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Hispanic Services Coordinator

Company: Oregon Youth Authority
Location: Woodburn
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Job Description:

OREGON YOUTH AUTHORITYYOUTH SERVICES COORDINATOR / HISPANIC SERVICES COORDINATOR (Bilingual Spanish / English)Woodburn - MacLaren Youth Correctional FacilityLa Correccional Juvenil de Oreg--n (Oregon Youth Authority (OYA) por sus siglas en ingl--s) es un l--der nacional en el campo de la justicia juvenil, pionera en la implementaci--n de un marco de desarrollo humano positivo para su trabajo con el personal y los j--venes, utiliza datos para combinar los servicios adecuados con los j--venes adecuados. Buscamos fomentar la competencia cultural y buscar soluciones equitativas para apoyar a los j--venes bajo nuestro cuidado. La misi--n de nuestra agencia es proteger al p--blico y reducir el crimen al responsabilizar a los j--venes de sus actos y brindar oportunidades de reformaci--n en entornos seguros. Si est-- buscando unirse a un equipo que valora las diferencias individuales y culturales y la oportunidad de contribuir al --xito de la reforma juvenil enriqueciendo nuestra fuerza laboral con diversidad, --OYA quiere saber de usted!Se recomienda fuertemente a las personas de color, a las mujeres y otros miembros de comunidades hist--ricamente desatendidas que presenten su solicitud.About the TeamOYA's Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations (OIIR) provides leadership, advocacy, and guiding principles to assist the Oregon Youth Authority in its ongoing efforts to become a culturally responsive organization. They support our youth, their families, staff, contractors and volunteers to ensure they receive culturally appropriate services and programs.OIIR welcomes you to join their team of professionals as the Youth Services Coordinator / Hispanic Services Coordinator. You will coordinate and deliver services to Hispanic youth and their families and to assure culturally sensitive service delivery by others. Your diverse background in leadership will provide training and consultation to agency staff. With your winning personality, you will network with the local communities regarding Hispanic and other minority youth concerns. With joint effort with the other members of the OIIR team, you will help contribute to the success of OYA's vision of positive human development and a culturally diverse agency to provide helpful services to the youth we serve.Your RoleIdentifies limited English-speaking youth and families and assists them in understanding MacLaren and OYA Services, programs and expectations.Provides cultural education for Hispanic/minority youth in need of cultural awareness.Participates in the curriculum development and facilitation of group counseling sessions with diverse youth populations in order to assist youth and their families obtain skills for a successful re-entry.Ensure youth is aware of available services specifically related to diverse populations in the facility, field and in the community.Consult and assist OIIR staff and statewide regional liaisons in delivering direct program services, cultural awareness, and special projects.Collaborate with probation officers managing the youth case plan for youth's individual transition plans.Provides translation/interpretation services as needed for Hispanic/minority youth and families in communication with MacLaren staff, school staff, and community social service agencies.Works collaboratively and assists the OIIR Statewide Hispanic/Latinx Services Coordinator to provide services for-- non-citizen youth.Networks with Hispanic/minority community to provide educational, cultural, inspirational events for youth and staff at MacLaren.Assists the Tattoo Removal Program Coordinator facilitate/explains/provides Spanish translation between youth, staff, and physicians.Working ConditionsMacLaren is a tobacco free environment.Work in a team environment. Help promote and maintain a harmonious work environment.Daily face-to-face contact with adjudicated youth, some of which frequently resist instruction and exibit verbally hostile or physically assaultive behavior. May be subject to a hostage situation.Physical exertion to subdue out-of-control, combative, belligerent, hostile youth. May require use of reasonable force (including restraint equipment) during course of duties or during disturbances or other emergencies.Staff may have potential exposure to communicable diseases. The consistent and effective use of appropriate infection-control materials and techniques is required.Staff is expected to be a positive example and role model for the other staff and youth. The staff is to be supportive toward OYA, MacLaren, their policies and procedures. Being a positive role model includes,but is not limited to: no excessive absenteeism, personal appearance is neat, treats all human beings with respect, is a law abiding citizen.Each employee is to provide a positive, affirming environment which values fellow employees and the people they serve.Will adhere to OYA Policy Memo II-D-3.4 regarding interpersonal relationships with youth.All OYA employees are expected to work using safe work practices and to follow all policies regarding safe work practices.You'll need to have:a Bachelor's degree in a behavioral science or a related field with major courses in a behavioral science and one year of professional Juvenile Counseling experience in a correctional facility setting.Three years experience providing professional counseling services directly to clientele or having direct client or inmate contact in a social service/rehabilitative setting may substitute for the Bachelor's degree.NOTE: Professional counseling experience must include providing supportive counseling to clients on a one-to-one basis with full responsibility for monitoring each case plan.To receive credit for a degree or coursework in a related field, you must submit a photocopy of your transcripts.A commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.Bilingual/Bi-Cultural skills on Spanish/English.Exceptional written and verbal communication, facilitation, presentation, storytelling and interpersonal skills.Ability to keep updated on current gang activity and culture to provide training to OYA staff on these issues.Strong skills in self organization, management of work, coordination of activities, with a strong proactive approach.Proven experience respectfully contributing and participating as a member of a team to support goals and objectives.Skilled at discussing cultural differences and issues openly with youth and staff, and responding to culturally-based cues.What We Love To See:Experience working with at-risk population and marginalized population.experience working with community members/partners in the Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas counties.Strong computer skills, Microsoft Office, ability to create analyze and track data for reports and documentation.If this Sounds Like You:Apply if you think we're a good match. Submit your application online by clicking here or go to oregonjobs.org and search REQ-47129, upload a cover letter addressing the 'you'll need to have' and 'What We Love To See', and complete the questionnaire.Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we are here to serve. OYA is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be individualized based on merit, competence, performance, and business need.We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law." The more diverse we are, the better our work will be.Type: Full-time, Permanent.

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