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Family Resource Prevention Counselor

The Upper Room, A Family Resource Center

The Upper Room, A Family Resource Center located in Derry, NH is a 501C(3) non-profit organization, committed to creating educational programs and services to strengthen individuals, families and the community.   Founded in 1986, our organization has provided support, services, education and resources to all who inquire.  Our center is a warm and welcoming place, striving to foster a sense of belonging and purpose, while providing information and guidance to strengthen children and families, and build a stronger community.

Our mission: ”Strengthening individuals and families by providing them with education,services and resources needed to live healthy, self sufficient lives”.

It is our vision that we work to create a strong, vibrant and self sustaining community where conflict and hunger, homelessness and poverty, and ignorance and intolerance no longer exist.  We look to a day where all families thrive and children have within their reach the tools to succeed.  We will work to achieve our vision by living our mission and honoring our values each day.

Job Purpose:  To provide a comprehensive continuum of services for parents, caregivers and grandparents seeking resources, support and information.  

  • Degree in Social Work/Human Services or related field.
  • Ability to facilitate groups
  • Excellent  Listening and Verbal -Communication Skills
  • Ability to manage/understand complex family systems and needs
  • Training in Trauma informed care, motivational interviewing, comprehensive home visiting and family strengthening practices.
  • Work Schedule:

  • 15 hours week.  Monday 3-8, Thursday 3-8, Friday 10-3.  This role may have room to grow.
  • As funded.
  • Coordinate and Facilitate Educational programming(classes, support groups) to support parenting needs.
  • Act as point of contact for all parenting questions and inquiries, for TUR. Making referrals both to programs we offer and to external resources.
  • Provide Intake to gain understanding of what a parent/caregiver needs.
  • Develop practices/services that address parenting needs, skills, and desired outcomes.
  • Use curriculum/materials that are evidence based.
  • Set up and prepare all materials,  activities, paperwork   for the workshop/support groups.
  • Develop a parent child group, including enrichment activities for children, to promote parents to do at home.
  • Home visiting for local families.
  • Provide Access to support and kinship for grandparents, siblings, caregivers raising children.
  • Report any safety concerns to the program coordinator
  • Provide appropriate documentation to participants at completion of classes
  • To work with Family Wellness Coordinator to evaluate effectiveness of program. 
How to Apply:

E mail Resume and Cover to:

Michelle James  

This position is a 20 hour position with the possibility to grow to more hours.   

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Date Added: August 18, 2017

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