| Job Description
Kairos is seeking a full-time INDIVIDUAL & FAMILY THERAPIST for our youth residential treatment program. If you appreciate working as part of a collaborative team and enjoy working with youth - this may be a great time to begin working at an innovative agency that values mental wellness and also offers plenty of growth opportunities.
Kairos offers competitive wages and generous benefit packages including 2.4 weeks paid time-off (PTO) +1 week of paid sick-time the first year of employment, +health, vision and dental insurance, agency is qualified for federal student loan repayment program and also offers generous 401k with employer matching. Additionally, Kairos recognizes staff by providing innovative, dynamic training and internal growth opportunities.
Compensation range for this position:: $3,617- $5,270/mo. salary DOE
Therapists provide intensive treatment services to at-risk youth mentally challenged youth (11-17) in a new therapeutic crisis care unit within Kairos' psychiatric co-ed residential treatment program located in the Grants Pass, OR area. The new Crisis Unit has been created to help provide psychiatric care for youth experiencing a crisis who are admitted into area hospital emergency rooms or have other acute need. Youth are assessed upon admission and given appropriate treatment with plans and information explained to their families in a more conducive trauma-informed, safe, therapeutic treatment environment. Care is client-centered with family and/or care-team involvement including wrap-around services.
F/T shift consist of Mon-Fri. 8am-4:30pm and include a rotation of QMHP on-call responsibilities for agency programs approximately every 12 weeks. Therapists provide individualized, focused treatment with a small caseload; assessment, treatment planning, and team facilitation.
Education and Experience:
Must meet Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) classifications, which includes a degree in one of the following:
Graduate degree in Psychology; Social Work; Recreational, Art, or Music Therapy; in a Behavioral Science field; or qualified Mental Health Intern, as defined in 309-019-0105 (61)
Additionally the QMHP's ability to become licensed within 2 years is preferred.
Must demonstrate the ability to conduct an assessment, including identifying precipitating events, gathering histories of mental and physical health, substance abuse, past mental health services and criminal justice contacts, assessing family, cultural, social and work relationships, conducting a mental status examination, complete a DSM diagnosis, write and supervise the implementation of a Service Plan, and provide individual, family or group therapy within the scope of their training.
1. Provide proof of current, valid Oregon Driver's License (or if out-of-state will obtain Oregon license within 30 days), comprehensive automobile insurance (if applicable) and a safe driving record (minimum of 3 yrs.) to use company or personal vehicle for required duties.
2. Successfully pass a Criminal Background Check and Medicaid Fraud Check.
3. Obtain and Maintain Children's Emergency Safety Intervention Specialist (CESIS) certification if not licensed.
4. Obtain and maintain current Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NCI) certification and demonstrate proficiency in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NCI) procedures.
5. Obtain and maintain current First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification and Food Handlers Card.
6. Obtain and maintain National Provider Identifier (NPI) number and credentialing application process.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
A. Deliver and coordinate psychiatric services for youth, young adults and families.
B. Establish rapport by demonstrating and maintaining clear, consistent, appropriate, and therapeutic boundaries.
C. Demonstrate knowledge of all applicable Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) and Behavior Rehabilitation Services Rules as they pertain to assessment tools and treatment plans.
D. Concisely and thoroughly document daily clinical information. Provide timely accurate documentation to meet billing requirements. Must adhere to Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) and standards of care.
E. Demonstrate knowledge of and be able to efficiently access community resources, support services and referral systems for treatment and discharge planning.
F. Demonstrate alignment with the philosophy of Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) by utilizing the approaches in interactions with youth and young adults, families, staff, and community partners.
G. Provide treatment and assist in stabilization of youth and young adults using a variety of evidence based methods including wraparound, strengths-based, and family-centered framework.
H. Provide individual, group and family therapy per treatment plan.
I. Formulate and document mental health assessments and treatment plans based on identified strengths and needs.
J. Maintain communication avenues with essential positions regarding client needs and treatment plans.
K. Fulfill responsibilities for Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) on call responsibilities.
L. Provide clinical leadership guidance to staff directly working with youth and young adults, families, and community partners.
M. Actively supervise and interact with youth and young adults both in the community and within the therapeutic milieu to maintain safety and provide psychiatric services.
N. Demonstrate knowledge of youth and young adults' development and group dynamics by adjusting therapeutic approaches to developmental level and group interactions.
O. Provide transportation of youth and young adults, or assistance of transportation for appointments and activities.
P. Safely de-escalate youth and young adults, including in crisis situations, by effectively using verbal intervention skills.
Q. Participate in continuous quality improvement and assurance activities.
R. Abide by ethical codes, mission, values, and professional standards, including confidentiality.
S. Actively utilize and reference agency policies, procedures, and guidelines.
T. Present a positive attitude, professional demeanor and demonstrated respect with youth and young adults, families, staff, visitors, and community partners.
U. Perform all work tasks in a proper and safe manner per established policies, procedures and guidelines to prevent unnecessary injury, time loss and agency expense.
V. Comply with all federal, state and agency health and safety reporting requirements.
Kairos is a non-profit mental health agency that has provided a variety of psychiatric services to children, adolescents, and young adults struggling with trauma and other mental health issues for over 39 years. Known state-wide and nationally for innovation, quality, and accountability in its provision of services, Kairos commits itself to continuous learning and grounding of evidence based treatment models and emerging best practices in mental health through partnerships and training opportunities with leaders in the mental health field. Kairos is licensed and certified by the Oregon Health Authority, and has been accredited by The Joint Commission since 1984.
To apply: Send Kairos employment application available at http://www.kairosnw.org/employment with resume and cover letter by email to HR@kairosnw.org - or fax to (541) 956-5463. Background and Medicaid fraud check, valid driver's license with 3 yrs. min. driving experience with safe driving record required. Apply TODAY to join the Kairos team and attend the next scheduled orientation date!