RESOURCE SPECIALIST (Family & Community Support Services

Community Action Partnership   San Luis Obispo, CA   Full-time     Social Service
Posted on November 9, 2022
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Resource Specialist

(Family & Community Support Services)

 

Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County,Inc.
 Helping People. Changing Lives.
 

CAPSLO Mission, Vision and Core Values

CAPSLO has a vaccination policy for employees. If you are hired, we will require you to prove that you have received the COVID-19 vaccine or have a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated.

* Only bilingual/biliterate candidates will be considered. A test will be administered prior to employment.
 
Position Summary:

The Resource Specialist will be responsible for implementing the Financial Empowerment Program within the Family and Community Support Services Department.  Works directly with clients, training department and outside agency staff to implement the program with the families they serve. 
 
Required Education and Experience:
 
Level I
  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development, Family Studies, Psychology, Social Work, or Health Education OR
  2. Associate's Degree/ Two years of College + Two (2) years of related work experience OR four (4) years of related work experience. 
  3. Must have experience working with families, setting goals, and achieving outcomes. 
  4. Must have experience putting together outreach materials and must have experience giving presentations and/or trainings. 
  5. Must be bilingual and biliterate in English and Spanish.
A combination of relevant education and experience will also be considered. 
 
Level II
  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development, Family Studies, Psychology, Social Worker, or Health Education plus two years related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  2. Must have experience working with families, setting goals, and achieving outcomes.
  3. Must have experience putting together outreach materials and must have experience giving presentations and/or trainings.
  4. Must be bilingual and biliterate in English and Spanish.    
Preferred Education and Experience:
  1. Required education and experience plus one year of work experience presenting or training to a group of 15 or more individuals. 
  2. Experience using advanced Zoom capabilities, such as breakout rooms and annotations. 
 
Essential Functions:
  1. Train CAPSLO staff and outside agency staff on the “Your Money, Your Goals” toolkit. 
  2. Provide mentoring support to CAPSLO staff in implementing the “Your Money, Your Goals” toolkit.
  3. Provide financial education workshops to the community, designed to increase financial knowledge and empower families to manage their finances.
  4. Case manage families by providing one-on-one financial education services based on the family’s needs. 
Responsibilities and Duties: 
  1. Be proficient on the “Your Money, Your Goals” financial empowerment toolkit.
  2. Carry a low-case load and work with families in-person (at the location of their choice) to assess their current situation; set goals; provide the “Your Money, Your Goals” tools; and follow-up regarding their progress. 
  3. Follow all procedures and utilize all programmatic forms as provided by the Department Manager. Must keep good client case notes and records. 
  4. Collect all required data (demographic intake, assessment, and various survey data) and assist with data entry as requested.
  5. Coordinate all referrals within the Family and Community Support Services Department. 
  6. Provide various quarterly trainings to Department staff and other agency staff (as needed) on the “Your Money, Your Goals” toolkit. 
  7. Develop and update training materials as needed. 
  8. Work with staff to ensure the toolkit is used properly, and assist staff in overcoming any barriers. Hold regular one-on-one meetings and/or group meetings to answer questions and check-in on progress using the curriculum. 
  9. Create presentations and forms that are needed in helping families understand the material and be successful in their goals.
  10. Create flyers for presentations and outreach internally and externally to encourage participation. 
  11. Provide Financial Education workshop series on a quarterly basis to the public. 
  12. Attend regular meetings as requested by the Division Manager.
  13. Attend Department staff meetings and relevant trainings as requested by the Department Manager.  
  14. Attend outreach events to promote the program, as requested by the Department Manager.  
  15. Keep informed of community agencies, resources, workshops, and classes.
  16. Must work collaboratively with the Child, Youth, and Family Services Financial Resource Specialist to provide trainings.
  17. Must be dedicated to the goals and philosophy of the Child, Youth, and Family Services Division child development programs and CAPSLO.
  18. Must use reasonable precautions in the performance of one’s duties and adhere to all applicable safety rules and practices; and act in such a manner as to assure at all times maximum safety to one’s self, fellow employees, clients and children.
  19. Must follow all required child abuse reporting requirements.
  20. Performs other duties as needed.
 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge
  1. Must have demonstrated knowledge of local community resources 
  2. Must be computer literate with basic knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and/or Canva, and data tracking programs. 
Skills
  1. Must be bilingual and biliterate in English and Spanish.
  2. Must have strong verbal and written communication skills.
  3. Must have the ability to coordinate and communicate with clients/parents and staff.
  4. Must have demonstrated organizational skills in former positions.
  5. Must have strong presentation skills, being able to clearly and concisely present information to staff and the public.
Abilities
  1. Must have the ability to relate well and establish rapport with clients/parents and staff.
  2. Must be able to work cooperatively with staff and community agencies. 
  3. Must have the demonstrated ability to motivate and problem solve in former positions.
  4. Must have the ability to show warmth and appreciation of human growth at all levels and understand the process of gaining trust and credibility with any population.
  5. Must be able to relate well to all people of the community regardless of color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, disability or socio-economic level.
  6. Must be self-motivated and able to work independently and with minimal supervision.
  7. Must understand, uphold, and continue working toward accomplishing the mission, strategic goals and performance measures of the agency.
  8. Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and/or weekends, as needed to meet the needs of the families we serve.
Work Environment:
 
Requires working indoors in a temperature-controlled environment with some exposure to
copier and printer chemicals/fumes. Will be required to meet with families in their home or other designated locations. 
 
Physical Demands:
 
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
 
Physical
  1. Position requires intermittent sitting, standing, walking, twisting, and bending.  
  2. Must be able to lift 30 pounds.  
  3. Simple grasping and hand manipulation required, as well as reaching above and below shoulder level.
 
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:
 
Monday through Friday, with the potential of some weekends. Hours are typically 8:00am 5:00pm but may need to be adjusted to work later in the evening, due to the schedule of the families served.
 
Travel: 
 
This position serves families throughout San Luis Obispo County and will be required to travel to meet families where they are located. Some travel may also be required to attend meetings, conferences and trainings. All travel outside of normal commute time will be reimbursed per the designated Federal rate.
 
License & Certifications:
  1. Must have dependable, insured transportation, and a valid California Driver License (mileage to be reimbursed) and acceptable driving record.  A DMV printout and proof of insurance will be required.
  2. Upon hire, must become certified as a mandated reporter.
  3. Upon hire, must complete the “Your Money, Your Goals” training provided by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. 
 
Additional Eligibility Qualifications:
  1. Must be at least 18 years of age by date of hire. 
  2. Must comply with the CAPSLO COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, either being fully vaccinated or have an approved exemption.
  3. Based on program, a current TB skin test/Chest X-Ray may be required. 
  4. Employment is contingent upon meeting all applicable job requirements and background requirements. A criminal history clearance is required prior to employment. 
  5. Upon hire, agency staff will check the Megan’s Law (or the current sexual predator website) to ensure each staff being hired is clear for employment. Agency staff will check the website annually to ensure all program staff are cleared to work. 
Other Duties:
 
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 
 
Reasonable Accommodations:
 
I have read and understand the Essential Functions of this position, including the Responsibilities and Duties. I also acknowledge that the Responsibilities and Duties for this position may change in the future with or without prior notice. 
I further understand that I can request a reasonable accommodation, should one be necessary for me to carry out the Essential Functions of this position. I can perform these with or without reasonable accommodation.

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Compensation and Benefits Package

Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Plan

CAPSLO offers benefits through a group medical, dental, vision, flexible spending account, life and AD&D insurance program. CAPSLO pays the full amount (100%) of the premiums to cover full-time employees, and half (50%) of the premiums to cover eligible part-time employees. Eligible employees may elect, at their own cost, to have medical, dental and vision insurance coverage for their dependents. Additionally, CAPSLO offers a Long Term Disability ("LTD") insurance program for eligible employees.

 

Retirement Savings Plan

CAPSLO offers eligible employees the opportunity to contribute a portion of their earnings to a Section 403(b) Retirement Plan. Employees are 100% vested upon enrollment into the plan. CAPSLO matches 60% of every dollar contributed up to an annual maximum of 15% of your annual salary (not to exceed IRS limits) after 6 months of employment.

 

Holidays

Twelve paid holidays during the course of the each calendar year. Employees also receive one extra workday off with pay as a "Personal Holiday."

 

Vacation/Sick Leave

CAPSLO awards 80-160 hours of vacation annually with a maximum accrual of 320 hours, depending on years of service. Paid Sick time is accrued at 8 hours per month (based on weekly hours) with a maximum accrual of 280 hours. CAPSLO also offers the opportunity to convert unused sick time to vacation and a vacation cash out for eligible employees once a year.

 

Additional Benefits

CAPSLO offers additional benefits including employee assistance program (EAP), reduced rates for pet insurance, reduced rates for cellular phone service, reduced rates for car rentals, and additional time off for positions classified as exempt, and workers’ compensation insurance.
 

For questions regarding the application process or open positions, contact the Recruiting Department at 805-544-4355 or email recruitment@capslo.org.

 

EOE/ V/ ADA/ Drug Free Workplace/ Asset Infused Organization. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, religion, national origin, veteran status, or on the basis of disability.