Mental Health Counselor (Children, Teens & Families) 

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We are seeking 2 clinicians to become part of our expanding Child, Adolescent and Family program.

 

Population includes children ages 5-12 and their caregivers/families. Typical client profiles include all socioeconomic backgrounds and family compositions.

 

The primary focus of your collaborative work would be on healing the whole family through individual, group, parental and family therapy.

Common diagnostic issues are: Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, disruptive child and family patterns/behaviors, and adjustment disorders.

We especially desire trauma-informed clinicians who utilize modalities and techniques like EMDR, IFS, Play Therapy, Sand Tray, Person-Centered, Family Systems Theory or PCIT

Qualifications

Basic and Preferred

Basic Qualifications
 

Education
 

  • Masters level degree or higher required (M.Coun, MFT, MS Coun Educ, MCSW, etc.)

 

License, Certification, Registration
 

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Social Worker, or Licensed Psychologist (Oregon)

OR

  • Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, Professional Counselor Associate with ability to obtain license within 3 yrs of hire.

 

Experience

 

Minimum one year of clinical experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Establish a service or treatment plan for individuals served based on assessment of needs and develop practical suggestions for change

  • Conduct assessments in the areas of mental status, personality, behavioral response patterns, relationships, and family interactions

  • Conduct activity and participation-based interventions and approaches developed from training materials, experience, families’ successes, and peers

  • Provide a closure and aftercare plan for each family/individual

  • Build and maintain positive relationships with personnel from referring/collateral agencies, guiding families in their interaction with such agencies and other community organizations as needed; provide referrals to services and resources on behalf of families.

  • Thorough knowledge of psychosocial diagnostic categories and treatment approaches including evidence-based treatment modalities, suicide assessment, and therapeutic crisis intervention

  • Working knowledge of legal requirements for reporting or disclosure of suicidal or homicidal risks among minors and suspected abuse of protected individuals.

  • Strong interpersonal communication and problem-solving skills

  • Rapidly establish rapport with a diverse population of clients presenting with a wide range of psychiatric, social and emotional difficulties

  • Process and communicate in a manner that is sensitive and appropriate to the cultural, linguistic and psychological needs of clients, families and other healthcare team members.

  • Function effectively as a member of a collaborative team despite potential disagreements or conflict.

  • Identify and respond to changes in policies, regulations, and procedures which can impact the client, or clinician.

  • Ability to use electronic medical record – familiarity with Theranest.

  • Working knowledge of relevant outcome measures.

  • Familiarity with Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Internal Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Sand Tray, Game Therapy, Family Systems Theory, Attachment Theory, Art Therapy.

  • Proficient electronic mail communication skills (Microsoft Suite familiarity).

  • Proficient computer skills in windows applications.

Compensation

Benefits

Outstanding compensation

•    Licensed Clinicians: $80,000-99,000/yr + bonus opportunities

•    Clinical Supervisors: base pay listed above plus differential

•    Post-graduate, registered associates: $60,000 – 78,000/yr + bonus opportunities

•    Bilingual: applicable base pay + differential

  • Four Day Work Week          

 

  • Reasonable Case Loads       

 

  • Continuing Education Benefit

 

  • Creative work schedules (days, eve’s, Sat., in Office and Telehealth options)

 

  • Free Supervision for Licensure              

 

  •  Paid Time Off         

 

  • Retirement Benefit (IRA)                   

 

  • Health Insurance (includes vision & dental)           

 

  • Short-term & Long-Term Disability & Life Insurance Options

 

  • Wellness Program

Instructions 

Applications Should Include:

 

  • Cover letter describing why JMtC is appealing to you and sharing the focus of your work.

  • Current resume

  • Links to Google docs are appreciated. Be sure to make your docs viewable!

 

Qualified candidates will be contacted to participate in a brief pre-screening phone interview.

 

Further screening for strongest candidates will include:

 

  • Full panel interview

  • Agency Background Check with the Oregon Health Authority.

  • May also be required to participate in a pre-employment personality screening.

 

Cover letter should be addressed to both of the following:

  • Director: Jim Mockaitis, MS, MS, LPC, ACS (Oregon)

  • Clinical Director: Greg Lamont, MS, LPC, ACS (Oregon)