BRS Individual and Family Therapist

We want you! Want to make a real difference for children and families? At Oregon Community Programs, that’s our mission and why we’ve been a leading provider of behavioral health services and specialized foster care in Lane County and beyond. As an Individual and Family Therapist on the Behavioral Rehabilitation Services Program, you will receive in-depth training in evidence-based interventions along with a high level of supervision and support. You’ll work closely with team members to intervene on a family systems level, a supportive approach that engages caregivers as the primary agent of change in their child’s life.

We are a team of 44 skilled therapists, clinical interns, mentors, skills trainers, and administrative staff who are also hikers, dog lovers, kayakers, DIY fanatics, travelers, bikers, photographers, and musicians.  As both colleagues and friends, we enjoy working together to bring enthusiasm and a team-oriented focus to our programs and projects.

You’re right for this position if you:

  • Have a growth mindset. OCP’s services are lodged in the strongest research on improving family connection and reducing conflict and stress. You are open to learning new strategies and excited to creatively deliver our therapy interventions
  • Like working on a team. You connect with people in a friendly and outgoing way and you respond quickly and supportively to changing situations or conditions. Collaborate as a team to support families in meeting their treatment goals.
  • Desire connection in the workplace. You acknowledge that one marker of a healthy organization is strong connections among staff. You seek an environment where colleagues take time to learn about one another and celebrate diverse ideas and interests.
  • Believe good therapy for children doesn’t always have to happen in the office. Variety is the spice of life and you like to keep things interesting! You’re excited to work with youth in the community, and you appreciate how flexible scheduling is helpful in accommodating both a client’s needs and your own.
  • Follow through to completion. With many competing demands at any given time, you’re able to prioritize your attention effectively, and return to suspended tasks and see them through to completion. You appreciate an environment where departments work closely together with a shared aim of delivering the best service possible.
  • Identify as a self-starter. While some struggle to activate, you set yourself apart by your tendency to ask questions, lend an opinion, or brainstorm possible solutions. You derive satisfaction from a job well done and model initiative to those around you.

Here’s what we have:

  • We provide a wide array of therapy and specialized foster care services for children and families, including the most established and validated evidenced-based practices. Our services are flexible to meet the needs of families, which means something new happens every day.
  • Flexible and relaxed work environment. Of course, we are focused on our business, but productivity and flexibility go hand in hand. And, did we mention we are dog-friendly?
  • Opportunity to make a difference. Our agency is growing and you can help build it into something special for the future of children and families of Lane County and beyond.

What people have said about Oregon Community Programs:

  • During my time at OCP, I have found an agency where the development of clinical skills occurs day in and day out. From therapist to administration to the families we work with, the culture present at OCP is one anchored is support and a willingness to always learn from each other. I have nothing but admiration for the hard work my co-workers invest every day and I’m proud to be a part of the organization.– Individual and Family Therapist
  • It’s a generally held sentiment on my board that when kids are receiving services at OCP, we can exhale and know the child is in good hands – Citizen Review Board member
  • The OCP team has fostered a fertile learning field for the beginning of my clinical practice. Not only has it offered a space for practical skills and therapeutic growth, but it has also been a joy to work with the team and connect with others who are passionate about this work and genuinely lovely humans all around!  – Former Mental Health Intern

BRS Individual and Family Therapist

Responsibilities of an Individual and Family Therapist include:

  • Provides individual and/or family therapy to program youth and caregivers using evidence-based treatment models. 
  • Travels for community-based sessions or meetings, including in-home sessions as needed.
  • Is flexible in scheduling sessions to accommodate client schedules.  Occasional work outside regular office hours may be required.
  • Participates in the development of comprehensive mental health assessments and service plans.
  • Utilizes validated behavioral interventions to promote change.
  • Utilizes validated assessment tools to measure progress on treatment objectives and regularly updates service documentation to show progress.
  • Attends weekly clinical team meetings.
  • Provides accurate and timely record keeping and documentation for all clinical activities using electronic health records system.
  • Meets billing expectations set by supervisor.
  • Coordinates with partnering agencies to ensure collaboration of services.
  • Engages in ongoing training to promote model adherence in service delivery.
  • Participates in training and facilitation of parenting groups, and facilitation of in-house trainings
  • Participates in supervision as required.
  • Performs other related duties as required

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with major study in social work/behavioral science or a closely allied field and one year of experience in the care and treatment of children or young adults.  Recent graduates of Master’s programs are encouraged to apply.
  • Experience with a behavioral approach to treating youth and families preferred.
  • Experience treating families, children, and adolescents.
  • Experience implementing evidence-based or protocol-driven treatment preferred.
  • Experience with the administrative components of treatment (case documentation) preferred.
  • Comfort with providing services to youth and/or their families in the community, client homes, or school settings.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a treatment team.
  • Valid driver’s license, reliable car, and adequate automobile liability insurance.
  • Must meet any required state certification or licensing criteria.
  • Preference to applicants bilingual in English and Spanish, but not required
  • Diverse candidates encouraged to apply

Successful candidates will receive:

Compensation starts at $47,444/year, base salary may be higher DOE and for fluent English/Spanish speaking candidates

Incentive Bonus: Applicant can earn up to $400 monthly incentive bonus

Competitive benefits include:

  • Comprehensive medical/dental insurance (medical ~85% employer paid; dental 95% employer paid)
  • Health Reimbursement Arrangement (available to staff on OCP’s medical insurance plan)
  • Paid life insurance
  • Generous benefits package includes 32 paid days off a year plus sick time as needed! (vacation and holiday combined). 
  • Employee Assistance Plan (Access to 6 FREE appointments with a mental health counselor, reduced gym membership fees, …+ other primary benefits)
  • Employer retirement contributions (averaging 4% per month and not contingent on employee contributions)
  • Flexible Spending plan

OCP is approved by the Oregon Office of Rural Health as a qualified Practice Site for the Oregon Behavioral Health Loan Repayment Program (OBHLRP) and OCP staff that meet the criteria can receive tax-free funds to repay qualifying educational loan debt.

Hybrid Work Model:     Combination of in-person and flexible hybrid remote work may be optional per Supervisor

Salary range : $47,444/starting salary, maybe higher DOE and for fluent English/Spanish speaking candidates

Job Classification: Job grade 14

Supervisor: Program Manager, BRS Foster Care Program

Starting Date: ASAP

Applications: Please include your Letter of Intent and resume with application. 

Oregon Community Programs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position is open until filled.