Program Coordinator: Housing

Boys & Girls Aid | Portland, OR

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Posted Date 10/06/2021

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

Boys and Girls Aid:

Children in foster care need families who know their history and are invested in their future. Our mission is to make sure that every child in foster care grows up in a family. At Boys and Girls Aid, we operate under our Core Commitments, teach and model healthy environments, relationships and help to cultivate the best opportunities for children.

Why Boys and Girls Aid:

  • Full Medical and Dental Insurance that includes alternative and holistic care options.
  • Competitive Life and AD&D Insurance.
  • Flexible Time Off, Health and Holiday Pay.
  • Employee Assistance Program offering behavioral health counselling, financial and home loan assistance at no-cost.
  • 403-(b) Retirement plan with 4% organization contribution after 6 months of employment.
  • Commitment to your professional development with continued training in Trauma-Informed Care, attachment and other evidence-based practices.

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 serving children ages 4 to 9. Each child is assisted by staff with daily living skills, weekly therapy and permanency preparation activities.

What you'll do as the Program Coordinator-housing:

The Housing Coordinator oversees The Nest Stabilization Home and related operations, supervises Youth Care Specialists and the clients they serve, and ensures follow through of daily/weekly/monthly programming. This position requires effective communication while providing leadership to staff.

  • Manages daily operations of the residential home for clients, which includes: proper staffing for each shift; recreational planning; menu planning and preparation, food/supply purchasing; facility care and hygiene in accordance with all contractor, licensing, and budgeting constraints and requirements under the direct supervision of the Program Director.
  • Performs full range of personnel responsibilities including hiring, support, coaching, supervision, discipline, and professional development under guidance of the Program Director; directly supervises the Youth Care Specialist position.
  • Coordinates client transportation in coordination with the Therapeutic Care Coordinators and the Program Support Specialist.
  • Assists the team to learn and implement nonviolent crisis prevention and intervention (NVCPI), Oregon Behavioral Rehabilitation Services (BRS), behavior management, trauma informed care, attachment theory, collaborative problem solving, and permanency-focused activities.
  • Manages documentation efforts, including writing incident reports, BRS documentation, and shift reports for Residential clients.


  • Bachelor's Degree (BA/BS) in relevant a field (such as social work, psychology, sociology, early childhood development etc.) and three (3) years of experience OR a Master's degree with one year of experience.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license from state of residence (Oregon or Washington), personal automobile liability insurance, reliable personal transportation, and pass a DMV driving record check.
  • Must be able to provide proof of full Covid-19 Vaccination, may be granted religious or medical exemption with proper documentation.
  • A mask as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required to perform this job safely.

Note: This job description is representative of the major position requirements and is not intended to be all-inclusive.

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