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Career Opportunities with Connections First

At Connections First, LLC we believe that the people are what makes the company. Our greatest strength is our commitment to being a team striving to build everlasting Connections. While we continually grow in numbers, we are primarily focused on growing and evolving as individual professionals. We are constantly learning not only about the cutting edge science findings but also about how we connect in a meaningful way that supports the lasting and transformative healing of self and of community. 


We invite you to join our team, the place of transformation and growth as we are continuously striving to make a company we can be proud of; an environment that raises the bar of psychotherapy by living aligned with what we deeply believe in:

  • Attuned and connected therapeutic relationship delivers effective & rewarding therapy

  • A culture of trust and integrity provides caring and compassionate service as well as pleasant and rewarding work environment

  • Staying current with the leading edge, latest developments that challenge clinicians to grow professionally

We welcome licensed therapists and registered associates with experience working with individuals, children, youth, families, couples and groups, clinicians whose values align with ours and who share our goals.

If this is you, please send us your resume and cover letter.


We are hiring for the following positions:

Licensed Mental Health Therapist


Pre-Licensed Mental Health Therapist


Licensure and Clinical Supervisor

At the moment these are hybrid model, part time and full time positions at both of our locations:

West Side (NW Flanders and 23rd ave) and at East Side (SE, Sandy and 10th).

Benefits to working with Connections First team:

These positions are hybrid model, part time and full time positions at both of our locations. 

Benefits packages are dependent on the number of hours/week a clinician provides.

  • Medical Insurance (full time only)

  • Paid Time Off

  • Retirement plan, 401(k) with Employer match

  • EAP benefits

  • Unemployment insurance, workers comp insurance, liability insurance, rental insurance

  • A competitive hourly pay structure

  • An onboarding/training bonus

  • Clinical training (paid tuition in partial or full)

  • Ongoing in-house training and clinical case consultation

  • Clinical and Licensure supervision individually and in a group setting

  • Administrative support: insurance credentialing, billing, claims tracking, payroll, secured referrals sources, HR, tech support, etc.

  • Fully furnished offices with conference rooms, cafeteria, ADA accessible, bike storage space, etc.

  • Flexibility scheduling your own hours - all the benefits of private practice with fewer administrative and no marketing responsibilities, zero overhead costs for you.

  • And last, but not the least, we are a fun team to work with.

Minimum Qualifications Required:

  • Licensed or registered to practice in the state of Oregon 

  • Proficient with delivering evidence-based treatment modalities treating shame, mood, anxiety & fear, and other developmental and complex trauma based disorders

  • Proficient in clinical documentation

  • Comfortable learning new software (Simple Practice; G-Suite)

  • Strong ability to develop and maintain professional & therapeutic relationships

  • Strong desire and ability to work as part of a diverse and culturally sensitive team

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Trained in and proficient in working with cultural diversity

  • Advanced training in working with complex trauma

  • Experience with mindfulness-based psychotherapies

  • Willing to train and use EMDR, or Brainspotting, or other body centered treatment modality

  • Desire and ability to learn and practice the art of being attuned and relational therapist (in house training provided)

  • Registered or willing to train & register as a licensure supervisor in Oregon

  • Strong ability to carry a client caseload in addition to training and supervising clinical staff

  • LCSW

Essential Functions:

  • Provide therapy that fits within the mission and values of Connections First, LLC

  • Provide focused therapy, including outcome measures and treatment planning (in house training provided)

  • Carry a clinical caseload and complete clinical documentation by the end of the day

  • Maintain the agreed number of sessions per week 

  • Participate in individual and group supervision meetings required for licensure

  • Participate in clinical case consultations, team meetings, in house trainings

  • Participate in on-going evidence-based specialty trainings (in house and out)

  • Give and receive feedback professionally

  • Complete all the necessary documentation and licensure requirements required by the State Board.

Additional Essential Functions for the supervisory position include:

  • Provide direct individual and group clinical supervision of clinical staff, supervision for licensure, performance evaluations, staff training

  • Provide clinical case consults to ensure the highest quality of patient care

  • Participate in bimonthly supervisors team meetings

  • Participate in quarterly whole team meetings

  • Participate (or lead) clinical consultations, team meetings, in house trainings

  • Help the management team ensure quality assurance activities, periodic programmatic consultation, and development of training plans

  • Facilitate resolution of team problems

  • Maintain licensure and adhere to all OR State and National Board certification requirements.

All are welcome: Connections First LLC values and promotes a diverse and culturally competent workforce by being it.

Please forward your resume AND your CV expressing your interest in joining the Connections First team to

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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