Employment – Orlando Union Rescue Mission

The Orlando Union Rescue Mission is hiring for the following positions:


COMMUNITY RELATIONS COORDINATOR

Summary:

The Community Relations Coordinator will proactively build relationships and engage local/national media and the community by sharing about OURM’s work through news/press coverage, mission fairs, speaking engagements and other public relations tools and events. He/she will also work closely with the Volunteer Services Coordinator with various projects that require collecting gift-in kind materials or community partnerships, along with rebranding the look of the Orlando Union Rescue Mission.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Respond to requests for information from the media and/or designate spokesperson or information source, when appropriate
  • Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with representatives of media
  • Locate local and national publicity opportunities and coordinate production of corresponding promotional pieces
  • Arrange speaking engagements or mission fair exhibits to increase community awareness of OURM
  • Secure and serve as main contact for event chairman/sponsors/VIPs for special events
  • Create, solicit and maintain OURM endorsement files
  • Create, solicit and maintain portfolio of OURM press related stories
  • Cultivate relationships with news media and high-profile Central Floridians to encourage partnership with OURM through prayer support, volunteer service, gift-in-kind drives and financial contributions
  • Work closely with Volunteer Services Coordinator on various OURM events and projects
  • Maintain and proactively cultivate middle donor and corporate donor portfolio- encouraging increased financial support.
  • Other duties as assigned by Director of Development

Qualifications:

  • Must have at least 4 years of public relations/communications experience
  • Must have bachelor’s degree or experience equivalent
  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent word processing software knowledge and skills (Microsoft Office)
  • Professional, goal oriented, creative, self-starter
  • Must have an out-going personality
  • Must have the ability to interact effectively with the people and organizations
  • Must be willing to work nights and weekends for events (total 40-hour-workweek)
  • Must have good interpersonal skills
  • Must have the ability to organize and prioritize work
  • Applicant must adhere to OURM Staff Manual/Doctrinal Statement and agree to abide by all information contained therein

Benefits and Perks:

  • Employer-paid health insurance beginning date of hire
  • Dental and vision
  • 401K
  • 120 hours of PTO, equal to three weeks annually
  • Paid holidays

MARKETING COORDINATOR

Summary:

The Marketing Coordinator will be primarily responsible for managing marketing correspondence from OURM—ensuring proper branding, messaging and fundraising strategies are employed.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Create content and maintain social media: Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram.
  • Coordinate production of direct mail cultivation appeals and newsletters annually (including writing, design, print, data segmentation/pulls, thank you letter, web content).
  • Maintain OURM’s online activities including (but not limited to): email blasts and website with current program and campaign information
  • Compose email blasts (copy and design) according to theme and deadline outlined in annual Development Plan
  • Cultivate relationships with cultivation portfolio with the goal of increased financial commitments.
  • Work with print vendors on additional print projects/special mailings to ensure satisfactory quality and execution of project within pre-established deadlines and print budgets.
  • Compile and maintain OURM resource library (including photographs, videos, written/verbal testimonies)—ensuring sufficient resource is available for direct mail, newsletters, videos, website, social media, media, speaking engagements, email blasts and other development materials and public relations projects.
  • Create compelling video content for use on website, social media and other marketing channels.
  • Complete other duties as assigned by the Director of Development

Qualifications:

  • Must possess bachelor’s degree or experience is equivalent.
  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent word processing software knowledge and skills (Microsoft Office)
  • Experience with Photoshop, WordPress,
  • Experience with GoogleAdWords, Google Analytics is a plus
  • Professional, goal oriented, creative, self-starter
  • Must have the ability to organize and prioritize work
  • – Applicant must adhere to OURM Staff Manual/Doctrinal Statement and agree to abide by all information contained therein

Benefits and Perks:

  • Employer-paid health insurance beginning date of hire
  • Dental and vision
  • 401K
  • 120 hours of PTO, equal to three weeks annually

Paid holidays


MATH TUTOR

To express interest in this position, contact tanika.brooks@ourm.org.

Division: Family Life Center

Reports To: Career Learning Center Director

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt, Part-Time (20 Hours/Week)

Number of Hires: 2

Hourly Pay Rate: $15 – $17

Math Tutor Duties and Responsibilities
Math tutors perform varied daily tasks based on how many students they tutor, the environment where they perform tutoring sessions, and the grade(comprehension) levels of their students. However, there are several core duties associated with this job:

  • Meet and Motivate Students
  • Math tutors meet with students regularly to discuss and go over math coursework specific to the Math GED test. Throughout this process, tutors offer encouragement and support to keep students motivated and ready to learn.
  • Assist with Homework.
  • Math tutors assist students with homework, teaching them how to perform the calculations needed to complete their assignments. They also teach students basic classroom skills such as note-taking, studying, and test-taking.
  • Teach Mathematical Processes.
  • Math tutors teach students various mathematical concepts, processes, and computations.
  • Take Attendance.
  • Math tutors keep records of student attendance for Math tutoring sessions.
  • Write Progress Reports.
  • Math tutors write progress reports detailing individual student progress. They submit these reports to CLC Administrator.
  • Prep Students for Tests.
  • Math tutors prep students for tests by providing sample questions and showing them how to find the solutions.

Subject Area Proficiencies

  • Tutor needs an advanced understanding of Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, and Geometry. Should be able to proficiently teach high school level math.

BIBLICAL CASE MANAGER

To express interest in this position, contact Janice Roberson.

Division: Family Home

Reports To: Family Home Division Director

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Job Summary:

Biblical Case Manager (BCM) The primary function of this position is to biblically counsel individuals, couples, and/or families in one-on-one, group counseling with an emphasis on attaining knowledge of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and assisting to empower guest/residents to reach self-sufficiency, more specifically to overcome homelessness.  The BCM will be responsible for charting each counseling encounter, group, and class in conjunction with a weekly summation of progress related to spiritual, emotional, behavioral, and functional goals related to the Individual Case Plan for the individual guest/resident or family.

Duties:

  1. The Biblical Case Manager shall maintain an assigned caseload of 15-25 guests/residents of the Orlando Union Rescue Mission.
  2. The Biblical Case Manager assists our guest/residents to identify their education, career, family, social/emotional, physical health, and spiritual life needs, and guides them in developing their individual/family case plans that set timelines to attain self-sufficiency with the focus of overcoming homelessness within a biblical framework.
  3. The Biblical Case Manager will also share responsibility with other counselors of teaching up to two Bible classes per week with a small group of residents when requested.
  4. The Biblical Case Manager will compose the Social History summary for each adult guest/resident within the first two weeks of residency.
  5. The Biblical Case Manager reviews, identifies, and records case plan goals with guests/residents, including their transitions and after-care plans, if applicable.
  6. The Biblical Case Manager schedules a minimum of two, 30-minute meetings per week with individuals/families.
  7. The Biblical Case Manager will be responsible for the development of an individualized case plan to be monitored and updated weekly. The case plan will:
  • Provide written goals and objectives specific to the guest/resident.
  • Provide a biblical diagnosis of the spiritual needs of the guest/resident; i.e. evangelism, restoration, forgiveness, anger resolution, marital recovery, parenting, etc.
  • Provide summaries each week to be communicated with other staff involved in the overall case planning of the guest/resident.
  1. The Biblical Case Manager is responsible to record all guest/resident, mission staff, and community resource correspondence within the case file.
  2. Using a biblical approach, the Biblical Case Manager teaches life skills that could include; but are not limited to:
  • Budgeting; including Money Management
  • Parenting
  • Emotional Skills and Problems
  • Anger Management
  • Marriage and Family Relationships
  • Social Skills
  1. When indicated and necessary, the Biblical Case Manager contacts, refers, and follows up with guests/residents who are referred to community resources, that could include; but are not limited to:
  • Mental Health Facilities
  • Job Resources
  • Medical Health Professionals
  • Money Managers
  • Child Care Centers
  • School and Education Resources
  • Other
  1. The Biblical Case Manager regularly contacts the Career Learning Center, Victorious Life Class (CLC/VLC), and the Youth Life Center, Early Learning Center (YLC/ELC) Staff and, if needed, is responsible for coordinating any needed action steps, (meetings, conference calls, summarizing, and recording/writing, etc.), to track progress and or resolve guest/resident conflicts or issues.
  2. The Biblical Case Manager regularly checks guests’/residents’ church, chapel, and Bible study attendance.
  3. The Biblical Case Manager checks resident housekeeping chores and performs weekly (or more) room checks.
  4. The Biblical Case Manager will participate in regular staff meetings for planning and preparation of client care to include, but not limited to:
  • Daily meeting with the other BCM’s and staff to discuss and document immediate concerns, crises, and/or plans.
  • Weekly staff meetings with all staff involved in the overall care and support of the guests/residents to enhance interdepartmental communication.
  1. The Biblical Case Manager attends required OURM meetings.
  2. The Biblical Case Manager will plan, coordinate, and assist with guest/resident move-outs from the facility.
  3. The Biblical Case Manager oversees all other Mission guest/resident requirements that can include, but are not limited to:
  • Providing needed supplies
  • Monitoring dining room activity
  • Taking attendance at Chapel and or Bible study
  • When needed, locking laundry rooms
  • When needed, filling in at Welcome Services
  • When needed, working with volunteers and providing Mission tours
  • Where and when needed, supervises guest/residents, clients, and volunteers
  1. In the spirit of teamwork, the Biblical Case Manager will assist other BCM’s guests/residents when their BCM is unavailable.
  2. When on-duty, the Biblical Case Manager will handle emergencies that require his/her (staff) intervention.
  3. The Biblical Case Manager participates in all training and other staff development required by OURM administration.
  4. The Biblical Case Manager will participate in periodic performance evaluation(s).
  5. The Biblical Case Manager will keep all files in a locked file cabinet behind locked doors and adhere to any HIPPA rules and regulations and conduct themselves with the utmost professionalism and confidentiality.
  6. Other duties as directed.

Job Requirements:

  1. Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Social Service or Counseling-Related field is preferred but can be substituted with Social Service/Counseling-Related work experience.
  2. At least one year of experience working within a Mission setting or corresponding work setting/environment is preferred.
  3. The ability to prioritize job tasks, follow-up, and complete them in a timely manner.
  4. Writing skill in recording case file notes and case plans, as well as referrals and summaries.
  5. Basic math skills.
  6. A clear understanding of HIPPA rules and regulations.
  7. The ability to demonstrate initiative in resolving guest/resident concerns.
  8. The ability to work as a team member in communicating and coordinating case plans and meetings with other OURM staff.
  9. Experience in identifying guest/resident needs, referring, and following up with community resource referrals.
  10. The ability to demonstrate flexibility and to adapt to organizational innovation and corresponding changes that enhance the quality of guest/resident services.
  11. Practical computer knowledge and application. (Word, Excel, other agency-related software, internet, etc.)
  12. The ability to form positive relationships with guests/residents that have different cultural backgrounds.
  13. Valid driver’s license
  14. The ability to respond quickly to emergencies.
  15. Must adhere to OURM Policies/Procedures and Doctrinal Statement as outlined.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and peripheral vision.


YOUTH LEARNING CENTER ADVOCATE (PART-TIME)

To express interest in this position, contact Douglass Williams.

Division: Family Life Center

Department: Youth Learning Center (YLC)

Reports To: FLC Director/President

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Hourly Pay Rate: $12 – $15

Summary:  

The Youth Learning Center Youth Advocate supervises, instructs, guides, mentors, and tutors children ages 5 through 17, within a safe, nurturing, Christ-Centered, and strength-based environment; with the goal of preparing youth to understand the concept of self-sufficiency in adulthood from a biblical perspective. They will also work closely with the Biblical Case Managers (BCM) and the parents in achieving these goals.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensures youth safety.
  • Using guidance and role-modeling provides mentoring and clear instruction, to promote youth self-regulation and social competency.
  • Applies Biblical instruction and counseling whenever possible.
  • Provides academic tutoring.
  • Notes and records youth activity.
  • When appropriate and under supervision directed by the FLC Director, reports behavior issues to the parents and the BCM’s.
  • Identifies, develops, or applies organized activity schedule and related curriculum provided by the FLC Director.
  • Partners with other Youth Advocates, when instructed and where appropriate, to engage and supervise youth.
  • Cleans the YLC area to Mission standards.
  • Distributes snacks/meals.
  • Ensures that a child’s/youth’s negative behavioral issues are immediately addressed (as dictated by policy) with appropriate follow-up documentation forwarded to appropriate parties.
  • Ensures a child’s/youth’s positive behavioral issues are immediately addressed, with appropriate follow-up documentation forwarded to the appropriate parties.
  • Works with volunteers under the direction of the FLC Director and Volunteer Department.
  • Strong emphasis on mentoring/tutoring children with homework assignments.
  • Love on each and every child/youth they come in contact with each day.
  • Other duties as directed.

Job Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalency. (Associate Degree in social service-related field preferred).
  • Must have attended, or be willing to attend upon hire, and receive certification from the 4C, Dept. of Children and Families.
  • Ability to read and apply OURM information such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions.
  • Ability to identify youth strengths and to focus on those strengths within interaction boundaries.
  • Ability to write resident notes and correspond through e-mail and written notes to the FLC Director, Case Management and/or OURM Leadership.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups such as residents, volunteers, co-workers, donors, and external organizations.
  • Understanding of biblical instruction and the ability to apply it.
  • Ability to identify and organize age-appropriate youth activities.
  • Ability to forecast and prevent potential problems within the youth.
  • Ability to mediate problems and offer solutions to address youth problems.
  • Ability to team with co-workers.
  • Ability to understand and apply supervisory instruction and guidance.
  • Awareness, understanding, and practice of cultural diversity.
  • Understanding of youth and adolescent development.
  • Ability to learn to speak effectively with and coach parents about biblically-based parenting.
  • Willingness to learn and grow within the boundaries of the job description.
  • Ability to follow HIPPA rules and regulations.
  • Ability to operate machinery and various athletic equipment per manufacturer’s specifications.
  • Must adhere to OURM Policies/Procedures and Doctrinal Statement as outlined.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and see (close, distant and acute peripheral vision), taste, smell, talk, and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, grasp, climb, run, and balance in an indoor-outdoor, noisy environment. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.


SORTING ROOM ASSISTANT

Job Title: Sorting Room Assistant

Division:  Bargain Store

Reports To:  Store Director

FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt

Summary:  Responsible for sorting (primarily) clothing, shoes and fabric as well as sorting and pricing linens by performing the following duties.

Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Facilitates disciple relations under direct supervision of the Store Director
  2. Sort shoes, materials, clothing and cosmetics using the system pre-determined by the Store Director
  3. Ensure clothing for main floor is tagged appropriately and that the tagging schedule stays on track
  4. Measure, hang, tag and price linens using the system pre-determined by the Store Director
  5. Ensure shoes, purses, clothing accessories and fabric are tagged and prepared for pricing by the Merchandise Assistant
  6. Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Language Ability:

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to give verbal instructions in a clear, concise and kind manner.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to apply common sense to carry out detailed written or oral instructions.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, use hands, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to walk, stoop, kneel or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.