The Community Coordinator works (within his/her designated area-Fulbright Springs, Oakwood, Plymouth, and Woodfield housing developments) with families in need of support to help them with emotional, physical and/or financial situations that are causing discord in their families. In addition, the Community Coordinator works to create community within the designated areas by providing events/activities/educational opportunities that promote family health and wellbeing.
The Caring Communities Program Director, following adopted policies of The Community Partnership of the Ozarks, and United Way of the Ozarks, evaluates the Community Coordinator.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Work with families within the assigned area to help identify resources available to assist the family with their identified needs;
- Make home visits and connect families with needed resources;
- Identify community, business, and civic resources and opportunities for leveraging existing resources to support the needs of children and families, and the ability to network with those resources to provide the most efficient help to client
- Prepare written documentation of home visits, referrals, services provided and client outcomes monthly;
- Develop, coordinate, and implement community events and site-based programming. Recruit volunteers for events and programming;
- Attend staff, operational, and other community meetings as assigned/beneficial;
- Participate in relevant professional development and training opportunities;
- Participate in Community Partnership of the Ozarks resource development/fundraising activities;
- Other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree required;
- Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field preferred;
- Prior work experience in community-based social work preferred;
- Event planning experience preferred;
- Computer and internet literate;
- Demonstrated communication skills;
- Missouri driver’s license and reliable transportation;
- Ability to travel within the community;
- Analytical skills including critical thinking, assessing data and prioritizing information;
- Ability to work with diverse family situations.
The position of Community Coordinator is a grant-funded position and is based upon funding availability.