Bilingual Spanish Mental Health Therapist - Portland Outpatient

Clinical Portland, Oregon


Description

Bilingual Spanish Mental Health Therapist – Portland Outpatient

 Salary Range: Unlicensed $65,416 - $69,555/year ($31.45-$33.44/hour)  Licensed $73,736 - $78,978/year ($35.45-$37.97/hour)

Schedule: Full Time, In Person Monday – Friday  

Seeking Bilingual Spanish Speaking Mental Health Therapist to provide trauma-informed and culturally responsive care to our youth and their families at Morrison;s Portland Outpatient Clinic. 

Morrison Child and Family Services is a non-profit organization providing a continuum of trauma-informed, culturally responsive programs and services for youth and families in residential, shelter, respite, foster care, community & school-based outpatient, family preservation, and prevention services.  As one of the largest mental health and substance use recovery agencies serving 7,000 youth in Portland, Oregon, and the state of Washington, our goal is to promote a vibrant culture of self-care, creativity, and overall resilience that contribute to the success of our youth and families.    

Program: Outpatient Services
Morrison Child and Family Services delivers outpatient mental health services to children, ages 2 through 18. At the core of our work is a belief in the importance of acknowledging strengths and creating resilience in each child.  Our skilled therapists collaborate with each child and their support system to identify a treatment approach that addresses the child’s mental health symptoms and leads to improved functioning in all areas of the child’s life.  We strive to provide culturally responsive services and respect the values and unique perspectives of all our clients.

 

The Mental Health Therapist provides outpatient mental health treatment services for children, adolescents, and their families, in a clinic setting. These services include assessments, treatment planning, individual, family, and group therapy (optional). Therapists work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and represent the organization and its values. Clients receiving clinic-based services may also have access to skills training, case management, respite services, and medication management. Our Clinic-Based therapists carry a caseload of 35-45 clients who are seen in-person or via telehealth (virtually) at a frequency that is based on the client’s level of need (i.e., level of care).

Our therapists are trained and supported to provide trauma-informed and culturally responsive care to our clients. Additionally, each therapist is provided an annual training budget that can be used toward outside trainings, licensing/registration fees, or licensure testing fees.

 In-house Licensure supervision toward LCSW, LPC and LMFT is provided!

 

We look forward to reviewing your resume and application at www.morrisonkids.org/careers  For accommodation requests during the application/hiring process please contact: [email protected]  

Job Duties: 

  • Provides mental health services for our clinic-based program: Assessment, treatment planning, individual and family therapy.
  • Provides case management, crisis support, safety planning, coordination of care, referrals to ancillary and/or specialty services, and group therapy, as needed.
  • Completes all clinical documentation in accordance with state, federal and organizational requirements, with an emphasis on collaborative documentation.  
  • Applies knowledge of the local mental health system and collaborates with partners such as Coordinated Care organizations, Department of Human Services, Wraparound Services, Primary Care Providers, Emergency Departments/Services, and other Mental Health Providers.
  • Recognizes personal strengths and limitations, feelings and needs.
  • Verbally and non-verbally de-escalates crisis situations in a manner that protects dignity and integrity. 

 

Experience/Education Requirements  

  • Master’s level degree in psychology, social work, counseling, or related field.
  • Experience working with children and adolescents in a mental health, social services, educational, or other related setting.
  • Must be able to meet QMHP requirements under State of Oregon MHDD Division’s Administrative rules OR meet board requirements for CSWA, LPC Associate or LMFT Associate qualification.

 

Preferred Qualifications not required 

  •  CADC Certification
  • Current Oregon or other state Licensed Mental Health Professional
  • Two years direct treatment experience with children and/or adolescents in a mental health setting

 

 Other Requirements:

  • Bilingual in Spanish and English is required (verbal and written communication).
  • Mast pass DHS criminal background checks

 

Physical Requirements:

  • Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.
  • The person in this position frequently communicates with staff and clients. Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50-75% of the time. (depending on ages of clients)

In compliance with our Affirmative Action Plan, Morrison uses E-Verify to determine employment eligibility after an offer is accepted.  

 

We are an Affirmative Action Plan Employer. It is the policy of Morrison to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.  

 

This job is open until filled.  Applications will be reviewed as received.  Morrison reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any point during the posting period.  

 

  Morrison employees are offered a variety of plans to address the health and welfare needs of our employees and families.  Benefits include Medical, Vision, Dental, Flexible Spending Accounts, Employer-Paid Life, Accidental Death and Dismemberment and Long-Term Disability, and an Employee Assistance Program (EAP).  Employees may purchase additional voluntary life insurance, short-term disability, critical illness, and accident coverage through Unum.