Boys & Girls Aid
  • 07-Jun-2018 to 23-Jun-2018 (PST)
  • Seneca
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • $15.07-$16.56
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Retirement, Life Insurance, Flexible Time Off, Sick Time Off


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

 

Essential Functions:

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

  • Responds to Therapeutic Foster Care Services Referrals and provides in person screenings and intakes in coordination with the Program Coordinator for all youth accepted.
  • Manages the Average Daily Population of program ensuring full contract utilization and case load is maximized.
  • Provides outreach services to DHS workers to develop referral leads in order to maintain program ADP.
  • Provides case management services to clients served under the Therapeutic Foster Care contract through DHS. Assesses youth's individual needs and coordinates outside services such as education, vocational training, educational assistance, mental health services, substance abuse services, and arranging and/or providing transportation to appointments, court hearings, assessment appointments, etc. Coordinates the provision of services with other agencies, responsible parties, family, foster parents etc.
  • Develops and ensures implementation of service plans and completes assessments for assigned youth and families.
  • Identifies, adapts, and/or develops ongoing evidence-based curriculum for Individual and Group Skill Building with youth.
  • Maintains consistency with Program and Agency rules, routines, policies and procedures.
  • Oversees implementation of the Collaborative Problem Solving process, as outlined in the youths individualize service plan, in the milieu and foster home.
  • Ensures provision of daily and weekly Skills Building to youth in the milieu and foster home and/or community setting based on the service plan for that youth.
  • Provides role-modeling behavior, facilitates appropriate communications, and models and develops suitable problem solving and conflict resolution skills for youth.
  • Works in a collaborative team environment with Mental Health Counselor, Drug and Alcohol Counselor, DHS workers, etc.
  • Provides support and coaching to the foster home/parents and provides foster parent training, as needed and in coordination with the program director, to ensure the youth's success in meeting the goals of her/his service plan.
  • Advocates and obtains services for youth and families through various community, county, state, and federal programs. Includes educating youth and families in self-advocacy, eligibility, and other relevant areas.
  • Maintains accurate documentation, records, and files in accordance with agency, contract, and quality assurance standards.
  • Provides all necessary communication with other agency staff to support the consistent provision of services, including information regarding placements, scheduling of appointments, etc.
  • Attends court hearings and meetings as required, coordinates and or participates in other meetings such as case staffing, supervisions, or group consultations. Some youth related meetings may, on occasion, occur after normal business hours to ensure all parties can attend.
  • Develops and maintains networking relationships with relevant community partners to enhance client services.
  • Maintains current information on the availability and status of community programs and resources that are necessary and relevant to the youth's progress and services.
  • Practices and models evidence based and best practices with regard to confidentiality, positive youth development, professional boundaries, cultural competency, and case management.
  • Attends all program and department meetings, as well as community liaison meetings as assigned by the Program Director.
  • Maintains accessibility by cell phone and email during regular business hours when away from the office and after regular business hours as needed to perform job duties.
  • Participates in ongoing and required trainings.
  • Must be flexible with hours to allow for team meetings that meet the scheduling needs of the youth's team including; foster parents, families, case worker, therapist, attorney etc.
  • Regular, reliable and punctual attendance according to schedule, including evenings, weekends and holidays as required. Must be able to work shifts as scheduled according to program need.
  • Must be able to travel in the Portland Metro and Washington County areas as needed.
  • Will provide coverage for other Case Managers as needed and as directed by the Program Director.

 

 

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: Bachelor's Degree (BA/BS) from a four-year college or university (social work, psychology, sociology, or juvenile justice), plus minimum two (2) years' experience OR Master's Degree with one year experience. Must have general knowledge of systems of care for youth and families including child welfare, juvenile justice, mental health, and substance abuse and treatment. Level 5
  • Supervising: No supervisory or lead responsibilities. May provide special project direction to foster families, co-workers, student interns or volunteers in similar job functions, such as training a co-worker to shift duties. Level 1
  • Decision Making: Must be able to exercise sound judgment based upon standards of practice in moment to moment stressful situations involving youth. 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, 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, 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. Level 3

Additional Skills & Abilities:

  • Must be able to manage multiple tasks requiring excellent organizational skills as well as the ability to use diplomacy during difficult circumstances
  • Must be able to write in a professional clear, consistent manner and have knowledge of treatment planning
  • Must have experience in group facilitation
  • Must have basic word processing and computer skills for data entry, i.e. Microsoft Word

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

Requirements:

  • 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 have the ability to drive standard and automatic vehicles.
  • Requires the use of a personal vehicle.
  • 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.
  • Must have current CPR, First Aid certification.

Physical Requirements and Work Environment: Level 2

  • Employee is required to be able to walk up and down stairs in order to monitor and supervise youth as well as conduct home visits.
  • Employee will work alone on some shifts.
  • Works directly with youth that are involved with the juvenile justice system who are typically adjudicated. May encounter individuals, primarily residents, who are at times unpredictable and hostile.
  • May drive clients in personal car or agency van or vehicle. May transport up to 5 youth unaided.
  • Employee would be required to do some lifting, bending, twisting and carrying. Need to be able to stand, walk, sit, keyboard, and use wrist and hand.
  • The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud.
  • May work in outside weather conditions.

 

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

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