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Residential Advocate

Company: New Avenues for Youth
Location: Portland
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

Youth Advocate for Residential Housing Program$18.00 an hour. Full-time. Your New Role---The Youth Advocate provides independent living skills training and guidance in a multicultural residential setting. In addition, the Youth Advocate manages a milieu setting, maintaining a safe and supportive environment while motivating youth to explore alternatives to street life through a Positive Youth Development model. The position includes some meal preparation and general facility maintenance/cleaning.What this role is...

  • Supportive - In this role you will work collaboratively with your team and supervisors to find adaptive ways to aid youth in developing daily life skills and maintaining program expectations.
  • Engaging -This role offers a work environment that is fast-paced, interactive, and encouraging. You will always have the chance for learning and professional development within our space and through external trainings as well.
  • Youth-centered - In this role, you will work with a team to create a space that reflects the tenants of Positive Youth Development and Trauma-Informed Care. This role centers the youth as the expert of their lives and then supports youth in setting and attaining goals.
  • Community-based - This role supports youth as they skill-build in the experience of living in a communal setting. You also will contribute to nurturing and improving the overall community of Transitional Housing through having the ability to host workshops for crafts, hold restorative conversations between residents, participate in holiday parties and team building activities, share meals with residents etc.Skills & Attributes:
    • Desire to work with multicultural staff and youth in a diverse setting
    • Ensure program rules are being followed. Maintain a safe environment, emotionally and physically, for all youth
    • Attend and participate in a strength-based and solution-focused manner in meetings and supervision as requested
    • Assist leadership team in facilitating youth groups and activities
    • Oversee and participate in the cleaning and up-keep of the program facilitiesExperience:
      • High School Diploma/GED required
      • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred
      • Experience working with high risk populations
      • Experience in responding to crisis situations with homeless or at-risk youth
      • Exceptional patience and sensitivity for homeless or at risk youthAbout 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 23 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.Visit our website at http://www.newavenues.org/contact-us/employment-opportunities to submit your cover letter and resume. Please be sure to include where you came across this opportunity with your submission.New Avenues for Youth is an Equal opportunity Employer.Job Type: Full-timePay: From $18.00 per hourBenefits:
        • 401(k)
        • Dental insurance
        • Employee assistance program
        • Flexible spending account
        • Health insurance
        • Health savings account
        • Life insurance
        • Paid time off
        • Professional development assistance
        • Referral program
        • Vision insuranceSchedule:
          • 8 hour shift
          • Day shift
          • Weekend availabilityCOVID-19 considerations:Staff and residents required to wear masks, surfaces sanitized regularly, COVID screen for guests in space, COVID test required for all residents prior to move-in.Ability to commute/relocate:
            • Portland, OR: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)Education:
              • High school or equivalent (Preferred)Experience:
                • Direct support: 1 year (Preferred)Language:
                  • Spanish (Preferred)License/Certification:
                    • CPR Certification (Preferred)Shift availability:
                      • Day Shift (Preferred)Work Location: One location

Keywords: New Avenues for Youth, Portland , Residential Advocate, Other , Portland, Oregon

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