • If driving for personal vehicle for work-related purposes, must have current driver’s license for state of residency, must provide auto liability insurance, and meet Morrison driving requirements. If driving personal vehicle 3 times a week or more (frequent driver) must have and maintain personal auto liability coverage at $100,000/$100,000 level. All drivers must be approved to drive for Morrison.
  • May involve irregular work hours, including some evenings and weekends, and including on call emergency phone coverage.
  • Must pass a criminal history check.

COMPENSATION: DOE

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
  • Email a cover letter and resume to jobs@morrisonkids.org and reference job code “AFC-B-676” in the subject line of your email and in your cover letter.
  • Alternative: Fax your cover letter/resume to Morrison Child and Family Services at (503)736-9759 and put “AFC-B-676” or on your cover letter.

To be considered for this position you must follow this application procedure and you must meet all position qualifications/requirements.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

Position Open Until Enough Qualified Applicants Have Responded

We strive to create a Diverse, Inclusive environment to better serve our clients.
We are an equal opportunity employer

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