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Career Opportunities with Connections First

At Connections First, LLC we believe that the people are what makes the company. Our core strength lies in our collective dedication to fostering enduring connections. As our team continues to expand, our primary focus remains on the personal and professional growth of each member.

We are committed to ongoing education, not only in the realm of cutting-edge scientific discoveries but also in understanding the profound significance of authentic human connections. These connections are vital for fostering lasting and transformative healing, both on an individual level and within our communities.

We extend an invitation to individuals who resonate with our vision of a transformative and nurturing environment. Our goal is to cultivate a company of which we can be proud—a space that elevates the practice of psychotherapy by staying true to our core beliefs:

 

  • The power of attuned and connected therapeutic relationships to deliver effective and fulfilling therapy.

  • A culture rooted in trust and integrity, providing compassionate service and fostering a supportive and enriching work environment.

  • A commitment to staying abreast of the latest developments in our field, which challenge us to continually grow as professionals.

We welcome licensed and prelicensed therapists who share our values and aspirations, and who have experience working with individuals, children, youth, families, couples, and groups. If you align with our mission, we encourage you to submit your resume and cover letter for consideration to join our team.

Our organization has been awarded a Certificate of Approval from the Oregon Health Authority granting us the ability to host graduate level interns as well as hire and supervise graduates working towards licensure even before they have obtained their associate or intern registered status with their respective professional board. You can start working immediately upon receiving and accepting a job offer.

 


We are hiring for the following positions:

Licensed Mental Health Therapist

 

Pre-Licensed Mental Health Therapist

Our positions offer a hybrid model, accommodating both part-time and full-time schedules across our two locations: West Side (NW Flanders and 23rd ave) and at East Side (SE, Sandy and 10th).

Benefits packages are tailored to the number of hours worked per week by clinicians.

  • Comprehensive benefits include medical insurance (full-time positions only), paid time off, and a retirement plan with 401(k) employer matching

  • Additional benefits encompass Employee Assistance Program (EAP) benefits, unemployment insurance, workers' compensation insurance, liability insurance, and rental insurance

  • Enjoy a competitive hourly pay structure along with an onboarding/training bonus

  • Access to clinical training opportunities with tuition support, ongoing in-house training, and clinical case consultations

  • Receive individual and group clinical and licensure supervision

  • Administrative support services include insurance credentialing, billing, claims tracking, payroll management, secure referral sources, human resources assistance, and technical support

  • Work in fully furnished offices equipped with conference rooms, a cafeteria, ADA accessibility, bike storage, and more

  • Flexible scheduling empowers clinicians to set their own hours, providing the benefits of private practice without the administrative burdens or marketing responsibilities and eliminating overhead costs

  • Lastly, join a dynamic and enjoyable team environment.

Salary: $45.00 - $81.00 per hour

Minimum Qualifications Required:

  • Licensed, registered, or eligible for registration to practice in Oregon

  • Proficient in administering evidence-based treatment modalities for shame, mood, anxiety, and fear, as well as other developmental and complex trauma-based disorders

  • Skilled in clinical documentation

  • Comfortable with learning new software, including Simple Practice and G-Suite

  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate and sustain professional and therapeutic relationships

  • Strong inclination and capacity to collaborate effectively within a diverse and culturally sensitive team environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficient in addressing cultural diversity through training and practical experience

  • Advanced training in managing complex trauma cases

  • Familiarity with mindfulness-based psychotherapies

  • Openness to training and utilizing EMDR, Brainspotting, or other body-centered treatment modalities

  • Demonstrated desire and capacity to develop as an attuned and relational therapist, with in-house training opportunities available

  • Ability to effectively manage a client caseload while also providing training and supervision to clinical staff

Essential Functions/Key Responsibilities:

  • Deliver therapy services aligned with the mission and values of Connections First, LLC

  • Implement focused therapy approaches, incorporating outcome measures and treatment planning with support from in-house training

  • Manage a clinical caseload and ensure completion of clinical documentation within specified timeframes

  • Adhere to the agreed-upon number of therapy sessions per week

  • Engage in individual and group supervision meetings, clinical case consultations, team gatherings, and in-house training sessions

  • Participate in ongoing evidence-based specialty training programs, both in house and out in the community

  • Provide and receive constructive feedback in a professional manner

  • Fulfill all necessary documentation and licensure requirements mandated by the State Board

All are invited and welcome: At Connections First, LLC we value and promote a diverse and cultural competence within our workforce by embodying these values.

Please forward your resume AND your CV expressing your interest in joining the Connections First team to danijela@connectionsfirst.org

Thank you for your time.

"I have grown so much in my nearly 3 years with Connections First! I know this is a direct result of the incredible support I have received from our owners and supervisors. Having owners that are also clinicians has been so important and I truly feel that they genuinely support me professionally and personally. They have worked hard to create a team that models good communication and collaboration including essential support from intake to insurance to IT". 

-Ama Freeman, LPC.

With Connections First since 2019.

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