Options Counseling and Family Services
Family Builder (Personal Services)
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Options Counseling and Family Services supports the health, safety, equity, and well-being of our clients, families, employees, and communities.
In partnership with members of the communities we serve, Options Counseling and Family Services promotes safety, healing, and empowerment for individuals and families.
Options offers many benefits for our full-time employees (full-time is any employee working 30 hours per week or more). A list of all our benefits can be found on our website, here: https://options.org/careers/benefits/
Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they have every one of the qualifications as described. We are most interested in finding the best candidate and our hiring processes are centered on assessing candidates based on diverse experience. Please let us know if you have questions.
The Family Builder provides services to families in which children are at risk of out-of-home placement, children are reuniting with families after out-of-home placement, children are currently in out-of-home placement, and/or foster or adoptive families who have children experiencing disruptive placements. Provides skills training to adults, children, and adolescents to address safety concerns. Implements effective service plan in collaboration with ODHS caseworker and family members. Adheres to ODHS contract requirements. Ability to travel and transport clients to families homes and communities required*
This position is anticipated to be full-time (40 hours/week). However, some weeks may have fewer scheduled hours. The actual hours worked may vary daily depending on the needs of the referring agency or individual client families. Some overtime may be required and approved by your supervisor in response to client needs, referrals, or other factors.
Two years experience working with at-risk families within the last five year or an equivalent combination of education, training, and work experience. Effective working with families in which children have experienced abuse or neglect has occurred. Must have respectful, open, unbiased, accepting attitude toward clients and their families. Relate effectively with children, adolescents, parents, staff and the community. Pass a ODHS background check and/or fingerprinting. Maintain client confidentiality. Must have a valid Oregon drivers license, reliable transportation, and auto insurance.*
Bachelors Degree in social work, psychology, or counseling. QMHA. Knowledge of family dynamics that may include sexual abuse, substance use, and intimate partner violence.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
50% - Direct Service
Help family members overcome barriers and identify strengths to meet the child(ren)s needs for safety, permanency, and well-being
Maintain and carry out all scheduled appointments
Collaborate with ODHS and follow the identified case plan
Utilize Motivational Interviewing, Wraparound, Collaborative Problem Solving, and other evidence-based practices
Refer client to supportive services to supplement services as appropriate
Work a flexible schedule to meet families needs and be available for crisis consultation
Provide interventions that are family-focused, culturally relevant, behavioral, goal-directed, and trauma-informed
Work a flexible schedule to meet families needs and be available for consultation
Provide change and safety services to children, adolescents, and families in their homes and communities
Assess for caregiver capacities as related to child safety and well-being
Conduct parent-child coaching and interaction sessions
Help caregivers improve diminished protective capacities
Schedule appointments that support the safety plan, which may include drop-in sessions
Provide a range of targeted services including parent education, communication skills, home management, budgeting, stress reduction, stabilization of home environment, and other change or safety services
Assist non-offending parents to identify and meet needs of child victims of sexual abuse and make referrals for counseling
35% - Case Coordination
Coordinate case activities with Contract Supervisor, ODHS/Child Welfare, Juvenile Department, schools, and other community partners
Participate in Family Decision Meetings, Citizens Review Board, and Court hearings (with a valid subpoena)
Assist ODHS/Child Welfare caseworkers by providing consultations/courtesy assistance in evaluating the goals of intervention
Attend and actively participate in weekly group supervision meetings with supervisor and peers
Assist workers in coordinating return of children from foster care to the home of parents or relatives
15% - Documentation
Report any potentially dangerous situations or safety plan violations to ODHS or law enforcement, including making required mandatory reports
Document all travel time, mileage, and other required work-related activities
Document all client and peripheral interactions related to the services
Maintain accurate and complete client records, including regular reports, treatment plans, service summaries, and memos to chart, within the electronic client record (ECR), to meet contract requirements
Develop a written record of appropriately used direct support funds for client family
May be required to work afternoon, evening, and/or weekend hours
Will travel locally and transport clients with own vehicle. Must be insured with liability insurance*
Extended periods of time sitting at work station updating client records, phone work, and client sessions
Provide services in challenging environments; families may be impacted by poverty
Ability to stand, work, and drive throughout the day
Mobility and dexterity sufficient to assist clients and handle required job-related functions and move about the facility
Ability to cope with clients who may use challenging or offensive language with potential for escalation to physical aggression
*Positions that require driving clients must maintain vehicle insurance as required by law, with a minimum of $100,000/$300,000/$100,000 personal auto liability coverage (proof of insurance will be required).
**Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions