Counselor or Psychologist, Multicultural Behavioral Health (47 views)

Portland, Oregon
February 5, 2019

Job Title: Counselor or Psychologist, Multicultural Behavioral Health

Department: JBT Health & Wellness Center (Student Health) at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)

In an effort to continue to achieve our mission of being a place of diverse people and ideas, the Joseph B. Trainer (JBT) Health & Wellness Center at OHSU is expanding our behavioral health team. We seek a skilled counselor or psychologist who will model cultural competence and a deep commitment to diversity, identify resources that promote resilience and support for our patients, and employ interventions that are culturally specific and evidence based.

The mission of JBT is to support Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) students and postdoctoral fellows in personal health and well-being during their academic careers at OHSU. We work to provide exceptional and confidential primary and behavioral health care in our integrated clinic, located on the primary OHSU campus on Marquam Hill in Portland, Oregon. The clinic provides behavioral health care, primary care, integrative medicine (acupuncture and massage) and wellness programming. 

At JBT, we promote a work culture that is passionate about serving our patients, supports work/life balance for each employee, provides robust professional development opportunities, and encourages collaboration between all roles. We believe in providing high-quality care for our patients in an environment that also supports the well-being of each team member and of the health of our team as a whole.

Additionally, we follow OHSU’s commitment to competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package (medical, dental, vision, retirement, life and disability insurance, paid-time-off, holiday pay, commuting benefits, employee wellness program).

Applicants from diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity are encouraged to apply.

In this position, your primary role at JBT will be to:

  • Provide culturally responsive therapy to our diverse student population. This includes diagnostic evaluation and treatment planning, crisis intervention, and counseling using individual, couple and group clinical methods. JBT emphasizes short-term duration of counseling.
  • Independently and efficiently manage a large and complex caseload of clients, with the support of the Behavioral Health Director.
  • Design and implement a weekly support group for students and postdocs of color.
  • Serve as part of a unified behavioral health team consisting of multidisciplinary mental health professionals (e.g., psychologists, psychiatrists) and primary care providers (e.g., physicians, nurse practitioners, acupuncturists, massage therapists, and medical assistants).
  • Foster strong relationships with student groups and OHSU student support services.
  • Design and deliver outreach talks on topics of interest to students i.e., stress management, building resiliency. Promote all JBT outreach and wellness programming.
  • Participate wholeheartedly in our behavioral health team meetings where we consult about challenging cases, strategize how to improve access while preventing provider burnout, determine criteria for appropriate referrals, and partner with our primary care team to provide continuity of care for shared patients.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree (Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage Family Therapist) or Doctoral degree (PhD or PsyD) with a minimum of 3-5 years of clinical experience post-licensure.
  • Training and experience in psychotherapy with diverse, including traditionally underserved, populations – including initial assessment, treatment planning, individual and group therapy, and crisis intervention.
  • Interest, awareness, and sensitivity to concerns common for people of color at predominately white institutions including issues of marginalization, social inequities, prejudice, and discrimination.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of clinical experience post-licensure
  • Experience working in a Student Health or Student Counseling setting at an Academic Health Center or an institution of higher education.
  • Experience in collaborating and coordinating care with inter-professional teams such as physicians, psychiatrists, nurses, medical assistants, etc.
  • Prefer Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy background. A foundation in modern psychodynamic theory is welcomed.
  • Ability to design and deliver talks to an academic audience as well as creative ideas about how to connect with and support students outside of the one-on-one clinical model
  • Experience providing couples’ therapy.
  • Experience providing group therapy.Experience and ability to run a support group for people of color (e.g., African American/Black, Latinx, Native American, Asian/Pacific Islander students).
  • Strong skills in written and oral communication and ability to communicate across cultures.
  • Ability to keep up with the fast pace of the center and maintain timely case documentation.
  • Extensive experience and strong commitment to cultural humility and cultural competency as demonstrated in your work with patients and coworkers. This includes acknowledging and celebrating differences; communicating respectfully regardless of varying beliefs, orientations, identities and cultural backgrounds; and following all OHSU policies including those that prohibit discrimination and harassment.


Work Schedule, Hours, FTE, Salary Range:

FTE: Full-time, Benefits Eligible (32-40 hours/week; .8-1.0 FTE)

Schedule: To be determined with Behavioral Health Director. JBT is open Monday-Friday from 8-5pm, with some days opening at 7am and some evenings closing at 7pm. Each provider is expected to work one late evening shift (until 7pm). JBT is not open on the weekends and providers are not on call.

Salary Range: $60,000-$120,000 (depending on education and experience)

Location: Portland, OR (Marquam Hill Campus)

Job Type: Faculty