Santa Maria Community Services is proud of its staff of vibrant, passionate, committed professionals who work each day to help families help themselves and make the Price Hill community a better place to live. If you share that energy and are driven by a desire to serve your neighbors, Santa Maria would love to get to know you! Send general inquiries and résumé to Gladys Bell, Human Resource Associate, at 617 Steiner Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45204, Fax #513-557-2726, or email Gladys.Bell@santamaria-cincy.org.

Current Open Positions

 

Bilingual Navigator/Outreach for the Family Justice Center Project in Price Hill

Part Time: 15 hours

Accountable to: Wellness Program Director

Objective: To provide administrative, communication, organizational skills in order to support needs of the Price Hill Justice Center during Center hours.  To facilitate community outreach and coordinate related events.  To work with program partners to navigate clients and potential clients through services.  To provide domestic violence screening to walk in and Santa Maria’s clients.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Human Services, Counseling, or related field.
  • Training and experience in community health, mental health, or social work.
  • Interviewing skills
  • Excellent written and verbal and communication skills in English and Spanish required.
  • Good judgment, flexibility, organizational skills, ability to multi-task and time and people management skills.
  • Ability to work with and foster a team environment.
  • A strong sense of and respect for confidentiality involving clients, fellow employees and volunteers
  • Experience with and sensitivity to people with a variety of cultural backgrounds.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative style with diverse colleagues, partners and volunteers.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and discretion.
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Ability to prioritize.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide welcoming environment for all visitors to the Justice Center.  Information, referral and reception, Center lobby management. Manage day to day operations of the family justice center.
  • Facilitate community outreach and coordinate related events.
  • Provide culturally sensitive client advocacy and navigation.
  • Aide the development of positive relationships with partners and community.
  • Provide domestic violence screening during client hours and in community settings.
  • Make appropriate referrals to agency or resource, provide program information.
  • Assess and complete intake for walk-in clients’ needs and work with partners to smoothly navigate clients through programs and services.
  • Participate in regular staff meetings, staff training programs, and supervisory sessions and accept responsibility for aiding the development of positive team relationships.
  • Provide technical assistance, cultural competency, and expertise in working with immigrant communities
  • Adhere to agency policy, procedures and the professional code of ethics.
  • Participate in the Victim Service Team (YWCA)
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

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Employment Support Advocate

Part Time: 20 Hours

Accountable to:  Employment Program Manager

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or related field
  • Strong people skills; ability to work in a variety of settings with culturally-diverse families and communities with the ability to be culturally sensitive and appropriate.
  • Great written and verbal communication skills, organizational skills.
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain positive, ongoing professional relationships with program participants, co-workers, and partner agency staff.
  • Proven ability to move individuals and families from crisis towards self-sufficiency. Ability to motivate others to achieve their goals. Experience with strength-based assessment and/or coaching model preferred.
  • Knowledge of community resources for high risk populations. Knowledge of rental housing market and subsidized housing eligibility criteria.
  • Comfort with home visiting.
  • A strong sense of and respect for confidentiality involving clients and fellow employees.
  • A valid driver’s license, current insurance, and a reliable vehicle are required

Objective(s): This position specializes in coaching mothers of young children, to achieve their employment and career goals, while helping eliminate barriers in housing, transportation, health, etc.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide staffing support to implement a coaching model with a target to connect mothers to workforce development or adult education services.
  • Work with Employment and Early Childhood teams to provide one on one advocacy, coaching and navigation with mothers on caseload, developing in-depth, trusted relationships with the mothers.
  • Ensure that needed job-readiness, job placement, and job retention services are provided to our clients.
  • Identify and develop effective job opportunities for present and future clients.
  • Assist clients to remove barriers to employment.
  • Partner with Employment Team to perform follow up services with employers to resolve issues and promote job retention
  • Actively engage with UWGC as a partner in the implementation and quality improvement of STEPS
  • Provide appropriate STEPS interventions depending on the needs/ opportunities of the participant; including, but not limited to: career coaching/ navigation, skills/ interest assessment, workforce services or adult education (as necessary), barrier removal/ referral assistance, and financial coaching.
  • Participate in regular communication with UWGC to provide updates on STEPS participants; including: participation in conference calls and meetings among all STEPS teams every 4-6 weeks, STEPS partner convening (held every 6 – 12 weeks), coach participation monthly trainings/ peer coaching support activities and coaching support calls with UWGC (as needed)
  • Use any STEPS specific worksheets, tools, or assessments that may be developed throughout the project.
  • Meeting funder and agency requirements for reporting (case notes, billing, and otherwise)
  • Satisfactorily complete any other special assignments as requested by supervisor

Other:

  • Adhere to agency policy, procedures and the professional code of ethics.
  • Seek relevant training opportunities for professional growth and development
  • Work with agency volunteers, interns, community residents and fellow employees as needed
  • Participate in regular staff meetings, staff training programs and supervisory sessions
  • Satisfactorily complete any other special assignments as requested by supervisor

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Workforce Specialist

Accountable to: Workforce Director

Qualifications:

  • Strong people skills and ability to work with a variety of individuals from all ethnic and economic backgrounds
  • Great written and verbal communication skills, organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Knowledge and proficiency in MS Office, especially Word and Excel
  • A Bachelor’s degree is preferred
  • Relevant experience is required
  • A valid driver’s license, current insurance, and a reliable vehicle are required
  • Must satisfy criminal background check requirements

Objective(s): This position specializes in helping our youth clients achieve their employment and career goals.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring that needed job-readiness, job placement, and job retention services are provided to our out-of-school youth clients
  • Identify and develop effective job opportunities for present and future clients
  • Facilitate employment workshops
  • Assist clients to remove barriers to employment
  • Meeting job placement targets
  • Connecting youth to paid and unpaid work experience
  • Perform follow up services with employers to resolve issues and promote job retention
  • Assist in creation of new program partnerships with employers and agencies
  • Overseeing “follow up” services for a case load of 50+ clients
  • Meeting funder and agency requirements for reporting (case notes, billing, and otherwise)

Other:

  • Adhere to agency policy, procedures and the professional code of ethics.
  • Seek relevant training opportunities for professional growth and development
  • Work with agency volunteers, interns, community residents and fellow employees as needed
  • Participate in regular staff meetings, staff training programs and supervisory sessions
  • Satisfactorily complete any other special assignments as requested by supervisor

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AmeriCorps Service Opportunities

Santa Maria is proud affiliate of AmeriCorps Project Advance. Make a difference in your community and help others by serving in a year-long, full-time position at a local nonprofit while earning a living stipend and a college tuition award. Positions include: Health Educators, GED Tutors, Employment Coaches, ESL Class Coordinators, and Housing Support Specialists. Click here to find out more about Santa Maria’s AmeriCorps Program.

Santa Maria Community Services, Inc. does not discriminate in hiring or service delivery based on race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, or physical or mental disability unrelated to an individual’s ability to perform the job, in accordance with applicable laws.