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Qualified Mental Health Professional II (QMHP II)

Catholic Charities, Portland, OR, USA 97202

Job - Corporate/Business

Close Date: 02/14/2025

Qualified Mental Health Professional II (QMHP II)

Family Support and Counseling Services

Full-time, Exempt (40 hours/week)

Reports to: Outpatient Clinical Services Manager


Inspired by the transformative power of God's love, Catholic Charities, the social service arm of the Catholic Church in western Oregon, partners with the most vulnerable in the community, regardless of faith, to achieve lasting solutions to poverty and injustice. Through the principles of Catholic Social Teaching, Catholic Charities of Oregon achieves lasting solutions to poverty and injustice by partnering with clients to meet their economic and educational goals, and to support their physical and social well-being. Catholic Charities of Oregon envisions a society in which all people thrive economically, socially, and spiritually; cultivate diverse, respectful, and just communities; and recognize the inherent dignity and sanctity of human life.


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 traumas building resilience to live, work and thrive in the community. Our goal is to provide outpatient comprehensive support and therapeutic services to individuals and families experiencing mental health needs. The treatment philosophy embraces strengths based as well as culture and trauma-informed approaches that are both evidenced-based practices and offer practice-based evidences.

The Qualified Mental Health Professional will provide comprehensive mental health treatment to adults and children receiving services through Catholic Charities Intercultural Counseling Center. The Qualified Mental Health Professional collaborates with Clinical Case Managers, Licensed Medical Providers, Peer Support Specialists, Billing Coordinator, Engagement Specialist, and other interdisciplinary team members. The Qualified Mental Health Professional 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 to both adults and children or youth clients.


Works within a strengths-based, culture and trauma-informed approaches.
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 their families (when applies) 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. 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 according to established guidelines.
Conducts or participate in case reviews and staffing as required.
Participates in the development and implementation of new services, operating protocols and communication initiatives related to service provision.
Contributes to goal setting, process improvement and achievement of desired care team outcomes.

When need it, provide clinical supervision to interns and staff working towards licensure.
Represents the department on Catholic Charities or community committee, task force, or quality improvement project.

Participate in trainings and coordination meetings as requested by Supervisor.
Adherence to Catholic Charities policies and procedures.
Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


A Master's Degree in psychology, social work, art therapy, music therapy or related behavioral science required.
Licensure as LCSW, required.

Respect for cultural diversity, religion and experience working with diverse populations and cultures.
Proficiency in another language different than English 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.
Understanding of human developmental needs.
Knowledge of basic ethics and privacy rights.
Excellent written and oral communication skills. Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred.
Ability to maintain professional boundaries with clients, the community, and other staff members.
Demonstrate judgment and discretion in dealing with confidential matters.
Commitment to Catholic Charities mission to work in partnership with vulnerable populations to achieve lasting solutions to poverty and injustice.
Advanced skills in proficiency in all programs of Microsoft Office.
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.
Ability to work a flexible schedule, which could include some evenings and weekends.
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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