LifeWorks NW
  • Tigard, OR, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time
  • Mental Health - Master's degree

Full benefits such as medical, dental and PTO (Paid Time Off)

LifeWorks NW's Children's Day Treatment Program (CDTP) is a psychiatric program serving children ages 5 to 11 and their families to provide intensive mental health services in combination with specialized educational support. Our intensive mental health services include psychiatric oversight, individual and family therapy, and milieu based skill building. The program is based on the Collaborative Problem Solving model, teaching children skills to allow them to transition to a lower level of care.

PURPOSE: The Child and Family Therapist is part of a team serving 16 clients and their families.  This position will hold a caseload of 8 and is responsible for assessment and treatment planning; case management; coordination with outside providers; weekly family therapy sessions; and consultation with program psychiatrist, teachers, and milieu staff.  In addition, this position may also facilitate individual child therapy sessions, groups for children and caregivers,and provide milieu support. At times, this position will be required to attend meetings in the community or client's home. This is a fast paced and exciting environment which allows for professional growth and creativity

DAYS/HOURS: Monday to Friday 8:00 to 4:00; except Wednesdays are 8:30 to 4:30 pm.

RATE OF PAY:  $40,907 - $44,486 per year / Full benefits such as medical, dental and PTO (Paid Time Off)


  • Performs client evaluations including initial intake interviews, formulating diagnosis, and identifying appropriate treatment services. Notifies clients and significant other(s) of diagnosis and initial recommendations. Completes a written narrative of the evaluation. Obtains necessary releases within specified timeline standards.
  • Collects supplementary information needed to assist clients such as medical records or school reports. 
  • Obtains and studies medical, psychological, social, and family histories by interviewing clients individually, in families, or in groups. Assesses their situations, capabilities, and problems to determine what services are required to meet their needs. 
  • Consults with parents, teachers, and other school personnel to determine causes of problems such as truancy and misbehavior to implement solutions. 
  • Analyzes data such as interview notes, test results, and reference manuals to identify symptoms and to diagnose the nature of clients' problems.
  • Develops therapeutic treatment plans based on clients' interests, abilities, strengths and needs. Treatment plans will be based upon clinical experience and knowledge, and will have measurable goals and objectives based on the diagnosis and will specify type, frequency, intensity, and duration of therapy. Treatment plans will be client driven and follow-ups will be completed on time, assessing the quantity and quality of services provided. 
  • Conducts individual, family, and group therapy sessions based on current evidenced based practices e.g. collaborative problem solving, cognitive behavioral interventions, and solution focused therapy. 
  • Obtains and retains certification in selected de-escalation programs. Restrains violent, potentially violent, or suicidal clients by verbal or physical means as required and only if certified. 
  • Responsible for case management. 
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of counseling or treatments and the accuracy and completeness of the diagnoses. Modifies plans and diagnoses as necessary. Uses program outcome measures.
  • Identifies cases involving domestic abuse or other family problems affecting students' development and determine whether clients should be counseled or referred to other specialists. Maintains awareness of community referral resources. 
  • Addresses legal issues, such as child abuse and discipline. Assists with hearings and provides testimony as required.
  • Acts as client advocate to coordinate required services or to resolve emergency problems in crisis situations. 
  • Maintains chart notes, obtains pertinent records from other treatment, and tracks client's involvement, follow-through and progress in varied treatment activities. Documents and maintains client records to ensure compliance with agency and contract guidelines and confidentiality. Completes documentation in electronic health record system as applicable. 
  • Transports clients in a LifeWorks NW vehicle. 
  • Completes critical incident reports when indicated within 24 hours of a critical incident. 
  • Meets performance standards for direct client care, documentation, quality (including engagement and evidence based practices), and teamwork. 
  • Continually increases level of cultural sensitivity, awareness and competency. 


  • Master's degree in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, or a mental health related field (QMHP) required.
  • More than 1 year experience in broad range of clinical interventions and mental health assessment specific to children and families.
  • An ideal candidate will enjoy working with children and families; be flexible and creative; have the ability to participate in physical activities such as recess, recreational outings, and crisis intervention.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct an assessment, including identifying precipitating events, gathering histories of mental and physical health, alcohol and other drug use, past mental health services and criminal justice contacts, assessing family, social and working relationships and conducting a mental status examination; complete a five-axis DSM diagnosis; write and supervise the implementation of an Individual Service and Support Plan; and provide individual, family and/or group therapy within the scope of their training.
  • Demonstrated effective communication skills and ability to provide culturally-competent treatment services to diverse client populations and maintain a cooperative working relationship with others in a culturally diverse environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of treatment methods for individual, family, milieu, and group therapy to address mental health needs.
  • Demonstrated ability in providing case management services and compliance with confidentially.
  • Knowledge of community resources and treatment agencies enabling appropriate referrals for specific client needs.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook and Word. Ability to master proprietary software required, including electronic health record system. 
  • Requires a valid driver's license and ability to meet Lifeworks NW driving requirements. 


LifeWorks NW believes that diversity strengthens our workforce and empowers our community.
LifeWorks NW is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status in accordance with law.
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