Job Opening Fatherhood/Male Involvement Coach Family Support Services (FSS) is seeking a Fatherhood/Male Involvement Coach to work within the Project HOPES home visitation contract funded through the Prevention and Early Intervention division of the Department of Family and Protective Services. This employee works directly with young men, fathers, and families to engage them in activities that will contribute to improved self-sufficiency and life opportunities for the children. Spanish speaking skills preferred. The position is focused on developing life skills, promoting active fatherhood, and positive youth development. It includes home visitation to eligible families to provide parent education. Responsibilities include individual and group work, conducting child development assessments, and responding per program guidelines. Staff will establish and maintain solid working relationships with service providers and community members. Education and knowledge of Home Visiting, Early Childhood Development, Youth Development, Father Engagement, and Male Involvement as well as experience with the diversity of families is required. FATHERHOOD/MALE INVOLVEMENT: Outreach, enroll and develop relationships with young men, fathers and father-figures for successful completion of the 24/7 Dads and Love Notes programs. The Fatherhood/Male Involvement Coach will also provide input on the development and enhancement of services for men and adolescents agency and community-wide. ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITES:
Conduct parent interviews and family strengths and needs assessments.
Meet with fathers in their homes to recognize existing strengths and identify goals for their children and the family as a whole.
Provide fathers with developmentally appropriate activities and information designed to enhance the child's cognitive, social-emotional, motor, and language abilities.
Provide fathers with guidance on home safety, nutrition, effective discipline, constructive play activities, and other related topics.
Role model developmentally appropriate teaching and care-giving techniques.
Provide case management services.
Work in partnership with other staff members to provide comprehensive individualized family service.
Development of parent socialization environments and activities.
Ensure that goals and objectives of the program are accomplished within prescribed time frame and funding parameters.
Implement and evaluate effectiveness of curriculum and teaching/support materials for fatherhood and male services.
Identify additional curriculum and activities that are culturally relevant and affirming and suitable for males.
Recruit participants, collaborate with partners and implement program activities including outdoor education, equine therapy, fatherhood workshops and events, and leadership groups.
Collaborate with other local and statewide programs and services to determine additional services and resources to meet client needs and improve service linkage systems with existing resources.
Participate in data collection and analysis to further goals of fatherhood and male involvement initiative.
Contribute to organizational and community-wide training and capacity building on father engagement and male services.
Participate and take the lead role in fatherhood/male involvement initiatives within the local home visitation stakeholders coalition, Operation First Five.
Reporting and Administrative Duties:
Maintain daily records of client interactions in visittracker.
Submit accurate and complete records as required by funders and Project HOPES policy and administrative regulations.
Assist with maintaining an inventory of parent resource materials and coordinate family check-out procedures of resource materials.
Complete clerical and accounting tasks necessary for the effective functioning of program activities.
Maintain individual records on children including screenings, assessments, referrals, progress reports, documentation of home visitation activities, etc.
Some evenings and weekends will be required for position.
Other responsibilities as directed by immediate supervisor.
QUALIFICATIONS: REQUIRED SKILLS and/or EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's Degree in Child Development, Social Work or related field is preferred, with coursework in early child development, family development, mental health. A minimum of two years working with families and children from birth to two years is preferred. Experience in multi-cultural settings, with training and/or understanding of how culture impacts family development is essential. Good communication skills, ability to relate to different types of people in various circumstances and create a relationship of trust and support. Familiarity with client management information systems. Must have valid Texas Drivers License and insured car available for work. To Apply: Send cover letter and resume via email to Autumn Barraza - email@example.com.