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Rose Brooks Center is a 501 C-3 organization who’s mission is to break the cycle of domestic violence so that individuals and families can live free of abuse. We are proud of the work that we do, and we work together to rebuild, reclaim, and save lives threatened by domestic violence.

Rose Brooks Center realizes that every career is a personal journey and everyone has a unique belief statement motivating them each day.  See if you can identify with any of the following statements from our staff:    

  • I believe my work supports a cause that makes a difference in our community.
  • I believe I work for an organization that recognizes and values diversity.
  • I believe I belong to a team who supports me and can count on me for support.
  • I believe I can partner with volunteers who are passionate and dedicated to our mission. 
  • I believe I can balance the challenges at work with the priorities in my personal life.
  • I believe my unique talents and skills can help break the cycle of domestic violence. 
  • I believe my work can change the lives of women and children, enabling them to live free of abuse. 

Rose Brooks Center offers satisfying careers for people ready to use their unique talents and skills to help us fulfill our mission.  A satisfying career means different things to different people. For some it’s the opportunity to do outstanding work or to develop new skills.  For others it’s the chance to make a difference in people’s lives or to assume additional responsibilities. Regardless of your aspirations, you have the opportunity to professionally excel at Rose Brooks Center. We invite you to investigate current position openings and consider joining us as we make a difference in our community.

SELECT AN AVAILABLE POSITION:
Bridge Advocate (PRN Part-time/On-Call)

Food Service Cook (Full-Time) Non-Exempt

 
Food Service Cook (PRN Part-time) Shelter Advocate – PRN On-Call (Non-Exempt)  
Bridge Coordinator    
   
     

 



Bridge Advocate (PRN Part-time/On-Call)

Rose Brooks Center, a non-profit domestic violence agency, seeks reliable individuals to serve as Bridge Advocates to work on-call and on an as-needed basis when staff or other volunteers are not available. A flexible schedule is needed and could include day, evening, overnight or weekend hours. More information about hours is listed below.

Responsibilities include providing direct advocacy services to victims of domestic violence identified in a health care setting. The PRN/On-Call Bridge Advocate must carry a pager and be able to respond to the Bridge Dispatcher or Hotline within 10 minutes of a call and arrive at the referring hospital or clinic within 45-minutes of the call.

Qualifications:

  • Advocacy or case management experience and knowledge of Domestic Violence is preferred, however training will be provided.
  • Candidates must be extremely reliable and dependable.
  • Experience working with victims of domestic violence preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills are essential.
  • Ability to function independently with minimal direct supervision.
  • Valid driver’s license, insurance and reliable transportation.  

Candidates must consent to a Background Check and Children’s Division (Central Registry/Child Abuse) Screening.

To apply, send cover letter and resume to:

Eva Vlach
PO Box 320599
Kansas City, MO 64132
Or e-mail: Eva@rosebrooks.org

HOURS:
PRN Bridge Advocate will be on-call (from 5pm-8am) one day per week plus the weekend (Friday 5pm to Sunday 5pm) every five weeks.

Rose Brooks Center is an equal opportunity employer who values and embraces diversity



Shelter Advocate – PRN On-Call (Non-Exempt)

Rose Brooks Center, a non-profit domestic violence agency, is currently hiring for a PRN On-Call Shelter Advocate. The Shelter Advocate position works within a low barrier and voluntary program. The Shelter Advocate reports to the Shelter Manager and is responsible for providing survivor centered, accessible, trauma informed and culturally competent advocacy to residents of Rose Brooks Center. Primary responsibilities include providing advocacy and crisis intervention services for residents of the 100 bed shelter and to callers on the hotline. Other responsibilities include conducting resident intakes, operating and monitoring the security system, facilitating services and activities that promote a healthy, safe and positive living environment and provide central office coverage and general office functions. This position will support the mission and values of the agency, collaborate across programs within the agency, a multi-disciplinary team and within systems outside the agency.

Qualifications:

Required:
• Enjoys working with people in a team and collaborative work environment
• Works well in a fast-paced, stressful environment with the demonstrated ability to multi-task
• Excellent customer service and problem solving skills
• Effective verbal and written communication skills
• Able to maintain accurate, timely documentation of services and perform basic computer skills using Microsoft Office
• Valid driver’s license and the ability to provide proof of automobile insurance

Preferred:
• Experience with domestic violence advocacy
• Experience with mediation and crisis intervention
• Knowledge of relevant community resources
• Experience providing culturally competent services to a diverse client group
• Knowledge and experience in trauma informed care and dynamics of domestic violence
• Bi-lingual Spanish - English, both written and verbal

Other Aspects of the Job:
Perform all job responsibilities while demonstrating proficiency in all RBC Competencies and a commitment to the overall mission of Rose Brooks Center.
Perform functions of job according to agency policies and procedures.
Fulfill obligations as a mandated reporter of child/elder abuse/neglect according to Missouri statutes.
Attend scheduled staff and team meetings.

Hours:
The PRN On-call Shelter Advocate will be in a 5 week rotation. During their week on-call, hours will be: M-F 5pm-5am and Saturday 5am-Monday 5am.

To Apply:
Send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to:
Human Resources
P.O. Box 320599
Kansas City, MO 64132 or
Email: HumanResources@rosebrooks.org

Candidates must consent to a Background Check and Children’s Division (Central Registry/Child Abuse) Screening.

Deadline:
Open until filled per qualifications.

Rose Brooks Center is an equal opportunity employer who values and embraces diversity.


Bridge Coordinator

Rose Brooks Center, a non-profit domestic violence agency seeks a full-time, exempt Bridge Coordinator, reporting to the Director of Community Programs. This position will provide direct advocacy and safety planning services, training, hospital and clinic policy development, task force leadership, public speaking, and after-hours on-call availability. Principle responsibilities will be to provide crisis/non-crisis advocacy services to victims of domestic violence in either a clinic or hospital setting. Additionally, this position will coordinate with hospital/service area in creating an environment supportive of reaching victims of domestic violence. This position will develop and maintain the awareness and utilization of the Bridge program to the service areas with marketing and training, coordinate quality and quantity of services provided, coordinate Bridge Program services both internally and externally and assists with volunteer services and training.

Qualifications:

Required:
• Experience with facilitating, presenting and training others in a workplace setting
• Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with others – both internally and externally
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills
• Ability to function independently with minimal direct supervision
• Ability to build and maintain positive working relationships with community partners
• Demonstrated culturally competent practices
• Proficient use of Windows operating system and programs
• Valid driver’s license and insurance

Preferred:
• One-year domestic violence advocacy and crisis intervention experience
• Knowledgeable of hospital or healthcare operations
• Bi-lingual Spanish/English

Required Education:
• Bachelors degree required – social/human services field preferred

Hours:
This is a full-time, exempt position and requires a minimum of 40 hours/wk. The Bridge Coordinator works in an office, hospital, and clinic environment and requires limited local travel with flexible day, evening and weekend hours and participation in the on-call rotation.

To Apply:
Send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to:

Human Resources
P.O. Box 320599
Kansas City, MO 64132 or

Email:
HumanResources@rosebrooks.org

Candidates must consent to background and Division of Family Services (Central Registry/Child Abuse) screenings

Open until filled per qualifications. For questions, please contact Human Resources, 816-523-5550 x413.

Rose Brooks Center is an equal opportunity employer who values and embraces diversity.


Food Service Cook (PRN Part-time)

Rose Brooks Center, a non-profit domestic violence agency, seeks a reliable and experienced PRN Part-time Food Service Cook with excellent cooking, communication and customer service skills. This position will provide food service for approximately 100 persons in a residential setting.

The PRN Part-time Food Service Cook will cover for vacation or other days, as needed. The number and which days and times needed will vary. This position earns a competitive hourly rate and is non-benefitted. The hourly rate will be based on experience and qualifications.

Primary responsibilities include meal preparation, cooking and serving meals, food and supply storage activities such as unloading food and supply deliveries and moving items to the appropriate storage areas, as well as perform daily cleaning, sanitizing, mopping and trash handling.

Qualifications:
• Must have knowledge of Food Service. The individual will understand:
- Correct food service procedures and safe handling guidelines
- “First-in, first out” procedures
- Methods of preparing and serving foods in large quantities
- The safe use of manual and mechanical kitchen equipment
• HS Diploma or equivalent and 2-years related work experience.
• Work effectively as a team player and independently with little or no supervision.
• Excellent interpersonal, customer service and problem-solving skills
• Demonstrates reliability and dependability
• Current Food Handler License or the ability to attain within 30 days
• Must meet the personal health and hygiene standards set by the KCMO Health Department and other regulatory agencies.

Hours: The days, shifts and number of hours may vary depending on department needs.

Physical Requirements
• Ability to lift and carry at least 25 lbs and up to 40 lbs with assistance.
• Ability to stand for an extended period of time
• Ability to walk, bend, reach and stoop regularly throughout the shift

Candidates must consent to a Background Check and Children’s Division (Central Registry/Child Abuse) Screening.

To apply, send cover letter and resume to:

Rose Brooks Center
Attn: Human Resources
PO Box 320599
Kansas City, MO 64132 or
E-mail to HumanResources@rosebrooks.org

Rose Brooks Center is an equal opportunity employer who values and embraces diversity.


Food Service Cook (Full-Time) Non-Exempt

Rose Brooks Center, a non-profit domestic violence agency is currently hiring a full-time Food Service Cook to prepare, cook, and serve meals and assist with meal planning in a residential setting for approximately 100 persons. This position will maintain clean and organized kitchen appliances, tools and food storage areas. This person will provide excellent customer service when serving and interacting with clients and others and will follow agency and safe serve guidelines set by governing agencies.

This position must have or be able to acquire a Manager-level Food Handler’s License within 30-days. This position reports to the Kitchen Manager.

PRINCIPLE RESPONSIBILITIES:
Meal Preparation
a) Plan and organize food preparation and serving operations to meet fixed schedules. Prepare, cook and serve meals, and assist with meal planning when needed.
b) Prepare breakfast, lunch and dinner meals timely using menus and instructions set by Kitchen Manager.
c) Cook meals according to menu plans. Understand and carry out oral and written instructions; maintain appropriate amounts of ingredients ready for preparation and adapt meals to accommodate special dietary needs;
d) Work with Central office staff to provide food/supplies such as evening snacks, sack lunches, breakfast cart, baby and toddler food, emergency food or while residents are out of the shelter (i.e. work, appointments).
e) Prepare or issue snacks for agency meetings.
f) Adapt meals to accommodate special dietary needs.
g) Communicate all verbal comments about food requests, especially concerning the diverse population of the shelter.
h) Ensure that adequate amounts of ingredients for all meals are available and ready for preparation.

Knowledge of Food Service
a) Understand and follow correct food service procedures and safe food handling guidelines; utilize “first in, first out” procedures and rotate food to prevent spoilage.
b) Understand methods of preparing and serving foods in large quantities; understand the safe use of manual and mechanical kitchen equipment.
c) Complete necessary records related to food and shelter supplies for various Food Programs as assigned.
d) Communicate supply needs to Kitchen Manager.

Manage meal service and ensure proper clean up.
a) In absence of resident assistance, serve the meal and clean food line.
b) Washing of all dishes, pots and pans.
c) Consult with residents on food related subjects.
d) If resident’s assist with meal service, instruct in correct procedures and portions of food.
e) Communicate to Central Office staff, case managers and therapists problems with argumentative and difficult behavior from residents.

Maintain the cleanliness and organization of the kitchen, appliances, and food storage areas.
a) Perform standard, daily cleaning preparation and storage guidelines set by Agency, KCMO Health department, USDA and FDA guidelines, Child Adult Care Food Program and pest control procedures.
b) Follow safe food handling guidelines when serving food.
c) Organize and carryout regular thorough cleaning of the kitchen, appliances, and storage areas.
d) Rotate food to prevent spoilage utilizing “first in, first out” procedures.
e) Unload food and supply deliveries and move to appropriate storage area and maintain a clean, organized and well stocked supply and food storage area.
f) Perform standard daily cleaning, sanitizing, mopping, and pull trash; wash all dishes, pots and pans; Perform scheduled cleaning of appliance and food storage areas; follow cleaning, preparation and storage guidelines set by KCMO Health department, USDA and FDA guidelines, Child and Adult Care Food Program and pest control procedures.

Assist with Special Events in Dining room and Kitchen.
a. Coordinate with Director of Volunteer Services special events, volunteer groups to clean and or prepare and serve food.
b. Coordinate with Director of Children’s Services special events held in Dining room.
c. Coordinate with other agency departments special events held in Dining room.

Other aspects of the position:
• Possess excellent interpersonal skills and communicate clearly with clients, co-workers and volunteers.
• Demonstrate excellent customer service and respect when interacting with others.
• Maintain cooperative and positive relationships with vendors or others who donate food and throughout the course of work.
• Assist Director of Volunteer Services with volunteer events related to food service and special events.
• Perform job functions in accordance to policies/procedures while demonstrating proficiency in all RBC Competencies.
• Fulfill obligations as a mandated reporter of child and elder abuse/neglect according to Missouri statutes and attend scheduled staff and team meetings.

WORK HOURS:
Full time, 40-hours. Evening hours primarily with some day hours. 9:30 am - 6:30 pm on various days during the week. This position will work alternating weekends, 6:30 am - 6:30 pm. Some holidays required.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• High School Diploma or equivalent and minimum 2-years related work experience
• Excellent interpersonal, customer service and problem solving skills
• Work effectively as a team player and independently.
• Current Manager level Food Handler License or the ability to attain within 30 days.
• Ability to lift and carry at least 30 lbs. and up to 50 lbs with assistance; Ability to stand for extended time
• Must meet the personal health and hygiene standards set by the KCMO Health Department and other regulatory agencies

To Apply:  
Send resume and cover letter to:
Human Resources Dept.
P.O. Box 320599
Kansas City, MO. 64132
Or Email: HumanResources@RoseBrooks.org

Deadline:             
Open until filled per qualifications. For questions about this position, please contact Human Resources x413.

Rose Brooks Center is an equal opportunity employer who values and embraces diversity.


 

Benefits

At Rose Brooks Center, we’re as passionate about our employees as we are about our mission.  Our leaders and are Board of Directors are committed to providing a work environment that meets the needs of our employees — both personally and professionally.   Attracting talented, committed employees means offering a comprehensive and competitive benefits package in a people-centered work environment.  Our benefits include…

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Health and Dependent Care Flexible Savings Account
  • Retirement Savings Account
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Generous Paid Time Off – Vacation, Sick and Personal Time
  • Nine Paid Holidays
  • Onsite Fitness Center
  • Flexible Work Schedules

Eligibility for some employee benefits is based on a minimum number of hours worked per week. Specific benefits information is available in the summary plan descriptions for each plan.

Diversity

Domestic violence affects people of all races, ethnicities, genders, religions, ages, sexual orientations, national origins and disabilities.  Rose Brooks Center is committed to ensuring that our workforce and volunteers reflect our client’s diverse population.  Cultural competency is a huge priority and an expectation of all staff members.  Embracing and respecting diversity enriches our organization with the talent and perspective we need to achieve our mission of breaking the cycle of domestic violence. 

Rose Brooks Center works to integrate diversity into our daily operations with initiatives such as:

  • Diversity Development Committee (DDC):  The DDC is a group of staff members who make recommendations on ways to change or improve programs focused on developing a culturally competent workforce.

  • Staff Diversity Programming:  Each staff member is required to attend a minimum of three diversity activities each year as reflected in his or her performance review. 

  • Recruiting Strategies:  Specific steps to recruit diverse staff are included in the sourcing strategy of each open position.

  • Corporate Membership:  Rose Brooks Center has established a corporate partnership with The Urban League of Kansas City.


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