Residential Treatment Technician

$24.01 - $30.28 hourly
  • Clackamas County
  • Oregon City, OR, USA
  • Jan 18, 2023
Full time Administration/Management Other (Please Specify)

Job Description

Residential Treatment Technician

Job ID: 106769

Location: Oregon City, Oregon

Full/Part Time: Full Time



Clackamas County employees work to serve the public and enrich our community. In that spirit, we pledge to hold ourselves to these standards at all times in our interactions with customers and one another:

• Service

• Professionalism

• Integrity

• Respect

• Individual accountability

• Trust

By incorporating these values into our daily routines, we can better serve our customers, ourselves and our projects. We're always looking to improve. That's the Clackamas County SPIRIT.

Clackamas County is committed to building a community where people thrive, have a sense of safety, connection, and belonging, so that everyone is honored and celebrated for the richness in diversity they bring.

We encourage applicants of diverse backgrounds and lived experience to apply.


This Job Posting closes at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time) on January 31, 2023.


Annual Pay Range: $49,955.82 - $62,998.53

Hourly Pay Range: $24.017222 - $30.287756

Salary offers will be made within the posted pay range and will be based on a candidate's experience (paid or unpaid) that is directly relevant to the position.

Clackamas County proudly offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, including competitive wages, cost-of-living adjustments, merit increases (for eligible employees), and a robust sick and vacation plan for regular status employees.

We encourage and support employee health and wellness by offering, health and wellness classes and events, and alternative care benefits, so you can customize your wellness needs to fit your lifestyle.

Employee benefits become effective the first of the month following an employee's date of hire.

Attractive benefits package and incentives for employees in regular status positions are detailed below.

Generous paid time off package, including:

• 12 hours of vacation accrued per month

• 8 hours of sick accrued per month

• 10 paid holidays and 1 personal day per year

Other Benefits:

• Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP):

Employer paid 6% PERS retirement contribution (The county currently pays the employee's share of the retirement contribution.)

• ORSRP members get vested after five years of contributions or when they reach age 65

A Choice of Medical Plans that include chiropractic coverage, alternative care, vision, and prescription drug coverage

A Choice of Dental Plans

• Robust EAP and wellness programs, including gym discounts and wellness education classes

• Longevity pay

• Other retirement Savings Options that allow for additional retirement funds savings, including an option to contribute a portion of employee earnings on a pre or post-tax basis to a 457b Deferred Compensation Plan

• A variety of additional optional benefits (see links below for additional information)

This is a full time County position represented by the Employees' Association.


The Clackamas County Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Parole & Probation Division is seeking to fill TWO vacancies for Residential Treatment Technician (classified as a Human Services Assistant). This position will review client cases and program eligibility, conduct client interviews, monitor compliance, maintain records, write correspondence, coordinate outreach activities, and perform other support activities for the divisions various programs.

Upon hire, staff will be assigned to our Residential Center. However, depending on agency needs could be assigned to any of the following locations:

• Field Services: The Field Service Office is located in Oregon City and provides a full-service program to adult offenders including pre-sentence investigations, diversion supervision, support services, probation and parole supervision and victim's services.

• Pre-Trial: Pre-Trial is located in Oregon City and has three primary functions: to collect information and perform assessments for use in determining pretrial offenders risk, to make recommendations to the court concerning conditions of release, and to assist in supervising people who are released from custody during the pretrial phase.

• Residential Center: The Residential Center is located in Milwaukie and consists of a Men's and Women's Residential Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center. We provide services and other programs to clients on supervision with Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Parole & Probation Division.


All Community Corrections positions require a complete Statement of Personal History Form (SPH). Only finalists for the position will need to submit the SPH. You will be notified by Human Resources or Community Corrections when to fill out the SPH. At that time you will receive instructions and a link to the electronic SPH.

Required Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

• At least two (2) year of related experience working with justice involved clients or in a treatment or corrections setting.

• Demonstrated ability to patiently and professionally communicate, in person, in writing, and by phone with a variety of individuals from various social and economic backgrounds.

• Flexible and able to adapt to changing priorities.

• Experience with and the ability to effectively deal with people who exhibit aggressive or violent behavior.

• Experience working collaboratively with community partners, collateral service providers and co- workers.

• Experience using a personal computer and typical office software such as word processing and spreadsheet applications; and enter information into a database program.

• Per the Oregon Health Authority, ( &, both positions are subject to the mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement. Prior to the start of employment, the selected candidate for this position must provide proof of full vaccination or have an approved medical or religious exception in place with the County as a qualification of employment.

• Must be available to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as required.

• Must pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test

• Must pass an extensive background investigation, including national fingerprint records check

• Driving is required for County business on a regular basis or to accomplish work. Incumbents must possess a valid driver's license, and possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment.

Preferred Special Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

• Intermediate level proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.

• Experience working with the Oregon Department of Corrections Information System (CIS).

• Knowledge of the principles, methods and techniques relevant to community corrections or similar programs.

• Work experience to effectively case manage difficult people with different backgrounds and provide counseling and motivation to support change.

• College-level training in criminal justice, social or behavioral sciences or a related field.

Other Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

• Possession of a Law Enforcement Data System (LEDS) Certification is required within 90 days of employment.

• Possession of notary public certification is required within 90 days of employment.

*For Veterans qualified for Veteran's Preference: If you believe you have skills that would transfer well to this position and/or special qualifications that relate to this position, please list those skills and/or qualifications in the open-ended question at the end of the application and explain how those skills and/or qualifications relate to this position.


Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

1. Reviews client cases for participation and compliance with program requirements; audits client files, verifies client information through phone calls and computer checks; provides information to clients on program options; initiates established actions with client by phone, mail or in person; researches and resolves standard problems; investigates unusual problems and recommends appropriate action to professional staff.

2. Acts as advocate for clients and/or victims; coordinates outreach activities; recruits clients through field visits; develops methods and materials to break down barriers and make services more accessible; develops cooperative ventures with other service providers to enhance services; assists victims with restraining order applications, protective stalking orders and personal safety plans; accompanies victims to diversion hearings and court proceedings.

3. Provides information and education to individuals and groups on human services issues, program policy or services; develops training materials and delivers public presentations and educational workshops on issues served by the program; makes interpretations regarding program policies and procedures; provides limited counseling assistance to clients, victims, and the public.

4. Conducts interviews with clients, victims or public to obtain information and provide limited assessments, services or referrals; provides specific information to clients, victims, agencies, court personnel and others regarding client or victim status and program requirements; responds to client or victim requests for information or services.

5. Prepares records, correspondence, reports of findings and recommendations associated with program responsibility; maintains detailed notes and records on case actions and/or program activities; analyzes and interprets documents and records; determines appropriate action or refers to professional staff; develops materials to aid clients and victims understanding of program resources.

6. Conducts surveys regarding program services; designs and prepares data collection tools such as questionnaires, letters of inquiry and phone surveys; collects, enters or directs the collection of data through program surveys, personal interviews and researching source documents; consolidates and performs statistical analysis of data; prepares program reports and statistics to assist professional staff or agencies in evaluation and monitoring of client and program compliance and performance.

7. May act as a liaison between individuals, the department, other agencies and staff, or between victims and law enforcement agencies; may serve on committees as a County representative; may lead the work of assigned administrative support staff, other paraprofessional staff and volunteers. Duties within the

8. Provides crisis intervention and advocacy to victims and their support systems; responds to call outs with law enforcement agencies; attends meetings, training and classes for the purpose of remaining current with victim issues, trends and resources.


Working knowledge of: Principles and techniques in specific area or field relevant to assigned program; human service agency services associated with assigned area; advanced record keeping procedures and techniques; regulations and ethics associated with program responsibility and confidentiality; techniques of supervision; problems and issues of disadvantaged persons or victims; principles of cultural sensitivity; community resources for clients or victims; basic math; English grammar and composition; principles and techniques of public relations and interpersonal communications; data collection and analysis procedures and methodology; program evaluation; office equipment including personal computers and software programs.

Skill to: Work independently; effectively organize work; lead the work of others; follow written and verbal directions; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing with staff, clients or victims and their support systems, and the public; relate to a wide variety of people of varying ages, socioeconomic backgrounds and needs; apply concepts of cultural sensitivity; maintain records; exercise independent judgment and make decisions within established policies and procedures; develop and conduct trainings and presentations; prepare and present effective written and verbal reports; operate computer software and other office equipment; utilize own ideas to maximize program resources; develop and maintain effective working relationships within the community, law enforcement personnel, with other staff and clients; perform multiple tasks simultaneously.


Some positions may involve exposure to bodily fluids and routine contact with individuals who have communicable diseases. Requires limited standing or walking in locations throughout the community (e.g. jail, work release facility, treatment programs/facilities, etc.). May involve frequent exposure to hostile and/or disturbed clients


This position is included in the County's alternate workweek program, working 40 hours during a standard workweek of Monday through Thursday (Fridays off). This position will work at a facility that's open 24/7 and hours may differ depending on circumstances. Specific hours of work will be discussed with the candidate selected for this position at the time an offer of employment is extended.

This position is designated as on-site/in-person. It is expected that the selected candidate will perform duties at the specified on-site work location.


Clackamas County is in a prime location in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area and is recognized nationally as one of the most livable areas in the United States. Located on the southern edge of the City of Portland and extending to the top of Mt. Hood, Clackamas County is part of a thriving region in the Northwest. It has a population of about 420,000 residents.


“A Tradition of Service Since 1845.” The CCSO mission is to provide public safety services to the people in Clackamas County so they can experience a safe and secure community. CCSO will fulfill the mission of the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office through teamwork and partnerships, as reflected in our core values.





The CCSO serves over 400,000 residents of the County with over 400 employees. As the County's largest law enforcement agency the Sheriff's Office patrols the unincorporated areas of the county as well as several cities that have contracted with CCSO to provide law enforcement for them. The CCSO has many specialized units such as canine, motorcycle patrol, the dive team, Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT), search and rescue, narcotics investigation (SIU), detectives and Corrections Emergency Response Team (CERT). The Sheriff's Office is also required by law to provide correctional facilities for the county and to offer support services to other agencies in the County, such as: the jail, special units and occasionally personnel resources.

The CCSO is committed to enhancing a diverse workforce through principles of active recruitment in the community, equal employment opportunity and positive human resource management. The Administration and staff of the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office adopts a philosophy and practice that we recognize the full potential of all employees, treating all persons with respect, fairness and impartiality.

The Parole & Probation Division, Residential Center operates an 80-bed work release program. This program includes an outpatient and residential treatment program for adult offenders.


Clackamas County only accepts online applications.

Help With Your Application:

If you have any questions or issues you may contact the Department of Human Resources at 503-655-8459 or Our office hours are Monday - Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time (closed on Fridays).



Clackamas County does not offer visa sponsorships. Within three days of hire, applicants will be required to complete an I-9 and confirm authorization to work in the United States.


Clackamas County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.

If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and would like to request an accommodation, please address the request to the Department of Human Resources prior to the recruitment close date. You may request an accommodation during the online application process.


Lindsay White, Recruiter

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