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Life Skills Coach [072] [081]

Company: New Avenues for Youth
Location: Portland
Posted on: November 20, 2023

Job Description:

The rate of pay for this position is $20.20 an hour.
New Avenues for Youth is committed to supporting a workplace that honors, celebrates, and acknowledges our community's powerful differences. Through our work here, we move together to support the wellbeing, care, and growth of youth in our community. To be at our best, we embrace that the diverse communities we serve must be reflected in our colleagues supporting the work we do each day. We are committed to our workforce centering practices that support and encourage Black, Indigenous, people of color, people with disabilities, and people with non-dominant gender identities to grow and thrive.
We encourage Black, Indigenous, people of color, people with disabilities, and people with non-dominant gender identities who may not believe they meet all of the described qualifications to consider what they contribute to community, and apply.
Your New Role: Serve as a Life Skills Coach provide case management, skill development, resource brokerage and referral, case coordination and advocacy services to former and current youth in care ages 16-20.
What this Role Is...
Coaching - supporting transition age youth to identify and achieve their goals as they transition to adulthood
Skill-building - providing scaffold support to help those we serve build internal and external assets and skills to achieve their self-identified goals
Resource Brokerage - identifying resources and connecting those we serve with supportive resource and permanent connections
Advocacy - creating opportunity for youth to have be leaders on their support teams
Skills & Attributes:
Desire to work with multicultural staff and youth in a diverse setting
Understanding of the assets, needs and development of transition age youth
Ability to utilize traditional and non-traditional methods of skill-building to engage youth in the program and identify school, work and life related goals and plans.
Capacity to self-manage and self-advocate as related to community-based work
* A minimum two years of experience working with transition age youth (14-23), college degree in social work, psychology or related human services field a plus.
About Us...
New Avenues is an innovative, influential social services agency that works in partnership with the Portland area community to provide homeless, foster-care, and at-risk youth of all backgrounds with the resources and skills needed to lead healthy, productive lives. At New Avenues, everyone is youth centered and collaboratively work together to accomplish our mission.
We are a diverse non-profit organization serving this community for over 25 years. At New Avenues, we seek dynamic, spirited individuals looking to contribute to the success of these amazing young people. Being part of our team offers a rewarding experience where your contributions have impact. Our approachable and supportive management team is focused on providing you with the tools, guidance, and autonomy to thrive while gaining invaluable social services background.
Our Commitment to Equity...
Back in 2015, New Avenues for Youth embarked on an unending initiative to consistently advance equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace. Today, we are a more curious and consciously aware agency of employees invested in the ongoing practice of learning from multiple perspectives and lived experiences. We firmly believe equity is an ongoing commitment without closure; in taking risks, we will learn from our mistakes. We are an organization committed to listen to each other and those that we serve, to always strive for transparency, to remain humble, and to resist the urge to simplify or silence hard truths. We make these commitments because we believe in social justice and the inherent human dignity of each individual.
New Avenues Offers a Comprehensive Benefits Package...
Paid Vacation, Sick, and Personal Time, Paid Holidays, No Employee Cost Share for your Health, Vision, and Dental Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability, and Life Insurance. Flexibility Spending Accounts, a 403b Retirement Savings Plan, and an Employee Assistance Resource and Referral Program.
Apply Today...
Simply click on the 'Apply for Job' button at the bottom of this screen and attach your resume and cover letter. (For our website postings.)
New Avenues for Youth is an Equal opportunity Employer.

Keywords: New Avenues for Youth, Portland , Life Skills Coach [072] [081], Education / Teaching , Portland, Oregon

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