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In addition to volunteering at Neighborhood Ministries, there are times where employment opportunities are available. If positions are currently available, you will find information below.

Department: Family Services & Youth Programs 

Reports To: Prevention Program Coordinator 

Position Overview: 

The Prevention Specialist is a vital member of the Substance Use Prevention team, responsible for implementing effective strategies and programs to prevent substance abuse and promote overall wellness among youth in our community. The Prevention Specialist will collaborate with various stakeholders, conduct educational workshops, provide support, and referrals, and contribute to the development and evaluation of prevention initiatives. This position requires a strong commitment to youth empowerment, community engagement, and evidence-based prevention practices. 

Responsibilities: 

  1. Work with Program Coordinator to develop and implement prevention programs and initiatives aimed at reducing substance abuse and related issues among youth.
  2. Collaborate with Program Directors, Neighborhood Ministries community programs, community organizations, and schools to coordinate and integrate prevention efforts.
  3. Deliver educational workshops, presentations, and training sessions to youth, parents, and community members on substance abuse prevention.
  4. Provide one-on-one support, and guidance to youth at risk of substance abuse, as well as their families.
  5. 5. Work with the team in the creation and distribution of informational materials, such as brochures, pamphlets, targeted outreach strategies and online resources, to increase awareness and knowledge of prevention efforts.
  6. 6. Stay abreast of current research, trends, and best practices in prevention and wellness, integrating them into program development.
  7. 7. Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of prevention programs by collecting and analyzing data, generating reports, and making recommendations for improvement.
  8. 8. Attend conferences, workshops, and professional development opportunities to enhance knowledge and skills in the field of prevention.
  9. 9. Maintain accurate records and documentation related to prevention activities and participant outcomes.
  10. Other duties and projects as assigned.

Qualifications: 

  1. Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, public health, or a related field. Other combinations of experience, education and skills that meet the minimum requirements may be substituted.
  2. Proven experience in prevention work, community outreach, or related areas, particularly with youth.
  3. Comprehensive knowledge of substance abuse prevention strategies, evidence-based interventions, and risk factors specific to youth.
  4. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to effectively engage and educate diverse populations, including youth.
  5. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with individuals, cross-functional teams, community organizations, and educational institutions.
  6. Familiarity with local resources and services related to substance abuse prevention and treatment for youth.
  7. Proficiency in data collection and evaluation methods to assess program outcomes and measure impact.
  8. Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines.
  9. Sensitivity and cultural competency when working with diverse populations and understanding their unique needs.
  10. Valid driver's license and reliable transportation for travel within the community.

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Department: Katy's Kids Preschool

Reports To: Katy’s Kids Preschool Director

Responsibilities        

School Hours

Food Service Director’s hours begin promptly at 7:00 and end at 3:00 in order to complete all work related responsibilities. Be available for attendance to special events, meetings and trainings as scheduled by the director. 

Sanitizing

  • Make sure all meal prep surfaces are sanitized according to the 3 step sanitization process

Meals

  • Portion food into bowls for family style dining and cover with cellophane for each classroom
  • Follow any individual dietary guidelines
  • Be aware of any food allergies
  • Set out appropriate number of plates and utensils for each classroom
  • Deliver cart with food, plates, and utensils to each classroom

Dishes

  • Collect and wash dishes according to sanitization proces

Food

  • Receive food from caterer each day and check to see that everything was delivered and in the correct quantities 

Training

  • Maintain a current finger print card, CPR/First Aide card, and food managers card
  • A minimum of 18 professional development hours must be obtained annually as required by the State Department of Health Services.
  • Training will also be given through Katy’s Kids Lead Teacher, Mental Health Consultant, Quality First Coach, and Inclusion Coach

Documentation

  • Maintain temperature logs for the refrigerator and warmer

Desired Skills and certification

  • Bilingual Spanish / English
  • Valid finger print card, Valid Food Managers card, Negative TB signed statement from your doctor

 

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Department: Katy's Kids Preschool

Reports To: Katy's Kids Preschool Director

Katy's Kids preschool’s mission is to provide age-appropriate early

childhood learning experiences through play, observation, and investigation, as well as empower students to meet social, emotional, and learning challenges and demands that they will encounter in school and life. A teacher should create a classroom atmosphere that embodies this goal through open-ended activities and interactions with students and staff.

Responsibilities

  1. Keep the children safe at all times
  2. School Hours
    1. A teacher's hours begin promptly at 2:30 and end at 5:30 in order to complete all work-related responsibilities. Be available for attendance to special events, meetings and trainings as scheduled by the director.
  3. Director Designee
    1. Act as Director Designee when the Director is not present. If an inspection or review should happen during these hours, then provide the required files and paperwork.
  4. Lesson Plans
    1. Use Katy’s Kids Preschool’s school wide lesson plan template to develop age-appropriate lesson plans centered on the children’s needs and development. Teachers will use Conscious Discipline, Arizona Early Childhood Learning Standards, and Quality First CLASS and ECERS tools to plan for developmentally appropriate lessons and classroom environment. Lesson plans will include opportunities that allow Opportunities for children to practice social and emotional development skills
      1. Open-ended questions planned for at large and small group times, as well as mealtimes, center choice and outside play.
      2. Integration of the classroom theme into all learning centers.
      3. Activities that allow for children to work independently and cooperatively at their skill level, as well as the ability for learning to be scaffolded to a higher level.
      4. Songs, movement, finger play, dramatic play, rhyming, rhythm, and instrument play
      5. Language, pre – reading, and pre – writing development
      6. Pre – math activities and concepts
      7. Observation and prediction through science experiments
      8. Exposure to social and cultural diversity
      9. Large and Small Motor Development
      10. Process art through a variety of open-ended materials and mediums
      11. Lesson plans should be posted weekly and hung on the classroom information board. As well as emailed to the Director by Monday of each week for review.
  5. Portfolios
    1. Teachers will create portfolios of their students’ progress throughout the year. Teachers should obtain samples of their students’ developmental progress in social development, emotional development, cognitive development, and physical development. Samples include examples from the following areas: student work, anecdotal notes, and checklists.
  6. Oversee classroom assistant, volunteers, and interns
    1. Give clear direction and guidelines to assistants, volunteers, and interns as far as what specific jobs they will need to assist in that day.
    2. Create a communication agreement with classroom assistant that specifies responsibilities of daily tasks.
    3. Meet daily with classroom assistant to discuss and prep for the following day
    4. Meet weekly with classroom assistant to create and prep lesson plans for the following week.
    5. Meet with interns as needed to assist in the needs and completion of their learning contract.
  7. Opening Duties Train assistants to help in the following areas
    1. Assure classroom materials are prepped and easily accessible before the start of the day.
    2. Assure there is drinking water accessible in the classroom, as well as clean personalized cups for the children to use.
    3. Transfer each child the afternoon classroom on Brightwheel.
  8. Closing Duties Train assistants to help in the following areas
    1. Assure all children have been picked up and signed out correctly by a person specified on the Emergency Card
    2. Assure all playground toys have been returned in an orderly way to the storage bins.
    3. Assure classroom has been cleaned, toys sanitized, and dishes washed.
    4. Lock up the building
  9. Classroom Maintenance Train the assistant in understanding how to sanitize the classroom as well as materials, blankets, dress up clothes, and dishes.
    1. Promptly remove any hazardous materials found in the classroom or playground
    2. Follow ECCERS Guidelines in creating the classroom environment
  10. Parents and Students
    1. Give parents a positive comment of their child’s day when they pick up their child in the afternoon.
    2. Conduct a quick health check as each child arrives to school. Look for easily identifiable signs of illness.
    3. Immediately document on forms provided any incidents, concerns, or accidents that you have observed. Send originals home that day and place copy in student’s file.
    4. Conduct attendance of students on a daily classroom roster and sign children in and out with time and initial before leaving the classroom. Know how many students are in attendance each day and perform a head count each time you make a transition from one location to another.
    5. Develop positive parent/teacher rapport; communicate progress and developmental needs in an appropriate manner.
    6. Conduct parent teacher conferences for every child as scheduled on the Katy’s Kids Calendar (will be done by AM teachers but add any comments or concerns)
    7. Use ASQ developmental screener to assess students and help parents to do the same. Use info from the ASQ Screener as well as classroom observations and student work to discuss students’ progress at parent teacher conferences (collaborate with AM teachers on this)
    8. Assist parents in completing all forms and providing all documentation needed to complete their student’s file.
  11. Training
    1. Maintain a current fingerprint card, CPR/First Aide card, and food handler’s card
    2. A minimum of 18 professional development hours must be obtained annually as required by the State Department of Health Services.
    3. Training will also be given through Katy’s Kids Lead Teacher, Mental Health Consultant, Quality First Coach, and Inclusion Coach
  12. Documentation
    1. CACFP
    2. Check Income Eligibility Application for each child to make sure it was completed correctly. Create and maintain Point of Service student meal count sheets. Train assistants in correctly filling out the Point of Service sheet each day. Provide director with the Point of Service meal count sheets to be documented and filed.
    3. Make documentation of all fire drills, contagious illnesses, field trips, or CPS reports using the correct documentation. Provide director with all field trip forms and CPS documentation to be filed.

Desired Skills and certification

  • Bilingual Spanish / English
  • Understanding of Quality First CLASS / ECERS
  • CDA, Early Childhood Certificate, AA or BA in Early Childhood Education
  • 6 months experience in Early Childhood
  • (Mandatory)Valid CPR/First Aid card, Valid fingerprint card, Valid
  • Food Handlers card, Negative TB signed statement from your doctor

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Department: Katys Kids Preschool 

REPORTS TO: Katy’s Kids Preschool Teacher  

Job Summary: 

The Teacher’s Assistant makes a very vital contribution to the classroom. It is important to learn the Teacher’s style and after some guidance and time be able to anticipate the needs of the Teacher and assist as directed. The Teacher’s Assistant is an important part of the teaching team and will take part in general organization of the classroom, support the teacher, and interact with the children. 

Responsibilities: 

  • School Hours: Arrive promptly at 7:00a.m. each morning and remain on campus until 3:00p.m. Be available for attendance to special events, meetings and trainings as scheduled by the director. 
  • Lesson Plans: Assist teacher in planning and prepping for the lessons of the day. Lesson plans should reflect the following: 
    • Open ended questions planned for at large and small group times, as well as mealtimes, center choice and outside play. 
    • Integration of the classroom theme into all learning centers. 
    • Activities that allow for children to work independently and cooperatively at their skill level, as well as the ability for learning to be scaffolded to a higher level. 
    • Songs, movement, fingerplay, dramatic play, rhyming, rhythm, and instrument play 
    • Language, pre-reading, and pre-writing development 
    • Pre – math activities and concepts 
    • Observation and prediction through science experiments 
    • Exposure to social and cultural diversity 
    • Large and Fine Motor Developments
    • Process art through a variety of open-ended materials and mediums 
  • Classroom Maintenance 
    • Train parents in understanding how to sanitize the classroom as well as materials, and blankets. 
    • Switch out classroom materials depending on children’s needs, interests, as well as the learning theme. 
    • Assist in room set up each morning and in cleaning up after class as the teacher directs. 
    • Set out plates, napkins, and utensils for each meal. 
    • Set out bowls of food on each table with serving utensils for family style dining. 
    • Promptly remove any hazardous materials found in the classroom or playground 
    • Notify facilities with maintenance needs 
    • Follow ECCERS Guidelines in creating the classroom environment 
  • Opening Duties: Assist the teacher in the following areas - 
    • Assure classroom materials are prepped and easily accessible before the start of the day. 
    • Assure tables, trash cans, faucets, and door handles are sanitized, and breakfast is ready to be served before the start of the day. 
    • Assure there is drinking water accessible in the classroom, as well as clean personalized cups for the children to use before the start of the day. 
    • Assure the playground is set up and ready for children’s use, the perimeter of the playground has been checked for safety, and clean water and cups have been placed outside for the children’s use. 
  • Closing Duties: Assist teachers in the following areas - 
    • Assure all children have been picked up and signed out correctly by a person on the Emergency Card 
    • Assure all nap beds have been stacked, covered with plastic, and returned to the classroom 
    • Assure all playground toys have been returned in an orderly way to the storage closet. 
    • Assure classroom has been cleaned, toys sanitized, and dishes washed. 
  • Parents and Students 
    • Greet each parent and student warmly each morning. 
    • Conduct a quick health check as each child arrives to school. Look for easily identifiable signs of illness. 
    • Immediately document on forms provided any incidents, concerns, or accidents that you have observed. Send originals home that day; place yellow copy in students file. 
    • Know how many students are in attendance each day and perform a head count each time you make a transition from one location to another. 
    • Develop positive parent/teacher rapport 
    • Assist in conducting parent teacher conferences for every child as scheduled on the Katy’s Kids Calendar. 
    • Take antidotal observations for each child and implement into teaching strategies gold. Use this information when conducting parent teacher conferences. 
    • Assist parents in completing all forms and providing all documentation needed to complete their student’s file 
  • Training 
    • Maintain a current fingerprint card, CPR/First Aide card, and food handlers’ card 
    • Attend a minimum of 18 training hours annually as required by the State 
    • Department of Health Services. 
    • Attend Bi – monthly trainings given by the Director and Quality First Coach during staff meeting times. 
  • Documentation 
    • CACFP 
    • Make sure each child is signed in and out each day on the tablet in ChildPlus by a parent or emergency contact on their Blue Card 
    • Take meal count for breakfast, snack and lunch on the Point of Service paper form and on the tablet in ChildPlus 
    • Assist teacher in taking observation notes, video, and photo observations and implementing them into Teaching Strategies Gold. 

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JOB TITLE: Volunteer/ Intern

Volunteers or Interns

We are seeking volunteers or Interns who are looking to complete hours with our Nueva Esperanza or Nuevo Camino Programs. We seek volunteers and interns for a variety of department support including: Case Management, Clinical, Medical, Direct Care, Administrative, Education or Foster Parent support. Roles and level of responsibilities will vary depending on the position or department.

Individuals We Seek:

All roles within the programs have a common focus on creating safety for the children we serve. By building trust, we work towards helping children feel supported and empowered to live their lives.  We seek compassionate, knowledgeable and dedicated individuals.  Neighborhood Ministries is a faith-based organization that has a strong culture of growth and lifelong learning.  

Schedule:

  • Contigent upon Volunteer/ Internship requirements

Work Location:

  • Contigent upon department Volunteer/ Internship hours completed
  • Location of program: Greater Phoenix Metro Area

Qualifications:

  • Must be 21 years of age
  • Able to attend minimum training requirements
  • Possess or able to obtain a clear Level 1 Fingerprint Clearance Card
  • Possess or able to obtain a clear Federal FBIBackground Clearance
  • Pass a Child Abuse/ Neglect Check
  • Have clean driving record and must be able to qualify for company Auto Insurance 
  • Possession or able to obtain Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI-F)
  • Possession or able to obtain First Aid and CPR Certifications
  • Clear tuberculosis test 
  • COVID Vaccine Immunization

Offers of internship/ volunteer opportunities are contingent upon successful verifications of criminal background search, references, employment, driving records and education. Neighborhood Ministries is an at-will employer.

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Reports to: Director of Operations

Job Summary:    

The Human Resource Administrator assists in the implementation of initiatives and assurances under the direction of the Director of Operations. This position will be responsible for the alignment of the overall life cycle of the employees at Nueva Esperanza with the vision and values of the Program and Neighborhood Ministries. This position is responsible for performing HR-related duties on a professional level in the following HR functional areas: employee relations, performance management, recruitment, on-boarding, off-boarding, policy implementation and employment law compliance. Additionally, this position will assist in the operation and compliance of internal policy for all stakeholder requirements. This position also assists in the structure and implementation of HR, QA and Training related positions in order to assure consistency and congruence in all related department structure and communication. Finally, this position serves as a support to staff within the programs and co-liaison responsibilities with the HR contracted provider.

Individuals We Seek:

All roles within the programs have a common focus on creating safety for the children we serve. By building trust, we work towards helping children feel supported and empowered to live their lives. We seek compassionate, knowledgeable, and dedicated individuals. Neighborhood Ministries is a faith-based organization with a strong culture of growth and lifelong learning.

Qualifications:

  • Must be computer proficient.
  • Previous experience working in HR is a plus.
  • Microsoft Excel and Outlook skills are required
  • Analytical mindset with intense curiosity in improving HR, QA, and Training departments
  • Experience in social service industry is a preferred.
  • Great training skills with ability to communicate using adult learning principles 
  • Outstanding organizational skills with ability to be nimble in the work-space environment 
  • Self-starter and organized
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and tactful interpersonal skills required
  • Experience with auditing, training, and program compliance
  • Data entry & document translation 
  • A sound work ethic with the ability to act both independently and as part of a team.

 

Job Type: Full-time

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REPORTS TO: Lead Clinician

Job Summary:

The Clinician is responsible for providing mental health assessments and counseling intervention services, all while monitoring and documenting the mental well-being of the children in our care. Clinicians assist children with their adjustment to placement, improve their ability to cope with stressors brought on by their journey from their home country, and provide healthy ways to cope with the reunification process and acculturation issues. Additionally, they will also provide targeted mental health intervention as needed to address any clinical mental health issues and will arrange for access to external specialized services as needed. In line with our dedication to child focused delivery of care, all clinicians are required to conduct ongoing, in-person child services weekly for a child under their care. In-person meetings must take place at the child’s place of residence.  Company vehicles are available on a scheduled basis or when using a personal vehicle gas milage reimbursed at Government rates is available. The clinician may be subject to work extended hours and be on call to accommodate program emergency protocols.

Essential Functions:  

  1. Conduct intake, admission, and diagnostic assessments with children and document results according to program and licensing standards
  2. Maintain all child confidentiality standards
  3. Collaborate with medical team members and children to develop treatment plans
  4. Provide in person weekly individual and group services with the child as required
  5. Arrange appropriate services as needed for the children in care
  6. Provide consultation and documentation regarding clients’ functioning, mental health status, and treatment needs
  7. Conduct phone calls with child’s family in their home country and their sponsors in the United States to collect additional information that can support clinical assessment and post-discharge recommendations
  8. Contact identified sponsor to review reunification plan while motivating and educating on the mental health of the child

Required Qualifications:

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Master’s degree in social work (MSW) or Master's Degree in counseling or other relevant behavioral science fields in which clinical experience is a requirement of the program
  • AZ licensed or license eligible in respective field (to include but not limited to LPC, LCSW, LMFT).
  • Experience working with children, youth, and/or families from high-risk backgrounds
  • Ability to provide clinical services to tender-age children who have limited communication abilities
  • If licensed, the ability to be assigned complex cases
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Experience in thorough documentation of all clinical practices
  • Microsoft Excel and Outlook skills
  • Valid Drivers License 

Preferred:

  • Experience working with children and youth in inpatient, or residential facilities
  • Experience working with undocumented children, refugees, or displaced youth
  • 1 year of postgraduate experience in direct mental health services, including conducting clinical interviews and assessments, as well as individual and group counseling

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Reports to: Director of Child Services 

Job Summary:

The Prevention of Sexual Abuse (PSA) Monitor is responsible for managing the implementation and ongoing compliance with the Interim Final Rule (IFR) on preventing, detecting, and responding to sexual abuse, sexual harassment, inappropriate sexual behavior or code of conduct concerns. This position oversees all policy and procedures related to creating an environment that is safe for both the children and staff as related to PSA. Additionally, this role assists as a liaison to community organizations that provide services when related to SA and SH incidents. This position collaborates with internal leadership in the development of policies, procedures, and trainings.

Essential Functions:

  • Develop policies and procedures related to Prevention of Sexual Abuse (PSA).
  • Collaborate with Training positions to develop content and train all staff on PSA procedures, policies and best practices for PSA.
  • Create age-appropriate orientation material describing children’s rights related to PSA
  • Lead and coordinate reporting process and follow-up with state and local officials for any investigations.
  • Complete facility walkthroughs as required by funder’s licensing to assess the facilities, homes, and staff where children are cared for to assure best PSA practices are in place.
  • Establish referral partnerships with local child advocacy centers, rape crisis centers, immigrant victim service providers and/or other service providers.
  • Liaise with ORR’s PSA Coordinator, the designated FFS, and the designated PO to implement the IFR into internal program policy.
  • Serve as the point of contact for ORR’s PSA Coordinator regarding matters related to PSA standards and respond to all requests.
  • Assist in the reporting and maintain documentation of incidents related to sexual abuse, sexual harassment, inappropriate sexual behavior etc, including assuring proper accountability is reported and enforced.
  • Coordinate and implement facility awareness, prevention, and education of PSA.
  • Support all functions that attain and maintain accreditation and compliance with regulatory agencies.

Qualifications:

  • Must be computer proficient, in all Microsoft systems.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Bilingual; English/Spanish. Must be able to translate documentation from English to Spanish. 
  • Bachelor’s degree required in Social Work, Psychology, Human Services, Counseling , or other related fields.
  • 1 year working with children/adolescents in a social service setting.

Job Type: Full-time

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