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We are currently hiring:

  • Child and Family Therapists
  • Family Peer Support Specialists
  • Child an Family Therapist – Day Treatment
  • Behavior Support Specialist
  • Youth Peer Support Specialist

Job descriptions and application information below or apply on Indeed, For questions or more information, please email jobs@thechildcenter.org

Child and Family Therapist (multiple positions available)

Are you a new graduate with a master’s degree in a social science? Are you interested in cutting edge modalities like EMDR and Neurofeedback therapy and want to be trained for free? Do you have a passion working with the LGBTQ2SIA+ community or high needs clients using modalities like TF-CBT?

Join our team now!

The Child Center is currently seeking candidates for multiple therapist positions at the Outpatient level of service.

We provide licensing supervision at no cost. Our therapists qualify for a variety of student loan forgiveness programs. You can significantly reduce or eliminate student debt with the programs our agency has been approved to offer.

Full time requirement of 23 direct client hours with monthly bonuses for every client hour billed over your requirement. There is no maximum to the bonus you can earn each month.

We offer Neurofeedback therapy and EMDR to our clients and there are opportunities to train in these specialties. We provide a wide variety of training for our therapists and salary enhancements for areas of certified specialty are available.

Work/Life balance is part of our culture. We have a 24/7 crisis line to help support clients so you do not have to be on call!

We have a comprehensive benefits package, with up to 4 weeks of paid vacation, paid holidays, sick and personal days. Medical, Dental and Vision benefits are available at no cost to the employee. We contribute 5-10% to your retirement, no matching required and there is no vesting schedule.

This is an opportunity to join a strong team of therapists who are supportive and collaborative, with a supervision team that cares about the wellbeing and success of the team. Our therapists have the opportunity to work in the office as well as over Telehealth, and they also have the chance to engage clients in their school settings.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Master’s degree with major course work in psychology, sociology, social work, group work or allied subjects; working knowledge of the principles and techniques of family and child therapy; ability to get QMHP certified through MHACBO or be a registered intern with state; ability to prepare informative and concise records and reports; ability to participate in team treatment planning; additional graduate level work preferred or suitable combination of training and experience; advanced knowledge and professional understanding of family therapy, child development, psychology, human behavior, group dynamics; demonstrated skills with severely emotionally/behaviorally disordered children and their families; ability to deal courteously with clients, co-workers, community agencies and the public. Must have a reliable vehicle and qualify to drive for the agency.

GENERAL DUTIES:

Provides family, individual, and group therapy for parents and children enrolled in our program; conduct Mental Health Assessments and develop treatment plans for clients. Therapists provide therapy in a variety of settings which could include office, school and telehealth. Therapists are expected to maintain confidentiality of treatment for clients and family. Therapists will provide crisis support as needed with support from our Crisis Response Team but on call work is not mandatory. Therapists are responsible for maintaining electronic health records within the agency timelines and as per OAR’s.

To apply, please respond to this posting with a cover letter and resume along with salary requirements.

Please note salary and benefits are based off of 1 FTE. Part time employees may only be eligible for specific benefits.

For Licensed professionals please contact us for salary range.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Internship

Salary: $41,000.00 – $52,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance

Medical specialties:

  • Psychiatry

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay
  • Commission pay

COVID-19 considerations:

In accordance with Oregon Health Authority, all therapists are required to be fully vaccinated for Covid in order to work with clients directly. We require all staff and clients to wear masks, pass a Covid screening, and stay home when sick.

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Springfield, OR 97477: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Education:

  • Master’s (Required)

Work Location: One location

Family Peer Support Specialist

CLOSING DATE: Once Sufficient Applications Are Received
STARTING DATE: ASAP
FTE: 1.0

Great opportunity with great benefits! Up to 8 weeks of PTO! Health, dental, vision paid! Employer sponsored retirement! This is a healthy work environment with a focus on self care, collaboration and an overall team approach.

The Child Center is seeking a Family Peer Support Specialist to work with the family members and caregivers of our clients and those participating in the Crisis and Transition Services (CATS) program in navigating and feeling supported around the treatment of their child. A Family Peer Support Specialist works with families and is a parent or guardian with shared lived experience raising a child with emotional, behavioral, mental health, developmental or other health challenges. The Family Peer Support Specialist’s role is to support the family, help them to engage and actively participate in their treatment process, help to make informed decisions that drive the process, provide resources and assistance with accessing services, and empower families to advocate for themselves. The Family Peer Support Specialist uses personal and professional life experience to provide consultation and coaching to increase awareness and improve parent/caregiver-professional partnerships and maximize parent/caregiver voice, choice and involvement. Job duties will be performed in various settings including private, residential homes, and emergency rooms.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. An emphasis is placed on knowledge and growth from lived experience over formal education systems.

  • Personal experience of being the primary caregiver of a child who is consuming mental health/behavioral health/substance abuse services. Demonstrated ability to cope with child(ren)’s diagnosis.
  • Must be comfortable working out in the community including private residential homes and emergency rooms (even during the pandemic following The Child Centers strict COVID and PPE guidelines).
  • Experience working with children and families in a community-based program preferred. Knowledge of community resources.
  • Ability to work independently and part of a team.
  • Ability to work with diverse cultural, religious, racial, educational, socio-economic and alternative cultural backgrounds.
  • Commitment to child safety and family stability.
  • General knowledge of office machines and telephones
  • Must be able to lift 25 pounds
  • Must pass a criminal and abuse background check
  • Must be able to drive and meet The Child Center’s driving requirements

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • State certified as a Family Peer Support Specialist (willing to train if not certified)
  • Multilingualism (especially in Spanish and English)

DUTIES:

  • Utilizes personal and professional life experience and best practices for high fidelity wraparound, providing peer support to parents and caregivers. Referring programs may include both current clients and families coming in through our Crisis Program.
  • Facilitate engagement, access and participation; maintain meaningful involvement with the parent/caregiver and their child’s planning process.
  • Explore strengths, needs, culture and vision with the child and family.
  • Participate in child and family team meetings to ensure access, voice and choice within the child and family team process and support the parent/caregivers connection to the child and family team.
  • Encourage the family and team to bring concerns into the open.
  • Model effective communication, frame and reframe a concern to facilitate collaboration, patience and strengths-based approach.
  • Provide a consistent source of encouragement and hope.
  • Provide non-judgmental, unconditional support to parent/caregiver and attend to language and attitudes of all team members to promote family friendliness and avoid blaming and shaming the family or anyone else on the team.
  • Maintain connection to the parent/caregiver and family based on the plan and family needs and follow-through on tasks and assignments.
  • Model, practice and support family/parent/caregiver to talk about sensitive issues, reframe negative concerns and manage respectful communication.
  • Maintain personal and professional boundaries, appropriate to the peer role and to ensure the safety and protection of self and the families served.
  • Participate in regular supervision with Peer Supervisor/Regional Director and Clinical Director.
  • Able and willing to accommodate flexibility in work schedule in order to meet family needs – occasional evenings included.
  • Represent core agency and program values and principles in all work settings.
  • Develop and maintain constructive and positive relationships as a member of a team, demonstrating qualities of dependability, empathy, genuineness, respect as a team member and as a peer.
  • Produce and maintain accurate and timely documentation according to the assigned schedule (e.g., scheduled reports, timesheets, progress notes and other paperwork as required).
  • Attend staff meetings and scheduled trainings.
  • Demonstrate culturally effective sensitivity and responsiveness to varying cultural characteristics and beliefs.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality standards according to HIPAA.
  • Maintain assigned office and community based work schedule.

Child and Family Therapist - Day Treatment

POSITION:
CHILD/FAMILY THERAPIST, Day Treatment

OPENING DATE: 06/27/2022

CLOSING DATE: Until sufficient applications are received

START DATE:ASAP

Full Time positions available

About us

Make a difference today!

Get trained in cutting edge modalities like Neurofeedback and EMDR.

Our benefits far exceed the industry standard. We offer a great work/life balance
with 4 weeks of paid time off. We cover 100% of the employees Medical, Dental
and Vision. We offer the best retirement package with no matching required and
there is no vesting schedule. Interested in getting licensed? We pay for that too!

School loans got you down? Ask us about the loan forgiveness programs we qualify for.
You can significantly reduce or qualify for loan forgiveness just by working for us!

This position is located in Eugene, Oregon. Relocation would be required.

 

The Child Center’s ITS Day Treatment program is looking for therapists that want to

work with high acuity level clients in a milieu and team environments. Why do
you want to work for The Child Center? It’s a great opportunity with great
benefits! Paid Licensure Supervision! Up to 8 weeks of PTO! Health, dental,
vision paid! Employer sponsored retirement! This is a healthy work environment
with a focus on self care, collaboration and an overall team approach

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Masters degree with major course work in psychology, sociology,
social work, group work or allied subjects; working knowledge of the principles
and techniques of family and child therapy; ability to prepare informative and
concise records and reports; ability to participate in team treatment planning;
additional graduate level work preferred or suitable combination of training
and experience; advanced knowledge and professional understanding of family
therapy, child development, psychology, human behavior, group dynamics;
demonstrated skills with severely emotionally/behaviorally disordered children
and their families; ability to deal courteously with clients, co-workers,
community agencies and the public.

 

GENERAL DUTIES: Provides family, individual, and group therapy for parents and children
enrolled in the Outpatient Program. Conduct Mental Health Assessments and
develop treatment plans for clients. Therapists provides therapy in a variety
of settings which could include office, school and client home. Therapists are
expected to maintain confidentiality of treatment for child(ren) and family.
Therapists will provide crisis support as needed with support from our Crisis
Response Team. Therapists are responsible for maintaining electronic health
records within the agency timelines

Salary
range: $42,000- $48,000 DOE- Total compensation package including benefits:
$58,000!

To
apply, please visit our website at www.thechildcenter.org
to submit the required application,or respond to this posting with a cover
letter and resume and salary requirements.’

Work
Remotely

  • No

Job
Types: Full-time, Internship

Salary:
$46,000.00 – $52,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development
    assistance
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Ability
to commute/relocate:

  • Springfield, OR: Reliably
    commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

 

Work
Location: One location

Behavior Support Specialist (BSS)

POSITION: Behavior Support Specialist (BSS)

(1 FTE)

OPENING DATE: January 3, 2023

STARTING DATE: ASAP

LOCATION: SPRINGFIELD, OR (and Surrounding Areas)

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in a behavioral health related field or equivalent combination of education, work experience, and training, and the ability to establish cooperative working relationships; computer literacy, ability to work with severely emotionally/behaviorally disordered children and their families, eligible for QMHA certification.

DUTIES: Assist the child/family therapist, teacher, and community personnel in the treatment of children enrolled in Day Treatment, IIBHT or Outpatient Services; implement skills development strategies, and identify, implement and coordinate the services and support identified in a SP; maintain confidentiality of treatment. A Valid Oregon Driver License and use of a car required for meeting clients in the community; mileage is reimbursed.

Generous employee benefit package: Medical, dental, vision, prescription; About 8 weeks paid time off; Employer sponsored retirement.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Salary: $32,000.00 – $36,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • Day shift

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay

COVID-19 considerations:

In accordance with the Oregon Health Authority rule, all healthcare providers and staff working in the Counseling program must be fully vaccinated or have an approved exemption/accommodation before beginning work.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)

License/Certification:

  • Driver’s License (Required)

Work Location: One location

Youth Support Specialist

The Child Center is seeking a Youth Support Specialist (YSS) to join our peer support team! The YSS will be responsible for providing peer-to-peer support services to clients ages 13-25. A YSS has lived experience using mental health services and has navigated other systems, such as juvenile justice, addiction and recovery, wraparound, housing, education, DHS, foster care, etc. In this position, the YSS will utilize their lived experience and specialized training to collaborate with, coach and empower individuals to view their life situations as an opportunity for growth and change. The Youth Support Specialist will work with youth/young adults to move toward self –advocacy in reaching their own culturally-specific life goals. The YSS will accomplish this through direct support of youth/young adults as a peer mentor relationship, collaborating with care teams and providers as a co-advocate with the youth/young adult, and exploring resources and activities that promote skill building and positive community connections. The YSS functions as a role model by demonstrating competency in recovery, treatment and ongoing coping skills.

JOB DUTIES

  • Provide peer support to youth/young adults to help them navigate the system(s) they participate in such as mental health, education, addiction/recovery, juvenile justice, Oregon Youth Authority, foster care, etc.
  • Meet youth where they are at. Engage with participants in-person, by phone, video, text/chat, and travel to attend one-on-one visits and activities in the community
  • Provide culturally responsive assistance and resources to each participant utilizing evidence-based practices
  • Empower young people to advocate for themselves, identify and set goals, and implement achievable steps towards reaching them
  • Refer to community-based resources, support, care, and activities
  • Organize and facilitate communication regarding support, resources, and crisis intervention alongside the youth/young adult as it may apply
  • Act as a bridge between service providers and peers by advocating for treatment and improving relations, assist youth/young adults in receiving services that meet their goals, and role-model effective problem-solving skills
  • Work collaboratively with program teams and care providers
  • Track mileage for community-based services
  • Document visits and service notes in electronic health records (EHR). Will train on EHR.
  • Maintain the on-site food pantry and clothing closet, including food pick up from Food for Lane County, processing clothing donations, and stocking / organizing the spaces. This is a rotating responsibility within the peer support team.
  • Attend weekly staff meetings, meet with supervisor regularly and meet with peer coach monthly
  • As a mandatory reporter, document and report cases of abuse or neglect to supervisor and the Oregon Department of Human Services

PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES

  • Have an understanding of peer-support and youth advocacy, and the ability to discuss it intelligently with parents, caregivers, and professionals.
  • Be highly organized and self-directed
  • Have strong time management skills – scheduling client appointments, maintaining a meeting schedule, submitting documentation on time
  • Be a strong verbal communicator
  • Ability to document service notes
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Capacity to communicate and work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Ability to use discretion and maintain confidentiality regarding sensitive client and agency information
  • Proficiency in the use of computers, phones and electronic health record software. (i.e. Microsoft Office, Word, and Excel and Zoom, and Google applications such as Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Meet, and Google Calendar)

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of a high school diploma or GED required.
  • Age 18-27 years old (a certified YSS cannot be more than 30 years old)
  • Meet the definition of a Peer as defined by the State of Oregon Administrative Rule: a self-identified person currently or formerly receiving mental health services; OR a self-identified individual in recovery from a substance use disorder who meets the abstinence requirements for recovering staff in substance use disorders treatment and recovery programs; OR a family member of an individual who is a current or former recipient of addictions or mental health services.
  • Driving is essential for this position. Must have a valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle, and sufficient car insurance to transport clients.
  • Hold a Peer Support Specialist or Peer Wellness Specialist certification from a state-approved training program OR be qualified and willing to become certified immediately (The Child Center can offer support with this training requirement)
  • Must be able to lift 25 pounds
  • Must pass a criminal and abuse background check

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bi-lingual in Spanish and English

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule: 8 hour shift, M-F

Qualification Question(s):

Do you have a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record?

Do you meet the requirements of the Oregon Administrative Rules regarding lived experience (a self-identified person currently or formerly receiving mental health services; OR a self-identified individual in recovery from a substance use disorder who meets the abstinence requirements for recovering staff in substance use disorders treatment and recovery programs)

Do you meet the requirements for age for a Youth Peer Support as required by the Oregon

Administrative Rules? (18-27 years old)