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Gravity Group Facilitator

JOB SUMMARY: The full-time group facilitator (35 hrs/week) will conduct weekly group session and case management as part of PCA-NJ’s child abuse prevention programs and efforts. This position ensures that the Parents as Teachers Partnering with Teen Parents and Safe Dates curriculums will be effectively replicated with expectant or parenting high school aged youth in New Jersey in PCA-NJ’s GRAVITY program (Guiding Responsible Adolescents Valuing Interdependent Transformations in Youth). Anticipated outcomes include positively changing youth’s attitudes and behaviors resulting in improved parenting practices, increase in positive development of life skills and an improvement in the teen parent’s protective factors.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Delivers educational sessions to youth by leading weekly groups consisting of expectant and parenting teens throughout New Jersey.

  1. Provides weekly case management to expectant and parenting teens on an as needed basis at prospective Project TEACH (Teen Education And Child Health) sites. Case management includes, but is not limited to: connecting families to community resources, assisting students with developing an Individual Service Plan, collaborating with parenting teachers, administering and reviewing assessment tools.
  2. Organizes and prepares each session in coordination with the site and the staff at the location where the group will be held.
  3. Implements the Period of Purple prevention program with participants at each program site.
  4. Administers pre and post surveys with all expectant and parenting teens as dictated by curriculum guidelines or the Gravity policy and procedures.
  5. Assists with quality assurance by completing statistical reports and other documentation as required by the agency, adhering to ethical standards and communicating with the Adolescent Parenting Program Coordinator about concerns regarding group.
  6. Documents case management individual session notes accurately and appropriately.
  7. Provides training and technical assistance to programs serving teen parents.
  8. Evaluates program services with semi-annual satisfaction surveys.
  9. Assists with the coordinator of the Annual Teen Symposium.
  10. Assists with the creation of a statewide student-led newsletter.
  11. Maintains harmonious working environment by participation in team and staff meetings, consulting with team regarding topic areas, respecting cultural and lifestyle differences and by providing support and encouragement to other staff members.
  12. Stays abreast of current issues related to adolescent health and teen pregnancy and parenting.
  13. Assists agency in overall service delivery by performing other administrative duties as delegated or required.

QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Education and Work Experience: An advanced degree in social work or comparable human service field and related experience OR bachelor’s degree in social work or comparable related field with 3 years of experience in direct service and case management.
  2. Skills and knowledge required:
  • Strong ability to quickly build rapport with youth
  • Knowledge of adolescent and infant/child development
  • Excellence in written and oral communication
  • Solid skills in public speaking, training, and group dynamics
  • Ability to build relationships with persons at all levels
  • Experience in case management and group work
  • Expertise in community organization and collaboration building
  • Ability to problem solve independently
  • Empathy towards others and ability to accept differences
  • Computer literacy
  • Highly organized, motivated and flexible
  • Ability to respond appropriately to the cultural differences present among the organization’s service population and staff is required
  • Ability to work in partnership with other team members
  • Ability to forge a mutually respectful partnership with persons served and their families in, which they are helped to gain the skills and confidence to address any issues and problems they face
  • Conviction about the capacity of people to grow and change
  • Ability to set limits and maintain the helping role of the practitioner and to intervene appropriately to meet the needs of the persons served
  • Strong ability to problem-solve

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

OTHER CONDITIONS: The Full-time Group Facilitator will work in the program’s designated office location. Travel throughout the state of New Jersey will be necessary 3-4 days per week. Must have a reliable car and valid driver’s license.

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] and be sure to include “Gravity” in the subject line.

Prevent Child Abuse is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

 

Receptionist/Administrative Assistant Part-Time With Benefits

This position will manage a diverse set of reception duties and administrative support services in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment with attention to detail and limited supervision. Responsibilities include phone coverage, interfacing with visitors & vendors, handling a wide a wide variety of administrative support duties. Schedule is Tuesday – Friday from 8:30 – 4:30.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Provide both complex & routine administrative support to all agency programs/departments including project work, data base management and program materials
  2. Handle all aspects of meeting and training arrangements both on and off site (coordinate participant information, collateral materials, equipment, catering, event registration, set-up, mailings, surveys, etc.)
  3. Identify and implement procedural changes to improve agency efficiencies
  4. Maintain materials & resources for agency (calendar, supplies, etc.)
  5. Handle routine correspondence, spreadsheets, data base management without supervision
  6. Greet visitors, screen calls and handle routine inquiries
  7. Other duties/projects as assigned by Supervisor

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. 2+ years of reception and/or administrative experience in a fast-paced, small business environment
  2. Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
  3. Proven ability to multi-task and re-prioritize on short notice
  4. Proven self-starter who takes initiative
  5. Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access, and other software
  6. Experience handling confidential information with demonstrated discretion
  7. Proven strong organizational, interpersonal, communication and follow-up skills

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] and be sure to include “Reception” in the subject line.

Prevent Child Abuse 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