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Job Title:                    PreventNet Site Coordinator-Milwaukie HS/New Urban HS

Reports To:               Schools Department Manager

Classification:            Non-exempt

Position Time:           1.0 FTE, some evenings and week-ends

 

Job Summary: The PreventNet Site Coordinator position is part of the PreventNet system, a collaboration between the Children Youth and Families Division of Clackamas County, local schools, and local community service providers to improve academic success and reduce juvenile delinquency. The PreventNet Site Coordinator will fill three primary roles as described in the work plan: Systems development, case coordination focusing on linking and stabilizing the youth and their families with resources, and coordination of select and universal prevention at each of two school sites, dividing the work week equally between the two sites.

 

Essential Functions

  • Consult and work directly with school staff, principals, department chairs, and counseling staff to coordinate programming and outreach within the school and local community at each site. Use school data to target the most at-risk students for services.
  • Obtain the written consent of client/parent/guardian as well as practice all aspects of maintaining confidentiality of all client personal information, according to HIPAA.
  • Connect with 30 core youth at each of two schools, assessing them for strengths/needs (includes family) and develop related goals.
  • Maintain case coordination files for 30 youth throughout the course of the school year, keeping record of contacts and referrals, entering data and program evaluation, and client satisfaction surveys, and submit reports as required.
  • Provide follow up to determine progress toward goals, and ongoing or additional needs.
  • Familiarize with various appropriate community referral resources and services for youth and/or their families (basic needs resources, mental health assessment /treatment, OHP/other health insurance, medical/dental care, drug/alcohol prevention/treatment, etc.)
  • Refer youth/family to at least one community resource/service to improve engagement in school and academic performance, low attendance, and low state test scores.
  • Ensure that every core youth to homework assistance or tutoring resource.
  • Ensure that each core youth participates in extracurricular activities/recreation (school clubs, affinity groups, sports, career exploration, leadership groups, civic engagement, community service, etc.
  • In partnership with local coalitions and other partners, deliver positive social norms campaigns, safe environment dances, field trips, community service projects, motivational assemblies, or career day for core youth and universal students.
  • Develop after school enrichment activities to engage school youth one day per week, including recruit, interview, screen, and supervise volunteers for assistance in after school programs at each of two schools.
  • Provide screening, supervision and direction for volunteers and paid interns ensuring all necessary background and references are complete and turned into the Schools Department Manager. Provide oversight including signing time sheets for paid interns. Report on all volunteer hours and in-kind contributions no less than quarterly. Administer, track, and submit all required outcome data to be included in the quarterly report.
  • Facilitate girls/boys groups, utilizing an evidence-based curriculum such as Girls Group, Boys Circle, Botvin Life Skills, or Teen Intervene early intervention curriculum.
  • Ensure that 85% of Core Youth will regularly participate in homework assistance – measured by sign-in sheets and observation.
  • Provide follow up to determine progress toward goals, and ongoing or additional needs.
  • Familiarize with various appropriate community referral resources and services for youth and/or their families (basic needs resources, mental health assessment /treatment, OHP/other health insurance, medical/dental care, drug/alcohol prevention/treatment, etc.)
  • Refer youth/family to at least one community resource/service to improve engagement in school and academic performance, low attendance, and low state test scores.
  • Ensure that every core youth to homework assistance or tutoring resource.
  • Ensure that each core youth participates in extracurricular activities/recreation (school clubs, affinity groups, sports, career exploration, leadership groups, civic engagement, community service, etc.
  • In partnership with local coalitions and other partners, deliver positive social norms campaigns, safe environment dances, field trips, community service projects, motivational assemblies, or career day for core youth and universal students.
  • Develop after school enrichment activities to engage school youth one day per week, including recruit, interview, screen, and supervise volunteers for assistance in after school programs at each of two schools.
  • Provide screening, supervision and direction for volunteers and paid interns ensuring all necessary background and references are complete and turned into the Schools Department Manager. Provide oversight including signing time sheets for paid interns. Report on all volunteer hours and in-kind contributions no less than quarterly. Administer, track, and submit all required outcome data to be included in the quarterly report.
  • Facilitate girls/boys groups, utilizing an evidence-based curriculum such as Girls Group, Boys Circle, Botvin Life Skills, or Teen Intervene early intervention curriculum.
  • Ensure that 85% of Core Youth will regularly participate in homework assistance – measured by sign-in sheets and observation
  • 85% of Core Youth will participate in extracurricular activities/recreation – measured by sign-in sheets and observation.
  • 80% of Core Youth will improve or maintain grades in English/Language Arts, Math, and Science – measured by school academic data collected.
  • 85% of Core Youth will improve attendance or maintain once attendance improves – measured by school attendance data.

 

Other Job Duties

  • Consistently maintain daily schedule, utilizing Microsoft Outlook calendars.
  • Submit weekly report of duties and accomplishments weekly to Department Manager.
  • Complete monthly and quarterly reports as required. Administer and report on client satisfaction surveys, as well as pre and post program evaluation surveys.
  • Attend assigned and approved trainings and educational/community meetings, acquiring a minimum of forty hours per year of ongoing education and professional development.
  • Establish relationships with parents of core youth; develop and maintain positive relationships with the school administration and staff and youth, as well as community members. Maintain effective communication to provide referral linkages and follow up.
  • Create and utilize checklist/data base to track core youth and after school program participants.
  • Provide case files to Schools Department Manager for review at the end of each quarter.
  • Facilitate an atmosphere conducive to academic success and positive social skills.
  • Perform tasks at the discretion of the supervisor and conduct other duties as assigned.

 

Additional Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate an excellent understanding of resources offered by NWFS as well as the community at large.
  • Provide positive role modeling for the students.
  • Effectively communicate about NWFS, its mission, and programs to community partners and participants. Utilize NWFS communication plan. Document programs and activities for representation on behalf of Northwest Family Services to the broader community, including, but not limited to the news media and social media.
  • Attend all staff meetings, community meetings, and development as required.
  • Work as a team with others in the department, including interns and volunteers.
  • Accept the guidance and supervision of the Schools Department Manager and Executive Director in the spirit of establishing and maintaining an honest, respectful and professional working relationship.
  • Conduct other duties as assigned.

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Job Qualifications

  • BA or BS in a related field, with minimum one year experience working with youth.
  • Sufficient work with adolescents and some college considered.
  • Bi-cultural, bilingual English and Spanish preferred but not required.
  • Accountable, flexible, self-directed, organized.
  • Able to work independently and take direction.
  • High energy, works well with others, can work as part of a team.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Proven ability to work effectively with youth and adults.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office.
  • Valid driver’s license, reliable car, and current and adequate automobile insurance.
  • Available for occasional travel with some evening and weekend work.
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background and reference check.

Working Conditions

Work is performed typically in a school environment and requires frequent and lengthy standing, speaking in a loud voice, and ability to lift at least 30 pounds. May work some evenings and an occasional weekend. Requires use of personal vehicle to drive to and from home base agency and to individual Clackamas County schools throughout the week. Mileage expense reimbursed monthly.

Hourly wage: $19 per hour

Benefits: Generous benefit package includes paid vacation, ten paid holidays annually, paid sick time, as well as individual health, dental, and vision insurance and matching 401K.

Submit cover letter, resume, and job application

(found at www.nwfs.org/images/stories/Employment_Application.pdf)

to:

Northwest Family Services

6200 SE King Rd

Portland, OR 97222

service@nwfs.org., http://www.nwfs.org,