Strengthening Families Coordinator
Job Type
Full-time
Description

JOB SUMMARY


This research based, evidenced-infirmed approach to practice is central to the community-based emphasis of Improving Outcomes for Children (IOC) and uses community programs to enhance protective factors for children and families. The Strengthening Families Coordinator will work closely with the Case Management, Prevention and Intervention Teams to establish ongoing collaborative relationships with community organizations that are responsive to the needs of the children, youth and families within our CUA service area. The Strengthening Families Coordinator encourages our community to make “small but significant change,” that support resilience, how to obtain access to concrete goods, making connections, enhancing parental knowledge and social/emotional capacities. The Strengthening Families Coordinator will utilize the Parent Cafés and community events to engage our families in making positive changes


Key job tasks/duties/responsibilities of the Director of Family & Community Engagement


1. Establishing positive, collaborative working relationships and linkages among Child Welfare providers and community service providers

2. Function as part of the larger CUA Team responsible for achieving the target goals of improving safety, permanency, and well-being of children, youth and families that we serve

3. Facilitate Parent Cafés and other support groups

4. Develop and conduct Strengthening Families orientations and workshops for the CUA and community

5. Helping organize and effectively engage families and community with participating in agency events

6. Participating in all appropriate trainings, Prevention & Intervention workshops and meetings

7. Train parents to become table host for the Cafés

8. Assist the Community Liaison and Directors with building community partnerships within our catchment area

9. Work with the Community Liaison and Directors to conduct outreach and develop community mapping strategy

10. Conduct follow up calls regarding participation for CUA events

11. Document all activities that are preformed within six business days or as directed by the chain of command

12. May perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements

Job Requirements:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Criminal Justice, or a related field
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Knowledge of social services, child welfare, and family system services
  • Sound judgment, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills are essential.
  • Knowledge of community resources

Benefits:

  • Accrual Time Off at the rate of 20 days per year
  • Employer-paid health insurance effective the 1st of the month after 60 days of employment with an employee contribution
  • 12 paid holidays
  • Term Life Insurance coverage in an equal to one and one-half times your annual salary; maximum benefit of $200,000
  • 403b retirement plan
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Short-term disability insurance

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