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 HR@santamaria-cincy.org.

Current Open Positions

Child Educational Specialist (Part Time – 8 hours/week)

Accountable to: ESL Coordinator

Objective: Provide structured, age appropriate child development activities, including plans for the group and individual plans for the participants.

Qualifications:

  • Early Childhood Education Degree or Equivalent/ Related Field.
  • Knowledge of child development; research and implementation of age appropriate child development activities to focus on social/emotional development/ cognitive/language development and motor skills.
  • Leadership to assign tasks to child care worker and other volunteers when needed.
  • Experience working with kids (3-10 years old).
  • Enjoy working with children.
  • Responsible for closely monitoring children.
  • Ability to work with culturally diverse families and communities with the ability to be culturally sensitive and appropriate.
  • Spanish speaking is a plus.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead, plan and organize learning activities for the children.
  • Lead and coordinate child care worker and volunteers.
  • Supervise and take the children to the playground and gym (weather permitting) for the first hour. Bathroom and water breaks should be provided when needed. Provide learning activities for the kids during the second hour or the entire time.
  • Provide snacks (The IWC will purchase them).
  • After the session is over, help clean everything up and place the materials back in the IWC office or in their designated area.
  • Participate in team meeting once a month with IWC’s staff.
  • Provide monthly reports on timely manner ( on the 10th of the following month)
  • Coordinate special presenters for kids activities

Dates/ Hours:

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 – 8:30 (6hrs)
  • Team meeting (times vary) (2hrs)
  • From September 5th, 2017 to May 24, 2018
  • 8 hrs per week

Volunteer Coordinator (Part Time – 15 hours/week)

Accountable to: Communications Coordinator

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in the community organizing or human services field.
  • Minimum of one-year program management.
  • College or CAVA Certificate in Volunteer or post-secondary education in social sciences, human resources, community development, adult education or related area is an asset.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including relationship building and outreach to a diverse population including staff, clients, volunteers and partners.
  • Evidence of a high level of motivation, flexibility, initiative, humor, resourcefulness and sensitivity.
  • Must have valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.

Objective: To coordinate various aspects of volunteer resources, including but not limited to outreach, recruitment, training, placement, & evaluation, as well as communication with agency staff and community resources.

Responsibilities: 

  • Oversee all recruitment of a diverse pool of volunteers, including student interns.
  • Establish and maintain contacts with companies, schools and universities, organizations and other partners for volunteer projects.
  • Assist Program Managers and staff with volunteer projects and activities as needed.
  • Manage, update and improve orientation and training for all agency volunteers.
  • Coordinate agency representation in recruitment of volunteers at public events (i.e.: with the display board and/or other appropriate agency materials).
  • Oversee the on-going documentation and compilation of agency volunteer statistics and records.
  • Identify key programs/projects where volunteer roles might be expanded.
  • Insure that all volunteers are regularly supervised and evaluated by staff or another appropriate volunteer.
  • Ensure that volunteers/donors are aware of various engagement opportunities.
  • Assist staff in developing skills to supervise volunteers.
  • Create volunteer job descriptions to maximize contributions and career development; review and revise annually.
  • Insure that all volunteers and staff receive formal orientation to the agency, basic volunteer principles and responsibilities and specific program training.
  • Develop and oversee “buddy” system for new volunteers.
  • Conduct annual volunteer satisfaction survey.
  • Develop enhanced ongoing volunteer recognition program.
  • Participate in regular staff meetings, staff training programs, supervisory sessions, and management team, and accept the responsibility for aiding the development of positive team relationships.
  • Adhere to agency policy, procedures and the professional code of ethics.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Maintenance Tech (Part Time)

Accountable To: Comptroller

Objective: To provide basic general maintenance and repairs to Santa Maria & Santa Maria Properties facilities as requested.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED minimum and at least two years’ experience in general building maintenance/trades
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, insurance, and transportation
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and discretion
  • Must be able to work well both around others and independently
  • Ability to relate to and communicate well with diverse people, including staff, volunteers, customers, vendors and the public
  • Experience with and sensitivity to people with a variety of cultural backgrounds, including Appalachian, African-American and Hispanic
  • A strong sense of and respect for confidentiality involving both clients and fellow employees

Responsibilities:       

  • Complete maintenance duties as assigned at Santa Maria’s & Santa Maria
  • Properties’ various facilities
  • Coordination of outside contractors
  • Purchase of materials and keep careful records of purchases
  • Provide own tools for the work unless there is prior approval to purchase or rent specific tools needed for specific jobs
  • Adhere to agency policy, procedures and the professional code of ethics
  • Provide regular updates to Supervisor and/or key staff on progress of all jobs/projects
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Financial Coach (Full Time)

Accountable to: Financial Services and Contracts 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 and at least one-year relevant experience required.
  • Experience or background in the financial sector is a plus.
  • A strong understanding of personal finances, particularly in the areas of budgeting, asset building and credit building.
  • A valid driver’s license, current insurance, and a reliable vehicle are required.
  • Must satisfy criminal background check requirements.

Objective(s): This position provides direct services to low-moderate income individuals with a priority focus towards families with young children.  Financial coaching involves the ability to engage and empower clients, a strong understanding of personal finances, and the ability to teach that knowledge to others. This position is responsible for assisting clients in developing action plans to help them reach their goals and achieve financial stability and self-sufficiency.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide client centered financial coaching to agency, career pathway, and training participants.
  • Engage clients in a long-term relationship.
  • Assess client baseline financial profile and work to set financial goals and plans to obtain them.
  • Implement strategies for budgeting, savings, and debt reduction to increase client net income and net worth.
  • Access clients credit reports/scores and provide strategies for credit building.
  • Facilitate and oversee account management of matched credit builder loan, matched savings accounts, and other financial tools.
  • Conduct and facilitate Financial Education workshops.
  • Maintains a caseload of clients and assists them toward proactive financial management.
  • Meeting funder and agency requirements for reporting (case notes, billing, and otherwise).
  • Work as a family centered team in collaboration with other Santa Maria services to ensure client obtainment of shared goals.
  • Assist in cross training staff on basic budgeting as needed.

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.

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

Workforce Coach (Part Time – 24 hours/week)

Accountable to: Education Manager and Volunteer Coordinator

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
  • 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.
  • Comfort with home visiting, transporting clients, working in the community
  • A strong sense of respect for confidentiality involving clients and fellow employees.
  • A valid driver’s license, current insurance, and reliable vehicle are required.
  • Excellent technology Knowledge of and proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, organizational skills, interpersonal skills and attention to
  • Ability to work in a team and

Objective(s): This position specializes in coaching of youth (ages 16-24) to achieve their educational, employment and career goals, while helping eliminate barriers in housing, transportation, health, etc.

Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Maintains a caseload of youth and assists them in resolving barriers that impact their educational and/or employment goals. Provides internal and external referrals as necessary.
  • Maintains contact with all youth on a continual basis. Willingness to meet with client in home, community, or on job site.
  • Effectively completes and processes all CCMEP intake eligibility forms via collecting documents, completing assessments, ordering eligibility documents, and compiling files.
  • Keeps current and accurate data on all clients via case management notes, data entry into various workforce databases.
  • Ensure that needed job-readiness, job placement, and job retention services are provided to clients, identify and develop effective job opportunities for present and future clients.
  • Meet all outcomes including job placement/retention targets, and educational outcomes
  • Assist clients with accessing post-secondary/vocational training needs including completing applications for Individual Training Accounts.
  • Provides customer service to clients, colleagues, and the general public
  • Provide GED tutoring in classroom as needed.
  • Provide basics of financial coaching as needed to promote self-sufficiency
  • Administers the academic assessment (TABE) and Practice GED exams.
  • Transport students to GED test at testing sites, job interviews, or referral agencies as needed
  • Maintain working knowledge of SMCS programs to successfully navigate connections through the family-centered care model
  • Assist with recruitment of clients as needed, provide large group introductions during orientation
  • Connect clients to work experience opportunities and develop job contacts

Other:

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

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.