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Mental Health Specialists (20+ openings), Eastern Oregon, OR

Organization: Community Counseling Solutions
Category: Behavioral Health Professional
Location: Eastern Oregon, OR
Date Job Posted: January 12, 2023
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Employment at Community Counseling Solutions will allow you to improve lives for those in the community and for yourself!

For over 40 years, we have provided quality behavioral health services for children and families in Eastern Oregon. We offer competitive compensation and benefits, but the truth is, the best rewards are the intangible ones…the accomplishment of helping to change someone’s life for the better!


Community Counseling Solutions, a 501(c)3 serving Oregon in Eastern Oregon in Morrow, Wheeler, Gilliam, Grant, Umatilla Counties, is currently recruiting the following key position:

Mental Health Specialist - 20 openings at various levels and locations

Skills Trainers, QMHA certified, QMHP certified, master’s in Social Work or Counseling, Licensed Therapists & much more.

Job Type Full-time & Part-time positions available


Provides culturally competent and appropriate behavioral health treatment to people served by Community Counseling Solutions (CCS). The position provides the treatment in accordance with the Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR’s) and the mission and values of CCS. The position works closely with other involved community partners and is professional in all aspects of service delivery. Additionally, this position assists administration in meeting the behavioral health needs of the community.


  • Provide clinical services to children, adults and families. This would include but is not limited to screening, assessment, individual and group therapy, consultation, and all other allowed clinical services.
  • Actively participate in joint case planning and coordination with agency employees and relevant agency contractors. Act as a liaison between clients and other agencies. Act as a client advocate when appropriate.
  • Actively participate in group and individual supervision sessions.
  • Work with other staff and community representatives to initiate new programs, reviews, evaluates and revises existing programs as necessary.
  • Perform joint case planning and coordination in areas of behavioral health with other community agencies including but not limited to: schools, group homes, police organizations, district attorney’s offices, courts, community clinics and hospitals and other agencies in the Department of Human Services.
  • Provide behavioral health and addiction education, prevention and information to various interest groups.
  • Assist other clinicians in the facilitation of groups as requested.
  • Provide after hours emergency services on a 24 hour, rotating basis to adults and children. This includes telephone consultation and crisis intervention in the community.
  • Initiate holds, provide civil commitment investigations, and work with the hospitals, case workers and the state and other individuals/agencies for all individuals in the civil commitment process.
  • Complete all paperwork in a way that is professional, clinically sound and timely as prescribed by the OAR’s and other pertinent guidelines. Required to ensure that all paperwork is present, and/or the client record is well maintained.
  • Attend trainings, meetings, conferences, etc. as directed by administration and use the information gathered to benefit the agency and the customers.
  • Provide intensive children’s treatment services.
  • Utilize agency software/computer systems to prepare current client records of treatment and reports as necessary and required.
  • Transport clients as required
  • Administer forms for urinalysis testing (UA’s), provide accurate information on the UA’s to clients, in some cases observes the UA, and record all pertinent information.
  • Must report all abuse to appropriate legal office, complete all necessary paperwork and investigations, and develop safety plans as required.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS Depending on position

Education and/or Experience

  • A master’s degree from an accredited college in social work, psychology or other human service related field


  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in social work, psychology or other human service, enrollment in a master’s program within 6 months of employment and granted a variance by the Oregon Health Authority (variance is requested by CCS).
  • Mental health Specialist IV positions require current license


  • Must have or be able to obtain certification from the Department of Human Services as a Certified Mental Health Investigator.
  • Must have or be able to obtain Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor designation or Certified Gambling Addiction Counselor designation.

Other Skills and Abilities

  • Must possess, or have the ability to acquire, knowledge of symptoms and challenges faced by people with mental illness and addictions. Must have, or possess the ability to acquire, knowledge about relevant OAR’s.
  • Must have the ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing and have the ability to work independently and complete all designated tasks and/or assignments in a thorough and timely fashion.
  • Must have skills to professionally work with the public and the ability to coordinate services across various agencies and community groups.
  • Must be able to develop cooperative and respectful relationships with clients and their families.
  • Must have knowledge, or the ability to acquire knowledge, about the recovery model.
  • Must possess the ability to represent the interest of the customer and the agency in a favorable light in the community.
  • Must have the ability to work well with teams and other groups of individuals.
  • Must be computer literate and have the ability to type and utilize word processing and other software programs/systems.
  • The position requires the handling of highly confidential information. Must adhere to rules and laws pertaining to client confidentiality.


  • Must pass all criminal history check requirements as required by ORS 181.536-181.537 and in accordance with OAR 410-007-0200 through 410-007-0380.
  • In addition to a pre-employment background check, each employee, volunteer and contractor shall be checked on a monthly basis against the OIG and GSA exclusion lists, as well as other federal and state agency lists. If it is discovered that an employee, volunteer or contractor is excluded or sanctioned it will be the cause for immediate termination of employment, volunteering, or the termination of the contract.


  • Must hold a valid driver’s license as well as personal auto insurance for privately owned Vehicles utilized for CCS business such as client service purposes, travel between business offices and the community, to attend required meetings and trainings.
  • Must show proof of $300,000 or more liability coverage for bodily injury and property damage, and maintain said level of coverage for the duration of employment at CCS.
  • The employee’s insurance is primary with CCS insurance being secondary. CCS reserves the right to deny any employee the use of a vehicle owned by CCS.


  • While performing the essential duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use office automation including computer and phone systems that require find manipulation, grasping, typing and reaching.
  • The employee is also regularly required to sit; talk and hear; use hands and fingers and handle, smell or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; stoop; kneel and/or squat when adjusting equipment or retrieving supplies.
  • The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus.
  • When serving in the on-call rotation, employee may be required to perform on less than optimal amounts of sleep.


Work is performed in an office environment as well as in the community. The noise level in the office environment is usually moderate, but occasionally one may be exposed to loud noises. The noise in the community, including the homes of customers, is often difficult to predict. Some individuals in this position may be required to drive long distances routinely as a part of their regular job duties. Occasional out of area travel and overnight stays will be required for attendance at meetings and/trainings.

However, the employee also will be required to work in the communities, homes and other living environments, of the clients we serve. Handicap access may not be available at all places where this position must go. There are some situations where this position may be required to respond to environments where a client is in crisis. The environments in these situations are difficult to predict and may be in uneven terrain.

This position exposes the employee to the everyday risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions typical of such places as an office.

Salary Description


Benefit Overview

Delivering care that changes people’s lives starts with our employees.

As a Community Counseling Solutions employee there are many perks to enjoy. Below are just some of the great benefits in which you might be eligible:

Health & Wellness

  • Medical Coverage
  • Dental Coverage
  • Vision Coverage
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability – Company Paid
  • Wellness Programs

Financial Well-Being

  • Competitive Compensation Packages
  • Life Insurance – Company Paid
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance – Company Paid
  • 401K Retirement Plan with Company Funded Matching
  • Retirement and Financial Planning Services
  • Loan Forgiveness options through federal programs (National Health Service Corps & Public Service Loan Forgiveness)

Career Development and Growth

  • We provide professional development funds to enhance various skills, certifications, and continuing education
  • Opportunities for growth and movement – We encourage our employees to consider new growth opportunities with us and have opportunities in over 5 counties in Eastern Oregon.

Work/Life Balance

  • Paid Time Off – Generous PTO for Vacations, Illness, Etc. plus Paid Holidays
  • Flexible Work Schedules to promote a Healthy Work Life Balance
  • Employee Assistance Program – assists employees with personal problems and/or work-related problems that may impact their job performance, health, mental and emotional well-being

CCS requires all individuals working on behalf of the agency to be fully vaccinated for COVID19.
Employees will be required to provide either proof of vaccination or an approved reasonable accommodation to be exempted from the requirements at time of hire.
For further details on requesting a reasonable accommodation for medical purposes or religious beliefs, please contact HR.

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