Skills Trainer

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Job Code: OR-040
Department: Mental & Behavioral Health
Location: OR - Columbia County
Job Type:
Full Time
Education: High School

Job Description:


Maple Star Oregon is a non-profit division of Pathways by Molina. Pathways by Molina, previously Providence Human Services, is one of the largest national providers of accessible, outcome-based behavioral and mental health services. At Pathways, we deliver exceptional value by creating healthier communities through the work of exceptional people. Our more than 7,000 employees provide the highest-quality home- and community-based social services and non-emergency transportation services in 23 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. We proudly serve more than 60,000 unique clients.  We specialize in providing direct services and case management to children, adolescents and adults with behavioral and medical health needs, as well as those supervised by government subsidized programs, in their homes or through community-based resources.  Pathways offers a full spectrum of social service and behavioral health solutions, including Youth & Family Services, Adult Services, and Prevention Services.  Within each area, clients have access to a broad range of social and behavioral services to meet their needs.


As part of a clinical team, Skills Trainers provide in home skills training and support  to youth with behavioral and/or mental health concerns placed in foster homes. Skills training is provided to assist with stabilization to maintain youth in community setting.  Skills training is provided during times identified as most relevant to the family  and may occur during late afternoons, evening and early mornings.  Skills Trainers are able to have flexible schedule based on the needs of their clients.   Skills Trainers are included as part of a  member of the  service team and progress toward meeting clients goals by providing daily, weekly, and monthly reports to DHS..  The position is an hourly, non-exempt position

PAY : $13.46/hr


•A minimum of a High School Diploma and a combination of education and relevant experience totaling two years or greater
•Possess a valid driver license with a clean driving record
•Ability to operate and have access to a safe and reliable vehicle at all times
•Willing and able to drive in various road and weather conditions
•Have or be able to obtain the necessary auto insurance by start of employment
•Ability to work irregular days and/or hours
•Ability to sit and type for extended periods of time
•Ability to lift up 50 pounds and regularly carry up to 20 pounds
•Ability to walk up and down stairs, across uneven terrain, and short to medium distances
•Obtain and maintain certification in standard first aid and CPR
•Obtain and maintain training in the basic defensive techniques of NCI
•Ability to pass fingerprinting and background checks


•Provide direct, skill-building services to consumers, primarily in a community setting
•Work as a service team member for consumer with frequent communication with other team members; including incident reporting
•Respond to referrals for new consumers within 24-hour timeline
•Provide indirect services for consumers (contacting caseworkers or service team members, documentation, travel time)
•Provide a minimum of 35 billable service hours per week with at least 20 hours being direct
•Regular and frequent driving to meet consumer needs; including consumer transportation
•Identifying the appropriate location and timing of skills training with consumers (including working at unconventional hours such as late nights, early mornings, and/or on occasional weekends)
•Timely completion of service plans, case notes, and reports (includes daily, weekly, and monthly reporting)
•Effective, respectful, and professional written and verbal communication
•Rapport building and maintenance with youth and adults
•Time management and organization
•Ability to work and communicate regularly with team members
•Professional boundaries and self-care routines
•Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook) and adequate typing skills
•Understanding and application of Trauma Informed Care and Collaborative Problem Solving
•Knowledge of community resources
•Problem solving and client engagement techniques


Paid vacation and sick leave
Medical, dental, and vision insurance
Ten paid holidays
Flexible schedule       
Mileage reimbursement
Training and development opportunities

Pathways by Molina is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic.



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