Incumbent serves as an assistant to the Program Supervisor/Manager, providing on-site supervision of resident clients to ensure a safe, healthy atmosphere. Looking Glass AYS programs provide treatment services for males and females age 12 – 25 who have been convicted of a crime. Clients receive services including psychiatry and mental health treatment, substance abuse recovery, and offense specific treatment.
Social Service Assistants provide input in the planning of program activities, maintain consistency and safety among clients, observe and record behavior patterns to aid in counseling and or service planning for clients, and document both positive and negative behavior traits.
The Social Services Assistant schedules, coordinates, and supervises recreational and other group activities including making reservations, providing transportation, and other related arrangements and providing information concerning these activities. Provides leadership and direction to resident clients in performing daily housekeeping duties, chores, physical activity, recreation, hygiene, school work etc. Gives practical advice and counsel to clients in order to assist in developing skills.
Conducts various group meetings to disseminate information to clients, and provide guidance in such areas as group living problems. Facilities group counseling sessions. Meets individually with clients to discuss day-to-day problems encountered in residential living. Assists clients in problem solving daily challenges without imposing personal values.
NOTE: This position is required to work swing shift and night shift when determined by the needs of the program.
1. Education: Bachelor’s degree in psychology, corrections, or related field or combination of education and experience demonstrating the necessary competencies.
2. Experience: Work, volunteer, or internship experience with people in a care giving role or in a leadership, coaching, mentoring, or teaching role is desirable and may be substituted for related degree. Experience with substance abuse recover treatment desirable.
3. Availability: Variable shifts. Workers are assigned a regular schedule, but may be required to work variable shifts, and may be assigned shifts at other Looking Glass programs.
4. Drivers License: Valid in Oregon, acceptable record, and insurable under agency’s auto insurance.
5. Ability to relate effectively with youth, parents, community, and referral sources.
6. Ability to work in a structured, sometimes stressful environment, and maintain a positive mental attitude.
7. Ability to maintain confidentiality.
8. Ability to work effectively as a member of an integrated team.
9. Ability to work scheduled, sometimes variable shifts, and have reliable attendance.
10. Ability to pass Pro ACT crisis intervention training which includes verbal and physical intervention principles. (See Looking Glass employment page for details.)
11. Cultural sensitivity and ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds.
12. Commitment to Looking Glass mission and values.
13. Demonstrate appropriate professional boundaries.
14. Demonstrate assertive communication skills. Bilingual in Spanish an asset.
15. Professional appearance appropriate to the position.
To apply and view a full job description, please visit: www.lookingglass.us/employment/
- A Looking Glass application must be completed. You may choose to attach a resume to your application, but a resume cannot be submitted in lieu of a complete application.
- Should you apply to multiple openings, a separate application is required for each position.
Looking Glass offers a competitive benefits package to all employees with 0.5 - 1.0 FTE, including medical, dental, vision, generous paid time off and more! Looking Glass is committed to recruiting employees who reflect the diversity of our community and the youth and families we serve. Cultural competency is a must! If you are looking to experience the best practices in social services with top professionals, Looking Glass Community Services is the place for you!