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Mental Health Therapist 2 - Community Crisis Outreach Services for Youth

Marion County
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Mental Health Therapist 2 - Community Crisis Outreach Services for Youth


$33.44 - $44.80 Hourly


Salem, OR

Job Type

Full-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 #554-2023-13, 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.

The Community Crisis Outreach Services for Youth Team is looking for a Qualified Mental Health Professional to join them.  The individual chosen for this position will work closely with youth, law enforcement, and other community partners to create preventative plans that will help youth avoid law enforcement contact and provide resources and appropriate referrals for youth and their families.  Licensure supervision options available.

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.

Work under the supervision of a supervisor who assigns work, establishes goals, and reviews the results obtained for overall effectiveness.

Primary supervision of other employees is not a responsibility of positions in this classification. May act as a 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


  • Provide Mental Health consultation to Law Enforcement officer (partner) in the field.
  • Provide triage, brief assessment, consultation, case management, and referrals to the residents engaged by the program as needed.
  • Documents services, meeting Pacific Source standards as well as MCHHS policies and expectations
  • Using the Call sheets from local Law Enforcement Agencies and checking both the voice mail and the email address referral lines, you will begin to organize and prioritize to calls to run by the Law Enforcement partner. 
  • Geographical proximity will be important to take into account.
  • When available provides backup/ fill in to the PCC staff / office, including answering phones, as needed mental health evaluations, and staff coverage.
  • Other job duties as assigned by your 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. Master's degree in psychology, social work, recreational therapy, music therapy, art therapy or a behavioral science field; OR
  2. Bachelor's degree in nursing, or occupational therapy and licensed by the State of Oregon; AND
  3. One year of postgraduate degree experience in the behavioral health field.

  • Candidates with post-master degree experience for positions within the Health and Human Services Department.

  • 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.
     See Mental Health & Addiction Certification Board of Oregon (MHACBO) website for requirements.
    • 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.
    • This is a full-time position, which is eligible for overtime.
    • A wage enhancement of $1.00 will be added to the hourly wage as compensation for hours worked between 6:00 PM and 6:00 AM. 
    • This assignment is represented by a union.
    • Typical Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, with flexibility depending upon the needs of the department and program.


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; bends forward; climbs 1 floor of stairs; operates a keyboard; lifts, pushes, pulls, carries items and moves carts weighing up to 5 lbs.; speaks with a clear and audible voice; reads a 12 pt. font; distinguishes color; hears a normal speech level; heating and cooling systems in building tend to fluctuate.  


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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