Job Details

Program Specialist, Youth and Family Services

Multnomah County, Portland

Job - Government

Close Date: 02/18/2019

Pay Range: $27.36 - $33.56

Department: Department of County Human Services (DCHS)
Job Type: Regular Represented

Exemption Status: United States of America (Non-Exempt)

Closing Date: February 18, 2019

The Opportunity:

IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS:

We describe the required application materials in the SCREENING AND EVALUATION section below. You are required to attach a cover letter (more details below).

When completing the application on Workday as an external candidate through multco.us/jobs, you will come to a page where one of the prompts is to upload a "Resume/CV." This is the place where you need to upload your cover letter. There will be no other prompt for you to upload your cover letter.

When completing the application on Workday as an internal candidate, you may need to scroll down to see the “Resume / Cover Letter” prompt on your screen. This is the place where you need to upload your cover letter. There will be no other prompts for you to upload your cover letter. Do not click the orange “Submit” button before you upload your cover letter.

These are also the places where you will attach documentation that establishes your eligibility for veterans' preference, if you are claiming it. You will also be able to attache veterans' preference documentation when completing the Oregon Veterans' Preference questionnaire after you submit your application.

-- Only apply ONCE for this opportunity. Duplicate applications CANNOT be submitted in Workday. --

We are very sorry for the inconvenience.

OVERVIEW:

Come help us support the collective efforts of youth, parents, community organizations, schools, businesses, faith communities and local governments to create a network of supports that ensure youth academic success and thriving communities! Multnomah County Department of County Human Services invites applications for a Program Specialist in the Youth and Family Services Division.

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In this Program Specialist role, you will be responsible for program development tasks associated with programs and contracts funded through the Department of County Human Services, Youth and Family Services Division. You will actively engage in research, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the SUN Community School model and related programs within the SUN Service System, including P-3 (prenatal-3rd grade) Schools Project and other youth and family support programs. You will provide technical assistance on full-service community schools and related topic areas (such as early childhood and kindergarten transition supports, chronic absence, and family support and engagement). You will also participate in contract development and management.

Primary responsibilities include:

Program development related to the community school strategy, including attendance and family support and engagement

Convene and facilitate meetings to support implementation, coordination and alignment for SUN Community Schools and other related SUN Service System program areas.

Program research and analysis of services gaps and needs

Technical assistance and training for SUN Community Schools and related programs, including integrating early learning and family support and engagement strategies within the full-service community school model

Network and partnership development among site managers, P-3 coordinators, supervisors, district liaisons and other contracted service providers

Review output and outcome reports to monitor contractor performance and troubleshoot any problem areas

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

Ability to promote a culture of respect, inclusiveness, and appreciation of diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and values

Commitment to equity with a focus on racial justice

Ability to work with a team to achieve good outcomes for clients and programs

Comfort with change

Knowledge of the principles and practices of contract development and monitoring

Knowledge of the resources available to plan, develop, and administer programs

Direct experience working in youth and/or family social services including specific direct experience in the full service community school strategy as defined by the Coalition for Community Schools

Experience working with vulnerable populations such as communities of color and people with disabilities

Knowledge of trauma-informed care and culturally responsive practices

Diversity and Inclusion: At Multnomah County, equity is at the core of what we do. We don't just accept difference; we value it and support it to create a culture of dignity and respect for our employees. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

TO QUALIFY:

We will consider any combination of relevant work experience, volunteering, education, and transferable skills as qualifying unless an item or section is labeled required. Please be clear and specific about how your background is relevant. For details about how we typically screen applications, review our overview of the selection process.

Minimum Qualifications/Transferable Skills*:

Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience

Two (2) years of responsible contract management, program planning, development, research assistance or evaluation experience

Must pass a criminal background check (this step occurs after a job offer)

This position also requires subject matter expertise in full service community schools (models, best practices, program components, advisory bodies, annual planning, fundraising and partnership development) as defined by the Coalition for Community Schools. Expertise is typically gained through direct experience in implementing or supporting the full service community school model/strategy. This experience may include coordinating a community school and related activities; supervising or managing community school coordinators; and/or providing training and technical assistance to others about how to successfully develop, implement and sustain full-service community schools.

*Transferable skills: Your transferable skills are any skills you have gained through education, work experience (including the military) or life experience that are relevant for this position. Be sure to describe any transferable skills on your application and clearly explain how they apply to this position.

SCREENING AND EVALUATION:

The Application Packet: (Attachments other than cover letters will not be reviewed unless specifically requested.)

1. A completed online application. Please make sure that you provide enough detail about your work experience and transferable skills to demonstrate that you meet the minimum qualifications as outlined in the TO QUALIFY section above.

2. A single attached cover letter. Your cover letter should address why you are interested in this opportunity and how your work experience and transferable skills meet the requirements described in the OVERVIEW and TO QUALIFY sections above.

-- Only apply ONCE for this opportunity. Duplicate applications CANNOT be submitted in Workday. --

We will not review separate resumes or other attached files that are not your cover letter or documentation that establishes your eligibility for veterans' preference. (The recruiter as listed on the job announcement must receive all required veterans’ preference documentation by the closing date of the recruitment.)

The Selection Process: For details about how we typically screen applications, review our overview of the selection process. We expect to evaluate candidates for this recruitment as follows:

1. Initial review of minimum qualifications

2. Cover letter review

3. Phone screen

4. Consideration of top candidates

5. Background and reference checks

Note: Application information may be used throughout the entire selection process. This process is subject to change without notice.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Type of Position: This hourly union-represented position is eligible for overtime pay.

Note regarding salary placement: New employees and rehires will be paid at the minimum rate in the range for their classification unless a higher rate is approved by the Appointing Authority.

Diversity and Inclusion: At Multnomah County, we don't just accept difference; we value it and support it to create a culture of dignity and respect for our employees.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran or protected veteran status, genetic information and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available for your reference. Multnomah County is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. We request priority protected veteran referrals.

Veterans’ Preference: Under Oregon Law, qualifying veterans may apply for veterans’ preference. Review our veterans’ preference page for details about eligibility and how to apply.

Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act: We gladly provide reasonable accommodation to anyone whose specific disability prevents them from completing an application or participating in this recruitment process. Please contact the recruiter below in advance to request assistance. Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may contact the recruiter through the Telecommunications Relay Service by dialing 711.

Questions?

Recruiter: Mark Kille
Email: mark.kille@multco.us

Phone: +1 (503) 9887527 x87527

Complete details: https://multco.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Multco_Jobs/job/Southwest-PortlandDowntown/Program-Specialist--Youth-and-Family-Services_R-582