Skills Trainer Supervisor – Residential

Location: Portland - Parry Center for Children
Program/Department: Residential - North 1
Schedule: 40 hours/Week - Wednesday thru Saturday - 7am to 5pm

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

Job Summary:  Responsible for providing supervision and care of clients in the Residential Treatment Center.   Employee implements treatment programming in a milieu environment as a member of an interdisciplinary team of professionals.


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 required documentation of a professional quality and within the timelines specified by policy.
Facilitates and leads Individual and Group Skills Training with the Clients in accordance with the Client’s treatment plan.
Understands and participates in the treatment process (from assessment to discharge), including interdisciplinary communication, family engagement documentation, and relationship building.
Demonstrates adherence to risk management procedures, protocols, policies, and interventions related to high risk client behavior. Ensures subordinates can demonstrate understanding of risk management by verifying completion of required trainings, maintaining training compliance, and demonstrated observations which validate competencies in these areas.
Facilitates and leads Crisis Management and Intervention. This includes modeling the Nonviolent Crisis Intervention principals of Care, Welfare, Safety, and Security while providing verbal and physical intervention as instructed in the course.
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 the ability to administer medications to clients when needed, per TFS policy.
Demonstrates the ability to facilitate and supervise the overall the milieu structure on a daily basis.
Demonstrates an ability to use good judgment with clients, their resources and coworkers; within the guidelines of policy and Trauma informed care principles.
Provides supervision and training to assigned Residential Skills Trainers with a focus on developing mastery of their essential duties, responsibilities, and competencies as well as ongoing professional development.
Demonstrates the ability to facilitate the process of hiring new staff and coordinating the scheduling process to assure daily staffing meets required levels.
All other duties as assigned.


Professional Requirements:  
Adheres to dress code; appearance is neat, clean and professional.
Reports to work on time and as scheduled using ETime to track hours and approve time;
Wears identification while on duty;
Completes all training required for position. All training is complete and up to date.
Attends required staff meetings;
Demonstrates acceptance of a variety of lifestyles, behaviors and cultures.
Demonstrates the ability to establish clear and appropriate boundaries in relationships with staff and clients and the handling of confidential and sensitive information.
Complies with all organizational policies.


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.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Supervision of assigned staff, interns and volunteers, including but not limited to: training, professional development, conflict resolution, team building and discipline, evaluation, hiring, and staffing determinations.

Professional attributes: demonstrates caring and compassion toward clients and their families; confidence and resilience; demonstrates patience, initiative, and a willingness to learn and engage with clients and co-workers; demonstrates leadership and clear, respectful communication skills.

Requirements: High school graduate or equivalent. Preference given to applicants with Associate, Bachelor’s degree, may substitute experience.  Experience working in a psychiatric/behavioral health treatment facility with children or adolescents is preferred.

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.

Language Skills: Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

Skills: Basic computer knowledge for the implementation of client information electronic record keeping.

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.

Application Details:

Consideration of candidates will begin as soon as 5/2, 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.