Mental Health Therapist: Community-Based

Clinical Portland, Oregon


Mental Health Therapist – Community Based  
Portland, OR 
Full Time, Full Benefits 
FLSA: Exempt 



The Community Based Mental Health Therapist (MHT) will provide in-home and community-based comprehensive and individualized mental health services to youth, ages 2-18, and their familiesThese services include assessment, treatment planning, safety planning, individual and family therapy, as well as crisis support, care coordination, and case management. This position will be part of a multi-disciplinary team and clients receiving community-based services will also have access to skills training and medication management. Our Community-Based Program is meant to provide short-term (3-6 months) intensive services for clients experiencing acute behavioral health and crisis response needs. Each therapist carries a caseload of 8-10 clients who reside in the Portland-Metro area.  

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 


Position/Job Duties and Responsibilities:(Essential functions include the following duties and responsibilities, competencies, and other characteristics. The incumbent in this position is required to perform the following duties, which is representative to the level of work appropriate to this position.)  

  • Provides mental health services for our community-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.   


Education and Work Experience:  
A typical background for the person who can fulfill the duties of this position is as follows: 

  • 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.  


Other Requirements 

  • Bilingual in Spanish and English is preferred (verbal and written communication).  
  • Pass a DHS criminal history background  
  • Ability to work on-call rotation every 4-6 weeks. (Will receive a $150 stipend for every week on-call) 
  • Must hold valid driver’s license— Oregon or Washington within 30 days of hire and meet agency driving requirements 


Starting Pay Range: 

Unlicensed MHT: $66,000-$70,200/year ($31.74-$33.75/hour) 

Licensed MHT: $71,800-$77,100/year (34.56-$37.03/hour) 

Unlicensed MHT- Bilingual-Spanish: $71,400- $75,900/ year ($34.33- $36.51 per hour) 

Licensed MHT- Bilingual Spanish: $77,700 - $83,300/ year ($37.39 - $40.06/hour)  


Why join us? 

  • Growth Opportunities- Morrison values its employees and provides leadership training to see our employees thrive and grow. Promotion from within is encouraged and seen throughout the organization.  
  • Benefits and Perks – Extensive benefit package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. Company provided Life and Long-Term Disability. Paid vacation and sick time.  
  • We make a difference in our community – At Morrison we provide a comprehensive continuum of mental health, substance abuse and prevention and education services for youth, from birth through age 21. We work with families and communities to make a difference in every child’s life. 
  • Student Loan Forgiveness Options- Morrison is a non-profit mental health organization so working with us, you could qualify for student loan forgiveness through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. At Morrison, Qualified Mental Health Professionals may also qualify for student loan repayment.   
  • Are you looking for a place where you can complete your licensure? As one of our highly qualified Mental Health Therapists, you will provide trauma-informed, compassionate, and professional mental health counseling services to youth and their families, across a broad range of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds, with availability of in-house individual and group supervision to complete licensure hours for LCSW, LPC and LMFT licenses.  


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. 


Morrison Child and Family Services is a non-profit organization that provides a comprehensive array of services to children, adolescents, and their families. 

Visit our website to learn more about our mission and history and our strategy for accomplishing our goal of achieving significant, positive, and long-term clinical outcomes for the clients we serve.


At Morrison we celebrate diversity. Through our commitment to equity and inclusion, we support our communities to move beyond disparity and oppression and work with compassion, integrity, and dedication to social justice through the implementation of goals and policies. We strive to create an inclusive and anti-racist organization by ensuring that racial identity will not determine or predict the quality of trauma-informed care a child receives; to that effect, we’re looking for candidates who can provide culturally appropriate care or possess the ability to hold each other and yourself accountable to the diversity and uniqueness of all individuals within Morrison, our clients, and our community stakeholders. 

Morrison employees are offered a variety of plans to help address their health and welfare needs, as well as the needs of their families.  Many of these benefits are paid in whole, or in part by Morrison and others are offered as a voluntary option to be paid for by the employee through payroll deductions.  Our comprehensive benefits package includes Medical, Prescription, Vision, Dental, Flexible Spending Accounts, Employer-Paid Life, AD&D and LTD, and an Employee Assistance Program (EAP).  In addition to these plans, employees may purchase additional voluntary life insurance, short-term disability, critical illness and accident coverage through Unum.


 We strive to Create a Diverse, Inclusive environment to Better Serve our clients. 
 We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.