Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 12-Aug-2019 to 30-Aug-2019
  • - Southeast Community Services, Inc.
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • $37,000-$42,00 dependent upon experience
  • Full Time
  • Competitive

Are you young at heart? Do you have a passion for working with kids and their families? Do you enjoy creating vibrant programs to bring families together?  Can you do all these things and enter data, too?  Southeast invites you to apply for our Family Connector position. 

Organization Overview:
The mission of Southeast Community Services, Inc. is to "work together to serve, strengthen and support financial stability in our neighbors in southeast Indianapolis." Southeast Community Services, Inc. (SECS) utilizes the Center for Working Families (CWF) program model for the delivery of our services.  The program embraces four primary components to assist participants in moving toward financial stability.  These components include employment, finances, education and access to work supports. In 2016, SECS began working with local schools and other partners in a more intentional manner to reach more families who may benefit from its services and to ensure that it is meeting the needs of entire families rather than just working-age adults. This whole-family approach is premised on the Aspen "Two Generation" (2Gen) model, placing equal emphasis on services and opportunities for both youth and for the adults in their lives. 

Position Duties:
As a Family Connector, you are part of our vital work of economic mobility and your passion for providing exceptional service to our neighbors contributes to our high level of outcomes.  Acting as a front-line coach to our neighbors you will communicate in an open, helpful and engaging tone and focus on finding the right pathway with each neighbor. Along with the SECS team you will be providing youth and family experiences that are food-secure, choice-based, STEAM-connected, and directly tied to CWF services to help connect families and pursue financial stability. Your commitment to this community means a willingness to work flexible hours that best meet the needs of participants and participate in community outreach.
 
Primary Responsibilities:
Southeast Community Services, Inc. (SECS) utilizes the Center for Working Families (CWF) program model for the delivery of social services.  The job responsibilities include:
• Assist with the development and scheduling of programs and services 
• Develop relationships with agencies and organizations whose resources can help increase academic success for our neighbors.
• Uses the co-active coaching model to interact with community neighbors.
• Acts as a liaison between parents, and local schools and community partners.
• Collaborate and communicate with schools regarding parent involvement activities.
• Develop, monitor, and maintain a schedule of programs and services in the school and coordinate the use of space by providers and community partners. 
• Maintains contact with kids and their families for purposes of providing ongoing support to assure success.
• Communicate with the staff at the school to discover ways SECS can supplement school activities.
• Conducts both school and home visits as necessary.
• Coordinate the planning and selecting of outings, curriculums, trainings, and speakers, when working with families.
• Coordinate outreach efforts to families from local community schools.
• Design and coordinate the delivery of enrichment camps during regular IPS intercessions including summer break.  
• Attend at least one (assigned) neighborhood association meeting a month.
• Maintains accurate tracking of program data for grant reports and monitoring.
• Performs other job-related responsibilities as necessary.

Preferred Experience, Skills and Qualifications:
• Bachelor's Degree in a human services field or at least two years related experience.
• Excellent social/interpersonal skills and writing ability commensurate with the communication and reporting requirements of the position.
• Strong computer skills including experience with MS Office applications, using the Internet and database management.
• General knowledge and understanding of the needs of a low-income working population, as well as knowledge of available community resources.
• Well-organized and self-directed, with ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities with great attention to detail.
• Ability to multi-task a variety of activities and remain focused on best customer service.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and to work as a team member.
• Good decision making and problem-solving skills.
• Culturally competent and able to work with diverse family members
• Must have valid IN Driver's License, access to reliable transportation with insurance as this position requires local travel.

ATTENTION: Be Prepared - To assist you and the search committee in discerning your match for the position, we suggest you prepare your responses to these questions prior to hitting "APPLY" to make your application. Applications will not be considered without question responses.
• What experience or qualities do you feel make you a uniquely qualified match for this position?
• How do your colleagues benefit from working with you?

Click the APPLY button to submit a cover letter telling us about your passion for 2Gen work and a resume by Aug 30.  No phone calls please. 
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