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

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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.


General Description:

The Family Builder provides short-term intensive services to families in which children are at risk of out of home placement, or adoptive families who have children experiencing disruptive placements. They provide skills training to children, adolescents and adults to address safety concerns. Develops and implements effective treatment plan. . Ability to travel to families' homes and communities required.*Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Position Requirements

Education and Experience:

Bachelor's Degree in social work, psychology or counseling is preferred. Effective working with physically/sexually abused youth, victims/perpetrators of domestic violence, and individuals with substance use disorders. Complete and pass a criminal background check and/or fingerprinting. Must have respectful, open, unbiased, accepting attitude toward clients and their families. Bilingual, English/Spanish, preferred. Must qualify as a Qualified Mental Health Associate (QMHA).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide in-home change and safety services to children, adolescents and families
  • Assess for parental 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
  • Report any potentially dangerous situations or safety plan violations to DHS or law enforcement
  • Help parents improve diminished protective capacities
  • Knowledge of dynamics of high-risk families including sexual abuse and domestic violence
  • Coordinate case activities with Program Supervisor, DHS/Child Welfare, Juvenile Department, schools and other community partners
  • Relate effectively with children, adolescents, parents, staff and the community
  • Maintain client confidentiality
  • Provide a range of services including parent education, communication skills, home management, budgeting, stress reduction, stabilization of home environment, and other change or safety services
  • Maintain accurate and current client records, including weekly progress notes, treatment plans, and authorization requests, within the electronic client record (ECR), and sign documents to meet contract requirements.
  • Refer client to supportive services to supplement treatment and counseling as appropriate and suggested by caseworker
  • Conduct parent-child coaching and interaction sessions
  • Participate in Family Decision Meetings, Citizens' Review Board and Court hearings
  • Maintain and carry out all scheduled appointments that are part of the safety plan
  • Assist DHS/Child Welfare workers and intake workers in front end, first response work providing consultations/courtesy assistance in evaluating the appropriateness of IHSS interventions
  • Utilize Motivational Interviewing, Wraparound, Collaborative Problem Solving, and other evidence-based practices
  • Services to adoptive parents in stabilizing placements to avoid placement disruption
  • Prepare clear, concise written reports, including treatment plans, closing summaries, and other reports as required
  • Work a flexible schedule to meet families' needs and be available for crisis consultation, 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Assist non-offending parents to identify and meet needs of child victims of sexual abuse; make referrals for counseling
  • Develop a written record of appropriately used direct support funds for client family
  • Provide intervention that is family-focused, culturally relevant, behavior and goal-directed
  • Attend and actively participate in weekly group supervision meetings with supervisor and peers

Working Conditions:

  • May be required to work afternoon, evening and/or weekend hours
  • Will travel locally with own vehicle.Must be insured with minimal liability insurance.
  • Vision sufficient to read client records and related documentation
  • 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, including occasional lifting a maximum of 20 lbs, bending, stooping, and reaching, and dexterity sufficient to assist clients and handle required job related functions and move about the facility
  • Exposure to communicable diseases found in children and the public
  • Ability to cope with clients who may use challenging or offensive language with potential for escalation to physical aggression.


* Employees utilizing their own vehicles for business purposes are expected to:

  1. Have a valid Oregon Driver's License;
  2. Maintain vehicle insurance as required by law, with a minimum of $100,000/$300,000/$100,000 personal auto liability coverage (proof ofinsurance may be requested at any time)

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Salary Range*

$32,000 to $37,000 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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