Our Generous Benefits

Cascadia is a major nonprofit healthcare provider in Oregon and we offer generous benefits for our full time and part-time employees (20 hours + pro-rated) such as:

  • Generous paid time off package: Full-time employees receive six weeks of paid time off per year
  • Medical and dental coverage
  • VSP vision discount plan
  • 403(b) Retirement Savings (Pre- and post-tax plans with 5 percent matching contribution after one year of employment)
  • Flexible spending account (Pre-tax medical, dependent care, and transportation options)
  • Short-term disability and long-term disability insurance
  • Paid bereavement and jury duty leave
  • Length of service award
  • Voluntary life insurance
  • AFLAC supplemental insurance
  • Pet insurance
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program
  • Bicycle reimbursement program
  • Discounted 24 Hour Fitness membership
  • Access to Cascadia’s Trauma Support Team

Student Loan Repayment

Most Cascadia employees can qualify for a government-sponsored education loan repayment programs. The options for Cascadia employees are listed below.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

If you work full-time in a public service job, you may qualify for the PSLF program. Cascadia is considered an eligible public service employer for the PSLF program.  Borrowers who qualify may be eligible for loan forgiveness of the remaining balance of their Direct Loans after making a certain amount of qualifying payments while employed by the public service employer.

Oregon Behavioral Health Loan Repayment Program (OBHLRP)

OBHLRP underserved communities in the recruitment and retention of high-quality mental and behavioral health providers. These providers work in inpatient (including residential), outpatient, and community care settings.

This is for licensed behavioral health providers (and providers on track for licensure), certified behavioral health providers, and registered traditional health workers (including Peer Support Specialists and Peer Wellness Specialists). In exchange for two years of service, program participants will receive a tax-free award of funds to repay qualifying undergraduate and post-graduate loan debt.

All Cascadia sites are eligible. For more information and to apply, please visit the Oregon Health Authority website.

National Health Service Corps (NHSC)

Licensed mental and behavioral health providers may be eligible to have their student loans repaid while serving in communities with limited access to care. The following Cascadia Health Centers are NHSC approved locations: Garlington, Plaza, Woodland Park.

Oregon Health Care Provider Incentive

Licensed healthcare providers and QMHPs working toward licensure may be eligible for loan repayment through the Oregon Health Loan Repayment Program. The following Cascadia health centers are approved locations for this loan repayment program: Clackamas, Garlington, Plaza, Woodland Park. To learn more about the Oregon Health Care Provider Loan Repayment program, please visit this link: this webpage.

Nurse Corps

Licensed health care providers working in one of the following nursing disciplines could be eligible:

  • Registered Nurse
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Certified Nurse-Midwife
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Nurse Anesthetist
  • Nurse Faculty

Providers must work full-time at a public or private nonprofit Critical Shortage Facility to be eligible for loan repayment through the NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program. Our Garlington Health Center is an approved location for this loan repayment program.

STAR Loan Repayment Program (STAR LRP)

The STAR program provides loan repayment for individuals working in a full-time substance use disorder (SUD) treatment position that involves direct client care in a Mental Health Professional Shortage Area. The program offers up to $250,000 in loan repayment for a six year commitment in a full-time SUD treatment position.

Cascadia’s FQHC facilities are STAR LRP-approved sites. Staff who work at our Garlington, Plaza, or Woodland Park centers are eligible if all criteria are met:

  • You are a full-time employee in a SUD treatment position
  • You are fully licensed, credentialed in an eligible discipline, or are a registered SUD professional
  • You are a United States citizen, national, or permanent resident.

For more information on the STAR Loan Repayment Program, please visit the HRSA website.