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We are seeking an experienced bilingual (Spanish/English) program coordinator and case manager to provide professional oversight of the Growing Home Food Pantry, manage all aspects of the Homelessness Prevention Program, and provide high-quality, participant-centered case management/Wrap-around services. Additionally, the Family Support Specialist will oversee volunteers working in assigned areas.

Responsibilities:

Food Pantry Coordination
* Coordinate food pantry volunteers, both the morning and afternoon shifts
* Maintain current volunteer schedule
* Daily greet and brief volunteers
* Oversee training of food pantry volunteers, including ongoing training meetings, as needed
* Assist in supervising volunteers with the Volunteer Manager
* Maintain positive, professional communication with all volunteers, keeping them abreast of current organizational events, resources and updates
* Oversee the daily running of the food pantry
* Ensure that the Food Pantry is set up each morning, clean, and fully stocked
* Ensure that Food Pantry signage and communication with families and volunteers is current and applicable
* Assist, as needed, with accepting and processing in kind food donations
* Develop systems and procedures that result in effective and high-quality food pantry service delivery
* Actively create an overall professional, welcoming and positive food pantry environment
* Pursue grant funding opportunities for the Food Pantry and communicate this information to the supervisor
* Coordinates food pick-ups with new and existing food donors, partner organizations, and volunteers to ensure the food pantry is properly stocked.

Homeless Prevention
* Manage all aspects of Homeless Prevention Direct Assistance Program (rental and utility assistance to families in crisis) including client application and screening process, collection and compilation of required documentation
* Create a family stability plan with each family, including at least a 1 hour budgeting session, 1 hour goal planning session with resource referrals, and 3-6 months follow up case management and 1 year of supportive services (Approximately 15-20 families at a time)
* Connect families with appropriate community resources
* Advocates and partners with other community and housing organizations, including landlords on behalf of families
* Participate on Strengthening Families Team meetings

Wrap-Around Support
* Provide support, resource referrals and case management, as needed, to families participating in the Parents as Teachers and the Feeding Families Food Pantry programs
* Attend periodic program specific events, such as Back to School Night, Discovery Time with Parents as Teachers, and other events as needed to provide outreach services
* Provide staff support and case management, as needed, to Growing Home’s Medical Van

Additional Duties
* Utilizes the Adams County comprehensive and coordinated identification and referral roadmap as the primary means of screening and facilitating referrals for community resources.
* Help to coordinate special seasonal projects, such as the Holiday Adopt-A-Family program
* Rotate on call duty for emergencies during off-hours, as scheduled
* Help staff resource/referral phone line during business hours
* Contribute to the functioning of a small, dynamic nonprofit by participating in program development, staff meetings and retreats, and office management tasks
* Attend appropriate networking meetings and educational opportunities, as needed
* Perform additional duties as assigned

Qualifications Needed:

* Organized, enthusiastic, efficient and committed personality able to work independently
* Strong organizational and multitasking skills
* Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology or related field preferred, but will consider commensurate work experience.
* Bilingual Spanish/English speaking required (written fluency not necessary)
* Minimum three (3) years’ experience in case management or related position
* Training in Motivational Interviewing and/or Trauma Informed Case preferred
* Experience in services/project development and facilitation
* Ability to be flexible and work on a small, collegial office team
* Understanding of and commitment to competently working with diverse people and families
* Knowledge of issues surrounding family homelessness, economic instability and affordable housing
* Familiarity with mental health, substance abuse, early childhood interventions and domestic violence issues valuable

Salary and Benefits:

* Salary commensurate with experience
* Health and life insurance
* Generous vacation, sick days and holidays
* Optional 403(b) plan with match after 1 year

To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to careers@growinghome.org with “Family Support Specialist – Food Pantry” in the subject line.

We are seeking an experienced bilingual (English/Spanish) case manager to implement Growing Home’s Collaborative Coaching program, as well as facilitate a parenting education curriculum titled “Seedlings”. This position will work alongside families utilizing frameworks grounded in behavioral science and neuroscience.

The Collaborative Coaching program posits that becoming economically independent requires most people to optimize their lives in five basic domains: family stability, well-being, financial management, education and training, and employment and career management. The Seedlings curriculum aims to help mitigate the intergenerational transmission of adversity, by providing parents with the knowledge and tools they need to welcome a new child.

The bilingual Family Success Coach and Facilitator will provide case management/coaching to families using the Collaborative Coaching framework, including providing rental assistance and wrap around support services in addition to teaching one series of Seedlings per year.

Responsibilities:

Collaborative Coaching
* Provide collaborative coaching, case management, resource referrals and homeless prevention services to a caseload of at least 10 families.
* Collaborate with the Growing Home team and the Collaborative for Healthy Adams County Families Project staff to hold promotional/educational events to educate and recruit families to participate in Collaborative coaching and other Programs.
* Work with participating families to set goals around family stability and provide modest incentives to motivate and encourage participant’s success as they make measurable progress towards their goals.
* Conduct regular meetings, either bi-weekly or monthly (depending on participant’s needs) at least 10 families per year.
* Collect evaluation data on program participants.
* Maintain comprehensive case notes and create quarterly reports on collaborative coaching participants to track their progress.
* Actively participate in monthly project team meetings.
* Attend the Action Team meetings, facilitated by Early Childhood Partnership of Adams County (ECPAC) as needed.

Seedlings Class Facilitator
* Plan and facilitate at least one (1) ten-week Seedlings series per year with ten to twelve (10-12) participants and collect evaluation data (i.e. pre-post, per-class questionnaires, self-administered screenings).
* Collaborate with staff in the logistics for the Seedlings series (reserving space, child care, food, child care providers, class materials and stress reduction tools).
* Work with the Seedlings trainer/evaluator to ensure that appropriate data is collected.
* Recruit at least ten to twelve (10-12) families from Unison Housing Partner’s properties each year to take part in Seedlings.
* Participate with curriculum creator to evaluate the Seedlings series and assists in sharing evaluation data with appropriate stakeholders when evaluation is complete.

Wrap-Around Support and Homeless Prevention
* Manage all aspects of Homeless prevention direct assistance program for all the families in their caseload, including client application and screening process, collection and compilation of required documentation, and reporting on the HMIS database.
* Work with partner and community organizations to enroll families in public benefits as appropriate.

Team Collaborative Duties
* Maintain sample copies of outreach materials designed to engage participants in Collaborative Coaching and Seedlings and submit to supervisor quarterly.
* Contribute to the functioning of a growing, dynamic nonprofit by participating in program development, staff meetings and retreats, and office management tasks.
* Utilize the Adams County comprehensive and coordinated identification and referral roadmap as the primary means of screening and facilitating referrals for community resources.
* Support ongoing recruitment efforts for classes and programs at Growing Home.

Additional Duties
* Attend appropriate trainings, networking and community meetings, as well as educational opportunities as needed.
* Perform additional duties as assigned.

Qualifications Needed:
* Bachelor’s Degree (in social work, psychology, communications or related field)
* Self-Starter with passion and vision to effect change
* Bilingual Spanish/English speaking required
* Minimum 3 years’ experience in case management or related position
* Training in Motivational Interviewing and/or Trauma Informed Care preferred
* Organized, enthusiastic, efficient and committed
* Flexibility and the ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities
* Creative problem solver and innovator
* Valid US driver’s license and proof of insurance
* Ability to work independently
* Understanding and committed to working with diverse populations
* Knowledge of issues surrounding generational poverty, economic instability, and dual generation services
* Familiarity with mental health, substance abuse, early childhood interventions, and domestic violence issues valuable

Culture of Philanthropy:
* Participate in the Growing Home’s culture of philanthropy by inviting two (2) people on a tour annually.
* Assist with promoting organizational image/brand and representing the organization’s core values
* Provide a welcoming environment for participants, donors, and volunteers.

Salary and Benefits:
* Salary commensurate with experience (range)
* Health and life insurance
* Employee wellness program
* Paid vacation, sick days and holidays
* Optional 403(b) plan with 5% match after 12 months
* Positive, friendly workplace culture
* Growing organization; ongoing opportunities for professional growth and development

To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to careers@growinghome.org with Family Success Coach and Facilitator in the subject line.

Growing Home is committed to an inclusive workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer.

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