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Intake Counselor
at Legacy Health
Portland, OR

Intake Counselor
at Legacy Health
Portland, OR

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Intake Counselor


Job ID: 19-10482
Type: Regular Full-Time
Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel


We continue our commitment to raise the bar on the quality of care provided to those in our community who suffer from mental illness. Finding the best people to join our team is crucial in meeting our goals. If you thrive in a team environment and you want to contribute to the safe and efficient flow of patients, join us as we build an integrated, qualified team dedicated to behavioral health.

Established in 1987, CARES Northwest is an accredited member of the National Children’s Alliance whose mission is to stop child abuse and neglect through multidisciplinary prevention, medical evaluation, and ongoing treatment in partnership with our community. The program is a unique collaboration of four health systems – Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel, OHSU’s Doernbecher Children's Hospital, Kaiser Permanente, and Providence Children’s Health. As a Children’s Advocacy Center, CARES Northwest works closely with child abuse multidisciplinary partners in Multnomah and Washington counties. The evaluation model is based on master’s level mental health providers, including forensic interviewers, working in partnership with medical examiners to provide a comprehensive assessment and treatment plan for each child. Advocating for over 39,000 children in its 32-year history, CARES Northwest is a crucial element of our region’s ability protect our community’s children and promote their healing.

Randall Children’s Hospital (a 501(c) 3 organization) is a 165-bed full-service hospital with Level 1 pediatric trauma designation, a 24 x 7 Children’s Emergency Department, a 24 bed PICU and level IV 45 bed NICU. The hospital has over 200 pediatric sub-specialty professionals in both medical and surgical areas and provides 24-hour Pediatric Hospitalist coverage, 24-hour Pediatric Emergency Medicine coverage and inhouse Pediatric ICU attending level coverage. Randall Children’s Hospital is a teaching hospital and has been recognized by Portland Business Journal as one of the most admired healthcare organizations in Oregon for three consecutive years.

Portland lifestyle options have something for everyone, from the downtown “Pearl District” for those enjoying a trendy urban flair, to family-oriented communities, all within a short commuting distance to the hospital. Portland boasts more bike paths per mile than any city in the US, and the largest city park in the nation. We are a short drive from the windsurfing capital of the world, and Pinot Noir wine country. The rugged beaches of the Pacific Ocean and the long skiing seasons of Mt Hood are within a 90-minute drive.

Legacy is committed to delivering comprehensive and family-centered care with compassion and excellence. As we consider qualified candidates, we are committed to building a culture that values diversity and is reflective of those we care for.


Provideskey services in guiding the patient through the continuum of care. Key services include (but are not limited to) psychosocial assessment, crisis management, planning and coordination of services, implementation, transition/discharge planning, and post-discharge follow-up.



Master’s Degree in Social Service related field required.


A minimum of one year of applicable clinical experience or equivalent education and experience in child maltreatment.


Excellent organization, oral and written communication skills for effective interaction with patients, patient's families, physicians and staff and community agencies.

Knowledge of discharge/transition planning.

Knowledge and understanding of the range of evaluations and treatments needed by children alleged to have been abused.

Knowledge of community resources related to children/families, mandatory child abuse reporting laws, and experience with crisis triage.


Follows guidelines set forth in Legacy’s Values in Action.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled

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