Skills Trainer Intern

Location: Portland - Parry Center for Children
Program/Department: Residential/Campus Operations
Schedule: Varied

Currently accepting applications for Fall term.

Job Summary:  Educational learning opportunity in a residential treatment, day treatment, school-based

outpatient or prevention program. Intern is responsible for providing support to staff and trauma-informed

care of clients. Intern implements treatment programming under staff supervision, and in residential and day

treatment programs, without any alone time with clients. In school-based outpatient and prevention programs, intern

may work individually with clients in consultation and with the oversight of the on-site clinical supervisor.


Demonstrates Competency in the Following Areas:  
Engages in positive and appropriate relationship-building with clients, their resources, and coworkers.
Provides supervision, care and support of clients in accordance with TFS policy.
Completes documentation of a professional quality and within the timelines specified by policy.
Collaborates respectfully with co-workers to help facilitate Individual and Group Skills Training with the Clients in accordance with the Client’s treatment plan.
Understands and can communicate how the treatment process (from assessment to discharge) works, including the importance of interdisciplinary communication, family engagement, documentation, and relationship building.
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.
Assists co-workers as directed with crisis management by providing non-physical interventions such as verbal de-escalation, ensuring a safe environment and calling for support.
Communicates in developmentally appropriate and respectful manner with clients, their resources, and coworkers.
Conducts oneself in a professional and respectful manner with clients, their resources and coworkers; as evidenced by actions, language, and attire.
Demonstrates cultural awareness and works toward cultural competencies for the organization.
Demonstrates an ability to creatively and collaboratively problem solve in their daily work with clients, their resources, and coworkers.
Demonstrates an ability to use good judgment with clients, their resources and coworkers; within the guidelines of policy and Trauma informed care principles.
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.

 As an intern with Trillium Family Services you may not engage in these activities at any time

while on site: 

In Residential and Day Treatment – no alone time with clients without supervision from other skills trainers or supervisors.
No medication administration
No Manual Restraints

 Requirements:  Enrollment in a baccalaureate program in psychology, social work or related field, for which an internship/practicum placement is an integral part of degree requirements.  Applicant must have a sophomore or above standing with the university.  Experience working with adolescents (coaching, 4-H, church youth group, practicum, camp or other recreational activities) preferred.

Skills:  Basic computer knowledge.

Physical Demands:  For physical demands of the 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:   Currently accepting applications for Fall term.  Consideration of applicants will begin immediately and may close 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.