Jobs

Current Job Openings:

Skills Trainer, Portland Metro area (updated July 2017)
Skills Trainer,
Hood River area (updated July 2017)

To Apply:

Please send your resume and cover letter to Program Manager Lindsay Gordon at:
Lindsay.Gordon@pathways.com

Job Descriptions:


Certifier

The Certifier is responsible for training, support, maintenance, and retention of new and current Family Care Provider homes on their identified caseload.

Qualifications:

  • Possess at a minimum a bachelor’s degree and one year of applicable training and/or work experience in a behavioral sciences field
  • Ability to operate and have access to a safe and reliable vehicle at all times
  • Willing and able to drive for long distances in various road and weather conditions
  • Have or be able to obtain the necessary auto insurance by start of employment
  • Ability to work irregular days and/or hours
  • Ability to set your own schedule and work autonomously when necessary
  • Ability to lift up 50 pounds and regularly carry up to 20 pounds
  • Ability to walk up and down stairs, across uneven terrain, and short to medium distances
  • Obtain and maintain certification in standard First Aid and CPR
  • Obtain and maintain training in the basic defensive techniques of NCI (nonviolent crisis intervention)
  • Effective oral, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Possess exceptional organizational skills
  • Ability to provide support and remain calm during crisisAbility to pass fingerprinting and background checks

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct annual and semiannual inspections of foster homes
  • Draft initial home studies and yearly evaluations on foster parents
  • Maintain foster parent files, ensuring all documentation is up to date
  • Follow up on foster parent performance issues
  • Maintenance of quarterly reports and foster parent retention plans
  • Provide PST (pre-service training) to newly recruited foster parents
  • Provide CPR/First Aid and NCI training to foster parents and staff
  • Schedule and facilitate disruption and preservation meetings between agency and foster parents
  • Perform background checks on foster home occupants
  • Facilitate foster parent group trainings
  • Provide occasional after-hours/weekend crises support
  • Track and meet documentation deadlines as dictated by contract, license or policy

Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Effective, respectful, and professional written and verbal communication
  • Rapport building and maintenance with youth and adults
  • Time management and organization
  • Problem solving/ calm crisis management
  • Professional boundaries and self-care routines
  • Direct/assertive communication and the ability to hold others accountable
  • Impeccable working relationships and knowledge of local agencies (such as DHS)
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook) and adequate typing skills
  • Understanding and application of Trauma Informed Care and Collaborative Problem Solving

Reports to: TFC Supervisor

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Family Care Coordinator

Family Care Coordinators (FCCs) are responsible for the case management and oversight of youth in placement as well as the support of Family Care Providers (FCPs). Direct involvement in service planning, assessments, and weekly contractual contact with youth on caseload.

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in social services or a related field and 2 years of relevant experience or a relevant Master’s degree and 1 year of experience
  • Possess a valid driver license with a reasonably clean driving record
  • Ability to operate and have access to a safe and reliable vehicle at all times
  • Willing and able to drive in various road and weather conditions
  • Have or be able to obtain the necessary auto insurance by start of employment
  • Ability to work irregular days and/or hours
  • Ability to sit and type for extended period of time
  • Ability to lift up 50 pounds and regularly carry up to 20 pounds
  • Ability to walk up and down stairs, across uneven terrain, and short to medium distances
  • Obtain and maintain certification in standard first aid and CPR
  • Obtain and maintain training in the basic defensive techniques of NCI
  • Ability to pass fingerprinting and background checks

Key Responsibilities:

  • Case management and oversight of youth in placement
  • Monitoring and consultation to Family Care Providers (FCPs) regarding educational needs, resources, and advocacy for youth in care
  • Facilitate group trainings for FCPs
  • Develop and review youth progress towards service plans
  • Provide a limited amount of direct services to youth (including counseling and skill building)
  • Maintain current case notes and documents related to youth in care
  • Review weekly service documentation by FCPs for quality, content, and service hour requirements
  • Provide after-hours/weekend crises support on a rotating basis
  • Develop individualized, trauma informed service plans
  • Provide a limited amount of direct skill building to youth
  • Complete written assessments and summaries
  • Track and meet deadlines as dictated by contract, license or policy

Key Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Effective, respectful, and professional written and verbal communication
  • Rapport building and maintenance with youth and adults
  • Time management and organization
  • Problem solving/ calm crisis management
  • Professional boundaries and self-care routines
  • Direct/assertive communication and the ability to hold others accountable
  • Impeccable working relationships and knowledge of local agencies (such as DHS)
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook) and adequate typing skills
  • Understanding and application of Trauma Informed Care and Collaborative Problem Solving

Reports to: TFC Supervisor

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Family Care Specialist

Family Care Specialists are responsible for providing in-home safety and reunification services to families. They work with families to assist them to make changes necessary to improve functioning and provide safely for their children, thus decreasing the risk for abuse and/or neglect.

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in social services or a related field and 2 years of relevant experience or a relevant Master’s degree and 1 year of experience.
  • Possess a valid driver license with a reasonably clean driving record
  • Ability to operate and have access to a safe and reliable vehicle and be willing and able to drive in various road/weather conditions
  • Have or be able to obtain the necessary auto insurance by start of employment
  • Ability to work irregular days and/or hours
  • Ability to sit and type for extended period of time
  • Ability to lift up 50 pounds and regularly carry up to 20 pounds
  • Obtain and maintain certification in standard first aid and CPR
  • Obtain and maintain training in the basic defensive techniques of NCI
  • Ability to walk up and down stairs, across uneven terrain, and short to medium distances.
  • Ability to pass fingerprinting and background checks
  • Reside in county to be served

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide direct services to clients (home visits, community visits, and service team meetings)
  • Provide indirect services for clients (contacting caseworkers or service team members, family support)
  • Provide a total of 30 billable service hours per week with at least 50% being direct
  • Maintain client files on Revolve
  • Regular and frequent driving to meet client needs
  • Timely and accurate completion of admin documents such as timesheets, flex funds, monthly tracking, weekly tracking, and miscellaneous invoices
  • Attendance at ISRS staff meetings
  • Assess ability of clients to safely parent
  • Crisis response/remain on-call to clients on caseload 24 hours per day, 7 days per week
  • Timely completion of assessments, case notes, and reports

Key Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Effective, professional written and verbal communication
  • Rapport building and maintenance with youth and adults
  • Time management and organization
  • Problem solving/ calm crisis management
  • Professional boundaries and self-care routines
  • Direct/assertive communication and the ability to hold others accountable
  • Impeccable working relationships and knowledge of local agencies (such as DHS)
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook) and adequate typing skills
  • Understanding and application of Trauma Informed Care and Collaborative Problem Solving
  • Knowledge of community resources

Reports to: FCS Supervisor

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Family Care Specialist Supervisor

Family Care Specialist Supervisors are responsible for providing ongoing support and direct supervision of Family Care Specialists. Responsible for assurance of compliance with all agency policies, procedures, and protocols as well as contract requirements.

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in social services or a related field and 3 years of relevant experience or a relevant Master’s degree and 2 years of experience
  • At least 1 year of experience with In-Home Safety and Reunification Services (ISRS) or a similar program and some supervisory experience; preference is given to those employed with Maple Star for at least 2 years who are currently in good standing and have experience within ISRS
  • Possess a valid driver license with a reasonably clean driving record
  • Ability to operate and have access to a safe and reliable vehicle at all times
  • Willing and able to drive in various road and weather conditions
  • Have or be able to obtain the necessary auto insurance by start of employment
  • Ability to work irregular days and/or hours
  • Ability to sit and type for extended period of time
  • Ability to lift up 50 pounds and regularly carry up to 20 pounds
  • Ability to walk up and down stairs, across uneven terrain, and short to medium distances
  • Obtain and maintain certification in standard first aid and CPR
  • Obtain and maintain training in the basic defensive techniques of Nonviolent Crisis Intervention
  • Able to meet all requirements to be designated as a “qualified entity designee” as defined by Oregon DHS Criminal Records and Abuse Checks within 6 months of starting this position

Key Responsibilities:

  • Direct supervision of ISRS and SPRF program and staff
  • Maintain accurate and complete personnel files for program staff
  • Coordination of hiring procedures and training of program staff
  • Facilitate various program and staff meetings
  • Oversight of timesheets and invoices for staff
  • Participate in program budget preparation and management
  • Available 24 hours a day for staff emergencies
  • Participate in Leadership Team meetings and other committees and workgroups
  • Work closely with other members of ISRS Leadership and agency leadership
  • Develop and track progress towards program goals

Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Effective and professional written and verbal communication
  • Direct/assertive communication and the ability to hold others accountable
  • Ability to empower others and offer constructive feedback
  • Rapport building and maintenance with adults
  • Time management and organization
  • Calm crisis management and creative problem solving
  • Professional boundaries and self-care routines
  • Impeccable working relationships and knowledge of local agencies (such as DHS)
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook) and adequate typing skills
  • Understanding and application of Trauma Informed Care and Collaborative Problem Solving

Reports to: Program Manager

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Recruitment Specialist

The Recruitment Specialist is responsible for developing, implementing, maintaining, and updating a multi-modal approach to recruit well qualified applicants to be Family Care Providers (FCPs) as determined by agency need. Communicate the organization’s brand by immersing within target community audiences and creatively utilizing traditional and electronic media.

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in social services or a related field and two years of relevant experience or a Master’s degree and one year of experience. Preference given for experience in recruitment or marketing and working with high needs children and/or families within a non-profit setting.
  • Experience with developing and implementing cohesive marketing strategies that show creativity and sufficient flexibility for various settings and audiences.
  • Demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity, and responsiveness.
  • Experience working effectively and productively with people of diverse cultural, educational, and socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Possess a valid driver license with a reasonably clean driving record
  • Ability to operate and have access to a safe and reliable vehicle at all times
  • Willing and able to drive in various road and weather conditions
  • Willing to drive for extended periods of time to reach all areas of the state
  • Have or be able to obtain the necessary auto insurance by start of employment
  • Ability to work irregular days and/or hours
  • Ability to sit and type for extended period of time
  • Ability to lift up 50 pounds and regularly carry up to 20 pounds
  • Ability to walk up and down stairs, across uneven terrain, and short to medium distances
  • Obtain and maintain certification in standard first aid and CPR
  • Obtain and maintain training in the basic defensive techniques of Nonviolent Crisis Intervention
  • Able to meet all requirements to be designated as a “qualified entity designee” as defined by Oregon DHS Criminal Records and Abuse Checks within 6 months of starting this position

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and facilitate monthly regional orientations
  • Interview and screen all applicants
  • Start FCP file
  • Develop and implement recruitment strategies
  • Manage portions of the retention budget
  • Complete Quarterly and Annual Recruitment Plans and Quarterly Reports
  • Manage applicable portions of the agency website
  • Complete initial screening and review of applicants
  • Respond to all applicant inquiries within 24 hours.
  • Organize Family Care Provider appreciation events
  • Complete initial background checks for FCPs/individuals living in foster home

Key Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Effective and professional written and verbal communication
  • Rapport building and maintenance with adults
  • Impeccable working relationships and knowledge of local agencies and community resources
  • Time management and organization
  • Self-motivated with the ability to juggle multiple tasks effectively
  • Timely follow-up practices and efficiency
  • Objective assessment skills
  • Creative problem solving skills
  • Professional boundaries and self-care routines
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook) and adequate typing skills
  • Understanding and application of Trauma Informed Care and Collaborative Problem Solving

Reports to: TFC Supervisor

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Skills Trainer

Skills Trainers are responsible for providing direct skills training, primarily in a community setting, to youth with identified behavioral and/or mental health concerns placed in DHS foster homes. Skills training is provided during times identified as most relevant to the consumer/family (including nights, early mornings, and occasional weekends).

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a high school diploma and 2 years of relevant experience (additional education may substitute for experience)
  • Possess a valid driver license with a reasonably clean driving record
  • Ability to operate and have access to a safe and reliable vehicle at all times
  • Willing and able to drive in various road and weather conditions
  • Have or be able to obtain the necessary auto insurance by start of employmentAbility to work irregular days and/or hours
  • Ability to sit and type for extended period of time
  • Ability to lift up 50 pounds and regularly carry up to 20 pounds
  • Ability to walk up and down stairs, across uneven terrain, and short to medium distances
  • Obtain and maintain certification in standard first aid and CPR (provided by agency)
  • Obtain and maintain training in the basic defensive techniques of NCI (provided by agency)
  • Ability to pass fingerprinting and background checks

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide direct, skill-building services to consumers, primarily in a community setting
  • Work as a service team member for consumer with frequent communication with other team members including incident reports
  • Respond to referrals for new consumers within 24 hour timeline
  • Provide indirect services for consumers (contacting caseworkers or service team members, documentation, travel time)
  • Provide a minimum of 35 billable service hours per week with at least 20 hours being direct support
  • Regular and frequent driving to meet consumer needs; including consumer transportation
  • Identifying appropriate location and timing of skills training with consumers (including unconventional hours such as late nights, early mornings, and/or occasional weekends)
  • Timely completion of service plans, case notes, and reports (includes daily, weekly, and monthly reporting)

Key Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Effective, respectful, and professional written and verbal communication
  • Rapport building and maintenance with youth and adults
  • Time management and organization
  • Ability to work and communicate regularly with team members
  • Professional boundaries and self-care routines
  • Direct/assertive communication and the ability to hold others accountable
  • Impeccable working relationships and knowledge of local agencies (such as DHS)
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook) and adequate typing skills
  • Understanding and application of Trauma Informed Care and Collaborative Problem Solving
  • Problem solving and client engagement techniques

Reports to: FCTS Supervisor

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