Service Opportunity: Oregon Peer Navigators
Purpose: The COVID-19 pandemic created hardships across the world. Young people in/from foster care were especially impacted. With this in mind, the federal government has given states additional funding to assist foster youth in getting back on track.
Background: The state of Oregon has received funding to provide supports to assist older youth in and from foster care to sustain themselves through the pandemic. These supports include emergency financial assistance and peer navigation to assist current and former foster youth through this difficult time. FosterClub was given the opportunity to support by hiring and training five Peer Navigators to assist youth from foster care in Oregon.
Peer Navigators should expect to have about 20 hours of service per week until September 2021 (there is an option to renew)
Start date is ASAP
Living allowance: $600/weekly
Support for high-speed internet and laptop, if needed
Activities Peer Navigators will be involved with:
Support youth in obtaining access to resources including housing, education, healthcare, technology, food, and clothing.
Provide coaching to support young people in navigating resources
Connect with community providers and identify resources
Who should apply:
Folks who have lived experience in the child welfare system/foster care
People ages 21-29, preferred
Must be Oregon-based
Resilient, and willing to promote and model resiliency for others
Bilingual (Spanish-English) helpful, but not required
How to apply:
Please send your resume and a short cover letter describing why you’d be a good fit to email@example.com.
Please let us know if you have lived experience in foster care in your letter