LifeWorks NW
  • Beaverton, OR, USA
  • Hourly
  • Part Time
  • Mental Health - Master's degree

Benefits included for regular positions working 20 hours or more a week. Benefits include medical, dental, and paid time off (PTO).

The Mental Health Therapist position will work at LifeWorks NW's Certified Community Behavioral Healthcare Clinics (CCBHC). In 2017, LifeWorks NW was selected to represent Oregon in the federal demonstration project to implement CCBHCs to advance delivery of behavioral health care. LifeWorks NW's CCBHC sites will provide comprehensive client care through a team-based approach with services that include mental health and substance use counseling, peer-delivered health and wellness services, primary care services and psychiatric rehabilitation. Staff that work at our CCBHC sites will collaborate with others to care for individuals through daily interactions and support, counseling, skills training, care coordination, health promotion and education, medication management services and supportive services with preventive approach

Purpose: Provide assessment, diagnosis and individual and group sessions under Medicare-funded treatment guidelines to an older adult population experiencing mental health and behavioral issues.  Treatment will take place in an outpatient setting and in the community.

Since this position will be serving primarily Medicare-only clients, applicants must have their LCSW or be a licensed psychologist.

Hours: This is a part-time position working 20 to 30 hours per week.

RATE OF PAY: $30.32 - $33.36 per hour / Pro-rated benefits included for regular positions working 20 to 39 hours per week. Benefits include medical, dental, and paid time off (PTO).

Essential Responsibilities: 

  • Responsible for client evaluation including initial intake interview, formulating diagnosis, identifying appropriate treatment services. Notify client, significant other(s), care givers and care providers of diagnosis and initial recommendations, complete written narrative of evaluation, obtain necessary releases.
  • Collect information about individuals or clients, using interviews, case histories, and other testing for assessments; interview clients individually, in families, or in groups, assessing their situations, capabilities, and problems, to determine what services are required to meet their needs.
  • Evaluate supplementary information including medical records; observe and evaluate client's behavior, social and physical health.
  • Identify psychological, emotional, or behavioral issues and diagnose disorders, using information obtained from interviews, tests, records, reference materials; determine risk and safety factors for client.
  • Develop and implement individual treatment plans, specifying type, frequency, intensity, and duration of therapy using evidence based practices.
  • Collaborate with care team to perform clinical assessments and develop treatment plans.
  • Conduct individual or group therapy sessions coordinating care with LMP.
  • In consultation with LMP evaluates the effectiveness of counseling or treatments and the accuracy and completeness of diagnoses, modifying plans and diagnoses as necessary.
  • Document and maintain client records in electronic health record system within 24 hours of client care to ensure compliance with agency and contract guidelines and confidentiality. May conduct Resident Reviews and more detailed mental health evaluations for residents of long-term facilities.
  • Provide consulting services to social service agencies Adult Foster Home and skilled nursing facilities.
  • Act as client advocates to resolve emergency problems in crisis situations.
  • Provide training to staff, caregivers, and families regarding issues of mental health, addiction and behavior management as it relates to clients.
  • Check e-mail/voice mail throughout the day when working responding in a timely fashion.
  • Continually increase level of cultural sensitivity, awareness and competency.
  • Travels between sites or in the community.
  • Meets performance standards for productivity, documentation (including progress notes, assessments, treatment plans and authorization requests) proficiency in clinical model and evidence based practices, quality of care (including engagement and retention) and teamwork as defined in the Performance Review.
  • Participate in regular individual and team meetings with supervisor. Attend informational and clinical meetings which may include all staff and team meetings, consultation with other staff and required trainings.
  • Qualified licensed clinicians may be requested to provide licensure supervision as part of their regular position in compliance with the rules of their licensing board.



  • LCSW or licensed Psychologist required.
  • Prior experience using the Medicare clinical model of therapy preferred
  • Prior experience working with older adults preferred.
  • More than 1 year experience in broad range of clinical interventions and mental health assessment specific to medically vulnerable population.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct an assessment, including identifying precipitating events, gathering histories of mental and physical health, alcohol and other drug use, past mental health services and criminal justice contacts, assessing family, social and working relationships and conducting a mental status examination; complete a five-axis DSM diagnosis; write and supervise the implementation of an Individual Service and Support Plan; and provide individual, family and/or group therapy within the scope of their training.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of treatment methods for individual, family and group therapy to address chemical dependency and/or mental health problems
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain case management in accordance with federal, state and/or funding source requirements as well as LifeWorks NW policies and procedures.
  • Compliance with federal and state confidentiality rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of community resources and treatment agencies enabling appropriate referrals for specific client needs.
  • Knowledge of medications commonly used by client population.
  • Good computer skills including a functional knowledge of Microsoft Outlook and Word.  Ability to master proprietary software including electronic health record system.
  • Demonstrates effective communication skills and maintains a cooperative working relationship with others in a culturally diverse environment.
  • Requires access to a car and valid driver's license.
  • Ability to perform essential functions of job without creating a direct threat to the safety of self or others.

LifeWorks NW believes that diversity strengthens our workforce and empowers our community. LifeWorks NW is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status in accordance with law. 

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