About New Avenues for Youth:
New Avenues is a social services agency working in partnership with the Portland area community to provide homeless, foster-care, and at-risk youth of all backgrounds with the resources and skills needed to lead healthy, productive lives. We are a diverse non-profit organization in our 21st year serving youth.
Our Commitment to Equity:
New Avenues for Youth imagines a community where all young people thrive and experience health, well-being, and a self-determined home. Historical inequities and intersecting forms of oppression such as racism, poverty, adultism, sexism, homophobia, and ableism, among others contribute to marginalization and exploitation of youth. We believe, to redress youth homelessness and housing instability we must challenge and dismantle racism and other forms of oppression and build relationships within our communities that advance equity.
At New Avenues, advancing equity is an ongoing commitment without closure. We remain open-minded and presume best intentions, knowing that discomfort and conflict are inevitable. We take risks and make and learn from our mistakes. We seek multiple perspectives, strive for transparency, remain humble, and resist the urge to silence hard truths.
The Pathways Mental Health Counselor will carry a caseload of up to twenty mental health clients who are referrals from the Homeless Youth Continuum. This role provides mental health treatment to clients, mental health planning, and linkage to ongoing mental health treatment in the community. Services may include assessment, referral, dual diagnosis services, mental health counseling, housing stabilization, and skill building. In addition, the person in this position will manage Pathway leasing funds for up to three scattered-site community apartments and provide case management support for apartment residents. The Pathways Mental Health Counselor also provides training to staff in the Homeless Youth Continuum on varied and applicable mental health best practice topics.
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Job ID: 251274556