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We are currently interviewing for a Social Work and Outreach Coordinator and a Church Sexton. Please check back for updates, and thank you for your interest.

POSITION TITLE: Social Work and Outreach Coordinator

Asbury First United Methodist Church (www.asburyfirst.org), a large, vibrant, outreach-oriented, progressive, mainline church located in the heart of Rochester, NY, is seeking a full-time Social Work and Outreach Coordinator.

GENERAL ROLE and RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Social Work and Outreach Coordinator is responsible for (1) developing and overseeing a social work ministry that seeks to meet the needs of the guests of Asbury First’s outreach programs and (2) providing operational support for Asbury First’s outreach ministry teams, particularly around volunteer recruitment and coordination.

Social Work Ministry

  • Develop, implement, and oversee a social work ministry that provides person-centered care, basic case management, and referrals as necessary
  • Manage interns from local higher education social work programs
  • Build and deepen partnerships with other local agencies and organizations to help better connect our guests to available community resources and services
  • Act as initial point of contact for visitors and guests inquiring about services
  • Oversee the financial assistance ministry (Pastor’s Discretionary Fund) of Asbury First
  • Develop and maintain effective communication with guests, volunteers, church members and related support groups

Other Outreach Ministries

  • Recruit and coordinate volunteers for the outreach ministries of Asbury First. Participate in the development of guidelines, policies, procedures, and trainings for volunteers and interns.
  • Work with the Minister for Outreach and the Outreach ministry teams to prepare the annual budget and monitor budget throughout the year.
  • Participate in the preparing of reports, annual grant updates, and analyses of the Center’s activities.
  • Collect data to inform decisions about outreach program offerings and grant applications.
  • Participate in periodic continuing education offerings
  • Other tasks as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • MSW
  • Licensed social worker
  • Spanish speaking preferred
  • Commitment to and comfort with working in a faith-based, mission-driven  outreach setting, regardless of personal faith.
  • Understanding of the difference between charity and justice
  • Comprehension of and passion for Asbury First UMC’s mission to serve and empower community members who are restricted and challenged by poverty and other diverse and complicated circumstances.
  • Experience with supervising BSW/MSW students and providing administrative and programmatic oversight is preferable.
  • Training/experience in trauma-informed care, person-centered counseling and harm-reduction. 
  • Extensive knowledge of the Rochester Social Services network and other community resources.
  • Ability to take initiative, establish rapport and develop supportive, empowering relationships with clients, colleagues, and community partners.
  • Strong psychosocial assessment and case management experience and skill.
  • Clear commitment to upholding confidentiality and HIPPA standards in client centered care.
  • Data entry skills and experience with Microsoft Office (word, Excel, etc.) and client centered documentation formats. 

Please email resume and qualifications to search@asburyfirst.org.  

POSITION TITLE:  Sexton, Part-time

GENERAL ROLE and RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides custodial care, event support and assists outreach ministries.
  • Will be responsible for cleaning, light maintenance duties, minor repairs to church buildings, grounds, setting up and moving of tables/chairs for events, and other tasks as assigned.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. General cleaning and custodial care of property; Knowledge of and skill in cleaning procedures and processes, products and equipment.
  2. Event support, including set up for events and meetings and clean up after. 
  3. General maintenance; knowledge (or the ability to learn) basic building maintenance; ability to perform basic repairs and safely use the tools to do so.
  4. Assist with campus enhancements, such as mulching, mowing, snow removal.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience in cleaning, building/property maintainance, and event set up are preferred. 
  • Maintain good relationships with AFUMC staff, congregation, and guests of our outreach programs.
  • High energy level; positive attitude; willingness to learn; take pride in work and the AFUMC campus.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including days, evenings and weekends.  Weekly hours will vary, up to 20 hours/week, including daytime, evenings, and weekends.  

Please email resume and qualifications to search@asburyfirst.org.