Mental Health Therapist Bilingual (Micasa)
Morrison Child and Family Services - Portland, OR

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March 20, 2013

Bilingual Mental Health Therapist
Portland Oregon
40 Hours per Week, Full Benefits

ORR Micasa Foster Care Program
Program serves Latino youth in a transitional Foster Care Program.
  • Many clients only speak Spanish
  • Bilingual in Spanish/English Required
  • Join our Latino Services Provider Group

When Applying Please Reference Job Code MHT-155
Please Follow Application Procedures

The Mental Health Therapist position conducts mental health assessments for all unaccompanied children in care, as well as provides ongoing individual and group counseling, screening for human trafficking concerns, and crisis interventions. This position will work closely with other program staff along with external stakeholders such as federal field specialists, immigration attorneys and immigration court. Position requires extensive documentation and works closely with Case Management staff to address appropriate resources for transition.

A typical background for the person who can fulfill the duties of this position is as follows:
MSW and two years of postgraduate direct service delivery experience, or a master’s degree in psychology, sociology, or other relevant behavioral science in which clinical experience is required.
Qualify as a QMHP in the State of Oregon required
Licensure or licensed eligible preferred.
Bi-lingual in Spanish and English, writing reading and verbal required.

  • Knowledge of Spanish speaking cultures.
  • Demonstrated mastery of both the English and Spanish language with the ability to communicate effectively both orally and writing in both English and Spanish with a broad variety of people, including staff, supervisors and managers.
  • Demonstrated ability to translate mental health vocabulary in English and Spanish languages.
  • Ability to work effectively in an environment serving clients who are struggling with severe emotional and mental health related disorders.
  • Ability to maintain appropriate professional boundaries while working with others and in handling confidential information.
  • Ability to regularly attend scheduled shift, be punctual for scheduled shifts and meetings, and be in a condition suitable for assuming responsibilities of position.
  • Skills in assessing and treating disturbed adolescents.
  • Knowledge of treatment modalities and counseling methods.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State and agency regulations.
  • Visual acuity allowing for analysis of written data.
  • Manual dexterity allowing for operation of routine office equipment (computers, telephone, fax, copy machine, typewriter, calculator, etc.)
  • Physical dexterity allowing for reaching, stooping, and repetitive motion of wrist, hand or fingers.
  • Conducts self in manner that is respectful to others and cognizant of cultural differences.

  • Position involves personal transportation. When driving a personal vehicle, must provide proof of personal auto liability insurance of $100,000/$100,000, provide a copy of a valid driver’s license for state of residency, and have a driving record permitting coverage under corporate policy.
  • Must pass criminal history check.
  • Agency Provided TB Test required.
  • Agency Provided CPI Training
  • Language Testing for both English and Spanish language.
  • Working at multiple ORR Program sites.

+ Pay Differential for Licensure

  • Email a cover letter and resume to and reference job code “MHT-155” in the subject line of your email and in your cover letter.
  • Alternative: Fax your cover letter/resume to Morrison Child and Family Services at (503)736-9759 and put “MHT-155” on your cover letter.
To be considered for this position you must follow this application procedure and you must meet all position qualifications/ requirements.


Position Open Until Enough Qualified Applicants Have Responded

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