Counselor/Case Manager

The Next Door
Job Description
Worksite Location:     Hood River
Work Schedule:           Full Time (40 hrs/wk)
Salary Range:                 $16.83-$22.95 per hour
Benefits:                         Medical, Dental, Vision, Paid Time off, 401k
Reports to:                     Treatment Services Program Manager
Purpose of Position:  Develop and implement Service Plans geared toward the rehabilitation of behaviorally challenged youth in the Treatment Services Program. Act as “central hub” of communication and planning regarding youth on caseload. Provide group counseling to other youth.
Summary of Essential Job Functions:
Direct Services (40%)
  • Participate in intake and placement of new clients in assigned proctor/foster home
  • Provide group and individual counseling
  • Conduct service-based activities within the Day Treatment Program
  • Teach skills classes as needed
Documentation and Service Planning (25%)
  • Develop and implement Individual Service Plans
  • Document services delivered, as well as assessments, periodic progress reports, and discharge reports
Case Management (35%)
  • Communicate professionally with youth, family, foster families, state agencies (OYA, DHS), and any other partners involved in care and treatment of youth
  • Direct foster parents on treatment of youth in care
  • Coordinate services, activities, transportation, aftercare, etc., and communicate client progress and problems to parties concerned as listed above
  • Participate in psychiatric consultation and training
  • Provide oversight for all aspects of the Service Plan and applicable treatment
  • Special projects as assigned by Treatment Services Program Manager
Core Competencies and Skills Required:
  • Uses initiative and acts independently in new as well as in everyday situations
  • Works productively while providing quality work, free of errors or mistakes
  • Excellent organizational skills; detail-oriented; follows through; and meets deadlines
  • Knowledge of techniques, processes, procedures, equipment and materials required to do the job
  • Dependable, reliable, trustworthy and persistent
  • Good interpersonal skills to effectively accomplish tasks by working with others; delivers solutions that enhance/leverage the value of their contributions; creates work processes to achieve more effective results; proposes new solutions to complex problems
  • Good technical skills and competent use of computer programs and software
  • Flexible and uses good judgment when responding to change, staying open to new possibilities
Competencies and Skills Preferred:
  • Professional communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Understanding of the challenges of “at-risk” youth and the change process
  • Patience, excellent listening skills, ability to build relationships, team player
Education and Experience Required:
  • Accredited Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services or related field, plus 2 years’ experience in the care and treatment of youth or young adults
  • Accredited Master’s Degree preferred
Physical Demands of Position:
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.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be able to:
  • Talk, hear, stand, walk, and reach
  • Type, sitting or standing behind a computer, for several hours at a time
  • Lift materials/equipment weighing up to 30 pounds.
  • Operate general office equipment
  • Use laptop, cell phone and/or other mobile device to exchange information within remote travel areas
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.
The Next Door is an Equal Opportunity Employer, one that appreciates differences and creates opportunities for staff to interact with people who do not look like, talk like, think like, believe like, act like, or live like they do.
Application Instructions:
We request you go to to complete employment application and EEO data form. Submit both documents along with cover letter and resume to or mail to The Next Door,
965 Tucker Rd, Hood River, OR 97031 or fax to 541-386-5440.
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