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Position Title

    P/T Family Support Coordinator - Healthy Start


    The Family Support Coordinator supervises the culturally relevant home-based
    parenting education and support to families parenting a child. Healthy Start
    incorporates family support principles in their interaction with participants. The
    Healthy Start program implements the four components of the Parents as Teacher
    Affiliate model. In coordination with the Healthy Start Program Manager, is
    responsible for PAT program implementation, and community relations.


    A. Community Collaboration and Outreach
        1. Develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with staff at public
        health, hospitals, schools and other community service providers.
        2. Attend community provider meetings.
        3. Maintain awareness of community needs and service availability.
        4. Serve as a spokesperson for Healthy Start and network with community
        resource providers.

    B. Program Supervision and Coordination
        1. Ensure program maintains accurate, up-to-date participant records per COA
        and PAT requirements.
        2. Ensure accurate, on-time agency and program statistical information/data in
        electronic format provided.
        3. Complete accurate, on-time outcomes and other evaluation information.
        4. Meet with staff at least bi-monthly for reflective supervision and team meetings.
        5. Attend All Staff meetings (monthly), consultation, and in-service trainings.
        6. Maintain Parents as Teachers certification through appropriate trainings.

    C. Program Quality and Planning
        1. Ensure provision of high quality program model: Parents as Teacher’s is
        implemented with fidelity.
        2. Develop and implement program improvements as appropriate.
        3. Facilitate PQI process for Healthy Start, quarterly including utilization and
        file reviews.

Required Skills and Qualifications

    A. Education and Experience
        1. Masters of Social Work or related field, or Bachelors of Social Work or
        related field and two years related experience preferred.
        2. Home visiting experience desired.
        3. Valid Washington driver's license and auto liability insurance.
        4. Reliable transportation.
        5. Employees and volunteers who operate their own or Friends of Youth vehicles
        on Friends of Youth business must have a safe driving record as defined by
        Friends of Youth. Employees and volunteers who operate their own vehicle(s)
        on Friends of Youth business must carry auto liability insurance that complies
        with the requirements of Friends of Youth.
        6. Bilingual, bicultural preferred.

    B. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
        1. Knowledge of family support principles.
        2. Knowledge of parent-child interaction.
        3. Knowledge of child and adolescent development.
        4. Knowledge of the dynamics of child abuse and neglect and domestic
        5. Group process skills.
        6. Ability to establish a trusting relationship with at-risk families.
        7. Ability to manage assigned caseload and related job responsibilities.
        8. Ability to develop community resources and market services.
        9. Ability to work as part of a team.
        10. Ability to work with and maintain a group of volunteers.
        11. Available to work some weekends and evenings.
        12. Knowledge of relevant Council on Accreditation standards and participation
        in the Performance Quality Improvement process.
        13. Committed to Friends of Youth's inclusive movement towards empowerment
        and social justice by demonstrating respect of differences, advocating for social    
        change and providing access to culturally relevant services to meet the needs
        of all youth and families.
        14. Able to engage with diverse populations in a culturally responsive manner.
        15. Demonstrate a commitment to the values of equity and inclusion by honoring
        and celebrating diverse characteristics and expressions of personal identity.


    Part Time: 20 hours per week


    $20 / hour

Reports to

    Healthy Start Program Manager



Application Deadline

    Open until filled


    Send cover letter and resume to Mary McCracken at mary@friendsofyouth.org

Job Posting Date

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