(click job title above to view posting below)

Employment

ESSEX PREGNANCY & PARENTING (EPPC) COMMUNITY LIAISON – Newark, NJ

SUMMARY:

The EPPC Community Liaison will have primary responsibilities and shared handling of day-to-day central intake functions to ensure linkages of pregnant women and parents of young children to the Essex Pregnancy & Parenting Connection and related support services. The goals of EPPC are to link families to home visiting and other supportive services to promote overall wellness while preventing maltreatment and poor health outcomes.

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

·        Shared handling of day-to-day central intake functions

·        Identify, establish, and maintain key contacts within prenatal & community agencies as potential EPPC partners

·        Conduct outreach (via phone, email, mailings, in person, group meetings, events) to parents and community providers

·        Communicate feedback to referring sites routinely and as needed

·        Provide training to program partners

·        Document outreach and follow up activities

·        Help to coordinate EPPC-related meetings and events

·        Help to develop marketing/promotional items for target audience

·        Communicate challenges to EPPC team and partners

·        Implement changes to central intake processes when needed

·        Provide direct assistance to EPPC clients as appropriate

·        Prepare/submit paperwork on a timely basis and contribute to reports

·        Handle Central Intake Specialist duties when needed

·        Help identify additional resources for EPPC

·        Support the efforts of other EPPC staff as needed

·        Maintain confidentiality of sensitive client information

·        Participate in agency meetings and activities

·        Perform other related duties as required

 

QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor’s degree in public health, social service, or nursing, combined with one year of work experience, is required. Related work experience is defined as a professional role, such as direct service work in maternal-child health or direct work with expectant families or parents with young children. Experience with prenatal and community based agencies and systems in New Jersey is required; experience in Essex County preferred.

 

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED

·        Excellence in oral communication;

·        Excellence in time management;

·        Ability to communicate with diverse groups of people;

·        Ability to build relationships with persons at all levels;

·        Awareness of cultural diversity and its impact on planning and provision of services;

·        Attention to detail in completing program paperwork;

·        Ability to problem solve independently;

·        Ability to use technology (intermediate skill level in Excel, Word, PowerPoint);

·        Highly organized, motivated and flexible;

·        Ability to navigate throughout Essex County;

·        Demonstrated ability to work with Essex/Newark prenatal and community providers;

·        Familiarity with Essex/Newark resources for families

 

OTHER CONDITIONS:

Regular travel throughout Essex County and occasional travel throughout New Jersey will be necessary. Must have valid driver’s license and car. Able to work flexible schedule as needed to allow for evening and weekend outreach opportunities. Bilingual (Spanish/English) a plus.

 

How 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] In the subject line be sure to include “EPPC Community Liaison”

Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Early Childhood Coach/Technical Assistance Specialist

New Jersey – Northeast Region

Prevent Child Abuse-New Jersey is the statewide leader in the prevention of child abuse and neglect and the promotion of healthy childhoods for all of New Jersey’s children. With over 35 years of programming experience, we are proud to have been selected for a special 5 year grant by New Jersey’s Division of Family Development to provide coaching, mentoring and providing support to childcare centers participating in Grow NJ Kids, New Jersey’s Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS). The objectives of this program are to increase the quality of early care and education for all NJ children.  This individual will guide centers and family childcare providers serving children from infancy to kindergarten while working to improve the quality of their care in five categories: Safe, Healthy Learning Environments, Curriculum and Learning Environment, Family and Community Engagement, Workforce/Professional development, and Administration and Management.  Continue reading