Employment

Serving its community since 1993, the Family & Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC) is a non-profit organization that aims to enhance the quality of life in Summit County by providing information, assistance and education to families, immigrants and refugees. The FIRC fosters collaboration among community agencies and businesses and advocates for family and cultural competence. The FIRC operates two nonprofit thrift stores Summit Thrift & Treasure (STT) and all their proceeds benefit FIRC programming. FIRC and Summit Thrift & Treasure is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Family Support Counselor

The primary duties of the Family Support Counselor include:
Provide family development case work
Work closely with families to create, implement, and track goals
Provide referrals, information, and basic needs assistance
General responsibilities of the Family Support Counselor include:
Meet one-on-one with clients applying for financial assistance and/or resource and referral
Create a relationship with clients to facilitate ongoing family development case management and offer additional services and information as needed
Set goals with clients from a “strengths-based” perspective, emphasizing strengths, resources, and opportunities available
Create a work plan with clients around areas for change
Track progress and measuring successes of the agreed upon goals
Ongoing data entry and reporting requirements
Building, establishing, and continuing to facilitate strong relationships with local businesses, organizations, municipalities, and faith-based organizations
Actively searching out and being open to changes within the program based on best practices, grant requirements, and internal organizational approaches
Actively identify and pursue opportunities to provide outreach in the community in order to locate and enroll eligible but not enrolled individuals
Being available to travel to client’s homes for appointments when needed

General requirements of the position include:
Bachelor’s degree, or higher, in Social Work or related field
Ability to communicate effectively, both spoken and written, in Spanish
Honesty, integrity, and responsiveness to the needs of diverse cultures
Communicating effectively and professionally in a timely manner with clients via phone, email, and text
Excellent people/customer service skills
Ability to effectively time-manage a variety of job duties
Basic PC computer skills in Microsoft Office products and the ability to learn program-specific database entry and development
Reliable transportation

All applicants with the ability to exhibit the above will be considered. However, any applicants with the following skills and experience will be given priority:
Experience working with diverse cultures and clients of different backgrounds
Social Work, Human Service, or related experience, skills or knowledge
Background experience within the human services field

The position is full time 40 hours per week Mondays through Fridays with occasional evenings and/or weekends. FIRC offers health insurance, a 403b plan and paid time off. Email resume and cover letter to Michel at [email protected] or call 970-455-0232

STT Dillon Assistant Manager Receiving

Serving its community for over 10 years, the Family & Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC) is
a non-profit organization that aims to enhance the quality of life in Summit County by providing information, assistance and education to families, immigrants and refugees. The FIRC fosters collaboration among community agencies and businesses and advocates for family and cultural competence.

Summit Thrift & Treasure (STT) is Summit County’s largest nonprofit thrift store, with all proceeds going to support the programs of the FIRC. The STT employs a general manager, two assistant managers, regular staff and volunteers for both Dillon and Breckenridge Location. The STT Dillon assistant managers report to the STT Dillon General Manager.

General responsibilities of the position include:

  • Actively promote the vision and mission of FIRC;
  • Analyze and interpret trends to facilitate planning;
  • Ensure standards for quality, customer service and health and safety are met;
  • Respond to customer complaints and comments;
  • Organize special promotions, displays and events;
  • Donation management, including receiving, sorting, pricing and disposal;
  • Other duties as assigned by STT General Manager

General requirements of the position include:
• Honesty, integrity, and responsiveness to the needs of diverse cultures;
• Excellent people/customer service skills;

  • Excellent organizational skills;
    • Ability to communicate effectively in Spanish and English required;
    • Retail experience preferred, supervisory experience helpful;
    • Scheduling flexibility;
    • Knowledge of brands, primarily with regard to clothing.

Benefits: FIRC offers health insurance (FIRC pays 75% of premium to F/T personnel), a 403b retirement plan with an up-to 3% match, generous vacation package, and professional development opportunities.

FIRC offers health insurance, a 403b plan and paid time off. Email resume and cover letter to Tamara at [email protected] or call 970-455-0224

STT Dillon Assistant Manager Retail

Serving its community for over 10 years, the Family & Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC) is
a non-profit organization that aims to enhance the quality of life in Summit County by providing information, assistance and education to families, immigrants and refugees. The FIRC fosters collaboration among community agencies and businesses and advocates for family and cultural competence.

Summit Thrift & Treasure (STT) is Summit County’s largest nonprofit thrift store, with all proceeds going to support the programs of the FIRC. The STT employs a general manager, two assistant managers, regular staff and volunteers for both Dillon and Breckenridge Location. The STT Dillon assistant managers report to the STT Dillon General Manager.

General responsibilities of the position include:

  • Actively promote the vision and mission of FIRC;
  • Analyze and interpret trends to facilitate planning;
  • Ensure standards for quality, customer service and health and safety are met;
  • Respond to customer complaints and comments;
  • Organize special promotions, displays and events;
  • Tour the sales floor regularly, talking to colleagues and customers,
    and identify or resolve urgent issues;
  • Oversight and management of incoming revenue, including register operations,
    deposits and daily reconciliations;
  • Other duties as assigned by STT General Manager

General requirements of the position include:
• Honesty, integrity, and responsiveness to the needs of diverse cultures;
• Excellent people/customer service skills;

  • Excellent organizational skills;
    • Ability to communicate effectively in Spanish and English required;
    • Retail experience preferred, supervisory experience helpful;
    • Scheduling flexibility;
    • Knowledge of brands, primarily with regard to clothing.

Benefits: FIRC offers health insurance (FIRC pays 75% of premium to F/T personnel), a 403b retirement plan with an up-to 3% match, generous vacation package, and professional development opportunities.

FIRC offers health insurance, a 403b plan and paid time off. Email resume and cover letter to Tamara at [email protected] or call 970-455-0224

Families United Parent Educator

(Accepting applications but currently not hiring)

The Parent Educator will report to the Families United Program Manager and is responsible for providing parents with information, support, and encouragement on optimal child development during the crucial early years of life.  This is done by providing education in the form of personal home visits, group meetings, screenings, and linkages to a network of resources for parents and children.  This is a full time position with flexible hours.  FIRC offers health insurance, paid time off and a retirement plan.
Primary Duties:

Successfully complete the Parents as Teachers training
Maintain current certification as a parent educator, by completing the required professional development hours for years of service
Support Bright Beginnings program
Become qualified to administer developmental screenings
Commit to work for the Family and Intercultural Resource Center for one year
Maintain a case load of assigned families by providing monthly home visits
Organize and assist with program activities
Adhere to confidentiality practices

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Provide parent education to families through monthly home visitation, family activities, and life skill classes to Spanish and English speaking families
Assess family need and provide developmentally appropriate information, guidance, and support to parents
Complete all required documentation regarding home visits, attendance records, screening summaries, essential records in a timely and comprehensive manner
Demonstrate an appropriate level of knowledge about what promotes optimal parent-child interaction and infant, toddler, and child development
Represent agency and program at various community events or meetings
Coordinate services with other community programs offering services to parents and their children
Participate in regular, relationships-based supervision with program manager and engage in setting personal goals for professional development
Engage in on-going learning about issues related to cultural sensitivity and competency
Organize, facilitate and promote Families United educational activities
Fulfill all training requirements and expectations

General requirements of the position include:
Early Childhood Education background
Bilingual in English and Spanish
Cultural competency
Effective communication skills and ability relating to strangers
Ability to develop trusting relationships with parents as a model for parent-child relationships
Willingness to establish and maintain appropriate professional relationship with families
Use time and resources effectively to meet job requirements
Ability to enter data into computer data base regularly
Ability to create and maintain accurate and complete records of all information collected as well as demonstrating proper documentation of information shared and observed during home visits

Email resume and cover letter to Noelle at [email protected] or call 970-262-3888 ext. 226