WorkSource Oregon Youth Care Specialist - NEST, Overnight in Portland, Oregon
WE' RE HIRING! Top 3 reasons current employees recommend BGAID: Great culture and solid team values Opportunity to make a significant impact within the community Opportunity for career and personal development The Nest program offers around the clock professional support tailored to meet the foster family and child's needs and help both the parents and child succeed. Each child is assisted by staff with daily living skills, weekly therapy and permanency preparation activities. This program requires flexibility, patience, and experience, but the rewards are outstanding. The Nest serves boys and girls from 0 to 9. SUMMARY The Youth Care Specialist provides overall physical care, daily living activities, and supervision of youth in Stabilization Homes for each assigned shift. This position requires an effective communicator who can interact with internal and external customers in calm and assertive manner while performing care for the youth in accordance to Agency policies and procedures. What You'll Do as a Youth Care Specialist: Conducts daily activities for youth based on developmental age and capability when children are not in Day programming. Performs behavior-shaping interventions, facilitates appropriate communications, models suitable problem solving and conflict resolution skills while providing care and supervision of youth; helps youth adhere to hours rule and specified standards of conduct while assuring appropriate youth interactions and interceding as necessary. Keeps accurate records of daily activities and services provided in accordance with quality assurance and state licensing standards. Presents individual and group activities based on individual service plans and curriculum for assigned age group of youth. Notifies Therapeutic Care Coordinator and/or The Nest Program Director for Stabilization Homes of reportable incidents or notable events. Provides timely and accurate distribution and documentation of prescription medications for youth. Coordinates, schedules, and transports youth in personal car or Agency van from foster homes to medical, dental, and other necessary appointments or events during programming hours when needed. Conducts nonviolent crisis interventions (NVCI) Participates in provided training, support, and communication with other program employees. Joins routinely in and interacts with youth during physical activities playing on outdoor equipment (e.g., slides, swing sets) and games like basketball, kickball, soccer, etc. For a full job description, please click on the application website below. Bachelor's degree in a related field plus two (2) to three (3) years of experience in a social service, mental health, or care giving setting that may have resulted from work, internships, or volunteering.