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Community Outreach Ministries is a faith-based non-profit organization focused on helping people in need in Polk County, Missouri.   The motto for Community Outreach Ministries is Matthew 25:35-36 “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.” Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and COM Application to Micah Titterington (Executive Director) at MicahT@bolivarcom.org. Download the COM application hereCheck out our available employment & service opportunities here:

Program Development Coordinator: AmeriCorps VISTA

(Posted 05-21-2020)

 

Position Overview:

This position is an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer service opportunity. The VISTA Program Development Coordinator will develop a comprehensive job and life skills training program for low-income individuals in Polk County Missouri that will empower low-income households with skills for long-term success and help connect individuals to meaningful employment opportunities. The program will create internship opportunities at COM for unemployed clients, educate clients on life skills and employment soft skills, and connect clients to long-term employers upon completion of the program. The Program Development Coordinator will research current assets and resources in the community, design the employment access and training program for COM’s clients, and recruit volunteers to assist with and run the program. They will also coordinate with local businesses to establish partnerships which will allow for employment opportunities for clients upon completion of the program. The VISTA member will have the opportunity to interact with COM staff, other local agencies, and community leaders throughout Polk County. The work this position accomplishes will help COM establish a new program for addressing poverty in an empowering and holistic manner and will ultimately help numerous individuals in the community.

 

Benefits: AmeriCorps will pay a living stipend (approx. $479 biweekly), provide health insurance, relocation for those moving to Bolivar, and an end-of-service award (choice of $6000 toward educational expenses or $1800 cash). COM will also provide a one-time $500 housing stipend payable to a local landlord for accepted VISTA members.

 

Hours: 40 hours/week.

 

Dates of Service: 2020 to 2021 (12 months)

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Interested candidates should email a resume to MicahT@bolivarcom.org

Case Manager

(Posted 06-19-2020)

 

Position Overview:

The Case Manager will assist Polk County residents who are experiencing unemployment and poverty. They will become familiar with local, state, and federal resources available to local households and will assist families and individuals in applying for these benefits and connecting to available resources and in setting goals with households for client empowerment. The Case Manager will also work with local churches and social service agencies to connect family needs to volunteers and resources in the local community. The Case Manager will also work directly with the Polk County Health Center to coordinate case management between PCHC patients and COM clients. The goal of the Case Manager will be to help empower clients with both the skills and resources needed to escape poverty.

 

Community Outreach Ministries is a faith-based non-profit organization focused on alleviating poverty and hunger in Polk County, Missouri.

Reports to: Executive Director

Hours: 40 hours/week, M-F

Job Description:

  1. Research available resources for households impacted by poverty and unemployment

  2. Assist clients with the process for filing for unemployment, SNAP/WIC, or other available state and federal resources

  3. Work with community leaders and local agencies to identify families and individuals in need and to create a referral process for case management

  4. Maintain a current list of local resources and services available Polk County residents

  5. Work with the Polk County Health Center to offer case management services to PCHC patients and streamline services between COM and PCHC

  6. Work with Community Connections and Polk County CARES to conduct outreach to local churches in order to create a volunteer base for meeting needs of local families

  7. Oversee the development and operation of COM’s Employment Access Program to assist clients with employment readiness and in locating employment opportunities

  8. Supervise Social Work student interns

  9. Supervise volunteers as needed to accomplish case management goals

  10. Communicate between Community Outreach Ministries and other social service entities to identify and address gaps in service

  11. Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Skills

  1. Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Social Work, Social Services, or related field. Master’s degree preferred.

  2. Minimum of 3 years case management experience

  3. Missouri driver's license required.

  4. Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to be genuine and empathetic. Able to work independently, yet be willing to be a team player.

  5. Excellent communication (verbal and written) skills with attention to detail

  6. Be reliable, pay attention to detail, enjoy a fast-paced work environment, dependable, and organized. A creative problem-solver and be able to meet deadlines.

  7. Familiarity with Microsoft Office and computer databases

Compensation: $13.00-$16.00/hr (depending on education/experience)

​​Contact us:

1-417-326-2769

INFO@bolivarcom.org

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320 S. Market AVE.

P.O. Box 181

Bolivar, MO 65613

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