Child & Family Therapist

Location: Portland - Wavery Children's Program
Program/Department: ICTS - Intensive Community Treatment Services
Schedule: 40 Hours/Week

Job Summary:  Provides family, individual and group therapy, interviews clients and families and develops a comprehensive psychosocial assessment of new clients. Responsible for the development and maintenance of the Individual Plan of Care (IPC) and incorporating and integrating assessment data from other professionals and caregivers involved in the client’s care. Provides therapeutic consultation to other members of the ICTS team as well as to the client’s cooperating systems (school, family, legal, etc.), coordinates and facilitates treatment interventions and works with therapeutic and other resources in the community on behalf of clients and families providing case management as needed. Participates with other treatment team members in developing, coordinating and facilitating community based support systems and services for families. Provides conflict resolution and crisis intervention assistance to families and clients as needed.

Demonstrates Competency in the Following Areas:  
Complete comprehensive assessment of clients to determine client/family need  
Develop goals and treatment plan to prepare clients for effective functioning in the community  
Responsible for the development of IPCs in cooperation with and incorporating assessment data from family members and other professionals involved in the case  
Assign and update DSM IV codes to IPCs, subject to the review of the Medical Director  
Provide on-going consultation, training and education to community team members (including school, family, legal, etc.) regarding therapeutic interventions, case management and aftercare  
Proved oral and written consultation to personnel of courts, DHS, Mental Health, insurance companies, juvenile departments, community review boards, schools and other youth serving community organizations, regarding therapeutic interventions  
Develop necessary social supports for clients and families in their communities, including recommending, coordinating and facilitating treatment interventions and referrals to other treatment resources  
Maintain written documentation of client progress toward achievement of treatment plan goals and objectives  
Conduct group, family and individual therapy  
Facilitate treatment groups, including client and family groups  
Assess for risk assessments for suicide and refer for further assessment if needed  
Complete all training required for the position and meet productivity requirements per agency standards  
Participate in on call pool of ICTS staff members to provide 24/7 coverage  
Provide ongoing consultation and training to bachelor-level skills trainers for shared clients  
Provide therapeutic services in the community, schools, and in client’s home, which may require using own vehicle for transportation to these appointments  

 

Professional Requirements:  
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively  
Demonstrated understanding of the problem solving process and its application  
Demonstrated knowledge of group systems and processes, and how to work with individuals in a group system  
Demonstrated listening and good observation skills  
Demonstrated acceptance of a variety of lifestyles, behaviors and cultures  
Demonstrated sensitivity and responsiveness to others  
Demonstrated ability to function effectively as a member of a team  
Demonstrated assertiveness and ability to confront others and be comfortable in conflict situations without aggressiveness  
Demonstrated ability to establish clear and appropriate boundaries in relationships with staff and clients and the handling of confidential and sensitive information  
Demonstrated understanding of an accepted model of child development  
Demonstrated computer and word processing skills  
Demonstrated understanding how schools function and how to work in a host agency  

 

Demonstrates a commitment to the following Organizational Priorities with regard to all persons:  
A commitment to non-violence: Helping to build safety skills and a commitment to higher purpose.  
A commitment to emotional intelligence: Helping to teach emotional management skills.  
A commitment to social learning: Helping to build cognitive skills  
A commitment to open communication: Helping to overcome barriers to healthy communication, learn conflict management, reduce acting out, enhance self-protective and self-correcting skills, teach health boundaries  
A commitment to democracy: Helping to create civic skills of self-control, self-discipline and administration of healthy authority.  
Commitments to social responsibility: Helping to rebuild social connection skills, establish health attachment relationships; establish sense of fair play and justice.  
A commitment to growth and change: Helping to work through loss and prepare for the future.  
   

Additional Responsibilities: Other duties may be assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities: None

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirement(s) listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education: Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or other field which qualifies the candidate to be a licensed professional counselor/clinical social worker/ psychologist or marriage & family therapist in the State of Oregon.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Eligible for certification in the State of Oregon as a licensed professional counselor/ clinical social worker/ psychologist or marriage & family therapist. Once hired, the new Child & Family Therapist must agree to begin the certification process to become certified as a licensed social worker/counselor within 3 months from the date of hire to be completed within 24 months. Maintain a driving record acceptable by the agency and a current driver’s license for state of residence, when authorized to use own vehicle for agency business, employee must maintain personal insurance

Experience: Two years experience in an outpatient mental health agency, or hospital, residential or day treatment settings providing therapy to children, adolescents, and families. Experience working with or within school settings is strongly preferred.

Job Knowledge: Within accepted therapeutic standards and guidelines and Trillium Family Services policy, procedure, determines own therapeutic practices and techniques, consulting as necessary with the Clinical Supervisor who provides clinical supervision to CFT’s. Contributes input to program and new concept development.  Work is routinely performed within the task areas defined above, is complex and involves assessment and therapeutic decisions, which directly impact the progress and emotional well-being of clients. Community Services Director, Clinical Supervisor and Medical Director routinely review case notes and the treatment plan recommendations.  Therapeutic interactions with clients in family, group or individual sessions are monitored and reviewed by the Clinical Supervisor.

Skills: Computer skills, i.e., word processing and data entry.

Physical Demands:  For physical demands of position, including vision, hearing, repetitive motion and environment, contact the HR Department.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position without compromising client care.

Application Details:

Consideration of candidates will begin as soon as 03/01, and position may close after that date without notice.

Bilingual Spanish/English Preferred.

If you need accommodation to review the information and/or complete the application process, please contact the Human Resources Department.

Trillium Family Services is a drug free workplace. All final applicants will be subject to a criminal record identification check pursuant to ORS 181.536.727.537 and agency policy. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and Service Provider and support a culturally linguistically diverse governance, leadership and workforce.


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