Post Date: 02/14/2020
Close Date: 03/31/2020
Mental Health Therapist
Full-Time, Full Benefits
Job Req: 1162
Do you describe yourself as being adventurous, outgoing and a natural leader? Do you find it rewarding to work in a challenging field with a close team of committed professionals? Are you a mental health professional seeking to make a difference in your community?
If so, we urge you to apply to our well established and statewide recognized Counterpoint Outpatient program. You’ll have the opportunity to be mentored by Scott Brown, LCSW, CCSOT, a seasoned professional with 25 years experience in the field. He is a leader in the provision of services for youth with problematic sexual behavior. Scott is a Board member of Oregon Adolescent Sex Offending Treatment Network (OASOTN) and Oregon State Sex Offense Treatment Board (SOTB)
About the Program:
Our Counterpoint Outpatient program provides specialized services for youth with problematic sexual behavior and their families. Modalities incorporated include individual, family and peer group therapy, as well as multi-family treatment group therapy. Intensive case management, and psychiatric services are also provided. Our program provides comprehensive quality care including long term relational therapy providing services to each child for up to 18 months.
The Counterpoint program provides personalized services for youth of all ages.
4 ½ - 12 years: Young kids and latency age youth - In this cohort our highly qualified staff focus treatrment services on working with sexually reactive children in the context of their family. Therapists provide weekly individual and family sessions for child, parents and guardians developing skills effective at reducing problematic behaviors in a safe and professionally supportive environment.
13 – 18 years: Adolescent age boys and girls – Our mental health professionals tailor treatment plans which aim to teach youth skills to prevent sexual behavior problems and work through existing trauma issues, while helping them learn to accept responsibility for their actions.
18-21 years: Young adults referred by Oregon Youth Authority – Staff provide personalized mental health services to youth coming out of day treatment, residential and correctional settings. These services support youth to reintegrate into supportive community settings in safe and productive ways.
The Mental Health Therapist position for Counterpoint Outpatient (CPOP) provides specialized outpatient mental health services for youth with sexual behavior problems, and their families. Treatment may include assessments, individual, group and/or family therapy sessions, and case management as needed.
This position is responsible for maintaining the clinical record for each client and ensuring that this record meets all compliance standards. Therapists will be joining a multi-disciplinary team, and as part of the larger organization, employees of Morrison share a commitment to trauma informed care.
The ideal candidate will understand and utilize DSM V Diagnostic Criteria. They’ll have knowledge of developmental needs of children and adolescents ranging from 4-18 years of age; and have the ability to work with diverse populations in a variety of environments.
Education and Work Experience:
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
• Master’s degree in psychology, social work, counseling, or related field required
• Two years of direct treatment experience in a mental health setting
• Meets QMHP requirements under State of Oregon Administrative Rules required
• Bilingual in Spanish preferred
• Must pass DHS criminal history check
• May require working outside regularly scheduled hours to meet program needs
Starting Pay Range:
Mental Health Therapist: $19.36-$22.99
Mental Health Therapist (Bilingual): $21.10-$25.06
Morrison Child and Family Services is a non-profit organization that provides a comprehensive array of services to children, adolescents, and their families. As an agency Morrison, its team members, and clients commit to the following values of trauma-informed care:
• Nonviolence - being safe and doing the right thing
• Emotional Intelligence - managing our feelings so we don’t hurt ourselves or others
• Social Learning - respecting and sharing ideas of our teams
• Democracy - shared decision making whenever possible
• Open Communication - saying what we mean and not being mean when we say it
• Social Responsibility - everyone makes a contribution to the organizational culture
• Growth and Change - creating hope for our clients and ourselves
Visit our website to learn more about mission and history and our strategy for accomplishing our goal of achieving significant, positive, and long-term clinical outcomes for the clients we serve.
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We strive to Create a Diverse, Inclusive environment to Better Serve our Clients.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Complete details: https://morrisonkids.org/job/mental-health-therapist-counterpoint/