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

LifeWorks NW's Adolescent Day Treatment program provides mental health treatment and education for youth ages 11 to 18 who are experiencing serious psychiatric difficulties.

PURPOSE: To provide skills training.

DAYS/HOURS: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. 

PAY/BENEFITS: $16.86 - $18.34 per hour. Full benefits


  • 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 report. 
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • Meets performance standards for direct client care, documentation, quality (including engagement and evidence based practices), and teamwork. 
  • Continually increases cultural sensitivity, awareness and competency. 
  • Transportation of clients in a LifeWorks NW van. 


  • Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, or related mental health field 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. 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook and Word. 
  • Ability to master proprietary software including electronic health record system required. 
  • Requires a valid driver's license and ability to meet LifeWorks NW driving requirements. 

JOB CODE/NUMBER: MH Associate, Adolescent Day Treatment Program/811408

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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