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Better Together Program Coordinator

General Description
Full time position. The Better Together Program Coordinator is responsible for the smooth day to day operation of the Better Together program and will report to the Better Together Director.

Duties Synopsis
The Better Together Program Coordinator takes initiative, is proactive, problem solves, and responds to all issues which arise in the Better Together Program. In addition, the Better Together Program Coordinator participates in weekly Better Together group activities, leads the parent group, and supervises Better Together staff members. The position is on-site and includes scheduling staff, training and supervision, tracking services and outcomes, working with parents as needed in the off-week, preparing reports and maintaining program paperwork in compliance with grants and contracts. Further, the position makes referrals and coordinates services with other The Family Place departments. The Better Together Supervisor works closely with the Better Together Director to ensure a positive program.

Outcomes

  1. Clients served achieves or exceeds annual business plan or department objectives.
  2. Client surveys are obtained for all clients, are used and result in continuous quality improvement.
  3. Program implementation of the Better Together model is based on the required activities in the manual
    and adapted based on parent, child, staff, and program feedback.
  4. Trauma informed practices are used in all interactions with staff, parents, other adults, and children.
  5. Staff training is implemented according to The Family Place policy and procedures, staff are trained and
    are qualified through follow-up including one-on-one observation and mentoring.
  6. Reports are timely and complete.

Duties Checklist

Direct Services to Clients

  1. Discuss program with interested parents and their children.
  2. Fills in, as needed, for staffing vacancies.
  3. Maintain waitlist for families; communicate information about the program to families
  4. Oversee dissemination of information to parents and children.
  5. Conduct outcome surveys using assigned measurement tools.
  6. Contribute to ongoing program development activities with families.
  7. Maintain ongoing interaction with parents during course of intervention; follow up as needed.

Supervision

  1.  Supervise employees, interns, and volunteers including hiring, training, and ongoing skills development activities of staff.
  2. Training and mentoring by example and/or instruction when providing direct services.
  3. Provide regular, reflective supervision to employees (with and without Better Together Director).
  4.  Be in compliance with contract, grant, or funding source requirements.
  5. Assist with new employee orientation, training, and performance evaluation using Employee Handbook
    and Policies and Procedures and contract guidelines and requirements.
  6. Schedule and follow through on assigned responsibilities.
  7. Build a strong, positive team within the Better Together team.

Maintenance

  1. Oversee general room cleanliness and building maintenance, report any concerns/needs to Associate Director and Better Together Director.

Paperwork

  1. Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual reports as needed.
  2. Assure all paperwork is correct and up to date.
  3. Assure parent files, child files, logs, statistics and reports are current on Starfish Database.
  4. Assure new hire paperwork and training is complete and recorded in employee file.
  5. Maintain client/family communication about needed paperwork.

Other

  1. Pass annual Background Criminal Investigation (BCI).
  2. Report to the Better Together Director any suspicion or evidence of child abuse.
  3. Attend staff meetings, conduct reflective supervision meetings, attend meetings with BT Director.
  4. Assist with planning and execution of Better Together program activities with staff.
  5. Participate in community events and speaking engagements as assigned.
  6. Other duties as assigned by Better Together Director.

Minimum requirements

  • BS degree in Human Development and Family Studies or associated field (Social Work, Psychology, etc.) and 3 years work experience; Master’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies preferred.
  • Knowledge and understanding of theory and practice of child development, effective parenting
    practices and strategies, and experience working with parents and children to support positive parenting.
  • Strengths based view of parents and their children.
  • Experience working with victims of abuse, children, adults and families preferred.
  • Pass annual Background Criminal Investigation (BCI).
  • CPR/First Aid Certification (Adults, Children, and Infants).
  • Food Handler’s Permit.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Experience with supervision of staff members, i.e., mentoring, facilitating, training, conflict resolution skills.
  • Problem solving and communication skills.
  • Ability to work under stress and handle crisis situations.
  • Knowledge in positive parenting techniques and child management skills.
  • Knowledge of child abuse symptoms and their effect on victims.
  • Ability to work as an effective team leader and team member.

Salary: $39,000-$41,000 depending on experience plus benefits.

Application: Please respond by providing a cover letter, resume, three professional references to The Family Place, 1525 N 200 W Logan, UT 84341 or to [email protected] Open until filled.

Kid's Place Support Staff

General Description:

Part-time hourly position (minimum 15 hours per week) Support Staff for The Family Place 24-hour Emergency Care, Scheduled Weekly Care, and/or Crisis Shelter services. Direct report to respective Kid’s Place Manager.

Implements The Family Place Trauma Resiliency Project ensuring that all families receive trauma-informed care that target the critical parent-child relationship as a means of intervention to promote young children’s positive outcomes.

The Family Place is a nonprofit organization striving to achieve its mission of Strengthening Families and Protecting Children in Cache and Rich Counties through 24-hour emergency/respite nursery, education, and counseling services. 

Duties:

Fills scheduled and on-call shifts. Interacts positively and appropriately with children using trauma-informed practices, ensures children’s safety and well-being, and complies with grant and contract requirements including.

  1. Scheduled shifts including Saturdays 5:00-9:00 p.m.
  2. Filling assigned on-call shifts. Accessible by phone at all times and able to arrive within 30 minutes when on-call. Weekends and Holidays required.
  3. Care for physical and emotional needs
  4. Communicates clearly, effectively and positively with parents
  5. Enforces rules and regulations
  6. Implements Attachment Regulation and Competency (ARC) framework
  7. Prepares nutritious meals and snacks
  8. Completes required documentation, i.e. opening/closing facility, sanitizing, answering phones etc.
  9. Scheduling emergency appointments
  10. Attend staff meetings as requested
  11. Reporting to the Kid’s Place Manager any suspicion or evidence of child abuse
  12. Completing and recording required trainings within the timeline required

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. 6 months experience working with children ages 0-11 years
  2. 18 years old and pass an annual Background Criminal Investigation (BCI)
  3. Understand child development, positive behavior management and signs/symptoms of child abuse and neglect
  4. Ability to handle children with varying degrees of behavioral problems
  5. Ability to maintain high energy, self-motivation, and attention to detail when under stress
  6. Punctual, patient, positive and a strong work ethic
  7. Ability to work as team member
  8. Maintain confidentiality and professionalism
  9. Spanish speaking preferred, but not required

Requirements:

  1. Obtain Utah Food Handler’s Permit
  2. Obtain First Aid/CPR Certification

Application:

Please respond by providing a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to The Family Place, 1525 N 200 W Logan, UT 84341 or to [email protected]. Open until filled.

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