Employment Opportunities

Education Supervisor

Do you want to make a difference in a young person’s life?

New Avenues for Youth is looking for an Education Supervisor/Teacher:
Join New Avenues unique engagement based alternative education program focused on serving homeless youth ages 16-24. The alternative education program is part of New Avenues continuum of services for homeless youth and operates year round. Responsibilities include:

  • Utilize traditional and non-traditional methods of education to engage youth in the program and identify educational goals and plans
  • Provide support and guidance to help youth expand skills and accomplish identified goals
  • Facilitate individual and group opportunities for youth to develop skills
  • Develop and supervise the education program in accordance with agency mission and goals
  • Oversight of curriculum development and implementation
  • Supervision of education program staff
  • Track and manage student and program statistics, including data entry
  • Create and submit monthly billings
  • Qualifications:
    Master’s degree, experience working with high-risk youth and current teaching license required. Supervisory experience preferred.
    Salary Range: $35,000-$40,000 DOE

    Who We Are:
    New Avenues for Youth provides a variety of programs and services designed to empower youth to exit street life and lead healthy, independent lives.  The New Avenues model ensures that each youth has the opportunity to build life-skills, establish a stable living environment, and eventually become a self-sufficient adult.

    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.


    New Avenues for Youth is starting up a new program that will serve current and former youth in care, ages 16-21 as they’re preparing to transition into adulthood. We are seeking to fill multiple positions, including Program Supervisor, an array of Life Skills Coaches and a Skills Trainer. Several coaching positions are geared towards individuals with specific skill sets, such as a specialization in mental health or developmental disability services.

    All the positions below are for the new Foster Care Program

    Program Supervisor

    Title: Program Supervisor
    Supervisor: Foster Care Program Coordinator
    Job Classification: Full time
    Job Hours: 40 hours per week, evenings and weekends may be required
    Job Location: Portland, Oregon

    Position Outline:
    Oversee foster care program providing case management, skill development, resource brokerage and referral, case coordination and advocacy services for former and current youth in care ages 16-21.

    Responsibilities include:
    • Clinical and program supervision of staff, volunteers and interns
    • Development and implementation of programming and training
    • Management of program budget, contracts and outcomes
    • Serve as the liaison to DHS and other agencies serving youth in care

    Qualifications:
    • At least 2 years supervisory/program coordination experience required
    • Understanding of how substance abuse, mental health, developmental disability, trauma, abuse and adolescent development impact youth in foster care
    • Knowledge of child welfare system and ability to facilitate and sustain strong working partnership with DHS case workers, managers and other child welfare staff
    • Experience engaging youth who face multiple barriers
    • Ability to work with multicultural staff and youth
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
    • Masters degree in social work, counseling, psychology or related field preferred

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

    Life Skills Coach – Mental Health Lead Specialization

    Title: Life Skills Coach – Mental Health Lead Specialization
    Supervisor: Foster Care Program Supervisor
    Job Classification: Full time
    Job Hours: 40 hours per week, evenings and weekends may be required
    Job Location: Portland, Oregon

    Position Outline:
    Provide mental health consultation, assessment, case management, skill development, resource brokerage and referral, case coordination and advocacy services to former and current youth in care ages 16-21.

    Responsibilities Include:
    • Integrate range of assessment results into a comprehensive transition plans with youth’s input
    • Help develop and implement life skills training curriculum for both 1:1 and group settings
    • Track, document and evaluate youth participation and progress in these activities and prepare required DHS reports
    • Provide budgeting and financial support for youth receiving state/federal funds
    • Provide clinical consultation, assessment and support to the program

    Qualifications:
    • At least 2 years experience engaging youth who face multiple barriers required
    • Basic knowledge of the child welfare system and spectrum of services for youth in foster care
    • Ability to work with multicultural staff and youth
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
    • Experiences working with youth who experience developmental disabilities strongly preferred
    • Understanding of the issues of substance abuse, mental health, developmental disability, trauma, abuse and adolescent development
    • Masters degree in social work, counseling, psychology or related field preferred
    • Supervisory experience preferred

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

    Life Skills Coach – Developmental Disabilities Specialization

    Title: Life Skills Coach – Developmental Disabilities Specialization
    Supervisor: Foster Care Program Supervisor
    Job Classification: Full Time
    Job Hours: 40 hours per week, evenings and weekends may be required
    Job Location: Portland, Oregon

    Posting Outline:
    Provide case management, skill development, resource brokerage and referral, case coordination and advocacy services to former and current youth in care ages 16-21.

    Responsibilities include:
    • Integrate range of assessment results into a comprehensive transition plans with youth’s input
    • Help develop and implement life skills training curriculum for both 1:1 and group settings
    • Track, document and evaluate youth participation and progress in these activities and prepare required DHS reports
    • Provide budgeting and financial support for youth receiving state/federal funds

    Qualifications:
    • At least 2 years experience engaging youth who face multiple barriers required
    • Basic knowledge of the child welfare system and spectrum of services for youth in foster care
    • Ability to work with multicultural staff and youth
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
    • Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology or related field preferred
    • Experiences working with youth who experience developmental disabilities strongly preferred
    • At least 2 years experience working with youth who experience developmental disabilities required

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