Direct Care - Mosaic Independent Living Specialist--Now Offering $2,000 Sign-On Payment!

Requisition ID
2017-1279
Job Locations
OR-Portland
Program
Residential
Relocation Assistance
No
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular

Overview

**Ask about our sign-on payment of $2,000!**

 

Company Overview

 

Youth Villages is a national leader in the adoption and implementation of research-based treatment philosophies in the field of children's mental and behavioral health.  Our commitment to helping troubled children and their families find success spans 20 years and includes a comprehensive array of programs and services.

 

If you are looking for a positive career move where you are meeting the challenges of life and striving to make a positive difference, then Youth Villages is the place for you. We are looking for people with a strong sense of purpose and focus to continually build confidence in yourself

Responsibilities

Program Overview

 

Youth Villages’ Residential Treatment programs serve children with emotional and behavioral problems.  Our residential campuses provide the setting for an intensive treatment program that combines the unique balance of structure and freedom. This enables children and their families to identify, understand and cope with their individual needs and develop the skills necessary to succeed in less restrictive settings.  We have three different types of facilities—Intensive Residential Centers, Open Campuses, and Group Homes.  Located in Tennessee, Georgia, and Oregon, all of these facilities utilize the Re-Education of Emotionally Disturbed Children therapy model (Re-Ed).

 

Position Overview

 

The Mosaic Program is a community-based house for Young Adults ages 18-24 in transition into adulthood. Independent Living Skills Specialists provide a high level of support to the Young Adults as they focus on the skills they need to live meaningful, productive lives.

 

Some essential duties include:

  • Build and maintain positive, healthy relationships with a diverse group of residents
  • Counsel, assist, and support resident regarding education, employment, recreation, social, personal growth, and daily living experiences.
  • Work with residents, treatment team, and community partners to resolve barriers to service, community integration, personal growth and success
  • Observe and evaluate residents’ performance, behavior, social development, and physical health
  • Identify and take steps to reduce problem areas affecting residents' development and progress in a wide variety of settings
  • Safely and accurately administer medication per physician orders and the resident's individual plan of care.

 

Additional Information

The supervision and treatment of youth requires prolonged periods of walking and standing and physical agility. May be required to run and climb flights of stairs. Must be able to participate in physical interventions with youth when necessary. Must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Will be required to complete Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) and CPR training.
Applicants must have valid driver’s license.

 

 

Qualifications

Requirements

 

Bachelors degree in social work, psychology or related field strongly preferred (Bachelor Degree Required)
Certified Drug and Alcohol Treatment preferred
Two years experience in a hospital or acute care treatment setting preferred.
Childcare worker/youth counselor experience, other educational, professional experience may be considered
Basic knowledge of human development
Well-organized, self motivated, and able to multi-task
Ability to work mandatory overtime as Agency needs dictate
Knowledge of community, community partnerships and resources for client base
Knowledge of supported employment and education
Ability to understand the implications of new information for both current and future problem solving and decision-making
Ability to use logic, problem solving skills, and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems

 

Experience growth and development through our continuous training, as well as tuition and licensure reimbursement, or pursue opportunities to advance both clinically and administratively with Youth Villages.

 

Additional Benefits

 

Medical, Dental, Prescription Drug Coverage and Vision
Retirement Savings Pension Plan
403 (b)
2 weeks paid vacation
12 paid sick days per year
10 paid holidays
Mileage & Cell Phone Reimbursement (when applicable)

 

EOE
 

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