ACT Counselor III 

SALARY: $26.81 – $33.92 Hourly
$4,647.00 – $5,879.00 Monthly
$55,764.00 – $70,548.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: 05/10/22
CLOSING DATE: 05/24/22 01:00 PM

DESCRIPTION: Polk County is located in Oregon’s beautiful Willamette Valley. If you seek a position where
voices are heard and contributions are valued and recognized, consider Polk County. Every
employee plays a critical role providing helpful and friendly service to make a difference to the
citizens and communities that we serve. We offer a generous benefits package which includes
county contribution to health insurance, fully paid retirement in PERS paid life insurance, long
term care, paid holidays and more!
Provides extensive behavioral health treatment in a clinic or other community setting. Conducts
comprehensive mental health assessments. Provides counseling and crisis services to a
complex variety of clients, which may include adolescents, children, adults and families.
Coordinates with other agencies in serving the needs of the client. Participates in program
development, implementation, and evaluation.
An employee in this classification may perform any of the following duties. However, these
examples do not include all the specific tasks which an employee may be expected to perform.
1. Provides comprehensive mental health assessment, individual service planning,
counseling, crisis screening and support services to clients.
2. Provides support and consultation to Intake Coordinator by screening clients who may
qualify for urgent or emergent response. Follows crisis protocols.
3. Participates in Utilization Review and Clinical Review of client progress through committee
and Multi-Disciplinary Staffing.
4. Conducts groups, therapy and screening services using Evidence Based interventions
and curricula.
5. Supports the efforts of the clinic; maintains active participation in departmental meetings
and clinical supervision. Participates in meeting the department’s quality assurance
standards and assists in program development, implementation and evaluation.
6. Completes all clinical documentation thoroughly and accurately in accordance with
departmental standards.
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7. Develops, supports, and maintains a positive working relationship with community
partners. Serves on committees as assigned.
8. Coordinates with other agencies in serving the needs of the client. Refers clients to
appropriate services as necessary.
9. Conducts training, educational and information programs for agency personnel, schools
and other community groups.
10. Performs related duties as required.
Master’s degree in psychology, social work, counseling or related mental health field plus three
years experience in treating mental health disorders, including one year in mental health
outpatient treatment; or any equivalent combination of experience and training.
Must possess and maintain licensure under the State of Oregon Board of Licensed Social
Workers, Board of Licensed Professional Counselors & Therapists, or QMHP Certification
through the Mental Health and Addiction Certification Board of Oregon.
Must possess and maintain a valid Oregon driver’s license and automobile insurance, and have
access to and use of a personal automobile as a condition of employment.
** A cover letter and résumé are required. If you are a military veteran and want to apply
for Veterans’ Hiring Preference, you must attach the Veterans’ Preference Form (available
on our website) and your DD-214/215 and/or disability letter. **
DO NOT ATTACH ANY OTHER DOCUMENTS (transcripts, letters of recommendation,
certificates, etc.) They will not be considered at the application stage. You may bring them to the
interview if you are selected to interview. *

Official Job Description