Families United Job Description
ABOUT THE FAMILY & INTERCULTURAL RESOURCE CENTER
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.
ABOUT THE PARENT EDUCATOR POSITION
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.
- 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
Please send resume to: Noelle Sivon at Noelles@summitfirc.org or call 970-262-3888
Full and Part Time STT Sales & Receiving Associate – Dillon & Breckenridge Location
About the Family & Intercultural Resource Center
Serving its community for over 20 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 FIRC employs a Store Manager, Assistant Manager, regular staff and volunteers. The STT General Manager provides oversight and leadership for the operations, personnel, budget, marketing, community relations, business/community partnerships and strategic planning for the store.
STT Sales & Receiving Associate Job Description
General responsibilities of the Sales Associate position include:
- Greet customers and assist each customer with wants or needs
- Maintain knowledge of current sales and promotions, policies regarding payment and exchanges, and security practices
- Receive, sort, price and dispose of donation items
- Ticket, arrange and display merchandise to promote sales
- Watch for and recognize security risks and thefts, and know how to prevent or handle these situations
- Answer questions regarding the store and its merchandise
- Cashiers: Open and close cash register, performing tasks such as counting money, separating charge slips, and vouchers, balancing cash drawers, and making deposits.
- Other duties as assigned by STT General Manager and STT Assistant Managers
General requirements of the position include:
- Excellent people/customer service skills;
• Honesty, integrity, and responsiveness to the needs of diverse cultures;
• Scheduling flexibility;
• Knowledge of brands, primarily with regard to clothing.
Please send resume to: Melissa Ruiz at Melissar@summitfirc.org or call 970-262-3888
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.