Kairos is hiring! Do you enjoy working with youth or young adults? Come join a Kairos team that's making a difference every day for struggling at-risk youth and young adults with mental health challenges by instilling hope and teaching new life skills. Kairos' co-ed youth and young adult residential treatment facilities are both located in the Grants Pass area. Teach new skills to youth (ages 11-17) or young adults (17-24) to facilitate the development of appropriate behaviors, self-expression and social interaction by teaching, modeling and coaching life skills. Programs are trauma informed and strength-based, geared toward helping the youth/young adults use collaborative problem solving (CPS) to become more self-regulated by using newly learned positive communication and coping skills.
Kairos is an innovative agency that values mental wellness and offers plenty of growth opportunities in a career that makes a lasting difference with youth and their families. If you would enjoy a fulfilling, challenging opportunity working as part of a collaborative, caring team - apply now at Kairos!
ALL SHIFTS OPEN - You choose! Daytime, swing and overnight - with most shifts 4 days on/3 days off per week - so you can enjoy a 3-day 'weekend'!
Kairos is also accepting applications from candidates that have SOME related work experience with youth/young adults and haven't yet obtained QMHA status (Bachelors' degree - or AA degree with 1yr. exper.) to work on an overnight shift ONLY. A great way to start working in the mental health field! Overnight shift is an AWAKE overnight shift. We also have several On-call position openings - perfect for students and those who prefer part-time work. All positions also requires attendance at weekly Wednesday staff meetings - ALL training time is paid time.
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 generous 401k with employer matching %. Additionally, Kairos recognizes staff by providing innovative, dynamic training and internal growth opportunities.
Compensation range for this position: $11.62 - $16.12/hr. An additional $1.00 per/hour shift differential may apply. DOE
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Assist in the care, treatment and teaching of youth with psychiatric needs by providing a consistent presence, skills training and emotional support in a safe and secure manner.
• Establish rapport by demonstrating and maintaining clear, consistent, appropriate, and therapeutic boundaries.
• Actively supervise and interact with youth in the therapeutic milieu, classroom and various community environments to maintain safety and provide psychiatric services.
• Demonstrate knowledge of youth's development and group dynamics by adjusting therapeutic approaches to developmental level and group interactions.
• Safely de-escalate youth, including in crisis situations, by effectively using verbal intervention skills.
• Concisely and thoroughly document daily clinical information using a variety of computer software.
• Provide timely accurate documentation adhering to Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) and standards of care.
• Abide by ethical codes, mission, values, and professional standards, including confidentiality.
• Present a positive attitude, professional demeanor and demonstrated respect with youth, families, staff, visitors, and community partners.
• Comply with all federal, state and agency health and safety reporting requirements.
• Maintain prompt and regular attendance with ability to be flexible and adjust schedule as necessary to fit program needs and meet the needs of youth and their families.
• Based on identified individualized needs, provide individual contact with the youth to teach, model, and coach life skills; provide tutoring, encourage and reinforce positive behavior, etc.
• Assist program staff when necessary in crisis situations.
• Actively utilize, reference, and follow established agency policies, procedures, and guidelines in a proper and safe manner.
Education and Experience Minimum Qualifications:
• Must meet Qualified Mental Health Associate (QMHA) classifications, which includes a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology (or related field) --OR- an Associate's degree plus at least one year work experience in Human Service/Mental Health field --OR- a High School diploma and three years of work experience in Human Service/Mental Health field.
• Successfully pass a Criminal Background Check and Medicaid Fraud Check.
• Valid driver's license with 3 yrs. min. driving experience with safe driving record.
Kairos is non-profit mental health agency that provides a variety of psychiatric services to children and young adults struggling with trauma and other mental health issues in various locations throughout Oregon 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. Accredited by The Joint Commission since 1984, licensed by the Oregon Health Authority Office of Licensing and Regulatory Oversight and certified by the Oregon Health Authority Addictions and Mental Health Division.
To apply: Send Kairos employment application available at http://www.kairosnw.org 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!
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We collaborate with young people, families, and communities to provide intensive mental health services and supports, promote mental wellness, and instill hope.
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A region of communities that understands and values mental and emotional wellness, in which all youth and their families have appropriate support and care.