Seasonal Bilingual Food Pantry Team Member 

Job summary: 

The Food Pantry Team Member is an in-person seasonal opportunity to serve Summit County during COVID-19 pandemic. The Food Pantry Team Member reports directly to the Emergency Food Response Manager and is responsible for overseeing volunteers and running day-to-day operations at the pantry-prep shifts, food pantries and Distribution Center alongside FIRC Food Staff. This position requires lifting up to 30 pounds, driving between locations in Summit County, assisting with incoming donations, and communicating with the public and volunteers all while abiding by and enforcing safety protocols put in place to minimize risk of and exposure to COVID-19. Spanish language skills are required. 

Our benefits include: 

  • Seasonal full time work 32-40 hours/week with competitive pay of $20-22/hour 
  • Paid break time and mileage reimbursement 
  • Seasonal commitment is from May 11 – June 30, 2020, with the possibility of extending employment depending on community need and available funding 
  • Seasonal positions are not eligible for benefits such as health insurance, PTO, Holiday pay, etc. 
  • All employees are eligible for state and federally mandated emergency paid sick leave benefits if criteria are met 

The person we are looking for will be: 

  • Flexibleable to both take and give directions based on frequently changing community and agency needs 
  • team player, detail oriented, and an effective communicator 
  • Eager to work in a fast-paced and movement-oriented environment 

Primary duties: 

  • Understand food pantry operations and enforce safety protocols 
  • Lead volunteers through food pantry preparation for the day, including making non-perishable food boxes and fresh food bags 
  • Work in Drive-Thru Food Pantry and communicate with clients regarding resources in Summit County  
  • Assist with large donations and orders 
  • Check in with the Emergency Food Response Manager weekly 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Ensure safety protocols are followed 
  • Work in the field at the FIRC Food Pantry Prep shifts and at the FIRC Food Pantry Drive-Thru 
  • Knowledge of food resources in Summit County 
  • Communicate food pantry needs to Emergency Food Response Manager 

General requirements of the position include: 

  • High School Diploma or GED required 
  • Direct service experience preferred 
  • Pass a background check and Everify 
  • Have a valid drivers license and reliable transportation 
  • Effectively demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skillin English and Spanish  

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 and various pieces of equipment 
  • The employee is frequently required to operate their personal motor vehicle for work assignments 
  • The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and twist 
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 30 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. FIRC fosters collaboration among community agencies and businesses and advocates for family and cultural competence. 

To apply send resume to: Ruth Hendricks at RuthH@summitfirc.org by Tuesday, May 5, 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 Monday, May 18, 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.