Career Advisor

  • Hillsboro
  • Poic + Rahs
Location: Portland, OR Portland, Oregon Hours: 8 am - 4:30 pm Reports to: Director of Employment and Training Job Summary: This position is responsible for supporting underserved residents of Multnomah County on a path to self-sufficiency by providing opportunities for skill-building, training, and work experience by performing the following duties: Responsibilities: Conducts outreach, recruits and enrolls, and maintains caseload of up to 40 young adult clients, with a focus on low-income people of color experiencing housing instability. Coordinates outreach and develops relationships with local employers and creates mechanisms for clients to access opportunities. Plans and facilitates lessons on job readiness, employment skills, and career exploration and pathways. Job Duties: Engages clients in goal setting and monitoring, meet regularly with clients to implement individualized plans to achieve short- and long-term goals. Collaborates with Work Opportunities Training (WOT) team and other POIC departments to deliver services across program sites. Collaborates with employer partners to develop opportunities for clients of diverse skill levels to obtain work experience. Supports clients in accessing and navigating WorkSource Portland Metro and sector-specific services. Builds professional relationships with clients and support them in addressing barriers to employment and educational achievement, serves as professional mentor, coach, and client advocate. Documents all client interaction, progress, participation, and data in workforce development-specific database system on a daily basis. Maintains detailed, organized, and updated files, in compliance with local and federal government contractors. Prepares for quarterly program and file audits. Manages client exits and enrollments to maintain full caseload capacity. Supports clients in navigating systems and social services, including housing assistance and SNAP, collaborates with other service providers to enhance service delivery. Develops culturally responsive, innovative, and engaging curriculum designed to build client's employability and life skills. Research promising practices of serving low-income clients and approaches to alleviating poverty to ensure program model is dynamic and responsive to client needs. Works in partnership with POIC's community-based programs to address barriers to sustainable employment. Maintains punctual, regular, and predictable attendance. Works collaboratively in a team environment with a spirit of cooperation. Respectfully takes direction from supervisor. Other duties as assigned. Experience/Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent, two to three years' related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Proven experience in workforce development and placing clients with multiple barriers to employment. Familiarity with trauma-informed practice and strength-based approaches to working with clients is preferred. Experience working with non-profits and within government-funded systems is preferred. Personal Requirements: Exhibits good listening and comprehension. Selects and uses appropriate communication methods. Writes clearly and informatively. Varies communication style to meet needs. Establishes and maintains effective relationships. Offers assistance and support to co-workers. Works cooperatively in group situations. Works actively to resolve conflicts. Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views. Contributes to building a positive team spirit. Adapts to changes in the work environment. Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events. Maintains objectivity. Displays willingness to make decisions. Exhibits sound and accurate judgment. Includes appropriate people in the decision-making process. Balances team and individual responsibilities. What We Offer: POIC + RAHS offers a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment where everyone has the opportunity to grow. Our compensation and benefits package represents our commitment to employee health and financial wellness. Generous vacation/PTO policy Employer-paid Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits Employer-paid Life and Long Term Disability insurance Flexible Spending Account (FSA) option 403(b) Retirement Plan option Twelve paid holidays per year Professional growth and advancement opportunities POIC + RAHS is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.