Porter-Leath is hosting a CAREER FAIR!

The Early Childhood Support Center 3400 Prescott Road, Memphis, TN 38118. (Training Room)
Monday, December 18, 2017 from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Some of the open positions include:

·Certified Pre-K Teachers
·Teachers
·Family Service Workers
·Residential Monitors
·Floater Assistants
·Maintenance Technicians
·Custodian Floaters and More!

MAXIMUS TN Works is collaborating with The Department of Human Services and Case Management Inc. to host the 2nd Annual Health, Career and Education Fair on April 25th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 3230 Jackson Avenue, Memphis, TN 38122.

 

More info, soon.

The Neighborhood Christian Centers, Inc. is looking for a ministry minded person.  NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE. Anyone interested in applying and want to be considered for an interview, please forward your résumé tokjones@ncclife.org no later than 12:00p on Friday, February 19, 2016. Please see the job description below.

HUMAN SERVICES WORKER – JOB DESCRIPTION

POSITION DESCRIPTION:  Human Services Worker

STATUS: Full-Time

HOURS: 40 Hours per week

General Purpose of Position:

Provides case management services to parents with children between the ages of newborn (0) and five (5).

 Responsibilities:

  • Should have a thorough knowledge of Compassionate Ministries’ departmental policies and procedure manual.
  • Should exhibit a pleasant demeanor with neighbors, agency representatives and staff when performing daily tasks.
  • Conduct comprehensive social and economic well-being assessments for each parent/care-giver.
  • In conjunction with parent/care-giver, develop an individual action plan for improving the quality of life for self and children.
  • Monitors, tracks & documents parent/care-giver’s progress in achieving goals.
  • Reviews action plans with parent/care-givers at least every 30 days or as needed.
  • Updates and ensures logs and database are current and accurate.
  • Works with local service delivery network to make service referrals
  • Develop collaborative relationships with community based organizations and agencies that provide support services, and resources.
  • Reviews and provides program and client specific summary reports for management review
  • Performs any other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Aptitudes:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or equivalent with one year or more year’s social services experience.
  • Organization and time management skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to motivate clients to take action
  • Ability to understand multi-step written and oral procedures/instructions
  • Adherence to NCC policies/procedures, including safety practices
  • Ability to demonstrate intermediate knowledge and use of MS Office Suite (WORD, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Interest in and the ability to articulate the NCC Statement of Faith, Mission and Values
  • Valid Tennessee driver’s license and insurance

CONTINUUM OF CARE DIRECTOR

(Posting Date: 2/15/2016, Closing Date: 2/29/2016)

  

Position Summary: The Continuum of Care Planning Director is responsible for executing the agreement between the Memphis/Shelby County Homeless Consortium and CAFTH that designates CAFTH as the Collaborative Applicant for the Continuum of Care (CoC) and the CoC Planning Lead Agency. This includes providing year round CoC planning, support to the Consortium, technical assistance, and oversight of all CoC related committees and Mayors’ Action Plan to End Homelessness activities.

Further information regarding qualifications, job description, core competencies, etc. are in the attached document.  Interested applicants should apply using the method that is specified in the posting, and include a cover letter with your submission. The position title should appear in the subject line.  Please be advised that only resumes that are submitted by the closing date will be considered.

Coc Planning Director Posting 02152016

MIFA Job Announcement: Volunteer Ombudsman Coordinator

Job title: Volunteer Ombudsman Coordinator

Reports to Ombudsman program manager; full-time, 40 hours/week; starting rate $16.50 – 18.70/hour

Closing date: October 30, 2015

To apply, mail resume and cover letter to MIFA Human Resources, 910 Vance Ave, Memphis, TN  38126 or email to hrcoordinator@mifa.org. No phone calls, please.

Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree in social service or related field
  2. Three years’ experience in a social service oriented environment
  3. Two years’ team-building experience with adult volunteers
  4. Two years’ experience working with seniors
  5. Proficient in Microsoft Office; capable of learning and operating Ombudsman program software

Major Responsibilities & Related Tasks

Recruit, train, monitor, obtain and write reports, and provide assistance and model activities for Volunteer Ombudsman Representatives (VORs) in the field.

  • Recruit, train, and place six to 10 new VORs quarterly
  • Schedule to participate in at least two community activities per month in order to expand awareness of the program and recruit new volunteers
  • Maintain a respectful and professional manner when in contact with residents and family members of long-term care facilities, facility administrators, and facility staff
  • Become certified through the Tennessee Ombudsman Program’s 15-hour training
  • Proficient with application, background check, interview processes, and program expectations of volunteers
  • Organize and conduct bi-monthly trainings for current active VORs
  • Collect and review VOR monthly reports with program manager
  • Maintain current VOR rosters with appropriate contact information

Maintain ongoing communication with VORs. Provide program support through communication with some data entry. Maintain monthly log of hours served by volunteers.

  • Document at least one face-to-face contact per month with each current active VOR. If face-to-face contact is not possible, contact by telephone, email, or standard mail.  Always document VOR contacts.
  • Prepare a 12-month schedule of VOR activities, including trainings, recognitions, Lunch & Chats, public education, and other activities
  • Create copy for quarterly VOR newsletter and coordinate with Advancement staff for production. The purpose of the newsletter is to provide information and support to VORs while encouraging interest and positive feedback
  • Enter data into Raiser’s Edge and Ombudsmanager software programs monthly
  • Coordinate with human resources, outreach, and with other MIFA departments, including networking with other program coordinators

Other Responsibilities

  • Ensure MIFA’s values, mission and vision are demonstrated in the program’s work
  • Manage multiple tasks well in a fast-paced environment
  • Complete duties on schedule with little or no supervision
  • Learn a new approach to residents’ rights advocacy
  • Learn quickly and model activities expected of VORs
  • Complete certification as a Tennessee Long-Term Care Ombudsman
  • Welcome and respect people of diverse ages and races with sensitivity to civic and cultural issues
  • Work independently on team-oriented projects and goals
  • Manage confidential and privileged information appropriately and lawfully
  • Exhibit good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the aging process, seniors, and their needs
  • Provide proof of auto insurance and ability to visit nursing homes and affiliated agencies, etc.

Physical Demands & Work Environment

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk (or means to transport oneself); sit; use hand to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch; talk or hear.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move 15 to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision.

Work environment: The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high. Position may also require ongoing or periodic exposure to high crime environments. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to moderate to high levels of stress during peak periods, and atypical work hours are periodically required.

MIFA full-time benefits: MIFA employees may be eligible to participate in the following benefits programs on or before the 90-day trial period: Medical and dental insurance plans, short-term disability, long-term disability, employee assistance program, paid time-off, employer-sponsored life insurance, paid holidays, and MIFA’s matching 401k plan after a year of service.

MIFA employment guidelines: MIFA is an equal opportunity employer. MIFA is a non-smoking facility.

Employment documents: Application and/or resume; I-9; Form W-4; official transcripts verifying education if education is a requirement of the job.

Employment authorization and identification: Current federal law requires that documents be presented which verify both employment authorization and identification. One or more of the following documents must be presented before employment: Social Security card, state driver’s license/identification, U. S. birth certificate, U. S. passport, other U. S. government document.

Please note that it is the practice of MIFA not to allow the employment of relatives or of those living at the same address other than in the job classifications of special, temporary, or substitute.

Job title: Family Services Client Assessment Specialist

Reports to Emergency Services program director; part-time (25 hours/week); non-exempt; $16.50-18.70/hour

Closing Date: July 10, 20115                                    

To apply, mail resume and cover letter to MIFA Human Resources, 910 Vance Ave, Memphis, TN  38126 or email to hrcoordinator@mifa.org. No phone calls, please.

Position Summary

The family services client assessment specialist screens and assists households who are in crisis and applying for assistance. This position provides screening to outside agency clients, inputs data, faxes intakes, tracks expenditures, and serves as the program liaison to community partners.

Qualifications

  1. Associate degree or two years’ post high school education
  2. Two years’ office or customer service experience
  3. Two years of experience in a social service environment
  1. Proficiency at operating communication systems (computers, email, laptops, telephone, faxes, scanners, and presentation equipment), and Microsoft Word and Excel

Major Responsibilities & Related Tasks 

Promptly and accurately screen walk-in clients for financial assistance, assisting those eligible to prevent utility cut-offs or eviction using the current Emergency Services guidelines.

  • Provide direct service to program participants with a culture of excellence and professionalism in action at all times
  • Complete the intake application promptly and accurately to ensure that client services are effective, timely, and meet all grant compliance procedures
  • Scan all documents needed to complete intake in a timely manner
  • Verify that client is eligible for assistance by verifying the information provided, or by written and/or collateral contact with the third party as needed
  • Collaborate with outside sources on behalf of clients, such as MLGW, landlords, mortgage holders, and others agencies as needed

Screen clients from outside agencies (e.g. United Way), input data, fax intakes and track expenditures, and serve as the program liaison to specific community partners.

  • Screen clients and process outside agency intake for financial assistance
  • Submit intake to agency for payment
  • Track expenditures daily
  • Assist program director in maintaining required FEMA documents in client file in preparation for the annual FEMA audit

Input intakes into the CoactionNet system in a timely and accurate manner to prevent interruption of client utility services or to prevent eviction

  • Enter client data into the computer accurately each day to generate requests for assistance
  • Relay MIFA’s intent to pay via fax to MLGW or the landlord vendor

Other Responsibilities 

  • Input denied applications, screen for food pantry, and back up receptionist as needed. Serve as back-up for other family programs, such as screening for emergency shelter placement and Memphis Strong Families Initiative
  • Capable of operating various database systems
  • Ability to provide direct service to program participants
  • Experience coordinating and executing multiple tasks and projects
  • Experience coordinating operational systems in a fast-paced environment with frequent interruptions
  • Ability to welcome all people with sensitivity
  • Ability to work well with clients and volunteers
  • Possess good people skills and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to complete duties on schedule with little or no supervision
  • Ability to handle client and donor information confidentially and discreetly

 

Supervisory Responsibilities

N/A

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk (or means to transport oneself); sit; use hand to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch; talk or hear.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move 15 to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision.

Work environment: The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high. Position may also require ongoing or periodic exposure to high crime environments. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to moderate to high levels of stress during peak periods, and atypical work hours are periodically required.

 

MIFA full-time benefits: MIFA employees may be eligible to participate in the following benefits programs on or before the 90-day trial period:  Medical and dental insurance plans, short-term disability, long-term disability, employee assistance program, paid time-off (PTO), employer sponsored life insurance, paid holidays, and MIFA’s matching 401k plan after a year of service.

MIFA employment guidelines

MIFA is an equal opportunity employer.

MIFA is a non-smoking facility.

Employment documents: (1) Application and/or resume; (2) I-9; (3) Form W-4; (4) Official transcripts verifying education if education is a requirement of the job.

Employment authorization and identification: Current federal law requires that documents be presented which verify both employment authorization and identification. One or more of the following documents must be presented before employment: Social Security card, state driver’s license/identification, U.S. birth certificate, U.S. passport, other U.S. government document.

Please note that it is the practice of MIFA not to allow the employment of relatives or of those living at the same address other than in the job classifications of special, temporary, or substitute.

DISABILITY RIGHTS ADVOCATE

Disability Rights Tennessee is seeking an advocate for the agency’s Memphis office. This position is to promote the educational rights of students with disabilities.

Minimum requirements include BA/BS in education, psychology, social science, or related human service field with two years experience as a special education advocate, special education teacher, or other related professional position.  MA/MS/M.Ed preferred.  Bilingual skills helpful.

Must possess excellent communication, organizational, interpersonal, and case-work skills.  Frequent travel required. Persons with disabilities and members of racial/ethnic minorities are encouraged to apply.

Please submit resume, letter of intent, and writing sample by June 15, 2015 to:

Gina Brady at ginab@disabilityrightstn.org

 

 

The Arc Mid-South is hiring Direct Support Professionals to serve individuals with disabilities at our 2 day overnight Weekend Retreat.

Locations:

Service Over Self / 2505 Poplar Avenue / Memphis, TN

Nelson Wood / 3932 West Union Road / Millington, TN

St. Columba / 4577 Billy Maher Road / Memphis, TN

Stephen Olford / 4000 Riverdale Road / Memphis, TN

 

Retreat Dates 2015:

(Time: Friday 6pm – Sunday 12 noon)

• February 20th- 22nd

• March 27th-29th

• April 17th-19th

• May 8th-10th

The Arc Mid-South has provided Respite Weekend Retreats for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities for over 30 years. Formatted to be “mini-camps”, the weekend retreats are staffed with a ratio of 3:1 and offer social, recreational, and educational activities to participants while helping campers achieve greater independence.

Attendees will enjoy a variety of recreational activities including games, arts & crafts, entertainment, making tie-dye items, volleyball, nature walks, dancing, movies and learning to be more independent. And they make lifelong friends!

This is a great opportunity for seniors, retirees, or college students specializing in social work, special education, therapy, psychology, nursing, and other social and human service fields.

If you are interested in working as a Direct Support Professional at The Arc Mid-South, apply online at http://www.thearcmidsouth.org/employment.htm or apply in person at:

The Arc Mid-South

3485 Poplar Avenue, Suite 210

Memphis, TN 38111

The Arc Mid-South is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 

 

 

Deadline to Apply: February 15, 2015

JOB DESCRIPTION

The goal of the Memphis Strong Families Initiative (MSFI) is to improve the safety, permanency, and well-being of Memphis’ most vulnerable children/families through a sustainable model of inter-agency/organization communication, collaboration, and coordinated service delivery using trauma-informed practices. The Family Advocate is responsible for the coordination of all supports and services needed to insure housing stability, family unification and well-being for children and families referred to MSFI.

Family Advocate responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: Provide intensive care coordination to approximately 15 families with multiple needs using techniques such as “housing first” philosophy, trauma –informed practices, motivational interviewing and harm-reduction techniques.

Assist families in adopting non-violent parenting practices.

Link families to appropriate community resources and supports.

Establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with professionals as well as informal supports in the community.

Complete required reports and maintain program database timely and accurately.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Demonstrate the ability to engage families, develop trusting relationships and believe in a client’s ability to change.

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree, preferably in the field of social work or behavioral science.

Minimum 3 years of related professional work experience with vulnerable populations, preferably adults, children and adolescents.

Must possess exceptional knowledge of community resources for families living in poverty.

Must authorize the release of any investigative and criminal records obtained by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to the Tennessee Community Services Agency.

Must be able to work flexible hours/days including evenings and weekends.

Must have reliable transportation and automobile insurance.

Please send a current resume indicating the position and location for which you are applying to:

HOW TO APPLY

Tennessee Community Services Agency

Attention: April Curlin

P.O. Box 368

Union City, TN 38261

Or Fax: (731) 884-2644

Email: april.curlin@tncsa.com

TNCSA is a Smoke Free Workplace

Tennessee Community Services Agency is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to political affiliation, religion, gender, age, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, marital or veteran status, the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or handicap, or other status protected under local, state or federal laws.

HIV/AIDS Prevention Services Coordinator SUMMARY: 

The Friends For Life HIV/AIDS Prevention Services Coordinator will help HIV-positive and HIV-negative persons who are at a high risk for HIV transmission or acquisition to reduce risk behaviors and address the psychosocial and medical needs that contribute to risk behavior or poor health outcomes.

Peer Mentor SUMMARY: 

The Friends For Life Corporation Life Peer Mentor will serve as a primary person of contact to provide support for newly HIV infected women, men and their families, person with HIV/AIDS who have been lost from care or substance-using women who are living with HIV or at high risk of contracting HIV.

 

Social Networks Testing Strategist SUMMARY: 

The Social Networks Testing Strategist will provide daily oversight for the social networking aspect of the CAPUS (HIV/AIDS Care and Prevention for the United States) program operated by Friends For Life Corporation.

 

Contact Information and Procedure:
Mail, fax or e-mail application and resume along with a cover letter highlighting in detail skills and experience. Applications can be obtained at the FFL office or www.friendsforlifecorp.org/employment/

Email applications in Word or PDF only. Candidates will be selected for interviews on the basis of materials provided.  Not all candidates will necessarily receive an interview.  No telephone calls please.

Deadline for applications is:  OPEN UNTIL FILLED, but priority will be given to those applications received by October 21, 2014

Send application materials to:

Email:  gina.fortner@friendsforlifecorp.org

Mail:      Human Resources

Friends For Life, 43 N. Cleveland St., Memphis, TN 38104

Fax:        901-272-7458

*Position contingent upon continued grant funding- EEO/AA

Employment Application (1)

Social Networks Testing Strategist Part Time 10-2014

HIV-AIDS Prevention Services Coordinator 10-2014

Peer Mentor – Full Time 10-2014