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

  • Housing Specialist/Case Manager

    The Housing Specialist will be responsible for helping participants with severe and persistent mental illness to secure and maintain affordable housing. The Housing Specialist will participate in housing development activities to ensure that subsidy amount is accurate for each participant. They will also provide housing advocacy and other supportive services to assist clients to meet tenancy obligations, mediate landlord-tenant issues, home visits and services to assist clients in maintaining housing. The Housing Specialist will work closely with the mental health providers to assure coordination of care and overall client success.

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Outreach to landlords and consumers to market the program and to develop relationships to maintain a housing stock that is appropriate for our participants.
    • Assess participants by identifying and addressing housing barriers.
    • Assist participants with searching and locating appropriate housing, completing rental applications, scheduling interviews and helping to coordinate the consumer’s benefits to ensure that the subsidy amount is accurate.
    • Provide advocacy and other supportive services to help participants fulfilling lease requirements such as budgeting, house rules and maintenance requests.
    • Aid in the mediation of landlord-tenant issues, provide home visits and help consumers apply for and transition to other long-term housing utilizing Section 8 vouchers and Continuum of Care vouchers.
    • Prepares reports and coordinate applications to subsidy program.
    • Enter documentation of all work completed into electronic medical record within 2 business days.

    Minimum Requirements:

    Education

    • Bachelor’s Degree in social or human services preferred

    Experience

    • 1 year experience working in the field

    Licenses

    • Must have a current driver’s license and the ability to meet Sequoia’s driving requirements.

    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 Counselorfor 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

  • Supported Employment Specialist

    Sequoia Mental Health Services is seeking enthusiastic and motivated individuals who have a passion for supporting adults with severe and persistent mental illness, exploring life goals and turning those goals into employment opportunities.

    The Supported Employment Specialist is responsible for all areas of employment including career exploration, employment preparation, job development, assistance with finding employment, job retention and, referrals to Vocational Rehabilitation.

    This position requires the SE Specialist to spend 65% of their time in the community working with clients in areas of skills training, job development and job retention. On a weekly basis a minimum of six employer contacts need to be made to cultivate and develop relationships with local employers to help educate and destigmatize mental illness and how individuals on their caseload can help their companies expand and grow.

    The Supported Employment Specialist works closely with the three clinical teams and other staff (clinical, case management and A&D) to provide comprehensive, coordinated care.

    REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:

    • Bachelors degree in Human Services or 3 years of experience working with SPMI population and qualify as a QMHA in the state of Oregon
    • Experience in the mental health field, working with SPMI level adults (severe and persistent mental illness)
    • Ability to manage a caseload of 20 clients
    • Experience providing case management services for individuals diagnosed with mental illness
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Ability to objectively handle a wide variety of employee/employer relationships
    • Ability to drive and transport clients in the community to interviews, apply for open positions, meet with VR Counselors, etc.

    PREFERED (in addition to required experience):

    • Experience as a Job Coach, Job Developer
    • Experience working with EMR systems
    • Sales experience
    • Customer service experience

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