Employment Type
Job Location
Hood River, 97031
Base Salary
$4831-$5326 Per month
Date posted
May 1, 2023
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Position title
Mental Health Specialist (Enhanced Care Services) $2500 sign on bonus

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

The Mental Health Specialist 1 provides culturally competent, appropriate, and trauma-informed crisis and behavioral health treatment for assigned clients. This position provides counseling and education for individuals, families and groups.  The Mental Health Specialist 1 provides behavioral health services to other community agencies, coordinates behavioral health services with other community and State resources, and performs related work as required.  Incumbents must demonstrate cultural sensitivity and understanding of how culture influences and impacts behavioral health services while incorporating this understanding into trauma-informed care. A basic understanding or willingness to learn of Geriatric Mental Health issues and how the medical system functions is needed.


Essential Responsibilities of the Classification: The following list represents the essential responsibilities of the position. It does not include, however, all of the duties the position may be asked to perform.

  • Provide psychotherapy, counseling, and case management services to individuals, 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.
  • 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.
  • Assist and/or provide back-up support with screening, referral, and crisis services as needed and directed by supervisor.
  • Actively participate in Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) meetings and coordination with psychiatric licensed medical provider, Primary Care Provider, Oregon Health Authority (OHA) Adults and People with Disabilities (APD) Case Manager, OHA – Health Systems, Hood River Care Center staff (administrator, nurses, CNAs, and all other departments) and OHA ECS Coordinators in Salem
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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 # 2023140

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