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Residential Skills Trainer

Sequoia Mental Health Services Beaverton, OR
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

Are you passionate about helping others succeed? Sequoia Mental Health Services has an immediate opening for a Residential Skills Trainer.

Sequoia MHS is non-profit agency that services adults with mental illness and addictions. Our two residential homes and one residential facility are part of a larger agency that has outpatient programming for children & families, adults, supported employment, integrated dual diagnosis and more. At Sequoia MHS we believe that people with mental health disabilities can live independently in the community. We provide services to achieve those goals.


  • Completes individualized person centered Residential Service Assessment and Service plan for each resident; reassess goals regularly as treatment progresses.
  • Provides therapeutic interventions as guided by the treatment plans and residential service plans.
  • Facilitate group skills training in weekly group sessions.
  • Actively engages with residents in the milieu at all times, unless specifically assigned another task by the supervisor.
  • Collaborates with community partners in discharge planning for residents.
  • Collaborates with all treatment team members.
  • Provides and coordinates social and community integration activities.
  • Administers medication or assists with medication administration as ordered by a licensed medical professional.
  • Provides skills training to complete household tasks.
  • Oversees house safety (fire drills, security of house at night, arbitration of disputes among residents, monitor and report maintenance safety issues, etc.)
  • Assistance in prevention of crisis situation through de-escalation protocols.
  • Provide skills training to ensure that the facility is kept clean, orderly and safe at all times.
  • Provide skills training to ensure cleanliness and safety of individual bedrooms.
  • Provide skills training regarding menu planning, preparation of meals and kitchen clean up.
  • Provide ongoing therapeutic support during day to day activities.
  • Document all meaningful interactions with residents at the end of each shift according to policy and Oregon Administrative Rules.
  • In rotation with residential team, provided 24/7 coverage via a support phone.
  • Responsible for documenting all incidents prior to completion of shifts and notifying supervisor immediately of any critical incident.
  • Must attend all staff meetings.
  • Staff must be awake and alert at all times.
  • Staff will maintain professional boundaries and ethics at all times.

Required Education/Experience:

  • Must meet qualifications for a Qualified Mental Health Associate (QMHA). Bachelor’s Degree in human/social services field (social work, public or community health, psychology) with six months of experience or 3 years of experience working in human services.

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to communicate effectively. Ability to apply mental health assessment, treatment and service terminology. Ability to implement skills development strategies, and identify, implement and coordinate the services and supports identified in the Service Plan.
  • Ability to work using Recovery and Person-Centered Strengths principles.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with clients, families, natural supports, co-workers, supervisors, community partners and stakeholders.
  • Knowledge and implementation of agency’s organizational structure, standard operating procedures, and policies.
  • Knowledge intervention and treatment methods, strategies and techniques.
  • Ability to work as a multidisciplinary team member in a positive and productive manner. Must be willing to transport clients or meets clients in the community as needed.
  • Ability to convey ideas, concepts and case studies to clients, other clinical staff, families, natural supports, court and other audiences as required.
  • Computer skills, word processing and data entry
  • Must be willing to transport clients and/or meet clients in the community as needed.
  • Valid Oregon Driver’s License and good driving record.

Sequoia Mental Health Services

Why Work Here?

Great Organization With the Opportunity to Make a Difference!

Sequoia is committed to excellence in all areas of its business. As such, we offer a competitive employee benefits package to eligible full-time employees, including but not limited to: - Medical/dental/vision coverage with NO employee premium - Life and Short term disability insurance - 24 days of Paid Leave per year - 403(b) retirement savings plan - Flexible Spending Account (FSA) - Paid Holidays


Beaverton, OR