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This position provides prevention and early intervention services in schools located in Gresham, OR by reducing risky student behaviors such as truancy, poor school performance, alcohol and drug use, negative behavior, etc.
- Provide consistent and on-going positive role modeling for students.
- Provide evidence-based prevention instruction to students in classroom settings.
- Lead small groups made up of 8-10 youths at each school with an emphasis on drug and alcohol prevention.
- Provide resource referrals and case coordination with each member of the small groups on a bi-weekly basis.
- Develop individualized support plans and goals for members of the small groups and their families.
- Provide substance abuse prevention education to parents and train teachers and other school staff on current alcohol and drug trends.
- Provide assistance with truancy prevention, drug and alcohol prevention, conflict resolution, interpersonal skill development, mental health assessments, and family engagement activities.
- Participate in school-based meetings in which at-risk youth issues are discussed with school staff.
- Promote the establishment/review of alcohol, tobacco, and drug use policies in each school. Make appropriate recommendations which will ensure access to treatment and school retention.
- In collaboration with NWFS staff, community partners and school personnel, coordinate outreach activities for at-risk students.
- Maintain accurate documentation on a consistent basis.
Education / Experience
- Bilingual English/Spanish is required.
- A high school diploma or equivalent.
- A minimum of one year of experience working with at-risk youth.
Skills and Abilities
- Group facilitation and case coordination experience required.
- Able to build and maintain rapport with youth and adults from diverse backgrounds and personalities.
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.