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Mental Health Therapist, Crisis Team/Hawthorn Walk-In Center

LifeWorks NW, Hillsboro, OR

Job - Non-Profit

Close Date: 05/30/2020

LifeWorks NW's Hawthorn Walk-In Center primarily provides clinic based crisis intervention with people who come in to the walk-in center with mental health or substance use concerns.

Mental Health Therapist, Crisis Team/Hawthorn Walk-In Center position responds to people across the lifespan in the community experiencing a mental health crisis. Provides clinic based and mobile / community based crisis intervention with people who are experiencing mental health or substance use concerns. Conducts mental health risk assessments and triage, coordinates crisis intervention, develops short-term person centered stabilization plans, assists with resource linkage, and initiates involuntary transport to the emergency department (Director's Custody) when indicated for safety reasons.

Days/Hours: This position can be either a .75 FTE or full-time position. The set schedule is working 30 hours per week. Shifts are Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11:30 am to 10:00 pm. If working full-time, the additional shift would be a floating shift.

Pay/Benefits: $26.62 to $28.76 per hour. Additional amount for Spanish fluency. Pro-rated benefits for part-time position, full-time benefits for full-time position.


- Strong assessment, decision-making and interpersonal skills are absolute necessities for this position required.
- This position requires a QMHP credential either through the Mental Health & Addiction Certification Board of Oregon (MHACBO) or by obtaining and maintaining active internship or licensed with an eligible state licensing board. All prospective candidates must either have a valid MHACBO registration number or licensing intern number.
- Bilingual (English/Spanish) fluency preferred but not required.
- Must have a valid driver's license and ability to meet LifeWorks NW driving requirements.
- More than 1 year of experience preferred in a broad range of clinical interventions and mental health assessments with children and families or individual with severe and persistent mental illness.
- Demonstrated ability to conduct an mental health crisis assessment, including identifying precipitating events, gathering histories of mental and physical health, alcohol and other drug use, past mental health services and criminal justice contacts, assessing family, social and working relationships and conducting a mental status examination; complete a diagnosis using DSM 5 / ICD 10 codes; write and supervise the implementation of an Individual Service and Support Plan; and provide individual, family and/or group therapy to address chemical dependency and/or mental health problems.
- Good computer skills including a functional knowledge of Microsoft Outlook and Word. Ability to master proprietary software including electronic health record system. This includes the ability to enter data and retrieve data and to prepare simple reports.
- Demonstrates effective communication skills and maintains a cooperative working relationship with others in a culturally diverse environment.

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