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Youth Specialist On Call

Outside In

This is a Full-time position in Portland, OR posted May 8, 2021.

For 52 years Outside In has transformed thousands of lives by helping break the cycles of chronic homelessness, poverty and poor health among Portland’s LGBTQIA+ community, people of color, those experiencing homelessness, and the underserved.

Our health clinic and young adult programs strive to meet people where they are and provide safe, affirming spaces for our community to receive judgment-free care and support.

The Outside In Transitional Living Program provides 24/7support to the young adults living on site.

This requires us to have a team of on-call Youth Specialists who can cover for vacations or sick time off.

Youth Specialists assist in facilitating the day-to-day services offered in both the Day Services Program and the Transitional Living Program.

Support for Day Program and Housing Program services can include assisting with youth skill building activities including healthy recreation and art activities, food preparation, and helping ensure safe and respectful program spaces.

Youth Specialists are also responsible for utilizing a harm reduction and trauma-informed approach and responding to crises.

The long-term goal of the Day Program and Housing Program is to help youth build the skills needed for self-sufficiency and to be successful in their plan to exit street life.

On Call Youth Specialist must be available to fill any shift, days, swing or overnight.

This is a represented position.

Union membership is a requirement.

As an On Call Employee, you have quick access to apply for open full time positions at Outside In.

We are an equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity.

Multicultural and intersecting diversities are highly valued.

Role and Responsibilities * Build positive relationships with youth through role modeling and mentoring.

* Help direct new or returning youth to navigate the screening and assessment process.

* Educate youth about the Homeless Youth Continuum and how to access available services and resources.

Engage youth in Outside In program offerings.

* Be available on site to residents in Transitional Housing Program and/or Day Program during shifts.

* Provide individualized support to youth.

Meet with youth as needed to monitor plans to accomplish goals and meet program expectations.

Respond to youth crises as needed.

* Assure material and operational support of the Day and Housing Programs.

This can include assisting with cleaning/room turnover in the Housing Program and assisting with food preparation/serving of meals in the Day Program as needed.

* Maintain accurate and timely documentation of all services and interventions in the appropriate data and tracking systems.

* Maintain professional boundaries and performance at all times.

Requirements Qualifications and Education Requirements * Two years relevant experience working with at
– risk youth, homeless youth and/or in a drop-in, shelter, or transitional housing program.

* Strong communication skills.

Technical Requirements
– basic computer skills * MS Office Applications * Windows Server

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