ACT RN Case Manager – Central City Concern

Description

Open Until Filled (Seniority Bid 7/06/22)

Since 1979, the Portland community has trusted Central City Concern (CCC) to help people create meaningful, long-term change. Every year, we serve more than 13,000 people experiencing or at risk of homelessness with affordable and supportive housing, person-centered health care, addiction recovery and employment assistance. By providing health care, housing and jobs, CCC is ending homelessness in Portland and helping people achieve their highest potential.

CCC’s Old Town Recovery Center is seeking an RN/Case Manager III to join our Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team!

Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:30AM-5:00PM with flexibility for 4/10 scheduling option.  Must have the ability to work some weekends and holidays, rotation of carrying the team pager for one week at least every 8 weeks where responsible for responding to after hours crisis events both via phone and in person.

Salary: $77,334.00/year.

The RN/Case Manager works as a member of a multi-disciplinary team providing intensive case management and integrated dual diagnosis treatment. The team works to address all treatment needs, including crisis management, substance abuse treatment, medication management, physical health treatment, mental health treatment, accessing benefits and entitlements, accessing appropriate and affordable housing.

The Successful Candidate:

You are able to consider the impacts and outcomes for underserved communities during decision-making processes, to deliver high quality care to a vulnerable population of clients. You are knowledgeable about nursing theory and practice, and exhibit good nursing judgment in the management care of the emotionally ill. You have advanced knowledge and skills in counseling and assessment techniques, including assessing for risk of danger to self and others.

Duties to Include:

  • Participate in Outreach activities necessary to offer services and engage participation in a non-coercive manner. Escort clients to meetings and appointments as necessary.
  • Collect information regarding clients’ history through a combination of interviewing, records review, and consultation, after obtaining written consent.
  • Conduct and document Mental Health Assessments, including mental status exam, DSM diagnosis, and clinical formulation.
  • Develop treatment plan with client.
  • Provide direct care and delegate care of patients as indicated by patient needs.
  • Triage and assess clients in clinic & community settings.
  • Participate in clinical staff meetings and case conferences with team members in order to utilize interdisciplinary expertise and facilitate individual treatment plans for clients
  • Formulate individualized nursing care plans and participate in patient care meetings.
  • Participate in evaluating clients for risk of harm & initiate Directors Custody transport holds when appropriate.
  • Administer medications and treatments as directed by the standing orders.
  • Consult with other health team members to lend guidance as necessary.
  • Collaborate with Residential facilities, Adult Foster homes or other housing providers to provide necessary treatment services and coordinate residential and non-residential treatment and service planning.
  • Participate in admission and discharge planning for any client needing hospitalization or subacute level of care. Client contact must be made within one working day of admission.
  • Monitor and assure that the health and safety needs of clients are met.
  • Coordinate services with all members of client’s support network.
  • Maintain client records as required by program standards and funding requirements including documentation of clinical/medical interactions, behavioral health assessments & individual service plans.
  • Participate in the rotation of carrying after-hours pager and providing holiday coverage with other members of team/program.
  • Monitor patient condition, note changes in status, utilize judgment and take appropriate action.
  • Assist the staff physician.
  • Accurately and concisely document patient care activities and information.

Requirements:

  • Completion of an accredited two, three or four year course of training for nurses.
  • Current Oregon RN license.
  • Must meet CCC privileging requirements as required by FTCA.
  • Two years’ experience in psychiatric or addictions nursing.
  • Current CPR certification or must obtain within one month if not current.
  • Must be able to document nursing interventions and responses to care. Do so in an accurate, legible, and intelligible manner.
  • Must become a certified Director’s Custody designee in Multnomah County within the first 6 months of hire.
  • Has the competencies necessary to:
    • Identify precipitating events;
    • Gather histories of mental, emotional land physical disabilities, alcohol and drug use, past mental health services and criminal justice contacts;
    • Assess family, social and work relationships
    • Conduct a mental status assessment
    • Document a multiaxial DSM diagnosis
    • Write and implement or supervise implementation of a treatment plan
    • Conduct and document a mental health assessment
    • Provide mental health treatment and rehabilitative services within one’s scope of practice
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check. This includes clearance by the DHS Background Check Unit.
  • Physical ability to bend, stoop, kneel, squat, twist, reach, pull and lift heavy objects.
  • Must be able to climb stairs several times a day.
  • Must possess a current driver’s license, access to a vehicle, qualify as an Acceptable Driver as designated in Central City Concern’s Fleet Safety policy. Must pass an initial drivers training within 60 days of being an approved driver and continued recertification training. Must maintain vehicle insurance coverage of a minimum of $100,000/$300,000 personal auto liability coverage.
  • Must be available for after hours pager and holiday coverage rotation.

Central City Concern offers an incredible benefits package to our employees!

  • Generous paid time off plan beginning at 4 weeks per year at the time of hire. Accrual increases with longevity.
  • Amazing 403(b) Retirement Savings plan with an employer match of 4.25% in your 1styear, 6% in the 2nd year, and 8% in your 3rd year!
  • 10 paid Holidays PLUS 2 Personal Holidays to be used at the employee’s discretion.
  • Comprehensive Medical, Vision, and Dental insurance coverage.
  • Employer Paid Life, Short Term Disability, AND Long Term Disability Insurance!
  • Sabbatical Program offering extended time off at years 7, 14 and 21.

Central City Concern is a second chance employer and complies with applicable laws regarding consideration of criminal background for employment purposes. Government regulations, contractual requirements, or the duties of this particular job may require CCC to conduct a background check and take appropriate action to address prior criminal convictions. 


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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ACT Mental Health Clinician, QMHP – Central City Concern

Job Details

Description

Close Date: Open Until Filled (Seniority Bid: 8/1/2022)

Central City Concern is an innovative nonprofit agency providing comprehensive services to single adults and families in the Portland metro area who are impacted by homelessness, poverty and addictions. We hire people that are skilled and passionate to meet our mission through outcome-based strategies which support personal and community transformation.

CCC’s Old Town Recovery Center is seeking a Mental Health Clinician  QMHP for the ACT Team!

Salary: $52,707.20 

$3000 hiring bonus available for this position. 

Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm. Must be able to work weekends and holidays on a rotating basis and share in carrying the crisis phone for one week every ten weeks to manage after hours and weekend crisis response needs.

The Mental Health Counselor, QMHP works as a member of a multi-disciplinary team providing intensive case management and integrated dual diagnosis treatment. The team works to address all treatment needs, including crisis management, substance abuse treatment, medication management, physical health treatment, mental health treatment, accessing benefits and entitlements, accessing appropriate and affordable housing.

 

Essential Duties: 

  • Collect information regarding clients’ history through a combination of interviewing, records review, and consultation, after obtaining written consent. Conduct and document Mental Health Assessments, including mental status exam, DSM diagnosis, and clinical formulation.
  • Develop treatment plan with client.
  • Participate in outreach activities necessary to offer services and engage participation in a non-coercive manner. Escort clients to meetings and appointments as necessary.
  • Collaborate with Residential facilities, Adult Foster homes or other housing providers to provide necessary treatment services and coordinate residential and non-residential treatment and service planning.
  • Participate in admission and discharge planning for any client needing hospitalization or subacute level of care. Client contact must be made within one working day of admission.
  • Maintain client records using an electronic medical record. Must be documented as required by program standards and funding requirements including documentation of clinical interactions, behavioral health assessments & individual service plans.
  • Participate in the rotation of carrying after-hours pager and providing holiday coverage with other members of team/program.

Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in a human services field and one year experience in mental health. Experience with severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI) preferred.
  • At minimum, must meet State guidelines for QMHP and be registered with appropriate state board.
  • Must meet CCC privileging requirements as required by FTCA.
  • Must have current CPR certification or obtain before employment
  • If driving, must qualify as an Acceptable Driver as designated in Central City Concern’s Fleet Safety policy. Must pass an initial drivers training within 60 days of being an approved driver and continued recertification training. Must maintain vehicle insurance coverage of a minimum of $100,000/$300,000 personal auto liability coverage.
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, TB Test, and background check. This includes clearance by the DHS Background Check Unit.

Benefits:  Central City Concern offers an incredible benefits package to our employees:

  • Generous paid time off plan which provides up to 4 weeks of PTO accrual in the first year. Accrual increases with longevity.
  • Amazing 403(b) Retirement Savings plan with competitive employer match!
  • 10 paid Holidays PLUS 2 Personal Holidays to be used at the employee’s discretion.
  • Comprehensive Medical, Vision, and Dental insurance coverage.
  • Employer Paid Life, Short Term Disability, AND Long Term Disability Insurance!

This description is intended to provide a snapshot of the work performed and is not designed to contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of the position.

As an agency deeply rooted in recovery, part of our policy and commitment to a drug and alcohol-free workplace includes post-offer, pre-employment drug screens. Please note we follow Federal Guidelines regarding prohibited substances, even for those legal at the state level.   


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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ACT Clinical Supervisor, QMHP – Central City Concern

Job Details

Description

CCC’s Old Town Recovery Clinic is seeking a Clinical Supervisor for the Assertive Community Treatment team.

You may qualify for a $3000 hiring bonus for this position.

The Clinical Supervisor provides clinical and administrative support to the members of a multi-disciplinary team. The Assertive Community Treatment team provides mental health counseling and case management services to adults with severe and persistent symptoms of mental illness and substance abuse. The team works to address all treatment needs, including crisis management, substance abuse treatment, medication management, physical health treatment, mental health treatment, accessing benefits and entitlements, accessing appropriate and affordable housing. The team serves as a primary source of care coordination that is person centered & evidence based to ensure the full range of client needs is met.

Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:30AM-5:00PM Must have the ability to work some weekends and holidays, rotation of carrying the team pager for one week at least every 10 weeks and back-up pager once at least ever 4 weeks where responsible for responding to after hours crisis events both via phone and in person.

Duties to include:

  •  Coordinate and monitor operation of Act Teams, ensure that daily activities are being monitored, scheduled & coordinated with the team.
  • Ensure adequate and appropriate staffing to support the continuation of clinical services, as well as access and referrals.
  • Conduct and document Mental Health Assessments, including mental status exam, DSM diagnosis, and clinical formulation.
  • Participate in Outreach activities as needed to offer services and engage participation in a non-coercive manner. Escort clients to meetings and appointments as necessary.
  • Participate in evaluating clients for risk of harm & initiate Directors Custody transport holds when appropriate.
  • Maintain client records, using an electronic medical record, as required by program standards and funding requirements including documentation of clinical interactions, behavioral health assessments & individual service plans.
  • Collaborate with Residential facilities, Adult Foster homes or other housing providers to provide necessary treatment services and coordinate residential and non-residential treatment and service planning as needed.
  • Monitor and assure that the health and safety needs of clients are met.
  • Provide and document at least 2 hours of supervision per month for each full time staff supervised. The two hours must include one hour of face-to-face contact for each person supervised, or a proportional level of supervision for part-time staff providing clinical or other support services to clients. Supervision may take place in the community during clinical interactions
  • Participate in setting goals and objectives for program, facilitating the achievement of those goals, evaluating progress, and modifying processes and/or objectives as needed based on objective data.
  • Participate in the rotation of carrying after-hours pager and providing holiday coverage with other members of team/program.
  • Ensure clinical privileging requirements are met for all direct reports pursuant to CCC’s Privileging Policy.

Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in a human services field and 3 years’ experience in mental health. Experience with severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI) preferred.
  • At minimum, must meet State guidelines for QMHP and be registered with appropriate Oregon board
  • LPC/LCSW/CADC preferred.
  • Must meet CCC privileging requirements as required by FTCA.
  • Must possess a current driver’s license, access to a vehicle, qualify as an Acceptable Driver as designated in Central City Concern’s Fleet Safety policy.  Must pass an initial drivers training within 60 days of being an approved driver and continued recertification training.  Must maintain vehicle insurance coverage of a minimum of $100,000/$300,000 personal auto liability coverage.
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, TB Test, and background check. This includes clearance by the DHS Background Check Unit.

Benefits:  Central City Concern offers an incredible benefits package to our employees:

  • Generous paid time off plan which provides up to 4 weeks of PTO accrual in the first year. Accrual increases with longevity.
  • Amazing 403(b) Retirement Savings plan with competitive employer match!
  • 10 paid Holidays PLUS 2 Personal Holidays to be used at the employee’s discretion.
  • Comprehensive Medical, Vision, and Dental insurance coverage.
  • Employer Paid Life, Short Term Disability, AND Long Term Disability Insurance!

This description is intended to provide a snapshot of the work performed and is not designed to contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of the position.

As an agency deeply rooted in recovery, part of our policy and commitment to a drug and alcohol-free workplace includes post-offer, pre-employment drug screens. Please note we follow Federal Guidelines regarding prohibited substances, even for those legal at the state level.   


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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Mental Health Counselor, ACT Peer – Central City Concern

Job Details

Description

Central City Concern’s Old Town Recovery Center is hiring a Mental Health Counselor, Peer for the Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACT) team.

The Counselor works as a member of a multi-disciplinary team providing intensive case management and integrated dual diagnosis treatment. The team works to address all treatment needs, including crisis management, substance abuse treatment, medication management, physical health treatment, mental health treatment, accessing benefits and entitlements, accessing appropriate and affordable housing.

Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:30AM-5:00PM with the ability to cover rotation of carrying the team pager for one week at every 8 weeks for responding to after hours crisis events both via phone and in person.

  • Participate in Outreach activities necessary to offer services and engage participation in a non-coercive manner. Escort clients to meetings and appointments as necessary.
  • Exemplify recovery principles in order to show by example that recovery is possible and attainable. Share their own recovery story as appropriate, and walk the road of recovery alongside the client.
  • Work to increase level of cultural sensitivity, awareness and competency regarding Person Centered and Peer Delivered Services.
  • Educate and advocate for the values and principles of the Recovery Model.
  • Work with Clinical Supervisor to develop and support new peer programming.
  • Participate in the development of the treatment plan with client & treatment team.
  • Participate in evaluating clients for risk of harm.
  • Participate in admission and discharge planning for any client needing hospitalization or subacute level of care. Client contact must be made within one working day of admission.
  • Participate in the rotation of carrying after-hours pager and providing holiday coverage with other members of team/program.

Requirements:

  • QMHA preferred (Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Sciences field or a combination of at least three year’s work, education, training or experience in chemical dependency or mental health treatment).
  • Must be a self-identified person currently or formerly receiving mental health services; or a self-identified person in recovery from a substance use disorder, who meets the abstinence requirements for recovery staff in alcohol and other drug treatment programs; or a family member of an individual who is a current or former recipient of addictions or mental health services. Person must identify on the application or cover letter how they have “lived” personal experience leading to an understanding of the needs of persons with mental health & substance abuse issues.
  • Must be certified by an Oregon State Addictions & Mental Health approved training as Peer Specialist.
  • Must meet CCC privileging requirements as required by FTCA.
  • Must have current CPR certification or obtain before start date
  • Must possess a current driver’s license, access to a vehicle, qualify as an Acceptable Driver as designated in Central City Concern’s Fleet Safety policy. Must pass an initial drivers training within 60 days of being an approved driver and continued recertification training. Must maintain vehicle insurance coverage of a minimum of $100,000/$300,000 personal auto liability coverage.
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, TB test, and background check. This includes clearance by the DHS Background Check Unit

Benefits: Central City Concern offers an incredible benefits package to our employees!

  • Generous paid time off plan beginning at 4 weeks per year. Accrual increases with longevity.
  • Amazing 403(b) Retirement Savings plan with an employer match.
  • 10 paid Holidays PLUS 2 Personal Holidays to be used at the employee’s discretion.
  • Comprehensive Medical, Vision, and Dental insurance coverage.
  • Employer Paid Life, Short Term Disability, AND Long Term Disability Insurance!
  • Sabbatical Program offering extended time off at years 7, 14 and 21.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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ACT/EASA Peer Wellness Specialist – Benton County Behavioral Health

ACT/EASA Peer Wellness Specialist

Benton County

For more details and to apply: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/bentonor/jobs/3714868/act-easa-peer-wellness-specialist-ps21

Are you looking for a job that will make a difference in your Community? Benton County Behavioral Health Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) and Early Assessment and Support Alliance (EASA)  Team is currently looking for a Peer Wellness Specialist

About the ACT Team
Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) aims to provide an intensive, highly integrated, community-based service that is provided by a multidisciplinary team of professionals. The targeted population is individuals who have a serious mental illness who often have a co-occurring diagnosis of substance use disorder that impair their capability to live in the community. These are individuals who do not typically come into a clinic setting for traditional treatment. The ACT Team takes the treatment service to them in their homes, shelters, sidewalks, etc.

Introduction to Early Assessment and Support Alliance (EASA)
The EASA program is responsible for identifying individuals in the community who are developing or have experienced the early signs of psychosis, providing outreach, engagement, assessment, safety and treatment planning, education and support to the person and family, and delivering evidence-based interventions.  The program is transitional meaning that over about two years the focus is on helping the person and family develop the knowledge, skills and resources to be successful in the long run.  There is a strong focus on feedback, which means that we actively request feedback from people when we meet with them and use that feedback both for guiding clinical care and for program design and development.

Job Summary
The Peer Wellness Specialist provides essential services and supports to individuals with similar lived experiences. These services are intended to support individuals enrolled in ACT & EASA services to encourage engagement in ongoing treatment and to live successfully in the community. Services are provided through community outreach, assisting individuals with access to available services, resources addressing barriers to services, providing education and information on behavioral health issues in order to reduce stigma & discrimination towards consumers of Behavioral Health services

If you like to be able to get out of the office, and have the flexibility to work with clients in a less traditional but effective ways, this may be a position for you. Strong communication skills and a desire to work with colleagues are highly valued and needed.
This is a limited-duration, benefited, full-time position currently funded through June 30th, 2023.

Click here (Download PDF reader)for a complete list of the duties, responsibilities and physical requirements of this position.

Your Total Compensation/Benefits

  • Spend more time with your family, friends and get back to doing what you love!
    • 10 Paid Holidays + 2 Floating Holidays + 8 hours of vacation accrual every month + sick leave! Vacation accrual increases with years of service.
  • $0 Health Insurance Premium!
    • Medical, Dental and Vision – cover your whole family without paying a dime.
    • The county currently pays up to $10.28 per hour to cover your health benefits ($1,781 a month for a family plan, $21,372 a year).
    • In addition, the county contributes up to $1,400 per year to your Health Savings or Retirement account!
      • Apart from your deductible you can use this money for things that aren’t traditionally paid by insurance – i.e. Ibuprofen, Tylenol and other preventative type medications
      • You never lose your Health Savings Account funds as it rolls over from year to year
    • Dependents up to age 26 are covered!
  • Get ready for retirement. Save money without putting in money!
    • After 6 months of employment:
    • The county makes a retirement contribution of 6% of your salary towards Oregon PERS!
    • The county makes a deferred compensation 457b plan contribution of 1.5% of your salary! You can add more if you wish.
  • A free wellness and assistance program that pays YOU!
    • We want to help you be your best self. Join county groups and competitions and get money added to your paycheck for taking care of yourself! Earn up to $240 a year in quarterly and yearly health incentives!
    • Participate in drawings for fun prizes like exercise equipment, smart watches, and more!
    • Get free legal and financial counseling sessions through our Employee Assistance Program, Canopy.
  • 100% employer-paid coverage for AD&D ($100,000), Life ($50,000), and Long Term Disability coverage.
    • Supplemental plans are available at reasonable rates!
  • Annual salary range of:
    • $40,045 – $52,544
    • This position guarantees two salary raises within your first yearIncreases are given at the end of the 6 month probationary period and at the 1 year anniversary, as long as your performance is in good standing! Increases are given until the maximum of the salary range is reached.
    • For most employees who take advantage of health benefits the salary only makes up 60% of their total compensation. The County invests in you and your family!

We encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and LGBTQIA+ community members. The strength of our organization lies in the diversity of our workforce and the perspectives our employees bring to their work at Benton County.

Minimum Qualifications
The following minimum qualifications are required for this position: 

  • One year of technical training beyond high school in substance abuse, social work, or closely related field; AND
  • One year of social work, psychology, counseling, recovery orientated peer services, mental health outreach or closely related experience in the field of assignment.

    An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted. Please note candidates must have at least 6 months of actual work experience to be considered as equivalent.

Please ensure you have provided a thorough and updated application as it pertains to the position for which you are applying. Your application materials will be used to determine salary based on a pay equity assessment.  For further information, please click on the link Oregon Pay Equity Law for more details.

Special Requirements:

  • Must possess an approved Peer Specialist training certification or be able to obtain certification within one year of employment as a condition of hire.
  • To be eligible for this position, one of the following must apply to you:
  • A self-identified individual currently or formerly receiving addictions or mental health services;
  • A self-identified individual in recovery from an addiction disorder who meets the abstinence requirements for recovering staff in alcohol or other drug treatment programs;
  • A self-identified individual in recovery from problem gambling
  • Hiring is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.
  • Valid Oregon driver’s license. This position requires driving and may require use of a personal vehicle.
  • Benton County requires all Health Services and Clinic employees to complete their COVID-19 vaccination series or have an approved exception to the requirement due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief. Successful candidates for this position must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exception prior to their first day of employment. Failure to provide proof of full documentation or receipt of an approved exception will lead to withdrawal of the job offer.

Behavioral Health Counselor III – Polk County ACT Team

SALARY:
$28.02 -$35.45 Hourly
$4,857.00 – $6,144.00 Monthly
$58,284.00 – $73,728.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: 09/06/22
CLOSING DATE: 09/22/22 01:00 PM

DESCRIPTION

Polk County is located in Oregon’s beautiful Willamette Valley. If you seek a position where voices are heard and contributions are valued and recognized, consider Polk County. Every employee plays a critical role providing helpful and friendly service to make a difference to the citizens and communities that we serve. We offer a generous benefits package which includes county contribution to health insurance, fully paid retirement in PERS paid life insurance, long term care, paid holidays and more!
Provides extensive behavioral health treatment in a clinic or other community setting. Conducts comprehensive mental health assessments. Provides counseling and crisis services to a complex variety of clients, which may include adolescents, children, adults and families. Coordinates with other agencies in serving the needs of the client. Participates in program development, implementation, and evaluation.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES:
An employee in this classification may perform any of the following duties. However, these examples do not include all the specific tasks which an employee may be expected to perform.
1.
Provides comprehensive mental health assessment, individual service planning, counseling, crisis screening and support services to clients.
2.
Provides support and consultation to Intake Coordinator by screening clients who may qualify for urgent or emergent response. Follows crisis protocols.
3.
Participates in Utilization Review and Clinical Review of client progress through committee and Multi-Disciplinary Staffing.
4.
Conducts groups, therapy and screening services using Evidence Based interventions and curricula.
5.
Supports the efforts of the clinic; maintains active participation in departmental meetings and clinical supervision. Participates in meeting the department’s quality assurance standards and assists in program development, implementation and evaluation.
6.
Completes all clinical documentation thoroughly and accurately in accordance with departmental standards.
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Develops, supports, and maintains a positive working relationship with community partners. Serves on committees as assigned.
8.
Coordinates with other agencies in serving the needs of the client. Refers clients to appropriate services as necessary.
9.
Conducts training, educational and information programs for agency personnel, schools and other community groups.
10.
Performs related duties as required.
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EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
Master’s degree in psychology, social work, counseling or related mental health field plus three years experience in treating mental health disorders, including one year in mental health outpatient treatment; or any equivalent combination of experience and training.
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:
Must possess and maintain licensure under the State of Oregon Board of Licensed Social Workers, Board of Licensed Professional Counselors & Therapists, or QMHP Certification through the Mental Health and Addiction Certification Board of Oregon.
Must possess and maintain a valid Oregon driver’s license and automobile insurance, and have access to and use of a personal automobile as a condition of employment.
** A cover letter is required. If you are a military veteran and want to apply for Veterans’ Hiring Preference, you must attach the Veterans’ Preference Form (available on our website) and your DD-214/215 and/or disability letter. **
DO NOT ATTACH
ANY OTHER DOCUMENTS
(resumes, transcripts, letters of recommendation, certificates, etc.) They will not be considered at the application stage. You may bring them to the interview if you are selected to interview.
**

APPLICATIONS MUST BE COMPLETED ANDSUBMITTED ONLINE AT:
http://www.co.polk.or.us
Personnel is located at:
850 Main St.
Dallas, OR 97338
(503)623-1888
hr@co.polk.or.us

FACT Supported Employment Specialist – Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare FACT Team

See their website for more details: CLICK HERE

Position Overview

Under immediate supervision, the Employment Specialist for FACT supports a caseload of adults with severe mental illnesses and addiction issues with criminal justice involvement in obtaining and maintaining employment, while supporting a Trauma Informed Care environment. With the high prevalence of trauma among individuals receiving mental health services, it is required the Employment Specialist I understand the effects of trauma on health, coping, and other aspects of the lives of those we serve. The Employment Specialist is responsible for all areas of employment including job development, career exploration, employment preparation, assistance in finding employment and job retention. This position will work closely with other service providers to coordinate services and ensure ongoing supports. This position utilizes rehabilitative clinical practices and will work with other service providers in helping the client develop, establish and maintain employment. The Employment Specialist, FACT position additionally involves participation and implementation of program goals and objectives to promote a strengths-based, client centered approach in assisting clients achieve individual goals and reduce their recidivism.

Essential Responsibilities

This position description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, or working conditions associated with the position. Management reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties as necessary.

· Provide assistance to individuals in identifying areas of employment interest using Strengths-Based orientation.

· Provide ongoing individual support and encouragement to individuals.

· Match job seeking clients and employers using a variety of professional job placement skills and resources.

· Provide retention services including on site job coaching to ensure individual success and employer satisfaction. Explore with the employer and the individual available alternatives to address barriers and focus on job retention.

· Provide client assessment and develop employment/training plans. Monitor individual progress. Provide individual counseling and guide individuals in developing career and/or employment goals.

· Collaborate with community resource agencies and associated program team members to remove barriers, provide intervention and make referrals for other needed or appropriate issues.

· Educate individuals about benefits eligibility and how working may affect benefits.

· Participate in compliance, quality assurance and quality improvement as directed.

· Documents and maintains clinical records in a manner that assures compliance with all agency policies and procedures and local, state, and federal regulations. Maintains accurate and up-to-date documentation as required, associated with billing, assessment, treatment, clients progress and other activities. Completes electronic medical records (EMR) as required using Cascadia software.

· Develop and maintain professional relationships with employers.

· Provide direct service, including social and emotional support, coupled with instrumental support to team clients

· Provide crisis assessment and intervention including On-Call crisis response and back up interventions and services

· Transports clients when appropriate in job search and development activities.

· Must have the knowledge of accepted treatment practice along with the ability to implement treatment plan and evaluates the effectiveness of treatment plans and recommends alternate strategies as necessary, with review minimum every 30 days or as clinically indicated.

· Assess client behavior and supports appropriate service plans. Work with the FACT Counselor III to obtain information: a) to establish the clients behavioral health needs, b) criminogenic risk and needs and required level of cognitive behavioral interventions to mitigate risk factors, and c) support interventions and a plan for linkage or reengagement in community resources

· Demonstrate clinical knowledge and expertise to facilitate overcoming barriers unique to people with mental illness in securing employment opportunities.

· Provide strength based supportive counseling focused on minimizing illness and maximizing client strengths.

· Participation in evidenced-based cognitive behavioral interventions for criminal behavior to reduce criminal recidivism and engage in pro-social behaviors in the community.

· Respects and honors client rights and responsibilities and demonstrates professional boundaries and ethics.

· Assist in crisis situations as appropriate, following emergency protocols/procedures and coordinating with the treatment team with interventions which support a trauma informed environment for clients and staff.

· Demonstrate responsibility for safety of consumers, staff and property; is familiar with fire regulations and evacuation procedures

· Work cooperatively in a team setting to coordinate continuity of care.

· Provide input on all relevant documentation and procedural requirements

· Adheres to mandatory abuse reporting laws and HIPAA requirements.

· Participate in all scheduled staff meetings, supervision sessions, and other departmental and agency meetings. Seeks additional supervision as needed

· Attend seminars, training and other educational opportunities in order to develop professional skills and abilities. Complete annual employee training requirements on a timely basis as indicated in the agency requirements.

· Strong written and verbal communication skills.

· Work cooperatively in a team setting to coordinate continuity of care.

· Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education:

The incumbent must possess a Bachelors degree in a behavioral science field from an accredited college or university or three years of full time professional experience working with adults with severe and persistent mental illness. The job incumbent must demonstrate the competencies as outlined in OAR 309-016-0005 to become credentialed as a Qualified Mental Health Associate (QMHA).

Experience:

One year of experience working with individuals with disabilities or human service related experience.

Specialized Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

· Have a general understanding of criminality and criminogenic risk factors

· Must understand recovery model, motivational interviewing, illness management and recovery, evidence based practices, and strength based case management philosophies and strategies

· Proficient in operating computer hardware and software (including EMR software)

· Ability to enter and retrieve data and to prepare simple reports

Other:

Must have access to a personal vehicle. Possess a valid drivers license, three-year driving history; clean driving record, ability to pass Driver Motor Vehicle (DMV) check and complete the Cascadia online Defensive Driving course.

Must be able to perform CPR and First Aid. CPR/ First Aid certifications are required and must remain current.

Cascadia is an Equal Opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us peopleandculture@cascadiabhc.org

FACT Program Manager – Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare FACT Team

This position is located in the Kerns neighborhood in NE Portland. The schedule is Monday through Friday, typically 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Go to their website for more details. CLICK HERE

Job Overview

The Program Manager II is responsible for the direct supervision and program operation and clinical oversight of the Forensic Assertive Community Treatment (FACT) team. With the high prevalence of trauma among individuals receiving mental health services, it is required that the Program Manager understand the effects of trauma on health, coping, and other aspects of the lives of those we serve. All incumbents must understand, appreciate and respect the diversity and cultural differences within our Cascadia community. It is expected that there is an awareness and sensitivity to the perspectives and perceptions to those we serve, as well as our colleagues.

FACT is an intensive and highly integrated approach for community mental health service delivery. FACT programs serve individuals with psychotic disorders or other serious mental illness whose symptoms result in serious functioning difficulties in several major areas of life: including work, social relationships, residential independence, money management, and physical health and wellness. FACT services focus on promoting the participants’ independence, rehabilitation, and recovery, and in so doing to prevent homelessness, unnecessary hospitalization, and criminal justice involvement. FACT services places an emphasis on community based visits and a flexible treatment model in order to meet clients where they are and to help them develop a personally meaningful lifestyle. The Program Manager II assures that program activities maintain high fidelity to the ACT model. They provide general and specific direction to team members, is responsible for management of the program, and serves as member of the trans-disciplinary treatment team.

Essential Duties

This position description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, or working conditions associated with the position. Management reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties as necessary.

  • Contribute to the development of annual goals and objectives for programs which are consistent with the strategic goals of Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare, and Cascadias contracts.
  • Monitor the overall effectiveness of the program, assist in the implementation and evaluation of changes that increase the level of service, overall efficiency and reduction in costs.
  • Assist the Clinical Director and Senior Director in developing policies, procedures and systems to support agency goals and objectives for the FACT team. Determine resources required to meet goals and objectives. Assess progress toward achieving goals and objectives and makes revisions to plans, systems, policies and procedures to assure success.
  • Develop capital and operating budgets in support of goals and objectives. Establish annual operating budget, plans for revenue, and establishes strategic goals for successful operation. Revise goals as circumstances dictate. Monitor expenditures on a monthly basis and control costs and/or justify significant budget variances.
  • Determine staffing requirements, hire and train staff. Establish work plans and priorities for staff members and assesses the progress of staff members and take corrective action as needed. Conduct performance reviews for staff members. Provide regular clinical and administrative supervision to clinicians.
  • Assure that staff operates in accordance with established policies and assures that appropriate laws, rules, regulations are adhered to.
  • Assure that staff members maintain accurate and up-to-date documentation as required associated with contracts, assessment, treatment, clients progress and other activities.
  • Serve as the primary spokesperson for the program. Develops and maintains positive relationships with stakeholders to provide the best possible treatment to clients.
  • Assure data collection and reporting requirements are met. Prepare reports that reflect key data points for the Clinical Director and Senior Director or other stakeholders as required or requested.

Site Specific Responsibilities:

  • Provide direct clinical services to clients of the FACT Team.
  • Provide and/or arrange for coverage in staff absence.
  • Cooperate with Department of Community Justice (DCJ) and other criminal justice partners, Multnomah County and CareOregon personnel to ensure a safe clinical environment.
  • Demonstrate sound clinical judgment in working with clients with criminogenic risks, addictions and mental health issues.

Supervisory Oversight

  • Establish work plans and priorities for staff members, assess the progress of staff members.
  • Provide consistent supervision and support for direct reports.
  • Promote and complete annual employee training requirements on a timely basis.
  • Demonstrate commitment to continuing professional development.

Strategic Leadership

  • Provide strategic leadership throughout Cascadia and contribute to strategic initiatives.
  • Attend and participate in all meetings as assigned, including but not limited to staff and team meetings, and consultations with staff.
  • Manage a budget; effectively manage resources, capacity, and costs to optimize spending and maximize the return on investment.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

  • This position must understand, appreciate and respect the diversity and cultural differences within our Cascadia community. As such, it is expected that this position promotes integrated care, our vision of trauma-informed and person-first approaches and helps create a work environment of inclusion, safety and acceptance.

Education:

Required: A Masters Degree in a behavioral science field from an accredited college or university. Demonstrate the competencies to become credentialed as a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) as outlined in the Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR). Certification must be current and in compliance with the OARs. The CADC credential is preferred in addition to a Masters Degree given the high occurrence of substance use/abuse.

Experience:

A minimum of two years post-graduate clinical experience providing inpatient or outpatient services required.

Two years of experience providing supervision to employees preferred.

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) strongly preferred.

Specialized Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of Motivational Interviewing and Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Understanding of Trauma Informed Care environment principles
  • Understanding of Illness Management and Recovery principles
  • Knowledge of best practices when working with justice involved individuals.
  • Strengths-based services provision skills
  • Operate computer hardware and software at a level needed to effectively perform job functions.
  • Enter and retrieve data
  • Prepare reports

Other:

Possess a valid drivers license, at least three years of driving history, and the ability to clear a review of Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) record.

  • Ability to perform CPR, First Aid, and properly use AED equipment. CPR/ First Aid certifications are required and must remain current.

Working Conditions

Work is performed in a community-based outpatient setting. Daily routines may be hectic and will likely require the Program Manager to perform various functions of the site and, on occasion, perform the tasks of other employees. This position requires travel to other work sites. Meal periods and breaks are subject to interruption. There is moderate to high risk of personal injury/illness due to violent behavior, exposure to disease, biohazards, noise, and contaminants. The nature of the work dictates that the employee is alert and attentive during assigned shift.

Mental Demands:

The Program Manager will have a varied routine which requires the ability to address new and unusual circumstances where potential outcomes may negatively affect costs, employee morale, or resident well-being. A degree of unpredictability and disruption to work tasks should be expected, requiring flexible time management. There will be need for consistency, creativity, and ability to stay calm.

Physical Demands:

The Program Manager must have the ability to assist residents in participating in a variety of activities, including but not limited to skill building outings, accessing community resources, and recreation. Employee must have the ability to provide safety to all residents and staff in potentially volatile situations. When the need arises, the Program Manager may be required to perform non-violent physical interventions including evasion..

Cascadia is an Equal Opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at 503.963.7654 or at peopleandculture@cascadiabhc.org

ACT Supported Employment Specialist – Clatsop Behavioral Healthcare

Supported Employment Program Specialist

Clatsop Behavioral Healthcare is seeking a Supported Employment Program (SEP) Specialist. The Supported Employment Program Specialist assists individuals who experience mental health symptoms gain the skills to obtain and maintain employment, helping lead them to self-sufficiency. They will provide one-on-one community-based contact with clients to assist the client in job searches and skills training. This position creates strong relationships with employment contacts in the community through outreach and engagement efforts. The SEP Specialist encourages clients to actively pursue appropriate employment opportunities. This position helps to maintain a strength-based and recovery-oriented perspective and approach in working with clients, community partners, and as part of a treatment team.

Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities:
• Provide Supported Employment Services to clients in EASA, ACT, CSS, and Adult Outpatient Mental Health programs.
• Maintain a strength-based and recovery-oriented perspective and approach in working with clients, community partners, and as part of a treatment team.
• Provide 1:1, community-based contact with assigned clients across settings including: the client’s home, library or other community setting, or the client’s place of employment.
• Ongoing and persistent job development including the creation of relationships with businesses and clients to obtain long-term employment options that lead to self-sufficiency.
• Complete regular documentation towards billing and statistical compliance. All documentation must be completed within 24 hours per Oregon Administrative Rules.
• Establish crucial relationships with other service providers and community partners to ensure continuity of care. Obtain indicated Release of Information agreements when discussing specific clients with other service providers and community partners. Create new community connections where appropriate.
• Teach, model, and foster the skills to obtain and maintain employment with clients.
• Attend assigned team meetings
• Report any abuse under role as a Mandated Reporter.
• Complete fidelity tracking and participate in fidelity reviews for assigned programs.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements:
• Associates or Bachelor’s degree in behavioral science field
• Registered as a QMHA or ability to register as a QMHA within 30 days of employment.
• All training for this position is provided by employer or OSECE at the agency expense.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Strong attention to detail, highly organized and ability to multitask from anywhere in the service region.
• Required to have and maintain an Oregon or Washington Driver’s license and meet the agency’s insurance carrier’s insurance standards at the time of hire
• Knowledge of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and importance of maintaining confidentiality.

Preferred:
• Degree in social work or occupational rehabilitation with 1-2 years of work experience
• Knowledge of local resources and available benefits within Clatsop County.
• Knowledge or experience with Clatsop Community College and other local, educational opportunities/programs.
• Ability to understand community, state, and federal support programs.
• Understanding of local businesses hiring procedures.
The above statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills.
CBH offers an exceptional BENEFIT package.
For full time employees, benefits include: Medical (minimal premium cost to employee), Dental (Employer Paid), Vision (employer paid), 403B Retirement (5% employer contribution after 1 year of employment), Life Insurance (Employer Paid), Short-term Disability (Employer Paid), and Employee Assistance Program. Dependents covered on medical, dental and vision at cost to employee.
12 paid holidays 6.77 hours of PTO accrual per pay period for years 1-3, increases after year 3. PTO accumulation starts at hire and is available for use as accumulated. Employees are eligible for elective training reimbursement of ($1000/yr for unlicensed clinicians and $1500/yr for licensed clinicians.) CBH also offers sabbatical of 22 days after 10 years of service and annual elective training fund that includes 5 paid days for training. Relocation assistance, supervision towards licensure available.
Salary DOE.
Application can be found on our website at https://www.clatsopbh.org/careers.php
Please submit application along with your cover letter, resume and references as directed from our website.

 

ACT Counselor III – Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare

Essential Function

The Counselor III, Forensic Assertive Community Treatment (FACT) provides and coordinates a wide range of supportive and therapeutic behavioral health services for a caseload of adults with severe mental illnesses and addiction issues with criminal justice involvement while supporting a Trauma-Informed Care environment. With the high prevalence of trauma among individuals receiving mental health services, it is required the incumbent understand the effects of trauma on health, coping, and other aspects of the lives of those we serve. This position collaborates with internal and external resources to assure the best possible treatment for clients. The Counselor III, FACT position involves participation and implementation of program goals and objectives to promote a strengths-based, client-centered approach in assisting clients achieve individual goals and reduce their recidivism.

Essential Responsibilities

This position description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, or working conditions associated with the position. Management reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties as necessary.

  • Provide community-based case management for FACT clients, including coordinating and monitoring services.
  • Act as the liaison between client and community, building relationships with families and community agencies.
  • Advocate on clients behalf for resources and access to services such as housing, benefits, employment, legal and other resources.
  • Provide direct service, including social and emotional support, coupled with instrumental support to team clients.
  • Assist in the teaching of daily living skills; this includes teaching and assistance in medically necessary services such as grocery shopping, maintaining clean housing, utilizing public transportation, maintaining self-care, exploring employment opportunities, etc.
  • Transport and/or accompanies clients to appointments which connect them to community resources, services and pro-social activities.
  • With documented consent, engage the clients family and/or significant others to provide education regarding mental illness and system resources.
  • Complete and implement mental health assessment as well as Level of Care assessments.
  • Must have the knowledge of accepted treatment practice along with the ability to implement treatment plan and evaluate the effectiveness of treatment plans and recommend alternate strategies as necessary, with review minimum every 30 days or as clinically indicated.
  • Assess client behavior and design appropriate service plans including the ability to diagnosis mental health disorders and addictions. During the assessment, obtain information regarding the clients: a) behavioral health needs, b) criminogenic risk factors, psychosocial needs, and responsivity factors (i.e. level of cognitive functioning to engage in behavioral interventions), and c) direct interventions and a plan for linkage or reengagement in community resources.
  • Develop or assist in the development of service plans tailored to each individuals needs. Implement service plans utilizing established treatment models.
  • Provide crisis assessment and intervention.
  • Coach clients in setting their own goals and identifying realistic steps in order to achieve the goals.
  • Document and maintain electronic health record (EHR) and ancillary records in a manner that assures compliance with all agency policies, program procedures and local, state, and federal regulations. Maintain accurate and up-to-date documentation as required, associated with billing, assessment, treatment, clients progress and other activities.
  • Provide strength-based counseling focused on minimizing illness and maximizing client strengths.
  • Using evidenced-based cognitive behavioral interventions for criminal behavior, support clients to reduce criminal recidivism and engage in pro-social behaviors in the community.
  • Assist in crisis situations as appropriate, following emergency protocols/procedures and coordinating with the treatment team with interventions which support a trauma informed environment for residents and staff.
  • Demonstrate responsibility for safety of consumers and/or residents, staff and property; is familiar with fire regulations and evacuation procedures.
  • Adhere to mandatory abuse reporting laws and HIPAA requirements.
  • Coordinate with other service providers and Multnomah County Department of Community Justice.
  • Provide input on all relevant documentation and procedural requirements.
  • Adhere to generally accepted treatment standards, departmental rules, company policies and terms and conditions of contracts or grants.
  • Respect and honor client rights and responsibilities and demonstrates professional boundaries and ethics.
  • Understand and abides by federal regulation of Alcohol and Drug information, 42CFR Part 2.
  • Complete annual employee training requirements on a timely basis as indicated in the licensing requirements for the facility as well as agency requirements. Attend seminars, training and other educational opportunities in order to develop professional skills and abilities.
  • Participate in all scheduled staff meetings, supervision sessions, and other departmental and agency meetings.
  • Provide on-call crisis response and back up interventions and services.
  • May serve as lead person on a given shift, providing leadership for decisions that are needed throughout a shift.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education:

Masters Degree in a behavioral science field from an accredited college or university.

Demonstrate the competencies to become credentialed as a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) as outlined in the Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR).

The CADC credential is preferred in addition to a Masters Degree given the high occurrence of substance use/abuse.

Experience:

Equivalent combination of education/experience preferably in a non-profit organization preferred.

Specialized Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Conduct a Mental Status assessment and formulate a diagnosis according to the most current DSM
  • Knowledge of Motivational Interviewing, the components of maintaining a trauma informed care environment
  • Knowledge of the principles of Illness Management and Recovery
  • Understand evidence based practices, and strength based case management philosophies and strategies including trauma informed care and criminogenic risks and needs
  • Operate computer hardware and software at a level needed to effectively perform job functions

Other:

Possess a valid drivers license, three-year driving history; clean driving record, ability to pass Driver Motor Vehicle (DMV) check and complete the Cascadia online Defensive Driving course.

Ability to perform CPR and First Aid.  Become CPR/ First Aid certified and keep it current.

Cascadia is an Equal Opportunity employer.  We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.  If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at 503.238.0769 or peopleandculture@cascadiabhc.org