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Mountain Resource Center is hiring for two part time positions:

FAMILY ADVOCATE and an EARLY CHILDHOOD & FAMILY EDUCATOR

Family Advocate Position Details

Position Summary:  Family Advocates offer a safe, accessible place for families to connect with comprehensive services that help them strengthen their families and become more self-sufficient.  Advocates support families with emergency financial assistance, case management, goal-setting and working toward long-term self-sufficiency.

Essential Functions

  • Help clients navigate critically needed support systems and provide ongoing case management, goal-setting, and advocacy
  • Collaborate with clients and families to determine level of support needed, engage in service planning, and develop follow-up frequency based on individual needs and circumstances.
  • Provide direct assistance to clients including: emergency financial assistance, e.g. rent, mortgage, utilities, transportation; resources and referrals; and other services as needed
  • Complete assessments and follow-up assessments as required
  • Develop, maintain, and update client records, including self-sufficiency plans, case notes and computerized database records in the Efforts to Outcomes (“ETO”) database
  • Monitor effectiveness of services for clients and advocate for access to new services as needed
  • Research relevant and current community resources
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of clients’ information
  • Work independently with minimal supervision
  • Participate in ongoing professional development
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Accountabilities

The Family Advocate demonstrates the following:

  • Crisis management and client advocacy skills
  • Empathy, with firm boundaries
  • Case Management skills
  • Knowledge of resources, government programs and family systems
  • Organization and attention to detail
  • Ability to follow through with assigned duties
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to multi-task, problem solve and work in a team
  • Willingness to accept feedback and adapt accordingly
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to changing circumstances
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite
  • Participation as a MRC team player by attending staff meetings and other organizational events and willingness to share knowledge to advance knowledge and skills of others
  • Understanding and agreement to follow all policies, procedures & protocols as set forth in the MRC Employee Handbook, MRC Employment Policies Manual and other directives
  • Conformance to a drug-free workplace, not be under the influence of alcohol and/or other illicit drugs of abuse
  • A professional, positive and polite attitude and relationship with other MRC employees, volunteers, clients and customers

Credentials, Experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in the field of Human Services or related field, plus a minimum of 3 years’ experience doing case management with adults and families OR equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Prior experience working in a collaborative network or multi-disciplinary human services is preferred
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Proof and maintenance of proper legal authorization to work in the United States
  • Position and # of hours worked is determined and based on available grant funding

 

Early Childhood and Family Educator Position Details

Position Summary:  Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) is a program available to families with young children.  ECFE emphasizes family as a foundation for later education and works to ensure that all family members have the ability, as well as the parenting education, to provide a good learning environment for their children.  ECFE educators plan, teach and evaluate ECFE classes for children ages infant to 5 years old and facilitate parent education and discussion groups.  This position provides assessment and referral information to parents regarding developmental milestones and other early childhood information.  Educators work as a team to create learning stations for parents and kids to explore together.  They support parents and help children achieve the readiness skills for either a more formal preschool experience or kindergarten.

Essential Functions

  • Teach ECFE classes, which includes lesson planning, classroom set-up, and parent/child evaluations and assessments
  • Provide parents with literature, discussion, and additional resources for early childhood development
  • Provide Ages and Stages Screening and teach parents how to observe and interpret screening results
  • Participate in ongoing professional development
  • Assist as needed with proposals for ECFE funding and with fundraising events
  • Coordinate services with ECFE resource organizations, child care centers, schools, service groups, and government and community programs serving families, infants, and young children
  • Research relevant and current community resources
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of clients’ information
  • Work independently with minimal supervision
  • Participate in ongoing professional development
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Credentials, Experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field, OR equivalent combination of education and experience
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Proof and maintenance of proper legal authorization to work in the United States
  • Position and # of hours worked is determined and based on available grant funding

Mountain Resource Center is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of age, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, military status, genetic information, ancestry, creed, gender identity or expression, and sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

If you have any questions regarding employment or volunteer interest, please reach out to Shirley at shirley@mrcco.org or at 303-838-7552 x 11.

If you would like to officially apply for a position, please send a Cover Letter and Resume to shirley@mrcco.org