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Rural Schools Mental Health Therapist - La Grande

Center for Human Development, Inc. is seeking a full-time Rural School Mental Health Therapist to provide school-based mental health services to students K-8 suffering from emotional or mental disorders, or facilitate these children receiving such services. This position is located in the La Grande School District and is scheduled for 37.5 hours per week during the 9 month school year (September through May). Schedule coincides with school schedule including teacher/staff work days and holidays.

The Requirements
Master's degree in a social sciences field.

Licensure preferred but not required.

Two years of relevant mental health experience required.

Meets requirements of a Qualified Mental Health Professional.

Certified as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor or must begin certification process upon hire.

Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

Knowledge of practices, principles and philosophy of mental health treatment, motivational interviewing, assessment, treatment plans and DSM V diagnoses, computer basics and crisis counseling.

Ability to establish rapport with a diverse age range

Knowledge of developmental stages and adolescent issues.

Must possess a valid driver’s license and pass all criminal history check requirements and drug screenings.

The Company
CHD is a nonprofit corporation that is recognized statewide as an innovator. Join a self-directed team that has the capability to manage their own work and make decisions at the level of service to the customer.

The Benefits
Full-time exempt position with attractive benefit package that includes paid time off, medical, dental, vision, life/AD&D insurance, long-term disability insurance, excellent retirement benefit with generous contribution to 401k after orientation, Professional Development Plan, one month paid renewal leave every 7 years, annual employee appreciation picnics and dinners, Mental Health Days, gym discounts, and more. Qualified as a NHSC loan repayment site.

The Area
Tired of the rat race? 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.

January 29, 2020

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Center for Human Development, Inc.
2301 Cove Avenue
La Grande, OR 97850
In order to receive government funding, the Center for Human Development, Inc. (CHD) is required by state and county policies to charge for services it provides to the public. However no one will be denied clinical services because of an inability to pay. CHD does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, national origin, family status, age or disability. For further information on this policy contact Human Relations, 541-962-8811 or TTY 1-800-735-2900 or 711.

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