Now Hiring! 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 outpatient behavioral health and specialized foster care in Lane County and beyond. As a full-time individual and family therapist, you will guide children and families in learning concrete strategies to build relationships, improve communication, reduce problem behaviors, and connect with meaningful positive activities and people. You will receive in-depth training in evidenced-based interventions along with a high level of supervision and support. You will 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 47 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:
- Value evidence based treatment approaches. OCP is dedicated to providing interventions that are proven to be effective by the best research. We provide evidence-based parent management training, Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Parent Child Interaction Therapy, Generation PMTO and other evidence-based offerings. 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. Our therapists collaborate as a team to support families in meeting their treatment goals. Colleagues with an interest in school-based interventions have the opportunity to work within a local school one or more days a week.
- Believe parents and caregivers are critical to the treatment process. At OCP, we always engage parents and caregivers into treatment because their participation leads to better outcomes for kids and families. And we constantly remind ourselves how hard it is to be a parent in this day and age.
- 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 ready to grow and you can help build it into something special for the future of children and families of Lane County and beyond.
- Receive in-depth training along with a high level of supervision designed to support clinicians to achieve professional licensure at no additional cost to you.
What people have said about Oregon Community Programs:
- I worked for Connections for over 3 years and am beyond grateful to have been a part of such a wonderful team, organization, and contributed to the work [OCP] does in the community. My time at OCP was an incredible learning experience and I felt supported to take my skills out into the world to offer healing to folks in my private practice setting. – Former Connections Individual & 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 Connections 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 Connections Mental Health Intern
Responsibilities of an Individual and Family Therapist include:
- Managing a caseload of approximately 20 clients, comprised of both youth and caregivers, and intervening using evidenced-based treatment models, in person and via a secure telehealth platform.
- Driving for community-based sessions or meetings, including in-home sessions as needed.
- Providing case management and care coordination to support therapy goals.
- Utilizing validated assessment tools to measure progress on treatment objectives and regularly updates service documentation to show progress.
- Actively participating in staff clinical and supervision meetings.
- Providing accurate and timely record keeping and documentation for all clinical activities using electronic health records system, including keeping work calendar up to date.
- Meeting billing expectations set by supervisor, and communicates with supervisor to address any barriers to meeting set target.
- Engaging in ongoing training and supervision to promote model adherence in service delivery.
- 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.
- Experience treating families, children, and adolescents; and comfort providing services in the community, client homes or school settings.
- Experience implementing evidence-based or protocol-driven treatment preferred.
- Experience with a behavioral approach to treating youth and families preferred.
- Experience with the administrative components of treatment (case documentation) preferred.
- 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
Generous benefits package includes up to 45 paid days off per year! (Sick, vacation, and holiday combined).
Successful candidates will receive:
- Extensive training and supervision in evidence-based treatment models for youth and family.
- Excellent administrative and IT support.
- OCP is a Qualified Practice Site for both the Behavioral Health and the Health Care Provider Loan Repayment Programs, run through OHSU. OCP staff that meet the criteria can receive tax-free funds to repay qualifying educational loan debt.
- Generous benefits package includes excellent vacation and PTO:
- Comprehensive medical/dental insurance (medical ~85% employer-paid; dental ~85% employer-paid)
- Health Reimbursement Arrangement (available to staff on OCP’s medical insurance plan)
- Employer-Paid life insurance
- 6 weeks of paid company holidays and vacation time/year in addition to accrual of sick time
- Employee Assistance Plan (Access to FREE appointments with a mental health counselor, reduced gym membership fees, …+ other primary benefits)
- Flexible Spending plan
- Employer retirement contributions. 4% of gross wages vested after 3 years.
- Licensure supervision provided at no cost for clinicians pursuing LPC, LCSW, or LMFT credentials.
OCP offers flexible work hours, a friendly team atmosphere including staff social events, and a dog-friendly office environment.
Most importantly, all clinical services are effective and supported by the most recent science in behavioral health.
FTE: Full time, potential for hourly or part time
Starting Salary: $47,445 or higher DOE and bilingual capabilities, and opportunities for advancement.
Job Grade: 14
Supervisor: Evyan Stuart
Updated: March 2022
Applications: Please submit an online application and include a letter of intent and current resume.
OCP IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY, AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER