Knowledge, Skill and Experience Requirements:
- Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field preferred. High school diploma or equivalent and two years’ experience working with at-risk youth.
- Willingness to work flexible hours in order to assist the program with youth activities.
- Must be computer-literate and be able to understand and effectively use electronic health record/database systems.
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- Comfortable presenting oneself in community settings.
- Must be able to successfully complete and maintain required certifications and training including, but not limited to, Therapeutic Crisis Intervention, Nurturing Parenting, First Aid/CPR, and other evidence-informed practices.
- Must be a minimum of twenty-one years old.
- Possess a valid California driver’s license and proof of automobile insurance. Position requires DMV clearance.
- Must be able to pass a criminal background check, FBI/DOJ fingerprinting, TB test, medical exam, and drug test.
- Understanding of and passion for the Foundation’s mission, vision, values.
- Enjoys working directly with youth, volunteers, community partners, etc.
Working Environment/Physical Requirements:
Family-style, school dormitory for foster youth, 7th-12th grade, with medical, behavioral, mental health issues, and the potential for verbal and physical threats. Community settings, both local (such as school and recreation) and community-based to facilitate transportation. Staff is subject to outside environmental conditions occasionally; inside conditions frequently, with protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes. The work includes constant interruptions in an environment of moderate to high noise level.
Staff must maintain proficiency in Nonviolence Crisis Intervention, as well as First Aid/CPR, requiring regular and sustained bending, lifting, pulling, stooping, hand and arm pressure, sitting and/or laying prone on the floor for extended periods. To facilitate youth activities and transports, staff must be able to safely drive vehicles transporting one or more youth to events, family visits, etc., in heavy, prolonged traffic (more than one hour each way).
• Frequent carrying, up to 20 pounds.
• Frequent bending, stooping, twisting, turning, and squatting.
• Frequent pushing/pulling up to 50 pounds and 25 feet.
• Frequent climbing of stairs (in a three-story dormitory)
• Regularly lifting floor to waist and floor above shoulders.
• Regularly sitting, 1 to 10 hours per day.
• Regularly standing, 1 to 10 hours per day.
• Regular use of fine motor skills for such activities as writing, note-taking, typing, and craft-making.
• Normal or corrected vision needed for driving, supervision of youth, observation of discrete skills, and documentation.
• Normal or corrected hearing to insure proper supervision and campus safety.
• Normal sense of smell to detect client hygiene issues, infant hygiene needs, and environmental safety issues.
• Normal ability to speak to teach skills, give feedback, discuss strategies, and converse on telephone.
• Work occasionally requires exposure to blood-borne pathogens
• Stamina to work 12-hour shifts and drive for up to four hours.
Modification to work schedule may be made based on need of the Foundation.
Orangewood Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex. gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, military and veteran status, or any other protected group, in accordance with all applicable federal or State laws.