Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Jobs available at United Way "Help Me Grow" program

Job Description: Help Me Grow Utah Community Liaison (Salt Lake County)
Program Description: Help Me Grow Utah (HMG) is a free family information line designed to promote the optimal development of young children by

  • linking families to information and community resources related to child development and parenting
  • providing personalized care coordination
  • creating and facilitating partnerships within the community to improve the availability and quality of services for families

Position: The Community Liaison (Salt Lake County) is primarily responsible for increasing awareness of HMG through community outreach in Salt Lake County. This includes promoting HMG to healthcare providers, educators, service providers, and families, among others. The Community Liaison mainly does outreach by giving formal presentations, participating in community events, working in partnership with other agencies, overseeing networking breakfasts, and directing the activities of the Community Liaison AmeriCorps VISTA. In order to ensure effective outreach, the Community Liaison is also responsible for (1) developing a strategic plan on how best to expand HMG’s reach in Salt Lake County and (2) formally evaluating the effectiveness of HMG’s outreach activities over time. Additionally, the Community Liaison actively identifies new family-centric community resources for HMG’s resource database.
Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in social work, early childhood, health promotion or related field

  • Community outreach, child development, or nonprofit experience
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills with an emphasis in networking and collaboration
  • Valid Utah Driver’s License
  • Access to a personal vehicle for use during work hours
  • Able to work from an office stationed in the Granite Community Center at 2500 S. State Street, South Salt Lake
  • Willingness to commute to Provo, UT for staff meetings at least twice per month
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite with the ability to learn new software applications
  • Spanish speaking skills highly preferred

Job Description: Bilingual (English/Spanish) Child Development Care Coordinator
Position: The Bilingual Child Development Care Coordinator contributes to the goals of the Help Me Grow program by linking families and children to existing resources in the community and addressing parent concerns. He/she demonstrates knowledge and experience in all aspects of child development and family support services, including the ability to assist in developmental screenings. He/she handles telephone calls, enters data, provides child development information, searches for community resources, conducts follow-up calls and participates in other activities related to Help Me Grow and United Way of Utah County. He/she reports to the Help Me Grow Call Center Manager.
Required Education/Experience/Skills:
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English required
  • Bachelor’s degree in special education, early childhood education, child development, human services, social service, social work, nursing or related field, plus one year experience
  • Work experience involving parents or young children with or without special needs
  • Valid Utah Driver’s License and access to personal vehicle for use during working hours (mileage reimbursable)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite with ability and skill to learn new software applications
  • Proper telephone etiquette including active listening and assessment skills
  • Ability to make decisions independently as well as part of a team
  • Supervisory or volunteer management experience preferred
Please submit resume and cover letter by August 2, 2013
Submit Information to: Deborah Weiss United Way of Utah County 148 N. 100 W. Provo, UT 84603 deborahw@unitedwayuc.

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