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Therapist - Forensics / Outreach, Grants Pass, OR

Organization: Options for Southern Oregon
Category: Behavioral Health Professional
Location: Grants Pass, OR
Date Job Posted: May 10, 2024
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Therapist – Forensics / Outreach

Full Time 30-40 hours/week
Grants Pass, OR, US
Requisition ID: 1290

Salary Range: $36.50 To 44.50 Hourly

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

$5,000 HIRING BONUS (Prorated by FTE)

  • This position includes a program pay rate differential that is equivalent to $6,240 per year!!! (prorated based on FTE status).
  • 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- for more information.
  • Bonus Applicable to external applicants only, and limitations for re-hires will apply.

Schedule: Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM


The Forensics/Outreach therapist provides clinical recovery-focused services to people with serious mental illness, using strategies to prevent public safety and criminal justice involvement including avoiding and limiting incarceration. Follows evidence-based practices for clients engaged in community restoration services. Assesses and screens clients, formulates individual treatment plans, develops transition plans for incarcerated or community corrections clients. Coordinates activities to prevent incarceration and continued incarceration. Works with community resources to continue to support folks in both Pre and Post booking. This position works directly in the community both with local law enforcement as well as independently to connect and engage those in need of behavioral health, crisis prevention, de-escalation and other services. Works collaboratively running meetings with treatment teams and other external support.


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

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.

Coordinates with the courts, District Attorneys, Public Defender’s Office and clients participating in jail diversion activities.

Provides care coordination for linkage to substance abuse services.

Oversees tracking of grant data and client outcomes.

Implements treatment planning goals, utilizing Strengths-Based model of care, 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.

Works collaboratively with community resources/and treatment team to help clients with housing needs, accessing employment and other income resources, and medical coverage. These resources may include- but are not limited to- 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.

Must be able to pass additional background check through Community Corrections.

Options for Southern Oregon recognizes that in order to best serve the healthcare needs of our communities and fulfill our mission, we must learn, grow, incorporate, and value the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion in our work and in our lives. We are committed to the continued development of an aware, diverse, and culturally responsive workforce and an organizational culture that is supportive and affirming for all staff and clients. Options acknowledges that incorporating EDI principles in our practices is an ongoing learning process and we are committed to using our voice to effect positive change. We recognize that making an impact on health inequities in our community will take more than just a statement and, to this end, our goals, planning, and actions aim to promote and develop equitable and effective health care services to reflect the needs of our diverse communities.

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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