Skills Trainer Supervisor

Location: Columbia Gorge
Program/Department: Day Treatment
Schedule: 40 hours/week - Monday through Friday 8am to 4pm
Pay Range: $23.00/hour

Meet Trillium Family Services:

We are guided by the simple yet crucial mission of building brighter futures with children and families.

Our vision is to create safe communities where children are healthy, and every family has the opportunity for success. Families get the support they need – when and where they need it. There is a focus on prevention and health; organizations and systems are connected in a synergistic sanctuary community that generates: Non –violence, Growth and Change, Democracy, Emotional intelligence, Social learning, Open communication, and Social Responsibility.

Our investment in the future of each child means that the next generation of Oregonians will have the skills to contribute meaningfully through employment, community service, and raising their own healthy families.

At TFS we believe that every child and family can have a brighter future, through the love we bring together we can make this possible. There is so much need for mental and emotional support at all levels of our communities.

To take a behind the scenes look our programs please visit our website at

Are you ready to help “Build a Brighter Future?”

Main purpose of the Skills Trainer Supervisor role:

Responsible for the planning, supervision and evaluation of the daily operations of treatment programs for children and/or adolescents. Provides the direct supervision, orientation, training, scheduling and evaluation of assigned treatment staff, providers and volunteers. Within the guidelines established by the assigned supervisor oversees and coordinates implementation of the treatment plan in the classroom by the assigned staff.  Position requires availability to respond to emergencies.  Job is demanding with frequent deadlines, meetings and interruptions.

Major Responsibilities:

  • During assigned shift, ensures the safety and security of all program clients
  • Provides direct supervision to assigned staff and is responsible to assign and direct work
  • Provides on-the-job training and consultation in operations policy and procedure, and program treatment process
  • Responsible for arranging and assuring staff coverage, and responding to program staff requests for time off
  • Provides direction and consultation to assigned staff regarding daily care, issues identified in the treatment plan, and in the process of assisting clients to attain treatment goals
  • Provides leadership to the treatment team, modeling professionalism and effective communication, problem solving and decision making
  • Conducts written performance evaluations for assigned staff in a timely manner
  • Provides coaching, counseling, grievance adjustment, discipline of assigned staff according to agency policy
  • Facilitates classroom treatment activities
  • Ensures that program staff are represented in treatment team meetings, filling in for them as required
  • Ensures and coordinates the implementation and adjustment of treatment plans
  • Monitors clients’ progress toward goal attainment and ensures that current detailed behavioral progress data is presented to the treatment team

Required Competencies:

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Provides support to children in school and collaborates with school personnel
  • Administer medications as trained and instructed by Health Services staff
  • Attends all required meetings or ensures appropriate representation
  • Writes professional documents and enters data in TIER as required
  • Oversees and reviews incident reports, charts and treatment documents
  • Interviews job applicants for program treatment staff and makes recommendations regarding the hiring of applicants
  • Ensures all staff in assigned department have completed training in a timely manner
  • Complete all required training for the position
  • Meets regularly with assigned staff for supervision and documents appropriately
  • Demonstrates understanding of philosophy of Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) and ability to coach and supervise staff use of CPS with clients
  • Demonstrates Proficiency in Non-violent Crisis Intervention (NCI) techniques and ability to coach and supervise staff proficiency in NCI techniques

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Supervisory Responsibilities:  Provides direct supervision to assigned staff, interns and volunteers.  Interviews job applicants and makes hiring recommendations.  Adjusts grievances brought by assigned staff and recommends resolution.  Issues verbal and written warnings to assigned staff and recommends additional discipline up to and including termination.  Prepares performance evaluations of staff, interns and volunteers.  Arranges staff coverage and responds to assigned staff’s requests for time off.
  • 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:  Bachelor’s degree in behavioral science (30-36 quarter hours of mental health classes) or related field preferred or equivalent education/relevant experience.  (Qualified Mental Health Associate).
  • 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:  Prefer two (2) full years’ experience as a direct care worker with at-risk children and youth in a treatment setting.
  • Job Knowledge: Within accepted standards, laws and guidelines, TFS and unit policy and procedure, determines own practices and techniques.  Contributes input to program and new concept development. Work is routinely performed within the task areas defined above, is complex and involves decisions which directly impact the progress and emotional well-being of clients and the effectiveness of the treatment process.  Work is reviewed routinely by the program’s manager.

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.

 Consideration of applicants will begin as soon as 11/13, 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 OARS 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.