Post Date: 03/06/2019
Close Date: 04/30/2019
Position Title: Career Coach
Reports To: Family Stability Manager
COMPENSATION: $35,500 -$44,500 Annually or $17.07-$21.39 Hourly 1.0 FTE Non-Exempt (Limited term until June 30, 2019; Contingent on renewal of contract July 1, 2019 position would transition to regular, full time employment
CLOSING DATE: Application reviews begin immediately. Open until filled.
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 (Spanish/English), 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 Family Life and Financial Stability 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 at WorkSource to support clients 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 clients’ 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, partners as IRCO and WorkSource Portland Metro.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Conduct outreach, intake, assessments and screens for eligibility and completion of all enrollment criteria
• Facilitates engagement in WorkSource Portland Metro programs and other relevant programs
• Advocates and negotiates with government agencies, and other community partners on behalf of clients
• Builds and maintains effective relationships with clients, co-workers and community partners
• Engages in client-centered, collaborative career mapping and planning
• Ensures career plan identifies and addresses client strengths, capacities and potential barriers with respect to employment
• Provides ongoing job search and placement support
• Provides retention and advancement support once client has entered employment
• Participates in regular collaborative meetings, team meetings, and supervision meetings
• Adheres to documentation requirements as indicated in Latino Network and WorkSource Portland Metro policies.
• Data entry into and Latino Network case management software as well as I-Trac database
• Ensures absolute confidentiality with respect to all information regarding families served by program
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
• Bachelor’s Degree in social science, or 4 years of equivalent community experience;
• 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
• Experience with trauma-informed care and an understanding of the effects of trauma and how trauma impacts individuals and families
• Working knowledge of and the ability to apply an understanding and appreciation for family dynamics, gender issues, cultural diversity, individual differences
• 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)
• Successful completion of initial and ongoing employment screens, including but not limited to criminal background and vehicle record as required
• 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
Latino Network provides a generous benefits package that includes;
• 15 days of paid vacation,
• 12 days of paid sick leave,
• 10 paid holidays,
• Employer-paid health coverage,
• 401(K) and life insurance to eligible employees.
Application review begins immediately. Open until filled. 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.
For more information about Latino Network visit www.latnet.org or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/latnet.
Latino Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.