Employment Opportunities

Executive and Development Specialist

Title: Executive and Development Specialist
Location: SW Portland OR    
Hours: Part-time position
Salary: $15/hour

Requirements:
• Strong communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills, attention to detail, critical thinking, ability to multi-task and a professional demeanor
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team, and promote the agency to a wide variety of donors, volunteers, staff and board members
• Advanced office skills including typing, filing, answering phones, data entry, and greeting visitors
• Experience in a professional and fast-paced office setting required
• Proficient in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook required  
• Raisers Edge or similar CRM software experience a plus

Primary Responsibilities:
The Executive and Development Specialist provides high level administrative and clerical support, answer phones, greet visitors, data entry and general office management. This position is responsible for organizing the front office and maintaining office supplies, assisting with preparation of Board and committee meetings including: planning, facilitation, set up, and taking minutes.  They will also provide day-to-day administrative assistance as needed. The Executive and Development Specialist must be flexible when accomplishing requested duties and have the ability think critically how to accomplish them in a timely manner. They must have the ability to manage time, stay organized and focused as tasks are directed.

JOB DUTIES:
• Provides high level administrative and clerical support to the Executive Director and Development Director
• Manages calendars for the Executive Director and Development Director
• Assists with scheduling, preparation and set-up of Board and committee meetings including taking minutes
• Provides administrative support to development team
• Acts as communication liaison to key stakeholders including the Board, donors and staff
• Identifies the needs of visitors to New Avenues
• Manages data in systems
• Assists with coordination and support of special events
• Completes general office work including phone and computer work such as: Excel spreadsheets, Word documents, Doodle’s and Group emails
• Completes errands as assigned

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

On-Call Advocate

Title: On-Call Advocate
Rate Of Pay: $11.00 per hour
Job Location: Varied with some overnight shifts required

At new Avenues for Youth, our mission is to work in partnership with our community to prevent youth homelessness and provide the homeless, youth in foster care, and at-risk young people with the resources and skills needed to lead healthy, productive lives.  Do you want to be a part of our mission?   

Job Summary:
The On-Call Advocate will 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:
• Experience working with high-risk youth required. 
• Bachelor’s degree in psychology or social work preferred.
• Ability to work with multicultural staff and youth.  Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.

Responsibilities Include:
• Developing relationships with youth to assist them in their daily responsibilities within the programs.
• Work to create a space that reflects the tenants of Positive Youth Development
• Work to encourage youth participation within the programs
• In conjunction with the program teams, provide basic services, special projects and a safe, clean, supportive atmosphere within the facilities
• Be a part of the agency team; participate in the planning and implementation of treatment plans for youth to facilitate their exit from street life
• Ensure program rules are being followed. Maintain a safe environment, emotionally and physically, for all youth
• Attend and participate in a strength-based and solution-focused manner in meetings and supervision as requested
• Assist staff in facilitating youth groups and activities
• Oversee and participate in the cleaning and up-keep of the program facilities
• Work assigned shifts with flexibility to cover all departments as needed
• Ability to work with diverse staff and excel in a multi-cultural environment

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

Youth Advocate for Residential Housing Program

Title: Youth Advocate for Residential Housing Program
Job Salary: $25,500 - $30,000 DOE
Classification: Full-time; evenings and weekend overnights required  

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 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: Leah for consideration. 
New Avenues for Youth is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Assertive Engagement Specialist/Case Manager

Title: Assertive Engagement Specialist/Case Manager
Salary Range: $32,500 – $35,000 DOE  
Job Location: Portland, OR
Classification: Full-time, evenings and weekends required  

General Summary:
Provide engagement and clinical case management services to high-risk, homeless youth ages 16-24 in a drop in center program.

Responsibilities include assessment and service planning, individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, resource brokerage and referral, case coordination and advocacy, follow-up and after care

Requirements/Qualifications:
Master’s degree in social work preferred, with understanding of issues related to substance abuse, mental health, trauma, abuse and adolescent brain development.

Bachelor’s degree in social work, counseling, or psychology acceptable with 3+ years’ experience working with at-risk youth and understanding of aforementioned issues facing this population.

Experience, ability and commitment to working with sexual minority and culturally diverse staff, participants and community required.

Bilingual applicants and people of color encouraged to apply!

New Avenues for Youth offers a comprehensive benefits package.  To apply, send your cover letter and resume to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for consideration.  New Avenues for Youth is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Day Services Advocate

Title: Day Services Advocate
Hours: Full-time, some evenings required
Job Location: Portland, OR
Salary: $25,500 - $30,000

Do you want to make a difference in a young person’s life?  New Avenues for Youth, one of Portland’s leading providers of innovative programs to homeless and at-risk youth, is seeking a full-time Drop-In Advocate providing services to homeless youth. 

General Summary:
As a Drop-In Advocate, you will engage youth and maintain services through the Positive Youth Development model by providing guidance, information and support to homeless youth in the New Avenues Drop-In Center.  In addition, you will provide youth the opportunity to learn, play, explore, heal, and find new meaning and success through music and arts through the New Avenues Artist and Mentorship Program (A.M.P)

Requirements/Qualifications:
- Bachelors’ degree in social services and experience working with homeless or high-risk youth/young adults
- Music/art talents required
- Ability to work with multicultural staff and youth exercising exceptional patience and sensitivity
- Bilingual English/Spanish a plus

Responsibilities include:
• Works assigned Drop In shifts
• Develops relationships with youth to assist them in their daily responsibilities within the Drop In Center
• Works with youth to identify and implement youth driven projects and programs
• In conjunction with the Drop In Team, promotes a safe, clean and supportive atmosphere within the center
• Assesses youth for housing, food, clothing and support needs, and refers youth to the appropriate place
• Participates in the planning and implementation of service plans for drop in youth to facilitate their exit from street life

New Avenues for Youth offers a very generous benefits package.  To apply, send your cover letter and resume to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  .  Please be sure to include where you came across this opportunity with your submission.  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.

Case Manager/Parent Support Specialist

Title: Case Manager/Parent Support Specialist  
Location: Portland, OR
Salary Grade: $32,000 - $35,000 DOE
Hours: Full-time, some evenings and weekends required          

Job Summary:
The Case Manager/Parent Support Specialist provides engagement and case management services with an interdisciplinary, multi-agency team to high-risk youth who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness and who may be pregnant or parenting. The responsibilities of this position include intake and assessment; individual and group counseling; crisis intervention; case planning and contracting; parent and child development support; resource brokerage and referral; case coordination and advocacy; follow-up and after care; provision of clinical and financial record keeping related to job duties

Requirements/Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree and minimum of three years’ experience working with high-risk youth required
• Master’s degree in counseling, psychology, early childhood education, child development or social work preferred
• Understanding of the issues of substance abuse, mental health, trauma, abuse and adolescent development including brain development
• Demonstrated knowledge of pregnant and parenting issues and infant and toddler development
• Experience, ability and commitment to working with sexual minority and culturally diverse staff, participants and community
• Excellent communication, organization, creativity, flexibility, optimism, positive humor and overall interpersonal skills
• Ability to work with a diverse staff and excel in a multi-cultural environment  

Responsibilities include:
• Conducts assessments
• Manages crisis by having the ability to recognize and provide appropriate intervention as needed
• Work collaboratively with youth to address their full range of needs by establishing short-term and long-term intervention goals using a strengths based, client centered, Youth Development approach
• Provide prenatal, parenting and child-development education and facilitate connection of youth with healthcare services and/or labor/delivery classes
• Facilitate weekly prenatal and/or parenting classes for participating families
• Exhibit flexibility by providing services in non-traditional settings (outside of traditional ‘office’ setting, i.e. community apartments, cafes, schools, parks, etc.)
• Facilitate youth engagement and self-determination as individuals including resource brokerage, referral, case coordination and advocacy
• Makes referrals based on appropriate match between youth’s needs and available resources. Provides overall coordination of services to each youth
• Work shifts on the housing floor as needed and provides support coverage for all New Avenues programs as necessary

New Avenues for Youth offers a very generous benefits package.  To apply, send your cover letter and resume to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  Please be sure to include where you came across this opportunity in your response.  New Avenues for Youth is an Equal Opportunity Employer.