Licensed and unlicensed clinician positions available at Portland DBT Institute (with moving incentives!)

Do you want to do rewarding work with individuals who are truly suffering and experience stigma in the mental health community?  Are you interested in DBT? Do you find the idea of a $10,000 relocation bonus (with additional start up funds) interesting? Does the idea of a clinic who emphasizes evidence based practice, equity work, community, and sporadic costume wearing (see our recent staff profile on the DBT-LBC Facebook page) interesting? Then read on!

We here at Portland DBT Institute are seeking to expand our treatment community and have positions open for both licensed and non-licensed staff. We are proud to the be only DBT-LBC certified clinic in Oregon and anchor our mission statement around the delivery of evidence-based practice in a manner which maximizes equity and the reduction of barriers to care. Folks who come to work with us have access to excellent supervision from internationally recognized DBT experts, opportunities to work with a diverse and amazing client population, and the chance to expand work activities as you grow in the world of DBT. Our current open positions are:

Licensed Clinicians: We are seeking staff who are license eligible in Oregon who are interested in providing full fidelity DBT and are especially interested in folks who have an adolescent/family focus and/or an eating disorders focus. We will provide comprehensive training and prefer individuals with a background in behaviorism and/or cognitive behavior therapy. The position requires 20 hours per week of direct service time, comes with full benefits, highly competitive pay, and has generous incentives to ensure financial stability during the start-up and training phase, including a $10,000 stipend to ease the transition. Additionally, we are offering an additional “$10,000 and a bike” relocation bonus (it is Portland, after all) for folks moving from out of state to Oregon for employment.

Unlicensed Skills Trainers: In addition to licensed staff, we are seeking unlicensed individuals with a Master’s degree or higher who are interested in becoming skills trainers for our Intensive Outpatient Programs. Our skills trainers are an integral part of our service delivery system and receive comprehensive training from DBT experts to become highly effective skills trainers.  Skills trainers sit on consultation teams, have full access to training resources, and are paid an hourly competitive wage.

For more information or to begin the application process, please send an email with a cover letter and CV/resume to:

Andrew White, PhD
Associate Director
Phone: (503) 290-3281
Fax: (503) 231-8153

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