EMPLOYMENT WITH VOGEL ALCOVE
Vogel Alcove is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We accept resumes for posted, open positions. We do not accept unsolicited resumes. Resumes are kept on file for six months. Vogel Alcove is an at-will employer. Our open positions are listed below. We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications, a generous benefits plan and a great working environment. Qualified candidates should submit their resume and cover letter with salary history to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please.
Director, Grants and Foundation Relationships
REPORTS TO: President/CEO
SUPERVISES: Development Associate (Salesforce/Grants)
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:
The Director of Grants and Foundation Relationships reports to the President/CEO and is a member of the organization’s Senior Management and Development teams. The Director is responsible for strategic design, execution, management and measurement of Vogel Alcove’s grants programs, with the goal of increasing gift revenue and donor engagement.
- Research potential grant funding sources (corporations, foundations, organizations, government) and collect data to analyze gift potential.
- Develop and maintain a timeline for grant proposals.
- Work collaboratively with the President/CEO and other Sr. Managers to understand program goals and priorities to write meaningful proposals and to develop specific requests as grant opportunities become available.
- Write and submit proposals, applications, and follow up reports.
- Maintain grant files and records.
- Utilize Salesforce to track grants, produce contact notes, and conduct appropriate follow-up.
- Develop a portfolio of reports from the Salesforce data base for measuring performance, analysis, and reporting.
- Supervise the Development Associate.
- Bachelor’s degree required
- 5-7 years of Development experience including demonstrated success in grant writing, preferably in a non-profit community-based organization.
- Proven success in identifying and soliciting funds from individuals, corporations, and foundations from a variety of sources and in developing relationships with donors.
- Exceptional written and verbal communication skills required. Demonstrated ability to write clear and persuasive proposals.
- Excellent time management skills and a high degree of organization, careful attention to detail, ability to multitask and to prioritize and manage multiple projects and deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
- Knowledge and experience of data entry systems and reporting (Salesforce experience preferred).
- Demonstrated experience in strategic planning, managing people and budgets, and an ability to work in a hands-on environment.
- Well-disciplined, self-motivated and goal-driven; able to work with a high degree of independence as well as part of a team.
- Ability to appropriately handle confidential matters and information.
- Proficient in the use of MS Office programs
- Upbeat, positive, warm, and outgoing personality, with a passion for Vogel Alcove’s mission.
- Ability to work on selected weekdays, nights and weekend evenings as required.
- All other duties as assigned
Clinical Family Support Specialist (LMSW Social Worker)
Vogel Alcove, a 30 year old non-profit in Dallas, whose mission is dedicated to the care and early childhood education of young children from homeless and domestic abuse shelters has an opening for a Full-time, Clinical Case Manager in their NAEYC Accredited child care facility. This position is responsible for providing case management, parent education, consultation, information/referral and supportive services for children and families. The Clinical Family Support Specialist position functions as a member of the Family Support team and works in collaboration with childcare and other agency programs benefiting homeless children and families receiving services at Vogel Alcove. Professionals are expected to perform their duties with the highest degree of professionalism and in compliance with both the Social Work Code of Ethics and with all policies of the Vogel Alcove.
Minimum requirements are Master’s Degree in Social work, with licensure or license-eligibility at the LMSW level, to be obtained within 30 days of employment. Two years supervised work experience in direct services in the areas of mental health, maternal/child health, child welfare, or other related health and human services fields is preferred, as is familiarity with the dynamics of childhood trauma and resultant behavioral disturbance and social/emotional development of early childhood. Other necessary skills include:
- Effective verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to empathize, understand and engage target population.
- Strong computer and organizational skills.
- Reliable, punctual, resourceful, self-initiated and ability to follow through on task.
- Proven ability to work in a culturally competent way with diverse populations.
- Ability to work autonomously and maintain accountability.
- Utilize supervision and management appropriately.
- Demonstrated ability to manage a complex workload.
- Demonstrate an ability to work in a fluid environment and function competently in crisis situations.
Child Therapist (Full-Time)
The Child Therapist position will report to the Director of Developmental and Behavioral Services and work collaboratively with the Center Team Directors, social work team, classroom teachers, and parents in carrying out our mental health program for children and families. The main focus of this position is to provide a resource for assessment and therapy for homeless children (ages 2-5) that have extreme challenging behaviors in the classroom. This position may also work with children that are ages (K-5th grade) who are siblings of our early childhood students and/or enrolled in our Summer Camp Program.
• Conduct assessments of children in order to lead to recommendations for the development of a parent/child mental health intervention plan.
• Provide trauma specific interventions for children affected by homelessness in the childcare setting.
• Meet with children for weekly sessions in a therapeutic setting.
• Work collaboratively with all team members to integrate assessments and interventions into the comprehensive plan for the child/family.
• Refer out for mental health consultation for further assessment or community resources, if needed.
• Provide crisis intervention in the classroom as needed.
• Work with parents individually and in group to teach parents proactive behavioral prevention strategies.
Provide education, guidance, and support for families.
• Prepare and deliver oral and written case presentations to the team and parents.
• Provide timely documentation for all clinical assessments, individual and group sessions, treatment goal development and progress, and discharge summaries.
• Maintain records as required by organization policies and regulatory and accrediting agencies.
• Maintain compliance with organizational policies.
• Participate in program, committee and other staff meetings as needed.
• Perform other duties as assigned.
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
• Effective counseling skills.
• Excellent clinical skills in developing strategic plans of care to address specific issues.
• Compassion and patience to work with children who can sometimes be difficult and poorly behaved.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills, especially the ability to relate to children.
• Ability to listen and truly understand the child’s emotions and challenges.
• Ability to serve as a calm and efficient mediator.
• Ability to work between the hours of 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM to schedule meetings with parents as required.
• Master’s degree in counseling, education, social work or related field with experience working with parents and children impacted by trauma.
• License: (one of the following) o Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) o Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) o Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) o Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
• A minimum of two years of experience in providing trauma informed clinical services to young children and their families.
• Bilingual (English/Spanish) speaking a plus.
Teacher Assistant – Full Time
This is a regular, full-time position that serves as an Assistant working collaboratively with classroom teachers. The Assistant implements age-appropriate activities in coordination with the Lead Teacher according to the curriculum selected by Vogel Alcove, NAEYC Standards and Texas Minimum Standards. Assistants can work independently in a Lead Teacher’s absence but typically will work other classroom teachers. All activities support the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of children assigned to a specific constant care group, which maintains an anti-bias, non-sexist, non-racist environment.
This position is a perfect fit for college students or parents needing flexible Monday-Friday hours while their children are in school. The minimum requirements for the position are a CDA or 12 credit hours in Early Childhood Education courses, Associate’s Degree preferred. At least three years’ experience working with and caring for young children would be a plus. Salary: $12 per hour.
Preschool Teacher – Full Time
This is a regular, full-time position that plans and implements appropriate activities that support the social, emotional, cognitive, language and physical development of the children in our care. The ideal candidate must be flexible and able to communicate well with parents, volunteers and staff. This position must work well with other teachers to support the team approach to classroom staffing. The candidate also must understand that the families we serve are living in traumatic circumstances.
The minimum requirements for this position are: a BA degree in Early Childhood Education, Texas Teaching Certification preferred; at least two years’ work experience in direct service to young children (infants, toddlers and pre-school); and working knowledge of best practices for the management of challenging behaviors in young children.
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Preschool Lead Teacher (Full-Time)
NATURE & SCOPE:
Vogel Alcove, an over 30 year old non-profit in Dallas, whose mission is dedicated to the care and early childhood education of young children from homeless and domestic abuse shelters has an opening for a Preschool Lead Teacher in their NAEYC Accredited child care facility. We are looking for an energetic, enthusiastic individual to work with children 6 weeks to five years in the classroom setting who is eager to learn about and provide therapeutic care to the youngest victims of homelessness.
• To provide a warm nurturing emotional environment by balancing a child’s need for security and acceptance with a child’s need to experience safe opportunities to explore through “hands-on” experience.
• To interact and communicate with children in an age appropriate and developmentally appropriate manner.
• To individualize interactions to a child’s special talents, interest, individual style, disabilities, pace of learning and cultural/family background.
• To coordinate meal and snack experiences to ensure quality nutritional and social development.
• To ensure updated accurate information is available on all children assigned under teacher’s care.
• To possess the ability to adapt teaching in response to children’s differences through providing individualized activities and care for each child in constant care.
• To use developmentally appropriate practices when assisting with activities based upon selected program curriculum and stated on lesson plans.
• To obtain appropriate supplies and equipment in conjunction with weekly activity plans.
• To maintain up-to-date attendance and other records and forms on the children. To notify supervisor when informed of changes.
• To follow all Standards as outlined by NAEYC and Head Start.
• To maintain relationships with families that is professional and do not present to be a conflict of interest.
•This position is a full-time flexible hours Monday-Friday position. The minimum requirements for the position is a Bachelor Degree preferred with 2 years’ experience working and caring for young children. Salary commensurate with experience. Must be able to be flexible and work between the hours of 7am – 6 pm.
Vogel Alcove offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications, a generous benefits plan for regular full-time and regular part-time employees and a great working environment. Qualified candidates should submit resume and cover letter with salary history.