Employment Opportunities

On-Call Counselor

TITLE: On-Call Counselor
LOCATION: SW Portland
SUPERVISOR: Coordinator, Drop-In and Transitional Housing
SALARY RANGE: $10.50/hour
HOURS: Varied – shifts available 24 hours per day, seven days per week
CLASSIFICATION: On-Call

GENERAL SUMMARY:
Engage youth through the Positive Youth Development model providing guidance, support, and information in a multicultural environment for homeless and at-risk youth. Supervise a milieu setting, maintaining a safe and supportive environment while motivating youth to explore alternatives to street life.

REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s degree and/or experience working with high-risk youth. Ability to work with multicultural staff and youth. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred. 

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  (ATTN: Crystal) for consideration.  You can learn more about us by visiting our website at http://www.newavenues.org/contact-us/employment-opportunities  New .Avenues for Youth is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Assertive Engagement Specialist/Case Manager

Title:  Assertive Engagement Specialist/Case Manager
Supervisor: Engagement Coordinator
Salary Range: $32,500 – $35,000 DOE
Job Classification: Full-time, Exempt
Job Hours: 40 hours per week, evenings and weekends required
Job Location: Portland, OR

General summary:
Provide engagement and case management services with an interdisciplinary, multi-agency team to high-risk, homeless youth ages 16-24 in a site-based, transitional housing program. Responsibilities include intake and assessment; individual and group counseling; crisis intervention; case planning; resource brokerage and referral; case coordination and advocacy; follow-up and after care.

Requirements/Qualifications:
Masters degree in counseling, psychology or social work and understanding of the issues of substance abuse, mental health, trauma, abuse and adolescent development including brain development required. Experience, ability and commitment to working with sexual minority and culturally diverse staff, participants and community.  Valid driver’s license and ability to drive is required.

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for consideration.  You can learn more about us by visiting our website at http://www.newavenues.org/contact-us/employment-opportunities  New .Avenues for Youth is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Youth Counselor for Transitional Housing Program

Title: Residential Counselor
Department: Residential Housing
Salary: $25,500-27,000 per year DOE
Hours: Overnight Monday – Friday, 11:30pm-7:30am
Location: Portland, OR

General Summary:
New Avenues for Youth is seeking a Residential Counselor in our transitional housing program for homeless youth. Provide independent living skills training and guidance in a multicultural residential setting. Manage a milieu setting, maintaining a safe and supportive environment while motivating youth to explore alternatives to street life through a Positive Youth Development model. Includes some meal preparation and general facility maintenance/cleaning.

Requirements/Qualifications:
•        BA and experience with at-risk youth required, CADC preferred.
•        Weekend days and/or overnights required.
•        Bilingual English/Spanish a plus. 
•        Exceptional patience and sensitivity for homeless or at risk youth
•        Experience in responding to crisis situations with homeless or at-risk youth


To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), Attn: Crystal for consideration.  Please be sure to include where you came across this opportunity with your submission.  New Avenues for Youth offers an excellent and generous benefits package. You can learn more about us by visiting our website at http://www.newavenues.org/contact-us/employment-opportunities  New .Avenues for Youth is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Residential Supervisor – Transitional Housing Program  

Title: Residential Supervisor
Salary Range: $32,500 – $34,500 DOE  
Job Classification: Full-time, Exempt
Job Hours: 40 hours per week, evenings and weekends required
Job Location: Portland, OR

General Summary:
Provide independent living skills training, guidance, information and services, within New Avenues’ agency mission and goals, to youth in our transitional housing program.  Maintain a safe and supportive multicultural environment for homeless youth.  Motivate youth to explore and accept alternatives to street life.  Provide supervision of New Avenues’ site based transitional housing program including supervision of staff and residents; implementation of housing programming; oversight of the budget and scheduling of staff.

Requirements/Qualifications:
Supervisory experience required. Master’s degree in counseling, psychology or social work preferred. Bachelor’s degree and understanding of the issues of housing, substance abuse, mental health, trauma, abuse and adolescent development including brain development required. Experience, ability and commitment to working with sexual minority and culturally diverse staff, participants and community.  Valid driver’s license required.

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), Attn: Crystal for consideration.  Please be sure to include where you came across this opportunity with your submission.  New Avenues for Youth offers an excellent and generous benefits package. You can learn more about us by visiting our website at http://www.newavenues.org/contact-us/employment-opportunities  New .Avenues for Youth is an Equal Opportunity Employer.