Employment Information

St. Mary’s Home (dba: St. Mary’s Home for Boys) is a residential treatment facility with over 130 years of exceptional service to Oregon’s underprivileged youth. Join our team of professional staff and experience the satisfaction of making a difference in the lives of some of Oregon’s most troubled youth.

St. Mary’s offers competitive wages, excellent benefits, including paid health, vision, dental and life insurance, long-term disability insurance, vacation, personal days, 9 paid holidays, a 403(b) retirement plan and an annual health stipend.

St. Mary’s recognizes the cultural diversity of our clients and families and strive to provide a diverse workforce that is knowledgeable and sensitive to their needs.

St. Mary’s is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


St. Mary’s Home for Boys has openings for counselors to work with at-risk boys between the ages of 13 and 17. This fast-paced job requires the ability to make quick, authoritative decisions based on standards and protocols within the St. Mary’s environment, providing consistent leadership and quality guidance to the clients.

Note: St. Mary’s is not a CMI or D & A facility.

General description of responsibilities:

    • Supervises emotionally disturbed & behaviorally delinquent adolescent boys.
    • Functions as a counselor in a cognitive/behavioral/relationship setting under the Collaborative Problem-Solving model.
    • Documents via logs and reports.
    • Participates in planning and directing activities to meet living and treatment needs.
    • Implements Individual Service Plans via treatment strategies (individual and group).
    • Serves as a primary counselor for assigned residents.

Educational and Experience Requirements:

    • BA/BS in Psychology, Sociology, Administration of Justice or other Behavioral Science field. Combination of years of education in stated fields plus experience may qualify.
    • Prior experience (paid or volunteer) in a residential treatment facility or similar setting is desired.

Additional Information:

    • Starting rate: $21.00 per hour depending on experience.
    • Primary shift: 2:45 p.m. to 10:45 p.m., includes weekends. Two consecutive days off during the week. May include some day shifts: 6:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
    • Some part-time shifts available: Generally 2:45 p.m. to 10:45 p.m., including weekends. Preference for regularly scheduled three shifts per week.
    • Valid driver’s license with good driving record required.
    • Tobacco & Drug free campus.
    • Hired employee must pass State and FBI background check.

Full-time positions include employer paid medical, dental, vision and life insurance; vacation and personal days; a 403(b) retirement plan and a $200 health stipend as an added bonus.

Starting Salary: $21.00 / hour  = $43,680 / year

First Year Agency Paid Benefits VALUE:

Health: $7,872.24
Vision: $83.16
Dental:* $660.00
Life Insurance/AD&D/LTD: $5,773
Nine (9) Vacation Days:** $1,512.00
Five (5) Sick/Personal Days:** $840.00
Nine (9) Holidays:** $1,512.00
Health Stipend
Total Paid Benefits per year: $18,452.40

* Optional plan (employee’s choice)  
**Increases with years of service and/or higher salary

See application procedure below.


Full-time opening for a Therapist to work with youth ages 13-17 with behavioral & emotional disorders.

Qualifications: Licensure (LPC, LMFT or LCSW) preferred or actively pursuing licensure, with a Master’s Degree in psychology, counseling, social work or closely related field. 

Responsibilities: Includes assessments & development of treatment plans; individual, group & family therapy; involvement in MHO billing process.

Experience & Requirements: Documented experience working with emotionally disturbed clients ages 13-17 with knowledge of trauma informed treatment and interventions. Must possess knowledge of a variety of intervention strategies with an emphasis on cognitive behavioral.  Experience required with adolescents in similar setting who have presenting problems that include:  ADHD/impulse control issues, attachment issues, conduct problems & mood disorders. EMDR, Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness skills preferred. Working knowledge of sex offender specific modalities also preferred. Professional and descriptive chart notes reflecting measurable movement toward treatment goals are essential.

Core Schedule:  Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Salary: Competitive with similar agencies.  Excellent benefits include:  Employer paid health, dental, vision, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, liberal vacation, personal days, 9 paid holidays, retirement plan and a $200 health stipend after 90 days.

Hired employee must pass State and FBI criminal history background checks.

See application procedure below.


General description of responsibilities:

      • Provides case management services for assigned caseload, ages 13-17.
      • Provides individual, group & family counseling.
      • Responsible for developing Comprehensive Case Assessment with Service Plan.
      • Treatment decisions will be based on input from Treatment Team.
      • Authorizes all Isolation and Seclusion Room Placements for clients in the program on a 7 week rotation schedule.
      • Requires emphasis on program team effort whereby treatment goals and transition planning are formulated for each client and family/resource.
      • Works harmoniously with referral source in developing and implementing aftercare programs involving home, community and school.

        Educational and Experience Requirements:

      • MA/MS in Psychology, Sociology, Counseling, Social Work and/or closely related field.
      • One-year experience in the care & treatment of children or young adults.
      • Experience in a residential treatment facility or similar setting with cognitive behavioral programming, case management experience and Trauma Informed Treatment skills preferred.
      • Knowledge of sex offender and fire-setter treatment issues preferred.
      • Strong, motivational communication skills.
      • Excellent writing & organization skills with attention to details.

        Additional Information:

      • Competitive salary with similar agencies.
      • Core schedule: Monday – Friday; 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Hours may vary to meet agency needs
      • Tobacco & Drug free campus.
      • Hired employee must pass State and FBI background check.
      • FABULOUS BENEFITS – Agency paid.

See application procedure below.

NIGHT SHIFT – Residential Treatment Program

Full-time opening to work with emotionally & behaviorally disturbed boys ages 11-17. Two years education in psychology, sociology or other behavioral science field preferred.  Previous experience working with adolescents preferred.  Previous experience on night shift a plus.

This overnight shift, often referred to as the graveyard shift, is responsible for the safety and security of 67 clients.  The responsibilities include data input, security checks and laundry duties.  The 40-hour week includes working weekends.  There are two consecutive nights off during the week. 

Hired employee must be able to pass State and FBI Criminal History Check. Tobacco-free campus. 

Starting salary: $22.05 / hour. 

See application procedure below.


      E-mail your cover letter and resume to thoward@stmaryshomeforboys.org;
      Call 503-649-5651 for an application or select application to download


      Fax cover letter, resume and application to 971-999-0662 or mail your completed application to:

      St. Mary’s Home for Boys
      16535 SW Tualatin Valley Hwy.
      Beaverton, OR 97003-5143

      Benefits – St. Mary’s Home for Boys

      Health/Vision/Dental: Providence Health, Willamette or Lincoln Financial for Dental.

      Employees are eligible the first of the month following 30 days of employment. St. Mary’s pays the entire premium for employees. Employees may add dependents by paying the premium via payroll deduction.

      Life Insurance and Long Term Disability Insurance are provided for employees by St. Mary’s the first of the month following 90 days of employment.

      Vacation Policy – Accrual begins on date of employment; available 91st day of employment.

      9 days accrual during 1st year

      15 days accrual beginning 2nd year

      20 days accrual beginning 5th year

      Personal – Sick Days (Illness, emergencies, scheduled days off) – Accrual begins on date of employment; available 91st day of employment.

      5 days available beginning 91st day of employment

      6 days beginning 2nd year of employment

      8 days beginning 5th year of employment

      10 days beginning 10th year of employment

      12 days beginning 15th year of employment


      9 Holidays – Available beginning 91st day of employment.

      Dependent Care Assistance Program

      Employees may set aside pre-tax dollars for reimbursement of child-care expenses.

      Tax Shelter Plan (TSA)

      As a not for profit agency, we provide a Tax Shelter Plan for employees.

      Employees may join at any time after 90 days of employment.

      After 2 years of service, St. Mary’s will contribute to the TSA as a retirement benefit. Employees must contribute a minimum of half St. Mary’s contribution.

      Annual Health Stipend

      To encourage employees to pursue a healthy life style and relieve stress in a positive manner, St. Mary’s currently offers a $200 annual stipend, available after 90 days of employment.

      St. Mary’s is a Smoke-Free and Tobacco-Free agency.