Job Opportunity with OCEACT – ACT Statewide Trainer

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Statewide Trainer (Oregon)


Excellent salary and benefits: family medical, long term disability, 403 (b) plan with 6% match – and more.

The full-time ACT Statewide Trainer coordinates implementation of evidence-based assertive community treatment in selected sites across the state. This role provides trainings at various sites and at annual events and conducts fidelity reviews for ACT assigned evidence-based program models.

This position works remotely.

Extensive travel is required.

They must be a self-starter, well disciplined, able to meet deadlines, an effective public speaker, and possess good organizational skills. The successful candidate will have the ability to meet people with ease, write and edit effectively, and communicate the written and spoken word with tact, diplomacy, and/or authority when necessary.


  • This position coordinates implementation of evidence-based Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) in selected sites across the state
  • Assists sites in developing stakeholder groups with key members
  • Acts as liaison between community mental health providers and community partners such as Oregon Health Authority, Oregon State Hospital, Coordinated Care Organizations, Department of Corrections, and others as needed for relationship/partnership development
  • Meets individually with program managers and directors as needed to address specific implementation aspects that are site specific
  • Presents principles of ACT to consumers, families, clinical staff and community partners in venues that include trainings and kickoff events
  • Conducts ACT fidelity reviews and writes reports detailing results of reviews
  • Assists with development of an intensive training plan for each community mental health provider implementing ACT

Training Responsibilities:

  • Assists with the production of annual ACT statewide training events with multiple speakers, slideshows, and group activities
  • Conducts ACT training on-site
  • Assists with all site monthly ACT conference calls
  • Calls will cover specific topics within toolkit materials, supplemental materials, and topics of ongoing training
  • Provides phone and email support, along with regular electronic resource distribution, to all ACT team members and stakeholders as implementation occurs


A Bachelor’s degree in psychology or a related field (or equivalent combination of education and experience) is required. Master’s degree is preferred.

This position requires the ability to telecommute and work independently in the field. Proficiency with a variety of software applications and technologies is required.

Experience with program evaluation and ACT is preferred. Lived experience of mental illness and recovery is a plus.

The candidate must pass state-required background and DMV checks, possess a valid driver’s license, have an excellent driving record, and have the ability to drive between sites in Oregon.

How to Apply:

For more detailed information, and to apply online, please visit our website at and click on Jobs. EOE.

3 ACT Job Opportunities Available at Columbia Community Mental Health

OCEACT would like to present several ACT job openings at Columbia Community Mental Health.

All applicants should visit their agency website at to upload resumes and complete the application process through their ADP Career Center.  Candidates are also free to contact Tammie Kackley directly for any agency or benefit questions

  • Clinical Supervisor –

SUMMARY: The Clinical Supervisor assures program adherence to ACT fidelity program while supervising assigned ACT team members.  LCSW/LPC not required but highly desired.  This position qualifies for sign on bonus

  • Counselor II –

SUMMARY: Serves as part of our ACT Team, providing therapeutic services to adults diagnosed with serious mental health issues.

*Counselor/Supervisor Positions:

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: Master’s Degree in Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Social Work or related field from an accredited college required. LCSW/LPC 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; previous ACT team experience required. Combination of education/experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties outlined for this position may be considered.

  • Registered Nurse –

SUMMARY: Registered Nurse, licensed to practice in the State of Oregon, according to Oregon’s professional nursing standards, will serve as an integral part of our ACT Team conducting mental/physical health assessments, including initial assessments of new clients, based on current/relevant mental health and nursing theory and through critical thinking.



2019 OCEACT Conference – Time to Register!

To attend the 2019 OCEACT Conference, please follow link to register.

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Conference Details


The 2019 OCEACT Conference will be held on Tuesday June 11th (8 am to 5 pm) and Wedesday June 12th, 2019 (8 am to  noon).   The conference is free of charge for ACT providers.

Team Leader Networking and Pre-Conference Workshop:   On Monday June 10th from noon to 5, ACT team leaders are invited to attend a half day networking session that will focus on successes and challenges in operating an ACT program, and effective leadership and supervision.  If you intend to participate in this half day training, please RSVP as you complete your registration.


CH2M Hill Alumni Center
Oregon State University
725 SW 26th St.
Covrvallis, OR 97331

ACT Data Advisory Committee Date Announcement

This new ACT data advisory committee is an opportunity for program managers, team leads, admin assistants, and/or anyone who uses or enters data into the Oregon ACT Database (OAD) to come together to share success stories and program outcomes, problem solve, and discuss decision rules and best practices for gathering and entering quarterly data into OAD.

Beginning May 1st 2019 @ 1pm-2:30pm and meeting quarterly on the first Wednesday of the month after that, OCEACT will host the data advisory committee at the Broadway Commons in Salem. This committee meeting will also be available to join via conference call.

If you have not already RSVP’d to Alyssa Kerlinger that you would like to be apart of this committee, please do so ASAP.

ACT Assistant Manager/Team Lead position open at Clatsop Behavioral Healthcare

OCEACT would like to announce that Clatsop Behavioral Healthcare has an ACT team lead position open. Please read the description below to learn about the position and details for how to apply.

Assistant Manager, Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team Lead
Clatsop Behavioral Healthcare has an immediate opening for an Assistant Manager to work in a dynamic, community-based program serving individuals living with serious mental illness. This program includes an Assertive Community Treatment program that is evidence based and follows a fidelity model. This position will directly supervise and oversee the services by all staff working with the Community Support Services and ACT populations. The Assistant Manager/ACT lead will be responsible for a limited caseload and will perform a variety of services of a QMHP.
• Master’s Degree in the Behavioral Sciences from an accredited university meeting the requirement for Oregon QMHP
• Valid driver’s license or ability to obtain license in Oregon or Washington
• Background check clearance
• Ability to meet insurance requirements, must submit current motor vehicle record if licensed outside of the state of Oregon
• At least 3 years of outpatient clinical experience working with the mentally ill and working knowledge of ACT programming
• Bilingual
The above statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills.
Employer paid benefits for full time employees include Medical, Dental, Retirement, Life Insurance and Short-term disability (dependent covered on medical and dental at cost to employee). 11 paid holidays and 22 days of PTO years 1-3, increases after year 3. PTO accumulation starts at hire and is available for use as accumulated. CBH also offers sabbatical of 22 days after 10 years of service. Salary DOE. Application can be found on our website. Please submit along with your cover letter, resume and references to Be sure to put “Assistant Manager, ACT Team Lead” in the subject line of your email.
Clatsop Behavioral Healthcare values the diversity of the people it hires and serves. CBH is an equal opportunity employer.