Washington County RAICES Mentor

Deadline February 28, 2022

POSITION TITLE: Washington County RAICES Mentor

REPORTS TO: Youth Empowerment & Violence Prevention Program Manager

COMPENSATION: $40,000 – $41,000 based on experience. 1.0 FTE.

CLASSIFICATION: Full-Time, Non-Exempt

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled

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 (Vacation, Sick, Family medical leave, Sabbatical)
$300 Home Office reimbursement
$50 Monthly internet reimbursement
Self – Care perks
Team and family events

ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND

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.

CANDIDATE PROFILE

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 team working toward a shared vision, the RAICES Mentor will need understand the needs of the high-risk youth and implementing the mentorship plan for referred youth. This is a roll-up-your-sleeves position with the capacity to impact the wellbeing of adjudicated youth. If you are resourceful, able to build strong relationships, and passionate about working to serve youth from a strengths based framework then the Latino Network is the place for you.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The RAICES mentor will be working with adjudicated Latino youth in the RAICES program at a ratio of 1:15. The position requires regular strengths based, pro-social, and positive cultural identity interaction with youth to support their success both in meeting probation plans and developing positive future plans. The position also requires regular interaction with community members, partner organizations and institutions, as well as attendance at community events and meetings. This position works closely with the RAICES team as well as with the Washington County Juvenile Department. Excellent community engagement skills, attention to detail as well as excellent communication through one on one meetings, phone, e-mail, and group communication with Latino Network community partners, staff and program participants is a requirement.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Develop a trusting relationship with assigned youth and their family.
Regular consistent contact and visits with youth.
Responsible for oversight of specifically assigned adjudicated youth.
Support youth in developing positive coping skills from a strengths-based perspective.
Coordinate with Program Manager, Juvenile Court Counselor, and other partners to ensure youth is supported with treatment services and community resources and assist with this as needed.? Support youth in making positive choices.
Assist in helping youth build the skills to advocate for themselves.
Attend court, school, and/or meetings as support for the youth when requested by youth and in consultation with Program Manager and Juvenile Court Counselor.
Model and encourage direct, professional communication.
Help plan, schedule, and implement/lead mentor support group meetings/activities/events.
Support other RAICES activities, events and programs developed to encourage and maintain positive relationships with RAICES families and youth so they may fully benefit from the program.
Maintain organized client records.
Data entry into Latino Network case management software.
Ensure absolute confidentiality with respect to all information regarding our youth and families.
Attend weekly staff meetings, staffing for assigned youth, and all training required.
Submit accurate, timely reports as requested by Program Manager and/or Program Director.
Properly document and submit program expenditures in a timely manner.
Perform any additional duties as directed by the Program Manager.

Requirements
By nature of our service to k-12 school districts, this position is subject to the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) mandate requiring all employees to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or qualification for a medical or religious exemption. By applying for this position, you represent you meet these job requirements. Failure to do so will disqualify you from employment.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent expertise, plus two years of directly relevant experience with youth and families in the target population.
Bilingual: Fluent in Spanish and English and able to communicate in a professional manner in both languages.
Knowledge of culturally based world-view and problem solving practices of Latino individuals and families in urban and rural neighborhoods impacted by crime, poverty, and racial inequity.
Bi-cultural proficiency: Personal lived experience of target population preferred.
Ability to advocate for others and problem solve.
Experience working with Latino youth and families facing multiple barriers.
Experience and ability to work from a strengths based perspective and serve as motivation for positive change.
Ability to handle difficult and sensitive situations and information in a calm and professional manner.
Working knowledge of the challenges and barriers faced by system-impacted youth, including physical and mental health, disability, substance abuse, behavior, and other barriers to healthy engagement and adjustment.
Ability or expressed desire to work in a multi-disciplinary and cross-jurisdictional team with shared clients.
Experience in designing and implementing programs for Latino community is preferred. Experience in teaching life skills, development of life skills group curriculum, and facilitating skills groups with juveniles and families.
Knowledge of key education institutions, resources, programs, social services and government agencies.
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with governmental partners, youth, families, community support systems.
Strong organizational, time management and interpersonal skills Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as a collaborative team member, and meet deadlines.
Demonstrated consistency in following instructions and implementing strategies.
Ability to be flexible and adaptive to successfully achieve the functions of the position as described in the job responsibilities.
Evening and weekend availability may sometimes be required, and work hours are flexible to accommodate program implementation; long hours during peak periods. 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.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

The employee may require 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. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet or humid conditions (non-weather); outdoor weather conditions; extreme cold (non-weather) and extreme heat (non-weather). The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

TO APPLY:

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.

More Info
https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/List/1630/Latino-Network,

Location
Portland Or.

Contact Email
monroym@latnet.org