Youth Care Worker (Micasa)
Morrison Child and Family Services - Portland, OR

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March 27, 2013

Youth Care Worker
Portland, Oregon
On Call Hours: Job Code YCW-REL-155

ORR Micasa Foster Care Program
Program serves children and youth in a transitional Foster Care Program.

To Apply Please Follow Application Procedures
  • Working with primarily Latino Populations
  • Many clients only speak Spanish
  • Bilingual in Spanish/English HIGHLY desirable
  • Come Join the Latino Services Provider Group

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Youth Care Worker provides vocational and daily living skills to children and adolescents in a classroom setting. Preference will be given to applicants who are fluent in English/Spanish.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
  • High school diploma required.
  • 1 year experience working with youth. Preferably in a residential setting. Or a combination of education and experience related to working with youth.
  • Bi-lingual in Spanish, written, read and verbal preferred.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
  • Ability to working in a multicultural/diverse work environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing, with a broad variety of people including clients, staff, supervisors and management.
  • Ability to provide auditory, visual and physical supervision of clients at all times.
  • Ability to stay calm and mentally/emotionally available in an environment serving troubled youth.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with agency staff and the community.
  • Knowledge of adolescent developmental issues, substance abuse and dependence, delinquency, peer influence, and related group and individual interventions.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and appropriate professional boundaries.
  • Ability to regularly attend scheduled shift, be punctual for scheduled shifts and meetings, and be in a condition suitable for assuming responsibilities of position.
  • Ability to perform physical restraints of clients up to 200 pounds.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
  • Position may require driving an agency vehicle, a valid driver’s license for state of residency is required. If driving a personal vehicle, personal auto liability insurance of $100,000/$100,000, and a driving record permitting coverage under corporate auto liability policy. Transporting clients may be required.
  • Must pass a criminal history check.
  • CPR/SFA obtained within 30 days of employment and kept current.
  • Complete required program trainings within 6 months of employment and update as required.
  • TB testing required within 30 days of employment and annually.
  • Work at multiple ORR Program sites.
  • Language testing if applicable.

COMPENSATION: DOE
+ Pay Differential for Bilingual abilities

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
  • Email a cover letter and resume to jobs@morrisonkids.org and reference job code "YCW-REL-155" in the subject line of your email and in your cover letter.
  • Alternative: Fax your cover letter/resume to Morrison Child and Family Services at (503)736-9759 and put "YCW-REL-155" on your cover letter.

To be considered for this position you must follow this application procedure and you must meet all position qualifications/requirements.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

Position Open Until Enough Qualified Applicants Have Responded

We strive to create a Diverse, Inclusive environment to better serve our clients.
We are an equal opportunity employer

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