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Home Visiting Program Specialist

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.

 

  • Develop expertise in the requirements of each national model
  • Provides training, technical assistance and site development for programs
  • Develops trainings and education to provide to individuals, programs, and organizations
  • Provides coaching to home visitation program staff to incorporate best practices
  • Provides technical assistance to home visiting programs throughout New Jersey
  • Monitors program activities and service levels
  • Submit outcomes reports
  • Facilitate program site involvement with its supporting community organizations
  • Supports sites in stabilizing or expanding their program service to families in collaboration with program developers and funders
  • Supports 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
  • Assesses needs, identifies gaps, and takes initiative to strengthen program implementation
  • Performs other related duties as required

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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 Zoom and MS Teams a must; 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. We currently are working in a hybrid environment consisting of both virtual and in-person work scheduling.

TO APPLY:

Please submit resume and cover letter explaining your interest in the position, why you are a strong candidate for consideration, and salary 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

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TA Specialist – District/Head Start Grow NJ Kids Technical Assistance Center- Central and Northeast Regions

JOB SUMMARY: The District/Head Start Technical Assistance Specialist is responsible for providing assistance and guidance to programs participating through public schools or Head Start in the New Jersey Quality Rating Improvement System – Grow NJ Kids. This individual will work to develop collaborative relationships with Head Start and District staff in Hudson, Essex, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean and/or Somerset Counties to ensure they are knowledgeable about the Grow NJ Kids process, implement and maintain the quality standards, and successfully achieve a quality rating.

 

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Work collaboratively with DOE master teachers and HS quality specialists/coaches using various approaches such as:
    • Quarterly networking meetings
    • Bi-Annual webinars
    • Frequent phone and email support; and,
    • On-site visits and consultation as needed
  • Provide DOE/Head Start partners with consultation and training to ensure they are knowledgeable about the Grow NJ Kids process, from enrollment to rating and throughout their continuous quality improvement (CQI) journey.
  • Reflect with DOE and Head Start representatives as thought partners on their based coaching practice with teachers to ensure continuous improvement.
  • Provide guidance on the ERS tools and how they are utilized in the Grow NJ Kids system for quality improvement, TA and rating.
  • Collaborate with TAC State Anchors to coordinate accountability sessions to support proper use and success with ERS tools.
  • Provide coaching, resources and strategies to DOE Master Teachers and Head Start Specialists so they can successfully support schools in the quality improvement process (for e.g.: tracking PD of staff, tracking the various family meetings held and when, tracking timing for teacher assessments, understanding training requirements, documentation, etc.)
  • Assist with clarifying any standards/documentation required for rating and quality improvement process.
  • Continually provide all up-to-date resources from DFD and NJCQR around the rating process. Essentially, keeping them “in the loop.”
  • Support CQI efforts post-initial rating to ensure ongoing improvement and continuation of quality efforts.
  • Maintain regular communication and collaborative relationships with regional TAC Head Start/District TASs.
  • Monitor each program’s/providers activities and progress and submit quarterly data reports
  • Represent the program both outside and inside the agency.
  • Fulfill other duties as assigned.

 

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:

  • Demonstrated experience & proficiency in the following areas:
    • Infant/toddler – understanding of the Birth to Three Early Learning guidelines, knowledge of the Infant Toddler Environment Rating Scale and infant toddler curricula;
    • Preschool classroom expertise – understanding of NJ Preschool Teaching and Learning Standards, preschool curricula and Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale;
    • Early Childhood Program Management – familiar with best business practices and/or the Program Administration Scale;
    • Family Engagement expertise – familiarity with Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework (self-assessment, improvement planning, protective factors survey), home visiting, and parent representation on community councils.
  • An in-depth understanding of GROW NJ Kids quality rating and improvement system that includes related content knowledge, planning expertise, process expertise and topical expertise.
  • Knowledge and understanding of developmental screenings and working with children with special needs, inclusion practices, intervention strategies for children with challenging behaviors, national health and safety standards, nutrition and special diets, and higher level early childhood curriculum expertise
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and foster collaborative relationships.
  • Ability to plan, coordinate and facilitate meetings with proficient public speaking skills.
  • Proven ability to build relationships with persons at all levels.
  • Awareness of and sensitivity to cultural diversity and its impact on planning and provision of services.
  • Demonstrated expertise in program planning, development and implementation.
  • Demonstrated expertise in community organization and collaboration building.
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve independently.
  • Computer proficiency.
  • Highly organized, motivated and flexible.

 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

 

Education and Work Experience:  A Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood (or related field) and 3+ years’ experience working in district-based, former Abbott and/or Head Start Programs. Candidates must have demonstrated knowledge of and experience in the Grow NJ Kids quality improvement process from enrollment through rating.

OTHER CONDITIONS:

Travel throughout the state of New Jersey will be necessary; with a focus on Essex, Hudson, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean and Somerset. Candidates must have a valid driver’s license and personal vehicle.  Hours will need to be flexible to allow for evening and weekend work, training, site visits or agency related activities.

TO APPLY:

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

Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Early Childhood Coach/Technical Assistance Specialist Grow NJ Kids Technical Assistance Center- Central Region (Bilingual Required) Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean and Somerset Counties

JOB SUMMARY: The Early Childhood Coach/TA Specialist is responsible for coaching, mentoring, and providing support to childcare centers participating in the Grow NJ Kids Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS). This individual will guide childcare 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.

 

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Support, mentor and coach childcare center directors, administrators, teachers, center staff and Family Child Care Providers to help them improve quality by meeting the Grow NJ Kids quality rating and improvement system standards. This includes providing on-site, individualized technical assistance for multiple providers.
  • Support programs through a self-assessment process, quality improvement planning, identification of needed training and resources, and ultimately support the program as they prepare for quality rating.
  • Use a variety of assessment tools to support program improvement in various areas including environment (ECERS, ITERS, FCCERS), family engagement (Strengthening Families Self-Assessment), and program administration and business practices (PAS)
  • Attend ongoing training to become certified and/or reliable raters in developmental screening tools and Environmental Rating Scales (ECERS, ITERS, FCCERS). Use skills and knowledge gained in training to enhance TA services provided.
  • Assist in the development and facilitation of webinars, peer learning communities, networking meetings and newsletters.
  • Maintain site visit calendars to ensure obligations are efficiently planned, executed and met with quality.
  • Collect data and maintain documentation of all activities to guide performance and support outcomes.
  • Work collaboratively with key stakeholders in region and statewide to promote & support GROW NJ Kids implementation. This includes facilitating ongoing relationships with, Childcare Resource and Referral Agencies, partner TA Centers, Grow NJ Kids Training Services, County Councils for Young Children, NJ Workforce Registry, NJ Center for Quality Ratings, Health Consultants, Socio-Emotional Supports, Grow NJ Kids programs and other school and community based agencies.
  • Represent the program both outside and inside the agency.
  • Monitor each program’s/providers activities and progress.
  • Submit monthly/quarterly data and progress reports.
  • Fulfill other duties as assigned.

 

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:

  • Demonstrated experience & proficiency in the following areas:
    • Infant/toddler – understanding of the Birth to Three Early Learning guidelines, knowledge of the Infant Toddler Environment Rating Scale and infant toddler curricula;
    • Preschool classroom expertise – understanding of NJ Preschool Teaching and Learning Standards, preschool curricula and Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale;
    • Early Childhood Program Management – familiar with best business practices and/or the Program Administration Scale;
    • Family Engagement expertise – familiarity with Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework (self-assessment, improvement planning, protective factors survey), home visiting, and parent representation on community councils.
  • An understanding of GROW NJ Kids quality rating and improvement system that includes related content knowledge, planning expertise, process expertise and topical expertise.
  • Knowledge and understanding of developmental screenings and working with children with special needs, inclusion practices, intervention strategies for children with challenging behaviors, national health and safety standards, nutrition and special diets, and higher level early childhood curriculum expertise
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Proven ability to build relationships with persons at all levels.
  • Awareness of and sensitivity to cultural diversity and its impact on planning and provision of services.
  • Demonstrated expertise in program planning, development and implementation.
  • Demonstrated expertise in community organization and collaboration building.
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve independently.
  • Computer proficiency.
  • Highly organized, motivated and flexible.

 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

 

Education and Work Experience:  A Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood (or related field) and 3+ years’ experience with early childcare and education, children and families. Experience providing professional development to other adults is required.

 

Candidates must be able to demonstrate expertise through certification, endorsement, or practical experience in the following content areas: Learning Environment and Curriculum; Family and Community Engagement; Child Growth and Development: Infant/Toddler Mental Health; Program Organization and Management: Health, Safety and Nutrition; Special Education and/or Inclusion; Family Childcare

 

Preference will be given to those meeting the criteria of NJ Technical Assistance Specialist within the NJ Workforce Registry Instructor Approval System.

 

Bi-lingual, English/Spanish required.

OTHER CONDITIONS:

Travel throughout the state of New Jersey will be necessary; with a focus on Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean and Somerset Counties.  Hours will need to be flexible to allow for evening and weekend work, training, site visits or agency related activities.

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 “Technical Assistance Specialist – GNJK Central Region” in the subject line.

Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Early Childhood Coach/Technical Assistance Specialist Grow NJ Kids Technical Assistance Center- Northeast – Essex County

JOB SUMMARY: The Early Childhood Coach/TA Specialist is responsible for coaching, mentoring, and providing support to childcare centers participating in the Grow NJ Kids Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS). This individual will guide childcare 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.

 

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Support, mentor and coach childcare center directors, administrators, teachers, center staff and Family Child Care Providers to help them improve quality by meeting the Grow NJ Kids quality rating and improvement system standards. This includes providing on-site, individualized technical assistance for multiple providers.
  • Support programs through a self-assessment process, quality improvement planning, identification of needed training and resources, and ultimately support the program as they prepare for quality rating.
  • Use a variety of assessment tools to support program improvement in various areas including environment (ECERS, ITERS, FCCERS), family engagement (Strengthening Families Self-Assessment), and program administration and business practices (PAS)
  • Attend ongoing training to become certified and/or reliable raters in developmental screening tools and Environmental Rating Scales (ECERS, ITERS, FCCERS). Use skills and knowledge gained in training to enhance TA services provided.
  • Assist in the development and facilitation of webinars, peer learning communities, networking meetings and newsletters.
  • Maintain site visit calendars to ensure obligations are efficiently planned, executed and met with quality.
  • Collect data and maintain documentation of all activities to guide performance and support outcomes.
  • Work collaboratively with key stakeholders in region and statewide to promote & support GROW NJ Kids implementation. This includes facilitating ongoing relationships with, Childcare Resource and Referral Agencies, partner TA Centers, Grow NJ Kids Training Services, County Councils for Young Children, NJ Workforce Registry, NJ Center for Quality Ratings, Health Consultants, Socio-Emotional Supports, Grow NJ Kids programs and other school and community based agencies.
  • Represent the program both outside and inside the agency.
  • Monitor each program’s/providers activities and progress.
  • Submit monthly/quarterly data and progress reports.
  • Fulfill other duties as assigned.

 

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:

  • Demonstrated experience & proficiency in the following areas:
    • Infant/toddler – understanding of the Birth to Three Early Learning guidelines, knowledge of the Infant Toddler Environment Rating Scale and infant toddler curricula;
    • Preschool classroom expertise – understanding of NJ Preschool Teaching and Learning Standards, preschool curricula and Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale;
    • Early Childhood Program Management – familiar with best business practices and/or the Program Administration Scale;
    • Family Engagement expertise – familiarity with Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework (self-assessment, improvement planning, protective factors survey), home visiting, and parent representation on community councils.
  • An understanding of GROW NJ Kids quality rating and improvement system that includes related content knowledge, planning expertise, process expertise and topical expertise.
  • Knowledge and understanding of developmental screenings and working with children with special needs, inclusion practices, intervention strategies for children with challenging behaviors, national health and safety standards, nutrition and special diets, and higher level early childhood curriculum expertise
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Proven ability to build relationships with persons at all levels.
  • Awareness of and sensitivity to cultural diversity and its impact on planning and provision of services.
  • Demonstrated expertise in program planning, development and implementation.
  • Demonstrated expertise in community organization and collaboration building.
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve independently.
  • Computer proficiency.
  • Highly organized, motivated and flexible.

 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

 

Education and Work Experience:  A Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood (or related field) and 3+ years’ experience with early childcare and education, children and families. Experience providing professional development to other adults is required.

 

Candidates must be able to demonstrate expertise through certification, endorsement, or practical experience in the following content areas: Learning Environment and Curriculum; Family and Community Engagement; Child Growth and Development: Infant/Toddler Mental Health; Program Organization and Management: Health, Safety and Nutrition; Special Education and/or Inclusion; Family Childcare

 

Preference will be given to those meeting the criteria of NJ Technical Assistance Specialist within the NJ Workforce Registry Instructor Approval System.

 

Bi-lingual, English/Spanish prefered.

 

 

OTHER CONDITIONS:

Travel throughout the state of New Jersey will be necessary; with a focus on Essex and Hudson counties. Statewide travel will be required at times.  Hours will need to be flexible to allow for evening and weekend work, training, site visits or agency related activities.

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 “Technical Assistance Specialist – GNJK Northeast Region” in the subject line.

Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Director, Human Resources – Part-time (4 days/week) with Benefits

JOB SUMMARY: The Human Resources Director is responsible for creating and implementing the strategic and tactical aspects of HR, and partnering with the senior management team in order to achieve the Agency’s business objectives. The Human Resources Director will be responsible for managing the overall provision of Human Resources services, policies, and programs for the entire Agency in areas such as recruiting and staffing, performance management, legal compliance, policy development and implementation, employee relations, compensation, benefits administration, payroll, employee equity & inclusion, and employee safety and welfare.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Develops, implements and communicates personnel policies, procedures and forms in accordance with legal requirements, trends, and Agency needs.
  • Partners with department hiring managers to identify staffing needs, create job descriptions, recruit, hire, and retain their staff.
  • Works with managers on corrective action, discipline and separation issues as required.
  • Oversees interviewing process and ensuring that the hiring, promoting, and termination processes are free from discriminatory practices.
  • Works with, and oversees, insurance brokers to ensure employees and Agency have comprehensive, competitive and cost effective coverage (medical, dental, vision, life, LTD, Workers Compensation, Property/Casualty, etc). Helps troubleshoot claims issues in timely manner.
  • Manages performance management program, including evaluation tool.
  • Responds to employee relations issues, maintaining confidentiality, providing excellent customer service, and follow up to ensure closure.
  • Ensures all legal postings are up to date.
  • Provides support and partnering to Executive Director and management staff relating to employee issues.
  • Ensures effective flow of communication between management and staff.
  • Establishes and oversees compensation programs to ensure competitive in market and equitable internally. Creates promotional opportunities wherever possible.
  • Conducts exit interviews as needed; identifies and resolves trends.
  • Develops and maintains integrity of personnel files and HR database.
  • Prepares payroll and maintains HR system
  • Manages agency 403(b) pension plan – contributions, compliance audits, etc.
  • Prepares personnel materials and files for review by auditing and regulatory agencies.
  • Maintains knowledge of industry trends and ensures Agency’s compliance.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.

 

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree (in HR Management, social services, or business related field) required. SHRM certification desirable.  10+ years’ progressively responsible generalist experience in the field of Human Resources management, some of which preferably, has been in a non-profit setting.  Excellent organizational, interpersonal, written and oral communication skills, conflict resolution and computer skills required. Ability to maintain confidentiality and gain employee and management trust essential. Payroll experience required – experience with PeopleStrategy a plus.

TO APPLY:

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

 Prevent Child Abuse NJ is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Central Intake Specialist

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.  We are looking for and Administrative Specialist to work in our Newark location.  The person in this position will be primarily responsible for the administrative functions for Essex Pregnancy & Parenting Connection (EPPC), a central intake that connects Essex County families who are expecting a baby or with a child age 0-8 with free and voluntary community services when possible.

Major Responsibilities will include:

  • Managing phones to assist both clients and community partners
  • Responding to client referrals to assess needs and link to appropriate services
  • Ensuring accurate/timely data entry and tracking utilizing project databases
  • Maintaining confidentiality of client data
  • Providing feedback to referring agencies with data sharing agreements on the status of referrals
  • Responding to requests for program information
  • Preparing materials and reports for meetings
  • Outreaching clients and/or community partners
  • Delivering presentations and training to designated audiences
  • Attending designated local and state meetings on behalf of EPPC
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications Include:

  • Fluency in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and Publisher), Adobe Acrobat, and database management required
  • Bi-lingual Required (Spanish, Portuguese, French or Creole)
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Minimum 2 years general clerical experience required
  • Experience with community-based agencies and systems in Essex County preferred
  • Independent, self-motivated, detail-oriented
  • Excellent time and project management skills

 

Note: Some travel within New Jersey may be required.

 

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 Central Intake Specialist – Newark.

Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

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