Oregon Social Learning Center
OSLC Developments, Inc.
10 Shelton McMurphey Blvd.
Eugene, Oregon 97401
1-3 Positions Available
Position: SWIFT Family Coach
Date Posted: 9/17/21
Date Closing: open until filled
Location: 10 Shelton McMurphey Boulevard, Eugene OR 97401
Department/Grant: SWIFT RCT/SWIFT Clinic
Hours: Hourly, 10-20 Hours/week
Job Band: Band 1/Level 5
Supervisor(s): Traci Ruppert
Rate: $18.68-$21.65/hour based on education and experience
Schedule X Weekdays X Weekends X Evenings X occasional hours exceeding FTE*
*FTE (Full Time Equivalency)
Position Status: non-exempt
ODI will verify the following:
Driver License Required
Motor Vehicle Records Check
Finger-printing if applicable.
Confidentiality Agreement Required
Required to travel in-state or out of state
General Description Brief description of the job to be performed.
This position is a wonderful opportunity for someone interested in educational settings and research environments. to join a dynamic and friendly team!!
The Students with Involved Families and Teachers (SWIFT) study is a 5-year randomized controlled trial of an intervention to support middle school students with emotional and behavioral challenges. This intervention includes (1) skills coaching for students; (2) parent support to promote home-school collaboration and positive parenting skills; (3) behavioral progress monitoring; and (4) case management of the intervention elements and coordination with the school and collateral agencies. SWIFT supports typically last 9-12 months. Over the 5 years of the project, a total of 320 students, their parents, and their teachers will be enrolled in the project. Participants referred to the SWIFT Project are referred for child and family services related to emotional and behavioral challenges at school. Youth participants will be receiving special education services for a range of emotional and behavioral challenges including Emotional Disturbance, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Other Health Impaired.
All applicants must feel comfortable with providing services to students with significant emotional and behavioral problems and their families in home, school, and community settings. This will include regularly collaborating with teachers and administrators. This position is classified as a healthcare position and per Oregon Temporary Administrative Order PH 38-2021, staff will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination showing they are fully vaccinated upon hiring. Because this position requires in-person client contact, we are unable to accommodate vaccine exceptions for this position.
Essential Job Tasks to be performed (with or without reasonable accommodation).
· Provide individual weekly one-on-one skills coaching to youth and/or parent in home, school and community settings
· Follow manualized protocol for conducting treatment with parents and families.
· Coordinate with supervisor to deliver the intervention.
· Document skills coaching sessions in an electronic medical record system.
· Maintain professional boundaries with all clients.
· Follow reporting procedures for situations including abuse, harm to self or others, and other risk to the clients.
· Attend weekly clinical meetings to receive clinical supervision.
· Provide record keeping and documentation for all clinical activities (case documentation).
Other project related tasks as needed.
Knowledge, skills, experience, education or training needed to perform job.
- 2 years education beyond high school with coursework appropriate to the position and 2 years related experience or equivalent combination of training and experience appropriate to the position.
- QMHA eligible required.
- Some knowledge of and experience with behavior management principles in creating behavior change required.
- Ability to observe a client’s behavior and implement a manualized behavioral curriculum on a weekly basis.
- Ability to establish a strong relationship with clients that combines warmth and humor with effective skills.
- Ability to demonstrate conceptual understanding of developmentally appropriate behavior for youth in the home, school, and community.
- Knowledge and experience related to special education, behavior support planning, and individualized education plans strongly preferred.
- Ability to provide skill-building training to assist client in acquisition of new skills.
- Ability to work cooperatively with supervisor/team; accept supervision well; be readily available for consultation; attend meetings; complete assigned paperwork in a timely manner.
- Previous experience working with, and/or coordinating youth and family interventions, including Parent Management Training preferred.
- Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Good working knowledge of personal computers; formal training and/or employment experience in this area strongly preferred.
- QMHP eligible preferred.
Traits needed to perform job.
· Must be comfortable working with clients in their homes, schools, and in the community—home environments could potentially be in low-income and high crime areas.
· Must be comfortable discussing sensitive topics regarding mental health functioning, special education needs, and parenting.
· Must be flexible in working with a population that has a history of poor follow-through with appointments; persistence is key.
- Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills.
- Ability to attend to a high level of detail and multiple tasks on a day-to-day basis.
- Ability to take the initiative to accomplish project tasks as needed and to apply skills and knowledge to new applications.
· Ability to work in team environment, requiring participatory decision-making/cooperative interactions among employees.
· Ability to perform work as assigned by a supervisor regularly (e.g. daily or weekly basis).
· Ability to manage own workload.
· Ability to exercise basic interpretive judgement.
· Ability to make routine decisions by following procedural guidelines.
· Ability to be flexible in regard to work schedule.
· Ability to interpret spoken and written communication in English.
· Ability to effectively communicate verbally in English or the ability to effectively communicate non-verbally in English with reasonable accommodation.
· Ability to visually observe and interpret data contained on written forms or in computer files.
· Ability to sit for periods of time (3-4 hours).
· Ability to type into a PC.
· Ability to lift boxes and stacks of documents (10-30 pounds on an occasional basis).
· Ability to kneel to fill copier paper tray.
· Must be able to access a range of homes and public places (e.g., manage stairs).
Equipment, tools, machines used while performing job.
· Personal computer and/or laptop computer.
· Photocopier and printer.
· Cell phone.
· Occasional audio-visual equipment and other equipment for performing study-related tasks.
Vehicles or moving equipment used while performing the job
· Driving will be an essential function of this position; therefore, employee must comply with the OSLC/ODI Driving Policy, including:
· Employee must have valid Driver License.
· Employee must provide current Declaration page showing the employees current insurance policy and coverage. Policy must carry liability insurance of no less than $300,000 combined single limit or $300,000 personal injury and $100,000 property damage limits.
· Employee must have and maintain a driving record that is within the parameters set by ODI’s current liability insurance carrier.
· Employee will use own personal transportation for local travel.
· Employee may use rental cars when deemed more efficient for long distance travel.
Standard Expectations for person performing the job.
· After completion of training period you must be able to keep up with the average time and accuracy allowed for interviews and other client contacts. These standards will be discussed during the training period.
· After training for conducting interviews and other assessment procedures in high-risk neighborhoods, must demonstrate good judgment regarding completing project tasks while maintaining personal safety.
· Must be able to work a variety of hours during the weekdays and weekends to accommodate clients’ schedules.
· Exercises good judgment, effective problem-solving strategies, and appropriate interpersonal skills in various settings.
· Demonstrates responsibility, professionalism, and dependability in daily work habits.
· Produces quality work, follows through in completing tasks and meeting deadlines.
Supervision of other Workers, if any, person performing the job will supervise.
· There will be no supervisory tasks associated with this position.
Environmental Description of working conditions.
- Office environment.
- Participant homes, some in low-income neighborhoods and may be smoky and/or unkempt environments.
- Public places such as coffee shops, restaurants.
Products, materials, or chemicals the person performing the job will be exposed to.
This job description covers some, but not necessarily all, tasks, requirements, working conditions and physical demands of the position described. It is difficult if not impossible to anticipate and describe every aspect of a particular job over the duration of that job. ODI reserves the right to revise this job description or assign additional or different duties and responsibilities to the person performing this job as it deems necessary to ensure efficient operation of the center.
Starting Date: ASAP
Applications: To apply, complete the electronic on-line job application at https://www.oslc.org/careers-listings/. In addition, please provide a cover letter and resume. Applications/resumes on file will not be considered adequate for responding to this posting.
OSLC/ODI is an “at will” employer. OSLC/ODI is proud to be an EEO/AA Employer and is committed to creating a diverse environment. To give equal employment and advancement opportunities to all people, we make employment decisions at OSLC/ODI based on each person’s performance, qualifications, and abilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, national origin, age, religion, pregnancy, disability status, medical condition, ancestry, marital status, familial status, protected veteran’s status, source of income, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
OSLC/ODI Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement: https://www.oslc.org/about/diversity-equity-and-inclusion/
Past or current participation in OSLC or ODI research, or the participation of your family or others in a close personal relationship with you, could affect your eligibility for certain jobs at OSLC/ODI.