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Therapist - Jail Diversion/ACT, Grants Pass, OR

Organization: Options for Southern Oregon
Category: Behavioral Health Professional
Location: Grants Pass, OR
Date Job Posted: November 8, 2021
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Therapist – Jail Diversion/ACT

Full Time 30-40 hours/week
Grants Pass, OR, US
Requisition ID: 1116


  • Clinical supervision and training is provided along with continuing education opportunities.
  • Bilingual skills a plus; Options pays a premium for employees who can conduct business in Spanish and provide certification of a language proficiency test approved by the Oregon Health Authority that meets a proficiency level of “High Intermediate”.
  • Benefits include: family medical, long term disability, 403(b) plan with 6% match – and more.
  • This position may be eligible for relocation reimbursement, as well as professional development and support for licensure.
  • Position may be eligible for loan repayment.

Schedule: Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM


The Jail Diversion/ACT Therapist provides clinical recovery-focused services to people with serious mental illness, using jail in-reach strategies and following evidence-based practices for clients engaged in Assertive Community Treatment services. Assesses and screens clients, formulates individual treatment plans, develops transition plans for incarcerated individuals and coordinates jail diversion, PSRB and other program-specific services.


Maintains clinical responsibility for the counseling of clients who have a mental illness and substance abuse problems, if present

Practices the principles and values that are components of the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Model, and other program-specific evidence-based practices, as evidenced by clinical supervision and periodic program fidelity reviews.

Screens clients and potential clients, performs assessments and assessment updates.

Develops and updates individual treatment plans in collaboration with forensic case managers, forensic peers and clients.

Provides clinical direction to forensic case managers and forensic peers.

Coordinates with personnel in the jail, including jail staff, medical providers and other mental health service providers.

Works with the Psychiatric Security Review Board (PSRB) and coordinates PSRB services, as appropriate, or as required.

Implements treatment planning goals, utilizing Strengths-Based model of care, Assertive Community Treatment (ACT), and other program-specific evidence-based practices.

Assists clients in accessing community resources while teaching skills for client linkage of community resources.

Provides life skills training appropriate to meeting client goals.


This position requires a Master's degree in a behavioral science, an understanding of co-occurring disorders, and related experience.

Experience with substance abuse treatment for dually diagnosed clients preferred.

Must be a QMHP on the Mental Health & Addictions Certification Board of Oregon (MHACBO) registry.


Meet eligibility qualifications to register with MHACBO (please visit for more information)


Must be registered as a licensure intern with the State of Oregon or be licensed in Oregon as an LMFT, LCSW, LPC or clinical Psychologist.

Candidates must be able to use e-mail, compose documents, save and locate documents electronically, and learn to use our Electronic Health Record (EHR) system. Proficiency in Word and other MS Office applications preferred.

Must pass state-required background and DMV checks; possess a valid OR driver's license and a satisfactory driving record. Candidate must be able to work independently and flexibly, under general supervision.

Options for Southern Oregon is subject to the State of Oregon vaccine mandate for healthcare workers. New hires must submit vaccination documentation showing they are fully vaccinated, or be approved for an exception/accommodation, by their hire date.

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