BRS Team Lead

Treatment Foster Care Team Lead

Treatment Foster Care Oregon (TFCO) is an evidence-based internationally successful program for children and youth aged 7-20 with complex behaviors. TFCO works to keep children and youth from entering residential care, to exit residential care and alternative care arrangements, and to reunify children and youth back to their families and communities. Aimed at breaking the cycle of placement disruption, TFCO provides a strength-based relational approach grounded in social learning and behavior modification principles.  It is aimed at changing the negative trajectory of behavior that interferes with positive relationships, stable placement, and engagement with education, peers and the community.

The Team Lead (aka Case Manager) is responsible for coordinating all aspects of behavioral treatment for approximately 10 youth placed in treatment foster care homes in the Lane County area.  OCP recruits, trains and supports treatment foster parents to provide healthy and prosocial environments in which to help youth learn skills that will enable them to return home or to another permanent living situation.  OCP clinicians provide outstanding evidence-based mental health service to youth and families on TFCO and outpatient behavioral health programs.

Team Lead works collaboratively with certification, treatment foster parent, probation officers, youth’s aftercare resource, and stakeholders. Team Lead manages client progress and oversees the delivery of services ensuring that treatment is model specific and meets fidelity standards. Team Lead is responsible for facilitating Treatment Foster Parent and Clinical meetings weekly.  Team Lead is under the direct supervision of the Program Manager and Program Director and participates in weekly supervision.

What you will do

  • Effectively provide support to treatment parent on a daily basis
  • Be accountable for the operational and clinical oversight and leadership of the program to youth and families
  • Lead a team of an Individual Counselor, Family Counselor, and Skills Trainer
  • Oversee all aspects of each child’s placement, including skills training, and individual and family therapy, assess and make decisions regarding placement and transitions back into the community
  • Create individual treatment plans for children and youth in the program, oversee implementation by staff and foster parents
  • Direct weekly foster parent meetings, clinical team meetings, and administrative meetings
  • Oversee the recruitment, training, and support services to treatment foster carers
  • May include on-call rotation generally occurring via text; occasionally requires in-person response outside of regular business hours.
  • Adhere to all contractual obligations and applicable county, state, and other regulations, record-keeping, and case documentation.
  • Coordinate contacts with schools, probation departments, mental health agencies, child welfare, and other relevant community entities, certification team.
  • Work with other agency team members in on-going agency-level quality improvement activities.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Who we are looking for

  • Social service staff requirements, including experience with treatment and case management of families, children, and adolescents. Includes case documentation and other administrative components of treatment.
  • Experience with a behavioral approach to treating troubled youth, youth in foster care, and/or intensive in-home service models.
  • Self-directed and resourceful applicants who are invested in helping this population.
  • Track and organize a high level of information
  • Required: Bachelor’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.
  • Required: Bachelor’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.
  • Strongly Preferred: 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. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a treatment team and promote a positive work environment.
  • Preference to applicants who are bilingual in English and Spanish, but not required.
  • Valid driver’s license, reliable car, and adequate automobile liability insurance.

Job Class:        MH 10.1 (starts at $42,388/year plus benefits; 5% more for Spanish speaking employees)

FTE:                             1.0 FTE

Supervisor:                  Kymberlea Broten

Starting Date:              ASAP

Application:   Please submit an application and resume

Oregon Community Programs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.