Youth Care Counselor - Neighborhood

Boys & Girls Aid | Beaverton, OR

Posted Date 4/07/2021
Description

All cultures, races, disabilities, religions, sexual orientations, and gender identities are welcome at Boys & Girls Aid.

The Neighborhood serves youth ages 13-23 who are in Therapeutic Foster Care. The Neighborhood creates a support network that mimics an extended family network developed to meet the complex needs of our youth. The Neighborhood Youth Care Counselor supervises youth to maintain their safety, security, and well-being according to program policies and procedures on scheduled shifts according to program need.

What You'll Do as a Youth Care Counselor:

  • Provide role-modeling behavior, facilitate appropriate communications, model and develop suitable problem solving and conflict resolution skills for youth and supervise and monitor the whereabouts of youth; assures youth adhere to specified standards of conduct with appropriate youth interactions and intercedes when needed.
  • Maintain accurate documentation, records, and files in accordance with quality assurance standards; documents daily activities and services provided.
  • Provide individual and group skill building activities to youth as assigned or when needed.
  • Plan and supervise recreational activities for youth, both onsite and in the community
  • Provide timely and accurate distribution and documentation of prescription medications for youth.
  • Plan and follow through on details to meet the interests of youth and program staff; utilizes Collaborate Problem Solving (CPS) and keeps consistency with program and/or Agency rules, routines, and policies.
  • Work with counselors and foster parents to provide additional assistance and support services to youth, counselors, and foster parents as requested, including providing general errands when needed.

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.
  • A focus on your health and well-being our benefits package includes alternative, holistic care and a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's or Associate degree OR two (2) years of experience in a social service, mental health, or care giving setting which may have resulted from work, internships or volunteering, OR related experience where skills necessary to perform the job is demonstrated, OR any combination of education and experience with children, youth, young adults or the special needs population, equivalent to two (2) years of experience.
  • 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.

Listing Type
Jobs
Categories
Nonprofit
Position Type
Full Time
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Salary
$14.79 - $16.25
Salary Type
/hr.

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