Employment Opening: Soldier and Family Readiness Specialist – Fort Collins
The Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) has four major operational divisions: Army National Guard, Air National Guard, Civil Air Patrol, and Veterans Affairs. These divisions utilize state and federal resources to provide our communities, state, and nation with a ready military force for national defense and state emergency response as well as providing assistance to our Colorado Veterans. DMVA offers comprehensive benefit programs to its classified work force that includes paid holidays, annual leave, sick leave, medical, dental, life, disability, flexible spending accounts, and public retirement options. DMVA also strives to assist employees in achieving a healthy work/life balance by offering compressed work weeks, on-site fitness facilities, free parking, and a variety of training opportunities.
Description of Job
Specific Duties Include, But Are Not Limited To This position will be located at our Fort Collins Readiness Center This position is part of our Army National Guard division and provide support and services to Colorado National Guard service members and their families in a variety of capacities.
• Providing counseling and referral regarding financial issues, military medical benefits (TRICARE), legal issues, ID cards, crisis interventions, Employer Support to the guard and Reserve (ESGR), Exceptional Family Management Program (EFMP), Emergency Family Assistance (eFAC) relating to natural or man-made disasters, accessing military dependent benefits and services, make referrals to community-based resources, and a wide variety of other family-related deployment and non-deployment issues;
• Establishing and maintaining contact with all deployed service members, members assigned to a Warrior Transition Unit, members assigned to the Recruiting Sustainment Program, and Guard member’s family in order to offer assistance and determine any issues or concerns while maintaining a database that documents involvement, status, and case notes;
• Establishing positive working relationships with state and local military, government, tribal and civilian agencies and offices, social service agencies, community services, businesses, and civic organizations that may be able to provide support and services to service members and families requiring the continual maintenance of resources, points-of-contacts, addresses, and telephone numbers so that timely and accurate resources are available at all times;
• Assisting with obtaining and supporting Family Assistance Center volunteers, ensuring all volunteers are assigned duties that commensurate with their ability, talent, experience, and background and ensure they are trained on their responsibilities and the chain of command;
• Establishing and maintaining contact with the Unit Family Program Military Command team regarding family assistance issues and operations;
• Coordinating financial assistance from military, government, and civilian (community) organizations as needed to assist military families experiencing hardships;
• Maintaining and updating the directory of resources, agencies, and organizations available to assist military families; and
• Continuously remaining familiar with all regulations and guidance that are applicable to the operation of the Family Assistance Program. Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights
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