WHO WE ARE
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Since 1993, The Pathfinder Network (TPN) has been providing justice-system impacted individuals and their families the tools and support they need to be safe and thrive in our communities. We serve individuals experiencing incarceration, those reentering the community, those on forms of community supervision, their families, and their children, within 9 of Oregon’s 11 corrections facilities and in the community in Multnomah, Jackson, Marion, and Clackamas Counties. We develop and deliver a comprehensive scope of evidence-based, trauma-, gender- and culturally-responsive cognitive behavioral-based programs, including our proprietary, evidence-based curriculum Parenting Inside Out, which is the highest-rated parenting skills curriculum for parents involved with the criminal justice system. Our community programs feature holistic wraparound individual and group support and services. We serve an average of 3,000 people a year agency-wide.
We show up for our employees by providing support and resources in six key areas that make up our total package, and we always strive to expand on what we offer: compensation, development, wellness, benefits, recognition and service. This includes:
Generous paid time off (12 accrued vacation days + 12 accrued sick days during your first year of employment, mental wellness hours)
14 paid days of significance each year + extended holiday days of significance with a week off at the end of the year
Paid 30-minute lunch breaks
Employer-paid employee-only medical, vision and dental coverage starting first day of employment
Flexible Spending Account, Dependent Care Assistance Program, and employer-funded Lifestyle Spending Account
401k retirement plan with 3% employer match, fully vested immediately
Employer-paid short-term disability and accidental death and dismemberment
Employment with TPN may mean you are eligible for Public Service Student Loan forgiveness
Employee recognition program, staff appreciation awards and swag store
Bilingual pay differential for eligible positions
Shared Leadership model and opportunities to contribute to agency success and growth
Development opportunities and trainings
We are intentional about building a healthy and thriving organizational culture and envision a community of staff, partners, volunteers, and donors who are deeply committed to equitable, just and anti-racist practices in every facet of our organization. We engage in continual learning and seek ways to operationalize equitable and inclusive practices. We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions.
At TPN, we envision communities that welcome all people, provide second chances, and create pathways to change. We believe all people have the capacity to change. We honor the dignity and worth of every individual, engage our clients and employees with compassion, and bring excellence to all we do. To learn more, go to https://www.thepathfindernetwork.org/about/.
We admit that there is no such thing as the perfect candidate. Don’t be discouraged if you don’t meet each and every position requirement – instead, use your application to let us know what excites you about the role and what transferable skills or other qualities you would like to bring to TPN!
If reasonable accommodation or an alternative form of this application are needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact our Director of People and Culture at email@example.com or 503.892.5396.
TPN hires a workforce representative of the communities we serve, understanding that a diverse workforce strengthens our organization. We value diversity and support a positive and welcoming environment where all employees can thrive.
In practice, this means we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a parent, marital status or political affiliation. We also take seriously the idea that our work benefits from a genuine commitment to diversity, by considering applications from individuals representing all kinds of backgrounds.
TPN is offering a $250 referral bonus for community members who refer a new employee to one of our open positions!*
WHAT YOU WILL BE COUNTED ON TO DO
Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every one of the qualifications as described in a job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background.
Your work is essential in supporting the mission of The Pathfinder Network and the Oregon Department of Corrections. You will facilitate participants’ understanding of the program materials and development of pro-social skills and behavior; encourage and evaluate participant progress; and role model appropriate thinking, choices, and behavior. Your time management skills, excellent communication, ability to work well under high-stress emotional experiences, high level of empathy, and ability to keep strong boundaries will enable you to excel in this position. You will adhere to a high standard of integrity in order to follow security procedures and daily operations and maintain confidentiality of information received that will affect the safety and security of the institution, adults in custody, and staff.
Class Facilitation (60% of your time)
Serve as content champion in cognitive behavioral and Parenting Inside Out programming, and receive training and ongoing coaching on trauma-informed practice and delivery.
Plan, review, and prepare materials and classroom for facilitation of classes.
Facilitate classes and ensure program fidelity by using a standardized curriculum and delivery model.
Substitute in classes and facilitate support groups, as needed.
Administration (35% of your time)
Provide evaluations of participants' progress and behaviors to agency and correctional staff, as directed.
Complete and process documents, paperwork and reports as required by ODOC and The Pathfinder Network.
Provide timely and thorough communication with institution staff, and other Pathfinder Network staff and managers.
Communicate and work with the Pathfinder Network Training team for professional development to ensure continuous growth and improvement.
Participation in Shared Leadership (=5% of your time)
Be a champion in the shaping and sustaining of a diverse, equitable, inclusive and just workplace, with a focus towards creating racial equity.
Participate on cross-departmental teams or committees regarding organizational policies, processes and work environment
Participate in Temporary Teams, Equity Team, Employee Resource Groups, and other teams
Contribute individualized skills, knowledge, experience and expertise to help the agency reach its mission
WHO YOU WILL BE COUNTED ON TO BE
Required Cultural Values: Staff are expected to embody certain cultural values to support TPN’s mission: communicate effectively, value one another, show respect, demonstrate accountability, display a high level of self-awareness, participate in shared leadership and continuous growth and learning, live values of diversity, equity, inclusion, justice and belonging and engage in personal work to further DEIJB values and impact.
Commitment to Racial Justice. Staff are expected to interact effectively across racially diverse teams, partners, and experiences, apply a racial equity lens in their work and commit to the ongoing work required to move TPN toward a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive and just organization.
Experience and skills we are interested in:
One year of related experience
Group facilitation skills
Non-profit experience and/or experience working in the criminal justice system
Experience teaching adult learners
Intermediate level computer capabilities in use of databases, web-based environments, word processing, email, and spreadsheets
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and ability to present and work with diverse audiences, specifically racial, ethnic, gender expression, socioeconomic, education, spiritual and other cultural backgrounds.
Must be at least 21 years of age to gain access to Correctional Facilities. As a requirement of TPN's contract with the Oregon Department of Corrections, all TPN employees who work inside DOC are required to meet DOC criteria for institution access. The following charges disqualify individuals from institution access: Misdemeanor conviction within the past 3 years or any felony conviction.
Must pass a criminal history background check (a criminal record is not automatically disqualifying), employment verification, and drug screen (which does not include testing for marijuana).
*Referral bonuses are payable after 60 days of employment to new employees in good standing. New candidates should specify in the job application who they were referred by, and the community member will also complete this form.
Working Conditions/Travel Requirements
As a Facilitator/Coach, you will be working in a secured detention or correctional setting. You are responsible for adhering to all of the rules and protocols of the assigned correctional institution or facility. You will routinely use standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines. This job requires long periods of standing while facilitating groups. Substantial walking is possible as many correctional campuses are large.
The Pathfinder Network follows public health guidance for any public health emergencies and will remain in compliance with any vaccination or isolation requirements from partner agencies.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
Travel may be required between TPN work locations across the State of Oregon, which may require an overnight stay.
Please note this position description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Compensation and Benefits: This is a non-exempt, full-time position. TPN’s regular workweek is 40 hours. The hiring range for this position is $20.00 - $20.60 per hour, DOE. Pay offers are determined in conjunction with an internal pay equity assessment.
To apply, please visit https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Details/1652401/The-Pathfinder-Network/FacilitatorCoach
For more information on our total compensation and benefits, visit The Pathfinder Network • Work With Us