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YMCA Seeks Family Resource Center Coordinator | Portland
March 19, 2021 | Alison Pagan

Thank you for considering our current open career! Here at the YWCA, we believe in empowering women and eliminating racism. Part of our mission, vision, and values incorporate community engagement and unique problem-solving skills.

Why work with us? Multi-cultural, multi-lingual, BIPOC, LGBTQ+ voices all matter to us. Diversifying our community to create the changes we need to see is vital. We need a variety in our voices to help represent the communities seeking assistance through our programs. It’s an opportunity to positively impact the lives of those you work with and impact change in our society.

POSITION TITLE: Family Resource Center Coordinator
PREFERRED START DATE: May 01, 2021
PROGRAM:  Family Preservation Project
WAGE: $50,000-55,000 per year
STATUS: Exempt, 40 hours per week

Posting is active until filled
*Only complete applications will be considered
**Cover letter is required (we ask for this to learn more about candidates and what inspires you to do this work)

NATURE AND SCOPE OF WORK

The Family Resource Center (FRC) Coordinator provides support for the Family Preservation Program (FPP) of the day-to-day activities in the Family Resource Center housed within the Coffee Creek Correctional Institution. FPP provides education, social services, workshops and intensive case management designed to help incarcerated mothers, their children and the children’s caregivers to break intergenerational cycles of poverty, addiction and criminal justice involvement.

ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide oversight for the Family Resource Center at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility, including program development, implementation, and evaluation
  • Coordinate the work of Parent Mentors/Peer Support Specialists to support reentry services
  • Hire, train and supervise Adults in Custody to serve as program supports (clerks) and graduate level student interns
  • Develop and facilitate parent education support groups for incarcerated mothers covering a variety of topics
  • Conduct intake assessments for incarcerated mothers seeking support
  • Coordinate the delivery of information and assistance to incarcerated mothers seeking support
  • Work collaboratively with the Department of Corrections (DOC), Family Preservation Project Director and other program staff to support the recruitment, enrollment and retention of incarcerated mothers seeking assistance from the Center.
  • Provide ongoing case management for FRC program participants
  • Work to identify and reduce barriers to contact and visitation between the incarcerated mother and her children
  • Develop systems and tracking mechanisms to support clients in maintaining contact with their children, children’s caregivers, and professionals working with their families
  • Act as the primary liaison between the incarcerated mothers and the DHS Child Welfare system, including facilitating participation in Citizen’s Review Board, and Juvenile Dependency Court proceedings, and supporting regular contact with attorneys, case workers and other service providers
  • Act as the primary liaison between incarcerated mothers and professionals working with their children, including teachers, parole officers, mental health providers, coaches, etc.
  • Support clients in resolving emergent issues pertaining to their children’s well-being, such as housing, medical benefits, child support, and schooling
  • Conduct regular needs assessments of the service population to design and deliver responsive and relevant services to incarcerated mothers
  • Develop and track outcome measures and produce monthly program reports

For more information, including how to apply, click here.