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Social Service Assistant - Residential Programs

Company: Looking Glass Community Services
Location: Eugene
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Looking Glass Community Services is looking to hire full-time and on-call Social Service Assistants (SSAs) in our Adjudicated Youth Services (AYS) residential programs. Do you have excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact comfortably with diverse populations? Can you be consistent, fair, and firm? Are you empathetic but also able to maintain professional boundaries? If so, you might just be perfect for this full-time or on-call Social Service Assistant (SSA) position with our nonprofit! Please, read on!

As a Social Service Assistant (SSA) you are in charge of maintaining sight and sound supervision of our teenage clients. You must be a positive role model and youth mentor for our clients. You will work with Case Managers, Therapists, other SSAs, and Supervisors to provide the appropriate care and skill-building for each client. You will be responsible forobserving and recording both positive and negative behavior patterns to aid Case Managers and Therapists in counseling and/or service-planning for clients. As an SSA you must uphold strict professional boundaries and enforce program rules. Youth can sometimes become escalated throughout the day. SSAs are primarily responsible for verbally de-escalating clients and situations while maintaining a safe environment for other clients.

Full-time SSAs earn $13.50/hour and are eligible for a competitive benefits package.On-Call SSAs earn $12.00/hour and have the benefit of a flexible schedule and gain work experience with diverse populations. On-Call staff can be considered for full-time positions as seen fit by supervisors.


Ability to uphold professional boundaries and maintain program rules.

Cultural awareness is a must! Staff must be committed to the mission and values of Looking Glass.

Bachelor's degree in psychology, corrections or a related field is preferred.

Previous experience working in a residential setting with at-risk youth is preferred.

About Looking Glass Community Services:

Looking Glass Community Services is honored to be included among the top 100 best nonprofits list for 2020. We greatly value our employees and their dedication to serving our most vulnerable community members each day - this award is representative of their passion. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, we have been dedicated to serving Lane County for the past 50 years! Since 1970, we have proudly provided assistance to children, adolescents, and adults in our community, helping them lead more productive and fulfilling lives.

Looking Glass is committed to recruiting employees who reflect the diversity of our community and the youth and families we serve. We value providing the highest level of quality services to our clients and we are committed to the pursuit of cultural awareness. We believe in the abilities of individuals and systems that respond respectfully and effectively to people of all cultures, classes, races, ethnic backgrounds, religions, sexual orientations, genders, and abilities in a manner that recognizes, affirms, and values the worth of individuals, families, and their communities and protects and preserves the dignity of each.In order to hire and retain employees who truly share our mission to "build a better future for youth, adults, and families," we offer competitive benefits, compensation, and an in depth training module.

If this sounds like the position for you, apply today!

*Applications must be submitted through the Looking Glass website.*

Keywords: Looking Glass Community Services, Eugene , Social Service Assistant - Residential Programs, Other , Eugene, Oregon

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