Mental Health Crisis Therapist - Redmond, Oregon

Brooks Respite and Recovery Center in Redmond, Oregon is recruiting for a Mental Health Crisis Therapist! This is a Full-Time Regular position that includes a competitive benefits package, FOUR WEEKS of paid time off, NINE recognized holidays, and a retirement account option.

BestCare Treatment Services is proud to be one of the longest-term providers of alcohol & drug rehabilitation and mental health services in the Central Oregon region. We got our start in November of 1997, thanks to a partnership between Deschutes County, State of Oregon, St. Charles Medical Center and the Central Oregon District Hospital. From a modest, singular drug rehab center, we have grown to offering residential and outpatient services in four cities in addition to the only Spanish-speaking alcohol and drug rehab facility in the state. We have helped thousands of people find the help they need in a caring and collaborative environment and we remain true to our founding mission:

To deliver experienced and compassionate services that support recovery of health and wellness by providing specialty behavioral health services to meet intensive needs.

As an agency, BestCare has a family feel with a supportive staff of hard-working professionals whose compassion and dedication is unmatched in our industry. They are smart, kind, innovative and strive to offer the best services available under all circumstances. Does this sound like you? If so, we invite you to join our team by applying for our open position for Mental Health Crisis Therapist.

Located in beautiful Central Oregon, Redmond, Oregon, is home to scenic river gorges, deep desert canyons, and other delightful treasures. The community is tight-knit and is known for its livability, affordability, community spirit as it's easy access to many outdoor activities. The surrounding landscape offers gorgeous snow-capped mountain views, fresh, clean rivers and lakes and breezy high desert plains. Redmond is in close proximity to a myriad of destination locations for fun and relaxation including the breath-taking Cascade Mounts, World Famous Smith Rocks State Park, and Cove Palisades State Park on Lake Billy Chinook just to name a few.

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The Mental Health Therapist is responsible coordinating, managing, and leading treatment within psychiatric crisis-respite. Provides direct treatment and stabilization services to individuals in psychiatric crisis. Primary role will be to provide evaluation, treatment recommendations, and discharge planning.


  • Master’s degree in psychology, social work, counseling, behavioral science, or related field, required
  • Experience treating individuals with Severe and Persistence Mental Illness (SPMI), preferred
  • Understanding and competency serving individuals experiencing psychiatric crisis, including individuals that present with complex co-occurring mental health, substance use, and/or medical disorders.
  • Ability to demonstrate good communication, flexibility, and milieu management. Ability to work effectively in a variety of cultural context.

Position Duties:

1. Clinical Services

  • Provides assessment, treatment development, discharge planning, and other evidence-based individual, group, and family services to promote improved symptom stabilization.
  • Demonstrate skills in crisis de-escalation and services that promote improved behavioral and symptom management.
  • Demonstrate the ability to conduct a comprehensive biopsychosocial assessment including histories of mental and physical health, substance use, criminal justice contacts, and assessing family, social and work relationships. Ability to provide diagnosis consistent with DSM-5.
  • Perform competency with safety evaluations, including the development of safe discharge plans.
  • Competence of mental health, addiction, and medical illnesses that impact health and symptom management. Provide appropriate treatment recommendations and referrals to improve conditions.
  • Provide direction and coaching to appropriate program and clinical staff to implement clinically recommended services and safety plans.
  • Competence with accurate, timely, and effective documentation to provide rationale for services provided – including provided services, assessments, treatment planning, and discharge summaries.
  • Knowledge of evidence-based and trauma-informed interventions appropriate for crisis stabilization – such as Nonviolent Crisis Intervention, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and other trauma-informed practices.
  • Demonstrate ability to develop therapeutic relationships and rapport with clients.
  • Maintain professionalism and confidentiality per HIPAA, 42 CFR, Oregon Statutes, and Brooks Policies.

2. Program Leadership

  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively manage facility milieu and safety.
  • Afterhours on-call and accessible by telephone for personnel support, admission screening, and emergencies.
  • May be required to provide shift coverage in absence and/or emergency situations.
  • Demonstrate the ability to manage time effectively, model good communication skills, act independently, problem solve complex issues, and organization.
  • Works closely with other program staff as a member of a multidisciplinary team and is dedicated to a healthy work environment for the benefit of employees and clients served.
  • Develop strong collaborative relationships with community partners, including St. Charles hospital, law enforcement, community mental health programs, and other similar agencies. Promote Brooks Respite & Recovery through a partnership.
  • Assist with chart and program audits to ensure compliance with facility accreditation, licensing, State laws, and other regulatory requirements.
  • May assist Administrator with daily oversight of stabilizing individuals, personnel, and provide feedback to Brooks leadership team as directed by the Administrator.
  • Reliability and consistent attendance for scheduled working hours, meetings, and other activities.
  • Attend required program meetings, trainings, and supervision designated by the Program Director.

3. Other duties as assigned by Program Director

Tools and Equipment Used:

Must have competency using computer for word processing, databases, internet, and electronic medical record usage. Experience with Microsoft Office is a plus. Must be able to use basic office equipment including fax machine and telephone. Must have a valid driver’s license.

Physical Demands:

This position requires an individual to be regularly available for work as scheduled. Position requires professional and personal skills to cope with stress associated with work involving a high degree of mental, emotional and physical demands. This position also requires the ability to sit, stand, walk, bend, stoop, lift, push and pull on an ongoing basis. This position may occasionally require an individual to lift and transfer clients using a two-person lifting technique. Must be willing to work a flexible work schedule depending on program needs.

Work Environment:

The work environment will primarily be a residential setting and may also require travel to other organizations, hospitals, and community locations within and outside of Central Oregon. Must have reliable transportation.

The position requires the employee to dress in a professional manner that meets the standards for professional employees in Central Oregon.

To Apply: Please fill out the application here, and submit along with a cover letter, resume with personal email address for correspondence, any applicable licenses, certifications or degrees with transcripts, and contact information for three supervisory/professional references to 


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