Child and Family Mental Health Therapist, Community Based #682

LifeWorks NW | Portland, OR

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Posted Date 9/18/2023

The Mental Health Therapist supports children and adolescents ages 3 to 18 experiencing a mental health crisis. Provides community-based crisis response to families, children, and adolescents with mental health concerns. Therapist on this teamwork with a multidisciplinary team and have small caseloads.

Pay/Benefits: $64,429 starting annual salary plus Full benefits

Location: This position is based out of LifeWorks NW's King site.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Requires access to a car and valid driver's license.
  • Staff in this program rotate responsibility for afterhours crisis support, mostly by phone and occasionally in person.
  • Responds to emergency situations involving children experiencing mental health crisis.
  • Performs client evaluations and risk assessments, develops a short-term stabilization or safety plan to relieve the present mental health crisis and to provide a stable environment for clients. Provides follow up contact as developed in the stabilization or safety plan.
  • Provides referral services to clients and their families, e.g., health, mental health services, community supports, etc. Maintains awareness of community referral resources.
  • Assists staff members by helping to resolve difficult emergency situations and serves as backup for other staff when needed.


  • Requires access to a car and valid driver's license.
  • This position requires a valid and active QMHP credential certification through MHACBO or a valid and active status (licensed or registered intern) with an approved Oregon licensing board.
  • Master's degree in Psychology, Counseling, or Social Work or a mental health related field, etc.
  • Must have experience in de-escalating clients and risk/suicide assessment.
  • Requires ability to carry rotating pager/cell phone for specified rotation times. While carrying a pager/cell phone must have ability to respond immediately to crisis calls by phone or in person as needed.

LifeWorks NW is a private, non-profit organization providing prevention, mental health, substance use treatment, and related social services to youths, adults, and older adults in over fifteen locations throughout Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas counties. LifeWorks NW promotes a healthy community by providing quality and culturally responsive mental health and addiction services across the lifespan.

Our core values-Recovery and Relationships, Resilience, and Results-inform the work we do. The four pillars of the strategic vision include Compassionate, Impactful Care, Holistic Health, Passionate Team, and Thriving Organization. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are critical to successfully achieving the mission. We know that "life works" when people get the help they need and are dedicated to changing lives.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Drug Free/Tobacco Free Site 01/09

Salary64,429.00 Annual
Listing Type
Healthcare | Nonprofit
Position Type
Full Time
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Salary Type

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