Family Services Advocate (Norfolk NE Location)

Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership’s Family and Community Services Program in Norfolk is looking for a FAMILY SERVICES ADVOCATE. 40 hours per week M-F.  Hourly wage plus benefits.  Bilingual skills a plus. Responsible for working with low income families/individuals, assessing needs and using  available Agency and other service programs, resources and opportunities to assist the client.  Bachelor’s degree or experience in a field related to the delivery of counseling and/or social services preferred.  Job application, job description, wage and benefit information available on our website www.nencap.org under the Employment link or contact HR at 1-800-445-2505 or 402-385-6300. To apply, submit completed Agency application. No resumes accepted.  Send applications to Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership, PO Box 667, Pender, NE 68047-0667.  Position open until filled.

EOE

Non-Profit Agency

 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
High School Graduate or General Education Degree (GED) required.  Bachelor’s Degree (four-year college or technical school) preferred. Six plus months of experience in Human Services or related fields preferred.

 

JOB SUMMARY:
The Family Services Advocate works with individuals and families by assessing their specific needs using available agency programs and services.  Work as a liaison between clients and area social service agencies.  Provide case management and assist toward self-sufficiency utilizing the Family Development tools provided.  Provide outreach to the community informing them about NENCAP programs. Maintain complete and accurate records, filing system and data entry on all clients and contacts.  Responsible for assisting with Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) clinics and operating and maintaining NENCAP Norfolk food pantry. This requires the packing, lifting, and carrying of approximately 50-pound units of USDA and food pantry foods in repetition. Must be able to comply with the Agency’s auto insurance standards.   Maintain confidentiality of program participants and follow Program and Agency standards and policies.

 

WAGE & BENEFITS:
The wage is $13.50 per hour plus benefits. Benefits include health, life, dental and vision insurance.  Paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave, EAP, 401K Retirement.