Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities 2019-04-15T15:49:29+00:00

Director of Youth Services

Provide oversight for the afterschool, summer program, and child care program which serve approximately 150 homeless and low-income children per year. The program is provided on-site and is designed to build self-esteem, promote academic success, offer spiritual guidance, improve mental, emotional and physical health, and develop nutritional awareness among its participants. The Director will oversee  four part-time teachers and an assistant to ensure that curriculum is developed for all classes, policies and procedures are followed, and children are served in a manner consistent with the organizations mission and core values.  Additionally, the Director will coordinate activities with partner agencies to ensure that children have access to a variety of services and educational opportunities.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage daily operations and activities for all aspects of children and teens programming
  • Hire, train, and supervise children/teen departmental staff to include teachers, assistants to teachers, interns, and other assigned staff as well as assigned volunteers
  • Create staff schedules for proper coverage of program activities
  • Oversee departmental budget to include efficient management of expenses
  • Ensures department’s staff and program are in compliance with ministry policies and procedures
  • Ensures compliance with all local, state and federal guidelines related to children ratios, safety measures, food intake etc.
  • Oversees implementation of educational curricula
  • Provides classroom instruction and oversight if needed
  • Obtain working knowledge of Waldorf-inspired curriculum
  • Oversee and monitor disciplinary procedures for program
  • Facilitate interaction between staff and parents to provide support for children/teen’s well-being
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in teaching/classroom instruction
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in supervision and oversight of children’s programs
  • Some experience with teen programs is helpful
  • Must have strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Must be computer literate and able to officially utilize the Microsoft Office suite
  • Must be willing to work some evenings. Weekend time requested only in rare instances of special events.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to Christie Richie, crichie@interfaithdallas.org.

Full-time Success Coach

Provide comprehensive support to the non-residential program clients.  Interfaith’s program aims to help families become stable, understand their self-worth and learn needed skills to move them from transitional homelessness to self-sufficiency through the Client Lead Coaching Model.

Responsibilities:

  • Interview potential families
  • Assists families with development and follow-up of goals through the Client Lead Coaching Model with a caseload of about 25 families.
  • Work in a fast paced, outcome driven environment.
  • Guides families through appropriate tracks and benchmarks completion
  • Maintains case notes relative to outcomes of sessions with the families
  • Connects and assists families in locating appropriate community resources that are needed to aid them in achieving their goals and makes proper referrals for service
  • Serves as liaison for coordination of services with internal providers that assist with client programming services
  • Participates in weekly meetings with Senior Director of Family Services and case management team
  • Serves as the primary contact and advocate for the families during their programming
  • Facilitates and monitors the mentor relationship with the families and the volunteers
  • Abides by agency’s values, ethics and confidentiality agreements
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field. Must have at least two years of previous case management experience. BSW, LSW or Master’s Degree, a plus.
  • Must be proficient in use of Microsoft Office Programs, with an emphasis on excel.
  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills, strong listening skills and ability to exercise empathy and strong boundaries
  • Some knowledge and experience with mental illness, issues regarding homelessness, and addictions is extremely helpful and preferred
  • Experience serving diverse populations
  • Must be flexible with work schedule and available to work evening hours twice per week and an occasional Saturday

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to Christie Richie, crichie@interfaithdallas.org.