Reminder: Graduation Audits Due Friday

27 09 2016

grad-auditIf you plan to graduate in the Spring, your audit is due!

Not sure if you need to complete one?  Check with your advisor.

Not sure if you’ve already completed one?  Check with your advisor.

Just feeling like checking in about your progress?  Check with your advisor.

She misses you!

judy-k

jking@ndnu.edu (650)508-3622

 





Job Opportunity: Community Caseworker with the Salvation Army

14 09 2016
The Salvation Army – Office Manager/Community Caseworker
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church.  Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love for God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
Office Manager/Community Caseworker

OVERVIEW: 
To coordinate and implement the social services for the North San Mateo County district. To establish and maintain inter-agency relationships in order to provide referrals, securing needed services and support for clients.
POSITION: Office Manager/Community Caseworker
SUPERVISOR: Corps Officer
STATUS: Non-Exempt/Full-Time (35 hours/week; Monday – Friday)

 

DUTIES:
  • Establish a community awareness of the presence & services provided by The Salvation Army in North San Mateo County
  • Establish and maintain relationships with other agencies and organizations for referrals and services
  • Answer the Corps phones, field inquiries, refer, and take messages as needed
  • Assess clients’ needs and schedule appointments as necessary
  • Screen clients for various Salvation Army programs and complete applications
  • Provide case management to families/individuals by establishing goals and strategies for increasing self-sufficiency, maintaining housing and employment (i.e. problem solving, financial management and benefits acquisition)
  • Be fully trained as a REACH worker, (energy assistance) and other application intake and processing
  • Provide clothing/furniture vouchers and other vouchers when appropriate
  • Client to Corps Connection: inform clients about our programs (youth, adult, camps, etc.).  Hand out fliers to clients, mail information on upcoming events to clients etc
  • Be knowledgeable & informed of current support programs throughout the North San Mateo County
  • to network client services
  • Provide referrals in order to secure necessary services and support for clients (e.g. food stamps)
  • Maintain accurate client records on the Social Services Database
  • Maintain accurate and updated client files
  • Complete daily and monthly statistics to be passed to Divisional Headquarters
  • Input social service statistics into database
  • Assist the Corps Officers with all Social Services and programs
  • Plan and organize seasonal Family Services programs (i.e. Back To School, Summer Campership, Christmas, etc.)
  • Conduct sign-ups for distributions, and for Summer camp
  • Plan & organize distributions, and transportation of campers
  • Recruit and maintain a pool of volunteers
  • Acquire donations for social service programs (bread, food, clothes, etc.) This includes picking up donations several times per week and as needed.
  • File records of donations received, giving receipts and maintaining copies
  • Organize all donations- any unusable items must be disposed of or taken to the thrift store
  • Manage and maintain a food pantry. Including: proper rotation of food distributed to avoid spoilage; organize and prepare a supply of emergency food boxes; keep temperature logs
  • Receive mail and sort
  • Complete and submit Accounts Payable and Receivable, including making bank deposits
  • Send mail appeal envelopes to processing center by mail
  • Attend meetings and trainings when required
  • Attend meetings and training’s in the community as determined by the Corps Officer(s)
  • Regularly review The Salvation Army Social Services policies
  • Perform other duties as assigned
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Experience in administrative duties including, but not limited to: filing, telephone work, record keeping and statistics
  • Ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to solve problems and deal with crisis situations
  • Ability to maintain good rapport and communication with staff members and other agencies
  • Computer literate in Microsoft Office package ( Word, Excel, Access)
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Good organizational skills, ability to handle multiple tasks, willingness to learn
  • Ability to work independently, as a part of a team, and with minimum supervision
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Familiarity with Social Services and Salvation Army preferred
  • Attain a food handlers certificate within first 90 days of employment
EQUIPMENT USED:
PC                               CD ROM       Printer               Paper Port Scanner
Copy Machine             Calculator     Telephone
Miscellaneous office equipment including but not limited to staplers, three-hole punch, etc.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ability to sit, walk, stand, bend, squat, climb, kneel and twist on an intermittent or sometimes continuous basis.
  • Ability to grasp, push, pull objects such as files, file cabinet drawers, and reach overhead
  • Ability to operate telephone
  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs. (usually file boxes)
Qualified individuals must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without accommodation.  A qualified person with a disability may request a modification or adjustment to the job or work environment in order to meet the physical requirements of the position. The Salvation Army will attempt to satisfy requests as long as the accommodation needed is a reasonable and no undue hardship would result. Please email your resume to Lieutenant Ruairi Ward: ruairi.ward@usw.salvationarmy.org




Diversity and Inclusion Career Fair

14 09 2016
Diversity and Inclusion Career Fair

Phase2Careers

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 | 10:00 – 3:00 pm

San Mateo County Event Center
Meet with growing Bay Area employers who are making a special effort for hiring for diversity and those with a variety of skill sets. For a listing of employers, go onto our website (A few of them include Google, Solar City, Wells Fargo, and City of San Mateo). Meet with HR professionals for: Mock interviews Resume Reviews LinkedIn Specialist will also be on hand. RSVP to this event here or learn more.

 





Fall 2016 Term I Classrooms

25 08 2016

doorWelcome to Fall!  REMEMBER THAT CLASSES START NEXT WEEK, the week of August 29!

  1. Do you have your syllabus?
  2. Do you have your textbook?
  3. Have you prepared your first night’s assignment (see syllabus)?

See below for classrooms.

Looking forward to seeing you next week!

Day AUGUST 29 –  OCTOBER 15 Labor Day 9/5/16
Mon HSP2221-08 SENIOR SEMINAR – MADDEN Cuvilly 1
HSP2203-08 COMMUNICATION SKILLS – DAVIS WICK Cuvilly 23
Tues HSP2218-08 SOCIAL RESEARCH METHODS – ARBORE Cuvilly 1
REL2250-08 RELIGIONS OF THE WORLD – LIPOWITZ SM 204
CANADA PSY2180-08 HIST/SYSTEMS OF PSYCH – NYLAND Bldg 5, Room 223
CANADA BUS2008-08 LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUS – LADINE Bldg 5, Room 227
Wed  ENG2624-08 CHILDREN’S LIT – VISSER KNOTH Cuvilly 21
CUL2124-08 MODERN FRANCE – LAROCHE DAVIS SM 208
BUS2224-08 CORP FINANCE – HUA Cuvilly 22
HSP2227-08 MARKETING FOR NPO’s – BARSI Cuvilly 7
PSY2101-08 PERSONALITY THEORY – NYLAND Gavin Hall 2
MISSION BUS2006-08 PROFESSIONAL WRITING – STREICHER MT 18B
HSP2218-10 SOCIAL RESEARCH METHODS – ARBORE MT 18A
Thur BUS2600-08 OPERATIONS AND INFO TECH SYS –  FREEMAN Cuvilly 6
BUS2048 HUMAN RESOURCE MGMT – MADDEN Cuvilly 1
on-line BUS1100-08 MACROECONOMICS – VERMA  (on-line)
Sat REL2620-08 WAY OF THE EARTH – ASHLEY 10AM – 2PM Cuvilly 7
BUS2079-08 – WKPL COACH  SANTAMARIA  SEPT 17 9AM – 4PM SM 113




THIS is Human Services

15 08 2016

People sometimes ask, “What is Human Services?” THIS is Human Services – intelligence and compassion combined with pure determination to improve our world.

Meet Lisa Blanchard, who started The Grateful Garment Project in her capstone class at NDNU.  Last week, her video about her project, which has become a nonprofit serving a population of over 12 million people, “went viral” with over TWO MILLION views:

Kylie Hicks, a former Human Services student, commented, “yes, yes, a million times yes!” and also volunteered her own perspective about Human Services:  “I came to the NDNU Professional Studies Program after earning a bachelors degree in a discipline that was different than the field I ended up working in. I work in higher education and business, and enrolled in Human Services classes last year. What a valuable, wonderful program! The high-touch experience, welcoming administrators, and expert faculty make me glad that I chose Human Services. I began applying what I learned in the classroom to job in real time. I was also lucky to have the support of my teachers while applying to grad school. I begin the MPA program at NDNU later this month, and want to say THANK YOU to the Professional Studies Program, and the Human Services department in particular, for helping me to achieve my goals.”

This definition of Human Services – intelligence and compassion combined with pure determination to improve our world – applies to the work of so many of our students from the past 27 years of this program’s existence, individuals who are using their education to improve the lives of so many people and who bring their expertise to organizations and communities in ways that make a difference.  We’re proud of each and every one of you.  The work that you are doing, both when you are getting the attention that you deserve (like Lisa) and when you are toiling away to quietly provide essential support, is awe inspiring.  Thank you.





Job Opportunity: Human Services Supervisor

2 08 2016

San Mateo

FINAL DATE FOR FILING: August 11, 2016.

$6,188 – $7,734 /Month

THE POSITION
The San Mateo County Human Services Agency (HSA) is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Human Services Supervisor, specifically in the Economic Self-Sufficiency (ESS) Division.

In general, Human Services Supervisors:

  • Supervise professional, technical, and support staff.
  • Monitor programs and staff performance.
  • Train staff in work policies and procedures.
  • Prepare and conduct in-service program and procedural training.
  • Support, assist and guide workers in difficult situations, including contacts with clients.
  • Ensure compliance with program regulations  and Agency policies and procedures.
  • Utilize innovative and creative methods to supervise and motivate staff.
  • Promote the Human Services Agency values.
  • Collaborate with other County departments and community partners in meeting the needs of the clients.

Currently, there are currently three (3) vacancies in the Economic Self Sufficiency (ESS) branch.

The full job description can be found here:  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/sanmateo/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=1492063





Job Opportunities: Adolescent Counseling Services

1 08 2016
Adolescent Counseling Services (ACS) was founded in 1975 and its mission is to empower youth in our community to find their way through social-emotional support and by building safe, accepting communities. To achieve this, ACS operates four programs serving 10-25 year olds in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties: the On-Campus Counseling Program, providing free counseling on-campus at partner secondary schools; the Outlet Program, providing support, education, leadership development, and advocacy for LGBTQQ youth; the Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Program, providing assessment, outpatient treatment, aftercare, and education; and the Community Counseling Program, providing affordable individual and family counseling during the afternoon and evening hours.
Adolescent Counseling Services currently has many opportunities for passionate, dedicated, caring individuals to join our great teams of professional staff and therapists. Please follow each individual link below to learn more: