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Early Childhood Mental Health Therapist, Children's Relief Nursery

LifeWorks NW, Portland, OR (St. Johns area)

Job - Non-Profit

Close Date: 01/30/2019

LifeWorks NW's Children's Relief Nursery (CRN) is dedicated to eliminating childhood abuse and neglect by supporting strong and stable families. Children ages 0-5 and their families enrolled in CRN are able to access Therapeutic Classroom: Home Visiting; Respite Care; and Resource Management. To enhance services, CRN is looking for a dedicated, bilingual Mental Health Therapist to provide Early Childhood Mental Health therapy to children enrolled in services as well as provide Adult Mental Health Therapy, as needed, to parents. This ideal candidate will have experience with this age group, have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and enjoys working as part of a team.

PURPOSE: Provides assessments, diagnoses and intervention options for children ages 0 to 5 experiencing developmental or attachment delays, mental health issues, and/or behavioral problems in an outpatient, community, or home based setting. Provides appropriate treatment and/or consultation with families, care providers, and community partners about treatment options.

DAYS/HOURS: This is a part-time position working 20 hours per week. This position will work on Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 hour days.

PAY/BENEFITS: $20.45 to $22.24 per hour. Pro-rated benefits.


Master's degree in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, or a mental health related field (QMHP) required.
More than 1 year experience in broad range of clinical interventions and mental health assessment specific to children and families.
Bilingual (English/Spanish) skills preferred, but not required.
Demonstrated ability to conduct an 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 work relationships and conducting a mental status examination, complete a five-axis DSM diagnosis; write and
supervise the implementation of an Individual Services and Support Plan and provide individual, family, and/or group therapy within the scope of their training.
Demonstrated effective communication skills and ability to provide culturally-competent treatment services to diverse client populations and maintain a cooperative working relationship with others in a culturally diverse environment.
Demonstrated knowledge of treatment methods specific to early childhood, for individual, family and group therapy to address mental health needs.
Demonstrated knowledge of community resources and treatment agencies enabling appropriate referrals for specific client needs.
Proficient in Microsoft Outlook and Word. Ability to master proprietary software including electronic health record system required.


LifeWorks NW believes that diversity strengthens our workforce and empowers our community.
LifeWorks NW is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without
regard to race, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status in accordance with law.
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