Healthy Families Coordinator
- Master’s Degree in Social Work, Human Services, or related field with a minimum 3 years’ relevant experience working with multi-stressed families and in providing services to culturally diverse communities/families required.
- Solid understanding and minimum of 3 years’ experience in managing/motivating staff as well as providing support in a stressful work environment.
- Minimum of 3 years of experience with family services that embrace the concepts of family-centered and strength-based service provision.
- Minimum of 2 years of experience in home visiting with a strong background in prevention services to the 0-3 age population.
- Minimum of 2 years of experience in providing maternal infant health, parenting/child development education, and/or child abuse prevention within a home visiting and preventive framework.
- Minimum of 2 years of experience in program development and quality assurance, program management, and community development, for family support or home visiting in a preventive framework.
- Minimum of 2 years’ experience in grants administration and budgeting, resource development, and grant writing.
- Knowledge of infant and child development as well as parent-child attachmen.
- Demonstrated ability to approach work from a culturally competent perspective and to prioritize diversity and inclusion in the work environment.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively and positively to lead a team and collaborate within the community.
- Knowledge of resources and services in specified catchment area preferred.
- Demonstrated approach to work must include acceptance, fairness, flexibility, and engagement with colleagues that is empowering, nurturing, and sensitive.
- Excellent writing/documentation skills, as well as strong organizational, time management, and data analysis skills.
- Excellent communication skills, including conflict resolution and crisis management.
- Computer literacy, including Microsoft Office, email, database, and internet usage.
- Reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, and insurability under Community Action auto policies.
- Must have successful CORI, SORI and Safe Driver Record check.
- Bilingual skills in both English & Spanish are strongly preferred.
- Flexible hours are necessary.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
- Oversee implementation of program according to Healthy Families Massachusetts/Children’s Trust contract guidelines.
- In conjunction with the Vice President of Family Services, interview, hire, orient, train, and evaluate Square One Healthy Families employees as needed.
- Provide weekly supervision to HF Supervisors, as well as periodic supervision observations.
- Provide staff support as needed, oversee team building activities, and provide support for professional knowledge and skill development.
- Monitor training and supervision compliance.
- Assist Vice President of Family Services in developing and facilitating Square One’s Family Services/Healthy Families Advisory Boards.
- Conduct community outreach and engagement activities, nurture relationships with community collaborators in the catchment area, and solicit feedback on a regular basis.
- Lead program development and quality assurance, including tracking and analysis of program data related to performance measures, facilitation of program goal-planning and preparation for annual site visits.
- Assist in monitoring of budgets and payment of vouchers; Oversee maintenance of program materials and supplies.
- Work with FSP Director and Community Action Development and Planning staff to raise funds for program.
- Lead preparation of all reports required by HFM in timely and complete manner.
- Serve as local system resource expert for PDS and HFM policy; oversee implementation of policy updates as announced by HFM.
- Assist in maintaining credentialing requirements for Healthy Families America as per Healthy Families Massachusetts.
- Maintain ongoing communication with Children’s Trust and effective participation in technical assistance activities; participate in statewide program development activities as appropriate.
- Other duties as assigned by position supervisor.
- Must have the ability to be added to Square One’s non-owned and hired vehicle policy, and access to reliable transportation.
- Employee is occasionally required to stand, use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms.
- Employee is frequently required to keyboard and do data entry at a computer.
- Employee is frequently required to drive, walk and climb stairs in the office and in a variety of community-based and home settings.
- Employee must lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include vision and ability to adjust focus.
Job Type: Full-Time (40 hours)
Pay: $55,000 Annually
Ability to commute/relocate:
- Springfield, MA 01118: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)