Respite Provider, On Call
LifeWorks NW - Oregon

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PURPOSE : Provides in home respite childcare services for families of children with OHP and an Axis 1 diagnosis where the child is at risk of out of home placement.

POSITION SPECIFIC : Position is on call: hours/days vary. Looking for Respite Providers for homes within Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington Counties.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES :
  • Attend to safety and well being of child in their home. This includes sight and sound supervision at all times.
  • Provides evidence based interventions based on clients' interests, culture, abilities, strengths, and needs, according to the individual service and support plan.
  • Role model healthy limit setting (structure) and respectful communication (nurture) that fits the child’s developmental stage.
  • Communicate with child’s parents and clinical staff about activities, behaviors and related issues.
  • Support child’s emotional and social development, encouraging understanding of others and positive self-concepts. Role model interactive communication and assertive discipline (positive reinforcement).
  • Plan and develop activities as appropriate for the child.
  • Consults with supervisor on cases involving potential abuse or other family problems affecting clients' development and well being.
  • May provide training to staff, caregivers, and family regarding issues of mental health, addiction and behavior management as it relates to clients.
  • Meets standards for productivity, accuracy/quality of work, customer service and team work.
  • Participate in regular individual and team meetings.
  • Continually increase level of cultural sensitivity, awareness and competency.
  • Documents and maintains client records to ensure compliance with agency and contract guidelines and confidentiality within specified timelines. Completes documentation in electronic health record system.
  • Required to transport clients in a personal vehicle.

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor’s degree in areas of Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or a mental health related field OR a minimum of 3 years of prior experience working with the related population in the counseling field.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively; understand mental health assessments, treatment and service terminology, case management and confidentiality.
  • 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.
  • Previous experience in 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 access to a car, a valid driver’s license, proof of current automobile insurance coverage and verification of safe driving record from DMV.

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