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Disaster Program Specialist

Disaster Program Specialist – Memphis, TN

Disaster Cycle Services (DCS) Volunteer Management:

·       Guide, lead and support teams of trained volunteers to deliver comfort and care in times of disaster within the 10 counties we serve

·       Develop mass care program/teams (sheltering, feeding and distribution of emergency supplies)

·       Work with volunteers to ensure that the communities served are ready to respond to disasters

 

DCS Programs:

·       Facilitate and support the development and implementation of strategies, initiatives, tools, plans, processes, and procedures

·       Serve as a Red Cross representative with government, other agencies and organizations involved in disaster

·       Support and participate in local preparation, response, and recovery activities and nsure activities comply with regional and national policies and procedures

·       Create presentations and training modules

 

DCS Deployment responsibilities:

·       Support local disaster responses through the deployment of volunteer leaders

·       Assist with deployments and relief operation activities inside and outside the region

o   Includes physical deployment by Disaster Program Specialist to impacted communities.

 

Travel:

Locally using Red Cross vehicles

Nonlocal travel and deployment to Disaster Areas

 

Benefits:

Medical, Dental Vision plans

Health Spending Accounts & Flexible Spending Accounts

PTO + Holidays

401K with 5% match

Paid Family Leave

Employee Assistance

Disability and Insurance: Short + Long Term

Box Office Assistant

Box Office Assistant:  Professional resident theatre company seeks individuals to work part-time in busy multi-show box office. Customer service skills a must.  Some computer experience recommended.  $15.25/hour. Send letter, resume, and portfolio:  Amy Harwell, amy@playhouseonthesquare.org.  PLAYHOUSE ON THE SQUARE, 66 S. Cooper, Memphis, TN  38104.

Preschool Teacher– Su Casa Preschool

The ideal candidate is a compassionate person with experience in working  with preschool children and their families. The preferred candidate speaks both English and Spanish, has knowledge of their non-native language, or is willing to learn the language. This position requires the ability to work in teams, as well as perform self-directed responsibilities. The teacher’s physical proximity must relate to the child’s bodily proximity during daily activities. This includes but is not limited to floor sitting, engaging in active outdoor play, kneeling, crawling, rolling, skipping, jumping, dancing, lying in floor, standing, lifting non-walkers, bending at the waist, squatting, hugging, holding in lap, and sitting in small chairs. Teacher’s must have access to a smartphone and possess the ability to manage and use computer applications, emails, messaging systems, data collection, printing, and perform basic technology functions for program related knowledge and evaluations. The full-time position is Monday through Friday from 8am to 4pm, with occasional scheduled events outside of regular school hours.

Su Casa Preschool teachers work together as a team to provide each child with a safe environment in which to develop social-emotional skills, cognitive development, and motor skills. Each class has an English speaking teacher and a Spanish speaking teacher so that the children are immersed in both languages. The teacher teams work together to implement the High Scope Curriculum through planning, teaching, evaluating, and adjusting daily activities to the interest and need of each individual child.

Schedule

  • Weekly- 40 hours
  • Monday through Friday, 8:00 am-4:00 pm, July-May (first day- July 22, 2024)
    • Follows MSCS schedule
  • Staff meetings are on Tuesdays, 3:15-3:45 pm.
  • Other hours Su Casa Family Ministries events are required outside of the normal schedule, as noted on the calendar. (approx. 4 hours per event)

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher, preferably in a related field.
    • In lieu of a degree, relevant experience working with children may be accepted.
  • Experience with the HighScope curriculum
    • In lieu of experience with HighScope, the applicant must be willing to learn and practice HighScope’s processes outside of the work hours (by reading the provided books, taking the free online quick courses, and meeting with the program facilitator).

Skills and/or Attributes

  • Native speakers of English or Spanish.
    • Preference given to teachers who are able to communicate in both languages.
  • Comfortable working in a multilingual environment; each teacher will work directly with a co-worker who primarily speaks another language.
  • Physically able to handle the demands of young children including lifting children or objects, active play time, sitting on floor, etc.
  • Professional demeanor: Able to handle confidential information, communicate effectively, and respectfully
  • Teachable demeanor: Flexible, willing to learn new skills, problem solver, able to prioritize task, willing to admit error and ask for help
  • Servant-hearted demeanor: Actively working in a Christian environment; teachers share prayer time as a staff and with students, lead Bible classes for students, and promote a Gospel-centered focus in the classroom.
  • Team player, shows initiative, willingness to go above the written duties as needed, strong work ethic, works well with others, lives into SCP values
  • Computer skills; the ability to learn and utilize our teacher software program–Kaymbu

Please submit a resume along with an email explaining why you are interested in the position to: margaret@sucasamemphis.org

Before and/or After Care Teacher

The ideal candidate is a compassionate person with experience in working with preschool children and their families. The preferred candidate can communicate in both English and Spanish or is willing to use assistive devices to communicate in their non-native language. This position requires the ability to perform self-directed responsibilities and to follow protocols as required by the State and Su Casa Preschool Leadership. The childcare worker will need to move with the children and should be physically capable of being at the child’s level. This includes but is not limited to floor sitting, engaging in active play, kneeling, crawling, rolling, skipping, jumping, dancing, lying on the floor, standing, lifting non-walkers, bending at the waist, squatting, hugging, holding in lap, and sitting in small chairs. The childcare worker will also need to be able to change diapers and assist in potty time as needed. Access to a smartphone to track attendance and use applications such as email and messaging systems is required. While we are hiring currently, the start date of the position will be in August, 2024 and runs through the school year until May, 2025. Starting Pay: $15/hour

Schedule:
These positions can be filled by the same person or can be two different positions.

Before Care position:
Part Time Weekly- 10 hours
Monday through Friday, 6:40am-8:40am, Aug.-May.
Follows MSCS school schedule for days off/breaks

After Care position:
Part Time Weekly- 10 hours
Monday through Friday, 2:45pm-4:45pm, Aug.-May.
Follows MSCS school schedule for days off/breaks

Education and Experience:
Relevant working experience with children
Infant/Child CPR certification
Clean background check
Work permission in the U.S. required

Skills and/or Attributes:
Ability to communicate in English and Spanish
Physically able to handle the demands of young children including lifting children or objects, active play time, sitting on floor, etc.
Professional demeanor:
Able to handle confidential information, communicate effectively, and respectfully
Able to keep records in an organized and efficient manner, including attendance.
Able to learn the school’s communication system and other apps as necessary.
Teachable demeanor:
Flexible, willing to learn new skills, problem solver, able to prioritize task, willing to admit error and ask for help

Overview of Responsibilities:
Classroom Management and Teaching:
Provide a safe space for children to play during time in care.
Monitor children at all times.
Play with and engage children during time in care.
Parent Communication:
Welcome parents during drop off/pick up.
Respond to parent messages and calls during drop off/pick up.
Track parent/child entrances and exits to ensure safe drop off/pick up.
Policies and Procedures:
Remain in contact with the staff member on duty and the directors.
Report any concerns or problems, including child abuse, to the directors.
Follow appropriate health and safety guidelines.
Complete all required documentation and paperwork, including attendance, before the deadlines provided.
Su Casa Mission and Team:
Maintain a professional work environment.
Engage in a manner consistent with SCP values at all times.
Support the mission and values of SCP, including the Statement of Faith.

Assistant Director- Su Casa Preschool

The assistant director’s primary responsibility is to support the preschool director and to work as acting director in the director’s absence. To be effective, the individual must possess the executive functioning skills to research, set goals, prioritize, manage time, task analyze, and categorize information for discussion with the Deputy Director as immediate or scheduled. The position requires transportation for travel between the main office and preschool site.

The assistant director responsibilities include but are not limited to the following.

  • Ensure a healthy and safe learning environment for the children
  • Implement program policy and procedure
  • Develop and manage teachers through coaching, observation, and effective feedback
  • Mentor and manage teacher teamwork
  • Coordinate and implement curriculum
  • Manage day-to-day operations
  • Conduct assessments and observation with both teachers and students
  • Maintain extensive knowledge of program
  • Ability to answer program questions from families and outside sources
  • Visit classrooms and class activities daily
  • Plan and lead weekly staff meetings and professional development
  • Assist teachers and students in classroom as needed, including substituting for absent teachers
  • Manage volunteers and special visitor opportunities
  • Oversee preschool supporting staff including weekly support staff meetings

The full-time position is Monday through Friday from 8am to 4pm, with occasional scheduled events outside of regular school hours.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher, in education, with early childhood courses/credit or certification.
    • In lieu of a degree, relevant experience working with children may be accepted.
  • 2+ experience in early childhood education.
  • Experience with the HighScope curriculum.
    • In lieu of experience with HighScope, the applicant must be willing to learn and practice HighScope’s processes outside of the work hours (by reading the provided books, taking online courses, etc.).

Skills and/or Attributes

  • Native speakers of English or Spanish who demonstrate a willingness to improve their language skills as needed.
    • Preference given to those who are able to communicate in both languages.
  • Comfortable working in a multilingual environment, supervising staff who may only speak one of the languages.
    • Willingness to use technology or assistance to communicate in the non-native language.
  • Physically able to handle the demands of young children including lifting children or objects, active play time, sitting on floor, etc.
  • Professional demeanor: Able to handle confidential information, communicate effectively, and respectfully
  • Teachable demeanor: Flexible, willing to learn new skills, problem solver, able to prioritize tasks, willing to admit error and ask for help.
  • Servant-hearted demeanor: Actively working in a Christian environment, share prayer time as a staff and with students, lead Bible classes for students, and promote a Gospel-centered focus in the school.
  • Team player, shows initiative, willingness to go above the written duties as needed, strong work ethic, works well with others, lives into SCP values.
  • Computer skills; the ability to learn and utilize our software programs

Please submit a resume and a letter expressing why you are interested in the position to: margaret@sucasamemphis.org

 

Application will close: May 17, 2024

Coordinated Entry System Coordinator

The CoC Coordinated Entry System Coordinator is responsible for the continued implementation
and evaluation of the Coordinated Entry System (CES). This position will work closely with agencies
participating in Memphis/Shelby County Continuum of Cares CES and will engage in technical
assistance and ongoing training with staff from partner agencies. This position will be responsible for
facilitation of work groups and meetings regarding CES and for creating reports used to evaluate the
CES.

Front of House/Administration

Front of House/Administration – Professional Resident Theatre seeks a well-spoken, self-motivated, outgoing, and hard-working individual to oversee the Front of House for three stages – 14 productions annually, volunteer coordination, and general administration. Duties include house managing productions; hiring, training, and supervising house managers; scheduling and training volunteer ushers/house managers; maintaining budget; setting and ensuring front of house protocols; and general administration including office manager responsibilities. The ideal candidate will also possess the ability to diffuse challenging situations, lead an usher crew with kindness and authority, take pride in the facilities they work in, maintain strong communication with volunteers, ushers, and those supervised, and uphold accessibility equipment and practices such as narration scripts, hearing assist devices, large-size programs, etc. Position to begin May 2024. Schedule includes weekend nights. $700/wk. Send Resume and References to: CJ Thomas, Director of Community Outreach, PLAYHOUSE ON THE SQUARE, 66 South Cooper, Memphis, TN 38104. cj@playhouseonthesquare.org