Job Opportunities

Current Full-Time Opportunities

One Door Assessment Specialist

Job Summary: The One Door Assessment Specialist – One Door provides centralized assessment for housing, homeless prevention and other related community resources.  The position is located at the Springfield Affordable Housing Center and is staff of Community Partnership of the Ozarks, Inc.

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

Evaluation: The One Door Lead Assessment Specialist, following adopted policies 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.
  • 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

Housing Center Office Coordinator

Job Summary: The Housing Center Office Coordinator assists the Deputy Director of Affordable Housing and Homeless Prevention to support activities and programming within the Springfield Affordable Housing Center.

Position Requirements:

  • Minimum of High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Proven written and oral communication skills
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office and internet expertise
  • Lifting up to 50 pounds essential

Skills and Abilities:

  • Time management and organizational skills are a must in order to handle multiple tasks with various priorities
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be punctual
  • Must be detail oriented and accurate
  • Must demonstrate strong computer and typing skills as well as written and oral communication skills
  • Must demonstrate a professional and friendly manner in dealing with the Partnership’s staff, Housing Center partners, clients and the general public.
  • Must be comfortable working with a diverse population, including those who are homeless, to individuals working to purchase a home
  • Must be able to effectively communicate the mission and work of the Community Partnership of the Ozarks, Inc.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for handling a high volume of incoming phone calls and voice mail
  • Responsible for directing walk-in clients to appropriate staff for assistance
  • Responsible for daily tracking system created for phone calls and walk in service requests
  • Distributes daily incoming mail and takes mail to the CPO Administrative Office each business day
  • Travel within Springfield to run errands, purchase, deliver or pick up supplies as directed
  • Sends out meeting reminders and takes minutes for Housing Center Division meetings
  • Represents Housing Center at bi-monthly CPO Staff meetings
  • Develops correspondence in the form of e-mails, letters, memos, meeting notices, etc. for program staff as directed
  • Places food orders for meetings and helps set up for meetings and events in the office and in the community as needed – works with front office personnel to ensure lobby and meeting rooms and kitchens are clean and tidy
  • Responsible for maintaining shared Outlook calendars for Housing Center partner agencies
  • Responsible for ensuring that public spaces are clean and well maintained throughout the day
  • Responsible for ensuring that supply rooms are neat and organized on a weekly basis
  • Assists Housing Center staff, partners and volunteers with troubleshooting minor technology or equipment-related issues
  • Prepares in-kind forms, monthly reports, and purchase orders as needed
  • Makes copies and keeps supply of forms available for staff use, purchase orders, expense reports, time sheets, mileage reports, etc.
  • Maintains inventory of all office supplies and distributes them as needed
  • Maintains various databases and prepares reports
  • Is cross-trained on all office equipment as well as bulk mail and regular mail procedures
  • Maintains confidentiality
  • Assists staff to complete monthly reports
  • Assists Deputy Director of Affordable Housing and Homeless Prevention in any other duties, projects and assignments as needed

Reporting Structure: The Housing Center Office Coordinator will report to the Deputy Director of Affordable Housing and Homeless Prevention

Position Clarification:  This is a full-time, grant funded position of 37.5 hours per week.

Community Partnership of the Ozarks is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Current Part-Time Opportunities

Springfield Coordinated Case Management Support Project Coordinator

Deadline to Apply: 12/8/17

Job Summary:  This is a part-time, professional position that is responsible for administrative oversight and management of the Springfield Coordinated Case Management Support Project of Community Partnership.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required;
  • Minimum of one to three years paid professional work experience;
  • Proven written and oral communication skills;
  • Experience working with collaborative partners;
  • Understanding of the evolving role of data and its role in addressing social problems;
  • Computer literate with internet and MS Office software experience;
  • High comfort level/experience with software/data collection training and implementation;
  • Proven success in grant implementation and project management;
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills;
  • Ability to work nights and weekends as needed for program implementation.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Detail oriented and ability to meet deadlines;
  • Able to manage multiple tasks/projects/programs and organize events and meetings;
  • Strong leadership and people skills;
  • Comfortable with public speaking;
  • Flexible and innovative;
  • Ability to work with people from all socio-economic levels and backgrounds;
  • Ability to help others find solutions.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Provides assistance to collaborative partners;
  • Ensures compliance with grant mandated reporting requirements;
  • Provides monthly reports to the Community Partnership of the Ozarks, Inc. Board of Directors and others as needed;

Reporting Structure:

The Springfield Coordinated Case Management Support Project Coordinator reports to the Executive Director of Community Partnership of the Ozarks, Inc.

This position is a part-time, three-year, grant-funded position. 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.

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

Missouri Customer Service Partnership Youth Mentor (Unpaid/Volunteer Position)

Deadline to Apply: Ongoing

Job Summary:  The Missouri Customer Service Partnership (MCSP) Mentor is a volunteer position responsible for providing mentoring services to participants in the MCSP program. The mentor will be responsible for supporting their mentee in achieving professional and personal goals. The mentor will do this by developing a meaningful, connected and supportive relationship with the mentee. Reporting Responsibilities:  The MCSP Mentor reports to the Community Mentoring Program Coordinator, along with other staff involved with MCSP. Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate dependability, consistency and follow through with your commitment to your mentee.
  • Make a minimum of a one-year commitment to developing and maintaining a mentor relationship with your mentee. A minimum of 4 hours per month. Contact can include face-to-face, phone and email conversations.
  • Attend required trainings and orientations.
  • Attend quarterly meetings between mentors and mentees in conjunction with your weekly contact with your mentee.
  • Serve as a resource to your mentee in their professional and personal life. Be a sounding board for them to work through life challenges with support.
  • Be aware of and responsive to safely issues that may exist within the community or home environment of the youth. Notify the Community Mentoring Coordinator immediately regarding any concerns.
  • Maintain log of client contact and any other required documentation.

Essential Job Qualifications/ Skills:

  • Well organized with positive role model attributes. An interest in working with area youth and young adults.
  • Ability to communicate with an open mind and listen nonjudgmentally.
  • Be comfortable working with youth/young adults from all socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Ability to establish a relationship based on equal responsibility and respect.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to be flexible with your schedule, including evenings and weekends.
  • Missouri driver’s license, reliable transportation and proof of insurance.
  • Preferred knowledge of local/ community resources.
  • Keep time logs and other information as requested to document mentoring service.

Position Clarification: The position of MCSP Mentor is a volunteer position requesting at least a one year commitment. Community Partnership of the Ozarks is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

One Door Triage Center (Unpaid/Volunteer Position)

Deadline to Apply: Ongoing

Job Summary: This is a volunteer position assisting the One Door program of Community Partnership of the Ozarks. Volunteers will be utilizing ServicePoint, a Homeless Missourians Information System (HMIS) software system, to conduct the initial assessment for services through the One Door program Reporting Structure: The One Door Triage Center Volunteer will be supervised by the One Door Lead Assessment Specialist Evaluation: The One Door Lead Assessment Specialist will provide training and support for volunteers.  The One Door Lead Assessment Specialist, following adopted policies of Community Partnership of the Ozarks and United Way of the Ozarks, evaluates the One Door Triage Center Volunteer Position Requirements:

  • Minimum of High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Proven written and oral communication skills
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office and internet experience

Skills and Abilities:

  • Time management and organizational skills are a must
  • Punctuality
  • Must be accurate and detail oriented
  • Must be comfortable using computer software. Volunteers will be trained on the VI-SPDAT (Vulnerability Index – Service Prioritization and Decision Assistance Tool), an online assessment tool, and ServicePoint, an online HMIS system
  • Must be comfortable working with a diverse population in crisis and provide patient and respectful customer service. Must demonstrate a pleasant and professional manner in working with clients, Housing Center partner agencies and staff of Community Partnership of the Ozarks

Essential Functions:

  • Collect and enter demographic data into online HMIS system
  • Conduct initial computer-based assessment (VI-SPDAT) of guests seeking shelter or housing services through the One Door program
  • Complete a Self-Reported Needs Assessment (SRNA) with each guest to be used during the next phase of assistance with the One Door team
  • Maintain compliance with HMIS regulations in using ServicePoint software
  • Maintain confidentiality

Position Clarification: The One Door Triage Center Volunteer will determine a set schedule with the One Door Lead Assessment Specialist.  This is a volunteer position.

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.