Our New Beginnings facility in Grants Pass is expanding and we have an immediate opening for a therapist! The ideal candidate is someone who loves working with youth and making a difference in their lives. Residential experience is a plus. When you join Kairos as an Individual and Family Therapist, you join an expert team of professionals devoted to our mission of collaborating with young people, families, and communities to promote mental wellness and instill hope.
Primary Purpose: This position is a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team providing psychiatric services to youth, young adults and families. Provide comprehensive mental health assessments, treatment plans and interventions within the framework of Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS). Maintain flexibility and adaptability in a dynamic and progressive agency.
Education and Experience
Must meet Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) classifications, which includes a degree in one of the following:
Graduate degree in Psychology;
Graduate degree in Social Work;
Graduate degree in Recreational, Art, or Music Therapy;
Graduate degree in a behavioral science field; or
A qualified Mental Health Intern, as defined in 309-019-0105 (61)
Additionally the QMHP's ability to become licensed within 2 years is preferred. Must demonstrate the ability to conduct an assessment, including identifying precipitating events, gathering histories of mental and physical health, substance abuse, past mental health services and criminal justice contacts, assessing family, cultural, social and work relationships, conducting a mental status examination, complete a DSM diagnosis, write and supervise the implementation of a Service Plan, and provide individual, family or group therapy within the scope of their training.
Provide proof of current, valid Oregon Driver's License (or if out-of-state will obtain Oregon license within 30 days), comprehensive automobile insurance (if applicable) and a safe driving record (minimum of 3 yrs.) to use company or personal vehicle for required duties.
Successfully pass a Criminal Background Check and Medicaid Fraud Check.
Obtain and Maintain Children's Emergency Safety Intervention Specialist (CESIS) certification if not licensed.
Obtain and maintain current Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) Certification and demonstrate proficiency in TCI Certification procedures. Positions in New Beginnings and Day Treatment require occasional strenuous physical activity involving the need to utilize TCI techniques and principles to manually restrain. Must be able to demonstrate the following physical demands for TCI Certification process and withstand occasional intense physical exertion;
Ability to drop repeatedly to knees, support another adult's weight, bend, kneel, and lunge
Arm and shoulder range of motion involving bending at elbow and moving at shoulder
Ability to support 50-100 pounds of weight using a combination of lower and upper body strength
Ability to remain balanced while walking forward quickly and holding a struggling youth
Ability to go from a seated position to a standing position without difficulty
Ability to quickly twist and turn
Obtain and maintain current First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification and Food Handlers Card.
Obtain and maintain National Provider Identifier (NPI) number and credentialing application process.
Essential Duties, Responsibilities and Core Competencies:
Deliver and coordinate psychiatric services for youth, young adults and families.
Establish rapport by demonstrating and maintaining clear, consistent, appropriate, and therapeutic boundaries.
Demonstrate knowledge of all applicable Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) and Behavior Rehabilitation Services Rules as they pertain to assessment tools and treatment plans.
Concisely and thoroughly document daily clinical information. Provide timely accurate documentation to meet billing requirements. Must adhere to Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) and standards of care.
Demonstrate knowledge of and be able to efficiently access community resources, support services and referral systems for treatment and discharge planning.
Demonstrate alignment with the philosophy of Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) by utilizing the approaches in interactions with youth and young adults, families, staff, and community partners.
Provide treatment and assist in stabilization of youth and young adults using a variety of evidence based methods including wraparound, strengths-based, and family-centered framework.
Provide individual, group and family therapy per treatment plan.
Formulate and document mental health assessments and treatment plans based on identified strengths and needs.
Maintain communication avenues with essential positions regarding client needs and treatment plans.
Fulfill responsibilities for Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) on call responsibilities.
Provide clinical leadership guidance to staff directly working with youth and young adults, families, and community partners.
Actively supervise and interact with youth and young adults both in the community and within the therapeutic milieu to maintain safety and provide psychiatric services.
Demonstrate knowledge of youth and young adults' development and group dynamics by adjusting therapeutic approaches to developmental level and group interactions.
Provide transportation of youth and young adults, or assistance of transportation for appointments and activities.
Safely de-escalate youth and young adults, including in crisis situations, by effectively using verbal intervention skills.
Participate in continuous quality improvement and assurance activities.
Abide by ethical codes, mission, values, and professional standards, including confidentiality.
Actively utilize and reference agency policies, procedures, and guidelines.
Present a positive attitude, professional demeanor and demonstrated respect with youth and young adults, families, staff, visitors, and community partners.
Perform all work tasks in a proper and safe manner per established policies, procedures and guidelines to prevent unnecessary injury, time loss and agency expense.
Comply with all federal, state and agency health and safety reporting requirements.
Benefits: 2.4 weeks paid time-off, 1 week of paid sick-time the first year of employment, 6 paid holidays per year, health, vision and dental insurance, 401k with up to 6% employer contribution. Agency is qualified for federal student aid public service loan forgiveness program.
For more details and to complete our application, please visit our careers page: https://kairosnw.e3applicants.com/careers/Individual-Family-Therapist-35
Why Work Here?Kairos is a non-profit, multi-service mental health agency that provides a comprehensive array of services and support to children, adolescents, young adults, and families struggling with trauma and other mental and behavioral issues. Known state-wide and nationally for innovation, quality, and accountability in our provision of services, Kairos is committed to continuous learning, grounding of evidence based treatment models, and emerging best practices in mental health through partnerships and training opportunities with leaders in the mental health field. Since 1977, Kairos has grown in scope and now operates out of five counties in Oregon. Kairos is licensed by the Oregon Department of Human Services and certified by the Oregon Health Authority, and has been accredited by The Joint Commission since 1984.
Join our team of dedicated mental healthcare professionals to uplift youth and instill hope in our community.