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Community Based Therapist (HS Specialist II or III/QMHP) #FY21-037

Community Based Therapist (HS Specialist II or III/QMHP) #FY21-037

Salary: $4504 - $6286/month (DOE) With Excellent Benefits

National Health Service Corp (NHSC) and Oregon Office of Rural Health approved site—loan repayment opportunities available.

This is a regular full-time position for a therapist to work on the Family & Youth team providing mental health services to youth and their families in a community setting. Duties will include engagement, crisis support, diagnoses, direct treatment, performing integrated behavioral health assessments, service planning and implementation, individual and family therapy, case management, outreach/consultation for a small caseload of youth/families with intensive mental health/behavioral health needs. Work schedule is flexible so as to meet family needs.

A master’s degree in a social services field from an accredited school and at least one year of experience are required in addition to certification as a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP). An appropriate combination of education and experience may substitute for the degree. Preference will be given to those applicants with training and experience in evidence-based practices and experience providing intensive mental health and addictions services in a community-based setting, those with fluency in Spanish and English with competency to provide bilingual/bicultural clinical services, and those who meet the criteria as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC). Will be subject to successful completion of a background check.

The successful candidate will have excellent skills in organization, paperwork management, and communication – both verbally and in writing, in addition to typing and computer proficiency and will be dependable, organized, self-directed, detail-oriented, and possess the ability to interact with co-workers, clients, and the public in a courteous, professional manner. Other requirements include working knowledge and skill with diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment planning techniques specifically related to community mental health services and the abilities to understand the behavior of people under stress, develop cooperative relationships with clients, their families, and the community, maintain relationships with physicians, law enforcement agencies, the courts, public and private administrators, and the community in general, interpret community mental health and chemical dependency services, and prepare concise and complete client treatment and progress records.

In order to qualify for most HHS positions, applicants:
  • Must not be excluded from participation in federal health care programs (Medicaid, Medicare, and other federally funded programs that provide health benefits); and
  • Must not be excluded from participation in federal procurement (Federal Acquisition Regulation) and nonprocurement activities (Executive Order No. 12549).
Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of this classification with or without accommodation.

Please visit the Yamhill County website at to download an application. You may submit your application by mail (US Postal Service), fax (503-434-7553), e-mail (, or hand delivery (535 NE 5th St., McMinnville OR 97128). Please contact our Human Resources Department at 503-474-4901 if you have any questions about our application process.

Yamhill County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and values diversity. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. A completed County application is required. Applicants are considered for employment based on their qualifications without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, medical condition or disability, or any other factor prohibited by law or regulation. Veterans are encouraged to apply. In order to receive Veterans’ Preference Points, please be sure to submit the required Veterans Hiring Preference Form. Please notify the Human Resources Office if you need accommodation or assistance with any part of our application process.