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Mission of Mountain Resource Center:  to provide high quality, integrated health and human services that improve the lives of people in the communities we serve.

Scope:  Mountain Resource Center is a community-based non-profit organization that provides bundled services and integrated case management to families in need.  Our “neighbors helping neighbors” vision provides accessible health and human services to people living in Conifer, Evergreen, Bailey and surrounding communities in order to foster more self-reliant and healthier lives.

To apply, email your resume and cover letter to shirley@mrcco.org.


Mountain Resource Center is looking to fill the following position(s):

Title: Veterans’ Advocate

Reports to: Integrated Services Manager, Mountain Resource Center
Status: Part-time Non-Exempt

Position Summary:  Veterans Advocates offer a safe, accessible place for Veterans to connect with comprehensive services that help them strengthen their families and become more self-reliant.  Advocates support Veterans with crisis assistance, identifying strengths, setting goals, working toward greater self-sufficiency and reintegration after military service.

Essential Functions

  • Focus on Case Management and Advocacy
  • Help Veterans navigate critically needed support systems and provide ongoing case management, goal setting, and advocacy
  • Provide direct assistance to Veterans, including financial and materials assistance, resource identification and referrals, and other services as needed
  • Develop, maintain, and update Veteran records, including self-sufficiency plans, case notes and computerized database records in the Efforts to Outcomes (“ETO”) database
  • Guide veterans on how to relate and maximize their military skills and experience for the purposes of civilian jobs and/or self-employment
  • Provide information to veterans about community projects, efforts, and events that are focused on veterans and their families
  • Support families and social service needs, e.g. housing, health insurance, public assistance, hunger, and other community resources and services
  • Monitor effectiveness of services for Veterans and advocate for access to new services as needed
  • Research relevant and current community resources
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of Veterans’ information
  • Work independently with minimal supervision
  • Participate in ongoing professional development
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Accountabilities
The Veterans’ Advocate demonstrates the following:

  • Compassion and empathy
  • Basic understanding of Veterans services/Veterans Administration
  • Comfort with reaching out to the wider community
  • Organization and attention to detail
  • Ability to follow through with assigned duties
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to multi-task, problem solve and work in a team
  • Willingness to accept feedback and adapt accordingly
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to changing circumstances
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite
  • Participation as a MRC team player by attending staff meetings and other organizational events and willingness to share knowledge to advance knowledge and skills of others
  • Understanding and agreement to follow all policies, procedures & protocols as set forth in the MRC Employee Handbook, MRC Employment Policies Manual and other directives
  • Conformance to a drug-free workplace, not be under the influence of alcohol and/or other illicit drugs of abuse
  • A professional, positive and polite attitude and relationship with other MRC employees, volunteers, clients and customers

 

Credentials, Experience and Qualifications:

  • Veteran with Honorable Discharge from Active Duty Military Service preferred
  • BA/BS in related field preferred
  • 2 years’ experience working with Veterans preferred
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Proof and maintenance of proper legal authorization to work in the United States
  • Position and # of hours worked is determined and based on available grant funding

Title: Early Childhood & Family Educator

Reports to: Early Childhood & Family Education Manager, Mountain Resource Center
Status: Part-Time Non-Exempt

Position Summary:  Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) is a program available to families with young children.  ECFE emphasizes family as a foundation for later education and works to ensure that all family members have the ability, as well as the parenting education, to provide a good learning environment for their children.  ECFE educators plan, teach and evaluate ECFE classes for children ages infant to 5 years old and facilitate parent education and discussion groups.  This position provides assessment and referral information to parents regarding developmental milestones and other early childhood information.  Educators work as a team to create learning stations for parents and kids to explore together.  They support parents and help children achieve the readiness skills for either a more formal preschool experience or kindergarten.

Essential Functions

  • Teach ECFE classes, which includes lesson planning, classroom set-up, and parent/child evaluations and assessments
  • Provide parents with literature, discussion, and additional resources for early childhood development
  • Provide Ages and Stages Screening and teach parents how to observe and interpret screening results
  • Participate in ongoing professional development
  • Assist as needed with proposals for ECFE funding and with fundraising events
  • Coordinate services with ECFE resource organizations, child care centers, schools, service groups, and government and community programs serving families, infants, and young children
  • Research relevant and current community resources
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of clients’ information
  • Work independently with minimal supervision
  • Participate in ongoing professional development
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Accountabilities

The Early Childhood & Family Educator demonstrates the following:

  • Dedication to working with pre-school aged children and their parents
  • Ability to facilitate group discussions
  • Organizational skills
  • Creativity and flexibility
  • Ability to follow through with assigned duties
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to multi-task, problem solve and work in a team
  • Willingness to accept feedback and adapt accordingly
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to changing circumstances
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite
  • Participation as a MRC team player by attending staff meetings and other organizational events and willingness to share knowledge to advance knowledge and skills of others
  • Understanding and agreement to follow all policies, procedures & protocols as set forth in the MRC Employee Handbook, MRC Employment Policies Manual and other directives
  • Conformance to a drug-free workplace, not be under the influence of alcohol and/or other illicit drugs of abuse
  • A professional, positive and polite attitude and relationship with other MRC employees, volunteers, clients and customers

 

Credentials, Experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, or related field, OR equivalent education and experience preferred
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Proof and maintenance of proper legal authorization to work in the United States
  • Position and # of hours worked is determined and based on available grant funding

Mountain Resource Center is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of age, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, military status, genetic information, ancestry, creed, gender identity or expression, and sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

To apply email your resume and cover letter to shirley@mrcco.org