Mental Health Therapy Technician (Oregon State Hospital Salem Campus)

  • Oregon Health Authority
  • May 15, 2023
Full time Government

Job Description


Mental Health Therapy Technician (Oregon State Hospital Salem Campus)


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Salary Range:

$3,037 - $4,456 monthly

Position Title:

Mental Health Therapist 2 - Oregon State Hospital Salem Campus

Job Description:

The Oregon State Hospital, a division of the Oregon Health Authority, has a fantastic opportunity for multiple MENTAL HEALTH THERAPISTS 2 to join an excellent team working to help people recover from their illness and return to their lives in the community. 

What you will do!
You will, under the supervision of professional staff, provide primary case management for a group of mentally, emotionally or behaviorally impaired patients. You'll work under the supervision of professional staff to design, teach and evaluate classes in a treatment specialty area such as criminality or addiction and/or provide behavioral therapy to patients. In addition, you'll participate in the basic care and treatment of, and provide security and escort services for patients and contribute to the general therapeutic atmosphere of the work unit. 

What's in it for you?

We offer a workplace that balances productivity with enjoyment; promote an atmosphere of mutual respect, dedication, and enthusiasm. You will collaborate in an open office with a team of bright individuals to work with and learn from. 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. If you're driven by the passion to do something meaningful that changes lives, the Oregon Health Authority is the place for you.

This recruitment will be used to fill a permanent, full-time position located in Salem, OR (2600 Center St. NE) and may be used to establish a list of qualified candidates to fill future vacancies as they occur. These positions are represented by Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

Unit: Bird 3

Shift: 7:15AM - 9:05PM, working Saturday - Monday

Days Off: Tuesday - Friday

OHA values health equity, service excellence, integrity, leadership, partnership, innovation and transparency. OHA’s health equity definition is “Oregon will have established a health system that creates health equity when all people can reach their full potential and well-being and are not disadvantaged by their race, ethnicity, language, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, social class, intersections among these communities or identities, or other socially determined circumstances. Achieving health equity requires the ongoing collaboration of all regions and sectors of the state, including tribal governments to address: the equitable distribution or redistributing of resources and power; and recognizing, reconciling, and rectifying historical and contemporary injustices.” OHA’s 10-year goal is to eliminate health inequities. Click here, to learn more about OHA’s mission, vision and core values.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Three years of experience working with people with behavioral illness or histories or physically impaired clients.
  • An Associate's or a Bachelor's degree in social science (such as social work, human services, psychology, child development, gerontology, health, or health education) may be substituted for one year of the required experience

Preferred Skills:

  • Possess basic computer skills and be willing to learn new technologies as they are introduced into the work place
  • Must be able to work more than 8 hours in a day and/or 40 hours in a week as required
  • May require working on-call and/or rotating schedules
  • Experience in creating and maintaining a work environment that is respectful and accepting of diversity among team members and the people we serve

How to apply:

Attention current State of Oregon employees: To apply for posted positions, please close this window and log into your Workday account and apply through the Career worklet.

  • Complete the online application
  • REQ-127472
  • Complete Questionnaire

Please ensure you’ve provided a thorough and updated application as it pertains to the position for which you are applying. Your application materials will be used to determine salary based on a pay equity assessment.  For further information, please visit the Pay Equity Project homepage.

Questions/Need Help?

If you need assistance to participate in the application process, including an accommodation request under the American with Disabilities Act contact Jessica Leedham 971-286-8780 or

The Oregon Health Authority is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to work force diversity and anti-racism.