Job Opportunities

Current Full-Time Opportunities

Housing Navigator

Job Summary: In partnership with Jordan Valley Community Health Center and their “Reimagining Opioid Abuse Treatment and Recovery” project, the Housing Navigator will assist program participants secure safe, decent and affordable housing.  This is a full-time position and will be located at Jordan Valley Community Health Center.

Reporting and Evaluation Structure: The Housing Navigator will report to the Director of Homeless Services.

Position Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field is required.
  • Experience working with individuals with high barriers to housing stability.
  • Proven ability to build strong relationships with local agencies, businesses, faith communities and property owners to meet the needs of clients.
  • Ability to work well independently as well as in a collaborative, team environment.
  • Provide supportive services in a non-judgmental manner. Provide comprehensive support to those in recovery as well as high-risk, homelessness populations.
  • Ability to leverage local resources to ensure successful project implementation.
  • Possess excellent creative thinking skills.
  • Proven written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to manage, organize and prioritize tasks and meet critical deadlines.
  • Must be self-motivated and able to maintain flexibility.
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office and internet expertise.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail are a must.

Essential Functions:

  • Meet in person with clients to complete assessment of client needs.
  • Coordinate with other social determinant of health coordinators (e.g., employment, legal, medical, etc.) to facilitate access to support services to sponsor successful tenancy and whole person coordination; serve as liaison to varied service partners as directed.
  • Provide crisis intervention assistance as needed.
  • Connect clients with appropriate partner agencies through referrals and follow-up to ensure connections are made; provide information, referrals, linkages and advocacy to assist clients in accessing services and resources.
  • Obtain identification and other documentation needed to apply for housing.
  • Assist referred program participants in locating housing and filling out housing applications.
  • Meet clients off site when necessary to assist with housing inspections or connectivity with local support service agencies.
  • Mediate with landlords and neighbors.
  • Provide written information about landlord/tenant rights and responsibilities.
  • Assist with the review and understanding of lease requirements.
  • Assist in obtaining, interpreting and correcting, as needed, rental history.
  • Work directly with the client to develop a household budget, reducing expenses to the extent possible.
  • Provide information and referral to mainstream and homeless/housing-related goods and services.
  • Enter, update and maintain data in HMIS (Homeless Management Information System).
  • Initiate and develop relationships with housing-focused community organizations, landlords, affordable housing developers and other housing service providers to identify new and existing opportunities for accessing resources.
  • Maintain project specific budgets and create monthly outcome reports.
  • Track and report progress for each client and the project, for both Community Partnership of the Ozarks and Jordan Valley Community Healthcare as outlined in their “Reimagining Opioid Abuse Treatment and Recovery” project requirements.

Position Clarification: The position of Housing Navigator is a grant-funded position and is based upon funding availability.  This is a full-time position of 37.5 hours per week.

Community Partnership of the Ozarks is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Special Projects Coordinator

Job Summary: Community Partnership of the Ozarks works with neighborhoods and community groups to implement special projects and events aimed at fulfilling our mission to build resilient children, healthy families and strong neighborhoods and communities.  The Special Projects Coordinator will provide leadership in the planning, coordination and implementation of the Tool Lending Library, Neighborhood Clean-ups, and targeted events for the Ozarks Alliance to End Homelessness (OAEH) including HOPE Connection, Every One Counts, November Awareness Activities and other projects and events coordinated by OAEH Task Forces.  This position will require a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends on a regular basis.

Reporting and Evaluation Structure: The Special Projects Coordinator will report to the Vice President of Community and Neighborhood Development for neighborhood events/projects and will report to the Director of Homeless Services for events and projects for the Ozarks Alliance to End Homelessness.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree is required.
  • Experience planning and implementing community events including expertise in attracting sponsorships.
  • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment effectively.
  • Ability to leverage local resources to ensure successful project implementation.
  • Maintain project specific budgets and create monthly outcome reports.
  • Ability to work well independently on several projects concurrently.
  • Possess excellent communication, organizational and creative thinking skills.
  • Ability to build strong relationships with local community leaders, donors, volunteers and social service agencies.
  • Proven written and oral communication skills, especially pertaining to media relations.
  • Ability to manage, organize and prioritize tasks and meet critical deadlines.
  • Demonstrate high energy level and ability to maintain flexibility.
  • Must be comfortable working with the high-risk, homeless population.
  • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment effectively.
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office and internet expertise.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail are a must.

Essential Functions:

  • Coordinates special projects and events from concept to completion, ensuring each initiative operates smoothly, efficiently and effectively meets the event/project goals.
  • Managing event processes, coordinating meetings, preparing, monitoring and reporting for project/event budgets.
  • Develop relationships within the community to enhance project/event implementation.
  • Create and maintain project/event specific budgets
  • Works with the Vice President of Communications on the development of media, marketing materials, media packets.
  • Works alongside project/event committees, facilitating when necessary.
  • Recruits and trains volunteers and vendors for project/event specific responsibilities.
  • Creates and maintains project/event specific budgets.
  • Maintains timely reporting on project/event outcomes including number served, in-kind contributions and key outcomes.

Position Clarification: The position of Special Projects Coordinator is a grant-funded position and is based upon funding availability.  This is a full-time position of 37.5 hours per week.

Community Partnership of the Ozarks is an Equal Opportunity Employer

One Door Assessment Specialist

Job Summary: The One Door Assessment Specialist – One Door provides coordinated entry services for federally funded shelter and housing services as well as shelter diversion programming, and other related community resources.  The position is located at the Springfield Affordable Housing Center.

Reporting Structure: The One Door Assessment Specialist will report to the One Door Coordinator

Evaluation: The One Door Coordinator of Community Partnership of the Ozarks and United Way of the Ozarks, evaluates the One Door Assessment Specialist

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or other related field is required.
  • Proven written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office and internet expertise.
  • Must be comfortable working with the high-risk, homeless population.
  • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment effectively.
  • Strong Organizational skills are a must.

Essential Functions:

  • Meets in person with clients to complete assessment of client needs;
  • Utilizes Shelter Diversion practices when shelter options are not available;
  • Makes appropriate referral based on client’s needs and each program’s unique criteria;
  • Answers phone inquiries regarding available resources;
  • Maintains contact with partner agencies to maintain knowledge of resources available within the community;
  • Researches additional resources and initiates partnership with those resources;
  • Assists clients with filling out paperwork for other assistance programs;
  • Strongly adheres to policies and practices outlined by Federal HMIS technical standards;
  • Advocates for clients’ needs, and
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Clarification: The position of One Door Assessment Specialist is a grant-funded position and is based upon funding availability.  This is a full-time position of 37.5 hours per week.

Community Partnership of the Ozarks is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Current Part-Time Opportunities

Childcare Worker

Deadline to Apply: Ongoing

Job Summary: This is an as-needed position that supports families participating in Community Partnership of the Ozarks’ programming by providing childcare in conjunction with select community presentations, events, and/or training.  This position promotes high quality early care and education by caring for children in a childcare setting while parents/guardians are on-site. Reporting Structure: The Childcare Worker will report to the Director of Caring Communities. Evaluation: The Director of Caring Communities, following adopted policies of Community Partnership of the Ozarks and United Way of the Ozarks, evaluates the Childcare worker. Position Requirements:

  • Minimum of High School Diploma or equivalent
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Ability to pass a background screening of the Family Care Safety Registry
  • Ability to travel to various worksites throughout city of Springfield
  • Willing and able to work a flexible schedule, mostly evening and weekends
  • Possess positive interpersonal skills, be organized, enthusiastic, self-disciplined, and reliable
  • Possess a desire to work with young children and families
  • Experience working with a wide range of children in a childcare or other supervised setting

Skills and Abilities:

  • Must demonstrate a pleasant and professional manner in dealing with children, families, community members, and staff
  • Must demonstrate high level judgment in critical situations while caring for multiple children
  • Ability to manage multiple children with appropriate, positive non-punitive discipline techniques
  • Able to communicate effectively – both in written and verbal forms

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for maintaining necessary enrollment, attendance, and activity reports regarding participating children and families
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding any and all participating children and families
  • Providing a positive and engaging childcare experience for all children in childcare
  • Other duties as assigned

Position Clarification: The position of Childcare Worker is a grant-funded position and is based upon funding availability.  This is as-needed position and hours are not guaranteed. Submit cover letter and resume online by 5:00 p.m. January 31, 2017. No phone calls, please! Community Partnership of the Ozarks is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Communications Assistant Internship (Unpaid/Volunteer Position)

Deadline to Apply: Ongoing

Job Summary:   The Communications Assistant will work with the Office of Communications to meet deadlines for multiple projects and assist the Director of Communications (DOC) in delivering the mission, vision, and values of Community Partnership of the Ozarks. Reporting Responsibilities:  The Communications Assistant reports to the Director of Communications or the management team in the event of the DOC’s absence. Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Post content to the organization’s multiple websites
  • Post content to the organization’s social media networks
  • Assist in the design of posters, flyers, and various other forms of print advertising
  • Assist in the scripting, shooting, editing and overall production of video projects
  • Attend planning meetings with the DOC
  • Ability to work with people from all socio-economic levels and backgrounds
  • Adhere to the values set forth by Community Partnership of the Ozarks and understand that you may be acting as a representative for the agency at any time

Skills & Experience:   The Communications Assistant should have the following skills and experience:

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • The ability to communicate with others and show respect to their ideas and needs
  • The ability to work cooperatively with different types of personalities
  • Commitment to Community Partnership’s mission, values, and goals
  • Public speaking skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines, work both independently and within a team, and collaborate with other agencies
  • Able to manage multiple tasks/projects/programs
  • Computer and internet literate; experience with Microsoft Office, Desktop Publishing software and internet research; email communication a must;
  • Graphic design experience a plus
  • Experience with the Adobe Creative Suite including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro is a plus
  • Experience with WordPress is a plus

Additional Information:   The Office of Communications is a fast-paced environment where duties changes from one day to the next.  Being able to think fast while staying organized is critical to the success of this department.  A normal day may include writing a press release, making web updates, designing print materials, shooting/editing/producing video series, updating social media, appearing at events held by the organization, and more.  Getting the job complete on deadline is also very important to the work that is done in this office.  If you are a self-starter and are looking for a great place to build your resume or portfolio, you are encouraged to apply. This is a non-paid, volunteer position. Community Partnership is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Social Work Internship (Unpaid/Volunteer Position)

Deadline to Apply: Ongoing

Job Summary: The Social Work Intern works (within his/her designated area) with families in need of support to help them with emotional, physical and/or financial situations that are causing discord in their families and disruptions to the child/ren success at school. Reporting Responsibilities: The Social Work Intern reports directly to Community Partnership’s Senior Social Worker. Evaluation: The Senior Social Worker, along with any other Community Partnership staff, who work directly with the intern, evaluates progress of intern. Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with families within the assigned area to help identify resources available to assist the family with their identified needs.
  • Make home visits and connect families with needed resources.
  • Identify community, business, and civic resources and opportunities for leveraging existing resources to support the needs of students and families, and the ability to network with those resources to provide the most efficient help to client.
  • Prepare written documentation of home visits, referrals, services provided and client outcomes on a monthly basis.
  • Work collaboratively with school staff to address and meet needs of students.
  • Plan and implement skill building groups with identified students in Title I school setting.
  • Plan and implement mentoring services with identified students in Title I school setting.
  • Prepare written documentation of group and individual student interactions and outcomes.
  • Assist with school based outreach programs that benefit students/families.
  • Attend staff, operational, and other community meetings as assigned/beneficial.

Essential Qualifications/skills:

  • Bachelor or Master’s level social work intern
  • Computer and internet literate
  • Good communication skills
  • Driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • Ability to travel within the community.
  • Analytical skills including critical thinking, assessing data and prioritizing information
  • Ability to work with diverse family situations

This is a non-paid, volunteer position. Community Partnership is an Equal Opportunity Employer.