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 Employment Opportunities in Cambridge

NOTICE OF POSTING

POSTING DATE: July 18, 2014
Open Until Filled

Cambridge residents are especially encouraged to apply.

Department: Human Service Programs
Job Title: Community Engagement Team Outreach Workers (Part-Time) to engage underserved: Somali, Chinese, African American, Arabic speaking and Spanish speaking families.
Job Code: X920
Civil Service Position: Non Civil Service position
Union Affiliation: None
Hours Per Week: 12 hours per week, flexible, mornings, afternoons, and/or evenings, weekends

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Attend all required training sessions.
  • Become familiar with available Cambridge resources that provide children with early literacy exposure.
  • Refer families to early learning services and events that benefit the literacy development of their children.
  • Organize a series of culturally appropriate parenting workshops to underserved families with young children in Cambridge. 
  • Participate on advisory boards and/or round table discussions, as assigned, that are addressing issues to reach hard to reach families.
  • Participate in discussions and educate the Community Engagement Team about outreach strategies for building relationships with hard to reach communities.
  • Complete all required paperwork: document outreach activities and participate as needed in the evaluation of the program.
  • Attend all outreach worker team meetings.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Should speak language of underserved community
  • Sincere desire to reach underserved Cambridge families with young children
  • Ability to relate well with diverse groups and individuals
  • Knowledge of, or willingness to learn about, early learning community resources
  • High motivation
  • Strong work ethic
  • Willingness to learn and to teach others

Experience and/or Education

  • Experience with parenting

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  Job requires some walking

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  General office environment with air conditioning and fluorescent lighting

 

RATE: $14.71 per hour

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Internal applicants, submit job bidding form and 2 copies of both your resume and letter of interest; external applicants, submit both your resume and letter of interest via email to employment@cambridgema.gov or  to:  Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA  02139.   Fax:  (617) 349-4312.  Review of resumes will be ongoing.  Positions open until filled.

THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. WOMEN, MINORITIES, VETERANS, AND PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

CITY OF CAMBRIDGE RESIDENTS ESPECIALLY ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

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