Relief Skills Trainer: On-Call Crisis Interventionist

Boys & Girls Aid | Portland, OR

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Posted Date 11/18/2021

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:

  • 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.

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 a Relief Skills Trainer: On-Call Crisis Interventionist

You will provide assistance to The Nest program when a child is exhibiting a crisis situation by developing, leading and executing a plan for the child to deescalate and regulate safely alongside regular staff. Cultural humility and social justice will be a large part of your work as you will work closely with people from diverse socio-economic, racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds. This position offers a great deal of flexibility in the hours per week you wish to work but maintains regular on-call shift times.

  • Executes behavior-shaping interventions, facilitates appropriate communications, models suitable problem solving and conflict resolution skills while providing care, supervision, and monitoring whereabouts of youth.
  • Introduces youth to standards of behavior in conjunction with the foster parent; guides appropriate interactions and intercedes when behavior is inappropriate.
  • Guides recreational and cultural activities onsite and in the community to help youth incorporate new skills and be exposed to positive community life in coordination with foster parents and staff.
  • Coordinates, schedules, and transports youth in personal car or Agency van to medical, dental, and other necessary appointments or events during programming hours when needed.
  • Conducts nonviolent crisis interventions (NVCI).


  • 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.

Listing Type
Nonprofit | Training
Position Type
Full Time | Part Time
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Salary Type

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