Albertina Kerr empowers people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental health challenges and other social barriers to lead self-determined lives and reach their full potential. When you join Kerr, you become part of a team motivated to provide innovative and excellent programs, services and care.
As a Child and Family Therapist, you'll coordinate and provide mental health treatment for children to achieve the best possible outcomes, in the timeliest manner possible, and within the most efficient utilization of available resources. You'll ensure clinical work actively incorporates client and family voice and choice, and complies with OAR, license and payer requirements.
Opportunities are available in various settings:
Children's Crisis Psychiatric Care (Subacute) - Short-term, safe, and secure residential placement for children and teens (ages 5-17) who are experiencing a mental health crisis. Focus on mental health stabilization, psychiatric evaluation, and transitional planning. In-person with limited remote family support.
Outpatient Care- Clinic- and community-based mental health services to children, teens and their families. Services rooted in a strengths-based, client-centered, systemic approach that strives to alleviate the individual and family struggles associated with mental health symptoms. Our therapists provide services to a small caseload of about 20 children. Typically, about four of these clients receive Intensive Community Treatment Services (ICTS). Remote work available.
Group Home Programs - A stable, safe, and nurturing environment for youth who experience Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) as well Mental Health challenges. Serving group homes in either Portland-Metro or greater Hillsboro area. Remote work available.
Child and Family Therapist I does not require professional licensure and operates under the supervision of a licensed mental health practitioner (LCSW, LMFT, LPC). Pursuit and achievement of relevant professional licensure within three years of hire is a key requirement of the position—and, we’ll help you get there! Kerr provides supervision towards licensure. Our Child and Family Therapist II position requires licensure (LCSW for MSW degree holders, LMFT or LPC as appropriate for other clinical Master’s degree holders). All therapists provide limited, paid on-call support for one week every other month.
Provides and implements individual, family and group psychotherapy.
Provides competent, therapeutic coordination of care according to the relevant OARs and ISSRs.
Implements strength-based wraparound service delivery for children and their families utilizing a system of care, core values and principles approach, including facilitation of Child and Family team meetings.
Consistently provides adequate supervision, clinical guidance and oversight on shared cases with Skills Trainers, Behavior Specialists, direct line staff, or Family Support Specialists through routine consultation and direction as scheduled and defined in the OAR’s.
Coordinates client and family services and activities with other agencies and community resources and providers in congruence with a team based approach.
Ensures development and implementation of comprehensive, individualized Individual Service Support Plan for each client and family.
Participates in training sessions, supervision and meetings, as required.
Ensures all documentation is completed in accordance with the OAR, contract, and organizational standards and maintains current authorizations.
Completes all training requirements.
Actively pursues and attains individual professional licensure in a relevant clinical field (social work, marriage and family therapy, or professional counselling). Licensure must be attained within three years of hire.
Participates in the clinical after-hours on-call rotation, providing prompt crisis support by phone or in person as required.
Maintains appropriate professional boundaries with children and families, including maintaining confidentiality of client information as required by various laws and agency requirements. Follows laws related to mandatory abuse reporting.
Paid medical, dental, and vision; basic life & accident insurance ; and, short- & long-term disability employee benefits
Paid continuing education and professional development opportunities
Tax-free student loan repayment assistance - up to $5,250 per year
Support for clinical supervision toward licensure with salary increase upon licensure
Flexible schedules, 7 paid holidays, and generous time off
401(k) retirement savings plan
24-hour Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) that provides resources for everything from mental health to pet insurance and financial counselling
Satisfies employment requirement for student loan Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PLSF)
Master’s Degree in social work, counseling psychology, child and family therapy or art therapy from an accredited college or university that meets the requirement for Oregon licensure in clinical social work, marriage and family therapy, or professional counseling.
Eligibility for relevant clinical licensure in the State of Oregon.
Proven ability to provide Individual and Family Therapy.
Specialized knowledge and skills to provide appropriate clinical services based on the age, growth, and development of children served.
Proven ability to facilitate interdisciplinary treatment team meetings.
Excellent written, organizational, time management and interpersonal skills.
Intermediate computer skills sufficient to maintain calendars and clinical documentation, complete routine assignments in Microsoft Office, and similar tasks.
Two years’ relevant experience working with similar populations in an accredited facility is preferred.
Consistent, punctual attendance to provide in-person clinical services and to participate in meetings with both internal and external parties.
Ability to build appropriate relationships and relate effectively with children and families served and internal and external parties.
A valid driver’s license and the ability to meet agency driving requirements.
Reliable means or methods of transportation to provide in-person child and family therapy at a variety of Kerr or client sites, during the regular workday and when on call.
Albertina Kerr empowers people experiencing intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), mental health challenges, and other social barriers to lead self-determined lives and reach their full potential. We offer employment opportunities in a variety of settings across Oregon: group homes and day programs for adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, residential and outpatient treatment for children and youth with mental health challenges, administrative offices, and more.