Family Support Specialist (Coastline Services, Coos Bay)

Date: November 21, 2019

Kairos Coastline Services in Coos Bay, OR has an opening for a Family Support Specialist who will provide support services for families of at-risk youth who are struggling with emotional and behavioral problems related to trauma, loss/grief, and other mental health issues. The Family Support Specialist will facilitate communication with youth, their family and community partners while modeling appropriate behaviors, self-expression and social interaction while working as part of a Care Team to address the needs of the family and youth in the coordination of services.

Kairos is a non-profit, multi-service, mental health agency that provides a comprehensive array of services and support to children, adolescents, young adults, and families struggling with trauma and other mental and behavioral issues.  Known state-wide and nationally for innovation, quality, and accountability in its provision of services, Kairos commits itself to continuous learning and grounding of evidence-based treatment models and emerging best practices in mental health through partnerships and training opportunities with leaders in the mental health field. Over the many years it has grown in scope and now operates out of five counties. Kairos is licensed by the Oregon Department of Human Services and certified by the Oregon Health Authority and has been accredited by The Joint Commission since 1984.

The candidate selected for this position must be a biological or adoptive parent of a child with emotional/behavioral challenges or a child that has received mental health services (not currently receiving services with Kairos). The ideal candidate will be a parent (biological or adoptive) that has a significant understanding and experience with level of care systems including the types of services that Kairos provides.

High School diploma or GED preferred. The qualified individual will maintain a non-judgmental attitude toward families and will also maintain all required licenses and certifications required to perform the Family Support Specialist role.

This position is a full-time position, working Monday through Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm with occasional evening and/or weekend appointments as needed, depending on the needs of the families. Depending on the candidate’s experience, compensation ranges from $12.45 to $17.27 hourly. In addition, all full-time employees with Kairos are eligible to participate in a number of Company-sponsored benefits.  Kairos offers a comprehensive employee benefits program, including: Up to 96 hours of Paid time off your first year, up to 40 hours of sick leave your first year, 6 paid holidays per year (after 90 days of employment), Health dental and vision (on the first of the month after 30 days of employment), Life/ AD&D Insurance ($20,000 for employee and $2,000 for spouse and dependents), 401K Retirement (up to 3% employer matching and additional 3% contribution from employer after 1 year), and an Employee assistance program (good for all members of your household).

Kairos requires all applicants to complete an employment application to be considered for any open positions. While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates who are meet minimum qualifications and are selected for an interview will be contacted.


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