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Bilingual Parenting Skills Developer 

About the Organization Options Counseling and Family Services is an Oregon based non-profit agency comprised of people helping people. Our culturally diverse team of caring individuals has been serving Oregon families for over 25 years. We are proud to offer a Trauma Informed Care environment for both our clients and our staff.

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Location Salem Office  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Open Date 2/13/2018  
Number of Openings 1  

General Description:

Provides hands-on parent training to families who have an open child welfare case. The Parenting Skills Developer will meet with the parent(s) to provide a parenting lesson. Next, they will transition the parent into a structured environment with their child(ren) present. Lastly, the Parenting Skills Developer will debrief the session with the parent giving positive and constructive feedback and goals to work on for the next meeting. Ability to travel to families' homes and communities required.* Must be able to read, write, and speak Spanish and English.

Position Requirements

Education and/or Experience:

Two years of experience in appropriate physical care of children, parenting skills and techniques, basic knowledge of child development, and experience working with disadvantaged individuals and families is required. Bachelor’s degree in social sciences or relevant field is preferred. Experience may be substituted for education. Knowledge of Circle of Security, Make Parenting a Pleasure, and/or Nurturing Parenting curricula preferred. Must meet criteria for Qualified Mental Health Associate (QMHA). Must have respectful, open, unbiased, accepting attitude toward clients and their families.

Essential duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide practical in-home training and intervention in parent and family functioning.
  • Make multiple contacts with family and its support system in a variety of settings.
  • Provide face-to-face implementation of specific service plan components to each family.
  • Assist family in developing interventions and establishing accountability for behavior.
  • Use research-based curricula to instruct, guide, and educate referred families.
  • Assist parents to improve supervision of youth, with a focus on safety and well-being.
  • Identify family strengths to help resolve child safety and attachment concerns.
  • Connect family with informal and formal support systems.
  • Collaborate with referring case manager to support clients’ safety plan.
  • Teach and model appropriate play, attachment, and behavior management techniques.
  • Attend and participate in regular clinical supervision and team meetings, as directed.
  • Maintain accurate and current client records, including weekly progress notes within the electronic client record (ECR), and sign documents to meet federal and state regulatory requirements and/or agency standards.
  • Provide relevant and up-to-date reports of families’ progress and barriers.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with professional service staff.
  • Identify families with drug and alcohol dependence, physically and sexually abused children, domestic violence and other child safety concerns.
  • Use strength-based engagement skills to work effectively with clients.
  • Empathize with and motivate clients to enhance child safety and attachment.

Working Conditions:

  • May be required to work afternoon, evening and/or weekend hours
  • Will travel locally with own vehicle.Must be insured with minimal liability insurance.
  • Vision sufficient to read client records and related documentation
  • Extended periods of time sitting at work station updating client records, phone work and client sessions
  • Ability to stand, work, and drive throughout the day.
  • Mobility, including occasional lifting a maximum of 20 lbs, bending, stooping, and reaching, and dexterity sufficient to assist clients and handle required job related functions and move about the facility
  • Exposure to communicable diseases found in children and the public
  • Ability to cope with clients who may use challenging or offensive language with potential for escalation to physical aggression.


* Employees utilizing their own vehicles for business purposes are expected to:

  1. Have a valid Oregon Driver’s License;
  2. Maintain vehicle insurance as required by law, with a minimum of $100,000/$300,000/$100,000 personal auto liability coverage (proof ofinsurance may be requested at any time)
Req Number SOC-17-00034  
Salary Range* $16.66 to $18.17/hour DOE  
EOE Statement Options Counseling and Family Services is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

* The salary range is calculated using Oregon Equal Pay Law factors, which accounts for experience, education, training, travel, and workplace location.  

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