Youth and Family Therapist, Full Time

Parrott Creek Child & Family Services is hiring multiple psychotherapists to work with children, youth and families in our expanding suite of residential and community-based programs. Parrott Creek is a leader in combining trauma-informed treatment models with restorative justice and mindfulness practice. We have a long history of utilizing and valuing clinicians and their contributions to program development and the delivery of impactful social services to the youth and families of Oregon. Our vision is to become a regional center of excellence.

Our programs serve some of Oregon’s most vulnerable children, youth and families involved in formal systems of care. Significant family therapy, whether it is biological or foster, is an integral part of this therapeutic work. The therapists in Parrott Creek’s programs are responsible for providing individual and group therapy, overseeing treatment services, and helping to maintain adherence to the core values and ethical standards of Parrott Creek.

The Therapists are part of therapeutic teams that provide structured, consistent and respectful treatment environments. Our work is trauma informed and responsive with a collective, collaborative approach to supporting our youth. Fundamental to the therapists’ role is modeling Restorative Justice practices. This includes supporting processes that address harm and create opportunities to, where possible, allow the repair of harm to happen.

At its heart, we believe our children and families are smart, capable and doing the best they can with the resources they have available to them. Our job is to help our youth and families reach their full potential. We approach our social service from a non-judgmental, respectful perspective and these values extend to how we work collaboratively as colleagues. 

Parrott Creek respects and promotes the personal and professional growth of all employees and we celebrate diversity. We are committed to creating an inclusive and safe environment for all.

Our Values

  • Unconditional Positive Regard – respect, empathy, trust, dignity and non-judgemental behavior.
  • Accountability & Validation – we respond to needs with a spirit of collaboration, a commitment to integrity and equity.
  • Mindfulness & Being Intentional – we pursue restorative justice to allow people to repair relationships and make amends. We provide services that are trauma-informed to allow victims to heal and recognize themselves as survivors. We work with a desire to always do no harm. 
  • Commitment – we recognize that some families may require assistance that is beyond our doors. If we can’t help a family, we’ll help them find someone who can.
  • Hope – we are a place of great hope and care.
  • Anti-Racism –  we are committed to identifying, challenging, and changing the values, structures and behaviors that perpetuate systemic racism in our society.

 

PRINCIPAL DUTIES:

  • Provide a complete biopsychosocial and psychosexual assessment on all admissions to programs to determine the appropriate level of offense specific care as well as other mental health and behavioral needs,
  • In collaboration with the Program Coordinators or Managers, insurer DHS Caseworker and other involved professionals are aware of behavioral issues, family treatment concerns, and overall progress in treatment.
  • Provide family therapy for caseload when appropriate.
  • Be on-call for mental health emergencies.
  • Facilitate therapeutic treatment groups when appropriate.
  • Supervise youth in the milieu when working in a residential program.
  • Complete all paperwork in a timely fashion.
  • Attend mandatory staff meetings
  • Participate in clinical supervision with the Director of Clinical Services and administrative supervision with the Program Managers.
  • Formulate a treatment plan with youth while they are in program.
  • Formulate youth’s transition plan.
  • Chair required meetings including case reviews, behavioral reviews with youth and transition meetings.
  • Perform additional tasks as assigned by supervisors.
  • Follow and support Parrott Creek Policies and Procedures, work cooperatively and harmoniously with clients, coworkers and outside agencies.

REQUIREMENTS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Able to stand 4-6 hours at a time
  • Computer experience, proficiency with Microsoft Office preferred
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Ability to walk over uneven terrain
  • Be able to drive a 12-seat passenger van.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:

  • Masters in Social Work, Counseling or a related field required.
  • Have knowledge of basic psychological and sociological theories, clinical application and adolescent development.
  • Promote a structured milieu and ability to supervise residential staff if working in a residential program.
  • Have obtained or willing to pursue a certification as a Juvenile Sex Offender Therapist in the State of Oregon.
  • Experience working with/in BIPOC communities.
  • Understanding of and commitment to mindfulness practice.
  • Understanding of and commitment to anti-racism.
  • Supportive of diverse lifestyles and cultures.
  • Transportation of residents is required; must have a valid Oregon driver’s license and good driving record.
  • Able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Work cooperatively within a team.
  • Ability to pass a DHS background and fingerprint check.
  • Bi-lingual preferred.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Duties are performed in an office, residential and community settings.

This position is hourly and non-exempt.

This position is considered essential for the purpose of weather related attendance.

BENEFITS:

  • Excellent medical benefits
  • Dental
  • Life Insurance
  • Exceptional Retirement Plan
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Paid Holidays

COMPENSATION:

$52,000 annually, depending upon qualifications

$1/hr differential for bi-lingual/bi-cultural. Assessment to be conducted during interview process

$1,000 Hiring Bonus!

 

Interested candidates please send resume with cover letter to resumes@pcreek.org or mail to 1001 Molalla Ave, Suite 209 Oregon City, OR 97045.

*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 a 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. Parrott Creek is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply.