All Kinds of News for October 04, 2017
Dragonfly Transitions seeks an experienced, creative clinician to join the team in Klamath Falls, Oregon. Dragonfly has served young adults for over 17 years and is an organization that believes in accessing the creativity, intellect and expertise that each individual brings to the organization. Dragonfly values innovation, teamwork, community and believes that change and growth is a healthy and vital part of an organization.
Qualifications for a Dragonfly Transitions therapist include:
- MA, MS, MSW or an equivalent measure of qualification
- Licensed, or eligible for licensure in the state of Oregon as a qualified mental health professional
- Minimum of three years’ experience working with adolescents and young adults presenting with substance abuse and mental health disorders
- Excellent written and verbal skills
Therapists are responsible for providing:
- Individual and group therapy
- Weekly to bi-monthly family therapy phone calls with the client's parents
- Weekly to bi-monthly updates to referral sources
- Clinical trainings with direct-care mentors
- Attendance at some national conferences
This is a “hands on, up close and personal” therapeutic milieu. There are abundant opportunities to create a therapeutic experience for the students, both in and out of the context of a traditional session. As such, the therapist is in a unique position to affect change in the lives of our clients and to serve as a mentor to the direct-care staff in their professional pursuits.
Given the requirements above, the therapist must embrace the “messiness” inherent in such an arrangement, be enthusiastic about delivering a therapeutic message both in the office and also while building a fence or cooking a meal, and have the character strength to “hold” our clients in the formal and informal realms of this practice setting.
About Dragonfly TransitionsDragonfly Transitions serves young adults 18 -30 in three locations in Southern Oregon – Klamath Falls, Ashland, and the Homestead (for men, just south of Klamath). Students learn life skills and work to transition into a healthy young adult life with independence, autonomy, integrity and sustainability. Dragonfly provides opportunities for real world experience in a stable, supportive environment where students can flourish.