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To submit a job posting, e-mail the announcement/details to sswfo@pdx.edu.

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August 2017

 On Call Shelter Coordinator

Organization: Portland Homeless Family Solutions

Job Title: On-Call Shelter Coordinator

Reports to: Program Director

Job Specifics: No scheduled hours each week; employee will only receive hours when regular staff cannot work a shift

Compensation: $14 per hour

Close date: October 15, 2017

PHFS values diversity in its workforce and is an equal opportunity employer.

Overview:

Portland Homeless Family Solutions operates a shelter program that serves eight families with children every night. The On-Call Shelter Coordinator is expected to maintain a safe and comfortable shelter environment for the families living in shelter. Work focuses around building relationships, trust, and support in order to promote the strengths and capabilities of homeless families during their shelter stay. Although Shelter Coordinators often work independently, PHFS is a collaborative, team-based environment. Our shelters are staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Specific Job Duties:

• Build relationships with moms, dads, and children who are living in the Goose Hollow Family Shelter and the Thirteen Salmon Family Center

• Facilitate the structure of the day; ensure that the daily and nightly routines are observed in both shelters

• Be able to enforce policies to ensure smooth shelter operation and a safe environment for all families

• Manage daily volunteers and help them find projects to do while they are at the shelter

• Log daily activities, creating timely and accurate records on services provided

• Utilize a strengths-based approach with families as they work toward permanent housing

• Work effectively with PHFS staff; participate in team building, staff meetings, and organizational functions

Skills and Abilities:

• Be compassionate and non-judgmental in responding to families in need

• Maintain composure and facilitate order in a stressful environment with a particular focus on the stressors of communal living, parenting, and homelessness

• Communicate clearly and concisely with clients and staff

• Build relationships and interact respectfully with individuals and groups of people with diverse

backgrounds and lifestyles

• Understand the effects of trauma and how trauma can impact homelessness and poverty

• Be able to learn new skills and apply that knowledge to different situations

• Be flexible in work routine and approach to daily schedule

• Be comfortable working independently with clients as well as with the rest of the PHFS team

Minimum Qualifications:

• A flexible schedule and availability to cover various shifts for staff who take planned or unplanned time off; weekday availability between 8am and 6pm is preferred

• Experience working with individuals or families experiencing homelessness and a knowledge of local social services is a plus

• Must be self-motivated and work well in an unstructured environment

• Ability to bend, kneel, squat, reach, and occasionally lift up to 25 pounds

• Ability to climb stairs multiple times a day

• Familiarity with computers and basic software, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Google Drive

To Apply:

Send a resume and cover letter in .pdf format to kurt@pdxhfs.org with your name and the job title in the

subject line. No phone calls, please.

Applications will be reviewed as they arrive and the position will be filled as soon as possible.

Experienced LCSW Wanted

in Developmental Disabilities and Mental Health. The position is in the Child Development & Rehabilitation Center, (CDRC) within the Institute on Development & Disabilities (IDD) at Oregon Health & Science University ()HSU) in Portland, Oregon.

The LCSW conducts mental health and psychosocial assessments with patients and their' families as part of an interdisciplinary team member and/or part of the social work clinic providing evaluation and diagnosis.  The LCSW will identify and assess the mental health, psychosocial and cultural conditions of patients and their families in regards to patient functioning capacity and support systems available for treatment planning. Participates in treatment team meetings with various health care staff to provide consultation and/or psychosocial assessments that are used in establishing treatment goals, resources and referrals.

As appropriate makes selective visits to patient homes, schools, and social service agencies. Refers patients/family to community resources for assistance (financial, vocational, schools, transportation, insurance, housing, medication) and assists family in gaining access to resources. 

Develops treatment plans emphasizing continuity of care, appropriate placement and maximum use of appropriate resources. Advocates for the patient within the medical setting and community.  Assists clients and families in obtaining and maintaining health insurance.  Provides assistance in resolving issues with health insurance payment and coverage. Provides crisis, short and long term counseling to patients and/or their families. Provides supportive counseling to reinforce patients' strengths and assist them in dealing with the stress and feelings of grief, fear, and anger associated with acute and chronic illness, injury, hospitalization, or disability. May facilitate group therapy/sessions to provide information to patients and their families around social and emotional development. LCSW participates in Leadership Education in

Neurodevelopmental and Related Disorders (LEND) Social Work training.  Assists in the development and guidance of curriculum, provides structured mentorship in interdisciplinary practice venues, and evaluates learning and performance. This effort will include all facets and stages of clinical education for students and fellows from Social Work, as well as interdisciplinary clinical education for trainees from related disciplines. Required Qualifications: LCSW, clinical experience working with children with developmental disabilities and their families, experience performing mental health assessments, experience working with and supervising students.

Preferred Qualifications: Hospital experience, Bilingual-Spanish.

Position is Full Time Salary commensurate with experience. Location: Portland, OR (Marquam Hill) AFSME Union.

Please apply at: http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/services/human-resources/

Search IRC61766

Second​ ​Year​ ​Graduate​ ​Student​ ​Employment​ ​Opportunity

Student​ ​Support​ ​Specialist​ ​10-15​ ​hours​ ​per​ ​week,​ ​$13.50​ ​per​ ​hour
Come work at the dynamic Resource Center for Students with Children! Provide support
and intervention for students with children who are in crisis or in need.
Job​ ​Responsibilities:
● Provide services for a small cohort of 4 student families participating in our Keys to Degrees program.
● Provide crisis intervention and resource and referral for student parents in distress.
● Work with students in our child care subsidy program who are not meeting requirements to develop and implement an intervention plan to help them succeed and meet requirements.
● Learn about campus and community resources and develop tools to help student families find the resources they need.
● Assist with office duties such as greeting students, helping plan, prepare for and run events, processing paperwork.
Preferred​ ​Qualifications:
● Bachelor’s degree in psychology, child and families studies, social work, education, social sciences or similar.
● Pursuing Master’s Degree in PACE, counseling, social work, or similar field.
● Knowledge of PSU’s student services and resources
● Enjoy working in a busy office environment where children are present.
● Knowledge and understanding of diverse communities at PSU and Portland.
● Strong oral and written communication skills
● Organized with effective time management skills
● Reliable, self-motivated, and an independent worker
● Knowledge of child development and parenting principles

 

Terms​ ​of​ ​Employment:​ 10 to 15 hours per week, $13.50 per hour. Flexible schedule.
Start date: ASAP, no later than October 15, 2017. This position continues through June
2018.
To​ ​Apply:​ Send resume and cover letter to wittorff@pdx.edu or drop it by our office at
SMSU 462. Questions? Email List Wittorff, Director of Services for Students with
Children at Wittorff@pdx.edu.
 On-Call Shelter Coordinator with Portland Homeless Family Solutions

Specific Job Duties:

  • Build relationships with moms, dads, and children who are living in the Goose Hollow Family Shelter and the Thirteen Salmon Family Center
  • Facilitate the structure of the day; ensure that the daily and nightly routines are observed in both shelters
  • Be able to enforce policies to ensure smooth shelter operation and a safe environment for all families
  • Manage daily volunteers and help them find projects to do while they are at the shelter
  • Log daily activities, creating timely and accurate records on services provided
  • Utilize a strengths-based approach with families as they work toward permanent housing
  • Work effectively with PHFS staff; participate in team building, staff meetings, and organizational functions

Minimum Qualifications:

 

  • A flexible schedule and availability to cover various shifts for staff who take planned or unplanned time off; weekday availability between 8am and 6pm is preferred
  • Experience working with individuals or families experiencing homelessness and a knowledge of local social services is a plus
  • Must be self-motivated and work well in an unstructured environment
  • Ability to bend, kneel, squat, reach, and occasionally lift up to 25 pounds
  • Ability to climb stairs multiple times a day
  • Familiarity with computers and basic software, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Google Drive

To apply, send a resume and cover letter in .pdf format to kurt@pdxhfs.org with Your Name and the Job Title in the subject line. 

 

Crisis Line Volunteering - Lines for Life

Volunteers answer calls on all of our lines, including the Suicide Prevention Lifeline, The Veteran's Crisis Line, The Military Helpline, Oregon Alcohol and Drug Helpline and the Oregon YouthLine. We took over 70,000 calls in 2016 and could not provide our services without the generous commitment of so many in our community. When you volunteer with Lines for Life you will receive professional training and caring supervision from our outstanding team. Our goal is to assure you have the knowledge and skill to make a difference in the lives of our callers. Crisis Line phone workers come from all walks of life and educational backgrounds. They have an empathetic and non-judgmental attitude and the ability to make a commitment to one 4 hour shift per week. Please note that we do require a minimum of a one year commitment, or 200 hours on the lines. Volunteers commit to at least one four hour shift per week. 

In addition to submitting an application, which can be found here, we require that you attend a 2-hour orientation/interview session at our office on SW Macadam. We hold monthly orientations every third Tuesday at noon and every third Wednesday at 6pm plus a few Saturdays. Volunteer Orientation gives us a chance to get to know you a bit while providing you with some background and information on our organization. We’ll also give you a quick tour of the crisis line room and set up a short interview so please allow about 2 hours. 

Next Orientations:

Tuesday, Sept 19th at Noon

Wednesday, Sept 20th at 6pm

Saturday Sept 23rd at Noon

For orientations on weekends or after 6pm, please call 971-244-4630 to be let in.

Behavioral Health Specialist - CODA Inc.
  • Conducting substance use treatment intakes and assessments. Determining medical necessity for substance use treatment including screening for detoxification needs, providing diagnostic evaluation of substance use disorders, and evaluating placement within ASAM criteria.
  • Developing collaborative strength based treatment plans incorporating relevant treatment interventions indicated by substance use assessment.
  • Assisting in the gathering and compiling of information for integrated assessments under direction of a QMHP
  • Producing accurate strength-based documentation demonstrating clinical knowledge that is in alignment with agency protocols and payor regulations. Utilizing collaborative documentation to elicit patient engagement and recovery based language
  • Applying evidence based group practices in educational, skills, and relapse prevention groups using agency approved curriculum
  • Providing trauma-informed culturally responsive individual clinical services including case management. Acting assertively to include and engage family members as partners in treatment.
  • Providing mental health individual and group clinical services including case management, skills training, coordination of care, and medication training as directed by individual treatment plan
  • Implementing and asserting continuity of care protocols with outside primary care providers.

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 2 year’s experience in a similar or closely related role.
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Criminal Justice, or closely related area of study - OR - Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Criminal Justice or closely related area of study and an additional 3 years of experience in a related role (5 years total).
  • A minimum of 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) of coursework in some or all of the following courses: elemental/intro psychology, social psychology/sociology, human behavior, development or biology, statistics/research methods, substance misuse, criminogenic/forensic, psychopharmacology or neuroscience, cognitive development and/or communication; behavior modification, or cultural practices.  
  • Has advanced knowledge of and is able to effectively apply advanced principles of motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma informed care, and similar strategies for facilitating recovery and empowerment. 
  • Must demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively, understand mental status concepts, symptomology, treatment and service terminology and apply each of these concepts, implement skills development strategies, and identify, implement and coordinate the services and supports identified in a treatment plan
  • Ability to engage patients in service oriented treatment plans and determine clinically relevant substance use treatment interventions
  • Meet requirements for application of CADC II certification within 24 months of employment.
  • Current Oregon or Washington Driver’s License

Apply Online.

Integrated Clinical Specialist - CODA Inc.
  • Conducting screening and assessment activities to determine detoxification, substance use and mental health diagnosis, level of care and functioning, and recommending a clinical course of treatment. 
  • Applying motivational techniques and case management to promote engagement in treatment.
  • Conducting continuing care and monitoring of recovery efforts post-treatment.
  • Providing engaging patient education, cognitive behavioral, psycho-education, process, and relapse prevention group therapies. 
  • Act as liaison and bridge to family, community involved agencies, primary care, and other service providers.
  • Providing services that are family and community oriented, person centered, culturally competent, and trauma-informed
  • Providing case management, resource information and referral services.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, or Psychology.
  • 3-5 years of experience working in community or behavioral health system. 
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Professional Counselor in State of Oregon or capacity to secure within 24 months of employment. 
  • Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor II (CADC II) or capacity to secure within 24 months of employment. 

Apply online.

Residential Counselor Mental Health
  • Providing counseling and behavior management in our residential treatment program using a positive and proactive approach,
  • Monitoring and tracking patient progress.
  • Implementing outreach efforts to maintain patient’s engagement in treatment process.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related human services field OR a combination of 3 years related work, education, and training. 
  • Ability to work independently and have strong oral communications skills.
  • Meet the requirements of a QMHA.
  • Oregon or Washington Driver’s License

Apply online.

Family Advocate - Case Manager - Office Coordinator

Seeking an experienced Case Manager and Office Admin Coordinator for family Homeless Shelter.  Help families navigate the Family Promise Shelter Network Program.  Assist families with goal setting, locating and accessing community resources including housing.  Provide Administrative Office Coverage, Schedule Office Volunteers, and Coordinate with Overnight Hosting Congregations. 

Email questions and resumes to familypromiseannieheart@gmail.com

Urban Opportunities Program Specialist II

The Urban Opportunities Program Specialist is responsible for the implementation of job-readiness and career development programs to area high school students. Primary responsibilities include class instruction, outreach, recruitment, student tracking, reporting, outcome attainment, administering client stipends, creating community partnerships and contract compliance. Supports people of all genders, race, ethnicity and backgrounds.

For more information, please visit their website.

Call Representative - Bilingual Spanish with Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette

We are looking for a detailed oriented, customer service focused Call Center Services Staff - Bilingual English/Spanish fluency is required. 

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Demonstrated computer literacy with at least 35 WPM and basic knowledge of keyboarding, using Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, the Internet and data entry systems.
  • Demonstrated Spanish language fluency.  Must score 85% or more on each of the in-house written and oral Fluency Bilingual Tests.
  • Demonstrated basic math skills such as add, subtract, and calculate percentages.
  • Demonstrate the ability to handle stressful, sensitive and/or challenging situations appropriately.
  • Equivalent of 2 years full-time work history including at least 1 year of customer service experience, preferably in a call-center, front-line health care, or social services environment.

Apply online at their website.

Assistant Program Supervisor with CODA Inc.

Responsiblities:

  • Providing leadership support and patient care in our Men’s Residential Program.
  • Providing education and clinical direction of mental health program needs.
  • Conducts integrated screening and assessment with referrals and admissions. 
  • Initiates and provides family support services. 
  • Training of new clinical and operational staff.

Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Counseling, Social Work, or related human services field.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in a similar program.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of addictions and mental health practices. 
  • Demonstrated competency in assessment, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, and family support services.

TO apply, visit their wesbite.

Shelter/Housing Case Manager (Bilingual/Bicultural - Spanish/English)

Responsible for providing case management, advocacy and support services to participants of the CWS shelter and housing programs with a focus on serving Latina survivors. The Case Manager role requires an ability to provide non-judgmental support with unconditional positive regard, transparent and honest communication as well as the ability to be flexible and creative in a variety of changing situations.

Qualifications:

-Bilingual (Spanish/English) and bi-culturally competent.
-Experience working with a broad range of issues affecting Latinos in the community in particular understanding of dynamics of domestic/sexual violence and how it affects the Latino community.
-Experience supporting survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual assault. Case management or advocacy based experience preferred.
-Demonstrated understanding of domestic and sexual violence and its effects on survivors, their children and society.
-Demonstrated understanding of systems of oppression, ability to work effectively and non-judgmentally with individuals from diverse backgrounds, and understanding of culturally competent service delivery.
-Ability to work collaboratively with systems outside of domestic and sexual violence field.
-The person in this position frequently: ascends/descends stairs; lifts equipment, furniture, and other items up to 50 lbs.; bends, reaches, stoops, and crouches to complete necessary shelter-related tasks.
-Reliable transportation required, position includes use of personal vehicle to complete some tasks

To apply, send resume and cover letter to employment@cwsor.org

Yamhill County Job Opprtunities - MULTIPLE
Several jobs available with Yamhill County Health and Human Services: 
CS17-090 Assertive Community Treatment Lead (ACT HS Spec II) 
CS17-048 EASA Therapist (HS Spec II) 
BH17-093 Crisis, Assessment, Triage Team Therapist (HS Spec II) 
BH17-049 Adult Behavioral Health Supervisor (HS Spec III) Y
amhill County benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, health savings, paid holidays, PERS, and deferred compensation options. For more information, including how to apply please visit here
After School Care

Employment opportunity: Afterschool care for my daughter. She has special needs regarding anxiety and sensory issues. I am looking for students who have experience with children with behavioral issues.  

Days are Mon, Tues from 3pm to 7pm. Wed. From 130 to 630.  

A car is a must for transport to soccer.  Also dog friendly. My daughter loves dolls, arts and crafts, playing outside and soccer. This can be split up between two people and I would need a consistent schedule.  

I live by PCC Rock Creek. 

I am a  licensed clinical social worker, and have worked for years in various behavioral health setting. 

Pay is about $16hr with transportation compensation. 

Email akuapp19@gmail.com if interested

Connect2Complete AmeriCorps Academic Engagement Specialist, Campus Compact of Oregon

Dates of Service: ASAP to July 15, 2018

Hours of Service: Full-time (35-40hrs/week); 1700 hours total

Host: Impact NW SUN School

Placement Site: Buckman Elementary School

Summary of Position: The C2C AmeriCorps Member (also referred to as Academic Engagement Specialist) will serve with Impact NW SUN School at Buckman Elementary for the 2017-2018 program year. The primary function will be to engage students in academic interventions through the roles of mentorship and project coordinator to increase attendance and student engagement. C2C AmeriCorps Members will report to Campus Compact of Oregon’s AmeriCorps Program Manager and placement site supervisors. All members must complete 1700 hours of service within 10.5 months of enrollment in the C2C program.

Major Responsibilities and Related Tasks:

  • Foster healthy relationships w/ students and families
  • Assist in cultivating school/community partnerships
  • Develop/improve capacity for sustainable attendance and engagement practices
  • Deepen family relationships w/ schools
  • Create service opportunities for students, parents and volunteers
  • Assist with coordination of tutoring and mentoring
  • Refer students to resources for barriers that prevent them in engaging with school
  • Administer program assessment
  • Report on student attendance and engagement
  • Promote program impacts to internal and external stakeholders
  •  Engage in personal reflection

Campus Compact of Oregon AmeriCorps Responsibilities:

  • Complete 1700 hours of service (by July 15, 2018)
  • Complete all Campus Compact of Oregon required progress reports, timesheets and other paperwork
  • Attend all Campus Compact of Oregon and Connect2Complete AmeriCorps trainings
  • Pre-Service Orientation before starting on site
  • Monthly cohort trainings TBD,
  • 3-day Campus Compact trainings: Sept 5-7; Dec 4-6 and June TBD,
  • And National Service Days, AmeriCorps Kickoff, Life After AmeriCorps
  • Facilitate at least one training
  • Create and implement two service projects

Required Qualifications:

  •    18 years and older
  •    U.S. Citizen, U.S. National or lawful permanent resident
  •    Ability to pass a criminal history background check
  •    Ability to work well with people of diverse backgrounds
  •    Strong organization, written and oral communication skills
  •    Basic office computer skills, including Word processing
  •    Strong initiative, self-starter, and self-advocacy skills
  •    Enthusiasm for helping others succeed
  •    Willingness/openness to learn about and discuss racial equity and social justice issues

Preferred Qualifications:

  •    AA or BA/BS degree
  •    Academic knowledge of critical theory and race relations in the United States
  •    Experience applying an equity lens, Spanish language may be a plus
  •    Knowledge of/experience working with minority families and navigating related resources
  •    Program management (marketing, event planning, training, volunteer management) experience.

Connect2Complete AmeriCorps Member Benefits:

  •    A pre-tax living stipend of $12,630 (disbursed biweekly in even payments throughout service)
  •    A taxed education award of $5,815 pending successful completion of service
  •    Loan forbearance and interest accrual payment on qualified student loans
  •    Low-cost life insurance (optional)
  •    Childcare (if eligible)
  •    Access to extensive network of AmeriCorps Alums
  •    Ongoing training and professional development opportunities

Site Specific Benefits:

  •    Access to $150 professional development fund
  •    Mileage reimbursement for work-related travel

For more information, contact: Diane Meisenhelter, Buckman Community SUN school site manager 503-858-0230, dmeisenhelter@impactnw.org

 

 

B.A.S.S. (Black African Student Success) Volunteer Academic Advocate Assistant, Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization

Program Area: Youth

Locations:

  • Gilbert Park Elementary School, 13132 SE Ramona St.; 2 volunteers needed
  • Lincoln Park Elementary School, 13200 SE Lincoln St.; 1 volunteer needed
  • Sacramento Elementary School, 11400 SE Sacramento St.; 1 volunteer needed

Schedule: All positions begin around October 9th, 2017 and will last until the end of the school year. Volunteers need to commit to at least 1 day per week from Monday to Thursday. Each school has BASS SUN programming 1 day per week and the days are to be confirmed. There is a possibility to work with a volunteer’s schedule if they are a great fit for the position. The times vary at each school:

  • Gilbert Park: Volunteers must be available from 3:15PM-5:40PM
  • Lincoln Park: Volunteer must be available from 3:15PM-5:40PM
  • Sacramento: Volunteer must be available from 2:15PM-4:45PM

Position Summary: The role of the volunteer is to act as an assistant to the academic advocate who is leading the group and to support them with various activities as needed. There is the opportunity to forge relationships with students and continue on to support them and/or their family in a mentor/tutor relationship in the long-term. Qualifications: The volunteer must be willing to work in a multi-cultural environment and have the ability and desire to work with students in elementary school. Experience working with kids is preferred. Bilingual in an African language is preferred, but by no means required. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Time Commitment: Commitment to the entirety of the school year preferred

Age Requirement: 18 and over

Application instructions and additional available volunteer opportunities: https://irco.org/support/volunteer.html

 

B.A.S.S. (Black African Student Success) Arabic-Speaking Elementary School Volunteer Mentor, Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization

Program Area: Youth

Location: Shaver Elementary School, 3701 NE 131st Place

Schedule: Minimum of one day per week for 2-3 hours

Position Summary: We are in need of an Arabic-speaking volunteer to support an elementary school-aged newly arrived refugee student. The volunteer must be someone who loves kids and who has a passion for helping others. The student in need of support has been having a difficult time adjusting to their new life at school as they do not speak English yet, and there are no Arabic-speaking staff at school to help with translation. We will connect the volunteer with school staff so that they can work together to try and support this student.

Qualifications: Bilingual in English and Arabic required. Experience working with elementary-aged students preferred but not required.

Time Commitment: Commitment to the entirety of the school year preferred

Age Requirement: 18 and over

Application instructions and additional available volunteer opportunities: https://irco.org/support/volunteer.html

 

Director of Teen Programs, Camp Fire Columbia

Reports to: President and CEO

Classification:  Full-Time, Exempt (40 hours per week)

Location: Portland Metro Region

Organization Overview: At Camp Fire Columbia, we believe that every child should have the opportunity to find and pursue their spark– a passion that inspires and drives them to set and achieve goals for their future. Founded in 1910, our comprehensive program starts with early intervention at the elementary level, bridges the learning gap for middle school, and helps students thrive and plan for bright futures during high school. During the schoolyear, Camp Fire works in partnership with dozens of schools in the Metro Area. During the summer months, we offer summer camps in the Portland metro area and at our beautiful 552-acre camp, Camp Namanu, bordered by the vibrant Sandy River and presided over by century old trees. Our programs directly serve over 4,000 kids ages 5- 18 each year across an eight-county area, including the greater Portland metro region. Camp Fire Columbia helps serve an additional 11,000 children and families annually through partnerships and special projects.

Position Overview: With Camp Fire, students learn how to explore their identities, uncover leadership skills, and work towards goals. Students develop service learning projects to deepen classroom learning and directly impact and improve their communities through their voice and advocacy. With over 400 middle and high school students across nine schools this year, Camp Fire mentors worked alongside youth both in school and after school in culturally responsive programming that elevates youth voice.

This position is responsible for providing program vision, direction and management for all aspects of school-based programs serving middle and high school students and the Youth Advisory Committee.

Our Commitment: Camp Fire welcomes and embraces all youth of diverse cultures, beliefs, experiences, and identities. We are committed to creating a culturally-responsive, inclusive, and safe environment for all children, families and staff.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

 

  1. Play a key leadership role in the direction of Camp Fire’s programs for middle & high schoolers based on best practices in youth development and the Thrive Foundation’s Theory of Change.
  2.  Assess community needs and develop programs in coordination with students, families, community partners, and Camp Fire staff.
  3. Develop and manage budget and annual program plans to ensure organizational success, stewardship of resources, and mission impact.
  4. Ensure that policies and practices are implemented and followed for safe and successful program experiences for youth and staff.

Job Duties:

Leadership

  • Lead the on-going development of school-based middle and high school programs towards a pipeline of opportunities responsive to community.
  • Lead, as co-chair, the Youth Advisory Committee including vision, direction and on-going management.
  • Act as a role model for positive youth development practices, youth-adult partnerships and mentoring.
  • Through leading and supporting external relations and community outreach, create opportunities, develop, and sustain partnerships to further Camp Fire’s mission, strategic plans, and/or program objectives.

Program

  • Ensure program is of the highest quality, and built on local & national research and best practices.
  • Through careful quality assessment (Youth Program Quality Assessment) and evaluation, assess programs impact and outcomes; ensure a culture of continuous improvement within program team

Staff

  • Work with staff to create an organizational culture that embodies the organization’s values of diversity and inclusion and provides culturally responsive programming.
  • Recruit, train, develop, supervise and retain staff members.

Budget

  • Create program budgets then carefully monitor and oversee program financial activities to ensure mission-alignment, appropriate usage, efficiency, and sustainability.

Communication

  •  Work closely with the Development & Communications team to create and execute plans for fundraising, grants management, communications and marketing.
  •  Display excellent communication skills including presentation, persuasion, and negotiation skills required in working with coworkers, volunteers, families, and partners.

Collaboration

  • Work closely with school district, partners, and Camp Fire staff to connect youth and families to opportunities during and after the school day.
  • Work collaboratively in a team environment with a spirit of cooperation.
  • Participate in, at least one, organization-wide committee. Organization-wide committees include: professional development, equity, safety and greenshine (combination of sustainability and staff gatherings.)
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Directly supervise the Middle School Coordinator and site staff. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; and ensuring professional development opportunities for continual learning and development.

Soft Skills:

  • Culturally responsive with a passion for supporting youth to achieve their full potential.
  • Committed to diversity and inclusion; promotion of the power of diversity and understanding of the dynamics of power and privilege.
  • High level of professionalism, creativity, energy, organization, self-motivation, empathy, and patience.

Qualificiations

Ability to perform essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to safety or health of employee or others. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Experience utilizing an equity lens and trauma-informed approach to developing and managing youth-centered programs.
  • Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university in Education, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work or a related field; OR three to five years related experience and/or training; OR equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A minimum of two years of supervisory experience is required. Three years of experience classroom teaching and/or mentoring underrepresented youth is strongly preferred.

Language Skills:

  • Bilingual (reading, writing, and speaking) strongly preferred.

Salary and Benefits:

  • Compensation: depending on experience.
  • Health, medical and dental benefits, 401K, life insurance, holiday and paid sick time benefits available for full-time staff (30+ hours per week).
  • 401K, and paid sick time benefits available to part-time staff who qualify.

Application Process: Send cover letter, resume and three references to Human Resources with subject line, “Director of Teen Programs” to: HUMANRESOURCES@CAMPFIRECOLUMBIA.ORG

Interviews will begin as candidates are identified. Position will remain open until filled.

 

Chemical Dependency Professional

Family Health Center is an established non-profit Community Health Center in S.W. Washington, seeking an experienced Chemical Dependency Professional. We have clinics in Cowlitz, Wahkiakum, and Pacific counties that include Medical, Dental and Behavioral Health Services, for high-risk, low-income and multi-ethnic population. We pride ourselves in our ability to provide exceptional care for our patients and clients and our sincere connection to the communities we serve.

Come and Join a Great Team! Make a Difference!

We are looking for a Chemical Dependency Professional to work at our residential facilities. Do you have a passion to help people? Do you have the patience to be a good listener? Can you work in a stress filled environment and still make logical decisions. Are you self-motivated and great at multi-tasking with a team or independently? Do you have CDP certification in WA and have certification/registrations necessary to be compliant with immunizations, HIV/AIDS training, CPR and First Aid? We would be very interested in finding out about you.

Your responsibilities would include but not be limited to: preparing clinical paperwork regarding patient care, providing care as deemed necessary by regulating authority or by patient necessity, identifying staff training needs and report to the Program Director, Clinical Supervisor, Operations Manager, and / or the Executive Director. You will have daily communication with other staff members, agencies, and the public regarding agency issues. Serve as a liaison for the agency with referring agency (Cowlitz County Court, CPS, DSHS, etc). Supervise Chemical Dependency Trainees as assigned.

Minimum qualifications:

  •   Be certified in the state of Washington as a CDP without any restrictions or be able to obtain certification / license in WA -- dual certification CDP & Mental Health a plus
  •   Associate degree, Bachelors or Masters preferred
  •   1-2 years prior experience in residential treatment
  •   Proof of Up to Date training on HIV/AIDS, CPR, & First Aid
  •   Have a current valid unrestricted Driver's License and provide proof of personal car insurance
  •   Have proof of Up to date immunizations
  •   Possess strong communication skills -- verbal and Oral; Computer skills -- Word, Excel, Outlook
  •   Be well versed in HIPPA confidentiality laws
  •   Must have working knowledge of ASAM Patient Placement Criteria as well as DSM IV.
  •   Must be knowledgeable of Washington Administration Codes and the Revised Code of Washington, to ensue Unit compliance with all requirements.
  •   Must be at least 2 years with no alcohol or other drug abuse/misuse prior to employment
  •   Must pass drug test and back grounding check

Generous benefit Package - Medical Dental, Vision, 403(b) with a match, and PTO. EOE / Affirmative Action Employer

To apply: 

  1. Go to www.cowlitzfamilyhealth.org/how-to-apply   Fill out the Family Health Center application and disclosures (Voluntary, Criminal History and Auth to Release Info)
  2. Send those Documents with your Resume with a Cover letter to jobs@cfamhc.org  Indicate CDPT in the Subject line
    Chemical Dependency Professional Trainee

    Family Health Center is an established non-profit Community Health Center in S.W. Washington, seeking Chemical Dependency Professional Trainee. We have clinics in Cowlitz, Wahkiakum, and Pacific counties that include Medical, Dental and Behavioral Health Services, for high-risk, low-income and multi-ethnic population. We pride ourselves in our ability to provide exceptional care for our patients and clients and our sincere connection to the communities we serve.

    We are looking for a Chemical Dependency Professional Trainee to work at our Residential and Outpatient facilities.  Are you enrolled in a Chemical Dependency program at a higher learning institute?   Do you have a passion to help people?  Do you have the patience to be a good listener?  Can you work in a stress filled environment and still make common sense decisions. Are you self-motivated and great at multi-tasking?  Do you have WA certification/registrations, necessary documentation to be compliant with immunizations, HIV/AIDS training, CPR and First Aid?  We would be very interested in finding out about you.

    Your responsibilities would include but not be limited to:   daily communication with other staff members, agencies, and the public regarding agency issues.  Following all policies and procedures; prepare clinical paperwork, assist with patient medication calls, use a multi line phone system, and provide transportation for clients/patients.

    Minimum qualifications:

    • Must be enrolled in a Chemical Dependency Program at a higher learning institute
    • Must have all registrations and certifications necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of this position including an Active Washington Counselor registration
    • Proof of Up to Date training on HIV/AIDS, CPR, & First Aid
    • Have a current valid Driver's License
    • Have proof of Up to date immunizations or be able to get proof
    • Possess strong communication skills -- verbal and Oral
    • Computer skills -- Word, Excel, Outlook
    • Be well versed in HIPPA confidentiality laws
    • Must have working knowledge of ASAM Patient Placement Criteria as well as DSM IV
    • Must be knowledgeable of Washington Administration Codes and the Revised Code of Washington, to ensure Unit compliance with all requirements
    • Must be at least 2 years with no alcohol or other drug abuse/misuse prior to employment
    • We drug test and back ground check

    We offer a Generous Benefit Package - Medical, Vision, Dental, 403(b), Life Insurance and PTO EOE / Affirmative Action Employer                                                                                             

    To apply:

    1. Go to www.cowlitzfamilyhealth.org/how-to-apply   Fill out the Family Health Center application and disclosures (Voluntary, Criminal History and Auth to Release Info)
    2. Send those Documents with your Resume with a Cover letter to jobs@cfamhc.org  Indicate CDPT in the Subject line
    Counselor III (SE Portland) Volunteers of America Oregon

    compensation: salary 18.06-22.12 + generous benefits package

    employment type: full-time non-profit organization

    Throughout our over 100 years of providing services to the community, the name Volunteers of America Oregon has become synonymous with compassion and care. We've earned our reputation through dedication and tireless commitment to helping individuals and families create safer, healthier, and more stable lifestyles. For as long as we've been around, our programs have been changing lives. Some people say they can't imagine doing what we do. We say, "We can't imagine not doing it!"

    Volunteers of America OR, Women's Residential Center has a Counselor III position open. The Women's Residential Center provides residential treatment services to women referred by the corrections system.

    Position Summary: The Counselor III position is responsible for delivering trauma-informed alcohol, drug, and mental health treatment services to women involved in the corrections system through group facilitation, individual treatment planning, case management, team coordination, and chart maintenance. 

    Education, Training & Experience:

    • Master's degree in a behavioral health.
    • CADC I required, or ability/willingness to obtain one within 18 months of
    • hired preferred.

    A reasonable combination of experience in the following areas:

    •  Substance Use Disorders
    •  Mental health and wellness
    •  Trauma informed/trauma specific services
    •  Criminality
    •  Women's issues
    •  Diverse populations
    •  Residential treatment

    Skills and abilities in all of the following areas:

    1.  Assessment
    2.  DSM-V diagnosis
    3.  Treatment and discharge planning
    4.  Individual and group therapy
    5.  Provision of gender-specific and culturally competent services.
    6.  Knowledge of motivational interviewing/stages of change
    7.  Cognitive Behavioral therapy
    8.  Mindfulness

    If in recovery, able to demonstrate at least two years of continuous sobriety under nonresidential, independent, independent living conditions for the immediate past two years.

    Competencies:

    • Ability to engage in a productive, therapeutic relationship with clients.
    • Maintain charts in accordance with Oregon Administrative Rules for Inpatient Drug and Alcohol and Outpatient Mental Health services and respond to chart reviews in a timely manner.
    • Maintain client confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA and 42-CFR rules.
    • Provide services in accordance with professional ethical guidelines.

    Additional Eligibility Requirements:

    • Ability to pass a DHS criminal background check.
    • Reliable form of transportation.
    • Proven record of success in managing treatment services.

    Interested applicants MUST apply online at www.voaor.org:

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    Volunteers of America Oregon is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability any other category protected by federal, state or local law.

    JOB OFFERS WILL BE CONTINGENT UPON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK

     

    Resident Services Coordinator  

    Northwest Housing Alternatives is hiring a Resident Services Coordinator (RSC) to join a team working to link affordable housing tenants to services and resources. The RSC creates partnerships with community service organizations, provides information and referral services, and organizes trainings, information sessions and social activities at NHA’s affordable housing properties in an effort to foster cohesive communities and help residents remain stable in their housing.  NHA seeks an independent, energetic self-starter with a strong desire to work with low-income seniors, families and individuals. This RSC position will be based at NHA’s office in Milwaukie, and will provide services to seniors, families, and individuals with disabilities at five properties in N/NE Portland and one property in Florence. This is a full-time position (40 hours per week) that will require quarterly travel to Florence. This position requires a flexible schedule involving occasional evening or weekend hours depending on programs and activities.  

    Duties and Responsibilities 

     

    1.   Establish contact with current tenants and welcome new residents. Explain the RS program and the RSC role in providing information and support in helping tenants to access local resources. 
    2.  Identify, assess, select, develop and manage referral partnerships with local social service and resource agencies to effectively help residents achieve their goals. 
    3.  Provide information and referral to residents when residents or agencies request assistance. 
    4.   Determine community needs to plan, organize and implement on-site trainings, information sessions and social activities based on tenant input and need. 
    5.   Coordinate with property and asset management staff on issues relating to resident behavior and welfare, and project stability.  Offer links and referral support when needed to maintain stable housing. 
    6.   Develop and maintain effective relationships with RS program volunteers to support volunteer recruitment and involvement in providing and coordinating activities for children and adults. 
    7.   Track and measure program progress.  Maintain data on requests for services, services provided, and participation in RS program events and activities. 
    8.  Build supportive professional relationships with tenants that help them enhance the quality of their lives and encourage them as they work toward self-sufficiency. 
    9.   Help identify and attract new resources to fund the Resident Services department. 
    10.   Work independently and in partnership with other RS staff. 
    11.   Other duties as assigned.  


    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

     

     

    • • A Bachelor degree in social science or similar area, or a combination of education and field experience 
    • • Professional experience in Resident Services, social services or affordable housing 
    • • Professional mental health experience preferred 
    • • Passionate about helping people overcome barriers 
    • • Strong organizational and interpersonal communication skills 
    • • Ability to communicate well with people of all different ages and walks of life, and a commitment to furthering NHA’s comprehensive equity plan 
    • • Skilled at working concurrently with people from different groups (program beneficiaries, agency staff, property managers, social service providers, volunteers) 
    • • Independent, self-starter, creative and resourceful 
    • • Willingness to work a flexible schedule, including occasional evenings and weekends 
    • • Valid driver license, good driving record and own reliable transportation with current insurance 
    • • Computer skills including Word and Excel; prior knowledge of Salesforce is helpful  

     

     

    Northwest Housing Alternatives offers health coverage including vision and dental, through Kaiser Permanente, a 403(b) plan with 7% match after the first year, generous vacation allowance, long and short-term disability, incentives for fitness and alternative transportation, flexible work schedule, and a great work environment. The salary range for this position is $17 to $19 per hour depending on directly applicable experience.  Northwest Housing Alternatives was recognized by Oregon Business Magazine as one of the 100 Best Non Profits to work for 2009-2012.  Northwest Housing Alternatives is committed to supporting a diverse workforce and does not discriminate in employment based on race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity, or any other status protected by law.  Send current resume and letter of interest to: info@nwhousing.org by September 20, 2017.

    EMS Social Worker

    This is a .9 Full Time Equivalent position with the Tri-County 911 Service Coordination Program, aka TC911. TC911 is a program focused on residents who use Emergency Medical Services (EMS) frequently, when other resources would better meet their needs. This position is part of a small team of licensed clinical social workers who outreach and engage clients, assess needs, link to resources, and coordinate care across disciplines and systems. TC911 serves roughly 475 individual people annually with intensive, short term interventions. Social workers are employed to improve quality of life and care for individuals and systems impacted by those using emergency services frequently. 

    For full information, please visit the job posting.

    Crisis, Assessment, Triage Team Therapist

    This is a regular full-time position for a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) to provide integrated behavioral health services using training and experience in evidence-based practices for adults with co-occurring mental health conditions such as serious mental illness, trauma disorders, and/or moderate mental health conditions.  Duties will include intake assessments, crisis screenings in the clinic and community, effective case management, community crisis assistance in partnership with local law enforcement, travel to local hospitals to assist with acute care placement recommendations, diagnosis and treatment planning activities, providing treatment to assigned clients, and maintaining accurate treatment records.

    For more information, please visit their website.

    Case Manager for Outside In

    Case Managers work as part of a multi-disciplinary service team with culturally diverse homeless young people, ages 16-25. This position will utilize a strengths-based approach in assessing needs and developing a plan to achieve each youth’s desired goals. This position will operate using a housing first approach, supporting homeless youth to secure safe and stable housing. Preferred competences include working with youth with mental health and/or substance use concerns, community-based skill building, empowering youth of color, and experience using housing support and rental assistance resources. 

    For more information, visit the job posting.

    Council for the Homeless: Diversion Coordinator

    We are recruiting for two positions; both are grant funded. One position will end in June 2018 and the other in December 2018. The position plays an integral role in ending homelessness within Clark County.  The position of Diversion Coordinator plays an integral role in ending homelessness within Clark County.  The incumbent works with individuals and families through a diversion approach to stable housing. This includes working intensely with households on housing navigation, coaching, increasing supports and increasing connections to mainstream resources. This position is also responsible for creating and sustaining partnerships that will benefit diversion households. 

    For more information, visit the job posting.

    Voucher Programs Operations Manager with Vancouver Housing Authority

    Day to day responsibilities can include performing audits on tenant files to ensure standards are being met, researching and interpreting policy/regulations, and advising staff.  The manager is involved in selecting, training, motivating, and evaluating assigned staff.  The Operations Manager reports to the Director of Voucher Programs. 

    For information on this position, visit the job posting.

    Mental Health Professionals

    CORE Health is seeking driven, passionate individuals to work as a full time Mental Health Professonal/Therapist for open positions in Longview, WA and Centralia, WA. Our offices are in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, located between Portland and Seattle and a short drive from the beach and mountains. 

    This position will deliver evidenced-based outpatient behavioral health therapy. Individual, family, and group therapy are provided to treat a broad array of behavioral health disorders with an emphasis of effective, outcome-oriented treatment. 

    Typical Work

    - Identifies potential health problems through assessment of participants’ physical and mental status, daily living skills, coping patterns, strengths and supports.

    -Consults with relevant community agencies, the coordination of multi-agency services, and participation in multi-agency support team on behalf of consumers. Provides education and training to other individuals and/or agencies as necessary.

    - Develops with the individual in service an assessment and comprehensive treatment plan that identifies the unique needs of each individual and may provide individual, couples, family, and group therapy. Participates in crisis intervention services with participants.

    - Develops and implements behavior plans for individuals in services with behavior problems due to personality disorders or cognitive deficits with clients and caregivers.

    - Assures that participants understand their rights to confidentiality and the limits of confidentiality, to include participant’s rights as recipients of mental health services and substance use treatment services.

    - Provide individual supportive therapy, i.e. problem solving, role-playing, modeling and support, social skill development, and assertiveness training to increase client social and interpersonal activities in community settings.

    - Provide individual supportive therapy, i.e. problem solving, role-playing, modeling and support, social skill development, and assertiveness training to increase client social and interpersonal activities in community settings.

    - Provide ongoing measurement of individual in service outcomes and evaluation of intervention effectiveness. Address barriers and potential health problems that impede the development of skills necessary for independent functioning in the community.

    - Completes and ensures the maintenance of all required clinical and administrative documentation.

    - Represents the agency in coordinating service plans with other community providers.

    - Participates in, and leads as necessary, quality improvement and assurance process for cases.

    - Participates in a unit team and provides team coverage.

    - Perform other duties and projects as assigned by the supervisor.  Qualifications

    - Master’s Degree in social work, counseling, nursing, and/or social services related field.

    - Counselor registration in Washington State or able to obtain within 6 months.

    - Two (2) years of experience providing direct treatment to persons experiencing behavioral or mental health issues.

    - Proficient in computer use and applications commonly used or applied in this field/trade/position for the development of reports, documents, presentations and access/utilize databases for care management and Microsoft Office software.

    CORE Health -748 14 th Avenue, Longview, WA 98632 - (360) 200-5419

    - Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license. Pass and maintain a clear background record as required

    for healthcare organization under state and federal contracts. 

    To Apply

    If interested, please submit your resume and cover letter indicating which location you wish to apply for to brians@choblv.org.

     Self Enhancement Inc - Annual Purple Mile Walk

    Self Enhancement Inc has a volunteer opportunity working with the Annual Purple Mile Walk for Domestic Violence.  This walk is to bring attention to domestic violence.  The event is October 7, 2017.  There are a variety of opportunities in set up/break down, event support, graphic art and many more.  

    This is a community event with food, vendors, community partner tables,  live DJ and raffles throughout the day.  It is a great opportunity for those interested in or wanting to know more about domestic violence.  There are opportunities to volunteer before the event as well.

    Contact Person for interested volunteers is Dornice Hart. dorniceh@selfenhancement.org

    Housing Councelsor

    HACIENDA COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

    Posted: 8/14/2017

    Location: Portland Metro

    Closing Date: open until filled

     

    Position Summary:
    The position for Homeownership Counselor is responsible for assisting in the coordination of all facets of the Homeownership Support Program including Financial Coaching, Pre-Purchase, Foreclosure Prevention, and Resolution Conference counseling services. 
    Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

    Counseling:
    • Conduct one-on-one counseling sessions for homeowners seeking assistance in pursuing homeownership or seeking to avoid foreclosure. Counselor will provide information and education to clients concerning homeownership purchase and foreclosure process timelines, various mortgage and down payment assistance programs, home retention and home liquidation options, and lastly provide education and advocacy for homeowners on Oregon’s Foreclosure Avoidance Program and other avenues of assistance available to potentially new or struggling homeowners. 
    • Support clients during their resolution conference by both preparing the client for the initial and any successive conferences as well as conducting any necessary outside follow up to support the client’s workout choices.
    • Provide budget and credit counseling; discuss a possible debt restructuring and complete a affordability and financial analysis for every client. Calculate household budget surpluses or deficits and housing ratios and explain affordability components to clients. Work on building a savings plan if necessary. Educate clients on understanding various mortgage terms and terminology when purchasing a home, as well as the foreclosure process in Oregon.  
    • Create individual action plans and provide ongoing support to help participating households reach their housing and financial goals. 
    • Coordinate referrals, follow-up, and inter-agency relations related to all counseling services. 
    • Maintain comprehensive and confidential client records and statistics in an electronic data-base in accordance with HUD and OHCS, as well as comply with all City, State, Federal and funder
    requirements. Follow and adhere to all aspects of the National Industry Standards for Homeownership Education and Counseling. 

    • Coordinate and conduct workshops relating to homeownership and avoiding foreclosure as well as conduct or participate in other Hacienda sponsored group education or outreach efforts.
    • Support and participate in related outreach activities including but not limited to community fairs, neighborhood associations and presentations to partner organizations. 
    • Build, foster and maintain close partnerships with other agencies and organizations active in obtaining and maintaining homeownership, including but not limited to lenders, realtors, attorneys, governmental housing agencies and local social service agencies.
    • Provide language‐appropriate counseling and translation as needed. 
    • Develop and maintain testimonials of program participants.
    • Other tasks as assigned.

    Skills and Educational Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s Degree with major course work in areas such as business, real estate, finance, planning, social work, education and two years of related work experience in finance, economic development, social work, or client counseling; and/or eight years equivalent experience.  
    • Ability to read financial statements and familiarity with analyzing and interpreting data from several sources.  
    • Experience with project management and planning.  
    • Bilingual/Bicultural (Spanish or Other).
    • Ability to compute basic financial calculations including front and back-end ratios. 
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills. 
    • Commitment to excellent customer service in fast paced environment. 
    • Ability to handle multiple tasks, work with minimal supervision, be creative and resourceful, self-motivated, able to meet deadlines and able to handle confidential information appropriately as required.
    • Ability to operate office equipment, especially personal computers using word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email and calendar/scheduling programs.
    • Create and maintain manual and computerized filing and record-keeping systems.
    • Individual must demonstrate a genuine interest and enthusiasm for community development and working with the Latino community, low-to-moderate income community, and others.

    Working Conditions:
    This is a full-time non-exempt position. Some travel required, use of person vehicle. Evening and weekend hours may be required. All positions at Hacienda CDC are at will.  

    Our Core Values:
    Respect: We strive to treat others and each other with dignity, fairness and respect.
    Integrity: We conduct our work with openness and transparency as stewards of the public trust.  
    Excellence: We expect excellent performance in the delivery of services and programs to our community.
    Diversity: We embrace inclusiveness of ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic perspectives in our board, staff, contractors and resident community. 
    Collaboration: We collaborate with community, public, and private partners to leverage resources to achieve greater results.  
    Commitment: We seek and value board members and staff who are committed to strengthening the Latino Community.

    Note: This job description is intended as a guideline only, and does not limit in any way the duties or responsibilities of any employee. Nothing herein shall be construed as a contract of employment, expressed or implied.  
    Application Guidelines/Contact:

    How to Apply:
    Please submit the following: 
    (1) A cover letter that reflects how your previous experience qualifies you for this position.
    (2) A resume. 
    (3) Three references.
    Email the documents listed above to HR@HaciendaCDC.org.  

    Closing Date: Open Until Closed
    Compensation: 
    $17 - $19 DOE. This is a full-time, exempt position.
    Benefit Package includes: Medical, Dental, Vision, Alternative Health Care, Section 125 Flexible Spending Account, 401K, Employee Assistance Program, Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, AD&D, Vacation Accrual, Sick Leave Accrual, Holidays and Personal Days.

    Salary:
    $17 - $19 Hour Depedning On Experience

     

    Youth Employment Coordinator with HomePlate

    HomePlate Youth Services

    Posted: 8/15/2017

    Location: Portland Metro

    Closing Date: open until filled

     

    Description:
    Established in 2005, HomePlate is a grassroots youth drop-in and street outreach non-profit that offers hot meals, showers, resources, referrals, recreation, and positive interactions with adults. Located in Washington County and serving young people ages 12-24, HomePlate provides services to over 500 youth per year. Our mission is to support the positive development of young people experiencing homelessness or housing instability through community building, education, access to services and resources, and youth empowerment. HomePlate successfully connects community members and youth at-risk together in relationship in order to engage youth towards meeting their education, housing, employment, medical, and other needs. We encourage you to visit our website atwww.HomePlateYouth.org to learn more. 

    We are looking for someone who has great passion for youth and young adults.

    Overview
    The overall responsibility of the Employment Coordinator is to work with young people to prepare for, find, and retain employment. Time will be divided between providing direct service to participants at our drop-in centers, supervising and coaching youth in our social business ventures, researching job opportunities, and building relationships with volunteers, businesses and supporters.  

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    Drop-in Employment Support: Provide direct employment support services to young people experiencing homelessness in Washington County at two of three drop-in nights per week as well as the Tuesday day drop-in. 

    Example activities include: providing lists of current job opportunities, coaching youth with unique barriers to employment (criminal record, currently homeless, lack of education or employment history, etc.), educating youth on job-training opportunities (both at HomePlate and in the community), and communicating with staff and volunteers on employment opportunities. Drop-in hours are Mondays and Thursdays in Hillsboro, Wednesdays in Beaverton 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

    Direct, supportive employment supervision: Act as the youth-staff supervisor for HomePlate’s social business ventures and internal internships. These operations employ/intern youth short-term to provide references, experiences and skills for future employment.  

    Sit-n-Stay: A dog-sitting service at the Beaverton Farmers Market (Saturdays 7am to 2:30pm, May- September) which employs 3-5 youth for first-time or bridge job programs.

    HomePerk: Designed for youth with significant barriers to employment (for example, social anxiety) to provide one-on-one mentorship and on-the-job coaching. 

    HomeBase Leadership Program: Each Sit-n-Stay season, supervise one graduated youth and provide additional on-and-off-the-job leadership training in supervision, management, etc. 

    Build and maintain collaborative relationships with schools, businesses, and neighborhood organizations to enhance wrap-around supportive employment and education opportunities.

    Emphasize a strength-based approach as HomePlate supports homeless individuals in their efforts to move into stability.

    Work effectively with a diverse team of HomePlate staff.

    Maintain current information on the availability and status of community programs and resources that are necessary and relevant to the youth’s employment, training and education. 

    Participate in the planning process for curriculum and future social-business program development. This includes leading the monthly meeting of the Social Business Task Force.

    Support the positive engagement and relationship building of youth and volunteers at drop-in.

    Provide oversight and guidance to employment-support volunteers & interns. 

    Accurately document all services as required by program procedures. Maintain and update all necessary databases for tracking youth progress, program objectives and outcomes, and contractual and licensing requirements. This includes youth files as well as ancillary databases and tracking systems.

    Work closely with staff to maintain to share necessary concerns, successes, and efforts for youth.  

    Sustain existing programs such as HomePerk and Sit 'n Stay and create new opportunities though business ventures or community alliances.

    Research employment and internship opportunities for young people. Make connections with employers and

    Participate in team building staff meetings and organizational functions.

    Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

     

    • Experience building trust relationships and collaborative efforts with diverse individuals and organizations.
    • Experience working with young people who are homeless; outreach and local Washington County social service  knowledge and businesses are a plus.
    • Commitment to non-judgmental, non-violent and holistic responses to those in need.
    • Flexibility to work nights and or weekends to meet youth, train and begin programs.
    • Must be self-motivated and work well in unstructured, sometimes chaotic environment.
    • Ability to work effectively with and support others in a team environment and independently.
    • Critical thinking skills to make sound decisions independently.
    • Strong commitment to "meeting youth where they are" and use of this principal to assist youth in attaining their employment goals.
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks requiring excellent organizational skills.
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills. Must be able to collaborate with partners outside of the agency. Ability to use diplomacy during difficult circumstances.
    • Ability to interact appropriately with people from diverse socio-economic, racial, ethnic and varying cultural groups.
    • Ability to work hours outdoors, and on your feet.
    • Familiarity with computers and basic software use is required. Ability to work with or learn computer data entry programs and familiarity with Office Suite software. Fluency in social media websites, e.g. Facebook, Twitter, etc.
    • Fluency in Spanish is a plus.

     


    Pay and Benefits:
    Salary: Starting at $35,000. Employer paid 79% for medical & 100% for dental benefits for employee and 50% covered for dependents, $500 HRA; paid time off.  

    Application Guidelines/Contact:

    To Apply: 
    Send a résumé, application questions (below), and a cover letter that clearly states how your background and skills/abilities make you well suited for the position. Email your application materials to:jobs@homeplateyouth.org. Because of the volume of applications, please understand that we will not be able to respond to email or phone inquiries, but all applicants will receive responses regarding the status of the application process. Open until filled. 

    • Every duty in the job description is based on having solid rapport and trust with the youth. Give an example of your success building relationships and collaborative efforts among diverse populations.
    • What interests you most about HomePlate and this position?
    • What qualities do you think are necessary to make a success of this job? Why do you believe you hold them?
    • What do you believe the barriers to ending homelessness are? What do you believe is the reason that homelessness exists in Washington County?
    • What does the following mean to you: “Relationships rather than rules – because in the end it’s about people.”
    Salary: 35,000

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    Behavioral Health Therapist (QMHP)

     

    Quest Project

     

    Posted: 8/15/2017

    Location: Portland Metro

    Closing Date: open until filled

     

    Description:
    QUEST CENTER FOR INTEGRATIVE HEALTH – Multnomah County Location
    Quest Center for Integrative Health – a multidisciplinary non-profit health clinic helping people nurture a healthy body, mind, and spirit through wellness-focused education, treatment, and community – is seeking candidates for a Behavioral Health Therapist (QMHP).

    ABOUT US
    Quest Center is a nonprofit healthcare clinic that provides multidisciplinary and integrative healthcare in a community-based setting to all people. We are licensed by the state of Oregon as a behavioral health and substance use disorder program. We believe that people thrive when their physical, emotional, spiritual, and social needs are effectively met. To this aim, Quest Center offers a wide range of programs and services for individuals to draw from when creating their personalized treatment plan. Such services are offered in a manner that creates a functional community among our clients and sustains their continued healing from both physical and mental illness. All of our programs share the same philosophy, mission, and values, while honoring the diversity of its participants. We work to assist our clients to sustain lifestyle changes that support healing, and to effectively strengthen those diagnosed with chronic or life-challenging illnesses, including HIV/AIDS, mental health disorders, chemical dependency, chronic pain, and cancer. We are proud to be recognized for our service delivery to the LGBTQ community.

    We are seeking a QMHP to provide behavioral health services to assigned behavioral health clients in the Quest community in our soon to be opening Cedar Hills location.

    Title: Behavioral Health Therapist (QMHP)
    Reports to: Director of Behavioral Health
    Salary: DOE, generous benefits including medical/dental/paid time off
    Hours: Full time, flexible work schedule, including some evenings and weekends. Some travel required.


    FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES
    * Conduct comprehensive mental health assessments and write client assisted treatment plans
    * Provide individual, family/ couple’s and group counseling sessions. 
    * Provide case management services.
    * Coordinate services with other treatment providers and make appropriate referrals. 
    * Maintain timely and accurate documentation.
    * Work with the program director and licensed medical practitioner to improve the mental health program, including supporting the development and implementation of new programming, new groups and treatment approaches.
    * Be available to carry the 24 hour on-call phone and be proficient in individual crisis response procedures, and knowledgeable in mandatory abuse reporting and applicable community resources.
    * Perform other duties as assigned/needed. 

    SKILLS AND ABILITIES
    * Knowledge and skills in chemical dependency, trauma, and crisis intervention.
    * Familiarity with HIV/AIDS, disclosure issues and various sexuality issues.
    * Awareness of ethnic, racial minority, class, and cultural issues.
    * Ability to maintain timely and accurate records and necessary paperwork.
    * Experience with group facilitation. 
    * Ability to work as a team member as well as independently. 
    * Ability to manage time and meet deadlines.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
    Minimum educational requirements for a Qualified Behavioral Health Professional (QMHP) are: 
    * graduate degree in Psychology;
    * graduate degree in Social Work;
    * graduate degree in Psychiatric Nursing and licensed in the State of Oregon; 
    * graduate degree in another mental health-related field;
    * to pursue professional licensure in the State of Oregon if not already licensed

    Application Guidelines/Contact:

    Please include a separate attached resume, cover letter, and 3 references indicating why you would like to work at Quest. Email to info@quest-center.org. We cannot accept phone calls regarding this job posting.

     

     

    Student Advocate

     

    Portland Youth Builders

     

    Posted: 8/16/2017

    Location: Portland Metro

    Closing Date: 9/29/2017

    Industry: Education, Nonprofit, Social Services

    Type: Full Time

     

    Description:
    PORTLAND YOUTHBUILDERS

    Portland YouthBuilders (PYB) is a nonprofit, two-year alternative high school and job training program with the mission to support low-income young adults, ages 17-24, who are committed to changing their lives to become self-sufficient, contributing members of the workforce and their community. At PYB, students complete high school with a GED or diploma and develop marketable employment skills by learning to build affordable housing from the ground up or learning to refurbish computers and provide technical assistance to low-income seniors. PYB students have the opportunity to serve as part-time AmeriCorps members and earn an AmeriCorps Education Award.  

    POSITION SUMMARY

    This position works within a student services team. The student services team (working in conjunction with the Academic and Vocational Training teams) provides individual and group counseling and cross-discipline case coordination to students as they work to define and achieve their educational and vocational goals.

    QUALIFYING KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE

    •  Master's degree in Social Work or a related field
    • a minimum of one year experience supporting young adults from challenging circumstances to achieve personal, educational, and career-building success
    • demonstrated experience providing leadership and advocating for clients within case coordination teams
    • a demonstrated competency in applying individual and group counseling modalities to students from diverse backgrounds 
    •  the ability to work both independently and as a member of multiple inter-disciplinary teams
    • strong organizational skills befitting a fast paced environment
    • verbal and written skills sufficient to maintain accurate and timely communication regarding student issues and progress


    Reports To: Rana Uzzaman 
    Schedule: 40 hours per week 
    Position Starts: Fall 2017
    Compensation: Full-time salary range of $40-45,000/year
    Employment Status: Full-time, Regular, Exempt
    Benefits: Six to seven weeks paid vacation per year- prorated in first year based on length of service (4 weeks, typically in July, 2 weeks in December, and 1 week in March); most state recognized holidays paid, plus 1 personal day per month; $600 per month contribution to cafeteria plan for health care benefits and/or retirement savings; Life & Long-Term Disability insurance; dynamic environment with great team of students and staff.

     

    Application Guidelines/Contact:

    APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please e-mail your cover letter (including answers to the supplemental questions below) and your resume to Rana Uzzaman, LMSW, Rana.Uzzaman@pybpdx.org. Applicants may learn more about our program and culture at www.pybpdx.org
    Your cover letter should summarize why you are qualified for the position and include answers to the following two supplemental questions:
    • What are your clinical approaches/theoretical frameworks for working with marginalized populations?
    • PYB serves youth from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds. Describe your experiences working both personally and professionally with people from diverse racial/ethnic backgrounds. What did you learn from those experiences?
    No paper resumes, faxes, phone calls or visits please.  

    CLOSING DATE: All applications received by 11:59 PM, FRIDAY, September 29th will be considered. Applications may be reviewed as they are received, but PYB may not reach out to top applicants until after the closing date.

    Salary:
    $40-45,000/year

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    PROGRAM COORDINATOR - SUN SITE MANAGER - GRESHAM HIGH SCHOOL

    Posted: 8/17/2017

    Location: Portland Metro

    Closing Date: open until filled

    Industry: Education, Nonprofit, Social Services

    Type: Full Time

     

    Description:
    MFS helps people move beyond the limitations of poverty, inequity and social isolation. Through social innovation and a focus on prevention, MFS delivers proven programs to help people succeed at home, in school and in the community.

    MFS is always looking for qualified and dedicated employees committed to helping us strengthen the community.

    If you are looking for an opportunity to apply your skills and enthusiasm to help people in the Portland area, we would love to talk with you about our current opening listed below. 

    Moving Lives Forward

    MFS is seeking an experienced Program Coordinator (Site Manager) for the SUN program at Gresham High School. The position is 40 hours/week and includes full benefits. Under the general supervision of the Program Manager, the Program Coordinator (Site Manager) is responsible for the day-to-day operations, long-term visioning and quality of the SUN Program at Gresham High School. Successful candidate will have a minimum of 2 years of experience working with high school aged youth and a minimum of 2 years of experience in program development. Must have outstanding organizational and supervision skills, ability to hire, train and support staff, excellent classroom and behavior management skills and knowledge, ability to communicate effectively with families, students, school staff and community members. Job #PCGH0811

    Application Guidelines/Contact:
    MFS offers a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package and a supportive and positive work environment. You may apply using our online application system at http://www.metfamily.org/employment. You may also apply by fax at (503) 249-1480 or mail to MFS, 2200 NE 24th Avenue, Portland, OR 97212. Please indicate position title for which you are submitting your resume. Please note the job number YA0806 in your cover letter.

    Salary:
    $19.00 per hour+benefits

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    Foster Care Coordinator

    Morrison Child and Family Services

    Posted: 8/18/2017

    Location: Corvallis

    Closing Date: open until filled

     

    Description:
    Foster Care Coordinator
    Albany, OR
    Full Time, Exempt
    Job Code: FCC-732

    About Us:
    Morrison Child and Family Services is a non-profit organization that provides a comprehensive array of services to children, adolescents, and their families. As an agency Morrison, its team members, and clients commit to the following values of trauma-informed care: 
    • Nonviolence - being safe and doing the right thing
    • Emotional Intelligence - managing our feelings so we don’t hurt ourselves or others 
    • Social Learning - respecting and sharing ideas of our teams
    • Democracy - shared decision making whenever possible
    • Open Communication - saying what we mean and not being mean when we say it
    • Social Responsibility - everyone makes a contribution to the organizational culture
    • Growth and Change - creating hope for our clients and ourselves


    Job Summary:
    Morrison Child & Family Services seeks a Foster Care Coordinator who is independent, a team player, organized, outgoing and who is passionate about supporting children and families in the community.  

    Morrison Child & Family Services is expanding our Planned and Crisis Respite Care Service program to Linn, Lincoln and Benton Counties. The program is working to integrate the successful existing program model into this community and to do so, needs to certify a number of respite providers to serve youth referred to our program. This position is located out of the Albany office, and supported by staff out of the Portland office both remotely and in person.  

    This position is responsible for supporting the development of respite providers in Lincoln, Benton, and Linn Counties. This includes engaging with potential respite providers, recruitment activities such as community events and orientations of Morrison’s Respite services. The Foster Care Coordinator/Certifier is also responsible for assessing and preparing families for certification, providing ongoing supervision and support to the respite providers.


    Education and Experience:
    Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
    • A bachelor’s degree in human services or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Basic computer skills in word processing, databases, spreadsheets and email.
    • Must pass a DHS criminal history background.
    • Must meet agency driving requirements (for travel between Albany and Portland offices).
    • Foster Care experience and knowledge of non-profit preferred.
    • Bilingual in the Spanish Language, written, spoken and read preferred.

    Pay Range:
    Foster Care Coordinator: $18.87 – $19.30
    Foster Care Coordinator Bilingual: $20.19 – $20.66

    Application Guidelines/Contact:
    APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
    • Email a cover letter and resume to jobs@morrisonkids.org and reference job code “FCC-732” in the subject line of your email and in your cover letter. Indicate that you’re applying for the Foster Care Coordinator position.
    • Alternative: Fax your cover letter/resume to Morrison Child and Family Services following the directions above to 503-736-9759.

    To be considered for this position you must follow this application procedure.
    NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
    Position Open Until Enough Qualified Applicants Have Responded.
    We strive to Create a Diverse, Inclusive environment to Better Serve our Clients.
    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

    Salary:
    $39,250 - $42,970

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    SOS (Safety Off The Streets) Women's Shelter Manager

    Transition Projects Inc.

    Posted: 8/18/2017

    Position: SOS Shelter Manager 

     

    Supervisor: Housing Services Director
    Hours: Full Time, varied schedule including evening and weekend hours
    Salary Range: $45,000 - $55,000 Annual (Exempt)
    Benefits: Standard Benefit Package


    GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

    Oversee the operations of Safety Off the Streets (SOS) Emergency Shelter for people experiencing homelessness. The shelter is a low-barrier, immediate shelter option for people who would otherwise sleep unsheltered on the streets, in cars, tents, or parks, or in other unsafe conditions. The program provides access to basic needs services and connections to housing and other supports. 

    SPECIFIC DUTIES
    1. Oversee program operations at the SOS Shelter. Responsible for assuring the quality of all program operations. 
    2. Assure that programs and operations empower participants to attain the highest possible level of self-determination and stability in their lives, and that programs and operations are conducted in such a manner as to fully respect the dignity, rights, and abilities of each individual participant.
    3. Develop, implement, and oversee programs, capacities, policies and procedures, and house rules to meet the needs of guest and fulfill contract obligations. 
    4. Supervise residential staff at the SOS Shelter. Responsibilities include all personnel functions, in particular: hiring, training, disciplinary actions and terminations. Work with Human Resources Director on job description review and updates. 
    5. Responsible for upkeep, maintenance, and safety of the SOS Shelter and associated facility systems and equipment. Coordinate facility management and maintenance function for the SOS Shelter. Supervise maintenance staff in assigning duties to guests and ensuring their completion.  
    6. Assure that the facilities are safe, welcoming, and inviting at all times. Assure that adequate inventories of operating supplies are on hand and accessible. Responsible for safety management of the facility and program. 
    7. In coordination with the Development Department, assist in the oversight of all volunteers at the SOS Shelter. 
    8. Supervise the facilitation of regular House Meetings.  
    9. Coordinate with the community partners to orchestrate service delivery. 
    10. Meet with the Neighborhood Association on a regular basis. Enforce applicable Good Neighbor Plan(s).
    11. Coordinate with the managers of emergency shelters, Clark Center, Day Center, Housing Services, Doreen’s Place, Veteran’s Services, Jean’s Place, and Supportive Services to ensure that guest needs are met.
    12. Provide weekend “Supervisor On Call” coverage for all Transition Projects programs on a rotating basis.
    13. In coordination with Information Manager, ensure that quarterly and other required reporting is completed in an accurate and timely manner. Provide statistical and narrative reporting on demographics, services provided, and outcomes as needed. 
    14. As requested, assist with preparing budgets and overseeing expenditures for all programs under her/his supervision.
    15. Attend Board meetings as requested and report on the state of the facility and program. As requested, participate in all-staff meetings, management meetings and retreats.
    16. . Assist with covering Severe Weather Shelter shifts and providing additional support across the agency as needed. 
    17. Other duties as needed.

    PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES: Each Transition Projects employee must:

    1. Represent the organization professionally at all times. 
    2. Provide positive role models to guests, tenants and participants.
    3. Maintain positive relations with participants, volunteers, co-workers, staff from other agencies, agency funders, and the general public. 
    4. Be tested for TB within 2 weeks of hire and be retested at least annually thereafter throughout employment.
    5. Demonstrate effective communication skills by conveying necessary information accurately, listening effectively, and asking questions when clarification is needed. .
    6. Plan and organize work effectively and ensure its completion. 
    7. Exercise necessary cost control measures. 
    8. Demonstrate reliability by being present for work as scheduled, arriving and leaving on time and taking breaks in expected time frames. 
    9. Interact effectively with persons of diverse ethnic backgrounds, religious views, cultural backgrounds, and sexual orientations and treat each individual with respect and dignity. 
    10. Demonstrate team behavior and promote a team-oriented environment. 
    11. Demonstrate initiative.
    12. Participate in ongoing development and improvement of all program processes and relationships. 

    PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

    The physical and mental 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.

    1. Hearing and vision adequate for interaction with participants, interaction with staff and interaction with the general public. 
    2. Hearing adequate for telephone and intercom work. Vision adequate for close work.
    3. Hand and finger dexterity adequate to operate standard office equipment. 
    4. Ability to walk, bend, stand, sit, reach, stoop, pull, sit, climb stairs, and squat.
    5. Ability to work for extended periods at a computer workstation.
    6. Reasoning ability to make decisions that reflect consistency with Transition Projects philosophy, policies and procedures. 

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    The right individual for this position is a strong leader, has a passion for helping others, and is able to deal with difficult situations in positive and constructive ways. This position also requires the following qualifications: 

    1. Education/Experience:

    (a) A Bachelor’s degree with 3 years’ experience in social services for low income and/or homeless persons. An advanced degree may substitute for one year of the required experience. At least 1 year of the work experience must be in a supervisory/managerial position. -OR- 

    (b) 5 years’ experience in social services for low income and/or homeless persons, , with 2 of those years being in a managerial position, with at least one year of the management experience involving supervision.

    2. Demonstrated ability to manage shelter and residential programs. 
    3. Demonstrated ability to develop new programs, policies and procedures.
    4. Demonstrated ability to operate programs in a manner that respects the dignity, rights and ability of participants.
    5. Demonstrated ability to represent an organization in contacts with the media, community groups, funders and government agencies in a successful fashion. 
    6. Demonstrated ability to prepare reports and proposals, and to present such reports and proposals both verbally and in writing. Demonstrated ability to meet contractual obligations.
    7. Demonstrated ability to function as part of a management team.
    8. Understanding of case management, chemical dependency and mental illness issues and problem solving approaches.
    9. Excellent computer skills. Demonstrated ability to use word processing, database, calendar, spreadsheet, e-mail, and Internet programs.


    Disclaimer
    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. 


    Application Guidelines/Contact:
    APPLICATION PROCESS
    Please submit a letter of interest specifying the position for which applying and a current resume by responding to this post, or by FAX to 503.280.4740, or by mail or in person to TRANSITION PROJECTS, ATTN: HR, 665 NW Hoyt St, Portland OR 97209. 

    Salary:
    $45,000.00-- $55,000.00

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    Program Coordinator (SUN Site Manager) - Full Time

    Metropolitan Family Service

    Posted: 8/22/2017

    Closing Date: open until filled

     

    Description:
    MFS helps people move beyond the limitations of poverty, inequity and social isolation. Through social innovation and a focus on prevention, MFS delivers proven programs to help people succeed at home, in school and in the community.

    MFS is always looking for qualified and dedicated employees committed to helping us strengthen the community.

    If you are looking for an opportunity to apply your skills and enthusiasm to help people in the Portland area, we would love to talk with you about our current opening listed below. 

    Moving Lives Forward

    Program Coordinator (SUN Site Manager) - Salish Ponds Elementary School - Full-time

    MFS is seeking an experienced Program Coordinator (Site Manager) for the SUN program at Salish Ponds Elementary School. The position is 40 hours/week and includes full benefits. Under the general supervision of the Program Manager, the Program Coordinator (Site Manager) is responsible for the day-to-day operations, long-term visioning and quality of the SUN Program at Salish Ponds Elementary School. Successful candidate will have a minimum of 2 years of experience working with elementary school aged youth and a minimum of 2 years of experience in program development. Must have outstanding organizational and supervision skills, ability to hire, train and support staff, excellent classroom and behavior management skills and knowledge, ability to communicate effectively with families, students, school staff and community members. Must be fluent (read, write and speak) in English and Spanish. Job #PCSP0815

    Application Guidelines/Contact:
    MFS offers a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package and a supportive and positive work environment. You may apply using our online application system at http://www.metfamily.org/employment. You may also apply by fax at (503) 249-1480 or mail to MFS, 2200 NE 24th Avenue, Portland, OR 97212. Please indicate position title for which you are submitting your resume. Please note the job number PCSP0815 in your cover letter.

    Salary:
    $40,705 annually plus benefits

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    Intake Coordinator

    Luke-Dorf

    Posted: 8/23/2017

    Location: Portland Metro

    Closing Date: open until filled

     

    Description:
    Purpose: (General description and summary)
    The Washington County Intake Coordinator coordinates screening, triage, intake, and coordination of services for individuals entering Luke-Dorf, Inc. programs. This position is also responsible for the annual assessment and reauthorization of all county individuals, as well as ensuring all individual charts are kept in compliance. The Intake Coordinator may also provide other identified clinical tasks such as individual and group therapy for rehab and outpatient individuals. This position may also carry a small caseload of rehab and/or outpatient individuals.  

    Accountabilities: (Responsibilities of the job)
    Referrals and Intakes
    • Conducts intake screenings on all referral calls. Represents the agency to the public and the mental health community, and is responsible for interface with other agencies in the triage process.
    • Completes intake assessments for all individuals accepted into the agency in Washington County, according to policy.
    • Verifies funding sources, current benefits and benefit transfers/problems for potential and current individuals.
    • Determines the LOCUS score for each individual.
    • Under the direction of LDW Clinical Program Manager, assign new individuals to appropriate Service Coordinator and LMP for initial appointments and treatment planning.

    Clinical
    • Completes documents for reauthorization process, and coordinates with Billing for submission of reauthorizations in a timely manner.
    • Completes annual assessments and individual service and support plans (in collaboration with SC and individual)
    • Works with QI auditor to ensure that all individual charts are in compliance. 
    • Concurrently documents all consumer contact.

    Employee Development and Support
    • Trains and consults with other employees as needed regarding eligibility, assessment, appropriateness for service, and interface with other agencies.  
    • Provides backup to clinical employees where needed.
    • Participates in on-call coverage for after hours and weekends.

    Other General Expectations:
    • Attends agency and community meetings as assigned.  
    • Works with team of program managers to implement integrated policies and procedures, coordinate services among programs, and build cohesiveness of all agency programs.
    • Participates in policy development and initiatives for development of overall agency goals.

    Positions Reporting: (Listing of job incumbents reporting into this position)
    None

    Education/Certificates/Licenses/Registration:
    Requires Masters Degree in Human Services field, license preferred.

    Experience/Qualifications: 
    Two years post-graduate experience preferred. Experience in management/supervision preferred. Must have strong clinical skills and the ability to do independent clinical assessments and diagnoses using the DSMIV. Thorough understanding of psychiatric medication, mental health assessments, diagnoses, interventions, clinical practices, individual service and support plans, and ethics.  

    Application Guidelines/Contact:
    Please apply

    Salary:
    43,000

    Application Url:
    https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/index.php?/job/apply&clientkey=E...

     

     

    PALS Case Manager II/Therapist

    Janus Youth Programs, Inc.

    Posted: 8/23/2017

    Location: Vancouver, WA

    Closing Date: open until filled

    Type: Full Time

    Description:
    SUMMARY:
    The Placement and Liaison Specialist (PALS) Case Manager is responsible for overseeing case plans for youth in a combined HOPE/Crisis Residential Center and Basic Center Program. Guidelines for case management and service provision are governed by the Department of Commerce/Office of Homeless Youth and the Washington Administrative Codes. This position primarily focuses on HOPE clients, but will also serve CRC and Basic Center clients as needed. This position supervises the Case Manager I position and reports to the Program Supervisor.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

    • Master’s degree in social work or closely allied field from an accredited college or university.  
    • At least one year experience working in a residential or shelter care program for adolescents.
    • At least one year experience working with street youth.
    • Case Management and Family Mediation/Therapy experience preferred.
    • Preference will be given to persons cross-credentialed in mental health and chemical dependency. 

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

    • Knowledge of Positive Youth Development Approach, Family Systems, and Strength Based Theoretical Orientation.
    • Ability to read, understand, and comply with the Washington Administrative Codes (WAC’s) relative to all aspects of the program.
    • Ability to read, understand and comply with HOPE, CRC and Basic Center grant requirements.
    • Ability to accurately read, record and interpret information.
    • Ability to listen effectively, accurately and compassionately, and to problem solve in a patient manner during a conflictual conversation.
    • Ability to provide visual and auditory supervision of clients.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and internet navigation.
    • Must value working in a multicultural/diverse environment.
    • Ability to maintain and role-model a professional attitude and response under stressful and unpredictable conditions.
    • Ability to work effectively in a team-dependent environment and to act on the agenda of the program, including responding to referral sources and input into client admission and intake.
    • Ability to problem solve, exercise independent judgment and respond to crisis situations within the program guidelines.
    • Ability to exercise tact, discretion, and judgment in working with a variety of people.
    • Ability to effectively monitor and demonstrate group management skills and effective de-escalation techniques in potentially chaotic or volatile situations.
    • Ability to remain calm and emotionally available in an environment serving at-risk and runaway youth and families in crisis.
    • Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing, with a broad range of individuals, including clients, referral agencies, community partners, co-workers, and management staff.
    • Ability to maintain appropriate professional boundaries in working with others and in handling confidential information.
    • Openness to feedback and supervision.
    • Ability to regularly attend scheduled work commitments and meetings in a condition suitable for assuming the responsibilities of the position.
    • Ability to perform and teach routine household tasks. 
    • Manual/physical dexterity allowing for the performance of household tasks (i.e. cleaning) and routine office functions, including phone use, computer use, faxing, copying, filing, etc.

    OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

    • Personal transportation allowing for immediate transport of clients, a valid driver’s license for state of residency, personal auto liability insurance ($100,000/$300,000 strongly recommended) and a driving record that meets agency requirements. If driving for work purposes, whether personal vehicle or agency vehicle, employee must complete organization’s driving approval process prior to driving.
    • Washington residency preferred.
    • Must pass criminal history check.
    • Blood-borne pathogen training required on first day of employment with annual updates.
    • Must maintain valid Food Handler’s Certification.
    • Must maintain standard First Aid/CPR certification.
    • TB clearance required.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Provides supervision to the Case Manager I position, including performance evaluations and two hours of consultation time per week.
    • Meets with each HOPE client to conduct a HOPE Assessment.
    A. Meets face-to-face with clients within eight hours of receiving HOPE Center services. 
    B. Completes a written assessment in identified areas.
    • Meets with all assigned clients for service planning.
    A. Works with client, family, and community to develop individualized service plans.
    B. Completes monthly reports for HOPE clients in a timely manner.
    • Completes service plan summaries at discharge for all assigned clients. 
    • Facilitates and oversees family mediation, problem solving, and multi-disciplinary team (MDT) meetings conducted at the facility by staff.
    • Provides individual and group counseling/skill building sessions including conducting on-the-spot assessments for youth who are experiencing difficulty. Provides intervention recommendations to staff and/or individual counseling to assist the client. (Interventions that would involve all staff would require a treatment plan addendum added to the service plan or progress notes, signed off by the Program Supervisor or designee.)
    • Coordinates services with outside providers including schools, mental health, substance abuse, medical and dental services. Transports youth as needed.
    • Ensures that Washington Administrative Codes, CRC/HOPE Guidelines and other service contract requirements for youth services are in compliance.
    • Actively participates in all staff meetings and individual supervision meetings.
    • Participates in special meetings or training events as required by Janus Management.
    • Provides training in staff meetings in a variety of topics in collaboration with the Program Supervisor to enhance staff understanding of mental health issues and behavior management. Alternatively, provides case consultation for identified clients utilizing a collaborative approach with staff.
    • Takes a leadership role in training new staff and structuring shadow experiences for new staff.
    • Models and encourages direct professional communication among staff and maintains appropriate client/worker relationships.
    • Performs assigned record keeping duties in a timely and professional manner including HIPPA paperwork, Behavior Chain Analysis, GAIN-SS Assessment, Medical Survey/Assessment and RHYMIS/HMIS data entry.
    • Collaborates with Program Supervisor to adjust schedule between day and swing shift hours on weekdays in order to best accommodate Oak Bridge case management needs. Some weekends may be required.
    • Meets regularly with Program Director and/or Program Supervisor to discuss current client case management issues.
    • Collaborates with Program Supervisor to develop and sustain all Oak Bridge paperwork related to Case Management.
    • Provides On-Call Support for Oak Bridge as part of a monthly rotation. See attached addendum.
    • Provides emergency first aid and CPR on an as-needed basis and maintains current standard first aid and CPR certifications.
    • Performs other program-related duties as assigned by Janus Management.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT:
    • May involve exposure to communicable diseases which can encompass a variety of infections and illnesses, including the common cold, flu, tuberculosis, meningitis, Hepatitis and HIV.
    • May involve exposure to upset, angry, severely traumatized or emotionally disturbed youth and families.
    • Position works on a shift basis and scheduling may require flexible hours and occasional time in excess of routine schedule.
    • Be willing and able to drive in adverse weather conditions.

    This position description is intended to give the reader a good, general idea of the overall purpose and the main activities and responsibilities that are intrinsic to this position. While this description is intended to be representative, it is not intended to be limiting.

    Application Guidelines/Contact:
    External applicants can apply by copying and pasting the website below into their
    browser. Internal applicants can apply through their Paycom employee dashboard.


    Due to the volume of applications received, we regret that we can contact only those applicant

    VOA Administrative Coordinator
    Description

    The MRC Administrative Coordinator is responsible for performing the main clerical duties within the program. This includes, but is not limited to, the following: 
    1. Bookkeeping
    2. Managing client treatment fee tracking.
    3. Obtaining bids and ordering supplies from vendors on a regular, ongoing basis.
    4. Traveling to various vendors and purchasing supplies on an as needed basis.
    5. Maintaining and, on a weekly basis, updating the program’s office, hygiene, and food service supply inventories.
    6. Co-managing the client assistance stipend program with the Assistant Program Director

    The Administrative Coordinator is also responsible for participating in the planning, organizing, and implementing of all special events. Finally, the Administrative Coordinator is responsible for assisting the Program Director, Assistant Program Director and Clinical Director with various responsibilities as assigned. This is a dynamic, 24 hour per week position within an organization committed to team work and social justice in a residential treatment setting.

    Please attach both your cover letter and resume

    Requirements

    • High school diploma or GED required. 
    • Completion of a two-year course in an accredited business school, or two years of relevant work experience, including bookkeeping experience.
    • Experience with software installation, computer and office equipment troubleshooting, and ordering/inventory of office supplies. 
    • Experience working in a mental health/addictions treatment and/or counseling setting is preferred, though not required. 
    • Excellent customer service, organization, record keeping and bookkeeping skills. 
    • Ability to operate computer and office equipment.
    • Clear and effective oral and written skills. 
    • Ability to type at least 60 wpm, and have intermediate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite. 

    Additional Eligibility Requirements: 
    • Valid driver’s license, insurance and reliable form of transportation. 
    • Must be able to pass a criminal background check.

    Apply/more information can be found here

    PALS Case Manager II/Therapist
    POSITION TITLE:    PALS Case Manager II/Therapist
    PROGRAM:     Oak Bridge
    OPENING DATE:     August 3, 2017
    CLOSING DATE:     When filled
    HOURS/WEEK:     40
    STATUS:     Non-exempt; Full Time 

    SCHEDULE:Monday through Friday – Expected hours of operation will be daytime business hours (10:00am-6:00pm), however the schedule may vary or change as the needs of youth and the community become more clear.

    WAGE/BENEFITS:Beginning pay is $19.00; excellent benefits including medical, dental, life & long-term disability insurance, EAP, 401(k), and paid time off. Various voluntary options are also available. Benefit programs have varied waiting periods for eligibility, depending on contract.

    APPLICATION PROCESS:External applicants can apply by copying and pasting the website below into their browser. Internal applicants can apply through theirPaycomemployee dashboard.

    Due to the volume of applications received, we regret that we can contact only those applicants who are invited to interview. If it happens that you are not contacted to arrange an interview, please know that we are grateful for your interest in employment opportunities at Janus Youth Programs.

    SUMMARY:

    The Placement and Liaison Specialist (PALS) Case Manager is responsible for overseeing case plans for youth in a combined HOPE/Crisis Residential Center and Basic Center Program.  Guidelines for case management and service provision are governed by the Department of Commerce/Office of Homeless Youth and the Washington Administrative Codes.  This position primarily focuses on HOPE clients, but will also serve CRC and Basic Center clients as needed.  This position supervises the Case Manager I position and reports to the Program Supervisor.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

     

    • Master’s degree in social work or closely allied field from an accredited college or university. 
    • At least one year experience working in a residential or shelter care program for adolescents.
    • At least one year experience working with street youth.
    • Case Management and Family Mediation/Therapy experience preferred.
    • Preference will be given to persons cross-credentialed in mental health and chemical dependency.

     

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

     

    •  Knowledge of Positive Youth Development Approach, Family Systems, and Strength Based Theoretical Orientation.
    • Ability to read, understand, and comply with the Washington Administrative Codes (WAC’s) relative to all aspects of the program.
    • Ability to read, understand and comply with HOPE, CRC and Basic Center grant requirements.
    • Ability to accurately read, record and interpret information.
    •  Ability to listen effectively, accurately and compassionately, and to problem solve in a patient manner during a conflictual conversation.
    • Ability to provide visual and auditory supervision of clients.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and internet navigation.
    • Must value working in a multicultural/diverse environment.
    • Ability to maintain and role-model a professional attitude and response under stressful and unpredictable conditions.
    • Ability to work effectively in a team-dependent environment and to act on the agenda of the program, including responding to referral sources and input into client admission and intake.
    • Ability to problem solve, exercise independent judgment and respond to crisis situations within the program guidelines.
    • Ability to exercise tact, discretion, and judgment in working with a variety of people.
    • Ability to effectively monitor and demonstrate group management skills and effective de-escalation techniques in potentially chaotic or volatile situations.
    • Ability to remain calm and emotionally available in an environment serving at-risk and runaway youth and families in crisis.
    •  Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing, with a broad range of individuals, including clients, referral agencies, community partners, co-workers, and management staff.
    • Ability to maintain appropriate professional boundaries in working with others and in handling confidential information.
    • Openness to feedback and supervision.
    • Ability to regularly attend scheduled work commitments and meetings in a condition suitable for assuming the responsibilities of the position.
    • Ability to perform and teach routine household tasks.
    • Manual/physical dexterity allowing for the performance of household tasks (i.e. cleaning) and routine office functions, including phone use, computer use, faxing, copying, filing, etc.

     

    OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

    Personal transportation allowing for immediate transport of clients, a valid driver’s license for state of residency, personal auto liability insurance ($100,000/$300,000 strongly recommended) and a driving record that meets agency requirements.  If driving for work purposes, whether personal vehicle or agency vehicle, employee must complete organization’s driving approval process prior to driving.

    • Washington residency preferred.
    • Must pass criminal history check.
    • Blood-borne pathogen training required on first day of employment with annual updates.
    • Must maintain valid Food Handler’s Certification.
    • Must maintain standard First Aid/CPR certification.
    • TB clearance required.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    Provides supervision to the Case Manager I position, including performance evaluations and two hours of consultation time per week.

    Meets with each HOPE client to conduct a HOPE Assessment.

    A.Meets face-to-face with clients within eight hours of receiving HOPE Center services.

    B.Completes a written assessment in identified areas.

    ·Meets with all assigned clients for service planning.

    A.Works with client, family, and community to develop individualized service plans.

    B.Completes monthly reports for HOPE clients in a timely manner.

    • Completes service plan summaries at discharge for all assigned clients.
    • Facilitates and oversees family mediation, problem solving, and multi-disciplinary team (MDT) meetings conducted at the facility by staff.
    • Provides individual and group counseling/skill building sessions including conducting on-the-spot assessments for youth who are experiencing difficulty.  Provides intervention recommendations to staff and/or individual counseling to assist the client. (Interventions that would involve all staff would require a treatment plan addendum added to the service plan or progress notes, signed off by the Program Supervisor or designee.)
    • Coordinates services with outside providers including schools, mental health, substance abuse, medical and dental services.  Transports youth as needed.
    • Ensures that Washington Administrative Codes, CRC/HOPE Guidelines and other service contractrequirements for youth services are in compliance.
    • Actively participates in all staff meetings and individual supervision meetings.
    • Participates in special meetings or training events as required by Janus Management.
    • Provides training in staff meetings in a variety of topics in collaboration with the Program Supervisor to enhance staff understanding of mental health issues and behavior management.  Alternatively, provides case consultation for identified clients utilizing a collaborative approach with staff.
    • Takes a leadership role in training new staff and structuring shadow experiences for new staff.
    • Models and encourages direct professional communication among staff and maintains appropriate client/worker relationships.
    • Performs assigned record keeping duties in a timely and professional manner including HIPPA paperwork, Behavior Chain Analysis, GAIN-SS Assessment, Medical Survey/Assessment and RHYMIS/HMIS data entry.
    • Collaborates with Program Supervisor to adjust schedule between day and swing shift hours on weekdays in order to best accommodate Oak Bridge case management needs.   Some weekends may be required.
    • Meets regularly with Program Director and/or Program Supervisorto discuss current client case management issues.
    • Collaborates with Program Supervisor to develop and sustain all Oak Bridge paperwork related to Case Management.
    • Provides On-Call Support for Oak Bridge as part of a monthly rotation. See attached addendum.
    • Provides emergency first aid and CPR on an as-needed basis and maintainscurrent standard first aid and CPR certifications.
    • Performs other program-related duties as assigned by Janus Management.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT:

    • May involve exposure to communicable diseases which can encompass a variety of infections and illnesses, including the common cold, flu, tuberculosis, meningitis, Hepatitis and HIV.
    • May involve exposure to upset, angry, severely traumatized or emotionally disturbed youth and families.
    • Position works on a shift basis and scheduling may require flexible hours and occasional time in excess of routine schedule.
    • Be willing and able to drive in adverse weather conditions.
    Advocay Center Coordinator

    Position Title: Advocacy Center Coordinator 1.0 FTE (Bilingual Spanish)

    Reports To: Youth and Advocacy Services Manager

    Department: Advocacy Center

    Status: NON-EXEMPT – HOURLY

    Schedule: 40 hours per week; some evenings and weekends

    Salary Range: Starting $18.00/hour

    This position is funded by a VOCA competitive grant for the three year period of October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2019.

    Application Deadline: Tuesday, September 12th. Cover letter, resume and Raphael House application must be received in order to be considered.  If any of the three application materials are missing or incomplete, your submission will not be considered.

     

    Position Summary:

    Under direct supervision of the Youth and Advocacy Services Manager, the Advocacy Center Coordinator provides direct support to survivors of domestic violence as well as oversight, outreach, and coordination of services and activities held at Raphael House of Portland’s Advocacy Center. This position works closely with staff members, volunteers, community partners, and program participants to facilitate provision of services. This position works directly with survivors providing follow-up advocacy appropriate to the participant’s needs, and coordinates activities and programs while connecting closely with the other programs of the agency. This position will supervise a 1.0 FTE Advocate and .75 FTE Youth Support Advocate who will assist with Advocacy Center programming. Specific work schedule to be agreed upon with the Youth and Advocacy Services Manager.

     

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

     

    • Plan, implement, and supervise activities, groups, and services with staff, volunteers, and current and potential community partners with emphasis on family and community programming.
    • Supervise advocate and youth support staff and oversee the coordination of activities, services, and support.
    • Facilitate the maintenance of a clean, safe, supportive, culturally inclusive, and trauma-informed environment for survivors of domestic violence and their children, and staff.
    • Maintain a regularly updated schedule of activities, services, and meetings in the Advocacy Center and coordinating availability of Advocacy Center spaces and rooms.
    • Act as the support group and activity group coordinator and point person.
    • Facilitate a weekly domestic violence support group.
    • Enroll current shelter and housing program participants and survivors referred by community partners to capture interest and generate involvement in services and activities.
    • Outreach to enrolled Advocacy Center participants to sustain involvement in services and activities.
    • Provide follow-up advocacy, systems navigation, and support to survivors.
    • Support culturally-specific and responsive programming for participants.
    • Facilitate the Intercultural Competency Committee.
    • Provide support, supervision, and training for current Advocacy Center volunteers and interns in collaboration with the Volunteer Coordinator.
    • Act as a liaison between all staff members, volunteers, and community partners providing current and future programming.
    • Provide timely response to community inquiries regarding the Advocacy Center.
    • Foster community collaborations and partnerships to enhance diverse programming in the Advocacy Center.
    • Maintain timely and accurate record keeping and documentation including, but not limited to, participant information, updated Advocacy Center forms, and community partner and service provider information.
    • Document and submit monthly statistics in a timely manner.
    • Allocate and keep records on Advocacy Center budget for supplies, participant programming, and client assistance funding.
    • Address safety and other emergency needs as required including participation on the Safety Committee.
    • Attend agency and community meetings, as appropriate.
    • Attend shelter meetings to promote and represent the Advocacy Center while connecting with shelter participants, as needed.
    • Provide English to Spanish translation and interpretation, as needed.
    • Translate program outreach, materials, and documents into Spanish.
    • Provide 24 hour back-up to emergency shelter via cell phone on a rotating basis.
    • Other duties as assigned.

     

    Supervisory Responsibilities: .75 FTE youth and 1.0 FTE advocate staff; volunteers and interns as needed.

    Qualifications:

    • Bilingual Spanish required – read, write, and speak
    • Bachelor’s Degree and 2 years of work or volunteer experience in a related field or equivalent work experience
    • Domestic and Sexual Violence Basic Advocacy Training as provided locally or equivalent to be approved by the Director of Programs and Services
    • Program coordination or activity coordination experience
    • Flexible, calm demeanor and self starter
    • Values working both independently and as a team
    • Supervisory experience beneficial
    • Valid Oregon driver’s license
    • Must be able to travel to meetings in the community and do occasional home visits to survivors.
    • Must be able to transport materials to events.
    • Strong computer skills – including Microsoft Office.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

    Work Environment:

    This position will work in a traditional, but fast-paced setting. Must be able to work under deadlines and under stress-inducing conditions. Must be able to lift 25 lbs. and stand, sit and walk throughout the building. A domestic violence agency environment can potentially shift from stable to highly-charged and all employees must remain flexible, calm, and creative.

    To apply:

    Please email cover letter, resume, and completed application (found on the website) to Lindsey Vold at lvold@raphaelhouse.comor mail to 4110 SE Hawthorne Blvd. #503 Portland OR 97214. This position closes Tuesday, September 12th. No calls, please.

     

    You can find our application form on our website here.

    SOS Shelter Manager

    Position: SOS Shelter Manager

    Supervisor: Housing Services Director

    Hours: Full Time, varied schedule including evening and weekend hours

    Salary Range: $45,000 - $55,000 Annual (Exempt)

    Benefits: Standard Benefit Package

     

    GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

    Oversee the operations of Safety Off the Streets (SOS) Emergency Shelter for people experiencing homelessness. The shelter is a low-barrier, immediate shelter option for people who would otherwise sleep unsheltered on the streets, in cars, tents, or parks, or in other unsafe conditions. The program provides access to basic needs services and connections to housing and other supports.

    SPECIFIC DUTIES

    1. Oversee program operations at the SOS Shelter. Responsible for assuring the quality of all program operations.

    2. Assure that programs and operations empower participants to attain the highest possible level of self-determination and stability in their lives, and that programs and operations are conducted in such a manner as to fully respect the dignity, rights, and abilities of each individual participant.

    3. Develop, implement, and oversee programs, capacities, policies and procedures, and house rules to meet the needs of guest and fulfill contract obligations.

    4. Supervise residential staff at the SOS Shelter. Responsibilities include all personnel functions, in particular: hiring, training, disciplinary actions and terminations. Work with Human Resources Director on job description review and updates.

    5. Responsible for upkeep, maintenance, and safety of the SOS Shelter and associated facility systems and equipment. Coordinate facility management and maintenance function for the SOS Shelter. Supervise maintenance staff in assigning duties to guests and ensuring their completion.

    6. Assure that the facilities are safe, welcoming, and inviting at all times. Assure that adequate inventories of operating supplies are on hand and accessible. Responsible for safety management of the facility and program.

    7. In coordination with the Development Department, assist in the oversight of all volunteers at the SOS Shelter.

    8. Supervise the facilitation of regular House Meetings.

    9. Coordinate with the community partners to orchestrate service delivery.

    10. Meet with the Neighborhood Association on a regular basis. Enforce applicable Good Neighbor Plan(s).

    11. Coordinate with the managers of emergency shelters, Clark Center, Day Center, Housing Services, Doreen’s Place, Veteran’s Services, Jean’s Place, and Supportive Services to ensure that guest needs are met.

    12. Provide weekend “Supervisor On Call” coverage for all Transition Projects programs on a rotating basis.

    13. In coordination with Information Manager, ensure that quarterly and other required reporting is completed in an accurate and timely manner. Provide statistical and narrative reporting on demographics, services provided, and outcomes as needed.

    14. As requested, assist with preparing budgets and overseeing expenditures for all programs under

    her/his supervision.

    15. Attend Board meetings as requested and report on the state of the facility and program. As requested, participate in all-staff meetings, management meetings and retreats.

    16. . Assist with covering Severe Weather Shelter shifts and providing additional support across the agency as needed.

    17. Other duties as needed.

    PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES: Each Transition Projects employee must:

    1. Represent the organization professionally at all times.

    2. Provide positive role models to guests, tenants and participants.

    3. Maintain positive relations with participants, volunteers, co-workers, staff from other agencies, agency funders, and the general public.

    4. Be tested for TB within 2 weeks of hire and be retested at least annually thereafter throughout employment.

    5. Demonstrate effective communication skills by conveying necessary information accurately, listening effectively, and asking questions when clarification is needed. .

    6. Plan and organize work effectively and ensure its completion.

    7. Exercise necessary cost control measures.

    8. Demonstrate reliability by being present for work as scheduled, arriving and leaving on time and taking breaks in expected time frames.

    9. Interact effectively with persons of diverse ethnic backgrounds, religious views, cultural backgrounds, and sexual orientations and treat each individual with respect and dignity.

    10. Demonstrate team behavior and promote a team-oriented environment.

    11. Demonstrate initiative.

    12. Participate in ongoing development and improvement of all program processes and

    relationships.

    PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

    The physical and mental 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.

    1. Hearing and vision adequate for interaction with participants, interaction with staff and interaction with the general public.

    2. Hearing adequate for telephone and intercom work. Vision adequate for close work.

    3. Hand and finger dexterity adequate to operate standard office equipment.

    4. Ability to walk, bend, stand, sit, reach, stoop, pull, sit, climb stairs, and squat.

    5. Ability to work for extended periods at a computer workstation.

    6. Reasoning ability to make decisions that reflect consistency with Transition Projects philosophy, policies and procedures.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    The right individual for this position is a strong leader, has a passion for helping others, and is able to deal with difficult situations in positive and constructive ways. This position also requires the following qualifications:

    1. Education/Experience:

    (a) A Bachelor’s degree with 3 years’ experience in social services for low income and/or homeless persons. An advanced degree may substitute for one year of the required experience. At least 1 year of the work experience must be in a supervisory/managerial position. -OR-

    (b) 5 years’ experience in social services for low income and/or homeless persons, , with 2 of those years being in a managerial position, with at least one year of the management experience involving supervision.

    2. Demonstrated ability to manage shelter and residential programs.

    3. Demonstrated ability to develop new programs, policies and procedures.

    4. Demonstrated ability to operate programs in a manner that respects the dignity, rights and ability of participants.

    5. Demonstrated ability to represent an organization in contacts with the media, community groups, funders and government agencies in a successful fashion.

    6. Demonstrated ability to prepare reports and proposals, and to present such reports and proposals both verbally and in writing. Demonstrated ability to meet contractual obligations.

    7. Demonstrated ability to function as part of a management team.

    8. Understanding of case management, chemical dependency and mental illness issues and problem solving approaches.

    9. Excellent computer skills. Demonstrated ability to use word processing, database, calendar, spreadsheet, e-mail, and Internet programs.

    APPLICATION PROCESS

    Please submit a letter of interest specifying the position for which applying and a current resume to jobs@tprojects.org, or by FAX to 503.280.4740, or by mail or in person to TRANSITION PROJECTS, ATTN: HR, 665 NW Hoyt St, Portland OR 97209.

    Ophelia's Place Albany Cmapus Coordinator
    Ophelia’s Place is a prevention-based nonprofit organization located in Eugene, OR dedicated to helping girls ages 10-18 make healthy life choices through empowerment, education and support. For more information visit our website here.
    Albany Campus Coordinator
    Hours: 1 FTE (40 hours/week), availability on weekdays, periodic weekends, and some evenings
    Salary: $20-$24/hour and benefits package
    Position Description:
    The Albany Campus Coordinator’s key areas of responsibility will be coordinating and delivering school-based services developing relationships with community partners, and oversight of an Ophelia’s Place Albany campus site. Other responsibilities include training and supervision of Albany campus volunteers, as well as supervision of the Albany Skill Building Coordinator. The Albany Campus Coordinator will collaborate with community members, Ophelia’s Place staff, interns and other community agencies to offer gender-specific services in local schools and onsite. Albany Campus Coordinator will provide direct services to youth including screening for services, resource and referral, and ongoing support. The Albany Campus Coordinator will report to the Program Director and be committed to developing activities and a positive environment for girls with diverse backgrounds, experiences and abilities.
    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
     A Masters Degree or equivalent in social work, counseling, or related field REQUIRED
     Experience coordinating volunteers and/or supervising others
     1 year of direct-service employment experience with youth
     Bilingual (English/Spanish preferable) and Bicultural strongly preferred
     Excellent organizational and time management skills; ability to handle multiple tasks with attention to detail and follow-through
     Experience leading groups of youth
     Experience coordinating with a team
     Knowledge of gender-specific and feminist issues (including domestic violence and sexual abuse), impact of trauma, cultural competency, and community resources
     Belief in strengths-based, collaborative approach
     Commitment to self-care and appropriate professional boundaries
     Experience with Powerpoint, Excel, Word, Adobe, and email software
     Ability to pass a drug test and criminal background check, and a valid driver’s license
    Position is open until filled.
    Mail or email cover letter, resume and at least one letter of recommendation to:
    Laura Sanchez, Program Director at
    laura@opheliasplace.net
    1577 Pearl Street, Suite 100, Eugene, OR 97401
    www.opheliasplace.net
    Mental Health Consultant

    Department of Community Justice, Juvenile Services Division is looking for a Mental Health Consultant to join our Behavioral Rehabilitation Services Assessment and Evaluation program team which operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. As a Mental Health Consultant on this team you must be willing to work a variety shifts and weekends. Joining this team means you will become a part of a multi-disciplinary team consisting of social services staff, direct care staff, administrative support staff, education, and a consulting psychiatric provider all who are dedicated to providing professional mental health services in a voluntary program for male and female youth, ages 13-17.

    As a Mental Health Consultant you will be providing services to youth who require a staff secured, out of home placement for assessment/evaluation, stabilization and transition planning. You will provide the youth with a comprehensive assessment using the evidence-based Global Appraisal of Individual Needs (GAIN) tool. You will also work with the parent/guardian and the youth to develop a service plan reflecting how the program will address the youth’s issues, and what the anticipated outcomes are.

     Go here to apply! Or: www.multco.us/jobs and search for Mental Health Consultant.

    The Peer Support Specialist LifeWorks NW (3 openings)
    The Peer Support Specialist position will work at LifeWorks NW's Certified Community Behavioral Healthcare Clinics (CCBHC). In 2017, LifeWorks NW was selected to represent Oregon in the federal demonstration project to implement CCBHCs to advance delivery of behavioral health care. LifeWorks NW's CCBHC sites will provide comprehensive client care through a team-based approach with services that include mental health and substance use counseling, peer-delivered health and wellness services, primary care services and psychiatric rehabilitation. Staff that work at our CCBHC sites will collaborate with others to care for individuals through daily interactions and support, counseling, skills training, care coordination, health promotion and education, medication management services and supportive services with preventive approach.
    This posting is to three full-time job openings - one at our NE Portland/King site and two at our Beaverton site. 
    Purpose: Provides outreach to clients support them receiving services provided by LWNW. 
    Essential Responsibilities: 
    • Provides outreach services to clients who have disengaged from services, with the goal of assisting them in returning to and completing the treatment episode.  Outreach may include connecting via telephone, home visit and identified community supports (e.g. family, friends, church, primary care).
    • Provides support through active listening, problem-solving and encouragement.
    • Coordinates care with appropriate partners such as community partners, primary care physicians or other medical providers and consultation with team and supervisors.
    • Assesses safety issues for client and reviews with assigned clinician, treatment team or supervisor.
    • Assists clients in accessing community resources to mitigate potential barriers to treatment (e.g. food banks, TriMet services, DHS, childcare). Maintain confidentiality of records relating to clients' treatment.
    • Meets standards for documentation and accuracy of work.
    • Meets standards for client care, quality/customer service, attendance/punctuality and teamwork.  
    • Continually increase level of cultural sensitivity, awareness and competency.
    • Participates in regular individual and team meetings with supervisor.  Provides written and verbal reports to supervisor regarding cases. Attends informational and clinical meetings which may include all-agency meetings, team meetings, consultation meetings with psychiatrist, staffings, intra-agency trainings, etc. 
    • Checks e-mail/voice mail daily/throughout the day when working responding to contacts within 48 hours  for routine matter (urgent matters may require a more immediate response)
    • Completes online training courses as assigned
    • Travels between sites or in the community transporting clients in personal vehicle when needed.
    Qualifications: 
    • Must have one of the following:
    • Peer Specialist or Recovery Mentor. If certified as a Peer or Recovery Mentor, must be able to provide the required letter from Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI) with the Traditional Health Worker (THW) number at the time of an interview. OR
    • Qualified Mental Health Associate (have a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Counseling or Social Work or three full years of paid mental health work experience). If a QMHA, must be a current or a former recipient of mental health services who embraces the philosophy of resilience and recovery. (If a current recipient, must not currently be receiving services from LifeWorks NW).
    • Requires access to a car, a valid driver's license, proof of current automobile insurance coverage and verification of safe driving record from DMV.
    • Demonstrate effective communication skills and ability to provide culturally-competent treatment services to diverse client populations.
    • Basic computer skills including keyboarding, use of mouse, ability to navigate website and use common web browser.
    • Ability to perform essential functions of job without creating a direct threat to the safety of self or others.
    LifeWorks NW believes that diversity strengthens our workforce and empowers our community. LifeWorks NW is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status in accordance with law. www.lifeworksnw.org Drug Free/Tobacco Free Site 01/09
    Supported Education Specialist
    The Supported Education Specialist position will work at LifeWorks NW's Certified Community Behavioral Healthcare Clinics (CCBHC). In 2017, LifeWorks NW was selected to represent Oregon in the federal demonstration project to implement CCBHCs to advance delivery of behavioral health care. LifeWorks NW's CCBHC sites will provide comprehensive client care through a team-based approach with services that include mental health and substance use counseling, peer-delivered health and wellness services, primary care services and psychiatric rehabilitation. Staff that work at our CCBHC sites will collaborate with others to care for individuals through daily interactions and support, counseling, skills training, care coordination, health promotion and education, medication management services and supportive services with preventive approach
    LifeWorks NW provides educational services for transitional age youth (between the ages of 14 and 25) with newly diagnosed and/or severe and persistent mental illness.
    HOURS:  This is a part-time day position working 20 hours a week. 
    PURPOSE: Assesses youth and young adult case load for educational capabilities, provides training assistance, offers continuing support, and assists clients to explore educational possibilities and make education placements. Encourages schools, administrators, and community providers to recognize clients' abilities to be productive and successful in these settings and assists with creating individualized accommodations in school settings to optimize academic outcomes. Services are offered in a community based or home visit setting.
    ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: 
    • Meets performance standards for productivity, documentation, proficiency in clinical model and evidence based practices, quality of care (including engagement and retention), and teamwork.
    • Interviews individuals and, if applicable, family members or team members in the client support system to complete the strengths based  educational assessments to identify clients' skills and strengths, interests, goals, dreams, aspirations and resources available to reach their goals.
    • Counsels individuals to help them understand and overcome personal, social, or behavioral problems affecting their educational situation.
    • Develops an education focused service plan based on clients' interests, abilities, strengths and needs.
    • Assists clients with financial aid applications and scholarships that may assist in achieving academic goals.
    • Researches possible educational opportunities for clients by contacting school counselors, school administrators, and any other means of reaching potential employers or educators.
    • Establishes and maintains connections with schools and organizations offering educational opportunities.
    • Identifies barriers to client's educational goals, such as finances, scheduling, and transportation problems. Works with clients to develop strategies for overcoming barriers.
    • Maintains close contact with clients during educational placements to resolve problems and evaluate placement adequacy.  
    • Performs interventions as needed with assigned clients previously placed who may be at risk of school failure.  Work closely with teachers, counselors and clients to resolve issues as soon as possible.
    • Coordinates and consults with other team members to keep team informed of issues and progress.
    • Refers clients or families to community resources including school counselors, tutors and financial aid advisors
    • Provides crisis intervention to clients when difficult situations occur.
    • Monitors and tracks educational status and performance. Provides accurate and timely written reports.
    • Completes documentation in an electronic health records system.
    • Continually increases level of cultural sensitivity, awareness and competency.
    • Required to transport clients in a personal vehicle.
    QUALIFICATIONS: 
    • Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or a behavioral health related field OR three years of comparable experience working with individual who have severe and persistent mental illness (QMHA status) required.
    • Must have a minimum of an additional year of experience in the behavioral health field working with people with disabilities.
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively; understand mental health assessment, treatment and service terminology and individual, group, family and other counseling techniques; program policies and procedures for services and supports identified in an Individual Services and Supports Plan.
    • Demonstrated ability to provide culturally-competent treatment services to diverse client populations and maintain a cooperative working relationship with others in a culturally diverse environment.
    • Knowledge of community resources enabling appropriate referrals for specific client needs.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word.  Ability to master proprietary software including electronic health record system required.
    • Requires access to a car, a valid driver's license, proof of current automobile insurance coverage and meet LifeWorks NW driving requirements.
     LifeWorks NW believes that diversity strengthens our workforce and empowers our community. LifeWorks NW is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status in accordance with law. www.lifeworksnw.org  Drug Free/Tobacco Free Site 01/09
    Child and Family Outpatient Services
    LifeWorks NW's Child and Family Outpatient Services provide therapy, mental health assessments and treatment planning, medication management, skills training and consultation.
    PURPOSE: Assesses and diagnoses children and adolescents ages 3 to 18 experiencing mental health issues and behavioral problems in an outpatient setting. Provides appropriate treatment and/or consultation with families, care providers, and community partners about treatment options.
    DAYS/HOURS: This is an on call position. Hours/days will vary.  
    ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Meets performance standards for productivity, documentation (including progress notes, assessments, treatment plans and authorization requests) proficiency in clinical model and evidence based practices, quality of care (including engagement and retention), and teamwork.
    • Continually increases level of cultural sensitivity, awareness and competency.
    • Performs client evaluations including; initial intake interviews, formulating diagnoses, and identifying appropriate treatment services. Notifies client and significant other(s) of diagnoses and initial recommendations. Completes written narrative of the evaluation and obtains necessary releases within specified timeline standards.
    • Collects supplementary information needed to assist client such as medical records or school reports.
    • Obtains and studies medical, psychological, social, and family histories by interviewing clients individually, in families, or in groups to assess their situations, capabilities, and problems. Determines what services are required to meet their needs.
    • Consults with parents, teachers, and other school personnel to determine causes of problems such as truancy and misbehavior.
    • Analyzes data such as interview notes, test results, and reference manuals to identify symptoms and to diagnose the nature of clients' problems.
    • Develops therapeutic treatment plans based on clients' interests, abilities, strengths and needs. Treatment plans will be based upon clinical experience and knowledge, and will have measurable goals and objectives based on the diagnosis and will specify type, frequency, intensity, and duration of therapy. Treatment plans will client driven and follow-ups will be completed on time, assessing the quantity and quality of services provided.
    • Conducts individual, family and group therapy sessions based on current evidenced based practices.
    • Responsible for case management.
    • Maintains awareness of community resources and provides referral services to clients and families.
    • Evaluates the effectiveness of counseling or treatments and the accuracy and completeness of diagnoses. Modifies plans and diagnoses as necessary. Uses program outcome measures as assigned.
    • Maintains chart notes, obtains pertinent records from other treatment, and tracks client involvement, follow-through, and progress in treatment activities. Documents and maintains client records to ensure compliance with agency and confidentiality guidelines. Completes documentation in electronic health record system.
    • Identifies cases involving domestic abuse or other family problems affecting student development and determines whether clients should be counseled or referred to other specialists.
    • Addresses legal issues such as child abuse and discipline. Assists with hearings and provides testimony.
    • Acts as client advocate to coordinate required services or to resolve emergency problems in crisis situations.
    • Completes critical incident reports when indicated within 24 hours of a critical incident.
    QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Master's degree in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, or a mental health related field (QMHP status) required.
    • Bilingual (English/Spanish) fluency skills required.
    • Experience in broad range of clinical interventions and mental health assessment specific to children, adolescents and families.
    • Demonstrated ability to conduct an assessment, including identifying precipitating events, gathering histories of mental and physical health, alcohol and other drug use, past mental health services and criminal justice contacts, assessing family, social and working relationships and conducting a mental status examination; complete a five-axis DSM diagnosis; write and supervise the implementation of an Individual Service and Support Plan; and provide individual, family and/or group therapy within the scope of their training.
    • Demonstrated effective communication skills and ability to provide culturally-competent treatment services to diverse client populations and maintain a cooperative working relationship with others in a culturally diverse environment.
    • Demonstrated ability in providing case management services and compliance with confidentially in accordance with federal, state and/or funding source requirements.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook and Word. Ability to master proprietary software required, including electronic health record system.
    LifeWorks NW believes that diversity strengthens our workforce and empowers our community. LifeWorks NW is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status in accordance with law. www.lifeworksnw.org  Drug Free/Tobacco Free Site 01/09
    Case Manager, Independent Living Program - 614198

    Beaverton, OR, USA

    $16.61 - 18.07 Hourly Part Time

    Mental Health - Bachelor's degree/Experience

    Benefits included for regular positions working 20 hours or more a week. Benefits include medical, dental, and paid time off (PTO).

    PURPOSE: Provides independent living skills training to clients individually or in groups within the community or in home based settings. Skills include understanding of community resources, money management, budgeting, communication, employment, activities, housing, etc. Clients are referred by the Department of Human Services (DHS) or Child Welfare.

    DAYS/HOURS: This is a part-time position working 25 hours a week. The position works Monday through Friday. Must be available on Wednesdays from 11am - 6:30 pm. 

    ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Meets contract expectations regarding client engagement and productivity standards as defined by the performance review including face to face contact with clients and maintaining a full case load.
    • Continually increases level of cultural sensitivity, awareness and competency. 
    • Conducts assessment and case planning for youth referred to the Independent Living Program by DHS Child Welfare.
    • Maintains regular contact with Department of Human Services (DHS) caseworkers and provides linkage with ancillary service providers.
    • Solicits participation from foster parents to track hours spent with clients working on life skills in order to obtain matching grant funds.
    • Provides home, school and community visits to provide independent living skill training and resource information to adolescents e.g. health, mental health services, community supports, etc.
    • Maintains awareness of community referral resources.
    • Consults with supervisor on cases involving potential abuse or other family problems affecting clients' development.
    • Plans and implements group activities. Attends overnight conferences - annual teen conference, teen retreat, and native gathering. Participation includes transporting youth, chaperoning youth, and helping to facilitate event activities.
    • Provides vocational support and client advocacy as needed.
    • Uses program outcome measures as assigned.
    • Maintains chart notes and required DHS documentation related to external contracts, client involvement, follow-through and progress in program activities according to specified timelines in compliance with agency guidelines and confidentiality.
    • Writes newsletters as needed.
    • Completes critical incident reports when indicated within 24 hours of a critical incident.
    • Checks e-mail/voice mail daily/throughout the day when working responding to contacts within 48 hours for routine matters (urgent matters may require a more immediate response).
    • Travels between sites or in the community. Transport clients in a personal vehicle and LifeWorks NW vehicle.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS:

     

    • Bachelor's degree in area of specialization directly related to work performed e.g. psychology, counseling, social work, etc. or a minimum of 3 years of prior experience with the related population.
    • Additional 2 year of specific experience with at risk youth in similar or related work.
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively; understand mental health assessment, treatment and service terminology and individual, group, family and other counseling techniques; program policies and procedures for services and supports identified in an Individual Services and Supports Plan.
    • Demonstrated ability to provide culturally-competent treatment services to diverse client populations and maintain a cooperative working relationship with others in a culturally diverse environment.
    • Demonstrated ability in providing case management services and compliance with confidentially in accordance with federal, state and/or funding source requirements.
    • Knowledge of community resources and treatment agencies enabling appropriate referrals for specific client needs.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook and Word. Ability to master proprietary software including electronic health record system required.
    • Must have access to a personal vehicle, a valid driver's license, proof of current automobile insurance coverage, and ability to meet LifeWorks NW driving requirements. 
    • Bilingual (English/Spanish) fluency skills preferred.

    LifeWorks NW believes that diversity strengthens our workforce and empowers our community. LifeWorks NW is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status in accordance with law. www.lifeworksnw.org Drug Free/Tobacco Free Site 01/09

     

    Mental Health Therapist, CCBHC LifeWorks NW  -627622

    Beaverton, OR, USA

    Salary: $45,629 - 49,622

    Full Time

    Mental Health - Master's degree

    Full benefits such as medical, dental and paid time off (PTO)

    The Mental Health Therapist position will work at LifeWorks NW's Certified Community Behavioral Healthcare Clinics (CCBHC). In 2017, LifeWorks NW was selected to represent Oregon in the federal demonstration project to implement CCBHCs to advance delivery of behavioral health care. LifeWorks NW's CCBHC sites will provide comprehensive client care through a team-based approach with services that include mental health and substance use counseling, peer-delivered health and wellness services, primary care services and psychiatric rehabilitation. Staff that work at our CCBHC sites will collaborate with others to care for individuals through daily interactions and support, counseling, skills training, care coordination, health promotion and education, medication management services and supportive services with preventive approach

    POSITION DESCRIPTION: Assess and diagnose adults experiencing mental health issues and behavioral problems. Provide appropriate treatment and/or consultation with care providers about treatment options.

    ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:  

     

    • Responsible for client evaluation including initial intake interview, formulating diagnosis, identifying appropriate treatment services. Obtain necessary releases, notify client, significant other(s), care givers and care providers of diagnosis and initial recommendations and complete written narrative of evaluation. 
    • Collect information about individuals or clients, using interviews, case histories, observational techniques, and other assessment methods. Observe and evaluate client's performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
    • Analyze data such as interview notes, and reference manuals to identify symptoms and to diagnose the nature of clients' problems. 
    • Identify psychological, emotional, or behavioral issues and diagnose disorders, using information obtained from interviews, tests, records, and reference materials. Address legal issues as needed. 
    • Provide referral services to clients and their families, e.g., institutional living, health, mental health services, employment services, etc. Maintain awareness of community referral resources. 
    • Develops therapeutic treatment plans based on clients' interests, abilities, strengths and needs. Treatment plans will be evidence based using clinical experience and knowledge, and will have measurable goals and objectives based on the diagnosis and will specify type, frequency, intensity, timeframes of outcomes and duration of therapy. Treatment plans will client driven and follow-ups will be completed on time, assessing the quantity and quality of services provided.
    • May confer with clients, significant others and treatment team to develop plans for post treatment activities. 
    • Counsel individuals, groups, or families to help them understand problems, define goals, and develop realistic action plans. Guide clients in the development of skills and strategies for dealing with their problems. 
    • May be responsible for service coordination. Coordinate/collaborate with physicians, staff, families, caregivers, etc. Maintain chart notes related to external contracts, obtaining pertinent records from other treatment and tracking client's involvement, follow-through and progress in varied treatment activities. Document all services and contacts provides related t treatment. 
    • Evaluate the effectiveness of counseling or treatments and the accuracy and completeness of diagnoses, modifying plans and diagnoses as necessary. 
    • Document and maintain client records in electronic healthcare system within 24 hours of meeting with client to ensure compliance with agency and contract guidelines and confidentiality. May conduct Resident Reviews and more detailed mental health evaluations for residents of long-term facilities. 
    • May provide training to staff, caregivers, and family regarding issues of mental health, addiction and behavior management as it relates to clients.
    • Provide crisis intervention. May serve as Clinician of the Day.
    • Continually increase level of cultural sensitivity, awareness and competency.
    • May need to travel between sites or in the community.
    • Meets performance standards for productivity, documentation (including progress notes, assessments, treatment plans and authorization requests) proficiency in clinical model and evidence based practices, quality of care (including engagement and retention) and teamwork.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Master's degree in Psychology, Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, or related mental health field (QMHP) required.
    • More than 1 year experience in broad range of clinical interventions and mental health assessment specific to the client population.
    • Bilingual (English/Spanish) fluency skills preferred.
    • Demonstrated ability to conduct an assessment including identifying precipitating events, gathering histories of mental and physical health, alcohol and other drug use, past mental health services, and criminal justice contacts, assessing family, social and work relationships and conducting a mental status examination, complete a five-axis DSM diagnosis; write and supervise the implementation of an Individual Services and Support Plan and provide individual, family , and/or group therapy within the scope of their training. 
    • Demonstrated knowledge of treatment methods for individual, family and group therapy to address chemical dependency and/or mental health problems
    • Demonstrated ability to maintain case management in accordance with federal, state and/or funding source requirements as well as LifeWorks NW policies and procedures.
    • Compliance with federal and state confidentiality rules and regulations. 
    • Knowledge of community resources and treatment agencies enabling appropriate referrals for specific client needs.
    • Knowledge of medications commonly used by client population.
    • Demonstrate effective communication skills and ability to provide culturally-competent treatment services to diverse client populations.
    • Good computer skills including a functional knowledge of Microsoft Outlook and Word. Ability to master proprietary software including electronic health record system.

     

    LifeWorks NW believes that diversity strengthens our workforce and empowers our community.LifeWorks NW is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status in accordance with law. www.lifeworksnw.org 

    Service Coordinator 1, Transitional Age Youth LifeWorks NW  - 627647

    St. Johns, OR, USA

    $16.61 - 18.07 Hourly

    Mental Health - Bachelor's degree/Experience

    Full benefits such as medical, dental and paid time off (PTO)

    LifeWorks NW connects 14 to 25 year olds to services that support well-being and independence. Services include peer support, case management, outreach and engagement. 

    PURPOSE: Provide outreach, engagement, and support to youth and young adults to provide access and linkage to needed resources including mental health treatment. Services will be offered in the community throughout the Portland Metropolitan Area.

    HOURS: This is a full-time position working Wednesday through Sunday.

    ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

     

    • Provides case-coordination by maintaining contact with other agencies, referral source(s) and staff regarding client and significant other(s) involvement in treatment services.
    • Conducts individual and group skills trainings sessions based on current evidenced based practices.
    • Meets standards for documentation and work accuracy including timely completion of progress notes
    • Meets standards for direct service, implementation and utilization of the clinical model, quality of clinical practice and teamwork.
    • Responsible for client orientation including advising clients and significant other(s) of the services offered through the program and recommend services.
    • Provides input on clinical assessments and the development of treatment plans.
    • Teaches socially acceptable behavior, employing techniques such as behavior modification and positive reinforcement. Encourages individuals and family members to develop and use skills and strategies for confronting their problems in a constructive manner.
    • Observes and influences clients' behavior, communication and interaction. Detects unusual behavior and reports observations to professional staff.
    • Organizes, supervises, and encourages clients to participate in social, educational, and recreational activities.
    • Reviews and evaluates clients' progress in relation to measurable goals described in treatment plans.
    • Provides clients or family members with information about mental health and addictions issues and about available services and programs, making appropriate referrals when necessary.
    • Acts as a client advocate to coordinate required services or to resolve emergency problems in crisis situations. Provides clinical support to clients with immediate and urgent needs
    • Continually increases level of cultural sensitivity, awareness and competency.
    • Maintains chart notes related to external contracts, obtains pertinent records from other treatment providers, and tracks client's involvement, follow-through and progress in varied treatment activities. Completes documentation in electronic health record system.
    • Transports clients in a personal vehicle and travels between sites or in the community.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS:

     

    • Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work or a mental health related field OR a minimum of 3 years of prior experience with the related population in the counseling field (QMHA) required.
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively; understand mental health assessment, treatment and service terminology and individual, group, family and other counseling techniques; program policies and procedures for services and supports identified in an Individual Services and Supports Plan.
    • Demonstrated ability to provide culturally-competent treatment services to diverse client populations and maintain a cooperative working relationship with others in a culturally diverse environment.
    • Demonstrated ability to provide psychosocial skills training and implement elements of a treatment plan.
    • Demonstrated ability to provide case management services for people with severe and persistent mental illness in compliance with confidentially policies.
    • Knowledge of community resources and treatment agencies enabling appropriate referrals for specific client needs.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook and Word. Ability to master proprietary software including electronic health record system and scheduling system required.
    • Position will transport clients in a personal vehicle. Requires access to a car, a valid driver's license, proof of current automobile insurance coverage, and ability to meet LifeWorks NW driving requirements.

     

    LifeWorks NW believes that diversity strengthens our workforce and empowers our community. LifeWorks NW is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status in accordance with law. www.lifeworksnw.org   Drug Free/Tobacco Free Site 01/09

    Service Coordinator II, Adult SPMI, CCBHC - LifeWorks NW 627643

    Beaverton, OR, USA

    Salary: 45,629 - 49,622

    Full Time

    Mental Health - Master's degree

    Full benefits such as medical, dental and paid time off (PTO)

    The Service Coordinator II position will work at LifeWorks NW's Certified Community Behavioral Healthcare Clinics (CCBHC). In 2017, LifeWorks NW was selected to represent Oregon in the federal demonstration project to implement CCBHCs to advance delivery of behavioral health care. LifeWorks NW's CCBHC sites will provide comprehensive client care through a team-based approach with services that include mental health and substance use counseling, peer-delivered health and wellness services, primary care services and psychiatric rehabilitation. Staff that work at our CCBHC sites will collaborate with others to care for individuals through daily interactions and support, counseling, skills training, care coordination, health promotion and education, medication management services and supportive services with preventive approach.

    LifeWorks NW provides services for adults with severe and persistent mental illness. 

    PURPOSE: Responsible for assessment, treatment planning, provision of supportive counseling, and coordination of multiple service providers for client caseload. Services are given in clinical, community, and home based settings.

    ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Meets standards for documentation and work accuracy including timely completion of progress notes, assessments, treatment plans, authorization requests.
    • Meets standards for direct service, implementation and utilization of the clinical model, quality of clinical practice and teamwork.
    • Continually increases level of cultural sensitivity, awareness and competency.
    • Responsible for client orientation including advising clients and significant other(s) of the services offered through the program and recommend services.
    • Responsible for client evaluations and performs the initial intake interviews.
    • Identifies psychological, emotional, or behavioral issues and diagnoses disorders. Identifies appropriate treatment services. Notifies client and significant other(s) of diagnosis and initial recommendations.
    • Completes written narrative of evaluation and relevant opening paperwork.
    • Develops therapeutic treatment plans based on clients' interests, abilities, strengths and needs.
    • Provides individual and group therapy, crisis intervention, medication training and support, individual or group skills training, and treatment planning utilizing interventions drawn from a variety of clinical and rehabilitation approaches as needed by the client.
    • Teaches clients socially acceptable behavior, employing techniques such as behavior modification and positive reinforcement.
    • Interact with clients to assist them in gaining insight, defining goals, and planning action to achieve effective personal, social, educational, and vocational development and adjustment.
    • Provides case-coordination by maintaining contact with other agencies, referral source(s) and staff regarding client and significant other(s) involvement in treatment services.
    • Reviews and evaluates clients' progress in relation to measurable goals described in treatment plans.
    • Provides clients or family members with information about mental health and addictions issues and about available services and programs, making appropriate referrals when necessary.
    • Reports any pertinent information to the proper authorities in cases of endangerment, neglect, or abuse of children, individuals with severe and persistent mental illness or the elderly.
    • Act as client advocates to coordinate required services or to resolve emergency problems in crisis situations.
    • Responsible for record maintenance including providing appropriate treatment plans and progress notes.
    • Transports clients in a personal vehicle.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS:

     

    • Master's degree in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work or Mental Health Related field (QMHP) required.
    • Demonstrated ability to conduct an assessment, including identifying precipitating events, gathering histories of mental and physical health, alcohol and other drug use, past mental health services and criminal justice contacts, assessing family, social and working relationships and conducting a mental status examination; complete a five-axis DSM diagnosis; write and supervise the implementation of an individual Service and Support Plan; and provide individual, family and/or group therapy within the scope of their training.
    • Demonstrate ability to provide culturally-competent treatment services to diverse client populations and maintain cooperative working relationship in a culturally diverse environment.
    • Knowledge of medications commonly used by client population.
    • Good computer skills including a functional knowledge of Microsoft Outlook and Word. Ability to master proprietary software including electronic health record system.
    • Requires access to car, valid driver's license, proof of current automobile insurance coverage and ability to meet LifeWorks NW's driving requirements.

     

    LifeWorks NW believes that diversity strengthens our workforce and empowers our community. LifeWorks NW is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status in accordance with law. www.lifeworksnw.org  Drug Free/Tobacco Free Site 01/09

     

    Hooper Detox Center Admissions Specialist, Central City Concern 

    Central City Concern is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide comprehensive solutions to ending homelessness and achieving self-sufficiency. CCC provides many services, such as addiction treatment, employment, housing, mental health, primary care, and other related culturally specific services, to a diverse population. As an agency deeply rooted in recovery we have a keen interest in promoting and maintaining a Drug & Alcohol-Free Workplace. As part of our policy and commitment to a drug and alcohol-free workplace, we conduct post-offer, pre-employment drug screens. 

    TITLE: HDSC Admissions Specialist

    DEPARTMENT: Hooper Detoxification Stabilization Center

    REPORTS TO: Admissions Supervisor

    HOURS: Monday-Friday, 7:30am-4:00pm

    SALARY: $18.09-$19.90

    SUMMARY: This position provides triage, assessment, and care coordination for patients desiring admission to the Hooper Withdrawal Management inpatient and outpatient programs.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    1. High School Diploma or equivalent required. Two (2) year degree in related field is preferred.
    2. Oregon State certified EMT-B, EMT-I or EMT-P required or the ability to obtain within one month of hire if not current.
    3. Current CPR certification or must obtain within one month of hire if not current.
    4. Experience working with individuals with substance use disorders.
    5. Ability to effectively interact with co-workers and clients with diverse ethnic backgrounds, religious views, cultural backgrounds, lifestyles, and sexual orientations and treat each individual with respect and dignity.
    6. Must meet CCC privileging requirements as required by FTCA.
    7. If a recovering chemically dependent person must be in a program of recovery and able to provide documentation of sobriety for a minimum of two year
    8. Must have the physical ability to bend, stoop, twist, kneel, reach, squat, pull and lift heavy clients or objects. Must be able to climb stairs several times a day.
    9. Must be able to document nursing interventions and responses to care, and do so in an accurate, legible, and intelligible manner.
    10. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, TB test, and background check. 
    11. The OAR prohibits A&D program staff from having within the previous 3 years a DUI conviction or diversion, a felony conviction, or a conviction under the Uniform Controlled Substances Act.
    12. Must adhere to agency’s nondiscrimination policies.
    13.  Ability to effectively interact with co-workers and patients with diverse ethnic backgrounds, religious views, political affiliation, cultural backgrounds, lifestyles, and sexual orientations and treat each individual with respect and dignity.
    HOW TO APPLY:  To view the full job description and apply visit: www.centralcityconcern.org/jobs 

    CCC is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER and does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of race, gender, protected veteran’s status, disability, or any other protected class. Applicants seeking reasonable accommodation can contact the Human Resources department at 503-294-1681.

     

    Franklin HS SUN Extended Day Activities Coordinator

    Reports to SUN Site Manager, Amber McGill

    Employer: Impact NW

    Position type: Part-time, regular 

    Hours: 20-24 hours per week

    Compensation: $15/hour, eligible for part-time benefits, PTO

    Schedule: Monday-Thursday 12-6pm (with some variation, earlier summer hours)

    Responsibilities: Coordinate logistics of after-school programming; Implement ASPIRE Mentoring & Tutoring program; Track student participation data; Assist with SUN and school events; Recruit volunteers and student participants; Directly support and collaborate with students, partners, community members, and school staff; Supervise volunteers, instructors, SUN space, and Supper meal program. Must be able to oversee services and activities in the absence of the site manager.

    Preferred qualifications & skills: organized, detail-oriented, bilingual and/or bicultural, collaborative, active listener, motivational interviewing, school-based service delivery experience, prior experience with high school youth, a positive youth development and strong social justice and equity lens. 

    Link to Job Application or go to www.impactnw.org

     

    Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon call for applicants: Board of Directors Open Position

    Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon is expanding their Board and is looking to fill three Board of Directors positions.

    Regardless of background, professional and/or academic experience, we are interested in individuals who are active and respected in the communities where they live and work and can help us build new partnerships to achieve our mission of ending hunger. Ideal candidates would provide leadership in the following areas: strategic thinking, organizational governance, fundraising and financial management.

    We value the lived experience of hunger or food insecurity from those who have experienced marginalization in our food system. We welcome and encourage applications from those who identify as people of color, LGBTQ, differently abled, single parents, religious minorities, recent immigrants, and people from all generational, economic and educational backgrounds. We also seek members who share a strong commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. To learn more, check out our announcement.

    To be considered for this opportunity, please complete this Online Interest Form. If you have questions please contact our Operations Support Specialist, Chris Baker at chris@oregonhunger.org. Apply by September 15.


    Paid Research Assistant with Johns Hopkins University

    The Research Assistant will work in Portland, OR on multiple projects for Dr. Nancy Glass’s intimate partner violence (IPV) research studies. Dr. Glass’s multi-disciplinary teams develop and evaluate clinical and community-based interventions with diverse populations of domestic and sexual violence survivors across multiple settings domestically and globally. Current studies include the evaluation of a health clinic based intervention in 4 states, development of a campus dating violence intervention for sexual minorities in Oregon and Maryland, and dissemination nationally of a campus dating violence intervention.

    For information, please visit the job posting.

    Student Advocate with Portland Youth Builders

    This position works within a student services team. The student services team (working in conjunction with th Academic and Vocational Training teams) provides individual and group counseling and cross-discipline cas coordination to students as they work to define and achieve their educational and vocational goals.

    Requirements:

    • Master's degree in Social Work or a related field
    • A minimum of one year experience supporting young adults from challenging circumstances to achieve personal, educational, and career-building success
    • Demonstrated experience providing leadership and advocating for clients within case coordination teams
    • Demonstrated competency in applying individual and group counseling modalities to students from diverse backgrounds

    Those interested can email a cover letter (including answers to the questions below) and resume to Rana.Uzzaman@pybpdx.org

    Questions:

    • What are your clinical approaches/theoretical frameworks for working with marginalized populations?
    • PYB serves youth from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds. Describe your experiences working bot personally and professionally with people from diverse racial/ethnic backgrounds. What did you learn fro those experiences?
    Bilingual Mentor

    The New Horizons Mentor provides peer-delivered, direct client services to Latino/a youth and young adults involved in the criminal justice system to improve client connections to transitional services and activities that promote wellbeing.  This position is responsible for both pre-and post-release mentoring services for youth and young adults 15-25, including in-reach to youth detention, county jail and state prison facilities; and provides outreach to participants in the community. Mentors coordinate regular culturally-appropriate events, provided individual and group mentoring services, link mentees to services and resources, and assist participants in developing trust, positive behavior, and relationships with the broader community.

    Those interested can visit the website.

    Program Director - Home Free

    The Program Director leads the Home Free program staff to assist and support domestic violence survivors and to ensure compliance with contractual standards, performance objectives, and best practices.  The Program Director works under supervision of the Children and Family Services Division Director to provide leadership and facilitate effective communication and problem-solving within the program and with funders and other stakeholders.   

    For more information, please visit their website.

    Mental Health Consultant- Department of Community Justice

    Department of Community Justice, Juvenile Services Division is looking for a Mental Health Consultant to join our Behavioral Rehabilitation Services Assessment and Evaluation program team which operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. As a Mental Health Consultant on this team you must be willing to work a variety shifts and weekends. Joining this team means you will become a part of a multi-disciplinary team consisting of social services staff, direct care staff, administrative support staff, education, and a consulting psychiatric provider all who are dedicated to providing professional mental health services in a voluntary program for male and female youth, ages 13-17.

    As a Mental Health Consultant you will be providing services to youth who require a staff secured, out of home placement for assessment/evaluation, stabilization and transition planning. You will provide the youth with a comprehensive assessment using the evidence-based Global Appraisal of Individual Needs (GAIN) tool. You will also work with the parent/guardian and the youth to develop a service plan reflecting how the program will address the youth’s issues, and what the anticipated outcomes are.

    Other services to be provided include:

    • Individual, group and family counseling. 
    • Skill training.
    • Family counseling.
    • Parent training.
    • Clinical/diagnostic assessment.
    • Clinical service planning.
    • Clinical consultation with both internal and external community partners.
    • Crisis intervention (including suicide assessment).
    • Transition/discharge planning.

    Working as a Mental Health Consultant with youth in the juvenile justice system who require closely coordinated mental health services provides a challenging, yet rewarding opportunity. As a Mental Health Consultant you will work with the youth and their family toward reaching successful outcomes and making a difference in their future.

    Diversity and Inclusion: At Multnomah County, we don’t just accept difference; we value it and support it to create a culture of dignity and respect for our employees. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Youth Monitor

    Volunteers of America Oregon’s Community & Electronic Monitoring Program works in partnership with the Juvenile Services Division, courts, and other community-based providers to help support youth through tracking and monitoring in their community and/or home in lieu of incarceration.  Role is responsible for monitoring youth referred into the program to ensure that conditions of release are being complied with, to assess the nature of the activities of the juvenile in the community, and to ensure public safety and that the youth returns to court.  This position requires an extensive amount of driving throughout Multnomah County.

    Pay Range: $14.27 - $17.13

    Interested applicants must apply online at www.voaor.org/explore-careers

    If you need assistance completing online application, please contact the HR department.

    Volunteers of America Oregon is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability any other category protected by federal, state or local law.

    Bilingual Mental Health Consultant - Early Childhood
    Morrison Child and Family Services

    http://www.morrisonkids.org/

    Bilingual Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant Portland, OR

    Full Time, Exempt

    Job Code: ECMHC-427

    Morrison Child and Family Services is a non-profit organization that provides a comprehensive array of services to children, adolescents, and their families. As an agency Morrison, its team members, and clients commit to the following values of trauma-informed care: 

    Nonviolence - being safe and doing the right thing

    Emotional Intelligence - managing our feelings so we don’t hurt ourselves or others 

    Social Learning - respecting and sharing ideas of our teams

    Democracy - shared decision making whenever possible

    Open Communication - saying what we mean and not being mean when we say it

    Social Responsibility - everyone makes a contribution to the organizational culture

    Growth and Change - creating hope for our clients and ourselves

    Job Summary:

    This Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant (Bi-lingual Spanish) position is responsible for providing culturally relevant early childhood mental health prevention services including training, technical assistance and mental health consultation to an array of community-based and home-visiting programs. Candidate must be bi-lingual in Spanish and English; this position requires knowledge, skills and abilities with regards to familiarity with the Latino culture.

    Duties include early childhood mental health consultation, training/coaching and promotion of Early Childhood Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (EC-PBIS) for home visiting, Trauma Informed Workplace Wellness, and Reflective Supervision & Consultation services for supervisors and program staff. Program level consultation services require an emphasis on the knowledge and delivery of in-depth staff training curriculum that includes staff wellness and trauma informed and culturally responsive principles. The person in this position will provide direct training and mental health consultation services to eligible programs. This position may also include early childhood mental health consultation services to early childhood care and education sites, including provider training/coaching, parent groups, and other mental health prevention and referral services to identified children and their families in selected child care programs. The position may involve provision of evidenced based practice models, including The Incredible Years Parent and Child Series and EC-PBIS for early childhood care and education settings. 

    Work and Education Experience:

    Must be bi-lingual with ability to communicate effectively and demonstrate mastery both orally and in writing in both English and Spanish. 

    Must have demonstrated understanding of cultural values and norms, acculturation and generational issues within Latino culture; extensive knowledge and understanding of resources and appropriate support available within the community; effective communication skills to advocate for culturally diverse clients. 

    Master’s level degree in psychology, social work, counseling or related field. 

    Licensure preferred. 

    Minimum of 2 years direct experience in a mental health setting providing prevention services and /or mental health therapy services to children and their families preferred.

    Experience with culturally relevant home visiting services preferred, but not required.

    Knowledge of evidence based and research based practice in infant and early childhood mental health strongly preferred.

    Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations in a variety of environments.

    Pay Range:

    Bilingual Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant (Unlicensed): $20.34 - $20.82 

    Bilingual Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant (Licensed): $20.89 - $21.38 

    APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

    Email a cover letter and resume to jobs@morrisonkids.org and reference job code “ECMHC-427” in the subject line of your email and in your cover letter. Indicate that you’re applying for the Education Assistant position.

    Alternative: Fax your cover letter/resume to Morrison Child and Family Services following the directions above to 503-736-9759.

    To be considered for this position you must follow this application procedure and you must meet all position requirements.

    NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

    Position Open Until Enough Qualified Applicants Have Responded.

    We strive to Create a Diverse, Inclusive environment to Better Serve our Clients. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Salary: $20.34 - $20.82/ $20.89 - $21.38 (see description)

    Application Url: http://www.morrisonkids.org/job/bilingual-early-childhood-mental-health-consultant/

     

    Community Engagement Coordinator City of Tualatin

    http://www.tualatinoregon.gov

    Location: Portland Metro

    Closing Date: 8/21/2017

    Industry: Communications, Government, Public Affairs

    Type: Full Time

    Description: The City of Tualatin is excited to offer the opportunity to be the City's first Community Engagement Coordinator. Our Engagement Coordinator will help support the City's on-going effort to engage the entire community. 

    Tualatin's population is well-educated, diverse, and involved in community and school activities. There are excellent educational opportunities available to residents through the Tigard-Tualatin School District and numerous colleges and universities within easy commuting distance. In the most recent resident satisfaction survey, 84% of residents rated the overall quality of life in Tualatin as "excellent" or "good", and most reported they would recommend the community to others and plan to stay for the next five years. Residents take great pride in and appreciate the amenities such as award-winning parks, unique shopping and dining establishments and a low tax rate.

    You can read the full job description at the application link below. 

    Application Guidelines/Contact:

    Please apply on the City of Tualatin's website here https://agency.governmentjobs.com/tualatinor/default.cfm 

    Salary: $56,492.80 - $71,593.60 Annually

    HOUSING COUNSELOR Guiding individuals/families towards homeownership HACIENDA COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

    The position for Homeownership Counselor is responsible for assisting in the coordination of all facets of the Homeownership Support Program including Financial Coaching, Pre-Purchase, Foreclosure Prevention, and Resolution Conference counseling services. 

    Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

    Counseling:

    Conduct one-on-one counseling sessions for homeowners seeking assistance in pursuing homeownership or seeking to avoid foreclosure. Counselor will provide information and education to clients concerning homeownership purchase and foreclosure process timelines, various mortgage and down payment assistance programs, home retention and home liquidation options, and lastly provide education and advocacy for homeowners on Oregon’s Foreclosure Avoidance Program and other avenues of assistance available to potentially new or struggling homeowners. 

    Support clients during their resolution conference by both preparing the client for the initial and any successive conferences as well as conducting any necessary outside follow up to support the client’s workout choices.

    Provide budget and credit counseling; discuss a possible debt restructuring and complete a affordability and financial analysis for every client. Calculate household budget surpluses or deficits and housing ratios and explain affordability components to clients. Work on building a savings plan if necessary. Educate clients on understanding various mortgage terms and terminology when purchasing a home, as well as the foreclosure process in Oregon. 

    Create individual action plans and provide ongoing support to help participating households reach their housing and financial goals. 

    Coordinate referrals, follow-up, and inter-agency relations related to all counseling services. 

    Maintain comprehensive and confidential client records and statistics in an electronic data-base in accordance with HUD and OHCS, as well as comply with all City, State, Federal and funder

    requirements. Follow and adhere to all aspects of the National Industry Standards for Homeownership Education and Counseling. 

    Coordinate and conduct workshops relating to homeownership and avoiding foreclosure as well as conduct or participate in other Hacienda sponsored group education or outreach efforts.

    Support and participate in related outreach activities including but not limited to community fairs, neighborhood associations and presentations to partner organizations. 

    Build, foster and maintain close partnerships with other agencies and organizations active in obtaining and maintaining homeownership, including but not limited to lenders, realtors, attorneys, governmental housing agencies and local social service agencies.

    Provide language‐appropriate counseling and translation as needed. 

    Develop and maintain testimonials of program participants.

    Other tasks as assigned.

    Skills and Educational Requirements:

    Bachelor’s Degree with major course work in areas such as business, real estate, finance, planning, social work, education and two years of related work experience in finance, economic development, social work, or client counseling; and/or eight years equivalent experience. 

    Ability to read financial statements and familiarity with analyzing and interpreting data from several sources. 

    Experience with project management and planning. 

    Bilingual/Bicultural (Spanish or Other).

    Ability to compute basic financial calculations including front and back-end ratios. 

    Excellent oral and written communication skills. 

    Commitment to excellent customer service in fast paced environment. 

    Ability to handle multiple tasks, work with minimal supervision, be creative and resourceful, self-motivated, able to meet deadlines and able to handle confidential information appropriately as required.

    Ability to operate office equipment, especially personal computers using word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email and calendar/scheduling programs.

    Create and maintain manual and computerized filing and record-keeping systems.

    Individual must demonstrate a genuine interest and enthusiasm for community development and working with the Latino community, low-to-moderate income community, and others.

    Working Conditions:

    This is a full-time non-exempt position. Some travel required, use of person vehicle. Evening and weekend hours may be required. All positions at Hacienda CDC are at will. 

    The Hacienda Community Development Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on religious affiliation, marital status, physical or mental disability, national origin, citizenship, age, race, color, creed, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic makeup, political or union affiliation, status as a Vietnam-era, disabled or other veteran, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Agency will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.

    Our Core Values:

    Respect: We strive to treat others and each other with dignity, fairness and respect.

    Integrity: We conduct our work with openness and transparency as stewards of the public trust. 

    Excellence: We expect excellent performance in the delivery of services and programs to our community.

    Diversity: We embrace inclusiveness of ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic perspectives in our board, staff, contractors and resident community. 

    Collaboration: We collaborate with community, public, and private partners to leverage resources to achieve greater results. 

    Commitment: We seek and value board members and staff who are committed to strengthening the Latino Community.

    Note: This job description is intended as a guideline only, and does not limit in any way the duties or responsibilities of any employee. Nothing herein shall be construed as a contract of employment, expressed or implied. 

    To Apply: Please submit the following: 

    (1) A cover letter that reflects how your previous experience qualifies you for this position.

    (2) A resume. 

    (3) Three references.

    Email the documents listed above to HR@HaciendaCDC.org

    Compensation:  $17 - $19 DOE. This is a full-time, exempt position.

    Benefit Package includes: Medical, Dental, Vision, Alternative Health Care, Section 125 Flexible Spending Account, 401K, Employee Assistance Program, Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, AD&D, Vacation Accrual, Sick Leave Accrual, Holidays and Personal Days.

     

    Residential Treatment Counselor - FT Overnight,  The White Shield Center

    http://whiteshield.salvationarmy.org/

    Requisition Number- 17-1559

    Post Date- 8/11/2017

    Posted Salary $12.75

    City-Portland State-OR

    Department: White Shield Center (WSC) 

    Position Title: Residential Treatment Counselor Overnight

    FLSA Status: Non-Exempt, Full-Time – 40 hours/week – Overnight Shifts 11pm-7am

    Supervisors: Program Manager

    JOB POSTING CLOSES: 8/22/207

    Benefits offered

    • Posted Wage: $12.75 per hour, plus $.50 shift differential

    • Full time hours

    • Excellent medical benefits

    • Dental

    • Vision

    • Life Insurance

    • Disability Insurance

    • Retirement plan

    • Vacation

    • Sick leave

    • Holidays

    Mission Statement for White Shield Center: Empowering adolescent girls to lead healthy and productive lives in their families and communities

    General Description and Purpose of Position

    The purpose of the Residential Treatment Counselor (RTC) position is to provide safe and therapeutic supervision, structure and skill development opportunities for resident girls/young women in the Wildflowers unit. This role facilitates quality, goal-directed therapeutic engagement in the program while fostering self-determination for each girl/young woman using a holistic, multi-cultural and strengths perspective.

    Qualifications: 

    Education: High School or GED required

    Preferred: BA/BS in social services field (i.e. psychology, sociology, education), AA degree or two years of college in social services study with equivalent experience

    Experience: Experience working with adolescents, preferably within the context of residential or foster care settings.

    Qualities/Knowledge: 

    Good verbal and written English communications skills

    Ability to implement services in a culturally-responsive and trauma-informed manner

    Knowledge of best practices in gender-specific services, especially females

    Understanding of human development, particularly adolescence 

    Ability to work independently and as a productive team member

    Initiative

    Flexibility and adaptability 

    Critical thinking skills

    Compassion and patience 

    Minimum: Physical ability to perform job responsibilities

    Valid Driver’s License 

    Must pass a background check

    CPR/First Aid Certified

    Essential Responsibilities/Duties:

    1. General

    a. Adhere to work schedule established with program manager, including “calling out” protocol, regular attendance at meetings and adhering to “awake” protocols.

    b. Follow Salvation Army policies and standard operating procedures as outlined in Employee Handbook.

    c. Follow all policies, standard operating procedures and protocols specific to WSC programs.

    d. Complete training requirements in accordance with The Salvation Army policies, WSC standard operating procedures and administrative rules governing WSC programs.

    2. Direct care related activities

    a. Ensure residents’ safety, well-being, and security needs are met in areas of physical, emotional and mental health in accordance with policies and standard operating procedures.

    b. Model, coach and counsel residents regarding daily living tasks and upkeep of residences.

    c. Provide adequate supervision for residents, including room checks in accordance with policies and standard operating procedures. 

    d. Administer medications to residents as directed by medical professionals and document in accordance with policies and standard operating procedures and administrative rules. 

    e. Assist with creating/implementing structure that enhances skill acquisition aligned with youth development model and residents individualized plans through 1:1 interventions, group facilitation, academics support, recreational and community-based activities in accordance with Behavior Rehabilitation Services (BRS) administrative rules. 

    f. Manage crisis situations as they arise, using non-violent crisis intervention (NCI) techniques and protocol.

    g. Transport residents as needed, using Decision Driving road safety techniques and in accordance with WSC standard operating procedures and protocols. 

    h. Provide adequate awareness and supervision of residents’ on-campus and off-campus visits and ensure all program rules and protocols are followed.

    i. Monitor progress, provide support and encouragement to assigned “primary” resident(s) and regularly communicate with case manager and program manager regarding her status.

    3. Indirect care related activities

    a. Ensure documentation is completed daily in accordance with policies and standard operating procedures (BRS logging, incident reports, medication logs, shift notes, etc.).

    b. Ensure shift checklist is completed and submitted to Program Manager at the end of each assigned shift. 

    c. Ensure all communication with internal and external sources (WSC staff, school staff, partner agencies, case workers, parole/probation officers, residents’ family members, police, etc.) follows confidentiality policies and protocols and is executed with professionalism.

    d. Utilize a teamwork approach to creating/implementing daily schedule, supervision of residents, crisis intervention, etc. 

    Working Conditions

     Must be able to operate a motor vehicle in a safe and reliable manner. This position may require driving to meetings in the local community, conferences across the State of Oregon, or for community outreach efforts on behalf of service recipients and the agency.

     Employee is regularly required to walk, stand, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach or sit for long periods. The employee must be able to regularly lift or move up to 20 pounds, frequently lift or move up to 35 pounds and occasionally lift or move up to 70 pounds. 

     Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, color, ability to adjust focus and depth perception. 

     Ability to manage multiple projects with deadlines.

     Employee will work with technology equipment such as computers, copiers, faxes, projectors, and multi-line phones.

     Employee may work with population that demonstrates unpredictable, impulsive and sometimes aggressive behavior.

     Must practice Universal Precautions as employee may come into contact with blood, urine, feces, or other bodily fluids.

    Miscellaneous

    The Salvation Army has a dress code; specific requirements will be shared with you at the time of employment.

    The Salvation Army’s facilities and vehicles are a smoke and drug free work environment for all employees and volunteers. 

    The candidate chosen for this position will be required to pass a criminal history information check. Conviction of a crime will not automatically preclude employment. The circumstances involved in the conviction(s) will be considered.

    Qualified individuals must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without accommodation. A qualified person with a disability may request a modification or adjustment to the job or work environment in order to meet the physical requirements of the position. The Salvation Army will attempt to satisfy requests as long as the accommodation needed is reasonable and no undue hardship would result.

    In any position with The Salvation Army, it is impossible to predict the entirety of requests and assignments that can and will be made of an employee, and is the case with this position. Flexibility and cooperation are critical, as is communication when determining potential assignments that are within the scope of the agency’s work and for the successful operation of Salvation Army White Shield Center’s services. 

    Please follow link and apply online: https://rn22.ultipro.com/SAL1002/jobboard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=*761DE68E004C4E1B

    Upload cover letter with resume (as one document) and complete the job application provided. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

    If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation, such as the modification or adjustment of the job application process or interviewing process due to a disability, please call 503.794.3206 or email Denise.Gende@usw.salvationarmy.org. Ms. Gende will coordinate your accommodation request with personnel at the local address specified in paragraph two above.

    If you have questions about this position, please contact White Shield Jobs via email to Whiteshield.jobs@usw.salvationarmy.org or call 503.731.3962. This is the sole point of contact for questions about this position.

    An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer- Females/Minorities/Vets/Disability

    Salary: $13.25

     

    SUN Community School Site Manager, Latino Network (2 openings)

    REPORTS TO: SUN Program Manager

    COMPENSATION: $36,000 - $42,000 Based on experience. 

    1.0 FTE. Full medical, dental, and life insurance benefits. Paid holidays, vacation and sick-time. 

    CLOSING DATE: Open until filled

    ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND 

    Latino Network’s mission is to provide transformative opportunities, services and advocacy for the education, leadership and civic engagement of our youth, families and communities. Our work springs from the core belief in Latino community self-determination—that is, the ability of community members to participate meaningfully in the decisions that affect their lives and the lives of their families. We build and manage collaborative and energetic teams to implement high quality, culturally inclusive programs. We actively partner across a variety of city, county, state and community organizations to deliver training and support, a wide range of services, as well as influence policy. 

    CANDIDATE PROFILE 

    Latino Network seeks a bilingual, bi-cultural mission-driven professional with proven nonprofit and community experience to lead a full range of activities for a growing organization. As part of a dedicated team working toward a shared vision, the SUN Community School Site Manager is charged with supporting the SUN Program Manager in all aspects of program development and implementation. This is a roll-up-your-sleeves position with the capacity to impact the education and wellbeing of hundreds of young Latino children and their families each year. If you are resourceful, able to build strong relationships, and passionate about working for educational equity, then the Latino Network is the place for you. 

    POSITION DESCRIPTION 

    This position is critical to the continued growth and sustainability of Latino Network’s school based programs. The SUN Community School Site Manager supervises site-based SUN staff, organizes SUN School extended day and family engagement activities, cultivates strong relationships with school and partner organization staff and is the point of contact for the assigned school administration. This position is full-time and reports the SUN Program Manager. 

    PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

    •Organizes, plans and manages the implementation of all extended day and family engagement program services at assigned SUN site 

    •Supervises SUN site staff and volunteers as assigned and appropriate 

    •Facilitates monthly meetings with all school-based partner organizations to discuss issues and concerns regarding client and program activities, and to ensure established goals and deadlines are met 

    •Facilitates alliances and partnerships with state, county, city, nonprofit and community organizations (such as businesses and faith communities) to establish a continuum of services delivered at or linked to the school site. The aim is to provide the greatest level of access and integration to the community 

    •Develops and coordinates a Family Leadership Team 

    •Monitors deliverables and timelines and identifies, tracks, manages and resolves program issues to ensure work assigned is completed on time and within budget 

    •Serves as the primary contact for school administrators and is responsible for managing the communication process between Latino Network and the assigned school administration 

    •Attends school staff meetings at assigned site 

    •Ensures student engagement in all programs, services and activities as appropriate 

    •Oversees scheduling, coordination and evaluation of after-school programs, services and staff 

    •Builds opportunities to effectively link the school day with after-school activities and programs 

    •Facilitates partnerships to establish a network of resources to supplement and support the extended day program. Collaborates with key community and school leaders to maximize existing resources and to obtain new programs in alignment with the SUN School annual plan 

    •Assists with designing and managing volunteer systems within the school as they relate to extended day programs 

    •Oversees data collection requirements and interfaces with data and evaluation team regarding system implementation and process 

    •Implements annual operating budget 

    •Ensures contract compliance is maintained 

    •Introduces and promotes SUN School programs and activities to students, families, school staff and the community 

    SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE 

    •Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Public Administration, Social Work or related field and 3 years of experience that is directly related to the position. Extensive experience may be substituted for education requirement. 

    •Excellent written and oral communication skills in Spanish and English (including public speaking) 

    •Knowledge of and experience in navigating educational institutions, resources, programs, social services and government agencies 

    •Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with schools, students, families, and community support systems 

    •Program management experience, preferably in an academic environment 

    •At least two (2) years of progressive leadership and supervisory skills 

    •Experience in program and curriculum development and implementation 

    •Bilingual Spanish required, bicultural preferred 

    •Basic computer literacy and skills 

    •Experience working with and learning from those most affected by social and educational inequities 

    •Excellent interpersonal skills,with proven ability to successfully motivate others and influence change 

    ADDITIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

    •Regularly work in the office and in the community as needed

    •Evening and weekend availability may be required, and work hours are flexible to accommodate program implementation; long hours during peak periods.

    •Reliable transportation required. Automobile, driver’s license, and automobile liability insurance preferred; must be eligible to be an insured driver under Latino Network’s Commercial Auto Liability (or become eligible within three months of date of hire).

    •May work in the community including client homes, schools, churches, parks, community centers, etc.

    •Undergoing and passing criminal background checks is required

    WORK ENVIRONMENT

    Latino Network is a fast-paced, highly engaged work environment with satellite operations within Multnomah County. We strive to communicate effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities and cultural backgrounds. We actively seek opportunities for professional development for our staff and promote a willingness to change for continual improvement.

    BENEFITS

    Latino Network provides a generous benefits package that includes 15 days of paid vacation, 12 days of paid sick leave, 10 paid holidays, employer-paid health coverage, and life insurance.

    TO APPLY: Application review begins immediately. Submit a cover letter and resume to HR@latnet.org, or mail to 410 NE 18th Ave, Portland OR 97232. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Due to the sheer number of applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

    Latino Network is an EEO employer committed to the inclusion of people of color, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, women and people living with disabilities in our workplace and programs. We invite applications from candidates who share our commitment to this diversity. 

    For more information about Latino Network visit www.latnet.org or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/latnet

    This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; and nothing in this herein restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Send resume and cover letter to; hr@latnet.org

    Salary: 36,000-42,000


    Director of Teen Programs, Camp Fire Columbia

    http://www.campfirecolumbia.org

    Posted: 8/13/2017

    Location: Portland Metro

    Closing Date: open until filled

    Industry: Education, Nonprofit

    Type: Full Time

    With Camp Fire, students learn how to explore their identities, uncover leadership skills, and work towards goals. Students develop service learning projects to deepen classroom learning and directly impact and improve their communities through their voice and advocacy. With over 400 middle and high school students across nine schools this year, Camp Fire mentors worked alongside youth both in school and after school in culturally responsive programming that elevates youth voice.  his position is responsible for providing program vision, direction and management for all aspects of school-based programs serving middle and high school students and the Youth Advisory Committee.

    Our Commitment:

    Camp Fire welcomes and embraces all youth of diverse cultures, beliefs, experiences, and identities. We are committed to creating a culturally-responsive, inclusive, and safe environment for all children, families and staff.

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

    1. Play a key leadership role in the direction of Camp Fire’s programs for middle & high schoolers based on best practices in youth development and the Thrive Foundation’s Theory of Change.

    2. Assess community needs and develop programs in coordination with students, families, community partners, and Camp Fire staff.

    3. Develop and manage budget and annual program plans to ensure organizational success, stewardship of resources, and mission impact. 

    4. Ensure that policies and practices are implemented and followed for safe and successful program experiences for youth and staff. 

    Job Duties:

    Leadership

    Lead the on-going development of school-based middle and high school programs towards a pipeline of opportunities responsive to community.

    Lead, as co-chair, the Youth Advisory Committee including vision, direction and on-going management.

    Act as a role model for positive youth development practices, youth-adult partnerships and mentoring.

    Through leading and supporting external relations and community outreach, create opportunities, develop, and sustain partnerships to further Camp Fire’s mission, strategic plans, and/or program objectives.

    Program

    Ensure program is of the highest quality, and built on local & national research and best practices.

    Through careful quality assessment (Youth Program Quality Assessment) and evaluation, assess programs impact and outcomes; ensure a culture of continuous improvement within program team.

    Staff

    Work with staff to create an organizational culture that embodies the organization’s values of diversity and inclusion and provides culturally responsive programming.

    Recruit, train, develop, supervise and retain staff members. 

    Budget

    Create program budgets then carefully monitor and oversee program financial activities to ensure mission-alignment, appropriate usage, efficiency, and sustainability.

    Communication

    Work closely with the Development & Communications team to create and execute plans for fundraising, grants management, communications and marketing. 

    Display excellent communication skills including presentation, persuasion, and negotiation skills required in working with coworkers, volunteers, families, and partners.

    Collaboration

    Work closely with school district, partners, and Camp Fire staff to connect youth and families to opportunities during and after the school day.

    Work collaboratively in a team environment with a spirit of cooperation.

    Other

    Participate in, at least one, organization-wide committee. Organization-wide committees include: professional development, equity, safety and greenshine (combination of sustainability and staff gatherings.)

    Other duties as assigned.

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    Directly supervise the Middle School Coordinator and site staff. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; and ensuring professional development opportunities for continual learning and development. 

    Soft Skills:

    Culturally responsive with a passion for supporting youth to achieve their full potential.

    Committed to diversity and inclusion; promotion of the power of diversity and understanding of the dynamics of power and privilege. 

    High level of professionalism, creativity, energy, organization, self-motivation, empathy, and patience.

    Education and/or Experience:

    Experience utilizing an equity lens and trauma-informed approach to developing and managing youth-centered programs.

    Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university in Education, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work or a related field; OR three to five years related experience and/or training; OR equivalent combination of education and experience.

    A minimum of two years of supervisory experience is required. Three years of experience classroom teaching and/or mentoring underrepresented youth is strongly preferred. 

    Language Skills: Bilingual (reading, writing, and speaking) strongly preferred. 

    Equity Statement

    Camp Fire Columbia believes that every child should have the opportunity to find and pursue their spark. It is Camp Fire’s intention to contribute to the achievement of all youth while narrowing the gaps between white students and students of color. Our goal is to address the racial predictability of youth achievement academically, socially, and economically. To achieve this goal, Camp Fire will examine how privilege, oppression, and history affect the practices of our organization, and apply that learning to our work to effect meaningful change.

    We know that working toward racial equity will require reflection and persistence. Camp Fire Columbia is reviewing our programs and values, deepening relationships with partners who share our goals, and developing policies that will shape our growth and work as an organization.

    As we continue to learn, we strive to:

    - Prioritize racial equity in our curriculum, hiring, training, and partnerships.

    - Engage staff and volunteers that are representative of our service community’s demographics.

    - Collect and review information regarding outcomes for youth and employment practices to evaluate our work and adapt our programs and policies.

    - Provide opportunities and support for every youth we serve to achieve their individual goals.

    - Actively seek out expertise and input from families, youth, and the broader community about our programs and progress.

    Camp Fire Columbia is not undertaking this work first, or alone. Achieving racial equity will require collective engagement and commitment. With the help of the many great organizations in our community striving for social change, Camp Fire is dedicated to helping all students light their fire within.

    Camp Fire Columbia is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, age, religion, color, gender, gender expression and identification, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, marital or veteran status, or any other classification protected by law.

    Send cover letter, resume and three references to Human Resources with subject line, “Director of Teen Programs” to: HUMANRESOURCES@CAMPFIRECOLUMBIA.ORG. Interviews will begin as candidates are identified.  Position will remain open until filled. Salary: DOE

    Program Coordinator  - Lot Whitcomb Elementary School, Metropolitan Family Service

    http://www.metfamily.org

    Posted: 8/12/2017

    Location: Portland Metro

    Closing Date: open until filled

    Industry: Nonprofit, Social Services

    Type: Full Time

    MFS helps people move beyond the limitations of poverty, inequity and social isolation. Through social innovation and a focus on prevention, MFS delivers proven programs to help people succeed at home, in school and in the community. MFS is always looking for qualified and dedicated employees committed to helping us strengthen the community. If you are looking for an opportunity to apply your skills and enthusiasm to help people in the Portland area, we would love to talk with you about our current opening listed below. 

    MFS is seeking an experienced Program Coordinator (Site Manager) for the CAFE program at Lot Whitcomb Elementary School. The position is 40 hours/week and includes full benefits. Under the general supervision of the Program Manager, the Program Coordinator (Site Manager) is responsible for the day-to-day operations, long-term visioning and quality of the CAFE Program at Lot Whitcomb Elementary School. Successful candidate will have a minimum of 2 years of experience working with elementary school aged youth and a minimum of 2 years of experience in program development. Must have outstanding organizational and supervision skills, ability to hire, train and support staff, excellent classroom and behavior management skills and knowledge, ability to communicate effectively with families, students, school staff and community members. Must be fluent (read, write and speak) in English and Spanish. Job #PCLW0807

    Application Guidelines/Contact: MFS offers a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package and a supportive and positive work environment. You may apply using our online application system at http://www.metfamily.org/employment. You may also apply by fax at (503) 249-1480 or mail to MFS, 2200 NE 24th Avenue, Portland, OR 97212. Please indicate position title for which you are submitting your resume. Please note the job number PCLW0807 in your cover letter.

    Salary: $19.57 per hour (for fluent bi-lingual in Spanish)

     

    Youth Advocate- Full Time   - SUN Community Schools. Metropolitan Family Service

    http://www.metfamily.org

    Posted: 8/12/2017

    MFS helps people move beyond the limitations of poverty, inequity and social isolation. Through social innovation and a focus on prevention, MFS delivers proven programs to help people succeed at home, in school and in the community.

    MFS is always looking for qualified and dedicated employees committed to helping us strengthen the community. If you are looking for an opportunity to apply your skills and enthusiasm to help people in the Portland area, we would love to talk with you about our current opening listed below. 

    Moving Lives Forward - Youth Advocate - SUN Community Schools - Full Time

    MFS is seeking an experienced Youth Advocate who will be responsible for day to day operations, case management support for assigned students and long-term visioning and quality of the SUN SSSES program in Region 4. Position will also provide support to the Family Shelter program for 8 hours/week Successful candidate will have a minimum of a BA or BS in public service, recreation or human services related field; MSW or MA preferred or equivalent related experience. Experience working in school based academic enrichment, recreation or social services programming is preferred. Fluency and ability to communicate effectively in languages in addition to English is beneficial. This position is 40 hours/week. Job#YA0806

    Application Guidelines/Contact: MFS offers a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package and a supportive and positive work environment. You may apply using our online application system at http://www.metfamily.org/employment. You may also apply by fax at (503) 249-1480 or mail to MFS, 2200 NE 24th Avenue, Portland, OR 97212. Please indicate position title for which you are submitting your resume. Please note the job number YA0806 in your cover letter.

     

    Salary: $19.00 per hour+benefits

    Supervisor Central City Concern

    http://www.centralcityconcern.org/

    Posted: 8/11/2017

    Location: Portland Metro

    Closing Date: open until filled

    Industry: Health Care, Nonprofit, Other

    Type: Full Time

    Have you thought about giving back? What if you went to work each day and made a direct and real impact on the lives of women and children in your community? Are you curious yet?! Are you ready to start? If everything in you is answering yes - keep reading and get your resume out!!

    The Letty Owings Center has an exciting opportunity for a leader who is passionate about women and children services, including family reunification. Letty Owings is seeking a Clinical Supervisor who is committed and ready to lead a multi-disciplinary team in providing person-centered and trauma-informed care in a residential setting. The Clinical Supervisor oversees a multi-disciplinary team that provides comprehensive assessments, individual treatment plans, group and individual counseling, crisis intervention, case management, accessing appropriate and affordable housing, and parenting skills. At the Letty Owings Center, we work  collaboratively with inter and intra-agency partners on the provision of services needed in all life domains in order to promote recovery and self-sufficiency. 

    Come change lives with us! We can't wait to hear your story!

    To view the full job description and apply visit: www.centralcityconcern.org/jobs 

    CCC is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER and does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of race, gender, protected veteran's status, disability, or any other protected class. Applicants seeking reasonable accommodation can contact the Human Resources department at 503-294-1681.

    Salary: $25.12-29.80/per hour

    Center Manager, Meals on Wheels People

    http://www.mealsonwheelspeople.org

    Location: Vancouver, WA

    Job Title: Center Manager

    FLSA Status: Non-exempt

    Hours: 40hrs/week

    Reports to: Operations & Program Manager

    Location: Battle Ground Center

    Pay Grade: $17-20/hr DOE

    Meals on Wheels People:

    Since 1970, Meals on Wheels People has provided a nutritional and social lifeline for seniors through 30 meal sites in Multnomah, Washington and Clark counties and Meals-On-Wheels delivery to homebound seniors. With the help of more than 5,300 volunteers, the nonprofit, organization now serves 5,700 meals daily and more than 1.3 million meals each year.

    General Summary:

    Responsible for management of the day-to-day operation of the senior congregate meal and Meals on Wheels programs, including preparation, service and clean-up of meals for Meals on Wheels deliveries and dining room meal service, administrative tasks including all client and volunteer documentation and recording of services, recruitment, scheduling and management of volunteers. Recruitment, management and development of employees, programming to increase multicultural participation and socialization opportunities for seniors and growth of community involvement, oversight of maintenance of Meals on Wheels People property and equipment and referrals of participants to available services, programs and activities for seniors.

    Meals on Wheels People offers competitive wages and an excellent benefit package including; medical, dental, 401(k), life, short and long-term disability insurance, a generous paid off program and more!

    Salary: $17-20/hour

    Apply Today!  https://www.mealsonwheelspeople.org/our-story/careers/

    Part Time Foster Care Certification Clinician & Trainer  Boys& Girls Aid

    Job #17-43, Position Open Until Filled

    Join a dynamic, high quality, fast paced nonprofit organization committed to building connections for a lifetime to improve the well-being of children for over 130 years. Regardless of age of background, we believe children belong in families that are permanent and stable. While every child deserves a family, not every child has a family. Between the ages of 0 to 23, we have a focus on making sure every child has a lifelong adult connected to their future. 

    We are the only organization in Oregon committed to this lifelong connection. Every job is important to us in our belief and focus in this power of permanent, stable families. 

    The Foster Care Certification Clinician & Trainer plays a vital role in this commitment. 

    Must be able to provide appropriate services and interact appropriately with people from diverse socio-economic, racial, ethnic, and other cultural groups. considering their needs and impact of the interaction.

    Must possess a valid driver’s license from state of residence (Oregon or Washington), personal automobile liability insurance, reliable personal transportation, and pass a DMV driving record check. 

    Must successfully pass pre-employment reference checks, criminal background check, including, if applicable, fingerprinting.

    Please apply online at www.boysandgirlsaid.org/about-us/careers/

    We are an equal opportunity employer, including veteran and/or disability status

     

    Salary: $15.74/hr. – 18.01/hr.

     

    Family Advocate (Case Manager) Human Solutions

    http://www.humansolutions.org

    Reports to: Social Services Supervisor

    Hours: Full time, Non-Exempt, generally 8-5 M-F

    Location: Powell Office/Rockwood Building

    Compensation: Starting wage: $15.62 to $17.89/hour DOE, 100% paid Medical and Dental, AD&D, short and long term disability insurance, holidays and paid leave

    Want to help make a difference? For more than 25 years, Human Solutions has been working to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty by empowering families and helping them build pathways out of poverty. Our comprehensive programs give people the skills and resources they need to be successful. Our programs include services for homeless families, eviction prevention, supportive services, employment services, energy assistance, and the development and operation of affordable housing.

    Diversity, inclusion and equity are fundamental values for Human Solutions, both internally and externally. HSI has a Diversity Committee, which serves as a sounding board for new internal policies and procedures to make sure that we’re taking into account diversity and inclusion. It also helps with diversity-related projects, such as coordinating staff diversity trainings and providing ongoing input into our equity planning.

    Human Solutions is working to end homelessness and poverty in our community because everyone deserves a safe place to call home.

    What Human Solutions Can Offer You: We offer a comprehensive array of benefits in support of your physical, emotional and financial well-being. A few highlights:

    Employer paid premiums for employee health insurance. 

    Generous paid time off, 10 paid holidays, a floating birthday holiday and the ability to maintain a great work/life balance.

    Employer paid premiums for short-term and long-term disability insurance and life insurance.

    Access to an employee assistance program.

    Flexible spending accounts for health and for dependent care.

    Professional development opportunities, including employee driven committees and monthly optional staff workshops.

    Access to wellness initiatives and resources including things such as walking groups, yoga classes at two office locations and workshops on stress management, self-care and healthy living.

    Opportunity to contribute to a 401k retirement plan.

    SUMMARY

    Provide strengths-based family advocacy with families and individuals who may be homeless, at risk of becoming homeless or in need of other supportive services. Many participants have aspirations for them and their family and face multiple challenging issues that may be barriers for them. Deliver services that culturally responsive within the framework of Assertive Engagement and Trauma Informed Care to help them achieve their aspirations. Work in collaboration with family members to develop and maintain the implementation of a holistic goal plan aimed at addressing six life domains – Housing, Income, Education, Positive Child Development, Wellness & Health, and Social Capital. Provide telephone and in person screening and perform intakes for program eligibility. 

    DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

    Essential

    Conduct an in-depth eligibility and assessment with applicants for service including but not limited to: demographics, income verification, housing status and short and long term needs and goals.

    Collaborate with household members to develop and implement an individualized and flexible action plan with specific goals, which systematically addresses the six life domains - Housing, Income, Education, Positive Child Development, Wellness & Health, and Social Capital. 

    Apply program funds appropriately to each household based on their goal plan and assess the duration of participation in program based on the identified needs of the household. 

    Utilize Assertive Engagement and Trauma Informed Care skills in a culturally responsive approach to effectively move families forward with the goals they set for themselves.

    Perform housing quality inspections as required by funders prior to completing rent assistance process. 

    Engage with households at least once a month to update progress, address other needs, and provide any other ongoing supportive services.

    Use creativity and resourcefulness to ensure that families are aware of all community resources available for them and advocate with other service providers for the needs of families as appropriate, which may include, but are not limited to, housing stability, counseling services, and legal services.

    Organize and maintain files up to standards required by the funders. This includes, but is not limited to, current case notes and goal plans for each household and make regular entries regarding the status of their situation and their activities to achieve goals. Proper eligibility documentation. 

    Maintain accurate, complete, up-to-date documentation of service activities using Human Solutions procedures, forms and data reporting systems. Submit paperwork in a timely manner.

    Secondary

    Participate in affinity groups related to the six life domains. Help to update and maintain a resource tracking sheet related to the domains. 

    Conduct telephone or written follow ups with each household in accordance with requirements of funding sources.

    Participate in regular supervision check-ins, monthly department staff meetings and all staff trainings.

    Participate in community meetings/outreach events as appropriate, including but not limited to information and referral and interagency partnerships.

    Other duties as assigned. It is impossible to predict the many requests and assignments that can and will be made in this position. Flexibility and a cooperative spirit are important for the successful operation of Human Solutions. 

    QUALIFICATIONS

    The successful candidate must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge and abilities required.

    Knowledge of:

    Social, economic, and systemic issues creating poverty, working successfully with practices and techniques related to people with low income to achieve greater housing stability. 

    Community resources and agencies providing social services needed by homeless and low income population.

    The effects of trauma and how trauma can impact families experiencing homelessness and poverty.

    Ability to:

    Partner with participants to identify their strengths, needs, options and effective solutions.

    Non-judgmentally elicit information and help problem solve around sensitive issues including, but not limited to, alcohol and drug use, domestic violence, child abuse and mental health, and criminal background.

    Plan and collaborate delivery of services.

    Empower and support homeless and low income persons in life choices and change.

    Knowledge of, and/or willingness to learn and apply an Assertive Engagement model of providing services and incorporating Trauma-Informed principles to services rendered. 

    Work cooperatively with all volunteers and staff.

    Develop and maintain productive working relationships within Human Solutions, with public and private agencies, the general public and participants.

    Be culturally sensitive and competent when working with diverse populations.

    Prepare and maintain clear, accurate, complete and timely records and reports.

    Maintain strict confidentiality and professional boundaries with all households served.

    Understand and follow complex written and oral instructions, rules and procedures. 

    Work independently and be a vital and contributing part of a team.

    EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE 

    Bachelor's Degree in social service/social sciences field with at least six (6) months case management experience; or any combination of education and work experience in social services and case management totaling four years.

    Experience with crisis intervention, community networking and resource development.

    Experience delivering services in a culturally responsive approach using Assertive Engagement techniques (i.e. Strength Based Case Management, Motivational Interviewing, Assertive Community Treatment).

    Bi-Lingual/Bi-Cultural highly preferred.

    English fluency required, written and spoken. 

    General computer and word processing skills and willingness to advance computer skills.

    Experience and intermediate skills with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

    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 use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; sit; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and distance vision.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT 

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

    TRANSPORTATION

    Possession of a valid driver’s license, clean driving record and reliable transportation required. Vehicle insurance coverage limits must be $100,000 bodily injury liability for one person, $300,000 bodily injury liability for all people in an accident and $100,000 property damage liability. 

    Application Guidelines/Contact:

    Please send resume with cover letter and contact information for three professional references to: Deonica Johnson at djohnson@humansolutions.org. Letters of reference are not necessary, simply the names and contact information of people who can provide a professional reference. 

     

    Salary: $15.62 to $17.89/hour DOE

    Part-Time Program Coordinator (20-25hrs/wk) Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest

    Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest http://girlsincpnw.org

    Location: Portland Metro

    Closing Date: open until filled

    Industry: Nonprofit

    Type: Full Time

    REPORTS TO: Girls Group Manager 

    Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest inspires all girls, ages 6-18, to be strong, smart, and bold. Our gender-specific and research-based programming is focused on equipping girls with the tools necessary to lead healthy, academically successful, and economically-independent lives. 

    POSITION DESCRIPTION:

    This is an exciting time for Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest. Over the past several years we have increased the number of girls served exponentially while simultaneously building visibility and increasing revenues to support program growth. As we look to the future, we are prioritizing program expansion efforts across Oregon and SW Washington. We are currently seeking a Program Coordinator who is passionate about inspiring girls to be strong, smart and bold and is excited to assist us with activating our expansion vision. 

    The Program Coordinator will support the development and oversight of year round Girls Inc. programming delivery in addition to coordinating girl workshops and enrichment opportunities for our dynamic and growing organization. 

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: 

    1. Girls Programming:

    Oversight and coordination of year round programming in partnership with the Program Team.

    General Responsibilities: 

    Leading start-up, implementation and close-out efforts, including: coordination of supply preparation, curriculum and other group/site specific resources for facilitators

    Assisting with the training and preparation of new Girls Guide Facilitators as they are on-boarded prior to each program term

    Leading promotion and recruitment efforts of girls at partner sites 

    Strengthening and enhancing the reputation of Girls Inc. across the community through responsive partner, girl and family engagement 

    Supporting the organization with major events, attendance at local events, and promoting the organization and its programming 

    Performing other duties as assigned

    2. Data Collection and Tracking: 

    The entire Program Team assists the Director of Programs and the Girls Group Manager with collecting and tracking relevant program data, e.g. enrollment forms, demographic information, and surveys. 

    3. Girls Inc. Experience and Expertise:

    Building a mastery level understanding of gender-specific programming with a focus on girls ages 6 – 18 years old. 

    Requirements: 

    Understanding of Girls Inc. curricula series and associated positive youth development principles

    Knowledge of best-practices in group facilitation and quality youth development programming as well as a commitment to strength-based individual and group work

    Awareness of the various barriers girls face related to navigating K-12 education, post-secondary readiness and career readiness 

    Understanding of ways local trends related to the delivery of culturally responsive programming

    Flexibility, independence, warmth, strong organizational skills, and capacity to problem solve

    4. Other Support and Duties as Assigned: 

    Responsive to all additional requests that come from the Executive Director, the Director of Programs, the Development Director and/or other functional teams at Girls Inc. 

    Requirements: 

    Available to attend local events to network and promote the organization and its programming

    Facilitate presentations and workshops for girls and adults across the community

    Support with completing various administrative and research projects as needed

    Support the organization with major fundraising events, such as Day of the Girl and Power of the Purse

    EXPECTATIONS: 

    Must possess flexibility, independence, warmth, strong organizational skills and capacity to problem solve

    Capacity to take initiative, be proactive, detail-oriented and collaborative

    Relevant and significant experience in gender-specific and/or experiential programming highly desirable

    Must have at least two years of group facilitation/instruction experience with youth

    Commitment to strength-based individual and group work

    Bachelor’s degree in a social science or related field preferred 

    Willingness to have a flexible schedule, e.g. weeknight and weekend availability required

    Regular access to a reliable vehicle, valid driver’s license, and vehicle insurance 

    DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

    Spanish-speaking 

    Experience using databases or CRMs, such as Salesforce

    Weekday afternoon availability 

    Application Guidelines/Contact: To apply, please send cover letter and resume to the Girls Inc. Team at careers@girlsincpnw.org Please send in one document, titled: LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_PTPROGRAMCOORDINATOR doc. (or PDF) Girls Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Salary: $15-17 per hour

    Middle School Site Manager, Camp Fire Columbia

    http://campfirecolumbia.org/

    Posted: 8/10/2017

    Location: Portland Metro

    Closing Date: open until filled

    Type: Full Time

    Description:

    Job Title: Middle School Site Manager

    Reports to: Site Supervisor, MS Coordinator, or Teen Director

    Classification: Full time, Seasonal

    Dates: 8/24/2017-6/2/2018

    Camp Fire Columbia believes that every child should have the opportunity to find and pursue their spark. It is Camp Fire’s intention to contribute to the achievement of all youth while narrowing the gaps between white students and students of color. Camp Fire Columbia’s goal is to address the racial predictability of youth achievement gaps academically, socially, and economically. To achieve this goal, Camp Fire examines how privilege, oppression, and history affect the practices of our organization, and applies that learning to our work to effect meaningful change. 

    Since 2011, the Camp Fire Middle School program has partnered with 12 schools in PPS and with Reynolds and HB Lee Middle Schools in partnership with “I Have A Dream” Oregon. In 2017/18, with over 300 students across 5 schools, Camp Fire provides a caring adult mentor who works with youth both in school and after school, to support student’s growth and preparedness for high school and beyond. For more information, please visit: http://campfirecolumbia.org/

    POSITION SUMMARY

    The Middle School Site Manager is responsible for building strong, empowering relationships in a variety of settings. A typical week includes, but is not limited to: one-on-one mentoring; academic and social skill-building; connective conversations with teachers, school staff, and parents; driving students to a field trip; helping with homework; facilitating lessons; engaging in experiential learning; and attending professional development meetings. 

    Camp Fire’s Youth Advisory Council is made up of students who have been a part of Camp Fire for two to three years. Their input, for what the ideal staff is like: 

     

    • “raise us up” 
    • “create individualized strategies to help students try something new if it is going to better ourselves as individuals” 
    • “patient, funny, and a good listener” 
    • “be weird and get that we are teenagers” 

     

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    Relationship Responsibilities

     

    • Create and maintain a solid relationship with each student via one-on-one mentoring.
    • Support students in envisioning and completing goals; re-framing conflict and creating new social strategies; and thinking about themselves, school, and their future in a new light. 
    • Empower and coach students to develop self-advocacy skills; advocate on their behalf when an adult ally would be beneficial.
    • Create a learning environment built on a foundation of relationships and safety.
    • Model and encourage academic skill-building by attending classes with students and creating new strategies for scholastic and behavioral success.
    • Act as a support or liaison in a variety of contexts including among students, between students and teachers, and between families, students, and the school.
    • Use practices based in trauma informed care and restorative justice to communicate with families, students, and school staff in potentially tense situations. 
    • Collaborate regularly with families via home visits; phone calls to work with families towards student success; and acting as a support or liaison between schools, students, and families.
    • Build relationships within a school site with teachers, school staff and administration, and community partners.
    • Using youth voice, relationships, and safety as a focal point, facilitate afterschool programming for up to 15 youth per cohort that allows students to explore interpersonal dynamics, leadership, academic strategies, and community engagement.
    • Coordinate and transport students on monthly experiential-learning field trips based on student interest. 
    • Provide support to youth as they design and implement an end-of-year service learning project.

     

    Logistics Responsibilities

     

    • Be an active participant on the Camp Fire team by responding to emails and calendar invites in a timely manner and by attending bi-weekly staff meetings, professional development meetings, and individual supervisor meetings.
    • Maintain regular contact with direct supervisor, families, co-workers, school staff, and community partners.
    • Give appropriate and simultaneous attention to each aspect of the position and navigate multiple job duties fluidly.
    • Keep accurate and up-to-date records of student data.
    • Have familiarity with Microsoft Office.
    • KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
    • Two to five years’ related experience and/or training; Associate’s degree (A.A.) in Education, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work or a related field; OR equivalent combination of education and experience. 
    • Ability to empower students of varying ethnic, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds who may also feel disengaged from school.
    • Ability to collaborate with students, families, school employees, and community partners.
    • Three years of experience teaching and/or mentoring underrepresented youth is strongly preferred. 
    • Bilingual preferred, particularly Spanish.

     

    CPR and First Aid certification required by 9/25/2017.

    SALARY AND BENEFITS

    Compensation: Hourly/Non-exempt, depending on experience 

    Camp Fire Columbia offers a full range of benefits including medical, dental and life insurance; 401K and sick leave; and paid holidays. 

    COMMITMENT TO EQUITY: We know that working toward racial equity will require reflection and persistence. Camp Fire Columbia is reviewing our programs and values, deepening relationships with partners who share our goals, and developing policies that will shape our growth and work as an organization.

    As we continue to learn, we strive to:

     

    • Prioritize racial equity in our curriculum, hiring, training, and partnerships.
    • Engage staff and volunteers that are representative of our service community’s demographics.
    • Collect and review information regarding outcomes for youth and employment practices to evaluate our work and adapt our programs and policies.
    • Provide opportunities and support for every youth we serve to achieve their individual goals.
    • Actively seek out expertise and input from families, youth, and the broader community about our programs and progress.

     

    Camp Fire Columbia is not undertaking this work first, or alone. Achieving racial equity will require collective engagement and commitment. With the help of the many great organizations in our community striving for social change, Camp Fire is dedicated to helping all students light their fire.

    Camp Fire welcomes and embraces all youth of diverse cultures, beliefs, experiences, and identities. We are committed to creating a culturally-competent, inclusive, and safe environment for all children, families and staff.

    Camp Fire Columbia is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, age, religion, color, gender, gender expression and identification, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, marital or veteran status, or any other classification protected by law.

    Application Guidelines/Contact: Send cover letter, resume and three references to Human Resources with subject line, “MS SITE MANAGER” to: humanresources@campfirecolumbia.org

    Positions will remain open until filled

    Salary: Hourly/Non-exempt, depending on experience

     

    Housing Program Specialist II - Bilingual (English/Spanish) Impact NW

    http://www.impactnw.org

    Posted: 8/8/2017

    Location: Portland Metro

    Type: Full Time

    Description: Impact NW is a social service non-profit organization whose mission is to help people achieve and maintain self-sufficiency and to prevent and alleviate the effects of poverty. Impact NW is looking for passionate individuals that support our mission to help people prosper through a community of support.

    JOB SUMMARY: The Assertive Engagement Housing Program Specialist II’s responsibility is to provide community based social work services including engagement, coordination, advocacy, support and encouragement, and intensive case management. Responsibilities include applying Assertive Engagement best practices and following Housing First philosophy for individuals and families experiencing housing instability. Specific duties include screening, intake, assessment, barrier removal, life skills training, property manager negotiation, habitability inspections, outreach, information and referral, and ongoing client support. The primary working location for this position is Multnomah County.

    Pay Rate: $15.03 - $16.68/hr

    Location: Dancing Tree10055 E Burnside Portland OR 97216

    Hours: 40 hrs/week

    JOB BENEFITS:

    Generous Paid Time Off (PTO)
    Employer paid healthcare
    401k with employer matching contribution

    REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in social work or related field. Equivalent experience may be substituted for education requirement.

    Bilingual in English and Spanish. Experience in human services, preferably working with families experiencing poverty and homelessness. Experience in working with clients who identify having mental health, addiction/recovery, and/or other long term disabilities.

    Demonstrated ability to effectively work within a strength-based, trauma-informed and person-centered support service delivery model.

    Application Guidelines/Contact:To learn more about this position and apply online, please click on the link below: 

    https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/index.php?/job/apply&clientkey=47F25...

    To learn more about the different program and services Impact NW offers, please visit the website at: www.impactnw.org

     

    Mental Health Counselor

    TITLE: Mental Health Counselor, QMHP
    DEPARTMENT: Old Town Recovery Center - IHART
    SALARY: $47,500 -$54,625/Annually DOE
    SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm

    SUMMARY: The Integrated Health & Recovery Treatment (IHART) Team Mental Health Counselor works as a member of a multi-disciplinary behavioral health home team who provides clinical care within a care team providing close collaboration & coordination with clients enrolled at Old Town Recovery Center who are also paneled in care at Old Town Clinic. The IHART Mental Health Counselor is responsible for the delivery of care to the population assigned to the behavioral health home, ensuring care that is accountable, comprehensive, proactive, well-coordinated and client-centered.
    This team works to address all treatment needs, including crisis management, substance abuse treatment, medication management, physical health treatment, mental health treatment, accessing benefits and entitlements, accessing appropriate and affordable housing, providing counseling, case management and integrated dual diagnosis treatment.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    • 1. Master’s degree in a human services field and one year experience in mental health. Experience
    • with severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI) preferred. Must meet State guidelines for QMHP.
    • 2. CADC certification preferred.
    • 3. Has the competencies necessary to:
    • a. Identify precipitating events;
    • b. Gather histories of mental, emotional and physical disabilities, alcohol and drug use,
    • past mental health services and criminal justice contacts;
    • c. Assess family, social and work relationships
    • d. Conduct a mental status assessment
    • e. Document a multiaxial DSM diagnosis
    • f. Write and implement or supervise implementation of a treatment plan
    • g. Conduct and document a mental health assessment
    • h. Provide mental health treatment and rehabilitative services within ones scope of practice
    • 4. Must meet CCC privileging requirements as required by FTCA.
    • 5. Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
    • 6. Must become a certified Director’s Custody designee in Multnomah County within the first 6
    • months of hire.
    • 7. If in recovery, must be able to document continuous abstinence under independent living
    • conditions or recovery housing for the immediate past two years.
    • 8. If using a vehicle for agency use: Must possess a current driver’s license, access to a vehicle,
    • qualify as an Acceptable Driver as designated in Central City Concern’s Fleet Safety
    • policy; pass an initial drivers training within 60 days of being an approved driver and
    • continued recertification training; and maintain vehicle insurance coverage of a minimum of
    • $100,000/$300,000 personal auto liability coverage.
    • 9. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, TB Test, and background check. This includes
    • clearance by the DHS Background Check Unit.
    • 10. Physical ability to bend, stoop, kneel, squat, twist, reach, pull and lift heavy objects.
    • 11. Must be able to climb stairs several times a day.
    • 12. Must adhere to agency’s non-discrimination policies.
    • 13. Ability to effectively interact with co-workers and clients with diverse ethnic backgrounds,
    • religious views, political affiliation, cultural backgrounds, life-styles and sexual orientations,
    • and treat individuals with respect and dignity.


    HOW TO APPLY: 
    To view the full job description and apply visit:
    www.centralcityconcern.org/jobs 

    ***Applicants must upload a cover letter and resume to their application in order to be considered for this opportunity.***

     

    Program Support Specialist - JYP: Insights Teen Parent Services

    SCHEDULE: 30 - 40 hours per week. Monday – Friday, 9 am to 5 pm

    WAGE/BENEFITS: $15.75 per hour. Janus offers an excellent benefits program including medical, dental, life & long-term disability insurance; EAP; 401(k) and paid time off (waiting periods apply). Voluntary optional coverages are also available.

    TO APPLY: Please submit cover letter and your resume to Tiffany Tucker at ttucker@insightstpp.org or by US mail to Tiffany Tucker, 3308 NE Peerless Place, Portland OR 97232. Position closes Friday, August 18th at 5 pm.

    Due to the volume of applications received, we regret that we can contact only those applicants who are invited to interview. If it happens that you are not contacted to arrange an interview, please know that we are grateful for your interest.

    Janus Youth Programs, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Find out more about Insights at our website, www.insightstpp.org and about Janus at our website, www.janusyouth.org!

    SUMMARY: Insights Teen Parent Services was founded in 1979 at the suggestion of several young mothers who wanted a time and place to gather with other young moms to share their experiences and support each other. 36 years later Insights is the largest service provider in the US whose sole purpose is to provide supportive services to young families. Insights currently operates six distinct home visiting programs providing trauma informed in-home parent education and supportive services to pregnant and parenting moms and dads age 23 and under throughout Multnomah County.

    Insights’ Program Support Specialist performs Insights’ initial family intake and screening by phone or in person and offers support, information and referral directly to families. This position is responsible for providing data entry and office support to Insights’ Home Visiting and Management staff of 20. The Program Support Specialist is the first face and first voice young families, children, donors, colleagues and the community see when they arrive at our office or contact us by phone and a welcoming, approachable demeanor is a must. Insights’ welcomes diversity and seeks to recruit and retain diverse staff as a reflection of the young families we serve and as a demonstration of our commitment to inclusiveness and equity in our community.

    QUALIFICATIONS: Any combination of education, experience and training that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position is qualifying. This would typically include:

    • Associates Degree in human services or child development related field and two years of experience providing customer/client service, OR
    • Two years experience with progressively increased responsibilities in social services, youth services or providing office support
    • Demonstrated, high level of proficiency in operating office equipment including Microsoft Software

    REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: 
    • Value for and desire to work within a multicultural/diverse work environment
    • Personal and professional experiences with cultures other than their own
    • Appreciation and strong understanding of the possibilities and the difficulties faced by young parents and their children
    • Capacity to maintain complete confidentiality
    • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with a range of people, including staff, young parents, children, donors and community partners.
    • Bilingual skills (English/Spanish) are preferred but not required.
    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, including ability to prioritize tasks effectively and to work on multiple projects with frequent interruptions.
    • Ability to work effectively as a team member and independently.
    • Ability to maintain appropriate professional boundaries and confidentiality.
    • Ability to exercise tact, discretion and individual judgment in working with a variety of people.
    • Openness to feedback and supervision.
    • Manual/physical dexterity allowing for performance of routine office functions such as phone use, keyboarding, maintaining office supply inventories, maintaining neat order of lobby and sorting community donations.
    • Manual/physical dexterity allowing for child-care activities and ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILIITIES:

    . 1. Provides direct services to Pregnant/Parenting Youth through age 24
    • Provide intake screening in person or by phone and supervision of young families visiting our donation closet by appointment or drop-in. 
    • Screen incoming client participants and determine most appropriate program based on their needs and eligibility requirements by phone and in person

    2. Provide Community Outreach/ information and receive/organize community information
    • Receive referrals from community agencies and direct to appropriate program; follow-up as needed.
    • Represent Insights services in the community to include public & alternative schools, resources fairs, donor events and other occasions as required.
    • Receive information from local community resources and maintain multiple resources lists to be used by all staff.

    3. Provides technical assistance and administrative support to programs
    • Creates letters and forms for staff; assures adequate supply of program forms are available at all times.
    • Organizes and ensures availability of all program assessment tools and curriculum information, 
    • Organizes and ensures inventory of child development curriculum materials to be used by staff
    • Data entry for multiple programs using Excel, Access and web based databases 
    • Coordinates donation drop off/pick up and sorting, donation receipts, in-kind donation tracking and thank you cards.

    4. Maintains office organization, supplies and equipment.
    • Maintains and orders office supplies and assures adequate inventory is available for program usage.
    • Receives and respond to incoming phone calls and email messages from families, the community and staff
    • Oversee “All-Staff Cleanup Day”, assigning tasks as needed.

    5. Other duties as assigned by Supervisor or Program Director

    OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
    • Work related driving is not required but is strongly preferred. Personal transportation allowing for travel within the greater Portland metropolitan area in a timely manner is required, as is driving an agency vehicle. Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license for state of residency and have a driving record permitting coverage under the corporate liability policy. If driving a personal vehicle for work purposes must also have and maintain personal auto liability coverage ($100,000/$300,000 levels strongly recommended). All employees driving for work purposes, regardless of whether driving a personal or agency vehicle, must complete the agency’s driving approval process before they drive for work.
    • Multnomah County Food Handlers Card is required within 30 days of employment
    • Must pass criminal history clearance

    WORKING CONDITIONS:
    • May involve exposure to communicable diseases which can encompass a variety of illnesses and infections including tuberculosis, Hepatitis A, B, C, infectious meningitis and HIV.
    • Involves primarily office work, but includes traveling to various sites for meetings and community activities within Multnomah County.


    DIVERSITY SPOKEN HERE - JANUS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

    WWW.JANUSYOUTH.ORG

     

    Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette - Call Center Representative - Bilingual Spanish Required

    We are looking for a detailed oriented, customer service focused Call Center Services Staff - Bilingual English/Spanish fluency is required. 

    Position Details: This is a union-represented, non-exempt position.

    Schedule: Full-time (37.5 hours/week). Monday through Thursday 9am - 5pm; Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm.

    Compensation: Starting rate of pay is $12.363 hourly + DOE. Premium pay for bilingual abilities is an additional $.050 hourly, and is contingent upon passing an in-house oral and written language exam.

    Position Summary:

    The Call Center Service Staff I – Front Line Bilingual is responsible for answering phone calls, scheduling appointments, problem solving & triaging questions to appropriate parties, and offering service referrals as needed.  Other responsibilities include accurate patient data, providing general health and contraceptive information. The Call Center is the primary point of contact for patients via telephone, setting the stage for a positive and supportive experience with our organization.  Fosters a positive work environment with external and internal customers by providing professional, efficient and caring service. Performs duties to ensure individual and team productivity metrics and compliance standards are maintained. 

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • High School Diploma or equivalent
    • Demonstrated computer literacy with at least 35 WPM and basic knowledge of keyboarding, using Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, the Internet and data entry systems.
    • Demonstrated Spanish language fluency.  Must score 85% or more on each of the in-house written and oral Fluency Bilingual Tests.
    • Demonstrated basic math skills such as add, subtract, and calculate percentages.
    • Demonstrate the ability to handle stressful, sensitive and/or challenging situations appropriately.
    • Equivalent of 2 years full-time work history including at least 1 year of customer service experience, preferably in a call-center, front-line health care, or social services environment.

    Benefits: 3.4 weeks Paid Time Off (starting rate for first 2 years), excellent low-cost Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance for full time employees, FSA, Short and Long Term Disability, Life AD&D Insurance, 403b Retirement Fund, employee assistance program.

    To Apply: Visit www.ppcw.org/jobs and click on the job for more information and to apply.Applications without cover letters will NOT be reviewed. Spanish fluency is required: non-bilingual candidates will NOT be considered for this position.

    ** If you experience difficulty with our Apply link, please email your resume and cover letter to jobs@ppcw.org and let us know the position you are applying for.

     

    Bilingual Counselor II

    The Bilingual Counselor II is responsible for providing outpatient individual and group counseling services to both Spanish speaking and non-Spanish speaking individuals enrolled in alcohol and drug treatment. Some individuals are in VOA’s Latino Home Base Recovery Program and receive Level 2 outpatient services at in SE Portland – Adelante Program.  This position also provides services to individuals mandated to treatment by the Courts, Probation/Parole or other criminal justice entities. The individual selected may also provide treatment to those addicted to gambling.

    Pay range: $15.67 - $19.20

    Interested applicants must apply online at www.voaor.org/explore-careers

    If you need assistance completing online application, please contact the HR department.

    Volunteers of America Oregon is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability any other category protected by federal, state or local law.


    Position Title:

    Early Head Start Home Visitor

    Department:

    Head Start

    Open Date:

    July 28, 2017

    Reports to:

    Program Area Supervisor

    Close Date:

    August 20, 2017

    Work Location:

    Beaverton, OR

    Hiring Range:

    $17.17-18.89 Hourly

    FLSA Status:

    Non-Exempt

    Position Status:

    Regular Full-Time (RFT)

    Full-Time Equivalent:

    1.00

    Work Hours Per Week:

    40

    Number of Positions:

    1

    Months Active:

    Year-Round

    Positions Supervised:

    0

                           


    Position Summary:

    The Early Head Start Home Visitor offers support, guidance, information, and child development services directly to families in their homes.  The EHS Home Visitor uses the home environment to help parents create rich learning opportunities that build on everyday routines to support their child's development.  The EHS Home Visitor provides support to families whose life circumstances might prevent them from participating in more structured settings, such as those who suffer severe stressors like maternal depression or substance abuse.  The EHS Home Visitor provides weekly support to approximately 12 families.  This position provides a major link between the Early Head Start program, the community, and the families it serves.

    Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

    • Plan and develop an individualized program for each family in collaboration with the parents, including establishing a caring professional relationship and a climate of mutual trust and respect with the parents.
    • Co-plan home visits in collaboration with the parents based on ongoing observations, screenings, assessments, and parent/child interests and needs.
    • Plan and prepare written and developmentally appropriate home visit lesson plans and home visit materials to support the family's needs and educational goals.
    • Work with the parents to strengthen the family's knowledge of child development, including assisting parents to understand how children grow and learn, and planning and conducting child education activities with the parents that meet the child's intellectual, physical, emotional, and social needs.
    • Assist parents in strengthening the family's knowledge of health and nutrition, including integrating health and nutrition education into the program, coordinating with other staff and parents regarding health screenings for family members, and providing information and referrals if necessary.
    • Assist parents to strengthen their knowledge of community resources and support parents in problem-solving.
    • Conduct weekly home visits, lasting 90 minutes, with the parents of each enrolled child.
    • Develop a system to collect, record, and analyze child observations and input data into Teaching Strategies Gold.
    • Share assessment data with parents using the Teaching Strategies GOLD Family Conference form.
    • Conduct developmental screenings and assessments on time to meet 45 and 90 day requirements and as needed for follow up, regular screenings, and well child visits. Input data into Child Plus.
    • Provide families with timely information and referrals to community services as needed, including medical and mental health providers and the interagency network of complimentary services.
    • Assist families with the disability services referral process as necessary and attend the IFSP meetings to support the families and assist in development and achievement of IFSP goals.
    • Conduct twice monthly classroom socializations lasting 2 hours.
    • Plan and prepare written and developmentally appropriate lesson plans, with parent input, for socializations that include curricular activities for the children as well as opportunities that support each family's parenting.
    • Work with parents to establish and maintain regular attendance for their child during socializations.
    • Schedule interpretation services as needed for families during home visits and socializations.
    • Conduct and encourage ongoing parenting education activities including monthly parent meetings, parent participation in Policy Council, and other special gatherings.
    • Submit and maintain records including accurate and complete information about screenings, assessments, referrals, home visitation activities and socializations according to Agency confidentiality policies and procedures.
    • Attend regularly scheduled planning and team meetings.
    • Develop and maintain a respectful relationship with team members, assisting in fostering a collaborative team and environment that values trust and diversity.
    • Develop and maintain respectful and collaborative relationships with Community Action staff and outside agency members such as interpreters and EI teachers/staff.
    • Responsible for understanding and implementing the appropriate Policies and Procedures and Performance Standards as prescribed by the Community Action Early Head Start Program.
    • Strictly adhere to all safety policies and procedures at all times and respond/correct any at-risk safety issues immediately.
    • Strictly adhere to agency code of ethics and standards of workplace behavior.
    • Perform other duties as assigned to meet business needs including regular and reliable attendance and adherence to all company workplace behavior standards.

    Marginal Functions and Responsibilities:

    • Other marginal functions and responsibilities as assigned.

    Required Education/Training/Experience:

    • Education: Minimum of a Home Visitor Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) or equivalent coursework as part of an associate's or bachelor's degree. Applicants with an infant toddler CDA will be considered and must be willing to obtain a Home Visitor CDA on or before August 1, 2018. Transcripts, diplomas and/or Child Development Associate Credential certificates are required to validate educational requirements.
    • Experience: Minimum of one year of relevant experience and demonstrated knowledge in infant/toddler (ages birth-3 years) development, education, health, nutrition, and safety as well as family dynamics and adult learning principles.
    • Must be able to successfully pass applicable background and Oregon Central Background Registry checks prior to new hire processing and beginning actual employment.
    • Completion of appropriate Fit for Duty and TB Testing according to Head Start regulations prior to date of hire.
    • Knowledge of community resources and the skills to link families with appropriate agencies and services.
    • Knowledge of appropriate safety practices.
    • Skill in communicating and motivating people.
    • Ability to maintain accurate, objective and complete records in a confidential manner and in accordance with program deadlines.
    • Ability to prioritize tasks and excellent time management skills.
    • Ability to work independently and creatively to solve problems.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Ability to set and maintain professional boundaries with families.
    • Intermediate computer literacy and familiarity with applications such as databases and spreadsheets, word processing, e-mail and internet.

    Preferred:

    • Bachelor's or advance degree in social science, early childhood development or related social services degree with experience working with infants and toddlers, and families. Transcripts, diplomas and/or Oregon Registry Step Certificates are required to validate educational requirements.
    • Experience and knowledge of Washington County Social Services and/or experience helping people identify resources, strategies and networks.
    • Prior Head Start or Early Head Start program experience.
    • Bilingual Spanish/English, written and verbal.

    Required Licensing or Other Special Certifications:

    • Access to reliable transportation for home visits, valid driver's license and proof of vehicle insurance.
    • Current Oregon Registry Step Certificate (or acquired within 90 days from date of hire).
    • First Aid/CPR certification or acquired within 30 days from date of hire.
    • Food Handler's card acquired within 30 days from date of hire.

    Required Physical Demands of Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

    • Work is conducted mostly in client home and classroom environments.  Must be able to travel to and from homes and access homes using stairs and or uneven pavement.
    • Moderate phone use. 
    • Moderate use of video terminal and keyboarding.
    • Ability to monitor and respond to events going on at all times in home, classroom, and outdoor play areas.
    • Physical ability to move quickly in order to redirect children for the purpose of ensuring a child's safety or the safety of others in the environment.
    • Ability to respond appropriately both physically and mentally to en emergency or crisis situation, such as to provide CPR and/or First Aid to an infant or child up to age 3, to evacuate a building, etc.
    • In normal work day, may stand/walk __4__ hrs/day; may sit _4_ hrs/day; may drive _10 hrs/week; may use hands for repetitive grasping, pushing and pulling, typing and fine manipulation _2_ hrs/day; may use hands at or above shoulder level for _1_ hrs/day.
    • In normal work day, may bend, squat, and/or climb frequently. Frequent kneeling, stooping, bending and sitting on the floor or in small chairs.
    • Work is light in nature, occasional lifting up to 20 lbs. with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 10 lbs. Occasional lifting of a child weighing up to 60 lbs.
    • May require walking or standing to a significant degree, or sitting most of the time with a degree of pushing and pulling of arm and/or leg controls.

    Special Note on Central Background Registry Requirement:

    In order to be offered any position within our Head Start program, you must be currently enrolled in Oregon's Central Background Registry.  If you are not currently enrolled, you may still be considered for this position, but no offer of employment may be extended to you until this requirement has been completed.  For information on how to enroll in Oregon's Central Background Registry, please visit www.childcareinoregon.org or call the Office of Child Care at 1.800.556.6616.

    How to Apply for this Position:

    To be considered we must receive a completed Community Action Employment Application form.  You are welcome to also include a cover letter and resume at your option.  Transcripts may be required for certain positions.  Applications can be completed on our website: www.caowash.org or you can print off the application to complete or pick up the application form at either of our following locations:

    Hillsboro 1001 SW Baseline St, Hillsboro OR 97123

    Beaverton 5050 SW Griffith Dr, Suite 101, Beaverton OR 97005

    Be sure to submit your application in a timely manner.  If you choose not to complete an online application, you can send your completed application form, optional resume and cover letter and any other required documents via fax at 503.357.6057.  If you prefer to mail your application be sure to mail attention Human Resources at the Hillsboro office address above.

    All application submissions will be acknowledged with a receipt notification. If you are selected for an interview, we will contact you. 

    All current Community Action employees are encouraged to apply for openings at Community Action which they are interested in.  For current employees, some qualifications may be met by an equivalent combination or education and experience at the discretion of the employer.

    Benefits:  All regular full-time (RFT) status positions of 0.50 full-time equivalent or higher are eligible for our outstanding benefits package including:

    • Generous paid sick and vacation time
    • 12 0bserved holidays
    • Medical, vision and dental insurance
    • Free life and long term disability insurance
    • Medex travel assistance
    • Employer-matched 403(b) retirement plan
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Rich and diverse mission-based working environment

    COMMUNITY ACTION IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

    Community Action is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, age, race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, or other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state equal employment opportunity laws.  Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and selection process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need.

     

    Alcohol & Drug Outreach Worker

    Responsible for providing quality outreach services for substance abuse assessment and treatment programs to parents referred by DHS Child Welfare. The A&D Outreach Worker will work individually with parents by building on strengths and reducing barriers to available services, and as a team member with other A&D Outreach Workers and Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselors.

    Pay range: $12.81 - $15.37

    For more information & to apply for this position, please visit our website: www.voaor.org/explore-careers

    If you need assistance completing online application, please contact the HR department.

    Employment Coordinator, HomePlate

    REPORTS TO: Executive Director FLSA STATUS: Salary, 1 FTE

    Established in 2005, HomePlate is a grassroots youth drop-in and street outreach non-profit that offers hot meals, showers, resources, referrals, recreation, and positive interactions with adults. Located in Washington County and serving young people ages 12-24, HomePlate provides services to ov er 500 youth per year. Our mission is to support the positive development of young people experiencing homelessness or housing instability through community building, education, access to services and resources, and youth empowerment. HomePlate successfully connects community members and youth at-risk together in relationship in order to engage youth towards meeting their education, housing, employment, medical, and other needs. We encourage you to visit our website at www.HomePlateYouth.org to learn more. We are looking for someone who has great passion for youth and young adults.

    The overall responsibility of the Employment Coordinator is to work with young people to prepare for, find, and retain employment. Time will be divided between providing direct service to participants at our drop-in centers, supervising and coaching youth in our social business ventures, researching job opportunities, and building relationships with volunteers, businesses and supporters.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Drop-in Employment Support: Provide direct employment support services to young people experiencing homelessness in Washington County at two of three drop-in nights per week as well as the Tuesday day drop-in.
    • Example activities include: providing lists of current job opportunities, coaching youth with unique barriers to employment (criminal record, currently homeless, lack of education or employment history, etc.), educating youth on job-training opportunities (both at HomePlate and in the community), and communicating with staff and volunteers on employment opportunities. Drop-in hours are Mondays and Thursdays in Hillsboro, Wednesdays in Beaverton 6:00 to 8:00 PM.
    • Direct, supportive employment supervision: Act as the youth-staff supervisor for HomePlate’s social business ventures and internal internships. These operations employ/intern youth short term to provide references, experiences and skills for future employment.
    • Sit-n-Stay: A dog-sitting service at the Beaverton Farmers Market (Saturdays 7am to 2:30pm, May- September) which employs 3-5 youth for first-time or bridge job programs.
    •  HomePerk: Designed for youth with significant barriers to employment (for example, social anxiety) to provide one-on-one mentorship and on-the-job coaching. 
    • HomeBase Leadership Program: Each Sit-n-Stay season, supervise one graduated youth and provide additional on-and-off-the-job leadership training in supervision, management, etc.
    •  Build and maintain collaborative relationships with schools, businesses, and neighborhood organizations to enhance wrap-around supportive employment and education opportunities.
    • Emphasize a strength-based approach as HomePlate supports homeless individuals in their efforts to move into stability.
    • Work effectively with a diverse team of HomePlate staff.
    • Maintain current information on the availability and status of community programs and resources that are necessary and relevant to the youth’s employment, training and education.
    • Participate in the planning process for curriculum and future social-business program development. This includes leading the monthly meeting of the Social Business Task Force.
    • Support the positive engagement and relationship building of youth and volunteers at drop-in.
    • Provide oversight and guidance to employment-support volunteers & interns.
    • Accurately document all services as required by program procedures. Maintain and update all necessary databases for tracking youth progress, program objectives and outcomes, and contractual and licensing requirements. This includes youth files as well as ancillary  databases and tracking systems.
    •  Work closely with staff to maintain to share necessary concerns, successes, and efforts for youth.
    •  Sustain existing programs such as HomePerk and Sit 'n Stay and create new opportunities though business ventures or community alliances.
    • Research employment and internship opportunities for young people. Make connections with employers and bridge these connections with the youth. Support youth through internships with regular check-in meetings.
    • Participate in team building staff meetings and organizational functions.

    Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

     

    •  Experience building trust relationships and collaborative efforts with diverse individuals and organizations.
    •  Experience working with young people who are homeless; outreach and local Washington County social service knowledge and businesses are a plus.
    •  Commitment to non-judgmental, non-violent and holistic responses to those in need.
    •  Flexibility to work nights and or weekends to meet youth, train and begin programs.
    •  Must be self-motivated and work well in unstructured, sometimes chaotic environment.
    •  Ability to work effectively with and support others in a team environment and independently.
    •  Critical thinking skills to make sound decisions independently.
    •  Strong commitment to "meeting youth where they are" and use of this principal to assist youth in attaining their employment goals.
    •  Ability to manage multiple tasks requiring excellent organizational skills.
    •  Strong communication and interpersonal skills. Must be able to collaborate with partners outside of the agency. Ability to use diplomacy during difficult circumstances.
    • Ability to interact appropriately with people from diverse socio-economic, racial, ethnic and varying cultural groups.
    •  Ability to work hours outdoors, and on your feet.
    •  Familiarity with computers and basic software use is required. Ability to work with or learn computer data entry programs and familiarity with Office Suite software. Fluency in social media websites, e.g. Facebook, Twitter, etc.
    •  Fluency in Spanish is a plus.

     

    Pay and Benefits: Salary starting at $35,000. Employer paid 79% for medical & 100% for dental benefits for employee and 50% covered for dependents, $500 HRA; paid time off.

    HomePlate values diversity in its workforce and is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates of color are encouraged to apply.

    To Apply: Send a résumé, application questions (below), and a cover letter that clearly states how your background and skills/abilities make you well suited for the position. Email your application materials to: jobs@homeplateyouth.org. Because of the volume of applications, please understand that we will not be able to respond to email or phone inquiries, but all applicants will receive responses regarding the status of the application process. Open until filled.

     Every duty in the job description is based on having solid rapport and trust with the youth.

     

    • Give an example of your success building relationships and collaborative efforts among diverse populations.
    • What interests you most about HomePlate and this position?
    •  What qualities do you think are necessary to make a success of this job? Why do you believe you hold them?
    • What do you believe the barriers to ending homelessness are? What do you believe is the reason that homelessness exists in Washington County?
    • What does the following mean to you: “Relationships rather than rules – because in the end it’s about people.” 

     

     

    Thank you for your interest in HomePlate.

     

    Beaverton Severe Weather Shelter Coordinator, Just Compassion of East Washington County

    TEMPORARY POSITION, FOR OCTOBER 2017-APRIL 2018 Compensation: Stipend of $10,000. No benefits.This position will require evenings, weekends, and on-call hours, as well as the ability to travel on-site in times of severe weather, such as heavy snow, ice, and rain.

    Closing Date: August 25, 2017

    The Beaverton Severe Weather Shelter (BSWS) was opened in January 2017 at the Beaverton Community Center (12350 SW 5th St.) providing up to thirty adults (18 and older) with a warm, safe place for the night. The BSWS is a collaboration between the City of Beaverton and Just Compassion of East Washington County. As part of the Washington County Coordinated Response Plan, staff and volunteers follow protocol for all county shelters in maintaining a safe, welcoming environment.  The Shelter Coordinator will act as primary contact for all shelter activities and be responsive to Just Compassion of East Washington County and the City of Beaverton. This person is responsible for operation of the shelter every Thursday night from November 1, 2017-March 30, 2018, as well as additional evenings of opening due to severe weather. There will be no more than 50 nights of opening. The Shelter Coordinator will train and manage volunteers, coordinate essential services such as laundry, meals, and cleaning, and ensure compliance with shelter rules. They will be the only paid staff person at the shelter, supported by a team of approximately seven volunteers on any given night. 

    The position requires a public-service oriented individual, with excellent organizational and communications skills, including the ability to interact with people from different   backgrounds. The successful candidate will be able to manage multiple tasks, respond quickly and calmly to situations, dictate rules clearly and effectively, resolve conflicts in a respectful manner, and motivate a team of volunteers.

    Responsibilities: 

     

    • Opening and closing the shelter every Thursday and when the shelter is activated due to severe weather, including intake of clients.
    •  Maintain equipment, supplies, and shelter facility for cleanliness and security.
    • Order additional supplies as necessary and report facility issues.
    • Recruit, train, and manage volunteers for various roles including check-in, food preparation  and serving, and overnight supervision.
    • Coordinate laundry, cleaning, and meal service, arranging orders and appointments on a regular basis as well as for last-minute shelter openings. Track required data for Washington County and the City of Beaverton, providing regular reports that include guest and host documents, sign-in forms, volunteer hours log, and a budget of shelter expenditures.
    •  Enforce shelter rules and ensure volunteer and guest safety through strict compliance of on-site hours, no drug/alcohol policy, conflict resolution, and appropriate staffing levels.
    •  Report and maintain communication with other severe weather shelters.
    •  Serve as overnight host as needed.

     

    Minimum Qualifications

     

    • Two years of experience in working with homeless individuals, a bachelor’s degree in social work, or some combination of experience and education.
    •  Experience or training in mental health work, crisis de-escalation, conflict resolution, and/or providing trauma-informed care.
    • Familiar with resources for homeless individuals and with social service referral for Washington and Multnomah counties.
    •  Experience managing/supervising volunteers and enthusiasm for working with people from diverse backgrounds.
    •  Flexible schedule and ability to travel to the shelter regardless of weather conditions.
    •  Work history in community-based or nonprofit organizations.
    •  Detail oriented, strong time-management skills, and experience with administrative duties, including proficiency with Microsoft Office.

     

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Bilingual in one of the city’s priority languages (Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Arabic, Japanese, Russian).

    To apply send your resume and a cover letter to Carol Herron at: ccherron@juno.com

    In your cover letter, please include responses to the following:

    • Why does this position interest you?
    • What experience do you have working with homeless adults or at homeless shelters?
    • Please describe any training or experience you have with mental health work, crisis deescalation, and/or trauma-informed care.

     

    Human Services Investigator, ADVSD

    County Human Services is pleased to announce a competitive recruitment for a Human Services Investigator with the Aging, Disability and Veterans Services Division.

    Do you have excellent interviewing and report writing skills? Use your skills with the Aging, Disability & Veterans Services Division of the Department of County Human Services to provide protection against abuse and neglect of vulnerable elders in our community. 

    As a Human Services Investigator, you are responsible for interviewing witnesses, victims and perpetrators, collecting documentation, and writing in-depth reports. You investigate abuse allegations involving residents living in nursing facilities, residential care facilities, assisted living facilities and adult foster care homes. The majority of our investigators spend much of their time in the field, and some of their time in the office. Currently we have one vacancy at the Tabor Square office in Southeast Portland. 

    The eligible list created from this recruitment may be used to fill future regular, limited duration, or temporary positions at any of our locations.

    Human Services Investigators have excellent perception for investigative details and can promptly analyze responses to help uncover the underlying causes of each case.
    We are also looking for the following attributes:

     

    • Ability to effectively prioritize and manage your time
    • Accurate and concise report writing skills
    • Superior verbal communication: open, straight-forward, and clear
    • Ability to gather correct information and tell a complete story
    • Professional demeanor and effective interaction with diverse community members and co-workers

    Apply by 11:59 PM on Tuesday, August 22, 2017

     

     

    For additional information about this position or to apply, please go to Job #6301-25 at multco.us/jobs

    July 2017
    Case Manager
     CHILDREN'S CENTER is a private non-profit community mental health agency using a strengths-based, client-directed outcome-informed approach to services. We serve approximately 1000 children and families annually.
    Be part of a team of professionals providing school and home-based case management and behavioral-skill building services to children and adolescents with mental health issues. 50% of the position is in a high school setting working with identified students and their parents with the goal of increasing
    academic success to ensure graduation. Responsibilities include providing ongoing mental health
    support to youth to address mental health issues including self-harm, depression, trauma, and
    substance abuse throughout the school year, increasing parental involvement and connecting parents to necessary community resources. 50% of the position is working along-side family therapists to
    implement case plans for all age-groups in home, school and community settings. Excellent written and oral communication skills, strong organization skills and ability to work with team members required.
    BA or BS in behavioral sciences+ 2 yrs. exp. in mental health field. Registration as agency affiliated
    counselor in State of WA required. This is a full-time position. Competitive salary and excellent benefits.
    Benefits include:
    • Full medical and dental insurance for employees
    • Two weeks vacation for first 2 years of employment, three weeks vacation thereafter
    • Five hours personal leave per month
    • Generous holiday benefit
    • Retirement plan including voluntary 401(K) and employer contribution
    • Short-term disability insurance
    • Professional development dollars
    • Weekly Supervision
    Interested applicants will provide their cover letter, resume, and two references to
    patb@thechildrenscenter.org
    Trauma Counselor III (Drug Court)

    The Drug Court Counselor III is culturally responsive within the African American population and responsible for providing trauma informed services, outpatient individual and group counseling services to clients referred through the Multnomah County Drug Courts to the InAct program.  Works under the direct supervision of the Community and Corrections Clinical Supervisor.

    Pay range: $18.06 - $22.12

    For more information and to apply online

    If you need assistance completing online application, please contact the HR department.

     

    Store to Door is Hiring! (12 hours/week) 

    Program Associate & Delivery Driver in Beaverton
    12 hours/week (Tues, Wed, Thurs)
    $12.64-$14.22/hour

    Position Summary: We are looking for an energetic person to support our nonprofit grocery shopping and delivery program. The Program Associate & Driver supports safe and efficient service delivery including client order taking, grocery order shopping and delivery to home-bound elders and people with disabilities.  The Program Associate & Driver greets and supports volunteers and ensures that all orders are accurately shopped and delivered. 

     

     

    To Apply Send Application To:  jobs@storetodooroforegon.org
    Application found on our website  

     

    Program Manager - InAct

    Position Summary: The program manager is responsible for daily clinical and administrative management of the Reentry Enhancement Coordination (REC) and Moving Forward Programs – including clinical oversight; financial supervision and budget management; quality assurance; relations with program community partners; training and staff development; developing and maintaining cost-effective and efficient work processes and assuring compliance with relevant ethical standards, regulations and contract requirements.

    Education, Training and Experience:

    • Master’s degree in counseling, psychology, or social work. CADC II required.
    • Required knowledge and skills to meet VOA’s Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) credentialing requirements as required by Oregon Administrative Rules to treat adults.
    • Minimum of four years of experience providing direct service in substance abuse and mental health counseling. 
    • Spanish speaking preferred.
    • Budget management and development experience.
    • Experience working with at-risk populations and with clients who have criminal behavior.
    • Experience developing policies and evidence-based practices to serve high-risk populations.

    Competencies:

    • Cultural competence and a proven ability to support and develop culturally competent and/or culturally-specific programming. Ability to effectively interact with co-workers and clients with diverse ethnic backgrounds, religious views, political affiliations, cultural backgrounds, lifestyles, and sexual orientations, and treat each individual with respect and dignity.
    • Strong clinical supervision skills.
    • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities.
    • Clear and effective oral and written communication skills.
    • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
    • Computer literate – functional ability with Word, Excel, Outlook and electronic medical records.

    Pay range: $21.60 - $27.00/hour

    Interested applicants must apply online 

     Volunteers of America Oregon is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability any other category protected by federal, state or local law.

    Youth Advocate

    Youth Advocate

    Department/Program: Youth and Education Services

    Compensation: Starts at $16.00 hourly or commensurate with experience

    Benefits:

    Paid time off is based on tenure with the agency and includes accruals of sick and vacation hours (see agency Personnel Policy manual for PTO accrual rates). NAYA recognizes ten paid holidays per calendar year. NAYA also provides medical, dental, and vision insurance, a Flexible Spending Account, and Life Insurance. Employees may enroll in a 401K retirement plan after 1 year of employment.

    Employment Status: Regular, Full-Time, Non-Exempt

    Hours: General working hours are 9am-6pm; flexible work schedule available upon approval; evenings and occasional weekends, as assigned.

    Supervision: No supervisory requirements

    ReportsTo: Youth Advocacy Manager

    Job Location: Portland, OR

    Created/Revised: March/July 2017

    Position Description:

    This position is responsible for completing assigned program activities that comply with funding requirements and agency program goals to provide direct support to American Indian and Alaska Native students in developing skills, knowledge and abilities to succeed in educational achievement. The Youth Advocate will work closely with youth to assist in the completion of academic programs and to improve reading, writing and math competencies. The Youth Advocate will need to be able to effectively communicate with students, parents, teachers and school officials. The NAYA Family Center is equipped with an up-to-date computer lab, Internet access, and a small library. This position is primarily a direct service position (75%). The remaining time will be dedicated to record keeping and general administrative tasks.

    Essential Functions:

    Advocacy:

    • Provide outcomes based student assessment, strength based interventions, activities, academic counseling and support for 20-30 Native American Middle and High school aged youth in coordination with families.
    • Provide students with academic supports; ensure students have access to educational skills and life-skill development programming, as well as any programs or opportunities that the students demonstrate an interest in or need based on youth assessment.
    • Perform educational advocacy on behalf of students with local schools and/or educational agencies
    • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with local schools and/or educational agencies
    • Prepare written correspondence and/or program documents as required
    • Perform assessment of family strengths to identify capacity to support student; develop support agreement with parent/guardian/significant family member to support student; develop and conduct parent/guardian skill building workshops.

    Connect student with services:

    • Identify and recommend NAYA Family Center programs or other community resources as needed and appropriate.
    • Disburse student/client assistance funds including bus tickets and school supplies in compliance with funding source and program priorities.
    • Refer students to the following programs, as well as support the student in an effort for the student to find success in these programs:
      • Learning Center: coordinate academic support with tutors and increase participation in the Learning Center through community outreach. Provide one-on-one and/or small group tutoring for youth during Learning Center hours, or during after-school times as well as serve as a teaching/subject resource for tutors.
      • Skill Based learning opportunities: Plan, coordinate, teaches classes/workshops that develop youth skills and knowledge so that youth have higher success rates in the classroom, testing and overall academic success in schools.
      • Field Trips: Organize and coordinate fields trips that intellectually stimulate and encourage NAYA Family Center youth participation in accordance with agency policy and procedures.

    Transportation:

    • Assist the Youth & Education Services Department with the coordination of transportation for students (i.e. tutoring, field trips, etc) and provide transportation for youth using agency vehicles.
    • Provide transportation of clients as needed using agency vehicles and following agency vehicle reservation and check-out guidelines. Assist with picking up students from their schools and bringing them to the NAYA Family Center for services as well as assist with dropping students off at home after programming ends

    Data Collection:

    • Input data, and maintain NAYA and/or contractually required information database systems to track client information
      • Includes documenting weekly case management services to students in accordance with agency policy and procedures (including use of comprehensive client database).
      • Includes entering client data, assisting and/or preparing periodic reports
      • Database examples include but are not limited to: Efforts to Outcome (ETO), Synergy, and Service Point

     Additional Duties:

    • Other duties as assigned by Youth Advocacy Manager and/or Director of Youth & Education Services
    • Additional Youth Advocate Duties:
    • Participate in staff trainings
    • Perform community outreach and maintain an updated community resource directory
    • Prepare program planning activity worksheets in accordance with program guidelines
      • Prepare  required  activity  reports  and  participate  in  program  evaluation  activities  as  assigned, including programmatic and fiscal reports as required by funding sources
      • Additional NAYA Family Center Duties:
      • Understand and adhere to confidentiality
      • Coordinate wraparound services effectively with other NAYA Family Center programs and staff
      • Participate in trainings and/or meetings to ensure program outcomes are achieved
        • Represent NAYA with the utmost professionalism at community events and other public relations opportunities
        • Work as an active member of departmental team
        • Participate actively in cross-departmental team projects
        • Contribute to fostering a safe and secure environment for community members and staff

    Qualifications:

    Education & Training:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Education or Social Work or similar field required
    • A combination of equivalent education and experience may be an acceptable substitute
      • Master’s Degree in Education or Social Work or similar field preferred
      • Knowledge of Native American history, an understanding of the diversity of the local American Indian/Alaskan Native community and issues surrounding the Urban Indian experience

    Certifications/Credentials:

    • Certification (or ability to certify) and ability to maintain certification in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), 1st Aid and Automatic External Defibulator (AED)

    Experience:

    • Experience working within diverse populations (specifically with the urban and reservation Native American population, including working within a tribe, board, or other organization) strongly preferred
    • Three (3) years of experience in educational support, youth development and/or human services with low income and culturally diverse populations
    • Demonstrated ability managing a moderate number of clients/cases (40 or more) Skills:
      • Ability to deal with different people and situations appropriately, including effective communication with people from diverse backgrounds
      • Communication skills, active listening, verbal and written, including public presentation skills
      • Proficient computer skills including:
      • Web-based research
      • Word Processing
      • MS Excel
      • Database use
      • Email

     Work Environment: 60% office/classroom, 40% outside office including travel time.

    Physical Requirements:

    • The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell.
    • The employee may be required to sit for extended periods of time.
    • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.
    • Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
    • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Equipment Used:  Computer, phone, fax, copy machine.

    SafetyConsiderations:Some travel may be required.

     Other Requirements:

    1. Valid Oregon or Washington State Driver License (must be eligible to be an insured driver under NAYA Family Center’s liability insurance policy)
    2. Successful completion of a background investigation (including a fingerprint criminal history check)

    Application Procedures:

    Interested candidates should submit:

    1. A Cover Letter addressing your qualifications for the position and why you are interested in joining the NAYA Family Center team
    2. A current Resume
    3. A completed NAYA Application for Employment Form

    Application forms and additional information about employment at NAYA Family Center can be found here

    E-mail: hr@nayapdx.org

     

    Sun Community School Site Manager

    This position is critical to the continued growth and sustainability of Latino Network’s school based programs.  The SUN Community School Site Manager supervises site-based SUN staff, organizes

    SUN School extended day and family engagement activities, cultivates strong relationships with school and partner organization staff and is the point of contact for the assigned school administration.  This position is full-time and reports the SUN Program Manager.

    Latino Network seeks a bilingual, bi-cultural mission-driven professional with proven nonprofit and community experience to lead a full range of activities for a growing organization. As part of a dedicated team working toward a shared vision, the SUN Community School Site Manager is charged with supporting the SUN Program Manager in all aspects of program development and implementation. This is a roll-up-your-sleeves position with the capacity to impact the education and wellbeing of hundreds of young Latino children and their families each year.

    For more information, please visit their website.

     

    OAAP Attorney Counselor

    The Oregon Attorney Assistance Program is hiring an attorney-counselor to assist lawyers, judges, law students, and other members of the legal community with a wide range of personal issues including substance use, career transition, behavioral health, and stress management.

    For more information, please visit their website.

    Pathfinders of Oregon

    Pathfinders of Oregon is hiring a part-time (20 hours a week) bilingual English/Spanish facilitator for an elementary school trauma group. The facilitator will use the Bounce Back curriculum with children in grades 3-5 at four separate SUN elementary schools in East Multnomah County. The group will be specifically for children with parents involved in the criminal justice and/or child welfare systems. While this is a trauma intervention, it focuses primarily on skill building in addition to enrichment activities as part of the SUN community school extended day.  People with at least 3 years of experience working in child and family mental health are encouraged to apply. QMHP helpful but not required. 

    Visit their website for more information.

    Social Workers for Emergency Department with Asante

    Asante Three Rivers Medical Center is looking for two social workers for their Emergency Department.  Do not have to be licensed at this time. Fantastic experience working with emergency room cliental and promoting outreach into the community. 

    For more information, please email jon.ireland@asante.org

    Residential Counselor - Luke Dorf

    Purpose: (General description and summary):

    Provides adults disabled by serious mental illness with supportive services as described in the Oregon Administrative Rules. This includes ensuring a clean and organized environment, supporting residents in their individual recovery goals, and assisting with medication administration as ordered by a licensed medical professional. Residential counselors may also lead activities, assist in the implementation of treatment plan interventions and provide skills training and activities as assigned.

    For more information, please visit the job posting.

    Yamhill County HHS is hiring several positions:

    Substance Abuse Coordinator

    Care Coordinator

    Certified Medical Assistant

    Public Health Nurse

    Environmental Health Specialist

    For information on these jobs, visit their website.

    Case Manager 2 - Bilingual Spanish - Multnomah Co. Health. Dept.

    The School Based mental health case manager (CM2) will help problem solve and identify needs and the accompanying resources to increase attendance and reduce emotional behavioral issues interfering with the educational goals of K-3 students. The purpose of the service is to provide complex case management to students and their families referred from the following school districts: Centennial, David Douglas, Gresham-Barlow, Parkrose, Portland Public and Reynolds. Expected caseload is approximately 30 students. 

    For full information, please visit the job posting.

    Case Manager 2 - Multnomah Co. Health Dept.

    The School Based mental health case manager (CM2) will help problem solve and identify needs and the accompanying resources to increase attendance and reduce emotional behavioral issues interfering with the educational goals of K-3 students. The purpose of the service is to provide complex case management to students and their families referred from the following school districts: Centennial, David Douglas, Gresham-Barlow, Parkrose, Portland Public and Reynolds. Expected caseload is approximately 30 students. 

    For full information, please visit the job posting.

    Case Manager 2 - African American Cultural Competency - Multnomah Co. Health Dept.

    This position require Knowledge Skills and Abilities with regards familiarity with the African American culture.

    The School Based mental health case manager (CM2) will help problem solve and identify needs and the accompanying resources to increase attendance and reduce emotional behavioral issues interfering with the educational goals of K-3 students. The purpose of the service is to provide complex case management to students and their families referred from the following school districts: Centennial, David Douglas, Gresham-Barlow, Parkrose, Portland Public and Reynolds. Expected caseload is approximately 30 students. 

    For full information please visit the job posting.

    Program Coordinator with Open School

    The Program Coordinator is responsible for the successful implementation of all aspects of the Step Up Program that includes program planning and administration (including recruitment and enrollment of student participants), staff leadership & development, public relations, oversight of academic tutoring and case management for all Step Up participants. The Program Coordinator is expected to work independently as a part of the Step Up leadership team, and is provided limited goal-based supervision by the Program Manager and/or Program Director.

    EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
    Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university in a related field and three (3) years-experience and/or training working with under-served and multi-cultural youth in an educational setting; with one (1) year of supervising employees is required or equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to be collaborative and work with a diverse population to solve problems and provide high quality customer service.

    Email a cover letter and resume to jobs@openschoolnw.org with the position number, 2017-21, in the subject line.

    Bilingual Spanish applicants strongly preferred.

    Child & Family Therapist with Kinship House

    The work requires experience and willingness to support children as they journey through the complex systems in which they live. Kinship House places a high priority on clinical expertise and experience working with the partners who touch the lives of the children we serve including DHS caseworkers, CASA, school teachers, daycare providers, foster parents, birth parents, lawyers, the court and adoptive parents. The position should expect as part of the work to be called on to collaborate with and appear before the court and other child welfare processes and partners to support the best interest of the child. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience of training and practical work with attachment, trauma, addictions, child development and systems theory. It is preferred that the candidate have practical experience and training with play, art and experiential therapies and children with FAE/FAS diagnosis. This position reports to assigned Clinical Supervisor. 

    Required qualifications: 

    • A Master’s degree in a State of Oregon QMHP eligible field and three years clinical experience. 
    • Desire to work as part of a team and willingness to promote the principles and views of Kinship House. 
    • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously. 
    • Ability to work well with people from all backgrounds with varying degrees of experience. 
    • Training, CEU’s pertaining to addiction/substance use issues.
    • Valid Driver’s License and reliable transportation.

    Submit a cover letter, resume, and answers to the supplemental questions listed below to ts@kinshiphouse.org

    Supplemental Questions:
    1. Please describe how you conduct a clinical trauma assessment with school age children aged 5-11.
    2. Please describe how you conduct a clinical trauma assessment with youth age 12-18.

    Resident Assets Coordinator with ROSE Community Development

    ROSE, an affordable housing organization based in outer SE Portland, is hiring a Resident Assets Coordinator to join our team! The purpose of the Resident Assets program is to promote healthy families, successful children, resident leaders, and communities of opportunity for ROSE residents. The Resident Assets Coordinators use an asset-based community development approach to support residents of ROSE affordable housing, with an emphasis on equity and inclusion. This position is full-time (30-40 hours per week), permanent and non-exempt. 

    For the information and application, visit the website.

    Maternal and Child Health Coordinator

    The position involves answering clients’ phone calls and offering referrals to maternal and child health services, parenting resources, reproductive health, immunizations and related programs. The Maternal and Child Health Coordinator represents 211info on external committees, conducts trainings, assists with program reports and maintains program-related resource records in the 211info database.

    Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree, preferably in public health, nursing, social work or a related field; one to three years’ experience working in maternal and child health, early childhood education, family health or a related field; and one to three years’ experience providing information and referral to community and health programs. Strong communications and teamwork skills are necessary.

    Spanish-English bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

    For full information, please visit their website.

    Workforce Specialist with Human Solutions

    SUMMARY: Recruit, screen and provide assessment for all potential Living Solutions Project participants. Provide career track job exploration, training placement, job coaching, and support services to participants. Work closely with WorkSource Oregon to determine program eligibility. Coordinate efforts with other partner organization to ensure program success. 

    EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's Degree in social service/social sciences field with at least six (6) months experience providing workforce development services; or any combination of education and work experience in social services, employment development and case management totaling four years.
    Experience with pre-employment activities and job search development. 
    Advanced knowledge and/or experience in job development and placement activities. 
    Knowledge and/or experience of vocational and/or placement counseling for immigrant and refugee populations. Knowledge of the local job market and concerns of employers. 

    To apply, send resume and cover letter, along with 3 professional references, to rlopez@humansolutions.org

    Mental Health Therapist with Daybreak Youth Services

    The Counselor is responsible for case management, individual counseling, family counseling, and group counseling for their assigned clients. This role will establish individual client treatment plans which include treatment and discharge planning and monitoring progress towards treatment goals through discharge. This position will maintain case records in compliance with agency standards and federal and state regulations. The Primary Counselor will interview clients in order to obtain information and insight regarding clients' conditions and needs along with running groups with individuals, groups and families to teach clients in regards to substance abuse, parenting, and adolescent development.The welfare and safety of the clients entrusted to our care is the primary responsibility of all Daybreak Youth Services staff.

    Education/Experience: Minimum qualifications include a Master’s Degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or related field. Also must be attending an accredited school for Addiction Studies or have graduated from an Addiction Studies program.
    Certificates/Licenses: Must hold a CDPT or be a CDP in the state of Washington. Must be working towards licensure within the State of Washington to provide mental health services.

    To apply, visit the website.

    Skills Trainer with Boys & Girls Aid

    For information about this opening, visit the website.

    Program Coordinator with Boys & Girls Aid

    For information about this opening, visit the website.

    Therapeutic Care Coordinator (Case Manager) with Boys & Girls Aid

    For information about this opening, visit the website.

    Early Childhood Education Specialist I with VOA

    The FRN Early Childhood Education Specialist I (ECES) is primarily responsible for the daily care, education, and recreation of children. The ECES provides emergent, child-directed, developmentally appropriate activities for children and initiates and fosters positive guidance and behavior management practices for children. This position is responsible to maintain a high level of morale for the center.  The ECES must be able to engage and effectively communicate with parents/guardians, volunteers, and other staff members. 

    For full information, visit their website.

    CORE Program Coordinator with Impact NW

    The CORE Program Coordinator is responsible for the coordination and implementation of a strategy to recruit opportunity youth across the spectrum of services provided by Impact NW for career readiness programming provided by the CORE (Career Opportunities, Readiness and Exposure) program and other community partners. These activities are funded through a newly acquired grant from Oregon Department of Education’s Youth Development Council. Primary responsibilities include development and implementation of an internal communication and outreach plan to educate Impact NW case managers and staff across the entire agency on CORE programming, development of a referral system for educated youth into existing CORE and partner programming, coordination with Quality Assurance department to ensure proper tracking, and collaboration with Collective Impact partnership team to identify resources, share progress, and navigate obstacles.

    For more information, please visit their website.

    Volunteers of America Oregon

    Many families with young children aren’t able to provide the support they so desperately want to give to their children because of a variety of pressures combined with a lack of support. At VOA Oregon’s Family Relief Nursery (FRN), we work to reduce that pressure through providing resources and parent support so the family can stay strong and healthy.

    You can be an immediate support to children by providing caring, affirmation, and structure. This is a great way to feel the joyful energy young children bring, learn vital skills to supporting their growth, and get an insider’s look at social work and early childhood education in action.

    Classroom Assistant: Pair up with a classroom teacher to support an age-specific therapeutic classroom. Learn our unique intervention model, expand the type and depth of activities, provide 1:1 support, and be the adult a young child connects with while they grow and learn.

    All training is provided - all you need is a love of children, willingness to learn through practice and modeling, and ability to commit to a weekday morning for at least six months.

    Shifts available Monday – Friday, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm. Contact kstark@voaor.org 

    Inner SE Location (234 SE 7th Ave Portland)

    Outer SE Location (2609 SE 136th Ave Portland)

    VOA Oregon's Family Relief Nursery is a prevention/intervention program that helps to stop the cycle of child abuse & neglect while also providing development assessments and a therapeutic nursery/preschool environment for children ages six weeks through five years. The program provides skills training, respite care, and home visits to assist families in re-establishing a safe, caring home environment         

    Instructor at Outside In

    Outside In’s Employment & Education Resource Center (ERC) is an integrated, career development program that works to help youth (ages 17-25) move out of poverty and homelessness.  The ERC provides a variety of work readiness and job search activities, job retention coaching, post-secondary support, and an accredited, alternative school (Urban Ed).   The Instructor will work with participants individually and in small cohorts to introduce them to the world of work and living-wage careers, gain skills that are critical to success in jobs and post-secondary training/education, and offering support as they implement individual career plans. The Instructor will be highly motivated, energetic and dynamic with passionate commitment to working with youth who face numerous barriers in entering the workforce and/or post-secondary training.

     This position is 40 hours a week, with full medical and dental benefits and 27 paid days off in the first year. Pay range is $16-$18/hour DOQ. The application deadline is 8/11/17.

    Responsibilities

    • Coordinate and act as key instructor for the Job Readiness Training (JRT) program and curriculum.  
    • Recruit, engage, instruct and retain participants, helping them successfully transition to employment and training opportunities.
    • Help youth become active partners in understanding soft skills that support success at work and school, assessing their progress, and celebrating gains.
    • Help design and implement outreach, career exploration, and job search activities for ERC participants.
    • Train and supervise Job Club and JRT volunteers. 
    • Maintain accurate and timely documentation of all services, assessments, achievements and resources given.
    • Work with team to ensure continuous improvement and relevance of the program.

     Qualifications

    • Minimum two years of relevant youth work and/or teaching experience required.
    • Ability to relate easily and instruct diverse individuals.
    • Flexible, pragmatic and creative thinker with exceptionally strong communication, organization, planning and interpersonal skills. Excellent attention to detail.
    • BA/BS degree required.
    • Master’s Degree in education, occupational therapy or related field preferred.
    • High school teaching credential preferred.
    • Spanish fluency preferred.

    At Outside In, we’re guided by a belief in each individual’s potential for change and growth. Since 1968, we have been successfully empowering homeless youth and other marginalized communities to become healthy and self-sufficient. With a stable leadership team and a collaborative approach to community partnerships, we value hope, integrity and compassion. We believe our people are our greatest asset and we value their competence. Oregon Business Magazine ranked us as “One of the 100 Best Nonprofits to work for in Oregon” seven times. At Outside In, your time and talent truly make a difference.

    We are an equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. Multicultural and intersecting diversities are highly valued.

    Please apply online here: http://www.outsidein.org/index.php/employment/

    Relief Counselor with VOA

    VOA Oregon’s Men’s Residential Center (MRC) is a 52-bed residential mental health and drug and alcohol treatment center in NE Portland. The MRC seeks a Relief/on-call Residential Counselor. Residential Counselors are responsible for supervising and providing crisis counseling and support services for men in a residential therapeutic community. The MRC serves men in residential drug and alcohol treatment who are recovering from addiction and mental illness. This is a fun, challenging job in a team-oriented environment and a great opportunity for those interested in fields such as addiction treatment, psychology, sociology, social work and/or social justice. Specifically, this position is primarily composed of relief ‘swing’ shifts that start in the early afternoon and end between 10p and 12a. It also may include some opportunity for relief overnight/graveyard shifts from 12a-8a.

    This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree plus one year of experience in social services or a high school diploma plus two years experience in social services. This position includes driving a 12 and 15 passenger van for client outings and activities. This position also requires exemplary organizational skills, strong written communication skills, and comprehensive knowledge of and experience with the Microsoft Office software—in particular, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

    Full information can be found on their website.

    Counselor with VOA

    VOA Oregon’s Men’s Residential Center (MRC) is a 52-bed residential mental health and drug and alcohol treatment center in NE Portland. The MRC seeks a full-time Residential Counselor. Residential Counselors are responsible for supervising and providing crisis counseling and support services for men in a residential therapeutic community. The MRC serves men in residential drug and alcohol treatment who are recovering from addiction and mental illness. This is a fun, challenging job in a team-oriented environment and a great opportunity for those interested in fields such as addiction treatment, psychology, sociology, social work and/or social justice. Specifically, this position is composed of a regular full-time (40 hours per week) schedule, including several ‘swing’ shifts that start in the early afternoon and end between 10p and 12a.

    This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree plus one year of experience in social services or a high school diploma plus two years experience in social services. This position includes driving a 12 and 15 passenger van for client outings and activities. This position also requires exemplary organizational skills, strong written communication skills, and comprehensive knowledge of and experience with the Microsoft Office software—in particular, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

    Full information can be found on their website.

    Substance Abuse Counselor

    This is a regular full-time position for a CADC who also qualifies as a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) to work as a member of an integrated behavioral health team providing gender specific treatment for a male population with co-occurring substance abuse disorders and mental illness.  Duties will include conducting annual assessments, diagnosing and individual service planning, direct treatment, case management, and accurate documentation and records maintenance.  Work schedule may include Saturdays.

    A Master’s degree in a social services field and at least one (1) year of experience are required in addition to CADC and QMHP certification noted above.  Will be subject to successful completion of a background check.

    For full information, visit the posting.

    Care Coordinator - HS Specialist

    This is a regular full-time position for a QMHA (Qualified Mental Health Associate) to provide clinic-based adult behavioral health services in McMinnville and/or Newberg office locations.  Duties will include scheduling, treatment planning, case management, and care coordination for clients coming into our system of care.  The person in this position will assist in quality assurance activities, engage in concurrent, collaborative documentation in EMR with clients, and perform other necessary administrative tasks and related work as required by program supervisor/manager

    A bachelor’s degree in social work, clinical mental health counseling, or a related field with at least one year of clinical work or bachelor’s level intern experience in a setting relevant to the duties and skills noted above are required in addition to certification as a QMHA, as noted above.  Will be subject to successful completion of a background check.

    For full information, visit the posting.

    Crisis, Assessment, Triage Team QMHP - HS Specialist

    There are two (2) regular full-time positions for Qualified Mental Health Professionals (QMHP) to provide integrated behavioral health services using training and experience in evidence-based practices for adults with co-occurring mental health conditions such as serious mental illness, trauma disorders, and/or moderate mental health conditions.  Duties will include intake assessments, crisis screenings in the clinic and community, effective case management, community crisis assistance in partnership with local law enforcement, travel to local hospitals to assist with acute care placement recommendations, diagnosis and treatment planning activities, providing treatment to assigned clients, and maintaining accurate treatment records.

    Visit the posting for full information.

    Intake Advocate with Disability Rights Oregon

    Position Overview:

    The Intake Advocate provides people with disabilities options for self-advocacy, delivers information and referrals, performs intake interviews, and participates in limited agency outreach.

    Those interested should visit the posting for full information. 
    Legal Director with Disability Rights Oregon

    Position Overview:

    The Legal Director provides leadership to help Disability Rights Oregon achieve its overall vision of a society in which persons with disabilities have equality of opportunity, full participation, and the ability to exercise meaningful choice. The Legal Director is responsible for the quality and delivery of legal services. The Legal Director leads, manages, and supports legal personnel who provide direct client representation and serves as lead counsel or co-counsel in major litigation including class action lawsuits. The Legal Director also develops, maintains, and disseminates legal information (e.g., cases, statutes, and regulations) to provide support, including ensuring staff knowledge remains up-to-date.

    For full information please visit the posting.

    Program Coordinator (SUN Site Manager) for Metropolitan Family Service

    MFS helps people move beyond the limitations of poverty, inequity and social isolation. Through social innovation and a focus on prevention, MFS delivers proven programs to help people succeed at home, in school and in the community.

    MFS is always looking for qualified and dedicated employees committed to helping us strengthen the community.

    If you are looking for an opportunity to apply your skills and enthusiasm to help people in the Portland area, we would love to talk with you about our current opening listed below. 

    Moving Lives Forward

    Program Coordinator (SUN Site Manager) - Centennial High School - Full-time

    MFS is seeking an experienced Program Coordinator (Site Manager) for the SUN program at Centennial High School. The position is 40 hours/week and includes full benefits. This is a new site for MFS as we are taking over the program at Centennial from another provider. Under the general supervision of the Program Manager, the Program Coordinator (Site Manager) is responsible for the day-to-day operations, long-term visioning and quality of the SUN Program at Centennial High School. Successful candidate will have a minimum of 2 years of experience working with high school aged youth and a minimum of 2 years of experience in program development. Must have outstanding organizational and supervision skills, ability to hire, train and support staff, excellent classroom and behavior management skills and knowledge, ability to communicate effectively with families, students, school staff and community members. Job #PCCHS0629

    Application Guidelines/Contact:

    MFS offers a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package and a supportive and positive work environment. You may apply using our online application system at http://www.metfamily.org/employment. You may also apply by fax at (503) 249-1480 or mail to MFS, 2200 NE 24th Avenue, Portland, OR 97212. Please indicate position title for which you are submitting your resume. Please note the job number PCCH0629 in your cover letter.

    Salary:

    39,520 annually+benefits

    Application Url:

    http://www.metfamily.org/employment

    Manager of Clinical Health Servicesat Cascade AIDS Project

    Location: Portland Metro

    Closing Date: open until filled

    Industry: Health Care, Nonprofit, Social Services

    Type: Full Time

    Description:

    Cascade AIDS Project (CAP), the oldest and largest AIDS Service Organization (ASO) in Oregon and Southwest Washington, is committed to supporting and empowering all people with or affected by HIV, reduce stigma, and provide the LGBTQ+ community with compassionate healthcare. Learn more about us at http://www.cascadeaids.org/.

    CAP is currently hiring a Manager of Clinical Health Services to manage CAP’s HIV/STI clinical services and patient navigation services for Cascade AIDS Project and Prism Health’s patient population. Program management includes clinical and administrative oversight of CAP’s HIV/STI testing and treatment services, including Pivot, a low barrier HIV/STI testing site for the LGBTQ community, health insurance and benefits navigation and education, and overall safety and compliance (including OSHA, HIPAA, and other standards). This is a highly collaborative position, working with other Program Managers to design, implement, evaluate and continuously improve programs as part of our HIV/STI prevention activities. 

    Key responsibilities include: 

    • Program management of clinic based HIV/STI risk reduction and treatment programs; high-risk negative service navigation; supporting health insurance enrollment, outreach, and education;
    • Leading standardization of program, safety, and HIPAA standards between CAP’s HIV/STI testing program and Prism Health;
    • Lead process of reporting communicable diseases and ensuring proper follow up with staff and patients.
    • Develop, grow, and maintain relationships with key state and county health entities including: Oregon Health Authority, county health departments, and the state public health laboratory.
    • Develop, maintain, and improve policies, procedures, and practices related to OSHA, HIPAA, and other program practices; 
    • Oversight of employee and volunteer HIV/STI training; HIV/STI quality assurance and monitoring; and data collection and reporting. 
    • In consultation with the Director of Healthcare Operations and the Executive Director, the Manager of Clinical Health Services hires, manages, coaches, evaluates and disciplines employees under their direct supervision (currently three staff totaling 3.0 FTE.

    This is a full-time 1.0 FTE position, which reports to the Director of Healthcare Operations. This position will split their time between CAP’s Davis Street office and Prism Health. Occasional evening and weekend work is required.

    Required Qualifications: 

    • Bachelor's degree in public health, health care administration, public health administration, nursing, or other related field and a minimum of four (4) years of related professional experience in a public/community health related field with increasing responsibilities. Four (4) or more years of management experience in a community health setting may substitute for a Bachelor’s Degree. 
    • Previous experience conducting sexual health screenings, including HIV/STI testing, or other low barrier testing services
    • Experience with or knowledge of HIV/AIDS prevention issues 
    • Previous experience with development and oversight of clinical policies and procedures
    • Demonstrated ability to work with executive and medical staff, administration, department heads and other personnel, as well as external contacts.
    • Strong understanding of LGBTQ+ health issues and how they affect or influence service delivery 
    • Successful experience working with ethnic, racial, economic and sexually diverse populations
    • Strong initiative & self-starter with the ability to effectively solve problems
    • Ability to work independently with accountability; exercise sound judgment and discretion
    • Proficient in MS office products
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including experience conducting trainings to small groups of people
    • Ability to adapt to constantly changing priorities in managing a wide range of projects.
    • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

    Preferred Qualifications: 

    • Two (2) years professional experience in management including personnel or volunteer supervision, budget management, and program development
    • Experience in contract compliance, budget oversight and grants management 
    • Experience with using OCHIN EPIC or other electronic health record
    • Knowledge of Oregon health insurance options, Coordinated Care Organizations
    • Previous experience conducting HIV counseling, testing, and referral services, including phlebotomy 
    • Grant writing and reporting experience
    • Experience with HIV prevention data systems (i.e. sHIVer, Evaluation Web)
    • Familiarity with HIV prevention strategies such as PrEP
    • Previous experience with volunteer recruitment, training, and management
    • Verbal and written fluency in English and Spanish

    Compensation: $50,000-$53,000 annually; employer-paid health, dental, vision, short-term and long-term disability and life insurance; 401(k) retirement plan with generous employer matching contribution, 125C cafeteria savings plan; generous vacation and health leave benefits. 

    Closing Date: Open until filled.

    Application Guidelines/Contact:

    To apply for this position, mail, email, fax, or deliver the following three documents: 

    1) a complete cover letter (attached as Word or pdf) that serves as an example of your writing and addresses how you meet all of the required qualifications specific to the position you are applying for, 

    2) your resume, and 

    3) a completed CAP Employment application (available at http://www.cascadeaids.org/about/careers/) to:

    Cascade AIDS Project

    Manager of Clinical Health Services Position

    520 NW Davis St., Suite 215 Portland, Oregon 97209

    Fax: 503-223-6437

    Or by email to:

    jobs@cascadeaids.org

    Cascade AIDS Project is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

    People of color, women, LGBTQ individuals and people living with HIV are strongly encouraged to apply

    Application Url:

    http://www.cascadeaids.org/about/careers/

    Full-Time Manager: Northwest Area at SMART (Start Making A Reader Today)

    Location: Salem

    Closing Date: open until filled

    Industry: Fundraising, Management, Nonprofit

    Type: Full Time

    Description:

    Our Work

    SMART (Start Making A Reader Today) is the state’s largest volunteer-based nonprofit literacy organization. SMART partners with schools around the state and engages community volunteers to read one-on-one with nearly 11,000 PreK through 3rd grade children annually, helping strengthen literacy skills and encourage a love of reading. Participating children also receive new books each month to keep in order to begin building their own personal library. In the past 25 years, we have served nearly 200,000 children with the support of more than 130,000 volunteers, and have given away over 2.4 million books. Additional information about our organization can be found on our website: www.getsmartoregon.org.

    When you join SMART, you join a team that shares your resolve to make this important work happen. Your position as the Northwest Area Manager will focus on fundraising, community relations, program oversight, staff supervision, and overall leadership of SMART’s activities in Marion, Polk, Yamhill, Tillamook, and Lincoln counties. The Area Manager will be based out of our Salem office, and will lead a staff of two and indirectly lead hundreds of volunteers in implementing SMART’s program and strategic priorities in the area. 

    OUR COMMITMENT TO EQUITY

    As an early literacy program focused on helping children succeed with reading and learning, we can’t ignore that deep racial, cultural, social, and economic inequities in our country and state make it more difficult for some children to have the resources necessary to succeed. Our vision is an Oregon in which every child can read and is empowered to succeed, and equity is a top priority for our organization. Consequently, we especially encourage staff members, volunteers, and board members whose personal or professional background gives them unique perspective to further advance our work in serving children of color and children from other marginalized groups.

    Position Summary

    This position is responsible for the overall management of the SMART Program in our Northwest Area: Marion, Polk, Yamhill, Tillamook, and Lincoln counties. SMART’s NOrthwest office is located in Salem, OR. Major responsibilities include: fundraising, community relations, program oversight, staff supervision, and overall leadership of SMART’s activities in the area. The Area Manager is part of a team of seven Area Managers working across the State of Oregon. The Area Manager is responsible for overseeing implementation of the SMART program at approximately 45 SMART program sites and building relationships with school district leadership to ensure achievement of SMART program standards; raising funds through corporate solicitations, individual fundraising, and grant writing; and building the public visibility and credibility of SMART in the region.

    Direct Reports: Program Manager (2)

    Primary Responsibilities

    Fundraising – Approx 65%

    • Work with State Development Team members to implement an area development plan to achieve SMART’s annual area fundraising goals
    • Develop and manage relationships and fundraising efforts including:
      • local events and promotions
      • corporate contributions and involvement
      • Individual giving through direct solicitation, major donor development, and legacy giving
      • foundation grant writing

    Program Management – Approx 25%

    • Support and supervise Program Manager in recruiting, training, and managing SMART volunteer site coordinators and readers
    • Support and supervise Program Manager in implementing program-related statewide initiatives
    • Create and maintain strong relationships with school districts and educational leaders in the area
    • Support and supervise Program Manager in risk management around program implementation

    Area Office Leadership & Administration – Approx 10%

    • Provide leadership to further SMART’s mission in the local community in alignment with statewide strategic plan, priorities, and initiatives. 
    • Create and maintain community relationships to increase local capacity in all areas including:
      • Fundraising
      • Program
      • Public Relations
      • Administration
      • Equity and Inclusion
    • Recruit and work with leadership-level volunteers to assist with fundraising, marketing, and other efforts
    • Manage area office operations including creation and management of expense and revenue budgets, staff supervision and management, and general administrative tasks.

    Public Relations – Time allocation included above

    • Work with SMART Communications Director to implement an area communications plan in accordance with statewide marketing campaigns and initiatives
    • Maintain the visibility of SMART in the local community through positive relationship building and media appearances

    Volunteer Management

    SMART is possible because more than 5,000 volunteers contribute their time, energy and experience to helping us carry out our mission; that means volunteers account for nearly 100 percent of the people working on the ground to deliver SMART’s proven literacy support and book program. Because of this, all SMART employees work and interact with volunteers in varying capacities. 

    • SMART employees understand the value of our volunteers and ensure their interactions with volunteers are appreciative and professional. 
    • Because volunteers are donating their time and talents to SMART, employees may need to be flexible and solution-oriented when it comes to expectations around deadlines, communication, ability to attend meetings, etc. 
    • SMART employees publicly acknowledge the importance of volunteers to the organization, providing ample recognition and praise for their contributions when speaking about SMART in external settings. 

    Knowledge and Skills

    • Proven track record in fundraising, program, and volunteer management 
    • Experience in hiring, supervision, development, and evaluation of staff
    • Ability to multi-task and lead a team in implementing a range of activities 
    • Ability to work with school, business and community leaders 
    • Ability to work collaboratively with leadership, peers, colleagues, external constituents, and community members 
    • Ability to represent SMART in public settings, including public speaking
    • Ability to be flexible and adapt to changes in the environment
    • Ability to advance SMART’s work to address inequities and build relationships to address the needs of diverse communities and children. 
    • A sense of service and commitment to helping the children of Oregon learn to read
    • Strong computer skills 

    Education and Work Experience

    • Bachelor’s Degree or relevant experience
    • Minimum 5 years experience in community engagement, including fundraising and volunteer management

    Application Guidelines/Contact:

    To Apply:

    Please apply online here: smart.hiringthing.com/job/47779/smart-northwest-area-manager-full-time 

    Applications are accepted until the position is filled, although applications received by July 31 will receive priority.

    OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU:

    We promise to provide a team of staff reviewers who will personally review your submission. Your interest and application will be treated with respect. People of color, people living with disabilities, veterans, and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.

    Salary:

    DOE

    Director of Teen Programs at Camp Fire Columbia

    Location: Portland Metro
    Closing Date: open until filled
    Industry: Education, Nonprofit
    Type: Full Time

    Description:

    Position Overview 

    With Camp Fire, students learn how to explore their identities, uncover leadership skills, and work towards goals. Students develop service learning projects to deepen classroom learning and directly impact and improve their communities through their voice and advocacy. With over 400 middle and high school students across nine schools this year, Camp Fire mentors worked alongside youth both in school and after school in culturally responsive programming that elevates youth voice. 

    This position is responsible for providing program vision, direction and management for all aspects of school-based programs serving middle and high school students and the Youth Advisory Committee.

    Our Commitment:

    Camp Fire welcomes and embraces all youth of diverse cultures, beliefs, experiences, and identities. We are committed to creating a culturally-responsive, inclusive, and safe environment for all children, families and staff.

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

    1. Play a key leadership role in the direction of Camp Fire’s programs for middle & high schoolers based on best practices in youth development and the Thrive Foundation’s Theory of Change.
    2. Assess community needs and develop programs in coordination with students, families, community partners, and Camp Fire staff.
    3. Develop and manage budget and annual program plans to ensure organizational success, stewardship of resources, and mission impact. 
    4. Ensure that policies and practices are implemented and followed for safe and successful program experiences for youth and staff. 

    Job Duties:

    Leadership

    • Lead the on-going development of school-based middle and high school programs towards a pipeline of opportunities responsive to community.
    • Lead, as co-chair, the Youth Advisory Committee including vision, direction and on-going management.
    • Act as a role model for positive youth development practices, youth-adult partnerships and mentoring.
    • Through leading and supporting external relations and community outreach, create opportunities, develop, and sustain partnerships to further Camp Fire’s mission, strategic plans, and/or program objectives.

    Program

    • Ensure program is of the highest quality, and built on local & national research and best practices.
    • Through careful quality assessment (Youth Program Quality Assessment) and evaluation, assess programs impact and outcomes; ensure a culture of continuous improvement within program team.

    Staff

    • Work with staff to create an organizational culture that embodies the organization’s values of diversity and inclusion and provides culturally responsive programming.
    • Recruit, train, develop, supervise and retain staff members. 

    Budget

    • Create program budgets then carefully monitor and oversee program financial activities to ensure mission-alignment, appropriate usage, efficiency, and sustainability.

    Communication

    • Work closely with the Development & Communications team to create and execute plans for fundraising, grants management, communications and marketing. 
    • Display excellent communication skills including presentation, persuasion, and negotiation skills required in working with coworkers, volunteers, families, and partners.

    Collaboration

    • Work closely with school district, partners, and Camp Fire staff to connect youth and families to opportunities during and after the school day.
    • Work collaboratively in a team environment with a spirit of cooperation.

    Other

    • Participate in, at least one, organization-wide committee. Organization-wide committees include: professional development, equity, safety and greenshine (combination of sustainability and staff gatherings.)
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    Directly supervise the Middle School Coordinator and site staff. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; and ensuring professional development opportunities for continual learning and development. 

    Soft Skills:

    • Culturally responsive with a passion for supporting youth to achieve their full potential.
    • Committed to diversity and inclusion; promotion of the power of diversity and understanding of the dynamics of power and privilege. 
    • High level of professionalism, creativity, energy, organization, self-motivation, empathy, and patience.

    Education and/or Experience:

    Experience utilizing an equity lens and trauma-informed approach to developing and managing youth-centered programs.

    Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university in Education, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work or a related field; OR three to five years related experience and/or training; OR equivalent combination of education and experience.

    A minimum of two years of supervisory experience is required. Three years of experience classroom teaching and/or mentoring underrepresented youth is strongly preferred. 

    Language Skills:

    Bilingual (reading, writing, and speaking) strongly preferred. 

    Equity Statement

    Camp Fire Columbia believes that every child should have the opportunity to find and pursue their spark. It is Camp Fire’s intention to contribute to the achievement of all youth while narrowing the gaps between white students and students of color. Our goal is to address the racial predictability of youth achievement academically, socially, and economically. To achieve this goal, Camp Fire will examine how privilege, oppression, and history affect the practices of our organization, and apply that learning to our work to effect meaningful change.

    We know that working toward racial equity will require reflection and persistence. Camp Fire Columbia is reviewing our programs and values, deepening relationships with partners who share our goals, and developing policies that will shape our growth and work as an organization.

    As we continue to learn, we strive to:

    - Prioritize racial equity in our curriculum, hiring, training, and partnerships.

    - Engage staff and volunteers that are representative of our service community’s demographics.

    - Collect and review information regarding outcomes for youth and employment practices to evaluate our work and adapt our programs and policies.

    - Provide opportunities and support for every youth we serve to achieve their individual goals.

    - Actively seek out expertise and input from families, youth, and the broader community about our programs and progress.

    Camp Fire Columbia is not undertaking this work first, or alone. Achieving racial equity will require collective engagement and commitment. With the help of the many great organizations in our community striving for social change, Camp Fire is dedicated to helping all students light their fire within.

    _______

    Camp Fire Columbia is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, age, religion, color, gender, gender expression and identification, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, marital or veteran status, or any other classification protected by law.

    Application Process:

    Send cover letter, resume and three references to Human Resources with subject line, “Director of Teen Programs” to: HUMANRESOURCES@CAMPFIRECOLUMBIA.ORG.

    Interviews will begin as candidates are identified. 

    Position will remain open until filled.

    Salary:

    DOE

    Housing Search Advocate (Temporary Position) at Human Solution

    Location: Portland Metro
    Closing Date: open until filled
    Industry: Nonprofit, Social Services
    Type: Full Time

    Description:
    Job Title: Housing Search Advocate (Temporary)
    Department: Social Services
    Reports to: Social Services Manager
    Hours: Full-time, Non-Exempt, generally 8-5 M-F 
    Status: Non-Exempt, Temporary (until December 29, 2017)
    Compensation: $15.20 to $16.50/hr, DOE
    Location: Rockwood Multi-Service 

    Want to help make a difference? For more than 25 years, Human Solutions has been working to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty by empowering families and helping them build pathways out of poverty. Our comprehensive programs give people the skills and resources they need to be successful. Our programs include services for homeless families, eviction prevention, supportive services, employment services, energy assistance, and the development and operation of affordable housing.

    Diversity, inclusion and equity are fundamental values for Human Solutions, both internally and externally. HSI has a Diversity Committee, which serves as a sounding board for new internal policies and procedures to make sure that we’re taking into account diversity and inclusion. It also helps with diversity-related projects, such as staff diversity trainings, assessing our equity as an organization and developing an equity lens for our work.

    Human Solutions is working to end homelessness and poverty in our community because everyone deserves a safe place to call home.

    What Human Solutions Can Offer You: We offer a comprehensive array of benefits in support of your physical, emotional and financial well-being. A few highlights:

    • Employer paid premiums for employee health insurance. 
    • Generous paid time off, 10 paid holidays, a floating birthday holiday and the ability to maintain a great work/life balance.
    • Employer paid premiums for short-term and long-term disability insurance and life insurance.
    • Access to an employee assistance program.
    • Flexible spending accounts for health and for dependent care.
    • Professional development opportunities, including employee driven committees and monthly optional staff workshops.
    • Access to wellness initiatives and resources including things such as walking groups, yoga classes at two office locations and workshops on stress management, self-care and healthy living.
    • Opportunity to contribute to a 401k retirement plan.

    SUMMARY

    This temporary position will provide strengths-based family advocacy and housing navigator work for Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) participants who have been unable to secure homes until the end of December 2017. Most of the participants will have experienced significant trauma and face multiple challenges. Confirm eligibility with Home Forward, perform housing search guidance and move-in assistance. Work in partnership with adult family members to develop a housing plan that includes addressing housing barriers and identifying appropriate housing options. Utilize flexible Housing Assistance funds. Maintain relationships with landlords and property management companies. Deliver services within the framework of Assertive Engagement and Trauma Informed Care. Provide ongoing retention support as capacity allows including connecting participants with community resources.

    CRITICAL PERFORMANCE FACTORS

    1. Perform housing intakes with eligible HCV participants and set housing goals with them based on their strengths and barriers.
    2. Conduct in-depth strength-based assessment with families to identify housing and work history, physical/emotional health, legal issues, debt, social support, strengths, struggles, and available resources.
    3. Assist participants with housing search including helping them to overcome barriers to housing, assisting with letters of explanation and requests for reasonable accommodation where applicable.
    4. Monitor participants’ progress and needs.
    5. Utilize flexible Housing Assistance funds available to benefit participants in their lease-up process.
    6. Perform comparable rental unit searches as needed where available unit is over rent reasonable guidelines. 
    7. Perform move-ins ensuring that adults understand the rental agreement. 
    8. Meet families in the field, at the Family Center, and other locations around Multnomah County. 
    9. Meet regularly with other HCV housing navigators and with Home Forward to discuss program challenges and successes, modify program practices, develop best practices, etc.
    10. Meet with HSI’s housing specialist team and work with them to improve services and outcomes.
    11. If providing retention services for a participant, assist them to develop and implement an individualized and flexible action plan with goals (based on the assessment), which systematically addresses the actions needed to achieve housing stability. 
    12. Apply Assertive Engagement and Trauma Informed Care skills to help families move forward with the goals they set for themselves.
    13. Identify a broad range of community services available to participants to ensure successful and lasting housing placement and assist participants with connecting to such services, which may include, but are not limited to, housing stability, counseling services, and legal services.
    14. Maintain relationships with landlords and property management companies and stay informed of the available housing inventory, with an emphasis on the appropriate priority. 
    15. Bridge relationships between landlords and participants by attending lease signings, advocating for participants in the application or appeals process, helping participants complete requests for Reasonable Accommodation, and other similar tasks.
    16. Maintain current case notes for each assigned participant with regular entries regarding their activities to achieve goals.
    17. Maintain accurate, complete, up-to-date documentation of service activities using Human Solutions procedures, forms and data reporting systems. Submit paperwork and complete data entry in a timely manner.
    18. Participate in supervision meetings, department meetings, and Human Solutions All- Staff meetings. 
    19. Other duties as assigned.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    The successful candidate must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Fluency in any one of the following languages is preferred, but not required: Spanish, Arabic, Somali, Chuuk, Vietnamese, American Sign Language. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge and abilities required.

    Knowledge of:

    • Social, economic, and systemic issues creating poverty, working successfully with practices and techniques related to people with low income to achieve greater housing stability and have greater control of their well-being. 
    • Community resources and agencies providing social services needed by homeless persons and those experiencing poverty.
    • The effects of trauma and how trauma can impact individuals and families experiencing homelessness and poverty.
    • Landlord / Tenant and Fair Housing laws.

    Ability to:

    • Work independently.
    • Partner with participants to identify their strengths, needs, options and effective solutions.
    • Non-judgmentally elicit information and help problem solve around sensitive issues including, but not limited to, alcohol and drug use, domestic violence, child abuse and mental health, and criminal activity.
    • Plan and coordinate delivery of services.
    • Empower and support families in life choices and change.
    • Work with landlords to facilitate housing for hard-to-house families.
    • Provide leadership and facilitate group process, and to relate and work cooperatively with all volunteers and staff.
    • Develop and maintain productive working relationships within Human Solutions, with property managers, public and private agencies, the general public, and program participants.
    • Provide culturally sensitive services to a broad diversity of homeless and formerly homeless families.
    • Prepare and maintain clear, accurate, complete and timely records and reports.
    • Understand and follow complex written and oral instructions, rules and procedures.
    • Work independently and be a vital and contributing part of a team.
    • Represent Human Solutions at inter-agency and funder meetings as requested by supervisor.
    • Maintain professional boundaries with all families served.
    • Maintain professional conduct within the agency, with community partners, and the public in the performance of work.

    EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE 

    • Bachelor's Degree in social service/social sciences field with at least six (6) months case management experience including housing families or individuals; or any combination of education and work experience in social services and case management totaling four years.
    • Experience with crisis intervention, community networking and resource development.
    • Experience delivering services using Assertive Engagement techniques (i.e. Strength Based Case Management, Motivational Interviewing (Assertive Community Treatment).
    • Bi-lingual, bi-cultural. Preferred but not required.
    • General computer and word processing skills and willingness to learn other computer skills.
    • Rent Well Instructor certification preferred, but not required.

    TRANSPORTATION 

    To perform the job effectively and efficiently, the successful applicant needs a reliable automobile, current Driver’s License and current automobile insurance carrying 100/300 limits of liability.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

    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 use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; sit; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and distance vision.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT 

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

    There are animals at the Family Center Shelter.

    Application Guidelines/Contact:

    Please send resume with cover letter and three professional references to: Tammy Montgomery, Social Services Manager, via email at tmontgomery@humansolutions.org. References need not be written, simply the names and contact information for three people who are familiar with your work. At least one should be a supervisor or former supervisor. Open until filled. Applications will be reviewed as quickly as possible after submission. No phone calls please. 

    Salary:

    $15.20 to $16.50/hr, DOE

    Diversion Specialist at Human Solutions

    Location: Portland Metro
    Closing Date: open until filled
    Industry: Nonprofit, Social Services
    Type: Full Time

    Description:

    Job Title: Diversion Specialist
    Department: Social Services
    Reports to: Emergency Services Director
    Hours: Full Time, Hours Flexible, Saturday or Sunday availability required
    Location: Human Solutions’ Family Center
    Pay Rate: $15.62-$17.89/hour plus generous benefits package

    Want to help make a difference? For almost 30 years, Human Solutions has been working to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty by empowering families and helping them build pathways out of poverty. Our comprehensive programs give people the skills and resources they need to be successful. Our programs include services for homeless families, eviction prevention, supportive services, employment services, energy assistance, and the development and operation of affordable housing.

    Diversity, inclusion and equity are fundamental values for Human Solutions, both internally and externally. HSI has a Diversity Committee, which serves as a sounding board for new internal policies and procedures to make sure that we’re taking into account diversity and inclusion. It also helps with diversity-related projects, such as staff diversity trainings, assessing our equity as an organization and developing an equity lens for our work.

    Human Solutions is working to end homelessness and poverty in our community because everyone deserves a safe place to call home.

    What Human Solutions Can Offer You: We offer a comprehensive array of benefits in support of your physical, emotional and financial well-being. A few highlights:

    • Employer paid premiums for employee health insurance. 
    • Generous paid time off, 10 paid holidays, a floating birthday holiday and the ability to maintain a great work/life balance.
    • Employer paid premiums for short-term and long-term disability insurance and life insurance.
    • Access to an employee assistance program.
    • Flexible spending accounts for health and for dependent care.
    • Professional development opportunities, including employee driven committees and monthly optional staff workshops.
    • Access to wellness initiatives and resources including things such as walking groups, yoga classes at two office locations and workshops on stress management, self-care and healthy living.
    • Opportunity to contribute to a 401k retirement plan.

    SUMMARY

    Identify and provide support to families who can, with minimal assistance and a one-time cash stipend, secure appropriate, verifiable housing. Work with families to identify their natural supports and explore traditional, and non-traditional housing options regardless of their location.

    DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

    Essential

    • Work collaboratively with a broad diversity of homeless families including people of all races, nationalities, languages, ages, abilities and families of all configurations (two parent, single parent male, single parent female, same sex parents, extended families and others). 
    • Maintain accurate, complete, up-to-date documentation of service activities using Human Solutions procedures, forms and data reporting systems. Submit paperwork in a timely manner. Compile service statistics as requested. 
    • Utilizing bridge vouchering, help keep the number of guests using the Family Center down.
    • Report all activities using ServicePoint.

    Secondary

    • Assist with establishing and maintaining relationships with community partners make recommendations for additional partners as needed, including landlords and motel owners.
    • Assist with creating and implementing a ‘wrap-around’ service model for shelter participants.
    • Assist with implementing intake and assessments for shelter participants including identifying basic needs and barriers, assisting guests with establishing and implementing a personalized housing plan.
    • Participate in staff meetings and staff trainings as needed.
    • Assist with triage of shelter participants staying in motels. 
    • Other duties as assigned.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    The successful candidate must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge and abilities required.

    Knowledge of:

    • Development and implementation of client centered service planning.
    • Trauma Informed Care, Assertive Engagement, and other best practices models of consumer engagement.
    • Local and regional housing markets, basic landlord tenant laws and tenant rights.
    • Social and economic issues creating poverty, working successfully with practices and techniques related to people with low income to achieve greater self- sufficiency. 
    • Community resources and agencies providing social services needed by the homeless population.

    Ability to:

    • Coordinate delivery of diversion services with Family Center Manager and Director of Emergency Services.
    • Empower and support homeless and low income persons in life choices and change.
    • Work cooperatively with all volunteers and staff.
    • Develop and maintain productive working relationships within Human Solutions, with public and private agencies, the general public and client.
    • Be culturally sensitive to diverse client populations.
    • Prepare and maintain clear, accurate, complete and timely records and reports.
    • Maintain strict confidentiality and professional boundaries with all households served.
    • Understand and follow complex written and oral instructions, rules and procedures
    • Work independently and at the same time be a vital and contributing part of a team.

    EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE 

    • At least one year experience in a social service or resource development capacity.
    • At least one year experience developing and/or implementing individualized service plans.
    • Experience with crisis intervention and/or Assertive Engagement.
    • Bi-lingual fluency preferred but not required.
    • General computer, word processing and spreadsheet skills. 

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

    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 use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; sit; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and distance vision.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT 

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

    Application Guidelines/Contact:

    Please send resume with cover letter and contact information for three professional references to: Emilie Friedman, Human Solutions, to efriedman@humansolutions.org. Letters of reference are not necessary, simply the names, job titles, relationship, and contact information of people who can provide a professional reference. This position is open until filled. Please no phone calls.

    Salary:

    $15.62-$17.89/hour plus generous benefits package

    Family Shelter Manager at Human Solutions, Inc.

    Location: Portland Metro
    Closing Date: open until filled
    Industry: Management, Nonprofit, Social Services
    Type: Full Time

    Description:

    Job Title: Family Center Shelter Manager
    Reports to: Homeless Services Director
    Hours: Full Time, generally 9-6 M-F, flexibility will be required, rotating on-call responsibilities
    Compensation: $43,000-$51,000 (annually), depending on experience 100% paid Medical and Dental, AD&D, short and long term disability insurance, holidays and paid leave
    Location: East County

    Want to help make a difference? For almost 30 years,, Human Solutions has been working to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty by empowering families and helping them build pathways out of poverty. Our comprehensive programs give people the skills and resources they need to be successful. Our programs include services for homeless families, eviction prevention, supportive services, employment services, energy assistance, and the development and operation of affordable housing.

    Diversity, inclusion and equity are fundamental values for Human Solutions, both internally and externally. HSI has a Diversity Committee, which serves as a sounding board for new internal policies and procedures to make sure that we’re taking into account diversity and inclusion. It also helps with diversity-related projects, such as staff diversity trainings, assessing our equity as an organization and developing an equity lens for our work.

    Human Solutions is working to end homelessness and poverty in our community because everyone deserves a safe place to call home.

    What Human Solutions Can Offer You: We offer a comprehensive array of benefits in support of your physical, emotional and financial well-being. A few highlights:

    • Employer paid premiums for employee health insurance. 
    • Generous paid time off, 10 paid holidays, a floating birthday holiday and the ability to maintain a great work/life balance.
    • Employer paid premiums for short-term and long-term disability insurance and life insurance.
    • Access to an employee assistance program.
    • Flexible spending accounts for health and for dependent care.
    • Professional development opportunities, including employee driven committees and monthly optional staff workshops.
    • Access to wellness initiatives and resources including things such as walking groups, yoga classes at two office locations and workshops on stress management, self-care and healthy living.
    • Opportunity to contribute to a 401k retirement plan.

    SUMMARY

    Oversee all aspects of the Family Center serving homeless families. This program provides a safe day space, programming, and warm sleeping space for approximately 100-120 parents and children nightly, and supports an additional 30-40 families in hotels. Design, implement, and maintain programming for the Family Shelter and support work, polices, and procedures at the Women’s Shelter. Manager will coordinate staffing, administrative, training, logistical, and facility support. Work closely with Homeless Services Director, Volunteer Coordinator, Women’s Shelter Managers, shelter staff, Chief Program Officer, and clients to assess and evaluate capacity, efficacy, and impact. Help identify trends, opportunities, and challenges to Emergency Services and Human Solutions. Budget and work with funders to advocate for the needs of the center. 

    The Family Center Manager will set tone and expectations for an equitable and safe environment. Human Solutions expects that all staff treat guests and other staff members in a trauma-informed manner. Collaboration, empowerment, safety, choice, trustworthiness, and transparency are vital to operations and the Family Center Manager will work to ensure that the center operates with those core agency beliefs. A commitment to social justice work is imperative.

    CRITICAL PERFORMANCE FACTORS:

    1. Ensure that the shelter is safe and welcoming to a broad diversity of people experiencing homelessness including people of all races, nationalities, languages, ages, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities. 
    2. In coordination with Human Solutions Development Department and Volunteer Coordinator, solicit food, blankets, bedding, and other needed items from the wider community, businesses, faith based and civic organizations for people utilizing the space.
    3. Supervise, recruit, orient, train, and schedule staff and volunteers.
    4. Schedule overnight staff to ensure that each staff person does not work more than 40 hours per week. Work to have on-call staff ready to fill in.
    5. Facilitate each family in obtaining information about agencies that may be able to help them access housing or other services. 
    6. Assist with media events if requested by Human Solutions Executive Director or Development Department to raise awareness about the issue of homelessness and the work Human Solutions is doing to end it.
    7. Refer families to other services provided by Human Solutions as appropriate, including but not limited to Rent Well classes, educational groups, housing, and employment support services.
    8. Maintain accurate, complete, up-to-date documentation of service activities using Human Solutions procedures, forms and data reporting systems. Oversee data entry into ServicePoint. Submit paperwork in a timely manner. Compile service statistics as requested. Work with QA Department to ensure all data requirements are met.
    9. Participate in and lead bi-monthly department staff meetings and all staff meetings.
    10. Participate in community meetings as appropriate, including but not limited to shelter and interagency housing meetings.
    11. Oversee staff doing housing work for families staying in the shelter, and coordinate with other housing managers to align services.
    12. Schedule on-call workers to be available by telephone each night of operations in case back up consultation is needed by overnight shelter staff and perform this function approximately one third of the time. 
    13. Prepare the Center budget and advocate with funders when more funds are needed. Work with finance to approve expenditures.
    14. Obtain bids for facility repairs as needed, work with property management to address short term and long term facility needs.
    15. Work on RFPs and grants.
    16. Other duties as assigned.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    The successful candidate must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge and abilities required.

    Knowledge of:

    • Recruitment, development, and retention of qualified staff
    • Effective volunteer and donations solicitation techniques
    • Social and economic issues creating poverty, working successfully with practices and techniques related to people with low income to achieve greater self- sufficiency
    • Trauma informed care
    • Community resources and agencies providing social services needed by the homeless population
    • Facilities maintenance and issues specific to harboring and feeding large groups

    Ability to:

    • Represent Human Solutions professionally, accurately and effectively in the community
    • Plan and coordinate delivery of emergency services across multiple facilities
    • Empower and support homeless and low income persons in life choices and change
    • Work cooperatively with all volunteers and staff
    • Develop and maintain productive working relationships within Human Solutions, with public and private agencies, the general public and clients.
    • Be culturally sensitive to diverse client populations
    • Provide supervision to staff
    • Prepare and maintain clear, accurate, complete and timely records and reports
    • Maintain strict confidentiality and professional boundaries with all households served
    • Understand and follow complex written and oral instructions, rules and procedures
    • Work independently while contributing as part of a team
    • Secure and maintain reliable transportation and auto insurance at “100/300/100” and complete agency driver’s training
    • Recruit, orient, and train volunteers as necessary
    • Solicit donations as necessary

    EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE 

    • At least three years experience in a social service or resource development capacity.
    • Minimum of two years experience with crisis intervention, community networking and/or resource development.
    • Social services management experience required.
    • Bilingual, bicultural preferred but not required.
    • General computer, word processing and spreadsheet skills. 
    • At least two years supervising staff.

    TRANSPORTATION 

    To perform the job effectively and efficiently, the successful applicant needs a reliable automobile, current Driver’s License and current automobile insurance carrying 100/300 limits of liability.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

    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 use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; sit; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and distance vision.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT 

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Employee will be on-site at the shelter for the majority of each day.

    Animals are present in the Center.

    Application Guidelines/Contact:

    Please send resume with cover letter and contact information for three professional references to: Emilie Friedman, Human Solutions, to efriedman@humansolutions.org. Letters of reference are not necessary, simply the names, job titles, relationship, and contact information of people who can provide a professional reference. This position is open until filled. Please no phone calls.

    Salary:

    $43,000-$51,000 (annually), DOE

    #17-32 Youth Care Counselor, Seneca at Boys and Girls Aid

    Location: Portland Metro
    Closing Date: 8/11/2017
    Industry: Nonprofit, Social Services
    Type: Full Time

    Description:

    Boys & Girls Aid 

    Youth Care Counselor

    Join a dynamic, high quality, fast paced nonprofit organization committed to building connections for a lifetime to improve the well-being of children for over 130 years. Regardless of age of background, we believe children belong in families that are permanent and stable. While every child deserves a family, not every child has a family. Between the ages of 0 to 23, we have a focus on making sure every child has a lifelong adult connected to their future. 

    We are the only organization in Oregon committed to this lifelong connection. Every job is important to us in our belief and focus in this power of permanent, stable families. 

    The Youth Care Counselor plays a vital role in this commitment. 

    Full time, with benefits. Salary range: $13.46/hr-14.79/hr

    Must be able to provide appropriate services and interact appropriately with people from diverse socio-economic, racial, ethnic, and other cultural groups.

    Must possess a valid driver’s license from state of residence (Oregon or Washington), personal automobile liability insurance, reliable personal transportation, and pass a DMV driving record check. 

    Must successfully pass pre-employment reference checks, criminal background check, including, if applicable, fingerprinting.

    Please apply online at www.boysandgirlsaid.org/about-us/careers/.

    We are an equal opportunity employer, including veteran and/or disability status

    Salary:

    $13.46/hr- $14.79/hr

    Migrant Recruiters Needed (2 full-time Wa County, 1 part-time Clatsop County) for NW Regional Education Service District

    Location: Portland Metro
    Closing Date: open until filled
    Industry: Education, Government, Nonprofit
    Type: Full Time

    Description:

    NW Regional Education Service District is seeking multiple people to fill the important role of Migrant Recruiter (two full-time positions available in Washington County, 1 half-time position open in Clatsop County). The Migrant Recruiter is responsible for seeking out and identifying children who potentially qualify for the OMSIS educational program, completing the paperwork necessary to establish their eligibility and enrolling them in the program. This includes gathering the information from Spanish speakers to enroll them into the Oregon Migrant Student Information System (OMSIS).  

    QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Required  

    - Bilingual - Must be able to read, write, and speak fluently in English and Spanish.

    - High school graduate and/or equivalent with some experience in working with language minority and/or migrant population. College graduates preferred.

    - Able to work with diverse people, be patient and willing to help parents, and/or student with questions, and provide resources, etc.

    - Able to travel and possess a valid Oregon State Driver’s License and automobile insurance.

    - Able to attend regional and state in-service training.

    - Flexible, in order to work weekend and/or evening hours when needed.

    - Able to complete accurate and timely reports.

    - Ability to develop a liaison role between the home, school and community.

     ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    - Actively identify and recruit all eligible migrant children residing in the school district from 0 through 21 years of age. This includes, for example, surveying the area, establishing communication networks, establishing work relations with other community agency personnel, employers and social services.

    - Complete, distribute and maintain a Certificate of Eligibility according to state/federal guidelines for each eligible migrant family immediately upon their arrival in the school district (regardless of whether students are in school or not). (The home visitor must be able to verify that the family has resided within their district boundaries for a minimum of 48 hours).

    - Share information on eligibility of migrant families with preschool programs as appropriate.

    - Provide assistance as a liaison between the home and school.

    - Promote activities between students, parents, educators, and communities and assist schools and parents to organize and active Parent Advisory Committee (PAC).

    - Share with migrant parents and students all school services/programs available to them. This includes, for example, the instructional program, OMSIS, accident insurance program, physical exams and alternative educational programs.

    - Network with other agencies providing services to migrant students to ensure a coordinated service-delivery system.

    - Refer migrant families to appropriate health, social or legal services in order to meet the needs of the migrant student’s successful participation in school.

    - Prepare documentation such as a home visitor log, which reflects major home visitor activities.

    - Prepare a list, when applicable, of migrant dropout students to be placed on file at local Education Agency (LEA).

    - Recruit out-of-school students into educational programs.

    - Maintain regular and consistent attendance and punctuality

    - Work collaboratively and communicate effectively with staff and customers at all organizational levels

    - Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

    Application Guidelines/Contact:

    To view complete job description and apply, please go to www.nwresd.org > Jobs

    Salary:

    $20.54 - $21.96 DOE, Benefit eligible position

    Application Url:

    https://phl.applitrack.com/nwresd/onlineapp/default.aspx?all=1

    Center Manager at Meals on Wheels People

    Location: Portland Metro
    Closing Date: open until filled
    Industry: Management, Nonprofit, Social Services
    Type: Full Time

    Description:
    Job Title: Center Manager
    FLSA Status: Non-exempt
    Hours: 40hrs/week
    Reports to: Operations & Program Manager
    Location: Two Rivers Center
    Pay Grade: $17-20/hr DOE

    Meals on Wheels People:

    Since 1970, Meals on Wheels People has provided a nutritional and social lifeline for seniors through 30 meal sites in Multnomah, Washington and Clark counties and Meals-On-Wheels delivery to homebound seniors. With the help of more than 5,300 volunteers, the nonprofit, organization now serves 5,700 meals daily and more than 1.3 million meals each year.

    General Summary:

    Responsible for management of the day-to-day operation of the senior congregate meal and Meals on Wheels programs, including preparation, service and clean-up of meals for Meals on Wheels deliveries and dining room meal service, administrative tasks including all client and volunteer documentation and recording of services, recruitment, scheduling and management of volunteers. Recruitment, management and development of employees, programming to increase multicultural participation and socialization opportunities for seniors and growth of community involvement, oversight of maintenance of Meals on Wheels People property and equipment and referrals of participants to available services, programs and activities for seniors.

    Meals on Wheels People offers competitive wages and an excellent benefit package including; medical, dental, 401(k), life, short and long-term disability insurance, a generous paid off program and more!

    Application Guidelines/Contact:

    Apply Today!

    https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=MOWP&ccId=19000101_000001&type=MP&lang=en_US#

    Mental Health & Addictions Counselor at Central City Concern

    Location: Portland Metro

    Closing Date: open until filled

    Industry: Health Care, Social Services, Other

    Type: Full Time

    Description:

    Central City Concern is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide comprehensive solutions to ending homelessness and achieving self-sufficiency. CCC provides many services, such as addiction treatment, employment, housing, mental health, primary care, and other related culturally specific services, to a diverse population. As an agency deeply rooted in recovery we have a keen interest in promoting and maintaining a Drug & Alcohol-Free Workplace. As part of our policy and commitment to a drug and alcohol-free workplace, we conduct post-offer, pre-employment drug screens. 

    ***Applicants must upload a cover letter and resume to their application in order to be considered for this opportunity.***

    TITLE: Mental Health & Addictions Counselor, QMHP 

    DEPARTMENT: Letty Owings Center

    REPORTS TO: Clinical Supervisor

    HOURS: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm

    SALARY: $21.00-$24.00/Per hour

    FLSA: Exempt

    SUMMARY: This position is a critical member of a multi-disciplinary team that provides comprehensive, intensive residential treatment to pregnant and/or parenting women who struggle with severe substance use disorders. The team works to address all treatment needs, including crisis management, substance abuse treatment, medication management, physical health treatment, mental health treatment, developing parenting skills, and accessing appropriate and affordable housing. This position will provide direct services and support the team in providing person-centered care with consideration of mental health symptoms clients are experiencing.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    1. Master's degree in a human services field and one year experience in mental health and chemical dependency treatment and meet State ISSR guidelines for QMHP.
    2. Have the competencies necessary to:
      1. Identify precipitating events;
      2. Gather histories of mental, emotional and physical disabilities, alcohol and drug use, past mental health services and criminal justice contacts;
      3. Assess family, social and work relationships;
      4. Conduct a mental status assessment;
      5. Document a multiaxial DSM diagnosis;
      6. Write and implement or supervise implementation of a treatment plan;
      7. Conduct and document a mental health assessment;
      8. Provide mental health treatment and rehabilitative services within one's scope of practice.
    3. Minimum certification of CADC I required or the ability to obtain within 1 year of hire.
    4. Must meet CCC privileging requirements as required by FTCA.
    5. Must become a certified Director's Custody designee in Multnomah County within the first 6 months of hire.
    6. If in recovery, must be able to document continuous abstinence under independent living conditions or recovery housing for the immediate past two years.
    7. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, TB test, and background check. This includes clearance by the DHS Background Check Unit.
    8. The OAR prohibits substance use treatment program staff from having within the previous 3 years a DUI conviction or diversion, a felony conviction, or a conviction under the Uniform Controlled Substances Act.
    9. Physical ability to bend, stoop, kneel, squat, twist, reach, pull and lift heavy objects. Must be able to climb stairs several times a day.
    10. Will be required to carry an agency cell phone for work use. Cell phone will be provided by Central City Concern.
    11. If using a vehicle for agency use, must possess a current driver's license, access to a vehicle, qualify as an Acceptable Driver as designated in Central City Concern's Fleet Safety Policy. Must pass an initial drivers training within 60 days of being an approved driver and continued recertification training. Must maintain vehicle insurance coverage of a minimum of $100,000/$300,000 personal auto liability coverage.
    12. Must adhere to agency's non-discrimination policies.
    13. Ability to effectively interact with co-workers and clients with diverse ethnic backgrounds, religious views, cultural backgrounds, lifestyles, and sexual orientations and treat each individual with respect and dignity.

    HOW TO APPLY: 

    To view the full job description and apply visit: www.centralcityconcern.org/jobs 

    CCC is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER and does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of race, gender, protected veteran's status, disability, or any other protected class. Applicants seeking reasonable accommodation can contact the Human Resources department at 503-294-1681

    Salary:

    21.00-24.00 

    Life Skills Coach at New Avenues for Youth 

    Location: Portland, OR

    Hours: Full-time, occasional evenings and weekends required      

    Salary: $33,000 - $35,000 DOE 

    About New Avenues for Youth:   

    New Avenues for Youth imagines a community where all young people thrive and experience health, well-being, and a self-determined home.  New Avenues works in partnership with the Portland community to provide homeless, foster-care, and at-risk youth of all backgrounds with the resources and skills needed to lead healthy, productive lives.  We are a diverse non-profit organization in our 20th year serving youth.   

    Our Commitment to Equity:  

    New Avenues for Youth imagines a community where all young people thrive and experience health, well-being, and a self-determined home. Historical inequities and intersecting forms of oppression such as racism, poverty, adultism, sexism, homophobia, and ableism, among others contribute to marginalization and exploitation of youth. We believe, to redress youth homelessness and housing instability we must challenge and dismantle racism and other forms of oppression and build relationships within our communities that advance equity.  

    At New Avenues, advancing equity is an ongoing commitment without closure. We remain open-minded and presume best intentions, knowing that discomfort and conflict are inevitable. We take risks and make and learn from our mistakes. We seek multiple perspectives, strive for transparency, remain humble, and resist the urge to silence hard truths.

    The Position: 

    This position serves as both a My Life and Life Skills Coach provide case management, skill development, resource brokerage and referral, case coordination and advocacy services to former and current youth in care ages 16-21.  Coaches will typically carry a caseload of 2 youth with more intensive service needs (My Life-enrolled youth) and approximately 18 general ILP youth.  For the My Life-enrolled caseload, implement and complete My Life coaching intervention for the youth being served.  Work to support transition-age youth to develop and strengthen their self-determination and connection to community allies in an effort to prepare them for better outcomes when they transition from foster care. For all youth in our programs, maintain an emphasis on enhancing social capital and building internal assets, working closely with the team to pilot a tiered model for transition-based services for youth preparing to exit foster care. 

    Skills & Knowledge: 

    • Basic working knowledge of the foster care system
    • Ability and desire to work with multicultural staff and youth
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
    • Ability to provide constant support and guidance to help youth expand work readiness skills, post-secondary readiness, and transitional life skills and accomplish identified goals.
    • Desire to utilize traditional and non-traditional methods of education to engage youth in the program and identify school, work and life related goals and plans
    • Aptitude to develop comprehensive youth transition plans, in a youth-led manner, through youth input and working with youth support network  
    • Ability to administer a range of assessments to determine youth’s current skills and areas of growth
    • Use of personal vehicle for transporting self and clients for work purposes required 
    • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license 
    • Bilingual Spanish/English speaking a plus. 

    Education & Experience: 

    • A Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology or related human services field or combination of a lived personal experience in foster care and work experience. Will consider lived experience in substitute of years of Education. Masters level a plus. 
    • A minimum of two years of experience working with youth who face multiple barriers
    • Successful completion of My Life curriculum training and certification during the first 9-12 months of employment 

    New Avenues for Youth offers a very generous benefits package.  To apply, send your cover letter and resume to jobs@newavenues.org.  Please be sure to include where you came across this opportunity in your response.  You can learn more about New Avenues by visiting our website at http://www.newavenues.org/contact-us/employment-opportunities.  New Avenues for Youth is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

    Alcohol and Drug Specialist at New Avenues for Youth

    LOCATION: SW Portland, OR 

    SALARY RANGE: $33,000-$36,000                

    HOURS: Full-time, Tuesday through Saturday & occasional evenings 

    About New Avenues for Youth: 

    New Avenues for Youth imagines a community where all young people thrive and experience health, well-being, and a self-determined home. New Avenues works in partnership with the Portland community to provide homeless, foster-care, and at-risk youth of all backgrounds with the resources and skills needed to lead healthy, productive lives. We are a diverse non-profit organization in our 20th year serving youth. 

    Our Commitment to Equity: 
    New Avenues for Youth imagines a community where all young people thrive and experience health, well-being, and a self-determined home. Historical inequities and intersecting forms of oppression such as racism, poverty, adultism, sexism, homophobia, and ableism, among others contribute to marginalization and exploitation of youth. We believe, to redress youth homelessness and housing instability we must challenge and dismantle racism and other forms of oppression and build relationships within our communities that advance equity. 
    At New Avenues, advancing equity is an ongoing commitment without closure. We remain open-minded and presume best intentions, knowing that discomfort and conflict are inevitable. We take risks and make and learn from our mistakes. We seek multiple perspectives, strive for transparency, remain humble, and resist the urge to silence hard truths.
    The Position:
    The A&D Specialist provides crisis counseling, assessment, referrals and treatment connection supports to young adults between the ages of 18-24 dealing with substance abuse and mental health issues.  The A&D Specialist works as a part of the ROSE Team which is a collaborative effort of the Multnomah County Homeless Youth Services Continuum to support youth in building recovery and gaining the resources and treatment necessary to exit homelessness. This program is guided by the principles of the Positive Youth Development, Trauma-Informed Care, Stages of Change theory, Motivational Interviewing, Harm Reduction, and Strengths-Based Practices.  
    The ROSE Team believes in involving youth in their own treatment decisions by utilizing creative engagement strategies and innovative approaches, including meeting youth where they are at and working with them in the community.
    Skills & Knowledge: 
    • Ability to perform assessments, short-term counseling, service coordination & referrals, and facilitate skill building groups
    • Competency working within an interdisciplinary treatment team
    • Knowledge of or experience with co-occurring disorders, trauma, adolescent development, homeless youth and the LGBTQ community
    • Familiarity with DSM-V and ASAM criteria preferred
    • Strong organizational skills 
    • Supervisory skills preferred
    • Bilingual – English/Spanish – a plus 
    Education & Experience: 
    • CADC I (Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor) required or Masters in related field 
    • At least two years of experience in human services, social work or addiction services, preferably working with at-risk youth
    New Avenues offers a very generous benefits package.  To apply, send your cover letter and resume to jobs@newavenues.org.  Please be sure to include where you came across this opportunity in your response.  You can learn more about New Avenues by visiting our website at http://www.newavenues.org/contact-us/employment-opportunities  New Avenues for Youth is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
    Healing Roots Housing Advocate at Bradley Angle

    Posted: 7/17/2017
    Location: Portland Metro
    Closing Date: open until filled
    Industry: Nonprofit, Social Services
    Type: Full Time

    Description:

    Bradley Angle is a dynamic social service organization offering safe shelter and supportive services to survivors of domestic violence and their children since 1975. We offer an array of holistic programs and services focused on economic empowerment, housing assistance, LGBTQ programming, Healing Roots (a culturally-specific program for African American survivors), group support, emergency shelter and youth and family supports. We are accepting applications for the Healing Roots Housing Advocate, based out of the Bradley Angle Resource Center.

    The objective of this position is to provide culturally specific housing advocacy to participants receiving permanent supportive housing through the Housing Assistance Program. This is a culturally-specific program. Lived experience and/or direct work with Black and African American communities is required. The ideal candidate will have experience providing culturally-relevant support/advocacy to Black and African American communities who have been impacted by domestic violence. However, please contact us if you are unsure if you meet the minimum requirements or if your work is transferable. 

    DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

    1. Work with participants, co-workers, supervisor, community partners, and all other relevant stakeholders in a manner that is consistent with, and promotes, Bradley Angle Ethical Commitments, Bradley Angle Organizational Values, and trauma informed care. 
    2. Provide culturally-relevant housing advocacy to participants in permanent supportive housing.
    3. Provide support services for participants working on overcoming their housing barriers and connect participants with appropriate information, referrals, co-advocacy, emotional support and safety planning.
    4. Complete Safety and Stabilization Assessments with participants as needed. 
    5. Provide short-term crisis intervention and long-term culturally-responsive advocacy to assist participants in the identification and achievement of participant-directed and participant-driven goals. 
    6. Connect participants to resources that supports their goals for economic stability, including employment support and financial empowerment. 
    7. Build and maintain housing partnerships with landlords, property management companies, and housing programs in the community that will enhance and strengthen housing resources available to survivors.
    8. Ensure documentation standards are adhered to, review files with Housing Coordinator on a quarterly basis and complete housing follow ups as required.
    9. Complete weekly data entry in ServicePoint for all related client assistance expenses and review ServicePoint data completeness reports monthly.
    10. Attend required Bradley Angle meetings and external community meetings with partners and housing work groups.
    11. Provide training, consultation, and technical assistance to CDC staff and other partners. 
    12. Co-facilitate Rent Well, a 16-hour tenants’ rights class 2-3 times/year.
    13. Complete on-going job-related trainings to build competency in housing related issues. 
    14. Maintain regular communication with all Bradley Angle Advocates and other service providers to ensure seamless service delivery for participants and their children.
    15. Comply with Bradley Angle policies and procedures, including maintaining strict confidentiality protocols.
    16. Other duties as assigned by supervisor. 

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    Lived experience and or direct work with the Black and African American community required.

    All employees are expected to demonstrate: 

    1. Ability to relate to individuals from diverse backgrounds. 
    2. Reading and writing skills which include the ability to access and utilize a variety of resource materials in a timely manner and an ability to maintain accurate records. 
    3. Respectful listening and verbal communication skills. 
    4. Commitment to working with survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence and knowledge of violence and its effects on society. 
    5. Commitment to social change—including working to end domestic and sexual violence and all forms of oppression: racism, homophobia, sexism, classism, etc. 
    6. Understanding the linkages between domestic and sexual violence and other forms of oppression. 
    7. Ability and willingness to work as part of a team. 
    8. Working knowledge of computers. 

    Additional qualifications: 

    1. One year of direct service experience working in a program with special needs populations (low-income, alcohol and drug affected, domestic violence, etc.) required. 
    2. One year of experience working with survivors of domestic violence preferred. 
    3. Demonstrated knowledge of Portland area resources—housing, food, health care, etc. As well as an interest in doing housing advocacy.
    4. Effective crisis intervention and conflict resolution skills. 
    5. Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks. 
    6. Ability to work independently, and as part of a team. 
    7. Valid driver’s license and reliable motorized vehicle required. 

    APPLICATION PROCESS 

    Please review the qualifications we are looking for and take the time to look at our website to become familiar with our mission and programs. We want to read cover letters and resumes from qualified and interested candidates who take the time to respond to the specific dimensions outlined in this position announcement. 

    Send your resume and cover letter to jobs@bradleyangle.org. Healing Roots Housing Advocate in the subject line. We are looking to fill this position immediately and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We will contact qualified candidates as applications are submitted to schedule the first round of interviews. 

    Salary:

    $16.37 per hour

    Application Url:

    https://bradleyangle.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Healing-Roots-Housin...

    LGBTQ/Economic Empowerment Services Navigator at Bradley Angle

    https://bradleyangle.org/get-to-know-us/job-openings/

    Posted: 7/17/2017
    Location: Portland Metro
    Closing Date: open until filled
    Industry: Nonprofit, Social Services
    Type: Full Time

    Description:

    Bradley Angle is a dynamic social service organization offering safe shelter and supportive services to survivors of domestic violence and their children since 1975. We offer an array of holistic programs and services focused on economic empowerment, housing assistance, LGBTQ programming, Healing Roots (a culturally-specific program for African American survivors), group support, emergency shelter and youth and family supports. At Bradley Angle, we aim to have our staff reflect the populations we serve and encourage applicants from those communities to apply. We are accepting applications for the LGBTQ Employment and Economic Services Navigator, based out of the The Gateway Center for Domestic Violence Services.

    The objective of this position is to provide culturally specific economic empowerment advocacy and employment-related case management to LGBTQ survivors.This is a culturally-specific program. Lived experience and/or direct work with LGBTQ communities is required. The ideal candidate will be trained in domestic violence advocacy, have experience working with/in LGBTQ communities and understand the barriers LGBTQ survivors experience while securing gainful employment and a strength in employment advocacy. However, please contact us if you are unsure if you meet the minimum requirements or if your work is transferable. 

    DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

    1. Work with participants, co-workers, supervisor, community partners, and all other relevant stakeholders in a manner that is consistent with, and promotes, Bradley Angle and Gateway Center Ethical Commitments and Bradley Angle and Gateway Center Organizational Values, including a commitment to trauma informed care.
    2. Provide employment and financial advocacy to all individuals referred through the gateway Center with a focus on LGBTQ-identified survivors. This includes: workforce readiness, educational attainment, connection to employers, job placement and financial planning.
    3. Document services provided using Bradley Angle and Gateway Center file standards and comply with program reporting requirements.
    4. Organize, recruit for and facilitate a financial education group, Making Cent$.
    5. Assist with the preparation and implementation of the Job Fair with other Bradley Angle Economic Empowerment Program staff.
    6. Assist with preparation and implementation of quarterly Financial Empowerment Clinics with a variety of community partners.
    7. Provide requested community and organizational trainings on the intersections of LGBTQ-identity, domestic violence and employment.
    8. Attend required Bradley Angle and Gateway Center meetings and external community meetings with partners and relevant committees.
    9. Attend supervision with the Economic Empowerment Coordinator as determined with supervisor.
    10. Maintain good communication with all Bradley Angle advocates, Gateway Center Navigators and other service providers to ensure seamless service delivery for all participants.
    11. Comply with Bradley Angle and Gateway Center policies and procedures, including maintaining strict confidentiality protocols.
    12. Other duties, as agreed upon with supervisor.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    1. Completion of the 40-hour Domestic Violence basic Advocacy Training either prior to employment or soon after being hired.
    2. Strong understanding of and ability to communicate the dynamics of intimate partner violence in LGBTQ communities as well as an understanding of barriers experienced by LGBTQ survivors.
    3. Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or related field; and/or a combination of lived experience, relevant education and work experience.
    4. Demonstrated knowledge of Portland area resources, in particular, employment and/or financial programs and job development tools.
    5. Previous experience in job development, career training, or other similar program.
    6. Direct service/lived experience working with marginalized populations.
    7. Reading and writing skills which include ability to read and edit employment documents and to access and utilize a variety of resource materials in a timely manner, and maintain accurate records.
    8. Ability to contribute to a healthy organizational culture based on open communication, collaboration and accountability.
    9. Commitment to working with survivors of domestic violence and knowledge of domestic violence and its effects on society.
    10. Commitment to social change including working to end domestic and sexual violence and all forms of oppression: racism, heterosexism, trans oppression, ableism, sexism, classism, etc.
    11. Understanding the linkages between domestic and sexual violence and other forms of oppression.
    12. Working knowledge of computers or willingness to learn.

    APPLICATION PROCESS

    Send your resume and cover letter to jobs@bradleyangle.org. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply no later than July 31st, 2017. We hope the person we hire for this position can begin in the month in August.

    Salary:

    $16-17 an hour

    Program Coordinator - Youth and Family Advocate at Metropolitan Family Service

    http://www.metfamily.org

    Posted: 7/16/2017
    Location: Portland Metro
    Closing Date: open until filled
    Industry: Nonprofit, Social Services
    Type: Part Time

    Description:

    MFS helps people move beyond the limitations of poverty, inequity and social isolation. Through social innovation and a focus on prevention, MFS delivers proven programs to help people succeed at home, in school and in the community.

    MFS is always looking for qualified and dedicated employees committed to helping us strengthen the community.

    If you are looking for an opportunity to apply your skills and enthusiasm to help people in the Portland area, we would love to talk with you about our current opening listed below. 

    Moving Lives Forward

    Program Coordinator - Youth and Family Advocate - Part-Time

    MFS is seeking an experienced Program Coordinator - Youth and Family Advocate to provide advocacy and general support for assigned students and families living in the family homeless shelter. Successful candidate will provide resource navigation support, coordinate weekly family nights at off-site locations such as movie nights, game nights, and gym nights. Coordinate field trips and other opportunities for the students and children living at the shelter. Candidate must have a minimum of 2 years of experience in program development, and experience working with homeless youth and adults. Strong communication, organization and program development skills are required. Position is part-time, and offers benefits including a generous paid time off plan. Job#PCYA0715

    Application Guidelines/Contact:

    MFS offers a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package and a supportive and positive work environment. You may apply using our online application system at http://www.metfamily.org/employment. You may also apply by fax at (503) 249-1480 or mail to MFS, 2200 NE 24th Avenue, Portland, OR 97212. Please indicate position title for which you are submitting your resume. Please note the job number PCYA0715 in your cover letter.

    Metropolitan Family Service is committed to building a diverse workforce to broaden and deepen our work in the communities we serve. We strongly urge candidates from communities of color, disability, LGBT, linguistically diverse populations, older adults and military veterans to consider application to our positions. MFS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Salary:

    $19.00 per hour

    Application Url:

    http://www.metfamily.org/employment

    Program Manager - AmeriCorps Program - Metropolitan Family Service

    http://www.metfamily.org

    Posted: 7/16/2017
    Location: Portland Metro
    Closing Date: open until filled
    Industry: Nonprofit, Social Services
    Type: Full Time

    Description:

    MFS helps people move beyond the limitations of poverty, inequity and social isolation. Through social innovation and a focus on prevention, MFS delivers proven programs to help people succeed at home, in school and in the community.

    MFS is always looking for qualified and dedicated employees committed to helping us strengthen the community.

    If you are looking for an opportunity to apply your skills and enthusiasm to help people in the Portland area, we would love to talk with you about our current opening listed below. 

    Moving Lives Forward

    Program Manager - AmeriCorps program - Full-time

    MFS is seeking an experienced Program Manager to oversee the MFS AmeriCorps program. Under the general supervision of the Director of Community Schools, the AmeriCorps Program Manager is responsible for the management of the AmeriCorps program at MFS including the oversight and supervision of AmeriCorps members serving across multiple agency programs and departments and for overall program quality, compliance and outcomes. Successful candidate will have a minimum of four years of experience in program development and supervision and experience in grant development and grant writing. Excellent leadership, communication and organizational skills are required. Experience working in or with the AmeriCorps program is preferred. Job#PMA0714

    Application Guidelines/Contact:

    MFS offers a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package and a supportive and positive work environment. You may apply using our online application system at http://www.metfamily.org/employment. You may also apply by fax at (503) 249-1480 or mail to MFS, 2200 NE 24th Avenue, Portland, OR 97212. Please indicate position title for which you are submitting your resume. Please note the job number PMA0714 in your cover letter.

    Salary:

    $50,960 annually + benefits

    Application Url:

    http://www.metfamily.org/employment

    Information and Assistance Specialist at Impact NW

    http://www.impactnw.org

    Posted: 7/14/2017
    Location: Portland Metro
    Closing Date: open until filled
    Industry: Nonprofit, Social Services
    Type: Full Time

    Description:

    Impact NW is a social service non-profit organization whose mission is to help people achieve and maintain self-sufficiency and to prevent and alleviate the effects of poverty. Impact NW is looking for passionate individuals that support our mission to help people prosper through a community of support. 

    JOB SUMMARY: This position is responsible for providing information, referral, crisis and short-term intervention and assistance in the coordination of service delivery to clients who are elderly and/or younger adults with disabilities. This position also is responsible for maintaining office data systems and completing client intakes.

    Hours: Full-time, 40 hours/week

    Location: 4610 SE Belmont St Ste 102 Portland, OR 97215

    Pay Range: $13.77/hr - $15.99/hr

    REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

    Any combination of experience and training that would likely meet the following requirements

    -Associates Degree or equivalent in social work or related field

    -Minimum of two years’ experience in human services, preferably working with low-income seniors and younger adults with disabilities

    -Experience working with seniors and/or adults with disabilities

    -Sensitivity and ability to relate to people from diverse lifestyles and cultures

    HOW TO APPLY: 

    To learn more about this position and apply online, please click on the link below: 

    https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/index.php?/job/apply&clientkey=47F252EFFFA385F43390B7B5B725CDB0&job=40360&jpt=

    To learn more about the different program and services Impact NW offers, please visit the website at: www.impactnw.org

    Middle School Site Manager at Camp Fire Columbia

    http://campfirecolumbia.org/

    Posted: 7/14/2017
    Location: Portland Metro
    Closing Date: open until filled
    Industry: Education, Nonprofit, Social Services
    Type: Full Time

    Description:

    Job Title: Middle School Site Manager

    Reports to: Site Supervisor, MS Coordinator, or Teen Director

    Classification: Full time, Seasonal

    Dates: 8/24/2017-6/2/2018

    Camp Fire Columbia believes that every child should have the opportunity to find and pursue their spark. It is Camp Fire’s intention to contribute to the achievement of all youth while narrowing the gaps between white students and students of color. Camp Fire Columbia’s goal is to address the racial predictability of youth achievement gaps academically, socially, and economically. To achieve this goal, Camp Fire examines how privilege, oppression, and history affect the practices of our organization, and applies that learning to our work to effect meaningful change. 

    Since 2011, the Camp Fire Middle School program has partnered with 12 schools in PPS and with Reynolds and HB Lee Middle Schools in partnership with “I Have A Dream” Oregon. In 2017/18, with over 300 students across 5 schools, Camp Fire provides a caring adult mentor who works with youth both in school and after school, to support student’s growth and preparedness for high school and beyond. For more information, please visit: http://campfirecolumbia.org/

    POSITION SUMMARY

    The Middle School Site Manager is responsible for building strong, empowering relationships in a variety of settings. A typical week includes, but is not limited to: one-on-one mentoring; academic and social skill-building; connective conversations with teachers, school staff, and parents; driving students to a field trip; helping with homework; facilitating lessons; engaging in experiential learning; and attending professional development meetings. 

    Camp Fire’s Youth Advisory Council is made up of students who have been a part of Camp Fire for two to three years. Their input, for what the ideal staff is like: 

    “raise us up” 
    “create individualized strategies to help students try something new if it is going to better ourselves as individuals” 
    “patient, funny, and a good listener” 
    “be weird and get that we are teenagers”

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    Relationship Responsibilities

    • Create and maintain a solid relationship with each student via one-on-one mentoring.
    • Support students in envisioning and completing goals; re-framing conflict and creating new social strategies; and thinking about themselves, school, and their future in a new light. 
    • Empower and coach students to develop self-advocacy skills; advocate on their behalf when an adult ally would be beneficial.
    • Create a learning environment built on a foundation of relationships and safety.
    • Model and encourage academic skill-building by attending classes with students and creating new strategies for scholastic and behavioral success.
    • Act as a support or liaison in a variety of contexts including among students, between students and teachers, and between families, students, and the school.
    • Use practices based in trauma informed care and restorative justice to communicate with families, students, and school staff in potentially tense situations. 
    • Collaborate regularly with families via home visits; phone calls to work with families towards student success; and acting as a support or liaison between schools, students, and families.
    • Build relationships within a school site with teachers, school staff and administration, and community partners.
    • Using youth voice, relationships, and safety as a focal point, facilitate afterschool programming for up to 15 youth per cohort that allows students to explore interpersonal dynamics, leadership, academic strategies, and community engagement.
    • Coordinate and transport students on monthly experiential-learning field trips based on student interest. 
    • Provide support to youth as they design and implement an end-of-year service learning project.

    Logistics Responsibilities

    • Be an active participant on the Camp Fire team by responding to emails and calendar invites in a timely manner and by attending bi-weekly staff meetings, professional development meetings, and individual supervisor meetings.
    • Maintain regular contact with direct supervisor, families, co-workers, school staff, and community partners.
    • Give appropriate and simultaneous attention to each aspect of the position and navigate multiple job duties fluidly.
    • Keep accurate and up-to-date records of student data.
    • Have familiarity with Microsoft Office.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

    Two to five years’ related experience and/or training; Associate’s degree (A.A.) in Education, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work or a related field; OR equivalent combination of education and experience. 

    Ability to empower students of varying ethnic, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds who may also feel disengaged from school.

    Ability to collaborate with students, families, school employees, and community partners.

    Three years of experience teaching and/or mentoring underrepresented youth is strongly preferred. 

    Bilingual preferred, particularly Spanish.

    CPR and First Aid certification required by 9/25/2017.

    SALARY AND BENEFITS

    • Compensation: Hourly/Non-exempt, depending on experience 
    • Camp Fire Columbia offers a full range of benefits including medical, dental and life insurance; 401K and sick leave; and paid holidays. 

    COMMITMENT TO EQUITY

    We know that working toward racial equity will require reflection and persistence. Camp Fire Columbia is reviewing our programs and values, deepening relationships with partners who share our goals, and developing policies that will shape our growth and work as an organization.

    As we continue to learn, we strive to:

    • Prioritize racial equity in our curriculum, hiring, training, and partnerships.
    • Engage staff and volunteers that are representative of our service community’s demographics.
    • Collect and review information regarding outcomes for youth and employment practices to evaluate our work and adapt our programs and policies.
    • Provide opportunities and support for every youth we serve to achieve their individual goals.
    • Actively seek out expertise and input from families, youth, and the broader community about our programs and progress.

    Camp Fire Columbia is not undertaking this work first, or alone. Achieving racial equity will require collective engagement and commitment. With the help of the many great organizations in our community striving for social change, Camp Fire is dedicated to helping all students light their fire.

    Camp Fire welcomes and embraces all youth of diverse cultures, beliefs, experiences, and identities. We are committed to creating a culturally-competent, inclusive, and safe environment for all children, families and staff.

    Camp Fire Columbia is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, age, religion, color, gender, gender expression and identification, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, marital or veteran status, or any other classification protected by law.

    Application Guidelines/Contact:

    • Send cover letter, resume and three references to Human Resources with subject line, “MS SITE MANAGER” to: humanresources@campfirecolumbia.org
    • Positions will remain open until filled

    Salary:

    Hourly/Non-exempt, depending on experience

    Behavioral Health Crisis Intervention Specialist at Lines for Life

    Posted: 7/14/2017
    Location: Portland Metro
    Closing Date: 7/22/2017
    Industry: Nonprofit, Social Services
    Type: Full Time

    Description:

    Lines for Life Job Description
    Position Title: Behavioral Health Crisis Intervention Specialist
    Status: Full-Time/Non-exempt
    Reports To: Assistant Crisis Lines Director of Military Services
    Application Deadline: July 22, 2017

    Lines for Life is assembling a professional team of caring, empathetic, crisis intervention specialists motivated to share their skills to save lives and provide a safe place for veterans and their families to call during their most difficult times. If you are a good listener, have a calming demeanor, and are thoughtful, collaborative, and interested in aiding the needs of our military population, please consider joining our Team. 

    About the Organization: Lines for Life is a non-profit dedicated to preventing substance abuse and suicide. We have served tens-of-thousands of people through our addiction, mental health and suicide intervention services. Oregon Business Magazine rated Lines for Life one of the 100 best Nonprofits to Work for in the state for five years running. We are driven to make positive change by finding solutions and offer care for people in times of crisis.

    Position Summary: Answer calls on the Veteran’s Crisis Line, Military Help Line and additional crisis lines from active military members, veterans, and their families with care and compassion. Provide professional teamwork and collaboration with the Veteran’s Crisis Line Team. Prior experience in crisis call intervention is beneficial but not required; training will be provided. 

    Duties: 

    • Demonstrate the culture of Lines for Life by modeling behavior that supports the organization’s goals and philosophies. 
    • Dedication to using your work hours to saving lives, preventing suicide and providing resources available for the health of military and their families.
    • Answer all Veteran’s Crisis Line calls promptly with compassion and in accordance with Line for Life’s training expectations and scope;
    • Implement suicide/mental health crisis prevention strategies;
    • Independently triage calls keeping phone lines available for callers in escalated crisis;
    • Provide support for the identification of veterans at high risk and coordinates enhanced care;
    • Conduct interviews and utilizes assessments tools to assess emotional, functional, and/or psychological conditions;
    • Complete structured diagnostic and clinical assessments;
    • Work collaboratively with other staff to identify appropriate services to callers in crisis;
    • Assist callers and their family/friend/significant other with issues regarding the patient's mental health issues, referrals, benefits, support groups, and;
    • Create and submits call reports in a timely manner in accordance with program guidelines;
    • Create and maintains information on relevant resources specific to the needs of military members, veterans and their families in the Crisis Line database as supervisor requests;
    • Attend mandatory trainings and workshops to remain knowledgeable about the latest policies and protocols and equipped to apply crisis intervention tools & techniques.
    • Perform other duties, such administrative and organizational tasks as needed.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in a behavioral science field such as counseling, social work, human services, psychology, nursing, or any closely related field required
    • Motivated to find solutions and provide care to military and families in times of need
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
    • Strong team player
    • Able to handle emotional stress
    • Proficient in web-based computer environment and multi-line phone system
    • Understanding of and ability to apply mental health assessment, treatment and service terminology
    • Able to implement skill development strategies to identify, implement and coordinate the services and supports identified in an Individual Service and Support Plan (ISSP)

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Veteran or military background and knowledge of the Veterans Administration 
    • ASIST certification and crisis intervention experience
    • Experience in a call center environment

    Physical Requirements: 

    • Work is primarily conducted in an office environment requiring sitting and standing for long periods of time. 
    • This position requires patience and the ability to control one’s emotions, as well as the ability to think analytically.

    Work Schedule

    • Typically four to five days per week between 7:45am-4:15pm and weekends may be required; some weekends and holidays may be required.
    • Part-time and full-time work is available.
    • Some flexibility is required to occasionally stay beyond the scheduled shift to wrap up crisis calls and documentation.
    • Work in the Portland office and it is expected you will work scheduled shifts in the event of inclement weather.

    Salary Range for full-time work: $36,000 - $42,000 DOE

    Benefits:

    Lines for Life offers great benefits for full-time employees (working 32 hours or more per week) including full coverage for employees’ health, dental, vision, short and long-term disability and life insurance. Full-time employees are also offered a free Fitbit as part of the Employee Wellness Program. Additional plans which employees may participate in include 401K, flexible spending plans, and gym access.

    Lines for Life also has the ability to provide clinical supervision to staff working toward licensure, so we encourage you to apply!

    This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but constitutes a general definition of the position's scope and function in the company. 

    EEO: Lines for Life strives to create a diverse, inclusive environment to better represent the communities that we serve. We are an equal opportunity employer. 

    Application Guidelines/Contact:

    Email your resume and cover letter to HR@linesforlife.org by July 22nd, 2017. In your cover letter, please specify whether you are seeking full-time or part-time work.

    HOUSING COUNSELOR at HACIENDA COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

    Posted: 7/13/2017
    Location: Portland Metro
    Closing Date: open until filled
    Industry: Nonprofit
    Type: Full Time

    Description:

    Position Summary:

    The position for Homeownership Counselor is responsible for assisting in the coordination of all facets of the Homeownership Support Program including Financial Coaching, Pre-Purchase, Foreclosure Prevention, and Resolution Conference counseling services. 

    Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

    Counseling:

    • Conduct one-on-one counseling sessions for homeowners seeking assistance in pursuing homeownership or seeking to avoid foreclosure. The counselor will provide information and education to clients concerning homeownership purchase and foreclosure process timelines, various mortgage and down payment assistance programs, home retention and home liquidation options, and lastly, provide education and advocacy for homeowners on Oregon’s Foreclosure Avoidance Program and other avenues of assistance available to potentially new or struggling homeowners. 
    • Support clients during their resolution conference by both preparing the client for the initial and any successive conferences as well as conducting any necessary outside follow up to support the client’s workout choices.
    • Provide budget and credit counseling; discuss a possible debt restructuring and complete a affordability and financial analysis for every client. Calculate household budget surpluses or deficits and housing ratios and explain affordability components to clients. Work on building a savings plan if necessary. Educate clients on understanding various mortgage terms and terminology when purchasing a home, as well as the foreclosure process in Oregon. 
    • Create individual action plans and provide ongoing support to help participating households reach their housing and financial goals. 
    • Coordinate referrals, follow-up, and inter-agency relations related to all counseling services. 
    • Maintain comprehensive and confidential client records and statistics in an electronic data-base in accordance with HUD and OHCS, as well as comply with all City, State, Federal and funder requirements. Follow and adhere to all aspects of the National Industry Standards for Homeownership Education and Counseling.
    • Coordinate and conduct workshops relating to homeownership and avoiding foreclosure as well as conduct or participate in other Hacienda sponsored group education or outreach efforts.
    • Support and participate in related outreach activities including but not limited to community fairs, neighborhood associations and presentations to partner organizations. 
    • Build, foster and maintain close partnerships with other agencies and organizations active in obtaining and maintaining homeownership, including but not limited to lenders, realtors, attorneys, governmental housing agencies and local social service agencies.
    • Provide language‐appropriate counseling and translation as needed. 
    • Develop and maintain testimonials of program participants.
    • Other tasks as assigned.

    Skills and Educational Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s Degree with major course work in areas such as business, real estate, finance, planning, social work, education and two years of related work experience in finance, economic development, social work, or client counseling; and/or eight years equivalent direct experience. 
    • Ability to read financial statements and familiarity with analyzing and interpreting data from several sources. 
    • Experience with project management and planning. 
    • Bilingual/Bicultural (Spanish or Other).
    • Ability to compute basic financial calculations including front and back-end ratios. 
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills. 
    • Commitment to excellent customer service in fast paced environment. 
    • Ability to handle multiple tasks, work with minimal supervision, be creative and resourceful, self-motivated, able to meet deadlines and able to handle confidential information appropriately as required.
    • Ability to operate office equipment, especially personal computers using word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email and calendar/scheduling programs.
    • Create and maintain manual and computerized filing and record-keeping systems.
    • Individual must demonstrate a genuine interest and enthusiasm for community development and working with the Latino community, low-to-moderate income community, and others.

    Working Conditions:

    This is a full-time non-exempt position. Some travel required, use of person vehicle. Evening and weekend hours may be required. All positions at Hacienda CDC are at will. 

    Compensation: 

    $17 - $19 DOE. This is a full-time, exempt position.

    Benefit Package includes: Medical, Dental, Vision, Alternative Health Care, Section 125 Flexible Spending Account, 401K, Employee Assistance Program, Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, AD&D, Vacation Accrual, Sick Leave Accrual, Holidays and Personal Days. 

    How to Apply:

    Please submit the following: 

    1. A cover letter that reflects how your previous experience qualifies you for this position.
    2. A resume. 
    3. Three references.

    Email the documents listed above to HR@HaciendaCDC.org

    The Hacienda Community Development Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on religious affiliation, marital status, physical or mental disability, national origin, citizenship, age, race, color, creed, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic makeup, political or union affiliation, status as a Vietnam-era, disabled or other veteran, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Agency will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.

    Our Core Values:

    Respect: We strive to treat others and each other with dignity, fairness and respect.

    Integrity: We conduct our work with openness and transparency as stewards of the public trust. 

    Excellence: We expect excellent performance in the delivery of services and programs to our community.

    Diversity: We embrace inclusiveness of ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic perspectives in our board, staff, contractors and resident community. 

    Collaboration: We collaborate with community, public, and private partners to leverage resources to achieve greater results. 

    Commitment: We seek and value board members and staff who are committed to strengthening the Latino Community.

    Note: This job description is intended as a guideline only, and does not limit in any way the duties or responsibilities of any employee. Nothing herein shall be construed as a contract of employment, expressed or implied. 

    Salary:

    $17 - $19

    High School Case Coordinator - CTEC Youth Services, Part Time, Temp at North Clackamas School District

    Posted: 7/13/2017
    Location: Portland Metro
    Closing Date: open until filled
    Industry: Education, Social Services, Administrative
    Type: Part Time

    Description:

    High School Case Coordinator, CTEC Youth Services, Part Time, Temporary

    POSITION SUMMARY: 

    The incumbent conducts individualized outreach and determines program eligibility primarily for youth that have dropped out of secondary school.  Individualized services include coordination of the following: career planning, training and/or education, and work experience.  The focus is to assist the emerging workforce (ages 16-24) to successfully prepare for a career by providing individualized assistance in setting career goals and be supported in meeting those goals.  Responsibilities include building rapport with participants and school and agency staff, coordinating trainings and providing basic case management support. Bachelors Degree in social services, education, community outreach, business, and/or other related field; two years experience in one of these fields may be substituted for coursework. Must have demonstrated ability to work successfully with diverse populations, including people receiving public assistance, experiencing homelessness, and experiencing mental health issues and successful experience working with teen/young adults.

    Initial wage placement according to NCSD/OSEA Collective Bargaining Agreement. 

    HOURLY RATE: Level F, Step 1: $17.54

    **Final rate and/or number of work days for 2017-2018 are subject to bargaining**

    Based on the above wage schedule, the District will pay the employee's 6% contribution to the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), upon eligibility. 

    Retirement Plan Contributions

    North Clackamas School District (NCSD) is a Public Employee's Retirement System (PERS) employer. PERS allows employees to contribute 6% of their salary to their Individual Account Program (IAP). However, NCSD makes the 6% contribution to its employee's IAP account. This means no money is taken out of employee paychecks, but the employee is still receiving 6% of the salary contributed to his/her retirement IAP account. In addition, NCSD makes a contribution to the employee's PERS OPSRP Pension Plan.

    SCHEDULE:  July 2017 - June 2018, 3 - 4 days/week, 8 hours/day

    WORK CALENDAR: 202 days

    MAJOR DUTIES:

    • Provides outreach and recruitment; screens youth for eligibility; conducts math and reading assessments.
    • Provides direct service case management support to children.
    • Creates individualized goal plans with the youth focused on education and employment, as well as support services to assist clients in meeting basic or personal needs.
    • Assists youth in meeting their educational and employment goals, which includes mentoring, modeling appropriate advocacy skills, removing barriers, etc.
    • Provides education assistance to help clients be successful in a school that meets their needs.
    • Supports clients in career exploration, to include learning about high demand, high wage jobs and how to prepare to be candidates for these jobs.
    • Prepares youth for internships, job shadows, and pre-apprenticeship programs; assists participants to access career exploration and work readiness opportunities.
    • Provides job training experiences.
    • Meets regularly with youth to review goal plan, progress, and set new goals.
    • Utilizes motivational techniques to help engage youth and keep them moving toward their goals.
    • Develops and maintain relationships with community organizations to best meet the needs of youth.
    • Completes and maintains electronic and hard copy records associated with the services.
    • Provide on-going relationship development support to volunteer mentors and youth.
    • Maintains detailed and accurate participant files including screening results, assessment results, and participant outcomes.
    • Facilitates orientations to outline program goals, procedures and expectations for mentors, school counselors and youth.
    • Reviews research based best practices and supports continuous improvement efforts in the area of program operations.
    • Enhances and revises community outreach materials to reflect the goals of the program and participant eligibility.
    • Networks and builds partnerships with other organizations to streamline resources for program participants (Food Pantry, Clothes Closet, etc.)
    • Networks and builds relationships with school staff including Administrators, Counselors and Teachers
    • Create and maintain a working budget

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Possess a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in social services or a related field.
    • Possess two years of experience working with adolescents in academic, vocational, or social programs. Additional experience may be substituted for the educational requirement.
    • Demonstrated ability to work successfully with diverse populations, including people receiving public assistance, experiencing homelessness, and experiencing mental health issues.
    • Successful experience working with teen/young adults.
    • Knowledge of local resources for education, employment, and basic needs.
    • Strong project management skills such as developing timelines, organizing and coordinating meetings and managing multiple deadlines.
    • Excellent computer skills. Database experience a plus.
    • Ability to demonstrate creativity, flexibility and comfort in working with diverse populations
    • Ability to work independently with little supervision, as well as part of a team
    • Positive, “can do” attitude and willingness to learn
    • Current driver’s license, vehicle access, valid insurance and willingness to travel within the district for frequent work appointments
    • Ability to pass a federal background check

    Perform other duties as assigned.

    Please refer to job description for more detailed information.

    EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER/DRUG FREE WORKPLACE

    North Clackamas School District policy provides veterans and disabled veterans with preference as required by law.

    Please see full posting on the NCSD website to view instructions to apply: https://a2-6.applitrack.com/nclack/onlineapp/JobPostings/view.asp?FromAdmin=true&AppliTrackJobId=3622

    Intake Manager at Youth Progress Association

    Posted: 7/13/2017
    Location: Portland Metro
    Closing Date: open until filled
    Industry: Nonprofit, Social Services
    Type: Full Time

    Description:

    Youth Progress is seeking a seasoned, collaborative, and perceptive Intake Manager to join our team. The person in this position will correspond with caseworkers and probation officers around the state, learn about potential clients, and determine youth readiness and fit for our program. Since the Intake Manager decides who walks in our doors, their work will touch all parts of the organization.

    Job Responsibilities: 

    Coordination & Communication:
    Relationship Building - Create strong relationships with other agencies, state workers, foster parents, and program staff. 
    Determination of Placements - Learn about the culture of each home to ensure that the needs of each new client needs matches the skills of their foster parents and YPA team. 
    Facilitation & Communication - Lead probation/parole officers, caseworkers, clients, and YPA staff through the intake process. Ensure an organized, efficient path towards intake.
    Support & Guidance - Meet with new clients to support their adjustment to our program.

    Assessing Client Needs:
    Assessment of Client Files - Evaluate youth mental and behavioral health needs using referral information, including psychological health assessments and behavioral reports. 
    Assessment of Program Capacity - Understand our staff, foster, and clinical team’s skills as they pertain to client support.
    Perceptiveness - Determine prospective client’s program readiness through face to face meetings and/or phone interviews.

    Documentation & Evaluation:
    Timeliness - Complete required documentation & communication in an efficient manner.
    Organization - Manage many concurrent tasks at different stages of completion in a manner that ensures their timely completion. 
    Planning Ahead - Maintain a program waitlist & contingency plans for unscheduled program openings.
    Writing - Communicate clearly and professionally. Compose treatment plans for incoming clients.

    About Us: Youth Progress (YP) is a non-profit, independent living organization, that has been providing Oregon’s youth with the skills necessary to become successful community members since 1964. Our clients range in age from 13 to 24, have diverse backgrounds, and come from all over the state. The majority of our clients are engaged in the juvenile justice system or have no appropriate home resource with whom to live. Youth Progress specializes in providing youth who are struggling with individualized opportunities to succeed.

    Position & Environment Details:

    Full Time: Yes

    On-call: No

    Hours: Typically 9-5, M-F

    Co-workers: The intake manager position is not housed within a larger department, but works closely with a team of foster parents, case managers, and program managers. As an agency, we’re creative, open-minded, and bustling. We’re often busy, but never too busy to help brainstorm a complicated problem or share a word of support.

    Day to day: For our intake manager, no two days are exactly alike and there is a great opportunity to build upon our current systems and processes to ensure efficiency and effectiveness in the role.. The job includes travel around our region for screenings of potential clients as well as one-on-one or independent analysis of client profiles and identification of openings at our facility. If you think critically and creatively, and you like having full & varied days, this position could be a great fit.

    Applicant Qualifications: 

    Required:
    Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, or social sciences
    2 years prior experience working with youth 
    Current driver’s license

    Preferred:
    Master’s degree in psychology, social work, or social sciences
    Experience with intake coordination
    Experience as a liaison between community or state agencies
    Experience in direct services, case management, counseling, mediation, etc.
    Experience writing treatment plans 

    To Apply: 

    Submit a cover letter and resume to Andrea Hanson, ahanson@youthprogress.org

    Benefits:

    Generous vacation/sick accrual

    100% premium paid health insurance

    Eligible for membership in OnPoint Community Credit Union

    Education assistance available after 1 year of employment

    Employee Assistance Program provides free counseling services

    Training and professional development 

    To Apply: 

    Submit a cover letter and resume to Andrea Hanson, ahanson@youthprogress.org

    Drug Treatment Case Manager

    Drug Treatment Case Manager

    Counselor III at Volunteers of America OR, Women's Residential Center

    Compensation: salary 18.06-22.12 + generous benefits package
    Employment type: full-time
    Non-profit organization

    Throughout our over 100 years of providing services to the community, the name Volunteers of America Oregon has become synonymous with compassion and care. We've earned our reputation through dedication and tireless commitment to helping individuals and families create safer, healthier, and more stable lifestyles. For as long as we've been around, our programs have been changing lives. Some people say they can't imagine doing what we do. We say, "We can't imagine not doing it!"

    Volunteers of America OR, Women's Residential Center has a Counselor III position open. The Women's Residential Center provides residential treatment services to women referred by the corrections system.

    Position Summary: The Counselor III position is responsible for delivering trauma-informed alcohol, drug, and mental health treatment services to women involved in the corrections system through group facilitation, individual treatment planning, case management, team coordination, and chart maintenance.

    Education, Training & Experience:

    • Master's degree in a behavioral health field preferred.
    • CADC I required, or ability/willingness to obtain one within 18 months of hired preferred.
    • A reasonable combination of experience in the following areas:
      • Substance Use Disorders
      • Mental health and wellness
      • Trauma informed/trauma specific services
      • Criminality
      • Women's issues
      • Diverse populations
      • Residential treatment
    • Skills and abilities in all of the following areas:
      • Assessment
      • DSM-V diagnosis
      • Treatment and discharge planning
      • Individual and group therapy
      • Provision of gender-specific and culturally competent services.
      • Knowledge of motivational interviewing/stages of change
      • Cognitive Behavioral therapy
      • Mindfulness
    • If in recovery, able to demonstrate at least two years of continuous sobriety under nonresidential, independent, independent living conditions for the immediate past two years.

    Competencies:

    • Ability to engage in a productive, therapeutic relationship with clients.
    • Maintain charts in accordance with Oregon Administrative Rules for Inpatient Drug and Alcohol and Outpatient Mental Health services and respond to chart reviews in a timely manner.
    • Maintain client confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA and 42-CFR rules.
    • Provide services in accordance with professional ethical guidelines.

    Additional Eligibility Requirements:

    • Ability to pass a DHS criminal background check.
    • Reliable form of transportation.
    • Proven record of success in managing treatment services.

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Collaborate with clients in assessment, diagnosis, treatment, behavioral intervention and discharge planning.
    • Provide weekly individual counseling sessions to clients, using Motivational Interviewing and Stages of Change theory and practice.
    • Use evidence-based curriculum to facilitate a variety of therapeutic and psycho-educational groups for clients.
    • Maintain charts in accordance with Oregon Administrative Rules for Inpatient Drug and Alcohol and Outpatient Mental Health services and respond to chart reviews in a timely manner.
    • Engage in collaborative relationships with collateral community providers including, but not limited to probation officers, child welfare workers, mental health providers, and primary care physicians.
    • Collaborate with clients to evaluate treatment progress on a regular basis and provide monthly reports detailing progress to client's probation officer.
    • Support the program and agency's Continuous Improvement, Client Proposal, Client Concern and Grievance processes.
    • Maintain health professional boundaries with clients and co-workers.
    • Ensure services are gender specific and culturally competent.

    Interested applicants MUST apply online at www.voaor.org:

    "Explore Careers"
    "VOA Oregon Careers"
    "Oregon"
    "Search for Jobs"
    Click on job title and follow prompts to apply for position

    Volunteers of America Oregon is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability any other category protected by federal, state or local law.

    JOB OFFERS WILL BE CONTINGENT UPON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK