Employment Type
Job Location
1060 Webber Street, The Dalles, 97058
Base Salary
$4831-$5326 Per month
Date posted
June 1, 2023
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Position title
Mental Health Specialist (Adult) -The Dalles $2500 Sign on Bonus

Do want to work in an environment where you make a difference? Come join us in the Columbia Gorge and earn experience working with a vulnerable population! This is an opportunity to work in community mental health, providing counseling services in an rural area. As an employer we promote self-care and recognize the impacts that has on job satisfaction.

Work in a meaningful 8:30-5:00 environment that serves our rural community and enjoy all the perks of Oregon and Washington in your free time!

Why work with MCCFL?

  • $2500 Sign on Bonus for QMHPs
  • $5,000 Sign on Bonus for LPC/LCSW
  • Loan Repayment Location - HRSA!
  • Relocation Assistance to the Columbia Gorge
  • Loan Repayment for Oregon Behavioral Health Workers! (QMHP, QMHA, CADC, CGAC, CRM, PSS, ) - Application through OHA deadline: January 3, 2023

Essential Responsibilities of the General Classification: The following list represents the essential responsibilities of the position. Other duties may be assigned.

· Provide psychotherapy, counseling, and case management services to individuals, couples, families and groups. Conduct interviews to accumulate pertinent data; assess presenting issues; develop service plans. Counseling and psychotherapy may include working with assigned clients in developing communication skills, providing assertiveness training, providing behavior modification programs, and monitoring the effects of prescribed medication.

· Depending on position, may provide substance abuse disorder assessment and provide integrated dual-diagnosis services to assigned clients.

· Utilize agency clinical software system to prepare current client records of treatment and reports as necessary and required. Maintain timely and cogent progress notes and service plans. Ensure that client records and other documentation are up-to-date and justify the services provided.

· Serve as investigator and/or examiner in involuntary commitment procedures.

· Assist and/or provide back-up support with screening, referral, and crisis services as needed and directed by supervisor. May provide after-hours emergency services on a 24-hour, rotating basis, such as telephone consultation, crisis intervention, and pre-hospital screening examinations.

· Actively participate in joint case planning and coordination with internal multi-disciplinary team and agency psychiatrists. Collaborate in case planning and service coordination as needed with other community agencies such as law enforcement, community detention facility, schools, group homes, community medical hospital and DHS programs.

· Participate in all team and agency meetings as scheduled.

· Regular and reliable attendance, professional communication, and confidentiality are essential functions of this position.


Job Specifications: Any qualifying combination of education, licensure and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position is qualifying. This would typically include:

· Master's degree in social work, psychology, psychiatric nursing or other related field.

· Some positions will require alcohol and drug counselor certification (CADC 1 or CADC 2).

· Bilingual fluency Spanish/English is preferred (but not required)

· Professional licensure in the State of Oregon as an LCSW or LPC,
OR must obtain this licensure within two (2) years of hire through the certifying agency (MHACBO.org).

· Incumbent must obtain certification from the Department of Human Services as a Mental Health Investigator and Mental Health Examiner. Incumbent must keep certification current and in good standing.

· Must possess a valid Oregon or Washington Driver's License, maintain an acceptable driving record and be insurable for client service purposes and for travel between business office for meetings and/or trainings. This position must pass all criminal history check requirements as required by ORS 181.536 to 181.537, and in accordance with OAR 407-007-0220 to 407-007-0370

Position # 2023390

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