Career Coach - POIC+RAHS Share:

Portland Opportunities Industrialized Center
Portland 97217
Competitive - DOE
Employment Type

Why join us?

Realize your vision: Use your experience to help shape Portland Opportunities Industrialization + Rosemary
Anderson High School (POIC+RAHS), a multi-faceted agency with roots in workforce development that provides
wide-ranging services meant to promote stronger attachments between disenfranchised youth, their families,
and the wider community.

Work with an amazing team:

Be a part of a fast-growing organization. Join a talented staff dedicated to the
mission of educating and supporting youth through the age of 25.
Impact your community: Be a part of an innovative and holistic program which houses a range of wraparound
services aimed at stabilizing families and strengthening the community through education, crisis
intervention, community monitoring, case management and personal growth support.

Position:  Career Coach

Location: POIC+RAHS has several sites throughout Multnomah County, including North Portland,
East Portland/Gresham, SE Portland & New Columbia

Benefits: Full benefits package

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm, plus occasional evenings and weekends as

Reports to: Director of Employment & Training

Salary: Competitive~ Based on Experience

Position Summary: POIC+RAHS seeks a dynamic, motivated, and detail-oriented Career Coach to support
young adults, ages 18-24, in developing and reaching their education and employment goals. The POIC+RAHS
Work Opportunities Training department aims to support under-served youth on a path to self-sufficiency and
economic success by providing opportunities for skill building, training, and work experience. Career Coaches
work in partnership with POIC+RAHS community-based programs to address barriers youth and young adults
face to employment and educational attainment. Our employment contracts are complex and tied to long term
outcomes for young adults. As such, it is critical that POIC+RAHS Career Coaches possess the ability to both
connect with participants on a personal level, as well as maintain meticulous records and data. 


Essential Functions & Responsibilities:

- Participant Engagement & Coaching

o Outreach, recruit, enroll, and maintain caseload of up to 40 participants, ages 18-24

o Engage participants in an in-depth goal setting and monitoring process; meet regularly with participants to implement individualized plans to achieve short and long term goals

o Build professional relationships with participants and support them in addressing barriers to employment and educational achievement; serve as professional mentor, coach, and advocate

o Empower participants to inform program design and model to ensure youth voice in services

o Collaborate with WorkSource Portland Metro to engage participants in services and provide participants with access to workforce development resources

- Case Management & Data Management

o Document all participant interactions, progress, participation, and data in workforce development specific database system on a daily basis

o Maintain detailed, organized, and updated files (paper and digital), in compliance with local and federal government contractors o Prepare for quarterly program and file audits

o Track and report on participant outcomes

- Training, Facilitation, & Curriculum Development

o Plan and facilitate lessons on work readiness, employment and life skills, and career exploration and pathways

o Develop culturally responsive, innovative, and engaging curriculum designed to build employability and life skills of participants

o Research promising practices of youth engagement, workforce training, and approaches to alleviating poverty in low income communities to ensure program model is dynamic and responsive to participant needs

- Collaboration & Community Engagement

o Collaborate with Work Opportunities Training (WOT) team and other POIC+RAHS departments to deliver services across program sites

o Offer transition support for RAHS seniors working towards graduation; support RAHS staff in efforts to prepare students for success in post-secondary endeavors

o Develop and build relationships with local businesses and employers, education and training providers, and other community-based agencies to enhance services and opportunities for participants

o As member of WOT team, develop monthly and annual goals and strategies, monitor progress, and report on outcomes

- Additional Duties o Other duties as assigned


Qualifications & Skills

- A passion for POIC+RAHS mission and serving culturally-diverse youth, young adults and their families

- Ability to develop unique intervention strategies to engage and inspire youth and their families

- Ability to reach out to appropriate stakeholders to gain support and build partnerships

- Ability to maintain a high level of accountability, confidentiality, documentation, and community engagement/collaboration

- Ability to organize time efficiently and effectively in order to meet deadlines and achieve outcomes while managing diverse and persistent demands

- Proficiency in Microsoft Office, professional email communication, internet research and database software

- Ability to model appropriate professional behavior and maintain professional boundaries

- Ability to reach out for support when working in stressful conditions

- Ability to work collaboratively in a multi-cultural environment with people from diverse backgrounds

- Exceptional verbal communication skills

- Fluency and ability to communicate effectively in Spanish is a plus

Education & Experience Requirements

- Bachelor-s degree or equivalent experience

- Experience working with youth/ young adults in a school or community-based setting

- Experience in workforce development, youth employment, and youth development programming preferred

- Familiarity with trauma-informed practice and strength-based approaches to working with participants preferred

Additional Requirements

- Successful completion of initial and on-going employment screens, including, but not limited to criminal background, sex offender, drug, abuse and neglect and vehicle record as required

- Valid driver's license, reliable transportation and automobile insurance meeting minimum requirements as defined by the organization

- All POIC+RAHS staff is required to participate in ongoing professional development related to our organizational expectations centered on personal growth, leadership, and accountability


Established in 1968 as a community-based organization, Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center, Inc. (POIC) has been providing culturally relevant adult workforce training and placement to adults, with an emphasis on people of color. In 1983, Rosemary Anderson High School (RAHS) was founded. Today, POIC+RAHS partners with government agencies, local businesses, and other community-based organizations to provide:

1. Open-door, accredited high school diploma and GED programming

2. Best practice peer, adult, and gang-impacted youth mentoring programs

3. Evidence-based young parent education and case management

4. Leadership development and training opportunities

5. College and career exploration, career coaching, internship opportunities, and job placement

6. Youth and gang violence intervention and prevention services

Mission Statement

POIC + RAHS is committed to the future success of at-risk youth through the age of 25, providing the highest quality services in education, mentoring, family outreach, employment training, and placement.


We believe all people have value.

We believe all people can grow.

We believe all people can build and contribute to thriving communities.

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To Apply - Become a Member of Our Team

To be considered for this opportunity, set up an eRep account, take the Core Value Index (CVI), submit a cover letter addressing your qualifications for the position and why you are interested in joining the POIC team, 3 professional references, and a resume. NO phone calls, please.

POIC + RAHS is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

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