SMHS Staff

SMHS staff are carefully chosen for their professional experience and expertise and their ability to relate to people in an open and supportive manner. Case managers typically have a Master’s Degree in Psychology, or Social Work. SMHS staff is supervised by Licensed Professional Counselors or Licensed Clinical Social Workers. Medications are prescribed and monitored by licensed Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners.

SMHS Careers and Volunteering

Sequoia Mental Health Services, Inc. offers full time, part time, on-call and volunteer opportunities.

Sequoia Mental Health Services, Inc. (SMHS), based in Beaverton, Oregon, provides assistance to people with long-term psychiatric, emotional and developmental impairments. Support and programs are aimed at maximizing self-sufficiency and productivity and offered with compassion, integrity and a profound respect for each individual’s strengths. At SMHS our goal is to surround the people we serve with a community that will engage, support and encourage them.

SMHS is supported by a community of dedicated volunteers who give of their time. Giving of your time does go a long way to enabling SMHS to provide assistance to those in need. SMHS utilizes volunteers for such activities as office support and filing. For information on how you can support SMHS through our volunteer opportunities, please contact us at hr@sequoiamhs.org.

Employment Opportunities

SMHS is always in need of skilled, dedicated and compassionate mental health professionals. All employees are required to submit to criminal background screening.

SMHS offers its employees generous benefits including: competitive salaries, employee paid health insurance, and generous paid time off.

Open Positions

To apply for an open position, please send your resume and cover letter to hr@sequoiamhs.org.

If you are contacted for an interview, please complete an Employment Application.

  • Bi-Lingual Child and Family Therapist

    Sequoia Mental Health Services is seeking a full time Spanish-speaking Therapist for its Child and Family program.

    Responsible professional work delivering therapeutic services utilizing an evidence based approach with individuals, siblings or families. Involves a broad range of training and development activities, assessment services, caseload consultation and requires quality documentation of services provided completed under the supervision of a licensed professional.  Participates in organization’s continuous quality improvement efforts.

    Education & Experience:

    • A Master’s Degree from an accredited university or college in the field of social work, counseling, or psychology and two years experience in providing services to persons with mental illness and training in evaluations and assessments, treatment planning, treatment interventions, documentation, pharmacology, abuse regulations, patient rights and special clinical circumstances such as emergencies, suicide and out-of-control behavior.

    Licenses & Certifications:

    • Preferred licensed professional as LCSW OR LMHC in the state of Oregon, but not required.
    • Must possess and maintain a valid Oregon driver’s license with no record of criminal driving offense of license suspension.
    • Must possess means of providing job related transportation and show proof of required insurance.
    • Must be able to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.
    • Must successfully complete and maintain criminal background check.

    Required skills:

    • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.
    • Ability to establish effective working relationships with clients, co-workers, supervisors and other individuals. Possess effective interpersonal skills.
    • Bilingual (English-Spanish) Preferred.
    • Knowledge of agency’s organizational structure, standard operating procedures, and policies.
    • Knowledge of Department of Children and Families rules and regulations regarding the care of children.
    • Knowledge of child abuse or neglect reporting procedures and methods.
    • Knowledge of counseling, intervention and treatment methods, strategies and techniques.
    • Knowledge of quality documentation as required by agency standards, rules, regulations, and Medicaid BHOS.
    • Ability to conduct assessments, treatment evaluations, counseling in both group and individual sessions, treatment planning, and discharge planning.
    • Ability to work as a multi-disciplinary team member in a positive productive manner.
    • Ability to convey ideas, concepts and case studies to clients, other clinical staff, families, court, and to other audiences as required.
    • Ability to participate in play therapy activities.

    Please forward: Cover letter of interest and current resume to hr@sequoiamhs.org

  • Medical Director/Licensed Medical Provider

    The Medical Director/Licensed Medical Provider (LMP) provides services to adults with severe and persistent mental disorders as well as people with addictions and with non-disabling mental health issues. The LMP provides general psychiatric medication evaluation, medication management and dispensing of psychiatric medications.  The LMP has the overall responsibility for establishing medical practice and productivity standards that are in compliance with the Oregon Administrative Rules.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • General psychiatric medication evaluation and medication management
    • Dispensing of psychiatric medications
    • Necessary and clinically appropriate medication changes
    • Review of medical charts including approval of assessments and service plans
    • Scheduled consultation with SMHS staff

    Required Skills:

    • Experience working with the severe and persistent mentally ill
    • Experience and education in community mental health

    Minimum Requirements:

    • Active, unlimited license to practice in the State of Oregon as a psychiatrist or nurse practitioner
    • DEA certification required

    Please forward: Cover letter of interest and current resume to hr@sequoiamhs.org

  • Residential Counselor

    Sequoia Mental Health Services is actively searching for full-time, part-time, and on-call Residential Counselor for day, swing, and overnight shifts in our three Washington County 24/7 residential treatment homes.

    A Residential Counselor helps guide adult clients towards their goals of recovery from disabling mental disorders. They are involved in the day-to-day home environment, including assisting clients in learning skills necessary to transition to independent living or a lower level of care, including cooking, cleaning, transportation, activities of daily living, administration of prescribed medication, assisting the skills trainer, attending and facilitating various groups, all while providing direct and indirect services in a manner consistent with the Recovery Model.

    Essential Job Functions:

    • Assists in the implementation of treatment plans and residential service plans.
    • Actively engages with residents in the social environment at all times, unless specifically assigned another task by the supervisor.
    • Provides skills training.
    • Collaborates with all treatment team members.
    • Provides and coordinates social and community integration activities.
    • Administers medication or assists with medication administration as ordered by a licensed medical professional.
    • Provides skills training to complete household tasks.
    • Oversees house safety (fire drills, security of house at night, arbitration of disputes among residents, monitor and report maintenance safety issues, etc.)
    • Provide skills training to ensure that the facility is kept clean, orderly and safe at all times.
    • Provide skills training to ensure cleanliness and safety of individual bedrooms.
    • Provide skills training regarding menu planning, shopping, preparation of meals and kitchen clean up.
    • Provide ongoing therapeutic support during day to day activities.
    • Document all meaningful interactions with residents at the end of each shift according to policy and Oregon Administrative Rules.
    • Responsible for documenting all incidents prior to completion of shifts and notifying supervisor immediately of any critical incident.
    • Must attend all staff meetings.
    • Staff must be awake and alert at all times.
    • Staff will maintain professional boundaries and ethics at all times.

    Qualifications:

    Education/Experience:

    • High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
    • Ability to communicate effectively. Ability to apply mental health assessment, treatment and service terminology. Ability to implement skills development strategies, and identify, implement and coordinate the services and supports identified in the Service Plan.
    • Ability to work using Recovery and Person-Centered Strengths principles.
    • Ability to establish effective working relationships with clients, families, natural supports, co-workers, supervisors, community partners and stakeholders.
    • Knowledge and implementation of agency’s organizational structure, standard operating procedures, and policies.
    • Knowledge intervention and treatment methods, strategies and techniques.
    • Ability to work as a multidisciplinary team member in a positive and productive manner. Must be willing to transport clients or meets clients in the community as needed.
    • Ability to convey ideas, concepts and case studies to clients, other clinical staff, families, natural supports, court and other audiences as required.
    • Computer skills, word processing and data entry
    • Must be willing to transport clients and/or meet clients in the community as needed.
    • Valid Oregon Driver’s License and good driving record.

    Please forward: Cover letter of interest and current resume to hr@sequoiamhs.org