Careers


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Neighborhood House is always looking for qualified, caring and committed people to join our staff. Our team members enjoy a major benefit--knowing their work changes lives and makes our community stronger. Neighborhood House is an equal opportunity employer. We deeply value and encourage cultural diversity in all our programs.

Equal Opportunity Employer/ Americans with Disabilities Act

It is the policy of Neighborhood House that we acknowledge the richness of commonalities and differences we share as a college community. We aspire to create respect for and appreciation of all persons that are a part of our community and further strive to achieve an environment that welcomes and supports diversity.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Neighborhood House does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or familial status, sexual orientation, genetics, or veteran status, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by local, state or federal law. This policy complies with letter of applicable federal and local laws, including Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
 
 

CURRENT OPENINGS
POSTED: 07/28/2015

Job Title:           Family Support Specialist
Salary Range:    $12.61 – 15.13 DOE
Hours:               40 hours per week (with full benefits)
Department:       Head Start
Closing Date:     August 10, 2015  

Position Description
This position will be responsible for partnering with families to create and achieve family goals, promote family wellness, foster positive parent-child relationships in accordance with Head Start Performance Standards.
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Serve as a liaison between home, classroom, and community settings and provide case management, care coordination, advocacy, home visit and family support services.
 
Maintain a caseload consistent with contractual requirements which include:
·         completing home visits as outlined in the Family Services Plan with each assigned family;   
·         involving parents in the planning and implementing of the home visits; and
·         meeting with head teachers on a monthly basis to discuss the plan for families.
 
Develop family partnership agreement plans collaboratively with parents by:
·         establishing working relationship with families through home visits and understanding and respecting each family’s cultures;
·         assisting in the development of a comprehensive family partnership agreement plan for each assigned family and identify short-term goals and resource needs;
·         providing information about available community services and how to utilize them;
·         providing referral information and support as needed;
·         assisting parents in recognizing family risk factors, such as domestic violence, child abuse, substance abuse, illegal immigration status, homelessness;
·         assisting parents in developing a plan to resolve the issues, including referral to domestic violence shelters, counseling, drug treatment programs, immigration advisers, shelters and transitional housing;
·         following up with families to assess appropriateness of referrals;
·         providing ongoing support and guidance to families as needed; and
·         facilitating the identification and attainment of long-range goals.
 
Meet monthly with the Family Services Coordinator to review the progress on the current situations of each family.
 
Maintain accurate record keeping and report information as requested by:
·         documenting all home visits, goals, follow-ups and contacts;
·         completing all record keeping accurately and in a timely manner; and
·         completing monthly reports and to submitted to the Family Services Coordinator.
 
Attend all program staff and Neighborhood House all-staff meetings and trainings.
 
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, family studies or related field and two (2) years of social work, psychology, or family studies experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
 
Knowledge of Microsoft Office: Word and Excel, and troubleshooting skills. Knowledge of adult learning styles and family dynamics. Knowledge of community resources and the procedures for referring families.
 
Ability to speak conversationally in multiple languages is preferable.
 
Qualifications:
Demonstrated proficiency in handling matters of a highly sensitive confidential nature; ability to assume a high degree of responsibility; ability to work effectively with a wide variety of individuals and groups; and ability to work independently. Ability to appropriately assess and handle crises, solve problems and motivate adults to make change.
 
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures and communicate effectively with those whose English language skills are limited. Excellent oral and written communication and ability to communicate professionally with clients, families, service providers, community members and co-workers.  Excellent interpersonal skills in the areas of problem-solving, conflict resolution, group planning, and decision-making processes.  Ability to work as a team player. 
 
Position Considerations:
Ability to obtain Food Handler’s Card is required and reimbursed by Neighborhood House.
Must successfully complete enrollment in Oregon Child Care Registry and reimbursed by Neighborhood House.
Must complete post-offer physical exam and TB test.
Require own vehicle transportation, a valid driver's license, and have/maintain car insurance acceptable to Neighborhood House's insurance provider.
Must pass a criminal background check as a condition of employment. 

To apply, submit résumé and cover letter via one of the following methods –
 
E-mail:
personnel@nhweb.org (job title must be in e-mail subject line)
 
U.S. Mail:
Human Resources/ Family Support Specialist
Neighborhood House
7780 SW Capitol Hwy.
Portland, OR 97219
 
Fax:
503-245-5948
 
For more information call Marcela Navarro at 503-246-1663 ext. 1107 


Job Title:          Health Specialist 
Salary Range:   $12.61 – 15.13 DOE
Hours:              40 hours per week (with full benefits)
Department:      Head Start
Closing Date:    August 10, 2015  

Position Description
This position will work collaboratively with the Health and Nutrition Coordinator to insure that enrolled children receive comprehensive health services to improve school readiness.
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Communicate and work collaboratively with Family Services, local health agencies and health care providers to provide appropriate community health information and referrals for families and staff.
Work collaboratively with Family Services to assist families in obtaining health insurance and establishing and maintaining medical and dental homes.
In partnership with parents or legal guardians, determine a child’s health status and support families in accessing treatment and follow up for identified health and dental conditions.
Assist families in providing adequate health care for their child; including obtaining well child physical exams, dental exams and immunizations.
Facilitate and monitor child screenings, re-screenings, follow up and treatments (i.e. vision, hearing, dental, lead).
Work collaboratively with Head Start Teachers and Family Services to develop individualized health plans for children as needed.
Work with Health and Nutrition Coordinator to facilitate health and nutrition education for Head Start families and staff.
Meet with the Health and Nutrition Coordinator on a regular basis to discuss progress in health goals for the Head Start program.
Evaluate child immunization records and monitor completion of required immunizations.
Assist in maintaining an effective health tracking system by entering all health events and immunizations into Child Plus.
Assist with the Health Services Advisory Committee (HSAC).Attend all program staff and Neighborhood House all-staff meetings and trainings. 
 
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in public health, nursing, health education, or related field and two (2) years in health education or health services experience providing health services for low-income families; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
 
Knowledge of Microsoft Office: Outlook, Word, Excel and troubleshooting skills. Knowledge of local, community health resources.
 
Ability to speak conversationally in another language is preferable.
 
Experience with ChildPlus software preferable.
 
Qualifications:
Demonstrated proficiency in handling matters of a highly sensitive confidential nature; ability to assume a high degree of responsibility; ability to work effectively with a wide variety of individuals and groups; and ability to work independently. Ability to appropriately assess and handle crises, solve problems and motivate adults to make change.
 
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures and communicate effectively with those whose English language skills are limited. Excellent oral and written communication and ability to communicate professionally with clients, families, service providers, community members and co-workers.  Excellent interpersonal skills in the areas of problem-solving, conflict resolution, group planning, and decision-making processes.  Ability to work as a team player. 
 
Position Considerations:
Ability to obtain Food Handler’s Card is required and reimbursed by Neighborhood House.
Must successfully complete enrollment in Oregon Child Care Registry and reimbursed by Neighborhood House.
Must complete post-offer physical exam and TB test.
Require own vehicle transportation, a valid driver's license, and have/maintain car insurance acceptable to Neighborhood House's insurance provider.
Must pass a criminal background check as a condition of employment. 

To apply, submit résumé and cover letter via one of the following methods –
 
E-mail:
personnel@nhweb.org (job title must be in e-mail subject line)
 
U.S. Mail:
Human Resources/ Family Support Specialist
Neighborhood House
7780 SW Capitol Hwy.
Portland, OR 97219
 
Fax:
503-245-5948
 
For more information call Marcela Navarro at 503-246-1663 ext. 1107 


Job Title:         Parent & Community Engagement Specialist   
Salary Range:  $12.61 – 15.13 DOE
Hours:             40 hours per week (with full benefits)
Department:     Head Start
Closing Date:   August 10, 2015  

Position Description
This position will be responsible for the Parent, Family and Community Engagement framework implementation and insure the program’s success toward a goal-directed, positive, culturally responsive and respectful relationships with families and a system-wide, integrated, and comprehensive parent, family, and community engagement approach.
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Assist in planning, coordinating and implementing effective parent involvement activities. 
Work to strengthen the role of parents by increasing opportunities for meaningful participation in the Head Start program.
Develop and implement workshops, meetings, and the other family involvement outreach activities for families
Assist in the coordination and implementation of a minimum of four program-wide events per year
Increase the number of partnerships that exist between the Head Start program and community organizations and businesses.
Work with the Family Services Coordinator to refine existing outside partnerships and foster new and meaningful community-based partnerships.
Maintain accurate records and documentation such as fliers, newsletters, agendas, meeting minutes, and sign-up sheets of all activities with parent participation
Assist in the ongoing recruitment and intakes of eligible children for the Head Start program.
Attend all program staff and Neighborhood House all-staff meetings and trainings. 
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood, Social Work, and/or Family/Human Studies and two (2) years in Head Start or related social services program experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office: Word and Excel, and troubleshooting skills.
 
Knowledge of adult learning styles and family dynamics. Knowledge of community education and family resources.
 
Ability to speak conversationally in multiple languages is preferable.
 
Qualifications:
Demonstrated proficiency in handling matters of a highly sensitive confidential nature; ability to assume a high degree of responsibility; ability to work effectively with a wide variety of individuals and groups; and ability to work independently. Ability to appropriately assess and handle crises, solve problems and motivate adults to make change.
 
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures and communicate effectively with those whose English language skills are limited. Excellent oral and written communication and ability to communicate professionally with clients, families, service providers, community members and co-workers.  Excellent interpersonal skills in the areas of problem-solving, conflict resolution, group planning, and decision-making processes.  Ability to work as a team player. 
 
Position Considerations:
·         Ability to obtain Food Handler’s Card is required and reimbursed by Neighborhood House.
·         Must successfully complete enrollment in Oregon Child Care Registry and reimbursed by Neighborhood House.
·         Must complete post-offer physical exam and TB test.
Require own vehicle transportation, a valid driver's license, and have/maintain car insurance acceptable to Neighborhood House's insurance provider.
Must pass a criminal background check as a condition of employment. 
To apply, submit résumé and cover letter via one of the following methods –
 
E-mail:
personnel@nhweb.org (job title must be in e-mail subject line)
 
U.S. Mail:
Human Resources/ Family Support Specialist
Neighborhood House
7780 SW Capitol Hwy.
Portland, OR 97219
 
Fax:
503-245-5948
 
For more information call Marcela Navarro at 503-246-1663 ext. 1107