SALARY $30.17 – $40.46 Hourly
$5,229.00 – $7,013.00 Monthly
$62,748.00 – $84,156.00 Annually


JOB TYPE Full time DEPARTMENT Behavioral Health
OPENING DATE 08/07/2023 CLOSING DATE 8/21/2023 1:00 PM Pacific

This position is designed to be part of the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team which is a multidisciplinary team providing intensive, community based outpatient services for participants with severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI) and co-occurring disorders.

As a member of the team, you would provide intensive outpatient level services while representing the values of Polk County Behavioral Health; client focused, trauma informed, integrity, respect and collaboration. Clinicians should possess the ability to provide services to individuals with a variety of SPMI diagnoses at different levels of acuity and will utilize a variety of evidenced-based treatment models and perform a variety of community based treatment services.
Your skills in quick problem solving, time management & communication, crisis support, and advocacy will be instrumental in your success within this role as you partner with your fellow team members, internal PCBH partner programs and other community agencies to facilitate clients’ success in recovery and achievement of their identified treatment goals. If you are passionate about helping others move forward in their journey towards recovery.

*Licensed candidates may be eligible for an additional 6% pay differential.
*Licensed MH providers who are also credentialed as a CADC may be eligible for up to 8% pay differential.
*This position eligible for a Commitment Bonus equivalent to 3 months salary with an agreement to stay with Polk County Behavioral Health for a period of at least 24 months.
This position may be underfilled with a MH Specialist I. Please refer to the classification specifications for details.

General Statement
Polk County, the Organization:
Polk County takes pride in knowing that our employees are what makes the County a great place to work. We have a strong desire for each employee to feel respected; connected to the department they work for as well as other County departments and the community at large; and know that they are critical to County business. We understand that work may be necessary, but not what should define each individual. We all have diverse personalities and interests away from the job, and at Polk County we encourage our employees to be connected to something bigger than work.
Polk County offers generous employee benefits including, but not limited to:
*11 paid holidays per year
*8 hours of vacation earned monthly (increasing with years of service)
*8 hours of sick leave earned monthly
*4-5 Personal Leave Days earned each fiscal year (Depends on position; prorated depending on date of hire
*PERS (Public Employees Retirement System) – 100% employer funded contributions
*Full health benefits with employee paying only 10% of the premium which covers all members of the employee’s immediate family
*Life Insurance – employer paid
*Qualifying employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness program
*HRSA/NHSC approved site for certain positions
Our Community:
Polk County is located in the Willamette Valley just an hour from the Pacific Coast to the west and an hour from Portland to the north. The population is approximately 87,000 and the county spans about 744 square miles, with two thirds of the western part of the county being forest. National protected areas include the Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge and Siuslaw National Forest.
The County is part of the agricultural richness the Willamette Valley has to offer. In recent decades, the valley has also become a major wine producer, with Polk County being one of the best in the area. The valley is often known as the “Oregon Wine Country”. Polk County has over 25 wineries alone.
Polk County also houses the beautiful liberal arts college, Western Oregon University, and is only 30 miles from Oregon State University. Western was an inaugural winner of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award. This award recognizes universities and colleges that have demonstrated the highest level of commitment and action towards fostering a campus community that celebrates all the many facets of diversity. WOU is one of the most diverse universities in Oregon and has a higher percentage of Latino students in the Oregon University system.
Please refer to the Class Specification for the full job description and minimum experience, education and training
requirements for this position.
Mental Health Specialist I
Mental Health Specialist II

Supplemental Information
** A cover letter is 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. **

Polk County is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities will be provided upon request.

Polk County (OR)

850 Main St.
Dallas, Oregon, 97338