Yamhill County has one regular full-time position for a therapist to work on the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team providing behavioral health services for adults in a community setting. Duties will include engagement, crisis support, diagnoses, direct treatment, performing integrated behavioral health assessments, service planning and implementation, individual and/or family therapy, case management, outreach/consultation for a caseload of adults with intensive mental health/behavioral health needs. ACT is an evidence-based practice model for providing team-based behavioral health services in a community setting.  May also work with non-ACT adult clientele who require services in a community setting. These services are designed to assist individuals with a history of psychiatric hospitalization and/or at risk for hospitalization to live well in the community. This position will be part of a team providing 24-hour support, 7 days a week. Work schedule is flexible. Please see the attached job description for full details. For information about the ACT model visit
This position may be underfilled with a Behavioral Health Clinician. Please see classification specifications below for details.
Advanced Practice Behavioral Health Clinician Salary: $5681- $7198/month (DOE)
Behavioral Health Clinician Salary: $5218 – $6669/month (DOE)

The Qualifications:
An MSW or master’s degree in a social services field from an accredited school is required in addition to:

Behavioral Health Clinician: One year of experience as a Human Services Specialist I. Any satisfactory equivalent combination of experience and training which ensures ability to perform the work may substitute for the above. Must qualify as a QMHP or CADC to work in respective fields. May require licensing.
Advanced Practice Behavioral Health Clinician: Three years post-master’s experience. Active professional license in the state of Oregon as a Qualified Mental Health Provider (QMHP) or be a non-licensed QMHP with dual credentialing as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC I, II, or III).
Preference will be given to those applicants with training and experience in evidence-based practices and experience providing intensive mental health and addictions services in a community-based setting. The successful candidate must have an NPI number or the ability to obtain one upon employment. Additional preference will be given to those that are bilingual in English and Spanish, successful candidates will be required to pass a skills test. Will be subject to successful completion of a background check.

The Candidate:

The successful candidates must have a working knowledge of techniques specifically related to community mental health services and the following abilities: to understand the behavior of people under stress; to develop and maintain effective cooperative relationships with clients and their families, the community, physicians, law enforcement agencies, the courts, and public and private administrators; to interpret community mental health and chemical dependency services, and to prepare concise and complete client treatment and progress records. Typing and computer proficiency are required for collaborative documentation. Additionally, the successful candidates will have excellent communication skills, and will be dependable, organized, self-directed, detail-oriented, and possess the ability to work in a team environment and to interact with co-workers, clients, and the public in a courteous, professional manner.

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of this classification with or without accommodation.

In order to qualify for most HHS positions, applicants:

  • Must not be excluded from participation in federal health care programs (Medicaid, Medicare, and other federally funded programs that provide health benefits); and
  • Must not be excluded from participation in federal procurement (Federal Acquisition Regulation) and non-procurement activities (Executive Order No. 12549).

The Benefits:
Yamhill County offers generous employee benefits effective the first year of employment:

  • 15 paid holidays per year.
  • 19.5 days of Flexible Earned Time (FET) accrual in the first year (based on an 8-hr day).
  • PERS (Public Employee Retirement System) – 100% employer funded contributions.
  • Full health benefit offerings with employee premiums starting as low as $58.53/month for current plan year. *

Additional benefits for HHS employees:

  • This position qualifies for a $10,000 hiring bonus – $5,000 to be paid at hire and $5,000 to be paid at the successful completion of the probationary period.
  • $750 and 40 hours of paid time annually for professional development/training.
  • $200 annually toward required license and/or certification fees.
  • HRSA/NHSC approved site with many loan repayment opportunities available.
  • Qualifying employer for public service student loan forgiveness.
  • Most positions are eligible to accrue overtime.*

*Subject to the AFSCME Collective Bargaining Agreement (Download PDF reader) (7/1/2020 – 6/30/2023).

Our Community

Yamhill County has approximately 109,000 residents and is a very desirable place to live in the heart of the Willamette Valley wine country.   Yamhill County is home to Linfield University and Chemeketa Community College in McMinnville and George Fox University and Portland Community College in Newberg.  Yamhill County is centrally located in the Willamette Valley, within close proximity to the Oregon Coast, the Portland and Salem metropolitan areas, and the Oregon Cascade Mountains.  Wide varieties of indoor and outdoor recreation opportunities are available.   We have the benefits, appeal and superior quality of life found in a small-town community, while enjoying active social and cultural lifestyles found in larger metropolitan areas.

Required Information

Under the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, any person hired or rehired is required to provide evidence of identity and eligibility for employment. The County verifies the valid work authorization of each employee using Form I-9 and the E-Verify Program.
Yamhill County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and values diversity.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Applicants are considered for employment based on their qualifications without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, medical condition or disability, or any other factor prohibited by law or regulation. Veterans are encouraged to apply. Do not include information or photos that would identify those personal traits.  Any documents submitted with the application that include this identifying information will not be accepted with the application.
Some positions require a criminal history check and a review of driving record. All County positions require regular, prompt, and consistent attendance.

Accommodation Under the Americans With Disabilities Act

Reasonable accommodation is available to anyone whose specific disability prevents them from completing this application or participating in the selection process for this recruitment. To obtain confidential assistance, please contact Human Resources at 503-474-4901 or via email at

Veterans’ Preference

Under Oregon law ORS 408.225-408.238, veterans who meet the minimum qualifications for a position may be eligible for hiring preference. If you think you may qualify, a Veteran’s Hiring Preference Form must be completed and submitted with application. For the form and information for this process please click here (Download PDF reader)(Download PDF reader)
If you need assistance with completing an application for employment or with obtaining a Veteran’s Hiring Preference Form, please contact Human Resources at 503-474-4901 or via email at

Status of your application

You will be advised by e-mail of your status at each step in the application process, from initial application to final employment disposition. Please note that Yamhill County communicates with all candidates via e-mail. If you “opt out” or “unsubscribe” from e-mail notifications from NEOGOV, it will impact our ability to communicate with you about job postings.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Please refer to the Classification Specification for the knowledge, skills & abilities required for this position.

Behavioral Health Clinician
Advanced Practice Behavioral Health Clinician

Minimum Experience and Training/Other Requirements

Please refer to the Classification Specification for the minimum experience and training/other requirements for this position.

Behavioral Health Clinician
Advanced Practice Behavioral Health Clinician

Work Environment/Physical Demands

Please refer to the Classification Specification for the work environment/physical demands for this position.

Behavioral Health Clinician
Advanced Practice Behavioral Health Clinician

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