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Open Position – Applicants Sought – Fayetteville, NC

Applicants are sought for a 6 month position “Unmet Needs Coordinator & Program Director

Send your Cover Letter and Resume to info@CDRCNC.org by 5PM August 23, 2018. Here is the position description: CDRC Unmet Needs Coordinator Job Description 2018

This position will oversee long term disaster case management services to program eligible survivors of natural disasters and help CDRC fulfill its mission.

Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field preferred.  Experience: One to three years of relevant experience in non-profit administration, case management; experience with disaster response case management preferred. Experience supervising volunteers, preferred.   Specific skills/abilities: Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Ability to handle all information with the utmost confidentiality.  Computer literate and knowledge of Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Power Point). Possess sensitivity to the service population’s cultural and socioeconomic characteristics. The ability to work effectively within a church related agency and specifically the Lutheran Church constituents.  Specialized knowledge, licenses, etc: Valid Driver’s license and excellent driving record.


FAMILY UNITY FAIR REPORT:  CDRC hopes that you made it out to the 1st Annual Family Unity Fair in Festival Park on April 14th, 2018. This year’s event, which was well attended by the public, was co-sponsored by CDRC and Snyder Memorial Baptist Church.  We had 60+ vendors whose services included disaster and recovery, housing assistance, eliminating hunger, clothing, mental health and family services, just to name a few!  The Family Unity Fair was a huge success and we are already planning for next year’s event.

We will have ongoing activities on how you can prepare for a disaster and actions to take if a disaster impacts you!

 

Fayetteville since Hurricane Matthew

Fayetteville since Hurricane Matthew

It is the end of June and Six families still remain in hotels, 9 months after the hurricane.

        Can you imagine living in a hotel for 9 months?

Likely having no real kitchen to speak of, no refrigerator, no stove, no individual bedrooms, one bathroom for everyone, no room for books or toys, no privacy…. further away from your place of employment or your school…  This kind of living is stressful, expensive, challenging, disruptive.   In Lumberton the number of families still in hotels is much higher. This is why the rebuilding-recovery work remains urgent.

       In addition to people in hotels many people are in temporary housing – rentals, trailers, living with extended family, etc. while homes and businesses are rebuilt.

Paying both rent in temporary shelter while also paying a mortgage on a home you cannot use is a financial nightmare for so many survivors.

The Long Term Recovery work provides not only mental health support for these stressful realities, it also provides case management to assist people in navigating the various sources of help needed to live in these challenging times.  Our Long Term Recovery Groups speak with and on behalf of survivors to raise money and volunteers to get our neighbors back on their feet.

 

  • We leverage grants,
  • we appeal to business,
  • we seek volunteers,
  • we raise awareness,
  • we care, we help,
  • we offer light in darkness. 
This rebuilding can only be truly done with your help. Please volunteer today.