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Youth Mentor

Native American Youth and Family Center , Portland, Oregon

Full Time - Non-Profit

Salary Range: $16.00 - $18.00 hourly

Close Date: 12/31/2020

The Youth Mentor works with youth identified as at-risk for gang involvement by providing prevention activities designed to build and strengthen their identity and role within the Native community. This position is responsible for intensive case management of approximately 30 youth per school year. The Youth Mentor acts as a communication hub between clients and their parents, teachers, and school staff. Primary duties are related to direct service activities (75%), with the remainder of time dedicated case management activities, such as record keeping, data entry, and client file administration (25%).

Essential Functions:
• Provide intensive case management services for approximately 30 youth assigned to case load (60% of which are Middle School students and 40% of which are High School students, spanning ages 11-18), including:
o Providing intervention, support, information, and service referrals
o Actively advocating on behalf of clients
o Working collaboratively with youth to address their full range of needs
o Performing community outreach and maintaining an updated community resource directory
• Provide outcomes-based student assessment, strength-based interventions, and activities, including:
o Performing assessment of family strengths to identify capacity to support youth
o Tailoring services provided with the goal of returning youth to school full-time
o Developing support agreement with parent/guardian/significant family member to support youth
o Developing and conducting parent/guardian skill building workshops
o Providing activities for youth that build and strengthen their identity and role in the Native community
o Preparing program planning activity worksheets in accordance with program guidelines
• Provide referrals to other services as needed, including:
o Connecting clients with family or other counseling services that prevents or mitigates gang activity
o Presenting program information to referral agencies
• Maintain documentation in a timely, thorough, and accurate manner in accordance with agency guidelines and as required by funding sources, including:
o Creating, organizing, and maintaining hard copy and electronic client files
o Gathering basic demographic information including age, educational level, family and/or intimate relationship information, and current living situation
o Documenting and recording all client information and interaction
o Entering data and reports into comprehensive client database on an ongoing basis
o Preparing required activity reports and participate in program evaluation activities (such as programmatic and fiscal reports)

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