Employment Opportunities at Community Teamwork, Inc

Title
Pay/Rate
Hours
Status
$9.00 to $11.00/hr.
Non-Exempt
Part-Time (12-17hrs/wk.
Open Until 5/5/11
$15.00/hr.
Non-Exempt
40hrs.
Open Until 4/28/11
$41,000 to $44,500
Exempt
Full-Time
Open Until 4/28/11
Up to $17.85/hr.
Non-Exempt
40hrs.
Open Until 4/28/11
$10.00/hr.
Non-Exempt
Part-Time
Open
$10.00/hr.
Non-Exempt
As Needed
Open
$10.00/hr.
Non-Exempt
As Needed
Open
$10.61/hr.
On-Call Basis
Open

Asian Task Force Seeking Youth Empowerment Program Assistant

Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) Program Assistant, Temporary (May 31 – August 31)
Part-Time
Summary:
Under the direction of the Acting Department Coordinator and working closely with the Youth Education Coordinator, the
YEP Program Assistant will be responsible for providing support and facilitation to the Youth Empowerment Project, a
program with a goal to empower Asian American youth in the Greater Boston area to become voices of anti-violence.
Duties and Responsibilities:
· Coordinate and facilitate Youth Empowerment Project youth group with Youth Education Coordinator
· Attend 42-hour mandatory domestic violence training in the month of June
· Pre/post program planning
· Update curricula and activities for YEP
· Maintain a line of communication between youth and ATASK staff
· Provide outreach to youth programs, schools, parents, and local service providers about YEP
· Ensure that the YEP youth group follows ATASK policies and procedure
· Identify resources for leadership development according to youth needs
· Identify culturally competency community and social service resources for youth
· Respond to emergency calls from youth
· Assist with the planning and implementation of the Education and Outreach departmental strategic goals
· Compile reports and collect data for YEP
· Create evaluation tools for YEP
· Refer youth to appropriate social services as necessary
Qualifications:
· Commitment to the mission of Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence.
· Experience with youth in educational settings.
· Proven experience with public speaking essential.
· Excellent computer, oral and written communication skills.
· Ability to initiate, lead, and work independently as well as being a team player.
· Capacity to work respectfully in a multicultural environment.
· Excellent interpersonal skills.
· Experience working with Asian communities preferred.
· Bi-lingual/ bi-cultural in an Asian language preferred.
Other:
§ Flexible to work on nights and weekends
Send resume and cover letter to: Dipanwita Bhattacharyya, dipa@atask.org

CBA Seeking Outreach & Event Coordinator

Coalition for A Better Acre

Service Description

LISC AmeriCorps Summer Member

 

The Coalition for a Better Acre (CBA) is a membership based community development corporation dedicated to resident empowerment and sustainable community revitalization for current and future residents of Lowell. We promote healthy, vibrant neighborhoods by developing resident leaders, affordable housing and economic opportunities, and by responding to community needs through collective action.

CBA began almost 30 years ago in the Acre neighborhood of Lowell.  As CBA seeks to expand its impact across the city of Lowell, we realized the need for the Acre to have representation by a neighborhood group.  In 2010 we encouraged and supported local leaders to start the group, which is called ACTION (Acre Coalition to Improve our Neighborhood).  CBA is now working in partnership with ACTION on a few projects, of which the AmeriCorps volunteer will play a supporting role.

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is dedicated to helping community residents transform distressed neighborhoods into healthy and sustainable communities of choice and opportunity — good places to work, do business and raise children.  LISC combines corporate, government and philanthropic resources to help community-based organizations revitalize underserved neighborhoods. Since 1980, LISC has invested more than $9.7 billion that has leveraged an additional $31.3 billion to build or rehabilitate 271,000 affordable homes and develop 40 million square feet of retail, community and educational space nationwide in efforts to Build Sustainable Communities.  This strategy extends to the LISC AmeriCorps program where we support placing AmeriCorps Members with local non-profit partners to assist in local efforts to revitalize underserved neighborhoods across America creating vibrant places for people to live, work, and play.  LISC’s AmeriCorps program seeks to attract talented individuals to serve for one year to help build organizational capacity and is committed to providing opportunities for people to serve where they live.  www.lisc.org

AmeriCorps Member Activities/ Responsibilities  

The member at CBA will serve as an Outreach and Event Coordinator.  The primary role of the Coordinator will be to support the summer events and activities planned for CBA and ACTION, with a goal to grow the leadership and membership of both groups, with particular emphasis on building capacity for ACTION.   The member serving in this capacity will be responsible for: Continue reading

Asian Task Force Seeeking Education & Outreach Coordinator

Job Title: Lowell Education and Outreach Coordinator, Part-Time
Division/Department: Education & Outreach
Reports to: Acting Department Coordinator
Summary
This position will be based out of ATASK’s Lowell Asian Initiative Against Domestic Violence, which is located in
Lowell, MA.

The Lowell Education and Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for networking and building collaborative partnerships with the community and its service providers, which includes but is not limited to
the Lowell Police Department, Lowell Community Health Center and Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association.  S/he will be in charge of the Cambodian outreach and providing Toolbox trainings and educational workshops as well as participate in general outreach activities on behalf of Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence.

Duties and Responsibilities
§ Identify community resources to address domestic violence in the Cambodian community, including but not limited to: outreach to Lowell Police Department, community agencies, identifying key
leaders in the community, and planning community initiatives.

§ Conduct regularly scheduled cultural competency and domestic violence trainings for the service
providers including the Lowell Police Department
§ Provide community-based education to Lowell’s Cambodian community and connect ATASK services to community members

§ Outreach to Lowell and Greater Lowell communities

§ Create and maintain relationships with Lowell program funders

§ Create and maintain relationships with program partners, faith leaders and community leaders

§ Provide outreach to youth programs, schools, parents, and local service providers for the TDV Program

§ Compile reports and collect data for teen dating violence workshops

Qualifications:
§ Fluency in Khmer or other Southeast Asian languages preferred

§ Knowledge of Cambodian language/culture and the Lowell, Greater Lowell community
§ Work experience with community organizing and coordination

§ Strong public speaking/workshop facilitation skill

§ Excellent computer, oral and written communication skills

§ Ability to initiate, lead, and work independently as well as being a team player

§ Capacity to work respectfully in a multi-cultural environment

§ Ability to perform multiple tasks and work at a flexible schedule

§ Valid driver’s license/vehicle insurance and reliable transportation preferred
§ The ideal candidate should have an appreciation for diversity and for women’s issues specific to immigrant and refugee communities

Send resume and cover letter to: Dipanwita Bhattacharyya, dipa@atask.org

Merrimack Valley Regional network to End Homelessness Meeting Minutes 3/21/11

Merrimack Valley Regional Network to End Homelessness

March 21, 2011 – Meeting Minutes

In attendance: Pam Wool (CAI), Kathy Muldoon (GLIPH), Peter Cirioni (DOE), Linda King (City of Lowell), Chick Lopiano (GLCAC), Susan Fink (City of Lawrence), Susan Rourke (Middlesex Sheriff’s Office/Billerica HoH), Patricia Bergin (CTI), Troix Bettencourt (IHR), Katie Cooke (Comfort Home Care), Sandra Pereira (LTLC), Connie Murphy (CAI), Sandy Almonte (DTA), Jeanette Garcia (Emmaus), Robin Pincence (Emmaus), Diane Trowbridge (LCHC), Deb Chausse (House of Hope), Jennifer Sharkey (House of Hope), Chris Starrat (CTI) and Kristin Ross-Sitcawich (CTI).

Network Updates:

  1. Network Update from Partners

Community Action, Inc – discussed concerns around the “Continuing Resolution” and CSBG funds. CAI case manager reported that there appears to be an increase in need and is processing ICHH/MVRN applications for clients. CAI seeking a new site for their Amesbury satellite site.

Middlesex Sheriff’s Department/ Billerica HOC – Informed the group that the HOC typically releases 75-100 people to the Lowell area each month. It was further reported that 62% of the men who are offending, their crimes originate from their drug or alcohol use.

City of  Lawrence – Reported that they received 20-30 applicants for the HOME Coordinators position and currently in the process of vetting candidates. It was further reported that most City of Lawrence HPRP funds have been depleted.

City of Lowell – Continuing work with the City’s Ten Year Plan, working to identify gaps in the system, continuing the housing and data analysis. Also reported that the next Keys to Ending Homelessness conference will take place in October 2011.

Lowell Community Health Center – reported on their continued outreach to family    shelter and LTLC. It was further announced that the Children’s Behavioral Health program has been implemented and now open to referrals.

Emmaus – Reported that they re-housed 30 families this last quarter from their family sheltering program. It was further reported that they had fully expended re-housing funds through their EA contract for this quarter.

House of Hope – Reported that HoH shelters 23 families in 2 facilities. They also reported that they served 79 families in the first half of this fiscal year. Discussed concerns about EA Reform currently in process through the legislature.

Lowell Transitional Living Center – advised the group that LTLC had received an additional $75K through the MHSA/HPRP grant to house additional homeless individuals. Reporting that they are busy with referrals from across the region.

Comfort Home Care – Advised that they would be in touch with provider agencies across the region to determine how best their agency may provide services to the families and individuals along with Network provider agencies.

Client Services/CTI – reported that 14,000 clients were processed through Fuel Assistance in Lowell. Advised that the Moratorium on gas shut offs has been extended to 4/4/11. The Fuel Assistance season runs from November through April. Further advised that agencies would likely see an influx in clients seeking assistance due to an end of the Moratorium of fuel shut off.

New Business

  1. EA Reform – According to the language currently being considered by the Legislature; family shelter reform with sheltering resources focused on young parents, domestic violence or victims of natural disaster. All other families referred would be eligible for diversion funds up to 3 years. Families that would be eligible for subsidy up to 3 years would have to meet certain income guidelines in order to be eligible for subsidy. TAFDC is not being considered sustainable income in Home Base. The State would subcontract with the Regional Housing Non Profits for stabilization with an overarching goal of Housing First for families. Staging units would be needed at the regional level in order to divert/re-house a family in permanent housing.

Vigorous discussion amongst the Network members around the issue of EA Reform. Deb Chausse, Exec. Dir. Of House of Hope expressed their concerns that this “sweeping reform” will have negative consequences for the poorest of the poor. It should also noted that the group was in agreement that there was a need to increase/incorporate language with regard to stabilization – increasing the staffing capacity to handle the case loads appropriately.

It was also agreed that a Conference Call would be convened to include Debbie Chausse, Jen Sharkey, Al Hanscom, Jeanine Murphy, Ed Cameron, Karen Frederick, John Cuneo, Pam Wool, Kristin Ross-Sitcawich (and any other Network members that want to participate) to generate a regional written response to DHCD, offering comment on Home Base prior to the 3/31/11 deadline for comment.

  1. Sub – Committee Structure – Discharge Subcommittee meeting has a time to meet set up to discuss goals and objectives of the Discharge Subcommittee

 

Next Meeting

April 25, 2011 @ 2pm

Community Teamwork, Inc

Houlares Center

126 Phoenix Ave, MA

Community Teamwork Employment Opportunities

Title
Pay/Rate
Hours
Status
$35,360 – $39,520/yr.
Exempt Full-Time
Open Until 4/15/11
$15.86/hr.
Non-Exempt
40hrs.
Open Until 4/13/11
Up to $19.21/hr.
Non-Exempt 40hrs.
Open Until 4/11/11
Up to $45,000/yr.
Exempt Full-Time
Open Until 4/11/11
Up to $12.30/hr.
Non-Exempt
40hrs.
Open Until 4/11/11
Up to $17.85/hr.
Non-Exempt
40hrs.
Open Until 4/11/11
$10.00/hr.
Non-Exempt
Part-Time
Open
$10.00/hr.
Non-Exempt
As Needed
Open
$10.00/hr.
Non-Exempt
As Needed
Open
$10.61/hr.
On-Call Basis
Open

Financial Literacy Classes at Community Teamwork

Financial Literacy Academy

Begins on April 19 and run through May 24.

Class will meet once a week on Tuesdays from 6-8pm, on the 2nd floor of 155 Merrimack Street.

Dinner will be served.

During the 6 weeks, participants will learn about:

  • How to keep track of your money
  • An introduction to banking services
  • Your rights as a consumer
  • Introduction to credit and understand how it will affects your future
  • Know what you are borrowing before you buy
  • What homeownership is all about

Interested clients who have access to a computer can complete and submit program application online. If not, they can contact Gladys to register.  Program Application: http://ctifinlit.wufoo.com/forms/financial-literacy-academy-april-19-may-24-2011/

Gladys Santiago

gsantiago@comteam.org

(978)  459-0551 ext.5673