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Title Group Home Manager
Categories Industry: Group Homes, Industry: Nonprofit, Location: Columbia City, Type: Full Time
Location Columbia City, Indiana
Job Information

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma/GED equivalent
  • 1 yr experience with MRDD
  • 21 years or older
  • Valid Indiana driver’s license and auto insurance

 

Essential Job Functions:

- Supervise Assistant Manager and Direct Support Professionals in the following areas:

a. Training and scheduling
b. Assigning specific duties
c. Disciplinary action as per personnel policies
d. Program development and implementation, medical administration, and documentation
e. Conducting disaster drills
f. General appearance of the house
g. Food preparation & dietary recommendations
h. Clothing purchases and inventory of personal effects

- Supervise all fiscal matters including the following:

a. General purchasing of food, program supplies, and client’s personal effects
b. Petty cash
c. Client’s personal finances
d. Monitors agency budgets
e. Assure management of maintenance needs

- Supervise all medical needs. (Medical/dental appointments, drug administration and ordering.)
- Coordinate recruitment of new staff, and plans and schedules staff training with all group home
managers.
- Provide direct client care as needed (see DSP-CLR job description for essential functions).

Physical Requirements:

  • Able to climb stairs
  • Able to lift 40 lbs.
  • Drive a 12 passenger van
  • Must be able to bend, stoop, and reach frequently
  • Physical restraint/redirection of clients.

 

Interested candidates can contact Human Resources via email srubrake@passagesinc.org.

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Title Director of Development – Bridge of Grace Compassionate Ministries Center
Categories Industry: Nonprofit, Location: Fort Wayne, Type: Full Time
Location Fort Wayne
Job Information

Bridge of Grace Compassionate Ministries Center is an inner-city ministry founded in 2010 that serves in a multiethnic community that faces many challenges. The organization’s primary focus is community development. Community development is defined as a process where community members come together to take collective action and generate solutions to common problems.

Summary of Position:  The Development Director will work closely with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors to plan and execute corporate, foundation, individual donor, annual fund, and charitable planned giving programs. This individual will be responsible for day-to-day planning, coordination, oversight and management of the organization’s efforts. The Director of Development is responsible for creating and implementing Bridge of Grace’s fund-raising and marketing strategy, creating best practices and driving all development and public relations efforts of the organization including major gifts, special events, donor cultivation and solicitation, foundation and corporate relations and planned giving.

Duties and responsibilities: 

1. Fundraising – Establishes goals for unrestricted funding sources and enlists support from members of agency Board, staff, and volunteers. Strategizes and orchestrates methods of approach to institutional donors.

2. Annual Fund – Establish an annual fund program to include the development and maintenance of the organization’s mailing list, compose solicitation letters and associated material and inserts. Also to handle the mailing of the correspondence involved. This includes fundraising events and other fundraising tactics and strategies needed included in the annual fund portion of the development plan.

3. Major Gift/Donor Support – Orchestrate major donor, board and special category solicitations and produce support materials with the intent to retain or upgrade gifts when possible. Cultivates donors by producing specialized correspondences, preparing letters of acknowledgment, scheduling and attending in-person visits.

4. Corporate Relations and sponsorships – This involves developing relationships in the corporate community and establishing partnerships that will result in gifts, sponsorships, and service opportunities for them.

5. Database and Records Management – Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in maintaining mechanized and paper records of contributors. Generate queries, reports, exports and any other collection data as needed. Manage any related vendors.

6. Development & Public Relations – Supervises most development and public affairs matters, particularly the creation of various communications such as the newsletters, brochures, annual report, general PowerPoint presentations, executive correspondences and speeches. Assures update content for website.

7. Planned Giving Program – Track progress of pending Legacy and Bequest gifts. Fulfill requests, produce correspondences and encourage partial/early disbursement where appropriate.

Other duties may be assigned. On an ongoing basis.

Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s Degree.
• Minimum 3 years experience in development.
• Excellent communication, writing, and interpersonal skills.
• Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks with attention to detail.
• Strong organizational and computer skills.
• Candidate must be able to work as part of a team.
• Candidate should be flexible and adaptable.
• Have own reliable transportation and valid Driver’s License.

Please send a cover letter, resume, three references, and description of your spiritual journey to:

Zis Milentis
Executive Director
Bridge of Grace CMC
5100 Gaywood Drive
Fort Wayne IN 46806
Or email: office@bridgeofgracecmc.org

Or call the office at: 260-744-4446

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Title Community Development Coordinator – Bridge of Grace is a Compassionate Ministries Center
Categories Industry: Nonprofit, Location: Fort Wayne, Type: Full Time
Location Fort Wayne
Job Information

Bridge of Grace is a Compassionate Ministries Center out of Grace Point Church (south campus) with the purpose of transforming lives through the power of Jesus. Pastor Javier Mondragon pioneered the effort to start Grace Point Church, South Campus in 2008. This is an inner city church in southeast Fort Wayne, one of a few with bi-lingual services, and which quickly became multi-ethnic. Bridge of Grace was founded in 2010.

Our organization’s primary focus is community development. Community development is defined as a process where community members come together to take collective action and generate solutions to common problems. In order to remain aligned with the vision of Bridge of Grace, we have implemented programs that appropriately focus on our neighborhood’s common problems, which are crime and lack of education. We believe that by providing the programs and resources needed, it will improve the quality of life of the people in our neighborhood.

Summary of Position:

The community development coordinator (CDC) advances community-centered economic development initiatives The Coordinator will collaborate with other non-profit organizations and governmental bodies serving the Bridge of Grace area to identify, secure and coordinate resources necessary to implement priority community development projects. She/he will also conduct research, share information about community development funding opportunities and serve as technical assistant and consultant to the CCDA team in Fort Wayne. The coordinator will follow-up and assure Bridge of Grace commitments to the Christian Community Development Association team is completed. Develop and be an advocate for new programs. Coordinate efforts with partners as needed such as city, business sector, police, City Safety Department, etc. involve in volunteer and student recruitment, evaluate effectiveness, and develop job descriptions.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Oversees coordination of all inquiries for community outreach; responds in a timely and accurate way to community-based groups and partner organizations.
• Shares responsibility for the ongoing maintenance of research and data information; following-up with community meetings or connections, shares information about community resources with the Bridge of Grace team and CCDA team.
• Organizes training and workshops for the community organizations and leaders about how to create strong projects and find potential funding.
• Coordinates and helps implement community and economic development projects.
• Identifies resources to provide technical assistance to community groups in the administration of grants including preparation of required reports and supporting documentation.
• Compile studies, reports, plans and other pertinent information on community
• Initiatives and potential community programs.
• Creates a system for tracking community plans and proposals for cultural and natural resource projects, and develops a project matrix.
• Promotes inter-organizational communication between local, county, state and national stakeholders and funders. Keeps and shares current information on county, state, and federal initiatives.
• Serves as a liaison as needed on boards, meetings, and events.
• Build relationships with individuals and entities in the community identifying formal and informal leadership in communities and holding community convening’s.
• Train the identified leadership in skills pertaining to economic development
• Create tools to determine project readiness and help the community move towards readiness if necessary.
• Develop database of potential funders for economic development projects with a cultural and/or natural resources focus.
• Provide technical assistance to the CCDA team
• Track metrics to determine success of programs.
• Determine barriers to success for community development and seek to eliminate those barriers.
• Strengthen partnerships with organizations and entities engaged in local economic development efforts.
• Assists with general office functions including telephones, financial reports, Administration and other related activities.
• Additional duties as assigned by Executive Director

Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree in community development, economic development, community planning, public administration, cross-cultural ministries sustainability or other relevant field. If not Bachelor’s Degree experience is require.
• Excellent communication, writing, and interpersonal skills. Experience in outreach preferred.
• Ability to involve and work effectively with community leaders and partner organizations.
• Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks with attention to detail.
• Strong organizational and computer skills.
• Candidate must be able to work as part of a team, and across departments.
• Candidate should be flexible and adaptable.
• Have own reliable transportation and valid Driver’s License.
• Preference given to candidates with grant writing experience.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to:

Zis Milentis
Executive Director
Bridge of Grace CMC
5100 Gaywood Drive
Fort Wayne IN 46806
Or email: office@bridgeofgracecmc.org

Or call the office at: 260-744-4446

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Title Direct Support Professionals – Columbia City
Categories Industry: Nonprofit, Location: Columbia City, Type: Full Time, Type: Part Time
Location Columbia City
Job Information

Direct Support Professionals – Passages, Inc. in Columbia City

Job Description

Passages, Inc. is accepting applications for full and part time Direct Support Professionals who would provide daily living supports for intellectually disabled adults. Shifts available include 2nd, 3rd, and weekends.

Qualifications

  • Applicants must have own reliable transportation with current proof of auto insurance
  • Valid Indiana driver’s license and clean driving record
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds, if necessary
  • Ability to demonstrate home and community safety practices
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule

Applications can be submitted online at http://passagesinc.org/employment-application/ or in person at 301 W. Van Buren Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia City, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. M-F.

 

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Title Director of Guardianship Services, Mental Health America of Northeast Indiana
Categories Industry: Nonprofit, Location: Fort Wayne, Type: Full Time
Salary $42,000 – $48,000
Location Allen County
Job Information

GENERAL PURPOSE

The Guardianship Program is responsible for the guardianship of the person. The Agency is appointed guardian by the Court to protect, advocate and oversee the care of seniors and incapacitated adults. An incapacitated adult is a person unable to represent their own ‘best interest’, and may be without family involvement to help them in decision making related to appropriate healthcare and major life areas. The agency guardians act as the liaison with volunteer advocates, and ensure volunteers build positive relationships with clients and providers to ensure the highest quality of life for incapacitated adults.

The Director has oversight, management and supervision of all of the guardianship programs and services. Develop and maintain mission-driven, sustainable programming and services using varied funding sources, consistent with the agency’s strategic plan. Work with the Executive Director to create, monitor and report on progress of work plans and program budgets.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Program Management

  • Participate in the agency’s management team, demonstrating a commitment to building, cooperation and collaboration among managers, staff, programs and departments.
  • Responsible for program administration, implementation and coordination of guardianship services.
  • Ensure direct services are provided by focusing on all daily operational aspects of the guardianship program.
  • Build cooperative partnerships with healthcare, housing, mental health, nursing, disability service, and long-term care providers. Work cooperatively with partners to coordinate treatment services and develop alliances to improve access for consumers.
  • Implement program approaches that follow state and national guardianship standards.
  • Assist with developing and implementing an annual program budget. Assure a positive, supportive environment (internally/externally) that promotes person-centered advocacy for all guardianship clients.
  • Responsible for the accuracy, quality, and confidentiality of program records, and ensure compliance with documentation procedures.
  • Plan and implement an evaluation process to measure program goals and outcomes, including tracking, analyzing, interpreting, and reporting quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Assist with grant applications and funding requests, as required to meet programmatic monetary needs.
  • Develop and implement program policies and procedures, and enforce compliance with policies.

Supervision

  • Provide leadership, mentoring, coaching and guidance to Guardianship Services staff in performing their work duties and fulfilling regulatory and contractual obligations.
  • Maintain adequate staffing to support adequate service and quality levels. Assure that performance reviews are completed annually for staff under direct supervision, including establishing specific, individual professional development goals.

Other

  • Maintain confidential written records of client interactions.
  • Attend organizational, departmental, and committee meetings as directed. Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Public Health, Public Administration, or other appropriate subject matter.
  • At least four years of work experience in supervision, program development and management.
    Thorough knowledge of applicable state rules and regulations and stay up-to-date with any legislative changes that can affect the program.
  • Ability to collect and maintain data; analyze and solve problems; learn and apply new information and skills; and perform highly detailed work.
  • Proficiency using MS Office applications and other common software applications.
  • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal, and non-verbal) and ability to respect and interact with diverse persons.
  • Possess conflict resolution and cultural sensitivity skills.
    Ability to build relationships with various organizations in order to maximize MHANI exposure.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision, self-motivated, attention to detail, well organized, and dependable.
  • Acceptable work ethics, professional conduct and appearance, reflecting MHANI’s image and values.
  • Must pass a criminal history background check.
  • Some after-hours work may occasionally be required.
    Valid Indiana Driver’s License and required minimum insurance coverage.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

While performing the duties of this position, employees are regularly required to sit; talk or hear, both in person and by telephone; and use hands to operate office equipment; and reach with hands and arms. Employees are frequently required to stand and walk and to occasionally lift up to twenty pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

To apply, send your resume and cover letter to Lisa Smith, Executive Director, using the button below.

 

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Title Guardianship Coordinator, Mental Health America of Northeast Indiana
Categories Industry: Nonprofit, Location: Fort Wayne, Type: Full Time
Salary $32,000 – $38,000
Location Allen County
Job Information

GENERAL PURPOSE

The Guardianship Coordinator is responsible for the guardianship of the person. The Guardian is appointed by the Court to protect, advocate and oversee the care of seniors and incapacitated adults. An incapacitated adult is a person unable to represent their own ‘best interest’, and may be without family involvement to help them in decision making related to appropriate healthcare and major life areas. The guardian may be required to make end of life decisions for the person. The Guardianship Coordinator will act as the liaison with volunteer advocates, and ensure volunteers build positive relationships with clients and providers to ensure the highest quality of life. Any knowledge pertaining to aging, dementia, disabilities, advocacy, funding systems, residential facilities and human services is helpful.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Conduct initial and ongoing assessment and planning with and/or on behalf of clients.

2. Help to arrange for or ensure a safe place for client to live, medical care, clothing, food, etc.

3. Work with doctor, nurses, dentist, psychiatrist, social workers, activity directors, etc. to develop best plan for care of client and monitor implementation of the plan and progress of client and adjust plan as required.

4. Work with internal and external resources to preserve dignity and sustain quality of life of all clients.

5. Recruit, train and manage the volunteer advocates, including ensuring proper attention, visitation and documentation by volunteer advocates are meeting the needs of the VASIA clients.

6. Visit clients face to face regularly and review client’s health and well-being. Monitor provider care and work cooperatively with external caregivers to assure quality of life.

7. Attend client’s interdisciplinary planning meetings.
8. Make medical decisions for client as need arises and consult doctors and those who work closely with client in order to make the best possible decision for the client.

9. Provide education for community facilities and other professionals on
guardianship as necessary.
10.Work with Adult Protective Services, courts, attorneys, etc. to assist in legal process of guardianship. Participate in Guardianship hearings in the Courts.

11.Prepare and submit annual reports to the Indiana Supreme Court and Allen County Superior Court.

12.Document all meetings, proceedings and maintain necessary records as
required by Indiana Supreme Court. Organize necessary information including personal, legal, medical, financial, SS/Medicare/Medicaid, care provider and logs for client in a notebook and central file and keep it current. Monthly review and filing of documentation.

13.Work with hospital, nursing home and funeral home to finalize funeral arrangements at the time of client’s death.

14.Maintain regular correspondence with any close friends/relatives of the client and keep them up to date on client’s status as appropriate.

15.Build relationships with other supplemental agencies who serve the elderly and/or persons with disabilities.

16.Obtain all required certifications within established national, state and agency deadlines.

17.Attend the MHANI Adult Guardianship Advisory Committee and other meetings of local and state groups.

18.Attend organizational, departmental, and committee meetings as directed.
19.Perform other duties as assigned.
20.Attend training sessions and workshops as necessary.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field and two years of experience in guardianship, case management, long-term care, healthcare, working with older adults or persons with disabilities preferred.
  • Study for and obtain certification (within 12 mos.) through the
  • National Guardianship Association. This is required for this position.
    Willingness to be ‘on call’ to answer calls regarding clients needing assistance after hours and on weekends.
  • Demonstrated personal computer skills with MS Office applications and other common software applications.
  • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal, and non-verbal) and ability to respect and interact with diverse persons.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision, self-motivated, attention to detail, well organized, and dependable.
  • Acceptable work ethics, professional conduct and appearance, reflecting MHANI’s image and values.
  • Ability to pass a criminal history background check.
  • Valid Indiana Driver’s License and required minimum insurance coverage.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

While performing the duties of this position, employees are regularly required to sit; talk or hear, both in person and by telephone; and use hands to operate office equipment; and reach with hands and arms. Employees are frequently required to stand and walk and to occasionally lift up to twenty pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

To apply, send your resume and cover letter to Lisa Smith, Executive Director, using the button below.

 

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