Employment

    Mothers and Babies Career Opportunities

    JOB TITLE:                 SUPERVISED VISITATION COORDINATOR

     PROJECT:                   PAL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER

    REPORTS TO:             FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES DIRECTOR

     

     

    Under the direction of the Family Support Services Director, the Supervised Visitation Coordinator will work alongside the PAL Parent Partners, to provide a strength based, welcoming, supportive program for participants and young children. The SV Coordinator will work in partnership with Broome County DSS and voluntary agencies to provide visitation, education and mentoring. The SV Coordinator will work closely with the Family Support Services Director to identify strategies in working with identified families involved in the Foster Care System.

    Responsibilities will include, but may not be limited to:

     

    *Advanced scheduling and coordination of Supervised Visitation

    *Maintain consistent communication with Caseworkers, Case managers, and appropriate staff from DSS and voluntary agencies.

    *Provide supervision for designated visits.

    *Provide guidance and education to increase parenting and personal skills to increase instances of reunification.

    *Provide One-On-One Mentoring that includes support, goal setting, life skills, and parent education.

    *Facilitate biological mothers support groups providing education and resources.

    *Provide home visiting for families when reunification is evident.

    *Liaison between foster and biological parent.

    *Input daily progress notes into AWARDS database.

    *Complete monthly paperwork and quarterly reports.

    *Role model effective positive parent/child communications and interactions.

    *Engage all families in Center programs, Provide a warm and non-judgmental atmosphere.

    *Attend and participate in staff meetings, in-services, and professional trainings.

     Areas of Expertise:

    *Family support principles: welcoming, encouraging, engaging, nonjudgmental.

    *Strong oral communication and interpersonal skills.

    *Knowledge of early childhood development, case management, domestic violence, ACE’s, mental health, substance abuse, parenting education, and Foster Care.

    *Knowledge of community resources

    *MS Word, data entry and analysis

    *Organizational skills

    Qualifications:

    Minimum 4 yr. degree in Social Work, Early Childhood Education, or Human Services

    Minimum 3-5 yrs. experience working with high risk/high needs populations

    THE POSITION OF THE SUPERVISED VISITATION COORDINATOR IS A FULL-TIME, NON-EXEMPT POSITION AND IS THEREFORE SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THE FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT.

    JOB TITLE:                 PAL PARENT PARTNER / PT 22.5 hours

     PROJECT:                   PAL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER

    REPORTS TO:             FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES DIRECTOR

     

     

    Under the direction of the Family Support Services Director, the Parent Partner will work along with the PAL Staff team, to provide a strength based, welcoming, supportive program for participants and young children. PAL Staff will work in partnership with community agencies to provide services, information and resources for families. The PAL Partner will work closely with the Family Support Services Director to identify strategies to reach and work with high risk families in the community and/or involved with the Foster Care System.

     

    Responsibilities will include, but may not be limited to:

    *Co-planning with other PAL Staff, activities and programs offered through the PAL Center.

    *Planning and implementation of developmentally appropriate activities for parents and children.

    *Provide One-on-One Mentoring that includes support, goal setting, life skills, and parent education.

    *Facilitate parent education programs with pre and post evaluations.

    *Input daily progress notes, contact logs, and intakes into AWARDS database.

    *Work together with caseworkers to plan and implement strategies and goals for clients utilizing supervised visitation.

    *Provide monthly report and grant required paperwork to the FSS Director at the beginning of each month.

    *Daily cleaning and maintenance of the Center.

    *Prepare materials for activities and meals.

    *Plan and implement special events.

    *Engage all families in Center programs. Provide a warm and non-judgmental atmosphere.

    *Role model effective positive parent/child communications and interactions.

    *Facilitate educational, support programs, and workshops scheduled at the PAL Center.

    *Supervise volunteers and student interns. Assist FSS Director with new staff orientation and training.

    *Attend and participate in staff meetings, in-services, and professional trainings.

     

    Areas of Expertise:

    *Family support principles: welcoming, encouraging, engaging, nonjudgmental.

    *Strong oral communication and interpersonal skills.

    *Knowledge of early childhood development, behavior management, ACE’s, childhood trauma, parenting education, foster care.

    *Knowledge of the community and human service programs.

    *Working with “high risk” populations: [parents/children living at or near poverty level, those with cognitive limitations, low literacy, mental health issues, teen parents, or engaged in the foster care system].

    Minimum Qualifications:

    *Minimum 3 yrs. experience working with parents and children

    *Minimum 2yr. degree in social work, early childhood, health/ human service field

    *Able to work 2-3 evenings/week and occasional weekend special event

     

    THE POSITION OF PAL PARENT PARTNER IS A PART OR FULL-TIME, NON-EXEMPT POSITION AND IS THEREFORE SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THE FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT.

    JOB TITLE:                YOUTH EDUCATOR – Full Time

    REPORTS TO:           Director of Youth Services

     

    Responsibilities:

    Under the direction of the Youth Services Director, the Youth Educator will implement workplan activities for a variety of programs as designated by their supervisor.  All aspects of Youth Services programming will be carried out through a team approach with a Director to oversee the department, and educators to facilitate programs. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

     

    Complete in-house training / familiarize yourself with all curricula used in youth services. This includes pregnancy prevention and life skills programming for middle and high school students and parent groups.   Facilitate these programs as necessary in classroom settings, after-school groups, or through community agencies.

     

    Provide medically accurate information pertaining to STD / HIV transmission, pregnancy, and birth control options, including condom use and demonstration. Able to be stationed at sites to work with youth in small groups, possibly one-on-one for mentoring and referral.  Be familiar with local resources to refer youth to.

     

    Work with the DYS to advise and assist school districts and health and human service agencies to ensure timely and quality facilitation of requested programs.

     

    Provide outreach and education on the benefits of pregnancy prevention programs across South Central New York. Serve as staff and agency liaison to designated community coalitions.

     

    Assist with the planning and implementation of special projects for youth services and assist with other M&BPN projects as necessary.

     

    Areas of Expertise:

    –     Experience and ability to work with members of the community (both professional and consumer).

    –     Strong oral and written communication skills.

    –     Specialization in adolescent health and/or community health education, sexuality education

    –     Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher).

    Minimum Qualifications:

    –     Bachelor Degree in Health Education, Health or Human Services, or related field.

    –     1-5 years work experience; preferably at least 1 year conducting an education program.

    Other Requirements:

    –     Valid driver’s license and availability of personal vehicle.

     

    THE POSITION OF YOUTH EDUCATOR IS CLASSIFIED AS A NON-EXEMPT POSITION AND IS SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THE FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT.

    • Volunteer Opportunities

      •     Contact Enid Jones, Office Manager: ejones@mothersandbabies.org or 607-772-0517 /x 135

    Feel free to drop off or send a resume to:

    Mothers and Babies Perinatal Network
    457 State Street
    Binghamton NY, 13901

    You may also email your resume here

    Mothers & Babies Perinatal Network is a equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be afforded equal opportunities without discrimination because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or marital status.