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Rising Strong Team Assistant - PT
Title:Rising Strong Team Assistant - PT
Dept:23 - Rising Strong

Program Summary

The Rising Strong program is a collaboration between Catholic Charities and Empire Health Foundation. Based on proven models in California and Oregon, Rising Strong will focus on serving families who are at risk for separation due to parental substance abuse by providing safe housing, substance abuse treatment, case management, and other supportive wraparound services. By serving whole families, our aim is to reduce trauma in children, decrease the rates of foster care placements, and remove barriers that traditionally prevent parents from succeeding in substance abuse treatment. We walk alongside and support vulnerable families as they change their stories.

Job Summary

The Rising Strong Team Assistant will provide support in assisting the Rising Strong staff in carrying out daily tasks and meeting the objectives of the program as we support our families in reaching their recovery-related goals. The person in this position will be scheduled for eight hours a week.

Job Duties/Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each of the essential duties/responsibilities listed below. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties/responsibilities of this job.

  1. Assist in developing marketing materials to reflect the services of Rising Strong.
    • Create and edit a short video on Rising Strong to explain the program to prospective families, community partners, and stakeholders.
  2. Assist with the launch of the soft opening of Rising Strong, including planning and implementing our community Open House.
  3. Assist in the development and implementation of an after-school program for school-age children living at Rising Strong.
  4. Assist in providing oversight to volunteers serving at Rising Strong.
  5. Teach or assist with teaching classes to parents on life skills (budgeting, nutrition, resumes/interviewing, self-care, etc.)
  6. Develop and implement interactive, educational, and fun activities for our children and teachers targeted to their needs and interests.
  7. Provide feedback, as needed, to assist residents with solving problems and conflict resolution.
  8. Provide oversight for residents of policies and procedures to ensure that rules are being followed and that community members are practicing safe habits.
  9. Assist with collecting and organizing donations.
  10. Assist the Director and Program Coordinator with special projects.
  11. Perform as a team member to assure that productivity outcome measures are achieved.
  12. Adhere to the tenets of Catholic Social Teaching and Catholic Doctrine.
  13. Perform related functions necessary to support the mission and core values of Catholic Charities.

Job Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must meet the minimum qualifications listed below. These qualifications are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required to perform this job.

Education/Experience: to perform this job successfully, an individual must be currently enrolled in a community college, college, or university and meet the following critieria:

  • Experience and continued interest in working with children.
  • Ability to stay calm and work effectively to resolve crisis situations.
  • Energetic, self-motivated, and self-disciplined team–player.
  • Ability to easily adapt to change.
  • Comfortable working with families from disadvantaged backgrounds

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience working with issues of homelessness, substance abuse/addiction, mental health and/or poverty
  • CPR certified
  • Ability to film and edit short videos

Certificates/Licenses: To perform this job successfully, an individual must:

  • Successfully pass background check applicable to position.

Physical Abilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to:

  • Regularly carry, reach, and stoop/crouch.
  • Frequently sit, stand, walk, lift, pull/push, talk, or hear.

Mental & Other Skills/Abilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the:

  • Adaptability: ability to adapt to changes, delays or unexpected events in the work environment; ability to manage competing demands and prioritize tasks; ability to change approach or method to best fit the situation.
  • Attendance: ability to consistently arrive and be able to work as scheduled.
  • Computer/Technical Ability: working knowledge of: microsoft
  • Dependability: ability to follow instructions, both in written and verbal format; ability to respond to management direction; ability to complete tasks on time or notify the appropriate person with an alternate plan when necessary.
  • Interpersonal Skills: ability to maintain satisfactory relationships with others, excellent customer service skills and a good overall understanding of appropriate human relations. Awareness of and sensitivity to the service population’s culture and socioeconomic characteristics.
  • Judgment: ability to make prudent and timely decisions; ability to exhibit sound and accurate judgment; ability to explain reasoning for decisions.
  • Language Ability:
  1. Ability: ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence; ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
  • Mathematical Ability: (choose the level that applies)
  1. Ability: ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals; ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
  • Motor Coordination: the ability to coordinate eyes, hands, fingers, and feet accurately and handle precise movements.
  • Problem Solving Ability: ability to identify and/or prevent problems before they occur; ability to formulate alternative solutions to problems when necessary; ability to transfer learning from past experiences to new experiences of similar nature.
  • Quality Management: ability to complete duties, on time and with absolute precision, at least 95% of the time; ability to edit the accuracy and thoroughness of one’s work as well as the work of others; ability to constructively apply feedback to improve performance, ability to generate ideas to improve and promote quality in work.
  • Reasoning AbilityAbility: ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions; ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Workplace Environmental Conditions

While performing the essential duties/responsibilities of this job, the employee will be working with a client population that may include persons involved in gangs, with substance abuse concerns, homelessness and/or tendencies towards violent behavior.

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