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Problem Gambling Latino Services Counselor

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

This position requires proof of certification for problem gambling counseling or intention to earn a certificate within one year of hire. Please upload a copy of your certification with your resume & cover letter or indicate your plans for earning your certification. In order to comply with US Homeland Security Department regulations, all employees must complete an I-9 form in Workday prior to or no later than the first day of work and bring originals (no photocopies) of their supporting documentation to Human Resources no later than the 3rd business day of employment. Failure to have a completed I-9 form on file with the College will result in immediate termination of employment.

Position Information

Position Information

Posting Number: STA20110620
Job Title: Problem Gambling Latino Services Counselor
Working Title: Problem Gambling Latino Services Counselor
Position Class:
Department: Grad Counseling Psychology
Job Summary:

The Problem Gambling Latino Services (LCS) Counselor provides direct services for problem gambling across Washington, Multnomah and Clackamas Counties. This person will participate in all aspects of designing and delivering a Latino culturally specific program including extensive outreach to Latino communities. This position is supported by Oregon Health Authority Problem Gambling Services (OHAPGS) state allocated funds for culturally specific services. Continuation of employment beyond two years is dependent on continued funding by OHAPGS.

The Department of Counseling Psychology at Lewis & Clark College is grounded in a strong commitment to equity and social justice. We are looking for a colleague with the requisite knowledge and expertise in Latino specific problem gambling treatment who shares our vision and commitment to these principles.

Lewis & Clark Problem Gambling Services (PGS) offers problem gambling treatment in Multnomah County and is housed in the Lewis & Clark Community Counseling Center on SW Barbur Blvd. Latino culturally specific problem gambling services will begin on July 1, 2017 and cover the needs of Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington Counties. The counselor will work closely with and report to the PGS Director/LCS Coordinator. The Latino services counselor’s workweek will include one weekend day each week.

Lewis & Clark College will conduct a background check on the finalist. Lewis & Clark College is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex or age. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator or OCR.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Must have earned a Bachelor’s degree
• Oregon-licensed or plan in place to become licensed
• Must meet Oregon legal requirements to provide problem gambling services
• Problem gambling counselor certification or must obtain certification within one year from hire date
• Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of mental health and addiction counseling from a community-based social justice and trauma-informed perspective
• Must be fluent in Spanish and English and have lived experience in a Latino culture
• Demonstrated experience providing culturally attuned behavioral health services to Latino individuals and families
• Extensive knowledge of problem gambling treatment
• Extensive knowledge of Latino cultures and connection with local Latino communities
• Knowledge of agencies and communities in the greater Portland area
• Two years professional experience of clinical work with problem gambling
• One year experience of clinical work with Latinos

Preferred Qualifications:

• Masters degree in counseling field (e.g., Professional Mental Health Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology, Social Work).

Anticipated Position Start Date: 10/23/2017
Posting Date: 10/05/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
FTE:

1.0

Weekly Hours 37.5
Months Worked Per Year: 12
Special Instructions to Applicants:

This position requires proof of certification for problem gambling counseling or intention to earn a certificate within one year of hire. Please upload a copy of your certification with your resume & cover letter or indicate your plans for earning your certification.

In order to comply with US Homeland Security Department regulations, all employees must complete an I-9 form in Workday prior to or no later than the first day of work and bring originals (no photocopies) of their supporting documentation to Human Resources no later than the 3rd business day of employment. Failure to have a completed I-9 form on file with the College will result in immediate termination of employment.

Pay Rate: Commensurate with experience
Essential Functions:

1. The LCS clinician works with the PGS Director/LCS Coordinator under the direct supervisory and administrative authority of the Counseling Psychology (CPSY) Chair and collaborates with them to implement all aspects of LCS, including service delivery models and outreach
2. Plans and engages in outreach activities; collaborates with community stakeholders
3. Provides direct services for Problem Gambling in English and Spanish across Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington Counties.
4. Assists PGS Director/LCS Coordinator in supervising therapists or counselors-in-training who are assigned to LCS
5. Provides Latino culturally specific problem gambling expertise and ongoing training to PGS staff.
6. Maintains/reviews LCS client files to meet all legal standards
7. Participates in a rotation where clinician will carry a phone to receive direct calls from individuals who seek bilingual, bicultural Spanish services or have other inquiries.

Name of Grant(s):

Service contract funded by the Oregon Health Authority Problem Gambling Services.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • No Response
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PHD
  2. * Are you fluent in Spanish and English?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Are you either currently licensed in the state of Oregon as a social worker, psychologist, counselor, or marriage & family therapist or will be by the time you begin employment with the College?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Please address how your skills,experience and/or education have prepared you to serve and meet the needs of a diverse student, staff and faculty community.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • No Response
    • Diversity Jobs
    • Higher Ed Jobs
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Oregon Employment Department
    • Partners in Diversity
    • Washington Employment Department
    • Mac's List
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Career Fair
    • Indeed
    • Other (please specify below)
  6. Other (specify below)

    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Other Document - <BR>Please see special instructions to applicants
Optional Documents