Youth Care Specialist- Counterpoint Day Treatment

Family and Youth Support Portland, Oregon


Youth Care Specialist - Counterpoint Day Treatment
Portland, OR
Full Time, Full Benefits
FLSA: Non-Exempt/Hourly
Schedule: Monday- Friday, 8:30 am- 4:30 pm

 Seeking candidate with youth experience to provide services to youth in Day Treatment program.


The Youth Care Specialist works with teen-age boys in a day treatment program that is known for its quality care and innovative practices.   This position is part of a dynamic staffing team which includes proctor care staff, therapists and teachers.   This position provides skills building, facilitates groups, therapeutic outings and is actively involved in daily activities.  The program incorporated family, works with probation and parole officers while helping youth successfully transition to the community


Program:   Counterpoint Day Treatment
The program began in 1983 and has a long history of providing quality care for at-risk youth who have experienced trauma and abuse.  These historical factors have resulted in a variety of problematic behaviors including sexual acting out, depression, and other mental health concerns.  All youth screened and placed in the program have been assessed as appropriate for a community setting

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Active involvement in skills building for youth
  • Supports clients in reaching identified goals through groups, milieu and 1:1 time
  • Supervises clients during milieu and activities
  • Participates in team meetings
  • Works with youth on understanding their progress and goals in the program
  • Completes, timely and accurately, clinical documentation, timesheets and other personnel/administrative records as required.

Education and Work Experience: 
A typical background for the person who can fulfill the duties of this position is as follows:

  • 2 years of experience working with youth

  • Bachelor’s degree in social service field

    • A high school diploma or equivalent and experience with youth may be substituted for a bachelor's degree.


Other Requirements

  • Pass a DHS criminal history background 
  • Position may involve driving for work purposes. 

Monday- Friday 8:30 am- 4:30 pm, may require occasional Saturdays pre-planned in advance. 


Starting Pay Range:
Youth Care Specialist:$21.00- $22.21/hour
Bilingual (Spanish): $22.89-$24.21


Physical Requirements:  
  • Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer. 
  • The person in this position frequently communicates with staff and clients over the telephone. Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations. 
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position 75% of the time. 
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.