Post Date: 10/26/2018
Close Date: 12/31/2018
The Relief Coordinator provides and schedules on-call relief coverage for the Homeless Youth Services (Willamette Bridge Programs) in Portland, Oregon. The position provides 24-7 relief coverage for staff at Bridge House, Street Light, Porch Light, and Access Center during planned and unplanned absences. The position provides individualized youth care, planning, supervision of daily routine, individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, and close intensive supervision of clients. The position provides a range of crisis intervention and residential services to transition age homeless youth, runaway adolescents and their families.
SCHEDULE: The schedule will vary weekly depending on the needs of the program and includes day, swing, and overnight shifts plus a mandatory staff meeting every Thursday from 9:15am-10:30am. The schedule may be adjusted according to the needs of the program. This position is guaranteed 30 hours a week and is eligible to work additional shifts, including approved overtime as needed.
WAGE/BENEFITS: $13.50 per hour. Janus offers an excellent benefits program including medical, dental, life & long-term disability insurance; EAP; 401(k) and paid time off (varied eligibility waiting periods apply). Voluntary optional coverages are also available.
QUALIFICATIONS: Any combination of education, experience and training that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position is qualifying.
Ability to work effectively in the following areas: Cultural diversity, team-dependent models, Crisis management, systematic theory, strength based theoretical orientation, adolescent development and family reunification. Ability to work effectively may be demonstrated through academic experience, job experience, references, and interview answers.
Prior experience working with adolescents in a residential setting preferred.
Advanced education, training and/or experience is preferred to effectively conduct the responsibilities of the position.
Must value working in a multicultural/diverse environment.
Requires working effectively within a team dependent environment.
Ability to problem solve, exercise independent judgment within program guidelines, and respond to crisis situations.
Ability to exercise tact, discretion, and judgment in working with a variety of people.
Ability to remain calm and emotionally available in an environment that serves at-risk and troubled adolescents
Ability to regularly attend scheduled shift, be punctual for scheduled shift and meetings, and be in a condition suitable for assuming responsibilities of the position.
Ability to accurately read, record, interpret and convey information.
Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of individuals, including clients, co-workers, management staff, and identified community partners.
Ability to maintain appropriate professional boundaries in working with others and in handling confidential information.
Ability to climb at least 2 flights of stairs.
Ability to provide visual and auditory supervision of clients.
Ability to stay awake and alert throughout assigned shift.
Demonstrated ability to accept feedback and supervision and act upon feedback provided.
Extensive exercise of independent and team-coordinated direction and judgment.
Ability to work effectively with diverse cultures.
Ability to coordinate and schedule substitute workers to fill staff vacancies due to planned vacation and sick time.
Ability to answer and/or respond to calls on an agency provided cell phone in a timely manner.
Driving is required; a personal vehicle for travel and/or transport clients required. All employees who drive for work purposes must have and maintain a valid driver’s license for state of residency, have a driving record that permits coverage under the corporate auto liability policy, and complete the agency’s driving approval process before driving for work. If driving a personal vehicle for work purposes drivers must also have personal auto liability coverage ($100,000/$300,000 levels strongly recommended). Employees are not to drive for work purposes until they have received written authorization to do so.
Bloodborne Pathogens training is required on first day of employment and annually thereafter.
Must complete Mandatory Abuse Training within the first 30 days of employment and annually thereafter.
Provides emergency first-aid, as needed, and must have and maintain standard first-aid/CPR certification.
Must pass criminal history background check.
Must be able to work overnight, weekends, and holiday hours.
May involve exposure to communicable diseases, including a variety of illnesses and infections such as the common cold, TB, Hepatitis, flu, meningitis, and HIV.
May involve exposure to upset, angry, severely traumatized or emotionally disturbed children, adolescents, adults, and families.
May involve time in excess of routine schedule and/or overtime, including evening/overnight, and/or weekend hours, and/or holidays.
May require working and providing services at locations other than program site (i.e., restaurant, café’, clients’ apartments, etc.,) and may, therefore, be exposed to environments not under agency control (i.e., second-hand smoke, varying hygiene practices, etc.).
The position will work closely with service access staff to facilitate connection of adolescent and family to other community agencies, juvenile court, and other support services.
This position description is intended to give the reader a general idea of the overall purpose and the main activities and responsibilities that are intrinsic to this position. While this description is intended to be representative, it is not intended to be limiting.