Youth Care Worker- LTGH Day/Swing/Overnight/Part Time shifts available

Family and Youth Support Portland, Oregon


Youth Care Worker – Long Term Group Home (Part Time, Full Time, Overnight/Day/Swing)

 Salary Range: $19.88-$21.15/hour Bilingual Spanish Range $21.67-$23.05/hour 

 $2/hour shift differential added to pay for hours worked between 3:00 pm and 7:00 am Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  


In Person, Full Time (40hrs/week *benefits eligible)  

Day Shift: (7:00 am- 5:30 pm)

Wednesday- Saturday (2)


Overnight: (9:30 pm- 8:00 am)

Wednesday- Saturday (1) 

In Person, Part Time (20hrs/week *benefits eligible)  

Saturday-Sunday (7:00 am- 5:30 pm)

Saturday-Sunday (1:00 pm-11:30 pm)

Thursday- Friday (9:30 pm- 8:00 am)

Seeking candidate with childcare experience to support and supervise adolescents living in Morrison’s Long Term Group Home serving immigrant youth.   

Morrison Child and Family Services is a non-profit organization providing a continuum of trauma-informed, culturally responsive programs and services for youth and families in residential, shelter, respite, foster care, community & school-based outpatient, family preservation, and prevention services.  As one of the largest mental health and substance use recovery agencies serving 7,000 youth in Portland, Oregon, and the state of Washington, our goal is to promote a vibrant culture of self-care, creativity, and overall resilience that contribute to the success of our youth and families.     

About the Program:ORR Immigrant Youth Services - LTGH   

Our Long-Term Home provides services to up to 20 adolescents at one time (ages 14-17 years old) in a co-ed residential facility setting. The youth, typically from Latin America and occasionally other countries live in our Long-Term Group Home, while they await family reunification or other placement options. They attend public school and other community activities.  


Job Summary: 

The program works with adolescents in a residential facility. The Youth Care Worker/Milieu Counselor (MC) provides direct supervision of youth in care and maintains effective line-of-sight supervision at all times. MC assists with vocational and daily living skills and is involved in working one-on-one, in groups and school settings, provides transportation and guidance for safety during resident outings and participates in serving daily meals, depending on program requirements   

We look forward to reviewing your resume and application at   For accommodation requests during the application/hiring process please contact: [email protected]    


Job Duties Full Job Description available or interview stage or earlier by request:  

  • Provide effective supervision of milieu and youth activities according to the program’s daily schedule.  

  • Complete documentation of services in a timely manner, including internal incident reports and shift summaries. 

  • Transport and/or accompany youth to local appointments and other client outings  

  • De-escalate youth using behavior management techniques and perform appropriate follow ups 

  • As a last resort, perform physical restraints of clients as needed following approved crisis intervention model methods.  

  • Administer medication to youth, including required documentation and disposal. 


Experience/Education Requirements   

  • ​​At least 21 years of age 

  • A high school diploma or equivalent is required (Diploma, GED or college transcripts required step of hiring process) 

  • ​Minimum of one year of employment experience in the child welfare field working with children and/or adolescents in a social service setting 

Preferred Qualifications not required  

  • ​​Bilingual in Spanish and English, written, read and verbal strongly preferred 


 Other Requirements: 

  • Pass a DHS criminal history background  

Physical Requirements:  

  • The person in this position needs to frequently move around the residential site including up stairs and on outings and possible travel 

  • Constantly positions self to maintain site, including under the desks and access supplies up high. and the ability to possibly perform physical restraints of clients. 

  • Position requires moving youth from different rooms in Milieu, checking on youth throughout Milieu, and transitioning activities with youth consistently. 

  • We serve youth that can become escalated in behavioral circumstances, and this position will be required to participate in and lead de-escalation frequently and physically de-escalate or restrain occasionally. Proper training on techniques that are safe for youth and staff is provided at time of hire. 

  • The person in this position frequently communicates with clients and staff with various inquiries. Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations 


In compliance with our Affirmative Action Plan, Morrison uses E-Verify to determine employment eligibility after an offer is accepted.   


We are an Affirmative Action Plan Employer. It is the policy of Morrison to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.   


This job is open until filled.  Applications will be reviewed as received.  Morrison reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any point during the posting period.   


  Morrison employees are offered a variety of plans to address the health and welfare needs of our employees and families.  Benefits include Medical, Vision, Dental, Flexible Spending Accounts, Employer-Paid Life, Accidental Death and Dismemberment and Long-Term Disability, and an Employee Assistance Program (EAP).  Employees may purchase additional voluntary life insurance, short-term disability, critical illness, and accident coverage through Unum.   


Residential ORR Programs through Federal Mandate must provide proof of immunity including the following vaccinations that are typically received in childhood: MMR, Varicella, and DTaP. There is also an annual Flu Vaccination requirement. Proof of compliance is required for employees at these sites, and masks are required while pending compliance.