Resident Services Foster Care Support Specialist | Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA)

The Mission of NAYA Family Center is “…to enhance the diverse strengths of our youth and families in partnership with the community through cultural identity and education”.

Title: Resident Services/Foster Care Support SpecialistLocation: Portland, ORSalary: $15.00/hour or commensurate with experienceBenefits: Vacation, sick, holidays, medical, dental, vision insurance, FSA, and life insurance. Retirement after 3 months.


The Resident Services Specialist will coordinate the relationships with the internal and external community providers in partnership with the residents of NAYA’s housing units. The frequency and duration of various services will be determined by the needs of those who live in the community, and tracked through a member survey conducted by the Resident Services to track the of the community members, track the number of hours Elders and community members are Volunteering, and track the attendance of the Community to the group’s and activities presented at the housing units, congregate meal service for elderly and disabled residents. Resident Services will facilitate service coordination that establishes important links with providers in the community, which can result in positive community exposure to the residents of the housing units.

The Foster Care Support Specialist is responsible for case management of Native American youth in foster care in both state and tribal out of care systems. Duties center on case management, and include advocacy and attention to the multiple needs of youth in foster care, as well as providing family to relative and foster families raising nonbirth children. This position is primarily an Office position (80%), with the balance of the time (20%) spent performing administrative tasks.

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