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Full-Time Position Available

Finance Director

 

Southwestern MN Opportunity Council (SMOC), a non-profit organization, is seeking a qualified person to fill the position of Finance Director, on-site at SMOC’s main office in Worthington, MN.

 

The Finance Director is responsible for the daily oversight, maintenance, and administration of SMOC’s financial systems which includes general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, financial reporting, inventory systems, and general accounting for multiple programs.  Additional duties include managing the daily financial operations of the agency, assisting with budget and expense issues, preparing and submitting accurate financial reports, and maintaining and evaluating fiscal policies and procedures.

 

A four-year degree in accounting is required.  An additional four years of experience working in a non-profit managing state and/or federal funding is preferred.

 

Starting salary range is $82,500 - $86,400 DOQ/DOE.  Benefit package includes PTO, paid holidays, and available health, life, dental and vision insurance.

 

 

Qualified candidates should submit an application and resume to the Executive Director by Friday, April 19th.  Application forms are available at SMOC, 1106 3rd Avenue, Worthington, on our website at www.smoc.us, or by calling 507-376-4195. Applications are accepted via email to dgoedtke@smoc.us, fax (507)376-3636, or can be dropped off at the SMOC Worthington office.

"AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER" 



  

**Position Available**

Part-Time Head Start Home Visitor

Pipestone, MN 

JOB SUMMARY:

Assisting parents in the role as their child's first and most important teacher. Starting pay is $17.05 / hour.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 

Home Visitor

  • Provides early, continuous, intensive and comprehensive child development and family support services that will enhance the physical, social, emotional, and intellecutal development of children.
  • Work with parents with children and prenatal visits to expecting parents.
  • Perform home visits with families in their homes.
  • Work with supervisor to coordinate community and agency resources to ensure comprehensive for the family.  
  • Maintain up-to-date documentation with each family that complies with regulations.
  • Provide interpretation and translation services to families as needed.
  • Participates in Head Start recruitment, advocacy and parent involvement activies as required.
Adheres to the Head Start Performance Standard.
 
NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 
 
Other duties and responsibilities: 
  • Participates in trainings, In-service, orientations,
  • Completes professional development plan, as updated regularly,
  • Follow all procedures of the Minnesota Privacy Act,
  • Be a part of the Head Start team, accepting and performing duties as assigned,
  • Promotes positive Community Awareness of Head Start and SMOC.
Performs other duties as assigned.
 
EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE: 
  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Infant-Toddler CDA, Family Service Credential, or willingness to obtain within first year of hire is required.
  • Growing Great Kids / Growing Great Families certification or willingness to obtain.
  • Parent or past parent of Head Start children preferred.
  • Have a valid drivers license and up-to-date insurance on their vehicle (a driver report will be requested with our insurance company).
  • CPR / First Aid certified or willingness to obtain.
SKILLS / ABILITIES: 
  • Bilingual skills strongly preferred.
  • Ability to work with parents and 0-3 age children.
  • Ability to take directions from supervisor.
  • Ability to lift and carry supplies.
  • Confidentiality.

Open until filled.  Application forms are available at SMOC, 1106 3rd Avenue, PO Box 787, Worthington, MN  56187 and online at www.smoc.us 

Please submit application and resume to Barb Austin - Head Start Director. 

  SMOC Is An Equal Opportunity Employer.

Reasonable accommodation for special needs

will be furnished upon request. 

  "AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER" 



  

**Position Available**

Part-Time Head Start Home Visitor

Worthington, MN 

JOB SUMMARY:

Assisting parents in the role as their child's first and most important teacher Starting pay is $17.05 / hour.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 

Home Visitor

  • Provides early, continuous, intensive and comprehensive child development and family support services that will enhance the physical, social, emotional, and intellecutal development of children.
  • Work with parents with children and prenatal visits to expecting parents.
  • Perform home visits with families in their homes.
  • Work with supervisor to coordinate community and agency resources to ensure comprehensive for the family.  
  • Maintain up-to-date documentation with each family that complies with regulations.
  • Provide interpretation and translation services to families as needed.
  • Participates in Head Start recruitment, advocacy and parent involvement activies as required.
Adheres to the Head Start Performance Standard.
 
NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 
Other duties and responsibilities: 
  • Participates in trainings, Inservice, orientations,
  • Completes professional development plan, as updated regularly,
  • Follow all procedures of the Minnesota Privacy Act,
  • Be a part of the Head Start team, accepting and performing duties as assigned,
  • Promotes positive Community Awareness of Head Start and SMOC.
Performs other duties as assigned.
 
EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE: 
  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Infant-Toddler CDA, Family Service Credential, or willingness to obtain within first year of hire is required.
  • Growing Great Kids / Growing Great Families certification or willingness to obtain.
  • Parent or past parent of Head Start children preferred.
  • Have a valid drivers license and up-to-date insurance on their vehicle (a driver report will be requested with our insurance company).
  • CPR / First Aid certified or willingness to obtain.
SKILLS / ABILITIES: 
  • Bilingual skills strongly preferred.
  • Ability to work with parents and 0-3 age children.
  • Ability to take directions from supervisor.
  • Ability to lift and carry supplies.
  • Confidentiality.


Open until filled.  Application forms are available at SMOC, 1106 3rd Avenue, PO Box 787, Worthington, MN  56187 and online at www.smoc.us 

Please submit application and resume to Barb Austin - Head Start Director. 

  SMOC Is An Equal Opportunity Employer.

Reasonable accommodation for special needs

will be furnished upon request. 

  "AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER" 


  

**Position Available**

Head Start Classroom Aide / Bus Rider

Pipestone, MN 

JOB SUMMARY:

Assisting parents in the role as their child's first and most important teacher by assisting the teacher with various activities at the center and on field trips.  In addition, being responsible for assisting inthe transportation of children to and from the center and on field trips, assisting the driver, and adhering to transportation guidelines. Starting pay is $15.29 / hour.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 

Bus Rider Aide

  • Provides on-going education on safety of children being transported; completes with assistance of bus driver three bus evacuation drills per program year.
  • Adheres to established procedures and policies as outlined in the tranpsortation manual and personnel policies.
  • Uses the effective and developmentally appropriate behavior management techniques with children to maintain order on the bus at all times.
  • Assures safe transportation of all Head Start children, staff and volunteers
  • Attends transportation meetings and trainings
  • Provides assistance to bus driver as requested

Classroom Aide

  •  Participates in group activities providing assistance to teachers as requested
  • Ensures the safety of children at all times.
  • Provides assitance to the teacher with their curriculum adn behavior management.
  • Insures the cooperative play and positive reinforcement of the children.
  • Prepares for and helps with the departure of children.
  • Chaperones field trips.
  • Interpret for children, families and teachers in the classroom, during home visits, parent night meetings, parent teacher conferences, etc necessary.
  • Participates in Head Start recruitment, advocacy adn parent involvement activities as required.

Adheres to the Head Start Performance Standard.

NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Particpates in trainings, Inservice, orientations,
  • Completes professional development plan, as updated regularly,
  • Follow all procedures of the Minnesota Privacy Act,
  • Be a part of the Head Start team, accepting and performing duties as assigned
  • Promotes positive Community Awareness of Head Start and SMOC 

Performs other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE:

  • High School Diploma, Child Development Associate credential, or willingness to obtain credential or Associate Degree
  • Parent or past parent of Head Start child preferred.

SKILLS / ABILITIES:

  • Bilingual skills not required, but preferred
  • Ability to work with 3-5 year-old children
  • Ability to take directions from supervisor
  • Ability to lift and carry supplies
  • Confidentiality 

Open until filled.  Application forms are available at SMOC, 1106 3rd Avenue, PO Box 787, Worthington, MN  56187 and online at www.smoc.us  Please submit application and resume to Barb Austin - Head Start Director. 

  SMOC Is An Equal Opportunity Employer.

Reasonable accommodation for special needs

will be furnished upon request. 

  "AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER" 


  

**Position Available**

Family Planning - Community Health Worker (CHW)

Marshall, MN 

Community Health Worker (CHW) Bilingual in English and Spanish - Part-time, benefit eligible position for our expanding Family Planning/Sexual and Reproductive Health Services Programming in our Marshall, Minnesota office for Southwestern Minnesota Opportunity Council, Inc. (SMOC).

Community Health Worker (CHW) will assist clients by reducing cultural and linguistic barriers while navigating health care systems within the SMOC programs and other community programs.  The CHW will work in collaboration with Family Planning staff to improve quality outcomes and cost-effective care of underserved populations to reduce health disparities.  The CHW must be a bilingual person in English and Spanish, trusted in his or her community and comfortable among all populations to build trusting relationships with families and community.  Confidentiality, verbal and written communication skills and ability to be resourceful and motivated to empower clients for self-advocacy is key.  Currently, progrqams include Sexual and Reproductive Heatlh programming assistance for clients, Opioid education and grant work in our northern counties to include Lyon and Redwood, assisting with education for prevention and reducing sexually transmitted diseases.  Experience helpful, traning provided as needed to perform the job to help bridge gaps adn improve health equity for all persons served.

Marshall will be the home office for CHW.  Travel is required.  Must have valid driver's licesne and reliable transportation.  Current CHW Certificate required or the ability to obtain CHW Certificate within 18-24 months of hire, dependent on class offerings for completion.  Eligible candidate may apply for HRSA tuition scholarship for CHW course if certification is needed.  On the job training is also offered.  Course work and position designed for the right candidate with a High School diploma or GED.  Understanding of electronic medical record and computer software is helpful.

An application form must be completed.  Please call 1-800-658-2444 or visit our webiste at www.smoc.us to request/access an application. 

Send completed application and resume to: 

Terri Janssen, Health Services Director

SMOC Family Planning - STD Clinics

909 4th Avenue

Worthington, MN  56187

tjanssen@smoc.us

Application open until appropriate candidate secured.   

   SMOC Is An Equal Opportunity Employer.

Reasonable accommodation for special needs

will be furnished upon request. 

  "AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER" 



 

 

**Position Available**

Part-Time Head Start Bus Driver 

Worthington, MN 

JOB SUMMARY:

Approximately 20 hours/week. Assisting parents in the role as their child's first and most important teacher by operating the bus safely, relating effectively to parents and to the children being transported, and responding effectively to emergency situations.  Bus drivers are supported by a rider who helps ensure safe and timely travel. Compensation is $20.49/hour.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 

  • Assures the safe transportation of all Head Start children (ages 3-5), staff and volunteers.
  • Follows all agency and state rules and federal regulations regarding transportation; abides by all highway laws; practices safe driving procedures.
  • Adheres to established procedures and policies as outlined in the transportation manual and personnel policies.
  • Maintains vehicle in a condition that provides complete safety for children, staff, and volunteers.
  • Keeps bus locked at all appropriate times.
  • Provides ongoing education on safety of children being transported; completes three bus evacuation drills per program year.
  • Uses effective and developmentally approriate discipline techniques with children to maintain order on the bus at all times.
  • Maintains and submits timely, complete, and accurate records as indicated on the driver's timeline.
  • Arranges working hours to include those resulting from schedule changes; attends transportation/staff meetings, trainings, and workshops.
  • Participates in mandatory pre-employment adn ongoing drug and alcohol testing procedures.
  • Manages the transportation system providing all information necessary to parents and staff.
  • Participates in field trips providing assistance to teachers as requested.
  • Adheres to the Head Start Performance Standards.
  • Assists with other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE:

  • High School diploma or GED preferred but not required.
  • Must possess a Class C driver's license with passenger endorsement (CDL/P) and car insurance.
  • Prior experience transporting children in a similar setting preferred.

SKILLS / ABILITIES:

In order to carry out the responsiblities, bus driver's will have the skills or training in these areas:  
  • Traffic and safety laws,
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Daily maintenance checks, record-keeping, understanding child behavior, constructive discipline, and defensive driving skills.
  • Ability to life 40-60 pounds and carry children
  • Ability to submit accurate and timely data
  • Flexibility
  • Good oral communication skills
  • Deal with all kinds of people, often working with distractions.

Open until filled.  Application forms are available at SMOC, 1106 3rd Avenue, PO Box 787, Worthington, MN  56187 and online at www.smoc.us  Please submit application and resume to:

Barb Austin - Head Start Director

1077 Pleasant Avenue

PO Box 787

Worthington, MN  56187 

  SMOC Is An Equal Opportunity Employer.

Reasonable accommodation for special needs

will be furnished upon request. 

  "AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER" 


 

 

Help Wanted

SMOC Family Planning

Mid-Level Provider - Nurse Practitioner

Mid-Level Provider-Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant or Certified Nurse Midwife for busy, expanding clinic specializing in Reproductive and Sexual Health care.  Provider(s) will perform well woman exams, provide care, with the assistance of clinic staff, for sexually transmitted infections, treatments, referrals and birth control.

Position in the Family Planning program at Southwestern Minnesota Opportunity Council (SMOC) is part time with the possibility of full time.  SMOC service area is 15 counties in SW Minnesota.  Bilingual communication preferred or the ability to work with interpretive services required.

Duties include culturally appropriate care on assigned clinic days, patient education, lab functions, inventory control, record maintenance, and other nursing and office duties as appropriate.  Mandated annual training is also required as directed by the health plans for provider.  Applicants must have highly organized and detail oriented work skills.  The position duties occur at current SMOC clinics in Marshall, Worthington and Redwood Falls outreach clinics.  Travel is necessary according to assigned clinic.  Current MN Driver's License, CPR Certification, and Minnesota Licensure is required for this position.

A SMOC application form must be completed. Please call 507-376-4195 or 1-800-658-2444 to request an application.  This position is open until filled.  Please send resume, cover letter, and completed application to:

Terri Janssen - Health Services Director

Southwestern Minnesota Opportunity Council, Inc.

909 4th Avenue

Worthington, MN  56187

   

 SMOC Is An Equal Opportunity Employer.

Reasonable accommodation for special needs

will be furnished upon request. 

  "AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER" 



 

 

Notice of Job Opening

Prairieland Transit System

Substitute and Part-Time Public Transit Bus Drivers 

Southwestern Minnesota Opportunity Council (SMOC), a non-profit organization, is currently accepting applications for Substitute Part-Time Bus Drivers for Prairieland Transit System (public transit for Nobles County).  

Drivers operate a 15-18 passenger bus to transport passengers on a public transit routes and demand response throughout the City of Worthington Monday-Friday as well as county routes throughout Nobles County; Part-Time driver hours are flexible. No evening or weekend hours.

Minimum requirements include:

  • the ability to attain a CDL with passenger endorsement (not necessary for hire - can obtain during employment)the ability to lift and carry packages up to 30 pounds in weight
  • the ability to operate and maintain a wheel chair lift
  • the ability to communicate with a large diversity of clients including persons with disabilities, elderly, children, and persons with limited English
  • the ability to complete forms, documentation, and required paperwork

Must pass pre-employment Drug Test (subject to random Drug and Alcohol Testing thereafter). DOT medical examination required upon hire and current certification must be maintained.

Starting wage $19.07/hour.  Application forms are available at SMOC, 1106 3rd Avenue, PO Box 787, Worthington, MN  56187 and online at www.smoc.us.  Please submit an agency application and resume to Executive Director (Faxes accepted:  507-376-3636). Substitute and back-up driver applications will be accepted until positions are filled. 

 SMOC Is An Equal Opportunity Employer.

Reasonable accommodation for special needs

will be furnished upon request. 

  "AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER" 


  

**Notice of Job Opening**

Prairieland Transit System Central Dispatch Staff

Substitute/Back up ONLY 

Southwestern Minnesota Opportunity Council (SMOC), a non-profit organization, is seeking a substitute dispatch staff at the SMOC office located in Worthington, MN for the Prairieland Transit System.  

This position fills in intermittently during other dispatch staff vacancies (ie, vacations). Receives and schedules requests for public transportation in Nobles County (Worthington City Bus, Worthington Dial-A-Ride, Nobles County Heartland Express Routes) working closely with the general public and the Prairieland Transit System bus drivers. Daily record keeping and data entry into computerized databases are required. Central dispatch staff assist in the implementation of MNDOT policies and procedures. 

Minimum requirements include a high school diploma and one year of office experience. Bilingual skills beneficial. Good computer knowledge essential. This position requires a candidate with excellent telephone skills to communicate with a large diversity of clients including persons with disabilities, elderly, children, and persons with limited English. Must be able to work independently and as a team.

Starting wage $16.91/hour.  Application forms are available at SMOC, 1106 3rd Avenue, PO Box 787, Worthington, MN  56187 and online at www.smoc.us.  Please submit an agency application and resume to Executive Director. (Faxes accepted:  507-376-3636). This position will be opened until filled.

 

 SMOC Is An Equal Opportunity Employer.

Reasonable accommodation for special needs

will be furnished upon request. 

  "AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER" 



 

  

Homemaker

 

 We are seeking caring and reliable individuals

for Homemaking Services in the

Nobles, Rock, Cottonwood, and Jackson County areas.

 

Homemakers assist clients with homemaking duties such as: cleaning and laundry.

 

Homemakers must have reliable transportation

Application Deadline: Ongoing 


$14.50 / hour with Flexible hours

Ask for Marlen: 507-376-4195 

Southwestern Minnesota Opportunity Council, Inc.

1106 3rd Avenue

Worthington, MN  56187

Telephone Number - 507-376-4195 or Toll Free 1-800-658-2444

TTY - 507-372-7279

www.smoc.us

"AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER" 


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