Job Opportunities

Current Full-Time Opportunities

One Door Assessment Specialist

Deadline to Apply: August 7, 2017

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.

Community Development Specialist

Deadline to Apply: August 18, 2017

Job Summary: The Caring Communities Community Development Specialist is responsible for the assessment of needs, implementation of strategies to address needs, securing and leveraging resources, and administration and facilitation of the Caring Communities initiative within their assigned community area.

Reporting Responsibilities: The Community Development Specialist reports directly to the Caring Communities Program Director.

Evaluation: The Caring Communities Program Director, following adopted policies of The Community Partnership of the Ozarks, and United Way of the Ozarks, evaluates the Community Development Specialist.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identify community resources and opportunities for leveraging existing resources to support identified community concerns and needs.
  • Identify data needed and gather necessary information regarding implementation of the initiative. Prepare reports and submit required monthly paperwork in a timely manner.
  • Identify methods for continuous evaluation of community strategies that address neighborhood/community concerns and needs.
  • Assist with the development and distribution of newsletters, flyers and other materials for educational and recruitment purposes.
  • Work with assigned neighborhoods and schools to facilitate strategies that support the needs of families and neighborhood residents and that fall under our six Core Results.
  • Work with diverse community groups and other organizations to develop and facilitate programs and services as dictated by school, neighborhood, and community surveys and assessments.
  • Seeks additional partnerships for sustainability.
  • Oversee and/or facilitate after-school programs, parent involvement events and other programming at assigned schools.
  • Attend neighborhood association meetings as needed.
  • Facilitate the development of goals and objectives of assigned schools and neighborhood associations as determined by school and neighborhood need.
  • Provide technical assistance to schools and neighborhood associations to help meet goals and objectives.
  • Travel within Springfield to run errands, deliver supplies and pick up supplies as needed.
  • Communicate regularly with the Program Director of Caring Communities and other stakeholders to ensure expedient and effective implementation of the initiative.
  • Ensure that all community issues are respectfully heard with all key stakeholders present when possible.
  • Attend staff, team, collaborative, and neighborhood/community meetings.
  • Participate in relevant professional development and training opportunities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Essential Job Qualifications/Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business management, education, social work or related field from an accredited college or university
  • Five (5) years prior work experience and/or advanced degree
  • Computer and internet literate
  • Demonstrated communication skills
  • Experience and knowledge of budget development, management and reconciliation
  • Missouri driver’s license
  • Able to travel within the community and throughout the state as assigned
  • Ability to lift, push or pull 35 lbs.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends as needed
  • Experience and knowledge of grant writing and facilitation
  • Analytical skills including critical thinking, assessing data, and prioritizing information
  • Writing and public speaking/presentation skills
  • Ability to guide community facilitation and provide leadership
  • Knowledge of the process for facilitating changes within the neighborhoods
  • Knowledge of local/community resources

Position Clarification:

The position of Community Development 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

Community Coordinator

Deadline to Apply: August 11, 2017Job Summary: The Community Coordinator works (within his/her designated area-Fulbright Springs, Oakwood and Woodfield housing developments) with families in need of support to help them with emotional, physical and/or financial situations that are causing discord in their families. In addition, the Community Coordinator works to create community within the designated areas by providing events/activities/educational opportunities that promote family health and wellbeing.Reporting Responsibilities: The Community Coordinator reports directly to the Caring Communities Program Director.Evaluation: The Caring Communities Program Director, following adopted policies of The Community Partnership of the Ozarks, and United Way of the Ozarks, evaluates the Community Coordinator.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 children 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.
  • Develop, coordinate and implement community events and site based programming
  • Recruit volunteers for events and programming.
  • Supervise social work student interns.
  • Attend staff, operational, and other community meetings as assigned/beneficial.
  • Participate in relevant professional development and training opportunities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Essential Job Qualifications/skills:

  • Student pursuing degree in social work required
  • Bachelors or Master’s Degree in Social Work preferred
  • Prior work experience in community-based social work preferred
  • Computer and internet literate
  • Demonstrated communication skills
  • Missouri 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.

Position Clarification:

This is a part-time position (approximately 29 hours per week). The position of Community Coordinator is a grant-funded position and is based upon funding availability.

Community Partnership of the Ozarks is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Community Youth Mentor

Deadline to Apply: August 18, 2017
Job Summary: The Community Youth Mentor is responsible for providing mentoring services and supervision of select non-residentially placed DYS youth who are living at home, in foster homes, or independently in Christian County.Reporting Responsibilities: The Community Youth Mentor reports to the Community Mentoring Program Coordinator in conjunction with an assigned Service Coordinator through the Missouri Division of Youth Services (DYS).Evaluation: The Community Mentoring Program Coordinator, with input from the assigned DYS Service Coordinator, following adopted policies of Community Partnership of the Ozarks and United Way of the Ozarks, evaluates the Community Youth Mentor.Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Meet with supervisor to review each individual youth’s Treatment Plan, monitor case assignment, and develop service delivery plan.
  • Implement service delivery plan, which may include but is not limited to transportation, mentoring, education assistance, employment assistance, and access to community agencies and organizations that provide resources and support such as food, shelter, and clothing, youth and family counseling services, positive youth development and recreational activities, and volunteer opportunities for youth to contribute to the betterment of their community.
  • Develop and maintain cooperative, professional and responsive relationships with DYS and non-DYS service providers, community resources and co-workers.
  • Be aware of and responsive to safety issues that may exist within the community or home environment of the youth. Notify supervisor immediately about safety concerns or crisis situations.
  • Maintain log of client contact and other required documentation.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Job Qualifications/Skills:

  • Minimum of High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Proven written and oral communication skills; basic computer skills including internet experience
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends
  • Time management and coordination skills are a must in order to handle multiple tasks
  • Missouri driver’s license, reliable transportation, and proof of insurance
  • Ability to lift, push or pull 35 lbs.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, work both independently and within a team, and collaborate with other agencies
  • Ability to work with people from all socio-economic levels and backgrounds
  • Knowledge of local/community resources in Christian County

Position Clarification:

This is a part-time position (approximately 25-29 hours per week). The position of Community Youth Mentor is a grant-funded position and is based upon funding availability.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 (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 (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.