Boys & Girls Aid
  • 02-Apr-2021 to 01-May-2021 (PST)
  • STEP
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • 14.79 - 16.25
  • Hourly
  • On Call

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

The Stabilization, Transition and Evaluation Program (STEP) is an assessment program for youth referred to Boys & Girls Aid by the juvenile justice system. The program provides positive learning opportunities, case management, and wraparound support while youth plan to transition back home with new skills and resources that can help them positively move forward. Staff members and foster parents work collaboratively to create an environment that encourages youth to set goals and make positive choices for their lives. STEP serves Male-identifying youth, ages 10-18.

What You'll Do as a Relief Care Counselor:

  • Provide role-modeling behavior, facilitate appropriate communications, model and develop suitable problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • Supervise and monitor the whereabouts of youth; assures youth adhere to specified standards of conduct with appropriate youth interactions and intercedes when needed.
  • Maintain accurate documentation, record, and files in accordance with quality assurance standards; Documents daily activities and services provided.
  • Provide individual and group skill building activities to youth as assigned or when needed.
  • Work with counselors and foster parents to provide additional assistance and support services to youth, counselors, and foster parents as requested, including providing general errands when needed.
  • Prepares youth for court hearings and attend court as needed with youth.
  • Develops daily activities with youth based on age, capability and interest.
  • Participates in provided training, support and communication with other program employees; participates in trainings as required.

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.


  • Bachelor's or Associate degree OR two (2) years of experience in a social service, mental health, or care giving setting which may have resulted from work, internships or volunteering, OR related experience where skills necessary to perform the job is demonstrated, OR any combination of education and experience with children, youth, young adults or the special needs population, equivalent to two (2) years of 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.
  • You may be asked to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required to perform the 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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