Albertina Kerr empowers people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental health challenges and other social barriers to lead self-determined lives and reach their full potential. When you join Kerr, you become part of a team motivated to provide innovative and excellent programs, services and care.
As a Child and Family Therapist, you'll coordinate and provide mental health treatment for children to achieve the best possible outcomes, in the timeliest manner possible, and within the most efficient utilization of available resources. You'll ensure clinical work actively incorporates client and family voice and choice, and complies with OAR, license and payer requirements.
Opportunities are available in various settings:
Children's Crisis Psychiatric Care (Subacute) - Short-term, safe, and secure residential placement for children and teens (ages 5-17) who are experiencing a mental health crisis. Focus on mental health stabilization, psychiatric evaluation, and transitional planning.
Outpatient Care - Clinic- and community-based mental health services to children, teens and their families. Services rooted in a strengths-based, client-centered, systemic approach that strives to alleviate the individual and family struggles associated with mental health symptoms. Our therapists provide services to a small caseload of about 20 children. Typically, about four of these clients receive Intensive Community Treatment Services (ICTS).
Group Home Programs - A stable, safe, and nurturing environment for youth who experience Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) as well Mental Health challenges. Serving group homes in either Portland-Metro or greater Hillsboro area.
- Master’s Degree in social work, counseling psychology, child and family therapy or art therapy from an accredited college or university that meets the requirement for Oregon licensure
- Eligibility for relevant clinical licensure in the State of Oregon
- Proven ability to provide Individual and Family Therapy
- Specialized knowledge and skills to provide appropriate clinical services based on the age, growth, and development of children served
- Proven ability to facilitate interdisciplinary treatment team meetings
- Excellent written, organizational, time management and interpersonal skills
- Intermediate computer skills sufficient to maintain calendars and clinical documentation
- Two years’ relevant experience working with similar populations in an accredited facility preferred
- Consistent, punctual attendance to provide in-person clinical services and to participate in meetings
- Ability to build appropriate relationships and relate effectively with children and families served
- A valid driver’s license and the ability to meet agency driving requirements
- Reliable means or methods of transportation to provide in-person child and family therapy at a variety of Kerr or client sites, during the regular workday and when on call