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Communications Professional

Building Maintenance & Custodian

Multicultural Youth Program Coordinator

Supported Housing Respite Staff

Drop-In Youth Coach, Burlington

Food Coordinator – AmeriCorps – St. Albans Drop In

Food Coordinator – AmeriCorps – Burlington Drop In

Director of Multicultural Youth Program


Communications Professional

Spectrum is seeking a creative, passionate, and inspired Communications Professional to join our Development & Communications team. This position oversees all aspects of Spectrum’s marketing and communications and is the primary keeper of Spectrum’s voice, helping donors see how they can make a difference in the lives of teenagers and young adults, and helping youth know what services are available to them.  This is an exempt position with a salary range of $45,000-$60,000. The final title and salary will be commensurate with experience.  Please include a cover letter and three examples of relevant work by June 30th, 2022.  Submissions without a cover letter and examples will not be considered

Responsibilities

  • Creates and manages the editorial calendar for the agency. 
  • Oversees the editorial calendar and digital communications, including the agency website, social media channels, email communications, and assists with program-related communications.
  • Assists the director in editorial planning, writing appeals and copy for print publications (such as newsletters and annual reports), and other donor communications. 
  • Works with program staff to gather and develop stories while protecting client confidentiality.
  • Develops collateral for fundraising and various programs, working with vendors, designers, and printers as needed.  
  • Contributes to shared development department responsibilities, such as special events and donor acknowledgement.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge/Skills Requirements:

  • Excellent storyteller with exceptional writing skills and the ability to tailor voice for different channels. Knowledge of writing for nonprofit fundraising a plus. 
  • A drive to continually learn and stay informed about best practices in the fields of nonprofit communications and marketing and a commitment to excellence. Ongoing training and coaching provided.
  • A strong understanding of digital communications, including social media, email, and web. Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suites, WordPress, video, and/or HTML a plus.
  • Collaborative and energetic and able to work both on a team and independently. 
  • Ability to work with disparate staff, clients, and vendors to collect and develop stories for a range of platforms and media.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field. Candidates without this degree but with significant experience in the field are encouraged to apply. 
  • Communication and/or marketing experience of 3-5 years preferred. 
  • Commitment to the value of diversity with respect to gender, race, age, socio-economic level, sexual orientation and religion.

Building Maintenance & Custodian

This is a full-time position consisting of 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, and is responsible for performing daily cleaning and basic maintenance & repairs across several locations.  Daily cleaning is expected to represent approximately half of this position. Weekly cleaning and additional “deep cleaning” are also required at other Burlington locations.  More locations may be added in the future.  General maintenance will include basic maintenance such as moving small furniture or items up to 50 lbs., replacing lighting, painting, minimal maintenance/building exterior maintenance, maintaining fixtures, consulting with building/maintenance items, and coordination with outside vendors on larger projects. This is a non-exempt position which pays $20.00 per hour and is eligible for an excellent benefits package.

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Custodial

  • Daily cleaning at the Burlington Drop-in, Pearl Street Residence, and the Landing.  Included but not limited to vacuuming, trash, surface cleaning, mopping, bathrooms, and offices.
  • Weekly extended cleaning at the Burlington Drop-in, Pearl Street Residence, and the Landing
  • Weekly cleaning at other Burlington properties
  • Take a proactive approach to the cleanliness and appearance of all Spectrum properties and spaces
  • Custodial duties expected to be approximately 20 hours per week

Maintenance

  • Perform basic maintenance & repairs to Spectrum property, spaces, furniture, or on behalf of staff
  • Tasks will include but are not limited to:
    1. Maintaining and prioritizing staff maintenance request
    2. Furniture assembly
    3. Painting
    4. General building maintenance
    5. Delivery of packages & furniture between locations
    6. Minor landscaping/exterior building cleaning
    7. Coordination with outside vendors on larger building or maintenance projects

Knowledge and Skills Required 

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in general construction or minor repairs & maintenance 
  • A valid driver’s license

Additional Qualifications 

  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Strong organizational, record-keeping and fiscal monitoring skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively 
  • Ability to organize work and manage time to accomplish tasks and meet deadlines, including the ability to adapt to changing priorities
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to stoop, kneel, bend, push/pull, and lift
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs regularly and 80 lbs occasionally
  • Ability to push/pull up to 50 lbs regularly and 80 lbs occasionally

Work Environment 

Upbeat and fast-paced environment.  This position frequently works independently.  The position requires standing a large portion of the day and frequently walking and/or driving between locations in downtown Burlington.  

The above duties and responsibilities describe the general nature and level of work performed in this job. 


Multicultural Youth Program Coordinator

This position is responsible for providing program co-coordination and assisting in the continuing development of the Multicultural Youth Program (MYP). Under the supervision of the MYP Manager, the MYP Coordinator will provide support in the areas of community outreach and program co-development.

The coordinator will have knowledge and connections to various community resources and partners that provide services to the various and existing multicultural communities. 

The coordinator will participate in a team setting and/or on a partnering level with the MYP Manager to implement logistical and informational elements that will assist in finalizing the structure of the Multicultural Youth Program. In addition to this, the coordinator will also provide educational support and assistance to multicultural youth who use the MYP space. This is a full-time, exempt, benefits-eligible position with an annual salary starting at $41,600.00. 

Essential Functions

  • Assist in the development of program aspects structure of the Multicultural Youth Program.
  • Act as Volunteer Coordinator, including recruitment and training of volunteers.
  • Coordinate and schedule meetings with possible community partners that will benefit the work    done by the Multicultural Youth Program.
  • Be responsible for taking and maintaining meeting notes from MYP team meetings.
  • Support and assist youth in an educational context.
  • Participate in staff meetings, and trainings as scheduled.
  • Advocate for youth-identified resource needs to support healthy growth and development within the agency and in the community.  
  • Assist in the development of specific training for staff and volunteers. 
  • Provide agency and community resources orientation and training. 
  • May be required to provide interdepartmental support.
  • Other duties may be assigned as needed.

Knowledge & Skills Required 

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work or counseling preferred or relevant experience. Minimum 1 year experience in social work or counseling field and coordinating experience preferred but not required.
  • Must be knowledgeable about issues facing target population (e.g. information specific to cultural groups identified as being at-risk, homelessness, HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, mental health problems, family conflict, physical health issues, criminality, etc.) or be willing to learn.
  • Ability to engage and build rapport with both adolescents and young adults and set effective limits and boundaries with youth and others.
  • Ability to work independently, as a team member, and abide by the NASW code of Ethics.
  • Willingness to participate in supervision, identify needs and issues, ask for assistance, support and training, and be able to accept and utilize feedback.
  • Commitment to the values of diversity with respect to culture, race, ethnicity, gender identity, age, socio-economic level, sexual orientation and religion.

Work Environment 

The above duties will be carried out in a variety of settings including on-site, various community meeting settings, schools and public gatherings. This is a full-time position, and the working hours will correspond to the operation and needs of the program.


Supported Housing Respite Staff

Respite Staff are covering shifts for full-time Supported Housing Staff and assume the same overall responsibilities. Respite Staff are responsible for the overall safety of program residents and management of the supported housing facility. Staff is expected to support residents to achieve the goals outlined in their service plan while holding them accountable for program expectations.

Staff is expected to be an active part of a team and model effective, appropriate, and timely communication with others regarding client updates. This position has an immediate start date for training, however, is on an as needed basis once trained. Respite staff could be needed any day per week or any combination of days, the hours are always 1:00 am – 9:00 am. The staff member has discretion to accept or deny an offered shift. The wage is $20.00 per hour with a 9 % shift differential between the hours of 1:00 and 7:00 am.

Essential Functions 

  • Supervise and engage residents in program expectations: 
    • Ensure safety of all residents while on the premises/ in community 
    • Uphold and maintain program rules and regulations at all times 
    • Perform facility maintenance to uphold a professional atmosphere 
      • Assist residents in carrying out daily routines and achieving goals outlined in their service plans 
    • Support skill building in life skill areas 
    • Adhere to resident medication plans 
    • Support residents and/or case managers with move-in and move-out procedures 
  • Responsible for accurate and timely completion of record keeping including: 
    • Individual client files, logs and daily database entry 
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    • Documentation of critical incidents 
  • Communication and cross over with other staff is expected including the following: 
    • Update on the shift and status of all residents 
    • Medication, UA, critical information discussed 
    • Tasks completed and tasks that need to be completed on next shift 
  • It is expected the Respite staff will respond to all requests for coverage to detail if they can take a shift or not. This can be done via email, text or phone calls. 

Knowledge and Skills Required

  • High school degree required and Bachelor’s Degree preferred. Minimum of one year experience working with at-risk adolescents. 
  • Knowledge and understanding of adolescent development and at-risk youth including the following: mental health and substance abuse issues; trauma; attachment issues; complex family dynamics; developmental challenges 
    • Knowledge of life skills work including meal preparation, budgeting, cleaning, healthy decision making, conflict resolution, and job readiness/employment skills. 
    • Ability to set limits and maintain appropriate boundaries. Model professional conduct in and out of work. 
    • Ability to work as an effective team member. 
    • มุ่งมั่นในคุณค่าของความหลากหลายในด้านเพศ เชื้อชาติ อายุ ระดับเศรษฐกิจสังคม รสนิยมทางเพศ และศาสนา
    • Adherence to agency code of ethics and all policies and procedures. 
    • Valid driver’s license preferred. 

Work Environment

This is both a field and office position and may require some travel for activities, client appointment, etc. Due to the nature of supported housing work shifts include days, evenings, awake overnights, weekends, and holidays. Schedules and shifts are subject to change.

This position is eligible for a $1000 sign on bonus. It will be paid in two installments, one with the first paycheck and the second after 90 days of continuous employment. 


Drop-In Youth Coach, Burlington

Youth Coaches are the primary, front line staff in the Drop-In Center. They provide brief interventions, screening, resource coordination, referrals, and case management to youth being served in the Spectrum Drop-In Center. The Youth Coaches are young adults who are at least 18 years old and need to be healthy role models for the youth being served. This is a full time non-exempt position which pays $20.00 per hour and is eligible for an excellent benefits package.

Essential Functions

  • Staffing Drop-In Center:
    • Maintain Drop-In Center as a safe, clean, and accessible space for youth and young adults, ages 14-24.
    • Provide basic needs to youth who access Drop-In services.
    • Adhere to the procedures and policies of the agency and of the program, assisting in programmatic policy updates as needed.
    • Provide supportive engagement and brief interventions based on Motivational Interviewing.
    • Use appropriate crisis intervention techniques in the space to deescalate youth and maintain a safe space for all community members.
    • Provide resource coordination, case management, and referrals to other   Spectrum and community services as appropriate.
    • Provide formal Recovery Coaching to interested youth.
    • Facilitate activities to attract, educate, and empower youth.
    • Advocate for and with youth and assist them to access and utilize resources and services within Spectrum and the community by maintaining partnerships with other programs and agencies.
    • Participate in regular outreach efforts to engage youth outside of the space.
    • Assist in the training and mentoring of new Youth Coaches and AmeriCorps members.        
  • Record Keeping:
    • Perform formal intake process with each new youth to the space.
    • Keep daily logs of youth and services provided.
    • Conduct appropriate screenings and provide data for funding requirements.
    • Track youth interactions and progress through detailed notes in agency database and inter-program lines of communication.
  • Participate in weekly supervision and staff meetings, and trainings as needed.

Knowledge and Skills Required

  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Must be knowledgeable about issues facing target population (homelessness, HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, mental health problems, family conflict, physical health issues, criminality, etc.) or be willing to learn.
  • Must be knowledgeable or willing to learn about area resources available to youth and young adults and be able to dispense that information as needed to youth seeking services.
  • Ability to engage and build rapport while setting effective limits and boundaries with youth.
  • The ability to work independently and as a team member and according to the NASW code of Ethics.
  • Participating in supervision by identifying needs and issues, asking for assistance, support and training, and being able to offer, accept, and utilize feedback.
  • Commitment to the values of diversity with respect to gender identity, race, age, socio-economic level, sexual orientation, and religion.
  • This position may include driving the Spectrum van and/or transporting clients. Driver’s license may be required. 
  • Willingness to become certified as a Recovery Coach in the state of Vermont within 6 months of hire.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Work Environment

The above duties will be carried out in the Drop-In Center and occasionally transporting clients in the local area. The hours are 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday-Friday.


Food Coordinator – AmeriCorps – St. Albans Drop In

From the AmeriCorps site: The VYDC-Spectrum Food Coordinator AmeriCorps Member serves at our St Albans Drop-In Center focusing on food security, activities, & support for youth, including – (1) plans meals, grocery shops, manages food donations & the Meal Train. (2) organizes & maintains kitchen. (3) cooks & serves food to youth. (4) plans & implements healthy cooking, nutrition, & food prep class for youth. (5) manages kitchen volunteers and strives to increase the number of volunteers & meal donations. (6) coordinates the Drop-In space, providing supportive engagement and referral services to youth. (7) plans & engages youth in physically healthy activities (hiking, basketball, etc.). (8) builds community partnerships that maintain food access for those impacted by COVID-19. Knowledge of healthy food preparation, nutrition, and kitchen safety required. Minimum Age 22. Travel: local & monthly to Montpelier for AmeriCorps training; valid license. Send cover letter, resume, & contact info for 3 references.


Food Coordinator – AmeriCorps – Burlington Drop In

From the AmeriCorps site:  The VYDC-Spectrum Food Coordinator AmeriCorps Member serves at our Drop-In Center providing all things related to food, meals, and the kitchen. The member (1) plans meals, grocery shops, manages food donations & the Meal Train; (2) organizes & maintains kitchen; (3) cooks & serves food to youth; (4) plans & implements healthy cooking, nutrition, & food prep class for youth. (5) manages kitchen volunteers and strives to increase the number of volunteers & meal donations; (6) coordinates the Drop-In space, providing informal counseling, support, & referral services to youth; (7) plans & engages youth in physically healthy activities (hiking, basketball, etc.); & (8) builds community partnerships that maintain food access for those impacted by COVID-19. Minimum Age: 22. Knowledge of healthy food preparation, nutrition, & kitchen safety required. Travel: local & monthly to Montpelier for AmeriCorps training; valid license. Send cover letter, resume, & contact info for 3 references.


Director of Multicultural Youth Program

This position is responsible for providing program management and coordination for the Multicultural Youth Program (MYP). They will have knowledge of community resources and other Spectrum programs in order to support and train outreach workers and interns, to make appropriate referrals, and will actively cultivate relationships with other community stakeholders to maintain good relationships with them and to ensure that youth being served have access to as many services as possible.

The Director will recruit, hire, train, and supervise program staff.  They will be supervised by and work with the Clinical Director and will be involved in program development, data collections and evaluation and grant activity.  Overall program development and activities will be guided by evidence/research based interventions specific to the population being served. The Director, along with the outreach workers, will represent Spectrum in community forums addressing service and resource needs of multicultural at-risk youth. This is an exempt full time position with an annual salary of $55,000.00.

Essential Functions

  • Supervise program staff, interns and volunteers
  • Recruit, screen and hire all new staff
  • Develop and provide program specific training for staff and volunteers
  • Provide agency and community resources orientation and training
  • Oversee and facilitate weekly/monthly schedules
  • Participate in supervision and program development with Clinical Director drawing on evidence based interventions with target population
  • Provide direct services to youth, which may include community out-reach; co-facilitating life skills groups and service projects; conducting mental health/substance abuse screening; crisis intervention; problem-solving; educating youth about resources and making referrals
  • Development and implement program policy and procedures consistent with the Agency
  • Develop and maintain all program records including logs, client records, and any other agency documentation that maybe required
  • Maintain state and federal reports and monthly data if relevant
  • Grant oversight which includes ensuring that grant deliverables are integrated into programming, data collection, and reporting 
  • Develop and deliver community presentations related to the Spectrum Multicultural Youth Program and other Spectrum services
  • Participate in other relevant meetings such as team meetings; and trainings as needed and approved by Clinical Director

Knowledge and skills Required

  •   Master’s degree in social work or counseling preferred or Bachelor’s degree plus relevant experience   
    • required. Minimum three years experience in social work or counseling field and supervisory
    • experience preferred
  • Must be knowledgeable about issues facing target population (e.g. information specific to cultural groups identified as being at-risk, homelessness, HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, mental health problems, family conflict, physical health issues, criminality, etc) or be willing to learn
  • Must also be knowledgeable about and/or have experience with language and interpretation services relevant to identified target populations
  • Ability to provide leadership to staff engendering trust and teamwork while also setting limits and boundaries.  Model professional conduct in and out of work environment
  • Ability to engage, build trust and rapport with youth
  • Knowledge of and commitment to adhere to professional and agency policy and procedure
  • The ability to work independently and to participate as an effective team member. Strong communication skills (verbal and written) to clearly and effectively relate to youth, business community, helping professionals, government officials and community leaders in a variety of ways and settings including the abilities to make presentations, utilize various media and creatively reach out and engage target populations
  • Knowledge of local and state-wide services and resources
  • Commitment to the value of diversity with respect to culture, race, ethnicity, gender identity, age, socio-economic level, sexual orientation and religion
  • This position may include transporting clients. A valid driver’s license, reliable car, and comprehensive insurance may be required
  • Bi-lingual, multi-lingual in English and language of identified target population or ability to identify and navigate language differences through use of interpreter services
  • Excellent written, verbal, listening and problem-solving communication skills
  • Experience with crisis intervention desired
  • Knowledge and understanding of adolescent development
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule
  • Knowledge of community resources related to employment and area businesses desirable
  • The ability to ask for assistance, support and training, and to solicit, accept and utilize feedback
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  • The ability to set effective limits with self and others
  • Valid driver’s license and a reliable vehicle
  • The ability to adapt along personally, professionally and programmatically with a client population and the ever changing needs of the agency and community environment
  • Knowledge of and adherence to professional and agency code of ethics

Work Environment

The above duties will be carried out in a variety of settings including on-site, street settings, various community meeting settings, schools, and public gatherings. Working hours will correspond to the operation and needs of the program.