Family Intervention Specialist - Bilingual Spanish/English
Marion County, Oregon
May 4, 2018
25.52 - 34.24
Full Time - Experienced
Licensed Professional Counselor, Mental Health/Social Services
The Family Intervention Therapist provides direct and collateral services to medium-high and high-risk youth and their families who are on formal probation. This position works with parents, youth and other family members in a voluntary program providing skill building, intervention and therapy services primarily in the family home, utilizing evidence based programs and modalities. The Family Intervention Therapist conducts formal assessments to establish appropriateness for participation in this program. The Family Intervention Therapist may also provide crisis intervention to their clients and others in the program.
Duties include, but are not limited to the following:
This position provides services to monolingual Spanish-speaking clients; therefore, fluent bilingual Spanish/English skills are required.
Provide family, parent and youth assessment, skill building and therapy based on the Family Check Up, Everyday Parenting and other evidence based, trauma informed curriculum. Assess the appropriateness of the youth and family for the program and provide crisis services.
Meet with parents, youth, and other family members in their home and in the community to provide services and intervention. This may involve working evening hours.
Work in collaboration with youth, parents/guardians and other family members to identify strengths and areas to address, developing a joint plan for teaching skills, overseeing role-plays and practice, assigning and reviewing work to practice in between sessions.
Work with and overcome resistive and reticent clients using accepted counseling techniques.
Provide effective case management services, assist families in connecting with supportive resources to address needs that cannot be directly met within the program, such as financial, vocational or educational services.
Maintain accurate and current case notes and case records at all times, as it applies to department policy/therapeutic standards. Complete service delivery reports and additional reports, as required.
Establish and maintain positive, effective, and professional working relationships with coworkers, customers, and staff from other agencies.
Meets with supervisor to assess job duties and performance, participates in individual and group clinical supervision as well as team meetings and case consultations.
Comply with county, department and unit policies, procedures, and protocol, applicable state and federal law, HIPAA and ethical guidelines.
Obtain and maintain a valid Oregon driver's license, maintain the ability to operate a motor vehicle as well as an acceptable driving record and approval to drive.
Maintains First Aid and CPR certification.
Annually reviews and signs the Juvenile Department's Code of Ethics.
Attend staff meetings as directed.
Communicate with Juvenile Department staff, community schools, agencies, the public and others who may come into contact with Counseling Services.
Provide staff training, as requested.
Participate in Department mandatory training.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Possession of a master's degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or similar field; AND
One year post degree experience in the behavioral health field; OR
Any satisfactory equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience relevant to the position.
Internal Number: 178-2017-2
About Marion County, Oregon
Marion County is located in the heart of the Willamette Valley.
Located south of the Portland metropolitan area, Marion County stretches from the Willamette River to the Cascade Mountains encompassing nearly 1,200 square miles. Most of its population of 315,900 can reach the Pacific beaches in under two hours.
Marion County, then called Champooick, was created in 1843 by the Provisional Government Legislative Committee 16 years before Oregon gained statehood on February 14, 1859. In 1849 the name was changed to Marion honoring American Revolutionary General Francis Marion.
The county is located in the heart of the Willamette Valley, and the Willamette River was established as its western boundary in 1856. Salem, the county seat and the state capital, is one of the valley's oldest cities. Among its public buildings are the Courthouse, Courthouse Square, State Capitol, Capitol Mall buildings and Salem Civic Center. The county was presided over by the Marion County Court until January 1, 1963, when the court was abolished and replaced by a Board of Commissioners.
There are 20 incorporated cities and 37 unincorporated communities in Marion County. As reported by the 2010 Census, the total population of Marion County was 315,900.
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