Intervention Coordinator
Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare, Inc - Portland, OR

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The incumbent must have a high school diploma, GED or equivalent, B.A. or B.S. preferred.

The job incumbent must have knowledge of urban youth issues, specifically youth violence along with a demonstrated commitment to working with youth (ages 14-24). A minimum of 2-3 years' experience working with at risk youth (ages 14- 24) is required. A minimum of 1 year case management experience is strongly preferred.

The incumbent must be able to demonstrate strong, interpersonal, clinical, and organizational skills. This position requires a balance in ability to work independently as well as work collaboratively within a team. The job incumbent must have strong written and verbal communication skills and possess the ability to communicate effectively with staff members, clients, vendors and the public.

The incumbent must have a valid driver's license, three year driving history; clean driving record, ability to pass Driver Motor Vehicle (DMV) check and complete the Cascadia online Defensive Driving course.

The job incumbent must be able to operate computer hardware and software (including EMR software) at a level needed to effectively perform job functions. This includes the ability to enter data and retrieve data and to prepare simple reports.

The job incumbent must have a general understanding of cultural differences and have a strong appreciation of and respect for other cultures and diversity. The incumbent must demonstrate cultural competent practices and understanding of how culture influences and impacts behavioral health services. The job incumbent must represent the company effectively in a variety of settings and with diverse communities.

Work Schedule and Job Description:
This position is located in NE Portland and will be supervised by Cascadia's hiring Psychiatrist and Program Manager for Healing Hurt People.

The work schedule for this position is Sunday - Thursday, 9:00am - 5:30 pm.

General Statement of Responsibilities:

This position is responsible for the provision of intensive case management and mentoring services provided by a youth violence prevention/intervention program that offers peer-based bedside visits and intensive follow-up services to youth who have been hospitalized for violent injuries. Specifically, Cascadia's Healing Hurt People (HHP) program will work directly with young males of color between the ages of 10-25 who have suffered a penetrating trauma in North and Northeast Portland and who might have become entangled with the law as a consequence. HHP will employ a peer model (a person with lived experience of violence and trauma) to work directly with these young males and assist them with exploring different alternatives to acting out violently. Multiple studies have shown the peer model to be effective in facilitating change and thereby preventing further perpetuation of violence. The Peer Intervention Coordinator/Specialist is critical to ultimate success of this program and it is critical that anyone assuming this position has personal experience with violence as it may or may not interface with the criminal judicial system.

Essential Responsibilities:

1. Provide intensive case management, mentoring and advocacy to youth involved in violence, including but not limited to youth who are hospitalized for gunshot wounds and other forms of violent injuries;
2. Provide client referrals to community service providers; work collaboratively with community service providers, including client referrals.
3. Facilitate youth support groups;
4. Provide support to family and friends of youth; maintain intensive follow-up contact with clients, family, friends and service providers through home visits and telephone contact;
5. Respects and honors client rights and responsibilities and demonstrates professional boundaries and ethics;
6. Maintains accurate and timely documentation as required associated with contractual, regulatory and agency standards. This includes documentation associated with client contacts, consultation, treatment strategies, tracking of referents, etc.;
7. Coordinates with other internal and external service providers;
8. Represent HHP to public officials, community leaders, etc. on strategies to prevent gun violence and improve services to youth;
9. Participate in violence prevention efforts with other providers as assigned
10. Bi-weekly case reviews

Secondary Responsibilities:

1. Completes annual employee training requirements on a timely basis as indicated in the as agency requirements. Attend seminars, training and other educational opportunities in order to develop professional skills and abilities.
2. Adhere to generally accepted treatment standards, departmental rules, company policies and terms and conditions of contracts or grants;
3. Participate in all scheduled staff meetings, supervision sessions, and other departmental and agency meetings
4. Perform other duties as assigned.


The job incumbent must have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build trust and respect among clients and their support system, co-workers and community partners. Most internal contacts involve exchanging information requiring courtesy, timeliness and tact. Contacts with clients require a high degree of sensitivity in order to understand the client's position and to respond appropriately. In addition to being sensitive, client contacts involve the ability to influence or motivate the client to take look at both short and long term effects of their choices and assist them in moving toward actions that are in their long term best interest as agreed on with the client. Contacts with outside referents need to be timely and complete.

Decision Making:

This position is responsible for identifying and prioritizing goals and identifying resources to meet those goals. Most decisions are guided by generally accepted practices. The job incumbent must have the ability to make sound decisions in a timely manner. This position works independently but major decisions or recommendations or those that deviate from the norm are reviewed/ approved by more experienced staff members or the supervisor prior to taking action.


This position has no specific supervisory responsibility. However, the job incumbent is expected to serve as a role model for providing guidance, training and support to other staff members.

Sphere of Influence:

The Intervention Coordinator is responsible for working accurately and prudently to control costs and to maintain acceptable levels of service. Protecting or conserving physical assets and supplies and remaining alert to opportunities to reduce costs without sacrificing services are expected.

Mental Demands:

There will be need for a high degree of time management, and prioritizing skills, due to fluctuating program needs. This position requires exercising sound judgment while working with large caseloads or particularly difficult case loads. Decision-making often takes place in moderate to high stress situations where the client may be experiencing a crisis. Workloads may be compressed due to time restraints and other situational factors.

Work Environment:

Work is performed in an office environment and in the community and will involve weekly travel to various locations throughout the community. The majority of work is expected to occur during normal business hours, but may require occasional weekend or evening hours. There is low to moderate risk of personal injury or illness related to client behavior or environment.

Physical Demands:

Activities which support client and community outreach, including frequent car travel, meetings in facilities other than primary office, and office related duties such as computer and telephone use for communication.

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