Job Opportunities

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Date Posted 7/17/14

Central City Concern

TITLE: Female Alcohol and Drug Counselor – 100%
DEPARTMENT: Letty Owings Center
REPORTS TO: Clinical Supervisor
REPRESENTED: No
FLSA: Non-Exempt
SALARY: $34,500-$36,800 – DOE
SHIFT: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm

For details, please click here.

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Date Posted 7/8/14

Central City Concern

TITLE: Alcohol and Drug Counselor – 100%
DEPARTMENT: Letty Owings Center
REPORTS TO: Clinical Supervisor
REPRESENTED: No
FLSA: Non-Exempt
SALARY: Depending on Experience
SHIFT: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm

For Details, please click here.

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Date Posted 6/28/14

Central City Concern

TITLE: Alcohol and Drug Counselor – 80%
DEPARTMENT: Hooper Detoxification Stabilization Center
REPORTS TO: Subacute Program Manager
REPRESENTED: No
FLSA: Non-Exempt
SALARY: $17.05/hour
SHIFT: Friday through Monday, 8:00am to 4:30pm

For Details, click here.

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Date Posted 6/28/14

Central City Concern

TITLE: On Call Alcohol and Drug Counselor
DEPARTMENT: Hooper Detoxification Stabilization Center
REPORTS TO: Subacute Program Manager
REPRESENTED: No
FLSA: Non-Exempt
SALARY: $13.00/hour

For Details, click here.

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Date Posted 6/25/14

Providence ElderPlace is an innovative program known as PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly), a comprehensive care model that offers health, housing, social service and care coordination solutions to older adults and peace of mind to their families. We are dedicated to providing dignified care to seniors in a compassionate environment built on principles of responsive service, top-quality health care and trust. PACE programs are nationwide and keep older adults as healthy as possible and living in the community for as long as possible. PACE is widely viewed as a program that enhances the quality of life for seniors.

We are looking for a male therapist to provide specialized mental health assessments and treatment services for ElderPlace participants coping with life transitions and adjustments, addictions, PTSD,  trauma recovery, relational issues, cognitive impairment/decline, anxiety, depression, and chronic mental illness.

Please contact Sarah Booth for more information.

Sarah Booth MSW, LCSW
Providence ElderPlace
Social Work Program Manager
503-215-3626

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Date Posted 6/25/14

Clatsop Behavioral Healthcare is expanding services to our community and is seeking to fill a Full-Time SPRF (Strengthening, Preserving and Reunifying Families) Counselor position located in the local DHS CPS office in Astoria, Oregon. 

This position will accompany CPS investigators.  The counselor will conduct a needs assessment with the family evaluating for A and D, mental health issues and other needs the family may have that might impact their ability to remain intact.  The counselor and the DHS case manager will identify families that can benefit from preservation services.  The counselor will work with those families to develop an action plan and begin accessing services.  The counselor will facilitate a hand off to a navigator who will continue working with the family. 

Duties include meeting with the families in their homes, developing service plans, providing coordination of care, advocacy, monitoring child safety and ensuring a smooth transition to the navigator.  This position will also act as a liaison between the family and their DHS case manager. The counselor will utilize Collaborative Problem Solving and strength based approaches to bring about change and lead to family stabilization.  Responsible for monthly updates itemizing activities, billing and ongoing communication with the DHS case manager. Requires a masters degree in social work, psychology or related field and 2 years experience working with families (QMHP).  Excellent computer and writing skills are required (the ability to speak read and write Spanish will be a plus). 

Must have a valid driver’s license and pass a background check.  Salary is dependent upon experience.  Per union contract the salary range is between $36,177 to $46,510.  Please send resume, cover letter and references to Pam Dean, Clatsop Behavioral Healthcare, 2120 Exchange, #301, Astoria, OR 97103, fax 503-325-8483, or email pamd@clatsopbh.org. EOE.

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Date Posted 6/17/14

The Northwest Catholic Counseling Center

Clinical Manager
Classification: Full-time, 40 hours/week; Exempt
Compensation: $57,000-70,000 DOE; paid vacation, sick, holidays; full medical and dental;
403(b) retirement with employer contribution; paid license; mental health and education benefit
Reports to: Executive Director
Location: Northeast Portland, Oregon
Closing Date: Open until filled

For Details, please click here.

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Date Posted 6/10/14

Lewis & Clark

Adjunct Adjunct in the Counseling Psychology Department

The Lewis and Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling seeks adjunct faculty to teach courses in the Department of Counseling Psychology. Positions are available for the summer, fall, and spring semesters. Adjuncts are needed in a variety of subject areas, including group counseling, diagnosis, practicum supervision, assessment, couples therapy, sex therapy, research methods, evidence-based practice, dual diagnosis and addiction counseling, ethics for professional mental health and addiction counselors, diversity and social justice, practical skills in family therapy, legal and ethical issues in family therapy, family therapy, and counseling theories.

The faculty and staff of the Department of Counseling Psychology prepare highly competent mental health counselors, mental health and addiction counselors, marriage, couple and family therapists, and school psychologists who are dedicated to making a difference in the world. We value practice that is informed by theory and evidence, rigorous scholarship, multiple perspectives, social responsibility, self-awareness, and practical skills. We are dedicated to supporting social and relational equity, cultural and economic democracy, and good citizenship within our programs, the broader community, and the world.

Review of applications will begin immediately. Interviews will be conducted with qualified candidates. Individuals who possess a doctoral degree in their field are preferred. Individuals with a Master’s degree and evidence of successful teaching at the graduate level will also be considered. To apply, please email your current resume and a letter of application indicating your experience and area of interest, along with a list of three references who can speak to your professional qualifications, to the Counseling Psychology department.

Email applications to Juleen McGonigal, Administrative Coordinator at juleen@lclark.edu. Please put CPSY Adjunct Application in the subject line of your email.

The College explicitly acknowledges and affirms its conviction that diversity with respect to race, ethnicity, national origin, socio-economic background, religious orientation or spirituality, physical or sensory disability, gender, and sexual orientation on the Lewis & Clark campus provides an educational benefit for all students that can be realized only by enhancing and preserving the presence of students and education professionals from diverse backgrounds within our learning community.

Lewis & Clark College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to preparing students for leadership in an increasingly interdependent world that affirms the educational benefits of diversity (see http://www.lclark.edu/about/diversity).

Lewis & Clark College will conduct background checks on the finalist(s).

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Date Posted 6/4/14

Job Title : Afrocentric Counselor – (Instructor)
Organization : Psychiatry – Avel Gordly Center for Healing
Description :

***This is a Faculty position***

1.0 FTE; Salary Range: $45,000-$55,000/year; Location: Downtown Location.

Functions/Duties of the Position:

Provide direct clinical services to program clients including evaluation, individual, group, family counseling, case management and documentation of clinical services consistent with program standards and relevant OARs. Services provided will reflect cultural competence and knowledge of evidenced based practices regarding the clients and their clinical concerns. Collaborate with other clinical staff, including medical providers, to ensure that clients receive appropriate and coordinated care. Provide mentoring and clinical supervision of student interns and students, as needed. Attend and participate in weekly staff meetings and case consultation meetings. Develop and maintain positive working relationships with other program staff, Department of Psychiatry, and other OHSU departments, referral sources, and other community agencies. Meet clinical productivity standards as established for the position.

Job Requirements:

Position Qualifications and Competencies:

    • Must meet qualifications as a LPC, LMFT or LCSW, or be eligible and willing to immediately enroll in licensure process.
    • Must have a Master’s degree in social work, counseling, psychology or another related behavioral health discipline.
    • Must demonstrate the ability to conduct an assessment, including identifying precipitating events, gathering histories of mental and physical health, substance use, past mental health services and criminal justice contacts, assessing family, cultural, social and work relationships, and conducting a mental status examination, complete a five-axis DSM diagnosis, write and supervise the implementation of a Service Plan and provide individual, family or group therapy within the scope of their training.
    • Must have demonstrated knowledge and skill in providing evidence-based treatment of mental health and addictive disorders.
    • Must have cultural competence in working with the African and African-American communities, as demonstrated by the following: 1) In-depth knowledge of impact of African-American history on African-American culture and psychology;  2) Ability to work clinically with issues of systematic oppression, racism and discrimination, including teaching clients a comprehensive skill set to deal with these concerns; 3) Ability to assist clients in developing a healthy African or African-American identity; 4) Two plus years of working with African-Americans and/or Africans; and 5) Five or more years of experience of immersion in African-American culture.

For treatment staff holding certification in addiction counseling, qualifications for the certificate must have included at least:

    • 750 hours of supervised experience in substance use counseling
    • 150 contact hours of education and training in substance use related subjects; and Successful completion of a written objective examination or portfolio review by the certifying body.

For treatment staff holding a health or allied provider license, the license or registration must have been issued by one of the following state bodies and have at least 60 contact hours of academic or continuing professional education in substance use disorders treatment:  Board of Medical Examiners, Board of Psychologist Examiners, Board of Licensed Social Workers, Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists, Board of Nursing.

Additional Details:

OHSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or protected veteran status. Applicants with disabilities can request reasonable accommodation by contacting the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148.

How To Apply

Apply here online. Please attach CV/Resume, cover letter and list of 3 references.

Drug Testable: Yes

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Visit the links below to peruse job postings at mental health agencies and organizations around the state.

State of Oregon: jobs page
Oregon Medical Centers & Hospitals: link1 link 2

Albertina Kerr Centers
Benton County
Cascadia Mental Health & Addictions Treatment
Cedar Hills Hospital
Center for Human Development, Inc
Central City Concern
Clackamas County
CODA, Inc
Columbia Care Services, Inc
Community Counseling Solutions
Community Works
Coos County
Curry County
DePaul Treatment Centers
Deschutes County
Douglas County
Lifeways, Inc
LifeWorks Northwest
Lincoln County
Linn County
Luke Dorf Inc
Lutheran Community Services NW
Marion County
Mid-Columbia Center for Living
Morrison Child & Family Services
Multnomah County
Native American Rehabilitation Association
New Directions Northwest
Options for Southern Oregon
Oregon Youth Authority/OJDDA
Pastoral Counseling Center of Mid-Willamette Valley
Portland Public Schools
Returning Veterans Project
Tillamook County
Trillium Family Services
Volunteers of America/InAct
Volunteers in Medicine Clinic
Yamhill County