Mental Health Counselor

Organization/Company Name: 
Northwest Human Services
Position Description: 


As one of our highly qualified Mental Health Counselors, you will provide trauma-informed, compassionate, and professional mental health counseling services to individuals, couples, families, and groups across a broad range of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. You will assess the nature and extent of Mental Health challenges and Co-Occurring Disorders, and formulate a plan for service that addresses each individual’s needs. 

This position is full time, 1.0 FTE 40 hours per week.  The location for the position will be located on-site and split between our West Salem Mental Health Clinic (0.8 FTE, 4 days per week) and our HOST Program (0.2 FTE, 1 day per week). 


Northwest Human Services is an innovative Federally Qualified Health Center that has been providing residents of Marion and Polk counties with compassionate and professional medical, dental, mental health, and wraparound services for over 45 years. Our programs are designed to maximize support for those in our community who need it most - uninsured individuals, families, the homeless, and migrant workers.  In addition to our Transitional Programs that provide services for the homeless, our medical clinics are Tier V Patient Centered Medical Homes and our West Salem location offers fully integrated primary care, psychiatry, therapy, and dentistry all on one campus. Our Medical and Mental Health care teams are committed to the overall wellness of our patients and work together to ensure patient needs are expertly evaluated, and met with compassion and respect.

At NWHS, we offer a first class employment experience, with a focus on teamwork, integrity, growth, and balance. This approach has contributed to a fast growing and dedicated team of over 200 individuals with an average tenure of over 5 years.


HOST stands for Health, Outreach, Shelter, and Transitions.  Our Resource & Engagement Center provides basic needs and support services for youth and young adults. We offer a safe space for young people who need help setting goals, planning for their future, and connecting to community resources. Things like a warm, safe place to sleep, access to healthcare and resources, and mentorship play a big role in ensuring our future leaders can live healthy lifestyles and leave a positive impact on our community. ​ To learn more about our HOST program, please visit

Position Function: 
Position Type: 
Full Time
DOE - please inquire for details

Northwest Human Services offers competitive wages and a generous benefits package to staff that work at least 30 hours a week or more. Benefits include; Medical, Dental, Vision, Group Life: Short Term & Long Term Disability, 403(b) retirement plan with generous employer match, 8.5 Paid Holidays, and Paid Time Off.

Required Qualifications and Experience: 

* Graduate course work in theory, diagnosis, and treatment of mental health disorders.
* Experience working with persons who have mental health issues and those who are in emotional distress
* Must be able to demonstrate proficiency using DSM IV-TR, DSM V, and ICD-10
* Experience working with youth and youth behavior, including youth experiencing homelessness is preferred
* Bilingual in English/Spanish is preferred

Required Education and / or Certifications: 

* Master's degree in counseling, social work, and/or other degree in a related mental health field with eligibility for QMHP credentialing is required
* Licensure as an LPC, LMFT, or LCSW in the state of Oregon is preferred

681 Center Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
Where Will Work Be Performed?: 
To Be Determined
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