Employment Opportunities

General Life Skills Coach/College Access Specialist

Title:  General Life Skills Coach/College Access Specialist
Department:  Foster Care – PDX Connect
Supervisor: PDX-Connect Program Supervisor / Foster Care Initiatives Director
Job Classification: Temporary (December 2014-mid June 2015)
Job Availability: Immediate
Job Location: Portland, OR
Salary Range: $29,000-$35,000

Preferences:
• Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Social Work or related field.
• Experience working with youth who face multiple barriers.
• Some working knowledge of the foster care system.

Requirements:
• Use of personal vehicle for transporting self and clients for work purposes.
• Ability to work with multicultural staff and youth.

Primary Responsibilities:
Provide coverage of two positions for two staff out on maternity leave:
1. General 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.

2. College Access Specialist: Provide oversight and support to cohort of youth receiving leadership development training in preparation for finishing high school and moving into first year of college to former and current youth in care ages 17-24. Work closely with program partners (Portland Leadership Foundation, College Housing NW and other leveraged resources) as well as Foster Care Initiatives Director in carrying out program goals and delivering services.

Job Duties:
General Life Skills Coach:
• Maintain and update comprehensive transition plan in a youth-led manner throughout the course of youth participation for each youth on caseload.
• 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.
• Accompany youth to community events and activities associated with their transition plan.
• Work with youth support network around transition plan and goals as outlined by the youth.
• Maintain regular face to face meetings with youth on caseload at least once a month.
• Provide referral to other programs and services as needed.
• Document all contact with youth through detailed written case notes and maintain detailed case files for all youth in accordance with contract and New Avenues requirements for documentation of youth eligibility, enrollment, participation and progress.
• Maintain accurate and timely documentation of all services. Track youth participation in development activities and document youth progress in these activities in accordance with performance reporting requirements using an electronic data collection system.
• Attend weekly PDX Connect team meeting.
• Other duties as assigned.

College Access Specialist:
• Monitor and support youth engagement in leadership training provided by Portland Leadership Foundation for youth involved in the Avenues to College Program
• Work closely with Portland Leadership Foundation and other partners to enhance their pre-existing program models so that we work to engage multi-barriered transition-age youth in care.
• Provide referral to other programs and services as needed.
• Maintain accurate and timely documentation of all services.
• Track youth participation in development activities and document youth progress in these activities in accordance with performance reporting requirements using an electronic data collection system.
• Other duties as assigned.

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), attn. Emilie L. 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.

Human Resources Manager

Title:  Human Resources Manager
Supervisor: Director, Finance and Administration
Job Classification: Part-Time (30 hours/week), Exempt
Job Availability: Immediate
Job Location: Portland, OR
Compensation: DOE, plus a generous benefits package

General summary:
The Human Resources Manager position is responsible for managing employee relations needs, identifying employee development and manager training, address ADA and LOA requests and ensure a fair and equitable work environment for the agency. This role will drive the annual performance review process and own the overall quality of the program for staff as well as maintain the appropriate job classifications. In addition to these areas, they will also own Workers Compensation requirements as well as Unemployment claims. Additionally, the HR Manager will support the recruitment and selection process.  This position will be directly involved with the Executive Director, leadership team and managers. This role will regularly partner with Payroll and Benefits on wage and hour and health insurance concerns.

Requirements/Qualifications:
• Specialized and current training in employment law, compensation, benefits administration, employee relations, staffing, safety and ADA
• 5+ years of independently owning employee relations inquiries, formal and informal
• Wage and Hour expertise, federal and state
• Analytical problem solving
• Coaching approach to addressing concerns and building consensus
• Excellent written and verbal skills
• Training and presentation experience

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.

Teacher

Title:  Teacher/Skills Trainer
Supervisor: Education/Employment Coordinator
Salary Range:   $32,000 - $36,000 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/skills trainer for its unique engagement based employment and alternative education program focused on serving homeless and at-risk youth ages 16-24. Teachers/skills trainers are responsible for helping youth develop education and employment 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 developing and implementing workforce and life skills training curriculum. Provide career, education and life skills awareness through the use of group workshops, classroom discussion, field trips, job shadowing, project-based learning opportunities, business tours and volunteer opportunities. The employment and alternative education program are 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
• Ability to drive company vehicles in order to transport youth to activities
• Ability to work with multicultural staff and youth
• Active teaching license and Masters degree preferred
• 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.

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.

Food and Support Specialist

TITLE: Food and Support Specialist
LOCATION: SW Portland, OR
SUPERVISOR: Engagement Coordinator
SALARY RANGE: $12.50/hour
HOURS: 40 hours per week, some evenings and weekends required
CLASSIFICATION: Full-time, Regular, Non-Exempt

GENERAL SUMMARY:
New Avenues for Youth, one of Portland’s leading providers of innovative programs to homeless and at-risk youth, is seeking a Food and Support Specialist to coordinate food ordering, food preparation/serving and cleaning and facility needs for our Youth Day Services program that provides a drop in center for homeless and at risk youth.  Ideal candidate will have good culinary skills, interest in designing and implementing a nutritional meal program and interested and comfortable working with homeless and at risk youth. Support a team of Drop-In Counselors to provide a safe and supportive environment.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Design and implement nutritional meals for Day Services program
• Coordinate food and supply ordering, deliveries of the food supplies, food preparation, serving, soliciting donations, and cleaning/facility needs
• Maintain a safe and supportive multicultural environment for homeless youth
• Others as assigned

REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:
• Experience in food industry required
• Experience managing food services preferred
• Food Handler Certificate required
• Ability to work with multicultural staff and youth required.

To apply, please send our cover letter and resume to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), Attention: John P.  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.