Post Date: 09/18/2020
Close Date: 12/31/2020
The Albina Rockwood Promise Neighborhood Initiative is designed to drive equity through culturally specific and responsive services in the Albina (N/NE Portland) and Rockwood (East County) neighborhoods in Multnomah County. In collaboration with six community based organizations this Initiative will serve schools in both the Portland Public and Reynolds School districts to provide a “cradle to career” pipeline of services to students and families supporting a successful transition into college and/or career. The Promise Neighborhood Youth Advocate is responsible for a caseload of 35-40 students at a specific middle school or high school site. NAYA’s approach to service is comprehensive and serves the “whole child” and crosses all of their environments; home, school and community. To effectively provide services across these environments, the Advocate develops partnerships with parents, schools and community organizations. The Advocate provides intensive case management, in school, after school and summer programming which provides opportunity to consistently encourage youth development and create Positive Contributing Community Members. Advocates establish meaningful relationships with youth and their families based on mutual respect. By using this model Advocates gain permission to guide, teach, motivate, and inspire youth. This position is responsible for completing assigned program activities that comply with funding requirements and agency program goals to provide direct support to American Indian and Alaska Native students in developing skills, knowledge, and abilities to succeed in educational achievement. The Youth Advocate will work closely with youth to assist in the completion of academic programs and to improve reading, writing and math competencies. The Youth Advocate will need to be able to effectively communicate with students, parents, teachers and school officials. The NAYA Family Center is equipped with a computer lab, Internet access, and a small library. This position is primarily a direct service position (75%). The remaining time will be dedicated to record keeping and general administrative tasks.
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