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 Seneca programs in SE Portland 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
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.
-Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, sociology, or juvenile justice.
-Experience working with youth in a shelter setting.
For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.
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