Compassion Corner Assistant (Temporary Position)

Provide food assistance, information and referrals to families within Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank’s eleven-county service area.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide food assistance to families in need with dignity and respect.
  • Greet families.
  • Escort families to Compassion Corner.
  • Conduct intake.
  • Prepare food orders for both walk-ins and appointments.
  • Provide information and referrals.
  • Stock and replenish Compassion Corner inventory.
  • Maintain cleanliness of Compassion Corner, which is the area where families are served.
  • Respect the cultural diversity of the people for whom we are providing service.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by management.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to repeatedly lift 50 pounds in order to provide food assistance to families in need.
  • Ability to walk approximately at least ½ mile or more up between one and up to 30 times a day.
  • Ability, experience and willingness to work with diverse populations.
  • Excellent computer and data entry skills.
  • Adept at learning new software programs, which includes a client record management system.

Certificates: Act 33 & 34 Clearances

Disclaimer:

The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all responsibilities, duties, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

How to Apply:  Go to https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/All/65e34b7d-06f6-4b43-89d5-221e6eedb5fe/Greater-Pittsburgh-Community-Food-Bank click apply, create a login, fill out our online application and attach resume and cover letter.

Adult Diversion Program Case Manager

RESPONSIBLE TO: Diversion Program Director
POSITION:  Full Time

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The person filling this position will be responsible for working with low-level, non-violent adults who reside or commit an offense in or near communities throughout the city of Pittsburgh.  The Case Manager will assist and complete follow up phone calls to the participant to schedule an intake/assessment within twenty-four hours of being referred.  The Case Manager will work to ensure that the participant remains engaged and assist them with challenges and barriers they may encounter while navigating through the continuum of diversion supports and services.

PRIMARY JOB DUTIES

  • Oversee a caseload of adult participants
  • Provide screening, assessments, orientation to the program and referrals as needed
  • Meet with the participant weekly to monitor compliance with their Diversion agreement
  • Assess appropriate mode of service for the participant
  • Collaborate with law enforcement, probation officers, the district attorney’s office, and community service providers
  • Identify emergency resources, harm reduction options, housing and employment, etc.
  • Make and track referrals to other community agencies for each participant in file and database
  • Assist clients with emergency needs, recovery needs, mental health needs, housing, employment
  • Attend required weekly and monthly meetings and participate in relevant community initiatives and collaborative efforts
  • Prepare and submit accurate monthly reports
  • Demonstrate a clear knowledge of the agency’s established policies and procedures, objectives and quality assurance as measured by case and file reviews with the supervisor

Quality Assurance & Compliance

To assure adherence to quality standards and compliance with best practices the Adult Diversion Case Manager will comply with the Foundation of HOPE standards:

  • Exemplify the values of the program and its mission
  • Complete all paper work in a timely and professional manner
  • Maintain flexibility and creativity in working a non-traditional schedule

Professional Development

To assure continuous professional growth and development, the Diversion Case Manager will:

  • Actively participate in individual and/or group supervision and staff meetings
  • Attend and participate in all required and other professional trainings
  • Independently seek out resources and learning opportunities to foster ongoing professional growth

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in human or social services or related field, Master’s Degree preferred.
  • At least two years of supervised experience in case management or a related field working with high risk youth and or young adult populations. Must have knowledge of the nonprofit and human service landscape and referral networks, and must be culturally competent.
  • Must be able to obtain all applicable clearances
  • Valid State Driver’s License and insurance

Interested Candidates should email a resume and cover letter to Adult Diversion Program Director Mica Williams by October 30, 2020.

Homeownership and Financial Education Counselor

Purpose

Circles Greater Pittsburgh (CGP) seeks a motivated and experienced individual to organize, and conduct group and one-on-one homeownership counseling to individuals and families seeking to purchase homes. The successful candidate must be able to conduct financial assessments and provide crisis intervention support and case management services. All work must be done in alignment with the CGP mission of pursuing economic justice one individual at a time through compassion, flexibility, innovation, dignity, and creating opportunities for personal growth in fair and equitable communities.

Responsibilities

The Homeownership and Financial Education Counselor reports to the Homeownership and Financial Education Manager, and is responsible for the following:

  • Plan, coordinate and facilitate homebuyer workshops
  • Plan, coordinate, and facilitate financial education workshops for youth and adults
  • Conduct one-on-one homebuyer and financial education counseling
  • Develop mutually agreed upon service plans and goals with each participant
  • Provide basic problem-solving casework to participants
  • Work with community groups, human service agencies, faith-based organizations, and other partners to establish relationships and increase the number of program participants
  • Promote positive community relations and networks with other agencies
  • Work with team to periodically review and improve program curricula to reflect CGP mission and values and align with industry standards and requirements
  • Outcome tracking, data entry, and maintenance of all program related information
  • Participate in case management meetings, weekly program staff meetings, individual supervision meetings, staff development activities, and interagency meetings
  • Other relevant duties as assigned

Qualifications

Circles Greater Pittsburgh’s ideal Homeownership Counselor has:

  • A strong passion for the pursuit of economic justice by helping historically disadvantaged individuals meet their financial goals and build assets
  • A bachelor’s degree in social work or a related field and at least 1 year of experience in financial or homebuyer education (2 additional years of experience related to the position can substitute for a bachelor’s degree)
  • Experience in case management and data entry
  • Previous experience in a community-based organization, preferably in the Pittsburgh region
  • Strong and polished interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office; at least a basic knowledge of customer/client database use
  • A working knowledge of the financial services and mortgage lending industry and a willingness to learn more
  • Understanding of credit scoring systems and a commitment to related data security
  • Familiarity with federal and state laws regarding lending, personal finance, and banking practices
  • Creative and analytical thinking, strong organizational skills, and the ability to manage multiple projects and tasks

Who is Circles Greater Pittsburgh?

CGP is a nonprofit organization engaged in crisis intervention, peer-to-peer support, asset building, and trauma informed financial literacy to ensure that systematically disenfranchised communities can meaningfully achieve economic justice and lead dignified and equitable lives. We offer a flexible, supportive working environment with competitive salaries and benefits including opportunities for professional development.

To Apply

Submit a cover letter that, in part, describes your understanding of economic justice in the context of this position along with your resume to: bduck@circlespgh.org by 5 p.m. on November 6. Circles Greater Pittsburgh is an equal opportunity employer committed to racial and economic justice. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Housing Case Manager Supervisor

Help Us Change Lives: Auberle Seeks Housing Case Manager Supervisor

Auberle is a nationally recognized, award winning human service organization that serves thousands of individuals each year. For more than 60 years we have helped build strong individuals, families, and communities. Auberle’s staff is comprised of passionate individuals who are committed to finding the most innovative ways to solve our community’s most difficult problems.

We are currently seeking a full-time HOPE (Housing Options Promoting Empowerment) Program Supervisor. This is a working supervisor that will carry a caseload. The program is a mobile diversion program that assists young adults facing housing instability in identifying what their housing plan looks like and assists participants in establishing and attaining goals. Participants will need short term assistance. This position works directly with individuals who are experiencing homelessness or housing instability, utilizing housing first principles to assist them in stabilizing their housing. The HOPE Supervisor position is largely community based and requires routine travel. This position works collaboratively with representatives from Allegheny County Department of Human Services, the Allegheny County Housing Advisory Board (HAB), HUD Continuum of Care (CoC) representatives and others as needed. This individual is responsible for working with case managers and program staff to support them with positive participant engagement and achieving program goals. This position also has an active caseload and is considered a case carrying supervisor.

This position requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and a preferred three years of experience working in the housing field. (Special consideration will be given to those with lived system experience.) Preference will be given to individuals with Allegheny County HAB, CoC and Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) data collection system experience.

The ideal candidate understands a trauma-informed approach to services, is flexible, capable of creating or seizing opportunities to improve service effectiveness and client outcomes and build strategic partnerships with other organizations. The ideal candidate is organized, and mission driven providing high quality programming resulting in excellent program outcomes.

A flexible schedule, valid driver’s license and vehicle are mandatory. Must be 21 years of age or older and required to apply for Act 33/34 clearances (criminal and child abuse) as well as FBI clearance. Pre-employment drug screening and random employment drug testing required.

Auberle offers excellent training opportunities and a comprehensive benefits package. If you are highly motivated, passionate about youth and interested in making a difference, be sure to apply on the Auberle website, www.auberle.org. EOE.

Children’s Behavioral Support Advocate

As a Children’s Behavioral Support Advocate, your primary responsibility is to provide direct service, advocacy, and childcare to child and teen victims of domestic violence and assisting with identifying their counseling needs. You will have the ability to co-facilitate support groups for moms and kids, use your creativity to develop structured programming for children, administer assessments to mothers to identify the unique needs of their children, and be a resourceful problem solver with a welcoming, non-judgmental demeanor. Due to the sensitive nature of our work, it is important that you understand abusive family dynamics, including intimate partner violence (IPV), cycle of abuse, power and control dynamics, and child abuse and neglect. The successful candidate is sensitive to trauma and cultural diversity issues and is passionate about ending domestic violence. This role will be based out of the WC&S Children’s Program.

WC&S is a comprehensive domestic violence program serving over 8,000 adult and child survivors of domestic violence annually & facilitating intervention groups to over 500 men who batter. All staff learn about and support the organization’s mission, guiding principles, and values, as well as the tenets of Women’s Center Business System (WCBS), and are sensitive to cultural and workplace harmony and infusing principles of Sanctuary (a model for providing trauma-informed care) into their daily interactions with clients and co-workers. This role provides you with the opportunity to showcase your active listening, communication, and assessment skills and the ability to contribute to the organization’s mission in a variety of ways. If you are comfortable working with children, teens, and moms to help them thrive, practicing trauma-informed care, working in a team environment, and using your creativity, we are eager to hear from you. WC&S will offer you an environment that provides endless opportunities to advance your knowledge and skills.

Here’s what you will do:

  • Co-facilitate support groups for moms and children alongside the Children’s Counselor
  • Design structured programs for children, and create and provide information and referrals resources for mothers pertaining to the needs of children in collaboration with the Children’s Program
  • Provide ongoing childcare to clients
  • Administer assessments to mothers to identify individual needs of their children, and identify needs of mothers for specific parenting issues
  • Provide case management and advocacy to mothers and children
  • Assist in training and coaching of WC&S staff regarding childhood trauma and development
  • Provide advocacy for school enrollment and attendance, as needed, in collaboration with the Children’s Program
  • This position requires being available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 12pm-8pm and Friday 9am-5pm; 40 hours per week
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Here’s what we are looking for:

  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, child development, or related field required.
  • 2+ years working with children and teens who have experienced trauma required.
  • Experience working with child mental health, including spectrum disorders, preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to assess for behavioral and emotional issues.
  • Ability to establish healthy boundaries, trust, respect and rapport with children, teens, and moms.
  • Adept in utilizing general technology including but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite, Windows, Outlook, and online software platforms.
  • Act 33/34 Clearances and FBI Clearances will be required.

WC&S offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package, including: generous paid time off; health, vision, and dental insurance; short-term and long-term disability coverage; group life insurance; retirement plan; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; and is a Public Service (Student) Loan Forgiveness eligible employer.

WC&S is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to ensuring that both applicants and employees are treated without discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender identity expression, national origin, age, religion, disability status, sexual orientation/identity, citizenship status, veteran status, marital status or any other protected characteristic.

TO APPLY:

This position will remain open until we find the best candidate for the position. To ensure consideration for an interview, please send a resume and cover letter to the Director of Administration at careers@wcspittsburgh.org by end of business on Friday October 23, 2020.

Professional Development and Advancement Manager

The Professional Development and Advancement Manager is a member of Diversified Care Management’s Youth Support Partner (YSP) Unit, an affiliate of the Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS). The unit employs young adults as Youth Support Partners, who are former recipients of services from DHS, to work with youth and young adults actively receiving DHS services. The focus of this effort is to positively engage youth and mentor empowerment and self-advocacy skills. These skills are developed and utilized in planning for the youth’s current situation and future planning.

The Professional Development and Advancement Manager will be responsible for overseeing the professional development and advancement opportunities for all staff within the YSP Unit. Working collaboratively with members of the leadership team, this newly developed position will build off of existing models and develop a stronger culture and plan for professional development of all staff, including skill building for current roles in the YSP Unit and pathways for educational or professional advancement for the future. This individual will bring a wealth of experience working on professional and workforce development that will strengthen the unique model of the YSP Unit. Incumbent will work collaboratively with a team of individuals committed to strengthening the operations and functions of the YSP Unit staff. This position fosters the strength-based approach and culture of the unit, and refines the challenges that the YSP Unit faces.

The primary responsibilities of the Professional Development and Advancement Manager are to ensure a comprehensive approach and implementation of professional development and training for the staff, as well as for staff education and career advancement opportunities.  Local and long-distance travel as required. Additional responsibilities will include:

  • Overseeing the planning and implementation of professional development services, including planning, training and tracking efforts for all staff within the YSP Unit.
  • Facilitating workforce development opportunities for staff, including planning, training and tracking for staff and unit growth.
  • In collaboration with the leadership team, leads the planning and rollout of professional development collaborations to help all staff obtain the tools to achieve goals in the YSP Unit and for ongoing education and professional opportunities, including for when staff are no longer Youth Support Partners.
  • Engaging in supporting supervisory staff with identifying professional development or career advancement opportunities for their staff.
  • Developing and maintaining an internal calendar and tracking tools for all trainings, coaching and educational opportunities for all staff.
  • Arranging for trainings and coaching on various topics needed for YSP Unit staff and offering training/coaching, as needed.
  • Facilitating the development and maintenance of a system to evaluate the skill, experience and professional development needs of all staff and the unit overall.
  • Preparing and delivering reports on staff professional development, coaching, trainings, accomplishments, challenges, etc.
  • Coordinating projects, peer mentoring/coaching, activities and case supervision of the Youth Support Coordinators.
  • Helping to develop the unit’s strategic plans, both current and annual, and helping to set unit goals for 1, 3, and 5 years out with the leadership team.
  • Assisting with the development of YSP Unit Training and Curriculum materials and manuals.
  • Demonstrating initiative in seeking out appropriate resources and pursuing professional advancement for staff at a variety of levels; securing and maintaining relevant coaching credentials (i.e. HFW credential, SFW, LSFW, etc.) and ensuring all staff are aware of their coaching requirements.
  • Helping to enhance the unit’s excellence by establishing benchmarks, timelines and resources needed to achieve strategic goals around staff professional development and career advancement.
  • Instilling a sense of accountability among all team members by helping role model performance and holding staff to individual and organizational performance standards.
  • Serving as an active member of the Youth Support Partner Unit leadership team.
  • Gathering and sharing statistics, data, information, etc. on relevant topics for the YSP Unit and staff.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This job has supervisory responsibilities over three (3) Youth Support Coordinators. The Professional Development and Advancement Manager is expected to exercise initiative and independent judgment in the supervision and direction of this staff.

  • Assigns deliverable job priorities and reviews work produced for quality and efficiency.
  • Verifies staff time and attendance for accuracy and approves staff time, schedules (vacation, sick, personal and compensatory time) and travel requests.
  • Prepares, completes and signs staff performance evaluations.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience with professional development.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to inspire by example.
  • Deep understanding of adult learning styles and how to make/offer alternative means of learning.
  • Knowledge of professional development and adult learning styles.
  • Experience with planning and supporting career advancement.
  • Ability to take direction and show commitment to get the job done.
  • Possess strong problem-solving skills, along with the ability to find creative solutions to problems/issues.
  • Demonstrated coaching and training experience, plus knowledge about professional development.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to take the initiative and follow through.
  • Knowledge of community resources.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills, as well as strong presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated experience working with and fostering teams, including working with youth and young adults in a respectful and engaging manner.
  • Ability to hold oneself accountable, as well as the staff one supervises.
  • Knowledge and understanding that a strength-based approach to working with young adults is a key strategy for ensuring their successful preparation for adulthood.
  • Ability to challenge and debate issues of importance to the organization.
  • Ability to look at situations from several points of view.
  • Ability to delegate responsibilities effectively.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds in a culturally competent manner.
  • Excellent computer skills; proficient in Excel, Word, Outlook and Access.
  • Ability to work at a high level of independence, with minimal supervision and function with flexibility.
  • General understanding of human resources, with an emphasis on employee performance improvement plans and corrective action policies.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Consistently advocate and embrace the YSP Unit’s mission and guiding principles.

Education/Experience Requirements:

Master’s degree from an accredited college/university in a related field, plus two years of professional experience working in a human services or related field, including one year of supervisory experience, along with demonstrated success in conducting coaching, training and professional development services.

-OR-

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university in a related field, plus four years of experience working in a human services or related field, including three years of supervisory experience, along with demonstrated success in conducting coaching, training and professional development services.

-AND-

Valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle are required.

Salary range: $50,000-$53,000 per year plus a comprehensive benefits package.

 

If hired for a position, candidates would work for Allegheny County, Department of Human Services and be employed by Great Lakes Behavioral Research Institute.

About Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS)

In Allegheny County, we appreciate people who think big, act boldly, and care about making a difference.  You don’t have to be from here to feel at home, or to make your mark.  With only 1.3 million people in the County, it’s small enough for motivated people to get things done.  Allegheny County’s Department of Human Services (DHS) is a perfect place to get things done that directly affect people in need of a positive and lasting way.  We help children grow up safer and healthier, older adults remain able to live independently, and neighborhoods to thrive.  Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of people in Allegheny County.

DHS is the largest agency in Allegheny County government, with a budget of over $1 billion. DHS serves more than 200,000 people a year through services that include: Protecting children and youth from abuse and neglect and preventing future occurrences of maltreatment; improving child wellness through family support, home visiting, early intervention and in-home services; providing treatment for behavioral health issues such as substance use disorders and mental illness; managing the care of adults with intellectual disabilities; preventing unnecessary nursing home stays; and services that prevent homelessness and provide shelter and housing for families and individuals.

Why DHS?

  • It is innovative. Most recently, the national attention and awards we’ve gotten are for how DHS integrates data and uses them to improve the safety and well-being of children through tools that support front-line staff in making decisions (using predictive analytics).
  • DHS is diverse, but we strive to be even more inclusive. Our director has made it his top priority that DHS is “the kind of place where a diverse group of talented people want to come, grow, and do their best work.”  This includes equity in hiring and advancement, as well as in unleashing the creativity and ideas of staff at every level of DHS.
  • It has strong, assertive leaders. We do not hire yes-people.

You can make a big impact here.  We stand out as one of the best human services organizations in the country.  But we need problem-solvers, innovators, and terrific leaders to make sure we are smart in how we use our funding so that we reach the people who most need our help to make lives better.

“DHS strives to be the kind of place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come to grow and do their best work.”

-From the organization’s statement on Equity and Inclusion

 

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER – M/F/V/D

PA 2-1-1 Resource Navigators

We are growing and need people interested in full-time or part-time jobs during daytime or after-hours shifts!

Job Summary:

Similar to the 9-1-1 service, 2-1-1 is a nationally recognized, easy-to-remember phone number that quickly and effectively connects people in need with resources. In the case of 2-1-1, the connections are to human services and community resources tailored to meet caller needs. The 2-1-1 service is widely available across the country. Our Pittsburgh office currently services 30 counties across PA, including the Erie and Philadelphia regions.

General Overview

This is not your ordinary call center job! We hire dedicated, talented people with big hearts. The 2-1-1 Resource Navigator handles customer inquiries by phone, text, chat, email or other media from individuals seeking assistance with human services information or resources. The individual ensures that responses to inquiries are completed according to established service and quality standards. This position focuses on showing empathy, patience, and professionalism while referring callers to the appropriate human service agencies that have the necessary resources to assist them with their basic needs of food, clothing, and shelter, etc. The ideal candidate will effectively and compassionately maintain the confidentiality of all caller information.

Shifts Available (Some holidays may be required):

  • Daytime shifts available during Monday – Thursday from 7am to 8pm, Fridays 7am to 6pm
  • After-hours shifts available during Monday – Thursday from 8pm to 7am, Fridays 6pm to 7am Mondays

Essential Functions:

  • Responds to inbound phone contact, texts, and chats
  • Inputs data into the system of record, RTM
  • Meets all production, quality and adherence standards
  • Attends all required training classes and meetings
  • Elevates issues to next level of supervision, as appropriate
  • Maintains accurate records, including timekeeping records
  • Completes contact follow-up via text and phone in a timely manner
  • Updates database records
  • Other duties as assigned or requested

Technical Skills:

  • Ability to calmly handle high-volume calls and treat callers with dignity, respect, compassion, understanding, and empathy
  • Comfort with technology to include typing while speaking on the phone, reviewing multiple screens, utilizing text and chat, and using Office products including Outlook email
  • Demonstrated ability to accurately record summary of call and ask required screening questions
  • Ability to type at least 40 words per minute
  • Will be required to attend outreach events and meetings. These meetings may be outside of normal working hours
  • A knowledge of the human/social services within your community or a knowledge of the top agencies around the country (Red Cross, United Way, or Salvation Army) preferred.

Qualities:

  • Ability to remain professional, calm, and kind under pressure in sometimes stressful and emotional circumstances
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to communicate clearly to individuals with varying levels of comprehension and language proficiency
  • Excellent telephone etiquette, including exhibiting friendliness while controlling the conversation
  • Demonstrated ability to provide an empathetic and compassionate response to all inquirers
  • Must be a team player and be willing to take on new projects as the program grows
  • Must be flexible, reliable, and dependable, including adhering to work schedules, changing work shifts when needed, and communicating about availability
  • Demonstrated ability to work from home when needed, meeting schedule adherence and quality standards
  • Willingness and ability to work in a stationary environment with a desk, computer, and headset
  • Willingness to work varying shifts including evenings, weekends, and holidays

Minimum Qualifications:

High School Diploma or GED and at least two years of customer service experience required; Bachelor’s degree in social work or health or human services related field plus two or more years of experience in health or human services, social work, or related non-profit organization preferred.

Salary:

$12-13 per hour with potential increase after completion of training

Status:

Successful candidates will start on a temporary basis for at least six months, with the possibility of becoming permanent employees based on performance and operational needs.

To Apply:

Send your resume to info@pa211sw.org with “Resource Navigator” in the subject line and indicate your preferences:

  • Full-time (37.5 – 40 hours per week) or Part-time (15-25 hours per week)
  • Daytime (shifts during Mon – Thu 7am to 8pm; Fri 7am to 6pm) or After-hours: (shifts during Mon – Thu 8pm to 7am; Fri 6pm to 7am Mon)

Board of Directors

January 2021 -December 2023 Term Board of Directors Position Description

Assemble, a nonprofit dedicated to fostering learning and creativity is searching for committed and enthusiastic individuals to join its Board of Directors. Ambassadors of Assemble,  Board Members provide leadership in the oversight and execution of Assemble’s strategic plan in a volunteer, yet purposeful, capacity. It is important that they share Assemble’s vision for arts, STEAM education, the Maker movement, and community outreach.  Board candidates should be ready to work collaboratively as part of a working Board while striving to become a governing Board. Board Members are required to participate in at least one committee, each of which meets on a monthly basis or as needed.

Vision:  Assemble envisions neighborhoods of empowered, diverse people who create, connect, learn, and transform together.

Mission:  We build confidence through making by uniting communities of artists, technologies, makers, and learners.

Assemble’s Board Members serve 3-year terms and are eligible for reappointment for additional 1-year terms for a total of 6 years.  Board meetings are held 6 times a year on the odd-numbered months. Board Members are required to attend — either in-person or virtually — all 6 of the Board meetings and the Board Retreat in addition to the committee meetings. Board Members are expected to consider Assemble to be a philanthropic priority and to make annual gifts that reflect that priority.

Special consideration will be given to candidates who possess any of the following qualifications:

  • Dedication towards Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, Inclusion, and Justice practices
  • Identifying as BIPOC, LGBTIQIA+, or as an intersectional person of oppressed identities
  • Experience or skills in one or more:
  • Legal expertise for nonprofit organizations
  • Event planning, donor fundraising, and grant-writing
  • Human resources management and procedures
  • Non-profit accounting, finance, and experience setting up an endowment fund
  • Operations, policy development, and public health expertise
  • Strategic communications  and marketing Experience
  • Leadership for strategic planning for growth and succession experience
  • Education management experience
  • Interest in taking a lead in event planning for fundraising and an ability to host creative fund- and friend-raiser events
  • Interest and ability to build Assemble’s family of supporters, fans, and participants
  • Connections to the Garfield/Friendship/Bloomfield community as a resident or via allied organizations
  • Connections to the Technology, Art, and Creative Industries and connections for corporate support

IIf you have questions regarding a position or the commitment involved, please contact Brett Fulesday, Board President, at brett@assemblepgh.org.  If you are interested in joining Assemble’s Board of Directors or a committee, please send an email of interest and a resume to jobs@assemblepgh.org.  No phone calls, please.  If you are interested in learning more about Assemble, please join us for a Virtual meet and mix event on Wednesday Oct 21 at 6pm. RSVP here: http://bit.ly/assembleBoardMixer

Case Manager – Long Term Structured Residence Program

Summary of the Position: The Case Manager is responsible for supporting admissions, aftercare referrals and service coordination for the LTSR consumer. The Case Manager supports referrals and service planning in conjunction with placing counties. This position also serves as a member of an interdisciplinary team.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Coordinate all admissions and discharges to the forensic LTSR.
  •  Assists with pre-placement interviews for admissions
  •  Serve as the liaison between the forensic LTSR and the associated courts, county and mental health system.
  • Complete disposition service planning for all consumers in the program.
  • Assist in and coordinate aftercare services in the community in collaboration with providers.
  • Participate in the interdisciplinary team. Attend meetings, conferences, and trainings as required.

Working Conditions: 

  • Lifting Requirement – Able to loft 20 pounds
  • Physical Requirement – Ability to walk, lift, climb, and bend at waist
  • Work Location; This position works in both an office and unit/LTSR Program.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Human Services related field.
  • 2 years’ experience working as a human services case manager
  • Experience with all Microsoft applications

Mental Health Technician – Long Term Structured Residence Program

Summary of the position: The Mental Health Technician is the primary direct-care worker in the LTSR. This position is designed to provide the daily structure, safety and security for forensic consumers. The care, supervision and the implementation of programming for the forensic consumer is the primary focus of the job.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Ensure that each consumer is secure and safe at all times, both awake and asleep, through direct monitoring.
  • Promote a consistent and supportive environment for consumers.
  • Support nurses and therapists with implementation of treatment plan, as well, as certified Peer Specialist in implementation of CompKit.
  • Teach and model appropriate social behaviors by utilizing and teaching life skills.
  • Engage with each consumer individually and in group sin order to increase their level of functioning.
  • Support pro-social behaviors.
  • Report facility concerns to the Program Director and conduct monthly fire and other emergency management drills.
  • Attend and participate in interdisciplinary meetings.
  • Complete required documentation in a timely manner.
  • Record daily activities and major events of each shift.
  • Log into internet and check emails daily.
  • Set up and serve meals as per menu on a daily basis
  • Ensure all food service materials are prepared for return to Central Kitchen
  • Ensure that cleanliness and order is maintained in kitchen
  • Assess kitchen for overstocked items and report to Warehouse and Central Kitchen
  • Be aware of consumers’ food allergies and sensitivities

Working Conditions: 

  • Lifting Requirements – Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds
  • Physical Requirements – Must be able to walk, bend, stoop, and jump
  • Work Location – The position is required to work at the LTSR, both inside and outside

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree with at least 12 semester hours of college training in a mental health field or Associates Degree or equivalent in Human Services field and 2 years direct care experience with   at least 12 semester hours of college training in a mental health field or High School Diploma with at least six months of trainings in mental health or a related field
  • Basic knowledge of all Microsoft applications