Child & Family Therapist – School Based

Location: Portland Metro School Based
Program/Department: Outpatient
Schedule: 40 hours/week - Estacada/Canby/North Clackamas School Districts -PLEASE CLICK ON DETAILS LINK FOR SPECIFIC LOCATIONS

Trillium Family Services offers a great opportunity to be part of a dedicated team helping children and adolescents in psychiatric residential/outpatient/community or day treatment programs. We look to hire people who are passionate about working with our population and who are committed to improving the lives of those we serve through our trauma informed models of practice.

Our vision is to create safe communities where children are healthy and every family has the opportunity for success. Families get the support they need – when and where they need it. There is a focus on prevention and health; organizations and systems are connected in a synergistic sanctuary community that generates: Non –violence, Growth and Change, Democracy, Emotional intelligence, Social learning, Open communication, and Social Responsibility.

Position is eligible for up to $17,800/year Productivity Pay within 18 months in addition to annual base salary.  *must meet eligibility criteria to qualify

We are currently looking for dedicated clinicians in these locations in the Portland Metro area:

  • Estacada School District – 40 hours week
  • Canby School District – 40 hours week
  • High School-North Clackamas School District -40 hours
  • when submitting application please indicate which; if any school you would like to your application to be considered for.

Job Summary:  Provides family, individual and group therapy, interviews clients and families and develops a comprehensive psychosocial assessment of new clients.  Position is responsible for the development and maintenance of the Individual Plan of Care (IPC), by incorporating and integrating assessment data from other members of the treatment team.  Provides clinical guidance and recommendations to other members of the treatment team, coordinates and facilitates treatment interventions and works with therapeutic and other resources in the community on behalf of clients and families.  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:
Therapy Skills: including individual, family, and group therapy utilizing evidence-based practices as appropriate
Assessment and Conceptualization Skills: including ability to conduct intake assessments, create treatment plans, present and conceptualize cases from a theoretical orientation
Crisis Intervention Skills: including ability to perform Clinical Responder duties, assessment of suicide and homicide risk and creating safety plans as appropriate
Acting as the Clinical Lead for clients in caseload: including providing QMHP supervision of QMHA unit staff per agency guidelines, recommending interventions, consulting with internal and external teams as needed
Case Management and Care Coordination: including utilization reviews, discharge and aftercare planning
Facilitating Treatment Meetings: including Individual Plan of Care meetings, family team meetings, and collaboration with community partners
Quality and Timely Documentation: including TIER notes, movement team/discharge team emails, and other required documentation
Ability to Prioritize Duties to Ensure that Urgent Tasks are Completed as Required
Ability to be flexible to meet client and family needs and to adapt to the dynamic residential and day treatment environments: including picking up extra clinical responder shifts, providing additional training for staff, covering for vacations, picking up extra clients as requested
Personality Characteristics Conducive to being an Effective Therapist: including approachability, adaptability to change, personal stress management, caring about others
Focus on Professional Development: including actively working toward licensure, being current on all required trainings, seeking out additional trainings to improve clinical skills in evidence based practices, showing a willingness to learn, and demonstrating a commitment to cultural awareness
Demonstrates understanding of risk management procedures, protocols, policies and interventions related to high risk client behavior.  This is achieved through policy review, formal testing, training compliance, and validated observation which demonstrates these competencies.
All other duties as assigned.


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 requirements 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 Counseling, Psychology, Social Work 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 register and submit a supervision plan with their applicable licensing board within 3 months from the date of hire to be completed within 24 months. Must 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 at the QMHA or QMHP level (including internship and practicum experience) in an outpatient mental health treatment facility, hospital, residential or day treatment setting providing counseling services to children, adolescents, and families.

Job Knowledge: Within accepted therapeutic standards and guidelines and Trillium Family Services policy and procedure, determines own therapeutic practices and techniques, consulting as necessary with the Clinical Program Manager 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 Program Manager, Clinical Director, 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 Program Manager.

Skills: Computer skills; 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.

INTERNAL APPLICANTS are ENCOURAGED TO APPLY:  Please submit a cover letter and updated resume to the HR department for consideration.

Application Details:   Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and position may close after that date without notice.

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