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Community Connector at FamilyWorks and North Helpline

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Schedule: Forty-hour work week Tuesday-Friday at FamilyWorks’ sites in Wallingford and Greenwood (or other community sites) and Saturday at North Helpline’s Bitter Lake Food Bank (via phone, online platforms and onsite at a safe distance. PPE provided).

Reports to: Managers at FamilyWorks and North Helpline

Description:

The Community Connector connects FamilyWorks and North Helpline’s participants to services that will help stabilize their lives. They will perform a needs assessment, and refer, apply, and enroll individuals in various benefits, programs and resources. This will be a shared position with FamilyWorks (Tuesday through Friday) and North Helpline (Saturday). The Connector will learn and enhance skills that promote anti-racism and cultural competency. Looking for an enthusiastic professional who is organized and capable of building strong and positive relationships within the agency and in the community. This position is grant-funded through the City of Seattle Human Services Department.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist individuals who utilize FamilyWorks and North Helpline’s programs to access referral and application processes for service or benefit programs such as Apple Health, SNAP, child care, utility discount, rental assistance, employment and other programs.
  • Work with volunteers and staff to conduct outreach for Community Connector services.
  • Referring North Helpline's financial assistance program to prevent evictions and utility shutoffs.
  • Collect and track data on participant service access and enrollment rates.
  • Receive ongoing training regarding social service programs and best practices.
  • Foster partnerships and connections with other organizations to meet peoples’ needs.
  • Participate in staff, community connector and city meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Be culturally and linguistically competent for priority populations being served.
  • Have experience working with individuals and families who face language barriers.
  • Have a proven record in working with marginalized populations.
  • Possess and/or be willing to acquire engagement skills such as: active and empathic listening, responsiveness, de-escalation and trauma informed care.
  • Be organized, have coordination skills and pay attention to detail.
  • Have extensive knowledge of available social services.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Services, Psychology, Education or related field; or 4 years experience providing human services to a diverse community; or a combination of education and/or training and/or work experience which provides the ability to perform the work of the Community Connector.
  • Ability to maintain focus in a complex environment.
  • Is able to work in different settings and is highly flexible.
  • Comfortable working in a shared workspace
  • Basic computer skills required.
  • Must have access to reliable transportation throughout North Seattle.
  • Multilingual preferred.

Schedule: Forty-hour work week Tuesday-Friday at FamilyWorks’ sites in Wallingford and Greenwood (or other community sites) and Saturday at North Helpline’s Bitter Lake Food Bank (via phone, online platforms and onsite at a safe distance. PPE…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    May 15, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    April 30, 2021

Salary

$22/hr

Benefits

Full Medical/Dental Benefits and PTO 

Full Medical/Dental Benefits and PTO 

Level of Language Proficiency

Multilingual preferred. 


Multilingual preferred. 


Location

On-site
1501 N 45th Street, Seattle, WA 98103

How to Apply

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Edsel Blanche at FamilyWorks at 1501 N. 45th St. Seattle, WA 98103 or to apply online: https://familyworksseattle.org/community-connector-job-application/ If you have questions, please call Edsel at (206) 694-6861 or email edselb@familyworksseattle.org 


To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Edsel Blanche at FamilyWorks at 1501 N. 45th St. Seattle, WA 98103 or to apply online: https://familyworksseattle.org…

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