Boys & Girls Aid
  • 09-Feb-2021 to 10-Mar-2021 (PST)
  • Seneca
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • $14.79 - $16.25
  • Hourly
  • Full Time 30-40hrs

Medical, Dental, Life/AD&D, Flexible Time Off (FTO), Health Pay, Holiday Pay, 403(b) Retirement Plan

Seneca is our programming space in SE Portland that houses and serves female-identifying youth ages 12+ who are living in the state foster care system. They are in need of a higher level of support than traditional foster care, having experienced highly distressing events, extended involvement in the foster care system and multiple foster moves. Boys & Girls Aid staff provide support and connections for the youth through training and expertise. Seneca serves girls ages 10-18.

All cultures, races, disabilities, religions, sexual orientations, and gender identities are welcome at Boys & Girls Aid.

What You'll Do as a Youth Care Counselor:

  • Follows the schedule and structure of the programs and provide oversight of the facilities to maintain all safety, security, and licensing standards.
  • Supervises and monitors youth whereabouts and safety at all times, provide youth supervision in the facility and in the community
  • Provides positive role modeling behavior; facilitates appropriate communication; models and develops appropriate problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • Assures that youth adhere to specific standards of conduct and appropriate youth interactions. Along with that Instructs youth regarding desirable health, personal habits, and housekeeping duties. 
  • Provides for daily living needs, such as prescribed medications, medical needs, and transportation, as necessary; plans and supervise recreational activities both on and offsite.

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 degree in social work, psychology, sociology, or juvenile justice. 

Experience working with youth in a shelter setting. 

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 official grade transcripts, including the education level, from all educational institutions mentioned in the education section of the employment application.

  • Must have current CPR, First Aid certification or obtain one within first 90-days 
  • Must have current CPI training or obtain from employer within first 6 months of hire. 
  • You must be able to wear appropriate COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required to perform the job safely.

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