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Mental Health Therapist, Licensed - Children's Behavioral Health

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Mental Health Therapist, Licensed - Children's Behavioral Health


$36.85 - $49.38 Hourly


Salem, OR

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Full-time Regular

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Health and Human Services


HHS - BH - Child and Youth MH Svcs

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Are you interested in helping youth and their families live vibrant and healthy lives?  Are you interested in being part of a positive and strength-based team working together to provide quality behavioral health services to our community?   If so, we have the job for you!   Children's Behavioral Health in Salem is hiring a mental health therapist to join our team.  The prospective candidate will provide individual and family therapy, conduct mental health assessments, and provide other therapeutic supports such as case management and coordination of care.  If you enjoy a diverse workday and professional growth, this may be the opportunity you are looking for.  We offer great benefits, LPC and LCSW licensure supervision, and we are a qualifying site for Public Service Loan Forgiveness.

Provide assessment and treatment services; crisis intervention, including intensive services, to individuals and their families with complex needs and diagnoses; or develop and implement specific services in the community. Act as a task supervisor for interns and staff, provide clinical supervision to mental health professionals, to perform various advanced, specialized clinical and treatment services for individuals receiving services and their families.  

Work under the general supervision of a manager or supervisor, who assigns work, establishes goals, and reviews the results for overall effectiveness. Per Oregon Health Authority, Behavioral Health Services Rule 309-019-0130Program staff providing direct services shall receive clinical supervision by a qualified clinical supervisor related to the development, implementation, and outcome of services, documentation of two hours per month of supervision for each individual supervised.

Primary supervision of employees is not a responsibility of this classification; however, positions may act as lead workers, as defined in the Marion County Personnel Rules (Download PDF reader). May assist in the supervision of interns and volunteers.


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


  • Provides individual and family therapy to children, adolescents and Transition age youth in the Salem and surrounding communities. 
  • Provides intake mental health assessments including screening for A/D issues.
  • Documents services to meet contract, administrative rule and billing requirements.
  • Expectation is that employee will strive for 30 hours per week to be scheduled with therapy, client support, committee work and approved training. 
  • Provides consultation, training and orientation regarding mental health and co-occurring disorders treatment to team members, student interns and other professionals.
  • Provides case management services to clients.  
  • Assists clients and families with accessing community supports/resources.  
  • Assists with making referrals for services. 
  • 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. State of Oregon licensure, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Professional Counselor (LPC) or Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT); AND Master's degree in psychology, social work, recreational therapy, music therapy, art therapy, or a behavioral science field; OR
  2. State of Oregon licensure, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Professional Counselor (LPC) OR Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT); AND Bachelor's degree in nursing or occupational therapy and licensed by the State of Oregon; AND One year of postgraduate degree experience in the behavioral health field.


  • The finalist for this position will be required to pass a criminal history background check, including finger printing; however, conviction of a crime may not necessarily disqualify an individual for this position. 
  • 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:
  • 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 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). 
  • This position is represented by a union.
  • This is a Full-time position, which is eligible for overtime.
  • Typical Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., with one (1) late clinic 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., with flexibility depending upon the needs of the department and program.


Working knowledge of community mental health concepts, 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 regarding a code of ethics and confidentiality.


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.
Up to $7,500 to reimburse for tuition, licensure and/or other educational expenditures. According to the Marion County Administrative policies regarding tuition payments. The policy can be found at: Marion County Tuition Payment Policy 303


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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