Second Home Washington County Home Provider Coordinator

TO APPLY: Submit cover letter and resume to emo@emoregon.org; or mail to EMO, 0245 SW Bancroft St., Suite B, Portland, OR 97239; or fax to (503) 223-7007. Position open until filled.

SECOND HOME, a program of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon (EMO), is a community effort to provide safe and stable housing for unaccompanied students, so that they can focus on their studies, explore their gifts and talents, graduate from high school, and realize their goals and dreams for their life.

PURPOSE: To assist the program manager in all activities of the Second Home program. The Washington County Home Provider Coordinator will work with home providers in/near Washington County School Districts to explain the process of home sharing and provide a resource for best practices during the process, perform Second Home program outreach and fundraising, and network with staff from the school district, other agencies, congregations and civic organizations to recruit home providers, raise funds and spread awareness of the project.

ACCOUNTABILITY: To the mission and goals of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon (EMO) as determined by the Board of Directors, and as administered by the President and his/her delegates.

REPORTS TO: Second Home Program Director

DIRECT REPORTS: None

LOCATION: Washington County and surrounding area; office space at Washington County/Beaverton Second Home office (Valley Community Presbyterian Church, 8060 SW Brentwood St., Portland, 97225).

CLASSIFICATION: Non-exempt, 20 hours per week. Occasional work in evenings and on weekends may be required.

BENEFITS: Salary starts at $17.00 hourly. All regular employees (does not include on-call or temporary) are eligible for vacation, holidays, sick leave, 401(k) retirement plan, employee assistance program and employee trainings. Employees in exempt positions or non-exempt positions that are 20 hours per week or more, also receive medical insurance, dental insurance, disability insurance and life insurance, per eligibility requirements.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES
The Washington County Home Provider Coordinator will identify and recruit home providers, as well as assist with the training of and support of home providers; and promote and contribute to the development and growth of the overall program:

  • Join weekly staff meetings and monthly partnership meetings.
  • Participate with staff in regular self-care and staff retreat opportunities.
  • Identify/recruit, assist with interviewing and screening of 15 potential home providers.
  • Mentor and provide ongoing support to home providers, as directed by Washington County Regional Coordinator.
  • Conduct exit interviews and maintain ongoing contact with former home providers, as appropriate.
  • Enable community awareness through 15 public speaking engagements, print publications, and social media.
  • Maintain records of home provider information, travel expenses, etc.
  • Contribute to fundraising initiatives for Second Home.
  • Support program expansion.

QUALIFICATIONS
Ability to work within the mission, vision and ethics of EMO, and maintain an understanding of the services provided by the programs and projects of EMO.

KNOWLEDGE: Bachelor’s degree in social work or appropriate field, or two years of experience in the field.

SKILLS: Able to work independently while maintaining a close relationship with team, supervisor and co-workers; Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills with the ability to listen to and affirm people from a wide variety of backgrounds and circumstances; treat all individuals with respect and dignity. 

EFFORT: High level of organization and prioritization skills; Candidate must have access to reliable transportation to scattered work sites and possess valid driver’s license and evidence of insurability.

RESPONSIBILITY: Experience and comfort working with clients at off site locations, for example home visits, site visits, etc; Self-starter.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Ability to work in a respectful manner with people of diverse ethnicity, socio-economic circumstances, religion, culture and sexual orientation; High tolerance for ambiguity and change; Available some weekends/evenings; Available to work in the Washington County area.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Well-connected in the Washington County community.
Master’s degree in social work or appropriate field.
Experience in the nonprofit world.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon is an equal opportunity employer and, as such, considers individuals for employment according to their abilities and performance. People of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, and people living with HIV are encouraged to apply.

Employment decisions are made without regard to race, age, religion, color, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, marital or veteran status, or any other classification protected by law. All employment requirements mandated by state and federal regulations will be observed.