Prevention Specialist

Location: Molalla - Waverly Children's Programs
Program/Department: Outpatient - Mollala River School District
Schedule: Full Time; Exempt

Internal Applicants: Please submit an updated cover letter and resume to HR in order to apply.

Job Summary: Services to be provided in this project will include, but not limited to assessment of students for counseling need, risk screenings, individual, group and family counseling for emotional and behavioral health support, group counseling for students and referral to other appropriate mental health service providers or family service staff members. These services will include but are not limited to: screenings, triage, and referral, individual support, group and family intervention, team consultation or staffing and school presentations in support of promoting a healthy school environment.

Demonstrates Competency in the Following Areas:
Meet with the identified client(s) and his/her family to determine the level of functioning and current needs;
Provide identified clients with screening, triage, and referral to appropriate mental health services as needed.
Provide individual, group and family intervention and psycho-education to identified clients and families
Complete the identified Prevention Intake Paperwork and tracking of all contacts with clients and families.
Provide mental health literacy and awareness training to clients, families, school staff members and the general public.
Promote life skills development and health promotion within identified schools with Prevention clients and families.
Facilitate evidence based psycho-educational support groups to identified clients.
Perform risk screenings for suicide, victimization, homicide, substance abuse, etc.;
Work closely with supervisor to cultivate creative programming.
Complete all training required for the position.


Professional Requirements:  
Demonstrated ability to communicate;
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 ability to establish clear and appropriate boundaries in relationships with staff and clients and the handling of confidential and sensitive information;
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 understanding of an accepted model of child development;
Demonstrated computer and word processing skills;
Demonstrates a commitment to cultural awareness and works toward cultural competencies for the organization
Participate in “Living the Brand” training/orientation and demonstrate the agency’s brand and values when interacting with clients and their families, colleagues, and community members.
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.


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 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 Prevention Specialist 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 treatment facility, or hospital, residential or day treatment settings providing counseling services to children, adolescents, and families.

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 the Prevention Specialist. Contributes input to program and new concept development.  Work is routinely performed within the task areas defined above, is complex and involves supports which directly impact the progress and emotional well-being of prevention clients and families.

Skills: Computer skills; word processing and data entry

Physical Demands:  For physical demands of position, including vision, hearing, repetitive motion and environment, see following description.  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 10/23 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.