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We are dedicated to helping the children and families who utilize our services. If you’re ready to make a difference, browse our openings or upload your resume and tell us your interests. We’ll consider you for future opportunities.

Open Positions with MountainStar:

EVS-Parenting Time Facilitator

Schedule: Monday-Friday 32 hrs/wk

Reports to: EVS Manager

Salary Range: starts @ $15.60

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vacation & Sick Pay, Retirement
 
The Parenting Time Facilitator provides supervised parenting time for families with children in the foster care system and provides other support services including parenting education, home visits, family social nights and referrals to community resources. 
 
Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Supervise parenting time for 12 to 15 families per week, families are referred by Child Welfare
  • Provide home visits prior to and following family reunification
  • Provide parenting education with select families
  • Maintain records and required paperwork including documentation for each visit
  • Provide testimony at court hearings 

 
Required Experience and Knowledge: 
 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences or a related subject area; and at least two years of experience in social work or similar field working with families involved with Child Welfare
  • Knowledge of parent education, cultural competency, crisis intervention, community resources, child development, and home visiting  
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong professional boundaries and confidentiality  
  • Competency in computer programs including Outlook, Excel, Word and web based database  

 
Key Success Factors

  • Active listener and capable of working in a fast-paced environment
  • Communicate effectively and respectfully with multi-stressed families
  • Effectively teach positive parent-child interaction skills
  • Work independently and as part of a team
  • Use a positive, strengths-based approach in working with families
  • Relate tactfully, sensitively and non-judgmentally to children and their families.
  • Recognize and record significant individual and family behaviors
  • Self- motivated learner that can absorb information from direct experience, training and supervision
  • Use basic problem solving skills and be flexible working in a dynamic environment  Skills in self-care, using humor to diffuse tense situations and ability to shift tactics when necessary 

 
Other essential requirements:

  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable personal transportation
  • Willingness to travel and work in Jefferson, Crook and Deschutes Counties
  • Some overnight travel required for training
  • Clean driving record to drive company vehicles
  • Within 60 days of employment must be Pediatric CPR and First aid Certified, have a current food handlers card, and show proof of having taken a “Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect” course 

 
MountainStar is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age or disability.


Deschutes County Drug Court Parenting Support Specialist

Schedule: Monday-Friday 32 hrs/wk Reports to: EVS Manager
Salary Range: starts @ $15.60

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vacation & Sick Pay, Retirement


The Parenting Support Specialist provides supervised parenting time for parents enrolled in Deschutes County Drug Court and provides support services including parenting education, home visits, child development screenings and referrals to community resources. The Parenting Support Specialist sits on the wrap around team for parents participating in Deschutes County Drug Court services.

Duties and Responsibilities
 Supervise parenting time for families based on reunification plan
 Manage diverse caseload up to 25 families
 Provide home visits following family reunification
 Provide parenting education with select families
 Maintain records and required paperwork including documentation for home visits, referrals and parenting education hours
 Participate in meetings with Deschutes County Drug Court wrap around team

Required Experience and Knowledge:
1) Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences or a related subject area; and at least two years of experience in social work or similar field working with families at risk and/or experience with justice system and services
2) Knowledge of parent education, cultural competency, crisis intervention, community resources, child development, and home visiting
3) Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
4) Strong verbal and written communication skills
5) Strong professional boundaries and confidentiality
6) Competency in computer programs including Outlook, Excel, Word and web based database

Key Success Factors
 Active listener and capable of working in a fast-paced environment
 Communicate effectively and respectfully with multi-stressed families
 Effectively teach positive parent-child interaction skills
 Work independently and as part of a team
 Use a positive, strengths-based approach in working with families
 Relate tactfully, sensitively and non-judgmentally to children and their families.
 Recognize and record significant individual and family behaviors
 Self- motivated learner that can absorb information from direct experience, training and supervision
 Use basic problem solving skills and be flexible working in a dynamic environment
 Skills in self-care, using humor to diffuse tense situations and ability to shift tactics when necessary

Other essential requirements:
 Pass a criminal background check
 Valid driver’s license and reliable personal transportation
 Some overnight travel required for training
 Clean driving record to drive company vehicles
 Within 60 days of employment must be Pediatric CPR and First aid Certified, have a current food handlers card, and show proof of having taken a “Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect” course

MountainStar is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age or disability.



Position: Preschool Interventionist
Schedule: Monday through Friday; 36 hours a week
Reports to: Program Director
Wage: $15.60 (wage differential if bilingual)

MountainStar Family Relief Nursery is a non-profit, strength-based child abuse and neglect prevention program to support families with children ages 6 weeks through 3 years. We provide comprehensive services for children and families experiencing high stress. Services include a therapeutic classroom emphasizing social-emotional development, home visits, parenting classes and other services.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plan, organize, and facilitate an NAEYC accredited therapeutic classroom for up to 11 young children as part of a teaching team
  • Case Management of 11 families including home visits and phone contact
  • Regular, strength-based home visits with Spanish and English speaking families
  • Referral assistance and crises intervention
  • Parent coaching, goal setting and facilitating positive parent-child interaction
  • Culturally competent relationship/rapport building with parents
  • Maintain records including daily observations, home visit records, risk factor checklists, family and child assessments
  • Serve USDA meals following guidelines and record keeping
  • Occasional bus riding and driving
  • Support other nursery activities - at times outside of regular hours

Minimum Requirements

  • Prefer Bilingual English/Spanish including reading, writing and speaking effectively in both languages
  • Experience and knowledge in working with Latino and immigrant communities
  • BA/BS in Early Childhood Education or a related field with infant/toddler or preschool teaching experience. Bachelor’s in progress, AA/AS or comparable Oregon Registry level considered.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Experience in social service setting, knowledge of community resources
  • Basic knowledge of child abuse and neglect
  • Ability to recognize and record significant individual and group behaviors
  • Excellent computer skills including: email, Excel, Word and web-based databases
  • Effective communication skills including: rapport building, report writing, conflict de-escalation and resolution
  • Ability to establish and maintain personal /programmatic boundaries and confidentiality while providing supportive services,
  • Sufficient maturity and good judgment to function in crises
  • Cultural competence
  • Ability to relate sensitively and non-judgmentally with at-risk children and families
  • Work independently and as a team member
  • Ability to multi task and prioritize
  • Ability to be flexible and take on multiple responsibilities

Other Essential Requirements

  • Ability to lift and carry children up to 40 lbs.
  • Ability to pass a background check
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable personal transportation
  • Clean driving record to drive company vehicles
  • Within 60 days of employment must be Pediatric CPR and First aid Certified, have a current food handlers card, and show proof of having taken a “Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect” course

MountainStar is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, disability or sexual orientation.

  • If you are interested in submitting your resume to us, please complete our online employment application form.

You can always make a difference to the little ones we serve by volunteering. This is a great way to explore if our organization would fulfill your career objectives, and to show us what you've got! Visit our volunteer page to discover opportunities that may be of interest to you.

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