Skills Coach (Jackson Services, Medford)

Tuesday, Jul 25th 2017

Kairos is an innovative agency that values mental wellness and offers plenty of growth opportunities in a career that makes a lasting difference with youth and their families. If you would enjoy a fulfilling, challenging opportunity working as part of a collaborative, caring team - apply now at Kairos!

Kairos offers competitive wages and generous benefit packages including 2+ 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 generous 401k with employer matching. Additionally, Kairos recognizes staff by providing innovative, dynamic training and internal growth opportunities.

 Compensation range for this position: $11.62 - $16.12/hr. DOE

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the care, treatment and teaching of youth with psychiatric needs by providing a consistent presence, skills training and emotional support in a safe and secure manner.
  • Establish rapport by demonstrating and maintaining clear, consistent, appropriate, and therapeutic boundaries.
  • Actively supervise and interact with youth in the therapeutic milieu, classroom and various community environments to maintain safety and provide psychiatric services.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of youth's development and group dynamics by adjusting therapeutic approaches to developmental level and group interactions.
  • Safely de-escalate youth, including in crisis situations, by effectively using verbal intervention skills.
  • Concisely and thoroughly document daily clinical information using a variety of computer software.
  • Provide timely accurate documentation adhering to Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) and standards of care.
  • Abide by ethical codes, mission, values, and professional standards, including confidentiality.
  • Present a positive attitude, professional demeanor and demonstrated respect with youth, families, staff, visitors, and community partners.
  • Comply with all federal, state and agency health and safety reporting requirements.
  • Maintain prompt and regular attendance with ability to be flexible and adjust schedule as necessary to fit program needs and meet the needs of youth and their families.
  • Based on identified individualized needs, provide individual contact with the youth to teach, model, and coach life skills; provide tutoring, encourage and reinforce positive behavior, etc.
  • Assist program staff when necessary in crisis situations.
  • Actively utilize, reference, and follow established agency policies, procedures, and guidelines in a proper and safe manner.


Education and Experience

Must meet Qualified Mental Health Associate (QMHA) classifications, which includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology or a related field or an Associate’s degree plus at least one year of work experience in Human Service/Mental Health field or a High School diploma and three years of work experience in Human Service/Mental Health field.  Bilingual preferred.

Minimum Qualifications:

  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.
  1. Obtain and maintain current Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NCI) Certification and demonstrate proficiency in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NCI) Certification procedures.
  2. Obtain and maintain current First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification and Food Handlers Card.
  3. Obtain and maintain National Provider Identification (NPI) number and credentialing application process.


Kairos is non-profit mental health agency that provides a variety of psychiatric services to children and young adults struggling with trauma and other mental health issues in various locations throughout Oregon 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. Accredited by The Joint Commission since 1984, licensed by the Oregon Health Authority Office of Licensing and Regulatory Oversight and certified by the Oregon Health Authority Addictions and Mental Health Division.

 To be considered for any Kairos position: Send Kairos employment application available at with resume and cover letter by email to - 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!

Mission Statement

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

Vision Statement

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