Relief Youth Care Counselor - Safe Place

Boys & Girls Aid | Hillsboro, OR

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Posted Date 1/13/2022

All cultures, races, disabilities, 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:

  • Flexible Time Off, Health and Holiday Pay.
  • Employee Assistance Program offering behavioral health counselling, financial and home loan assistance at no-cost.
  • Commitment to your professional development with continued training in Trauma-Informed Care, attachment and other evidence-based practices.

Safe Place is an emergency shelter for youth ages 12-20 established to give youth can access essential services while longer-term housing is found. Staff assists youth with meeting basic needs, educational support and helping to find stability. The program focuses on permanency and strives to rebuild and secure stable housing.

What You'll Do as a Relief Youth Care Counselor:

You will provide?assistance to youth?using?expectational?collaborative?problem solving and?engagement?skills.?You will also be expected to?work with youth using Trauma Informed Care (TIC) while maintaining strong boundaries and the same level of accountability as full-time staff.?Cultural humility and a social justice mindset are essential to this work. This position offers a great deal of flexibility in the hours per week you wish to work but requires working at least 2 (two) shifts per month.

  • Supervise?youth?and?role-model?expected?behavior?by?facilitating?appropriate communications,?model?and?develop?suitable problem?solving?and?conflict?resolution skills?for?youth.?
  • Maintain?accurate documentation, records and files in accordance with quality assurance standards; including the documentation of?daily?activities and?provided services like youth's self-identified service plans.?
  • Maintain a clear understanding of how trauma can impact youth engagement and behavior and apply trauma informed care interventions when needed to assist youth.
  • Supervise and interact with residents ages 12-20 in a shelter setting to maintain their safety, security and well-being; assist youth in meeting individual needs and developing life skills.
  • Work in conjunction with outside agencies such as The Department of Human Services, local school districts and families.
  • Advocate for services for youth through various community, county, state, and federal programs, including educating youth in self-advocacy, eligibility, and other relevant information.


  • Two (2) years of experience in a social services, mental health or care giving setting working with youth OR Bachelor's degree in relevant field (social work, psychology, sociology) and one (1) year relevant 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.
  • 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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