Job Description:

Behavioral Health Clinician needed immediately!  Bring your career to Central Oregon!  Be part of a thriving, growing region!  With its roots in timber and ranching, offering many scenic byways, lots of hiking trails, wine country and more makes Central Oregon a highly desirable place to live, and is considered the “middle of paradise”.

SUMMARY:  Residential Behavioral Health Clinicians provide co-occurring, individual, group and family treatment services, and oversee the case management and care coordination activities for a caseload of adolescents in the residential treatment program. Clinicians work in collaboration with the client, client’s family and the treatment team to implement developmentally appropriate evidenced based clinical interventions and trauma-informed therapies that promote resiliency and improved behavioral and symptom management. Clinicians implement and oversee the residential milieu’s Clinical model/mindset and behavior management program (Collaborative Problem Solving) and ensure its delivery is in alignment with best practices, is strengths based, and is developmental in design.



  1. Delivers quality clinical treatment services that are responsive to individual client needs, reflective of current research and evidenced based practices in the treatment of co-occurring disorders.
  2. Provides assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning and weekly individual, group, and family therapy for a caseload up to 10 clients.
  3. Utilize Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) as a method for understanding and responding to challenging behaviors with clients and staff.
  4. Supports clients in achieving successful completion from treatment; adjusting treatment plans as clinically appropriate to improve client outcomes.
  5. Supports and develops the therapeutic milieu of the residential program, ensuring appropriate care, treatment, safety and stabilization occurs in collaboration with residential treatment team members.
  6. Works in collaboration with Case Managers and Treatment Aides to assist clients with achieving improved mental health and behavioral stability.
  7. Provides shift and duty coverage as part of the residential treatment team- including assessing calls for safety and completing risk assessments, covers risk triage with other members of residential treatment team, assists Director and other Managers in developing safety protocols, is involved in training new staff as per agency protocol.
  8. Provide treatment in compliance with ethical standards and Oregon Administrative Rules (OARs) and cultural competency.
  9. Provide crisis management as needed.
  10. Transport residents to off-campus appointments and activities; provide direct supervision for individual residents and groups during off campus activities and appointments.
  11. Perform other task(s) as needed.

Milieu Management

  1. Effectively manage crisis situations.
  2. Assess the need for and establish moment-in-time Interventions which address the need of individuals or groups of individuals within the milieu and ensures safety and stability of the milieu.
  3. Manage Incidents and document interventions and follow up according to policy, notifying the on-call administrator as required.
  4. Provide shift/floor coverage as needed/mandated for safety and client care.
  5. Be aware of the whereabouts of all clients at all times.
  6. Ensure clients are not alone in or have unsupervised access to the staff station, kitchen, or any other unauthorized area at any time.
  7. Conduct rounds both inside and outside the building as necessary.
  8. Monitor client phone calls.
  9. Conduct UA’s and perform person and property searches.
  10. Responsibly assist clients with self-administration of medications according to agency policies and procedures.

Family Engagement

  1. Value the importance of family participation in treatment.
  2. Actively engage family from the start of treatment and provide weekly family therapy.
  3. Maintain weekly contact with the family (in person, via phone, or video conference) to provide an update on client progress.
  4. Utilizes A-CRA or another evidenced based family therapy model for adolescents with co-occurring disorders.

Care Coordination

  1. Oversee your client caseload’s coordination of care with medical and psychiatric providers, probation, DHS and, when appropriate, other mental health providers. Communicate as needed with external community providers for coordination of care purposes and ensure communication and feedback to the treatment team.
  2. Ensure weekly correspondence occurs with the client’s Care Team including outpatient providers, probation, case workers, etc…
  3. Advocate for clients as necessary for legal purposes, continuing care services, to obtain payment from insurance etc.


  1. Utilize Concurrent Documentation (a.k.a., collaborative documentation) in order to increase client engagement, efficiency and productivity by completing assessments, treatment plans, and progress notes together with clients during rather than after the session.
  2. Record and document observations regarding client behavior in the milieu and individual progress toward identified goals in a timely manner.
  3. Complete other record-keeping responsibilities, including those associated with the program’s quality improvement program.

The Residential BH Clinician must negotiate the conflicting demands of attending to both staff and clients, and keeping the safety and functionality of the therapeutic milieu a priority. The BH Clinician must also prioritize and manage his/her work in providing excellent outcomes based clinical treatment, milieu management and care coordination.


  • Master’s degree in Counseling/Behavioral Health/Social Work
  • Experience and Advanced Training in Trauma and Family Treatment
  • Competent in performing screening, clinical assessment, diagnosis and treatment of substance use and mental health disorders.
  • Competent in providing effective evidenced based individual trauma therapy, family therapy, group therapy, developing treatment plans, suicide assessment, safety plans, crisis intervention, behavior management, case management and care coordination.
  • Working knowledge of differential diagnosis of common mental health and/or substance abuse disorders and experience with evidence-based psychosocial treatments and brief behavioral interventions (e.g. motivational interviewing, collaborative problem-solving etc.)


  • Professional Licensure (LPC, LMFT, LCSW)
  • Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC I, II or III)
  • Personal lived experience with MH and/or SUD and recovery or a family member.
  • Must have a compassionate nature.

For immediate consideration, send us your updated resume today! EOE

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