We offer a variety of career paths in a hybrid work environment.
Home Forward offers a wide range of benefits to help its staff stay in good health, advance in their careers, and plan for the future.
Regular full-time and part-time employees working more than 20 hours per week can select a health insurance plan. Currently, Home Forward offers medical and vision coverage through Kaiser Permanente and Providence Health Plans. Dental coverage is offered through Kaiser and MetLife. Coverage is available for employees, their families, and domestic partners. Health, vision, and dental insurance coverage becomes effective on the first day of the month following your date of hire.
Employees become members of Oregon’s Public Employee’s Retirement System (PERS) after a brief waiting period. Home Forward contributes both the employee and employer portions of this benefit.
Employees may also participate in Home Forward’s 457 Deferred Compensation plan; a tax-deferred retirement savings option available through payroll deduction and includes a 3% match up to $750.
Home Forward believes that providing training and educational opportunities for employees enhances the agency as a whole. Any regular employee scheduled to work at least 20 hours a week is eligible for our Tuition Reimbursement Program.
Sick leave accrues at the rate of 4.34 hours per pay period for regular full-time employees. Paid vacation leave accrues at the rate of 3.34 hours per pay period — the equivalent of two weeks per year for the first five years of employment. Part-time employees accrue sick leave on a pro-rated basis. In addition, twelve paid holidays are granted throughout the year and three additional vacation days are provided each January.
In addition to health, dental, and vision insurance, employees may be eligible to participate in flexible spending accounts. These pre-tax payroll deductions can be used to pay for qualified healthcare, dependent daycare expenses, and transportation assistance.
Home Forward allows employees to purchase an annual all-zone TriMet transit pass or pay for monthly parking through pre-tax payroll deductions.
Basic Life insurance, Short-term and long-term disability insurance are available to all regular employees working more than 20 hours per week. Regular full-time employees are provided with voluntary life insurance and accidental death and critical illness insurance. Home Forward pays the full cost of basic employee coverage, up to $150,000. Supplemental coverage is available for the employee, spouse, and/or domestic partner or children of the employee, at the employee’s expense.
Each employee has access to six free confidential counseling sessions each year.
Regular full-time employees working at least 32 hours a week, who have worked for Home Forward for one year, and are approved for a leave for pregnancy disability or prenatal care, parental leave, leave to care for a spouse or partner experiencing pregnancy disability or needing prenatal care, and/or the adoption of and/or placement of foster children will receive a single credit of 160 hours (4 weeks) of sick leave per leave year added to their sick leave bank on the pay period after Home Forward’s approval of their leave.
All new hires receive a $250 Home Office Set-up Stipend on their first paycheck. At the beginning of each calendar year, all staff will get $150 in January for Home Office Maintenance. All Staff receive a $20 per month internet stipend.