WorkSource Oregon Family Advocate in Portland, Oregon

IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION (IRCO) JOB OPENING ANNOUNCEMENT POSITION:Family Advocate WAGE:$15.00 - $16.00 per hour LOCATION: IRCO Main Office ' 10301 NE Glisan St Portland, OR 97220 APPLY AT: STATUS: Hourly/Casual ' No Benefits SCHEDULE: Monday ' Friday; 8:30am ' 5:00pm (weekend and some evening required) PROGRAM(S):Children's Department ' DHS-ISRS/PSS OPENING DATE: January 4, 2019 CLOSING DATE: Open until filled LANGUAGE: English Required/Bilingual- Fluency in a Second Language Preferred DRIVING: Required GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY: The Family Advocate primary duties are to provide case management to DHS Child Welfare families. They will also Contact DHS CW (Child Welfare) Case Workers for case coordination and support needed. They will also Contact families to explain the DHS ISRS project, its goals and services. Other Duties include the coordination of services and activities to meet the special needs of DHS Child Welfare families through personal home visits, referrals to services for physical/mental health, A& D Services, counseling, DV, dental care, and other social support services. The Family Advocate will also develop & deliver culturally-appropriate parenting educational activities, and provide role-modeling to parents. Family Advocates work in a multi-cultural environment to provide services that meet IRCO's goals and objectives. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 'Contact families within Multnomah County from the referrals received from IRCO DHS ISRS Manager regarding the goals and services offered by the DHS ISRS project 'Provide home visits, one-on-one intensive parenting skills training, and support as needed by request of either IRCO Manager or DHS CW Case Worker 'Provide referrals to culturally appropriate community services such as parenting skills programs, health and dental clinics, family planning, low income housing, nutrition services, LIEAP, and childcare as needed 'Provide interpretation as needed for parents to help them better access service providers such as hospitals, clinics and social service programs 'Provide training on public transportation as needed 'Provide role modeling to parents on how to make appointments, to advocate for the needs of themselves and their children, and to become self-sufficient in accessing services 'Translate training materials and brochures/flyers as necessary 'Maintain accurate and confidential records on each client 'Provide follow-up counseling, referral, and support as needed for clients and their families 'Coordinate activities and services with IRCO staff 'Provide monthly service reports to supervisor 'Provide weekly updates via e-mail to DHS CW and cc IRCO Manager Language skill requirement or preference: Able to speak Russian preferred. Able to read Russian preferred. Able to write Russian preferred. Able to speak Spanish preferred. Able to read Spanish preferred. Able to write Spanish preferred. Able to speak Vietnamese preferred. Able to read Vietnamese preferred. Able to write Vietnamese preferred. Bilingual ability in a second language is preferred but not REQUIRED. Many of the clients we work with, English is their second language.