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, Clackamas County School Districts, and Clackamas County Resolution Services, along with the business, faith communities, and concerned citizens.
TO APPLY: Submit a resume and cover letter by email to email@example.com, or mail to EMO, 245 S Bancroft St., Suite B, Portland, 97239. Position open until filled.
PURPOSE: The Rural Coordinator for Clackamas County will oversee and coordinate the operations of the Second Home program in Oregon City and Rural Clackamas County, which includes Canby, Estacada, Colton, Oregon Trail and Molalla River School Districts; Recruit and support students and volunteer home providers in/near the Rural Clackamas County specified school districts; Perform Second Home program outreach; Network with staff from the school districts, other agencies, congregations, civic organizations, and businesses to meet the needs of and support students referred to the program; Raise funds; Spread awareness regarding youth homelessness; Contribute to the development and growth of the overall 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 his/her delegates.
REPORTS TO: Second Home Program Director
DIRECT REPORTS: None
LOCATION: Rural Clackamas County; some work may be done from home.
HOURS: Non-exempt; 25 hours in Clackamas County; occasional work in evenings and on weekends may be required.
BENEFITS: Salary range starts at $19.64 hourly (may increase with education and language skills). 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.
- Communicate effectively and regularly with students, home providers, Second Home Program Director, school district McKinney-Vento staff, district counselors and social workers, Clackamas County Resolution Services staff, and community organizations for outreach.
- Initiate and contribute to grant writing and fundraising activities.
- Collaborate with partners in strategic planning and program development.
- Recruit volunteers, and act as support to students and home providers.
- Conduct interviews of potential volunteer home providers and students.
- Maintain financial and client-based records.
- Ensure background checks for home providers, with help of teammates.
- Provide community outreach through speaking engagements/presentations, online and print publicity, social media, radio, etc.
- Other duties as assigned.
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. EMO requires all of staff to be vaccinated however medical & religious exemption requests will be considered for this position.
Knowledge: Bachelor’s degree in social work or two years of experience in the field; Training in trauma-informed care.
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; Comfortable working with teenagers.
Effort: High level of organization skills; 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 Clackamas County.
Master’s degree in social work.
Fluent in Spanish.
Well-connected in the community.
Experience in the nonprofit world.
Familiar with social media.
Familiar with the policies and processes of the specified school districts.
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.