Behavioral Health Social Worker

Oregon State Hospital
Portland, Oregon, United States (on-site)
19 days ago


The Pendleton Cottage, a division of the Oregon Health Authority, has a fantastic opportunity for a Behavioral Health Social Worker to join an excellent team working to help people recover from their illness and return to their lives in the community. Pendleton Cottage is a residential care facility with 16 beds. With a focus on person-centered, psychiatric treatment for adults, developing wellness education, and acting as an advocate for residents and their medical needs.

The goal of this recruitment is to fill this position at the Behavioral Health Specialist 3 level. However, we encourage candidates who meet the minimum qualifications for a Behavioral Health Specialist 2 to apply, as we may consider under-filling the position until the selected candidate meets the minimum qualifications for an Behavioral Health Specialist 2. Underfill training will not exceed two years.

What's in it for you?
We offer a workplace that balances productivity with enjoyment; promote an atmosphere of mutual respect, dedication, and enthusiasm. You will collaborate in an open office with a team of bright individuals to work with and learn from. We offer full medical, vision and dental with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and ten paid holidays per year plus pension and retirement plans. If you're driven by the passion to do something meaningful that changes lives, the Oregon Health Authority is the place for you.

This posting will be used to a fill one permanent position at Pendleton Cottage and may be used to fill future vacancies. This position will be posted until filled.

OHA values health equity, service excellence, integrity, leadership, partnership, innovation and transparency. OHA’s health equity definition is “Oregon will have established a health system that creates health equity when all people can reach their full potential and well-being and are not disadvantaged by their race, ethnicity, language, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, social class, intersections among these communities or identities, or other socially determined circumstances. Achieving health equity requires the ongoing collaboration of all regions and sectors of the state, including tribal governments to address: the equitable distribution or redistributing of resources and power; and recognizing, reconciling, and rectifying historical and contemporary injustices.” OHA’s 10-year goal is to eliminate health inequities. Click here, to learn more about OHA’s mission, vision and core values.



  • Possession of a Clinician license in the State of Oregon AND three years of professional experience related to the series concept

Underfill Option:

Behavioral Health Specialist 2 ($4693 -$7180)


  • A Bachelor’s degree in nursing or occupational therapy AND licensed by the State of Oregon AND three years of progressively responsible experience related to the series concept. 


  • A Master’s degree in psychology; social work; recreational, art, or music therapy; or behavioral health science AND two years of progressively responsible experience related to the series concept.

Preferred Skill

  • One year of direct service experience with severely or persistently mental ill adults in an inpatient or outpatient setting. 

How to apply:

How to apply:

Complete the online application at using job number REQ-112222

Application Deadline: 1/ 31/2023

Job Information

  • Job ID: 67601443
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Oregon State Hospital
  • Position Title: Behavioral Health Social Worker
  • Industry: Mental Health
  • Job Function: Community Organization
  • Entry Level: Yes
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Salary: $61,776.00 - $94,824.00 (Yearly Salary)
Healthcare / Health Services
Salem , Oregon , United States

The Oregon Health Authority is at the forefront of lowering and containing costs, improving quality and increasing access to health care in order to improve the lifelong health of Oregonians. OHA is overseen by the nine-member citizen Oregon Health Policy Board working towards comprehensive health reform in our state. Vision: A healthy Oregon Mission: Ensuring all people and communities can achieve optimum physical, mental, and social well-being through partnerships, prevention, and access to quality, affordable hea...

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