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 1018.
All cultures, races, disabilities, religions, sexual orientations, and gender identities are welcome at Boys & Girls Aid.
What You'll Do as a Relief Care Counselor in our STEP program:
-Provides role-modeling behavior, facilitates appropriate communications, models and develops suitable problem solving and conflict resolution skills for youth, and supervises and monitors the whereabouts of youth; assures youth adhere to specified standards of conduct with appropriate youth interactions and intercedes when needed
-Maintains accurate documentation, records, and files in accordance with quality assurance standards; documents daily activities and services provided
-Provides individual and group skill building activities to youth as assigned or when needed
-Works 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, reliable personal transportation, and pass a DMV driving record check.
-Must successfully pass pre-employment reference checks, criminal background check, including, if applicable, fingerprinting.
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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