LifeWorks NW
  • Tigard, OR, USA
  • Hourly
  • On Call
  • Mental Health - Bachelor's degree/Experience

Purpose:  To provide skills training in a milieu setting to children and adolescents from 5 to 11 experiencing mental health issues and behavioral problems in schools, at home, and in the community.

HOURS: This is an on-call position 

Rate of Pay: $16.86 - $18.34 / hour

Essential Responsibilities: 

  • Meets performance standards for direct client care, documentation, quality (including engagement and evidence based practices), and teamwork as defined in the performance review.
  • Continually increases cultural sensitivity, awareness and competency. Actively participates in a minimum of four hours of training related to cultural effectiveness in working with diverse populations.
  • Employs techniques to improve the development of sensory- and perceptual-motor skills, language, cognition, and memory.
  • Observes and influences clients' behavior; communicates and interacts with them through teaching, counseling, role modeling, and developing a therapeutic rapport.
  • Encourages clients to express their feelings and discuss what is happening in their lives, and helps them to develop insight into themselves and their relationships.
  • Counsels clients to help them understand and overcome personal, social, or behavioral problems affecting their educational or social situations.
  • Develops and teaches strategies to promote client wellness and independence.
  • Encourages clients to develop work skills and to participate in social, recreational, and other therapeutic activities that enhance interpersonal skills and develop social relationships.
  • Develops and maintains relationships with community referral sources, such as schools and community groups.
  • Confers with parents or guardians, teachers, other counselors, and administrators to resolve clients' behavioral, academic, and other problems.
  • Consults with supervisor on cases involving potential domestic abuse or other family problems affecting clients' development.
  • Establishes and enforces rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among clients.
  • 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.
  • May act as client advocate to coordinate required services or to resolve emergency problems in crisis situations.
  • Administers first aid according to prescribed procedures and notifies emergency medical personnel when necessary.
  • Administers oral medications, following physician's prescriptions and hospital procedures.
  • Aids clients performing personal tasks such as toileting, brushing teeth and general hygiene.
  • Documents and maintains client records to ensure compliance with LifeWorks' and contractual guidelines. Documentation may include treatment reports, case notes, progress notes, critical incident reports and other reporting as needed.
  • Completes critical incident reports when indicated within 24 hours of a critical incident.
  • Participates in regular individual and team meetings with supervisor.  Attends informational and clinical meetings which may include all staff and team meetings, consultation with other staff and required trainings.
  • Provides back-up for other staff as needed.
  • Checks e-mail/voice mail daily/throughout the day when working responding to contacts within 48 hours for routine matter (urgent matters may require a more immediate response).
  • Must be abe to transport clients in a LifeWorks NW vehicle. 



  • Bachelor's degree in area of specialization directly related to work performed or a minimum of 3 years of prior experience with the related population in the counseling field (QMHA) required.
  • Prior experience working with youth in a milieu setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively; understand mental health assessment, treatment and service terminology and individual, group, family and other counseling techniques; program policies and procedures for services and supports identified in an Individual Services and Supports Plan.
  • Demonstrated 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 understanding of cultural values and norms and knowledge of acculturation and generational issues within a culture.
  • Previous experience in broad range of interventions and mental health skills training specific to children, adolescents and families.
  • Demonstrated ability in to provide case management services and compliance with confidentially in accordance with federal, state and/or funding source requirements.
  • 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 including electronic health record system required.
  • Must be able to drive a LifeWorks NW vehicle. Requires a valid driver's license, verification of safe driving record from DMV and ability to meet LifeWorks NW driving requirements. 
  • Ability to perform essential functions of job without creating a direct threat to the safety of self or others. 

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status in accordance with law. 

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