Treatment Foster Care Team Lead

We want you!  Do you have a passion for changing the lives of children?  Do you value the work treatment foster parents do and want to support that commitment?  Do you enjoy working in a fun environment that encourages a team approach and personal growth?  Is working for an agency that offers an unmatched benefit package important to you?  If you answered yes to these questions, then OCP may be your professional paradise!

We are a team of 44 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.

Recent graduates with your Master’s Degree are strongly encouraged to apply.

Treatment Foster Care Oregon (TFCO) is an evidence-based internationally successful program for children and youth aged 7-17 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 disadvantage, 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 Clinical Team Lead (aka “Program Supervisor” within the TFCO model) 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 specialized 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.

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

You’re right for this position if you:

  • Have a growth mindset. OCP’s services are lodged in the strongest research on improving family connection and reducing conflict and stress. You are open to learning new strategies and excited to creatively deliver our TFCO model.
  • 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. Collaborate as a team to support families in meeting their treatment goals.
  • Desire connection in the workplace. You acknowledge that one marker of a healthy organization is strong connections among staff. You seek an environment where colleagues take time to learn about one another and celebrate diverse ideas and interests.
  • 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.

What you will do

  • Maintain operational and clinical oversight and leadership of the program to youth and families, leading a team of individual and family counselors 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 our specialized foster caregivers
  • Provide effective support to treatment foster parents on a daily basis
  • Coordinate contacts with schools, probation departments, mental health agencies, child welfare and other relevant community entities
  • Includes on-call rotation generally occurring via text; and in-person response outside of regular business hours as needed
  • Adhere to all contractual obligations and applicable county, state and other regulations, record-keeping and case documentation
  • Work with other agency team members in on-going agency-level quality improvement activities
  • Perform other related duties as required

Our ideal candidate

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 given to applicants who are bilingual in English and Spanish, but not required.
  • Valid driver’s license, reliable car, and adequate automobile liability insurance.

Combination of in-person and hybrid remote work may be an option with Supervisor approval.

Here’s what we have:

  • 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.

Job Grade 15   Full-time starting base compensation $53,456/year, higher DOE, and 5% to 10% more for Spanish bilingual skills.  Diverse candidates encouraged to apply.

Generous benefits package includes comprehensive medical and 6 weeks of paid company holidays and vacation time/year in addition to accrual of sick time

Supervisor: Program Manager, Behavioral Rehabilitation Services

Please email cover letter and current resume to employment@oregoncp.org

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