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Karen Cultural Ambassador-Ready in 5

Heartland Family Service Omaha, NE
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Job Description

At Heartland Family Service, we are committed to building a culture that is trauma informed and values and celebrates diversity and inclusion. We believe this allows for better service delivery and innovation, as it encourages our employees to bring various experiences and uniqueness to the workplace.

Trauma Informed Care is an approach to engaging people with histories of trauma that recognizes the presence of trauma symptoms and acknowledges the role that trauma has played in their lives.  Trauma Informed Care also acknowledges the effects of working with trauma survivors on our workforce, and seeks to build collaborative and supportive working environments and relationships.

If you believe in our mission of creating healthy families and communities, and like a fast pace, collaborative and team oriented environment, then Heartland Family Service is the agency for you. 

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION  OF  WORK

Performs  skilled  programmatic  duties.  A variety of activities may be required but decision making is at a minimum.

Work Schedule: part time hours (about 9 plus per week, interpreter/culture ambassador.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • *Assist and interpret for staff in facilitating in-home educational groups for preschool aged children and their parents.
  • *Assist in collecting needed client data for program.
  • *Assist program staff with refugee community outreach and education.
  • *Travel is required, including use of personal vehicle.
  • *Provide program information and referral services to clients and refugee service providers.
  • *Demonstrate ability to help clients effectively by utilizing community resources.
  • Is able to work both independently, with little supervision, and as a part of a team.
  • Utilizes the Sanctuary Model, including provision of Trauma-Informed Care to clients.
  • Able to establish regularity and dependability in scheduling all appointments and accuracy in reports and statistics.
  • Displays a courteous and caring attitude at all times to the clientele, volunteers, and visitors of the Agency.
  • Abides by all specific program and Agency procedures, policies, and requirements.
  • Cooperates and collaborates with program area staff, volunteers, and other Agency staff.
  • Is dependable and punctual regarding scheduling and attendance.
  • Able to evaluate program services and make recommendations.
  • Develops personal and program related skills through participation in internal and external training opportunities including printed material and audio and/or visual media.
  • Is able to develop positive working relationships with clients, referral sources, service agencies, landlords, and others encountered in the course of work.
  • *Creates, maintains and shares as appropriate a dynamic self-care plan.
  • *Strives to make connections between the agency and the larger community whenever possible in order to contribute to the agency's ongoing fundraising and friend-raising efforts.
  • *Essential functions of this job is to be performed on company physical work site.

                                                                                              *DENOTES ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Fluent in Karen language
  • Academic experience in social work, education or related field preferred.
  • At least 19 years of age
  • Valid driver's license/ acceptable driving record

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY SPECIFICATIONS

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

(The physical demands 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).

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

(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).        

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is not exposed to weather conditions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.

Qualifications

Education

Preferred

Some college or better in Social Work or related field.

Job Details

Date Posted August 29, 2017
Date Closes October 28, 2017
Requisition 48c6e6a6-6900-44c8-8b43-bf914dc99d7a
Located In Omaha, NE
Job Type Part-time Employee
SOC Category 00-0000.00
Location