Relief Youth Care Counselor - Neighborhood

Boys & Girls Aid | Portland, OR

Posted Date 4/02/2021

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. Many of these youth have had extended involvement within the foster system, have had little stability and have experienced high-levels of trauma. Youth in Therapeutic Foster Care often have very few community connections. The Neighborhood creates a support network that mimics an extended family network developed to meet the complex needs of our youth.

What You'll Do as a Relief Youth Care Counselor in our Neighborhood program:

  • Provides role-modeling behavior, facilitates appropriate communications, models and develops suitable problem solving and conflict resolution skills for youth, and supervises and monitors the whereabouts of youth; assures youth adhere to specified standards of conduct with appropriate youth interactions and intercedes when needed.
  • Maintains accurate documentation, records, and files in accordance with quality assurance standards; documents, daily activities and services provided.
  • Provides individual and group skill building activities to youth as assigned or when needed.
  • Plans and supervise recreational activities for youth, both onsite and in the community
  • Provides timely and accurate distribution and documentation of prescription medications for youth.
  • Plans and follows 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.
  • Works 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.

Job 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.

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