Part-time Donation Driver

Position Status:           Part – Time Donation Driver                

FLSA:                       non-exempt (hourly)

Supervised by:             Director of Finance

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION AND PURPOSE:

The overall responsibility of the Donation driver is to pick up and manage furniture donations for clients and provide pick up and manage excess donations to the thrift store.

QUALIFICATIONS:

The qualifications listed below are representative of the education, experience, skill/ability, and licenses/credentials required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education

  • No requirement

Experience

  • Experience in driving a cargo van..
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Skills/Abilities

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to maintain accurate documentation of donations
  • Ability to resolve conflict
  • Provide and receive supervision
  • Demonstrates effectiveness as a member of a team as well as the ability to work independently
  • Maintains a stable, dependable work schedule, arriving on time and fulfilling all responsibilities.

Licenses/Credentials

  • Current driver’s license and clean driving record

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Must be able to lift large and heavy furniture, move large boxes, work on a ladder and other general maintenance work.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist Case Managers with clients move into housing program
  • Weekly evaluation (test drive) all FAC vehicles and fuel all vehicles. Make sure all vehicles are properly tagged and inspected (including FAC trailer).
  • Knowledge of safe work principles and practices.
  • Pick up food bank deliveries, Sam’s orders, WISD food donations and other food related donations
  • Believe in and act in accordance with the agency’s mission statement and goals
  • Experience working with diverse population and groups.
  • Performs preventive maintenance procedures on building mechanical equipment and a variety of custodial tasks, including simple landscape maintenance
  • Daily property inspection including play ground to maintain a high quality of safety standards.
  • Read and interpret documents such as operating manuals.
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

To apply, send cover letter and resume to Whitney.thomas@familyabusecenter.org

Part-time Administrative Assistant

Position Status: Part-time (not to exceed 20 hours per week)                

FLSA: non-exempt (hourly)

Supervised by: Family Abuse Center Executive Director

GENERAL DESCRIPTION AND PURPOSE:          

The Data Entry Administrative Assistant is responsible for data entry into the DFPS PEIS database and working with the Program Director to ensure quality data. Some secretarial and receptionist duties will be included in the position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:

  • High School diploma or GED required
  • Associates or Bachelor’s Degree preferred

Experience:

  • 2 or more years experience in data entry preferred.

Skills/Abilities:

  • Bilingual preferred
  • Strong computer skills, including ability to use various software applications, spreadsheets and databases. MS Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint is a plus.
  • Strong organizational and record keeping skills, attention to details.
  • Ability to work independently and be self-motivated
  • Demonstrates effectiveness as a member of a team as well as the ability to work independently and to take initiative
  • Ability to maintain personal balance and accomplish multiple tasks that require a variety of skills

LICENSES/CREDENTIALS:

  • None

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE DATA ENTRY ASSISTANT:

  • Enter and maintain program data.
  • Provide data reports to the HOPES Program Director in a timely fashion to meet grant requirements.
  • Participate in continuous quality improvement

To apply, send cover letter and resume to Kathy.reid@familyabusecenter.org

 

Overnight Resident Advocate

 

Position Status:           Full – Time                  

FLSA:                       non-exempt (hourly)

Supervised by:             Shelter Manager

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION AND PURPOSE:

The Family Abuse Center depends on the Resident Advocates to ensure that our shelter is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The primary responsibilities of the Resident Advocates (RA) are to provide crisis intervention and referrals on the 24-hour crisis line and provide resident assistance to those in the 24-hour shelter. R.As approve admission to FAC in accordance with policies and procedures, provide front desk coverage (answering incoming calls, assisting residents at front desk, etc.) in between hotline calls as needed, provides shelter intakes to incoming shelter residents and help clients move and settle into shelter. Other duties include crisis intervention, meal preparation, maintaining client records, and ensuring confidentiality.

Current Need: Must be available overnight shifts, weekends, and over the holidays.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

The qualifications listed below are representative of the education, experience, skill/ability, and licenses/credentials required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Education

  • High School Diploma or GED

 

Experience

  • 1-2 years experience in the field of Domestic and/or Sexual Violence preferred, or the same amount of residential services experience
  • Experience in social or human service field (domestic violence, sexual violence) preferred.

 

Skills/Abilities

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to problem solve and diffuse conflict under pressure
  • Demonstrate experience and ease working with a diverse population of clients
  • Ability to handle crisis situations with sensitivity and assertiveness
  • Demonstrates effectiveness as a member of a team as well as the ability to work independently and to take initiative
  • Flexibility and ability to prioritize job responsibilities
  • Ability to maintain personal balance and accomplish multiple tasks that require a variety of skills
  • Demonstrates skills of self-direction
  • Light clerical duties
  • Ability to maintain accurate data and documentation of client services
  • Provide and receive supervision
  • Work in basic computer programs such as MS Word & Excel.
  • Bilingual a plus.

 

Licenses/Credentials

  • N/A

The Overnight Shift is from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Please send Resumes and cover letters to Whitney.thomas@familyabusecenter.org

Christmas Bow

Family Abuse Center’s donors come in all shapes in sizes and are inspired by anything you can imagine. This is the story behind a donation Family Abuse Center received for the babies and infants we serve.

Christie is an instructor at the local YMCA. As a dedicated instructor, Christie shares parts of her life with her class. This year seemed to be about animals. Christie and her husband have always had a heart for animals, particularly donkeys.  For Christmas, Christie was surprised by her husband with a pair of miniature donkeys – Holly and Nick. After coming to live with Christie and her husband, both donkeys began putting on healthy weight, but Holly’s weight seemed to continue increasing. After a trip to the veterinarian, it was determined that Holly was pregnant and might be due in the summer sometime. Each evening, Christie would go to the field and feed Holly and Nick treats and check on them.

In her excitement, Christie talked about Holly every time she instructed her Silver Sneaker’s class at the YMCA. Caught up in all the excitement, the class wanted to have a baby shower and meet the new donkey when he arrives.  Christie has had a heart for Family Abuse Center for a number of years and decided to turn the baby shower into a fundraiser for baby items to bring to the shelter. The plan was made for May 23rd to have the baby shower. Happily, Holly’s baby was born on May 20th, just in time for the party! Because his appearance was such a surprise, the baby was name “Bow” because he was the bow bringing the Christmas surprise together. From the clients and staff at Family Abuse Center, thank you Bow and your family for your inspiration and generosity!

Bow