Employment Opportunities

IT Support Specialist

Title: IT Support Specialist
Supervisor: IT Manager
Job Classification: Part-Time, Regular (20 hours/week—occasional evenings and weekend required)
Job Location: Portland, OR
Compensation: $18.00/hour

General summary:
IT Support Specialist coordinates the IT Help Desk, solves user software and hardware problems, provides support to staff on all company supported applications and installs hardware, software, and peripherals. The IT Support Specialist provides assistance in the development and implementation of IT strategic plans and policies. Provides support in the planning, development, installation, implementation, integration, and evaluation of organization computer network and IT services.

Requirements/Qualifications:
Any combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position is qualifying. This would typically include the minimum Education and Professional Experience as listed below:

  • Three years progressively responsible computer operations experience.
  • Associate Degree or three year work experience in a related field.
  • Must have valid driver’s license, insurance and reliable transportation to travel to worksites that may not be accessible in a timely manner via public transit.
  • The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Ability to sit, stand, walk, drive, talk on the phone and/or use computer terminal for long periods of time.
  • Must be fluent in English.
  • A+ Certification preferred but not required

An individual should have technical knowledge in the following areas:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008/ 2012 based technologies
    • Active Directory
    • Group Policy
  • Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007/2010/2013
  • Microsoft Operating Systems (Windows 7/ Windows 8)
  • Microsoft Office 2012
  • Network Router/ Switch Configuration
  • Networking Concepts
  • Preferred, but not required:
    • Microsoft System Center Suite
    • Microsoft SQL Server

This position often has wide diversity of work situations and the job involves a high degree of complexity. This position often determines their own practices and procedures to meet both new and reoccurring deadlines. This position contributes to the development of new concepts and policies. It operates independently-minimal supervision and performs duties with little direction given. The job requires excellent interpersonal skills, project coordination experience, and the ability to work well with all levels of employees, and vendors. Often time this position has to balance requests by various stakeholders. The work is in a constantly changing social service environment. You can learn more about New Avenues for Youth by visiting our website at http://www.newavenues.org/contact-us/employment-opportunities New A.venues for Youth is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please submit your cover letter and resume to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), Attention: Jalil H. Thank you.

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.

    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.

    Dual Diagnosis Specialist

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

    JOB SUMMARY:
    New Avenues for Youth, one of Portland’s leading providers of innovative programs to homeless and at-risk youth, is seeking a Dual Diagnosis Specialist to provide assessment, referrals and treatment connection supports to young adults between the ages of 18-25 dealing with substance abuse and mental health issues.   

    The Dual Diagnosis 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 Approach, 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.

    REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Ability to perform assessments, individual & group counseling, service coordination & referrals
    • Competency working within an interdisciplinary treatment team
    • At least two years of experience in human services, social work or addiction services, preferably working with at-risk youth
    • 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.
    • Supervisory skills preferred
    • CADC I (Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor) or Masters in related field required
    • Familiarity with computer documentation and organizational skills essential


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