Job Details

Adolescent Development Specialist

Morrison Child and Family Services, Portland, OR

Job - Non-Profit

Close Date: 01/31/2020

Adolescent Development Specialist
Full Time, Full Benefits
Portland, OR

Job Req: 1155

Job Summary:
Our Breakthrough program is seeking to hire an Adolescent Development Specialist; to help boys enrolled in the program to build daily living skills. The Adolescent Development Specialist works in a day treatment setting. The youth receive therapeutic services year-round and attend classes at an on-site accredited school.

About the Program
Our Breakthrough Day Treatment program was created to meet the needs of adolescents who struggle with trauma and drug and/or alcohol abuse. Our staff help guide youth make the transition to a successful, sober lifestyle. We plan structured schedules, provide therapeutic foster care, parent training, and opportunities to learn and practice pro-social interactions.

How You Can Help:
The Adolescent Development Specialist is primarily responsible milieu, recreational and lunch coverage, co-facilitating groups and weekend home visit coverage. They monitor and help manage the youth’s behavior to provide a safe, structured environment this is conducive to treatment.
Primary duties and Responsibilities for the position:
• Facilitates and co-facilitates skill building groups and provide supervision during recreational activities
• Prepares group notes, progress notes, communication and incident reports and logs in a timely manner
• Collaborates with counselors and other program staff to help youth reach treatment goals

The ideal candidate will communicate effectively and enjoy building working relationships with agency staff as well as within the community. They will have some knowledge of adolescent development and behavioral management and be comfortable working with adjudicated youth. CADC preferred. Don’t have one? Our program will help with the process. We provide supervision needed to meet the requirement and provide reimbursement for classes, and exam.

Education and Experience Requirements:
A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
• Bachelor required in social service field with one year of experience
• CADC I preferred or must apply for CADC I within 6 months and achieve certification within 2 years
• Basic computer skills, word processing, data bases, electronic health record and Outlook email
• Spanish language proficiency is valued, though not required

Other Requirements
• Pass a DHS criminal background check
• Meet agency driving requirements
• May involve irregular work hours, including occasional evenings and weekends.
• May be required to present when client urinalysis samples are collected in the presence, client and staff will be of the same gender

Starting Pay Range:
Adolescent Development Specialist: $14.50-$15.42
Bilingual (Spanish) Adolescent Development Specialist: $15.81-$16.81

About Us:
Morrison Child and Family Services is a non-profit organization that provides a comprehensive array of services to children, adolescents, and their families. As an agency Morrison, its team members, and clients commit to the following values of trauma-informed care:

•Nonviolence - being safe and doing the right thing
• Emotional Intelligence - managing our feelings so we don’t hurt ourselves or others
• Social Learning - respecting and sharing ideas of our teams
• Democracy - shared decision making whenever possible
• Open Communication - saying what we mean and not being mean when we say it
• Social Responsibility - everyone makes a contribution to the organizational culture
• Growth and Change - creating hope for our clients and ourselves

Visit our website to learn more about  mission and history and our strategy for accomplishing our goal of achieving significant, positive, and long-term clinical outcomes for the clients we serve

External Candidate Process: Click here to apply:
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Internal Candidate Process: Current Morrison employees, please visit our Internal Career Center by logging in Workforce Now ADP and following this path: Myself > Talent > Career Center > Adolescent Development Specialist

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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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