Skills Trainer – Outpatient

Location: Portland Metro Area
Program/Department: Outpatient- School Based
Schedule: 40 hours/week - schedule to be determined

INTERNAL APPLICANTS:  Please submit a cover letter and updated resume to HR for consideration

Job Summary: Works under the weekly supervision of the assigned Prevention Specialist in the planning, support, implementation and evaluation of prevention-focused skills training for school-aged youth and families. This position is based in the school and will sometimes include homes and the community at large. Services may include: triage, referral, individual skills training, group and family skills training, team consultation or staffing, school presentations in support of promoting a healthy school environment, direction and modeling of behavior management techniques to students, teachers, and/or adult caregivers. Within the guidelines and direction established by the supervisor, the position will coordinate implementation of the treatment plan in the school, home and/or community. Assists in the coordination of services provided by other professionals as prescribed in the treatment plan. Responsible for the presentation of client behavioral information at service plan coordination meetings. Oversees and advises school/community liaisons and adult caregivers to ensure that client expectations are consistent with treatment plan goals. Consults with team members, school staff, agency personnel, community professionals and family members regarding current client issues.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Demonstrates Competency in the Following Areas:  
Ensure the safety, security and confidentiality of clients and families
Manage crisis situations as required by implementing crisis interventions/plans as directed by supervisor, or in case of emergency, by contacting appropriate officials for interventions
Model, coach and counsel clients regarding skills as outlined in individual treatment plans as treatment goals through individual skills training, group skills training, family skills training and/or treatment groups
Act as liaison between school systems and facilitate the integration of the client’s treatment goals within school/community setting
Act as liaison between families, community-based agencies, and school systems, facilitating interagency communication regarding client activities, treatment goals and progress
Work with supervisor to coordinate the implementation of treatment plans to address the strengths and problems of clients and their families
Provide support, education and modeling of behavioral management techniques to adult caregivers and community liaisons, modeling professionalism, effective communication, problem solving and decision making that support clients treatment goals
Perform duties to support treatment goals in the home, school and/or community, depending on client need
Monitor and document client progress toward goal attainment in accordance with agency standards and complete professional documentation as required by agency policies
Participate in community and/or school meetings regarding client when important for progressing toward treatment goals
Seek and maintain community resources and contacts to obtain referrals, materials and information including access to services by clients
Maintain client confidentiality when in community or outside of treatment environment
Participate in weekly supervision with direct supervisor, group supervision with colleagues and staff meetings with the outpatient team
The position will include providing services to families and clients in home, community and potentially multiple school settings
Complete all training required for the position and meet productivity requirements per agency standards
Demonstrate an understanding of how educational systems function and how to work within and as part of a school team

 

Professional Requirements:  
Ability to understand and work effectively with a variety of community providers, family members, other professionals and children in various settings
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in writing, i.e., proper grammar, correct punctuation and thoughts well organized
An approach to problem solving, goal achievement and corrective action strategies which are systematic, orderly and empirical
Demonstrated knowledge of family systems and processes, and how to work with individuals in a family system
Demonstrated effective listening and observation skills
Demonstrated awareness of his/her own personal, developmental issues
Demonstrated ability to professionally, ethically and efficiently meet productivity standards as assigned by the OP Clinical Supervisor
Demonstrated awareness and sensitivity to diversity
Demonstrated sensitivity and responsiveness to others
Demonstrated ability to function effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary treatment team
Demonstrated assertiveness to respectfully confront others and be comfortable in conflict situations without aggressiveness
Demonstrated ability to establish clear and appropriate boundaries in relationships with clients and the handling of confidential information
Demonstrated understanding of child development and adolescent treatment principles, models, concepts and theories
Demonstrated understanding of case management philosophy, techniques and processes
Demonstrated team building skills
Demonstrated ability to conceptualize, organize, implement, monitor and evaluate complex projects involving multiple priorities and tasks
Demonstrated commitment to a treatment approach which addresses the needs of the client in the context of the family and community systems in which he/she must function
Demonstrated ability to relate effectively to professionals working in other components of the service delivery system
Attention to detail and the ability to effectively and accurately organize and process large volumes of detailed paperwork
Demonstrated computer and word processing skills
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: Performs other related duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None

Education: Bachelor’s degree in behavioral sciences preferred or combined education/relevant experience totaling three (3) years

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:   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 (2) full years experience as a direct care worker with at-risk children and youth in a treatment setting preferred

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 as soon as 3/29, 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.


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