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Family Builder - ISRS
at Options Counseling and Family Services
Salem, OR

Family Builder - ISRS
at Options Counseling and Family Services
Salem, OR

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ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
Options Counseling and Family Services is an Oregon based non-profit agency comprised of people helping people. Our culturally diverse team of caring individuals has been serving Oregon families for over 25 years. We are proud to offer a Trauma Informed Care environment for both our clients and our staff.

Description

General Description:

Provides short-term intensive services to families in which children are at risk of out of home placement, children are reuniting with families after out of home placement, and foster or adoptive families who have children experiencing disruptive placements. Provides skills training to children, adolescents, and adults to address safety concerns. Develops and implements effective service plan. Ability to travel and transport clients to families' homes and communities required*

Position Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

Meet criteria as a Qualified Mental Health Associate (QMHA). Effective working with families in which abuse or neglect has occurred. Pass a criminal background check and/or fingerprinting. Must have respectful, open, unbiased, accepting attitude toward clients and their families. Relate effectively with children, adolescents, parents, staff and the community. Maintain client confidentiality.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree in social work, psychology or counseling. Two years' experience working with at-risk families within the last five years. Knowledge of dynamics of high-risk families including sexual abuse, substance use, and domestic violence.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

50% - Direct Service

  • Provide in-home change and safety services to children, adolescents, and families
  • Assess for caregiver capacities as related to child safety and well-being
  • Help family members overcome barriers and identify strengths to meet the child(ren)'s needs for safety, permanence, and well-being
  • Conduct parent-child coaching and interaction sessions
  • Maintain and carry out all scheduled appointments that are part of the safety plan
  • Utilize Motivational Interviewing, Wraparound, Collaborative Problem Solving, and other evidence-based practices
  • Provide a range of services including parent education, brief counseling, communication skills, home management, budgeting, stress reduction, stabilization of home environment, and other change or safety services
  • Refer client to supportive services to supplement treatment and counseling as appropriate and suggested by caseworker
  • Help parents improve diminished protective capacities
  • Assist non-offending parents to identify and meet needs of child victims of sexual abuse; make referrals for counseling
  • Provide intervention that is family-focused, culturally relevant, behavior and goal-directed
  • Services to adoptive or foster parents in stabilizing placements to avoid placement disruption Work a flexible schedule to meet families' needs and be available for crisis consultation

35% - Case Coordination

  • Coordinate case activities with Contract Supervisor, DHS/Child Welfare, Juvenile Department, schools, and other community partners
  • Participate in Family Decision Meetings, Citizens' Review Board, and Court hearings
  • Assist DHS/Child Welfare workers and intake workers by providing consultations/courtesy assistance in evaluating the appropriateness of ISRS interventions
  • Attend and actively participate in weekly group supervision meetings with supervisor and peers
  • Assist workers in coordinating return of children from foster care to the home of parents or relatives

15% - Documentation

  • Report any potentially dangerous situations or safety plan violations to DHS or law enforcement
  • Document all travel time, mileage, and other required work-related activities
  • Maintain accurate and complete client records, including weekly progress reports, treatment plans, and service summaries, and memos to chart, within the electronic client record (ECR), to meet contract requirements.
  • Develop a written record of appropriately used direct support funds for client family

Working Conditions:

  • May be required to work afternoon, evening, and/or weekend hours
  • Will travel locally and transport clients with own vehicle. Must be insured with liability insurance*
  • Extended periods of time sitting at work station updating client records, phone work, and client sessions
  • Ability to stand, work, and drive throughout the day.
  • Mobility and dexterity sufficient to assist clients and handle required job-related functions and move about the facility
  • Ability to cope with clients who may use challenging or offensive language with potential for escalation to physical aggression

*Positions that require driving clients must maintain vehicle insurance as required by law, with a minimum of $100,000/$300,000/$100,000 personal auto liability coverage (proof of insurance will be required).

*Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Req Number

SOC-18-00036

Salary Range*

$35,000 to $38,250 DOE

EOE Statement

Options Counseling and Family Services is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

* The salary range is calculated using Oregon Equal Pay Law factors, which accounts for experience, education, training, travel, and workplace location.

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