Reports To: Career Development Program Manager
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Compensation: $ 20.67 per hour
Latino Network’s mission is to provide transformative opportunities, services and advocacy for the education, leadership and civic engagement of our youth, families and communities. Our work springs from the core belief in Latino community self- determination—that is, the ability of community members to participate meaningfully in the decisions that affect their lives and the lives of their families. We build and manage collaborative and energetic teams to implement high quality, culturally inclusive programs. We actively partner across a variety of city, county, state and community organizations to deliver training and support, a wide range of services, as well as influence policy.
Latino Network seeks a bilingual, bi-cultural mission-driven professional with proven nonprofit and community experience to lead a full range of activities for a growing organization. As part of a dedicated Economic Justice team at Latino Network, the Career Coach will work in concert with the Multnomah Stability initiative (MSI) team, Mobile Housing Team (MHT) and community partners to support program participants seeking career track employment. The Career Coach will take a strengths-based, trauma informed and culturally sensitive approach to develop a thorough and collaborative plan to address participants’ barriers to employment.
This is a roll-up-your-sleeves position with the capacity to impact the lives of vulnerable families. If you are caring, resourceful, outcome-oriented and able to build strong relationships, then Latino Network is the place for you
Latino Network’s Career Coach will assist families to maintain SNAP and other benefits while helping them to engage in training and occupational coaching towards the goal of career track employment in targeted industries through WorkSource Portland Metro and other programs. The Career Coach will work collaboratively with clients to develop a career plan, provide long term individualized coaching and guidance, building positive relationships and trust with clients and community partners in order to support training and employment goals.
This position requires consistent contact with clients, data entry into multiple databases, including Efforts to Outcomes and I-Trac, and regular communication with Latino Network staff, WorkSource Portland Metro and community partners. Other requirements include excellent follow through, attention to detail, professional writing skills, excellent time management and communication through in-person meetings, phone and email, and excellent verbal and written communication in both Spanish and English.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Conduct outreach, intake and assessment
Screen for eligibility and completion of all enrollment criteria
Facilitate engagement in WorkSource Portland Metro programs and other relevant programs
Advocate and negotiate with government agencies, and other community partners on behalf of clients
Build and maintain effective relationships with clients, co-workers and community partners
Engage in client-centered, collaborative career mapping and planning
Ensure career plan identifies and addresses client strengths, capacities and potential barriers with respect to employment
Provide ongoing support for clients through career and life skills coaching
Provide ongoing job search and placement support
Provide retention and advancement support once client has entered employment
Maintain knowledge of, and connect clients to, vocational and education services available for families, particularly Latino families
Maintain knowledge of services and resources to address housing stability Participate in regular collaborative meetings, team meetings, and supervision meetings
Adhere to documentation requirements as indicated in Latino Network and WorkSource Portland Metro policies.
Model and encourage direct, professional communication
Maintain organized client records and assist in client files documentation requirements
Data entry into and Latino Network case management software as well as I-Trac database
Ensure absolute confidentiality with respect to all information regarding families served by program
Attend Economic Justice Department staff meetings, monthly all staff meetings, and all trainings as required
Submit accurate, timely quarterly and other reports as requested by supervisor, Director and/or Executive Director
Properly document and submit program expenditures in a timely manner.
Perform any additional duties as directed by the supervisor or Associate Director
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Minimum 2 years combined education, training and experience in early childhood education, early intervention, elementary education, special education, special needs service navigation, peer support, or a related field. Examples of experience, education and training that fulfill this requirement include, but are not limited to, volunteer or paid work, internships, community-based training and workshops, community college, trade school, university courses and degrees. Experience, training and education from inside and outside of the United States are considered equally. Transferable skills and lived experience will be considered.
Experience working with low-income families and individuals from diverse backgrounds to support their aspirations
Demonstrated success in building relationships with people and communities from diverse races, ethnicities, cultures, abilities, faiths, gender identity and sexuality, and economic backgrounds
Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team and complete program objectives in a timely manner
Strong project and time management skills
Strong analytical and critical thinking skills and decision-making abilities
Experience with trauma-informed care and an understanding of the effects of trauma and how trauma impacts individuals and families
Must model appropriate behavior and maintain professional boundaries
Working knowledge of and the ability to apply an understanding and appreciation for family dynamics, gender issues, cultural diversity, and individual differences
Working knowledge and understanding of the effects of vicarious traumatization and compassion fatigue is beneficial but not required
Knowledge of and the ability to utilize community resources available for supporting families, and experience in navigating institutions, resources, programs, social services and government agencies
Excellent written and oral communication skills in Spanish and English (including public speaking)
Bicultural proficiency: knowledge of Latinx culturally based world view, adaptive reasoning, and problem-solving practices of Latinx individuals, families, and community living in urban neighborhoods impacted by crime, poverty, and racial inequity.
Commitment to personal and professional development
Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
Computer literate. Knowledge of basic software such as Microsoft Office suite, Google Calendar, Docs, etc. Knowledge of Service Point and Efforts to Outcomes (ETO) software preferred
ADDITIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Successful completion of initial and ongoing employment screens, including but not limited to criminal background and vehicle record as required
Regularly work in the community and in the office as needed
Work in the community including client homes, schools, churches, parks, community centers, etc. Shared office space and equipment
Office setting requires sitting and typing for extended periods of time
Evening and weekend availability may sometimes be required, and work hours are flexible to accommodate program implementation; long hours during peak periods
May require heavy lifting and moving boxes and other items as needed (twist, bend, reach, carry items up to 20 lbs and think strategically about how to properly move heavy items)
Must have a valid Driver License, reliable transportation required and the ability to meet individuals in their own homes, academic settings, and other community settings, including transporting participants as needed
Automobile liability insurance preferred; must be eligible to be an insured driver under Latino Network’s Commercial Auto Liability
Benefits & Perks- Latino Network provides a generous benefits package that includes;
Health Plans including Medical, Dental, Vision, and Alternative Care
FSA – Flexible Spending Account for Medical & Dependent Care expenses
401k Plan with Match
Employee Assistance Program
Employer sponsored Life, AD&D and Short-Term Disability Insurance
Paid Leave (both Vacation and Sick)
Summer Self-Care Perk
Team & Family Events
If you, or anyone you know, are interested in joining us in supporting our mission to positively transform the lives of Latino Youth families and communities, please submit your application, resume and cover letter at: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/List/1630/Latino-Network, Successful completion of initial and ongoing employment screens, including but not limited to criminal background and vehicle record as required.
Latino Network is an equal opportunity employer. We value and support diversity and inclusion to create a culture of dignity and respect.
We also invite you to learn more about us at www.latnet.org or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/latnet.