Early Childhood / PCIT Therapist

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.

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 an Early Childhood/PCIT 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. Your caseload will be balanced between managing PCIT and traditional outpatient cases.  You will receive in-depth training along with a high level of supervision designed to support clinicians to achieve professional licensure and certification in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT).  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.

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.

What people have said about Oregon Community Programs:

  • As a therapist that has tried multiple styles of therapy, PCIT feels rewarding to be able to build the skills in the parents and show them by small changes, they can use their skills to benefit their relationship and decrease negative behaviors – current Early Childhood PCIT 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
  • PCIT is awesome to watch a parent feel empowered by the skills not only to connect with their child but also to have a plan for difficult behaviors, in turn reducing their stress level  – current Early Childhood PCIT Therapist
  • Working for OCP’s Outpatient 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

Responsibilities of an Early Childhood/PCIT Therapist include:

  • Managing a caseload of approximately 15-20 clients, comprised of both children and caregivers, and intervening using evidenced-based treatment models, in person and via a secure telehealth platform.
  • Participating in initial and ongoing PCIT training, supervision and consultation to promote model adherence and  to achieve certification in the model.
  • Driving for community-based sessions or meetings, including in-home sessions as needed.
  • Providing 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 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.
  • Interest in treating families, children, and adolescents; and comfort providing services in the clinic, community, client homes or school settings.
  • Interest in 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.

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.

Competitive benefits include:

  • Comprehensive medical insurance, including prescription, vision and alternative care coverage, and dental insurance (medical ~90% employer paid), paid life insurance.
  • Generous benefits package includes 32 paid days off a year plus sick time as needed! (vacation and holiday combined). 
  • Employer retirement contributions (not contingent on employee contributions, fully vested after 3 years).
  • Supervision towards professional licensure is included at no extra cost to you!

FTE:                             Hourly – 1.0 FTE

Starting Salary: $47,445

Job Grade: 14

Supervisor:                  Tracy Stafford – To learn more (541-743-4340).

Starting Date:              ASAP

Application:   Please submit an online application and include a letter of intent and resume.

Oregon Community Programs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.