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Therapist - Adult Outpatient (License not required), Medford, OR

Organization: Options for Southern Oregon
Category: Behavioral Health Professional
Location: Medford, OR
Date Job Posted: May 11, 2023
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Therapist - Adult Outpatient (License not required)

Full Time 30-40 hours/week
Medford, OR, US
Requisition ID: 1233

Attention Candidates: Please upload both your resume and a cover letter.

$5,000 HIRING BONUS (Prorated by FTE)

  • Benefits include:
    • Family medical, dental, long term disability, 403(b) plan with 6% match, and more.
    • Generous paid time off policy. (Annual accrual up to 208 hours - based on FTE status and available to use upon accrual). Plus 11 paid holidays annually.
  • 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".
  • This position may be eligible for relocation reimbursement, as well as professional development and support for licensure.
  • Position may be eligible for loan repayment programs for National Health Service Corps visit- or for Oregon Behavioral Health Loan Repayment visit-

Schedule: Either 4- tens (Mon-Thurs 8am-7pm) or 5-eights (Mon-Fri 8am-5pm)


The Therapist provides clinical recovery-focused services to clients with mental illness and substance abuse problems, if present. Performs diagnostic assessments and formulates diagnoses. Develops individual treatment plans in conjunction with the client and members of the treatment team. Completes treatment plan updates and assessment updates. Gives clinical direction to program staff. Utilizes appropriate evidence based practices. Provides and documents appropriate services. Utilizes Feedback Informed Treatment (FIT) in delivery of client services. Options provides on the job training and supervision for FIT.


Provides effective and efficient management of an appropriate sized caseload of clients. Size of caseload is based on additional responsibilities, clients' level of acuity, and agency need.

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

Screens clients, performs assessments and assessment updates.

Develops and updates individual treatment plans in collaboration with the treatment team and clients.

Develops and maintains therapeutic client relationships with close adherence to client-directed services.

Provides timely accurate documentation -including diagnostic assessment and, treatment planning - using appropriate psychosocial terminology that meets or exceeds billing criteria. May act as primary chart manager and must adhere to OARs and standards of care.

Assesses symptoms and manages immediate crisis including danger to self or others, and implements crisis intervention plan if necessary.

Implements treatment planning goals, utilizing program-specific evidence based practices.

Provides clinical direction to QMHA-Ievel staff (case managers, skills trainers, mental health associates).

Works collaboratively with schools and other community resources to help clients with social development, housing needs, accessing employment and other income resources, and medical coverage. These resources may include- but are not limited to-family, HUD and Social Security.


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.

In order to avoid potential conflict of interest, applicants for this position cannot have received services from Options for Southern Oregon within the last 12 months.

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 provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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