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Family Resource Center/Kinship Coordinator

Community Action Partnership of Strafford County

Community Action Partnership of Strafford County is a 501(c)(3) private nonprofit organization established in 1965 under the provisions of the Equal Opportunity Act of 1964. We work with community, state and federal partners to assist children, families, low-income and elderly residents with their efforts to become or remain financially and socially independent through a variety of coordinated programs. Without the services provided by our agency, many local residents would be without a means to provide for their basic needs, including food, education, child care, utilities assistance, transportation, shelter and access to other services.

CAPSC offers a number of benefits including:

  • 403(b)
  • Medical coverage
  • Dental coverage
  • Earned time-off
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Vision care coverage
  • Work/Life resources
  • Employee and Dependent life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • 11 Paid Holidays a year

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

This is a full-time, year-round position for a Family Resource Center Staff and Kinship Navigator

(Home Visitor). The Family Resource Center Staff and Kinship Home Visitor will be responsible for operating the Family Resource Center and supporting healthier families and stronger communities through supportive programming and collaborations in Strafford County. This position will assist the

FRC Coordinator through the process of becoming a Designated FRC of Quality and assist in maintaining this designation once achieved. This position will assist in coordinating all parent/family/community education and workshops and will be responsible for screening children through the Watch Me Grow initiative for our agency and Strafford County. This position will also serve as the agency Kinship Navigator/Home Visitor.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

• Requires a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in social work, human services, family services, counseling or related field.

• Requires at least (2) years of related experience in service delivery to families and children. o Preferred experience with coordinating and marketing adult/family/community education programs/workshops. o Preferred experience with community collaborations.

• Requires strong knowledge of Microsoft Office;

• Requires the ability to quickly learn new systems/databases;

• Experience organizing and/or facilitating trainings/workshops is preferred.

• Knowledge of the use of presentation software and technology as well as event management software or applications is preferred.

• Knowledge of community resources in Strafford County is preferred.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Family Resource Center

Assists in maintaining operation hours and ensuring families are supported by promoting health, wellbeing, self-sufficiency and positive parenting through support and education. Assists in ensuring that the FRC meets the NH Family Resource Center of Quality Operational Standards and the National Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening and Support.

• The FRC Staff will assist in ensuring the center it is open to all families caring for children living within a community to provide wellness and primary prevention services.

• Provide parenting support and education; opportunities that promote social interaction for children and youth, parents, and other caregivers; supports for children birth to age 5; information and referral; and promotion of family economic success, including facilitating access to concrete supports.

• The FRC Staff will collaborate with staff internally at CAPSC and within the community to offer services.

• The FRC Staff will assist in the coordination of the process for the CAPSC agency to become designed as a Family Resource Center of Quality. o Monitor and ensure that once designated, that the programs will continue to adhere to the requirements of an FRC-Q for the agency in adherence with the

NH Family Resource Center of Quality Operational Standards and the National Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening and Support.

• The FRC Staff must obtain training in the Principles of Family Support and the

Strengthening Families Framework as soon as possible upon hire.

Parent/Family/Community Education

• Implements and Coordinates a Parent/Family/Community Education program that; Includes parent/family education classes/workshops, activity sessions, support groups. Meets the needs of families in our community; Fulfills the requirements of the grants that support the programs; Supports the mission and vision of the CAPSC agency;

• Assists in the facilitation of parent/family education offerings include; Development of a detailed monthly calendar of parent/family/community education offerings, including those provided in-house and throughout the community; Managing registration of parents/families for events; Ensuring that necessary technology is available/setup; Ensuring that materials are prepared for each event; Tracking attendance; Tracking feedback of attendees (surveys, pre/post evaluations); Coordinates any accommodations for food, if applicable.

• The person in this role must be comfortable facilitating some trainings/workshops/groups and is willing to receive the training/professional development necessary to administer certain trainings/workshops/groups.

• This role requires flexibility and creativity to sometimes utilize limited resources in order bring opportunities to families; requires leveraging of resources through partnerships with the community and the larger CAPSC agency.

Watch Me Grow/Developmental Screenings for Strafford County:

Watch Me Grow is the developmental screening, referral and information system for families of children ages birth to six years.

• Ensure that families have access to development screening using the ASQ-3 and ASQ-SE.

• Disseminate Watch Me Grow-related materials and information to families and community partners.

• Ensure referrals are made or referrals information provided to families in Strafford County based on the family's interests and needs.

• Maintain tracking of all referrals.

• Coordinate with staff making referrals as appropriate to track the follow up on referrals to ascertain if the child/family received services.

Kinship Navigator:

The Kinship Navigator will provide direct service and support to kinship families.

• Complete Kinship Navigator training curriculum and other trainings as appropriate.

• Administer a voluntary needs assessment to relative caregivers upon enrollment in the

Kinship Navigator Program

• Provide relate caregivers with information and referrals regarding available resources and services specific to their family’s needs

• Provide relative caregivers with assistance when navigating large, complex service systems I order to obtain these resources as a social delivery program

• Promote and facilitate caregiver education and leadership groups

• Follow up and maintain contact with program participants as appropriate

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

• Strong commitment to maintaining confidentiality

• Excellent communicator and collaborator

• Excellent organization and time management skills with ability to prioritize and manage work load and deadlines.

• Excellent problem-solving skills

• Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment

• Ability to perform administrative tasks (establishing objectives, organizing and mobilizing staff to implement plans, planning ability, evaluation skills).

• Ability to collaborate with other social service professionals, agencies and staff.

• Ability to work flexible hours and travel when necessary.

• Knowledge of and sensitivity to the unique challenges faced by families living in poverty.

• Knowledge of and ability to utilize community resources.

• Reliable source of transportation with 100/300 liability insurance coverage.

• Physical strength/endurance/mobility to perform in a standard daily required work routine (i.e. walking, sitting, lifting, and driving to various sites as required).

• Understanding of providing support to staff in stressful work environments.

• Knowledge of maternal-infant health & the dynamics of child abuse & neglect.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS

• Be able to communicate effectively with staff, volunteers, and families on a regular basis

• Good communication skills and ability to follow verbal and written instructions.

• Ability to read, write, and communicate instructions

• Ability to train and provide presentations to large and small groups

GENERAL EXPECTATIONS

• Respects confidentiality of information about agency staff, personnel issues, and other program operations.

• Strong commitment to maintaining confidentiality

• Plan, assign, coordinate, organize and prioritize work.

• Models direct, positive, honest, and respectful behavior in every aspect of work with children, families, staff and community members.

• Energetically engages people, issues and work.

• Applies the highest ethical standards to themselves and others on a daily basis.

• Supports other in their efforts to be productive and effective and succeed in work and life.

• Actively participates in teambuilding, which includes sharing ideas and mutual support of team members.

• Consistently uses interpersonal skills that are appropriate for individual styles , personalities , cultures, the nature of the work, and the environment in which the work is being done.

• Practices honest, respectful and direct communication as well as active listening.

• This position requires the holder to be accessible by mobile device during working hours.

EMPLOYMENT SCREENING

Valid Driver's License and insured vehicle (100/300 minimum coverage) for use on the job or acceptable alternative , driving record check, criminal record check, randomized drug screening.

Head Start, Early Head Start, Childcare, and Home Visiting Programs are also subject to the following: Head Start and child care licensing requires finger printing to be completed prior to employment. A current (bi-annual) physical examination record, including a TB test must be kept on file. An initial physical examination record, including a TB screening must be obtained within 60 days of hire, updated every three years and kept on file with Human Resources . If a TB screening indicates high risk, results of a TB test must be kept on file including any treatment received. Proof of licensure and/or proof of certification.

How to Apply:

Please submit your resume to capjobs@straffordcap.org.

Salary Range:

$16-$18

Job Location:

Rochester

Date Added: February 8, 2021

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