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School Based Mental Health Therapist - 10 Month Schedule 


Job Summary

The School Based Mental Health Therapist works within a multidisciplinary team to provide youth crisis intervention, mental health evaluation and diagnosis, treatment planning, therapy, case management and group work with a significant focus on school based services and support to families. All duties and responsibilities will be performed in accordance with the Yellowhawk Mission and Vision statements.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Provides individual, and/or family mental health services.
  2. Collaboration with Traditional Health Worker/Youth Mentors.
  3. Completes clinical documentation within standard and appropriate timelines per policy.
  4. Coordinates care within an integrated care framework and coordinates with outside agencies as needed to meet the treatment needs of clients.
  5. Provides diagnoses and culturally appropriate treatment or referral for patients with mild to severe mental health problems.
  6. Provides a multi-disciplinary approach to treatment plans, coordinating when appropriate with other staff and consultants.
  7. Treats disorders utilizing techniques and therapy methods which are culturally sensitive, appropriate, and accepted within the mental health profession.
  8. Documents therapy in electronic health record according to established procedures.
  9. Assesses client progress and modifies treatment plans accordingly.
  10. Intervenes as a crisis counselor in situations requiring immediate mental health treatment.
  11. Attends meetings and participates in committees as required by the Mental Health Clinical Manager.
  12. Participates in professional development activities and maintains appropriate professional licensure and affiliations.
  13. Performs related work as required by the duties described above and by the Mental Health Clinical Manager.
Position Requirements


  1. Requires a master’s degree in a behavioral health related field.
  2. Prefer either a Licensed Oregon Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Psychologist, Professional Counselor (LPC) or equivalent license from other state. The standards for maintaining Oregon licensure will apply to maintain this position unless the state of licensure requires higher standards. Will consider individuals who have active CSWA status.
  3. Requires a minimum of two (2) years’ experience in clinical behavioral health services.
  4. Requires special training and experience in providing appropriate mental health treatment for youth/families.
  5. Knowledge of office information and word processing software programs. Willing to learn the Indian Health Service PCC Behavioral Health Services system or comparable software when available.
  6. Must possess a valid driver’s license and maintain insurance requirements to operate General Services Administration vehicles.
  7. Represents Yellowhawk with a respected and viable presence in the community.
  8. Must submit to and pass a reference and criminal background check.
  9. Must submit to and pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol screening.
  10. Must submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination.


Preferred Qualifications:


  1. Experience working with children and families.
  2. Experience providing school based mental health services and using the wrap around model in developing service plans for children and young people with complex mental health needs.
Closing Date Open Until Filled with review 11/09/2023  
Supervised By Mental Health Clinical Manager  
Salary $72,802.34 -$109,473.81 annual  
Covered Status Covered Status  
Safety Sensitive Yes  
EOE Statement No employee or job applicant shall be discriminated against in the pursuit of employment due to Race, Color, Religion, Sex or National Origin or any other category protected by law, except as provided by the Indian Preference Act under Title 25, of the U.S.C.  

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