CHI Early Intervention Coordinator

CHI Early Intervention Coordinator

Portland, Oregon

About Portland OIC

At Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center, Inc., we are committed to the future success of underserved youth through the age of 25, providing the highest quality services in education, mentoring, family outreach, employment training and placement.

Rosemary Anderson High School (RAHS) is an accredited high school with four campuses in North Portland, East Portland/Gresham, New Columbia and SE Portland.

We believe all people have value, all people can grow, and all people can build and contribute to thriving communities.

Position Summary

Location: POIC has several sites throughout Multnomah County, including North Portland, East Portland/Gresham, SE Portland, and New Columbia.

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

Position reports to  the Director of Family Outreach

Working collaboratively with Multnomah County Community Justice Juvenile Services Division, the Early Intervention Coordinator will provide community-based early intervention for First-time youth offenders and their families that are referred for services. POIC is seeking a highly enthusiastic, self-disciplined, and motivated Early Intervention Coordinator to provide short-term case management, assertive engagement, trauma-informed care, and crisis intervention to a caseload of youth.

Responsibilities

  • Assess and implement strength-based individual success plans built on culturally specific and evidenced based practices to help participants develop and reach goals.
  • Work collaboratively with other professionals in the field including schools, community based organizations, Mental Health/ Alcohol and Drug organizations, Child Welfare, Department of Community Justice, and Oregon Youth Authority.
  • Use creativity and resourcefulness to ensure that youth and their families are aware of all community resources available for them and advocate with other service providers for the needs of families as appropriate, which may include, but are not limited to, housing stability, counseling services, and pro- social activies.
  • Provide day-to-day activities that may involve social casework, intake, assessment, assertive engagement, and skill development through engaging youth and families in activities through: Education/Employment, Home/Family, Health, Pro-Social Activities, Spirituality, and Community.
  • Participate, develop and coordinate pro-social activities for youth and their families.
  • Adhere to documentation requirements as indicated in CHI Program policies, including but not limited to accurate data entry into DCJ Data base, case files, service plans, weekly/monthly reports, and case notes.
  • Respond to all crises and risk incidents within the required time frames per Portland OIC policies.
  • Participate in regular supervision check-ins, department staff meetings, community partner meetings and all staff trainings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • A passion for POIC + RAHS mission and serving at-risk young adults and their families.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with youth and families of color. Diversity, inclusion and equity are fundamental values of POIC +RAHS.
  • Excellent problem solving skills, highly organized, and can work well under high stress.
  • Knowledge of community resources and agencies providing social services needed by a diversity of youth and their families living in Multnomah County.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of accountability, documentation, and community engagement/ collaboration.
  • Excellent relationship building skills that incorporate counseling knowledge for effective rapport, communication, active listening, clarification, reflection and questioning.
  • Skill to assess risk factors, protective factors, personal and evaluation needs to develop appropriate individual interventions and case plans.
  • Flexible work schedule: will include weekend and evening work.
  • Valid driver's license, reliable transportation and automobile insurance meeting minimum requirements as defined by the agency.
  • 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.

Education/Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required or equivalent and 3+ years demonstrated case management experience. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Experience working with communities of color, in particular African American youth and their families.
  • General computer and word processing skills and willingness to advance computer skills. Experience and intermediate skills with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Experience with crisis intervention, community networking and resource development.

Benefits

  • Full benefits package
  • DOE; Plus full benefits

How to Apply

To be considered for this opportunity, submit a cover letter, 3 professional references, and a resume to jobs@portlandoic.org, with Early Intervention Coordinator in the subject line.

POIC 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.