Youth Direct Care Staff

Company: 
Connections365
Location: 
Salem, OR

 

Job Title: Youth Direct Care Staff

Employer: Connections365

Contact Information: Christie Edwards at 503-588-5647 or christie.edwards@connections365.org

Address: 4890 32nd Ave SE, Salem OR, 97317

Fax: 5,037,791,992

 

Web Site: www.connections365.org

Education or Degree Required: Bachelor Degree or a combination of relevant education and experience

Job Location: Salem, OR

Salary/Wages: $12.50-$13.50/hr

Job Type: Part-time

Application Materials Needed: Resume

Job Description:

At Connections365, we work to bring healing to youth and families through various behavioral health services including treatment foster care, mentoring, outpatient mental health and residential care. We are currently hiring part-time youth mentors.  Mentors work one-on-one and occasionally in group settings to teach and develop pro-social skills, provide support during challenging behaviors, and connect youth with community resources. Our youth range in age from 8 to 18, have various mental health diagnoses, and experience moderate to intense behaviors. It is Connection365's goal to help each client successfully reach their individualized treatment goals and realize their potential.

Qualifications:

If you are right for this position:

  • You have a bachelor level degree in a behavioral sciences field, or three years of a combination of relevant education and experience.
  • You have a genuine passion to help people. You are not intimidated by difficult behaviors, rather you are able to interpret the message behind the behavior and utilize appropriate strength-based, therapeutic interventions.
  • You can provide sight and sound supervision and observation of youth to help keep them safe.
  • You can demonstrate competence in building and maintaining working relationships with youth and families needing intensive services and/or out-of-home placement and help them replace negative behaviors with new coping/social skills.
  • You have a working knowledge of implementing treatment plan goals and objectives and of planning for, and implementing, contact with community resources on behalf of clients.
  • As one member of the youth’s treatment team, you are actively engaged in providing feedback and suggestions, seeking input, and executing the team’s decisions.
  • Recognizing the value of diversity and the importance of gender- and culturally-specific services, you can adapt your methods and approach to be effective for each unique individual.
  • You are professional, reliable, and a positive role model committed to upholding agency values and to encouraging the positive development of youth.
  • You have good written and verbal communication skills and can produce professional documentation of a client’s progress or regression.
  • You have access to a reliable vehicle, a valid Oregon driver’s license, personal auto liability insurance, and a driving record that permits coverage under the agency’s corporate auto liability insurance so that you can transport youth.
  • You are a minimum of 21 years of age.
  • You are available and willing to work mornings, afternoons, evenings and weekends as needed.

Here is what we have:

  • A team of dedicated people who support each other as we passionately strive to bring hope and healing to our community.
  • A serene 10-acre main campus with walking paths, an art and recreation room, and a therapy garden.
  • Retirement benefits for all employees; health insurance, life insurance, and vacation benefits for regular full-time employees; and training and development opportunities

 

 

Closing Date: 
Friday, 29 March 2019