Skills Trainers

Always accepting applications


  • Provide community-based skill development to at-risk youth aged 3-20 who may experience emotional and behavioral challenges.
  • Model prosocial interactive skills and provide natural opportunities for program youth to practice these skills in real life settings in the community.
  • Introduce and practice positive and healthy activities with the youth, such as (but not limited to): hiking, playing games, attending community events, playing basketball, assisting with school work, etc.
  • Introduce and practice developmentally appropriate positive and healthy skills such as making a good impression, handling disappointment maturely, initiating and maintaining friendships, taking turns, thinking flexibly, relaxation/coping skills, etc.
  • Use various reinforcement strategies to punctuate practice and acquisition of new skills consistent with youth’s treatment plan.
  • Provide feedback and collaborate with the treatment team about behavioral observations and experiences with the program youth.
  • Document sessions by completing progress notes in a timely fashion, using an electronic medical records system.
  • You will participate in training, consultation, and supervision from the Program Supervisor and Skills Trainer Supervisor.


  • Ability to establish a strong relationship with a child or adolescent that combines warmth and humor with effective skill building.
  • Creativity and energy to demonstrate, healthy play, recreational activities, school assistance, and a fun, positive, open minded attitude. You will participate WITH clients in these activities so expect to occasionally get messy or sweaty.
  • Conceptual understanding of developmentally appropriate behavior for children/adolescents in the home, school, and community. This can be gained through working with children in many settings and/or education
  • Ability to collaborate professionally with the youth’s clinical team, maintain close communication with Program Supervisor, and coordinating session interventions.
  • Ability to demonstrate professional boundaries in accordance with OCP policies and procedures.
  • Ability to manage and coordinate session scheduling.
  • Attend clinical meetings as assigned
  • A combination of 3 years’ education, training, and/or experience working with youth OR a Bachelor’s degree in a behavioral sciences field. Applicants within 6 months of meeting this requirement will be considered.
  • Preferred: Meets QMHA credentialing requirements.
  • Valid motor vehicle driver’s license reliable transportation, automobile liability insurance.
  • Must have a telephone.
  • This is an hourly position with the expectation that, in addition to sessions with program youth (primarily between 3pm and 6pm), that one is available for regular training, clinical meetings, and supervision to be determined with the Program Manager.

Job Classification:

MH5 ($12.87/hour) or MH6 ($13.88/hour – if meeting QMHA requirements)

Hourly: 10-18 hours per week

Varies by case

Start Date:

Submit cover letter and resume (as Word document or PDF), and application to:
Oregon Community Programs
Attn: Colie M.

Position is open until filled. 

Oregon Community Programs is an EEO/AA Employer