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$3,000 HIRING BONUS Certification and Engagement Specialist

Company: Youth Progress Association
Location: Portland
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description JOB TITLE: Certification and Engagement Specialist (Billingual preference and 3% differential) REPORTS TO: FAMConnect Program Manager SUMMARY: Youth Progress is seeking a collaborative, and engaging Certification and Engagement Specialist to join our team. At Youth Progress we recruit, certify and train therapeutic foster parents who serve youth in the juvenile justice and/or foster care systems who need a higher level of care. Therapeutic foster parents are highly skilled, highly trained, and receive extra support and resources from program staff to ensure an exemplary level of care for our clients. The person in this position will assist with building out our array of therapeutic foster homes. This includes supporting Foster/Proctor Parents through the certification process and developing and implementing retention strategies. I) Essential Duties and Responsibilities Certify Prospective Foster/Proctor Parents: ---Successfully execute SAFE Home Study Model in certification of all new Proctor Homes. ---Complete all documentation required for certification of new Proctor Homes and re-certification of existing Proctor Homes and ensure compliance with all state guidelines. Foster Home Retention: ---Be readily available to meet with and receive calls from foster parents on an as-needed basis. ---Coordinate with the treatment team to ensure strong communication is happening, make home visits and provide coaching on how to support youth in the foster homes on a monthly basis. ---Partner with foster parents to create and enhance the community amongst the foster parents. Coordination & Communication: ---Create strong relationships with the community, our foster parents, and our program staff. ---Learn the culture of each home to ensure that the needs of each new client match the skills of the foster parents. ---Meet with new foster parents to support their transition into providing foster care and also support existing foster parents as new issues arise. ---Ensure we are consistently conducting outreach, community engagement, and other recruitment efforts to ensure a steady stream of new foster parents, while also helping to mitigate potential issues with existing foster parents through regularly scheduled check-ins, home visits, and community-building events. Documentation & Evaluation: ---Complete required documentation & communication in an efficient manner. ---Manage many concurrent tasks at different stages of completion in a manner that ensures their timely completion. ---Communicate clearly and professionally. Complete monthly status reports. II) Position Requirements Desired Expertise: --- Billligual, Speak Spanish Fluently ---Impeccable integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed with a demonstrated passion for Youth Progress' mission and commitment to working collaboratively with a team of professionals. ---Ability to thrive as a team player, and communicate effectively with peers, young people, proctor parents, and other associates within a collegial, yet demanding, work environment. ---Ability to handle a variety of constituencies, manage multiple tasks simultaneously and thrive in a complex environment with multiple priorities --- Prior experience working with Proctor or Foster Parents is helpful. ---Experience assisting Proctor/Foster Parents to complete the required training as necessary. ---Experience providing services to young people involved in the juvenile justice and foster care systems. ---Experience indirect services, case management, counseling, family support, etc. ---Strong network and community connections. Required: --- 4-year degree in a related field or a combination of education and experience sufficient to meet expectations. ---Ability to pass a background check. ---Current driver's license. ---Commitment to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion at the individual, organizational, and systems levels. Ill) Position & Environment Details ---Full Time: Yes, Hourly ---On-Call: No ---Hours: Typically 8-5, M-F. Some evenings and weekends as needed. ---As an agency, we're creative, open-minded, and bustling. We're often busy, but never too busy to help brainstorm a complicated problem or share a word of support. ---Day-to-day: No two days are exactly alike and there is a great opportunity to build upon our current systems and processes to ensure efficiency and effectiveness in the role. The job is office-based and also includes travel throughout our community. If you think critically and creatively, and you like having full & varied days, this position could be a great fit. Company Description Part-time status, time off includes: 10 Paid holidays 15 Days of vacation within your first year 9 paid sick leave days per year

Keywords: Youth Progress Association, Portland , $3,000 HIRING BONUS Certification and Engagement Specialist, Other , Portland, Oregon

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