Warm Hands Warm Hearts Outwear Drive for United Way

Please donate your new or gently worn children’s and adults’ winter hats, scarves, mittens, gloves, boots, and coats to be distributed throughout Monongalia and Preston Counties.

Collection Sites

The Dominion Post
Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Clear Mountain Bank
Monday – Friday
Regular Lobby Hours
For more information, please contact Beth Elyard, FRN Manager, at 304-296-7525 or by email at frn@unitedwaympc.org.
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The Child Advocacy Center (CAC) in Martinsburg has two vacancies for full-time Social Workers. The workers will facilitate services to families utilizing the CAC to include forensic interviews, case tracking and review, advocacy, data collection and report preparation. Extensive community collaboration is required along with promotion of CAC standards, grant writing and reporting. Social Work License is required. Prior experience in CAC environment and ability to converse in Spanish preferred. Competitive salary and benefits include life and health insurance, paid time off and tuition assistance.  Interested applicants should submit a résumé to jhott@childhswv.org

 

Case Manager Job Description

Helping Heroes, is a community based, non-profit facility. It provides support services and resources to homeless and near homeless veterans in order to transition them to, or maintain self-sufficiency. Our SSVF Program (Supportive Services for Veteran Families) provides temporary housing assistance in conjunction with comprehensive case management to veterans with families who are homeless or are facing a housing crisis.

Helping Heroes is hiring a Case Manager to work with the SSVF program. The SSVF Case Manager duties are summarized as:

  • Outreach Specialist duties include:
    • Assist the program director in conducting and coordinating outreach activities as assigned

o   Setting up and tearing down for events such as fundraising and outreach activities

  • Case management services including:
    • Refer participants for help in obtaining VA benefits and other public benefits such as health care services, daily living services, personal financial planning services, transportation, fiduciary and payee services, legal services, child care, housing counseling services, and temporary financial assistance.

o   Conducts comprehensive screenings and assessments with veterans to collect functional, environmental, financial, employment, housing, educational, and health information, as appropriate, to develop a case plan.

o   Provides service linkages and support systems for veterans and their families, including for children and adolescents, to ensure identified needs are met

o   Makes referrals to supportive services such as job developers, social workers and health care providers as deemed necessary

o   Develops support systems to meet veteran and family needs; coordinates and facilitates move-in activities, rental negotiations, and service referrals as required.

o   May make home and field visits

    • Provide supportive counseling and advocacy for families; provides crisis intervention, if needed.

o   May requiring help with moving furniture, cleaning and carrying food boxes

o   Other duties required to related physical activity.

  • Complete on-going record keeping and maintenance of statistical data.
  • Prioritization of tasks associated with assigned cases

This individual must demonstrate the ability to report directly to the SSVF Program Manager and must also participate in annual inspections conducted by funding agencies.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  1. A bachelor’s degree in social work or human service field is preferred, military and work experience will be considered
  2. 1 – 3 years experience working with veterans and/or the homeless population ( must have experience working with adults)
  3. Experience working with people in recovery
  1. Proven ability to develop relationships with families as well as a wide variety of service stakeholders (VA, schools, health and public benefit agencies
  1. Provide thorough and comprehensive documentation of services in a timely manner
  2. Work independently on identified case management needs
  3. Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  1.  Able to lift and carry 50 pounds

 

Additional Requirements:

  • US Armed Forces veteran preferred
  • Social Work License preferred
  • Submit to a criminal background check
  • Pre employment physical with drug screen
  • Copy of Transcripts required upon hiring
  • Hold a valid driver’s license, car insurance and be willing and able to travel. DMV driving record must be provided upon hiring

Resume, Cover letter, and 3 references

            ATTN: Susan Harrison, Executive Director Helping Heroes

            256 Jefferson Ave. Moundsville WV 26041

 

 

Adult Mental Health First Aid Training 

Berkeley Medical Center will be hosting an Adult Mental Health First Aid Trainings.

 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017                                                               

8:30am-4:30pm                                                           

Berkeley Medical Center Campus                                                        

Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center                                                

1st Floor Mountaineer Room                                                               

 

 

 

This is a FREE training. All materials and refreshments will be provided.

 

Space is limited so please only register if you are available to attend.

 

 

For more information or to register:  https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/cs/

 

Questions: kprice@wvumedicine.org

 

Job Description – Eastern Regional Organizer


Background:    The West Virginia Healthy Kids and Families Coalition (WVHKFC) is a fast-growing, statewide citizens organization. We unite with everyday citizens to build power and fight for a better future for our children.


In the last 5 years, our budget has multiplied more than 12 times over, and our staff has grown from 1 to 14. Our programs run the gamut – from helping to pass 25 pieces of statewide policy change to awarding 206 mini-grants to community teams engaged in health and economic development projects to experimenting with candidate training and leadership development efforts. We are looking for a regional organizer for the Eastern region of the state – from Upshur County down through Greenbrier County, and up through the Eastern Panhandle. This person is responsible for traveling the region, working tirelessly to engage churches, students, community organizations, small businesses, unions, and especially low-income families in the work of making West Virginia “the best place to live, work and raise a family – no matter who you are.”
You are part team-builder, part cheerleader, part campaigner, part issue expert, and part leadership trainer. The ideal candidate is an exceptional listener, loves to travel West Virginia, can work with all different types of people, and who has a track record of really making things happen.


Responsibilities and Qualifications:    The Eastern Regional Organizer’s main job is to identify, recruit, train, and mobilize community leaders to take action on the local and statewide issues that matter to them. You will have the support of our team, but the final responsibility for covering the Eastern region is yours.
You must be willing and able to travel extensively, and are required to:
• Spend at least 5 days/month in the Eastern Panhandle if you live elsewhere
• Build and maintain relationships in rural communities through frequent, regular face to face meetings
• Travel to Charleston for trainings, meetings and events approximately once a month
• Attend additional statewide events outside your region
Our ideal candidate is someone able to tackle all, or nearly all, of these responsibilities:
• Organize at least 10 candidate forums, town halls, or community meetings in your region annually – to identify the local and statewide policy issues that matter to your region… and translate those issues into action at the state capitol as part of the Our Children, Our Future Campaign (ocofwv.org) and OCOF Safety Net Campaign.
• Organize at least 3 leadership development or candidate trainings, supporting emerging leaders in your region with the skills they need to be more effective volunteer organizers, advocates, and community leaders.
• Recruit, train, and support at least 5 Try This (trythiswv.com) community teams from your region, helping them knock WV off the top of the worst health lists through projects like community gardens, walking trails, and farmers markets.
• Recruit, train, and support at least 3 Families Leading Change teams that are working to improve their local public schools in a tangible way (starting a dads’ program, adding a vocational program, etc.).
• Recruit, train, and support at least 3 youth-led student chapters from high schools or colleges in the region – to be engaged in all of the above work.
• Find ways to make sure that the Eastern region is represented in our other projects and programs – voter turnout, Healthy Bodies Healthy Spirits, Parent Wellness Network, Strong Mountain Communities, and Call to Action Racial Equality.
• Raise at least $5,000 your first year – through individual giving, grants, etc. – to help support your salary and grow your region. (New staff members are offered plenty of training and support in learning how to fundraise.)
• Be creative! One of the main parts of your job is to listen to the frustration and passion of your region and turn that passion into policy change.
Like everyone on our team, you will work hard and pitch in on everyone’s projects.  No two days will be alike.


The salary for this position could range between $30-38k — depending on experience and skills. Our organization has generous paid-time-off and sabbatical plans, and a $500/month health stipend. Everyone on our staff receives introductory and on-going community organizing training.


To apply, please send the following information to
careyjo@ourfuturewv.org with the words “EASTERN ORGANIZER APPLICATION” in the subject heading of the e-mail:
• Resume
• Cover Letter that explains why you are interested and qualified for the position
• 3 References
• A 3-page (maximum) writing sample that answers the following questions:
1. Who are 10 specific leaders (name, town, background info, etc.) in the Eastern region that you would want to engage in our work, and why would each one want to be involved?
2. What is one problem or issue that affects you personally, and how would you hope to incorporate that issue into your work as an organizer?
3. Imagine you are planning a candidate forum with legislators and county school board members in Martinsburg. You have 90 minutes, 12 total candidates, 3 issues to cover, and your main goal is to make sure that everyone who comes to the meeting gets excited to sign up to stay involved after the event. What would your agenda look like?
Please apply no later than October 22, 2017.
We strongly encourage applications from women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, and people of all ages and experience levels. A hiring committee comprised of community leaders across the region is hoping to conduct interviews in late October. Ideal start date is November 15.
(10-6-17)

 

Appalachian Gas Working Group (AGWG) Coordinator
Reports to WV Rivers Coalition Program Director
The primary function of the AGWG Coordinator is to work closely with the WV Rivers Program Director and other AGWG Partners’ staff on the overall management of AGWG Strategic Plan and facilitate communication and coordination among the working group and across its teams.
The AGWG is a coordinated effort to end public harm from fracking and fracked oil and gas infrastructure. The AGWG supports healthy communities, property rights and a just transition to clean renewable energy.
Position Description:
This is an hourly contracted position designed for a period of 6 months dependent on funding availability. Compensation rate is $20/hour with an expected workload averaging approximately 40 hours/month. Candidate must reside in West Virginia and have phone/internet access. Required travel expenses will be reimbursed.
Associated Tasks Include:
1. Plan quarterly meetings to enable the AGWG to meet face-to-face; to update, coordinate and assess work on the short-term goals identified in the teams’ work plans.
2. Coordinate monthly teleconferences of the team leaders to continue the work between the face-to-face meetings.
3. Organize a skill-building workshop in the Spring of 2018 for emerging local groups to build their capacity for community organizing, coalition building, and working with the media.
To Apply for Position:
Review the full position description here:
http://wvrivers.org/2017/10/agwgcoordinator/
Send resume and cover letter to
wvrivers@wvrivers.org by Oct. 20, 2017. Please include “Appalachian Gas Working Group Coordinator” in the subject line.
(10-10-17)