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Mental Health Therapist, Virginia Garcia School-Based Program

LifeWorks NW, Hillsboro, OR

Full Time - Non-Profit

Salary Range: $50,907 to $55,361 per year

Close Date: 08/28/2020

LifeWorks NW partners with Virginia Garcia. Virginia Garcia is a Federally Qualified Health Center in Washington and Yamhill Counties that serves a large Medicaid population. They have a special focus on providing care to the migrant farm worker community. A large majority of their patients are monolingual Spanish speaking.

The Mental Health Therapist position assesses and diagnoses children and adolescents ages 3 to 18 experiencing mental health issues and behavioral problems in school based programs as well as the Virginia Garcia medical clinics. Provides appropriate treatment and/or consultation with families, care providers, and community partners about treatment options.

This position is at the School-Based Health Center located on the Century High School campus in Hillsboro, OR (Portland metro area).

This position is eligible for applying for loan repayment through the National Health Service.

Days/Hours: At the School-Based Health Center, the hours are are usually weekdays from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

Pay/Benefits: $50,907 to $55,361 per year. Full benefits.

- Master's Degree in Psychology, Social Work or Mental Health Counseling or related mental health field (QMHP) required.
- Requires a QMHP credential either through the Mental Health & Addiction Certification Board of Oregon (MHACBO) or by obtaining and maintaining active internship or licensed with an eligible state licensing board. All prospective candidates must either have a valid MHACBO registration number or licensing intern number upon hire.
- Strongly preferred: Oregon license (i.e Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Psychologist) or registered intern in process for license.
- Demonstrated ability to conduct an assessment, including identifying precipitating events, gathering histories of mental and physical health, alcohol and other drug use, past mental health services and criminal justice contacts, assessing family, social and working relationships and conducting a mental status examination; complete a five-axis DSM diagnosis; write and supervise the implementation of an Individual Service and Support Plan; and provide individual, family and/or group therapy within the scope of their training.
- More than 2 years experience required in a broad range of clinical interventions and mental health assessments specific to children, adolescents and families.
- Fluency in Spanish preferred.
- Effective inner-cultural communication skills in order to advocate for culturally diverse clients.
- Proficient in or have a functional knowledge of Microsoft Outlook and Word. Must be able to master proprietary software including electronic health record system.

LifeWorks NW believes that diversity strengthens our workforce and empowers our community. LifeWorks NW is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status in accordance with law. Drug Free/Tobacco Free Site 01/09.

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