Non-DRA Employment Opportunites

Our dedication to helping the people who utilize our services spreads far.  If you're ready to make a difference, and we are not offering any positions that fit your qualifications or what you are looking for, maybe some of these openings will.

  • Five Regional Medicaid Organizers (Jefferson County, St. Charles, Joplin, St. Joseph, and Mid-Missouri)

    The Missouri Medicaid Coalition, along with Jobs with Justice, Missouri Health Care for All, Communities Creating Opportunity, Metropolitan Congregations United and Missouri Rural Crisis Center are seeking five organizers to build capacity, support and action around Medicaid expansion in key areas around the state. Each organizer will be “housed” in one of the organizations listed below in order to build the long term capacity of that organization, while at the same time working off of a joint coalition plan to pass Medicaid expansion.

    Salary: $3,000 per month, insurance stipend, mileage reimbursed
    Temporary, full-time, October 2014-June 2015

    Location and Housing Organization
    • Jefferson County – Jobs with Justice
    • St. Charles – Metropolitan Congregations United
    • Joplin – Missouri Health Care for All
    • St. Joseph/Buchanan County – Communities Creating Opportunity
    • Mid-Missouri – Missouri Rural Crisis Center

    The Job:
    Regional Medicaid Organizers will work closely with the Director of the Missouri Medicaid Coalition as well as staff from their housing organization to create and execute a plan that builds a base of supporters for Medicaid expansion in their region and moves them into action through education events, canvasses, phonebanks, rallies, lobby days, and other tactics. The work will include travel (reimbursed), evening and weekend hours.

    • Identify and engage supportive organizations in your region, including those that have already joined the Missouri Medicaid Coalition.
    • Recruit and mobilize supporters in your region to engage on Medicaid expansion through education events, in-district meetings, canvasses, phonebanks, rallies, and other tactics.
    • Participate in local coalitions that are working on Medicaid expansion.
    • Track and report all activities on a monthly basis.
    • Develop and maintain relationships with diverse groups and organizational allies that support Medicaid expansion.
    • Identify and engage consumers that fall in the Medicaid gap.
    • Conduct educational community and organizational presentations on Medicaid expansion.
    • Write action alerts and use social media to educate and mobilize supporters.
    • Organize press events, letters to the editor, and op eds to raise broad public awareness of the stakes of Missouri’s decision on Medicaid expansion.

    • Solid commitment to Medicaid expansion and mission of the housing organization (see descriptions below).
    • 1-2 years experience in grassroots organizing or campaigns.
    • Experience in some or all grassroots organizing tactics, including in-district meetings, phonebanking, canvassing, community outreach, earned media, volunteer training and leadership development, and constituent lobbying.
    • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with a wide range of organizations and people.
    • Very strong written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking skills.
    • Ability to be a self-starter, and to work independently toward agreed upon goals.
    • Reliable transportation and driver’s license (mileage is reimbursed).
    • Willingness to work long hours, including nights and weekends.
    • Proficient in computer skills, including word processing, excel and google docs.

    The Organizations:
    Jobs with Justice (JwJ) – Jefferson County
    Missouri Jobs with Justice (JwJ) is a coalition of labor, religious, student and community activists and organizations committed to protecting the basic human rights of men and women. Jobs with Justice addresses the root causes of poverty while working for an economic base that benefits the entire community. We believe that the fate of labor unions and the communities in which their members live are tightly bound together. We work in partnership with central labor councils, local unions, civil rights organizations, students, community, and faith-based organizations in mobilizing direct actions for social and economic justice for all people, including the right to organize a union, rebuilding the social safety net, living wages, health care, and equal treatment for all.

    Missouri Health Care for All – Joplin
    Missouri Health Care for All was founded on the principle that every Missourian should have access to quality affordable health care. We work with faith communities, community groups, people who need health care, and grassroots supporters statewide to advocate for these principles. Currently, we are working to pass Medicaid Expansion in Missouri, promote enrollment in quality affordable health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, and build our movement so that it is strong and sustainable for the years to come.

    Communities Creating Opportunity – St. Joe/Buchanan County
    CCO’s vision is to move dignity into the center of public life by discovering, developing, and directing the power of people of faith to build a better quality of life for their families. Working in over 100 diverse congregations throughout the Kansas City metro, we develop the leadership and build the relationships necessary to listen and identify the real causes of pain in our communities and train faith leaders to act powerfully in public life.

    Metropolitan Congregations United – St. Charles and Lincoln County
    Metropolitan Congregations United (MCU) is an interfaith, multi-racial community organization of religious congregations in the St. Louis Metropolitan region that are working for a common purpose: to create a better life for all residents. Our core philosophy is that every citizen has the right and the responsibility to take part in the democratic process, to become aware of the issues that affect him/her, to identify solutions, and to develop relationships with the policymakers who can bring about change.

    Missouri Rural Crisis Center – Mid-Missouri
    MRCC is a statewide farm and rural membership organization with over 5600 member families. Our mission is to preserve family farms, promote stewardship of the land and environmental integrity and strive for economic and social justice, including Medicaid expansion by building unity and mutual understanding among diverse groups, both rural and urban. We work to achieve this mission through grassroots organizing, advocacy, public education, coalition building, and member and leader development.

    Missouri Medicaid Coalition

    The Missouri Medicaid Coalition is made up of over 160 organizations and has the single goal of expanding Medicaid to 138% FPL. The coalition is responsible for educating the public about Medicaid expansion as well as coordinating activities and moving people into action. The coalition brings together a diverse group of people and organizations representing all walks of life including labor, faith, business, women’s health, rural, seniors, disabilities, and more.

    To Apply:

    Please send a cover letter and resume to Michelle Trupiano, Director of the Missouri Medicaid Coalition at Be sure to indicate what region(s) you are applying for.

    Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis beginning September 15. For greatest consideration apply by Friday, September 12.

  • JOB TITLE: Case Manager – SSVF
    AGENCY: St. Patrick Center
    DEPARTMENT: Employment
    REPORTS TO: Manager of Veteran Services – SSVF
    DATE OF REVIEW: January 2014

    The Case Manager will utilize wrap-around philosophy and techniques to help veteran families maintain self-sufficiency and stability in the community. In doing so, the case manager will meet with the clients to identify family and natural supports in the community, collaborate with the clients, and available community supports to develop an Individual Service Strategy (ISS) / Treatment Plan of Care, coordinate individualized services for housing placement, coordinate the involvement of providers working in the home and community setting, and document all support related to activities and services.

    • Conduct multiple interviews with the clients to help develop an ISS
    • Contribute to the ideas and processes of the Intensive Case Management (ICM) team
    • Assist with housing placement based on the desires of clients
    • Work with the client to address long-term financial stability needs and develop a monthly budget
    • Work directly with veterans who require therapeutic interventions
    • Make in-home visits to observe indicators of the client’s progress
    • Coach clients in learning the skills for problem solving, long range planning and housing stability
    • Make appropriate referrals either to SPC Programs and SPC Agency Partners
    • Responsibility for the completion and goal attainment of indicators as outlined in the grant and the Individual Service Strategy or Treatment Plan.
    • Assist in all activities consistent with the daily duties of the ICM Team to include: home visits, child programming (if necessary), family crisis, and ongoing housing stability
    • Assist and complete special case management projects as directed by the SSVF management staff
    • Responsible for the completion of departmental goals for case management as outlined by grants
    • Assess clients’ strengths, desires, and immediate/long term needs
    • Develop or contact family and natural supports which exist in the community
    • Collaborate with the wrap-around team
    • Receive input from ICM team members regarding employment, housing, mentoring, substance abuse, and other immediate/long term needs
    • Complete daily and monthly departmental paperwork
    • Update daily clients’ electronic files in ECM (within 24 hours) to include any types of contact with clients, services, or any internal or external referrals made
    • Adhere to the strategies and goals outlined in the treatment plan
    • Assist team members in addressing the needs of the client by providing (e.g., transportation, clothing, furniture, food, etc.), hygiene kits, job referrals, or any other necessary referral (e.g., mentoring, substance abuse, mental health, advanced training opportunities, etc.)
    • Coach clients to make solid, well-informed decisions
    • Refer client to additional resources to address other service needs i.e. legal assistance, VA benefits, community substance abuse counseling, etc.
    • Research additional benefits available to enhance service being provided
    • Engage the client, the family, and natural supports within the community setting (when feasible and desired by client)
    • Must have a Missouri Class E Driver License (MO residents only)
    • Other duties as assigned

    • None

    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college; BSW or related field preferred
    • Veteran status preferred
    • Residence within the specified region preferred but not required
    • At least one to two years of experience working with individuals with mental illness preferred
    • Knowledge of housing and other supportive service resources
    • Interest in helping veterans reach their full potential
    • Available to work a minimum of 37.5 hours per week
    • Reliable transportation is required

    • Ability to work well with a wide range of people in various settings
    • Excellent computer skills and the ability to process large amounts of data
    • Ability to handle confidential information
    • Ability to remain calm in stressful situations
    • Ability to manage a large caseload
    • Ability to perform effective case management
    • Ability to follow, understand and meet grant requirements, including paperwork
    • Ability to engage and work with community agencies and programs

    • Reports to Manager of Veteran Services– SSVF
    • Works with other ICM staff
    • Develops relationship(s) with client family and natural supports
    • Works with other Employment and Veteran Services Departmental staff
    • Works with the staff in other SPC programs
    • Networks with federal, state and local agencies

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