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Faith Based and Community Engagement Specialist

Company: Texas Health & Human Services Commission
Location: San Angelo
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

The Faith-Based & Community Engagement Specialist plans, develops, implements, and monitors specialized projects and programs designed to increase the number of faith-based communities and local community groups involved in all Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) programs. Develops and maintains collaborative working relationships between DFPS and local community groups to ensure client needs are met and to support for program goals and objectives. Provides consultation and assistance to DFPS staff, other governmental agencies, community organizations, faith-based and community leaders, and the public. The position will manage special projects, track and document information, write reports and respond to inquiries from the public and complete other duties as assigned. Essential Job Functions:

Develop partnerships with civic groups, faith-based and community partners to increase community support and improve outcomes for the people who we serve-children, youth, adults and people with disabilities. Make presentations at faith-based events and community gatherings. Meet with individual faith leaders and community leaders. Plan, organize, and facilitate internal and external meetings and work groups. (35%)

Participate in public awareness campaigns. Present agency information to groups and speak publicly regarding the needs of clients. (25%)

Serve as the liaison to community and faith-based organizations, professional groups, and local public officials on all DFPS programs; serve as the primary regional contact for Faith-based and Community Engagement collaborations, and provide technical assistance, training, and policy guidance to agency staff and external stakeholders. (20%)

Recruit, onboard and support volunteers and volunteer groups. Track the donated hours and run background checks on volunteers and interns. (10%)

Attend internal staff meetings. Attend work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance with agency leave policy and perform other duties as assigned. (10%) Knowledge Skills Abilities:

  • Knowledge of community resources and services available for children, vulnerable adults and families
  • Skilled at public speaking and developing presentations
  • Ability to organize, plan and set priorities in a timely manner
  • Skilled in effective written and verbal communication
  • Ability to work with diverse populations including DFPS staff and leadership, media, community partners, faith communities and the general public
  • Ability to clearly articulate specific needs for vulnerable Texans and DFPS clients
  • Ability to develop and maintain a volunteer base for the DFPS programs Registration or Licensure Requirements:

N/A Initial Selection Criteria:

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university preferred.

Four years' experience in public awareness work and communicating both orally and in writing Additional Information:

MOS Code:

There are no direct military occupation(s) that relate to the responsibilities, and registration or licensure requirements for this position. All active duty, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply if they meet the qualifications for this position.

HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation with you on your first day of work.

I-9 Form - Click here to download the I-9 form.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.

Keywords: Texas Health & Human Services Commission, San Angelo , Faith Based and Community Engagement Specialist, Other , San Angelo, Texas

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