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Adolescent Parenting Program Coordinator

JOB SUMMARY: The Adolescent Parenting Program Coordinator at Prevent Child Abuse – New Jersey (PCA-NJ) provides oversight and support to the Parent Linking Program in planning, coordination, and organization of all contracted program requirements. Responsibilities include ensuring model fidelity and quality assurance are adhered to statewide, taking a lead role in all major program activities including but not limited to: conference planning, training development and delivery, annual program site visits, site implementation, program evaluation, reporting and database development and acting as a liaison between PCA-NJ and state funders. Anticipated outcomes include positively impacting participating PLP sites statewide, ensuring all sites receive adequate technical assistance, training and support, ultimately resulting in improved outcomes for PLP expectant/parenting teens statewide and an improved understanding and involvement by all participants in the prevention of child abuse and neglect.

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Pro-actively assist Director of Adolescent Programs in leading internal and external project tasks and advising program specialists, interns, and volunteers:
  • Act as lead coordinator/facilitator for Parent Linking Program Advisory Committee meetings, networking meetings, and statewide conference.
  • Lead the development and revision of all program policies, procedures and the program manual.

 

  1. Develop a positive and progressive relationship with state funders, consultants and community partners and act as a liaison between the Department of Children and Families, PLP Program Directors, and PCA-NJ:
  • Work with Director of Adolescent Programs to oversee evaluation and research efforts.
  • Maintain ongoing and productive communication with CitySpan data consultant to support data collection and evaluation.
  • Assist Director of Adolescent Programs with all quarterly and annual reports.

 

  1. Provide program assistance, quality assurance and guidance to Parent Linking Program sites statewide:
  • Oversee implementation, orientation, and technical assistance for assigned program sites.
  • Provide/coordinate onsite training, networking meetings and coaching to programs.
  • Provide technical assistance to programs to meet contract requirements and enhance program quality.

 

  1. Provide training and education to individuals, programs, and organizations:
  • Become trained in all program curriculums and evaluation tools.
  • Provide education and trainings on program issues and related topics.
  • Plan and coordinate trainings with support staff.
  • Pursue certification to become trainer in program model(s) when applicable.

 

  1. Monitor program activities and service levels:
  • Track and collect levels of services and program outcome data.
  • Analyze levels of service and outcomes to understand program strengths and challenges and shape provision of technical assistance accordingly.

 

  1. Support sites in stabilizing or expanding their program service to families in collaboration with program developers:
  • Develop expertise in designated evaluation tools to evaluate services to families.

 

  1. Actively participate in monthly program team meetings.

 

 

  1. Fulfill other duties as assigned by Supervisor.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  1. Education and Work Experience: A Master’s Degree or Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years’ experience of program development, implementation, and community development.  Experience with children, families or at-risk parenting populations is desired.  Practical and managerial field experience is preferred.

 

  1. Skills and knowledge required:
  • excellence in written and oral communication,
  • solid skills in public speaking, training, and group dynamics,
  • ability to build relationships with persons at all levels,
  • awareness of cultural diversity and its impact on planning and provision of services,
  • expertise in program planning, development and implementation,
  • expertise in community organization and collaboration building,
  • knowledge of program evaluation and database development
  • ability to problem solve independently,
  • computer literacy,
  • highly organized, motivated and flexible.

 

Candidate must possess a strong desire to learn and a commitment to professional development in all of the above areas.

 

OTHER CONDITIONS:  Travel throughout the state of New Jersey will be necessary.  Hours may need to be flexible to allow for evening and weekend work, in training, site visits or related activitie

TO APPLY:

Please submit resume and cover letter explaining your interest in the position, why you are a strong candidate for consideration, and salary history/expectations to [email protected] .  Be sure to include “Adolescent Parenting Program Coordinator” in the subject line.

Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

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