Behavioral Health Supervisor, Assertive Community Treatment


$6,839.56 – $9,165.65 Monthly


Bend, OR

Job Type

Regular, full time, full benefits

Job Number



Health Services

Opening Date


Closing Date

1/10/2024 11:59 PM Pacific



Deschutes County Behavioral Health (DCBH) is the Community Mental Health Program (CMHP) providing safety net and core clinical services for community members in Deschutes County. DCBH is also a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC). As such, DCBH relies on multi-disciplinary teams to provide innovative, evidence based, recovery oriented services in behavioral healthcare settings co-located with physical health providers.

To hear from staff about working at Deschutes County Behavioral Health, please click HERE.


We know where you choose to live, work and play matters. Deschutes County is one of the largest employers in Central Oregon and the largest municipal government in the region. Our dedicated and passionate workforce of more than 1,200 employees provide County services in a number of departments, divisions, and offices.

Located in the heart of Central Oregon, between the towering Cascade Mountain Range to the west and the high desert plateau to the east, Deschutes County is the outdoor recreation capital of Oregon. We enjoy a renowned quality of life, with big-city opportunities and small-town neighborhoods.

We hope you’ll consider joining our talented team.


This Behavioral Health Supervisor position leads a team that provides high intensity outreach and case management services to adult individuals with serious mental illness using Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) model.  ACT is a client centered/recovery focused treatment approach, where services are largely delivered outside of the office setting.  Many ACT clients are at risk for psychiatric hospitalization, and require extensive supports in order to live independently in the community. This multidisciplinary team includes; therapists, case managers, nurses, peer support specialists, and psychiatrists and is co-located with a primary care clinic and pharmacy. For more information about the ACT treatment model click HERE.

This supervisor position provides program oversight and supervision to a team of seven staff, as well as providing some direct service to clients.  The position requires the application of specialized knowledge in the area of behavioral health supervision, diagnosis, documentation, substance use disorders, multidisciplinary team care, crisis services, complex care coordination, intensive treatment models, and fidelity programming.

Typical schedule is Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm, with the potential for minor schedule adjustments.

This position is located in Bend, though occasional travel throughout Deschutes County may be required. Candidates must be willing to work a flexible schedule when necessary to meet client/team needs, which will include some evenings and weekends. ACT team members do a rotation of carrying an on-call phone on evenings and weekends, to be available to the crisis team for consultation regarding ACT clients.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide program leadership, oversight, and coordination to the CSS team.
  • Supporting, training, directing and developing clinical staff.
  • Training and developing clinical staff.

What You Will Bring:
Knowledge of or experience with:

  • Clinical leadership and supervision.
  • Evidence based practices for treating SPMI clientele/ACT model.
  • Fostering strong internal agency and community partner relationships.

Skill in:

  • Supporting staff through change.
  • Managing competing demands.
  • Interpersonal communication.

*This posting is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but rather constitutes a general definition of the position’s scope and function.

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Review the full job description by clicking HERE.


$6,839.56 to $9,165.65 per month for a 172.67 hour work month. Excellent County benefit package when eligible. This position is available immediately.

Our robust health plan is offered at a minimal cost of $95 per month for employee only or $116 per month for employee plus dependents, which includes an innovative on-site clinic, pharmacy, and wellness and wellbeing services. Additionally, we include life insurance, retirement (PERS), generous paid time-off (14-18 hours/month to start, pro-rated for part-time), holidays, and professional development opportunities.

This posting is re-opened with applications being reviewed January 11, 2024.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, or a related behavioral science field;
  • AND three (3) years of related experience in the behavioral health field, including lead or supervisory experience;
  • OR any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that provides the required skills and knowledge to perform the essential functions of the job.

Must possess current licensure without restrictions from a recognized governing board with the ability to be licensed in Oregon as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Marital and Family Therapist (LMFT), or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous supervisory experience as a LCSW, LPC and/or CADC II, III, MAC.
  • Knowledge and experience with treating co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders.
  • Knowledge and experience in working with Serious and Persistent Mental Illness.
  • Knowledge and experience of the ACT model.
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English communication.

Necessary Special Requirements

Driving is a requirement for this position. Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Oregon driver’s license within 30 days of hire date. The employment offer will be contingent upon presentation of an acceptable and verifiable driver’s license, pre-employment screening for criminal history, driving history, and controlled substances (NOTE: Positive test results for marijuana use may result in rescission of a contingent offer of employment). This screening must be completed with satisfactory findings in order for a formal offer of employment to be extended.Must meet provider Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) credentialing requirements as required by Oregon Administrative Rules (OARs) 309-019-0125 (8).

Must have the ability to work a flexible schedule to meet client and department needs.

Must have dependable transportation and be willing and able to drive throughout Deschutes County in sometimes adverse weather conditions.

NOTE: Per OAR 407-007-0000 to 407-007-0100 this position requires a Criminal Background check through the State Background Check Unit/Orchards, which may also include being fingerprinted. These rules provide for the reasonable screening under ORS 181A.195, 181A.200, 409.027 AND 413.036 of the County’s employees to determine if they have a history of specific criminal behavior identified in federal or state law or rules such that they should not be allowed to work, be employed, or perform in positions covered by these rules. Please click HERE (Download PDF reader) to review Criminal Records Check Rules. All offers of employment for this position are contingent upon the candidate receiving final approval from the State Background Check Unit/Orchards to work in this position.

Deschutes County is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to build an inclusive environment that encourages, supports, and represents the diverse voices and needs of our communities. All are encouraged to apply – we welcome diverse perspectives and experiences.

If you are a veteran and would like to apply for Veterans’ Preference, please click HERE for information.


Deschutes County Human Resources


1300 NW Wall Street Suite 201

Bend, Oregon, 97703


(541) 388-6553