All cultures, races, disabilities, religions, sexual orientations, and gender identities are welcome at Boys & Girls Aid.
The Nest program offers around the clock professional support tailored to meet the foster family and child's needs and help both the parents and child succeed. Each child is assisted by staff with daily living skills, weekly therapy and permanency preparation activities. This program requires flexibility, patience, and experience, but the rewards are outstanding. The Nest serves boys and girls from 4 to 9. ?
What You'll Do as a Relief Skills Trainer:
- Executes behavior-shaping interventions, facilitates appropriate communications, models suitable problem solving and conflict resolution skills while providing care, supervision, and monitoring whereabouts of youth.
- Introduces youth to standards of behavior in conjunction with the foster parent; guides appropriate interactions, and intercedes when behavior is inappropriate.
- Guides recreational and cultural activities onsite and in the community to help youth incorporate new skills and be exposed to positive community life in coordination with foster parents and staff.
- Coordinates, schedules, and transports youth in personal car or Agency van to medical, dental, and other necessary appointments or events during programming hours when needed.
- Conducts nonviolent crisis interventions (NVCI)
What Boys & Girls Aid Can Offer You:
- A commitment to your professional development through enhanced trainings on a wide range of topics including Trauma-Informed Care, attachment, and best practice approaches.
- An opportunity to promote social justice for youth who are in foster care, are involved with juvenile justice, or are experiencing homelessness.
- Guidance from knowledgeable, attentive supervisors who will help you succeed in your job
- Master's Degree with major study in social work, psychology, sociology, or a related field and a minimum one (1) year experience, OR a Bachelor's degree in one of those fields with at least two (2) years of experience.
- Must have demonstrated knowledge and prior experience in providing services to young children in an individual and group setting including knowledge of Trauma Informed Care and DHS Child Welfare/Foster Care.
- Must possess a valid driver's license from state of residence (Oregon or Washington), personal automobile liability insurance, and pass a DMV driving record check.
- You may be asked to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required to perform the job safely.
Note: This job description is representative of the major position requirements and is not intended to be all-inclusive.