Employment Opportunities

The following positions are currently open at TrueNorth Community Services. Please apply per the directions in the specific posting(s). 

 

Self-Sufficency Advisor (Kent Co.)

The Self-Sufficiency Advisor will support the emPower Division by providing high quality, focused, case management services to eligible clients to assist them in becoming self-sufficient. This position will assist clients with identifying barriers and challenges that affect their ability to contribute to their energy costs and create case management goals that address the ability to reduce client energy burden, contribute to energy costs, connect to resources not offered by TrueNorth, and other mutually agreed upon client-centered goal(s). Services will be provided in different geographic areas with the use of technology. This position is considered a mobile workforce position.

REQUIREMENTS: 

A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Human Services, or a combination of education and 3 years of experience is required. Previous experience in case management required. Excellent computer skills with the use of Microsoft Office Products and Gmail.

Please submit an interest letter and resume as soon as possible. You may email your resume to mboerman@truenorthservices.org; or mail/drop off at:TrueNorth Community Services, Attention: HR, 6308 S. Warner Ave, PO Box 149, Fremont, MI 49412

 

Rental Assistance Specialist

The Rental Assistance Specialist will interview persons to determine eligibility for rental assistance programs and gather the necessary personal and housing status information to be used to document program eligibility. The Specialist will assemble the information and documentation necessary to applications and document the case in the designated database. The Specialist will forward complete applications to the Housing Program Manager for review and approval.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  •  In coordination with the Housing & Family Services Director will support the delivery of housing services to housing program participants;
  • Conduct screenings and intakes via telephone or in person for individuals in housing crisis, facing eviction, or behind in rent and utilities;
  • Obtain current documentation, necessary verification and other required information to support participant eligibility for the program;
  • Enter data into MSHDA CERA portal and/or other databases;
  • Process and maintain applicants’ electronic files;
  • Manage files and documents, follow recordkeeping requirements and maintain confidentiality;
  • Use independent judgment and discretion to refer participants to suitable resources and agency partners for needs unmet by TrueNorth;
  • Work closely with Housing Program manager to ensure program compliance and data quality;
  • Be thoroughly familiar with approved assistance grants, their conditions, and eligibility criteria;
  • Assist with department audits as required;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Please submit an interest letter and resume as soon as possible. You may email your resume to Czuniga@truenorthservices.org; or mail/drop off at:TrueNorth Community Services, Attention: HR, 6308 S. Warner Ave, PO Box 149, Fremont, MI 49412

 

Food Pantry Coordinator – AmeriCorps Member

The AmeriCorps member will report to the Hunger Prevention, Volunteer, and Special Projects Director, and assist in TrueNorth Hunger Prevention initiatives to ensure they are successful, meet local and state food service standards, and provide the highest nutritional quality that meets the needs of TrueNorth participants.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Leads teams of volunteers packing emergency food boxes/stocking pantry shelves and distributing food to families and children.
  • Assists with Student Weekend food relief program through packing, delivery, promotion, and volunteer recruitment.
  • Assists in Food Rescue program operations by assisting with pickups and drop-offs at area businesses and restaurants.
  • Distributes emergency food to families and individuals in need.
  • Processes and records client information using a CRM database and evaluates food relief needs for families.
  • Becomes thoroughly familiar with the eligibility criteria for various programs and adheres to the confidentiality policies of TrueNorth Community Services.
  • Assists with coordinating a bi-weekly mobile food truck.
  • Assists with other Independent Emergency Food relief efforts at the agency as needed.
  • Provides information about Project Fresh’s Double Up SNAP incentive program.
  • Enrolls SNAP participants in the program.
  • Distributes SNAP and DUB tokens through the community food center.
  • Regular and consistent attendance.
  • Other duties as assigned.

To apply, please go to http://cedamichigan.org/americorps/now-hiring/ 

 

Family Support Coach - Circles Newaygo County Program

Under the direction of the Circles Coordinator, this position is responsible for working inwardly with Circle Leaders as they engage with the Circles program and other initiatives that promote self-sufficiency and improved quality of life.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support Circle Leaders through ongoing Case Management
  • Document, compile, and enter case notes into agency CRM system
  • Assist with the recruitment and screening of the Circle Leaders
  • Assist with intake interviews and strength-based assessments for all Circle Members
  • Maintain knowledge of social services and resources available throughout the community
  • Manage relationships among resource team members and Circle Leaders
  • Provide conflict resolution if necessary among Circles participants
  • Assist with data management and reporting
  • Attend weekly Circles meetings and facilitate/coordinate curriculum
  • Assist with awareness and recruitment presentations
  • Manage, enhance, and maintain Circles weekly curriculum for both Leaders and youth
  • Collaborate with TrueNorth Volunteer Services staff to achieve department goals and outcomes
  • Promote program involvement by engaging in and enhancing various social media platforms
  • Assist with compiling and analyzing statistical data and program successes
  • Continuously evaluate program processes and outcomes and recommend approaches to improve program performance
  • Demonstrate strong organizational skills in managing complex tasks with autonomy
  • Perform other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to problem solve and exercise good discretion
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google products
  • Strong communication (written and verbal) and organizational skills
  • Ability to work with individuals and groups of all ages, skills, and personalities
  • Ability to relate to people on a one-on-one basis and as a member of a group
  • Ability to stay relaxed in situations of stress and conflict
  • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks with short deadlines
  • Commitment to TrueNorth’s mission and goals
  • Commitment to Circles USA program and goal of reducing poverty

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in social services or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Two years experience in nonprofits or a related field
  • Prior experience working with and managing volunteers
  • Prior experience with case management

Please submit an interest letter and resume as soon as possible. You may email your resume to ktufnell@truenorthservices.org; or mail/drop off at:TrueNorth Community Services, Attention: HR, 6308 S. Warner Ave, PO Box 149, Fremont, MI 49412

 

Program Assistant - Project FOCUS!

Locations:
Baldwin Elementary & Jr. High School
Hart (Spitler) Elementary & Middle School
Holton Elementary & Middle School
Walkerville Elementary
Edgewood Elementary
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary
3 Oaks Public Academy (Muskegon) 

Motivated and energetic individuals wanted to work part-time with the Project FOCUS after school program (an initiative of TrueNorth Community Services). Open position working with first through eighth grades (depending on-site).

Primary responsibilities include student supervision, academic support during homework/enrichment time, leading/facilitating club activities, and interaction with parents/students/ and staff.

Staff will be responsible to assist in the implementation of club-based activities.

Candidate must possess a desire and passion to work with children, good communication, and organizational skills.

Required: Applicants must be at least 18 years of age with a minimum of a high school diploma or GED.

Preferred: At least 1-year past experience working with youth.

Please submit an interest letter and resume as soon as possible. You may email your resume to czuniga@truenorthservices.org; or mail/drop off at:TrueNorth Community Services, Attention: HR, 6308 S. Warner Ave, PO Box 149, Fremont, MI 49412

 

Program Leader - White Cloud Elementary & Middle School

Motivated and energetic individuals wanted to work part-time with the Project REACH after school program (an initiative of TrueNorth Community Services). Open position working with first through eighth grades (depending on-site).

Primary responsibilities include student supervision, academic support during homework/enrichment time, leading/facilitating club activities, and interaction with parents/students/ and staff.

Staff will be responsible to assist in the implementation of club-based activities.

Candidate must possess a desire and passion to work with children, good communication, and organizational skills.

Required: Applicants must be at least 18 years of age with a minimum of a high school diploma or GED.

Preferred: Experience with youth & some college background

Please submit an interest letter and resume as soon as possible. You may email your resume to czuniga@truenorthservices.org; or mail/drop off at:TrueNorth Community Services, Attention: HR, 6308 S. Warner Ave, PO Box 149, Fremont, MI 49412

 

Program Leader - Hesperia Middle & High School

Motivated and energetic individuals wanted to work part-time with the ENGAGE! after school program (an initiative of TrueNorth Community Services). Open position working with first through high school age (depending on-site). Primary responsibilities include student supervision, academic support during homework/enrichment time, leading/facilitating club activities, and interaction with parents/students/ and staff. Staff will be responsible to assist in the implementation of club-based activities. Candidate must possess a desire and passion to work with children, good communication, and organizational skills.

Required: Applicants must be at least 18 years of age with a minimum of a high school diploma or GED.

Preferred: Experience with youth & some college background

Please submit an interest letter and resume as soon as possible. You may email your resume to rplatt@truenorthservices.org; or mail/drop off at: TrueNorth Community Services, Attention: HR, 6308 S. Warner Ave, PO Box 149, Fremont, MI 49412