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Throughout our over 100 years of providing services to the community, the name Volunteers of America Oregon has become synonymous with compassion and care. We've earned our reputation through dedication and tireless commitment to helping individuals and families create safer, healthier, and more stable lifestyles. For as long as we've been around, our programs have been changing lives. Some people say they can't imagine doing what we do. We say, "We can't imagine not doing it!"
Volunteers of America Oregon has an opening for an Full time Youth Monitor who are passionate about working with youth who are involved in the criminal justice system and their families.
Position Summary: Volunteers of America Oregon's Community & Electronic Monitoring Program works in partnership with the Juvenile Services Division, courts, and other community-based providers to help support youth through tracking and monitoring in their community and/or home in lieu of incarceration. Role is responsible for monitoring youth referred into the program to ensure that conditions of release are being complied with, to assess the nature of the activities of the juvenile in the community, and to ensure public safety and that the youth returns to court. This position requires an extensive amount of driving throughout Multnomah County.
Education, Training & Experience:
• Bachelor's degree in a relevant field and a minimum of two years of experience working with youth in a monitoring situation (equivalent training, supervisory, management, or direct service experience may be substituted for the educational requirement at the discretion of the hiring manager).
• Training and experience in the issues faced by at-risk or high-risk youth and families in the community and the developmental and cognitive stages of youth as well as emotional, social, and physical issues affecting youth.
• Ability to maintain electronic records.
• An understanding of the juvenile justice system and Multnomah County's network of community supports and agencies.
• Excellent collaboration and problem-solving skills and the ability to navigate complex systems
• Basic knowledge of ethical conduct, professional boundaries and confidentiality.
• The ability to communicate clearly and effectively in writing and orally.
• Computer literate, including MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook)
Additional Eligibility Requirements:
• An active driver's license, current insurance, reliable vehicle, and ability to pass our insurer's driving standards.
• Ability to pass a criminal background check.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
• Provide community-based monitoring (face-to-face, telephone, skype) services to youth in their homes, at school and at work.
• Accurately document youth contacts in the Community & Electronic Monitoring and County JJIS databases on a daily basis.
• Conduct intakes, attend court, and participate in meetings as needed.
• Provide some crisis management and limited case management (referral) support.
• Attend trainings and VOA meetings as required
• Other duties as assigned by Program Manager
Supervisory Responsibility: This position is not responsible for supervision other employees. Works under the direction of the Program Manager.
• Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
o While performing the duties of this job, the employee is consistently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands and fingers to handle or feel objects, reach with hands and arms, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, talk or hear.
o The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus.
• Environmental Conditions:
o Works in an office setting and frequently travels locally to provide monitoring service to youth population.
o Must be prepared to handle client crises and/or emergencies
o Frequent meetings outside of the office throughout Multnomah County.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work: This is a Full time position. Hours vary depending on the need. The program operates between 8 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. daily.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent(s) of this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and activities required for this position.
Interested applicants MUST apply online at www.voaor.org:
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