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Working with the Gresham-Barlow, Centennial & Reynolds high schools, this position provides intensive academic services for underserved, disconnected youth, ages 14 years to 21 years old in order to overcome barriers to school engagement.
- Provide case coordination for a minimum of 20 students. This includes monitoring program participants on a weekly basis and tracking the information in the online school-based tracking system.
- Provide one-on-one academic and social support as well as life and vocational skills.
- Connect youth with academic and support services including in-person tutoring, skill building programs, mental health treatment, substance use disorder treatment and educational/pro-social activities.
- Ensure program participants have access to equipment and the technological knowledge needed to engage in distance learning.
- Assist program participants in developing an education and career plan.
- Assist program participants with GED navigation and post-secondary education support.
- Coordinate and teach at least three Career Fit Job Readiness workshops annually. The workshops will focus on resume building, interviewing skills, and job search strategies.
- Follow up with program participants and their families on a regular basis.
- Provide referrals to parents/guardians for basic support such as rent/utility assistance, onside OHP enrollment, access to food, etc.
- Maintain accurate and up-to-date documentation in case files.
- Get and maintain a working knowledge of the school and district policies regarding truancy and crisis management planning.
- Develop and maintain positive relationships with school staff and community members.
- Provide positive role modeling for program participants.
- Participate in school events which includes evening and weekend activities.
Education / Experience
- Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, behavioral health or a related field. One year of direct experience considered in lieu of a degree.
- Must be fluent in English and Spanish.
- Experience working in a school setting preferred but not required.
Skills and Abilities
- Utilizing protocol, be able to assess for suicide risk, make a referral and follow up.
- Able to build and maintain rapport with youth and adults from diverse backgrounds and personalities.
- Ability to establish priorities, work independently, and proceed with objectives without supervision.
Northwest Family Services, through our mission, practices and the services we offer, are committed to the belief that all people deserve dignity and respect. As we serve our communities, we will continue to work together to listen, to learn, and to act to overcome historic values and structures that have led to discrimination and inequities.
We are committed to creating a culture of belonging, where all staff are valued and given opportunity to grow and succeed equitably. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, sexual orientation, primary language, ethnic background or socioeconomic status. NWFS pursues policies, strategies, and programs which promote diversity, inclusion, and equity in our daily work. We seek staff who share our vision and commitment to our communities.
Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment.
Up-to-date Covid 19-vaccination is required for new hires unless the employee is granted a medical or religious accommodation. Employees can request an accommodation once an offer of employment has been made.