Mental Health Specialist 1 or 2

Organization/Company Name: 
Lane County Behavioral Health
Position Description: 

About the Position
Lane County Behavior Health is looking for a Mental Health Clinician to join our Adult Outpatient Team serving adults with severe and persistent mental illness in a community mental health setting. This skilled experienced mental health professional provides evidence-based treatments and supports. Day to day work includes providing assessment, treatment planning, individual and group therapy as well as some community outreach and crisis intervention.

The work is done collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team that includes mental health clinicians, peer support specialists, case managers, nursing and psychiatry as well as partner with other service providers in the community.

For this recruitment we are looking for dedicated individuals with a passion to serve adults with severe and persistent mental health needs. This position requires a QMHP Certification. If you are driven to serve, this is the job for you! 

About the Division
Lane County Behavioral Health provides services to more than 1,600 individuals with behavioral health conditions. We work with community partners to provide a continuum of care from prevention through treatment and aftercare in an environment that promotes a culture of resilience and recovery.

Schedule: Monday - Friday; 8:00am - 5:00pm

Position Function: 
Position Type: 
Full Time
Mental Health Specialist 1: $25.42 - $33.94 Hourly Mental Health Specialist 2: $30.17 - $40.32 Hourly
Required Qualifications and Experience: 

One year of some experience working directly with mentally or emotionally disturbed clients in the provision of behavioral health services is highly desirable.

An equivalent combination of experience and training that will demonstrate the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. 

Special Requirements:

Some positions may require QMHP designation

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. If fingerprinting is required, the fee is paid for by the successful candidate and the expense is non-reimbursable.  

Offers of employment are contingent upon consenting to and successfully passing a drug screening test; negative results are reimbursable.  

Please note that as part of the screening process Lane County will verify license and certification status.

In accordance with county policy, the incumbent of this position is required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or have an approved medical or religious exception, prior to starting work.

Required Education and / or Certifications: 

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.

2411 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Eugene, OR 97401
Where Will Work Be Performed?: 
Same as the Employer Address
Application Email: 
Application deadline: 
Sunday, May 29, 2022