Options Counseling and Family Services
Youth Mentor (Marion/Polk County) (Personal Services)
Options Counseling and Family Services supports the health, safety, equity, and well-being of our clients, families, employees, and communities.
In partnership with members of the communities we serve, Options Counseling and Family Services promotes safety, healing, and empowerment for individuals and families.
Options offers many benefits for our full-time employees (full-time is any employee working 30 hours per week or more). A list of all our benefits can be found on our website, here: https://wp.options.org/employment/benefits/
The Youth Mentor develops a collaborative problem-solving approach with youth after a complete assessment of skills, resources, strengths, and needs has been made. The Youth Mentor tailors the services offered to enhance the youth's opportunities to be successful in gaining the skills needed to be integrated in the community or stepping down to a less restrictive environment. Interventions are structured to facilitate behavioral changes that support the goals in the plan, which is created by the referring caseworker. The interventions are designed to help the youth learn how to perform concrete, definable tasks that have been identified as skill deficits. Ability to travel to families' homes and communities required. Evening and weekend hours to be expected.
This position is anticipated to be full-time (40 hours/week). However, some weeks may have fewer scheduled hours. The actual hours worked may vary daily depending on the needs of the referring agency or individual client families. Some overtime may be required and approved by your supervisor in response to client needs, referrals, or other factors.
At least two years of experience providing direct services to youth, basic knowledge of child development, and work with disadvantaged individuals and families. Strong understanding of available community resources and supports. Must have a respectful, open, unbiased, accepting attitude toward clients, their families, and staff. Must be computer proficient in a Microsoft Windows environment. Pass a criminal background check and/or fingerprinting. Must have a valid Oregon driver's license, reliable transportation, and auto insurance.*
Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, family studies or related field. Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and record keeping software preferred. Bilingual, English/Spanish
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Direct Service – 75%
Documentation – 25%