WorkSource Oregon Living Skills Mentor in Portland, Oregon

The Living Skills Mentor is responsible for carrying out the daily routines of an independent living program for LGBTQ youth on parole and probation, ages 18-24, who are re-entering the community from incarceration or structured residential settings. This position will assist the Independent Living Skills Coordinator with client community safety planning, activity planning, and skill development. A minimum of 50% of your shift will be spent delivering billable skills training as per the clients Service Plan. In addition the Living Skills Mentor is responsible for supervision, skill development, crisis intervention, and follows through with clients regarding their Service plan, for up to twelve clients at any given time. This could include crisis management while still covering the floor and attending to the safety of other clients as well as tracking community clients all at the same time. Therefore it requires extensive exercise of independent direction and judgment as the Rivera House typically is only staffed with two staff per shift. QUALIFICATIONS: Any combination of education, experience and training that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position is qualifying. This would typically include: ' Bachelor's Degree OR equivalent education, experience and/or training which is defined, at a minimum, as one year work experience AND two years education, training, or additional work experience, all in the care and rehabilitation of youth. (Note: no less than 50 percent of the Direct Care Staff shall have a Bachelor's Degree.) ' At least one year's experience working with LGBTQ individuals and demonstrating a strong understanding of the challenges LBGTQ youth face within the juvenile justice system. ' Experience demonstrating knowledge of the LGBTQ community, including services, events, and current issues. Previous relevant experience and familiarity with applicable resources preferred. ' Preference may be extended to current employees of Janus Youth Programs, Inc.