Mental Health Therapist

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At Connections365, we work to bring healing to youth and families through various behavioral health services including treatment foster care, mentoring, outpatient mental health and residential care. We are currently hiring full-time therapists to work with youth, adults and families in our outpatient mental health program.

As a Therapist, you will provide individual, group, and family therapy and/or supervision, if appropriate. The Therapist I position is responsible for planning, providing, and assessing treatment services and performance in all mental health/mentoring programs. This position may be responsible to directly supervise subordinate mental health and mentoring staff in their day-to-day performance of duties.

If you are right for this position:

  • You are considered warm and people easily open up to you.
  • You inspire others to make positive changes in their lives.
  • You guide people to identify their weaknesses in a way that is empathetic, caring, and constructive.
  • Recognizing the value of diversity and the importance of gender- and culturally specific services, you can adapt your methods and approach to be effective for each unique individual.
  • You maintain strong ethical and professional boundaries.
  • Understanding transference and compassion fatigue, you have strong systems in place for self-care.

Here is what we have:

  • A team of dedicated people who support each other as we passionately strive to bring hope and healing to our community.
  • Retirement benefits for all employees; health insurance, life insurance, and vacation benefits for regular full-time employees.
  • Connections365 provides supervision for licensure as well as ongoing opportunities for professional development.
  • Candidates who are hired and successfully complete six months of employment are eligible for a $500 signing bonus.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must meet one of the following: License to practice medicine in the State of Oregon; Graduate degree in psychology; Graduate degree in social work; Graduate degree in psychiatric nursing and licensed in the State of Oregon; or Graduate degree in another mental health related field with a license to provide counseling services.
  • Must be a registered intern with OBLPCT or equivalent board or become a registered intern for licensure within 90 days of employment.
  • As evidenced by previous work experience, academic background, and in service or other training, the Therapist I shall demonstrate a working knowledge of the following: Normal process of child and adolescent growth and development; Dysfunctional families and family systems counseling; and Mental and nervous conditions of childhood, adolescence and adults.
  • Training, knowledge, and experience demonstrating competence in building and maintaining working relationships with children, adults and families needing intensive family services, mental health services or out-of-home placement.
  • Working knowledge of planning for and implementing contact with community resources on behalf of clients.
  • For person recovering from the disease of alcoholism or other drug addictions, continuous sobriety for the past three (3) years.
  • Valid Oregon driver’s license, personal auto liability insurance, and a driving record that permits coverage under the agency’s corporate auto liability.
  • Must possess and maintain personal liability insurance.
  • Must successfully complete a thorough background investigation, including a criminal history check, reference checks, employment history and educational verification, or licensing. Arrest and/or conviction of a crime does not automatically disqualify an applicant.
  • Successfully pass a routine random drug and alcohol screen as a post-employment requirement.

You can download a copy of the job application by clicking here: Employment and Volunteer Application

To submit your job application materials, please send to our HR Coordinator and it will be shared with the appropriate hiring manager.

You may also mail your application materials to us, or drop it off in person, at: 4890 32nd Ave. SE Salem, OR 97317