| Job Description
Do you enjoy working with youth? Make a difference every day by instilling hope to struggling at-risk youth with mental health challenges. Kairos has an Individual and Family THERAPIST opening. Come join our collaborative team of dedicated staff that provide intensive treatment services for youth who are struggling with emotional and behavioral problems related to trauma, loss/grief, and other mental health issues in a therapeutic community services day-treatment setting. The therapist will provide focused treatment with a small caseload including assessment, treatment planning and team facilitation.
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!
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: $3,617- $5,270/mo. salary DOE
Individual and Family Therapist position currently open:
• Individual and Family Therapists to work out of Kairos' Jackson Services/Care Oregon Outpatient Community Services program located in Medford, OR providing intensive treatment services for youth who might otherwise be served in psychiatric residential treatment by providing treatment options in the youth's home and in their community, based on wrap-around service planning in close coordination with community partners. Agency vehicle provided. F/T shifts consist of mostly (M-F) work-days with an some evening and weekend appointments as needed to accommodate youth and families' schedules. There is also a rotation of QMHP on-call responsibilities for one week (approx. every 12 weeks). The therapists provide individualized, focused treatment with a small caseload including assessment, treatment planning and team facilitation. The therapist work in close and integrated collaboration with community partners to remain in close and active contact with youth, families, and partners.
Education and Experience Minimum Qualifications;
•Master's degree in Psychology, Social Work, Recreational Art, or Music Therapy; behavioral science field; or a qualified Mental Health Intern, as defined in Oregon 309-019-0105 (61)
•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.
•Current licensure (LPC, LMFT and/or LCSW) is preferred and Kairos will support both the supervision and cost of licensure requirements.
•Bi-lingual candidate preferred.
Previous work in a non-profit, out-patient, community setting and with treatment foster care, in-home support services, trauma-informed care, family-driven and youth guided practice is preferred.
•Successfully pass a Criminal Background Check and Medicaid Fraud Check
•Valid driver's license with 3 yrs. min. driving experience with safe driving record.
Masters' degree in psychology, counseling, social services or related field is required. Current licensure (LPC, LMFT and/or LCSW) is preferred and Kairos will support both the supervision and cost of licensure requirements.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
•Deliver and coordinate psychiatric services for youth, Establish rapport by demonstrating and maintaining clear, consistent, appropriate, and therapeutic boundaries
•Demonstrate knowledge of all applicable Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) and Behavior Rehabilitation Services Rules as they pertain to assessment tools and treatment plans
•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.
•Demonstrate knowledge of and be able to efficiently access community resources, support services and referral systems for treatment and discharge planning.
•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.
•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.
• Provide individual, group and family therapy per treatment plan.
•Formulate and document mental health assessments and treatment plans based on identified strengths and needs.
•Maintain communication avenues with essential positions regarding client needs and treatment plans.
•Fulfill responsibilities for Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) on call responsibilities.
•Provide clinical leadership guidance to staff directly working with youth and young adults, families, and community partners.
•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.
•Demonstrate knowledge of youth and young adults' development and group dynamics by adjusting therapeutic approaches to developmental level and group interactions.
•Provide transportation of youth and young adults, or assistance of transportation for appointments and activities.
•Safely de-escalate youth and young adults, including in crisis situations, by effectively using verbal intervention skills.
•Participate in continuous quality improvement and assurance activities
•Abide by ethical codes, mission, values, and professional standards, including confidentiality.
•Actively utilize and reference agency policies, procedures, and guidelines.
•Present a positive attitude, professional demeanor and demonstrated respect with youth and young adults, families, staff, visitors, and community partners.
•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.
•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 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!
◊◊◊◊◊ Mission Statement ◊◊◊◊◊
We collaborate with young people, families, and communities to provide intensive mental health services and supports, promote mental wellness, and instill hope.
◊◊◊◊◊ Vision Statement ◊◊◊◊◊
A region of communities that understands and values mental and emotional wellness, in which all youth and their families have appropriate support and care.