Digest topic: Jobs & Internships


organization:Transition Projects, Inc.
position summary:

TRANSITION PROJECTS, located in Portland, Oregon, serves people’s basic needs as they transition from homelessness to housing. This position works at our busy Old Town service center serving homeless and low-income adults.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Please submit a letter of interest specifying the position for which applying and a current resume to [email protected], or by FAX to 503 823 9210, or by mail or in person to TRANSITION PROJECTS, 475 NW Glisan St, Portland OR 97209.

General Responsibilities Coordinate the Life Skills program for homeless adults. Facilitate classes, groups and individual support for housing and job readiness.

Specific Responsibilities 1. Conduct individual employability assessments with TPI case managed residents. 2. Work with housing case managers to include employment planning in shelter case plans. 3. Organize and conduct weekly Jobs Club for residents actively seeking employment. Organize Jobs Board and regularly update listings. 4. Assist residents with obtaining job leads, updating resumes & creating cover letters. 5. Facilitate Ready to Rent classes for residents referred by case managers. 6. Conduct criminal background checks and credit reports for Ready to Rent participants 7. Facilitate house meetings. 8. Assist with development of a facility Computer Access Center. Coordinate and operate the center. 9. Assist Volunteer Coordinator in training and scheduling volunteers to oversee Access Center as needed. 10. Maintain and update Access Center computers on a weekly basis. 11. Organize clothes closet and facilitate distribution of job & interview appropriate clothing. 12. Participate in bi-weekly case management meetings and appropriate staff meetings. 13. Develop and maintain relationships with appropriate community resources to assure services availability to clients. 14. Collect and analyze data, providing reports and statistical information. 15. Other duties as assigned.

Performance Responsibilities Each Transition Projects employee: 1. Is expected to represent the organization professionally at all times. 2. Will strive to provide positive role models to residents, tenants and clients. 3. Will strive to maintain positive relations with clients, volunteers, co-workers, staff from other agencies, agency funders, and the general public. 4. Must demonstrate effective communication skills by conveying necessary information accurately, listening effectively and asking questions when clarification is needed. 5. Must be able to be depended upon to plan and organize work effectively and ensure its completion. 6. Will exercise necessary cost control measures. 7. Must be able to demonstrate reliability by arriving to work on time and taking breaks in expected time frames. 8. Must be able to effectively interact with persons with diverse ethnic backgrounds, religious views, cultural backgrounds, and sexual orientations and treat each individual with respect and dignity. 9. Must be able to demonstrate team behavior and must be willing to promote a team-oriented environment. 10. Must be able to demonstrate initiative, strive to continually improve processes and relationships.

Salary / Pay Rate:$13.80 per hour ($14.18 per hour if bilingual English/Spanish)
Required Skills and Abilities:Physical/Mental Requirements 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 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, and squat. 5. Ability to climb stairs. 6. Reasoning ability to make decisions that reflect consistency with TPI philosophy, policies and procedures.
Qualifications:Minimum Qualifications 1. (a) A Bachelor's degree with 1 year experience providing groups or education to homeless persons OR (b) 3 years experience working with homeless populations with at least one of those years providing groups or education to that population. 2. Demonstrated ability to work with special needs population. 3. Demonstrated knowledge of money management and resources. 4. Demonstrated knowledge of landlord tenant issues and housing barriers. 5. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks. 6. Demonstrated ability to create program procedures. 7. Demonstrated ability to maintain paperwork in an organized manner. 8. Ability and willingness to become certified as a Ready to Rent instructor. 9. Strong writing abilities. 10. Excellent computer skills. Demonstrated ability to use word processing, database, calendar, spreadsheet, e-mail, Internet, and graphic design programs. 11. Ability to operate office machines, including copy and facsimile machines. 12. Bi-lingual English/Spanish preferred.
Education Required:College degree
Other:Equal Opportunity Employer
website link:www.tprojects.org