LifeWorks NW
Community & Social Services, Non-Profit/Philanthropy
Employer Website:
Portland, OR
Monday, February 26, 2018
30.32 - 33.36
Pay Type: 
Part Time

The Mental Health Therapist position will work at LifeWorks NW's Certified Community Behavioral Healthcare Clinics (CCBHC). In 2017, LifeWorks NW was selected to represent Oregon in the federal demonstration project to implement CCBHCs to advance delivery of behavioral health care. LifeWorks NW's CCBHC sites will provide comprehensive client care through a team-based approach with services that include mental health and substance use counseling, peer-delivered health and wellness services, primary care services and psychiatric rehabilitation. Staff that work at our CCBHC sites will collaborate with others to care for individuals through daily interactions and support, counseling, skills training, care coordination, health promotion and education, medication management services and supportive services with preventive approach

Purpose: Provide assessment, diagnosis and individual and group sessions under Medicare-funded treatment guidelines to an older adult population experiencing mental health and behavioral issues. Treatment will take place in an outpatient setting and in the community.

Since this position will be serving primarily Medicare-only clients, applicants must have their LCSW or be a licensed psychologist.

Hours: This is a part-time position working 20 to 30 hours per week.


LCSW or licensed Psychologist required.
Prior experience using the Medicare clinical model of therapy preferred
Prior experience working with older adults preferred.
More than 1 year experience in broad range of clinical interventions and mental health assessment specific to medically vulnerable population.
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 working relationships and conducting a mental status examination; complete a five-axis DSM diagnosis; write and supervise the implementation of an Individual Service and Support Plan; and provide individual, family and/or group therapy within the scope of their training.
Demonstrated knowledge of treatment methods for individual, family and group therapy to address chemical dependency and/or mental health problems
Demonstrated ability to maintain case management in accordance with federal, state and/or funding source requirements as well as LifeWorks NW policies and procedures.
Compliance with federal and state confidentiality rules and regulations.
Knowledge of community resources and treatment agencies enabling appropriate referrals for specific client needs.
Knowledge of medications commonly used by client population.
Good computer skills including a functional knowledge of Microsoft Outlook and Word. Ability to master proprietary software including electronic health record system.
Demonstrates effective communication skills and maintains a cooperative working relationship with others in a culturally diverse environment.
Requires access to a car and valid driver's license.
Ability to perform essential functions of job without creating a direct threat to the safety of self or others.

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status in accordance with law.

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