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To promote & protect the health and wellbeing of all individuals

About the Position

This Mental Health Specialist will be part of a team of practitioners including physicians, nurses, and other behavioral health staff serving individuals with a wide spectrum of behavioral care needs. This individual will provide consultations, perform assessments, develop treatment plans, and provide individual, group and crisis intervention services as well as education and support to help address a patient’s mental health needs. The position may be eligible for additional bilingual compensation upon completion of a bilingual exam. All candidates are encouraged to apply and explore this opportunity.

About the Division

At Lane County Health & Human Services, we believe healthy people are the foundation of healthy communities. The CHCLC provide affordable primary care for the whole family – infants, children, adolescents, adults, and seniors – as well as integrated behavioral health, alternative services such as acupuncture, and preventative dental services. At the Community Health Centers of Lane County, we focus on integrated care that values the whole person. Our services encompass not only treatment and prevention of illness, but also health education and behavioral health services.

At the Community Health Centers of Lane County, we have adopted a model of primary care called Patient Centered Medical Home. Our services are organized around care teams who work collaboratively to support our patients. Our integrated care teams include primary care providers, nurses, pharmacists, medical assistants, patient care coordinators, community health workers, and behavioral health specialists. This model of primary care prioritizes the patient, who has increased access to other services beyond general medical care at our clinics. Our care teams also help patients reach their optimal health status by addressing social determinants of health barriers to care such as transportation, food insecurity, or housing.

Schedule: Monday – Friday; 8:00am – 5:00pm.

*This is an AFSCME represented position



  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a mental health field, psychology, counseling, social work, or a related field.


  • Two years of responsible professional mental health experience, including one year of experience specific to the program or area of assignment.
  • An equivalent combination of experience and training that will demonstrate the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.

Special Requirements:

  • State of Oregon Clinical Licensure – acceptable licensures include Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage/Family Therapist, Licensed Psychologist.
  • Transcripts.
  • Diploma (copy of original is fine).
  • CV or Resume.
  • NPI (downloaded copy acceptable) NPI should reflect Oregon address by time of hire.
  • Note date of birth and social security number when submitting credentialing documents.
  • Valid Photo ID

Studies have shown that women and BIPOC individuals are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they are able to perform every task in the job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. The county will consider any equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, education, and experience to meet minimum qualifications. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background and skill set for the role.


  • This position is subject to a full criminal offender information record check.
    Offers of employment are contingent upon consenting to and successfully passing a drug screening test.
    Please note that as part of the screening process Lane County will verify license and certification status.

MHS 2 Classification Details

Selection Process

Equal Employment Opportunity

Lane County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace.  All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.

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