Behavioral Health Specialist II, Adult Outpatient (Redmond Clinic)


$5,052.65 - $7,109.58 Monthly


Redmond, OR

Job Type

Regular, full time, full benefits


Health Services

Job Number



9/26/2021 11:59 PM Pacific


Deschutes County is currently accepting applications for a Behavioral Health Specialist II - North County Clinic Team member. This position is responsible for providing intensive outpatient services to a diverse group of adults seeking both mental health and addiction services. This includes individuals with a variety of diagnoses including, but not limited to: anxiety, depression, PTSD, Bi-polar disorder, substance abuse and psychosis. In addition to being skilled at providing individual counseling, the incumbent should also be willing and able to provide integrated health interventions, case management services, lead therapy groups, and work as part of a multidisciplinary team. Successful candidate will work in collaboration with other members of the treatment team and be able to develop and maintain positive relationships with community partners and social service agencies. With the high prevalence of trauma among individuals receiving mental health services, it is required that the incumbent understand the effects of trauma on health, coping, and other aspects of the lives of those we serve. We are looking for people who are passionate about working in community mental health and who are committed to improving the lives of those we serve through trauma informed models of practice.

Services are provided through the North County hub located in Redmond.

*This job posting is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but constitutes a general definition of the position's scope and function.

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$5,052.65 to $6,771.03 per month for a 172.67 hour work month.
$5,305.29 to $7,109.58 per month for a 172.67 hour work month for those possessing current licensure without restrictions from a recognized governing board in Oregon as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Marital and Family Therapist (LMFT), or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).

Excellent County benefit package when eligible. This union-represented position is available immediately.

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in Psychology, Social Work, Recreational Therapy, Music Therapy, Art Therapy or a behavioral science field; AND one (1) year of experience in the behavioral health field; OR any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that provides the required skills and knowledge to perform the job.  
There are registration/certification requirements under the Mental Health and Addiction Counseling Board of Oregon (MHACBO) that apply to Qualified Mental Health Professionals (QMHP) hired by Deschutes County Health Services (DCHS).  This only applies to QMHPs who do not possess current licensure or are currently pursuing licensure as an LCSW, LMFT, or LPC. Please see website for information on these requirements: (see application details) .
There is no need to take action at this point. More information will be provided to candidates who progress to the final stage of the interview process. Registration and/or certification fees will be paid by DCHS, if the candidate selected for the position meets the criteria for registration/certification.

Preference will be given for :

  • Current licensure without restrictions from a recognized governing board in Oregon as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Marital and Family Therapist (LMFT), or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).
  • Master's degree in a behavioral health field with one year experience in the delivery of mental health services.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, certification to provide treatment for substance use disorders such as CADC-I or higher.
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English.
Must have knowledge of:
  • Psychological, sociological, and psychiatric theory.
  • Human relations, interviewing, counseling, and writing skills.
Must have skill to: 
  • Apply theory in mental health diagnosis and the planning and implementation of intervention programs.
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Screen, assess, and diagnose clients for services.
  • Work effectively both independently and in a team setting.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, clients and their families, other agencies, and the public at all times.
  • Act professionally with regard to code of ethics and confidentiality.
  • Prepare concise and complete reports and documentation related to client treatment, progress and services in a timely and professional manner.

Necessary Special Requirements

Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Oregon driver's license within 30 days of hire date. The employment offer will be contingent upon presentation of an acceptable and verifiable driver's license, pre-employment screening for criminal history, driving history, and controlled substances (NOTE: Positive test results for marijuana use may result in rescission of a contingent offer of employment). This screening must be completed with satisfactory findings in order for a formal offer of employment to be extended.

Must have dependable transportation and be able and willing to drive throughout Deschutes County in sometimes adverse weather conditions.

Must have the ability to work a flexible schedule when necessary, to meet client and department needs.

Computer literacy with strong typing and computer skills is required.

Physical Requirements : Requires sufficient ambulatory ability to drive throughout Deschutes County and to provide face-to-face services in a variety of settings in the community, including but not limited to hospitals, jails, clinics, client homes, and community and residential settings within required response times. Must have the ability to work in an office that is environmentally controlled; possess sufficient hand coordination to perform keyboarding and data entry; arm/hand movements to retrieve work materials and operate a variety of general office equipment; and an ability to sit, walk, stoop, bend, kneel, reach, stand, grasp, talk, hear, see, and lift up to 10 pounds on an occasional basis.

Excellent County benefit package when eligible.
Deschutes County offers eligible employees a comprehensive health care package that covers medical, prescription, dental, and vision coverage for employees and their eligible dependents at a minimal cost of $90 per month.  Coverage becomes effective the first of the month following 1 month of employment.  Included in the health care package is the Deschutes Onsite Clinic (DOC), which provides a wide range of health, wellness, and primary care services to employees and their dependents.  The DOC offers convenient hours and no out-of-pocket costs to patients.  The DOC Pharmacy is a full service pharmacy available to employees and dependents to have their prescriptions filled at a discounted co-pay. In addition to the health care package, Deschutes County provides a generous and comprehensive benefits program to eligible employees. 

Employer paid benefit offerings include:

  • Life Insurance for employee and dependents
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Retirement Program through Oregon PERS
  • Time Management Leave
Employee paid voluntary benefit offerings include:
  • 125 Flexible Spending Program
  • 457 Deferred Compensation Program
  • Supplemental Life and Accident Insurance
To learn more about Deschutes County's generous benefit offerings, please visit (see application details) and click on Employee Benefits.

Redmond, OR 97756, US