Community Outreach 

AmeriCorps VISTA Position (date posted: 05/24/2021)

This VISTA’s role will be to work with Canopy staff and partners to create and implement a website and social media strategy and build social media audiences that will last and continue to grow even after they are no longer working with Canopy. Key activities include developing best practices, such as campaign schedules, content calendars, and updating and maintaining Canopy website structure. By creating and building these improved communication methods and mediums residents who desperately need the services we provide will have increased knowledge about and access to resources that will help reduce poverty and empower communities. By increasing our partners and partnerships with the community the result will be increased resources, services, and overall access for our most vulnerable and impoverished population, children/youth. Increased access will lead to a decrease in their experience of poverty. Presently, there are only 34 of the 58 total suburbs in Cuyahoga County that are familiar with Canopy. The scope of work will build on each year’s previous progress in creating, building, and managing new partnerships and increasing our community awareness opportunities. Initial work will include research and relationship/opportunity creation, the next phase will be integration, and then management.

 

Grants & Donor Engagement

AmeriCorps VISTA Position (date posted: 05/24/2021)

This VISTA’s role will be explore additional funding sources for Canopy, helping to enhance current funding applications/reports, and analyze donor data. Key activities include improving collaboration with existing Board/Committee volunteers for fundraising event preparation/logistics, researching new funders and providing enhanced community and program data, and increase capacity for analysis of current and prospective donors, particularly major gifts.

 

Employment Opportunities

Part Time Program Assistant

PURPOSE:

The Program Assistant position provides administrative and clerical support to the Executive Director for the overall management and administration of Canopy programs.


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  1. Performs administrative and clerical support to the Executive Director and other organizational leadership including typing, filing and computer entry data as needed.

  2. Assists with a variety of administrative tasks involving the operation of the Center(managing meeting logistics, Center calendar, etc.).

  3. Maintain office filing system, provide support for staff and all materials needed to insure proper case flow and records.

  4. Assists in maintaining Canopy statistics and database and production of monthly statistical reports.

  5. Assume bookkeeping duties not handled by accounting.

  6. Maintain records for audit requirements.

  7. Uses computer and office equipment including automation to expedite job duties. Becomes proficient in the use of new office technology as it is deployed.

  8. Assumes reception and telephone duties as needed.

  9. Consistently maintains quality and productivity standards established for role.

  10. Respects, understands and promotes Canopy mission, values and goals.

  11. Assumes additional responsibilities and special projects as needed and directed.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Associates Degree in business or equivalent field. Bachelor Degree preferred.  High School degree with 4 years comparable experience.

  2. Excellent oral and written communication skills, including phone skills.

  3. Interpersonal skills with experience in dealing with persons in crisis with the ability to work under stress and manage crises when necessary. 

  4. Proficiency and experience with computer programs and office machine knowledge.

  5. Ability to communicate with wide range of professionals from disparate backgrounds

  6. Experience in professionally representing an agency and administrative positions to internal and external audiences.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

  1. Demonstrated initiative and independent problem-solving skills.

  2. Experience in handling a variety of tasks, effectively prioritize and ensure follow-through.

  3. Ability and experience in interacting with a wide range of cultural, ethnic, racial and socioeconomic backgrounds.

  4. Ability to maintain confidentiality.

  5. Past experience in a social services field helpful, knowledge of child abuse and systems related to CAC useful.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS:

  1. Ability to operate a computer and keyboard.

  2. Ability to communicate with others in person, electronically or by phone on a consistent basis.

  3. Regular and predictable attendance.

If interested in position, please send cover letter and resume to Ktrammell@canopycac.org.
 

Employment Opportunities

Part Time Data Evaluator

PURPOSE: The role of the Data Coordinator will be to coordinate the monitoring and evaluation, research, and learning framework of a comprehensive set of Canopy programs. This position will collect data within a customized database and ensure collection is accurate and timely, prepare and analyze reports for stakeholder review and grant purposes, provide support to staff in data entry and collection efforts and manage the case tracking system. The Coordinator will assist the quality assurance manager in monitoring program compliance with grant requirements, the evaluation framework and best practices. The Coordinator works closely with the Operations Manager, Program Manager, and all staff members and partners that use the case tracking system.


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Database Administration

  1. Administer case tracking system including adding and deleting users, training new staff, managing password assignments, data field changes, troubleshooting, etc.

  2. Develop and maintain internal dashboard reporting, with an emphasis on client outcomes create, edit, and run statistical reports from the case tracking system and incorporate other sources of statistical data and program information to prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual reports

  3. Participate in and provide support to project design activities, including researching best practices, developing an evaluation plan and helping determine performance measures and impact indicators

  4. Participate in and provide support to leadership team and staff to define and track outcome goals and objectives

  5. Work with key staff and communications team on development of dynamic statistical, programmatic and client outcome reports for a variety of stakeholders, using data trends as a means of illustrating support

  6. Provide data and assist in the development of grant proposals and program logic models and outcome measures Data Reporting create visual representations of data through dashboard


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Basic professional knowledge; equivalent to a Bachelor's degree; working knowledge of theory and practice within a specialized field Education/Knowledge: Experience: 3-5 years Technical/Clinical Skills (Usage): Certifications, Licenses, Registrations: Communication Skills and Abilities: Physical Demands and Working Environment Physical Demands: Work Environment: Additional Comments Must have excellent computer skills, experience with databases, spreadsheets, graphs, and charts and above average knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other related software programs; must have a proven ability to work together in a team environment; excellent inter-personal and inter-cultural skills; must be highly detail oriented, well-organized, and analytical Education Discipline: criminal justice, sociology, statistics Microsoft Office Suite (Frequently) Basic computer skills (Frequently) Standard Office Equipment (Frequently) Critical thinking skills (Frequently) Report production (Frequently) Data collection, management, analysis (Frequently


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

  1. Must operate effectively as part of a team

  2. Commitment to child abuse prevention

  3. Experience in and commitment to building and supporting trauma informed organizations

committed to equity, inclusion, and advocacy.

  1. Excellent organizational skills

  2. Ability to initiate and complete multiple tasks on time

  3.  Ability to incorporate values of shared responsibility; open, honest, and direct communication; respect for others and celebration of diversity into assigned duties.


PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS:

  1. Communicate with others in person, electronically or by phone on a consistent basis.

  2. Must be willing to be flexible with hours.

  3. Regular and predictable attendance

 

Employment Opportunities

Senior Therapist

PURPOSE:

The Canopy Child Advocacy Center Senior Therapist will provide a range of services including diagnostic assessment, trauma therapy, and intervention services with individuals who are experiencing significant emotional and behavioral difficulties related to traumatic life events. The therapist must be able to complete and maintain service documentation according to agency and regulatory standards. The Senior Therapists attends Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) meetings and coordinates the work of community partners providing therapy to center clients by scheduling specialized trainings, conducting monthly meetings, and providing information to ensure seamless care is being offered through these integral partnerships.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  1. Coordinate the work of community partners providing therapy by scheduling specialized trainings, conducting monthly meetings, and providing information and direction on case management services to address basic needs.

  2. Conducts diagnostic assessments that are sensitive and responsive to client’s cultural and ethnic backgrounds, functioning and needs, as well as environmental and situational factors by collecting and evaluating client information.

  3. Uses Independent judgment to diagnose, treat clients and make decisions within the range of program services; especially those requiring behavioral health and trauma treatment

  4. Ensures that services are performed and documented in accordance with established policies, procedures and other pertinent protocols of the agency, the Ohio Department of Mental Health administrative rules and any other pertinent regulations.

  5. Develops and monitors individualized service plans (ISPs) by establishing treatment goals and determining treatment methodologies.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Master’s Degree with specialization in social, behavioral or human services and minimum of three (3) years relevant counseling work experience is required.

  2. Independent Counselor or Social Work Licensure

  3. Must have strong intervention ability and be able to work independently.

  4. Must have knowledge and experience working with individuals who are experiencing significant emotional and behavioral difficulties related to traumatic life events.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

  1. Ability to make sensitive and insightful observations of individuals to determine a course of intervention.

  2. Ability to address crisis situations, which require prompt decisions and action

  3. Knowledge of early childhood development as well as knowledge regarding the impact of child abuse, domestic violence, trauma, loss in children, and effective interventions

  4. Ability to communicate with a strength-based perspective

  5. Ability to work with diverse populations with both clients and colleagues

  6. Knowledge of social, emotional, and developmental aspects of children

  7. Excellent time management skills

  8. Emotional maturity, stability, personal integrity, initiative, and resourcefulness

  9. Ability to incorporate the CAC philosophy into assigned duties

a. Development of self-respect and respect for others

b. Celebration of diversity

c. Promotion of growth in each individual

d. Shared responsibility and involvement

e. Open, honest, ethical, and direct communication

If interested in applying, send resume and cover letter to ktrammell@canopycac.org.
 

Employment Opportunities

Therapist

PURPOSE 

Under the general direction of the Operations Manager and in conjunction with community partner leadership, the Child Advocacy Center therapist will provide a range of services including diagnostic assessments, psychotherapy, and acute trauma intervention services with individuals who are experiencing significant emotional and behavioral difficulties related to traumatic life events. Must be able to complete and maintain service documentation according to agency and regulatory standards. Work as collaborative member of multidisciplinary team.


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  1. Conducts diagnostic assessments that are sensitive and responsive to client cultural and ethnic backgrounds, functioning and needs, as well as environmental and situational factors by collecting and evaluating client information. 

  2. Uses Independent judgment to diagnose, treat clients and make decisions within the range of program services; especially those requiring behavioral health and trauma treatment

  3. Provides diagnostic tools and when warranted full diagnostic assessments to determine mental health needs; Provides psychotherapy as needed, makes appropriate recommendations to address ongoing mental health needs.

  4. Ensures that services are performed and documented in accordance with established policies, procedures and other pertinent protocols of the agency, the Ohio Department of Mental Health administrative rules and any other pertinent regulations.

  5. Develops and monitors individualized service plans (ISPs) by establishing treatment goals and determining treatment methodologies.

  6. Utilizes evidenced based practices, including TF-CBT, as counseling modality and adheres to fidelity of the model

  7. Conducts interventions based on client choice, client characteristics and needs, diagnoses and on familial, cultural and environment factors, considering resources and the safety of the person’s environment.

  8. Promotes prompt delivery of ongoing services by collaborating with healthcare providers in service planning.

  9. Act as an advocate for program participants with courts, treatment centers, and other services as appropriate to make referrals and conduct follow-ups

  10. Works as part of as multidisciplinary team. Provides consultation and coordination surrounding client treatment progress and care

  11. Ensure crisis resolution and follow-up by conducting ongoing needs assessments and coordinating services

  12. Ensures compliance with productivity standards and documentation/record keeping for agency and the project, funding and accreditation requirements

  13. Ensure that the activities of the position and relevant programs are consistent with the mission, vision, and values of Domestic Violence and Child Advocacy Center.


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Master’s Degree with specialization in social, behavioral or human services and three (3) years relevant counseling work experience is required.

  2. Must have strong intervention ability and be able to work independently.

  3. Must have knowledge and experience working with individuals who are experiencing significant emotional and behavioral difficulties related to traumatic life events.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics

  1. Knowledge of agency policies, procedures, goals and objectives with a willingness to respect, understand and promote the mission, values and goals of the agency.

  2. Skill in conducting diagnostic and functional assessments, psychotherapy, hotline services, and crisis intervention services, and the ability to evaluate their effectiveness.

  3. Developed knowledge of current office procedures, methods and equipment.

  4. Ability to manage a fast-paced office in an effective and creative manner.

  5. Ability to carry out complex oral and written instructions.

  6. Ability to perform duties with a high degree of initiative and independent judgment.

  7. Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously; highly organized.

  8. Effective verbal and written communication skills; high level of professionalism.

  9. Ability to work with and maintain sensitive and confidential client records.

  10. Ability to take initiative and work independently in a cooperative environment.

  11. Computer skills; word processing, database and spreadsheet software capabilities.

If interested in applying, send resume and cover letter to ktrammell@canopycac.org.