Young Parent Educator - Home Based & Community Share:

Portland Opportunities Industrialized Center
Benefits
Employment Type
Portland 97217
Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Retirement Savings
Full-Time

Why join us? 

Realize your vision: Use your experience to help shape Portland Opportunities
Industrialization Center (POIC), 
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 wrap-around services aimed at stabilizing families and strengthening the community
through education, crisis intervention, community monitoring, case management
and personal growth support.
 

 

 

Position
Description

 

Position:
       Young Parent Educator - Home Based
& Community
 

Location:    
   717 N. Killingsworth Court, Portland, OR 

Benefits:
         Full benefits
package 

Hours:              Monday
through Friday, 9:00am-5:30pm, plus evenings and weekends as 

required  

Reports to:      Director
of Youth Services 

Salary:              Competitive~
Based on Experience 

Key External Partners:
Portland-s Children-s Levey (PCL), Department of Human Services,
Healthy Birth Initiative, POIC Work Opportunities Training, Rosemary Anderson
High School Campuses 

Classification:  Exempt  

 

Position Summary:  The
Young Parent Educator will ensure objectives and deliverables are met according
to contract and grant agreements, including but not limited to providing home visits, family support
services, parenting skills and child development education to young parents (18
to 25)
living in  or near the
poverty threshold in Portland, Oregon. 
Core responsibilities include; youth and young adult parenting and child
abuse prevention curriculum, increasing parent/family involvement in
activities, community outreach, and participant recruitment. You will work
closely with Youth Services Department staff to maintain open and clear
communications, to implement and track data collection, and to ensure grant
reports and proposals are prepared on time and on budget.

This position will be responsible for supporting a caseload
of 33 young parents and their families (16 receiving home based parenting
support and 17 receiving class based parenting support).
The Young Parent Coordinator will work closely with staff across all four Rosemary Anderson
High School (RAHS) school sites, the Work Opportunities Training (WOT) office, The
Youth Services Department and with other POIC+RAHS staff to maintain open and
clear communications, to implement and track data collection, and to ensure
grant reports and proposals are prepared on time and on budget. 

Responsibilities

Responsibilities & Duties: 

-         Conduct weekly Home Visits for Program Participants

-         Conduct two 16 week Community Parenting Sessions for Young Parents

-         Recruit Young Parent participants

-         Collect, analyze, and report on data including but not limited to event attendance, and resources services needed, program participation, demographics.

-         Monitor grant requirements to make sure all contracted goals are met

-         Adhere to organization-s equity position

-         Track and report data and statistics to funders as outlined in program grants

-         Complete agency weekly, monthly, quarterly, and/or annual reports

-         Weigh in on strategic plans for the department that relates to the future of young parent/family involvement programming and community engagement

-         Assist Director by ensuring budgetary compliance and by submitting any required documents or reports on time and in completion

-         Collaborate on execution of programs for department

-         Other duties as assigned

-         Ensure objectives and deliverables are met according to contract and grant agreements 

-         Work with Program team to ensure duties collaborative work to move mission and service delivery forward

-         Respond to all crises and risk incidents within the required time frames per Portland OIC policies.

 

Key Data Points:

-         Meeting or exceeding contractual outcomes and benchmarks

-         Timely and detail oriented  written reports

-         Bringing value to organization through additional resources and funding.

Qualifications

Qualifications & Skills:

-         A passion for POIC + RAHS mission and serving youth and families; particular interest to impact the needs of African American youth and families.

-         Drive and determination for innovative program development, implementation, and evaluation.

-         Demonstrated progression in program and contract management.

-         Dynamic leadership, innovation, and team-building skills.

-         Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders and community members

-         Excellent organizational, time management, and reporting skills to manage multiple projects, set priorities, collaborate with stakeholders, and meet deadlines

-         Experience in creating and maintaining organizational systems for tracking program information

-         Responsible and professional conduct that serves as role model to all stakeholders

-         Knowledge of resource development and long-range planning

-         Proven persuasive communication skills; excellent reading, writing, editing and research abilities; excellent verbal communication skills

-         Excellent writing skills and technical skills.

-         Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite

 

Experience & Education Requirements:

-         Minimum 3+ years program and case management experience

-         Minimum 3+ years managing programs

-         Prior grant reporting experience required

-         Experience working with young adults and families

-         Experience recruiting and maintaining program participants

-         Experience working with communities of color, in particular African American women

-         Bachelor-s degree required or equivalent plus 5 years demonstrated experience

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 training and professional development related to our organizational expectations centered on personal growth, leadership, and accountability

 

About POIC + RAHS

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.

 

Beliefs

We believe all people have value.

We believe all people can grow.

We believe all people can contribute and build thriving communities.

 

Visit our website at www.portlandoic.org

To Apply - Become a Member of Our Team

To be considered for this opportunity, create an eRep account, take the Core Value Index, submit a cover letter addressing your qualifications for the position and why you are interested in joining the POIC+RAHS 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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