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Job Title: Families Affected by Incarceration Program Support Specialist

Report To: Parenting Education Coordinator

Classification: Non-exempt

Position Time: Full-time, some evenings and weekends

Job Summary

This position will provide administrative support and parenting education for the Families Affected by Incarceration Program at Northwest Family Services. This position requires working with people with significant barriers to success and requires a trauma informed approach.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct interactive parent education using the Parenting Inside Out curriculum
  • Continue development and maintenance of referral, intake, and closure processes.
  • Model the skills taught in Parenting Inside Out
  • Demonstrates respect, support, and equality for the class as a group, and as individuals.
  • Responsible for ensuring a competent childcare program during parenting class
  • Provide simple meals for parents and children at each class.
  • Complete all required tracking, reporting, and evaluation.
  • Provide Administrative support to monthly work group
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Qualifications

  • Practice a trauma informed approach to client services
  • Must have effective written, oral communication, and presentation skills
  • BS or BA preferred
  • Must pass criminal background check prior to starting work.
  • Ability to connect with youth and adults.
  • Enthusiastic, empathetic, compassionate, and flexible.
  • Able to exercise discretion and work independently and collaboratively
  • Must have effective written, oral communication, and presentation skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Proficient in Office software and outlook (excel, PowerPoint, word, etc.)
  • Valid driver’s license, reliable car, and automobile insurance. Available for some traveling.
  • Understand the issues and dynamics associated with families affected by incarceration
  • Must have reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license with the required automobile insurance.

Working Conditions

This position requires frequent and lengthy standing, speaking in a loud voice and ability to lift at least 30 pounds. Must be available for flexible, non-standard work hours, including evenings and weekends. In addition, work is often performed in an office environment and involves frequent use of a computer. Frequent use of phones to communicate with current and potential partners and volunteers. Will drive to perform work with the community. May require occasional travel out-of-town.

Salary range: $18.00 – 19.50 per hour. Includes vacation, holidays, sick time, and employer contribution to health and dental insurance and 401K.

Complete application and be sure information is saved before sending with your cover letter and resume to:

Northwest Family Services
6200 SE King Rd.
Portland, OR 97222

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