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Willkie House Inc. - Transportation Assistant/Building Maintenance - Des Moines
Evelyn K. Davis Center for Working Families Summer Youth Experience Program Coordinator - Des Moines
Evelyn K. Davis Center for Working Families Career - Coach Position Description - Des Moines

 

 

 
Willkie House Inc. – Des Moines
Transportation Assistant/Building Maintenance
 
Supervisor: Executive Director
 
Hours: Part Time Transportation - Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri – 2pm to 4pm, Wed – 1pm to 3pm;
Building Maintenance - Vary, based on before/after programming hours
 
Purpose: Transport youth from K-8th grade in the Des Moines Public School District to the Willkie House.
Keep building cleaned, stocked and secure after programming hours.
 
Required Capabilities/ Competencies:
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Ability to deal with difficult situations
  • Ability to follow directions and follow through with task(s) to completion
  • Competent use of English language, both verbal and written
  • Licensed driver with an auto mobile that is insured according to state and/or organization’s requirements
  • Ability to lift 20-30 lbs.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Be attentive to traffic and weather conditions while staying on schedule
  • Responsible for maintaining a safe environment in the vehicle by enforcing rules of conduct and responding to emergencies
  • Ensure that vehicles are operating properly each day
  • Keep track of amount of fuel used, number of students transported daily
  • Make sure that the building is neat, clean, free from clutter and safe
  • Sweeping, mopping, vacuuming and taking out trash
  • Ensure that the building is secure and attend to any other minor building maintenance and repairs
Other:
  • Compliance with Willkie House policy and procedures
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Executive Director
APPLY: Please send resumes and cover letters to Lisa Saffell via email to ljsaffell@dmacc.edu by March 29, 2019 by 5:00 p.m.. If you have any questions please call Lisa Saffell at 515-697-7700
posted 2019.03.21
 
 
Evelyn K. Davis Center for Working Families – Des Moines
Summer Youth Experience Program Coordinator
 
Basic Function: The Youth Coordinator is responsible for youth workforce development, placement and follow-up services that will help to keep students engaged in the Summer Youth Experience Program. Under general supervision, the Summer Youth Coordinator will report to the Assistant Director of the Evelyn K. Davis Center for Working Families; and will coordinate and monitors the assessment, planning process and follow up for each youth, serves as an advocate and liaison for, and on behalf of, youth with employers and resource referrals agencies.
 
Essential Functions:
  1. Application processing/interviewing for a cohort of 50 – 75 youth to participate in a Summer Youth Experience Program.
  2. Meet with summer youth experience cohort once a week to facilitate structured groups dealing with: character development, negative thinking patterns, life skills/situations, social etiquette, assessment/goal setting, financial literacy, service and leadership.
  3. Accurately document group, individual, and contact notes.
  4. Compile end of program reports, and employer & participant surveys.
  5. Adheres to organization policies and procedures that align with the vision, mission and goals of the Summer Youth Experience Program.
  6. Works effectively with people from diverse backgrounds, beliefs, and experiences by creating an inclusive non-judgmental environment.
  7. Utilizes technology to effectively and efficiently administer curriculum.
  8. Prepares reports on youth engagement, participation, completion, and retention rates.
  9. Maintain positive employer relationships.
  10. Organize youth recognition ceremony.
  11. Remain flexible to additional duties as needed
Qualifications:
Required:
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Two years of advising, recruitment, case management, promotions, admissions or related experience.
  • Knowledge of current workforce and vocational procedures and practices.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing and to prepare and deliver public presentations.
  • Ability to plan, organize and manage time.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain a professional working relationship with a wide variety of individuals coming from diverse backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of current software applications.
  • Travel for training and occasional coaching sessions as needed.
  • Willingness to work evenings/ weekends and maintain a flexible work schedule.
  • Willingness to work job fairs and outreach/community events throughout the Greater Des Moines Area.
TO APPLY: Please send resumes and cover letters to Lisa Saffell via email to ljsaffell@dmacc.edu by March 29, 2019 by 5:00 p.m. The position is a temporary position for 5 months. If you have any questions please call Lisa Saffell at 515-697-7700
posted 2019.03.21
 
 
Evelyn K. Davis Center for Working Families Career – Des Moines
Coach Position Description
 
Basic Function:
Help clients create action plans to sustainable wages and navigate the core services of the Evelyn K. Davis Center for Working Families of income/work supports, financial literacy and asset building, and education/workforce career opportunities. Recruit and advise clients in credit and non-credit programs.
 
Essential Functions:
  1. Advise, coordinate and refer clients with specific needs regarding the identification and utilization of support services to assist in their success. Assist clients in identifying goals and developing career/workforce pathways in order to achieve successful transitions to post-secondary education, training and/or employment. Assist clients in creating new or revising existing resumes that are of high quality and highlight specific skills employers are seeking.
  2. Provide case management for clients including case notes and all other necessary documentation and electronic case updates including, but not limited to, enrollment, and application forms, employment plans, educational plans and registrations. Maintain regular contact with clients to provide guidance, advising, and determine appropriate services to assist the individual in achieving their goals towards further training/education or employment.
  3. Provide intake and assessment services with participants seeking help to obtain skilled training, educational credentials, supports and services to help them increase their financial stability. Refer clients to programs and providers who are most aligned with client needs.
  4. Provide assistance to individuals to help them identify and apply for jobs which offer matching skill requirements. Provide support resulting in job placement and retention.
  5. Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications:
Required:
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Two years of advising, recruitment, case management, promotions, admissions or related experience.
  • Knowledge of current workforce and vocational procedures and practices.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing and to prepare and deliver public presentations.
  • Ability to plan, organize and manage time.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain a professional working relationship with a wide variety of individuals coming from diverse backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of current software applications.
  • Travel for training and occasional coaching sessions as needed.
  • Willingness to work evenings/ weekends and maintain a flexible work schedule.
  • Willingness to work job fairs and outreach/community events throughout the Greater Des Moines Area.
TO APPLY: Please send resumes and cover letters to Lisa Saffell via email to ljsaffell@dmacc.edu by March 29, 2019 by 5:00 p.m. If you have any questions please call Lisa Saffell at 515-697-7700.
posted 2019.03.21