Bilingual Mental Health Clinician - Shelter

Morrison Child and Family Services

About the organization

Morrison Child and Family Services is a non-profit organization that provides a comprehensive array of services to children, adolescents, and their families. As an agency Morrison, its team members, and clients commit to the following values of trauma-informed care:

• Nonviolence - being safe and doing the right thing
• Emotional Intelligence - managing our feelings so we don’t hurt ourselves or others
• Social Learning - respecting and sharing ideas of our teams
• Democracy - shared decision making whenever possible
• Open Communication - saying what we mean and not being mean when we say it
• Social Responsibility - everyone makes a contribution to the organizational culture
• Growth and Change - creating hope for our clients and ourselves
• Equity - Assuring all can survive and thrive

Visit our website at to learn more about our mission and goal of achieving significant, positive, and long-term clinical outcomes for the clients served.


Portland, OR
Full Time, Full Benefits
FLSA: Exempt

***(20-30 hour/week) options also available***

Job Req #1307

Job Summary:
Our Shelter program is seeking to hire a Mental Health Clinician (MHC) to provide mental health assessments, and conduct mental status examinations, as well as provide ongoing individual and group counseling services. The Mental Health Clinician will also screen for human trafficking concerns and provide crisis intervention services.

We’re committed to providing quality services in a culturally competent manner. Due to program needs, the perfect candidate will be bilingual (Spanish and English) to ensure effective communication with youth in our care.

Currently, Morrison is monitoring the needs of its residential programs and how to maintain social distancing and best practices during this pandemic. Staff are working from home and coming into the office during this time. This will change depending on the amount of youth in care and the demands at the three ORR programs, as this position is expected to assist other programs as needed.

Additional responsibilities include:
• Conducting best practice suicide risk assessments and flight risk assessments
• Providing safety planning
• Providing required documentation, services and external communication for youth on their caseload.


Education and Experience Requirements:
We consider education, training, experience and demonstrated skills. A typical background for the person who can fulfill the duties of this position is as follows:
• Master’s degree in social work with clinical experience in the program, or master’s degree in psychology, sociology, or other relevant behavioral science in which direct clinical experience is a program requirement,
• Qualify as a QMHP in the State of Oregon
• Bi-lingual in Spanish and English, written, read and verbal required, must be able to provide mental health services in Spanish

This position requires ORR approval; exceptions to the minimum qualifications require ORR’s explicit written approval prior to hire and ORR may require supervision plans and additional training

Other Requirements:
• Must pass DHS criminal history check
• Meet agency driving requirements
• Language Testing for both English and Spanish language, when applicable.


Unlicensed Bilingual Mental Health Clinician: $25.96 - 27.65  ($54,000 - $57,500) Licensed Bilingual Mental Health Clinician $27.52 - 29.31  ($57,000 - $61,000)

Application instructions

Program: Immigrant Youth Services
Our shelter is well equipped to comfortably care and provide support for up to 50 youth at a time. Through our residential facility, the youth have access to education, and mental health services onsite. The program serves adolescent boys and girls, (11 – 17 years of age) The youth primarily arrive from Latin American countries, occasionally from other countries such as South East Asia, Eastern Europe and Africa.

Why join us?

- Benefits and Perks– Extensive benefit package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. Company provided Life and Long-Term Disability. Paid vacation and sick time. Transportation stipend for employees working at our downtown location. Access to employee resource groups and much more!
- We make a difference in our community – At Morrison we provide a comprehensive continuum of mental health, substance abuse and prevention and education services for youth, from birth through age 21.

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