Oregon Health & Science University

Occupational Health Counselor

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Mental Health
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
AFSCME union represented
Occupational Health
Salary Range
$40.30 - $55.35 per hour
Monday - Friday
HR Mission
Drug Testable
LinkedIn Job Code

Department Overview

OHSU Occupational Health is seeking counselors to join a growing team of healthcare professionals dedicated to improving the health, safety, and well-being of the entire OHSU workforce. These counselors will support employees by providing mental health resource navigation and bridge counseling services with the goal of reducing the psychological and emotional impact and harm from workplace events, circumstances, interpersonal/interprofessional dynamics, and culture. Some examples of how workplace events affect employees include burnout, traumatization, feelings of moral injury or overwhelm, suicidal ideation, compassion fatigue, and others.


The Occupational Health Counselor (OHC) is an experienced and qualified professional able to respond promptly, ethically, and independently during complex situations and have an in-depth understanding of workplace conditions and risks impacting mental health and be able to confidently navigate internal and external resources available. The OHC will partner closely with well-being stakeholders across OHSU to identify trends and ongoing challenges impacting the OHSU workforce.


The Occupational Health Counselor (OHC) is expected to ensure that employee care and initiatives are compassionate, multiculturally responsive, trauma informed, and inclusive of employees with varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities and cultural backgrounds.


Pay Range: $40.30 - $55.35 per hour

Function/Duties of Position

Counseling, Resource Navigation, and Referral Service 

  • Conducts screening, triage, and bridge services to other internal or external resources, long-term assistance and/or specialty health care services as needed.     
  • Provides confidential on-site, one-on-one, or group counseling and/or referral services for employees experiencing work-related psychological challenges or crises.
  • Responds to direct requests from employees, managers, departments to address or consult on mental health needs of employees impacted by a work-related event.
  • Maintains virtual or phone consultation availability for employees who are at remote sites or teleworking.
  • Provides case management, advocacy, outreach and/or follow-up.
  • Leads and facilitates team discussions or sessions around mental health topics, reducing stigma, and promoting help-seeking behaviors.

Documentation and Data Management 

  • Maintains case records and documenting encounters in a confidential employee health record system.
  • Participates in data collection, review studies, and research projects related to employee mental health incidence, gaps, and opportunities.
  • Evaluates impact, effectiveness, sustainability, and scalability of services.
  • Analyzes and presents trends and provides recommendations to appropriate stakeholders and leaders, either upon request or as part of a regular case presentation for peer review or meeting.

Strategic Planning and Collaboration

  • Collaborates with internal and external partners, sharing best practices and lessons learned.
  • Participates in various internal partner, department, or mission meetings and acts as a liaison and subject matter expert.
  • Provides training and educational resources on relevant/current topics/events to team members, staff and the community.
  • Provides support and guidance to colleagues through thought partnership debrief sessions and best practice sharing.

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree or doctorate in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or related field

  • 5 years of related experience, including directly working in counseling or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Experience providing case management, crisis intervention, and/or mental health services for clients in crisis and/or at high risk for suicide

  • Experience in maintaining a referral base and creating linkage to relevant resources.

  • Significant experience and demonstrated commitment to working with diverse populations, including race, culture, disability, gender, gender orientation, and age.

  • Demonstrated ability in project management or program coordination

  • Demonstrated ability or experience in developing educational programs

  • Exceptional organizational skills

  • Expertise in social determinants of health

  • Must possess one of the following:

    • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

    • Clinical Social Work Association (CSWA)

    • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

    • Or equivalent certification/license

  • Ability to perform the job duties with or without accommodation.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Professional experience working with employees, university students, and/or medical providers and trainees in a healthcare setting

  • Experience providing counseling/psychotherapy to other mental health professionals.

  • Expertise in quantitative and qualitative research and data analysis techniques, survey design, and program assessment

  • Bilingual and/or bicultural competencies

Additional Details

This position works on-site and travels to different work sites across Oregon and SW Washington; on call availability

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.


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