The Community YMCA

Family Partner

US-NJ-Leonardo
2 months ago(10/9/2017 3:28 PM)
Job ID
2017-1110
# of Openings
1
Category
Professional

Overview

 

Under the supervision of the Family Success Center Director, the Family Partner will be responsible for providing and implementing prevention programs to families by developing and maintaining a robust family engagement approach.

 

Responsibilities

  • Assist with initial contact with family and set up initial appointment for Family Success Plan development
  • Assist families with complex issues and provide follow-up and advocacy when needed
  • Assist families with making appointments and navigation through the social service system
  • Assist in providing families with information about different service programs
  • Incorporate and implement the Principles of Family Support and the Protective Factors into all aspects of work
  • Participate and assist in the coordination of Family Success Center activities and events
  • Facilitate parent involvement and parent leadership at the Family Success Center
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of an Electronic Health Record
  • Complete other tasks as assigned

YMCA Competencies:

  • Relationships: Ability to build relationships with staff and families; ability to create a positive and supportive atmosphere for learning and relationship-building; proven track record of working effectively with people of different backgrounds.
  • Communication: Writes in a clear, concise, and logical fashion to ensure understanding; tells stories of the Y’s cause and impact in the community; listens actively by asking open-ended questions.
  • Decision Making: Learns from experience and applies what is learned to new situations; makes sound decisions/judgments based on input from others, data, and feedback.
  • Project Management: Possesses superior organization skills; clarifies performance goals and expectations; plans and organizes work responsibilities.
  • Quality Results: Delivers a high-value experience to children and families served; monitors own performance against good practice standards and takes quick and appropriate actions to stay on course

 

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Human Service field
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Must possess a valid NJ driver’s license
  • Proficiently in Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel
  • Demonstration of a high level of cultural competence and responsiveness
  • Complete a vigorous background check, including a criminal background check, sex offender registry check, motor vehicle check, and drug screening

 

While performing duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, bend, talk, and occasionally lift and/or move items. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

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