Mental Health Therapist Half Time Youth Family Services

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					Mental Health Therapist - Half Time, Youth & Family Services
The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are
not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees so

POSITION SUMMARY: Provide mental health services to at risk youth, families and adult victims of domestic
violence and sexual assault.

  • Master’s degree in Psychology, Counseling or MSW in Social Work or related field, license preferred.
  • Two years working with children and/or adolescents.
  • One year working with family therapy model.
  • One year working with adult victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
  • Training on working with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
  • Experience in conducting comprehensive Biopsychosocial assessments.
  • Subscribe to a professional code of ethics.
  • Driving: must have a good driving record, valid driver’s license, and personal auto insurance with required
      personal liability minimum as mandated by Community Works insurance carrier. (Current personal
      liability amounts for Bodily Injury are $100,000 each person, $300,000 each occurrence).
  • Must pass a Criminal History Check.

     • Knowledge of Oregon law relative to counseling profession working with the target population.
     • Knowledge of local and larger area networks, associations, and organizations addressing the issues of target
     • Knowledge of a variety of therapeutic techniques (specifically trauma informed care, brief therapy, and
         family systems approaches) and clinical perspectives effective in working with youth, families and victims
         of domestic violence and sexual assault, and ability to apply knowledge in treatment of same.
     • Familiarity with evidenced based practices for mental health.
     • Basic computer skills.
     • Good communication skills and ability to be flexible.
    • Counseling and group process skills.
    • Ability to engage clients in the therapeutic process.
    • Ability to develop productive, outcome-oriented treatment plan with methodology for accomplishment.
    • Ability to diagnose mental health conditions using DSM IV guidelines and establish a treatment plan to
         address that diagnosis.
    • Ability to work in a cooperative team approach with the goal of delivering comprehensive services to at-
         risk, status offender youth and their families.
    • Ability to work within the parameters of grants and contracts from funding sources of the agency.
    •   Work collaboratively with community partners (e.g., schools, Child Welfare, Commission on Children and
        Families, Kids Unlimited, OnTrack, etc).
    •   Must be culturally competent & sensitive.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (The essential functions below include tasks that are integral to job performance and
fundamental to accomplishing the job.)
Direct Service:
    • At least 50% of total hours worked are to be providing direct client services.
    • Provide trauma informed counseling to at risk youth, their families and adult victims of domestic violence
         and sexual assault-specifically working in a brief treatment model.
    • Conduct client and group sessions as needed.
    • Provide crisis family sessions as needed.
    • Complete comprehensive biopsychosocial assessments that include a full axis DSM-IV diagnosis.
    • Develop a service plan based on the assessment process and complete service plan reviews, discharge
         summaries, and aftercare plans.
    • Complete progress notes for all services provided (within 72 hours of service).
    • Develop and implement interventions and strategies to support at risk youth, their families, and adult
         victims of domestic violence and sexual assault as needed.
    • Employ evidenced based practices and interventions.

Indirect Services:
     • Complete all client record documentation including assessments, service plans, service plan reviews,
         discharge reports, and aftercare plans.
     • Provide service notes for all direct services within 72 hours of delivery.
     • Maintain client files per program protocols.
     • Develop and maintain relationships with community organizations to meet needs of clients.
     • Conduct regular client reviews of caseload.
     • Attend team meetings as required.
     • Provide client data for tracking information on a daily and weekly basis.
     • Participate in all required staff development and training activities.
     • Participate in clinical supervision with Clinical Supervisor.

Other Responsibilities:
    • Adhere to ethical standards and best practice standards.
    • Maintain clear and appropriate communication with other staff.
    • Adhere to policies and procedures of the agency, YFCS, and Mental Health OAR’s.
    • Promote the agency in a positive manner to coworkers and the community.
    • Maintain confidential information concerning the agency, clients, and program organizational plans.
    • Participate in continuous quality improvement process for program evaluation including client record
       reviews, client surveys, and outcome measures.
    • Maintain a positive, professional demeanor at all times with colleagues, volunteers, community partners,
       and community members.
    • Adhere to requirements of grants/contracts.
    • Provide a safe physical and emotional environment for clients in the program.
    • Work collaboratively with community partners (e.g., schools, Child Welfare, Commission on Children and
       Families, Kids Unlimited, OnTrack, etc) to create and promote programs for youth and families.
    • As approved and applicable, attend other community organizational meetings that relate to community
       development of projects, programs and services for youth and families.

                 Position Name                                  Position Reference #
                    Mental Health Therapist
                       Position is .5 FTE, 20 hours per week
   Send your Cover Letter & Resume to be considered for this position.
Please include the position name and position number in your cover letter.

   Attention: Staffing, 900 E. Main St., Medford, OR 97504
   Attention: Staffing, (541) 779-3317
         Closing Date                        Or Open Until Filled

                       Equal Opportunity Employer

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