Education and Experience Requirements
- Bachelors degree in Human Services, Sociology, Social Work, Education, Psychology, Criminal Justice, or related field.
- One (1) year experience in direct or indirect service provision to CSEC youth, at-risk youth, youth with substance abuse addiction, and/or experiencing homelessness.
- Completion of sixteen (16) hours of advanced CSEC training on Trauma- Informed care may be substituted for six (6) months of direct or indirect service experience.
- Completion of eighteen (18) semester units or equivalent from an accredited college in psychology, counseling, sociology, social work, criminology, or other behavior related field.
- Minimum of two (2) years of experience working in a human services field, with a minimum of one (1) year experience in direct or indirect service provision to CSEC youth, at-risk youth, youth with substance abuse addiction, and/or experiencing homelessness.
- Completion of sixteen (16) hours of advanced CSEC training on Trauma-Informed care may be substituted for six (6) months of direct or indirect service experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and other Experience Requirements
- Possess a strong understanding of adolescent and child abuse issues, human development, Trauma-Informed care, and the dynamics of sexual exploitation of children.
- Proficiency in English is required, and bilingual based on community need, is preferred.
- Must be at least twenty-four (24) years of age per contract requirements.
- High tolerance and respect for youth survival actions, while promoting harm reduction strategies.
- Excellent listening and interpersonal skills and ability to establish rapport with CSEC and youth at-risk who may be difficult to engage within different community settings.
- Available to work weekends and evenings, as needed.
- Pass a DMV clearance and possess a valid California drivers license and proof of automobile insurance.
- Ability to pass a criminal background check, FBI/DOJ fingerprinting, TB test, drug screen, and employment verification.
- Effective communication skills including writing, public speaking, and conflict resolution/mediation skills.
- Highly motivated, willing to learn, and able to work independently at times.
- Continually develops self-knowledge of issues of CSEC, human trafficking, laws and best practices.
- Be comfortable with and understand adolescent & child abuse issues.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office applications; Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point, and Access.
NOTE: The above minimum qualifications and minimum experience is subject to review and approval by the funder, OCSSA.
- Understanding of and passion for the Orangewood Foundations mission, vision, and values.
- Demonstrates operating principles of communication and teamwork.
- Displays the essential attitudes by approaching projects, activities and other job functions with flexibility and a positive attitude.
- Displays ethical decision-making ability and confidentiality.
- Models leadership and professionalism.
- Ability to multi-task and maintain organization.
- Must be detail-oriented team player with the ability to self-start.
- Enjoys working with youth, young adults, volunteers, community partners, etc.
Working Environment/Physical Requirements:
Position requires use of personal vehicle to transport youth and occasional driving to meetings, workshops, events, etc. Physical requirements include standing, sitting, typing, bending and lifting up to 50 lbs.
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.