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Crisis Clinician 2 (50% with benefits)

Marion County
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Crisis Clinician 2 (50% with benefits)


$33.44 - $44.80 Hourly


Salem, OR

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Part-time Regular

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Health and Human Services


HHS - BH - Acute Forensic Diversion Svcs

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This recruitment has been reopened for additional applicants and will remain open until filled. If you have already applied for recruitment #554-2023-32, you do not need to reapply. New applicants are encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible as this recruitment may close at any time without further notice.


We are seeking a dynamic and compassionate Youth and Family Crisis Services QMHP who is eager to help children and their families experiencing a mental health crisis. If you are client-focused and passionate about providing person-centered care, we would love to meet you!

This position offers a variety of work environments as our services are provided in schools, clinic, throughout the community, and in hospital locations. Together, you’ll work with other teams to provide initial assessment and short-term stabilization until long-term services can be established.

Have you recently graduated? We offer training, clinical supervision and team consultation to support you as you launch your career. You’ll enjoy being a part of our collaborative team at the Marion County Psychiatric Crisis Center (PCC) in Salem, Oregon!

This recruitment will be used to fill two 50% Crisis Clinician 2 positions that may be underfilled as Crisis Clinician 1 positions, depending upon the qualifications of the selected candidates.  Both positions will have employee benefits.
Crisis Clinician 2:  $33.44 - $44.80 hr  (Non-exempt)
Crisis Clinician 1:  $27.56 - $36.94 hr  (Non-exempt)
  • 20 hours per week with benefits
  • Typical work will be Monday - Saturday, negotiable hours, with flexibility depending upon the needs of the department and program.
Crisis Clinician 2:
Provide assessments and treatment of individuals and families, including groups; provides crisis assessment and intervention services and related duties as required. Primary responsibility of this class is to provide assessment and treatment services; crisis intervention, and treatment services, including intensive services, to individuals and their families with complex needs and diagnoses and/or to develop and implement specific services in the community.

Crisis Clinician 1:
Plans and carries out recreational, social and skills training activities; performs case management and counseling functions with Adults in Custody (AIC); facilitates counseling and/or skills training groups; performs related duties as required.  Primary responsibility of this class is case management and counseling, without responsibility for developing and implementing specific programs in the community. 
Crisis Clinician 2 and 1:
Works under the supervision of a supervisor who assigns work, establishes goals, and reviews the results obtained for overall effectiveness.
Supervision of others is not a responsibility of positions in this classification.  Crisis Clinician 2 may act as Clinical Supervisor designee when needed.  May assist in the supervision of practicum students and/or volunteers.


Typical Duties - Duties include, but are not limited to the following


  • Provides mental health and suicide risk/crisis assessments to youth in schools, at Youth and Family Crisis Services (YFCS) and at other community locations, which may include client’s homes.  Interfaces with school counselors and Family Support Advocates.
  • Provides crisis intervention and stabilization, and establishes crisis plans for adults, children and families in the community when requested by law enforcement. Participates in threat assessments.
  • When available provides backup/fill-in to the YFCS staff/office, including answering phones, mental health evaluations, and staff coverage.
  • Provides crisis stabilization and follow-up services to selected youth and their families.  Links/refers youth and families to appropriate school and community services.
  • As available, attends YST and other school-based meetings to consult about students at-risk.
  • Provides consultation to schools and other agencies.
  • Documents services, meeting BCN/OHP standards as well as Health Department policies and expectations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Response Level 2: In the event of an emergency, employee makes a reasonable effort to report to work. Employee may be required to perform duties outside of their regularly assigned duties. Employee may be requested to work an extended or flexible schedule. Staff at this response level must complete Incident Command System 100 and 700 on-line or in-person training.


Requirements for the Position



  1. Possession of a Master's degree in Psychology, Social Work, Recreational Therapy, Music Therapy, Art Therapy or a behavioral science field, or possession of a bachelor's degree in Nursing and licensed by the State of Oregon, or possession of a bachelor's degree in Occupational Therapy and licensed by the State of Oregon; OR second year graduate students waivered as QMHP's by the Oregon Health Authority.
  2. Crisis Clinician 2 Only:  In addition to the educational requirements above, the Mental Health Therapist 2 must have at least one year of full-time, post-Master's degree experience in the behavioral health field.  
  • Must be either 1) licensed by the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors, 2) licensed by the Oregon Board of Licensed Social Workers or 3) credentialed or registered through the Mental Health and Addiction Counseling Board of Oregon (MHACBO) as a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) within the first 30 days of employment. Applicants may be required to pass a practical knowledge and skills assessment as part of the interview process.
  • This position may be subject to the following:  Must not be excluded from participation in the federal health care programs (Medicaid, Medicare and other federally funded programs that provide health benefits); AND must not be excluded from participating in federal procurement (Federal Acquisition Regulation) and non-procurement activities (Executive Order No. 12549).
  • Must possess a current driver's license in the applicant's state of residence and an acceptable driving history.  Marion County will obtain a copy of the driving record for all qualified applicants from Driver and Motor Vehicle Services and review the driving record according to the Marion County policy and procedure for Driving on County Business.  The policy can be found at:
  • The finalist for this position will be required to pass a criminal history background check; however, conviction of a crime may not necessarily disqualify an individual for this position.
  • This is a safety sensitive/special needs position. Final candidates selected for this position will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen, including testing for marijuana. The Marion County Drug and Alcohol Use and Testing Policy can be found at:
  • This assignment is represented by a union.
Working knowledge of community mental health concepts and/or chemical dependency case management and treatment services; individual assessment, treatment planning and treatment protocols; mental health disorders and diagnostic classifications.

Ability to establish positive working relationships with other employees, individuals and their families, other agencies, and the public; prepare concise and complete clinical documentation related to individual treatment and progress in services in a timely and professional manner; work within a team and collaborate with team members; knowledge of and ability to act professionally with regard to a code of ethics and confidentiality.

Operates a motor vehicle; sees using depth perception; sits; stands; moves about the work area; climbs 1 floor of stairs; reaches overhead; lifts, pushes, pulls and carries up to 10 lbs.; operates a keyboard; speaks with a clear and audible voice; reads a 12 pt. font; hears a normal speech level; may work in areas exposed to heat, cold, dust or household cleaning chemicals such as bleach or cleansers.


Additional Information and/or Attachments

Your well-being is important to us and we offer a comprehensive benefits package. For those relocating from outside of Oregon, we provide the following relocation package:

  • Up to $3,000 reimbursement of moving expenses
  • Relocation bonus in the amount of $3,000 (prorated based on FTE) as a one-time payment upon proof of Oregon residency.
We offer the following retention bonus, prorated based on FTE:
  • $3,000 bonus after six months of continuous employment
  • $3,000 bonus after twelve months of continuous employment
We offer tuition assistance for employees interested in professional development towards a profession in behavioral health.


Marion County is a qualifying public employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.  Through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, full-time employees working at the County may qualify for forgiveness of the remaining balance on Direct Loans after 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan.  Questions about your loan eligibility should be directed to your loan servicer or the US Department of Education.

Applicants are eligible to use Veterans’ Preference when applying with Marion County in accordance with ORS 408.225, 408.230, and 408.235 and OAR 105-040-0010 and 105-040-0015.  Preference will be awarded only if the applicant meets the minimum requirements of the position and attaches the required documentation at the time of application.


  • One of the following:
    • MEMBER COPY 4 of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214 or 215); OR
    • Letter from the US Department of Veterans Affairs indicating receipt of a non-service connected pension; OR
    • Certification that discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions will take place not later than 120 days after the submission of the certificate.
  • In addition to one of the above documents, Disabled Veterans must also submit one of the following:
    • A copy of their Veterans disability preference letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs; OR
    • Certification that medical separation from active duty under honorable conditions will take place not later than 120 days after the submission of the certificate.

You can request copies of your military service record through the National Archives website at

Marion County is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Veteran and Disability employer committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce.

Marion County
PO BOX 14500

Salem, Oregon, 97309
(503) 566-3949

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