The United Way of El Paso County is an independent, locally governed and community-supported nonprofit agency that is focused on identifying and making a measurable change in four areas: Education, Basic Needs, Health and Financial Stability through funding, advocacy, creating collaborative partnerships, and developing volunteer resources. The organization, which has been in El Paso for more than 95 years, focuses on creating long-term, lasting change to make El Paso a better community for everyone. United Way also serves as the manager/fiscal agent for the city, county and state employee campaigns.
Unite and mobilize the El Paso community around focused effort that:
- connects our most vulnerable to basic needs,
- closes educational achievement gaps,
- promotes lifelong financial stability for all El Pasoans,
- and connects people with opportunities to give, advocate, and volunteer.
El Paso County is the premier multi-cultural community in which to raise a family.
OVERVIEW OF RESPONSIBILITIES
The AmeriCorps PAT Resource Navigator contributes to the achievement of United Way of El Paso County’s mission, vision, goals within the education impact area by addressing a key strategy: home visitation, and serve as a main source of resources and referrals for families. The AmeriCorps PAT Resource Navigator’s responsibility is to successfully implement the Parents as Teachers program, an evidence-based early childhood home visitation framework that builds strong communities, thriving families and children who are healthy, safe and ready to learn.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Delivers essential programmatic functions of the AmeriCorps PAT program to include:
- Seeking out and participating in recruitment, outreach, and presentation opportunities with current and potential program partners
- Assisting with outreach and marketing efforts of the PAT program to include social media and website maintenance and engagement initiatives
- Calling the waitlist and enrolling families in the PAT program
- Conducting PAT Parent Satisfaction Surveys
- Facilitating and coordinating (at least 4) group connections and educational opportunities for families
- Serving families in partnership with parent educators, to assist with case management, referrals, and providing resources in alignment with set goals
- Assessing overall wellness of assigned families and working in coordination with assigned parent educators to address family needs
- Working with two (2) assigned AmeriCorps Parent Educators to serve as main source for community resources and referrals
- Managing and maintain an up to date resource directory for use by Resource Navigator team to assist families with accessing community resources
- Must be a U.S. Citizen, a U.S. national, or a lawful permanent resident alien
- Must be at least 18 years of age on or before September 1, 2020.
- Must be able to communicate proficiently in English and in Spanish
- Must possess a high school diploma or GED*
- Associates Degree or 60 college hours preferred in Health, Education or Social Work
- Must be competent in web browsing, emailing, quality and quality data entry, and Microsoft Office Programs
- Must maintain a valid driver’s license, insurance and vehicle (documentation is required)
- Must have a minimum of two years’ previous supervised experience working or volunteering with young children and/or families
- Must be able to serve a flexible schedule with the possibility of early morning, evening, and weekend to complete a minimum of 1700 hours for the duration of the service year
- Must be able to attend training for the full month of September. These trainings, along with service activities, may be conducted in person, virtually, or a combination of both. Must have adequate virtual workspace with access to reliable internet and phone service.
LIVING ALLOWANCE AND BENEFITS
AmeriCorps Member PAT Resource Navigator, First year will receive (upon successful completion of program requirements):
- A living allowance of $14,279.10 distributed bi-monthly throughout program year
- For the amount of the education award the individual may receive upon successful completion of the term of service is included and accurate with the current rate ($6, 195 for FT members)
- A health insurance plan and SNAP eligibility
*Eligible AmeriCorps Members may apply to receive childcare benefits
UNITED WAY CORE COMPETENCIES FOR ALL STAFF
● Mission-Focused: Catalyze others’ commitment to mission to create real social change that leads to better lives and healthier communities. This drives their performance and professional motivations.
● Relationship-Oriented: Understands that people come before process and is astute in cultivating and managing relationships toward a common goal.
● Collaborator: understands the roles and contributions of all sectors of the community and can mobilize resources (financial and human) through meaningful engagement.
● Results-Driven: Dedicated to shared and measurable goals for the common good; creating, resourcing, scaling, and leveraging strategies and innovations for broad investment and impact.
● Brand Steward: Steward of the brand and understands his/her role in growing and protecting the reputation and results of the greater network.