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The Ridge Project - building a legacy of strong families

The RIDGE Project

Company Profile: The Ridge Project, Inc. is an industry leader in the human services field.  Founded in 2000 as a faith-based, Christian, non-profit, The RIDGE Project specializes in Youth Intervention, Fatherhood, Healthy Relationship, Healthy Family, and Workforce Development services.  We currently operate throughout the state of Ohio.  Through our unique and cutting edge programs, we seek to end generational cycles of family disintegration by training clients to have strong, healthy and permanent marriages, and to be responsible citizens and role models in their schools, families and/or communities. We are rapidly expanding the scope of our services, and are seeking well-qualified individuals who are passionate about strengthening families.

Job Title: Case Manager / Facilitator

Number of positions available: 1

Date: 11-19-2020

About You:

You are a vibrant and outgoing person who enjoys being with other people.  You also really enjoy playing and engaging with people through online video games and gaming forums.  Kids in the 10-18 year-old age range are drawn to you, and you enjoy being around them.  You are excited by opportunities to help young people make wise important life decisions.  Setting a good example in your personal life is important to you.  You are organized and detailed in everything you do.  You might also like to be a teacher, youth pastor, camp counselor/leader, instructor/motivational speaker.

1 | Summary of Functions:

  • To facilitate youth programming.
  • Equip and support parents as the primary educators of their children.
  • To present the youth development program elements to participants.
  • To work in tandem with the Project Director to reach youth and families with innovative programming to bring permanent positive transformations.
  • Engage youth online in gaming forums and online games.
  • To comply with all policies, procedures, and tenets of The Ridge Project.

2 | Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Must be familiar with Esports games and upcoming games that will engage the youth.
  • Must perform all facilitator functions, including assessment, workshop preparation and presentation and organizing and coordinating and leading field trips, etc. as required by Manager.
  • Maintain all written records in each participants file (e.g. assessments, progress notes, incident reports, correspondence, etc.) in a timely fashion, updating no less than weekly.
  • Must maintain accurate program reports including attendance sheets, count forms, locations served and any other Ridge or grant required records.
  • Must maintain safety and order of the participants at all times.
  • Must provide all case management functions.
  • Must enforce and uphold all rules and policies of The Ridge Project
  • Operates office equipment including computer, copiers, and fax machines.
  • Must be familiar with computer systems, manuals and policies and procedures.
  • Must participate in any required program training and remain on top of new trends by attending workshops, seminars, conferences, meetings, etc. as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

2 | Organizational Relationships:

Reports directly to Youth Program Coordinator  

Job Location:

Defiance Ohio

Company Industry:

Not for profit, Ministry

Job Role:

Facilitator

Joining Date:

Immediate Need

Employment Status:

Full-time

Employment Type:

Employee

Pay Rate:

$35,000+

Manages Others:

No

Number of Vacancies:

1

Benefits:

Includes full medical, dental, vision and life benefits.

Skills:

  • Proficient with MS Office – Excel, Word, and Teams.
  • Understanding of Esports and games that are played.
  • Familiar with DISCORD and other online communities.
  • Must demonstrate a lifestyle consistent with the principles and goals of The RIDGE Project.
  • Must adhere to a strong conviction that healthy marriages produce healthy families and communities.
  • Must adhere to the policies and directives established by The RIDGE Project Board of Trustees.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent demonstrable life experience.
  • Must have demonstrated ability to work with families and youth, including ability to develop rapport and to maintain discipline.
  • Computer skills and word processing required.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and work efficiently without supervision.
  • Ability to listen, communicate (written and verbal), excellent grammar, spelling and proof reading skills, and follow-up effectively with all staffing levels and clients/customers.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team, self-starter, energetic.
  • Ability to demonstrate good common sense and sound judgment.
  • Flexibility to adapt to all situations.
  • Ability to perform at high levels in a fast-paced ever-changing work environment.
  • Ability to anticipate work needs and follow through with minimum direction.
  • Must be willing and able to pass state and federal background check for working with children.
  • Must possess a valid Ohio driver’s license and proof of insurance.
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Physical Requirements:

To perform this job:

  • The employee will need to be able to occasionally stand, walk, climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee will regularly sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear. The employee will need to use close vision; distance vision; peripheral vision; depth perception and an ability to adjust focus.
  • The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 50 pounds.

Career Level:

Entry-Level

Years of Experience:

1 - 2 Years

Residence Location:

Northwest Ohio

Degree:

Bachelor's Degree Preferred