- Center for Early Relationship Support Programs - Healthy Families
- MA, USA
- Full Time
Healthy Families Central Middlesex is an intensive home visiting program for first-time parents 23 years of age and younger providing parent coaching and family support through their child's 3rd birthday. Supervisors and Family Support Advocates (FSA) /home visitors are trained by Children's Trust and are employed by Jewish Family and Children's Service located in Waltham. The program goals are to prevent child abuse and neglect, support health and development of children, assist with parental goals and economic self-sufficiency, promote optimal parental health and wellness, and reduce repeat teen pregnancies.
This 36.25 hours/week position includes providing direct reflective case supervision for up to 5 FSAs, providing FSAs with administrative support for all documentation requirements, providing leadership in planning and running young parent groups, and assisting with general program management. All team meetings, training, and direct work with families is being conducted through a combination of in-person and virtual meetings utilizing Zoom, FaceTime, and WhatsApp.
Healthy Families Central Middlesex provides home based service in the cities and towns of Acton, Arlington, Bedford, Belmont, Boxborough, Burlington, Cambridge, Carlisle, Concord, Lexington, Lincoln, Littleton, Needham, Newton, Somerville, Waltham, Watertown, Wellesley, Weston, Wilmington, Winchester, and Woburn.
Essential Job Functions:
- Provide weekly reflective supervision sessions (both clinical and administrative supervision) for family support advocates/home visitors. Foster mutual respect and camaraderie among all staff.
- Supervise and train staff to ensure high quality service delivery which meets the needs of families from diverse cultural, linguistic, and socio-economic backgrounds.
- Provide timely support and oversite of all service documentation, both paper and electronic forms and all entries into a web-based data system.
- Manage and oversee the planning, development, and implementation of the program's required annual groups for young parents. Currently groups are being offered both in-person.
- Network with community agencies to provide appropriate referrals and connections for children and families. Promote community awareness regarding our program's services through outreach and networking while advocating for identified needs of participant families.
- Act as liaison between collaborating community agencies and groups as appropriate.
- As a key member of the leadership team, collaborate with the Program Coordinator in developing and implementing staff training and collecting and analyzing program monitoring data to meet Healthy Families America standards.
- Perform other reasonable duties requested by Program Coordinator. Follow all agency policies and procedures.
- Bachelor's Degree required w/3 yrs. relevant experience, MSW or Advanced Degree preferred
- Experience in home visiting with families is preferred with focus on prevention strategies for children 0-3
- Experience with providing supervision including reflective practice, team building, staff motivation and support in a stressful work environment, and group facilitation
- Knowledge of infant/child development and parent- child relationships, maternal/paternal-infant health and the impact of child abuse and neglect, and understanding of a strength-based model
- Experience working and collaborating in a multicultural environment
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills
- Knowledge of community resources helpful
- Strong organizational skills essential
- Strong writing and computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (excel, word, outlook, power point) essential
- Proficiency in Spanish preferred
To apply, please submt a resume and cover letter.
Jewish Family and Children's Service is an equal opportunity employer.