QMHP – CLEAR Project (Community Programs, Grants Pass)

Tuesday, Jul 25th 2017

Kairos is seeking a full-time Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) for a specialized program providing professional development, coaching and consultation in trauma informed practices in public schools. This is a unique opportunity for the right person to become fully acquainted with the CLEAR (Collaborative Learning for Educational Achievement and Resilience) model developed by Dr. Christopher Blodgett of Washington State University.
The individual selected for this position will be trained in the CLEAR model and will work in Grants Pass School District 7 with the faculty of the schools. The collaborative partnership between Kairos, District 7, and WSU offers a chance to make a difference in a prevention and wellness promotion effort that is achieving great measured results in in a growing number of schools, along with a rich learning and professional growth opportunity for the therapist and faculty alike. If you appreciate working as part of a collaborative team and enjoy working with youth - this may be a great time to begin working at an innovative agency that values mental wellness and also offers plenty of growth opportunities.

This is an unusual position for a therapist. It does not involve providing assessment or therapy services. Rather it involves building upon the training therapists receive to learn the latest science relative to trauma-informed practices in the schools and then using a modular approach to train, consult with, and coach school staff.

Kairos offers competitive wages and generous benefit packages including 2.4 weeks paid time-off (PTO) +1 week of paid sick-time the first year of employment, +health, vision and dental insurance, agency is qualified for federal student loan repayment program and also offers generous 401k with employer matching. Additionally, Kairos recognizes staff by providing innovative, dynamic training and internal growth opportunities.
Compensation range for this position:: $3,617- $5,270/mo. salary DOE

F/T shift consist of Mon-Fri. 7:30-3:30. Adjustment in duties will be made for the school vacation times.

Education and Experience:
Must meet Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) classifications, which includes a degree in one of the following:
Graduate degree in Psychology; Social Work; Recreational, Art, or Music Therapy; in a Behavioral Science field; or qualified Mental Health Intern, as defined in 309-019-0105 (61)

Additionally the QMHP's ability to become licensed within 2 years is preferred.

Other Requirements:
1. Provide proof of current, valid Oregon Driver's License (or if out-of-state will obtain Oregon license within 30 days), comprehensive automobile insurance (if applicable) and a safe driving record (minimum of 3 yrs.) to use company or personal vehicle for required duties.
2. Successfully pass a Criminal Background Check and Medicaid Fraud Check.
5. Obtain and maintain current First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification
6. Obtain and maintain National Provider Identifier (NPI) number and credentialing application process.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Emphasis on teaming with the educational system to help identify the individual needs of youth in the classroom
2. Knowledge of barriers to learning for youth with a trauma history
3. View youth and teach others through a trauma lens
4. Individual observations with feedback/consultation with teachers regarding strategies for improved classroom behavior and dynamics
5. Strengths include public speaking, flexibility, knowledge of school systems and trauma-informed care
6. 2 days per month on-campus observations, consultations and professional development at all assigned schools
7. Consultation and feedback with building administrator
8. Willingness and passion about being a change agent in the face of pushback and/or resistance
9. Ability to effectively engage and teach large groups of educators
10. Ability to stay On-task and well organized, with a number of schools, a large number of youth/teachers
11. Maintain an on-going connection and relationship with WSU and district personnel.

Kairos is a non-profit mental health agency that has provided a variety of psychiatric and wellness promotion services to children, adolescents, and young adults struggling with trauma and other mental health issues for over 39 years. Known state-wide and nationally for innovation, quality, and accountability in its provision of services, Kairos commits itself to continuous learning and grounding of evidence based treatment models and emerging best practices in mental health through partnerships and training opportunities with leaders in the mental health field. Kairos is licensed and certified by the Oregon Health Authority, and has been accredited by The Joint Commission since 1984.

To apply: Send Kairos employment application available at http://www.kairosnw.org/employment with resume and cover letter by email to HR@kairosnw.org - or fax to (541) 956-5463. Background and Medicaid fraud check, valid driver's license with 3 yrs. min. driving experience with safe driving record required. Apply TODAY to join the Kairos team and attend the next scheduled orientation date!

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We collaborate with young people, families, and communities to provide intensive mental health services and supports, promote mental wellness, and instill hope.

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A region of communities that understands and values mental and emotional wellness, in which all youth and their families have appropriate support and care.