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We help youth change, which in turn helps keep communities safe. And our staff feel like they're making a meaningful difference.
“Rewarding," “make a difference," and “meaningful" are phrases you'll often hear from our employees. We seek people who want challenging work where they will learn, grow, and feel good about what they are doing.
Many OYA employees provide direct care for youth, while others serve in support roles in our administrative offices. All are united by a belief in the positive, developmental approach to rehabilitation, and by our culture of creating safe, supportive environments, where we all are held accountable, and where we are connected to our community.
Research shows that the brain continues developing until at least our mid-20s. That means we have rich opportunities for helping the youth in our care learn how to take responsibility for their behavior and how to act differently in the future. We do this by providing safe, positive, supportive environments where youth can become responsible citizens.
Anyone seeking to be a group life coordinator at OYA must complete a physical abilities test, or PAT. Because it's part of the pre-employment process, there is no compensation or expenses paid for this test.
Once you successfully complete the PAT, you will move on in the recruitment process. If you can't pass the PAT, you can take the test again after 30 days.Required Physical Abilities
Candidates must be able to demonstrate they have the ability to:
Candidates must also have:
As an employee of the Oregon Youth Authority, you would have access to:
OYA recognizes and values the commitment and talent gained in serving our country and encourages veterans to apply. The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries enforces public employer compliance with veteran's preference requirements. Read more about employment opportunities for veterans.
At OYA we are committed to achieving an equitable and diverse workforce within our agency through affirmative action and equal employment opportunity measures. We know a diverse workforce brings a welcome variety of perspectives about important issues and is essential for providing the sensitivity and awareness we need to appropriately deliver services to youth and establish critical relationships with our many community partners. For more information check out the OYA Affirmative Action Plan and the State of Oregon's Affirmative Action policy.
Find job openings at OYA or the state. (Click on “Oregon Youth Authority" under the “Company" filter.)
For more information about employment at OYA, please call 503-373-7552.
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