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PSU Child Welfare Partnership
  • Full Time
  • Salem
  • $50,748 - $58,500

Department Summary:

The Center for Improvement of Child and Family Services (CCF) integrates research, education, and training to advance the delivery of services to children and families. We work with agency and community partners to promote a child serving system that protects children, respects families, and builds community capacity to address emerging needs. Based at the PSU School of Social Work, our long history of involvement with public child welfare provides an advantage in terms of knowledge of agency based research, familiarity with practice trends, and a network of local and national relationships for research and training.

The Adoption and Foster Family Therapy Certificate Project Manager position is based in Salem Oregon at the Oregon Child Welfare Partnership Training Center. In collaboration with the Oregon Department of Human Services, the Child Welfare Partnership Training Unit, delivers an extensive training curriculum for entering and advanced child welfare workers, and caregivers (foster, kinship and adoptive).

Position Summary:

This position is based in Salem, OR. The Project Manager for Adoption and Foster Family Therapy Certificate provides oversight for, and assures delivery of programs that increases the adoption/foster family competence of mental health and child welfare professionals in their delivery of services that strengthen families.

This position provides expertise in the administrative operations of the certificate program and Ongoing Professional Development for Caseworkers, including planning and promoting. This position requires discretion and independent judgement.

The Project Manager works closely with the Field Based Training Manager at the Child Welfare Partnership, as well as representatives of Portland State University School of Social Work, the Oregon Department of Human Services, the Oregon Post Adoption Resource Center (ORPARC) and other community partners.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 3+ years of related experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, community partners and/or stakeholders.
  • Exhibits a consumer-centered approach to service delivery and demonstrates an ability to work with diverse trainees.
  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication, and organization skills.
  • Knowledge of adoption trends.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s with 1+ year of related experience.
  • Experience planning and delivering effective presentations to individuals and groups that are accurate, creative, clear, concise, engaging and interactive in nature.
  • Creative problem-solving skills.
  • Knowledge of Oregon’s Children’s Behavioral Mental Health System (CCO).
  • Experience with/ knowledge of Oregon Child Welfare foster and adoption programs.


Key Cultural Competencies:

  • Creates an environment that acknowledges, encourages and celebrates differences.
  • Functions and communicates effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities and cultural backgrounds.
  • Seeks opportunities to gain experience working and collaborating in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings with a willingness to change for continual improvement
  • Adheres to all PSU’s policies including the policies on Prohibited Discrimination & Harassment and the Professional Standards of Conduct.


Environmental Stewardship:

Contributes to a culture of environmental stewardship, practices resource conservation, and actively works toward achieving long-term sustainability goals.


Work Days/Hours:

Monday – Friday | 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Total Compensation Range & Benefits Statement:

The starting annual salary rate for this position will be between $50,748 and $58,500. PSU’s excellent benefits package includes 95% premium paid healthcare; a generous retirement and vacation package; and reduced tuition rates for employee, spouse or dependent at any of the Oregon Public Universities.

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