Job Details

Milieu Counselor

Morrison Child and Family Services, Portland, Oregon

Job - Non-Profit

Salary Range: $14.00-$14.89

Close Date: 10/04/2020

Do you have an interest in mentoring teen boys coping with adversity?  Do you like to work in a diverse and dynamic environment?

PASO, a mid- level security (staff -secure) residential facility is seeking Milieu Counselors to mentor and teach life skills to adolescent boys. Our program is designed to help the youth, by creating a secure and therapeutic environment in which the youth, learn the necessary skills to be self-sufficient. Through our residential facility, the youth have access to education, and mental health services onsite; while they are waiting reunification with family, a sponsor or the next steps in their immigration case.

To ensure the safety of the minors in the program, we maintain stricter security measures, such as higher staff to client ratio for supervision. This placement is for youth who require close supervision but do not need placement in a secure facility. Must be comfortable working with potentially adjudicated youth, and in a regulated environment; and be willing to work within the parameters set forth by program licensing guidelines. Must be able to ability to react quickly, and appropriately to the potential challenges involved working in a residential facility.

The ideal candidates will demonstrate compassion, possess a strong sense of ethics and understand the importance of maintaining professional boundaries.  They will communicate effectively with the youth, in a tactful and thoughtful manner. The ability to maintain composure during stressful situations is crucial competency in this position.

Mentoring the youth: Milieu Counselors lead by example, by interacting professionally and respectfully with youth and colleagues. They promote a learning environment, where youth receive help with academics, encouragement in pursing individual interest/hobbies and if needed learn techniques to address or cope with behavioral issues.

Creating a culturally inclusive environment in which the youth can feel supported. Bi-cultural and bilingual speaking applicants are encouraged to apply!

Ensuring the safety of the clients we serve: Milieu Counselors monitor by being present and alert to see and hear the youth (line of sight), to ensure the safety of all participants. Tools such as relevant training, radios, logs and conducting head counts ensure that Milieu Counselor possess the necessary skills to be able to react and respond immediately if the youth need assistance or support.

Supporting the functioning of the program by completing necessary documentation, completing inventories of program supplies/materials, maintaining the cleanliness and order of program property.

Flexible! We have morning, and swing shifts available! Four 10-hr shifts, means you get three days off!

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