Youth and Family Therapist & Manager of the Parrott Creek Child & Family Services Lifeguards Program.
At Parrott Creek, we believe that our children, youth and families are smart, capable and doing the best they can with the resources they have available to them. Our job is to help them reach their full potential. Based on a practice of unconditional positive regard, our approach is to address the various social, economic and health factors that cause trauma to individuals and communities and that lead to poor choices and social dysfunction. We combine evidence based and trauma-informed treatment models with restorative justice and mindfulness to help individuals become aware of past and current behaviors, and develop tools to make concrete changes.
These values that govern our interactions with our clients extend to how we work collaboratively as colleagues as well as with partnering agencies. We respect and promote the personal and professional growth of all employees of Parrott Creek.
Parrott Creek is expanding its offer of outpatient behavioral health treatment services in the community. Our flagship service, Lifeguards, is an outpatient treatment program that provides individual, family and group treatment for youth who have caused harm with sexualized behaviors and has been in existence for 10+ years. The Lifeguards Therapist and Program Manager, in addition to providing direct treatment, is regularly required to produce a psychosexual assessment to determine appropriateness for placement in the program and which is provided to the Clackamas County Juvenile Department. The therapist will utilize recognized offense specific interventions, assessment tools, and curriculum.
We also work with youth (18-23) in independent living settings and a small, but growing, cohort of unaccompanied homeless youth.
In the state of Oregon if a youth is to receive “recognized” treatment for sexually harming behaviors the therapy must be administered by a therapist who has the certification of a Certified Clinical Juvenile Sex Offender Therapist (CCSOT) in the state of Oregon, or is pursuing that certification. Any candidate for this position must be certified, pursuing certification, or willing to pursue certification in order to fulfill the position. Parrott Creek provides the necessary supervision and will make available training opportunities so that the certification process can be completed – at no cost to the employee.
In addition, because of planned program expansion to provide mental health and drug and alcohol counseling, it will also be necessary for the Therapist/Program Manager to be licensed or willing to pursue licensure In their specific discipline. Parrott Creek also provides supervision for licensure, again, at no cost to the employee.
- Provide individual counseling for the youth on program caseload.
- Provide family therapy for Individual client families when appropriate.
- Facilitate therapeutic treatment groups.
- Facilitate parent support/psychoeducation groups on a prearranged schedule.
- Complete all paperwork in a timely fashion.
- Maintain appointments on Google electronic calendar.
- Attend mandatory staff meetings and training.
- Participate in supervision with Clinical Director.
- Upon request complete psycho sexual assessments to determine appropriate level of treatment.
- Formulate treatment plan for youth while he is in the program.
- Formulate youth’s Transition Plan.
- Chair required Case Reviews for youth.
- Follow and support Parrott Creek Policies and Procedures, work cooperatively and harmoniously with clients, coworkers, and outside agencies.
- Excellent medical benefits
- Life Insurance
- Exceptional Retirement Plan (with permanent employment)
- Paid Vacation
- Paid Sick Leave
- Paid Holidays
$26 – $28 per hour, salaried depending on experience.
$1,000 Hiring bonus
$1/hr supplement for bi-lingual/bi-cultural candidates. Assessment to be made during interview process. This is a salaried/non-exempt position.
Requirements, knowledge, skills and abilities
The applicant must have knowledge of basic psychological and sociological theories, clinical application and clinical interviewing techniques, adolescent development, and familiarity with theories of the impact of trauma and some understanding of trauma informed care.
Education, experience and training
Applicants must have a Masters Degree from an accredited college or university with major study in social work, counseling, psychology or a closely allied field and one year of experience in the care and treatment of youth or young adults.
Interested candidates please send resume w/cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to 1001 Molalla Avenue #209, Oregon City, OR 97045 or fax to 503-655-8908.
*A note to potential candidates: Studies have shown that women, trans, non-binary, BIPOC and other candidates from most-impacted communities are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every single one of the qualifications as described in the job description. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organization, and we are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job. That candidate may be one who comes from a background less traditional to our field of work, and that’s welcome. We would strongly encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of the qualifications described.