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The Dalles remains the trading hub for the region. Development has largely been dependent upon transportation and access to markets both west and east of The Dalles. Agriculture has been the backbone of industry with sweet cherries, grains, and apples leading the way.The Dalles is home to a growing tech industry. Manufacturing has also served as a dominant industry with a strong presence still evident today. As manufacturing began to leave America’s shores, The Dalles had the vision and foresight to diversify it’s economy. Top Employers of The Dalles include:

  • Mid Columbia Medical Center
  • School District #21
  • Oregon Cherry Growers
  • Army Corps of Engineers
  • Google

Here are a few of the jobs available in our area. For more see:

Mental Health Therapist

Posted: 09/17/2021

Worksite Location: The Dalles and/or Hood River
Work Schedule:      Part Time/Full time, 20-40 hours per week     
Salary Range:          $50-$60K annually, based on a 40 hour/week schedule, DOE
Reports to:              Clinical Supervisor                               
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Why work at The Next Door?
Because you share our vision of a supportive community where all children and families are safe, healthy and valued. Every day, we work towards making this vision a reality, by having integrity and by living our core values of being welcoming, just, empathetic, empowering and flexible. If you like to work in an environment where you’ll be learning right alongside our program participants—The Next Door is the place for you!
Who we are looking for?
We are looking for someone who is reflective, respectful, intuitive, honest and self-motivated. We’re looking for someone who is able to connect and build trust quickly with a variety of people. We’re also looking for someone who is detail-oriented, organized, knows how to prioritize tasks and can work independently as well as part of a team.
What you will do…
Direct Services (70%)

  • Provide a Mental Health Assessment inclusive of Mental Status Examination on each identified Treatment Services client following the Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR’s) for outpatient mental health services
  • Establish a treatment plan based on a current assessment and information provided by the referring agency for each identified client
  • Provide mental health and/or family services as indicated by the service plan. Services may include, but are not limited to individual and group therapy, family therapy, skill building, case management, and other mental health services
  • Provide crisis counseling, interventions and support as needed, suicide evaluation, grief counseling etc.
Documentation (25%)
  • Chart the assessment, services plan and daily notes in the accurate timeline as identified through the Oregon Administrative Rules. 
  • Keep client files current and up to date as required by the Mental Health Organization (MHO)
  • Consult with other professionals concerning identified clients or professionals directly involved in providing services for the clients
Collaboration (5%)
  • Coordinate with other service providers, schools and involved individuals and agencies
  • Participate with the identified treatment team in development, implementation and delivery of treatment
  • Observe confidentiality, civil rights and other rights as established by the therapy agreement
  • Make referrals for additional services and or work with clients to obtain necessary services
  • Encourage positive community relations by personal appearance and behavior in the community
  • Special projects as assigned by Treatment Services Director
Additional Skills and Competencies you’ll need…
  • Maintain a high level of discretion when dealing with sensitive/confidential information
  • Professional verbal and written communication skills
  • Good technical skills and competent use of computer programs and software
  • Understanding of the challenges of “at-risk” youth and the change process
Education and Experience you need…
  • Accredited Master’s Degree in social work, counseling or marriage and family therapy
  • Experience in mental health and family therapy including assessment, treatment planning and service delivery
  • Must meet credentialing requirements as a Qualified Mental Health Professional
  • Health benefits (medical, vision, dental)
  • Generous PTO (Vacation, Sick, 11 Holidays + Floater Holiday)
  • 401(k) - Fully Vested after 90 days and 5% company contribution after 2 years
  • Dog Friendly
  • Training Opportunities
  • Jury Duty and Paid Bereavement Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Covid-19 Safe work environment
To apply: Go to http://nextdoorinc.org/employment and submit: Cover Letter+ Resume
• By email: recruitment@nextdoorinc.org
• By mail: The Next Door: 965 Tucker Rd, Hood River, OR 97031
• By Fax: 541-386-5440.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.
The Next Door is an Equal Opportunity Employer, one that appreciates differences and creates opportunities for staff to interact with people who do not look like, talk like, think like, believe like, act like, or live like they do.

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