Employment Opportunities

Teacher

Title:  Teacher
Supervisor: Education/Employment Coordinator
Salary Range: $32,000 - $34,000 DOE
Job Classification: Full-time, Regular, Exempt
Job Hours: 40 hours per week, evenings and weekends may be required
Job Location: Portland, OR

General summary:
New Avenues is seeking a teacher for its unique engagement based alternative education program focused on serving homeless and at-risk youth. Taking a constructivist educational approach, the teaching staff work to provide a safe and structured environment where students learn self-worth and independence.  Teachers are responsible for helping youth develop education goals and facilitating the steps to reach them. This could include tutoring a student to obtain their GED or high school diploma, assisting with college preparation and enrollment, facilitating hands on learning projects, career planning and teaching independent living skills. The alternative education program is part of New Avenues continuum of services for homeless and at-risk youth and operates year round.

Requirements/Qualifications:
• Experience with high-risk youth
• Teaching experience
• Active teaching license
• Ability to drive company vehicles in order to transport youth to activities
• 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) 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
Supervisor: Residential Supervisor
Job Classification: Full-time, Regular, Non-Exempt (40 hours/week –evenings, overnights and weekends required)
Salary Range: 25,500 - $26,500 per year DOE
Job 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 multi-cultural 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 preferred.
  • 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 L. for consideration.  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.

    Drug and Alcohol Specialist

    TITLE: Drug and Alcohol Specialist
    LOCATION: SW Portland, OR
    SUPERVISOR: Clinical Coordinator
    HOURS: Varied, including Saturdays and occasional evenings
    CLASSIFICATION: Exempt, Full-time, Regular


    GENERAL SUMMARY:
    New Avenues for Youth, one of Portland’s leading providers of innovative programs to homeless and at-risk youth, is seeking an Alcohol and Drug Specialist providing assessment, referrals and treatment connection supports to high-risk youth dealing with substance abuse and/or mental health issues.

    REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Assessment, individual & group counseling, service coordination & referral
    • Program development, intensive collaboration with cross-system providers
    • CADC I (Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor) or Masters in related field required
    • Knowledge of or experience with co-occurring disorders, trauma, adolescent development, homeless youth issues
    • Familiarity with computer documentation and organizational skills essential


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

    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.