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Milieu Counselor I - Sunnyside Medical Center
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  Job posted:   Thu May 17, 2018
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Milieu Counselor I - Sunnyside Medical Center
To provide high quality patient care within an adult residential treatment milieu for patients with substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health disorders.

Essential Functions:

+ PATIENT CONTACT:Actively participates therapeutically in the community in order to engage patients in treatment. Provides physical, emotional, and protective care for patients consistent with treatment planning in both structured and unstructured patient activities/settings. Demonstrate an attitude of acceptance of diversity with staff and patients. Attend, participates, and communicates with treatment team and other team meetings regarding patient interactions, observations, and changes in patient status. Facilitates, assists and provides support with assigned patient supports/activities (e.g. patient admissions/discharges, group facilitation, collection of urine drug screens, safety checks, patient orientations, admissions, transfers, discharge, meals, laundry, nursing care, mail distribution, meetings on the unit, etc.). Greets and monitors patient visitors to the unit. Escorts patients to off site meetings or appointments as needed.

+ DOCUMENTATION:Assures appropriate documentation in patient record for important behavioral observations/interactions related to successful progress in treatment. Documents in patient log significant issues for smooth transition between shifts. Informs staff of missing and/or needed documentation in patient record.

+ TEAM MEMBER:Acts as an active team member providing and supporting patient care. Contributes and carries out individualized treatment plans. Attends and participates in unit meetings. Provides coverage for the unit as scheduled and as needed for uninterrupted patient care. Actively participates and involves self with supervision. Works collaboratively with staff with minimal conflict. Able to resolve conflicts with patients and staff. Able to use effective communication skills with team and patients/families. Assist nursing staff as needed. Perform other unit duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:


+ Two (2) years of experience within residential treatment facility treating adults and families, mental health, or addictions treatment setting.


+ Associate's degree or an Oregon CADC (Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor) license.

License, Certification, Registration

+ Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers required within 30 days of hire/transfer.

+ National Provider Identifier (NPI) required prior to employment start date.

Additional Requirements:

+ Understands and explains counseling skills and the therapeutic intentionality of basic counseling practice and the recovery/treatment process for adults and families.

+ Able to describe and demonstrate reflective listening.

+ Demonstrate an understanding of, and explain basic group dynamics, facilitation skills, conflict diffusion, and how to use those skills.

+ Experience or demonstrated ability to provide education groups.

+ Demonstrate and describe effective patient observation and assessment skills, interpersonal skills, a non-judgmental and compassionate approach to patient care, problems solving skills, empathy, and professional boundary-setting abilities.

+ Working knowledge of best practices in mental health and/or addictions treatment.

+ Knowledge of the community-based support groups.

+ Thorough and working knowledge of professional ethics (including but not limited to roles, values, dual relationships, undue influence, and boundaries) and the legal requirements for abuse reporting.

+ Aware of the cultural and psychological influences on the counseling process.

+ Working knowledge of universal precautions of body fluids.

+ Awareness of the accepted practice protocols (including charting protocols) and other professional behaviors for addiction and mental health counselors.

+ Demonstrates customer-focused service skills.

+ Excellent communication and problem solving skills.

+ Able to facilitate and learn mental health and alcohol and drug curriculum.

Preferred Qualifications:

+ Three (3) years of experience within residential treatment facility treating adults and families with co-occurring disorders.

+ Experience in providing mental health and substance abuse consultation.

+ Ability to describe and demonstrate a basic understanding of CBT and DBT therapies.

+ Understands role as mandatory reporter for neglect, sexual and physical abuse.

+ Working knowledge of universal precautions of body fluids.

+ Aware of state requirements for licensing residential co-occurring treatment programs.

+ Ability to use appropriate procedural/testing equipment.

+ Comfortable interfacing with large provider and support staff groups.

+ Previous computer experience with electronic medical records.


TITLE: Milieu Counselor I - Sunnyside Medical Center

LOCATION: Clackamas, Oregon


External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.

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