LifeWorks NW
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time
  • Mental Health - Master's degree

LifeWorks NW partners with Multnomah County Corrections.

PURPOSE: Conducts assessments for corrections clients in collaboration with Multnomah County Corrections. This position will work out of various Portland locations such as LifeWorks NW's downtown Portland site, LifeWorks NW's Gresham site and the East Multnomah County Department of Community Justice site. 

DAYS/HOURS: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday

PAY/BENEFITS: $40,907 to $44,486 per year. Full benefits


  • Receives referrals from parole officers to provide assessments for clients within the Multnomah County corrections system.
  • Conducts Mental Health and Alcohol and Drug assessments in accordance with DSM IV and ASAM criteria
  • Coordinates with Lifeworks NW intake department and initiates referrals for ongoing therapy.
  • Coordinates with parole officers and community resources providing referrals for services to clients.
  • Document and maintain client records to ensure compliance with agency and contract guidelines and confidentiality.
  • Completes documentation as required within the corrections system.
  • Gather and maintain data for program monitoring and evaluation purposes.
  • Develop and provide training to parole officers regarding issues of mental health, addiction and behavior management as it relates to clients.
  • Provides consultation to Parole Officers regarding client needs including evaluation reports and other issues as they arise.
  • Good computer skills including a functional knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel.
  • Ability to master use of proprietary software including electronic health record system.
  • Demonstrates effective communication skills and maintains a cooperative working relationship with others in a culturally diverse environment.
  • 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.
  • Participates in organizing professional training and education for Corrections personnel.


  • Master's degree in Psychology, Mental Health Counseling, Social Work or mental health related field (QMHP) required.
  • Prior experience working with addictions clients.
  • CADC1 (Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor) required or ability to obtain within 12 months of hire.
  • More than 1 year experience in broad range of clinical interventions and mental health assessment specific to the client 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.
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills and ability to provide culturally competent treatment services to diverse client populations.
  • Good computer skills including a functional knowledge of Microsoft Outlook and Word.



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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