Life Skills Coach  
Company: New Avenues for Youth
Posted on: November 20, 2023
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
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
Understanding of the assets, needs and development of transition
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
* 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.
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.
Simply click on the 'Apply for Job' button at the bottom of this
screen and attach your resume and cover letter. (For our website
New Avenues for Youth is an Equal opportunity Employer.
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