General Description Brief description of the job to be performed.
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 providing services to students with significant emotional and behavioral challenges and their families in the home, school, and community settings. This will include regularly collaborating with teachers and administrators.
The Licensed Family Support Interventionist will provide weekly one-on-one phone and in-person support, coaching, and consultation to participating students or parents of participating students. Will conduct mental health assessments at intake and complete documentation. Client sessions take place in the home, at the center, in the community, or at school. Weekly parent coaching sessions will focus on school engagement, positive parenting skills, and home routines. Weekly student skills coaching sessions will focus on emotional regulation, study skills, following classroom expectations, and friendship skills.
The Licensed Family Support Interventionist position will expand to include program supervision once the candidate is trained and demonstrates adherence and competence to the SWIFT parent coach and skills coach positions. Program supervisor duties (case management) will include collaborating with schools, coordinating with collateral agencies, conducting mental health assessments, and supervising the SWIFT team. Will also include 24-hour on-call availability for supervision of counselors, including but not limited to the management of behavioral crises.
The Licensed Family Support Interventionist will follow reporting procedures for situations including abuse, harm to self, and other risk to the participants. Will complete session documentation; travel to participants’ homes, schools, or communities to complete sessions; and adhere to a curriculum and intervention plan. Will attend and participate in weekly group and individual supervision. A strong Licensed Family Support Interventionist will understand the importance of balancing positive reinforcement of staff with the need for consistent monitoring and will understand the value of warmth and humor in daily interactions. 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.
This position is a wonderful opportunity to join a dynamic and friendly team and to gain experience in educational settings and research environments.
Essential Job Tasks to be performed (with or without reasonable accommodation):
· Follows manualized protocol for conducting intervention with youth, families, and school staff.
· Conducts family therapy with youth and parents using behavioral interventions, clinical case management, and cognitive-behavioral and behavioral approaches.
· Conducts intervention in home, school, and community settings.
· Participates in 24 hour on-call availability for clients.
· Provides record keeping and documentation for all clinical activities including entering session notes in electronic medical records and fidelity monitoring system.
· Responsible for program supervisor duties after initial training period:
o Responsible for case management duties including participating in special education and other school meetings, collaborating with collateral agencies as needed, and connecting clients with resources as needed.
o Responsible for developing comprehensive mental health assessments and treatment plans.
o Supervises parent and skills coaches.
o Provides 24-hour on-call availability for supervision of counselors, including but not limited to the management of behavioral crises.
o Is well-versed in HIPAA compliance and assists SWIFT staff in maintaining compliance with all procedures.
· Attends weekly clinical team meetings.
· Performs other related duties as required.
Knowledge, skills, experience, education or training needed to perform job:
· Level 10: Master’s degree with coursework directly related to the position and 3 years related experience or doctorate degree with coursework directly related to the position or equivalent combination of training and experience appropriate to the position.
· Level 11: Master’s degree with coursework directly related to the position and 4 years related experience or doctorate degree with coursework directly related to the position and 1 year of related experience or equivalent combination of training and experience appropriate to the position.
· Master’s degree with major course work in School Psychology, Special Education, Counseling, Clinical Psychology, or Social Work required.
· License (LCSW, LMFT, LMSW, LPC, or Licensed Psychologist) required.
· Experience with a behavioral approach to treatment required.
· Experience with the administrative components of treatment (case documentation) required.
· Must have ability to implement a curriculum with fidelity.
· Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
· Must have basic computer skills and skills to audio record sessions.
· Familiarity with, understanding of, and enthusiasm for evidence-based protocols preferred.
· Demonstrated ability to work as part of a treatment team preferred.
· Experience as an individual or family therapist preferred.
· Experience providing clinical supervision to therapeutic staff preferred.
· Experience with crisis management preferred.
· Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.
Traits needed to perform job:
· Ability to discuss sensitive topics regarding challenging behavior, mental health functioning, and parenting.
· Must be comfortable working with clients in their homes, schools, and in the community—home environments could potentially be in low-income and/or high crime areas.
· Must be flexible in working with a population that has a history of poor follow-through with appointments; persistence is key.
· Must be comfortable driving clients in the community.
· Willingness to work with a variety of populations, including vulnerable parents and youth.
· Ability to develop rapport with adults and youth; ability to demonstrate friendliness and respect for all participants.
· Ability to attend to a high level of detail and accurately follow intervention protocols.
· Ability to exercise judgment within generally defined practices and policies. Will regularly make independent decisions without existing methods and procedures.
· Ability to manage own workload and work independently at times with minimal supervision.
· Ability to perform work with general direction on routine work and more detailed instruction on new assignments.
· Ability to manage own workload and supervise employees performing tasks across multiple functions.
· Ability to receive direction from multiple supervisors and effectively prioritize tasks.
· Ability to take the initiative to accomplish project tasks as needed and to apply skills and knowledge to new applications.
· Excellent interpersonal skills and service-oriented attitude.
· Excellent communication and organizational skills.
· Must be able to work in team environment, requiring participatory decision-making/cooperative interactions among employees.
· Ability to be flexible in regard to work schedule.
To apply, complete the electronic on-line job application at https://www.oslc.org/careers-listings/
OSLC/ODI offers a friendly and engaging work environment with competitive benefits, including generous paid time off, salary increases, retirement, insurance, and quality of life benefits.
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