Supportive Housing Associate - Orchard Home & Swing Lane (Medford)Oregon, Medford-ashland Medford-ashland USA
We offer a retention bonus of $250 after 6 months of continuous employment and $500 after 1 year of continuous employment. Applies to regular FT employees, pro-rated for part-time.
ColumbiaCare is a non-profit, behavioral health and Veterans service agency offering a full spectrum of programming to help people get better. We are more than a company. We are a diverse team of individuals who are in the business of changing people's lives. We specialize in providing outpatient services, residential treatment programs, mental health housing, and other supports in beautiful and therapeutic service settings. We promote the whole health and wellbeing of the individuals and communities we serve. We value and honor diversity in all forms, including but not limited to race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, nationality, spirituality, Veterans, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. We welcome persons from historically underrepresented groups to apply. We seek applicants who can demonstrate experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and who will contribute to our mission, vision, and core values.
About the Program
Orchard Home is a non-licensed, furnished transitional housing program located in Medford, OR intended to serve up to Jackson Care Connect Members who need extra supports for ongoing stabilization. Orchard is perfectly suited to be a step between Springbrook Crisis Respite Center and more permanent, independent housing. Clients of Orchard Home will have a maximum stay of up to 60 days, with case-by-case consideration of extensions where needed and appropriate. Staff will be on-site during the day, 7 days a week, to ensure client stability and to provide supports as needed.
About the Position
We have a Part-Time opening for the Supportive Housing Associate position at our Orchard Home program in Medford, OR. If you have experience working as a Direct Support Professional (DSP), Residential Assistant (RA), Residential Counselor, Skills Trainer, or Caregiving for a client experiencing severe mental illness, then this position might be a good fit for you.
Swing Lane: Tuesday, 8:00am-12:00pm (Sleep onsite)
Orchard Home: Saturday & Sunday, 8:00am-5:00pm
This position provides a flexible range of supportive assistance services in accordance with a plan that enables individuals suffering from severe and persistent mental illness to maintain a residence, encourages the use of existing natural supports, and fosters involvement in social and community activities. Assistance with activities of daily living such as personal hygiene; medication administration; nutritional guidance; accessing community resources; preparing a daily schedule of appointments providing coordination of transportation; maintenance of clean, sanitary and safe living conditions; assistance with completing housing applications and move-in arrangements; and coordinating with property management team regarding reasonable accommodations and possible ADA modifications, etc. In addition, you will receive crisis de-escalation training, which requires performing various physical, hands-on maneuvers and techniques.
MUST be QMHA Certified through Mental Health & Addictions Certification Board of Oregon (MHACBO)
MEET eligibility qualifications to register with MHACBO
State of Oregon QMHA credentials criteria:
a) Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science: Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, or Human Development;
b) OR minimum 6,000 hours verifiable mental health experience working with Severe Persistent Mental Illness population in a supervised social service setting;
c) OR equivalent combination of behavioral science education in addition to satisfactory supplemental mental health experience and training
Successful applicants MUST also have a valid Oregon driver’s license, maintain a safe driving record, and the ability to pass a DHS criminal background check.
Pay & Benefits
Starting at $15.00 per hour/DOE and QMHA credentials. ColumbiaCare offers a comprehensive benefits package for part-time employees. Medical/Dental/Vision coverage for employees working 30 hours a week. All Part-Time/On-Call hourly employees receive time and a half when working a holiday and are eligible to receive up to 5 days of sick time and up to 12 days of vacation per year (accruals earned are based on hours worked). Wellness Benefit of up to $400 per year (prorated based on FTE). Our organization is qualified for federal student aid public service loan forgiveness program.For more information about our employment benefits, please visit our Career Page at www.columbiacare.org/careercenter.
We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer; therefore, we invite individuals from all walks of life to apply. We strive to deliver equitable employment best practices and opportunities for all, from recruitment, to interviewing and hiring, to our retention activities, promotions, and training and growth opportunities. We give priority to applicants who qualify under protected Veteran status.
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