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Position Title:             District Recovery Coordinator

Position Status:          Full-time, Salaried, Grant Employee

Reports To:                 FL Conference Disaster Response Coordinator

Position Summary: Working with the District Superintendent (DS)  and the Conference Disaster Response Coordinator (CDRC), the district recovery coordinator will develop and implement a plan for identifying, assessing and evaluating the short and long term recovery needs in the disaster impacted areas of the district. Oversee the senior case workers responsible for organizing and leading the outreach activities to gather information and data. 

Essential Job Requirements: 

  • An appreciation of the nature and mission of the Church is essential;
  • completion of a disaster recovery case management specific curriculum;  
  • safety screening as evidenced by a background check;
  • available to work  a flexible schedule, including occasional evening and weekend hours to meet client availability;
  • able to maintain ethical conduct in accordance with organizational policy; 
  • conduct business in a manner consistent with the mission, values and policies of the organization;
  • able to maintain high standards for protecting client information, sharing confidential information only as agreed upon by the client and as evidenced by a signed release form;
  • able to work calmly and effectively to resolve conflicts in sensitive situations; able to work collaboratively with others;
  • computer literate, able to utilize word processing, database, and spreadsheet software and demonstrate ability to learn new and/or customized software;
  • possess excellent communication skills both written and verbal;
  • be organized and prepared for reports, meetings, briefings, and conversations with clients, staff and external partners;
  • able to work without close supervision on assigned duties, and be willing to seek and accept supervision as needed;
  • unquestioned confidentiality with sensitive financial and personal information;
  • possess no outside business interest that may conflict with the client or the  organization’s goals and objectives;
  • demonstrate helpful inter-personal skills, such as

genuine care and respect for individuals, families, and communities served;

awareness of the impact of the disaster on the community, the family and the individual;

effective listening and interviewing skills;

cultural competence relative to the population served;

ability to recognize and draw upon client strengths;

sensitivity to the needs of individuals and families in crisis;

ability to maintain appropriate service boundaries; and

self-awareness

  • Active membership in a United Methodist Church is preferred but not required. 

Essential Job Functions:

Guide and direct the work of the senior case workers, ensuring they understand their role and empowering them to 

  • perform the essential functions of their job while demonstrating compassion and sensitivity for both survivors and volunteers. 
  • Work with the senior case workers to engage churches and volunteers in this project.
  • Develop a plan to track, compile and analyze data and information gathered through outreach. 
  • Evaluate the information to make a recommendation to the DS and the CDRC regarding future long term recovery needs in the impacted communities. 
  • Consult with senior case workers to answer questions, brainstorm solutions and ensure urgent survivor needs are being met through information and referral or direct services, if appropriate. 
  • Engage staff in regular times of confidential sharing and debriefing to assist with healthy emotional and spiritual responses to the work and maintaining appropriate boundaries.
  • When needed, provide immediate assistance to resolve any problems that come up between the volunteers and staff or survivors clients. 
  • Work in cooperation and partnership with local community partners and local churches to coordinate work and avoid duplication.
  • Communicate regularly with the DS and CDRC to keep them informed of progress on the project.
  • Seek assistance from the DS and/or the CDRC when needed to manage challenges.
  • Provide a recommendation to the DS and the CDRC about probable project outcome and whether another, longer project may be needed to help survivors recover in the impacted communities.
  • Quantify the size and scope of need so that the CDRC can determine the resources needed if the recommendation is to continue the project.

Working Conditions:  

  • Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle to be able to drive long distances in all areas within the services’ area. 
  • Constant interaction with internal and external third parties for the purpose of collecting and distributing information.
  • Adaptability to environmental factors, including noises, odors, variable climate, etc. 
  • Spends over 80% of time sitting; remainder of time includes walking, standing;
  • Occasional lifting (5 - 10 lbs) and climbing stairs
  • Must work cooperatively and collaboratively with colleagues, clients and other agencies involved in the recovery. 

To apply, please send your resume to employment@flumc.org and indicate which position you are applying for. Interviews will be held the week of December 10th

For more information, please contact Pam Garrison: pgarrison@flumc.org

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Position Title:             Senior Case Worker       (Two positions)

Position Status:          Full-time, Salaried, Grant Employee

Reports To:                 District Recovery Coordinator

Position Summary: The Senior Case Worker is responsible for organizing and leading outreach efforts into disaster-impacted communities. This outreach will include providing information and referral services for survivors and generally assessing how individual survivors are doing since the disaster, what immediate needs they still have, if any, and whether there are any long-term needs that may require additional assistance, including disaster case management. The senior case worker will lead and engage volunteers and churches in the outreach efforts whenever possible, including partnering them with volunteers and churches in the impacted communities. The senior case worker is an integral part of the team assessing, analyzing and evaluating short and long term needs of survivors to assist in determining what resources may be needed and for how long. 

Essential Job Requirements: 

  • An appreciation of the nature and mission of the Church is essential;
  • completion of the UMCOR disaster case management training;  
  • safety screening as evidenced by a background check;
  • available to work  a flexible schedule, including occasional evening and weekend hours to meet client availability;
  • able to maintain ethical conduct in accordance with organizational policy; 
  • conduct business in a manner consistent with the mission, values and policies of the organization;
  • able to maintain high standards for protecting client information, sharing confidential information only as agreed upon by the client and as evidenced by a signed release form;
  • able to work calmly and effectively to resolve conflicts in sensitive situations; able to work collaboratively with others;
  • computer literate, able to utilize word processing, database, and spreadsheet software and demonstrate ability to learn new and/or customized software;
  • possess excellent communication skills both written and verbal;
  • be organized and prepared for reports, meetings, briefings, and conversations with clients, staff and external partners;
  • unquestioned confidentiality with sensitive financial and personal information;
  • possess no outside business interest that may conflict with the client or the  organization’s goals and objectives;
  • demonstrate helpful inter-personal skills, such as

genuine care and respect for individuals, families, and communities served;

awareness of the impact of the disaster on the community, the family and the individual;

effective listening and interviewing skills;

cultural competence relative to the population served;

compassionate

sensitivity to the needs of individuals and families in crisis;

ability to maintain appropriate service boundaries; 

self-awareness.

  • Active membership in a United Methodist Church is preferred but not required.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Organize, lead and perform outreach to identify vulnerable persons in need of services and referrals. 
  • Recruit, train and engage churches and volunteers in canvassing neighborhoods and performing other appropriate outreach activities in disaster-impacted communities. 
  • Link trained volunteers with volunteers and churches in the impacted communities to work together in identifying unmet needs.
  • Use the outreach to assess short-term and long-term needs for recovery. 
  • Triage needs that may be urgent and require immediate assistance, linking survivors to appropriate services and providing accurate and timely information and referral.
  • Follow up on challenging or unusual situations that may require additional assistance. 
  • If needed and appropriate, begin intake for possible case management services.
  • Must be able to think strategically and have strong problem solving skills.
  • Work with the district recovery coordinator to develop and implement a plan for tracking, compiling, analyzing and evaluating information gathered through outreach.
  • Assist the district recovery coordinator to make a determination regarding the need to initiate a larger project for long term recovery. 
  • Other duties and activities as needed to successfully complete the project within the grant parameters.

Working Conditions:  

  • Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle to be able to drive long distances in all areas within the service’ area. 
  • Constant interaction with internal and external third parties for the purpose of collecting and distributing information.
  • Adaptability to environmental factors, including noises, odors, variable climate, etc. 
  • Spends over 80% of time sitting; remainder of time includes walking, standing;
  • Occasional lifting (5 - 10 lbs) and climbing stairs
  • Must work cooperatively and collaboratively with colleagues, clients and other agencies involved in the recovery. 

To apply, please send your resume to employment@flumc.org and indicate which position you are applying for. Interviews will be held the week of December 10th

For more information, please contact Pam Garrison: pgarrison@flumc.org

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-Woodville United Methodist Church,  9400 Old Woodville Highway is seeking a  Director Of Music Ministries. This is a Part-Time Position. Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for music ministries of the church in consultation with and supervision of the Pastor.
  • Plan music for weekly Sunday worship service.
  • Work with Worship Committee, Pastor, and congregation to establish an active full-time choir, hold weekly rehearsals.
  • Collaborate with Pastor and Worship Committee in planning for seasonal or special event music.
  • Assist Pastor in planning music for Funeral or Celebration of Life services.
  • Work with leaders and children to include children in music ministry as appropriate.
  • Ensure fill-in is available during planned absences.
  • Meet periodically with Pastor, Staff-Parish Relations Committee and Worship Committee to evaluate programs   and to update plans.

Qualifications:

  • Committed Christian with some familiarity and understanding of the United Methodist Church..
  • College Degree or equivalent studies and experience in the areas of organ, piano, and choral directing.
  • Available flexible hours and weekly schedules primarily consisting of Sunday mornings, weekly choir rehearsals, and necessary work in developing weekly music and planning for special music programs.

Annual salary commensurate with experience, paid on a monthly basis. Estimated minimum time required is 7-8 hours weekly plus travel time. If interested in applying please submit resume, including two professional, and two personal references, to: jwpearce3@comcast.net. For further information please call church office at 850-421-7205 and leave a message.

Note: This position is required to comply with conduct policies established by the United Methodist Church (see Employee Conduct policy) as well as those established by Woodville United Methodist Church including Sexual Harassment, Child Protection, and Zero Tolerance Drug and Alcohol policies.  The incumbent is subject to a Level 1 background check as required by the Methodist Conference.

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-Waukeenah UMC is seeking a pianist. This is a part-time paid position.  Please call 850-997-7326 or 850-210-9722.  Thanks, pastor Richard Jones.

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