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Mental Health Associate 2953

The Dalles, Oregon
Job Type
27 Jul 2022


ColumbiaCare Services is a Behavioral Health Care Provider subject to OAR , which requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or qualify for a medical or religious exemption in accordance with the rule.

What We Offer

Enjoy our many benefits and incentives including:

  • Competitive Pay
  • Affordable Medical/Dental/Vision plans (30+ hrs)
  • Generous Vacation and Sick time
  • Whole Health & Wellness Reimbursement Program
  • Professional development and training opportunities
  • 100% Vested Retirement Plan w/ up to 6% Match (pending completion of waiting period and qualifying hours)
  • Holiday Pay (9)
  • Paid Personal Growth Hours
  • Paid Time Off for Mental Health
  • Company Paid Life Insurance
  • Spontaneous Bonuses & Merit Increases
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) (confidential access to licensed professional counselors & work/life specialists to assist you with a variety of issues)
  • Tobacco Cessation Program

For more details about our benefits, visit our website !

About the Job

We have an opening for a Residential Associate or Personal Care Associate at our Creekside Residential Treatment Facility in The Dalles, Oregon. These positions require that applicants have the ability to work as a member of a direct care team serving adults with serious mental illness; to support the development of life skills and therapeutic interventions; perform housekeeping and meal preparation; medication administration; and keep accurate clinical documentation.

If you have experience working as a Direct Support Professional (DSP), Qualified Mental Health Associate (QMHA), Residential Assistant (RA), Residential Counselor, Skills Trainer, or Caregiving for a client experiencing severe mental illness, then this position might be a good fit for you.

Work Schedule: Sunday through Tuesday 8:00am - 6:30pm, and Wednesday 12:00pm - 10:30p (Full Time Day & Swing)

What You ll Make

$19.00 - $24.00 per hour DOE/Credentials.

About the Program

Creekside is a mental health Residential Treatment Facility (RTF) serving men and women in 9 residential beds and 3 short term crisis resolution beds. This program provides 24/7 quality residential care in a nurturing environment with the emphasis on recovery and re-integration into the community.

ColumbiaCare Services is a qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program. QMHA employees are also eligible to apply for the Oregon Behavioral Health Loan Repayment Program.

What You ll Need

Personal Care Associate

  • Caregiving and/or mental health experience (personal or professional) is preferred.
  • A dedication to the well-being of each client and helping them meet their Activities of Daily Living (ADL).


Residential Associate

1 out of 3 Criteria below:

  • Bachelor s degree in Behavioral Science: Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, Human Development, or related field;
  • OR minimum three (3) years of verifiable behavioral health experience working with individuals with behavioral health needs in a supervised setting;
  • OR equivalent combination of behavioral science education in addition to satisfactory supplemental behavioral health experience and training

Successful applicants MUST have a valid Oregon driver s license, maintain a safe driving record, and the ability to pass a DHS criminal background check

About Us

ColumbiaCare Services is a non-profit, behavioral health and Veteran s service agency offering a full spectrum of programming to help people get better. We are more than a company. We are a diverse team of individuals who are in the business of changing people's lives. We specialize in providing outpatient services, residential treatment programs, mental health housing, and other supports in beautiful and therapeutic service settings. We promote the whole health and wellbeing of the individuals and communities we serve. We value and honor diversity in all forms, including but not limited to race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, nationality, spirituality, Veterans, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. We welcome persons from historically underrepresented groups to apply. We seek applicants who can demonstrate experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and who will contribute to our mission, vision, and core values.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer; therefore, we invite individuals from all walks of life to apply. We strive to deliver equitable employment best practices and opportunities for all, from recruitment, to interviewing and hiring, to our retention activities, promotions, and training and growth opportunities. We give priority to applicants who qualify under protected Veteran status.


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  • Job Reference: 669003971-2
  • Date Posted: 27 July 2022
  • Recruiter: ColumbiaCare Services
  • Location: The Dalles, Oregon
  • Salary: On Application
  • Job Type: Permanent