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Community Membership Facilitator (25 Hours)

Company: Open Sky Community Services
Location: Worcester
Posted on: May 13, 2024

Job Description:

Community Membership Facilitator (25 Hours)US-MA-WorcesterJob ID: 2024-8923Type: Regular Part-Time# of Openings: 1Category: Care Coordination288 Grove Street - AdministrationOverviewAt Open Sky Community Services, we open our doors, hearts, and minds to the belief that every individual, regardless of perceived limitations, deserves the chance to live a productive and fulfilling life.Open Sky is on an anti-racist journey, committed to learning, living, and breathing inclusion, opportunity, diversity, racial equity, and justice for ALL. At Open Sky, you'll join over 1,300 compassionate and highly trained professionals who put innovative, evidence-based practices to work in ways that positively impact our communities across Central Massachusetts and beyond. As a trauma-informed organization, Open Sky strives for transparency and sensitivity to the experiences of those we interact with. Self-care is encouraged, and we are committed to providing a positive work culture that is focused on continuous learning and the value of diverse perspectives. Open Sky is proud to be an industry leader in pay and benefits. Open the Door to Possibility and begin your career with Open Sky today! Benefits of Working for Open Sky Include:

  • Excellent Supervision (Individual and Group), Professional Development, and Training Opportunities
  • Generous paid time off plan - you start with 29 days (almost 6 weeks!) in your first year, including 12 paid holidays. Increases to 32 days in your 2nd year, and the current maximum is 43 days (OVER 8 WEEKS!)
  • We pay for your higher education! Ask about our Tuition Reimbursement Program, and reimbursement for a variety of Human Services certifications.
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance with Prescription Plan
  • 403b Retirement Plan with Employer Match
  • Life Insurance (100% Employer-Paid)
  • Eligible employer for the Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program
  • And more! Open Sky celebrates diversity and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with federal and state employment opportunity laws, qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran, or disabled Veteran status. PM24ResponsibilitiesOpen Sky's Community Membership Department provides opportunities for individuals served to establish a variety of valued roles within their communities. The Community Membership Team works closely with the Staff Development Department to offer a number of trainings that cover several approaches to working with people served, staff and communities. Opportunities are created through strong community partnership development as well as unique programs designed to facilitate relationships and membership within the community. We are seeking a creative, motivated candidate to serve in the part-time position of Community Membership Facilitator. Under the supervision of the Director of Community Membership, this position will play an active role in matching the individuals served by Open Sky programs in Worcester County with social and cultural groups within the community. The ideal candidate is passionate about helping individuals with disabilities participate in fun and social activities where they can integrate with those without disabilities and thrive in those environments while building long-term friendships. This position has flexibility for the hours worked, but attendance is expected for events that may occur in evening and/or weekend hours. Other Key Responsibilities:
    • Build relationships and trust with the programs of Open Sky in Worcester County and discover what kinds of social and cultural activities are of interest to the people we serve.
    • Establish relationships with organizations in the community where individuals served can be a part of interesting, fun, and valuable activities, and be able to make new friends with those who are outside of the Open Sky network.
    • Engage with / recruit community volunteers and assist with onboarding and backgrounding requirements.
    • Maintain documentation around efforts, including community mapping, and forms of advertising events and gatherings.Qualifications
      • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent, required.
      • Valid drivers license, reliable transportation and acceptable driving record, required.
      • Minimum of two years experience working with those with disabilities, in a community engagement role, in a human services role, or equivalent, required.
      • Knowledge of and ability to discover local community resources through a variety of in-person, phone, and online means.Compensation details: 18.8 Hourly WagePI44b1f4083f84-31181-33943949

Keywords: Open Sky Community Services, Worcester , Community Membership Facilitator (25 Hours), Other , Worcester, Massachusetts

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