Behavioral Health Therapist I/II/III

Cascade AIDS Project | Portland, OR

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Posted Date 1/09/2023

Job Location: Prism Health - Portland, OR

Position Type: Full Time

Salary Range: $59,235.00 - $67,269.00 Salary/year

Cascade AIDS Project is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. People of color, women, LGBTQ+ individuals and people living with HIV are strongly encouraged to apply.

Prism Health is the only nonprofit LGBTQIA+ health center providing comprehensive primary care, behavioral healthcare, and pharmacy services in the Pacific Northwest (Oregon, Washington, and Idaho). Since opening its doors in 2017, Prism Health has become a model for culturally specific care and now serves over 1,500 patients with a wide range of services, from day-to-day primary care and pharmacy needs to targeted services like gender-affirming care and specialized population health screenings. Prism Health is part of Cascade AIDS Project (CAP NW), the oldest and largest service provider in the Pacific Northwest for people living with HIV/AIDS. Learn more about us at and

CAP is excited to announce that we are hiring an experienced Behavioral Health Specialist. The Prism Behavioral Health Specialist is responsible for providing evaluations, including initial intake assessments, formulating mental health and substance use diagnoses, and identifying appropriate treatment services for LGBTQ+ clients; people affected and infected with HIV/AIDS; and the community at large. In conjunction with the Clinic Manager, Medical Director, Director of Behavioral Health, Director of Healthcare Operations, and clinic staff, this position works to ensure comprehensive and coordinated care is delivered to the client/patient population at Prism Health. The individual will operate in accordance with the established professional standards and guidelines of their accreditation.

This full-time position reports to the Director of Behavioral Health and will work at Prism Health in SE Portland. Travel throughout the county as well as evening and weekend work are occasionally required.

There are three tiers to the behavioral health therapist role at Prism Health. Classification of BHT I, II, or III is dependent on credentialing and scope of practice (or work).

NOTE: This is a non-management, union-represented position. The compensation, benefits, and conditions of work for this position are collectively bargained.


  • BHT I - $59,235
  • BHT II - $63,252
  • BHT III - $67,269

Successful candidates will have:

  • Knowledgeable in Evidence Based Practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), etc.
  • Desire and ability to engage in equity and inclusion initiatives and discussions in the workplace, including but not limited to engaging in training workshops, team and department meetings, and critical discussions for how CAP can better serve the communities that we serve


CAP is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees.

Any non-temporary full-time or part-time employee (working .5FTE or greater) is considered eligible for the benefits below:

Vacation + Leave + Other

  • 16 days of paid vacation (128 hours) each year for the first two years of employment
  • 21 days of paid vacation (168 hours) each year of employment beginning in year three
  • 12 days of paid health leave per year
  • 12.4 paid holidays per year
  • Longevity bonus – two weeks of paid leave on the fourth anniversary, must be used within two years after the date awarded. Additional longevity bonuses are awarded at eight-year and 12-year anniversaries
  • Continue Education Reimbursement
  • Cell Phone Reimbursement (if not assigned a company phone)
  • Pre-Tax Transportation Program


  • 401(k) Plan – CAP matches employee contributions up to 3% of salary, this benefit includes on-call and per diem staff

Health Coverage

  • Flexible Spending Account to set aside employee pre-tax dollars for unreimbursed medical and dependent expenses.
  • Medical and vision insurance – premiums fully paid by CAP for employees (Kaiser Permanente)
  • Dental insurance – premiums fully paid by CAP for employees (Lincoln or Willamette Dental)
  • Voluntary supplemental vision insurance (Lincoln)
  • Employee Assistant Program (EAP)

Life Insurance + Disability + Family Leave

  • Life Insurance ($100,000) and AD&D insurance – premiums fully paid by CAP for the employee (Mutual of Omaha)
  • Long-term disability insurance (Mutual of Omaha)
  • Short-term disability insurance (Mutual of Omaha)

Loan Forgiveness Programs – Employees are eligible to apply to the following programs

  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Oregon Health Care Provider Loan Repayment Program (licensed and unlicensed providers)
  • Scholars for a Healthy Oregon Initiative (SHOI) Program


  • Credentials:
    • BHT I: QMHP credential through MHACBO.
    • BHT II: Registered as an associate with licensing board in the State of Oregon (CSWA, PCA, MFTA).
    • BHT III: Unrestricted license to practice in the State of Oregon. (LPC, LMFT, LCSW, PsyD)
  • Master's degree in counseling, social work, or related area of specialization.
  • Provide high quality outpatient mental health treatment for; LGBTQ+ clients and their families; clients who have HIV/AIDS and their families; and the community at large.
  • Collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team of professionals involved in caring for shared clients by participating in a weekly team staffing
  • Complete comprehensive, client focused assessments, treatment plans and treatment evaluations with all clients
  • Provide crisis intervention
  • Development and facilitation of support groups and therapy groups
  • Demonstrate unconditional positive regard to clients and conduct all aspects of job responsibilities with a focus on exceptional customer service
  • Maintain client records as directed by agency policies and procedures
  • Document work with clients in electronic health record accurately and within two business days of service provision
  • Complete a minimum of 10 hours a year of HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ+ specific training to keep informed about current research and psychotherapy interventions


  • 1 or more years’ experience in providing behavioral health services
  • Current Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor (CADC)
  • Verbal and written fluency in Spanish
  • Experience working with OCHIN Epic electronic health record (EHR)
  • Experience working in human/social services
  • Insurance coding experience
  • Lived experience of systemic oppression and non-dominant cultures, from Black, Indigenous, and other people of color; transgender, non-binary, and other LGBTQ+ people; and people with disabilities, including HIV/AIDS
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing equity and inclusion in workplace or community settings

CAP cares about the safety of our team members and clients. All new employees are required to provide proof of vaccination status to HR at the time of hire (unless a documented medical or religious exemption is requested and approved). Employees not subject to a state or federal vaccine mandate will be required to undergo regular testing for COVID-19 at no cost to the employee.

Listing Type
Healthcare | Nonprofit
Position Type
Full Time
Employer Type
Direct Employer
$59,235.00 - $67,269.00 Salary/year
Salary Type

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