Mentor Match Case Manager

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organization:Powerhouse Mentoring Program
position summary:

Mentor Match Case Manager, .5 FTE; match and support adult volunteer mentors with 13-21 year-olds in foster care; work w/community partners & related service providers. Experience in counseling, social work, training, and/or volunteer management. Computer skills necessary, particularly Excel, Access and web-based applications. Strong interpersonal skills, including both verbal and written. Ability to flex schedule; some evening and weekend work along with occasional need to flex during work week. BA/BS req’d, Masters pref. $15,000/yr salary; pro-rated benefits incl medical and 403b retirement plan. For full positions description go to www.powerhouseprogram.org. Please transmit cover letter and resume via email to: [email protected] Closes Jan. 5, 2008 at 5 PM.

Salary / Pay Rate:$15,000 annually .5 FTE
Required Skills and Abilities:POWERHOUSE VOLUNTEER MENTORING PROGRAM POSITION DESCRIPTION JOB TITLE: Mentor Match Case Manager Status: Regular, exempt position Reports to: Program Manager, Powerhouse Mentoring Program Hours: Part-time, .5 FTE Program Description Powerhouse is a program of The Inn, Inc., a non-profit agency with a variety of programs serving the needs of youth in foster care. The mission of the Powerhouse Mentoring Program is to provide community-based mentoring to youth in foster care to enhance their successful transitions from adolescence to adulthood. General Objectives The Mentor Match Case Manager ensures that all activities of the volunteer mentors are consistent with the vision and mission of the Powerhouse Mentoring Program. The Mentor Match Case Manager is responsible for making and supporting mentor/mentee matches and activities consistent with supporting that process. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: • Recruit foster youth for mentoring through cooperative efforts with partner agencies • Create matches between adult volunteer mentors and teens in foster care • Support mentor/mentee matches through regular contact with mentors based on best practices as defined by Oregon Mentors and the National Mentoring Partnership • Act as primary liaison between volunteer mentors and the referring agency • Develop community resources that support and facilitate the growth of relationships between mentors and mentees • Coordinate with community partners including State Department of Human Services, the Family Courts, CASA, and other service providers for teens in foster care to insure service coordination • Cooperate and work with Program Manager to orient and train volunteer mentors including, but not limited to, taking part in initial orientation and trainings, providing written materials for a bi-monthly newsletters, coordinating speakers for in-service trainings throughout the year, facilitating informal networking meetings for volunteers and other appropriate activities as needed • Provide culturally sensitive and professional services to volunteers, clients, and community partners of the Powerhouse Mentoring Program • Engage in professional growth and development by participating in training, in-service, and continuing education opportunities • Represent the program in the community through attendance at appropriate meetings, events and activities • Maintain case records with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality • Complete reports as required in a timely and professional manner • Attend staff meetings as required Qualifications • Minimum degree BA/BS; Masters preferred • Experience/background in counseling/social work/training/volunteer management or related fields • Experience in a social service and/or non-profit setting providing youth services • Strong interpersonal skills. • Strong verbal and written communication skills • Flexibility in scheduling; the position requires occasional evening and/or weekend commitments as well as some flexibility during the work week • Ability to pass criminal history background check • Valid drivers license • Ability to climb stairs; offices and work spaces are one flight above street level • Familiarity with computer technology including, but not limited to Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook email systems) and worldwide web including web-based applications
Other:Equal Opportunity Employer
website link:www.powerhouseprogram.org