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20 Jan 2023

Full-Time Behavioral Health Specialist 2 (DBT specific)

Oregon Health Authority – Posted by Oregon Health Authority Salem, Oregon, United States

Job Description

Behavioral Health Specialist 2 (DBT specific)

Salary Range: $4,693 – $7,180 monthly

Are you a clinician trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and have a desire to work directly with patients develop their skills as part of a DBT program? Oregon State Hospital (OSH) is seeking just such an individual to assist with providing group and individual services to patients as part of our DBT program.  Our primary goal to help people recover from their illness and return to the community by their involvement with the DBT programming. Services at OSH, in general, include psychiatric evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment, as well as community outreach and peer support. Want to be part of this amazing team? Apply today!

What you will do!
You will provide training to treatment staff.

You will provide treatment services, primarily DBT based, to patients.

You will participate in consultation to with Interdisciplinary Treatment Teams.

You will assist with psychological evaluations through patient interviews and administering assessments.

What’s in it for you?

We offer a workplace that balances productivity with enjoyment; promote an atmosphere of mutual respect, dedication, and enthusiasm. We offer full medical, vision and dental with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and ten paid holidays per year plus pension and retirement plans



  • A Bachelor’s degree in nursing or occupational therapy AND licensed by the State of Oregon AND three years of progressively responsible experience related to the series concept (treating clients suffering from either alcohol/drug abuse or mental/emotional disturbance);


  • A Master’s degree in psychology, social work, recreational, art, or music therapy, or behavioral health science AND two years of progressively responsible experience related to the series concept (treating clients suffering from either alcohol/drug abuse or mental/emotional disturbance).



  • Experience in creating and maintaining a work environment that is respectful and accepting of diversity among team members and the people we serve.
  • Training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and experience providing therapeutic skills in four key areas of DBT:
    • Mindfulness,
    • Distress Tolerance,
    • Emotion Regulation,
    • and Interpersonal Effectiveness.
  • Experience providing:
    • Individual (one-to-one) therapy
    • Skills-training sessions, usually in the form of groups
    • Providing clients with in-the-moment coaching on how to use skills to effectively cope with difficult situations
    • Supporting and collaborating with DBT providers in their work with people who often have severe, complex, difficult-to-treat disorders


How to Apply

Complete the online application at using job number REQ-115514 Application Deadline: open until filled

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time.

Job expires in 77 days.

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