STANDING TOGETHER TO DEFEND POTENTIAL: In a world of causes, we make a difference by creating professionally supported, one-to-one Matches for kids and teens who want to realize their full potential. Over 1,200 Matches (Bigs & Littles) get together every week in Kansas City. Research proves that children enrolled in BBBSKC programs are more likely to improve in school and in their relationships with family and friends and are less likely to skip school or use illegal drugs or alcohol.
BBBSKC has been recognized as a leader in the non-profit industry and in the national BBBS network; winning the National Large Agency of the Year and Gold Standard Award in 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017. Other awards include: NAIA Company of Character, Ingram’s Magazine & KC Magazine’s Best Non-Profit, and the Non-Profit Times Best Non-Profit to Work for in America. Our mission and reputation attract a very talented pool of employees and our culture helps us retain that talent.
Reporting to the Manager of Match Support for the 2nd – 7thth, the Bilingual Match Support Specialist 2nd-7th grade is a full- time, exempt position. The Bilingual Match Support Specialist 2nd-7th grade will be responsible for providing match support to their assigned matches. The main role is to build a relationship with the Big, Little and Parent to ensure the best quality support for all matches; this is done by providing coaching, encouragement, and advice to matches via phone, email, and/ or in person.
Matches are contacted monthly for the first year of the match and quarterly thereafter. Additionally, the role of the 2nd-7th Match Support Specialist, is to thoroughly document match support conversations in the BBBS information management system, provide community resources to families/ Bigs when needed and upon request, as well as, offering ideas and support to help foster the Bigs and Littles relationship growth, all while supporting the little’s development through their interactions with their Bigs.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Provide all monthly and quarterly check ins for new and existing matches and independently provide advice and coaching to both adults and youth.
- Document all monthly and quarterly check ins thoroughly and within the required time frame to adhere to the standards of BBBSA in the BBBS information management system.
- Meet all newly transferred matches within the required 30-90-day time period (either in person or virtually).
- Attend regular, required agency and team meetings, and training for safety and best practices.
- Perform annual surveys, and create, update and document match goals, as needed.
- Complete match closures and required documents for match closures and/or match party updates.
- Attend required team and agency events.
- All other duties as assigned.
Our ideal candidate will be a team player, who demonstrates a willingness to take on new tasks with a general attitude that no task is too small, impossible or cannot be improved. The position requires the ability to work autonomously, with outstanding customer service, and flexibility with a willingness to work as needed to accomplish job requirements. The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to clearly communicate through both written and verbal communication.
Candidates must also possess the ability to set and accomplish goals. Must be highly organized with the ability to multitask, implement systems and follow-up processes, able to effectively work under pressure, use independent judgment and produce a quality work product within tight time constraints. You should be able to work independently and also work well with a team as you will work alongside our BBBSKC team members.
EDUCATION, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
- Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology or counseling; or a bachelor's degree and at least two years paid professional work experience in the social service or youth development field
- Experience working with youth strongly preferred
- Bilingual in Spanish/English required
- A familiarity with Salesforce is a plus
- All applicants must submit to and pass a background check
BBBSKC is the fastest growing Big Brothers Big Sisters agency in the nation, nearly doubling the size of our staff and number of children served within the past 10 years. We are proud to offer competitive pay, a generous benefits package, ample vacation days, and a fun office environment. Management believes in an inclusive environment where staff members can learn and grow. We offer an employee wellness program and professional development opportunities whenever applicable. We also believe in the work hard, play hard motto as we plan quarterly staff outings where we step away from our day-to-day operations and focus on connecting as a team. This position is based in our beautiful, newly renovated Crossroads office (which happens to include a rooftop party deck) and auxiliary office next door. As a member of the BBBSKC team there will be an expectation to participate in some evening and weekend events.
STARTING SALARY RANGE
36,000 - 37,000 annually depending on qualifications
Effective September 13th, 2021, BBBS requires all new hires be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to starting work. Prospective employees are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after the second dose of a two-dose vaccine (Moderna or Pfizer) or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson). BBBS will require proof of vaccination and consider requests for exemption from this requirement during the offer phase as a reasonable accommodation for medical reasons or sincerely held religious beliefs where the accommodation would not cause BBBS undue hardship or pose a direct threat to the health and safety of others.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
BBBSKC provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
BBBSKC is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.