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Title:Mental Health Counselor (Licensed or Non-licensed)
Company:Northwest Human Services - West Salem Clinic
Description:Northwest Human Services is a non-profit leader in providing advocacy quality healthcare and social services in Oregon since 1970.

We are currently seeking a Mental Health Counselor to join our team in Salem, Oregon!


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 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). 


Master's degree in counseling, social work, and/or other degree in a related mental health field with eligibility for QMHP credentialing is required
Must have graduate course work in theory, diagnosis, and treatment of mental health disorders. 
Must have experience working with persons who have mental health issues and those who are in emotional distress
Must demonstrate proficiency using DSM IV-TR, DSM V, and ICD-10


Licensure as an LPC, LMFT, or LCSW in the state of Oregon is preferred
Experience working with youth and youth behavior, including youth experiencing homelessness is preferred
Bilingual in English/Spanish is preferred


Northwest Human Services offers competitive wages and a generous benefits package to staff that work at least 32 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.


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 

If you are interested in joining a team that makes a difference in the lives of many, please apply online at:

For more information, please contact Sarah Perrotta, Talent Acquisition Specialist in the HR Department at:
Office: 503-588-5828  • Email: • Careers Page: 

EOE: We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

All candidates who receive a written offer of employment will be required to undergo a criminal records check as well as testing for commonly abused controlled substances, including marijuana. 
Contact:Sarah Perrotta, Talent Acquisition Specialist
Address:681 Center Street NE
Salem, OR 97301



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