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Boys and Girls Aid

Intake & Crisis Support Specialist, On Call

What Boys & Girls Aid can offer you:

“All cultures, races, disabilities, religions, sexual orientations, and gender identities are welcome at Boys & Girls Aid.”

A commitment to your professional development through enhanced trainings on a wide range of topics including Trauma-Informed Care, attachment, and best practice approaches
A focus on your health and well-being, including medical and dental coverage, that includes alternative, holistic care, and a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program
An opportunity to promote social justice for youth in its programs who have behavioral issues or history of trauma
What you’ll do as an Intake Specialist:

Respond to a broad range of crisis calls from youth, parents, teachers, foster parents, community agencies and provide them appropriate services related to counseling, crisis intervention, referral or any other additional agency services.
Provide crisis response to youth or foster homes which require additional support for behavioral or emotional issues that may arise after hours or on weekends. This may require in home crisis de-escalation and support in agency foster homes.
Responsible for appropriate interactions with a variety of referral sources, including: Juvenile Departments, Law Enforcement Agencies, Mental Health Departments, parents, youth, Department of Human Services (DHS), and agency employees
Who we are:
Since 1885, Boys & Girls Aid has improved the lives of Oregon’s most vulnerable children and youth through our foster care, adoption, and residential programs. Our goal is to ensure that children and youth ages 0-24 find permanent connections, stable families and safe places to live. The Youth Housing Coordinator plays a vital role in achieving this goal. If you have a desire to help our community’s young people while continuously learning and taking on new challenges, then the Youth Housing Coordinator position may be a great fit for you.

Job Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree with major study in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, or a related field plus one (1) year of experience, OR Bachelor’s degree in a related field with minimum of two (2) years of experience. Knowledge of group facilitation is required.
Must be able to provide appropriate services and interact appropriately with people from diverse socio-economic, racial, ethnic, and other cultural groups.
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 fingerprinting.
Position Open Until Filled

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