Financial Programs Assistant
      Lakes & Pines’ Community Services Department is hiring a full-time, temporary (17 week, 680 hour) Financial Programs Assistant to provide support during tax preparation season (January – April). Position involves working with the Financial Programs Coordinator at various tax preparation sites, assisting volunteers while they prepare taxes and conducting benefits screening with program participants.

      Applicants must: have a high school diploma/GED with 1-3 years’ experience working in related field or a post-secondary education in a related field; have experience using Microsoft Office; have proficient math skills; have awareness of tax credits available to low-wage earners; be organized and able to multi-task; have the ability to problem solve and work with people of different cultures and backgrounds. Position is for 40 hours per week, Tuesday through Saturday, with work sites in Mora, Pine City and Milaca. Starting salary range is $14.88 to $15.46, depending on qualifications.

      Lakes & Pines is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations provided upon request.

Application deadline : 4:00 pm, December 19, 2014.
Applicants to complete Agency’s Employment Application.
Department Administrative Assistant
      Provides administrative support to the Early Childhood and Family Development Department Director by implementing and overseeing administrative systems, procedures and policies, and assists with monitoring projects.

      Individual must possess high level of written and verbal communication skills, be flexible, highly organized, and sensitive to overall needs and issues low-income families face. Requires a High School Diploma or GED with additional training and/or experience; extensive word processing and spreadsheet software application knowledge preferred. Minimum 3 years business experience required . Prefer supervisory and accounting background. Position performs a variety of administrative and clerical duties necessary to run the Department efficiently. Applicant must be able to operate a variety of office equipment. Valid driver's license required for business travel.

      This is a full time position, competitive salary with full benefits. For information, job description, and application contact Lakes and Pines C.A.C ., Inc., an Equal Opportunity Employer, 1700 Maple Avenue East, Mora, MN 55051-1227; (320) 679-1800 x138. Reasonable accommodations made upon request. Minorities, women, people with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Application deadline : 12:00 pm, Wednesday, December 24, 2014.
Applicants to complete Agency’s Employment Application.
Head Start Home Visitor
      Head Start is looking for a dedicated, caring person to join their team as a Home Visitor. Home Visitors assist preschool children and families with school readiness activities, co-planned with parents, to prepare them for school and life during weekly home visits and regular socializations. Home Visitors help families with goal setting and resource acquisition to support their efforts towards self-reliance. Home Visitors empower parents to be their child’s first and most important teacher.

      Position requires a High School Diploma or equivalency. Preferred education includes Associates or Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Child and Family Studies, Early Childhood Licensure, or Child Development Associates (CDA) Credential. Must have experience working with preschool children, willingness to work with parents and children in home and classroom settings, be sensitive to the lifestyles and needs of low-income clientele, and must be a team player.

      This is a full time position with competitive salary and full benefits. Reasonable accommodations made upon request. Minorities, women, people with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Application deadline is 4:30 p.m. Friday, January 2, 2015
Applicants to complete Agency’s Employment Application.

      Lakes and Pines CAC is an equal opportunity employer. The Agency will maintain a policy of non– discrimination with all employees and applicants for employment. All aspects of employment within the Agency will be governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, public assistance status, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, status as a parent, or in a local human rights commission.

      If an applicant needs reasonable accommodations for the employment application process, please contact Lakes and Pines either by phone, mail, email or in person and request such consideration. (Such as sign language, interpreter, materials in large print, accessibility)

      Individuals are encouraged to complete an Employment Application form whether or not a vacancy currently exists. Employment applications will be kept on file for one year and will be considered for appropriate job vacancies.