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Community Volunteer Corps Liaison (CVC)

Company: Central City Concern
Location: Vancouver
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

The CVC Liaison leads groups of client volunteers in projects in and around the Portland metropolitan area. The Liaison assists the Supervisor and Director in identifying and fostering partnerships and opportunities for clients in CCC's outpatient treatment and housing programs. The Liaison participates in the intake, orientation, assessment, and other relevant program processes. They offer administrative support provide client mentoring, project supervision, and project-related feedback. The Liaison works with CVC staff to assess the effectiveness and quality of work provided by volunteers, offers support, and keeps in close contact with on-site partners to monitor the program's effectiveness.

TITLE: Community Volunteer Corps Liaison
HOURS: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead groups of volunteers on pre-determined projects.
  • Provide constructive feedback to volunteers concerning performance.
  • Foster positive and supportive relationships with volunteers, partners, and the community.
  • Transport volunteers to and from worksites.
  • Maintain the van's condition, not to include performing mechanical repairs.
  • Provide program administrative support.
  • Assist in the recruitment and placement of volunteers.
  • Attend relevant CCC meetings and training.
  • Assess and address CVC program needs and concerns in a timely fashion.
  • Assist with volunteer time tracking, data collection, and entry.
  • Attend relevant community partnering meetings and partner events.
  • Adhere to all state and federal privacy and security regulations applicable to the program and CCC policies and agreements regarding confidentiality, privacy, and security.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
    SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
    • Ability to consider the impacts and outcomes for underserved communities during the decision-making process.
      Ability to assess impacts of oppression, structural racism, and individual bias on client
      outcomes.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of homelessness, mental health, addiction, and health issues faced by the population being served.
    • Extremely organized and self-motivated.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including presentation skills.
    • Ability to work independently.
    • Ability to maintain accurate records and necessary paperwork.
    • Ability to work as a team member with other staff.
    • Ability to learn and apply training instruction.
    • Understanding of leadership and ability to provide when needed.
    • Knowledge of de-escalation methods or the ability to be trained in de-escalation methods.
    • Ability to work in an environment and maintain composure where people may be hostile or abusive.
    • Ability to perform a variety of tasks with accuracy and with strong attention to detail.
    • Ability to maintain standards of quality and traceability in every aspect of their job.
    • Ability to establish rapport with a variety of volunteers, co-workers, community partners, and the general public.
    • Ability to learn the proper use of equipment and supplies.
    • Ability to communicate in English, both orally and in writing.
    • Ability to comprehend and apply written and oral instruction.
    • A high level of organizational and communication skills is needed.
    • Ability to prioritize and manage time.
      MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
      • High school diploma or equivalent. College degree preferred.
      • Community Volunteer Corp program graduate preferred.
      • Experience working with individuals in recovery.
      • A recovering chemically dependent person must have maintained sobriety for a minimum of nine (9) months and currently be clean and sober.
      • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and other standard computer programs.
      • Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, TB test, and background check. Work on this specific contract prohibits convictions of child or elderly abuse, offenses against persons, sexual offenses, or child neglect.
      • Must not be a registered sex offender.
      • Will be required to carry an agency cell phone for work use. The cell phone will be provided by Central City Concern.
      • Must possess a current driver's license, access to a vehicle, qualify as an Acceptable Driver as designated in Central City
      • Concern's Fleet Safety policy. Must pass an initial drivers training within 60 days of being an approved driver and continued recertification training. Must maintain vehicle insurance coverage of a minimum of $100,000/$300,000 personal auto liability coverage.
      • Must adhere to the agency's non-discrimination policies.
      • Sufficient manual dexterity and physical ability to perform duties and assigned tasks.
      • Must be able to work individually or with a group.
      • Must generally have the ability to regularly bend and turn repetitively, stoop, kneel, squat, twist, reach, pull and lift objects up to 25 pounds and climb stairs, with reasonable or no accommodation.
      • Must be able to work with several different types of equipment.
      • Must be able to effectively interact with co-workers and clients with diverse ethnic backgrounds, religious views, political affiliation, cultural backgrounds, lifestyles, and sexual orientations and treat individuals with respect and dignity.
        Central City Concern is a second chance employer and complies with applicable laws regarding consideration of criminal background for employment purposes. Government regulations, contractual requirements, or the duties of this particular job may require CCC to conduct a background check and take appropriate action to address prior criminal convictions.

        Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

        The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c) Associated topics: coach, recruit, train, volunteer, volunteer coordinator, volunteer management, volunteer manager, volunteer orientation

Keywords: Central City Concern, Vancouver , Community Volunteer Corps Liaison (CVC), Other , Vancouver, Washington

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