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 paced, collaborative, team oriented environment, then Heartland Family Service is the agency for you.
SUMMARY DESCRIPTION OF WORK
The Equity and Belonging Coordinator is an integral part of the success of our culture of inclusion at Heartland Family Service. The coordinator will be working across all programs to provide training and support for all aspects of our diversity and inclusion strategic plan. The coordinator needs to be able to connect with people, carry out strategic planning and manage multiple projects at once.
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Leads teaching and educational experiences that are rooted in racial equity, anti oppression and center anti-racist analysis.
- Collaborates closely with DEI officer on project development, strategy rollout and outcome analysis
- Provides facilitation and support for the employee-driven Employee Resource Groups, Trauma Informed work groups and Heart Works council.
- Creates and facilitates events and activities.
- Maintains updated records and forms on agency intranet
- Oversees the diversity library and engage employee participation with materials in innovative ways
- Monitors agency policies and procedures and provides input and guidance, ensuring that HFS is always evolving to center non oppressive and anti racist practices.
- Creates, maintains and shares, as appropriate, a dynamic self-care plan.
- Displays a courteous and caring attitude at all times to the clientele, volunteers, and visitors of the agency.
- Strive to make connections between the agency and the larger community whenever possible in order to contribute to the agency’s ongoing advocacy, fundraising, and friend-raising efforts.
- Create, maintain and share as appropriate a dynamic self-care plan.
- Essential functions of this job are to be performed on company physical work site
- Performs other program related duties as assigned.
*DENOTES ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
- Bachelors Degree or comparable experience
- Strong time management skills
- Ability to work independently at times
- Able to work collaboratively across multiple programs, offices and with teams as well as one on one
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Excellent listening skills
- Exceptional application of judgment and discretion
- Valid Driver’s license
Leadership- Good managers should be able to lead the employees they manage. Leadership traits include coaching, emotional stability, enthusiasm and self-assurance, Warmth and competence are unique qualities of leadership.
Communication- Good managers must be able to communicate well, listen effectively and be aware of nonverbal communication.
Problem-Solving-Good managers are able to identify and solve problems and take responsibility for problems that arise rather than seeing them as someone else’s responsibility and take an ethical approach to problem-solving.
Accountability- A manager with strong accountability qualities will take action and responsibility for their goals and objectives.
Integrity- Key attributes of a good manager are derivatives of legitimate character and integrity.
Initiative and Creativity- Plans work and carries out tasks without detailed instructions; makes constructive suggestions; prepares for problems or opportunities in advance; undertakes additional responsibilities; responds to situations as they arise with minimal supervision; creates novel solutions to problems; evaluates new technology as potential solutions to existing problems.
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY SPECIFICATIONS
(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 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.
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