Title: Part-Time Resource and Referral Support Specialist

Reports To: Resource and Referral Community Support Manager

Salary Range: $25 Hourly

To Apply: Visit our hiring site here

About United 4 Children 

United 4 Children (U4C) makes children a priority. By providing children with healthy meals, creating safe places to learn and play, and providing social-emotional and inclusive services for children with special needs or challenging behaviors – United 4 Children ensures every child has the foundation to thrive. U4C offers high-quality support programs serving children up to 13 so that families can feel at ease knowing their children, regardless of ability, are receiving the best care possible and have every opportunity to succeed. 

 

United 4 Children’s Values 

At United 4 Children, it is expected that we center our common values in the work that we do individually and together. We hold each other accountable to live out these values in our work and celebrate with each other as we demonstrate the following: 

Community – We put the needs and desires of children, families, and caregivers at the center of our work. We partner with schools and fellow nonprofit organizations to create excellent educational and developmental opportunities for every child in the region. 

Trust – For the last 50 years, we have been honest and earnest in all our interactions. We strive to readily meet community needs particularly where other resources do not exist. 

Equity – We seek to understand the disparities facing children, families, and childcare providers. We ensure everyone has access to the resources needed to thrive. 

Empathy – We strive to understand the unique experiences of every person we encounter. We respect each person’s journey and seek to support everyone’s specific needs. 

 

What You Will Do 

  • Support manager in development, implementation, and achievement of Recruitment and Referral team plans based on agency outcomes   
  • Serve as the first line of communication for providers and families  
  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of resources and services (statewide) 
  • Connect with providers using (Phone, email, MO ECE website, Parent link, and other related resources) 
  • Provide relevant resources and referrals to clients when requested, i.e., connection to licensing and accreditation offices, childcare programs, family support, and inclusion services etc. 
  • Collaborate with other team members in the ECER&R (Resource and Referrals and Community Leadership team 
  • To support holistic service integration with clients  
  • Complete required agency reporting and maintain accurate client files in databases 
  • Update resource information for client, providers and families 
  • Availability to work call center Saturday and Sunday 12:00pm-5:00pm  
  • Actively participate in required meetings and personal professional development   
  • Maintain other duties as assigned

 

Skills We Are Looking For  

  • An advanced degree or equivalent work experience in Early Childhood Development, Education, Social Work, Psychology, or related field  
  • Pass a Family Care and Safety Registry Screening 
  • Authorized to work in the United States   
  • Experience and skill working with diverse populations  
  • Successful implementation of trauma informed strategies  
  • Conscientious use of justice, equity, and inclusion lens when working with self and others  
  • Successful at working in multiple teams simultaneously  
  • Ability to work weekends

**This position requires the candidate to be a Missouri resident.

 

United 4 Children is an equal opportunity employer. United 4 children does not discriminate in employment with regard to race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, age, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status or unfavorable discharge from military service or any other characteristic protected by law. Equal access to programs, services, and employment is available to all qualified persons. Those applicants requiring accommodation to complete the application and/or interview process should contact a management representative. 

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