Mentors – Klamath Falls & Ashland
The Dragonfly Transitions program emphasizes independent living, individual, group and family therapy, substance abuse and mental health counseling, and experiential learning. The purpose of the Mentor position is to provide supervision, education through experience, and leadership to program participants. Dragonfly Transitions looks for bright, self-confident, and motivated people to be mentors and role models for young adults in transition to healthy living.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Bachelor degree or equivalent, preferably in psychology or another type of social science field, or currently enrolled in a degree program, and applicable life experience.
Knowledge of negative patterns and thinking errors typically found among young adults struggling with mental health issues. Ability to interact with participants productively and professionally, to grasp “windows” of opportunity, to teach life skills and self-awareness concepts.
Dragonfly Transitions seeks an experienced and creative clinician ready to join a dynamic team of talented therapists and program mentors in Klamath Falls, Oregon. As a co-ed young adult transitional living program accredited by Joint Commission and founding member of the Young Adult Transitions Association (YATA), Dragonfly is proud to be a leader in research driven transitional living services and experiential therapies for young adults. Dragonfly is seeking a highly talented team player eager to learn and grow with the organization.
At Dragonfly, clinicians play an integral role in helping to shape a community that celebrates diversity, creativity, and practical skill building. The successful candidate will have excellent communication and organizational skills, and ability to provide effective case conceptualization and treatment planning. Dragonfly is a hands-on, up close and personal therapeutic milieu. There are abundant opportunities to create a therapeutic experience for students and families both in and out of the context of a traditional session. As such, the therapist is in a unique position to affect profound change in the lives of our young adults and their families, and to serve as a mentor for the direct-care staff in their professional development.
The primary goal at Dragonfly is to provide a respectful and caring environment for young adults to achieve balance in education, employment, fitness, nutrition, recreation, healthy relationships, and emotional well-being. Some of the benefits and defining features that make Southern Oregon and Dragonfly an ideal location to live and work include:
Operating in three locations with access to an abundance of outdoor recreation and world-renowned art and music festivals, including Shakespeare and Britt Festival, famous farmer’s markets, food cooperatives, and highly celebrated cultural events.
Dragonfly students and staff participate in frequent expeditions including hikes to Crater Lake, white water rafting on the Rogue and Klamath rivers, student trips to the Redwood National Forest, Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Glacier National Parks as well as an annual international service trip to Cambodia.
Therapists manage an average caseload of 8 clients. Responsibilities include weekly individual and group therapy, facilitating family conference calls, collaboration with referring professionals, and participation in weekly treatment team meetings and supervision with the Clinical Director. As the treatment leader, the Dragonfly therapist is responsible for providing effective assessment, intervention, and timely documentation.
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