Knowledge, Skill and Experience Requirements:
- Bachelors degree in Human Services, Social Welfare, Education, Psychology, or related field.
- Experience working with TAY ages 18-24 using trauma informed practices.
- Knowledge and understanding of the issues affecting TAY, including foster youth, youth experiencing homelessness, and survivors of trafficking.
- Minimum of 1-year experience working with TAY population, and TAY experiencing homelessness is required.
- Minimum of 1-year experience working directly with Orange County housing services and programs (emergency, transitional, permanent supportive housing) and 1-year experience working with Coordinated Entry System, HMIS database preferred.
- Familiarity regarding Orange County housing communities and their challenges/barriers with providing opportunities to homeless youth.
- Knowledge of housing contracts/landlord negotiations.
- Be comfortable with and understand young adult, adolescent & child abuse issues.
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- Comfortable public speaking and presenting oneself in professional and community settings.
- Demonstrate strong, independent project management skills.
- Ability to multi-task, be detailed oriented, independently make significant decisions, and be a self-starter.
- Highly motivated, willing to learn, and able to work independently at times.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office applications; Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point.
- Possess a valid California drivers license and proof of automobile insurance. Position requires DMV clearance.
- Must be able to pass a criminal background check, FBI/DOJ fingerprinting, TB test, and drug screen. Previous employment will be verified.
- Ensure a welcoming environment that supports and respects all youth regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity or sexual orientation.
- Displays ethical decision-making ability and confidentiality.
- Models leadership and professionalism.
- Ability to multi-task and maintain organization.
- Must be detail-oriented team player with the ability to self-start.
- Understanding of and passion for the Foundations mission, vision, values.
- Enjoys working directly with youth, volunteers, community partners, etc.
- Demonstrates organizational operating principles of Communication and Teamwork.
- Displays the organizations essential attitudes by approaching projects, activities, and other job functions with flexibility and a positive attitude.
- Passion for and enjoys working directly with TAY population.
Working Environment/Physical Requirements: Position may require use of personal vehicle. Physical requirements include standing, sitting, typing, bending and lifting up to approximately 50 lbs. (i.e. tables, chairs, food, water, etc.)
Modification to work schedule may be made based on need of the Foundation.
Orangewood Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, military and veteran status, or any other protected group, in accordance with all applicable federal or State laws.