Careers

Youth Development Leaders

Part-time, hourly positions

Center for Children and Families, Inc. (CCFI), based in Norman, Oklahoma, seeks part-time hourly youth development leaders to provide quality out of school time services to children and youth in Boys & Girls Club of Norman.

The Center for Children and Families, Inc. is one of Cleveland County’s oldest and most successful independent non-profit agencies, offering a wide range of therapeutic and social services to vulnerable babies, children, youth and families.  CCFI is a growing agency about that has opened a newly renovated 24,000 square foot facility located in the heart of Norman. 

Successful candidates will make a commitment to working with youth and their families in Boys & Girls Club. Extensive training is provided. Work hours are 2:30pm- 7:30pm Monday thru Friday during the school year services and Monday through Friday 8am-5pm during summer services. The service calendar is aligned with Norman Public Schools and OU calendars wherever possible. Hourly rate will be commensurate with experience. These positions will be ideally filled by July 15, 2017 for the upcoming 2017 - 2018 academic school year.


SUMMARY OF ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Provide leadership for a team of staff and volunteers providing out of school time mentoring services for a small group of children and youth.
  • Coordinate planning and preparation and facilitate youth activities including such as arts and crafts, sports, games, and presentation of a social and emotional learning curricula.
  • Participate in staffing of large group outreach activities for children and youth.
  • Provide support to neighborhood families using strengths based approach.

 EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum requirements include a high school diploma or GED and at least one year of related experience.
  • Additional education, youth development and leadership experience is strongly preferred.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES

  • Ability to maintain positive relationships with children and youth
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work as a team with staff and volunteers.
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to organizational change.
  • Must pass criminal history and other background checks 

TO APPLY
Please send current resume and three professional references to Vernon Hooks, Boys & Girls Club of Norman Unit Director, vhooks@ccfinorman.org or Center for Children and Families, Inc. (CCFI) ATTN: Vernon Hooks, 210 S. Cockrel, OK 73071.


Kid’s Cafe Kitchen Coordinator

Part-time w/benefits

Center for Children and Families, Inc. (CCFI), based in Norman, Oklahoma, seeks an experienced and enthusiastic professional to fill the role of Café Coordinator for Boys & Girls Club of Norman.  This is a 30 hour per week position with benefits.  Hours will generally be 11 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. with some flexibility. The position will be ideally filled by July 15, 2017 for the upcoming 2017 - 2018 academic school year.

The Café Coordinator will be responsible for leading a team of volunteers to cook meals for youth ages 6-18 at Norman’s first Boys and Girls Club located at CCFI.  The Café Coordinator will be responsible for prepping and serving meals Monday -Friday, and will work in partnership with the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma for ordering and procuring food as part of the Regional Food Bank’s Kids Café program.  The Café Coordinator will also have a responsibility to build strong and consistent relationships with Club members, their families, staff and volunteers.  The Café Coordinator will join a dynamic and motivated team that includes part-time and full-time staff, university students and volunteers, and Boys and Girls Club of America professionals.  The Café Coordinator will report to the Boys and Girls Club of Norman’s Unit Director. 

CCFI offers a team-oriented, family-friendly and flexible work environment, and an hourly rate that will be commensurate with experience. The Center for Children and Families, Inc. is one of Cleveland County’s oldest and most successful independent non-profit agencies, offering a wide range of therapeutic and social services to vulnerable babies, children, youth and families. CCFI is a growing agency that recently opened a 24,000 square foot facility located in the heart of Norman.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • High school diploma or GED and at least one year of related experience.
  • Additional education, youth development and leadership experience strongly preferred.
  • Experience training and supervising staff or volunteers desired.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES

  • Previous food service experience and possession of a food handler’s permit (candidates who do not have this will receive it upon hire and training)
  • Knowledge about, and experience working with, children living in generational poverty, children with challenging home or community environments, and/or children who have experienced trauma. 
  • Ability to initiate and maintain positive relationships with children, youth and parents.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work as a team with staff and volunteers.
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to organizational change.
  • Must pass criminal history and other background checks 

TO APPLY
Please send current resume and three professional references to Vernon Hooks, Boys & Girls Club of Norman Unit Director, vhooks@ccfinorman.org or Center for Children and Families, Inc. (CCFI) ATTN: Vernon Hooks, 210 S. Cockrel, OK 73071.


Internships

A variety of different internship opportunities are available year-round for individuals seeking training to gain professional experience or fulfill a degree requirement.  

Administrative Intern

The Administrative Intern provides a wide array of support functions to be determined by academic goals, background and agency needs.  

Summary of Essential Job Functions

  • Data entry into various data bases related to human resources, client service billing, client outcome data, etc.
  • Assist with project management for key projects
  • Front office back up support including greeting clients, answering phones, enrolling clients in classes, etc.
  • Misc. clerical tasks such as copying, faxing and scanning
  • Assist administration and program staff as needed


Other Requirements

  • Ability to volunteer during standard business hours (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday)
  • Willingness to commit to a regular schedule for a minimum of two days per week (6-10 hours) over a three month period.
  • Must pass criminal history and other background checks
  • Agency trainings

Current Openings
We will begin accepting applications for Fall starting July 11, 2017. 


Mission Advancement Intern

The Mission Advancement Intern is supervised by the Mission Advancement Director and works collaboratively with the entire Mission Advancement team as well as designated CCFI administrative and program staff.

 Summary of Essential Job Functions

  • General record keeping and data entry
  • Ongoing completion of background checks and training for incoming or expired volunteers
  • Attend outreach/engagement events (civic, corporate, educational, etc.)
  • Assist with planning and implementing year-round benefit events and fundraisers
  • Assist the Mission Advancement team as needed

Other Requirements

  • Ability to volunteer during business hours (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday)
  • Willingness to commit to a regular schedule for a minimum of one day per week over a 4-6 month period
  • Must pass criminal history and other background checks

Current Openings
All positions are currently full.


BGCN Youth Development Professional [Academic Year]

This is part-time position provides youth development services to Boys & Girls Club of Norman.  This position involves researching, coordinating, planning, preparing and facilitating activities for Club members.

Summary of Essential Job Functions

  • Provide leadership for a team of staff and volunteers providing out of school time mentoring and other services for Club members.
  • Coordinate planning, preparation and facilitate activities including arts and crafts, sports, games, and presentation of a social and emotional learning and other curricula as assigned.
  • Provide support to Club members and members’ families using strengths based approach.
  • Complete Incident Reports as needed.
  • Use behavior management skills, structure, and positive leadership to act as a caring adult role model for youth.
  • Participate in processing and clean up after services.

Education & Experience Requirements
Minimum requirements include a high school diploma or GED and at least one year of related experience. Additional education, youth development and leadership experience is strongly preferred.

Other Requirements

  • Ability to work during the academic school year (Monday – Friday, 2:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.)
  • Must pass criminal history and other background checks
  • Attend all required program staffing and other meetings, workshops and trainings

To Apply
Send current resume to Vernon Hooks at vhooks@ccfinorman.org or Center for Children and Families, Inc. (CCFI) ATTN: Vernon Hooks, 210 South Cockrel Avenue Norman, OK 73071


Practicums 

A variety of different practicum opportunities are available for undergraduates and graduate-level students seeking training to gain professional experience or fulfill a degree requirement. For more information, please direct all inquiries to contact@ccfinorman.org


Training Opportunities

CCFI offers periodic enrichment opportunities for therapeutic and social work professionals. Many trainings offer Continuing Education Credits. Please see below for current training opportunities and click on the title for more information:

There are currently no scheduled trainings.