Mental Health Professional Counselor


Union Gospel Mission


Salem, OR


Job Title: Mental Health Professional Counselor

Employer: Union Gospel Mission of Salem

Contact Information: Myron Jones at 503-967-6388 or

Address: 345 Commercial St NE, Salem OR, 97301

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Education or Degree Required: A licensable master's degree in mental health counseling, social services or like degree

Job Location: Salem, OR

Salary/Wages: DOE

Job Type: Full-time

Application Materials Needed:

  • Job Application
  • Resume
  • References
  • Cover Letter

Job Description:

  • Work with individual to improve mental health counseling in a holistic manner addressing psychological, social, spiritual and biological issues.
  • Collaborate with clients to develop a treatment plan to address homelessness, substance abuse, PTSD, and attachment along with any other mental health diagnosis contributing to client’s issues.


  • Build and maintain relationships with staff, volunteers and program participants for the purpose of evangelism and discipleship while demonstrating excellent Customer Service C.A.R.E. standards.
    • Committed – performs job with integrity – respects and honors others
    • Attentive – models honesty and courtesy to all. Good listener.
    • Responsive – Takes responsibility for quality results. Serves effectively.
    • Excellent – Seeks to improve performance while providing excellent service.
  • Administrative duties include correspondence, maintaining records pertaining to client.
  • Individual counseling helping men overcome mental health issues and life controlling behaviors.
  • Conduct an intake interview with each client to determine mental health issues to address and collaborate with client to develop a treatment plan.
  • Work with clients from intake through termination of counseling.
  • Work with other staff as required to meet the needs of clients.
  • Record and report any incidents or rule violations to the appropriate party.
  • Communicate effectively all relevant information to other members of the guest services team.
  • Submit a brief monthly activity report to the men's mission director highlighting ministry activities and spiritual advances in the lives of clients. 
  • Attend required meetings and conferences.
  • Handle any other relevant duties as requested by the Men's Mission Director.
  • Other appropriate duties as assigned from time to time by the Men’s Mission Director.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to manage crisis situations.
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills including understanding of program development and implementation.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct Biblically based recovery counseling.
  • Able to demonstrate grace and compassion even in the midst of conflict.
  • Computer literate including the use of basic Microsoft Office applications.
  • Valid OR State Driver’s License.
  • Must agree with Union Gospel Mission of Salem’s Statement of Faith and of Conduct.


Minimum of 3 years of counseling (preferably addiction related) or other signifcant work in ministry or social service field.


Closing Date: 

Tuesday, 4 December 2018