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.

Parent Educator

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), a nonprofit thrift store for which all proceeds benefit FIRC programming. The FIRC fosters collaboration among community agencies and businesses and advocates for family and cultural competence.

The Parent Educator will report to the Families United Program Manager and is responsible for providing families with parenting support, and information on child development during the crucial early years of life. The Parent Educator will build an on-going relationship with each family to encourage and support every parent to be the first and best teacher of their child.  The Parent Educator will accomplish this by providing education in the form of personal home visits, facilitating group meetings to bring families together, conducting developmental screenings, and sharing linkages to a network of resources for parents and children.  This is a full time position with flexible hours.  FIRC offers health insurance and a 403b plan.

Primary Duties:

  • Schedule and deliver home visits to a caseload of English and Spanish speaking families 1-2 times monthly
  • Provide on-going casework support to assigned families to promote stability
  • Written and verbal bilingual communication with families in English and Spanish
  • Organize and assist with interactive and educational group events for families
  • Complete and maintain records of home visits and casework notes using online database
  • Collect and manage data in relation to Families United program requirements
  • Collaborate with partnering agencies to offer comprehensive services for families

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provide parenting support and education to families through home visitation, casework and group meetings
  • 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 apply to create successful group socializations
  • Demonstrate an appropriate level of knowledge of children ages birth to kindergarten
  • Represent agency and program at various community events or meetings
  • Coordinate services with other community programs and resources
  • Attend all required trainings in order to perform home visitation using the Parents as Teachers curriculum and various developmental screening tools
  • Apply high level skills in protecting each client’s right to confidentiality
  • Participate in regular, relationships-based reflective 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

General requirements of the position include:

  • Early Childhood Education degree or applicable experience
  • Degree from related field such as, social work, psychology, family studies, or education
  • Bilingual communication skills in English and Spanish, both verbal and written
  • Knowledge of philosophy of strength based approach when working with families
  • Ability to encourage consistent and on-going participation from families in all of required Parents as Teachers home visits and group socializations
  • Ability to develop trusting relationships with parents as a model for parent-child relationships
  • Willingness to establish and maintain appropriate professional relationship with families, including families from diverse cultures
  • Ability to work as part of a team and to be flexible
  • Ability to take initiative and identify and develop systems to work efficiently
  • Knowledgeable of community resources in order to make appropriate referrals
  • Ability to collect and manage data while practicing confidentiality
  • Use time and resources effectively to meet job requirements

 

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

FIRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

PLEASE SUBMIT RESUMES TO Noelles@summitfirc.org 

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), a nonprofit thrift store for which all proceeds benefit FIRC programming. The FIRC fosters collaboration among community agencies and businesses and advocates for family and cultural competence.

Families United Assistant Manager

The Family and Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC) has been serving Summit County, Colorado, since 1993 through parenting education, family support, food assistance & nutrition education, cultural integration, health care access support, and two non-profit thrift stores. The FIRC is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit created and supported by the people of Summit county.  The FIRC works to build strong families and a strong community by providing people with the support they need to be successful parents and community members.

This is a full-time, 40 hour/week, salaried (exempt) position that reports to the Families United Manager. Evening and/or weekend work may be required.  The FIRC offers health insurance, paid time off, a 403b retirement plan, as well as other benefits.

The Families United Assistant Manager will support the program Manager by assisting in the direction, supervision, and coordination of all Families United staff, programming, and Families United events.

Primary duties include:

  • Support, Direct, and assist in the Supervision of each member of the Families United team and all aspects of their work
  • Coordinate and deliver all monthly administrative paperwork
  • Supervise and coordinate all Family Assessments
  • Oversee timely and accurate Families United data collection
  • Coordinate and implement the Families United scholarship program
  • Coordinate all Families United pro-social family events
  • Coordinate Early Head Start programming with Families United and Summit County Head Start 0-5
  • Initially, directly supervise the two Early Head Start Parent Educators, offering weekly reflective supervision. The Families United Assistant Manager’s direct supervisory responsibilities will evolve and may increase

Specific job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Successfully complete the Parents as Teachers training
  • Attend on-going trainings to gain skills needed to perform job
  • Coordinate the CO Bright By Three program within Summit County
  • Create a calendar of events for Families United annually that demonstrates the ability to work with community partners, schedule events months in advance and meet the needs of the families we serve while coordinating appropriate staff to work each event with clearly assigned duties
  • Ensure all required documentation regarding home visits, attendance records, screening summaries, and essential records are completed in a timely and comprehensive manner, meeting program requirements
  • 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
  • Recruit and coordinate with community members to facilitate group meetings on various parenting topics of interest to families we serve
  • Participate in regular, relationships-based supervision with Program Manager and engage in setting personal goals for professional development
  • Demonstrate superior time management skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrate ability to collect and report out on programmatic data using web based databases
  • 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 and help to ensure staff does the same

General requirements of the position include:

  • Social Work, Psychology, Education or related bachelor degree required
  • Professional experience working in early childhood or with families
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Demonstrates a high level of cultural competency skills
  • Effective communication skills and ability to relate to diverse populations
  • Willingness to establish and maintain appropriate professional relationship with families, staff, and community partners
  • Ability to use time and resources efficiently and effectively to meet job requirements
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and independent ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to enter data into web based system regularly and to manage programmatic data, including creating reports and graphs to demonstrate growth
  • Adhere to confidentiality practices and ensure staff does the same
  • Experience working with budgets and financial administrative duties preferred
  • Professional experience supervising within the realm of work with families and/or children preferred

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.