This position is primarily responsible for locating, informing, and supporting youth aged 16-24 who have disengaged from High School to link them with appropriate education, career and community resources.

Essential Job Functions: 

  • Work proactively and cooperatively with community partners to identify youth who have disengaged from High School and who are seeking a GED, HS Diploma, or to transition into employment.
  • Utilize motivational interviewing and trauma-informed techniques to engage and support youth as they pursue their education and/or career goals.
  • Attend applicable training and utilize techniques and approaches appropriate for working with barriered populations.
  • Oversee outreach activities to identify and recruit disengaged youth who may be appropriate for participation in the program.
  • Provide holistic case management services to youth by helping them identify and secure additional services that may be needed to support participation in the program and ensure successful outcomes.
  • Conduct assessments, as necessary, to identify socio-emotional-economic or other barriers.
  • Perform various administrative tasks associated with the program, including but not limited to completing contemporaneous case notes, enrolling participants into applicable data management systems, and maintaining documentation required by the program funder.
  • Serve as the primary liaison between partner programs to ensure alignment of services and leveraging of community resources.
  • Travel locally or regionally to attend seminars, conferences, and meetings as appropriate.
  • Other duties as may be necessary.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required and familiar with social sciences, or a related field and additional language skills a plus. 
  • Three years of experience in social services, education, workforce development, and/or working with youth.
  • Knowledge/experience of case management processes and participant tracking.
  • Knowledge/experience in project implementation, outcome tracking, and performance reporting.
  • Outgoing and demonstrates a willingness and diligence to reach out to participants, make cold calls, and work with new partners.
  • Ability to solve problems quickly, utilize supervision effectively and work independently.
  • Ability to travel locally or regionally to meet with participants, partners, and attend meetings.
  • Ability to establish and meet designated timelines.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office software and programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to: communicate effectively orally and in writing at all levels; ability to establish therapeutic relationships; work collaboratively with people from diverse backgrounds; work independently and as a team player; be detail-oriented, with excellent organizational skills to prioritize and handle multiple tasks.
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish is highly preferred.
  • Pass background check.

Working Conditions:

The work is performed in a home office environment, at college campus, and/or WorkSource Oregon
and may require travel within the county.

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NW Oregon Works offers competitive compensation and benefits. We are an equal opportunity employer.