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Last update: March 24, 2017

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Department: Refugee Services
Supervisor: Assistant Director for Client Services and Outreach
Classification: Intern (30-35 hours/week)
Duration: 8 weeks
Pay: $2500.00 for internship duration

BASIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

Assist newly arrived refugees reaching self sufficiency through the provision of Reception and Placement Core Services. To work with the Refugee Services staff to meet all program guidelines.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

Client Services
1. Provide pre-arrival services, including preparing housing and purchasing food
2. Pick up refugee families at the airport
3. Provide resettlement orientation and develop individual resettlement plans for each refugee family
4. Refer refugee families to Employment, Match Grant, RCA, ESL and other appropriate programs
5. Assist clients to apply for government documents and benefits, such as Food Stamps & Medicaid
6. Take children to enroll in school
7. Assess clients with special problems and make appropriate referrals to solve such problems
8. Pick up and deliver household items (sofas, tables, groceries) to refugee families
9. Provide transportation to clients as needed
10.Other duties as assigned

Documentation
1. Document all services provided in files and case notes, as required by program guidelines
2. Complete all client applications in a timely and accurate manner
3. Prepare and submit reports as required

OUTCOMES:

1. Provide resettlement case work for 3 cases/month

QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Experience working in case management or with refugee/immigrant populations
2. Fluency in English, with excellent written and verbal communication skills
3. Proficiency in one of the refugee languages (Arabic, Spanish, Burmese, Bhutanese, Kiswahili) preferred
4. High degree of independent judgment, flexibility and problem-solving skills
5. Must be able to work a flexible schedule including some late nights and weekends
6. Must be able to lift 30 pounds on a regular basis, and 50 pounds occasionally
7. Must have a valid driver’s license and automobile liability insurance

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
This position is generally set in a comfortable office environment, but it will frequently require outside of office work. Client field work may occur during or after business hours and it requires talking, writing, driving in inclement weather, walking on uneven surfaces and standing for upwards of 30 minutes straight, depending on the situation. It requires seeing, hearing, talking, sitting and walking on a daily basis. It may require bending and lifting 20-30 pounds on a frequent basis. Field work will require driving, getting in and out of a car under different weather conditions (rain and high degree temperatures during summer).

How to Apply
Please send resumes to:
Human Resources – humanresources@imgh.org

Department:Client Services
Supervisor:Manager of Client Services
Location:3202 San Jacinto St., Houston, TX 77004 (travel 80% in Harris County)
Classification:Exempt/Full-time (40 hours per week or more as needed)
Salary: $26,000-$30,000/annually
Supervisory Role:No

BASIC RESPONSIBILITIES
Perform initial assessments of new clients and reassessments of current clients. Maintain proper client document files and perform office tasks for Meals on Wheels.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES
1.Conduct home visits to determine clients’ ability to consume and store meals as well as check for staff’s safety when delivering a meal.
2.Conduct thorough and correct client assessments and reassessments during telephone and home visits.
3.Ensure that electronic documentation of assessments are in the proper location for easy retrieval during daily operations, monitoring, or audits.
4.Determine eligibility of potential clients for nutrition services.
5.Provide nutritional information and referrals to clients. If additional resources are needed case assessor will refer clients to IM Client Services.
6.Report client abuse or neglect to state authorities to the Department of Family and Protective Regulatory Services. Also, notify IM Social Services department of this referral for documentation.
7.Complete every assessment and re-assessment that is assigned, on a timely basis.
8.Assist with large filing projects, and perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS
1.Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work preferred.
2.Bilingual in Spanish preferred.
3.One year of client case work experience preferred.
4.Enjoy working with senior citizens. Experience working with low-income elderly a plus.
5.Must be able to maintain a work pace adequate to keep all computerized and paper records complete and accurate in a timely fashion.
6.Excellent interpersonal skills and must be able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
7.Ability to prioritize tasks and manage time.
8.Skilled in working independently under considerable pressure and without close supervision while maintaining effective and accurate performance.
9.Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word and Outlook).
10.Reliable automobile, valid auto registration and inspection, and valid driver’s license and automobile liability insurance required.

COGNITIVE & PHYSICAL DEMANDS
1.DATA ENTRY- this position requires strong attention to detail, repetitious work and information entry into various databases on an ongoing daily basis. The incumbent must have strong attention to detail and data entry accuracy to be successful in this position
2.COMPUTING – Performing arithmetic operations and reporting on and/or carrying out a prescribed action in relation to them on a daily basis.
3.ANALYZING – Examining and evaluating data. Presenting alternative actions in relation to the evaluation is frequently involved.
4.COMPILING – Gathering, collating, or classifying information about data. Reporting and/or carrying out a prescribed action in relation to the evaluation is frequently involved.

This position requires driving to client sites five days per week. Having reliable transportation will be essential for this job. Sitting while driving, standing, walking on uneven surfaces and bending will be done on a daily basis. Seeing, hearing, and talking will be done constantly. Client visits will require getting out of a car to visit client homes under different weather conditions (rain and high degree temperatures during summer). Client homes may have animals or lack temperature control.

How to Apply
Please send resumes to:
Human Resources – humanresources@imgh.org

Interfaith Ministries invites candidates to apply for an Interfaith Relations (IR) leadership position. Candidates for this position should have a genuine commitment to the mission of Interfaith Ministries and be intentionally open and thoughtful in working with those from a variety of faith traditions, those who describe themselves as ‘spiritual but not religious,’ and those who have no particular religious affiliation. S/he should also have proven success in fostering community relationships/partnerships, achieving strategic plan objectives, and working with staff to manage operations and personnel, advance programming, and manage budgets.

BACKGROUND
Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston brings people of diverse faith traditions together for dialogue, collaboration, and service, as a demonstration of our shared beliefs. IM envisions a community working and acting together in response to the needs of a Greater Houston to create a more respectful, connected, and caring society.

This is a crucial and important time in the efforts to build understanding and respect across and among religions. From the world stage to the local neighborhood, misunderstandings can emerge in ways that create tension, sometimes prejudice, and at worst, enemies. Building respect and understanding among people of different religions, or no particular religion is a necessity.

IM’s Interfaith Relations department is uniquely situated to play a key role in making the Greater Houston area a more educated, understanding and respectful region. As the most diverse city in the nation, we can be a model for inclusion for the rest of the country. The work of creating substantive dialogue, not only based in optimism but in difficult and necessary conversations and interactions, is more necessary now that perhaps ever in our lifetimes. IM is looking for an individual to be a leader in this important work.

POSITION SUMMARY
This role will represent Interfaith Relations and address the needs of the Greater Houston area by initiating, developing, and maintaining partnerships and collaborative ventures across faith traditions, as well as among civic and business leaders in a way that promotes understanding and respect. This role is also responsible for assuring program quality and organizational stability through development and implementation of standards and controls, systems and procedures, and regular evaluation.

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS/ABILITIES
1.Bachelor’s degree required and minimum of 5 years related experience; Advanced degree preferred
2.Ability to work effectively with individuals and groups from various cultures and religions
3.Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment and multicultural setting
4.Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a high level of attention to detail; proficiency in English required
5.Ability to multi-task and prioritize assignments to efficiently accomplish duties
6.Ability to work evening and weekend events
7.Experience with planning events as well as program development and execution
8.Experience in public speaking in a variety of settings
9.Relationship management software experience

How to Apply
Please send resumes and cover letters to:
Human Resources – humanresources@imgh.org

Department: Senior Services
Supervisor: Meals on Wheels Driver Coordinator
Location: Moran building – 3202 San Jacinto St., Houston, TX 77004
Classification: Non-exempt/Part-time (On call, as needed – depending on business needs)
Hourly Rate: Beginning at $9.00/hour + mileage (Depends on experience)

BASIC RESPONSIBILITIES
To provide accurate, reliable and courteous daily meal delivery to Meals on Wheels program clients using personal transportation.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Report to work at the exact assigned shift time (not before or after).
  2. Operate and maintain personal vehicle with safety and courtesy to other drivers in the community.
  3. Deliver daily meals directly to clients in a reliable and friendly manner.
  4. Maintain cleanliness of the vehicle and meal carriers as well as and personal hygiene.
  5. Read and interpret the route maps provided by the Driver Coordinator.
  6. Follow the assigned route and deliver the meals in a specified time frame required.
  7. Keep records of own timesheets and exact time spent on a route.
  8. Report any deviations from and reasons for inability to deliver meals in a required time frame on a daily basis.
  9. Maintain accurate records of meal delivery by properly circling route sheets.
  10. Keep accurate record of the count of daily meals served and submit a meals order for two days in advance.
  11. Act as a liaison between the clients and Coordinator/Manager by providing details of missed meals, client absences or potential complaints.
  12. Follow organization’s policies and procedures.
  13. Attend organization’s meetings and other mandatory events during or after assigned work shift.

QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Must be able to read and write English and follow written instructions.
  2. Must be over 21 years old and have a valid driver’s license with an excellent driving record.
  3. Must have reliable automobile with valid automobile liability insurance as required by law available for submission at all times during employment with the organization.
  4. Able to follow maps and written directions.
  5. Good verbal and written communication skills.
  6. Friendly demeanor, courtesy and patience are required.
  7. Able to lift 20 pounds on a regular basis.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Sitting while driving, standing, walking on uneven surfaces, and bending will be done on a daily basis. Seeing, hearing, and talking will be done constantly. Lifting 20 pounds on a regular basis, and carrying meals. Meal delivery will require getting out of a car and delivering meals to the client’s house under different weather conditions (rain and high degree temperatures during summer).

To apply for this position, please fill out the employment application and submit by email humanresources@imgh.org, fax to 713-800-5110, or deliver in person to 3303 Main St., Houston, TX 77002, or 3202 San Jacinto St., Houston, TX 77004.

Department: Senior Services
Supervisor: Meals on Wheels Driver Coordinator
Location: 3202 San Jacinto St., Houston, TX 77004
Classification: Non-exempt/Part-time (17.5 hours per week)
Hourly Rate: $9.00/hour + mileage

BASIC RESPONSIBILITIES
To provide accurate, reliable and courteous daily meal delivery to Meals on Wheels program clients using personal transportation.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Report to work at the exact assigned shift time (not before or after).
  2. Operate and maintain personal vehicle with safety and courtesy to other drivers in the  community.
  3. Deliver daily meals directly to clients in a reliable and friendly manner.
  4. Maintain cleanliness of the vehicle and meal carriers as well as and personal hygiene.
  5. Read and interpret the route maps provided by the Driver Coordinator.
  6. Follow the assigned route and deliver the meals in a specified time frame required.
  7. Keep records of own timesheets and exact time spent on a route.
  8. Report any deviations from and reasons for inability to deliver meals in a required time frame on a daily basis.
  9. Maintain accurate records of meal delivery by properly circling route sheets.
  10. Keep accurate record of the count of daily meals served and submit a meals order for two days in advance.
  11. Act as a liaison between the clients and Coordinator/Manager by providing details of missed meals, client absences or potential complaints.
  12. Follow organization’s policies and procedures.
  13. Attend organization’s meetings and other mandatory events during or after assigned work shift.

QUALIFICATIONS

  1. High School diploma or equivalent.
  2. Must be able to read and write English and follow written instructions.
  3. Must be over 21 years old and have a valid driver’s license with an excellent driving record.
  4. Must have reliable automobile with valid automobile liability insurance as required by law available for submission at all times during employment with the organization.
  5. Able to follow maps and written directions.
  6. Good verbal and written communication skills.
  7. Friendly demeanor, courtesy and patience are required.
  8. Able to lift 20 pounds on a regular basis.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Sitting while driving, standing, walking on uneven surfaces, and bending will be done on a daily basis. Seeing, hearing, and talking will be done constantly. Lifting 20 pounds on a regular basis, and carrying meals.  Meal delivery will require getting out of a car and delivering meals to the client’s house under different weather conditions (rain and high degree temperatures during summer).

To apply for this position, please fill out the employment application and submit by email humanresources@imgh.org, fax to 713-800-5110, or deliver in person to 3202 San Jacinto St., Houston, TX 77004 or 3303 Main St. Houston, TX 77002.