Opportunity Center


organization:Impact NW
position summary:

Impact NW is a social service non-profit organization whose mission is to help people achieve and maintain self-sufficiency and to prevent and alleviate the effects of poverty. Impact NW is looking for passionate individuals that support our mission is to help people prosper through a community of support.

Congregate Housing Services meets the needs of seniors and adults with disabilities living in public housing through in-home care coordination, transportation to shopping and medical appointments, money management and legal services, and on-site meal services. Impact NW provides more than 14,000 rides to clients who need help getting to medical appointments or performing errands.

Impact NW’s programs take a holistic view of healthy aging, addressing each client’s physical, mental and emotional well-being. We are committed to helping our region’s most vulnerable seniors and adults with disabilities access resources that enable them to remain in their homes successfully, while still being able to participate in the community in which they live.

The Congregate Housing Service Program (CHSP) is looking for a Cook (temporary, part time 32 hours/week) that will be responsible for preparing, cooking and serving meals for program participants and will include working a shift on the weekends. The Cook will help in menu planning and preparing specific diet items for participants and assist with housekeeping tasks.

Wage: $10.94 -- $11.89 per hour

• At least six months working in a cooking position
• Ability to work independently
• Valid Food Handler’s card
• Desire to work with the elderly and disabled and demonstrate a sensitivity to their needs.
• Ability to utilize various types of kitchen and cooking appliances.

Impact NW is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity.

To learn more about this position and apply online, please click on the link below:

Cook Application

To learn more about the different program and services Impact NW offers, please visit the website at: www.impactnw.org

Salary / Pay Rate:$10.94 -- $11.89 per hour


organization:Transition Projects. Inc.
position summary:

TRANSITION PROJECTS, located in Portland, Oregon, serves people’s needs as they transition from homelessness to housing. This full-time position works at the Bud Clark Commons Day Center in downtown Portland and also supports other Transition Projects programs and locations.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Please submit a letter of interest and a current resume by response to this posting or by FAX to 503 280 4740, or by mail or in person to TRANSITION PROJECTS, 665 NW Hoyt St, Portland OR 97209

August 29, 2014

Position: Information Manager
Supervisor: Director of Funding and Public Policy
Hours: Full-time, typically standard business hours
Salary: $40,000 - $55,000 Year (Exempt)
Benefits: Full Benefits Package

Oversee management of data and reporting systems, including Service Point (Client Management Information System). Advise programs in developing valid, reliable success metrics and ways for those to be recorded, retrieved and analyzed. Oversee management of all agency information technology, including phone system, computers, network and servers. Safeguard client privacy in information systems. Supervise the Data & Technology Specialist(s).

1. Consult with the management team to devise valid, reliable success metrics for all operations.
2. Coordinate with managers to ensure program measures are entered properly for reporting.
3. Maintain and update training materials and data entry guidelines.
4. Oversee all information technology, including computers, Internet, server and phone system.
5. Ensure consistency and effectiveness of staff trainings in Service Point and data entry requirements.
6. Provide reporting to funders on unique projects (Supportive Services to Veteran Families, VA Grant and Per Diem, Office of Violence Against Women, HUD, and other projects.)
7. Monitor data quality on collaborative projects and non-standard program elements.
8. Maintain monthly tracking of non-standard program benchmarks.
9. Provide ad hoc reporting.
10. Provide ongoing staff trainings as needed.
11. Assist with case manager budget creation and client transfers.
12. Manage agency intranet.
13. Supervise the Data & Technology Specialist(s).
14. Other duties as assigned.
PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES: Each Transition Projects employee must:
1. Represent the organization professionally at all times.
2. Provide positive role models to residents, tenants and clients.
3. Maintain positive relations with clients, volunteers, co-workers, staff from other agencies, agency funders, and the general public.
4. Be tested for TB within 2 weeks of hire and be retested at least annually thereafter throughout employment.
5. Demonstrate effective communication skills by conveying necessary information accurately, listening effectively, and asking questions when clarification is needed.
6. Plan and organize work effectively and ensure its completion.
7. Exercise necessary cost control measures.
8. Demonstrate reliability by being present for work as scheduled, arriving and leaving on time and taking breaks in expected time frames.
9. Interact effectively with persons of diverse ethnic backgrounds, religious views, cultural backgrounds, and sexual orientations and treat each individual with respect and dignity.
10. Demonstrate team behavior and promote a team-oriented environment.
11. Demonstrate initiative.
12. Participate in ongoing development and improvement of all program processes and relationships.
The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

1. Hearing and vision adequate for interaction with clients, interaction with staff and interaction with the general public.
2. Hearing adequate for telephone and intercom work. Vision adequate for close work.
3. Hand and finger dexterity adequate to operate standard office equipment.
4. Ability to walk, bend, stand, sit, reach, stoop, pull, sit, climb stairs, and squat.
5. Ability to work for extended periods at a computer workstation.
6. Reasoning ability to make decisions that reflect consistency with Transition Projects philosophy, policies and procedures.
The right individual for this position is a strong leader, has a passion for helping others, and is able to deal with difficult situations in positive and constructive ways. This position also requires the following qualifications:

1. Master’s degree in a relevant discipline (preferred) OR bachelor’s degree and three years information management experience.
2. Strong understanding of statistics.
3. Excellent skills in report writing.
4. Demonstrated ability to work independently. Ability to appropriately assess a situation and take corrective action as necessary.
5. Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team in the delivery of services to clients.
6. Excellent computer skills. Demonstrated ability to use word processing, database, spreadsheet, e-mail, and Internet programs, as well as familiarity with computer systems and network equipment (Windows, Remote Desktop, Active Directory, modems, routers, etc.).
7. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
8. Excellent interpersonal relationship skills.
9. Basic understanding of the issues surrounding homelessness, chemical dependency, mental health, domestic violence and sexual assault.
10. Experience working with homeless/low-income population helpful.
11. Familiarity with Service Point CMIS preferred.
12. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.


Please submit a letter of interest specifying the position for which applying and a current resume to jobs@tprojects.org, or by FAX to 503 280 4740, or by mail or in person to TRANSITION PROJECTS, 665 NW Hoyt Street, Portland OR 97209.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Salary / Pay Rate:$40,000 - $55,000/Yr DOE/Q


organization:Oregon Food Bank
position summary:

Who we are:
Oregon Food Bank provides food, education and hope to our neighbors in need.
• We are collaborative. At the center of a network of over 950 partners, OFB's work is done in collaboration with organizations throughout Oregon and in Clark County, WA.
• We focus on freshness. OFB's Produce Initiative and Fresh Alliance Programs bring fresh food to our neighbors in need.
• We champion self-reliance. OFB's education courses teach skills that make families more resilient and impact life-long changes to eating habits.
• We advocate for change. OFB advocates for public policies and programs that address the root causes of hunger.

Who we are looking for:
We believe that communities thrive when people are nourished and that everyone deserves healthy, fresh, food. Oregon Food Bank is seeking an energetic, highly motivated Garden Education & Training Coordinator who thrives in a fast-paced, highly-fluid, work environment. As the Garden Education & Training Coordinator you excel in multi-tasking, goal-setting, accountability, and workload prioritization. You are proficient in a wide range of gardening and teaching skills. You are culturally savvy, enjoy working with people from all walks of life, and are able to demonstrate inclusivity and equity in all that you do.

This is a full time position, scheduled Monday to Friday November to March and Tuesday to Saturday April to October. There is frequent travel for work performed in the community and in support of garden education in the Portland Metro area.

Who you are:
You care deeply about people experiencing hunger and hold them in the center of all that you do. You believe that no one should be hungry and that together we can solve hunger. You bring hands-on vegetable gardening experience and are known for your strategic, curious, nimble and enthusiastic nature. You excel at fostering relationships and open dialogue with your peers and community stakeholders, leading to stronger and more efficient partnerships and programs. You have an exceptional ability to quickly address setbacks, troubleshoot issues, and seamlessly direct multiple priorities at the same time. You want to spend some time outside in the garden, but your passion also lies with developing curriculum, lesson plans, and evaluation tools to teach adults and youth living on low incomes the joys and benefits of gardening. You are self-directed, yet flexible, and excel in a swiftly changing, team-oriented, and entrepreneurial environment.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Manage the integrity, consistency, implementation and growth of Seed to Supper, a nationally recognized garden education program for adults, including the development of lesson plans, training materials, new curricula, and support materials.
• Develop relationships and strategies with community organizations and social service agencies for the implementation of effective Seed to Supper classes.
• Provide program administration, training, and support to regional partners implementing OFB's Seed to Supper program throughout Oregon and Clark County, Washington.
• Provide leadership and manage logistical support for Seed to Supper, primarily in the Portland metro area, including AmeriCorps member supervision, class scheduling, volunteer recruitment, training, and recognition.
• Work collaboratively to build relationships and linkage with local and regional gardening organizations, social service and hunger-relief agencies, food systems organizations, and other partners, and oversee distribution of garden supply and equipment donations to these partners.
• Serve as a garden programming consultant to OFB's Partner Agencies, Regional Food Banks, Community Food Systems partners, and other valuable stakeholders by offering troubleshooting, training, technical assistance, and other support.
• Develop tools and resources to support, monitor, evaluate and grow garden education programs and measure their success.
• Lead garden-based activities for groups of Rachel Carson Environmental Middle School at OFB's Westside Learning Garden during the school year.
• Oversee program workplan, budget, grant reporting, evaluation, and other related administrative duties.
• Other duties as assigned.

Skills and Experience of the Ideal Candidate:
• Minimum 4 years of demonstrated success in educational program development and coordination.
• Demonstrated expertise or education in community-based sustainable agriculture, small-scale farming, or vegetable gardening using organic practices in the Pacific Northwest.
• Proven track record training, coordinating, and effectively managing diverse volunteers.
• Proven ability in adult education, curriculum development, and train-the-trainer models.
• A collaborative and flexible style, with a deep passion for learning and a team approach, including excellent judgment and creative problem-solving skills.
• Spoken and written fluency in Spanish or another language other than English.
• Proficiency utilizing Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook) and standard office equipment.
• Willingness to use personal vehicle for OFB business.
• Previous work with Master Gardeners and an understanding of Cooperative Extension Services preferred.

Application Instructions: Please apply online at http://oregonfoodbank.applicantpool.com/jobs/. Please upload your professional resume and cover letter.
Deadline to Apply: September 11, 2014

About Oregon Food Bank:
Our Mission: To eliminate hunger and its root causes...because no one should be hungry.

Oregon Food Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we encourage applications from candidates who can contribute to the diversity of our organization.

Salary / Pay Rate:Starting at $38,334 per year
Apply by:September 9, 2014


organization:Boys and Girls Aid of Oregon
position summary:

Performing the following will involve travel, including driving to various locations:

 Work in alignment with the agency’s strategic direction to advance permanency for youth. Implement permanency practice model through the use of permanency assessments, connections surveys and other tools as developed and identified.
 In cooperation with Department of Human Services (DHS), access records and conduct a thorough review of the youth’s DHS case record to identify key life events, and relatives, prior foster parents, or others who have been significant in a child’s life. Review all materials on the child, including: child summary, psychological evaluations, and other materials, and contacting the child's caseworker, therapist and foster parents, if appropriate, to obtain updated information.
 Conduct a comprehensive assessment of needs, strengths, and areas for growth and develop a service plan specific to the needs to each referred youth.
 Coordinate, communicate and work effectively with a broad range of stakeholders, including youth and families, DHS staff, other BGAID staff, project evaluators, community service providers, etc.
 Maintain and input accurate, up-to-date written summaries in case record reports, necessary statistics, and documentation of services according to established guidelines.

Participate in, coordinate and/or complete direct service responsibilities to include but are not limited to:
 Engaging youth in assessing their service and permanency needs.
 Participating in Permanency Roundtables for specific youth.
 Conducting family-finding efforts as needed.
 Contacting family members for and with youth.
 Providing information, referral and assessment of placement caregivers.
 Attending Team meetings and review hearings as needed.
 Using age and situational appropriate permanency preparation tools and techniques.
 Supporting and facilitating interactions between youth and caregivers.
 Integrate understanding of diverse socio-economic, racial, ethnic, and other cultural backgrounds in working with resource families, referral sources, and community partners.
 Work as part of team to train, support, and recruit prospective resource families.
 Maintain clinical records supporting the resource family’s appropriateness to provide ongoing care of BGAID youth, including but not limited to all required licensing documentation, ongoing certification updates, and annual training documents, as required by BGAID, Oregon Department of Human Services, OARs, and other governing bodies.
 Utilize current BGAID approved strategies to support resource families as they prepare children for permanency, including but not limited to return home, adoption, guardianship, or permanent foster care.
 Attend monthly Child & Family Service meetings, as requested.
 Participate on the Clinical Consultation Team in the Child & Family Services Program, as requested.
 Keep current on foster care certification trends, and special needs issues by attending training as recommended by Director of Child & Family Services.
 Position requires travel throughout Oregon.

Salary / Pay Rate:$15.01-$18.01/hr


organization:Classroom Law Project
position summary:

The Office Assistant will provide general administrative and program support to CLP’s full-time staff. The Office Assistant position requires 8-12 hours per week at an hourly wage of $12-$15/hour, depending on experience. Flexible schedule is a plus. Opportunities for increased responsibilities and hours are available for the right candidate. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume by mail, postmarked no later than Friday, September 5, 2014. Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. To submit application electronically, email to: classroomlawproject@gmail.com. No phone calls please.

Salary / Pay Rate:$12-$15/hour
Apply by:September 3, 2014


organization:Volunteers of America - Home Free
position summary:

Job Description: VOA Oregon is seeking an experienced, bilingual domestic violence advocate for a full time direct service position. The Bilingual Emergency Services Specialist works in Home Free’s emergency housing and crisis line program. This person provides services to emergency housing participants such as: crisis line coverage, short term case management (including conducting intakes, facilitating linkage to supportive services, and individualized goal planning), safety planning, and data collection and reporting from both the hotline and participants. The BESS advocate, along with the Emergency Services Coordinator will take the lead working to ensure Home Free’s commitment to provide a culturally appropriate response and outreach to the Latino community. This may include attending relevant trainings, providing information to Home Free staff, establishing linkages with other Latino service providers and providing outreach to the Latino community.

Job Requirements: This position requires oral and written proficiency in Spanish and English (bi-cultural preferred) and a minimum of one year experience working with survivors of domestic and sexual violence and with diverse populations. Qualified candidates will have a reasonable combination of related work and academic experience and an excellent working knowledge of local resources and of barriers faced by underserved survivors. This position requires mobile advocacy and requires an active driver’s license, liability insurance, access to a reliable vehicle and the ability to pass and maintain our insurer’s driving standards.

Bicultural and women of color encouraged to apply. F/T, M-F work week, benefits. Open until September 11, 2014. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Interested applicants MUST apply online at www.voaor.org:
“Explore Careers”
“VOA Oregon Careers”
“Search for Jobs”
Click on job title and follow prompts to apply for position

Volunteers of America Oregon is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability any other category protected by federal, state or local law.


Salary / Pay Rate:min. $13.29 - mid. $14.49


organization:mpact NW
position summary:

Impact NW is a social service non-profit organization whose mission is to help people achieve and maintain self-sufficiency and to prevent and alleviate the effects of poverty. Impact NW is looking for passionate individuals that support our mission is to help people prosper through a community of support.

The Beaver Acres Elementary School SHINE program is an exciting program that strives to bring parents and community resources together. We provide after-school academic, enrichment, and homework help classes for students, hold school-wide events, and connect families to resources such as English and computer basics classes. By collaborating with school teachers, families, and community partners, we ensure the academic progress and personal development of our students.

The SHINE Program has multiple opportunities (hours vary, temporary coverage) for individuals that are interested in providing after-school enrichment activities to Elementary students at Beaver Acres, located in Beaverton, OR. Instructors will teach classes such as math, homework help, science, reading and writing, as well as enrichment classes like arts, journalism, soccer/dance, and Lego robotics to students in grades 1-5.

Wage: $10-$12/hour
Fall-Term classes are Monday – Friday: 3:05pm-6:05pm from October 6- December 12, 2014.
Schedule: M/W/F or T/TH

• Experience working with school-aged children and providing academic and recreational activities to students in after school environments
• Specific experience in particular class subject(s) (examples: creative writing, art, music, sports, dance, tutoring, foreign language, etc.)
• Ability to supervise 12-18 children ages 6-12
• Ability to successfully pass an Oregon Background Check

Impact NW is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity.

To learn more about this position and apply online, please click on the link below:

SHINE Extended Day Instructors Application

To learn more about the different program and services Impact NW offers, please visit the website at: www.impactnw.org

Salary / Pay Rate:$10-$12/hour


organization:Impact NW
position summary:

Impact NW is a social service non-profit organization whose mission is to help people achieve and maintain self-sufficiency and to prevent and alleviate the effects of poverty. Impact NW is looking for passionate individuals that support our mission is to help people prosper through a community of support.

Social support has been identified as an important characteristic of resiliency in youth and is likely to promote academic achievement and positive educational outcomes for at-risk students. Impact NW’s Social Support Services for Educational Success program helps troubled teens improve their self control, develop better conflict resolution skills, and communicate more effectively with adults and peers.

We currently have an opportunity as a Student Support Specialist I (Part Time – 32 hours/week) to provide supportive services to students, between the ages of 12-17, who are at risk of dropping out of school, with the goal of helping students get back in or remain in school. The Specialist will coordinate outreach and case management services with teachers, parents and other school personnel, along with facilitating skill development classes for students.

Entry Wage: $13.77 to $15.99

Applicants with the following criteria are encouraged to apply:

-Associate degree or equivalent in social work, child development or related field
-At least two years of experience in a human services, social work or related field, preferably working with low-income youth
-Bilingual (English/Spanish)
-Familiarity with SE Portland cultures and communities
-Strong classroom/small group management skills
-Excellent capacity for connecting positively with adolescent youth
-Ability to effectively work within a strength-based, integrated family support service delivery system
-Bachelor degree in social work or related field is preferred
-Bicultural (English/Spanish) is preferred

Impact NW is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity.

To learn more about this position and apply online, please visit the website at:

Student Support Specialist I Application

To learn more about our different program and services please visit the website at: www.impactnw.org

Salary / Pay Rate:$13.77-15.99/hr


organization:National Alliance on Mental Illness of Clackamas County and Northwest Family Services
position summary:

The Latino Peer Support Specialist (PSS) will serve as an advocate and representative by providing support, encouragement and assistance to individuals with mental health challenges, addictions or dually diagnosed, their caregivers, and/or family members. The PSS will promote those activities that foster recovery and empowerment by sharing their personal experiences when appropriate, modeling self -help and wellness activities. The PSS is a consumer advocate who facilitates linkage to needed services and activities. Ability to speak, read and write in Spanish and English required. Bicultural preferred. Must be a self-identified person currently or formerly receiving mental health or addiction services or having a close family member who currently or formerly received services. Full position description here. Apply by sending a cover letter and resume to michele@namicc.org.

Salary / Pay Rate:$15-$16.10/hour


organization:Boys and Girls Aid Society of Oregon
position summary:

On-call, various working hours including nights and weekends. Respond to a broad range of crisis calls from youth, parents, teachers, foster parents, community agencies, etc. Respond to crisis calls by appropriately assessing the call, providing counseling, crisis intervention, referral and/or additional agency services.

Salary / Pay Rate:$12.49 - $14.36/hr