ACT RN and Counselor II positions open at Columbia Community Mental Health

OCEACT is pleased to announce two open positions at Columbia Community Mental Health in St. Helens, Oregon

See job postings from Columbia Community Mental Health below. To apply, go to their website :

“We offer excellent benefits to all eligible employees. Medical/Dental/Vision, 90% employer paid HMO option – Part Time employee option as well. Other benefits offered include $30,000 Employer paid Life/ADD, voluntary life for employee/spouse/children, FSA, retirement 43(b) and Roth IRA with up to 3 percent employer match for eligible employees, generous paid time off and 10 paid holidays yearly!  “

ACT Registered Nurse

Salary Range : 32.07 To 44.95 (USD) Annually

We are looking for that enthusiastic, motivated and compassionate individual to join our dedicated ACT Team!

SUMMARY: Registered Nurse, licensed to practice in the State of Oregon, according to Oregon’s professional nursing standards. Duties may vary per location/department.

• Conduct mental/physical health assessments, including initial assessments of new clients, based on current/relevant mental health and nursing theory and through critical thinking
• Monitor/evaluate medication effectiveness and side effects for consumers in the Agency receiving medications; to include periodic AIMS testing of clients receiving neuroleptic medications
• Help with renewal of prescriptions at local pharmacies
• Review medications of clients living at group homes. Provide teaching of the staff and consumers at facility, including Nurse Delegation training/monitoring
• Provide medication/symptom management; and give consumers/staff in-services using a variety of methods to include groups, one-to-one and written example
• Provide support services to LMPs at the Agency
• Screen all initial health evaluation forms; contacting the client for additional data as needed
• Provide case management and individual/group skills training to clients as needed
• Complete documentation of all actions/services
• Act as liaison between the LMP’s and other members of the treatment community and provide consultation/education as needed

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Must have an Associate’s Degree or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school for Nursing. Bachelor’s Degree Nursing is preferred. Six months to one-year related experience and/or training; or a combination of education/experience may be considered. Licensed under the State of Oregon Registered Nurse. Previous ACT experience highly desired. Fluent Bilingual Spanish an asset.

**Salary Range is a “step progression” system – Typically, wage for new hires, based on education/skills/experience, is set using the start of the range to mid-range.

Counselor II Position

Salary Range : 43867.00 To 56222.00 (USD) Annually

SUMMARY: Serving as part of our ACT Team, this position will be providing therapeutic services to adults diagnosed with serious mental health issues.

• Assessments/evaluations
• Treatment planning
• Individual, group and family therapy
• Case management
• Individual/group skills training
• Dual Diagnosis work as needed
• Consultation/education
• Information/referral
• Community outreach
• Member of after-hours Psychiatric Rehabilitation Crisis Team, as needed, which may include Civil Commitment Investigator Certification

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Master’s Degree in Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Social Work or related field from an accredited college required. LCSW preferred. CADC I required or ability to obtain within 1 year of hire. Three to five years related work experience to include Crisis, Outpatient, Addictions and high acuity client services required. Combination of education/experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties outlined for this position may be considered.

Fluent Bilingual Spanish an asset.

**Salary Range is a “step progression” system – Typically, wage for new hires, based on education/skills/experience, is set using the start of the range to mid-range.


Columbia Community Mental Health seeks to recruit and retain highly qualified and motivated employees who will strive to support the agency’s mission, vision and values. It is the goal of Columbia Community Mental Health to provide a compensation structure that is fair, reasonable, transparent and consistent with compensation structures of comparable non-profit agencies with like positions of complexity and responsibility, while also providing a structure that will motivate, recognize and reward excellent performance.

Our company makes reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities who are otherwise qualified to perform a job unless such accommodations would impose an undue business hardship. Please let us know if you need an accommodation to participate in the application process. Columbia Community Mental Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. As such, all qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and all will receive equal consideration without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, veteran/reserve/national guard, disability, or any other similarly protected status.