Empowerment Initiatives is looking for a Program Coordinator for Clackamas County

If interested, please submit resume, cover letter & salary requirements to Kjamison @ chooseempowerment.com. Position closes Oct 15th. 40 hour/week position.

EMPOWERMENT INITIATIVES is an Oregon nonprofit corporation dedicated to being a catalyst in providing individuals who experience mental health issues opportunities for choice and development of personal goals, using the four principals of self-determination: freedom, authority, responsibility, and support. Empowerment Initiatives is a mental health survivor-lead and managed organization.

General Summary of Duties: The Program Coordinator works under the supervision of the Executive Director and is responsible for planning, organizing, managing, and evaluating the Peer Mentor Programs. The coordinator plans and monitors program performance against program goals and objectives, to ensure program results through the supervision of program staff members and the Administrative Coordinator. The Program Coordinator may also provide direct service to some brokerage participants and provide shift coverage at the Peer Mentor Program sites.

The Program Coordinator serves as a principal liaison and agency representative to outside agencies.

Principal Duties:

1. Researches, develops, recommends and implements plans to meet the overall Program goals, including the development of program budgets.
2. Recommends and implements program policies and procedures.
3. Identifies and recommends solutions to program resource needs and requirements.
4. Develops systems and procedures for monitoring the progress of individual customer plans, and program commitments to funding agencies.
5. Develops plans and recommendations for sustainability of the Peer Mentor Programs, identifying funding sources and expansion partners.
6. As the supervisor of Program staff: orients, trains, supports, and evaluates staff; develops a supportive working environment in the program which encourages and fosters continual learning among employees.
7. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with stakeholders, including representatives of local counties, state agencies, and community resource agencies.
8. Works with community organizations to develop services needed by customers that don’t currently exist or don’t currently accommodate the specific needs identified.
9. Maintains records and required documentation to meet reporting requirements of funding agencies and stakeholders.
10. Prepares reports and provides statistical information as required by supervisor.
11. Participates in staff meetings and training programs.
12. Prepares program reports to the board of directors at board meetings. Facilitates communication between staff and board members.
13. Receives, investigates, and responds to complaints about the services provided or the operations of the Programs. Keeps the Board informed of risk management issues.
14. May carry out the duties required of a peer mentor as needed.


Training and Experience:
* Bachelor’s degree in related mental health field, psychology, social work.
* A minimum of 5 years experience, including one year of management experience in related service area required. A combination of education and work experience may be substituted for the Bachelor’s degree.
* Understand and be committed to whole life planning as a means of recovery from mental health issues.
* Knowledge of: Peer delivered services; principals and practices of program planning, budgeting, management and personnel supervision.

Ability to:
* Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
* Maintain sensitive and confidential information.
* Establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, customers, vendors and board members.
* Remain calm in stressful situations.
* Analyze difficult program administrative and operational issues
* Apply sound, creative problem solving techniques to resolve program issues and problems.
* Provide effective supervision and support to subordinate staff.
* Prepare clear and concise reports.
* Coordinate program activities with multiple stakeholders and facilitate agreement and consensus.
* Exercise independent judgment and initiative within established guidelines.
* Exercise tact and diplomacy in dealing with difficult and sensitive people, issues and situations.

Licenses, Certifications and Special Requirements:
* Possession a valid driver’s license and a good driving record, if applicable.
* Criminal history must meet or exceed company standards at time of hire and be maintained at this level throughout employment

Physical and Mental Demands:
* Must be able to balance the demands of providing support to individual customers with the administrative, program planning, supervision, and documentation requirements of managing the Peer Mentor Programs. Light to moderate lifting (up to 5lbs) bending and stooping.