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Residential Treatment Counselor 1 - Overnight

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The Salvation Army - Cascade Division | Portland, OR
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The Salvation Army - Cascade Division


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Published 28 days ago

+1.75 shift differential

Mission Statement for Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God; its mission is to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Mission Statement for White Shield Center

Empowering adolescent girls to lead healthy and productive lives in their families and communities

Department:   White Shield Center (WSC)

Position Title: Residential Treatment Counselor 1

FLSA Status:   Non-Exempt, Full-Time – 40 hours/week – Overnight Shifts

Supervisors:   Program Manager

        

General Description and Purpose of Position

The purpose of the Residential Treatment Counselor (RTC) position is to provide continuity of safe and therapeutic supervision, structure and skill development opportunities for resident girls/young women in the programs. This role is expected to maintain quality, goal-directed therapeutic engagement in the program while fostering self-determination for each girl/young woman using a holistic, multi-cultural and strengths perspective.

Qualifications: 

 Education: High School or GED required

Preferred: BA/BS in social services field (i.e. psychology, sociology, education), AA degree or two years of college in social services study with equivalent experience

 Experience: Experience working with adolescents, preferably within the context of               residential or foster care settings.

 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge required: use a computer effectively and efficiently in the working environment; use standard office machines (e.g., fax, copier, multi-line telephone, keyboard); use standard office practices and procedures; read, write, and speak the English language to express ideas and communicate effectively. 

Skill required: type 40 wpm; perform data entry using database program; use Microsoft software (primarily Outlook, Word and Excel; occasionally Publisher and PowerPoint) to correctly create basic documents (notes, memos, emails) and reports; use basic math (add, subtract, multiply, divide); establish effective working relationships; attention to detail, operate a motor vehicle.

Ability required: Interact with individuals using generally accepted business behaviors and standards. Use interpersonal skills to deal effectively with others in favorable and unfavorable situations. Organize, prioritize, and plan own work. Multitask, i.e., change work focus or respond to change of conditions and interruptions in work flow. Learn new systems and procedures. Problem solve, i.e., the ability to identify problems and find effective solutions.

      

 Licenses and Certifications: 

 Driver’s License

 CPR/First Aid Certification

 Food Handler’s Certification

Essential Responsibilities/Duties:

1. General

a. Adhere to work schedule established with program manager, including, attendance at meetings, adhering to “awake” protocols, and following “Staff Shift Coverage & Call Out” protocol.

b. Follow Salvation Army policies and standard operating procedures as outlined in Employee Handbook.

c. Follow all policies, standard operating procedures and protocols specific to WSC programs.

d. Complete training requirements in accordance with The Salvation Army policies, WSC standard operating procedures and administrative rules governing WSC programs.

2.  Direct care related activities

a. Ensure residents’ safety, well-being, and security needs are met in areas of physical, emotional and mental health in accordance with policies and standard operating procedures.

b. Model, coach and counsel residents regarding daily living tasks, morning routine and upkeep of residences.

c. Provide adequate supervision for residents, including overnight room checks in accordance with policies and standard operating procedures.

d. Provide support and encouragement for pregnant residents to address prenatal care needs and for young moms in all stages of parenting their infants and toddlers.

e. Administer medications to residents as directed by medical professionals and document in accordance with policies and standard operating procedures and administrative rules.

f. Assist with creating/implementing morning structure that enhances skill acquisition aligned with youth development model and residents’ individualized plans through 1:1 interventions, group facilitation, academics support, recreational and community-based activities in accordance with Behavior Rehabilitation Services (BRS) administrative rules.

g. Manage crisis situations as they arise, using non-violent crisis intervention (NCI) techniques and protocol.

h. Transport residents if needed, using Decision Driving road safety techniques and in accordance with WSC standard operating procedures and protocols.

i. Provide adequate awareness and supervision of residents’ on-campus and off-campus visits and ensure all program rules and protocols are followed.

j. Monitor progress, provide support and encouragement to residents and regularly communicate with case managers and program managers regarding their status.

3. Indirect care related activities

a. Ensure documentation is completed daily in accordance with policies and standard operating procedures (BRS logging, incident reports, medication logs, shift notes, etc.).

b. Ensure shift checklist is completed and submitted to Program Manager at the end of each assigned shift.

c. Ensure all communication with internal and external sources (WSC staff, school staff, partner agencies, case workers, parole/probation officers, residents’ family members, police, etc.) follows confidentiality policies and protocols and is executed with professionalism.

d. Utilize a teamwork approach to creating/implementing daily schedule, supervision of residents, crisis intervention, etc.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Physical Requirements: See Checklist for Physical Activities & Requirements, Visual Acuity, and Working Conditions of the Position

Working Conditions: See Checklist for Physical Activities & Requirements, Visual Acuity, and Working Conditions of the Position

Miscellaneous

The candidate chosen for this position will be required to pass a criminal history information check. Conviction of a crime will not automatically preclude employment. The circumstances involved in the conviction(s) will be considered.

Qualified individuals must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without accommodation. A qualified person with a disability may request a modification or adjustment to the job or work environment in order to meet the physical requirements of the position. The Salvation Army will attempt to satisfy requests as long as the accommodation needed is reasonable and no undue hardship would result.

Mission Statement for Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God; its mission is to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • High School Diploma Required
  • Entry level

Benefits

Benefits offered  

• Medical/Dental Benefits

• Life Insurance

• Ability to purchase other insurance plans

• Retirement

• Paid Holiday Leave

• Paid Sick Leave

• Paid Vacation Leave

Benefits offered  

• Medical/Dental Benefits

• Life Insurance

• Ability to purchase other insurance plans

• Retirement

• Paid Holiday Leave

• Paid Sick Leave

• Paid Vacation Leave

How to Apply

Location: White Shield

Department: Parenting

Position Title:  Overnight Residential Treatment Counselor 1

Status:  Non- Exempt, FT (40 hours)

Posted Wage: $16.50/hr.  (14.75 + 1.75 shift differential)

JOB POSTING CLOSES: 12.18.2019

To apply online, go to: https://rn22.ultipro.com/SAL1002/jobboard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=*127E3C9C1363505C

Please upload a resume and complete the job application provided. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please note: a resume and completed application are required to complete process. A job application is not considered complete unless the resume is provided, and the application is dated and signed by the applicant. Incomplete job applications cannot be accepted.

To apply in person, go to The Salvation Army DHQ 8495 SE Monterey Ave. Happy Valley, OR 97086. Please bring a resume and complete the application provided to you. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

If you have questions about this position, please email whiteshield.jobs@usw.salvationarmy.org This is the sole point of contact for questions about this position.

If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation, such as the modification or adjustment of the job application process or interviewing process due to a disability, please call 503-794-3206 or email denise.gende@usw.salvationarmy.org. Ms. Gende will coordinate your accommodation request with personnel at the local address specified in paragraph two above.

 

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer-

EOE of Females/Minorities/Vets/Disability


Requisition: 10002 120519 CN9SRTCG

Location: White Shield

Department: Parenting

Position Title:  Overnight Residential Treatment Counselor 1

Status:  Non- Exempt, FT (40 hours)

Posted Wage: $16.50/hr.  (14.75 + 1.75 shift…

Location

Portland, OR

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