Career Opportunities

Our greatest strength is that we are committed to being a team.  

We are striving to build something we can all be proud of.  

We are looking for more clinicians and administrators to join us in our journey.

Please forward your cover letter and resume to Slavica Kojadinovic at

Licensed/Pre-Licensed Mental Health Therapists

Connections First is hiring part-time and full-time Licensed Mental Health Therapists and Pre-licensed Social Workers for the following positions:


Individual Therapist, Child/Adolescent and Family/Couple Therapist.


These positions will be located at our Nob Hill NW Side (Flanders clinic, Licensed clinicians) and our new clinic at Central East Side (Sandy and 10th, Licensed or Pre-licensed CSWAs).

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Licensed or registered as CSWA in Oregon

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

  • Culturally sensitive

  • Trained in an evidence-based modality

  • Willing to train and use a Bottom-Up approach

  • Experienced and interested in treating shame, fear, and trauma based disorders

  • Skilled with treating adult individuals, teens, couples, and/or families

  • Proficient in clinical documentation

  • Comfortable learning new software



Licensed clinicians:

  • 3 years in mental health (Required)

  • License: Oregon (Required)

Pre-licensed clinicians:

  • CSWA with at least 6 months of therapy experience

  • Our supervisory capacity is for CSWAs only at the moment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Trained in EMDR or Brainspotting

  • Proficient with delivering evidence-based treatment modalities 

  • Multilingual or Multicultural

  • Comfortable working with Complex Trauma
  • Experience with mindfulness-based psychotherapies

Essential Functions

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

  • Provide focused therapy, including outcome measures and treatment planning

  • Participate in case consults and monthly team meetings

  • Ability to give and receive feedback professionally

  • Participate in on-going evidence-based specialty trainings

  • Utilize electronic health record system (Simple Practice) provided by Connections First, LLC for billing and clinical documentation

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

  • Respond to clients’ contacts and requests within 24 hours


  • Paid vacation and sick leave, workers comp insurance, employer’s portion of taxes (SS and Medicare), liability insurance, rental insurance, rent and all overhead costs, supervision, case consult, clinical training, admin and billing support

  • Secured referrals sources, fully furnished offices

  • Flexibility scheduling your own hours

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

Westside Clinic
2250 NW Flanders St
Suite 201
Portland, OR 97210
Eastside Clinic
975 SE Sandy Blvd
Suite 100
Portland, OR  97214
Main Line  (503) 427-1952
Fax  (844) 293-3937​