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We are dedicated to helping the children and families who utilize our services. If you’re ready to make a difference, browse our openings or upload your resume and tell us your interests. We’ll consider you for future opportunities.

Open Positions with MountainStar:

Position Title: Redmond-Safety Net Specialist
Status: Non-Exempt
Minimum Education: BA/BS
Bilingual: Preferred
Hours: 20-32 hours

POSITION SUMMARY:

Serves as the coordinator for services to children enrolled in Safety Net Program; including recruitment, enrollment, home visiting, social play groups and Respite. Provides program case management services to children and families that include health, social services, and parent education in compliance with Relief Nursery Standards, federal and state regulations. Participates in Case Management Team meetings for staff & parents. Organizes and maintains central filing system for child and family records and maintains confidentiality.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Regular and consistent attendance is an essential function of this position.

1. Provides direct health and social services to children and families by:
·         Conducting enrollment procedures and identifying and addressing immediate needs.
·         Gathering child and parent mental health and development screenings.
·         Conducting home visits.
·         Assessing individual family strengths and needs to assist families in setting and achieving goals.

2. Connects families to needed resources in the community by:
·         Referring families to community agencies to obtain emergency assistance, adult education, job training, health insurance, health, mental health, and basic needs.
·         Following up with families to ensure satisfaction with services provided by community agencies.
·         Establishing rapport and forming partnerships with community agencies to ensure that services and/or resources are obtained to meet child and/or family needs. Participate in OutReach activities.
·         Participate in case management meetings to ensure program service delivery that supports family and child needs and outcomes.

3. Participating in program’s recruitment planning and conducting recruitment activities.
·         Marketing our program to parents and community partners.
·         Completing intake interviews with families and coordinating selection and waitlist of eligible children.
·         Coordinating and conducting enrollment for families into the program.
·         Reviewing all enrollment documentation to determine eligibility and ensure compliance with Relief Nursery guidelines.
·         Entering data into data base.

4. Implements the program’s work plan through collaboration with program staff to deliver integrated comprehensive services by: MountainStar is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age or disability.
·         Participating in planning and implementing transition activities that support families.
·         Consulting with supervisor and Interventionists to develop a Transition Plan to ensure needs are met prior to child beginning of therapeutic classroom.
·         Observing classrooms and playgrounds to ensure safe and healthy environments and providing staff training and coaching as needed.

5. Assists in the planning, implementation and evaluation of parent involvement requirements by:
·         Participating in the planning and delivery of parent events, including supporting parent education.
·         Encouraging parents to participate in program activities.
·         Assisting with limited translation and interpretation for communicating related to Relief Nursery services when possible.

6. Maintains a current and accurate record keeping system by:
·         Efficiently compiling, documenting, and sorting data related to program services and individual family case management.
·         Entering data and running reports utilizing electronic tracking system.
·         Completing monthly reports for supervisor.

7. Advocates for Relief Nursery children and families by:
·         Fostering an understanding in the community of the program’s mission, goals, objectives and services.
·         Participating and encouraging parents to participate in local community advocacy and support networks that provide services to children and families.
·         Encouraging and empowering parents to influence the systems of care for health and social services.

8. Protects family confidentiality and Agency operations by:
·         Adhering to MountainStar Confidentiality Policy.
·         Reporting any discrepancies relating to family files or other information to supervisor.

9. Maintains technical and professional knowledge by:
·         Attending trainings, networking, and reading professional publications.

10. Ensures safety practices in all facets of the performance of duties by:
·         Complying with agency safety standards.
·         Supporting participation of a safe environment.
·         Reporting any unsafe or hazardous working conditions and/or any injury.
·         Participating in emergency drills and assisting in the evacuation of children.

11. Establishes a well-managed, child oriented learning environment which is safe, healthy, interesting, attractive, and responsive to the social/emotional, physical, cognitive, and language development of each child served through Respite.
·        Coordinating and communicating Respite schedule and staffing needs to the Site or Program Coordinator and/or Transportation team. MountainStar is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age or disability.
·        Implementing and complying with Relief Nursery Standards, QRIS, NAEYC, Child Care Division (CCD) licensing requirements, and USDA procedures for safety, health, nutrition, emergency, and sanitation including the supervision of children at all times during Respite.
·        Promoting sound nutritional practices outlined by USDA.
·        Providing a safe environment that will prevent and eliminate injuries.
·        Maintaining clean classroom equipment and space.

12. Performs other work related duties as assigned.

EDUCATION AND JOB REQUIREMENTS:

·        BS/BA in health or social work/services WITH experience in early childhood education
·        2 years of working directly with low-income families in an early childhood setting or home visiting;

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITES:

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

OTHER JOB REQUIREMENTS:

1. Must be registered with Oregon’s Central Background Registry.
2. Must show proof of having taken a “Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect” course.
3. This position is an authorized driver and must possess current driver’s license, good driving record, and auto insurance coverage as defined by MountainStar policy.
4. Demonstrated knowledge of Relief Nursery Services.
5. Possess current First Aid and CPR cards with infant/child CPR.
6. Must enjoy working with and be sensitive to the needs of children and families.
7. Knowledgeable of community resources.
8. Possess and maintain Food Handler’s Card
9. Must be available to travel occasionally out of town to attend trainings.
10. Must maintain any current education licensing.
11. Participates in Continuous Quality Improvement development.

OTHER SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

1. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred, required in some areas.
2. Must have ability to operate computers and possess basic knowledge of MS Windows, Microsoft Word and other software.
3. Excellent case management and organizational skills. MountainStar is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, gender, age or disability.
4. Excellent communication skills.
5. Effective training skills.
6. Must perform duties with general direction given, operating from established directions and instructions. Decisions are made with general agency policy constraints, but require independent problem solving and decision-making skills.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Must be able to pick up and carry 50 pounds. Must be able to bend, kneel and stand for long lengths of time. In addition, must be able to get up and down from playing on the floor with children.

JOB CONDITIONS:

May work outdoors intermittently with exposure to typical Oregon weather. There may be frequent interruptions, working alone, evening or weekend work, working long hours during peak periods.

MENTAL REQUIREMENTS of the JOB:

Continual interaction with co-workers, parents, and children to provide information. Must relate positively to children and adults. Frequently faces deadlines with attention to detail and must complete tasks in a timely manner. Must gather and analyze data and regulatory material and make presentations to local staff and outside agencies. Considerable amount of variable levels of concentration with frequent or constant interruptions. Must be able to handle multi-faceted tasks.

The nature of this position requires absolute confidentiality. Any information, either written or verbal, must be contained and handled in a confidential manner.

This agency believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. This job description in no way implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee. At all times, employees will be required to follow any instruction and to perform any other duties within this or a lower job level upon the request of the supervisor. At times, employees may also be required to perform higher-level duties.


Position Title: Volunteer Coordinator
Minimum Education: BA/BS
Bilingual: Preferred
Hours: 40 hours

The Volunteer Coordinator’s primary role is to oversee the recruitment, training, and management of volunteers in all communities where MountainStar works. This position reports to the Development Director and works with program staff to ensure volunteers support program and development activities.

Essential Job Functions:

Manage Tri-County Volunteer Program

  • Implement volunteer recruitment methods to build a strong volunteer base
  • Conduct interviews, orientations, and training's as well as schedule and coordinate substitutes
  • Engage in regular personal communication with each volunteer
  • Work with staff to provide coaching for volunteers, and terminate volunteers when necessary
  • Work closely with staff to ensure volunteers contribute to client’s therapeutic experience
  • Develop and maintain regular volunteer recognition and appreciation efforts
  • Maintain all records, metrics, and materials relating to volunteers and in-kind donors
  • Facilitate conversion of volunteers and in-kind givers to monetary donors and vice versa
  • Identify creative roles and projects to meet organizational needs and keep volunteers engaged
  • Handle all aspects of volunteer involvement in MountainStar events

Facilitate Community Involvement

  • Foster a positive and widespread presence in the community, including a network of advocates
  • Represent our organization at community meetings and events; lead presentations, tours, booths
  • Work with fellow staff to engage supporters through outreach/marketing
  • Coordinate fundraising and special volunteer projects with community groups
  • Provide general support to our programs as assigned

Required Factors:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Commitment to offering non-judgmental support to vulnerable children and their families
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including leading presentations and trainings
  • Must be skilled in building friendly and productive relationships with a diverse range of people
  • Must have exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to track many tasks
  • Must have solid computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook
  • At least two years of successful work experience, preferably in the nonprofit sector

Success Factors:

  • Ability to work independently and as a part of a team — conflict resolution skills are beneficial
  • Genuine interest in learning about early childhood brain development, trauma, and other topics relevant to MountainStar’s mission (existing knowledge and/or experience in these areas is a plus)
  • Energetic and forward-looking thinker who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions
  • Experience working with a donor database (preferably eTapestry)

Salary Range + Benefits:  The Volunteer Coordinator is a 40 hour per week position paying $16-18 per hour, plus benefits. Tri-County travel is required, hours are flexible and will require some evenings and weekends. All positions at MountainStar are contingent upon the availability of funding.

To apply, please submit cover letter and resume to:  HR@mtstar.org

MountainStar is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability or marital or family status.

 

  • If you are interested in submitting your resume to us, please complete our online employment application form.

You can always make a difference to the little ones we serve by volunteering. This is a great way to explore if our organization would fulfill your career objectives, and to show us what you've got! Visit our volunteer page to discover opportunities that may be of interest to you.

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