About the Role
General Statement of Duties: This position is responsible for interviewing children and families to complete CANS (Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths) assessments as well as Mental Health Assessments to develop appropriate response recommendations for their clients. Provider will also have a small caseload of clients and provide mental health clinical assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of children who have experienced abuse and neglect as well as support for their non-offending care givers.
*Performs CANS Assessments and Mental Health Assignments for all clients referred to the agency by Oregon Department of Human Services, Child Welfare.
*Responsible for interviewing children and families to assess their strengths and needs as well as develop appropriate response recommendations for their clients.
*Consistently performs specific assigned daily and general duties; meets deadlines.
*Regularly attends and participates in assigned meetings.
*Consistently interacts with clients and staff in a manner that aligns with agency mission, and vision. Establish and maintain therapeutic relationships with children and family members.
*Develop treatment plans and provide individual, family, and/or group therapy to the clients of Douglas CARES.
*Fulfill all clinical record keeping requirements including maintaining confidential information and adhering to policies and procedures relating to safeguarding client information.
*Provide guidelines to direct support staff regarding trauma informed intervention with client families.
*Maintain professional communications and case coordination with all involved social service agencies and community resources.
*Attend bi-weekly Multidisciplinary Team Review (MDT) meetings, as needed, provide consultation on case staffing’s when appropriate, and provide consulting services for MDT members on individual cases as requested.
*Provide court testimony and expert witness testimony when requested.
*Participate in Douglas CARES training as requested.
*Attend meetings of agency and community committees/work groups regarding child abuse prevention and treatment, to help coordinate services and keep open communication to better serve victims and their families, as requested by Clinical Director.
*Report to and consult with Clinical Director on a regular basis. Report to Clinical Director concerns related to agency services; appraise and interpret ongoing therapy program operations and needs; report issues to Clinical Director as they arise.
*Attend trainings/conferences as directed by the Clinical Director or Director.
*Maintain cooperative relationships with all agencies providing advocacy for child abuse victims within Douglas County and the Region.
*Encourage teamwork through cooperative interaction with clients, staff, volunteers and Board members. Willingness to engage in CAC provided training and resources regarding the effects of vicarious trauma and resiliency.
*Maintain professional boundaries with clients and client families on social media, online, and in the community.
*Perform other duties as requested by Clinical Director or Executive Director.
*Behave ethically and professionally, observe all agency policies and procedures; maintain cultural humility when working with diverse populations.
$72,000 - $78,000 (license)
$65,000-$69,000 (working toward license)
We also offer benefits, based on 40 hours per week, which includes medical and dental insurance, an Employee Assistance Program, short-term disability, basic life insurance, AD&D, a simple IRA with a 3% match, 10 paid holidays and up to 200 hours of paid time off annually.
Education and Experience Required
· Must meet QMHP requirements including master’s degree in psychology, social work, counseling or related field. If not licensed, then receiving supervision toward licensure.
· We prefer at least three years’ experience in a mental health setting working with individual, family, and group therapy for a range of needs in connection with child abuse/neglect, including domestic violence and/or drug endangered.
· Requires thorough knowledge of and training in up-to-date evidence-based, best practice treatment modalities.
· Ability to work cooperatively with families, law enforcement, other agency personnel, and community partners.
· Must be certified to complete and score CANS assessments or be able to complete certification within 3 weeks of hire.
· Foundational understanding of child development and developmental trauma.
· Strong understanding of Child Welfare and the Foster Care system.
· Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with other employees, program staff, persons receiving services, and outside organizations.
· Must be able to collaborate well with others and promote teamwork.
· Strong organizational and computer skills.
· Willingness to engage in CAC provided training and resources regarding the effects of vicarious trauma and resiliency.
· Must pass a criminal background check.
About the Company
We provide a child-friendly environment for assessment, advocacy, and crisis counseling concerning child abuse and prevention.
When you walk into our office you will find a professional, caring staff of experts who place the comfort and safety of children above all.
To ensure that no child who has been or is at risk of being victimized, will be denied professional trauma-informed intervention services.
Working Conditions: There may be exposure to illness and hostile clients. There may also be exposure to noises associated with personal computers, printers, telephones, adults/children, and traffic each day.
Supervision: This position is under the direct supervision of the Clinical Director in the performance of the above-described duties. The Clinical Director will be required at a minimum to review this job description with the employee on an annual basis and provide a performance appraisal.