IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION (IRCO)
JOB OPENING ANNOUNCEMENT
POSITION: Family Engagement Specialist
WAGE: $35,000 – $38,000 per year with Benefits
LOCATION: Main Office- 10301 NE Glisan St., Portland, Or. 97220
APPLY AT: https://irco.org/who-we-are/careers-start.html
STATUS: Part Time with Benefits
PROGRAM(S): PTWC-Parenting Together Washington County
REQUIREMENTS: Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination or request for accommodation may be required. Bilingual: Fluent in English and Middle Eastern or a Pacific Islander language
GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY:
The family engagement specialist develops and delivers culturally appropriate parenting education activities to meet the different needs of enrolled families through culturally specific workshops, home visits via virtual meetings and/or in-person when safe to do so, applies developmental screenings to children, connects families with services and resources in the community, according to their needs and goals. The family advocate works in a multi-cultural environment to provide services that meet IRCO’s goals and objectives.
• Outreach and enroll families within Washington county into PTWC Program.
• Prepare and provide culturally specific home visits, one-on-one parenting skills training.
• Prepare and bring children activities, according to their age and stage of development, during home visits.
• Ability to work with children of different ages, and their parents.
• Engage families to actively participate in the program and perform 1 series of parenting workshops and up to 6 HV per family.
• Plan and develop 2 series of workshops through the year.
• Provide referrals to community services and resources such as parenting skills programs, healthcare and dental clinics, family planning, low-income housing, nutrition services, rental and energy assistance, and childcare as needed.
• Keep track of outreach phone calls, text, and make-up strategies for missing sessions.
• Establish relationships with local DHS staff to support ongoing communication and referrals to vulnerable children and families.
• Provide interpretation services to parents and assist them to better access to mainstream service providers such as hospitals, clinics, and social service programs.
• Perform developmental screenings ASQ-3 and ASQ SE and coordinate referrals for early intervention, as necessary.
• Provide role modeling to parents on self-regulation and on how to make appointments, to advocate for the needs of themselves and their children, and to become self-sufficient in accessing services and resources in the community.
• 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 and quarterly service reports to supervisor.
• Participate in staff meetings, clinical supervision meetings, trainings, committees, and volunteer activities to support IRCO’s goals and objectives.
JOB SPECIFIC QUALIFICATIONS:
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be through the following:
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, in Social Work or Early Childhood Education preferred.
• Two (2) years’ experience in early childhood services, parenting education and assessment, child development, nutrition, preventive health care and/or home visiting.
• Professional level experience providing outreach, information, referrals, and follow-up to clients
• Experience working with young children and their families.
• Must have knowledge of local refugee, immigrant communities, community leaders and organizations.
• Must be familiar with service providers involved with parenting education, social services, health care, emergency services, and childcare.
• Must be able to work in a multi-cultural, multiethnic, fast-paced work environment.
Education: Some college course work (2)
Experience: 1-2 years of experience is required (3)
Licensure, Certification: N/A
Additional Language Required: Bilingual in a Middle-Eastern or Pacific Islander language and Fluent in English
Computers: All positions at IRCO require use of a computer and experience working with Microsoft Products including but not limited to Microsoft 365, Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint.
Regular communication inside and outside the organization to exchange ideas and gather information
Regular need for redesign of a single focus process or procedure is needed
There is regular variation in tasks and the job holder must decide which tasks to complete as well as the order in which tasks are completed
Positions at this level require some physical efforts or manual labor such as lifting, carrying or constant movement. Positions with regular responsibility for driving are to be placed at least at this level
Impact and Influence:
Positions at this level have a some need or ability to analyze problem or concepts or make decisions on the information. Positions at this level have some impact to and influence on organization operations, programs, expense or budgetary outcomes.
Positions perform routine work with regular supervision and generally are given instructions or written procedures. Positions occasionally encounter variation and are encouraged to suggest ways to respond, but can’t take final action without approval
Positions at this level must be able to foresee issues associated with own work and identify future needs for supplies, equipment, resources which would stall operations or activities.
Positions at this level are not responsible for any supervisory functions or responsibilities, but may occasionally be asked to orient and/or train new employees or volunteers.
There is a moderately low level of personal risk encountered. Job conditions are occasionally uncomfortable relative to noise, temperature, inside/outside work, dirty conditions, or interactions with angry or hostile people
The work schedule occasionally fluctuates based on organization or customer needs. This fluctuation may occur with or without prior notice.
HOW TO APPLY:
Applications are accessible on the IRCO website, www.irco.org. Attach resume and cover letter to IRCO application form and email to jobs (at) irco.org. This position requires the completion of an IRCO application. Materials submitted without a completed application are considered incomplete and will not be considered. Due to the high volume of applications received, we will not be able to contact each applicant or return calls regarding the status of your application.
The Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) is a non-profit organization established in 1976 to serve immigrants, refugees, and the broader community in Portland, Oregon. Our mission is to promote the integration of refugees, immigrants, and the community at large into a self-sufficient, healthy, and inclusive multiethnic society. Find out more at www.irco.org.
IRCO IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER