Program Specialist-FELLAS Fatherhood Program

*Signing Bonus

LOCATION: Irvington, NJ – Hybrid (Office/Remote) Work Environment

CLASSIFICATION:   Full-Time/Exempt-37.5 hours/week (incl evenings & weekends, as needed)

ANNUAL SALARY: Up to $45,000/year

We believe fathers make an important difference in the lives of their children. If you agree, consider
joining our team! The Partnership is creating a new program designed to support fathers with young
children. You will have the opportunity to support parenting skills, help parents communicate with each
other, and give fathers an advantage when it comes to employment and economic stability. This program, which is temporarily operating remotely due to the pandemic, will use evidence-based curricula, home visits, group learning sessions, and one-on-one support.

PRIMARY FUNCTION:  Responsible for outreach and recruitment of program clients.  Responsible for engaging and cultivating relationships with program clients through ongoing case management and facilitation of evidence-based curricula including: 24/7 Dad group sessions, Economic Stability group sessions, and Couple Communications in-home sessions.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Conduct outreach and marketing activities to recruit a caseload of eligible fathers/clients.
  • Establish a trusting relationship through the provision of weekly case management and check-in contacts.  Case management can include goal planning, resource navigation, and referrals.
  • Coordinate the implementation of group workshop cycles to facilitate the 12 week 24/7 Dad A.M. curriculum and the 3 week Economic Stability workshops.
  • Schedule and facilitate the 6 session, bi-weekly, in-home Couple Communications 1 curriculum implementation.
  • Administration and collection of all required forms (intakes and consents) and tools (pre/post and follow up evaluations).
  • Accurately collect and track client participation/attendance in all program components using nFORM and any other program-specific database.
  • Distribute educational materials and program handbooks to clients.
  • Coordinate the distribution of program incentives to clients as they complete specific program milestones and survey tools, per program guidelines.
  • Ensure timely and accurate program documentation.
  • Maintain all client files in a confidential manner in accordance with HIPAA regulations.
  • Send reminders to program clients about upcoming educational sessions.
  • Handle other assignments as requested.

MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:   High School Diploma, minimum, plus at least 2 years of experience providing parenting/fatherhood education, case management, facilitating group workshops. Associates degree preferred in Social Work, Community Health Education, Public Health, or a related field.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:  Excellent engagement skills, written and verbal communication skills, and computer literacy. Successful applicants will have nonjudgmental attitude and be organized, resourceful and flexible in working with fathers.  Familiarity with Essex County, preferred.  Bilingual English/Spanish, Creole, French, or Portuguese strongly preferred.

To apply, watch this video and complete the form below.  All applications must include a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements. Address your cover letter to Kevin Cox, FELLAS Fatherhood Program Supervisor

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