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The Dalles remains the trading hub for the region. Development has largely been dependent upon transportation and access to markets both west and east of The Dalles. Agriculture has been the backbone of industry with sweet cherries, grains, and apples leading the way.The Dalles is home to a growing tech industry. Manufacturing has also served as a dominant industry with a strong presence still evident today. As manufacturing began to leave America’s shores, The Dalles had the vision and foresight to diversify it’s economy. Top Employers of The Dalles include:

  • Mid Columbia Medical Center
  • School District #21
  • Oregon Cherry Growers
  • Army Corps of Engineers
  • Google

Here are a few of the jobs available in our area. For more see:

Project Coordinator 1

Posted: 09/27/2021

                                        Project Coordinator 1
                   Foster Parent Support & Youth Care Specialist


Worksite Location: Hood River
Work Schedule: 40 hours per week - M-F; 9am-5pm          
Salary Range: $19.50-$23.50 per hour
Reports to: Klahre House Program Manager                     
Application Deadline: October 15th 2021
 
Why work at The Next Door?
Because you share our vision of a supportive community where all children and families are safe, healthy and valued. Every day, we work towards making this vision a reality, by having integrity and by living our core values of being welcoming, just, empathetic, empowering and flexible. If you like to work in an environment where you’ll be learning right alongside our program participants—The Next Door is the place for you!
 
Who we are looking for?
We are looking for someone who is reflective, respectful, intuitive, honest and self-motivated. We’re looking for someone who is able to connect and build trust quickly with a variety of people. We’re also looking for someone who is detail-oriented, organized, knows how to prioritize tasks and can work independently as well as part of a team.
 
What you will do…

  • Provide information to our communities in Hood River and Wasco Counties about therapeutic foster care.  Recruit new homes to support youth ages 6-18 years old in our day treatment and community based programs.  Respond to all inquiries within reasonable timelines (preferably no more than 48 business hours), give public presentations and act as a resource for foster recruitment.
  • Provided ongoing support and guidance to existing foster homes and act as liaison between homes and providers.
  • Coordinate respite care for youth and be responsible for records to assure compliance with funders.  Coordinate monthly trainings for foster parents and assure annual training needs are met.
  • Collaborate with foster parent certifier to train and onboard new homes.
  • Demonstrate good judgment, dependability, punctuality and conscientiousness.
  • Observe confidentiality of clients and fellow team members.
  • Approving and ensuring accuracy of foster parent timecards.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Program Manager.
                                                                                               
Education and Experience you need…
  • Bachelor’s degree in human services, communications or other closely related field
  • Experience in foster care preferred—either professional or personal
  • Experience with “at risk” youth
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to use computer programs and databases
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred
 
 
Benefits:
  • Health benefits (medical, vision, dental)
  • Generous PTO (Vacation, Sick, 11 Holidays + Floater Holiday)
  • 401(k) - Fully Vested after 90 days and 5% company contribution after 2 years
  • Dog Friendly
  • Training Opportunities
  • Jury Duty and Paid Bereavement Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Covid-19 Safe work environment
 
Interested?
To apply: Go to http://nextdoorinc.org/employment and submit: Cover Letter+ Resume
• By email: recruitment@nextdoorinc.org
• By mail: The Next Door: 965 Tucker Rd, Hood River, OR 97031
• By Fax: 541-386-5440.
 
Disclaimer
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.
 
The Next Door is an Equal Opportunity Employer, one that appreciates differences and creates opportunities for staff to interact with people who do not look like, talk like, think like, believe like, act like, or live like they do.
 

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