Bilingual Family Advocate

Lifeworks Northwest Portland , OR 97228

Posted 2 weeks ago

At LifeWorks NW we support people who are working towards a better life. Through our recognized, culturally responsive prevention, mental health and addiction services, our expert team delivers the highest quality individual and group treatment - benefiting children, teens and families, adults, older adults and the community as a whole.

PURPOSE: Provides limited skills training and support services in the clients' home to help families work toward harmony; learn to support each other through everyday challenges and to reach everyday goals.

DAYS/HOURS: This is a part-time, working 20 hours per week. Position works daytime hours, weekdays.

PAY/BENEFITS: $17.53 to $19.07 per hour. Pro-rated benefits.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Meets productivity standards including face to face contact with clients and maintaining a full case load.

  • Continually increases level of cultural sensitivity, awareness and competency.

  • Provides skills training, parent education, and support services in the home. Plans and coordinates lessons for each session.

  • Help families recognize their personal strengths and develops a plan of action to address areas in which they want to improve. Consults with supervisor on cases involving potential domestic abuse or other family problems affecting clients' development.

  • Links families with community resources. Collaborates with community partners.

  • Uses program outcome measures as assigned.

  • Maintains chart notes related to external contracts, tracks client's involvement, follow-through and progress in program activities. Documents and maintains client records to ensure compliance with agency and contract guidelines and confidentiality. Completes documentation in an electronic health records system and scheduling program within agency specified timelines.

  • Travels between sites and in the community.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) fluency skills required.

  • Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Counseling, Social work, or related field or a minimum of 3 years of prior experience with the related population.

  • Additional 2 years of specific experience providing skills training or related services to high risk families.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively; understand mental health assessment, treatment and service terminology and individual, group, family and other counseling techniques; program policies and procedures for services and supports identified in an Individual Services and Supports Plan.

  • Demonstrated ability to provide culturally-competent treatment services to diverse client populations and maintain a cooperative working relationship with others in a culturally diverse environment.

  • Demonstrated ability to provide case management services and compliance with confidentially in accordance with federal, state and/or funding source requirements.

  • Knowledge of community resources and treatment agencies enabling appropriate referrals for specific client needs.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook and Word. Ability to master proprietary software including electronic health record system required.

JOB CODE/NUMBER: BILINGUAL FAMILY ADVOCATE/1187620

LifeWorks NW believes that diversity strengthens our workforce and empowers our community.

LifeWorks NW is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status in accordance with law.

www.lifeworksnw.org

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