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Youth & Education Assistant


Columbia, MO • Catholic Charities

Job Type: Part-time

Description

Overview

Catholic Charities of Central & Northern Missouri is seeking a dedicated addition to join our agency’s case management team and play a crucial role in providing care and creating hope. This entry-level position is responsible for fostering strong relationships with clients and delivering high quality youth and education services. The ideal candidate is compassionate, organized, and detail-oriented. Catholic Charities is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This is a part-time (20 hr / week), non-exempt position. Employer offers medical, dental, vision, life, and long term disability benefits as well as paid holidays, paid vacation, and a matching 403(b) plan.

Summary

The Youth and  Education Assistant plays an instrumental role in the program’s case management team by providing client-centered youth and education services for Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri. As a local resettlement agency (LRA), Catholic Charities is responsible for implementing federally funded grant programs contracted through the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) that include but are not limited to Reception and Placement (R&P), Match Grant (MG), and Preferred Communities Intensive Case Management (PC-ICM), as well as grant  programs contracted through the Missouri Office of Refugee Administration (MO-ORA). This position is responsible for upholding the mission and integrity of Catholic Charities by supporting youth and education programs and  delivering excellent resettlement services through grant compliance, training and formation, and stakeholder engagement, and for collaborating with agency leadership and program staff to address program  challenges, nurture community relationships, and advocate for client rights/needs. Possesses a strong commitment to the mission of Catholic Charities, including the understanding of Catholic Social Teaching and ability to demonstrate the philosophy and values of the agency. The identity of the agency is clearly Catholic. As such, Catholic Charities adheres to the social and moral teachings of the Catholic Church. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Supporting  program management in the following areas: 

  • Collaborating with site and program leadership to uphold strong fiscal management in the adherence of yearly budgets.
  • Ensuring best practices for program development. 
  • Coordinating with agency and program leadership to guarantee adherence to all agency  policies and procedures.

Demonstrating delivery of compassionate and  efficient youth and education services for all assigned cases, that includes but is not limited to: 

  • Providing program enrollment and orientation that clarifies expectations, communicates rights and responsibilities, and  establishes a supportive, professional relationship with clients.
  • Ensuring provision of mandated/required youth and education services by staying current on the programmatic knowledge of  service providers. 
  • Developing self-sufficiency plans and working with clients to reduce barriers, including providing or securing  transportation for needed services. 
  • Ensuring access to meaningful agency and community resources that assist clients in reaching self-sufficiency through language  development and educational opportunities.
  • Tracking financial support and completing all required financial documents.
  • Documenting goals and outcomes through comprehensive case notes and ensuring case files are compliant with program  requirements.
  • Maintaining  communication with clients and facilitating cultural understanding between clients and partners, the agency, and the community. 

Working  with agency and program leadership to complete and participate in initial and  continuous orientation, training, supervision, and assessments, including annual performance evaluations, contributing to a culture of ongoing quality enhancement, growth, and sustainability.

Cultivating and sustaining positive working relationships with agency leadership, program  staff, local and regional service partners, and regional and national agencies to ensure the delivery of high-quality client services and fulfillment of program initiatives, especially as it pertains to youth and education services.

Expectations

  • Full-time staff members are required to attend their designated work site from Monday to Friday, typically from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Core working hours may be subject to change based on the specific role and the requirements of the program.
  • Participates effectively as a team member through communication, cooperation, information sharing, and problem-solving.
  • Attends and participates in staff trainings, meetings, activities, and programs as required.
  • Utilizes common software and digital applications (Microsoft Office suite, Outlook, Teams, time-keeping software, etc.).

Supervisory Responsibilities

Supervises AmeriCorps members, interns, and volunteers as assigned

Requirements

Education and/or Experience

A high-school diploma or GED equivalent is required. An advanced degree from an accredited college or university in a field related to Catholic Charities’ mission and  services and/or experience in delivery of social services and programs is preferred. Demonstrated success in working building/maintaining community relationships and knowledge of Catholic Social Teaching is preferred. 

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations 

None required

Other Qualifications 

Ability to successfully pass Family Care Safety Registry and criminal background checks and requires completion of the Protecting God’s Children VIRTUS training session. 

Licensed to operate a motor vehicle and ability to meet agency auto insurance coverage requirements. Local travel may be required. 

Agency Identity and Mission

The work of Catholic Charities serves as an expression of the ministry of evangelization of the Roman Catholic Church by serving the poor and most vulnerable in our society. Although staff are not to proselytize, they are, however, expected to be guided in every way by the teachings of the Catholic faith in their daily work. These include church teachings on abortion, sterilization, abstinence, and the sanctity of the family as well as fidelity to the Catholic ethical religious directive of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. In addition, all staff are invited to attend periodic Catholic Masses. As employees of Catholic Charities, it is further expected that staff will adhere to the Diocesan code of conduct. Employees are expected to not only perform duties consistent with the Doctrines of the Catholic faith, but outside of the workplace they are expected to refrain from publishing any communication in any form, electronic or otherwise, that affiliates them with Catholic Charities in a manner that is inconsistent with the doctrine of the Roman Catholic faith.  

Salary Description

Minimum/starting at $16.50 / hr


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