Boys & Girls Aid
  • 09-Mar-2018 to 24-Mar-2018 (PST)
  • Transition Living Program (TLP)
  • Beaverton, OR, USA
  • $15.07-$16.56
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

We are an equal opportunity employer; including veteran and/or disability status.

Standard shift hours/Hrs. per week: Regular Business Hours

Essential Functions:

Performing the following will involve travel, including driving, to various locations.

  • Provide case management services to youth.Assess youth's individual needs and provide referrals for services needed such as education, vocational training, mental health services, substance abuse services, arranging and/or providing transportation to school, medical appointments, court hearings, assessment appointments, contact with family, etc.  Coordinate the provision of services with other agencies, responsible parties, families, etc. 
  • Screen referrals for admission into the program; provide intake of youth and placement in agency program. Work in cooperation with Community Connect to assist with centralized access to services.
  • Develop and implement service plans for assigned youth. Complete client case notes, and all required client related paperwork within the prescribed time frames.
  • Provide direct services to youth to assist them in living independently in their homes and in the community. This includes crisis intervention, counseling, and life skill building. Provision of services requires meeting with youth in their homes and working after normal office hours to meet the needs of the youth involved. 
  • As necessary and requested by Program Director, prepare and facilitate weekly skill building groups to meet program needs. Preparation includes researching curricula and activities, planning discussions, and preparing group meals.  Facilitation may occur on site or in the community.
  • Provide all necessary communication with other agency staff to support the consistent provision of services including scheduling of appointments, client needs assistance, communicating and coordinating with night/weekend staff, etc.
  • Accurately document all services as required by program procedures. Maintain and update all necessary databases for tracking client progress, program objectives and outcomes, and contractual and licensing requirements. This includes client files as well as ancillary databases and tracking systems such as HMIS.
  • Develop and maintain networking relationships with relevant community partners, maintaining current information on the availability and status of community programs and resources that are necessary and relevant to the youth and family's progress.
  • Advocate for and obtain services for youth through various community, county, state, and federal programs. Includes educating youth in self-advocacy, eligibility and other relevant information.
  • Maintain and update program procedures in conjunction with Program Director.
  • Practice and model best practices with regard to confidentiality, permanency, cultural competency, and case management.
  • Attend all program and department meetings, as well as community liaison meetings as assigned by Program Director.
  • Model staff empowerment principles in the workplace and practice proactive problem-solving skills in a service/treatment team environment.
  • Regular, reliable and punctual attendance according to schedule, including someevenings, is required. Must be able to work shifts as scheduled according to program need.

Qualifications and Job Requirements:

Must be able to provide appropriate services and interact appropriately with people from diverse socio-economic, racial, ethnic, and other cultural groups, considering their needs and impact of the interaction.

  • Job Knowledge: Master's Degree with major study in social work, psychology, sociology, or a closely allied field and a year experience, or BA in one of those fields with minimum two (2) years' experience. Master's Degree is required where the provider contract requires it. Must have demonstrated knowledge and understanding of runaway and homeless youth population. Must have general knowledge of systems of care for youth and families including, child welfare, juvenile justice, mental health, and substance abuse and treatment. Must have demonstrated ability to develop young adults' capacity for independent living. Level 5
  • Supervising: Level 1
  • Decision Making: Must be able to exercise sound judgment based upon standards of practice in moment-to-moment stressful situations involving youth and families. Must be able to work independently in a community setting. Level 4
  • Interpersonal Skills/Interactions: Communication and interpersonal skills important; interacts and communicates with youth, families and community partners frequently inside and outside of the agency. Collaboration and cooperation are necessary. Interactions with others are complex, and are frequently demanding and difficult. Level 4.
  • Impact: Regular contact with youth, families and community partners, Influences treatment outcomes of clients, Minimal influence on revenue, expenses and budget. Develops services and plans which address the needs of diverse socio-economic, racial, ethnic and other cultural groups served. Level 3

Additional Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to work collaboratively with other agencies and diverse philosophical viewpoints and diverse youth populations (i.e. emotionally disturbed, delinquent, status offenders, pregnancy related, or parenting issues).
  • Ability to conceptualize and implement innovative strategies.
  • Knowledge of general computer operating systems, including Microsoft Outlook or other similar email and calendar software, Microsoft Word, and Excel or other database software systems.
  • Good written and verbal skills, including knowledge of treatment and service planning.

Additional Requirements/Preferences, including Licenses and/or Certifications:


  • 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 meet the driving requirements under the Agency Safe Driving Policy, and maintain a good driving record that is eligible for coverage by the agency's current insurance provider.
  • Must successfully pass the Department of Human Services (DHS) criminal background check and, if applicable, fingerprinting.
  • Must be able to pass the pre-employment reference checks.
  • Must be able to provide official grade transcripts, including the education level, from all educational institutions mentioned in the education section of the employment application.
  • Must be able to provide a copy of his/her own social security card for W-4 documentation.
  • Must be able to provide applicable documentation(s) for I-9 in order to establish identity and authorization to work in the US.
  • CPR/First Aid


  • Understanding of cognitive/behavioral program methods, positive peer culture or other relevant framework.
  • Experience with mental health and/or addiction services.

Physical Requirements and Work Environment: Level 2

  • Regular and predicable attendance is required.
  • Must be able to lift 10 pounds on an occasional basis.
  • Stands, walks, bend, stoops, and sits in front of a computer screen keyboarding on a consistent basis.
  • May work outside or transport clients under a variety of conditions.
  • May encounter highly anxious/agitated youth and their families.


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

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