Mental Health Therapist, Adolescent Day Treatment Program #648

LifeWorks NW | Tigard, OR

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Posted Date 9/18/2023

The Mental Health Therapist works with a multidisciplinary team to provide treatment services for families, children, and adolescents ages 11 to 18 in a milieu setting.

Location: This position is based at LifeWorks NW's Tigard site.

Pay/Benefits: $61,309 starting annual salary with full comprehensive benefits.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for client evaluations including the initial intake interview, formulating a diagnosis, and identifying appropriate treatment services.
  • Collaborates with parents, teachers, and other school personnel to support clients with identified needs.
  • Develops therapeutic treatment plans based on clients' interests, abilities, strengths and needs.
  • Conducts individual, family and group therapy sessions based on current evidenced based practices e.g., collaborative problem solving, cognitive behavioral interventions, and solution focused therapy.
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of counseling or treatments and the accuracy and completeness of diagnoses, modifying plans and diagnoses as necessary. Uses program outcome measures as assigned.
  • Documents and maintains client records to ensure compliance with agency and contract guidelines and confidentiality. Completes documentation in electronic health record system as applicable.
  • Obtains and retains certification in selected de-escalation programs. Restrains violent, potentially violent, or suicidal clients by verbal or physical means as required and only if certified.


  • 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, Social Work, or a mental health related field
  • 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.
  • May require ability to drive a LifeWorks NW vehicle and verification of safe driving record from DMV.

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

Salary61,309.00 Annual
Listing Type
Healthcare | Nonprofit
Position Type
Full Time
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Salary Type

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