Behavioral Health Provider
Job Details
Canby Clinic - Canby, OR

Who We Are:

Neighborhood Health Center is a non-profit organization local to Portland, OR serving underserved patients in the areas of primary care, internal medicine, dental services and more. Our patient-centered approach to care honors the unique needs and circumstances of each individual patient. NHC sees people, not problems, and recognizes that the time spent as a patient in a doctors office is only one factor in a persons overall health. Our leading edge, integrated clinical teams work in partnership with patients, their families, and the communities we serve to provide whole-person care, prevention, and ongoing support.

NHC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate differences in the workplace and do not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (sex), national origin, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Why work with us?

  • We are a non-profit organization, passionate about providing the underserved population with medical and dental services across the greater Portland area, committed to making a difference daily.
  • We offer our employees a competitive compensation and benefits package which includes 20 days of PTO (based on full time employment), 9 paid holidays, health/dental/vision insurance, quarterly wellness reimbursements, generous 401k retirement plan with employer match, employer paid disability insurance, EAP and life insurance.
  • We were voted in the Top Workplaces 2020 and 2021 by our employees!


Job Title: Behavioral Health Provider
Department: Behavioral Health
Reports To: Director of Clinical Outcomes and CAM Services
Work Type: Hybrid
Classification: Exempt
Language Differential: Eligible


The Behavioral Health Provider promotes patient-centered collaborative care, teaches coping skills, and works with patients to modify health behaviors. As the BHP you will work with primary care providers to ensure both the psychosocial and medical needs of each patient are met. BHPs provide integrated supportive services for primary care patients.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provide appropriate resources and support linkage to clients.
  • Complete screenings using standardized tools from the DSM5.
  • Provide education and tools around coping with both mental health and medically-related conditions.
  • Provide patient support through appropriate triaging and referrals.
  • Document in writing all care in patients permanent medical record in accordance with accepted medical/legal standards.


Education and/or Experience

  • Minimum of a Master's Degree in Social Work or Mental Health Counseling
  • Must be fully licensed in Oregon as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker OR Licensed Professional Counselor OR Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Behaviors:

  • Demonstrated ability to conduct screenings, including identifying precipitating events, gathering histories of mental and physical health, alcohol and other drug use, past mental health services and criminal justice contacts, and a mental status examination
  • Knowledge and understanding of resources and appropriate support linkage available within the community.
  • Sensitivity and understanding of specific barriers which may lead to lack of access and engagement.
  • Thorough knowledge of psychosocial diagnostic categories and treatment approaches including evidence-based treatment modalities
  • Strong interpersonal communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to rapidly establish rapport with a diverse population of patients presenting with a wide range of psychiatric, social, and emotional difficulties.
  • Function effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary team and collaborate well with other disciplines.
  • Ability to partner with primary care provider and team to develop treatment plans.
  • Ability to provide patient and family education effectively and sensitively to encourage compliance with medical and behavioral regimens.
  • Knowledge of integrated behavioral health; mental health recovery, harm reduction, age specific growth and development, crisis, and behavior management.

Preferred additional Qualifications:

  • Fluency in Spanish.


  • Regularly sit while working on the computer; use hands and fingers to handle, control or feel objects tools or controls; repeat the same movements when entering data; ability to differentiate between colors, shades and brightness; read from a computer screen for extended periods of time.
  • Frequently stand and walk around the office to gather supplies, required to do filing, use office equipment, or collaborate with employees.
  • Occasionally stand, stoop and lift or move objects, equipment and supplies weighing approximately 20-25 pounds up to 40-50 pounds.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud, based on patient volume.
  • This position is typically with a 40-hour per week, with hours that may vary.
  • As a result of high patient volume, this position experiences stressors that come along with a fast-paced environment.
  • Must be able to travel during the workday and/or cover at other locations as needed.
  • Speak clearly so listeners can understand.
  • Hear and understand the speech of another person.
  • Read from a computer screen for extended periods of time.

Neighborhood Health Center Employment Offers are contingent on successful completion of reference checks, background checks, drug screening for illegal substances and any position specific credentialing or licensure requirements.