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Mental Health Clinician/Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP)

Catholic Charities, Portland, OR

Job - Health

Close Date: 01/08/2019

Mental Health Clinician/Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP)

Family Support and Counseling Services

Full-time; non-exempt (40 hours/week)

Reports to: Manager, Clinical Services


The Intercultural Counseling Center at Catholic Charities offers a variety of services to promote hope, healing, and wellness. We believe that people recovering from mental health needs and emotional trauma are able to live, work and thrive in the community. Our goal is to provide culturally responsive and comprehensive support services to individuals and families experiencing mental health needs and empowerment to recovery. The treatment philosophy is a strengths-based, trauma-informed approach that provides individual, couples, and group support through evidenced-based practices.

The Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) will provide comprehensive mental health treatment to adults and children receiving services through Catholic Charities Intercultural Counseling Center. The QMHP collaborates with the Clinical Case Managers, Psychiatrist, Peer Supports, Billing Coordinator, Engagement Specialist, and other interdisciplinary team members. The QMHP will perform the clinical assessments, conduct mental status examinations, identify current DSM diagnoses, develop the Service Plan, and facilitate therapy sessions within the scope of their training.


Works within a strengths-based, trauma-informed approach.
Completes comprehensive mental health assessments.
Diagnose utilizing most current DSM format and assess appropriateness for mental health services at Catholic Charities based on eligibility criteria, client needs, and funding sources.
Develops Service Plans in partnership with the client and makes referrals to other services or community agencies to meet client need as appropriate.
Provides individual, couples, family and/or group counseling to adults and children using evidence-based practices.
Provides consultation, education, information and resource advocacy to agencies in the community which routinely come in contact with clients and maintain liaison with key community agencies that serve people with mental health needs.
Pursues ongoing continuing education to stay current/up to date with best practice standards and licensure requirements.
Meets standards for documentation and performs data entry related to client assessment, client care, community referrals and quality indicators in the electronic record according to established guidelines.
Participates in clinical supervision sessions on a regular basis.
Conducts or participate in case reviews and staffing as required.
Participates in the development and implementation of new programs, operating protocols and communication initiatives related to service provision.
Contributes to goal setting, process improvement and achievement of desired care team outcomes.
Serves in the on call rotation for after hours and weekend coverage as well as backup daily coverage as needed.
Provides supervision of volunteers and interns.
Serve on committees and perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


A Master's Degree in psychology, social work, recreational therapy, art therapy, music therapy or related behavioral science. In addition, two or more years' relevant work experience strongly preferred.
Licensure as LCSW, LPC or LMFT is preferred.

Experience working with diverse populations and cultures and proficiency in another language is preferred.
Proficiency in the principles and practices of clinical delivery systems, psychological diagnostic assessment, evidenced-based therapy and counseling techniques.

Ability to exercise sound judgment in appraising situations and making decisions regarding complex mental health treatment issues.
Ability to engage and interact positively with client to promote strengths and improve health and well-being.

Ability to communicate with direct care providers and community agencies appropriate for follow up.
Respect for cultural diversity, religion and experience and an understanding of human developmental needs.

Excellent written and oral communication skills. Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred.

Ability to interact in a respectful, professional manner in accordance with agency's policies and procedures.
Knowledge of basic ethics and privacy rights.

Ability to maintain professional boundaries with clients, the community, and other staff members.
Demonstrate judgment and discretion in dealing with confidential matters.

Commitment to the Social Justice teachings of the Catholic Church.

Advanced skills in Microsoft Office programs (including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint).
Must be able to organize and prioritize work, be proactive, take initiative, follow through, and simultaneously manage multiple priorities to ensure goals are met in a timely manner. High attention to detail required.
Strong analytical and strategic problem solving skills.
Willingness to learn new skills and take on new responsibilities.

Ability to work well in team setting, as well as independently; be flexible and adapt well to different dynamics.

Must have driver's license, access to vehicle, and ability to obtain automobile insurance at levels required by agency (100/300/100).
Satisfactory results from civil, criminal, and motor vehicle background check required

COMPENSATION: Compensation is commensurate with skills and experience. Competitive benefits package, including: 100% employer paid health insurance (employee portion), disability, life insurance, paid time off, 12 paid holidays, retirement plan, free parking and more.

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