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Case Manager – Essex Pregnancy & Parenting Center

JOB SUMMARY: The Case Manager is a full-time grant position responsible for the provision of case management services to expectant and parenting teens, women, fathers and their families in Essex County. This grant was awarded by the NJ Department of Children and Families (DCF) through the US Department of Health and Human Services’, Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) to implement NJ project for Promoting Success for Expectant & Parenting Teens, Women, Fathers, and their Families New Jersey.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

· Case management services that include:

  • Assessment of participant’s physical and psychological well-being and health, socioeconomic issues, academic performance, cultural/linguistic needs and family support.
  • Assessment of participant’s relationship with their parents/family, including safety in the family/household.
  • Assessment of participant’s relationship with the father-to-be/father/partner, including safety in the relationship.
  • Making appropriate community referrals as needed, i.e. prenatal/reproductive health care, behavioral health (mental health/depression, substance use), health insurance, public benefits (TANF, SNAP), emergency aid, WIC, transportation, child care, as requested by the participants.

· Implement activities to address prevention of intimate partner violence in teens and young adults utilizing an evidence-informed/evidence-based curricula and/or practices.

· Become trained in the evidence based curriculum “Safe Dates”.

· Implement group activities/workshops, and community-based supportive services.

· Connect participants and formal providers of health, social and other community services.

· Partner with local institutes of higher education (IHE) to support young adults with child care, mental health, reproductive health, and academic support on college campuses or within the community.

· Train on NJ Career Connections in collaboration with NJ Department of Labor.

· Collaborate with state and local advisory boards (i.e. NJ’s County Councils for Young Children (CCYC), NJ Coalition of Anchor Institute, etc.)

· Complete required participant documentation and track key program services and objectives.

QUALIFICATIONS:

· Advanced degree in social work or a comparable human service field and related experience or a Bachelor’s degree in social work or a comparable human service field and related experience, with supervision by a person with an advanced degree in social work or a comparable human service field and a minimum of two years’ experience in direct services or case management.

· Knowledgeable of adolescent and infant/child development.

· Knowledge of community organization and collaboration building.

· Excellence in written and oral communication.

· Experience in case management and group work.

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

· Strong ability to problem-solve.

· Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred.

OTHER CONDITIONS: Travel throughout Essex County and the state of New Jersey will be necessary. Hours may need to be flexible to allow for evening and weekend work, in case management, training or related activities.

Benefits

Generous comprehensive benefit package available.

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluent in Spanish and English

Prevent Child Abuse NJ is an Equal Opportunity Employer

How To Apply

[email protected]

Please submit below your resume and a 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 “Case Manager EPPC” in the subject line.


Program Specialist – Home Visitation

SUMMARY:

Home visiting programs provide structured visits by trained professionals to parents who are pregnant or have young children. These programs support families by providing health check-ups, screenings, referrals, parenting advice, and guidance with navigating other programs and services in their community. Prevent Child Abuse-New Jersey provides the training and sharing of best practices to 43 home visiting programs throughout the state. All of the home visiting programs adhere to the Healthy Families America and Parents as Teachers National evidence based model requirements.  Additionally, we work with home visiting agencies to ensure quality assurance.  This is NOT a direct service position.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop expertise in the requirements of each national model
  • Provide training, technical assistance and site development for programs
  • Develop trainings and education to provide to individuals, programs, and organizations
  • Provide coaching to home visitation program staff to incorporate best practices
  • Provide technical assistance to home visiting programs throughout New Jersey
  • Monitor program activities and service levels
  • Submit outcomes reports as needed
  • Facilitate program site involvement with its supporting community organizations
  • Support sites in stabilizing or expanding their program service to families in collaboration with program developers and funders
  • Support sites in integrating Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) processes
  • Oversee web-based data collections tools and systems; create new forms and reports for data systems as needed
  • Assess needs, identifies gaps, and takes initiative to strengthen program implementation
  • Perform other related duties as required

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • B.A./B.S. required, M.A. preferred.
  • A minimum of 1-3 years work experience is required for those at the Bachelor’s level; internship experience may be substituted for work experience for those with a Master’s degree.
  • Experience with children, families or at-risk parenting populations, is desired.
  • Experience in training groups of all sizes
  • Strong skills in public speaking, training, and group dynamics
  • Ability to build relationships with persons at all levels of human service
  • Awareness of cultural diversity and its impact on planning and provision of services
  • Knowledge of community organization and collaboration building,
  • Strong ability to problem-solve
  • Computer literacy. Experience with web based data collection/MIS preferred
  • Well organized, motivated and flexible
  • Candidate must possess a strong desire to learn and a commitment to professional development in all of the above areas.

Must have valid driver’s license and car. 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 activities. Travel outside of New Jersey may be required.

To Apply:

Please submit below your resume and a 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 “Home Visiting Program Specialist” in the subject line.

Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Survivor Leader (Per Diem) – Human Trafficking Prevention

Job Summary:

Our agency conducts My Life My Choice (MLMC) programs to prevent the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC)/human trafficking throughout New Jersey for adolescents ages 12-18. An essential component of My Life My Choice programs is the voice and experience of survivors of commercial sexual exploitation. The Survivor Leader will facilitate Exploitation Prevention Groups in a variety of settings, co-facilitate trainings, and, upon request, serve as a guest speaker for presentations. An important piece of the Survivor Leader’s role is sharing her story.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Group Facilitator at exploitation prevention groups with adolescent girls in schools, group homes, etc. which includes:

  • Preparation in advance of sessions
  • Debriefing with co-facilitator prior to and after each session
  • Adhering to the MLMC model with fidelity
  • Collecting and submitting appropriate documentation

2. Co-facilitate trainings, including MLMC Facilitator Training and Survivor to Thriver training.

  • Share experience with professional and public audiences with emphasis on how CSEC can be prevented and how best to work with survivors of CSEC
  • Prepare in advance of training
  • Debrief with trainer prior to and after each event

3. Guest speaker at trainings and community events as requested

  • Share experience with professional and public audiences with emphasis on how CSEC can be prevented and how best to work with survivors of CSEC
  • Prepare in advance of event
  • Debrief with trainer/event coordinator prior to and after each event

4. Consult with PCANJ staff with additional CSEC curriculum development as requested

5. Other duties as requested

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A personal interest in, and commitment to, working with adolescent girls.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Positive attitude and belief in the hope of recovery from commercial sexual exploitation for adolescent girls.
  • Ability to quickly build rapport with youth.
  • Personal history as a survivor of commercial sexual exploitation as an adolescent or young adult. This may include exploitation through prostitution, stripping, or pornography.
  • A significant length of time in recovery from sexual exploitation (out of the commercial sex industry).
  • Possess cultural sensitivity and adaptability to various personalities and backgrounds
  • Some public speaking experience preferred.
  • A minimum of a high school diploma or GED.
  • A current driver’s license and access to a car.
  • Ability to speak Spanish or Haitian Creole preferred.

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 activities.

HOW TO APPLY: Please submit resume and cover letter explaining your interest in the position and why you are a strong candidate for consideration to [email protected] In the subject line be sure to include “Survivor Leader”.

Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer