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PURPOSE: Second Home is a community effort to provide safe and stable housing for unaccompanied students, so they can focus on their studies, explore their gifts and talents, graduate from high school, and realize their goals and dreams. The program is a partnership between our statewide nonprofit Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, local school districts, and local mediation centers, business and faith communities, and local community members The Home Provider Coordinator will oversee and coordinate the recruitment and onboarding of home providers across all regions of the Second Home program; and network with members of local congregations, civic organizations, and businesses to spread awareness regarding youth homelessness and the Second Home program.
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 their delegates.
REPORTS TO: Second Home Regional Coordinator and Program Director
DIRECT REPORTS: None
CLASSIFICATION: Non-exempt, full-time
BENEFITS: Salary range starts at $20.85 hourly, with increases available for language and educational qualifications. 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.
- Oversee the recruitment of home providers throughout all regions of the Second Home program, with special emphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusion
- Collaborate with Second Home team and community partners to develop a strategic plan for home provider recruitment in each region where Second Home serves students.
- Recruit home providers according to the above strategic plan, including working together with Regional Coordinators and students to locate kinship home providers.
- Communicate effectively and regularly with Second Home Program Team Members.
- Provide community outreach and recruitment through speaking engagements/presentations, online and print publicity, social media, radio, etc.
- Interview potential home providers, onboard new home providers, and act as support to recruited home providers.
- Maintain financial and client-based records.
- Conduct background checks as needed.
- Be available to support home providers and team members, as needed.
- Build relationships within local communities where we serve students.
- Create a task force to research/implement a new system whereby Second Home could pay home providers stipends for providing housing for students.
- Work together with the Second Home and EMO team to raise awareness around youth homelessness through presentations, print media, social media, and other forms of communication, as needed.
- Promote and contribute to the development and growth of the overall program.
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: Degree in Marketing and/or Social Work, two years of experience in the field and/or lived experience; Training in trauma-informed care; Outreach and community engagement experience.
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. Experience giving presentations to groups of people and tabling at events.
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 regions where Second Home serves youth.
Well-connected in the community.
Experience working with non-profits.
Bilingual/Proficient in Spanish.
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.