Skills Trainers

Oregon Community Programs (OCP) is seeking skilled and team-oriented mentors to provide outstanding evidence-based mental health services to youth and families on our outpatient behavioral health and specialized foster care programs.  Successful candidates will receive extensive training and supervision in validated behavioral health treatment for youth and family.

Both hourly and FTE (.50 up to 1.0) positions available.

For FTE’d posititions, competitive benefits include:

  • Comprehensive medical insurance, including prescription, vision and alternative care coverage, and dental insurance (medical ~90% employer paid; dental 100% employer paid),
  • Paid life and disability insurance,
  • Paid sick/vacation time (8 hours/month sick leave and 14 hours/month vacation time for full time employees),
  • Paid holidays, and
  • Employer retirement contributions (4% per month and not contingent on employee contributions).

OCP offers flexible work hours, friendly team atmosphere including staff social events and a dog friendly office environment.  Excellent administrative and IT support.  Most importantly, all clinical services are effective and supported by the most recent science in behavioral health.


  • Provide community-based skill development to at-risk youth aged 3-20 who may experience emotional and behavioral challenges.
  • Assist with on-site childcare for program participants while caregivers receive services.
  • 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.
  • Participate in training, consultation, and supervision from the Team Lead and Skills Trainer Supervisor. 


  • Ability to establish a strong connection 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 an educational setting.
  • 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 and Skills Trainer meetings as assigned.
  • Must have a mobile telephone.
  • Valid motor vehicle driver’s license, reliable transportation suitable for children, automobile liability insurance.
  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, a combination of formal education and experience working with children, or experience working with children combined with a strong learning posture.
  • Preferred: Meets QMHA credentialing requirements.  QMHAs shall demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively; understand mental health assessment, treatment, and service terminology; and apply each of these concepts, implement skills development strategies, and identify, implement, and coordinate the services and supports identified in a service plan. In addition, QMHAs shall meet the following minimum qualifications:
  • (a) Bachelor’s degree in a behavioral science field; or
  • (b) A combination of at least three years of relevant work, education, training, or experience; or
  • (c) A qualified Mental Health Intern, as defined in OAR 309-019-0105.

Job Classification:

Grade 10 ($15.07/hour) or Grade 11 ($16.14/hour – if meet QMHA requirements)

Hourly: 10-18 hours per week

FTE: 20-40 hours per week

Kymberlea Broten

Start Date:

Application:   Please include your cover letter and resume with application. 

Position is open until filled. 

Oregon Community Programs is an EEO/AA Employer