Clinical Responder

Location: Corvallis - Children's Farm Home
Program/Department: Campus Operations
Schedule: 30 Hours/Week - Tuesday thru Friday 3:30pm-11pm

INTERNAL APPLICANTS: Please submit a cover letter indicating the position the position you are interested in applying for along with an updated resume to HR for consideration.

Job Summary:  The Clinical Responder, who reports to the Clinical Services Manager, will assess children in need of emergency restraint and seclusions, conduct intakes and assist campus supervisors with milieu management tasks as necessary. Position may require evening, weekend, and shift work and requires availability to respond to emergencies.

Demonstrates Competency in the Following Areas:  
Community Safety Skills: Assesses risk and safety issues as they relate to milieu programming, acuity of clients, staffing and environmental conditions; is able to order for restraints or seclusion that extends beyond the age/time limits must be received from the doctor by the QMHP  


Crisis Intervention Skills: Perform intensive crisis interventions, leads, collaborates with and directs staff during interventions, conducts assessment of suicide and homicide risk and creates safety plans as appropriate
Assessment Skills: Conducts face to face assessments of the physical and psychological well-being of clients within one hour of the initiation of the emergency safety intervention
Clinical Support Skills: Supports milieu operations by participating in management of critical incidents, debriefs of incidents with staff and clients. Engages with milieu leadership in assessing use of skills, techniques, and milieu management
Clinical Support Skills: Assures that staff debrief restraints/seclusions with staff and parents/guardians, and that staff document the debriefing in the clinical record
Clinical Support Skills: Conceptualizes and communicates ideas for changes to clinical team if IPC needs adjustment as a result of a hold/seclusion
Documentation Skills: Documents incident and risk assessments, debriefs, and clinical communications as required within the client record
Assessment and Conceptualization Skills: conducts intake assessments, creates treatment plans, presents and conceptualizes cases from a theoretical orientation
Procedural Management Skills: Has operational understanding of risk protocols and carries out protocols and communications associated with risk as necessary


Communication skills: Able to distil and facilitate communication of pertinent information between programs, teams, client families, and community support personnel as necessary


Personality Characteristics Conducive to being an Effective Therapist: including approachability, adaptability to change, personal stress management, and caring about others



Professional Requirements:  
Demonstrated understanding of the functioning of complex organizational and social systems and how each system’s components interact with and impact the others
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of child development models, concepts and theories and their application to residential treatment approaches
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of trauma informed care models, concepts and theories and their application to individual, family and system interventions
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of how children learn and of learning disabilities and intervention approaches which have been most effective in addressing these disabilities in children and/or adolescents


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 RESPONSIBILITES: Other duties may be assigned.

 SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Provides direct supervision to assigned staff while on duty.

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: Requires a Master’s Degree in psychology, sociology, education or related human services field or a licensed RN. Must be a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) as determined by the Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR’s) and/or the Oregon Mental Health Division.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:  Must be eligible for CESIS license in State of Oregon.  State of Oregon license if degree is in nursing.

Experience: Education and experience must demonstrate the competency to identify precipitating events, gather histories of mental and physical disabilities, alcohol and drug use, past mental health services and criminal justice contacts, asses family, social and work relationships and to conduct a mental status examination, document a multiaxial DSM diagnosis, write and supervise an individual plan of care, conduct a Comprehensive Mental Health Assessment and provide individual, family and/or group therapy within the scope of training, plus any other trainings deemed necessary the agency to perform the task of a substitute QMHP.

Job Knowledge:  Provides oversight of all agency components during non-business hours.  Decisions are made within Trillium Family Services policy constraints.  Work is performed with little direct supervision.  Decisions and products of work are reviewed by Residential Services Director.  Center Supervisor II participates in strategic planning, decision making and problem solving related to overall policy, direction priorities, budgets and philosophies.

Skills:  Must demonstrate computer literacy and proficiency in word processing and data base programs.

Physical Demands: For physical demands of position, including vision, hearing, repetitive motion and environment, please 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 06/03 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.