Activity Assistants

$18.00 hourly
  • Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County
  • Santa Clara, CA, USA
  • Nov 10, 2022
Part time Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description

Company: Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County

Location: Various Family Resource Centers (San Miguel, Shirakawa, Gilroy, and others)

Status: Per Diem/Part-Time (up to 24 hours/week)

Overview of Program History:

The Children’s Initiative (CI) was designed from the experience and learning reached through the development of the Franklin-McKinley Children’s Initiative which began in 2009 as a collaborative to address the system barriers, lack of resources and alignment with the intent of creating a cradle to college and career pipeline. With the expansion of the Family Resource Center on the school campus, sharing the lessons learned of how to leverage resources, focus on place and being grounded in the community, the Children’s Initiative Model has been developed.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Activity Assistant, temporary, non-benefited, part time position, will provide promotion, prevention and early intervention information, resources, and support to families with children prenatal through age 5 through a range of activities focused on school readiness, health, and early literacy. The following are examples of activities: Coffee talks, workshops, neighborhood association meetings, Family Resource Center activities, Baby Infant/ Toddler programs, brief home visits, food distribution, fairs, etc.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Key role of this position will be to provide youth recreation or academic support for children programs ages (0) Zero to (5) Five that focus on early childhood development, school readiness, health and early literacy.

  • Conduct outreach, engagement and education activities with diverse families and community members in identified districts and zip codes independently and with Associate Community Workers (FRC volunteers and other team members).

  • Provide information and resources in their community that are culturally, linguistically, and developmentally appropriate;

  • Deliver information and resources to locations within the targeted zip codes that families with young children are known to frequent (i.e., early care and education facilities, community centers, churches and neighborhoods);

  • Help parents and caregivers identify gaps, barriers, and/or issues that interfere with children’s healthy development and readiness to learn; communicating this with Family Resource Center staff; and

  • Using evidence based curriculum, prepare lesson plans and facilitate program session to inform the community of the long-term benefits to a child who experiences the following activities and support:

    • Physical well-being and motor development

    • Positive social and emotional development

    • A love of and curiosity for learning

    • Early Literacy and Oral Language Development

    • Cognitive development and general knowledge

  • Provide outreach, engagement and education activities on weekdays, evenings and weekends as needed.

  • Determine the needs of families to identify the appropriate programs, services and activities.

  • Participate in required trainings and attend team meetings and quarterly trainings, as appropriate.

  • Provide outreach, engagement and education activities door-door, in-home, at information tables/booths, small and large group presentations, informative announcements, and one on one interactions with community members at informal community gatherings (i.e parks, schools, home based daycares, parent meeting, faith-based events), and formal organized health/resource fairs.

  • Participate in required trainings and attend team meetings and quarterly trainings, as appropriate.

  • Maintain on-going data collection as directed.

  • Attend Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County trainings, meetings, and events as required.

  • Complete all other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Must possess a high school diploma or GED; Experience in social services in community settings with families preferred

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Ability to work with diverse workgroups and serve families with diverse economic, social, racial, and cultural backgrounds

  • Knowledgeable about local community resources

  • Ability to establish and maintain personal and programmatic boundaries while providing supportive services

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to relate to individuals who may not share basic commonality, including value systems and behavior norms

  • Maintain a professional, confidential work environment

  • Knowledge of child development and behavior

  • Ability to plan, organize, prioritize and multitask

  • Serve effectively as a member of a team internally and externally

  • Serve closely with community members from diverse ethnic, social and economic backgrounds, with the ability to be culturally sensitive and appropriate

  • Be flexible, proactive, adaptable and able to work in a fast-paced, changing environment

  • Be professional, trustworthy, respectful of others, and display a positive attitude

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Fast paced, diverse and dynamic environment

  • The service is sometimes physical, requiring setting up for events which may require transporting or lifting cumbersome materials, e.g., easels, flip charts, refreshments, brochures, chairs, tables, etc.

  • Must be able to report to service site on a regular and reliable basis

  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule, which includes day, evening, weekend, and holiday hours, as appropriate, to coordinate and provide services and activities for families during non-traditional hours

  • Able to travel between sites and to attend offsite events throughout the county, as appropriate

LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, REGISTRATIONS:

Must possess a valid California Driver’s license, reliable transportation and current auto insurance

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident

  • Clearance of fingerprint background check

  • Must have valid TB screening

  • Bilingual language capacity (highly preferred) in Spanish/English or Vietnamese/English

TO APPLY: Please submit resume and use the job position title as the subject line.

This position description intends to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. It is not intended to include all duties and responsibilities. The order in which duties and responsibilities are listed is not significant. Because of a need to remain responsive to the needs of our clients and our Agency’s operations, responsibilities may be modified at any time.

Catholic Charities is a non-profit, non-discriminatory service organization and employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation or disability. Persons seeking employment are entitled to freedom from harassment and retaliation and reasonable accommodation for qualified disabilities.

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