We're seeking a Child and Family Therapist to support our group home programs for youth who experience Dual Diagnoses of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) as well Mental Health challenges. This position will provide services to youth in group homes in either Multnomah County or the greater Hillsboro area. As a Child and Family Therapist, you'll coordinate and provide mental health treatment to achieve the best possible outcomes, in the timeliest manner possible, and within the most efficient utilization of available resources. Additionally, you'll ensure clinical work actively incorporates client and family voice and choice, and complies with OAR, license and payer requirements. This is an entry-level position to the Child and Family Therapist job family. This position does not require professional licensure and operates under the supervision of a licensed mental health practitioner (LCSW, LMFT, LPC). Pursuit and achievement of relevant professional licensure (LCSW for MSW degree holders, LMFT or LPC as appropriate for other clinical Master's degree holders) within three years of hire is a key requirement of the position. Kerr provides supervision hours or a monthly reimbursement toward achievement of licensure. Albertina Kerr empowers people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental health challenges and other social barriers to lead self-determined lives and reach their full potential. When you join Kerr, you become part of a team motivated to provide innovative and excellent programs, services and care. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to provide mental health treatment and support to youth with intellectual and developmental delays! Essential Duties
Provides and implements individual, family and group psychotherapy.
Provides competent, therapeutic coordination of care according to the relevant OARs and ISSRs.
Implements strength-based wraparound service delivery for children and their families utilizing a system of care, core values and principles approach, including facilitation of Child and Family team meetings.
Consistently provides clinical guidance and consultation on shared cases with Behavior Support Specialists and group home direct support staff as defined in the OAR's.
Coordinates client and family services and activities with other agencies and community resources and providers in congruence with a team based approach.
Ensures development and implementation of comprehensive, individualized Individual Service Support Plan for each client and family.
Participates in training sessions, supervision and meetings, as required.
Ensures all documentation is completed in accordance with the OAR, contract, and organizational standards and maintains current authorizations.
Completes all training requirements.
Actively pursues and attains individual professional licensure in a relevant clinical field within three years of hire.
Participates in the clinical after-hours on-call rotation, providing prompt crisis support by phone or in person as required.
Maintains appropriate professional boundaries with children and families, including maintaining confidentiality of client information as required by various laws and agency requirements. Follows laws related to mandatory abuse reporting.
Paid medical, dental, and vision employee benefits
Paid basic life & accident insurance and short- & long-term disability
Paid internal training and career development
7 paid holidays and generous time off
24-hour Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) that provides resources for everything from mental health to pet insurance and financial counselling
Satisfies employment requirement for student loan Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PLSF)
Master's Degree in social work, counseling psychology, child and family therapy or art therapy from an accredited college or university that meets the requirement for Oregon licensure in clinical social work, marriage and family therapy, or professional counseling.
Eligibility for relevant clinical licensure in the State of Oregon.
Proven ability to provide Individual and Family Therapy.
Specialized knowledge and skills to provide appropriate clinical services based on the age, growth, and development of children served.
Proven ability to facilitate interdisciplinary treatment team meetings.
Excellent written, organizational, time management and interpersonal skills.
Intermediate computer skills sufficient to maintain calendars and clinical documentation, complete routine assignments in Microsoft Office, and similar tasks.
Two years' relevant experience working with similar populations in a Joint Commission accredited facility is preferred.
Consistent, punctual attendance to provide in-person clinical services and to participate in meetings with both internal and external parties.
Ability to build appropriate relationships and relate effectively with children and families served and internal and external parties.
A valid driver's license and the ability to meet agency driving requirements.
Reliable means or methods of transportation to provide in-person child and family therapy at a variety of Kerr or client sites, during the regular workday and when on call.