Mental Health Clinician

  • Prineville, OR 97754, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Are you a dedicated Mental Health Clinician looking for an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of patients? Our client, Lutheran Community Services Northwest (LCSNW) makes our world a safer, healthier and more hopeful place to live for us all. They help vulnerable children, families, immigrants and others overcome life’s most difficult challenges to become flourishing members of society. They create thriving communities enriched by diversity and the strengths of people who triumphed over adversity. LCSNW has nearly a century of experience, expertise and a legacy of success serving more than 60,000 people each year across Idaho, Oregon and Washington.

In Central Oregon, LCSNW has been serving Crook and Deschutes Counties since 1984. They provide behavioral health services in Bend, Prineville and Terrebonne and serve people who struggle with life’s most overwhelming challenges; mental illness, addiction, violence, isolation and injustice will find hope, resources and healing with the help of our dedicated clinicians, mentors and peer support specialists.

MISSION: Lutheran Community Services Northwest partners with individuals, families and communities for health, justice and hope.

To learn more about LCS visit their website at

LCS offers a fun, progressive, and dynamic workplace culture that celebrates work-life balance with a 37.5 hour work week.  The robust benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, pharmacy and pet insurance.  They offer a rich time off policy and a 403(b) Retirement plan, with employer contributions and matching after meeting eligibility requirements.  The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is designed to help support you and your family during times of need to face life’s challenges.  They also protect you with company sponsored short-term, long-term, and life insurance.  LCS offers paid sabbaticals to take time off work to do the things you want to do to refresh and rejuvenate!  Also student loan forgiveness for rural areas.

Job Description

THE ROLEProvide mental health services incorporating a recovery-focused model of treatment drawing on the strengths of individuals and families served; maintain required records; work effectively with community partners and agency staff

NATURE AND SCOPE:  This is a professional position requiring the application of specialized knowledge in the area of mental health diagnosis and intervention.  Work is conducted on an independent basis but is regularly reviewed to ensure that caseload is properly managed, clients are progressing satisfactorily, and treatments and interventions are done in accordance with regulations.  Case assignments may require considerable judgement and discretion.  The need to deliver services is sometimes unscheduled and crisis oriented, occasionally during evenings, weekends, or holidays.  Most tasks are governed by well-established policies, procedures, regulations, and difficult cases are taken under continual direct supervision.


EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:  Must meet State or Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR) requirements for a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) including a Master’s Degree in Counseling, Social Work, Psychology or related field.  Previous experience providing assessments, diagnosis and treatment planning; working with consumers in multiple settings and modalities inclusive of individual and family treatment, experience with severe and persistently mentally ill, dually diagnosed individuals and crisis work preferred.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:  Licensure as LCSW, LPC or LMFT is preferred.  Current certification as a Civil Commitment Investigator is preferred. 

LANGUAGE SKILLS:  Excellent written and spoken English language skills required. Spanish is a bonus.

Additional Information

If you don’t meet the above requirements but still think you’re the perfect candidate for this position – let us know why. Send your resume along with a message describing your interest in the position. All inquiries are completely confidential. We look forward to hearing from you.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and should be submitted by October 31, 2019 for priority consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

Lutheran Community Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diverse perspectives and life experiences. Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientations, or gender identity.

Accommodations for people with disabilities are provided upon request.


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