Youth Skills Trainer


organization:Boys and Girls Aid of Oregon
position summary:

Boys & Girls Aid is hiring a Skills Trainer for a Youth Resource Center serving young women ages 14-21 who are transitioning from foster care or facility placements to independence or other levels of care. Skills Trainer provides group and individual life skills education, as well as recreational activities, to support youth during these transitions. This program is focused on helping youth become stable through housing, education, employment, supportive services, and life skill building.

Two part-time positions are available, which may be filled by one or two people. The hours are Monday-Friday 9am-1pm and 3pm -6pm. Both positions may require occasional evening and weekend work. If one person fills both positions, benefits will be provided based on 35 hrs/week.

Job # 11-43a (15 hrs/week – no benefits), Job #11-43b (20 hrs/week – with benefits).

Positions are open until filled. Submit Employment Application and Applicant Notice & Request for Information forms (email preferred) to [email protected], Fax : (503) 224-5960, or Boys & Girls Aid, 018 SW Boundary Ct., Portland, OR 97239. The forms require Adobe Reader. If you do not have this software, you may download it for free by following the instructions on our employment web page.

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Visit our website at for job description, pay range and application materials. Job Hotline: (503) 542-2777 for a listing of all our job openings.

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Salary / Pay Rate:Starting Pay - $13.20 - $14.29 per hour
Apply by:October 14, 2011
Qualifications:Masters degree in social work or related field and at least one year relevant experience, or Bachelors degree and at least two years of experience is required. Must have knowledge and understanding of youth transitioning out of foster care and developing independent living skills. The Skills Trainer assists youth in activities such as job readiness, academic support, household skills, self-care, relationship building, and decision making skills. Preference will be given to applicants who have demonstrated experience using gender specific programming and a youth-guided, strengths-based approach. Must have valid driver's license and reliable transportation.
Education Required:College degree
Other:Equal Opportunity Employer