Youth and Family Therapist/DHS Program for Parrott Creek Child & Family Services

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, trauma-informed and respectful perspective. These values also extend to how we work collaboratively as colleagues within our agency. Parrott Creek is an equal opportunity employer: we respect and promote the personal and professional growth of all employees and we celebrate diversity. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all.

Position Details:

The Therapist is responsible for providing therapeutic services to clients and families in our DHS Residential Program, a program specifically designed to provide services to youth who have acted out with sexually Inappropriate behaviors. Therefore, it will be necessary for the applicant for this position to have, be pursuing, or be willing to pursue a “Juvenile Sex Offender Therapist Certification” for the State of Oregon. The Therapist is responsible for providing individual and group therapy to this population and their families/foster families. The Therapist is also key to helping maintain adherence to the core values of the program.

The Therapist, as part of a team with the Program Coordinator and Residential Counselors, provides a structured, consistent and respectful therapeutic environment using a trauma informed and collaborative approach to support our youth.

This role is fundamental in modeling and counseling youth in our programs in therapeutic interventions, daily living skills as well as coaching them in practicing skills that encourage effective ways of getting their fundamental needs met. Many of these skills are demonstrated by supporting youth through the challenges of living together and maintaining a healthy, safe and clean communal environment. This role is also fundamental in creating a milieu that is based on Restorative Justice principles and the Therapist is responsible for supporting processes that will address harm and create opportunities to, where possible, allow repair of harm to happen in the community.

Principal Duties:

  • Provide a complete biopsychosocial and psychosexual assessment on all admissions to the program to determine the appropriate level of offense specific care as well as other mental and behavioral health needs.
  • In collaboration with the Program Coordinator and the youth’s assigned DHS Caseworker, act as a case manager for the youth and their family/foster family, ensuring they are aware of behavioral issues, progress in treatment, helping resolve any logistical issues and facilitating home and other family visits if appropriate.
  • Provide family therapy for caseload when appropriate.
  • Be on-call for mental health emergencies.
  • Facilitate therapeutic treatment groups.
  • Supervise youth in the milieu.
  • 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 Manager.
  • Formulate a Treatment Plan with youth while they are in the program.
  • Formulate youth’s Transition Plan for when they leave the program.
  • 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.

Benefits Offered:

Excellent medical benefits
Retirement Plan
Paid Vacation
Paid Sick Leave
Paid Holidays
Supervision for Licensure is available

Salary Range: $19 – 21/hr DOE

Requirements, knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Bilingual/bicultural preferred
  • Able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Able to stand 4-6 hours at a time
  • Computer experience and proficiency
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Ability to walk over uneven terrain
  • Valid Oregon Driver’s License and good driving record
  • Able to drive a 12-passenger van
  • CPR/First Aid Certification

Education, Experience and Training:

  • Demonstrated experience working in or advocating for communities of color
  • Preferred lived experience of the communities and/or needs of our clients
  • Masters in Social Work, Counseling or a related field
  • Knowledge of basic psychological and sociological theories, clinical application and adolescent development
  • Have an understanding of residential treatment
  • Promote a structured milieu and ability to supervise residential staff
  • Have obtained or willing to pursue a certification as a Juvenile Sex Offender Therapist in the State of Oregon
  • Transportation of residents is required, must have a valid Oregon driver’s license and good driving record
  • Work cooperatively within a team
  • Ability to pass a DHS background check and fingerprinting

Interested applicants please send resume with cover letter to or mail to 1001 Molalla Avenue, Suite 209, Oregon City, OR 97045.

Parrott Creek is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage

candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply.