WE ARE CURRENTLY SEEKING TO FILL THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS:

COUNTRY: JAMAICA

"NEEDS ASSESSMENT COORDINATORS" X 3

(CORNWALL, MIDDLESEX & SURREY COUNTIES)

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

• Provides guidance, group work, and access to WisdomPhilanthropy's services to clients.

• Informs client of available resources such as training, employment, housing, emergency food and clothing, medical, legal and recreation.

• Assists clients with such issues as budgeting and/or goal setting.

• Works in conjunction with multi-disciplinary team in identifying and presenting solutions to client's complex problems.

• Monitors clients' progress in educational, training and other programs.

• Assesses client needs and makes referrals.

• Completes home visits as required.

• Prepares and maintains accurate and complete case records; documents chronological record of case contacts.

• Prepares reports, correspondence and memoranda.

• Participates in special projects, case studies, work assignments, and committees.

• Performs related duties as assigned.

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EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS

 

Knowledge Of:

• Goals and objectives of WP's social services policy

• Available public and private community resources

• Awareness of cultural differences

• Socio-economic awareness of low income population

• Applicable laws, rules and regulations governing the field of public welfare

• Interviewing techniques

• Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and other specialized applications related to area of assignment

• Basic arithmetic (i.e., addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, decimals, percentages, ratios, and fractions)

• Social casework principles and practices including group work and community organization

• Social problems which call for the use of public and private community resources

• Proper English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation

 

Ability To:

• Communicate effectively with persons from a variety of social, cultural and economic backgrounds

• Work effectively with many life styles and different attitudes

• Work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team

• Exercise tact when dealing with others

• Interview effectively in a wide variety of circumstances

• Establish and maintain cooperative, effective working relationships with clients, fellow employees, other agencies and the general public

• Interpret public social services programs to clients

• Maintain composure under stress

• Integrate information to form total picture

• Communicate clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing

• Independently initiate and respond to correspondence

• Reason logically, understand and follow complex instructions and procedures

• Compile various records and information accurately

• Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action

• Read, analyze, interpret and apply complex regulatory material

• Read correspondence and reports and understand their meaning

• Organize work schedule and budget time

• Accept and use consultative supervision

• Do a high volume of work amid interruptions

• Keep accurate and orderly records

• Compose routine business communications, reports and other written materials in a clear, concise, organized, and accurate manner

• Make arithmetical computations accurately and rapidly

• Demonstrate skill in the application of social work methods and practices

• Demonstrate skill in the use of community resources

 

Minimum Qualifications

 

Associate Degree in a field possessing great analytical skills

1 year experience working with a community based group

NOTE: Related fields above may include behavioral science, child development, community health education, cultural anthropology, ethnic studies, family studies, gerontology, human development, mental health, and public health.

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Send Resume & Cover Letter to: contact@wisdomphilanthropy.org

ADMIN ASSISTANT TO DIRECTOR

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Job brief

We are looking for a responsible Administrative Assistant to perform a variety of administrative and clerical tasks.

Responsibilities

  • Answer and direct phone calls

  • Organize and schedule appointments

  • Plan meetings and take detailed minutes

  • Write and distribute email, correspondence memos, letters and forms

  • Assist in the preparation of regularly scheduled reports

  • Develop and maintain a filing system

  • Update and maintain office policies and procedures

  • Order office supplies and research new deals and suppliers

  • Maintain contact lists

  • Book travel arrangements

  • Submit and reconcile expense reports

  • Provide general support to visitors

  • Act as the point of contact for internal and external clients

  • Liaise with executive and senior administrative assistants to handle requests and queries from senior managers

Requirements and skills

  • Proven experience as an Administrative Assistant, Virtual Assistant or Office Admin Assistant

  • Knowledge of office management systems and procedures

  • Working knowledge of office equipment, like printers and fax machines

  • Proficiency in MS Office (MS Excel and MS PowerPoint, in particular)

  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize work

  • Attention to detail and problem solving skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task

  • High School degree; additional qualification as an Administrative assistant or Secretary will be a plus

 

Send Resume & Cover Letter to: contact@wisdomphilanthropy.org