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Keep Your Garden Beautiful
It’s always a good week to do something good for the community or to support a cause that’s important to you. Here are a few opportunities happening this week. Keep Waco
Beautiful is holding their Spring COMPOST, TOPSOIL, and MULCH Sale tomorrow at the Farmer’s Market. They are selling organic compost, topsoil, and mulch provided by their partners, Living Earth - Waco! All products are $4.00 a bag. The sale will be from 9am-3pm....or until they run out! All Living Earth products are made from recycled yard waste from WACO. All proceeds benefit Keep Waco Beautiful.
Get Interview Ready
The East Waco Library is hosting a couple of Job Hunting Workshops. The first one, Tomorrow from 10 to noon, will focus on resume writing and how to use the work in Texas Website. Then on Thursday from 5 to 7, there will be a workshop on interview skills. Both workshops are free and open to the
Shoot for a Cure
The American Cancer Society is holding its annual “Shooting for a Cure” skeet shoot tomorrow morning. Registration starts at 9 and the shooting begins at 10. Round up all your skeet shooting buddies and head out to Weber’s Shooting Range on the I-35 frontage road in Troy. Ammo is provided and loaner guns are available. All shooters will receive breakfast, beverages, and lunch after the event. Tickets start at $100 per person and can be purchased on the 2020 Waco Cattle Baron’s Ball website.
This week in the news
⟶ Fri Aug 13 thru Fri Sep 24
Good Neighbor Waco, a Christian non-profit organization, is seeking singles or married couples to serve an average of 7-10 hours per week in exchange for partially subsidized rent. Resident workers live in private quarters on site. A portion of their service hours involves hosting groups using the community rooms at 2301 Colcord Ave. and participating in household upkeep or administrative work. With their remaining service hours resident workers are encouraged to create and run neighborhood projects in their areas of interest including the arts, urban gardening, community engagement, education, worship, etc. Applicants would commit to 9-12 months of live-in service, to begin June, July, or August 1 (with specific dates and roles to be discussed during the application process). Residents must be able to live and work well with others and contribute meaningfully to community living. Applicants over 21 are preferred, although exceptions may be made. Good Neighbor does not discriminate by race, gender, gender expression, ethnicity, nationality, age or sexual identity. Although we expect settlers and board members to be Christian in order to follow our mission, activities at Good Neighbor are not restricted by religion.
For more information and an application please contact [email protected]
Jobs & Job Related
- Grassroots Community Development is looking for another great team member. We are hiring another community organizer.The Community Organizer is a dynamic, solution-oriented professional committed to engaging and developing neighborhood leadership. The community organizer will be responsible for organizing and developing leaders in Waco in three major areas: Grassroots Leadership Training (GLT), Neighborhood-specific Organizing, and School Involvement.
Click here for more information. (7/23)
- Education Service Center Region 12 has four job openings: Librarian, ACE Site Coordinator, GEAR UP Site Facilitator, and Education Specialist. (6/30)
Waco Cha is hiring and looking to add to their cha-rista and Bao dumpling team at their downtown Waco shop. If you seek to find a place to create community - both inside and outside the workplace - and love boba tea and dumplings, start the application process today! Application links below: Cha-rista Team Member Position: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeGmA47F5kmalD2g4pCRiuFbC06sDdMDC8I9pWkjpKuPY8DHQ/viewform Bao Dumpling Team Member Position: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSegYFpE_pyPZe9byVsa0tD2Xr0CLWNulQl9gJmIEUoDdsyxag/viewform
Part-Time Outreach/Media Coordinator The Outreach Coordinator will work with the Family Abuse Center Development Coordinator and the Executive Director to publicize and promote the HOPES program through the use of TV, radio, and electronic media. The Outreach Coordinator will also work to recruit families into the HOPES Program. Outreach efforts will be done through partnering agencies, all 19 school districts in McLennan County, faith-based organizations and churches, institutions of higher education (MCC, TSTC, Baylor U) and other community organizations.
Family Abuse Center -- Full-time Bilingual Parent Educator will implement the PAT model while engaging with families in both English and Spanish. Utilizing the PAT Foundational Curriculum the Parent Educator partners, facilitates and reflects with families. Minimum qualifications: The qualifications listed below are representative of the education, experience, skill/ability, and licenses/credentials required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Education: Bachelor’s Degree in child development, early childhood education, social work, psychology, Neuroscience or a related field required.
Community Outreach Worker (part-time) at Waco Housing Authority - Communicates directly with Public Housing residents by phone or by ground visit (per CDC guidelines) to provide health education and/or link residents with the appropriate health resources in the community. The Outreach Worker will contact residents who may need assistance such as the elderly, disabled or homebound. The Outreach Worker may also provide information and referral for health issues related to COVID 19. Qualifications and Knowledge: 1. Social Worker (BSW or MSW) RN or LVN. Applicants that have experience providing health education and referrals in a healthcare setting may also be considered. 2. Valid Texas driver's license 3. Up-to-date knowledge of CDC Covid 19 information on transmission, disease, and vaccinations. 4. Knowledge of health resources in the community. 5. Understanding of health disparities in low income communities. 6. Good communication skills as well as necessity for confidentiality. 7. Good organizational skills as well as ability to enter data into spreadsheet. 8. Good listening skills as well as patients and compassion for residents. (posted 5/14)
Waco Family Medicine Primary Care Clinical Social Worker- Join our behavioral health team of 10 LCSWs and 1 LMSW to work at the very top of your license, providing excellent and holistic care. Job description: Working within a transdisciplinary primary care team, provide integrated behavioral health care and advanced care management for patients with chronic conditions. As a highly valued member of the core team, support and closely coordinate mental health care with the patient’s primary care provider; screen, assess and offer focused treatment within the primary care setting for patients with common mental health and substance abuse disorders. Deliver time-limited, target-based treatments such as brief cognitive-behavioral therapy and solution-focused therapy. Common interventions include behavioral activation, problem-solving therapy, stimulus control therapy, sleep hygiene, acceptance-based strategies, psychoeducation, relaxation training, motivational interviewing, and parent training. Advanced care management tasks include pre-visit planning, patient education, registry monitoring and patient self-management training. Additionally, provide care coordination services to address short- and long-term medical and behavioral health treatment goals. Communicate with physician and care team members about relevant patient needs or changes. Identify cost-effective protocols and care paths for improving population health, and participate in developing guidelines for care. FO more information, click here.
Family Abuse Center Resident Advocate- Family Abuse Center is hiring a part-time Resident Advocate. The primary responsibilities of the Resident Advocates (RA) are to provide crisis intervention and referrals on the 24-hour crisis line and provide resident assistance to those in the 24-hour shelter. R.A’s approve admission to FAC in accordance with policies and procedures, provide front desk coverage (answering incoming calls, assisting residents at front desk, etc.) in between hotline calls as needed, provides shelter intakes to incoming shelter residents and help clients move and settle into shelter and participates in volunteer training when needed. Other duties include crisis intervention, meal preparation, cleaning, giving resources to clients, maintaining client records, and ensuring confidentiality. For more information, click here. To apply send a resume and cover letter to [email protected]
J.H. Hines Elementary AfterSchool Workers- J.H. Hines is looking for two part-time AfterSchool Workers. Beginning pay is $12.10 per hour. Hours are 2:00 – 5:30 or 2:30 – 6:00, M-F. One of the positions will be temporary (May 1 – May 31.) The other position will be on-going. In this job you will work with children (7 – 12 years old) helping them with homework/academic activities and enrichment activities. You will help the AfterSchool coordinator with meals, behavior management, set-up and clean-up of afterschool spaces, and other duties as assigned. To apply: 1) Send an email expressing your intent to apply and outlining your experience and interest in working with elementary school children to Angela Ceccato at [email protected] Please include a resume if you have one. 2) Fill out an application on the Waco ISD Jobs site. These positions are listed in the “paraprofessional openings” section of the website.
Custodians and Cafeteria Workers - Waco ISD Human Resources - Join our team and make a difference in the lives of our students. To apply, visit www.wacoisd.org/apply. Click here for a listing of open positions. Click here if you are interested specifically in a child nutrition (cafeteria) position. Please contact us if you have any questions or need assistance with the application process at 254-755-9410. (Posted 3/19/21)
Trinity Baptist Church Pastor- Trinity Baptist Church, located in Harker Heights and affiliated with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, seeks a pastor who senses God’s call to equip our congregation to worship rightly, fulfill the Great Commission, and embody the Kingdom of God in the community and beyond. We embrace the core values maintained by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and Baptist Faith and Message (1963). We welcome applicants that reflect the diversity of the body of Christ. We believe in the inspiration of scripture, the equality of all persons, unity in diversity, and the priesthood of all believers. In communion with and through the power of the Holy Spirit, we follow the way of Christ and believe every Christian and every church is called to fulfill the Great Commission, share the gospel of Jesus Christ, and minister to the spiritual, physical, and social needs of people and communities Applications should include a cover letter and resume with three references. Email applications to [email protected] (Posted 3/3/21)
Counselor II United Way Position - STARRY - Work with families in the community meeting Family And Youth Success program or Universal Prevention eligibility. Fulfill United Way grant expectations. Work to increase equity and inclusion in the Waco office by creating and maintaining community relationships and referral sources. Assist the program in increasing access for diverse populations by educating, empowering, and equipping staff to meet the needs of the community. To apply, please visit www.starry.org/jobs. (posted 1/3/21)
The Art of Relevance by Nina Simon
March 17, 2020 • 6 PM • Location TBA
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