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After-Hours Crisis Mental Health Therapist

After-Hours Crisis Mental Health Therapist

Want an entire week off work every other week?

Center for Human Development Inc. is seeking a full-time Crisis Therapist to provide after-hour mental health crisis response in rural Union County, Oregon, Monday through Friday 5:00 pm to 8:00 am, and weekend coverage (Saturday through Sunday) with a rotating schedule of one week on and one week off. The Crisis Therapist will carry the crisis cell phone and be responsible for crisis response during their on-call shift. Phone calls during these hours are initially screened by a telephonic behavioral health service. This is a full-time, exempt position that is paid a consistent salary regardless of low census.  

Essential Duties
Provide clinical services such as MH assessments, treatment planning and individual therapy. 

Responsible for developing and maintaining positive relationships with community partners such as Grande Ronde Hospital, local and state law enforcement, courts, public schools, etc.

Responsible for developing alternatives to hospitalization and efforts are directed at minimizing hospitalization. 

The Requirements
Master’s Degree in a social science field.

Two years of relevant mental health experience.

Must qualify as a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP). 

CADC or willingness to pursue. 

Willingness to pursue MH Investigator/Examiner certification. 

Experience in pre-commitment and commitment functions to include testifying in court.  

Experience with high risk and /or suicidal individuals along with experience in developing alternative options to prevent psychiatric hospitalization.  

Requires excellent communication skills, knowledge of assessment and treatment planning, computer literacy and ability to work in a team environment. 

Requires valid driver’s license, and must pass criminal history check and drug screening.

The Area
La Grande, Oregon is a small town in Eastern Oregon that offers fresh air, a strong community presence, virtually no traffic, and lots of outdoor recreation in the surrounding Blue Mountains.  Enjoy hiking, horseback and mountain bike trails, and ATV access at Mt. Emily Recreation Area, bird watching at Ladd Marsh, picnics along the Grande Ronde River, inland links style golf courses and more. Home of Eastern Oregon University.

The Benefits
Full-time position with attractive benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, life/AD&D insurance, long-term disability insurance, excellent retirement benefit with generous contribution to 401k after orientation, Professional Development Plan, gym discounts, and more. Paid time off includes 1 day of sick time accrued each month, 1 day of vacation time accrued each month (increases with years of service), 10 paid holidays each year, and one month paid renewal leave every 7 years! Qualified as an NHSC loan repayment site.

Job Type: Full-time Exempt

Salary: $40,622 - $68,952 DOE/DOQ


January 21, 2021

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La Grande, OR 97850
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