Community Worker I (2017-119)
Company: Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County
Status: Part Time
FMCI and FRC Initiative Community Workers Lead will provide promotion, prevention and intervention information, resources, and support to families and children through a range of activities focused on school readiness, health, and literacy. The following are examples of activities: Coffee talks, workshops, neighborhood association meetings, facilitating parenting classes and various workshops, brief home visits, fairs, etc. The CW Lead will work to meet deliverables in various Family Wellness and FMCI contracts and grants along with First 5 funded FRC Initiative’s programs. Community Worker Lead will coordinate and lead Community Worker (CW) and Family Resource Center (FRC) activities , set up schedules for FRC programs, organize trainings as needed for CW’s on as needed basis and will be assist the Program manager in day to day functioning of the FRC.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Build relationships with other service providers, coordinate and some times conduct outreach, engagement and education activities with diverse families and community members in identified districts and zip codes that fall in Franklin McKinley Children’s Initiative Zone, independently and with other Community Workers.
2. Take the lead to partner with other organizations, agencies and entities (i.e., faith-based, schools, parent groups) to increase the capacity and knowledge of the entire community on the importance of the First 5 years.
3. Organize the information about FRC programs, First 5 and FMCI to be provided as information and resources in the community and ensure that this information is culturally, linguistically, and developmentally appropriate;
4. Deliver and facilitate classes following different curriculums as required by the contracts.
5. Help parents and caregivers identify gaps, barriers, and/or issues that interfere with children’s healthy development.
6. Collect the evaluation and data. Complete data entry of programs on regular basis.
8. Provide outreach, engagement and education activities on weekdays, evenings and weekends as needed.
9. Provide outreach, engagement and education activities door-door, in-home, at information tables/booths, small and large group presentations, informative announcements, and one on one interactions with community members at informal community gatherings (i.e parks, schools, home based day cares, parent meeting, faith-based events), and formal organized health/resource fairs.
10. Willing and able to work with school officials and admin staff to coordinate space and other resources to facilitate series of workshops etc.
11. Participate in required trainings and attend monthly/ weekly team meetings and quarterly trainings, as appropriate.
12. Develop an outreach, engagement and education calendar of scheduled activities.
13. Maintain on-going data collection and reporting forms for all scheduled activities. Make sure all CWs stay on task and are current with all data entry.
14. Provide weekly reports to Program Manager on duties as assigned in work plan or agreed upon verbally.
15. Schedule activities calendar on monthly basis and ensure smooth functioning of the FRC.
16. Complete and submit required data collection and report forms monthly to Program Manager.
17. Attend Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County trainings, meetings, and events as required.
18. Follow directions from Program manager in completing duties as assigned verbally or in the work plan.
19. Work one or more evening from November – June- facilitating children and youth programs for Celebrating Families Program.
20. Complete all other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Must possess or working towards a BA or an Associate degree in Early Childhood Education or equivalent; Experience in social services in community settings with families preferred and experience working previously with First 5 LTI project a plus.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
• Full English language competent. Usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary and punctuation
• Ability to work with diverse workgroups and serve families with diverse economic, social, racial, and cultural backgrounds
• Knowledgeable about local community resources
• Ability to establish and maintain personal and programmatic boundaries while providing supportive services
• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to relate to individuals who may not share basic commonality, including value systems and behavior norms
• Experience in working with culturally diverse communities and families
• Demonstrate good writing and organizational skill
• Maintain a professional, confidential work environment
• Knowledge of child development and behavior
• Ability to plan, organize, prioritize and multi-task
• Serve effectively as a member of a team internally and externally
• Communicate effectively verbally and in writing
• Serve closely with community members from diverse ethnic, social and economic backgrounds, with the ability to be culturally sensitive and appropriate
• Be flexible, proactive, adaptable and able to work in a fast-paced, changing environment
• Be professional, trustworthy, respectful of others, and display a positive attitude
• Knowledge of modern office methods and practices, including filing systems, business, correspondence, presentations and report writing
• Knowledge of the Internet, computer programs, e.g., Microsoft Word, Outlook, Power Point, Excel, etc.
• Fast paced, diverse and dynamic environment
• The service is sometimes physical, requiring setting up for events which may require transporting or lifting cumbersome materials, e.g., easels, flip charts, refreshments, brochures, chairs, tables, etc. Must be able to lift 25 pounds.
• Must be able to report to service site on a regular and reliable basis. Maintain different data bases based on program’s need.
• Must be able to work a flexible schedule, which includes day, evening, weekend, and holiday hours, as appropriate, to coordinate and provide services and activities for families during non-traditional hours. Programs run 7 days a week.
• Able to travel between sites and to attend offsite events throughout the county, as appropriate
LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, REGISTRATIONS:
• Must possess a valid California Driver’s license, reliable transportation and current auto insurance
• Must be at least 18 years of age
• Must be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident
• Clearance of fingerprint background check
• Must have valid TB screening
• Bilingual language capacity in Spanish/English language a plus
TO APPLY: Please submit resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or via fax to 408-944-0276 attn: HR
This position description intends to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. It is not intended to include all duties and responsibilities. The order in which duties and responsibilities are listed is not significant. Because of a need to remain responsive to the needs of our clients and our Agency’s operations, responsibilities may be modified at any time.
Catholic Charities is a non-profit, non-discriminatory service organization and employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation or disability. Persons seeking employment are entitled to freedom from harassment and retaliation and reasonable accommodation for qualified disabilities.
Job Code: 2017-119
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