Employment Opportunities

Youth Advocate

The Youth Advocate will provide on-site supervision of youth participants at the youth center, meet with youth, and develop individualized case plans, update reporting systems, perform outreach, and basic advocate duties.

The position is a working coordinator and carries a case load of clients in multiple programs. This position requires critical and independent thinking, case management, and the ability to communicate with clients and internal staff. Staff at this level have a good understanding of how the agency works, the programs offered, and how client information is managed.

A high level of accuracy is required. This position will be involved in programs in which funding is provided by multiple federal, State, local agency, and private institutions. The position is involved in daily operations including maintaining positive relationships with internal and external partners as well as internal staff via phone and in- person. This position will work in partnership with other Advocates and HUD Certified Housing Counselors, understand the array of services available to customers, and other duties as assigned.

In-Home Safety an Reunification Services (ISRS) – Visitation Specialist

This position works to reduce the number of children who enter or remain in foster care.  The main components of the position includes creating a safety plan for the household and helping to improve and build parental protective capacity for families.  The goals for families will be to consistently meet their child’s basic family needs through an established support system consisting of family, neighbors, friends, and community resources.

Qualified applicants must have experience in working with family dynamics, must be available 24/7 as needed, and must maintain a caseload of at least 10 families each month.  Collaboration with DHS is required and safety planning experience is preferred.  Other skills will include the ability to create information reports, create a rapport with case managers and have the ability to tap into community services and resources.

Starting wage is $16.50 BOE and benefits include health insurance for the worker, vacation/sick leave, and an optional retirement match program.  Work setting will include an office setting as well as working with families in their homes while maintaining safety guidelines.

For more information, call Bea at the Oregon Employment Department or drop by and visit with her about these exciting positions.

Employment Department (Ontario – Malheur County)
375 SW 2nd Avenue
Ontario OR 97914

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