Housing Works Internship

Job summary:

The Housing Works Intern will be responsible for growing the Housing Works Initiative program. The intern will recruit landlords, pursue local business partnerships, screen tenants, and report to the program Supervisor. The period of the internship will align with the student’s semester, with the options being Summer 2020 or Fall 2020.

Our benefits include:

  • Centrally located offices in Breckenridge and Silverthorne with flexible working hours between 10-20 hours per week
  • This position is an unpaid internship, FIRC will reimburse mileage in accordance with mandated reimbursement rates

The person we are looking for will:

  • Be detail oriented
  • Be personable
  • Take initiative

Primary duties:

  • Develop property recruitment campaign to generate property leads. Outreach to HOAs, business and property management communities; media; advertising; and direct mail.
  • Lead coordination of all program efforts with OMNI Real Estate in Dillon. Participate in regular in person meetings with FIRC/OMNI team to review status of existing program, unit by unit; arrange and delegate responsibilities and tasks; and plan strategy going forward.
  • Respond to property leads received in a prompt and timely fashion, and develop system for follow up over time.
  • Screen all tenant applications and maintain required documentation according to program standards.
  • Work with Supervisor on reports and grant deadlines.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develop trusting relationships with landlords and tenants
  • Take initiative to identify and develop systems
  • Demonstrate knowledge of FIRC resources in order to make appropriate referrals for tenants
  • Set and manage an independent schedule and travel throughout Summit County
  • Work in a team and communicate with honesty, integrity, and a sensitivity to the needs and differences of diverse cultures
  • Maintain client confidentiality at all times

General requirements of the position include:

  • Active college student (full or part-time)
  • Minimum of a B average in college
  • Desire to be a professional in a non-profit setting or related field
  • Current valid driver’s license
  • Pass a background check
  • Effectively demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills, ideally in English and Spanish

About us:

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 operates Summit Thrift & Treasure (STT), two non-profit thrift stores for which all proceeds benefit FIRC programming. The FIRC fosters collaboration among community agencies and businesses and advocates for family and cultural competence.

To apply send cover letter and resume to: Michel Infante at micheli@summitfirc.org. The deadline to apply is Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 1:00 pm.

The Family & Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, creed, ancestry, religion, age, disability, sexual expression or veteran status.

FIRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Seasonal Bilingual Mental Health Navigator

Job summary:

The Bilingual Mental Health Navigator reports to the Mental Health Supervisor and/or the Access to Care Manager approximately 10-20 hrs./week from April 1, 2020 – August 30, 2020. The Navigator works one-on-one with English and Spanish-speaking clients who are seeking support in accessing mental health care and/or community services. The Navigator is familiar with Summit County’s complex mental health care system, works with providers to help coordinate care, and helps people understand their options in order to access the system successfully. They use a strengths-based approach along with screening/assessment tools to guide clients in developing care plans, setting personal goals, and advocating for their needs.

Our benefits include:

  • Paid training, certifications, professional development, growth opportunities with competitive pay of $19-21/hr.
  • Recreational perks, such as access to a shared ski pass and Rec Center discounts; retirement plan with company match
  • Centrally located offices in Breckenridge and Silverthorne with flexible working hours

The person we are looking for will be:

  • Compassionate, empathetic, and culturally responsive, especially with people in distress
  • Trustworthy and able to maintain confidentiality
  • Reliable, flexible, and resourceful

Primary duties:

  • Meet one-on-one with clients seeking support in mental health navigation and/or resource and referral
  • Conduct assessments and screenings to determine clients’ needs and goals
  • Use a strengths-based approach to assist clients in creating, implementing, and tracking goals
  • Connect clients with appropriate community resources and help them explore options for care
  • Coordinate care with mental health and medical providers to improve access and continuity of care (may include home visits, assistance in attending appointments, or other activities that support continuity of care)
  • Complete and maintain all required documentation regarding referrals, assessments, and client progress in a timely and comprehensive manner

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Represent FIRC at various community events or meetings
  • Complete required trainings as determined by the grants and supervisory staff
  • Work in a team and communicate with honesty, integrity, and a sensitivity to the needs and differences of diverse cultures
  • Maintain client confidentiality at all times

General requirements of the position include:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Social Work, Human Services, or related field preferred
  • Case Management experience in Social Work, Mental Health, Family Development, or related field for at least 2 years preferred
  • Pass a background check and E-verify
  • Effectively demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills, in English and Spanish required
  • Knowledge of community resources in order to make appropriate referrals
  • A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation for client meetings in Summit County
  • Ability to utilize technology and databases to track client progress and program outcomes
  • Ability to develop trusting relationships with clients
  • Time management and organizational skills to manage an independent schedule and competing priorities

Physical requirements of the position include:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Use of hands to handle, feel, grasp, and operate objects and tools, and reach and lift with hands and arms
  • Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers
  • The employee is occasionally required to operate their personal motor vehicle for work assignments
  • The employee is frequently required to stand, sit, and walk
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 15 pounds

About us:

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 operates Summit Thrift & Treasure (STT), two non-profit thrift stores for which all proceeds benefit FIRC programming. The FIRC fosters collaboration among community agencies and businesses and advocates for family and cultural competence.

To apply send cover letter and resume to: Ruth Hendricks at ruthh@summitfirc.org by Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 1:00 pm.

The Family & Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, creed, ancestry, religion, age, disability, sexual expression or veteran status.

FIRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Family Support CCR Coordinator

Job summary:

The CCR Coordinator reports to the Family Support Supervisor and is responsible for contacting families referred from Summit County Human Services to enroll them in the voluntary CCR program. The CCR Coordinator will build strong client-working relationships, assess family needs and provide ongoing case management and appropriate support, under the supervision of the Program Supervisor and in collaboration with FIRC’s Family Support Team.

Our benefits include:

  • Paid training, certifications, professional development, growth opportunities with competitive pay of $18-20/hour
  • Comprehensive health insurance, dental and vision package and retirement plan with company match
  • Centrally located offices in Breckenridge and Silverthorne with flexible working hours with opportunity to move to a 4/10 work week or traditional 5/8 work week. Paid time off and sick leave.

The person we are looking for will:

★ Have case management experience, be organized, and enjoy working with families needing support
★ Show warmth, respect, and empathy to families and clients
★ Demonstrate bilingual proficiency in English and Spanish

★ Have strong cooperation, punctuality and interviewing skills

Primary Duties:
• Demonstrate “strengths-based” approach and motivational interviewing techniques to create, implement, adjust and track family goals
• Demonstrate superior time management skills and ability to meet deadlines
• Set exemplary standards of quality and family outcomes
• Be available to help coordinate and promote Family Support workshops
• Represent the FIRC and Family Support Program at various community events or meetings
• Enter weekly data in a timely manner
• Provide one-on-one counseling to families related to housing and financial literacy

Requirements of the position include:
• Bachelor’s degree or higher in Social Work, Human Services, or related field

  • Verbal and written communication skills in English and Spanish, bilingual preferred
    • Ideally 2 years of experience in case management, social work, family development, or related field
    • Pass a background check
    • Must commit to a full-time, 40-hour work week
    • Ability to use a strengths-based approach and communicate with families and clients with honesty, integrity, and a sensitivity to the needs and differences of diverse cultures
    • Ability to develop trusting relationships with clients

Physical requirements of the position include:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Use of hands to handle, feel, grasp, and operate objects and tools, and reach and lift with hands and arms
  • Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers
  • The employee is frequently required to stand, sit, walk, stoop, and kneel
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
  • The employee is frequently required to operate their personal motor vehicle for work meetings or client appointments

About us:

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 operates Summit Thrift & Treasure (STT), two non-profit thrift stores for which all proceeds benefit FIRC programming. The FIRC fosters collaboration among community agencies and businesses and advocates for family and cultural competence.

To apply send cover letter and job resume to Ruth Hendricks at ruthh@summitfirc.org by Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 1:00 pm.

The Family & Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, creed, ancestry, religion, age, disability, sexual expression or veteran status.

FIRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.