Therapist-Youth and Family Job Description

Position: Youth and family therapist for the Parrott Creek Child & Family Services Lifeguards Program

Our Values

At Parrott Creek we believe that all youth and families are doing the best they can and want to do better. Further, we approach social service from a non-judgmental, respectful perspective. These values extend to how we work collaboratively as colleagues within our agency. We respect and promote the personal and professional growth of all employees of Parrott Creek.

Position Details

The Lifeguards program is an outpatient treatment program that has a contract with the Clackamas County Juvenile Department. The Lifeguards program provides individual, family and group treatment for youth who have offended with sexual behaviors. The Lifeguard therapist, in addition to providing direct treatment, is often required to produce a Psychosexual Assessment to determine appropriateness for placement in the program. After placement the therapist is responsible for developing a services plan that meets the needs of the youth, their family, and the County Juvenile Department. The therapist will utilize recognized offense specific interventions, assessment tools, and curriculum as well as general therapeutic methods. In addition, the therapist is responsible for conducting scheduled parent groups and quarterly reports on each youths’ progress in the program.

Principal Duties

  1. Provide individual counseling for the youth on your caseload in the program.
  2. Provide family therapy for your caseload.
  3. Facilitate therapeutic treatment groups.
  4. Prepare youth for polygraph testing that’s associated with their offense.
  5. Facilitate regularly scheduled “parent groups.”
  6. Maintain appointments on Google calendar.
  7. Attend mandatory staff meetings and trainings.
  8. Participate in supervision with Clinical Director.
  9. Formulate treatment plan for youth while they are in the program.
  10. When requested, develop a psychosexual assessment of potential clients.
  11. Chair required Quarterly Reviews for youth.
  12. Follow and support Parrott Creek Policies and Procedures, work cooperatively and harmoniously with clients, coworkers, and outside agencies.

Benefits Offered

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

Requirements, knowledge, skills and abilities

The applicant must have knowledge of basic psychological and sociological theories, clinical application, adolescent development, understand offense specific treatment modalities and assessment tools. Have the ability to utilize supervision and be a self manager.

Education, experience and training

Applicant must have Masters Degree from an accredited college or university with major study in social work, psychology, counseling or a closely allied field and one year of experience in the care and treatment of youth and young adults with sexually offending behaviors

Interested candidates please send resume w/cover letter to or mail to 1001 Molalla Avenue #209, Oregon City, OR 97045 or fax to 503-655-8908.