We are currently seeking a dynamic & passionate mental health provider to join our team!
Preference given to Dance/Movement or alternative therapies background.
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Job Title: Child & Family Mental Health Therapist – Dance/Movement or alternative therapy preferred – Contract
Job Location: Portland, OR
Search for pirate’s treasure, fly in rocket ships, and swim with sea turtles in a bright and inviting OT gym. Explain the physiological and emotional impact of impaired sensory processing to parents in ongoing parent education sessions. Collaborate with Sensory KIDS colleagues in weekly transdisciplinary team meetings. Embark on new paths for expanding perspective and skill.
Sensory KIDS is seeking a mental health professional to join a busy practice providing support to children and families living with sensory and regulatory challenges. Therapy is provided at Sensory KIDS with a strong focus on relationship-building between therapists, children, and families. Drawing on the work of Dr. Lucy Miller, Dr. Stanley Greenspan, Dr. Ross Greene, Dr. A. Jean Ayres, and others, therapists at Sensory KIDS maintain a clinically-rigorous focus that integrates holistic strategies for supporting the whole child and family system.
Therapists at Sensory KIDS provide dynamic, responsive, and child-led therapist-guided intervention to infants, toddlers, children, and adolescents. From the evaluation process through the completion of therapy, therapists at Sensory KIDS create an environment of collaboration with children and families to maximize individual potential and family success. Therapists engage children, empower parents, and collaborate with colleagues to deliver exceptional services.
- Current Oregon licensure
- At least three years clinical therapy experience
- At least two years pediatric experience
- Continuing education in sensory processing/sensory integration preferred
- Ability to perform strenuous physical activity (crawling, jumping, lifting, climbing, etc.) for multiple consecutive hours during each work day
- Clear, direct, and compassionate communication skills with children and adults
- Passion for learning new theoretical perspectives, interpersonal skills, and treatment strategies
- Desire and skill to collaborate with a transdisciplinary team
- Perform assessments through interview, observation, or standardized assessment tools
- Complete assessment reports and daily notes in a timely manner
- Use play- and relationship-based intervention methods
- Counsel clients in the development of skills and strategies to support challenge areas
- Counsel clients to develop awareness of strengths
- Perform crisis intervention
- Develop treatment plans based on individual client needs and family contexts
- Incorporate movement, body awareness, and sensory needs into treatment
- Communicate clearly with families through email, phone, and in-person meetings
- Demonstrate self-initiative in prioritizing work, attending to demands, and problem-solving
- Express a commitment to serving diverse families with responsive and culturally-competent care
- Evaluate effectiveness of treatment
- Work with children and families to create transition plans at close of therapy
- Collaborate with transdisciplinary team to develop education programs
- Participate in weekly transdisciplinary meetings
Please send your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.