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Healthy Families Family Engagement Coordinator - Topeka, KS
Kansas Children's Service League
Kansas Children's Service League
 


Job Location: Topeka, KS
Job Type: Full-Time

JOB SUMMARY

The Healthy Families Family Engagement Coordinator is responsible for recruitment and enrollment to engage new families, including conducting initial screens and Parent Surveys to determine eligibility. This position is also responsible for parent engagement activities for families after enrollment into the program, and may carry a small caseload during times when program capacity is full.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Recruitment, Assessment and Enrollment 60%

  • Home visits with families to encourage engagement in the program and conduct initial screen.

  • Market the program to potential referral sources, working with the team to visit community partners, giving program presentations, and implement creative methods to recruit and retain families.

  • Attends community meetings and participates in community events to promote the program and connect with families who might enroll.

  • Coordinates with referral sources to recruit families.

  • Contacts referred families using positive outreach efforts to engage them in the initial assessment process.

  • Meets with families to complete the Parent Survey, including typing, scoring, and entering it into the database.

  • Follows through with supervisor and other team members to ensure families that qualify are offered services and enroll.

  • Collaborate with other KCSL programs, including helping to promote these programs in the community, referring families to these programs as applicable, and supporting the work of other programs through shared resources and knowledge.


Parent Engagement Coordination 30%

  • Coordinate support group(s) and Parent Caf opportunities for Healthy Families participants.

  • Develop a Parent Leadership Advisory Council for the local area.

  • Participate in the Parent Leadership Conference and encourage involvement with Healthy Families participants.

  • Determine best practices on integrating Parent Engagement activities into existing Healthy Families programming, including Family Times.

Other Duties 10%

  • Completes training required by the program including Parent Survey for Creative Outreach, Integrative Strategies for Home Visiting, and other required topics.

  • Attends regular team meetings and participates in supporting other team members as needed.

  • May carry a small caseload of families during times when program capacity is full,

  • May be trained in the Healthy Families Supervision model to provide backup supervision when supervisor is not available.

  • May assist supervisor with administrative duties including data management, reporting, and grant writing.

NONESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

OTHER DUTIES

  1. Perform other related duties as assigned.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Work Environment Office and participant homes.

Working Hours Generally 8am to 5pm M-F with some evenings and Saturdays possible.

Lifting Requirements Up to 25 pounds.

Travel Requirements Travel as required.

Other Valid drivers license, reliable transportation, current auto insurance, pass all required background checks.

The physical requirements described here are a representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Required

  • Bachelors degree in human service related field

OR 3 years of experience in the Healthy Families program.

  • Knowledge of infant and child development and parent-child attachment

  • Experience with family services that embrace the concepts of family-centered and strength-based service provision

  • Knowledge of maternal-infant health and dynamics of child abuse and neglect

  • Experience in providing services to culturally diverse communities/families

  • Experience in home visiting with a strong background in prevention services to the 0-3 age population

  • Solid written and oral communication skills.

  • Self-motivated, highly organized

  • Ability to verbally, and through professional work, articulate KCSLs mission and values.

Preferred

  • Masters degree in human services or fields related to working with children and families,

  • Infant Mental Health Endorsement

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish

  • Experience with reflective practice

  • Development experience including grant writing and fundraising




Benefits:
Our competitive salary and benefit package is set to attract and retain competent employees who take pride in their work.

Kansas Children's Service League




 
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