Part-time Cook—World Services for the Blind is seeking a part-time cook to work in our cafe mainly on weekends.
Duties: Cooks and prepares meals, does prep work for the next day’s menu, serves on the food line, makes sure food is served at scheduled times, sweep and mop work area, preps vegetables and other foods for next day’s menu.
Skills: Ability to correctly prepare food as assigned. Ability to follow instructions relating to food preparation and other tasks in the cafeteria. Mature with an appreciation for the need to serve well-prepared and well-balanced meals to those eating in the cafeteria. An appreciation of a clean work environment. The ability to relate to others in a positive way, especially with co-workers and those in a supervisory position, as well as ability to relate appropriately with blind and visually impaired people. Willing and able to work as a team member and agreeable to assist in any and all areas of the cafeteria.
Prior experience as a cook, cook’s aide or worker in a cafeteria, restaurant of other food setting is required.
To apply, please send your resume or inquiries to Christie Newsom at email@example.com, or visit our offices between the hours of 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday through Friday, to fill out an application.
Administrative Assistant for Contract Services—World Services for the Blind is seeking an administrative assistant. This position will report to the Director of Contract Services. It oversees the administrative duties of the Older Individuals who are Blind (OIB) contract that we administer for the state, as well as, our Student Transition Youth Learning Experience (STYLE). The administrative assistant will be involved in the summer programming as well. The position oversees compiling time sheets for contractors and sending them for approval, entering information in the database (ETO), conducting phone interviews with participants, parents and others to gather information, doing mailings, ordering and distributing supplies and equipment, interacting with contract services staff, talking with doctors’ offices to secure authorizations, running errands, writing correspondence, developing and improving forms, arranging meetings, and sometimes filling in as a driver for the STYLE program or special events for the OIB program. It is a fast-moving position that involves learning and anticipating needs, learning the clients, and establishing a rapport with the clients, staff and the director of the program.
The administrative assistant is responsible for many moving parts, but for someone who is organized you will never be bored! The position will also provide some admin support to the CEO, but that is a minor duty.
To apply, please send your resume or inquiries to Christie Newsom at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (Including Physical Requirements)
- Performs general clerical duties to include but not limited to: photocopying, faxing, mailing and filing.
- Assist program participants, counselors and staff regularly, on the phone and in person, with all aspects of coordinating transportation, visits from contractors/staff under contract services, coordinating medical care and interaction with doctors
- Complete daily assigned special projects including reports, phone calls, mailings and other duties as they arise.
- Handle the acquisition, distribution and stock of equipment and supplies.
- Track authorizations and correspondence.
- Updating or creating paperwork.
- Answers telephones and transfer to appropriate staff member.
- Meets and greets clients and visitors.
- Creates and modifies documents using Microsoft Office Suite and ETO database.
- Maintains detailed and organized files in both hard copy and electronic filing system.
- Signs for and distributes mail.
- Coordinates and maintains records appropriate for assigned department.
- Sets up and coordinates meetings and conference calls.
- Promptly completes assignments and organizes priorities of assigned workload.
- Ability to work well under limited supervision.
- Coordinating events as necessary.
- Coordinate and organize appointments and meetings.
- Enhances the organization’s reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
- Compile daily, weekly, and monthly reports and statistics.
- Maintains minutes and documentations of staff meetings as directed by Director of Contract Services.
- Perform work-related errands as requested
- Keep office area clean and tidy
- Must be able to bend, reach and lift up 30 pounds
SECONDARY DUTIES AND/OR RESPONSIBILITIES
- Provides minor administrative support to President/CEO
- Organizes travel by booking accommodations and reservations needs as required.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Full-time (40 hours per week)
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
A high school diploma (or its equivalent), with special training or appropriate operational knowledge of standard office machines and equipment is required. Must possess a good understanding of standard office procedures. Knowledge of Microsoft Office and telephone protocol. Must have ability to accurately proofread materials. Proper use of grammar is needed. Business college training with successful employment experience as secretary is preferred.
- Organization, time management and planning skills
- Work management and prioritizing skills
- Verbal and written communication skills
- Problem solving ability
- Attention to detail
Special Skills Necessary
- Mature with appreciation for principles of confidentiality and the assigned role and functions as they relate to others.
- Keen attention to detail coupled with strong organizational skills.
- Ability to effectively communicate needs to Director of Contract Services, suppliers, customers, contractors, employees or government agencies.
- Employee must possess irrefutable integrity, as they often access sensitive business or legal information, which must be kept confidential.
- Must possess clear speaking and writing skills.
- Review invoices, time sheets, billings, authorizations, etc. for accuracy.
- Ability to investigate issues which may arise and ability to clearly communicate these issues to supervisor, business office, and contractor/vendor.
- An understanding and acceptance of the objectives, policies and procedures of WSB.
- Ability to relate with others in a wholesome, positive way, especially with peers and supervisory staff.
- Orderly, neat and prompt in completion of assignments and flexible in accepting changes in assignments to meet current needs.
- Ability to relate appropriately with people with visual impairments, peers, supervisors and others
- A warm and pleasant personality contributing to establishment and maintenance of a positive work environment.
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