Youth Care Specialist, Overnight - Nest

Boys & Girls Aid | Portland, OR

Posted Date 6/10/2021

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 child's needs and help the child succeed. Each child is assisted by staff with daily living skills 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.


The Youth Care Specialist provides overall physical care, daily living activities, and supervision of youth for an assigned overnight shift. This position requires an effective communicator who can interact with internal and external customers in a calm and assertive manner while performing care for the youth in accordance with Agency policies and procedures.

What You'll Do as a Youth Care Specialist:

  • Conducts daily activities for youth based on developmental age and capability while working overnight in a residential setting.
  • Performs behavior-shaping interventions, facilitates appropriate communications, models suitable problem solving and conflict resolution skills while providing care and supervision of youth.
  • Keeps accurate records of daily activities and services provided in accordance with quality assurance and state licensing standards.
  • Notifies Therapeutic Care Coordinator, Housing Coordinator or Program Director of reportable incidents or notable events.
  • Provides timely and accurate distribution and documentation of prescription medications for youth.
  • Coordinate, schedule, and transport youth in personal car or Agency van to medical, dental, and other necessary appointments or events 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.


  • Bachelor's degree in a related field plus two (2) to three (3) years of experience in a social service, mental health, or care giving setting that may have resulted from work, internships, or volunteering.
  • 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.
  • Must meet the driving requirements under the Agency Safe Driving Policy and maintain a good driving record that is eligible for coverage by the agency's current insurance provider.
  • You must be able 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.

Listing Type
Position Type
Full Time
Employer Type
Direct Employer
$16.74 - $17.71
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